Retirement of R W Bro Dr John B Lloyd

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The Grand Master writes:

At my installation as Grand Master on 28 th May 2013 I had the foresight to appoint R W Bro Dr John B Lloyd, OStJ, Certificate of Merit, GCh, GCSM, as Deputy Grand Master.

Since his appointment as Deputy Grand Master R W Bro John has served both me and the Order with flair, tact, diplomacy and dedication. During the last five years our Order has witnessed changes to the Ritual; the Statutes; the Administration; changes to the boundaries of our Provinces; the Constitution of new Provinces; the highly successful 10-90 Appeal; and numerous other initiatives. Throughout all these changes and initiatives R W Bro John has been both at my side and in the forefront. His sound advice, wisdom and leadership skills have been of immense benefit to the Order, to me personally and to our Brethren. No Grand Master can had a more loyal and conscientious Deputy. It is therefore with a very heavy heart that I have accepted the retirement of my very dear friend and Deputy from the Office which he has filled with distinction at the annual meeting of Grand Court in October. Whilst he will be greatly missed as a Deputy Grand Master, he will still be a most valued advisor to me and the Order.

To know, and have worked with, a Freemason of such wonderful qualities is a privilege.

I know that my sentiments will be unanimously met by members of our Order.