Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Olympian visiting Warwickshire Installed Masters'

Over many years the Warwickshire Installed Masters' Lodge 4538 has had many speakers whose Masonic pedigree has been second to none. At the meeting of the Lodge on 8th June 2017 this pedigree is extended beyond Masonry to a World Class Olympic Champion.

Claire Cashmore, MBE, will be our guest of honour and keynote speaker.

Claire Cashmore

A seasoned Paralympian, Rio 2016 was Claire’s fourth Paralympics and most successful to date. She entered the world stage at only 16 years old, qualifying for Athens and coming home with 2 bronze medals, a bronze at the games in Beijing in 2008, and a further 2 silvers and a bronze in London 2012.

London 2012 saw a big boost in Claire’s profile as she was chosen to be one of the faces of Channel 4’s hugely successful Meet the Superhumans campaign – she was featured on billboards nationwide and in a number of adverts on Channel 4 speaking candidly about her disability.  

Claire’s performance in the pool at Rio 2016 was impressive. With experience under her belt, she won silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke and her first gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay.

Claire is a great ambassador for disability sport and regularly gives motivational talks to children and adults.

Our Worshipful Master, W Bro Trevor Sturt, would welcome as many masons from Warwickshire and other provinces as possible, to come along and enjoy what promises to be a very special evening and to help support Claire’s Charity

Please contact Lodge secretary, W.Bro. Trevor Siddall, for a summons: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Loyal Travellers Lodge meets the Three Peaks Challenge

Congratulations must go to Brother Matthew, one of Loyal Travellers Lodge's newer members, on completing the 2017 Three Peaks Challenge in 21 hours 19 minutes, well ahead of
the 24 hour deadline. Matthew raised £1500 for the Birmingham Children's Hospital charity fund. A magnificent effort, well done Brother.

Brother Matthew at the peak of Ben Nevis
Brother Matthew at the peak of Ben Nevis

The whole event raised a very creditable £60,000 for a variety of charities so Matthew's fund raising was a significant contribution to that total.

Not content with that achievement Matthew has signed up for the Hadrian's Wall Challenge and no doubt with the generous sponsorship of his Lodge Brethren will raise at least as much again if not even more.

 

Lodge of Stability invites you to an evening's entertainment

Lodge of Stability invites jazz lovers and your lady and guests to an evening's entertainment at Yenton Assembly Rooms courtesy of the Emma Jonson Quartet. There will be a short business meeting, which visiting brethren are welcome to attend. Following the meeting the brethren will rejoin the ladies and guests and enjoy a festive board followed by live music.

The Lodge meeting commences at 6.15pm.

To book your place contact the secretary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emma Jonson Quartet at Lodge of Stability

The Association of Athos Lodges celebrate the Tercentenary

The Association of Atholl Lodges celebrated the Tercentenary with an event in Birmingham, on Saturday 6th May, hosted by Athol Lodge 74 at the Severn Street Masonic Hall, the first and oldest meeting place in Birmingham, in the Masonic Province of Warwickshire.

The Association were honoured by the presence of their Grand Patron Sir David Hugh Wootton AGM, escorted by his DC, VW Bro Phillip Purves.

Sir David Wootton with the banner party and honoured guests

We were also honoured by the presence of W Bro Trevor H Sturt APGM of the Masonic Province of Warwickshire, and many other Grand Officers,we welcomed from far and wide many brethren from other Atholl Lodges.

The Association Banner Party paraded into the Lodge dressed with their traditional Tri-corn hats and white bibs and presented the Banner to the Worshipful Master, which was placed high above the Masters’ chair. 

During the meeting addresses were given by our Chairman W.Bro. Geoffrey Abraham, on the History of Atholl Lodges, followed by a talk by W.Bro Clive Moore entitled “The Atholl Legacy”

The Worshipful Master of Athol Lodge 74 W.Bro Anthony Wright then gave a fascinating insight into the history of the Lodge and building, where they have been meeting continuously since 1858.

The Festive Board
The Festive Board

The evening was completed by a splendid festive banquet in the very impressive dining room adjoining the Temple. All Brethren received a Tercentenary “Atholl Legacy” Booklet and pen. 

Mike Hailwood Lodge Newsletter - May '17

 

    Wednesday, 3 May 17                  Lodge newsletter 2

IPM Andy Hare, Secretary Richard Bache, Treasurer David Humphries and W.M. Colin Fox enjoying the “Cinderella Club” at Hoar Park on Wednesday mornings.

Cinderella Club
Cinderella Club

Visit to 1804 Coborn Lodge, in Chingford Essex, by Jon Pitt and Richard Bache, installing the new master, full details below…

Visit to Coborn

Regular social activities-

Hoar Park Garden Centre just outside Nuneaton hosts a regular get together on Wednesday mornings a plethora of Classic vehicles from buses to motorcycles. There is a good café on site, and as such is a great place to visit and have a natter and look at the vehicles.

If possible you could then ride across country to Mallory Park on the Wednesday afternoon to watch practice sessions used by all classes of racing motorcycles up to and including British Superbike. Last year admission was a couple of quid for which you get full access to all areas, and there is a good café on site and in the paddock.

