ISSUE 22, July 2007
Editorial
Quarterly Communication: Speech of the Grand Master : Address of the Pro Grand Master : Report of the Board of General Purposes
Historic: Architect to a King
Young Masons: Value of a warm welcome
Faith and Freemasonry: The twin supports
Supreme Grand Chapter: Speech of the Pro 1st Grand Principal and Report of the Committee of General Purposes
The Grand Secretary: Notes
   Travel: In the footsteps of the pharaohs
Inventor: Voice of the people
Human Rights Court Judgement: Landmark victory for Masons
International Conference: Masonic history unveiled
The Grand Chancellor: Special overseas role
Specialist Lodge: Prior Rahere and his legacy
Public Service: Serving the famous
Education: Events : Importance of the cable tow
Lbrary & Museum: Fraternal art
Masonic Charities: RMTGB : Grand Charity : RMBI : NMSF
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

 Previous Page 
PLEASE USE THE LINKS ABOVE - OR ON THIS LINE - TO MOVE BETWEEN PAGES
 Next Page 











Above
VW Bro Peter Magnay with the ceremonial Maul used in previous RMBI stone laying ceremonies including that of the original Scarbrough Court




Below
From left to right: W Bro Peter Williams, RMBI Head of External Affairs, W Bro Chris Caine, RMBI Chairman, RW Bro Dr Alan Davison, Grand Vice President of the RMBI, VW Bro Willie Shackell CBE, RMBI President, VW Bro The Rev. Timothy Duff, Provincial Chaplain of Northumberland, W Bro Charles Floodgate, Provincial Grand Secretary of Cumberland and Westmorland and W Bro Dennis Vine, RMBI Deputy President.
    RMBI goes green
Representatives of the RMBI and the Provinces of Cumberland and Westmorland, Durham and Northumberland donned hard hats and reflective jackets and gathered together on a sunny day in June to lay the foundation stone for a new RMBI residential care Home.
    The ceremony was presided over by the VW Bro Peter Magnay, Deputy Provincial Grand Master-in-Charge of Northumberland (see picture). He was joined by the new RMBI President, VW Bro Willie Shackell CBE.
    Scarbrough Court was opened at Cramlington, just north of Newcastle, 40 years ago and was in need of modernisation.
    The RMBI decided it was more cost effective to invest in a brand new state of-the-art Home, which is now being built in the grounds of the existing Home.
    The residents are watching the new building take shape with great interest from a ‘viewing room’ overlooking the site.
    Once completed next summer, they will move across and the existing building will be demolished.
    Caroline Edden, the Home manager at Scarbrough Court, said: “Residents here at Scarbrough Court are excited at the idea of the move and delighted to be part of cutting edge technology.”
    The new Home will accommodate 55 residents and will feature the latest green technology – using ground-source heat to provide heating and hot water in what is a revolutionary green initiative.
    The heating and hot water demands of a care home are considerable and the RMBI is leading the way in sustainability by tapping into the natural resources underground. All the heating needs of the Home can be met using around one-tenth of the gas that would otherwise be needed.
    A system of underground pipework will store heat gathered from solar panels during the summer, and feed it into the building as it is required in the winter. The system will help keep running costs down and conserve vital energy resources. The RMBI is also proving to be a considerate neighbour, working with the contractor and the local authority to create a temporary slip road off the adjacent dual carriageway to avoid site traffic having to route through the neighbouring residential area.
    Scarbrough Court is the first of four RMBI Homes to be replaced over the next few years.
    For more information on the RMBI, log on to www.rmbi.org.uk or call 020 7596 2400.

Helping older people
20 Great Queen Street
London wc2b 5bg
T: 020 7596 2400
Fax: 020 7404 0724
Email: enquiries@rmbi.org.uk
Web site: www.rmbi.org.uk




 Previous Page 
PLEASE USE THE LINKS ABOVE - OR ON THIS LINE - TO MOVE BETWEEN PAGES
 Next Page