Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2018

Calling all Golfers - 2018 Warwickshire Masonic Golf Day

Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

WARICKSHIRE MASONIC GOLF DAY

BEAU DESERT GOLF CLUB CANNOCK CHASE

FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2018

Dear Brethren,

Are there any Brothers who would like a FRIENDLY day out playing a round of golf at Beau Desert Golf Club? This prestigious golf course, has hosted over the last 17 years the prequalifying round for the Open Championship, including top class Amateur tournaments, also proud to announce that in 2021 hosting the ENGLISH LADIES AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP.

The course is in a beautiful setting of the Chase; enjoy the ambience and tranquillity set in 30 square miles of forestry. Beau Desert, at one time was owned by the Marquis of Anglesey, North Wales, in 1890, in 1911 becamoming a private Golf Club.

I am prepared to put forward prises on the day and if a few of you would care to donate a prise, to be raffled for or auctioned off; all proceeds would go towards our GRAND CHARITY FUND for 2023. Our Provincial Grand Charity Steward W Bro G Walker, will be taking part, he would be delighted to see you all.

BRETHREN: A QUICK RESPONSE IS NECESSARY TO CONFIRM BOOKING

Itinerary:

  • Arrive for 8.45 am - Bacon bap and coffee on arrival
  • Teeing off - 10.00 am is FORMAT
  • Individual Stableford - Full Handicap - Yellow Tees
  • Ladies - Full Handicap - Red Tees
  • Followed by a two course meal
  • Presentation

Total cost for the day: £75

Please Note: We need at least 25 to 30 players to make this deal acceptable to the club and if your wife / partner play golf or a friend they are most welcome to take part.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Note: Jeans are not allowed to be worn on the course or in the club house

Contact: W Bro Patrick V Wood, Michael Price Lodge 9853
Telephone: 01543 679022
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Relocation of the Foundation Stone marks the completion of the Reading Court extensions

New location of the Foundation StoneReading Court, part of the Masonic Housing Association, is situated on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon near the river.  It is less than a mile from the town centre and there is a daily bus service from Reading Court; facilities such as doctors’ surgeries and dentists are located in the town centre. There is also a shop, pub and deli in Tiddington which is a 5 minute walk away.

Over the past 3 years 28 single bedrooms have been extending outwards by 1.5 mtrs, the last phase having been completed on the 20th July 2018.

The Foundation Stone was originally laid by Lt Col The Lord Burnham DL, Chairman of the Masonic Housing Association and The Rt Rev Vernon S Nichols, Provincial Grand Master of Warwickshire on the 8th April 1986. The foundation stone had to be relocated because of the extensions and it now rests in its new home on the right hand side of the main entrance.

The committee are all trustee’s of the Reading Court Charitable Trust, the Provincial Grand Master, W Bro David Macey being the current President and W Bro David Stanford, Assistant Provincial Grand Master is the Chairman.

Pictured here you can see the President and Chairman of the Reading Court Charitable Trust inspecting the new location for the Foundation Stone.

More information about Reading court can be found here.

Ladies Gift Fund for Masonic Charities

Ladies Gift FundRegistered Charity No 519281

 

“The Ladies’ Gift Fund” is a charity run by a committee of Ladies and helpers connected with

Masonry in the three Provinces of Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.  

Their aim is to raise money for Provincial and National Masonic charities.

This is achieved by staging two main events each year:

 

The 66th annual Christmas Fayre to be held at Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road,

Wolverhampton on Saturday 1st December 2018 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

To be opened by RW Bro Eric J Rymer,

Provincial Grand Master of Mark Master Masons for Worcestershire

 

The Spring Lunch is to be held at the Masonic Hall, Kings Heath on Sunday 7th April 2019

The Ladies’ Gift Fund thank you for your support during the last year.

This enabled donations of £10,000 to Masonic charities.

We look forward to your support at the 2018 Christmas Fayre and the 2019 Spring Lunch.

Full details of these events will be circulated closer to the event dates

 

Guatemala Volcano Victims Receive £25,000

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has donated £25,000 to Plan International UK to help support 30,000 people whose lives have been devastated by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala.

 Guatemala

Over 1.7 million people have been affected by the crisis, with at least 12,277 people having been evacuated from their homes. At least 100 people have lost their lives and the number is expected to rise as hundreds remain missing in the ash and rubble. The extreme conditions have left thousands of people without access to safe shelter, food, drinking water or sanitation facilities.

David Innes, Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation said:

“The Fuego volcano eruption has devastated the lives of many thousands of people, with, as usual, children bearing the brunt of the suffering. I am very pleased that the Masonic Charitable Foundation was able to move so quickly and provide funds for Plan International UK’s vital work at the heart of the disaster zone.”

 

Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth - Prize Giving

On a very warm summer day at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, it was a pleasure to see so many parents, staff and governors watching the happy pupils receiving their well earned prizes and trophies.

The school (now known as RMS for Girls), started with fifteen pupils and a matron in Somers Place in East London and moved twice within London until it finally settled in the magnificent grounds of Rickmansworth Park, Hertfordshire, in 1934.  RMS is one of the oldest girls’ schools in the country. Founded in 1788 by Chevalier Ruspini (founder of the former Royal Masonic Trust for Girls & Boys, now part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation), the School's original purpose was to educate the daughters of Freemasons who were unable to support their families through death, illness or disability.

The School became an open fee paying school in 1978 and accepts girls from all backgrounds and faiths. The majority of families associated with the School have no links with Freemasonry, with the name now largely being a reference to the school's past. 

With 315 acres of stunning grounds, Rickmansworth Park once surrounded a stately home. The school was purpose built on its site, making the most of its generous land.  With over 3000 trees, rolling grassland and exceptional facilities, the staff and students are indeed blessed to live and work in such a beautiful place. When the School was designed, the size, scale and quality of the buildings was extremely generous to a fault. The aerial shot below gives as idea of the extent of the school and its magnificent grounds.

RMS for Girls

Despite the reduced dependence on Freemasonry, this is an amazing school which embraces its traditions while looking forward to the future.  The school motto comes from Psalm 144, “That our daughters may be as the polished cornerstones of the Temple.”   The Ashlar is a traditional and valued award given as a silver badge to girls in recognition of their hard work, demonstration of the school values, and contributions to school life.  Pupils have the opportunity to earn an Ashlar at various stages in their school life at senior school and sixth form.

 The presentation

This photograph shows the Great Hall at Rickmansworth, where the prize giving took place, and the concert by the recipient years & the RMS Orchestra performed songs and music ranging from Elton John to Sibelius.

The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association contributes £500 annually to fund the prizes for the pupils, and has had the daughters of several Warwickshire freemasons educated at the school in past years. For further information on the School click HERE.

JBH

 

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