Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2017

MFest is nearly here - no tickets yet? You could miss out!

MFest 300

Early Bird Tickets end on 24th March

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From the re-enactment of the battle of the Alamo to a spectacular hot air balloon night glow, and from a Pipe Band to the sensation that is The Abba Reunion Tribute Show, there really is something for everyone at MFest300.

Look what you could be missing

 

The proposed programme below shows that there really will be something for everyone, whether visiting for just one day or staying for the weekend this is the great opportunity to get our families together and have a great time. Save yourself some money - Adult Tickets are currently only £10 - they will increase to £15 on 24th March - Buy now on the MFest300 Website.

 

Proposed Programme

Prove your driving prowess with the Five of Nine Club

Five of Nine Club
Five of Nine Club
Have you got what it takes to take Pole Position? 

Do you have the speed and skill to negotiate the track and come out on top at one of the biggest, baddest, fastest indoor circuit's in the West Midlands being over 1 km in length with 13 corners to negotiate?

If so join the Five of Nine Club for their exciting indoor Go Karting Event to be held on Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Sign up now on the Five of Nine Website

So what's on offer?

In your first session there will be a practice session to get a feel for the karts, followed by a qualifying session. After a break the drivers will come out of the pits in race order, before lining up on the grid for the start of the main race.

  • Exclusive use of the track for the Five of Nine Club
  • Full Safety Briefing and Drivers briefing
  • Suits and helmets provided
  • 5 minute practice session
  • 10 minute qualifying session
  • 15 minute grid started race
  • Electronically Timed Lap Time Printouts
  • Trophy presentations for the top 3 fastest drivers

The winner will "RACE FREE" on the day

The Five of Nine Club are also giving a prize to the winner of the main race. However, if the group is split into two the driver with the fastest overall time between the two groups on the final race will be declared the winner of the prize.

There is a strict deadline of Saturday 11th March 2017 for payments for this event. Unfortunately after this date you will not be able to added to the event so please hurry!!

There can only be one winner on top of the podium - so make sure it's you who takes home the gold, and not your nearest rival!

 

 

Teamsport Karting 

This event will be held at:

Teamsport Karting
Unit 7-10, Park Lane Industrial Estate
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 4JX

Participants must be on site for a full safety brief at 1:20pm to be track side for 2:00pm. If you miss the safety brief you will not be allowed to race.

The price for this amazing experience is:

  • £32.50 for both members and non members.
    (Friends and family are invited to this event)

There is a bar at the location to quench your thirst and a snack bar for anyone requiring food before or after the race.

 

Stop Press! Calling all Almoners

Help for MFest300

The Brethren of the Lodge of Walmley St John No 6504 have very generously donated some funding to assist any Brother in need, and who would like to attend MFest300. MFest300 is to be held at Weston Park, Staffordshire on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2017.

A letter has been sent out to all Lodge Almoners in the Province with details of how to contact the Almoner of the Lodge of Walmley. If you know of a Brother who feels unable to attend MFest because of a financial strain on his resources, and who could benefit from this generosity, then please contact the Almoner, W Bro John Creak, who will be delighted to assist if possible.

Together for Short Lives - £17,000 donation

Together for Short Lives

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant of £17,000, which has been enthusiastically received by the charity "Together for Short Lives".  This is a charity that helps parents of children with life-shortening conditions to get access to medical care, benefits, housing and other essential services.

The latest figures show that there are 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with life-shortening conditions – that is one child in every 270 or one in every school. According to recent research, there are at least 4,493 children aged 0-19 with life-limiting conditions in the West Midlands region alone.

Parents who should be devoting their time to the needs of their sick children and other family members may be having to spend a great deal of time dealing with separate organisations in order to access the services they and their children need.

Together for Short Lives runs the "Voices for Families" Advocacy Support Service in conjunction with the LawWorks legal charity. The service matches families with legally trained advocates who can offer support including writing letters, presenting claims and applications to local authorities and other agencies and liaising with third parties. Last year the service supported 72 families with specialist legal advice, helping them to resolve complex issues from accessing the right housing to welfare, benefits and support.

The grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons and their families from across England and Wales, will establish monthly clinics in four children’s hospices around the country, including Acorns Children’s Hospices in the West Midlands. There will also be a helpline for families in distress, and in-depth legal support can be provided for the most challenging cases.

 

John Hayward presents the certificate to Lizzie Chambers
John Hayward presents the certificate to Lizzie Chambers

Although the funds were sent directly to Together for Short Lives, John Hayward the Provincial Charity Steward for Warwickshire was pleased to present a certificate to Ms Lizzie Chambers, Development Director for the charity, who was accompanied by Julianne Oliveri-Knight, the Programme Funding Manager. The presentation was made at the Acorns Hospice in Worcester, which will be one of the centres to benefit from the grant. A tour of the hospice also demonstrated the work that Acorns, Lifelites and Together for Short Lives are all doing to help children and families in this sad position, and it was good to be able to reinforce the help that the Masonic Charitable Foundation and Freemasons across the country provide to these charities.

John Hayward
Provincial Grand Charity Steward

 

Provincial Junior Grand Warden sees his son raised in Surrey

It is a very special thing for a father to experience the ceremony of his son being raised and the journey to Surrey was not going to be a barrier for our very own Provincial Junior Grand Warden. His son, Nicholas, lives and works near to Surbiton and is a member of the Upper Thames Lodge No 6138 in the Province of Surrey. He was raised to the third degree at Surbiton Masonic Rooms on Monday 6th February 2017 in the presence of his dad.

W Bro Tranter PJGW and his son Nicholas

The ceremony was conducted by the Worshipful Master, W Bro Mark Donovan and W Bro John Arnold in an exemplary manner.

Nicholas on being raised with the visitors from Warwickshire

Also in attendance from the Province of Warwickshire were W Bro Alan Ellis, who has a number of his brothers in the Lodge, and W Bro Peter Clarke.

Contact Us

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

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