The Provincial Grand Lodge meet Bi -Monthly on the third Monday of the month at the
Royal Cheriton Public House, 339 Cheriton Road, Cheriton, Folkestone. CT19 4BP.
To contact the Provincial Grand Secretary: Bro Harry Reid R.O.H.
Tel: 01304 823710 e-mail:
Provincial Grand Primo 2023 is Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton R.O.H,
Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton R.O.H. has chosen Crabble Corn Mill Trust
as his charity for his year of office as Provincial Grand Primo.
Crabble Corn Mill was built in 1812 and was rescued from demolition,
restored and opened to the public in 1990. It boasts to be one
of the most complete and working examples of a Georgian watermill in Europe.
Provincial Grand Lodge Officers 2023
|Provincial Grand Primo||Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton R.O.H.|
|Deputy Provincial Grand Primo||Bro Glenn Duck R.O.H.|
|Immediate Past Provincial Grand Primo||Bro Steve Arnold K.O.M.|
|Provincial Grand Chamberlain||Bro Brian Butler R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Tyler||Bro Bob Shorland R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Registrar|
|Provincial Grand Alderman of Juniper||Bro Peter Wakefield R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Alderman of Benevolence||Bro Raymond Brannon R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Constable||Bro Derek Dutton R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Secretary||Bro Harry Reid R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Treasurer||Bro Glenn Duck R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Trustee||Bro Derek Dutton R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Trustee||Bro Peter Wakefield R.O.H.|
|Provincial Grand Trustee||Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton R.O.H.|
Provincial Grand Primo Visits
|LODGE||FIRST VISIT||SECOND VISIT|
|Pharos De Dubris||Tuesday 4th April||Tuesday 10th October|
|Garrison Eagle||Thursday 4th May||Thursday 07th September|
|Dover Patrol||Thursday 27th July||Thursday 9th November|
Provincial Grand Primo for 2022 Bro Stephen Arnold K.O.M.
Bro Stephen Arnold K.O.M. has chosen the charity "Cherished Gowns UK" as his charity to support through his year of office as Provincial Grand Primo.
Cherished Gowns UK is a charity that provides the families of babies that are stillborn, miscarried or pass away shortly after birth with items of clothing that they are able to be dressed in for their funeral. They offer five sizes of Cherished Gowns, and each gown is accompanied by a hat, pair of booties, a blanket and a cloth nappy. These items are provided completely free of charge to parents, funeral directors, and they also supply every UK hospital with this service. All of the items they provide are lovenly made by volunteers around the UK, from donated Wedding Dresses.
Zip Wire for P.G.P.'s Appeal
The Provincial Grand Primo Bro Stephen Arnold K.O.M. along with Bro Keith Wilson Hamilton R.OH and his Buffess Jill carried out a Zip Wire run to raise funds for Bro Steve's Appeal Cherished Gowns UK. They completed their zip on Sunday 2nd October 2022 and said it was great fun. Bro Steve said the appeal is coming along nicely and it looks like he will have a nice sum to present to his charity on Saturday 11th March 2023 at Crabble Corn Mill, River, Dover.
On the 11th March 2023 at Crabble Corn Mill the South East Kent Province held a Presentation Evening The immediate Past Provincial Grand Primo Bro Steve Arnold KOM invited two ladies from his chosen charity "Cherished Gowns" to attend as his guests. Bro Steve explained to families, friends and R.A.O.B. members why he had chosen this particular charity for his charity of 2022. Bro Steve then invited Mrs Megan McKay and Mrs Hayley Erridge to join him, where he presented them with a cheque for £3000.00 Both ladies said they were taken back by this kind donation and explained how much it will mean to the charity Cherished Gowns. They explained that postage alone for them is around £500 per month as they never make any charge to the bereaved family all the clothing is made by volunteers and goes out by post to families to give them comfort and enable them to dress their departed child.
