500th Meeting of Camberley Lodge
At the 500th Meeting of Camberley Lodge on 2nd October we were honoured by the attendance of R.W.Bro. Ian Michael Chandler, the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Surrey.
Worshipful Master W.Bro. Alan Prosser, assisted by several Lodge Members, skilfully conducted a First Degree Ceremony to introduce Bro. Michael Bird into Freemasonry.
The first photograph (right) shows the Worshipful Master of Camberley Lodge with his two Wardens, along with the R.W. Provincial Grand Master, the Provincial Senior Grand Warden Nigel Feltham (extreme left) and Provincial Junior Grand Warden Robert Farrington (extreme right).
Photograph 3 (bottom left) shows the Provincial Grand Officers together with members of Camberley Lodge.
Photograph 4 (bottom right) shows the R.W. Provincial Grand Master in a more relaxed environment, addressing the following Festive Board; together with W.M. Alan Prosser, the Initiate Bro. Michael Bird, Secretary W.Bro. John Hawley and Immediate Past Master Kevin McSorley.
During the meeting, Lodge Charity Steward W.Bro. Paul Marvin presented a cheque for £500 towards the 2019 Surrey Provincial Festival, in aid of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. W.Bro. Paul also delivered an excellent Charge to the Initiate.
Camberley Lodge Provides Financial Boost To Local Charity
During his year as Worshipful Master of Camberley Lodge W.Bro. Kevin McSorley sponsored local charity Chloe and Sophie's Special Ears Fund. Mrs Karen Jackson the Chairman, Trustee and Founder of the Fund gave a moving account of the work of the charity at Kevin’s Ladies Festival inspiring £500 to be raised in support.
This small Charity was the inspiration of Karen whose young children Chloe and Sophie are both profoundly deaf. The Charity’s principal aims are to brighten the lives of deaf children by providing resources and equipment for deaf children to support their emotional upbringing.
The first photograph (above) shows Kevin presenting a cheque for £500 to Karen at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading on 14th August 2018.
R Ill Kt Bob Hancock, Intendant General for the Red Cross of Constantine Division of Surrey, was a guest at Kevin’s Ladies Festival, where he met Karen. He was so impressed by her work that he applied with Kevin, also a member of the Red Cross of Constantine, to the RCC Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children Fund, who generously donated a cheque for £2,500.00 in support of the charity.
The second photograph (left) shows R Ill Kt Bob Hancock and Kevin presenting the cheque for £2,500 to Karen.
2018 - 2019 Worshipful Master and Wardens
W.Bro. Alan Prosser was installed as Worshipful Master of Camberley Lodge on 3rd April 2018.
Camberley Lodge Ladies Festival Raises £1,220 For Local Charities
W.Bro. Kevin McSorley's year as Master of Camberley Lodge came to a spectacular end with an Irish themed Ladies' Festival held at Frimley Hall Hotel on St Patrick's night 2018. The photograph shows lodge members attending the event. A fantastic night of entertainment for friends and family took place with dancing into the small hours. £1,220 was raised during the evening and donated to two local charities, Disability Initiative and Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund (CSSEF).
2018 Trip to Spain
During February 2018 six members of Camberley Lodge made a visit to sunny Spain.
In addition to the Lodge visit the opportunity was taken to do some sight-seeing in Malaga, Torre del Mar, Maro and Nerja.
Demonstration of Scottish Third Degree Ceremony
In February 2018 a delegation of Scottish Freemasons from Lodge Caledonian 195, together with a number of other Dunbartonshire Lodges, visited Camberley Lodge to demonstrate a Scottish Third Degree Ceremony at Farnborough Masonic Hall, The whole ceremony was handled with panache with ritual theatrically presented. After the ceremony a magnificent Burns’ night Festive Board was held. The photograph below shows many of those present.
The meeting was honoured by the presence of the Past Provincial Grand Master for Dunbartonshire, WBro John McCormack, pictured with WBro Kevin McSorley Worshipful Master of Camberley Lodge and W.Bro. Keith Buist of both Camberley Lodge and Lodge Caledonian 195.
The photographs below show WBro Tommy Groom leader of the Scottish Delegation and RW Master of Lodge Caledonian 195 greeting WBro Kevin McSorley, Worshipful Master of Camberley Lodge and accompanied by the brave candidates from Camberley Lodge for this and a previous Ceremony, Bro. Gavin Munday and Bro. Mike Earle.