Grand Priory of Malta: Official Opening of the Saint Lazarus Foundation Premises
The hectic month of activities related to the expansion of the Order reached its height in the islands of Malta by means of the official opening of the new state of the art premises which will be hosting the Saint Lazarus Foundation. Based in the main arterial road of Zebbug, Malta, the premises includes a number of secretarial spaces, the office of the Grand Chancery, the office for the Council of Knights of the Grand Priory and a large hall which will serve for the meetings of the members of the Order on the island.
The official opening was commemorated by means of a drinks and party with a number of guests and distinguished invitees mingling with the Knights and Dames and members of the Order. A number of jurisdictions were also represented in this activity, including Austria, South Africa, Ukraine, England, Kazakhstan and other dignitaries. Several members of the Scout movement were also present, as were a number of Mayors and City Councillors from all over Malta, inescapably led by the Mayor of Zebbug himself, Chev. Alfred Grixti KLJ CMLJ, who had the honour of opening the premises. A number of Maltese members of Parliament were also present for the event, which was underlined by keynote speeches by the Grand Marshal of the Order, H. E. Chev. Steven Groneveld GCLJ and the Grand Chancellor of the Order, Chev. Massimo J Ellul GCLJ GCMLJ.