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Stanway House Garden Party

Elmley Castle Lodge - 18 July 2018 - 9:24am

Once more Peter and Madeline organised a splendid fund-raising day at Stanway House in aid of the Worcestershire Provincial Festival 2022.

The recent hot dry weather gave the gardens an unfamiliar appearance, not the lush green lawns that we know so well.

The lack of water in the lakes reduced the number of Duck races possible on the day however the racing had strong support with all ducks sold before the off.

We were able to enjoy the wonderful fountain operating albeit for a shorter time than normal.

Good support, particularly from friends and family, kept the numbers reasonable considering the alternative attractions of the Wimbledon Men’s Final and Footballs World Cup Final.

Peter reports approximately £1,000 raised for the Festival in the name of Elmley Castle Lodge.

A warm night at Dave’s place

Elmley Castle Lodge - 16 July 2018 - 1:37pm

Members of the lodge LOI enjoyed an informal evening at the DC’s fishing lakes.

A great evening when many enjoyed a little fishing and excellent food.

Obituary: Comp. K V Stooke

Worcestershire Prov Chapter - 16 July 2018 - 1:00am
Vernon RA Chapter No.560

Installation Convocation of Avon Chapter.

Worcestershire Prov Chapter - 9 July 2018 - 1:00am

On Wednesday 27th June some 31 Companions mustered at the Evesham Masonic Hall to enjoy the Installation Convocation of Avon Chapter.

The Chapter have been going through a difficult period and, in consequence, and following the resignation of J, the 1st and 2nd Principals were proclaimed and E. Comp. Paul Emerson was Installed into the Chair of J.

The Provincial Team, led by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E. Comp. Colin P T Brown, comprised E. Comp. Ian M Fothergill, PGStdB., PPrGJ, E. Comp. Derek W. Owen, PGStdB., PPrGJ, accompanied by E. Comp. Alan Bolton, Prov ADC on his first night out.

He had also arranged for his own group of supporters in the form of E. Comp. Tim Jones, PGStdB., Prov DC, E. Comp. Mike Hadden, Prov DepDC and E. Comp. David Shrimpton, Prov AGDC.

E. Comp. Ian Fothergill had the pleasure of presenting SGC's to Comp's. David Yeates and Graham Hobby.

The assembled company enjoyed a very good evening and it was very pleasing to hear a Candidate being Proposed. Our picture shows:

The Provincial Team with E. Comp's. Brian Newbury, Z, George Lamb, H and Paul Emerson J.

Old Bromsgrovian RA Chapter

Worcestershire Prov Chapter - 26 June 2018 - 1:00am

On Friday 1st June Old Bromsgrovian Chapter held their Installation Meeting which, on this occasion, meant the Proclamation of the Three Principals for another year. This gave the Provincial Team comprising of E. Comp. John M Phenix,PAGSoj, Dep. Grand Sup, as Presiding Officer, E. Comp. A John Yeates, PGStdB, 2nd Provincial Grand Principal and E. Comp. Derek. W Owen, PGStdB, PProvGJ as the acting 3rd Provincial Grand Principal all under the watchful eye of the ProvDC, E. Comp. Tim Jones, PGStdB.

Our picture shows the Chapter Principals, E. Comp's J R N Boffey, Z, M A Gunton, H and V G F Matts, J with the Provincial Team.

Remembrance RA Chapter

Worcestershire Prov Chapter - 26 June 2018 - 1:00am

Tuesday 19th June saw Remembrance Chapter hold their Installation Meeting with the recently appointed 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, E. Comp. A John Yeates, PGStdB Presiding for the 1st time. He was accompanied by E. Comp. Michael D Cox, PAGSoj, P.Prov.G.H. acting as 2nd and Ian M Fothergill, PGStdB, PProvGJ acting as 3rd. This under the direction of our Prov DC E. Comp. Tim Jones, PGStdB.

A Presentation of a Supreme Grand Chapter Certificate to Companion James A Sheehan was made by E. Comp. Ian Fothergill in his usual,erudite fashion and this was follwed by the Installation of E. Comp. S A Ward as Z, and the Induction of E. Comp. D Driver, PPrGStdB, ProvG Org(Warks), PProvGSwdB(Warks). Unfortunately the Incoming H was unavailable so E. Comp. A Roxburgh, PPrAGSoj, acting as H for the majority of the evening.

Worcestershire Installed First Principals

Worcestershire Prov Chapter - 26 June 2018 - 1:00am

Wednesday 20th June saw the 69th Annual Installation Convocation of Worcestershire Installed First Principals held at Kings Heath with an attendance in excess of 75 Companions. It turned out to be a most successful evening which saw a galaxy of Current and Past Provincial Grand Superintendents accompanied by Deputy Grand Superintendents and 2nd and 3rd Prov Grand Principals attending to witness the Installation of:

E. Comp. Colin P T Brown, Most Excellent Grand Superintendent as Z, E. Comp. John R Gaston, PPrGSN, as H and E. Comp. L Eric Bourne, PAGSoj as J. The Installing Officer was E. Comp. Colin V Young, PGStdB.

The ceremony, as should be expected from the Premier Lodge in the Province, went extremely well and the incoming Z congratulated the Installing Officer on both his performance and the longevity of his tour of duty, (6 months, caused by a vehicle failure on the Motorway on Installation day last year).

Our pictures show the Principals of the Chapter accompanied by the Dep G Sup, E Comp. John Phenix, PAGSoj, together with the 2nd and 3rd Provincial Grand Principals, E. Comp's A John Yeates, PGStdB, 2nd and E. Comp. Rev Justin T Parker, PGStdB, 3rd. all under the very watchful eye of E. Comp. T. M. L. Jones, PGStdB, ProvDC.

The second picture shows our galaxy of visitors: what can only be described as a real "Chain Gang." E. Comp's, P A Taylor, MEGS,( Shrop)., P L. Hall, MEGS (Warks), G. C. King, Past MEGS (Gloucs & Here), P. Gough, DepGS, (Warks), D. Kettle, DepGS (Shrop), G. R. Weston, Past DepGS, J. R. Emms,Prov H (Warks), P. F. Diggins, Past PrH (Gloucs & Here), MEZ 1st Principals Chapter (Gloucs & Here), J. D. Evans, Prov J (Warks), H D Butterworth, PastGJ (Warks).

Masefield Golf Day

Masefield Lodge - 26 June 2018 - 1:00am

Wednesday 15 Aug 2018

Kings Norton Golf ClubThe annual golf day will be held on Tuesday 14th August 2018 at Kings Norton Golf Course.

We shall meet at the Kings Norton Golf Club (August 14th) for bacon sandwich and coffee at 9.30 am prior to a Texas Scramble (10.00 am start) of 9 holes on the Yellow Loop. Following a rendezvous at 12.30 pm for soup and sandwiches, the main afternoon event starts at 1.30 pm off Blue / Red tees, competing for the highly prestigious Masefield Cup and a galaxy of Visitor awards.

The golf will be followed by dinner in the evening at 7.00 for 7.30 pm with a hilarious, entertaining and enjoyable prize giving ceremony. The Worshipful Master is particularly keen to encourage as many as possible to attend, especially non-golfers and their ladies.

I also remind the golfers that we are very fortunate to have a date at Kings Norton, one of the finest courses in the Midlands and you are guaranteed a fabulous day at the most advantageous rates.

Yours most sincerely and fraternally, Mike Bunn

Cost = Golfers Full Day (27 holes) £62.00 including dinner.

Cost = Golfers Afternoon (18 holes) £52.00 including dinner.

Cost = Dinner only £22. 00 per head - JACKET AND TIE PLEASE

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