Chapter of Security Golden Jubilee
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Chapter of Security No. 7299 celebrated its Golden Jubilee on Friday 18th March 2011 (exactly 50 years from its Consecration) at Wallsend Masonic Hall. The evening started with the three Chapter Principals opening the Chapter and concluding the small amount of Chapter business. The Provincial Grand Principals, E Comp. David Melvin the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E Comp. Barry Speker acting as Provincial 2nd Grand Principal, E Comp. Malcolm Osbourn, Provincial 3rd Grand Principal accompanied by E Comp. Colin Hume, Provincial Scribe Ezra, E Comp. David Lillie, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies and E Comp. Kevin Stannard, Provincial Deputy Grand DC were admitted and the Provincial Grand Principals occupied the appropriate Principals chairs.

The Deputy Grand Superintendant announced the reason for the meeting and invited the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra to read the Warrant of the Chapter. The Deputy Grand Superintendant then asked the Chapter Scribe Ezra, E Comp. Jack Park to read the original Consecration minutes and to give a short history of the Chapter. The Provincial 3rd Grand Principal, E Comp. Malcolm Osbourn was invited to give a short Oration.

A roll-call of surviving Past First Principals in the Chapter was taken. Finally the Provincial Grand Principals vacated their chairs and the Chapter Principals resumed their Offices. The Chapter was then closed with a short Thanksgiving Service led by the Provincial Grand Joshua.

The evening was rounded off with a pleasant festive board during which E Comp. Bob Bettridge PProvGSN proposed the toast to the Founders and E Comp. Barry Speker PProvGH proposed the toast to the Chapter.

(L-R Front) E Comps. David Lillie, Barry Speker, Bill Schardt (H), Tom Hamilton (Z), David Melvin, Duncan McIsaac (J) and Malcolm Osbourn

(L-R Back) E Comps. Keith Picken (2AS), Duncan C McIsaac (PS) and Jack Park (SE)

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