2020 - 21
Bro Derek Dutton ROH
Left to Right Mr Lawrence O'Sullivan (Companion Emmaus) Bro Derek Dutton ROH P.G. Primo 2020/21 Mr Nigel Bodell (Trustee Emmaus)_
Bro Derek Dutton ROH was elected Provincial Grand Primo for 2020, but when the Covid Pandemic took hold early in that year it meant he could not carry out many of his duties and it also restricted his fund raising. He was then asked to carry on and stay in office for 2021, Covid still meant many restrictions through that year but this did not stop him raising funds for his Charity appeal which was the local branch of Emmaus.
On the 5th March 2022 the Province laid on a Social Presentation Evening at Crabble Corn Mill, Dover and members of the Dover branch of Emmaus were invited to attend. Bro Derek Dutton R.O.H. Provincial Grand Primo for 2020 & 21 presented a cheque to Emmaus Dover for the sum of £3000.40p. This was a brilliant effort by Bro Derek and all those Lodges and Brothers who supported him through two difficult years.
Emmaus (pronounced em-May-us) is a homelessness charity with a difference . They don't give people a bed for the night, they offer a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging. web site emmus.org.uk/dover
Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton R.O.H. was Provincial Grand Primo for 2019 and his Annual Appeal was for Lord Whiskey which is a local cat and dog sanctuary.
Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton ROH hands over a cheque of £1300 to Mrs Margaret G Todd MBE founder of the Lord Whiskey Animal Sanctuary, which was for his appeal of 2019. Mrs Todd said she was very grateful for this lovely donation and it will be put to good use in looking after animals.
2019 Remembrance Day at the Dover War memorial
Bro Stephen Arnold CP and Bro Peter Wakefield ROH
Bro Peter Wakefield ROH Provincial Grand Primo
Bro Peter Wakefield ROH was elected as the Provincial Grand Primo for 2018 and has chosen "Prostate Cancer UK" as his Charity for the year. www.prostatecanceruk.org
Bro Raymond Brannon KOM completed a good year as Provincial Grand Primo and it is planned that in March of 2018 he will hand over the total funds that he has raised for his charity during 2017. His Charity Appeal, was "Cure Parkinson's Trust". There were several fund raising events & meetings and of course this included the selling of mugs and pens which Ray had made specially for his yeaTies The Knotr in office.
Bro Raymond Brannon KOM Provincial Grand Primo 2017
Charity Presentation Dinner Evening of the Provincial Grand Primo 2017
Left: Bro Raymond Brannon KOM with Right: Mr Simon Read of "Cure Parkinson's Trust"
The Provincial Grand Primo for 2017 Bro Raymond Brannon KOM held his Presentation Dinner Evening at Sotirio's Restaurant in Greatstone on the Romney Marsh on Saturday 19th March 2018.
Bro Raymond decided that his chosen charity during his year as Provincial Grand Primo 2017 was to be "Cure Parkinson Trust" a charity close to his heart, for he himself sadly suffers from this awful illness that effects so many. Throughout 2017 events have taken place supported by members of the Province and their families to raise money for this worthwhile appeal.
After a wonderful meal at Sotirio's Restaurant, Bro Raymond presented Mr Simon Read and Mrs Alice Read our guests for the evening with a cheque for £2000.56 pence to Cure Parkinson's Trust.
Mr Simon Read of Cure Parkinson's Trust thanked Bro Raymond and all those that had supported the appeal for their wonderful efforts and went on to explain how these donations go into supporting the efforts of those working tirelessly for a cure to this awful illness.
Brother Glenn Duck C.P. Provincial Grand Primo 2016
Charity Presentation Evening of the P.G. Primo 2016
L to R Bro Ray Brannon KOM P.G.P. 2017, Mrs Anyes Reading, Mrs Louise Reid,
Bro Glenn Duck KOM P.G.P. 2016, Bro Harry Reid ROH (Pic 2) (No relation to Mrs Louise Reid)
The Provincial Grand Primo for 2016 held his Charity Presentation Dinner & Dance at the Dover Athletic F.C. club room on the 18th February 2017.
Bro Glenn Duck KOM Provincial Grand Primo of the Province for 2016 chose for his charity "Dandelion Time" a charity based in Kent that gives support to Abused and Neglected Children and their Families. Throughout the year events have taken place in support of this charity and at the Charity Presentation evening Bro Glenn handed a cheque to Mrs Anyes Reading and Louise Reid for four thousand, four hundred pounds.
