Address by The Most Distinguished Grand Summus
Ian Stanley Currans
to the Annual Convocation of Grand Senatus
Thursday 3 May 2018
Companions, my first task this afternoon is to welcome you all once again to Grand Senatus and to thank you for coming in such numbers. This attendance is staggering and reflects a fast-growing enthusiasm for our Order. Can I also thank you for electing me as Grand Summus. Many of you will know that I have been involved, apart from a brief sabbatical, at virtually every stage in the Order’s resuscitation and development. So, to stand here today as Grand Summus in the Grand Temple bursting at the seams is the realisation of a dream.
Can I also express again, now in his absence, our immense gratitude to Most Distinguished Companion Andrew Sweeney for a wonderful term of Office. He will be, as they say, a hard act to follow but as many of you know me personally, you will anticipate the dedication that I will give to the role.
On behalf of the whole Order, I congratulate those appointed to or promoted in, Grand Rank just now. You have all worked hard and your efforts thus far have been rewarded. But it doesn’t end there Companions and there are always opportunities through Grand Rank and our Grades system for further advancement for those who commit themselves to the growth and development of our Order. Your efforts from now on will again be recognized and, I promise you, rewarded. I am the only person invested today who can’t go any further.