Past Meetings Report – 2014

Past Meetings Report – 2014

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Fortior Ladies’ Evening 2014

Once again The Fortior Ladies Evening was held at Abbey Park Hotel & Golf Club in Redditch and took place on Saturday 8th March 2014.

The charity for the evening was Headway. Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Visit www.headway.org.uk

Tuesday 11th November 2014

During our final meeting in 2014, we raised Bro. B. Pell to the sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The charity for the evening was one of the Provincial Grand Masters Famous Five charities, the Air Ambulance (WNAA and MAA).

See www.midlandsairambulance.com and www.wnaa.co.uk for more detail. The local contact is John Hayward. Registered Charity Number 1143118 & 1098874.

Saturday 4th October 2014

The meeting on the 4th October saw the Installation as Master of W. Bro. Bob Harrison in succession to W. Bro. Carl Watson. The Meeting was presided over by W. Bro. Trevor Stuart, an Assistant Provincial Grand Master.

The Charity Collection was for the Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund (WMBF). The WMBF provide financial relief for needy freemasons of the province of Warwickshire and to members of their families as defined i the trust deed.

Tuesday 11th March 2014

It is always a pleasure to welcome a new member to the Lodge and at the Meeting on March 11th, we initiated Mr D. Smith of Sutton Coldfield into the mysteries and privileges of Freemasonry.

The charity for the evening was Headway. Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

Through a range of frontline services run from its Nottingham base and via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

A brain injury can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families, affecting every aspect of life. Although we all think ‘it’ll never happen to me’, a brain injury can affect anyone at any time. When it does, Headway are there to help.

Their Mission is: To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

This charity collection will be taken in memory of Sue, the wife of one of our members who suddenly collapsed with a brain aneurysm and sadly and tragically died.

For further information visit www.headway.org.uk

Tuesday 14th January 2014

The January meeting (12th.) was the Ceremony of Passing to the Second Degree of Bro. L. White.

The charity for the evening was the Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust. Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Acorns is currently supporting around 640 children and nearly 900 families, including those who are bereaved.

For further information visit www.acorns.org.uk