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September is now upon us and a new Masonic season will soon be under way.
The summer has proved to be typical British weather with too few really sunny days and more than our fair share of rain.
The Fun Day on 28th June was held this year at Wellington Park Leyland and how fortunate that the event had a hard standing for the rides etc. as the day was interspersed with some bright spell and heavy rain.
Thank you to everyone involved in arranging the event although the numbers attending were slightly disappointing, possibly due to the unsettled weather.
Thanks to Geoff Lee and the staff at Leyland for supplying bar and catering facilities and Tony Shaw and Co for manning the BBQ whose Burgers and Hot dogs went down a treat.
Some of the Brethren thought the highlight of the day was seeing Dep PGM Geoff Lee and Myself in the stocks and were prepared to pay good money to throw water soaked sponges, all too good effect. This little affray (names of those involved have been noted) raised and extra £140 toward the days total.
The following weekend saw us at the MBF Festival hosted by the Province of Worcestershire and held at the magnificent Chateau Impney, on 4th July
14 Brethren and Ladies attended from West Lancashire, with the PRO Grand Master attending the event. It was especially good to see our Past PGM, Peter Connolly and Lynne with us for the week end. The Province of Worcestershire making a £561,000 donation to the MBF.
On the subject of Charity Steve Walls and his team undertook their second Charity Bike Ride, this year from Hull to Liverpool, well done Steve, your fellow riders and support team for raising £3500 towards two Cancer Charities.
The summer has also brought sadness to the Provence with the loss of several Brethren including: W. Bro's Ian Taylor, David Lea, Graham Henry and Ronnie Goodyear all will be remembered for their contribution to Mark Masonry.
Now brethren it we look forward the new season with our first major date being the RAM Assembly at Leyland on 15th September followed by a RAM Team visit on 25th to Leyland RAM.
I wish Cloister Mark No 1475 well in their new meeting place at Stockport (albeit just across the border in Cheshire)
Keith Beardmore
RW Provincial Grand Master.
Who's been making the News
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Lodge Meetings coming up
Monday 5th
Clarence Mark 447 at Widnes Installation
Tuesday 6th
Murray Mark 490 at Pemberton
Fermor Mark 1113 at Southport Installation
Wednesday 7th
Chorlton Mark 394 at Urmston
Chorlton RAM 394 at Urmston
Thursday 8th
Wilbraham Mark 523 a Widnes
Westhoughton Mark 1003 at Westhoughton
New Temple Mark 1438 at Chorley Installation
Prince Setanta Mark 1446 at Poulton le Fylde
Ormskirk Priory RAM 1019 at Ormskirk Installation
Friday 9th
Bispham with Norbreck Mark 866 at Blackpool
Monday 12th
St. George Mark 553 at Garston Installation
Morecambe Mark 716 at Morecambe Installation
Progress Mark 898 at Preston Installation
Friendship Mark 1549 at Southport
St. Austin's RAM 479 Installation
Tuesday 13th
Scorton Mark 1103 at Garstang
Wednesday 14th
Rose and Thistle Mark 158 at Pemberton Denis Houghton 50th Team Visit
Allen Pooley Mark 992 at the Adelphi Installation
Thursday 15th
Excelsior Mark 359 at Garston
Friday 16th
Mount Ararat RAM 158 at Bryn Installation
Events Coming Up  ----  Click on text for further details
Cheque Payments to the Province SEE HERE
Team and Special Visits 2015-16
Mark Ball 24th October 2015, NOW SOLD OUT
Advance Information Furness Christmas Lunch 2.12.15
Kevan Beardmore Memorial Fund Mission Statement & Events
Recent Additions                    by Date of Publication
Charities Lodge News   Information    Forthcoming Events
Advance Information Furness Christmas Lunch 2.12.15
Jim takes the chair at Jubilee 2nd October 2015
Leigh Mark Advancement 21st September 2015
Leyland RAM Installation 25th September 2015
  Fylde Mark Advancement 24th September 2015
  Tony and Amanda visit Singapore September 2015
  PGM's Weekend in the Lakes September 2015
Furness RAM Elevation 18th September 2015
Cleveleys Mark Installation 16th September 2015
The Mark present a Trike to Highfurlong September 2015
Details of Wigan Group Church Service 25th October
Denis Houghton's 50th Advance Information 14/10/15
Wreaths for Remebrance Day 8th November 2015
The Garston Prospective on the Blesma Visit 3rd September
  Defib Awareness at Park Hall
Garston Mark Masons Visit Blesma in Blackpool
Suart and Peter, Char Fishing Champions 30th August 2015
Sad Passing of David Lea 10th August 2015 notice removed
Sad Passing of Graham Henry 7h August 2015 notice removed
Provincial RAM Summons and Booking Form now on Site 15/9/15
Charity Bike Ride Upate with details of monies raised.
Grand Mark Dinning Form now in download area 8th September
  PGM Presents Thornton School with IT Funds 14th July
Charity Bike Ride Report and Photographs
Forget Me Not,
Sad Passing of Ronnie Goodyear 2nd July 2015 notice removed
Fun Day Report and Photographs 28th June 2015
A-PGMs Corner, Ian Nairn tells us what he's been upto.
Mark Charities Present a Defibrillator to Park Hall, 17th June
Grand Lodge Investiture, 9th June 2015
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