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Banner dedication meeting
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Banner Dedication Ceremony & our first visitor.

On Thursday evening our banner dedication ceremony at Freemasons Hall took place. Many thanks must go to the MetGL team for their work and for all the guests who attended and supported us. Special thanks must go to our guest of honour VW Bro Cdr Ian Wellesley-Harding,RN, PGSwdB, Assistant Metropolitan Grand Master who dedicated our banner.

During our banner dedication ceremony our SD Bro. Hodgson presented a paper (which can be download by click the pdf link alongside) on our first visitor in 1890, who became our first joining Member. MW Bro J Vrooman Grand Master of Grand Lodge of the State of New York Free & Accepted Masons who wrote the below original letter and presented a bound book of the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York dated 1890.  We must thank the Grand Lodge of NY Library for use of the photographs. Living history all part of the Freemasons experience. 

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