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Process for grand rank election

Postby Mwshe » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:35 am

Just curious how nominations for active grand rank work, in particular such Officers as the grand director of ceremonies. How are these nominated, who makes the decisions?
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Re: Process for grand rank election

Postby Richard George » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:50 am

Are you asking about Grand Rank or Provincial/Met Grand Rank? The procedures are wildly different...!
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Re: Process for grand rank election

Postby Mwshe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 am

Grand, not met/provincial. Thank you!
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Re: Process for grand rank election

Postby eckywan2 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:57 am

First of all become member of nobility
then inherit large estate.......
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Re: Process for grand rank election

Postby adg31 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:10 am

eckywan2 wrote:First of all become member of nobility
then inherit large estate.......


That approach would certainly save a whole lot of time spent working your way up through Provincial / London Rank!


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Re: Process for grand rank election

Postby Richard George » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:52 pm

You have to be recommended by your Prov/Met GM as a starting point, or be very well connected (to a very senior member).

I personally know one of last year's AGStB, one of this year's AGStB is also the secretary of my mother lodge, I know a former active JGD, a previous DepGDC - and the DepGM. The latter is Bursar of Queens' Cambridge, one is shortly to be Master of one of the red lodges (those supplying GStwds), 2 are members of INUL, and my lodge secretary used to drive a cab (he now works at Mark Masons Hall and is an Grand ASec of Mark).
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Re: Process for grand rank election

Postby Mwshe » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:11 am

Interesting. So the nominations are usually by a senior active member? Is there a body within UGLE that is responsible for this?
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Re: Process for grand rank election

Postby Richard George » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:50 pm

Probably - and highly likely to be attached to the Grand Secretary's office. The ProvGM is informed who's nomination has been accepted before any letters go out I believe. I've since discovered that my name was put forward along with other recommendations, but it was rejected (as the others held higher profile roles in the Province). I was finally lucky enough to receive a Past appointment as part of the Tercentenary.
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