Any more suggestions will be gratefully received , please send to either myself pitternator @sky.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Coborn Lodge 1804 Visit Easter Saturday April 15 2017

It has become an informal custom within our lodge to attend the April Installation meeting of this lodge since its “rebirth” as a motorcycle lodge in 2014. We wanted to support them in their growth and as a show of thanks for their regular visits to us. Whilst not the most enthralling ride on Britain’s motorways to get there, we have always received a warm welcome, seen excellent ceremonies and enjoyed their ritual and style at the festive board, Which is an “all day breakfast!”

The ride down was quiet being Easter Saturday, and after a few attempts we found the “ride in” meeting point just off the M25. There were 17 “Brothers on Bikes”, all masons, and a column was duly formed, with myself and Richard at the rear. We were convoyed through some very nice woodland roads where cars dutifully gave us way so we could all keep together, and arrived at the Chingford Lodge rooms which are very conveniently located on the edge of town.

The ceremony was indeed very moving as I had met Chris Cox the IPM, in previous years and he was a “larger than life” figure, who sadly passed to the Grand Lodge above earlier this year, he will be dearly missed by the lodge brethren. A Lodge of Sorrow was called on and Chris’s trademark Cowboy hat was solemnly paraded through the lodge. All the brethren paid their respects in dignified fashion, by personal reflections in silence, and I for one felt uplifted by such brotherhood. The rest of the installation passed well and I wish their new W.Master a very happy year. (The breakfast was as good as ever!)

I shall look forward to our return in 2018 if not before. It would be great to get a healthy contingent for the return. All members are welcome to join us for the next visit.

Coborn Lodge

Last Weekend’s Bike4Life Charity Run in aid of Midland Air Ambulance from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford was supported by 7,500 bikers, including our Secretary!

Dates for your diary

May 06/05/17-07/05/17

Donington Park lodge stand, with bikes, 6 passes for each day, contact IPM for these, first come, first served.

Consecration of a new motorcycle lodge at Southampton.

12/05/17 13/05/17. Mike Adams Old Ben Lodge. 25th Anniversary.

20/05/17 Provincial Grand Lodge at Great Queen Street, to support Paul Vernon on gaining his Provincial Rank.

21/05/17 Classic 300 Festival at Windsor Castle, with the Grand Master.

25/05/17 W.Bro Howard Davis is being installed in the chair of his London lodge, please contact secretary for details ASAP.

03/06/17 Regular MHL Meeting, with the raising of Vincent Potter.

24/06/17 Tercentenary celebrations at Weston Park.

15/07/17 Isle of Man TT Lodge Installation.

15/09/17 W.M. Ladies Festival Isle of Man.

23/09/17 Rugby Tercentenary meeting, Hailwood and other Rugby Lodges at Laurence Sheriffe School.

RUGBY LODGES SCHEDULE

(March – April 2017)

Lodge No. Lodge March April May
9420 Compass Rose 28th   23rd
5727 Composite 21st 18th 16th
5945 Darell 22nd 26th 24th
6442 Dunsmore 10th 14th 12th
8959 Eastfields 1st 5th 3rd
9737 Griffin I.M.   27th  
3497 Laurence Sheriffe 25th 27th 25th
9839 Mike Hailwood 11th    
502 Rectitude 14th 11th 9th
4118 Rokeby 3rd 7th 5th
9754 William Webb Ell      

(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.

HOT NEWS!!!

Hot news for May is the Mike Hailwood stand at Donington Park Classic Bike Endurance Races on 5th, 6th and 7th May 2017. We need six Brethren to help out and, ideally, bring a motorcycle for the stand. I shall try to cover Saturday and Sunday with my trusty Fazer 1000. Please contact Andy Hare for free passes and tickets (for the 6 helpers only).

Then it’s two visits to other lodges with our WM, Friday 12th May to the Consecration of new Motor Cycle Lodge in Hampshire, closely followed by a Ride to Old Ben Lodge in Shrewsbury on Saturday 13th May to support the father of our Lodge, Mike Adams. I do know a pleasant ride back if anyone fancies it! Both these visits are ideal opportunities to participate in the social side of the Lodge with a Masonic purpose!

Later in the month there is a visit to Grand Lodge where Paul Vernon will be getting his first Provincial Promotion. Andy Hare will be taking part in the Classic 300 Festival the next day in Windsor. Finally, Brother Howard Davis is being installed in the Chair of his London Lodge on 25th May.

 

Looking ahead to June . . . .

3rd June

Is the raising of Brother Vincent Potter. We have had a good response and several Past Masters are assisting in the ceremony. We look forward to seeing Vincent’s progress furthering his Masonic career.

Sadly, I shall not be able to attend this meeting, but wish you all well. I shall be attending the Motor Cycle Lodge meeting (Tu Felix) in Austria in Innsbruck as part of a week-long bike trip to Austria, back through the Swiss and French Alps.   This could be the start of a potential relationship with a foreign Lodge! I will give a report in the next News Letter and, of course, at the following Officer’s Meeting.

24th June  - M FEST at Weston Park

Much has already been said about this event. I am thinking of hosting a Ride Out on either Saturday or Sunday to visit what looks like a great day out, if you fancy going for a day only. Please let Richard know if you would like to come along. I shall send out another News Letter before M FEST to cover this event and set out activities for the summer and into September.

Lastly the riding season is now well with us and once more I call upon you for any ride out suggestions which we can publish to all Brethren.

Yours sincerely and fraternally

Jon Pitt

 

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