Bike sport news-
Moto GP starts 26th March in Qatar
Wed March 22nd free entry to British Superbike and Supersport practise at Donington !. Season starts the following week!
Dates for your diary
Sat 3rd June Next Regular Meeting of the Lodge at Rugby, labour is to raise Bro. Vincent Potter.
Any Bro wishing to assist in this ceremony please contact Richard Bache asap.
This is the first newsletter of 2017 with our new WM Colin Fox at the helm. He is very committed to keeping all brethren informed of social events during the coming year, and encourages us all to share activities and events with the rest of the lodge , to boost participation, and grow the Lodge’s social calendar. This 2017 is a becoming a busy year already , and in the coming weeks more and more events will be communicated.
Regular meeting of Mike Hailwood Lodge No. 9839, Sat 11th March 2017
On Saturday 11th March we raised Alan Potter to the third degree, our first meeting with the new WM in charge, we had a great time with many visitors. Weather was dry and we had a good contingent of brothers on their bikes!
Let us know of any other lodge meetings you feel we can visit as a group.
Mike Hailwood Lodge on Tour
The WM assisted by IPM, Secretary and Tyler visited Shenstone Lodge on February 16th on our bikes! This was a special visit to see Lance Knight raised to the third degree, and our brethren assisted in the ceremony..Andy Hare acted as senior deacon, Richard Bache gave the exhortation and myself the charge and entrusting. A superb day was had by all. There was even a member visiting from the sunshine island of Ibiza ! Sadly the ride back was cooler and wetter than Ibiza…
Detailed below is the schedule of Rugby lodges meetings for this year, and encourage you all to let us know of any other lodge meetings you feel we can visit as a group. Dates we do know are as follows-
15th April – visit to Coborn Lodge installation at Chingford, Essex. I hope brethren on bikes will attend, we have visited this motorcycling lodge since its inception and we do get regular support from Coborn brethren to our meetings. I shall be posting up details of the run nearer the time.
25th April – Howard Davis is being installed into the chair of Hercules lodge in London tyling at 4.30pm at Freemasons Hall. Please contact Howard for a summons.
Upcoming social events / potential ride outs
Sun 30th April – Bike 4 Life charity ride in aid of midland air ambulance from Meole Green near Shrewsbury ending at RAF Cosford Museum.
Fri/Sat/Sunday 3rd to 5th May – Classic Bike Races at Donington race circuit. Our Lodge will have a stall promoting freemasonry and we are looking for 6 volunteers per day to man the stall. Andy Hare will be co-ordinating the weekend as before. Free entry tickets for the lucky 6 !
Regular ride outs-
The Lodge encourages any brother to suggest routes for rideouts which we can co-ordinate and publish for any brethren wishing to take part. I regularly ride on a Sunday to mid-Wales or Rutlandshire, and usually take in a breakfast along the way. The weather is improving , so it would be good to get out on the bikes. Andy Hare has a regular run to Hoar Park in Nuneaton on Wed mornings for a cuppa , bacon sarnie and see the classic bikes and vehicles which meet there. Wed pm is also British Club racing practice at Mallory Park, cost just a couple of quid for all areas access to watch . Often get British Supersport and superbike riders there. The Sleepy Sausage café just south of Towcester (and Jacks Hill café just north) are also popular biker haunts. We also are always welcome at the Friendly Inn at Frankton, run by our own brother, Nigel Headley, for refreshments/meals after a rideout.
Looking further ahead !...
MFest 300 at Weston Park 25th-26th June 2017 – Much has been put out by Bro Secretary on what is happening. This promises to be a great weekend out.
MHL Ladies Festival 14th -15th Sept – our biennial visit to the Isle of Man , a great deal set up by our WM at the Sefton Hotel. We always have a great weekend away, and all brethren who can make it are encouraged to go. Details from Bob Fellowes. Deposits £50 please asap.
Summer Tour 2017
I have not set anything up as yet for this year but I will be going somewhere! Possibilities from a weekend in Belgium or Normandy through to a week long visit to the Alps or Pyrenees including Northern Spain. Let me know if you fancy a foray into Europe and I will see if I can help out. I have been doing at least one European trip each year since 2004 and have been to most places.
RUGBY LODGES SCHEDULE
(March – April 2017)
||William Webb Ellis
(Please note Easter Day is Sunday, April 16th.)
Please Contact our Secretary for details for any brethren wishing to visit any of the above Lodges.
Ps please send all communications direct to Bro Secretary Richard Bache who will feed it to the editor!