Athelstan Lodge helps Atherstone Scouts
After being contacted by the Leader of Atherstone Scouts, who had received a grant of £100 from Grand Lodge, the Master, Wardens and Secretary of Athelstan Lodge 1333 visited them at their Headquarters and were very impressed. As a consequence the Scouts were invited back to the Lodge Rooms where the Junior Warden gave a very interesting talk, outlining the many similarities between Freemasonry and Scouting. This was very well received by all the Scouts who asked many questions and showed great interest.
The lodge subsequently donated £600 to help send the pack on a camping holiday in the summer. They also donated £600 to Mancetter Scouts and a further £330 to Polesworth Abbey Scouts towards the building of a new Headquarters.
A photo can be seen on the Lodge website here
Masters Answer Questions
A presentation of the Third Degree Lecture by the Warwickshire General Lodge of Instruction 587 will be given at the meeting of Warwickshire Installed Masters' Lodge 4538 on Thursday 14th June 2012.
The Lectures are delivered in catechetical form, and the meeting will open at 5.45pm at The Clarendon Suites, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9SB.
Full details can be seen here.
500th Meeting and Burns Supper in Edgbaston
Orion Lodge 4993 will celebrate their 500th Meeting on Thursday 26th January and are pleased to invite all other Masons to join them. The Lodge meets at The Clarendon Suites, Stirling Road, Edgbaston and will be opened at 6.00pm.
After the Lodge has opened a history, prepared by the longest continually serving member W Bro Bob Smith, will be presented. A Lodge of Instruction Festival will then be held, with junior brethren occupying the principal offices, and will include an extended working of the second degree Tracing Board.
Being so close to 25th January, the Festive Board will take the form of a "Burns" Supper, for which the dining fee will be £25 (includes drinks with the meal)
Murdoch Valentine Newsflash
The Master of Murdoch Lodge 3480, W Bro Stephen Rowe, extends a hearty and fraternal invitation to all masons and their guests to his Lodge's special Valentines Ladies' Evening on Saturday 16th February 2013 at the Clarendon Suites, Edgbaston B16 9SB.
NTM chairs FSL
The annual Federation of School Lodges Festival was held under the Banner of the Old Strodians' Lodge 7803, at Strodes' College, Egham. During the Business Meeting, Officers of the Federation were elected, with Warwickshire Mason W Bro NT Malden becoming Chairman.
There was also a Lodge Meeting, at which the roll of Lodges attending was called and a presentation concerning Royal Masons was given. This was followed by a Festival Dinner in the Sports Hall, attended by the Principal of the College.
The photograph was taken in the Sports Hall at the end of the Lodge Meeting. In the centre is the Master of the Host Lodge WBro PD Dowding. To his right is the President of the FSL, RWBro DL Jenkins, PProvGM of Somerset and on his left is is W Bro TA Rains, Assistant PGM of Surrey (the host Province). The other figures are the Committee Members of the FSL and also, on the far right, the representative of the Public Schools Lodge Council WBro JR Soper. NTM is third from the right.