Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Last few days to have your say in the MCF Charity Vote

In Freemasonry, we benefit from many members personal experience  in the running of our Lodges - many accountants are Treasurers of Lodges, many administrators are Secretaries of Lodges.

How many times, I wonder, does a Mason’s other hobbies come into play in such a dramatic way as one of our Warwickshire members?

W Bro Stuart Jenkins, of Forest of Arden Lodge No 3826 and Shenstonian Lodge No 5544 has been called upon to practice a peculiar set of skills on two occasions in the past couple of years, both within the depths of Masonic Ceremony.

FastAid
Stuart is a Community First Responder (CFR) for West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), and secretary of FastAid Birmingham and Solihull, one of the First Responder Charities working with WMAS.  Community First Responders are volunteers who stand by at their homes or workplaces, and respond to critical 999 calls when they are able to reach an incident faster than the nearest ambulance resource.

The first time in Lodge that Stuart was called upon to use his diverse skills, was when a visitor to his lodge collapsed during the Installation, just as Stuart was about to invest the new Master.  Switching roles from Installing Master to CFR without batting an eyelid, Stuart called further assistance and assisted the attending Paramedics, before seamlessly resuming the role of Installing Master.

On another occasion, Stuart noticed the Junior Warden in another Lodge become ill during the ceremony.  He was able to remove the poorly Brother from the Lodge, and administer help whilst calling for further assistance from WMAS.

CFR’s are a vital resource in our communities.  Trained by the Ambulance Service and equipped with Oxygen, a defibrillator and other equipment, they all volunteer to spend at least 20 hours per month on call, and also to support Medical Event Cover, and defibrillator training. FastAid is currently working with the Province to train Brethren in the use of the Defibrillators located in each Masonic Centre in the Province. WMAS trains these volunteers to a high standard, and it costs £1850 to equip each volunteer.

FastAid has been nominated to receive an award from the MCF as part of the Tercentenary Celebrations.  If you would like to help FastAid gain funds which will undoubtedly go towards equipping the 8 new CFR’s currently under training, please visit https://mcf.org.uk/region/warwickshire/ and vote for FastAid!

Vote now, before it is too late!

Only one week until the MCF Community Award closes!

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We've had a fantastic response to the MCF Community Awards and have received over 130,000 votes since the polls opened in June.

Although it's a public vote, only 13% of voters are Freemasons. We want as many Freemasons to vote as possible, so if you haven't voted yet click here to choose your favourite charity.

Voting is quick and easy! You're just a few clicks away from helping a fantastic charity secure a share of three million pounds. Your vote could make all the difference!

Tercentenary Picnic and Trains with Hertford Lodge

HERTFORD LODGE 3208

TERCENTENARY

PICNIC AND TRAINS

Sunday 30th July 1.45 - 4.30

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LITTLE HAY MINIATURE RAILWAY

BALLENY GREEN, LITTLE HAY WS14 0BQ

Tercentenary Trains

Dress – Not best clothes

Ladies – No flowing dresses or scarves as they may catch in wheels

Bring a picnic. Tea and coffee available (No alcohol)

Unlimited rides on the railway and experience driving an engine under supervision.

We are limited by 40 parking spaces so “first come etc”

Children are requested to supervise adults at all times!

There will be a raffle for St. Giles Hospice and RNLI

Hertford Lodge Tercentenary Picnic and Trains 30th July 2017

To assist with numbers please RSVP by Wednesday 26th July to W Bro. Bill Hall

128 Hereford Road Monmouth NP25 3GD …. Tel:- 01600 719600

I will/will not be attending Picnic & Trains

Name................................... Phone Number …..............................

................Adults ….......... Children

Total due £12.00 per car. Cheques payable to Hertford Lodge 3208 Social a/c

Summer BBQ/ Freemasonry in the Community Event

Five of Nine Community Event
Five of Nine Community Event
The Five of Nine Club’s next Freemasonry in the Community event will be held in conjunction with a Summer BBQ and will take place at Rough Close Scout Campsite on the 12th August 2017, this an event for the whole family!

