Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

St Philip unites lodges across the Provinces

On Thursday 18th October 2017 Worshipful Brothers Pete Clarke and Peter Fry, two intrepid members of St Philip's Lodge 5580, braved the M42/M1 to venture to Tapton Hall, Sheffield to visit St Philip's 7116. On arrival they were to find that they had been elected as Honorary Members in recognition of their long and frequent attendance.

W Bro Pete Clarke, W Master of 7116 Tim Watts, W Bro Peter Fry

It all started in the spring of 2002 when W Bro Pete Clarke realized that his forthcoming installation would coincide with the 400th meeting of his Lodge. He made contact with and visited the two other St Philip's Lodges in the UK - St Philip 4221, Southend, and St Philip's 7116, Sheffield, and extended an invitation to his installation in the October.

Both Lodges were delighted to accept, the rest, as they say is history.  Members visit Southend at least once a year and Sheffield for most meetings, there are reciprocal visits both to Lodge and social events - particularly Ladies' Evenings - much enjoyed by brethren and ladies alike.

You can follow the explots of St Philips Lodge on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stphilipslodge5580/

 

 

Retention Strategy and Exit Planning

Provincial LogoYou will probably be aware of the recent changes to the Visiting Officer scheme which will hopefully improve its effectiveness and speed up the Provincial response to requests for help from Lodges.

As a further improvement to the scheme, the Provincial Grand Master has decided to implement a retention and exit strategy to work in conjunction with the VO scheme to help Lodges identify and retain Lodge members who are at risk of falling by the wayside.

The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Michael Morris, PGSwdB, has been appointed to lead the Retention and Exit Strategy Initiative.

This exciting and timely approach will centre around two new structures:

A Retention Team, headed by the Deputy PGM and comprising senior and experienced Masons from various Masonic disciplines to be called upon as and when appropriate. These will include certain senior Acting Provincial Officers, Past Provincial Wardens and representatives from the Education and Development Team, Provincial Lodge Support Team, 5 of 9 Club and such other co-opted members as may be appropriate from time to time.

The Retention team will act on information provided by Lodge Secretaries through two new forms; the Assistance Form and the Exit Form.

When either of these forms is received from a Lodge, the Deputy PGM will assess the content and allocate the most appropriate one of the Retention Team to take whatever action is required. This could be to meet with your Lodge SVO to engage the VO structure, enlist Provincial Support through the Mentor or Almoner or contact the Individual to offer non-partisan support.

It is imperative that Lodges immediately advise the Deputy PGM, through the Lodge Secretary, when a resignation is received, or when a resignation may be imminent.

Celebrate the Tercentenary at Alderson House

Alderson House

The celebration of the Craft Tercentenary is almost over and Alderson House is hosting a very special dinner to celebrate the anniversary, on Saturday 4th November. There are still approximately 12 places available and we invite you to join us.

The evening will comprise of:

  • A drinks and Canapes reception in the Lodge Room.
  • A presentation of the highlights of the Grand Lodge celebration in London, held a few days earlier.
  • A very special 5-course dinner to include soft drinks, table wine and port.
  • Wonderful entertainment by the renowned Maggie O’Hara who has been with us to great success on previous occasions.

For the very special price of £39.00 per person inclusive.

The menu for the evening will be:

  • A Mushroom and Leek Brioche
  • Sole Veronique
  • Rump of Lamb with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Crème Brulee
  • Cheese and Port
  • Coffee and Mints

There will be options available for vegan, vegetarian or other dietary requirements. Please advise me with your response and cheque, using the reply slip below.

The evening will commence at 6.15 pm for the drinks and canapes reception and it is anticipated that carriages will be called at 11.15 pm. Dress code is formal for men and evening/cocktail dress for our ladies.

Do please support our final event, to make this a truly splendid occasion. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 90 so it really is first come first served by Friday 27th. October.

To secure your place please download the attached application form

Local Air Ambulance proudly displays the Tercentenary Logo

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Proudly displays the United Grand Lodge of England Tercentenary Logo

The Warwickshire Northamptonshire Air Ambulance now has the United Grand Lodge of England Tercentenary Logo firmly affixed to both sides of the helicopter fuselage as shown in the photographs below.

Tercentenary Logo WNAA

The WNAA is strongly supported by the Province of Warwickshire via the Provincial Grand Master’s Famous Five initiative, as well as the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association in their annual allocations, and of course by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.  

The PGM and Charity Steward with the WNAA

Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey, together with Provincial Charity Steward, John Hayward were amongst the first to see the prominent logo displayed, which is there for all to see during rescue missions and publicity opportunities.

All concerned are proud to be associated with the wonderful work carried out by the Air Ambulance Service, and will continue to fully support them in their endeavours.

JBH

 

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Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
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The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for freemasons within England and Wales and districts overseas.