On Wednesday the 23rd of October the Adair Chapter held their annual installation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Excellent Companion Ray Beckingham, the Second Provincial Grand Principal, accompanied by Excellent Companion Geoff Lester, the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies.
The chapter was opened by the outgoing First Principal, E. Comp. Alan Trask, who went on to welcome the Second Provincial Grand Principal and to thank the companions and officers of the chapter for their support throughout the last year. E. Comp. Glynn Derrick was then inducted as Third Principal before the Installation of E. Comp Pete Murray as Second and Tim Gosling as The Most Excellent.
The rest of the officers were then appointed and invested to their respective offices.
The Most Excellent then presented a bottle of wine to the outgoing Scribe ‘E’, E. Comp. Peter Osborne to thank him for his many years of service in the office.
The Second Provincial Grand Principal then gave the address to the Principlals, which was followed by E. Comp Darrel Hinder addressing the Officers and E. Comp Andy Gray the Companions.
The chapter was closed with due solemnity and all companions retired to a very enjoyable festive board.
E. Comp John Holman. (Treasurer & CLO, Adair Chapter)