Following his appointment as an Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, Samuel Robinson (Sam) was invested by the Grand Superintendent, Tony Harrison at a meeting of Thornton and Cleveleys Chapter No 3854.
Sam has responsibility in the Royal Arch for the Gladstone, Bootle, Woolton and Garston Groups.
Sam was initiated into Freemasonry in November 1984 and went into the chair of Excelsior Lodge No 3580 in 1992 and again in 2001, he served as ADC then DC of the lodge for seven years.
His first Provincial rank of Provincial Grand Standard Bearer was in April 1997, this was followed in May 2003 when he was appointed Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and was promoted to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in May 2006 and he received his grand rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in April 2007.
Sam became a companion of King’s Chapter No 3101 in December 1985 and was the first principal in 1997, his first appointment in Provincial Grand Chapter came in May 2006 as Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and he was promoted to Past Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah in April 2009 and was appointed in Supreme Grand Chapter to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer in April 2010. Sam is also a member of several other Masonic Orders.
After leaving grammar school Sam completed his apprenticeship in the aircraft industry as a jig and tool design draughtsman, he then joined the Ford Motor Co at Halewood where he became part of the management team until retirement in 2004.
Sam is married to Julie, they have one daughter and a grandson and live in Woolton, close to ‘Strawberry Fields’, they both enjoy travel, walking and gardening.
Sam said after his investiture: “I was surprised when asked to take on the office of Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, but delighted to accept.
I feel very privileged to be considered worthy of such high office and hope to make a meaningful contribution and continue the light hearted approach I did as a PrDGDC.
I am looking forward to renewing the many friendships I have made over the years with companions in the Royal Arch.”