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2011

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On Friday, November the 25th, 2011, the first Annual Meeting of the newly consecrated (under the English jurisdiction)
"District Grand Lodge of MMM of Cyprus" was held in Limassol. Our Grand Lodge of MMM was represented by RW Bro Nikolaos Zaharopoulos, PGJW.


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On Saturday, November the 5th, 2011, the regular Meeting of the "Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Greece and its Lodges Overseas" was held in Athens. During the Meeting, the Grand Master, MW Bro Alexandros-Ioannis Bassis, was re-elected in the office for the period February 2012 - February 2014.

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On Saturday, September the 24th, 2011, the Investiture Meeting of the "National Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Switzerland" was held in Lausanne. The Grand Master of our Grand Lodge of MMM, MW Bro Alexandros-Ioannis Bassis, attend the meeting and the festive board. The following countries were represented (with senior):
England & Wales, Finland, Greece, Togo and Estonia.


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On Saturday, September the 10th, 2011, the Meeting of "The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Finland" was held in Helsinki to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Grand Lodge of MMM. At the same time the Supreme Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Finland celebrated the 50th anniversary since its consecration. The Grand Master of our Grand Lodge of MMM, MW Bro Alexandros-Ioannis Bassis, was invited and attended the Meeting and the festive board escorted by the Grand Representative of the Finish Grand Lodge of MMM near our Grand Lodge of MMM. The following countries were represented (with senior):
Sweeden, Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales, Holland, Greece, Swiss, Togo and Estonia.


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On Saturday, June the 11th, 2011, the Grand Installation Meeting of the "Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of South Australia and Northern Territory" was held in Adelaide. The Grand Chaplain of our Grand Lodge, representing the Grand Master of ours, attended the meeting. The Grand Chaplain was nominated as the Grand Representative of the above mentioned Grand Lodge near our Grand Lodge. The Grand Chaplain also presented the Patent of Appointment of our Grand Representative near the Australian Grand Lodge. In addition, a delegation from England was present, as well as delegations from the rest five (5) Grand Lodges of MMM in Australia: Victoria, East Queensland, Western Australia, New Zeeland, Tasmania.


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On Tuesday, June the 7th, 2011, the Investiture Meeting of the "Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges Overseas" was held in London, at Great Queen Street Masonic Hall, under the presidency of the Pro Grand Master, MW Bro John Hale. During the meeting, the re-installation of the Grand Master took place, as well as the appointment and investiture of the Grand Officers for the new Masonic period. Several Brethren from the Districts and the Provinces were invested as Past Grand Officers. After the meeting, an Official Festive Board took place with the participation of more than 500 Brethren.
The Grand Master of our Grand Lodge of MMM, MW Bro Alexandros-Ioannis Bassis, was invited and attended the meeting and dinner.
Totally,
Representatives from five Grand Lodges of MMM from abroad attended the meeting. The following countries were represented (with senior):
Finland, Greece, Swiss, France and Togo.


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The Communication of the "Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Greece and its Lodges Overseas" was held on Saturday, 4 June 2011, in Athens. The Grand Master, MW Bro Alexandros-Ioannis Bassis was proposed as the Grand Master for the next two years (2012-2014) and VW Bro George Boussoutas-Thanassoulas as the Grand Treasurer (for the period 2012-2013). After the Communication, the Annual Assembly of "The Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariner of Greece" took place.


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On Saturaday, March the 5th 2011, the Investiture Meeting of the "Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of France" was held in the city of Lille. After receiveing an official invitation, the Grand Master of our Grand Lodge of MMM, MW Bro Alexandros-Ioannis Bassis, attended the Meeting. Grand Masters from other Countries were also present as from: Switzerland, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, as well as, delegations from the District Grand Lodges (under the English Jurisdiction) in Belgium and Germany.


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The Investiture Meeting of the "Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Greece and its Lodges Overseas" was held in Piraeus on February the 19th, 2011. The Grand Master, MW Bro Alexandros-Ioannis Bassis, re-appointed and re-invested RW Bro Dionyssios Ithakissios as the Deputy Grand Master and RW Bro Vassilis Yannakakos as the Assistant Grand Master.After the meeting took place the Official Festive Board. Three Grand Masters were present: from Finland, Switzerland and Togo, as well as, two District Grand Masters under the English jursdiction: from Spain and Germany.
During this meeting, the first issue (in Greek language) of the newsletter, under the title MARKing was presented and delivered.



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