The Lodge of Harmony 309

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Thu, 4th January 2018

New News Item

Once again the Lodge of Harmony was pleased to initiate two more new masons into the family of both freemasons and the Lodge of Harmony. 

This was a fantastic night highlighted by the performances of all that took part.  To make the evening more special, we were joined by the officers and brethren of The Portsmouth Lodge no 487.

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Sun, 17th December 2017

Merry Christmas

Our Worshipful Master and Debs wish a happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all the members of the Lodge of Harmony and their families.

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Tue, 12th December 2017

Burns Night 2018

Our Worshipful Master has announced the Burns Night Supper 2018

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Mon, 4th December 2017

Cogratulations

Congratulations to Bro John Lane on the news that he will receive his first provincial appointment to Past Provincial Grand Standard Bearer at the special EGM in February's EGM.

Congratulations also to W Bro Jim Hames who until October was our guest organist for many years.  He  will be promoted to Past Provincial Grand Registrar at the same meeting

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Fri, 5th May 2017

Ladies Evening

What a fantastic night

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Fri, 28th April 2017

More Milk Bottle Tops

The Lodge of Harmony continues its long association with the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Link by collecting the  milk bottle tops from various sources.

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Here we have out Worshipful Master Bro Peter Evans handing over 8 bin bags full of milk bottle tops to help raise money to bring the children over for respite care.

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Wed, 15th March 2017

Charity Givving

 Message from our Immediate Past Master on the distribution of the Masters Disbursement fund.  For non masons this is the money that the lodge has raised for local charities nominated by the master during his year in office.

It gave my wife and I great pleasure to be able to present our three nominated charities a cheque of £750.00 each.  The way the monies were raised were as a result of my being the Worshipful Master of my Freemasons Lodge, The  Lodge of Harmony No 309, Fareham, during the preceding year. At each of our regular meetings, where we hold a raffle etc, we also held a “Ladies Night” which also raised monies. As the Worshipful Master for the year, these monies are at my disposal to allocate to charities of my choice.

I decided to try to help the newly born, the living and the dying in their “time of need”. With this in mind, I chose:-

the Princess Anne Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Southampton, who cover a very large part of the South of England, with their specialist care;

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, who can not only cover remote sites, but virtually “take the hospital to the patient”, as they carry far more equipment than a land ambulance together with highly qualified medical team;

Macmillan Cancer Support, who provide pallative support for those unfortunate people and their families during their final days.

I am attaching photos of the three presentations, they are of myself Brian Tomlin together with my wife Maureen and representatives of the different Charities.

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance shows us with Peter Burch and support staff,

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The Princess Anne Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with Lisa Leppard, 

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Sandie Hall from Macmillan Cancer Support.

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All three Charities were extremely grateful for these donations, it was a pleasure for us to be able to carry out this pleasing duty. I must add that being shown round the Neonatal unit, brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye, at the wonderful work they do

 

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Mon, 13th March 2017

First Appointment

Congratulations to Niel Channing from the Master Wardens and members of the Lodge of Harmony on his first provincial appointment as Past Provincial Assistant Grand Registrar.

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Thu, 2nd March 2017

Old English Night

What a fantastic night in our March meeting.  After the meeting we held the Old English Night.  The meal was a hog roast and the Evening was concluded with a blind auction.  Fun, frivolity and singing made the evening most enjoyable for all.

At the end of the evening we had raised £400 for the Worshipful Masters chosen charity the Wessex Kidney Patients association.  Thank you to all the brethren that attended the evening for their generosity in supporting our WM

 

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