Welcome to our two latest Local Secretaries in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Stephen Guendert, our new Local Secretary in Tennessee, is an active Tennessee Mason, involved in many of the Progressive Orders and several Masonic research organizations.

Stephen can be contacted at sguendert@ieee.org.

Our new Local Secretary in North Carolina is Kenneth Wical, a recently retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He is an active North Carolina Mason, a Past Master of Phoenix Lodge No. 8, and a Past First Principal of Phoenix Chapter No. 2, and is actively involved and holds similar ranks in many of the Progressive Orders.

Kenneth can be contacted at kenwical@aol.com.

We would like to welcome Gareth Collins as our new Local Secretary for Derbyshire. Based in Tamworth, Staffs, Gareth is a long-standing member of QCCC and a member of Hartington Lodge No 1085 and Cantelupe Lodge No 8247. He is also active in Royal Arch, Mark and RAM.

Gareth can be contacted at 07458 367793 and/or derbyshire.qccc@gmail.com.

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Welcome to W. Bro, the Rev. Stuart Boyd on his appointment as our new Local Secretary for North Somerset. Stuart was initiated into Coleridge Lodge # 1750, in 1995, and was Master in 2003, 2004 and 2014. He is also a member of Somerset Masters, Tivoli, and The Builders of the Silent Cities lodges, the last with strong historical links to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He is in addition a founder member of Somerset Military Lodge 10021.

Stuart was Provincial Grand Chaplain 2008-13 and appointed PPrSGW in 2014. A member of the Royal Arch, he is PZ of two chapters and is currently PPrGSwdB (RA). He is also a member of the Mark, RAM, and other orders.

Stuart has a strong interest in Masonic research and history more generally, with a B.A. and M.A. in the subject. He can be contacted at sboyd2015@Hotmail.com and at 01934 627897 or 07887 377141.

We are delighted to welcome Bro. Thomas Barat, a 32 Degree Mason and the Orator of the Abravanel Lodge No. 1116, New York. Thomas is a retired Professor of Communication now working as a journalist and foreign correspondent for the Hungarian press. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of CCO MAGAZINE – the magazine for Chief Communication Officers, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents USA, a founder member of The Club of the Foreign Press Correspondents USA, and a former president of the American-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce.

Now resident in NYC, Thomas was previously Deputy Grand Master of the Hungarian Grand Lodge of Grand Orient Freemasons. He is an avid lecturer and Masonic researcher, and can be reached at +1 (201) 270-8250 and thomas.barat@goabravanel.org.

Welcome to Bro Sebastiaan Eldritch-Böersen, our latest Local Secretary in London. Sebastiaan lives in Walthamstow Village, East London, with Arlo, his black cockerpoo Hearing Dog. He is a member of Polytechnic Lodge No 2847 meeting in Mark Masons Hall, and a keen Masonic researcher. Sebastiaan can be contacted at sebastiaan@eldritchboulevard.com or 07497 657974.

Welcome to Tom Lamb, our new Local Secretary for the Seattle, Washington, area.

Tom is a Past Master of Edmonds Lodge No. 165 and serves as the editor for the Walter F Meier Lodge of Research. In addition, he is a Past First Principal of Snohomish Chapter No. 15, holds the 33º in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, and remains very active within the progressive orders of freemasonry.

Professionally, Tom is a retired naval architect, shipbuilder, and professor. He now spends time working as an author and editor.

Tom can be contacted at nalamb@umich.edu.


A warm welcome to Demetrios Mourelatos, our new Local Secretary in Cyprus.

Educated at the Athens School of Economics and Business, Demetrios trained as an economist and for the past 25+ years has worked as a commercial banker.

A member of Kinryas Lodge, No.3, Orient of Paphos, and Unity Lodge, No. 15, Orient of Limassol, Bro. Demetrios is an avid Masonic researcher. He is based in Paphos and is bi-lingual (in Greek and English); Demetrios can be contacted at demetrismour@gmail.com.


We are delighted to welcome Roger White as our Local Secretary for Eastbourne and the surrounding area.

Roger was initiated into Tyrian Lodge, #1110, in 1991, and served as WM in 1999/2000. He is currently Lodge Membership Officer and Lodge Mentor. He joined Langport Lodge, #8072, in 2021, and is currently Treasurer and Charity Steward.

Roger is active in Royal Arch and other orders, and holds Provincial Grand Rank. He has been Mentoring & Membership Co-ordinator for Sussex since 2019 and a Member of the Sussex Pathway Presentation Team. He is also Chair of the Holywell Club (Light Blues), and is active as a webmaster and in social media admin

Roger can be contacted at rogerwhite1@msn.com.

We are delighted to welcome two new Local Secretaries: W Bro Robert Pedder, Local Secretary for Hants & Isle of Wight; and Bro Martin Davies, Local Secretary for West Lancs.

Robert is a member of Carnarvon Lodge No 804 meeting in Havant, and Carnarvon RAM No 62. He has been Secretary of his Craft lodge since 2016, is a Trustee of the Masonic Hall, and has an interest in Masonic research that began when he started to sort through the Masonic local hall and research its history.

He can be contacted at rob.pedder@outlook.com.

Martin is a member of Greenhill Lodge No 6260 West Lancs, Corinthian Chapter No 2350 Wigan Group, and Champion Conclave OSM No 26 Darwin, East Lancs. His lodge is part of the Chorley and Leyland Group of lodges in West Lancs and he is the Publicity/Communications Officer.

Martin can be reached at mcdavies6260@gmail.com.

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