W Bro Rev Graham Lloyd 50 Years in Freemasonry
Extracts of the presentation, courtesy of the PGM.
"You became a Freemason on 5th April 1967, a little over 50 years ago. 50 years is a long, long time. I am only a little over half way there myself so I am in some awe of those brethren who keep going and give such long service to what is a fine organisation. To achieve 50 years’ membership of our institution is marvellous in itself, but that fact does not reflect the manner in which you have done it.
In 2011 you became Master of the Cambrian lodge, but your Provincial career had started before that, as in 1992 you were appointed as Provincial Grand Chaplain.
Last year I was pleased to promote and appoint you to the rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden. That is a very high rank, and let no-one be under any illusion – it is only given to those who work diligently for the Craft.
Graham, I know you to be a consummate Mason, and I have nothing but the deepest respect for you not only as a Mason, but also as a man. You have been both a good friend and a good example to us all.
W Bro Graham, I commend you on your masonic career, your dedication and the example that you set to all.
I thank you for your company and encouragement over a long period, and I look forward to being with you as often as possible in the years ahead."