E Comp Denis Calderley Past Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Somerset was presented with his 50 year Veteran Certificate by the ME Grand Superintendent D John Bennett at a meeting of the Royal Cumberland Chapter No. 41 Bath on Tuesday 19th April.
The occasion was supported by the Provincial Team, nearly 70 Companions including 14 Officers of Supreme Grand Chapter and Heads of Orders. It was a splendid evening full of history and humour with Denis enjoying the moment in his light-hearted yet thoughtful customary manner.
It is a milestone in any Masonic career but in this case the history speaks for itself:
• In Royal Cumberland he was Installed as 1st Principal on 1st November 1979. In Somerset First Principals No. 3746 he was 1st Principal on 25th August 2004.
• In Provincial Grand Chapter he was Scribe N in 1982, 3rd Provincial Grand Principal in 1987, Scribe E in 1989. 2nd Provincial Grand Principal 1994. Grand Superintendent 1998-2008.
• In Supreme Grand Chapter before becoming Grand Superintendent he was appointed Past Grand Standard Bearer in 1988, Past Assistant Grand Sojourner 1996.
To use Denis’s own words “I look forward to the next 50 years” and so say all of us.
Pictures: Derek Tadman
Story: Julian May