Ancient and Masonic
Order of the Scarlet Cord
in the British Isles and its Districts and Consistories Overseas
Provincial Grand Senatus of Sussex
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The Installation Meeting of Sussex Consistory was held on Monday 23rd November 2015. This was to be the last official visit in the Province by the Provincial Grand Summus – R. Dist. Comp. Victor Alan Wisden, before his retirement from office.
What Vic didn’t know was that the meeting was to be attended by the majority of his Provincial Team and many other Scarlet Cord Companions of all three consistories in the Province.
There was in fact, over 40 Scarlet Cord Companions in attendance.
Vic arrived at Rowfant House and was persuaded to have coffee in a separate room off the entrance hall, so he was not aware of all the scarlet cord members arriving at the venue.
The meeting was opened at 4:30pm and Vic entered the meeting in procession with his Orovincial Team to a rapturous welcome from the companions present, to the great surprise of a very overwhelmed and emotional VIC.
The President Elect Dist Comp. Martin Wilson was Installed as President for the ensuing year, in an excellent and sincere manner by the President - Dist. Comp. John Hickman.
After the formal business of the meeting, Dist. Comp. Mike Conn made a presentation to VIC on behalf of all the Consistories in the Province, in the form of a cheque, in recognition of his service to the Order and as a good bye present to the Provincial Grand Summus, on his retirement. This again was great surprise to Vic, who was visibly overcome with emotion. Vic thanked the Consistories and Companions for the very generous donation for his retirement, which he said he would use for a holiday in Devon or Cornwall with his wife Megs.
The Festive Board after the meeting was enjoyed by Scarlet Cord & OSM members and VIC was also presented with a plant for Megs.
It was a great meeting and was enjoyed by all especially VIC.