Unrivalled Masonic Spectacle
The latest meeting of the Warwickshire Installed Masters Lodge 4538 saw the Investiture of the new Deputy Provincial Grand Master for Warwickshire, W Bro Michael C Morris by the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey who afterwards praised and thanked the retiring Deputy ProvGM, VW Bro Alan Wellan for all his hard work and support during his tenure, wishing him well in his new role as Inspector General for the Ancient and Accepted Rite in Warwickshire.
Also, the Installation of the Lodge’s new Master, W Bro Christopher C Grove, MBE, who addressed the brethren on the work of the Freemasons’ Grand Charity and his involvement as a Trustee. The outgoing Master, W Bro John R Emms presented the Immediate Past Master's Jewel to his successor, this having been a gift from members of the Irish Constitution, which may only be worn at the festive board and social events.
Further details about the meeting can be seen here and information about the Freemasons’ Grand Charity will be included in the next edition of the Provincial Newsletter.
Chris Grove (L) wearing the IPM Jewel, and Michael Morris
Variety for Installed Masters
Warwickshire Installed Masters Lodge 4538 has an enviable reputation for offering an engaging programme of lectures, talks, presentations and demonstrations, which have recently included the Deputy Grand Master and the General Lodge of Instruction.
At their meeting on Thursday 13th June 2013, Professor Colin Cooper will give a talk about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancers. Following his previous visit in 2005 a number of brethren who attended benefitted personally, and all masons are invited to attend the forthcoming meeting, commencing at 6.00pm at the Clarendon Suites, Stirling Road, Edgbaston B16 9SB.
Members of the General Lodge of Instruction, details can be seen here
(l-r) W Bro Mike Hogarth, W Bro John Norman, W Bro John Emms (Master - 4538),
W Bro John Alder, W Bro Mike Sherlock, Bro Jonathan Herrick
Warden helps Georgia
Bro John Sheath had the delightful privilege of being installed into the Master’s Chair of the Warden Lodge 794 by his father, W Bro Alan Sheath, ably assisted by the Installing Master, W Bro Brian Allely. With an existing Entered Apprentice, plus a potential candidate in the wings, the new Master can look forward to an eventful year!
At the Festive Board, a special appeal was made on behalf of Georgia, the granddaughter of the catering manager, Walter Richardson, at the Mill Street Temple.
Other Lodges meeting at Mill Street Masonic Hall are supporting this splendid cause and to date have contributed over £3,400, as reported in the latest (Spring 2013) edition of our Grand Lodge House Magazine “Freemasonry Today” www.freemasonrytoday.com/
Slimming for Kids
W Bro Ashwin Kagdadia of Mercia Lodge 6246 is tightening his belt in support of the Wishes For Kids charity, which helps make the dreams of terminally ill children come true.
He intends to lose over 27 pounds in weight over a five month period, ending in the first week of October 2013, and invites support by way of donations of £1 or more for every pound lost.
Special Meeting for Guy's Cliffe
Guy's Cliffe Lodge 8874 held its 200th meeting in the 15th century chapel on the site at Warwick which would eventually give the Lodge its name.
The Lodge was honoured by the presence of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Alan Wellan who was escorted by Provincial ADC Bro Peter Clarke. Also present were other acting Provincial Officers W Bros John Broughton, Simon Albu and Robert Burtonshaw.
Following the completion of the formal business of the meeting, ladies were admitted into the Lodge room and W Bro Barrie Ogden Metherell delivered a very interesting presentation about the background to the acquisition of the premises at Guy's Cliffe and the formation of Guy's Cliffe Lodge, including an outline of the work essential for the consecration of the Lodge.
During the Festive Board, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master said how much he and his wife Joy had enjoyed the occasion and thanked the Master W Bro Les Tame for recognising their wedding anniversary.
Overall, 60 people enjoyed a most relaxed and happy event, and are looking forward to the next 200 meetings.