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Golden Jubilee Milestone
Golden Jubilee Celebration by the North Wales Association For Masonic Study
The Association�s President, Vice President and Chairman with Officers present and past
Formed in 1963 the Association for Masonic Study, the brainchild of a past Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the North Wales Province, V.W. Bro. Col. James Ellis Evans, PGSwdB, was established "to encourage the wider dissemination of Masonic knowledge throughout the Province, particularly as regards its symbolism, history and esoteric meaning, especially amongst the more junior Brethren". Under the Chairmanship of W.Bro. C.S. Harrison, ably assisted by W.Bro. Kenneth Glyn Williams as Secretary, the Association embarked upon a mission to establish a credible organisation founded on the principles established by the founding committee.
Saturday 27th April 2013 saw the 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting of the Association being hosted by the Maesgwyn Lodge of Installed Masters at the Maesgwyn Hall Wrexham. Attended by 97 brethren in total the AGM, presided over by the Association�s President, Right Worshipful Brother Ieuan Redvers Jones, Provincial Grand Master, and the subsequent Regular meeting of the host Lodge was a fitting tribute to the work of so many brethren who have administered, supported and lectured on behalf of the Association throughout its fifty years. Of particular note and delight to all was the presence of W.Bro. Kenneth Glyn Williams, PJGD, by whose wise counsel the Association had developed until his retirement from office in 1985.
Thanks to the services of its current contingent of twenty approved lecturers the Association endeavours to provide a quality service to Lodges and Chapters throughout the Province and continues to develop its services to meet the demands of both the present and the future.
In presenting his annual address to the Association the current Chairman, W.Bro. Wynford O. Davies, PAGDC, posed the question:-
"Has the Association, through its Lecturers, achieved the high aims set by the founding committee; have the various Committees, who have acted on behalf of the Association, worked to foster those aims? The fact that the Association is still thriving, that it is still taking on board new speakers/lecturers, that those Brethren are still being asked to present their papers in Lodges leads me to believe that it is meeting those high aims and I am sure the Founding Brethren are looking down on us today and joining in our celebration of the first 50 years".
The President, in bringing the meeting to a close, charged the current officers, committee members and lecturers of the Association to continue their excellent work and to ensure that the Association kept abreast of modern thinking and to have an open mind about future needs.
At the rising of the Annual General Meeting Brethren attended upon a meeting of the Maesgwyn Lodge of Installed Masters at which the Northumberland Masonic Demonstration Team, to the delight of all present, performed an enactment of an early 19th century first degree ceremony. This proved to be an excellent performance delivered with expertise, enthusiasm and good humour thus providing a most apt and complimentary addition to the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The Northumberland Masonic Demonstration Team who will be returning to North Wales
on 26th April 2014 with a Third Degree demonstration at our next AGM at Elwy Hall, Rhyl.
On behalf of the President, Chairman and Members of the Association I wish to thank all who attended the day�s celebrations and for making it such a successful day.
W.Bro. Philip A James, PProvGSwdB, ProvGChStwd.
Secretary to the NWAMS
R.W.Bro. Ieuan Redvers Jones,
Provincial Grand Master
R.W.Bro. I. L. Mackeson-Sandbach
Past Provincial Grand Master
V.W.Bro. Owen Wheldon Williams, PGSwdB,
Deputy Provincial Grand Master
E. Comp. Allan Edgar Powell, PAGSoj
Deputy Grand Superintendent
W. Bro. Gerald John Charles Edwards, PSGD.
W.Bro. Harry L.R. Davies, PSGD.
Assistant Provincial Grand Masters
Past Vice Presidents
VW. Bro. R. Hefin Davies MBE, O.St.J., D.L., PGSwdB.,
E. Comp. Bryan Lewis, PGSwdB, PDepGSupt
W. Bro. D. E. Alun Jones, C.B.E. D.L. PSGD
W. Bro. John Tudor Morris, PSGD
W.Bro. Wynford Davies, P.A.G.D.C.
W.Bro. Hywel Wyn Jones, P.A.G.D.C.
W. Bro. Eifion W. Jenkins, P.Pr.S.G.D.
11 Hayfield Drive, Gresford, Wrexham. LL12 8YJ
Tel: 01978 854172 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
W. Bro. P.A. James, P.Prov.G.Swd.B.
Fedw Arian, 4 Silverbirch Drive, Gresford, Wrexham. LL12 8YX
Tel. 01978 854471
W.Bro. David C. Thomas, P.Pr.S.G.W.
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