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.
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.
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.
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.
Over £2000 has been raised by Warwickshire Mason, W Bro Bill Stammers, PM of Wyley Lodge 3836 meeting in Warwick. At the young age of 74, Bill has taken his first sky dive with his daughter Sally Smith and her work colleague Michelle Lowe, to raise funds for Stroke Club UK. Just about to enter the clouds, descending from 13000 feet, the parachute deployed at 5000 feet. Bill (above) is anchored to dive instructor Dave Luke, a member of Castle Lodge 7302, Oxfordshire.
It was Bill’s son Will, who survived a stroke at the age of 38, and who inspired Bill to take the dive of his life. Will, with his wife Sue and their children Thalia (9) and Alex (6), all support Stroke Club UK where stroke survivors, their families, friends and carers, can meet together socially. Their clarion call is “Let us brighten up your day”
You can still make donations via the Club website www.strokeclubuk.org, and “brighten up their day”!
Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association is pleased and proud to support Stroke Club UK, Registered Charity No. 1157370.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ
For Masonic enquiries:
Tel: 0121 454 4422