I have received many favourable comments
following the MW Grand Master’s remarks at
the April Investiture meeting on the question
of charity, and how important it is to make
our charity multi-faceted by giving practical
help as well as financial aid.
We have many small Masonic charities
which do just that and next week the
Grand Master is coming to my home in
Northamptonshire for an event which is
being run by the Masonic Trout and Salmon
Fishing Club of which I am a Patron.
This charity, whose motto is ‘Smiling
in the face of adversity’, organises a day’s
fishing with professional casters for
handicapped and disadvantaged children
at venues all over the country.
It is important that we build on the
foundations we laid with our Freemasonry
in the Community week by arranging events
which benefit our local communities. There
is no better way of ensuring the public and
potential candidates have a good impression
of what Freemasonry is all about than by
seeing us helping those less fortunate than
Since our last Quarterly Communication
in March I have made two trips overseas. On
1 May I attended the annual meeting of the
Grand Lodge of New York following which
they installed their new Grand Master. They
kindly honoured me with their Distinguished
Achievement Award [see page 30].
On the last weekend of May I flew to
Bermuda to inaugurate the new District Grand
Lodge of Bermuda and install RW Bro Robert
Rego as the first District Grand Master.
It was a most enjoyable occasion with
many Scottish and Irish brethren attending
the ceremony and supporting our brethren.
Tomorrow I fly to Dublin for the annual
Tripartite meeting between the three Home
Bro George Francis, Senior Grand
Warden, visited our District Grand Lodge
and District Grand Chapter of Cyprus for
their annual communication and convocation
on 27 May. He attended also the Grand
Lodge of Ireland for their annual meeting
on 1 June.
Brethren, we are coming to the end of
another Masonic season which is a good
time to reflect on what has been achieved
during the past 12 months and make plans
for next year.
I wish you and your families a happy and
peaceful time over the summer and look
forward to seeing you all again in September.
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