The installation of the Comrades Lodge, No. 2740, took place in the Egyptian Temple at the United Grand Lodge of England on Friday the 9th of February.
The Installing Master was W Bro Andy Price and the Master Elect was the Junior Warden of the Comrades Lodge, W Bro Ayd Martin. In attendance were a large number of Masons from Monmouthshire including the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Richard G Davies, The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Very Worshipful Brother Chris Evans and in excess of twenty other Monmouthshire Masons who had travelled down especially to support W Bro Andy and W Bro Ayd.
The Festive Board was held at Parkers and the whole evening was a tremendous success.
W Bro Ayd announced that he would be holding a joint Ladies night with the Albert Edward Prince of Wales Lodge No. 1429, of which he is also the current Master and the date would be announced later in the year.
As part of the support of local good causes the RW Provincial Grand Master Richard G. Davies (middle) was pleased to present a cheque for £500 to the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran to assist them in delivering cultural entertainment to the general public. The Congress Theatre has often been a recipient of funds from Monmouthshire Freemasons an we look forward to a continued association with such a worthwhile organisation.
The Chairman and Secretary dropped off a goodly number of bears to the Royal Gwent Hospital Children’s Assessment Unit this afternoon, replenishing stock for the Teddies for Loving Care Scheme that began last May.
The bears have proved both very popular with the Children and staff within the Unit. The bears are used as a reward, to befriend the children, used as a distraction, and also used for demonstration purposes. Bears have been bandaged, had injections, and have even been placed on intravenous drips!
The staff at the Unit have embraced the scheme to date and are in the process of placing a notice board within the reception area. Information regarding the scheme will be displayed, along with pictures and stories from the children and their bears.
This article courtesy of W.Bro. Huw Gallagher
News and Announcements from the Provincial Communications Officer.