Saturday, 20 May 2017
This will be followed by a drinks reception at 12.30 pm, followed by a buffet lunch with wine
The drinks reception and lunch is open to all – members, visitors, potential members, wives, families and children. email Chris Wiliams - firstname.lastname@example.org 07956 964937
Dress code for the reception and lunch is jacket & tie, or equivalent.
An advance party of OS Brethren, with wives, partners and friends, has in previous years met up for drinks and dinner on the Friday evening before the meeting. The plan is for drinks at the Lion Hotel, followed by dinner at Loch Fyne. This has worked very well in previous years.
Brethren and friends are informed that every Friday evening,
including Friday 2nd June, an informal gathering of Shrewsbury/ Shropshire masons takes place at the Three Fishes pub, 4 Fish Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1UR, from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Their unofficial snug is the back left corner at the far end of the bar. They extend an open invitation to OS Brethren to join them.
The Old Salopian Lodge is an 'associated lodge' of the Province of Shropshire. Please note that our Regular Meetings are held on the following dates:
Fourth Wednesday of September – next meeting Wednesday 27th September 2017
Fourth Tuesday of November (Installation) – next meeting Tuesday 28th November 2017
Fourth Tuesday of February – next meeting Tuesday 27th February 2018
Meetings are held at the City University Club, 50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD, commencing 5.00 pm
WBro Wood was Senior Warden of Teme Lodge when his wife became very ill, needing constant care from 1988 until five years ago when sadly she passed away. In spite of the fact that Derek could not attend his lodge for thirty years he still paid his subscription every year. Such loyalty needed to be rewarded. Derek was delighted to receive the certificate.
VWBro Roger Pemberton
Having ridden past your lodge over the past eight years whilst on my way to the fire station I have often wondered what goes on when I see all those cars parked outside. Well I got a little insight with the recent series of programs I have been following, soon recognised the Miller Evans For Sale sign when I suddenly realised it was in Shrewsbury.
I'm on a committee organising a Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on behalf of BAE Systems, for the first time we are opening it up to none BAE Systems teams, there is going to be a 6,12 and 26 mile walk, all fully marshalled with first aides, refreshments, evening meal with presentations etc. All proceeds are being donated to "Combat Stress".
There will be a small entry fee of £10 and a minimum pledge to raise £20 for chosen charity, so far we have 70 walkers, it would be great if you guys could help increase the numbers, it's going to take place on the 23rd September, so plenty of time for training.
If you would like more information please get in touch, or if you could pass on this information to the appropriate people within your organisation who may be able to help.
I am holding a Horse Racing evening at Crewe Street on Friday 30th June for the 2019 Festival. This should be a great evening of fun. Please contact me for tickets.
If you cannot attend then you can still own a horse or be a Jockey/Trainer for only £2 each. If your horse wins then you win a bottle of Prosecco/Wine. Please invite your family/friends! Your support is appreciated and I hope you can make it.
The Masonic Fishing Charity held its first event of the season at Ellerdine Lakes on Wednesday 17th May. Even though the weather was not kind to us the children did not seem to notice and they all enjoyed a great day's fishing. Many fish were caught and all children who wanted a fish took one home.
Children from Southall, Haughton, Severndale Schools and Carers Trust 4all and Action for Children all brought groups of children amounting to 31 in all. With careers fishermen
and helpers we had a grand total of 89 for lunch which they all enjoyed.
Father of one young fisherman sent this message to Peter Robinson: "My son Ben attended one of your fishing days today. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and was very proud of the fish he caught. Thank you and your lodge for the great work you do."
Certificates and medals were presented to the children by one of our fishermen - Roger Pemberton our Deputy PrGM, who writes:
W.Bro Alan and Julie Watson extend a cordial invitation for you to join them for a Family Sunday Buffet to be held at the Whitton Community Centre, Knighton. LD7 1NP on Sunday 4th June 2017 12.30 for 1.00pm. (Children welcome & encouraged.)
Selected Family Buffet with Vegetarian options + Cheese Cake or Cheese & Biscuits + Tea/Coffee £14.00 / head
To apply for your place(s) please contact Dave Hedley. Please book ASAP to assist with the arrangements. As always a Raffle will take place in support of our 2019 appeal for the Grand Charity. If you would like to bring along a prize for the draw it would be very much appreciated and welcomed.
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Saturday, 13 May 2017
The Essex Masonic Clay Shooting Association is proud to host and invite you to The 13th & Tercentenary National Masonic Clay Shooting Championships to be held at the prestigious West London Shooting School at Sharvel Lane, West End Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 6RA on Saturday 17th June 2017.
Full details and application forms can be found on the Essex Masonic Clay Shooting Association website: www.emcsa.org.uk. Additional details can be found on the National Masonic Clay Shooting website: www.namcss.org
In addition the NAMCSS is pleased to confirm that, to commemorate United Grand Lodge of England’s 300th anniversary, they will be hosting The Jonathan Spence Challenge Cup Shoot at the Eriswell Lodge Shooting Ground Brandon Road, Eriswell, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 9FB on Saturday 16th September 2017 www.eriswell-lodge.com in the presence of the President of the NAMCSS, RW.Bro Jonathan Spence, Deputy Grand Master. Full details will soon be posted on the NAMCSS website.
Pictured here is the equally impressive Clayton gang at Idsall lodge recently, where over 70 Brethren looked on as father Tony installed his son Simon into the Chair, witnessed by grandfather John, Uncle Ashley and cousin Chris!
Evidently, you don't mess with the Claytons!!