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The Provincial Grand Stewards DC Team


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The members of the Durham Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge perform all manner of tasks in the smooth-running of the Province. One of the most visible roles they fulfil is that of acting as Directors of Ceremonies to representatives of the Provincial Grand Master when they attend Lodge installation meetings. With the guidance of the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, the members of the “DC Team” undergo rigorous training during each summer recess, under the direction of the Lodge Director of Ceremonies and his assistant. They are then expected to demonstrate their skills in a practical examination carried out by the Provincial Deputy Grand Directors of Ceremonies before being permitted to perform DC duties.


The DC Team is organised and ran by the Director of Ceremonies and Assistant Director of Ceremonies of the Stewards Lodge; currently Gary Quinn and Richard Davison.  Each member of the DC team is assigned to one of four sub-teams, covering a geographical area of the Province of Durham, and will typically perform between eight to twelve installation meetings each year. This year, the DC Team welcomed two new members into their ranks – Robert Villiers who joins the South Area sub-team and John Henry who joins the West Area sub-team.


Expectations of the DC Team are necessarily high and through hard work and dedication its members perform their duties with finesse and aplomb representing the Province of Durham.

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