Michael J. Pinckard
Mike became involved in the Leyland Group Executive in 2010 when he was invited to become Treasurer of the Group. He was promoted to Group Secretary in April 2013 followed by Group Vice Chairman in 2016.
His Masonic career began when Mike was initiated into Tarleton Lodge No 7871 in October 1990 and, after serving in all the junior offices, became its Master in May 2003.
He is a member of the Leyland St Andrews Lodge no 7391 of which he is Chaplain and the Red Rose of Lancashire Lodge No 9640 of which he was Worshipful Master in 2014 and is currently Assistant Director of Ceremonies. Mike is also a member of Phoenix Lodge of Installed Masters No 9206.
In 2009 Mike was appointed Acting Provincial Grand Steward and promotion to PPrDGSuptWks followed in 2013. He was appointed to the office of Acting Provincial Sword Bearer at Provincial Grand Lodge in May 2018.
Mike was exalted into The Red Rose of Lancashire Chapter No 9640 (East Lancs) in 2007 and is also a member of Penwortham Chapter 5874 of which he has been First Principal in 2016/17 and 2017/18 and a member of Setantia Chapter of Installed Principals no 7755.
Mike is also a keen Mark Master Mason. He is a member of The Leyland Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1002, of which he was Worshipful Master in the 2017/18 season. He is also a member of Philadelphia Mark Lodge. Mike will join Walton Mark Lodge – the Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge – and Adoniram Mark Lodge following his appointment to Acting Provincial Grand Steward at Provincial Grand Mark Lodge in April 2018. Mike is the Captain of the Stewards at the annual meeting of Provincial Grand Mark Lodge.
Mike is also a member of Leyland Royal Ark Mariners 1002 and a member of the Leyland Chapter of Rose Croix No 528 and holds office in both orders.
Mike assists with administration at Provincial Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Chapter, where he can usually be found issuing the Provincial year books.
Mike was a traffic officer, motorcyclist, vehicle examiner, firearms officer and roads policing trainer during his career in the police force. He retired from the Lancashire Constabulary in 2007, moving on to The Department for Transport as a Senior Executive Officer managing road safety funding in the North West and West Midlands regions.
Mike now owns a motor repair garage in his home village of Tarleton and is one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace.
Mike and his wife Dawn have been married since 1982 and have two sons: David who is a physiotherapist and Marc who is Managing Agent Civil Engineer.
Mike is a keen motorcyclist and clay pigeon shooter, being a member of the West Lancs Masonic Clay Pigeon Shooting Society, of which he was Treasurer from 2009 – 2013.