Provincial Support Team
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Provincial Support Team

The Provincial Support Team was founded by the Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland, the late R.W. Bro. George Usher in 1999. Its current leader is the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro. John James Craigs who is supported by a small committee.

During the last 15 years the Team have been supporting Lodges which are struggling with falling membership.

September 2013 sees the re-launch of the Support Team bringing in many new members to support those already in place and clearly identifying the terms of reference by which the Team will work.

The Provincial Support Team will provide support to a Lodge for a period up to three years by:

  • Team members taking office up to Senior Deacon
  • Providing a number of dedicated visiting brethren
  • Having a Support Team visit to the Lodge within the 3 year period
  • Providing talks and speakers
  • Delivering / Demonstrating a degree

In return the Lodge will sign up to an agreed Support Team Action Plan that will make clear the specific support that the Support Team can provide and also outline what the Lodge itself will do to develop during this period. This plan will be drawn up by the Lodge, members of the Support Team and the Lodge Reporting Grand Officer.

If any Lodge which requires the service and support from the Provincial Support Team, it should make contact with the Provincial Office through its Reporting Grand Officer.

 

The Provincial Support Team was formed by the Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland, the late R.W. Bro. George Usher in 1999. Since its inception the team has received much support and encouragement from the R.W. Provincial Grand Master Peter Magnay who, through his direct involvement, has been responsible for the team working with greater focus and efficiency.
During the last 14 years the Team have been supporting Lodges which are struggling with falling membership.  Its current leader is the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V. W. Bro. John James Craigs who is supported by a small committee.
September 2013 sees the re-launch of the Support Team bringing in many new members to support those already in place and clearly identifying the terms of reference by which the Team will work.
The Provincial Support Team will provide support to a Lodge for a period up to three years by:
Team members taking office up to Senior Deacon
Providing a number of dedicated visiting brethren
Having a Support Team visit to the Lodge within the 3 year period
Providing talks and speakers
Delivering / Demonstrating a degree
In return the Lodge will sign up to an agreed Support Team Action Plan that will make clear the specific support that the Support Team can provide and also outline what the Lodge itself will do to develop during this period. This plan will be drawn up by the Lodge, members of the Support Team and the Lodge Reporting Grand Officer.
If any Lodge which requires the service and support from the Provincial Support Team, it should make contact with the Provincial Office through its Reporting Grand Officer.

 

 

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