Both Mrs Reading and Mrs Reid of Dandelion Time thanked the Provincial Grand Primo Bro Glenn Duck KOM and everyone who had supported him in his appeal and for the cheque of £4,400. They then gave a short talk on how the charity works with children to get them away from the trauma in their young lives and supports them in looking forward.
Thank You Message from Dandelion Time
Message From the P. G. Primo Bro Glenn Duck K.O.M.
Brother Glenn Duck K.O.M. has asked that his thanks go to everyone who has supported him through his year of office and for their kind support of his chosen charity "Dandelion Time"
All the members, their families and some local businesses have supported him in raising far more than his personal target.
Thank You one and all. Yours in appreciation Bro Glenn Duck K.O.M.
P.G.Primo Charity Fund Raising Events
At the Boot Fair
Yet another good day at the Boot Fair, this time in Canterbury with Brothers Keith Wilson Hamilton ROH Harry Reid ROH and Glenn Duck KOM P.G.Primo who took the photo's. The fifth boot fair in aid of the P.G.P's appeal, "Dandelion Time". The fund is doing very well and should be a nice surprise for the charity when the cheque is handed over on the 18th February at the P.G.Primo's Presentation Dinner evening. (see further up the column for details)
Provincial Grand Primo 2015 Presentation Evening
26th February 2016
Left to Right: - Bro Glenn Duck P.G.P., Mr Arthur Godden (SERV),
Mr Trevor Sayer (SERV), Bro. Jim Connor P.G.P. 2015
Mr Trevor Sayer SERV
Events & Fund Raising Coordinator
The Provincial Grand Primo for 2015 Bro James (Jim) Connor ROH decided at the start of his year that his chosen charity for the year would be SERV (Kent Blood Runners) The charity is run by volunteers, who on their own motor bikes or cars supply the Kent hospitals and the Kent Air Ambulance with blood, blood products, samples, equipment and medicines.
The appeal over the year had donations from lodges of the Province and Provincial Grand Lodge. It also had members doing events to raise money such as a Bungy Jump, the selling of old RAOB jewels and the selling of football cards but to name a few.
On Friday 26th February 2016, the William Fagg Lodge as the host lodge for the P.G.Primo, arranged a Presentation Evening at Sotarios restaurant in Greatstone and Mr Arthur Godden Chairman, and Mr Trevor Sayer, Events Coordinator, of the charity Kent SERV were invited along. The Provincial Grand Primo for 2015 Bro Jim Connor ROH at the event handed over a cheque for £2000 to the two members of SERV (the Kent Blood Runners) which ended a very successful year for Bro Jim as Provincial Grand Primo.
In return Mr Trevor Sayer, Events & Fund Raising Coordinator for Kent SERV, thanked the Provincial Grand Primo and members of the Province for the wonderful gift of the cheque for £2000. He also gave a very good talk on the work the volunteers of SERV carry out, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and the support they give to not only the Kent Hospitals but also to the Kent Air Ambulance, stating that Kent were the first to carry out this support to the Air Ambulance service.
Mr Arthur Godden as Chairman of Kent SERV then gave a talk on the role of the Air Ambulance and how SERV volunteers give their support into making sure blood is available at all times for the Air Ambulance to carry, a service which only a few years ago was not available. He also mention the cooperation that has to go into making sure there is a fully recorded audit trail right back to the donor.
To read more about SERV go to www.servkent.co.uk
Certificate of Thanks from the Kent Blood Runners
Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton Jumps for P.G.P.'s Appeal
Bro Keith Wilson-Hamilton K.O.M. likes a challenge and every year for the last four years he has taken to carrying out dare devil challenges in aid of charities and in particular the Provincial Grand Primo's charity. On the 11th April Bro Keith went to the O2 in London and carried out a Bungy jump. This time he has carried out his charity challenge sponsorship in aid of this years Provincial Grand Primo's Appeal for "SERV" The Kent section of Blood Runners. Keith has done a parachute jump, abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower, and done the Ice bucket challenge, so anyone have any idea's what challenge we can give him next.
Well Done Bro Keith and thank You.