Welcome to Kollam and the
wonderful hospitality of Lodge Quilon. I trust
that you have all been comfortably accommodated
and well looked after.
I would like to first welcome
M.E.Comp. Damodaran Pillai Shanthikumar,P.III.G.Pr.,&
II R G Pr, the representative of The Grand
Superintendent of Regional Grand Chapter of
Southern India and his officers.
I also extend a very warm
welcome to E.Comp. Percy Driver The Grand
Superintendent of District Grand Chapter of
Bombay, and his officers who have accepted our
invitation to be with us this morning.
Supreme Grand Chapter
I am very pleased to report
that we have been able to remit the committed sum
of £6,000/- to Supreme Grand Chapter for the
Royal College of Surgeons. The final payment was
made earlier this year.
I had the good fortune to
attend the Annual Investiture meeting of the
Supreme Grand Chapter in London and I am pleased
to inform you that E.Com. Abdul Jifri was honoured
with the rank of PGst.B and E.Comp. Ponnaiya was
honoured with the rank of PAGDC at that
convocation. I take this opportunity to
The 15 Chapters in our District continue to
work well. Two of our Chapters. Chapter Golconda
No.3249 and Chapter John Miller No. 1906 both
celebrated the Golden Jubilee early this year and
I was able to attend both the meetings. We now
have a total of around 600 members in Royal Arch
Masonry in our District. This represents
approximately half the members of the Craft and
indicates that we stillhave the ability to grow in
our Royal Arch membership. In order to encourage
more Master Masons to join this beautiful Degree I
request all Chapters to appointrepresentatives in
the Craft. The representative would act as a Royal
Arch mentor and would make every effort to
encourage Master Masons to join the Royal Arch.
I had the pleasure of attending
the Installation Convocations of Golconda Chapter,
Chapter Excelsior, Chapter Benson. The records of
the Golconda Chapter and Chapter Excelsior were
inspected by E.Comp. Sukesh Menon and the records
of Chapter Benson were inspected by E.Com. N.
Narayan Kutty. I would like to thank both of them
for carrying out the inspection. I would also like
to thank those Companions represented me at the
Installation Convocation of other Chapters:
||Chapter Universal Charity No.273
Chapter Southern Brotherhood No.3311
Past Grand Superintendent
Chapter School of Plato No.150
(Inspection of records by E.Comp.Sukesh Menon)
Chapter Quilon No.5839
Deputy Grand Superintendent
Chapter Cauvery No.3848
Chapter Rock No.260
I would also like to thank them for inspecting
It is gratifying to see the maintenance of
records in all our Chapters is satisfactory and I
would encourage all members to keep it this way.
During the half year we were saddened at the
loss of E.Comp.
|E.Comp.G.Yesodharan, PDG Std Br
||Chapter Quilon No.5839
Kerala Chapter No.2188
Chapter Minchin No.2710
E.Comp. P. Elanchelian
The Chapter Rock No.260
E.Comp. N. Vijayakrishnan Nair
Chapter Minchin No.2710
Before I close I would like to
place on record my very sincere thanks to E.Comp.
Viji Joseph, District Grand Treasurer, E.Comp.
S.Ponnaiya, District Grand Scribe Ezra,
E.Comp.Sukesh Menon, District Grand Director of
Ceremonies and the entire team in the office for
having spared so much of their valuable time to
ensure the smooth running of the District.
Thank you Companions,