2022 Ladies Night
The Festival was hosted by W.Bro. Paul Wells and his wife Fay. It was the culmination of three years as Worshipful Master for Paul, due to the effects of Covid.
During the evening £1,000 was raised for FIRST TOUCH, a Spina Bifida charity very dear to the Worshipful Master and his wife. To this will be added £2,300 from activities during the Worshipful Master's period of office. So the charity will receive the grand sum of £3,300.
This is not all though!
A raffle in aid of THE RED CROSS UKRANIA APPEAL raised an additional £640.
Malcom Elliot, 60 years in Freemasonry!
Donation to Disability Initiative
2019 - 2020 Worshipful Master, Wardens and Promotions
Worshipful Master W.Bro. Paul Wells PPSGD, together with Senior Warden Bro. Mike Earle (left) and Junior Warden W.Bro. Gerald Inglis PPGSwdB (right).
At the Provincial AGM in June 2019 Camberley Lodge were honoured with a first appointment and two promotions.
On the right, W.Bro. Kevin McSorley was honoured with a first appointment of Provincial Grand Steward. This is the first Acting Provincial Grand Steward rank conferred on a member of Camberley Lodge for many years. Kevin has worked extremely hard and the honour is very well deserved.
On the left, W.Bro. Gerald Inglis (left) was promoted to PPGSwd B, and in the middle, W.Bro. Paul Marvin (right) was promoted to PPJGD.
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.