North Shore Royal Arch Chapter No 52 Installation Thursday 6 September 2018
Thursday night 6 September saw the annual ceremony of Installation and investiture of Officers for the North Shore Royal Arch Chapter No 23. The Installing Principal was REComp Arthur Batty, Grand Superintendent Auckland District assisted by Officers of Grand Chapter.
A contingent of Northland District Grand Chapter Officers and Companions from all three Northland Chapters accompanied REComp Des Stuck, Grand Superintendent Northland District, who made this a fraternal visit.
VEComp Henri-Noel Venturini was installed as First Principal for the fourth year in succession, with VEComp Graham Haxell installed as Second Principal while EComp Terrance Hogan took the chair of 3rd Principal.
Photo 1 shows the three Principals
A most enjoyable evening of work however the Northland contingent did not stay for refectory proceedings as the weather “was not what they were used to” and were faced with a longer than normal 2 hour drive home with road works littering the route.
Photo two show the Three Principles with Grand Chapter Officers including two representing the Sister Constitutions of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England and Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Ireland.
L – R. Phil Adrian, Ron Lane, Arthur Wilson, Des Stuck, Arthur Batty, Tony Mansfield, & Bob Fricker, (Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England), John Davies (Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Ireland), Graham Smith