Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

It isn't too late to CARE ...

There are still spaces available to hear Sir Keith Porter speaking at Bedford Lodge No 925 at Severn Street - view the summons here and book your place without delay ....

 


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.

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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.

 

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A Feast of Masonic Ceremonial

Monolithos Lodge

For brethren who love their Masonic ceremonial and want to see not just one but two live ceremonies, then Monolithos Lodge 8475, who meet in Leamington Spa is the place to be on 5th October. They will be performing a Raising and a Passing ceremony on the same evening.

The lodge will open at 5:30pm sharp under the guidance of the Worshipful Master, our Provincial Grand Sword Bearer, W Bro Trevor Siddall. A lodge well known for the quality of their ceremonies and fun at the Festive Board there can be no finer place to be on that evening.

For those wishing to attend contact Chris Walton on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.

Gary rides for the QE Hospital

Lodge of Peace and Harmony

My name is Gary Hulme and I am a Member of the Lodge of Peace and Harmony. I have an auto immune disease and my health has not been great for many years and in particular the last six months.

I have received fantastic support from our National Health Service so I have decided it is time for me to give something back.

On Sunday 24th September 2017, together with 14,999 other cyclists I shall be cycling in the inaugural Velo Birmingham, a closed road event.  I will be riding 100 miles from Birmingham, passing through Staffordshire and Worcestershire via Sandwell and then back to Birmingham. This is a tough event, with some hard hills to climb 1,754m of pain.

Because of my health this has amplified the difficulty of this challenge. My training for this has not gone to plan, however I am determined to ride the full 100 miles.

I will be riding for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, to support injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their families. The amazing work that the QE Hospital does for injured Service Personnel and their families is far beyond the scope of the usual NHS work and rely on charitable funding to continue.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity supports patients and families at one of the UK’s largest hospitals, including wounded UK Military Personnel and children with cancer. From ground breaking research to world-leading cancer equipment, the Charity provides ‘added extras’ that go over and above what the NHS can fund.

Please donate if you can, the QE needs charitable funding to continue all of the excellent work it undertakes. For all the QE patients past present and future help me to contribute to this wonderful hospital.

You can help Gary raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page - https://www.justgiving.com/garyhulme

The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association is pleased and proud to support the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. We wish Gary the best of luck in the ride, and a return to good health to follow.

 

Tercentenary Celebration Gala Dinner

RugbyTercentenaryRugby Tercentenary Gala Dinner

Friday 3rd November 2017

 

 

 

As this celebration year comes to an end and we look back on the fabulous events that have taken place, it’s time to plan the culmination event.

To finish the year in style, Rugby has been chosen to host one of the official Provincial events under the presidency of one of the Provincial rulers.

We have secured the services, for one night only, of a chef from Coombe Abbey, who along with our own team will produce an exceptional six-course, fine dining menu, we will be showing highlights of the celebration event from The Albert Hall and be entertained by Stringfever.

The program for the evening will be as follows;

6.45pm Prosecco and canapes reception

7.30pm Dinner to be served.

Menu

Amuse Bouche - Mini tomato and red pepper soup with a cheese straw

Starter - Griddled watermelon, melon pearls, thyme, honey & yoghurt dressing

Main course – Textures of lamb, lamb sauce, feta and rosemary crumble

- Appropriate vegetables & potatoes.

Pre-dessert - Autumn fruit jelly

Dessert - Apple tart, calvados cream, apple crisp.

                  - Cheese & biscuits, apple, celery and Port

                  - Coffee and chocolates

Entertainment throughout dinner will be an acoustic set from Stringfever and following dinner a full electric set.

For those who are not aware, Stringfever are a quartet who have appeared with Graham Norton on the BBC and we have been very lucky to secure their services.

10.30 Evening to conclude

The cost for the evening will include the drinks reception, full menu, port with cheese and the entertainment. Menu alterations can only be for dietary requirements.

Wine will be available for purchase.

Please support this fabulous event. All are welcome and lets celebrate a momentous year and our extraordinary hobby in true Rugby style.

The event will be Black tie for Gentlemen and cocktail dresses for the ladies.

Pleaae see the attachment here for full details.

 

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