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50 year Service Certificate Presented to E Comp Trevor Wellings

posted on 24 October 2014

Chapter

John Handley, Nigel Hawkins, Trevor Wellings, Stephen Hogan (MEZ elect), Andrew Mills (acting J)

Apollo Chapter No 301 enjoyed a highly memorable and enjoyable convocation when Deputy Superintendent, E Comp John F R Handley presented to E Comp Trevor Wellings, PProvGSN, a Certificate commemorating his 50 years’ Service to Royal Arch Masonry.

This was preceded by a delightful and informal exchange during which the DepGSupt teased out from Trevor a comprehensive review of his progress through life. Interspersed with several anecdotes, this included his origins in Birmingham, his education, RAF service and professional career, his family, and his wonderful contribution to so many Orders in Freemasonry.

In conclusion, the DepGSupt offered thanks and appreciation for Trevor’s long standing generosity and kindness, with congratulations on behalf of the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp John Saint.

Having read the Certificate of Service, the Director of Ceremonies, E Comp Martyn Hale, delivered a splendid Proclamation detailing Trevor’s achievements in the Royal Arch, making reference to his continuous and meritorious service since his exaltation 50 years and 2 days earlier in the Chapter of Fortitude XLIII, which was represented at the convocation by its MEZ, E Comp Richard Thurlow, its J, E Comp Peter Wellings and Scribe E, E Comp Barrie Trumper.

Trevor replied accordingly, thanking everyone for attending and expressing his delight at receiving his Proclamation.

The MEZ, E Comp Nigel Hawkins, thanked the DepGSupt for his delightful presentations following which he invited Trevor to nominate a charity to receive the evening’s charity collection, which Almoner E Comp David Carey assured would be topped up if necessary to £250. This was to be the Warwickshire Royal Arch Benevolent Fund who have recently supported the STARS Club for children and young adults who have disabilities, run by the Crossroads Care Coventry & Warwickshire charity.