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  1. In all honesty, I find it hard to understand that a PM does not know what the red regalia was for and how Provincial honours are decided.
  2. ProvGStwds and PPGStwds can petition for a Lodge of Provincial Grand Stewards if one doesn't exist and there is call for one. You can't just set up a Stewards Lodge because you want to wear the coveted red regalia of which we are very proud. The role of ProvGStwd seems to differ from Province to Province. I can only speak for my own where it is seen as an opportunity to reward PMs showing promise with early honours. Duties range from escorting the Provincial representative at Provincial visits, acting as building and car park security on open days and Provincial Grand Lodge etc, and generally assisting with events. There have been those few who vainly view it as the lowest office, but fail to observe that it is an Active Office and that you're usually promoted to PPSGD or PPJGD 12 months later. Given the choice of early Active honours or waiting 6 years to be promoted to PPSGD, I'll take the former.
  3. I know somebody that was an investor in the start up and asked to use my name as one of the officers. Not heard anything since.
  4. Think you'll find many from the Military and law enforcement would disagree with him being one.
  5. Sooner that rag shrivels up and dies, the better.
  6. Hand them in to the Police as found property.
  7. I ended up taking it to a local jeweller who does repairs. Unfortunately, it seems I was ripped off with a cheap overseas copy rather than the genuine solid body one, despite buying from a well known and advertised supplier of Masonic regalia. The jewel can't be repaired so have had to buy a new one, this time from another well known vendor.
  8. Has anyone any experience and guidance on repairing collar jewels. The eyelet on my Provincial rank jewel has come off so I can't attach it to the collar. I can't tell whether it was soldered or welded on, but nonetheless, it was poor by the looks of it and has come off. I've still got the eyelet and hopeful it can be repaired as I'm reluctant to have to fork out for a new one.
  9. The joys of Apple computers deciding they know what you meant to type and changing what you actually typed. 😡
  10. Which is why I said it depends on which District/Province you're in.
  11. Depends which District/Province you're in. An extract from a PDF on the web; The Honours will be grouped into four categories,  Acting Ranks,  Past Ranks, (First Appointments),  Promotions and  Mid year Promotions. Each Assistant should nominate Brethren for Acting Rank according to his allocation as identified in the Provincial schedule. Additional requests may be made but will not necessarily be accepted. This will be at the discretion of the Honours Panel and subject to the approval of the Provincial Grand Master. No Brother will be appointed to Acting Rank, [with the exception of Provincial Grand Steward], unless he is a member of the Royal Arch. The rank of Provincial Grand Steward is considered special and is for those Brethren who are 60 years of age or under and who show particular promise. A Brother appointed to this office will be encouraged to join the Royal Arch prior to any subsequent promotion.
  12. They are of course requirements, but if you aren't in the HRA, you don't get an Active Office.
  13. In some DIstricts/Provinces, HRA membership is a requirement for Active honours.
  14. We did look into using PayPal attached to the Lodge, but they insist on charging for payments, thereby increasing the financial burden on Brethren. We're now looking at a simple card machine.
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