At the Provincial Promotions Meeting, the Provincial Grand Master Eric Heaviside mentioned some of the priorities which had been identified by his Executive as they look to the future. In particular, he referred to two key areas: the provision of support and advice to Halls and Lodges; and helping to improve the Masonic experience at Lodge evenings. Eric referred to the work currently being led by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Hay. David is in the early stages of establishing the Provincial Support Group which will operate in two ways.
"First, by being pro-active i.e. by issuing guidance through the Provincial website and Gazette. This will cover all sorts of areas including templates for a Management Structure, guidelines on maintenance, examples of good practice etc."
"Second, we will be reactive i.e. we will respond to direct requests from any Masonic Hall in the Province of Durham. We will listen and work with the relevant people to come up with suitable options. If we can’t sort out a problem, then we’ll try to find someone who can."
"Any approach to the Provincial Support Group should come, first and foremost, through Provincial Office at Sunderland. They will then get in touch with me to start the process of support. You can contact the office here firstname.lastname@example.org”
“It is early days but I’m confident that the Provincial Support Group will make a real difference and I would, at this stage, be interested to hear from anyone who feels he has specific skills and experience which could be useful to us.”
David Hay, Assistant Provincial Grand Master Go to Provincial Support Group Page