Bharati celebrates!

On February 2nd Bharati Lodge No. 56 celebrated the Installation of its 3rd Worshipful Master when Bro Anju was installed into the Chair of KS. It’s going to be a busy year for this our first Indian lodge with the prospect of 8 candidates to admit for the prospective new lodge in Chennai and 6 candidates for another prospective new lodge in Bengalaru. WM Anju was Installed by Bro Sujini who be will be the first WM of the prospective new lodge in Hyderabad.

WM Anju and Officers and members of Bharati 56

Nestar keeps them busy in Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquility 52 at their January meeting
WM Nestar and members

Saturday January 25th was the first meeting of the masonic year for the Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquility 52 under the leadership of Worshipful Master Nestar who passed Bro Jan and Bro Patsy to the degree of Fellowcraft. This lodge was consecrated in 2005.

America continues to grow

America Lodge No. 57 continues its successful first year by admitting another 3 new members. A meeting was held on Sunday 13th January at its regular venue of the Arts Club in Washington DC. Welcome to Dani, Vicki and Rachel

America 57 welcomes more Initiates

Bharati Lodge 56 providing support for local schools

Freemasonry for Women Bharati Lodge No. 56 held its 3rd Anniversary meeting at Secunderabad when four brethren were passed to the Second or Fellowcraft Degree. The day before the brethren had presented benches to the local primary school and in the evening a gala dinner was held to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Lodge’s consecration.

Bharati 56 - Charity Project

 

News from Lodge Bharati No. 56

 “that on 4th Oct we the Women Freemasons of India/ Lodge Bharati-56 organised a personal hygine & health care …. Medical Camp for Women & Girls at Tahirpur Village,Delhi. There were about 120 participants.

Our Brethrens….Dr Gargi Negi (gynec), Dr.Smitha Rao & Dr Shivangi Mehra (Dentists) gave lectures on their subjects. Bro.Anju Paul counselled many girls & women. Private consultancy was offered by Bro.Negi to many.

Excellent field work & management of the event by Bro.Madhuri Sharma.

At the end of the session Sanitary Napkins, Dental kits & packets of Snacks were distributed to all.

We had the cooperation of few coordinators of Leprosy Mission of India which made our event a success.We have been requested to hold many more similar health camps in different village since then.”

Update

The Brethren returned on 6th November to distribute more supplies

The next generation takes charge in Romania

The annual Installation of Alpha Lodge no. 54 was held held at the Ramada Hotel in Bucharest on September 23rd. The 4th Worshipful Master and the 1st Romanian Master W Bro Parmena saw her step-daughter Bro Nana installed by W Bro Cristina into the Chair.

GM visits Spain and Gibraltar

The second week of June saw the Grand Master, the Past Deputy Grand Master and several members of HFAF  visiting Calahonda Lodge No. 53 on the Costa del Sol and Gibraltar Lodge No. 45 on the Rock of Gibraltar.

Bro Barbara Meadows was Installed into the Chair of Calahonda by W Bro Jan Owens, who had completed a marathon 3 year term of office.

New WM Barbara Meadows with the members and visitors

New WM Barbara Meadows with the members and visitors

 

Two days later they travelled across the border to Gibraltar where W Bro Yvette was Installed for a second term of office as WM of Gibraltar Lodge No. 45. Next year Gibraltar Lodge will be celebrating its 30th birthday.

 

 

 

Ambassadors America

On 26th and 28th May, a further group of American women came to HQ and were Initiated, Passed and Raised over the Bank Holiday weekend. This means that the new Lodge when it is consecrated next year in Washington, DC will have at least 14 members. The hard working Ambassadors Team are to be congratulated on their dedication in helping to advance this project another stage towards fruition

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New home for Lodge Bharati 56

Having had three homes since their Consecration in December 2016, Lodge Bharati 56 have now moved to what they hope will be their permanent home in New Delhi.

D-159,FF Surajmal Vihar, New Delhi.110092.

They held their Installation meeting on Sunday 21st January 2018 at the new venue when W Bro Sadhana Rao was proclaimed as WM for a second year. It is hoped that progression of Officers will begin in earnest in January 2019 .

A year in the life of Lodge Bharati 56

Lodge Bharati 56 celebrated its 1st Birthday with a lodge meeting followed by a Gala Evening with friends and family at Zest in Delhi. When this lodge was consecrated it was envisaged that they would initially hold four meetings a year. However we seriously underestimated the determination of W. Sadhana Rao and her Officers  They started life with 21 members and during the past year have Initiated another 10 Members.   There is a strong desire amongst the women of India to participate in Freemasonry and we have a feeling that it won’t be long before we are asked to consecrate a second HFAF Lodge in India.

It should also also be mentioned that in the summer our indomitable Indian  Brethren also celebrated their half year meeting with a party. They took the lodge to Behror in Rajasthan for a special meeting to admit a candidate from this area

 

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