2017 Essex Provincial Grand Officers Mess
The Provincial Grand Master is fully aware of the support that members from all across our Province give to this event and is also keenly aware that some attendees travel a significant distance to attend at the usual venue of Saxon Hall.
In an effort to make attendance easier for some who have to travel large distances to attend Southend, and to ensure we all can enjoy a change of venue, he has decided to trial that change of venue and hold this years Mess at:
The Benton Hall Golf and Country Club,
Witham, CM8 3LH
This has been a previous venue for one of our Golf Charity days and is a picturesque Golf and Country Club in well presented grounds. If this is deemed successful by all, then we may well identify other venues around the County and look at future, suitable, changes of venue.
As ever, the evening will consist of pre-dinner drinks, followed by a four course meal, wine taking and a short address by the President with a response from the PGM which includes the announcement of who will be next appointed as Provincial Grand Senior and Junior Wardens as well as our nomination for Grand Steward..
These events are an opportunity not just to socialise with Brethren from around the Province in a relaxed friendly environment, but also an informal occasion where Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Grand and Provincial Grand Officers can get together to meet new friends and reaffirm old friendships. It is particularly useful for new Acting Officers and new provincial appointments as a mechanism for meeting your peers and understanding what may be expected of you.