DISTRICT OF DYFED
The Ancient and Accepted Rite under the Supreme Council Thirty Third Degree.
August 2021 Newsletter – 2021 Annual Assembly Announcement
My Dear Brothers
With less than a month before we hope and expect a return to live meetings in September, I am delighted to announce that I have accepted an invitation to convene the 2021 District Annual Assembly immediately before the September meeting of the Sarn Helen Chapter planned for Tuesday 7th September. The Assembly meeting will be followed by a candidate Perfection ceremony and will include a dining option that I hope as many attendees stay on for to make it a bumper evening for all.
Previous Assembly meetings have seen a really healthy attendance and I particularly appreciate representation from all Chapters in the District. However, we have to recognise that this years meeting will have little to say about the previous year’s activity which has been so restricted due to the pandemic so the meeting will concentrate on the recovery and re-establishment of our normal routines.
I do urge as many members as possible to attend both meetings if for no other reason than to celebrate as a District our ability to meet more normally. Full joining details of both the Assembly and the Perfection meeting will be issued shortly.
By the time you read this newsletter, you should all have received further details of the latest guidance from Supreme Council detailing the re-introduction of a full working of the Third Point which is so highly valued by many of our members. This further guidance resulted from a number of detailed queries from members and I strongly urge all members to carefully read the guidance before they attend their first meeting in order that they can make an informed decision on the extent of their participation as the guidance outlines a wide range of options.
There is no need for me to repeat these options here other than to emphasise that no member should feel under any pressure whatsoever to participate in a way that makes them feel vulnerable or uncomfortable – rather it is their attendance at meetings that is so highly valued by us all, not their choices in celebrating the Third Point in these sensitive times.
Lastly, it is my very great pleasure to announce that earlier this week the following Brethren have received details of their previously postponed higher degree investiture meeting in Duke St, now scheduled for Monday 18th October:-
E &PP David Griffiths to 300 – Ceredigion,
Ill Bro Robert Lewis to 310 – Landsker
Ill Bro Clive Webb to 310 -Tudor Rose
This surely marks yet another indicator of confidence and a return to business as usual and I am sure that all members will join our District Recorder, Ill Bro Mike Swann and myself in heartily congratulating them on their richly deserved promotions. We wish them a very interesting, informative and enjoyable day in the Grand East when we hope to accompany them in their further Masonic journey’s.
I am sure that like me, this has truly been one of the most encouraging months in a very long time.
Sincerely and Fraternally