Deputy V∴Ill∴Bro. RBB Henderson 33°
Once again, I present my report to all Members of
the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR) on the activities which have
taken place in the Province of Scotland North.
Apart from one Chapter Meeting I have managed to
attend all other AASR meetings held within the Province and on each occasion, I
have been very warmly welcomed by the Office Bearers and Members.
The Installations of the Chapters and Councils were
carried out by the appointed Members of Supreme Council and
I thank them for allowing me to assist them in the Installation Ceremony, I
would also thank those Members of the AASR who travel the length and breadth of
Scotland and form part of the “Highland Safari”, they are a credit to
themselves and the AASR and their company at Installation Meetings is greatly
appreciated in the Province of Scotland North “haste ye back”.
It is to be hoped that during the summer recess that all floor
working Office Bearers make themselves familiar with the duties of their
respective Offices so that they are “ready and word perfect” at the start of
the new season thus ensuring that acceptable standards are maintained, and that
the Secretary and Treasurer are not overworked during this time.
As in previous years I have broken the two Councils and two
Chapters which form the Province of Scotland North into two areas namely
"Caithness" and "Inverness".
The Office Bearers involved at Chapter and Council Meetings in the
"Caithness” area continue to perform their duties to a very high standard
and the generosity of all the Members at the “Alms” collection is simply
outstanding resulting in multiple and very generous donations being made to
The reviews carried out by the Standing Committee(s) of the
Chapter and Council in the "Inverness" area were successfully
completed, and assurances have now been received that all “business” associated
with the Chapter and Council will be in strict accordance with the Constitution
and Laws and the Bye-Laws. Evidence of improvement is already being seen, in
the manner in which the “business” is being carried out in both the Chapter and
Council, and while there has been a marked improvement in the standard of
presenting and working the 18th Degree, it is hoped that similar
standards will be achieved in presenting and working the 30th Degree
in the coming session.
The fealty of the Chapter(s) and Council(s) continues to be
expressed when attending any Meetings.
I congratulate all those Members who have been promoted by Supreme
Council throughout the past year, I wish them a long and happy association with
Again, it is with sadness that I report that a number of faithful
members of both Chapter(s) and Council(s) have been called to the Grand Supreme
Council above and I extend my heartfelt sympathies to those who mourn their
I would like to thank ∴ Ill ∴Bro. Alex Galbraith 33°, Grand Secretary General,
Fiona and Jemma who work so tirelessly in the Supreme Council Office, for their
ever-ready assistance throughout the year.