The District Grand Council of Cumberland & Westmorland held their Annual District Meeting on Saturday 12th March, with numerous other Districts represented, including the District of Warwickshire. Ill Comp John Hayward, District Asst Grand Recorder, PDistGLecturer, represented Warwickshire, and gave greetings from the District Grand Master and the District team, who were committed elsewhere.

The meeting was held in Carlisle, in the splendid Masonic Hall in Portland Square, right in the centre of Carlisle. From the front, the Victorian building does not appear particularly large, but once inside it seems to expand and has a Lodge Room that can accommodate at least 200 attendees.

During a very pleasant District meeting, the District Grand Master, R Ill. Comp Douglas Sanderson, reappointed his Deputy District Grand Master, Ill Comp Keith Young, PGCaptG, and his District Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, Ill Comp Johnston Montgomery Ross, PGCondC. He also appointed a new team of District Officers and conferred promotions in District Grand Rank. He congratulated those due to receive Grand Rank in the Order., one of which was Ill Comp Chris Gabbott, a frequent visitor to Warwickshire, who will receive Grand Rank on April 19th.

Pictured left to right are – John Hayward, Keith Young, Douglas Sanderson, Johnston Montgomery Ross & Chris Gabbott.