Rough Close is a large scout campsite located just outside of Meriden, Coventry in the Warwickshire countryside. Freemasonry has long held a close association with the Scouting movement and we hope to strengthen this bond and help them carry on their great work with children from all walks of life and in particular those children with disabilities that use this fantastic facility. We will be cleaning and painting one of the Campsites Cabins ‘The Norton Cabin’, this is a large cabin, which is used regularly by the scouting world and includes facilities for any children or campers with disabilities.

We will have activities available for children and families, including football, Cricket, Mega Jenga and Giant Connect 4, we are also planning a mini orienteering activity/walk for the whole family. The
facilities are available for members to camp overnight with their families, with limited numbers inside the cabin and up to 50 on the field opposite.
After our Freemasonry in the Community event, we will host our first summer BBQ, the catering of BBQ and soft drinks will be provided by one of our committee members Bro Warwick Wakefield who runs his own catering business Ready to Roast, any specific dietary requirements please get in touch!

The cost for this event is:

  • £5 for members
  • £7.50 for non-members
  • Children FREE

For more information or to reserve your tickets please visit www.fiveofnineclub.org.uk or click here.


Event: Summer BBQ/ Freemasonry in the Community Event
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017 @ 10:00 am
Location: Rough Close Scout Campsite, Tanners' Lane, Berkswell, Coventry CV7 7DB.
Type: Freemasonry in the Community and Social Event.
Guests: Members, Non-members, Friends and Family.
Price: £5 for members, and £7.50 for non-members, friends and family. Children FREE.

Take CARE with Bedford Lodge in October

World renowned lecturer Sir Keith Porter will be speaking about the West Midlands Care Team at Bedford Lodge No 925 on Friday 13th October 2017.

The meeting will be held at Severn St masonic rooms, Birmingham City Centre.

CARE Brochure 1CARE Brochure 2

This meeting is open to friends and family and  promises to be a memorable evening. Any brethren who would like to attend please contact the secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be sent a summons when issued nearer the time.

Sir Keith PorterAbout Sir Keith Porter

Professor Sir Keith Porter is one of the founding members of CARE and is a consultant Trauma Surgeon and the Clinical Director for Trauma at University Hospital Birmingham. He is Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the University of Birmingham. Since 2000 he has been the civilian clinical lead for the care of injured soldiers to the UK from both Iraq and Afghanistan (former Camp Bastion) to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

In 2002 Sir Keith was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee medal, in 2012 the Diamond Jubilee medal for voluntary work with the emergency services and in 2010 Professor Porter was Knighted in the 2010 Honours List for services to the Armed Forces.

CAREWest Midlands Central Accident, Resusitation & Emergency Team (Care)

CARE is a charitable organisation who respond to serious medical incidents within the West Midlands. It consists of a group of volunteer doctors and nurses who provide advanced pre-hospital medical care to seriously injured and critically unwell patients.

The charitable aims of the organisation are the relief of persons suffering injury or illness by the provision of immediate medical care and advancing the study of immediate medical care by the provision of training and research.

CARE brings a highly skilled medical team capable of providing life saving interventions at the roadside and elsewhere. Their treatment of critically ill patients includes those severely injured in car crashes, industrial accidents, shootings and stabbings, through to adult and child cardiac arrests and those with serious medical problems, such as heart attacks, fits, and breathing problems.

BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

Founded in the late 1980’s around the time of the national ambulance strikes, CARE has evolved from a ‘flying squad’ originally based at the now closed Birmingham Accident Hospital to the successful and highly respected organisation seen today offering pre-hospital emergency care across the region and in areas where air access is limited or impossible. Working alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service, each CARE team consists of three to four volunteer doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals who deliver enhanced critical care to seriously injured and unwell patients. Most of the CARE team work in NHS hospitals in their day-to-day professional life, volunteering spare time to respond with the charity.

Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarwickshirePGL

For Masonic enquiries:
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Tel: 0121 454 4422

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