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Retirements, appointments and group amalgamation

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Province of West Lancashire
From the Office of the Provincial Grand Secretary

WBro Ian Gee, PAGReg, Chairman of the Bootle Group, will be retiring from office as from the forthcoming meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on 12 May 2016.

Bro Gee will have served as a Group official for 12 years and for the last four as chairman, and the Provincial Grand Master offers his sincere thanks to Bro Gee for the dedication he has shown over this time.

The Provincial Grand Master has decided that it is now appropriate to amalgamate the Bootle Group with the Ormskirk Group to form the:

Ormskirk and Bootle Group of Lodges and Chapters
and will be effective from the 12 May 2016

As a consequence, and on that same day, the following appointments will take effect:

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master responsible for this group will be:

WBro Robert Wright PAGDC

The Halls at both Ormskirk and Litherland will remain autonomous, and as a consequence,
the Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals responsible for the chapters meeting at
Litherland will be:

EComp Sam Robinson PGStB

and the Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals responsible for the chapters meeting at Ormskirk will be:

EComp Tony Hall

The group chairman for the new group will be:

WBro Frank Umbers PAGDC

The vice chairman responsible for the lodges and chapters meeting at Litherland will be:

WBro John Marsden PPrJGW

The vice chairman responsible for lodges and chapters meeting at Ormskirk will be:

WBro Stephen Brereton PPrJGW

Peter Taylor
Provincial Grand Secretary