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
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.
Presentation of a school bench
The lodge is growing
The PGLOA Xmas Lunch
The annual PGLOA (Past Grand Lodge Officers Association) Xmas Lunch took place at HQ on December 2nd. A delicious lunch and musical entertainment were provided and the merriment concluded with a visit from Father Christmas.
Renee is 99 and always enjoys herself
Stella 103, still enjoys a dance
Even Val the Secretary is meeting Father Christmas
Uni Scheme Conference
Freemasonry for Women was invited to participate in the Uni Scheme Conference held at Chester on 16th November. Scheme Chair Maxine Priestley addressed the conference on the subject of our involvement to date with the Uni Scheme. The Province of Chester are to be congratulated on their excellent organisation of this conference which was held in the splendid surroundings of the Christleton Centre, just outside Chester. In fact there were so many interesting seminars that it was difficult to choose which to attend. We were pleased to meet representatives from the Order of Women Freemasons, who were also present at the Conference.
The official header
The lovely temple upstairs
The UGLE team
FFW Scheme Chair Maxine
The OWF were also present
Royal Wolverhampton School
Lots to discuss
A get to know us event was held at the Royal Wolverhampton School to raise awareness of Freemasonry for Women and their aims, ideals and values. This event was supported by the Province of Staffordshire. The speakers included Grand Master Christine Chapman; Provincial Grand Master John Lockley; Grand Secretary Maxine Priestley; Uni Scheme representative Peter Hughes; Peter Hill School Governor and Anita Notta, parent and member of FFW. The long term aim is to set up a FFW Lodge based at the school taking its membership from staff, parents and alumni. Thanks to Bro David Joyce for the photo. Bro Anita from our Ambassadors Coventry project helped organise the event, as the mother of two children at the school she is very keen to get this idea off the ground.
Discover Freemasonry at Harrow
November 13th saw the last of the 2019 Discover Freemasonry events organised by the UGLE Province of Middlesex and was held at Southgate Masonic Centre. As always the men outnumbered the women in the audience! However HFAF Freemasonry for Women was well represented and Bro Corinna gave a very emotional and moving account of her journey in Freemasonry.
America 57 moving forwards
America Lodge 57 holds its 5th regular meeting at the Arts Centre in Washington, DC. Three new Initiates were welcomed into the lodge and to Freemasonry for Women. America Lodge 57 was consecrated earlier this year in May.
Three new Initiates for America 57
Ambassadors making progress
WM and 2 Fellowcraft at Ambassadors 13
Progress continues at Uxbridge Masonic Centre as two Initiates, Bro Harsheel and Bro Amonia took their second regular step in Freemasonry and were Passed to Fellowcraft by WM Cecilia . It is hoped that the work undertaken at Uxbridge will lead to the consecration of a new University lodge, Bro Harsheel also hopes to establish a lodge in Kenya in the future.
Cotswold 51 starts a new year
Cotswold 51 recently held their annual Installation meeting at Witney Masonic Centre when new WM Norma was Installed by outgoing WM Jane in a very happy meeting. Many of the members of Cotswold 51 come from travelling fairground families and quite a few are related to each other.
New WM Norma
The WM and members
Preston Guild celebrates a new year
New WM Gillian and IPM Angela
Preston Guild Lodge no. 29 held their Installation meeting at Chorley Masonic Centre in October. W Bro Gillian Foot had the great honour to be installed into the chair by the Provincial Grand Master, Angela Seed who is also a member of Preston Guild and the outgoing WM. Younger members were also present and pictured here are a Master Mason, a Fellowcraft and an Entererd Apprentice. Preston Guild 29 was consecrated in 1952.
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