On Saturday 30th March RW Bro. Derek Thomas PPGM and W Bro. Brendan Williams Prov. G SW accompanied by RW Bro. Ryan Williams Grand Secretary attended the National Grand Lodge of Romania held in Brasov which is located about 120 miles due west of Bucharest.
There were over 600 brethren present at the meeting chaired by the Grand Master MW Bro. Radu Balanescu including no fewer than 24 Grand Masters from literally all over the world such as Japan, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Italy and Holland.
During the course of his address the Grand Master outlined the progress being made with the introduction of the Mark Degree and strongly recommended that the brethren consider joining the Order.
At the conclusion of his address he honoured RW Bro Derek and RW Bro Ryan with The Order of the Grand Collar in the Rank of Grand Officer in recognition of their hard work and dedication in establishing the Mark Degree in Romania.
A Gala Dinner in the evening at which over 700 brethren and ladies were present completed a very busy but enjoyable day.