David in his new Regalia
W.Bro. David O. V. Hubbard has just been installed as ‘the Assistant District Grand Master of Cyprus and now reads as Worshipful Brother David Owen Vaughan Hubbard MBE, PJGD, AsstDistGM.
He joined Wayfarers, 5740, at Cosham in December 1988, making the Chair in November 2002 where he made a name for his after-dinner speaking where he often gave an unscripted telling of some element of Greek Mythology
For family reasons, in 2004, he moved from Gosport to Cyprus where he threw himself into Masonry. For his dedication to Freemasonry across the island he has now been hugely rewarded with the latest honour, richly deserved. Before committing himself to the role, he had to ask himself a few questions, such as: “Can I make a difference”, and “Can I move from a Past District Grand Director of Ceremonies to a more Administrative position?”. I have had a fantastic response from the District which has made me feel extremely proud.
He has also been WM of the Cyprus Master’s Lodge Number 9655 EC at one point conducting a courtesy Raising Ceremony, where the Obligation was taken on the Quaran. In the Craft, he was first a District Grand Standard Bearer for two years, then, District Grand Director of Ceremonies for 7 years, then came Grand Rank and now this.
Likewise, he was District Grand Director of Ceremonies in the Holy Royal Arch Chapter for about 5 years and is now Past District Grand Scribe N. I also include in my Masonic memberships the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite – Supreme Council Grand Marshal – 33° Degree, and Grand Director of Ceremonies.
He is currently Master Elect in a Mark Masons and Senior Deacon in the one Royal Ark Mariner Lodge.
He is an Honorary member of 4 Lodges and in one, a Taylors Working Lodge, he is the ‘ stand in’ Senior Deacon. He is also a member of the Red Cross of Constantine (Greek Constitution) in Zakynthos (Greek Island), Past Preceptor and Prior in the Knights Templar and Knights of Malta, with Overseas Rank.
He is sure all this is due to Wayfarer training where he learnt to volunteer, learn his words, how to behave, and where he was taught the principles of Freemasonry – Brotherly Love, Relief, Truth and Respect. And most of all to do it and everything without the Book!
I am sure we all offer W. Bro David our congratulations and he is the very essence of the phrase “You get out of Masonry, what you put in”.
Very well done David!