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cg retires letterDear Brethren,

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the retirement of W. Bro. Colin Gale PSGD as Assistant Provincial Grand Master, with effect from 31st December 2021. He has reached this decision with reluctance, but now feels that it is appropriate to give more time and attention to his wife, Elaine, and their family.

Colin has served this Province most loyally in an active role and with great distinction since being appointed as Provincial Assistant Grand Registrar in 2005, a role which he fulfilled with distinction, before becoming an Assistant Provincial Grand Master in 2011. He will not only be greatly missed by the Executive team but by all the members of the Province of Devonshire. His work with the membership team will continue until April 2022.

The leadership and organizational skills he brought with him, which manifested themselves both locally and afar – with the Membership Pathway project and the shaping of the current ADelphi database at Grand Lodge – will be particularly missed. I know that you will all join me in wishing Colin many, many happy years of retirement with Elaine who will, we know, continue her support for all of his Masonic duties.

As to the future, I have invited WBro Andrew Vodden MBE PAGDC of Victory Lodge No.4189 to become our next Assistant Provincial Grand Master, w.e.f. 1st January 2022, which invitation he has kindly accepted.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,

R.W. Bro Ian Kingsbury
Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire