At our October Lodge Meeting we have the Provincial Team Visit coming along. We will open and then the Provincial Team will occupy all other offices other than the Secretarial Chair
The Forest of Mendip Lodge is moving to the Yatton Masonic Hall and our first meeting will be held on 22 September 2017. Coincidentally it is our Installation Meeting and the Provincial Grand Master is attending.
We would very much like to invite the members of your Lodges to visit us on that evening. Regretfully, because the restraints on our budget, the invitation is extended on a basis of pay your own way. The price of the meal is £15.00.
Hopefully this will not deter members from joining us on what will be a special evening for our Lodge and we look forward to welcoming as many members as possible.
Bearing in mind there is a maximum number permissible regarding fire regulations an early response will be appreciated.
Yours sincerely and fraternally,
Paul Philcox, PPrGSofWks
Tuesday 12th September 2017 is a special day for our lodge when we visit Nyanza Lodge in Ilminster to deliver the Travelling Trowel.
The Somerset Travelling Trowel Scheme - Introduced in 2012 as an attempt to foster closer links by encouraging fraternal visits between Lodges. It has proved very popular with Lodge members.
The aims of the scheme:
1. To encourage a wider sphere of visiting between Somerset lodges and increase masonic links and friendships.
2. To bring the Province closer together by fostering a spirit of mutual support and fraternity.
3. To encourage less experienced Masons to visit other Lodges.
4. The scheme will also help to support those Lodges that are perhaps small in Membership as well as those who receive relatively low numbers of visitors.
Visits to Installation Meetings will be avoided so that Master Mason will feel free to join in.
The commitment for each Lodge will be to undertake one visit every two years.
On Monday 4th April the Provincial Grand Master R W Bro CAS Hadler presented Saltford Lodge with a third Ashlar Award in recognition of the Lodge’s contribution to the 2020 Festival. Receiving it is W Bro JJ Butler, who is the retiring Charity Steward, and was congratulated for all his hard work over the years. On the left also accepting the Ashlar is the new Charity Steward W Bro DAT Alexander.
Dave and Jackie Alexander presenting a cheque for £710 from Saltford Lodge to the CLIC charity in Keynsham last week. Just another example of masonic engagement and support for the community
Photographs courtesy of "The Week In"