Each year the Masons of the province of Essex have an Annual Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to disseminate information relevant to the members of the Province and also to invest the officers for the ensuing year.
The investiture of the officers includes not only the acting members of the Provincial Lodge, but also the honoury officers.
Amongst the acting officers was the appointment of WBro Nigel Catchpole as Assistant Provincial Grand Master taking over from WBro Ken Birnie who retired as APGM at the meeting.
Of particular interest to Forester Lodge was the first appointment of WBro Dominic as Past Grand Standard Bearer, and the promotion of WBro Dave to Past Junior Grand Warden.
As Essex is such a large province with about 1500 masons in attendance there is no Lodge large enough to hold our Annual Meeting in Essex. We get a special dispensation from the Grand Master and convene our meeting in the main Temple at Great Queen Street.