At the Charles Lyne Installed Masters Lodge Installation meeting this evening, the Director of Ceremonies Cup was presented by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master. The criteria of qualifying for the cup is the most improved and best presented DC during the previous year. Pictured above is the (left to right, VW Bro. Christopher Evens DPGM, WBro. Glynn Williams of the Gwent Lodge and the Provincial DC WBro. John Judd.) It is an award that is greatly prized and is only awarded to those who have excelled during their year in office.
Below is a close up of the commemorative glass presented to W. Bro Glynn as the original silver trophy resides at Newport Masonic Hall.
What a happy evening. Last evening there was a celebration dinner following the Silurian Royal Arch meeting, celebrating the long service and dedication that W. Bro. Robert Arundel had given to the Province over the 19 years that he had been on the executive of both Provincial Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Chapter. The evening was well attended and both he and his good lady wife Margaret appreciated their gifts. I’m sure he will continue to support the Province for the foreseeable future.
Pictured is the RW PGM Richard G. Davies making the presentations during a very appreciative speech concerning W. Bro. Roberts dedication to Freemasonry in this Province and beyond.
On this the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, The Armed Forces lodge 9875 in Newport, Monmouthshire have donated £500 to a military charity. Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and the charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in the First World War. But the organisation has gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning the Second World War to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more than a century, the charity has been providing vital free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support to blind and vision-impaired veterans no matter when they served or how they lost their sight.
Visit blindveterans.org.uk/support to learn more about the charity and how you can support its vital work today.
The Worshipful Master, W.Bro Clive Jones, himself a totally blind former Welsh Guardsman, was presented with a cheque for £500 by Rt.W.Bro Richard G Davis The Provincial Grand Master for Monmouthshire. at their closest meeting to the 100th Anniversary.
The donation of £500 will go towards helping those regain their confidence and independence whilst living with sight loss.
This donation is just one of many given to charities both locally and nationally as well as to individuals since the Armed Forces Lodge consecration in 2013.
The Monmouthshire Light Blues Club Chairman, Secretary and Communications Officer attended the 4th annual New and Young Masons Conference at Cardiff Masonic Hall on Saturday 27th October. The themes of the conference were standards, engagement and progression. With seventy delegates representing seventeen Clubs from England, Wales and Hong Kong, many ideas were shared and acquaintances made. The conference concluded with a triple Initiation Ceremony by the Universities Lodge No. 5461, with all three Mon. Light Blues Club attendees actively participating. Next year the conference will be hosted by the Leicester and Rutland Light Blues Club, and Monmouthshire will sure to be represented.
W Bro Huw Gallagher,
Secretary, Mon. Light Blues Club
Bro Paul Francis,
Chairman, Mon. Light Blues Club