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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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Wed, 30th November 2016

Massive RMTGB for the Lodge of Harmony

The Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight have published the breakdown of the monies raised for the 2016 Festival for the RMTGB.  The Lodge of harmony with only 39 members a the close of the festival were able to donate a tremendous amount of £43,556 to the festival appeal. 

The Worshipful Master and the Masters in office during the festival ask that congratulations and thanks be passed to all our members past and present in their generosity in their donations not only to the festival but to our other charities that we have supported over the years.

As a reminder to those masons reading this, the Provincial Grand Master RW Bro Mike Wilks has asked that we continue to wear the festival jewel for those qualified to wear one in recognition of the grand total of £7.7m across the province.

 

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