Michael J. Pinckard
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 where he is Chaplain, the Red Rose of Lancashire Lodge No 9640 of which he was Worshipful Master in 2014. 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 invited to become Treasurer of the Leyland Group In 2010 and was appointed Secretary in April 2013 followed by Vice Chairman in 2016.
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 is currently First principal. Mike is also a member of Setantia Chapter of First Principals 7755
He is also a Mark Master Mason in The Leyland Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1002, of which he is currently Worshipful Master. He is also a member of Philadelphia Lodge of Installed Mark Masters No 1646 and Leyland Royal Ark Mariners 1002.
Mike is also a member of the Leyland Chapter of Rose Croix No 528.
Mike assists with administration at Provincial Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Chapter and Captain of the Stewards at Provincial Grand Mark Lodge.
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 at Blackburn Rovers FC and Marc who is Managing Agent Civil Engineer.
Mike is a keen clay pigeon shooter, being a member of the West Lancs Masonic Clay Pigeon Shooting Society, of which he was Treasurer from 2009 – 2013.