At Kynaston Lodge’s regular meeting on the 6th December, Brother Geoffrey Leonard Sandell celebrated 50 years as a Freemason.
The Lodge was honoured with the presence of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Pat Kilby, who kindly presented Bro. Geoff with a 50 Year certificate from the Province and a personal letter of congratulation from the Provincial Grand Master together with a 50 year lapel pin.
In his presentation, W.Bro. Kilby advised over seventy brethren present that Bro. Geoff was initiated on the 5th December 1968 and, although he had never attained the Chair of King Solomon, had been an enthusiastic member who had supported the Lodge, not only by a regular attendance at Lodge meetings but also the many social events held over the years. He highlighted Geoff’s appointment in Provincial Grand Lodge to Provincial Grand Steward in 2010 and subsequent promotion to Past Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary in 2012.
Replying Bro. Geoff thanked W.Bro. Kilby for his kind words, adding that he was surprised how quickly 50 years had gone and that he had enjoyed every moment, particularly the fellowship of all the brethren. He recalled his Initiation as if yesterday and was sorry that W.Bro. Roy Abraham was unable to be present this evening as he was the Master who had initiated him in 1968.
Before returning to his seat in the Lodge the WM, W.Bro. Ted Ridgway Watt was pleased to presented him with a beautiful set of masonic cufflinks with the best wishes of all the members of the Lodge.