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Provincial Grand Masters Address to Grand Committee, May 2017

Brethren, first of all may I thank all of you for attending here this evening. This is an important meeting in our Provincial calendar as it gives us the opportunity to present the progress we are making as a Province, outline some of the challenges we face, and discuss – and I use that word advisedly brethren – a few issues of concern which we might address in the coming year. Every lodge should be represented here today and I trust you will take back to your brethren all of the matters we talk about today, though I have to say that has not always been the case in the past. I have often raised an issue with a Worshipful Master during the year – getting away from early starts for Installations is a good case in point – only to find that he has had no knowledge of what I have said at a Provincial committee meeting and that it has not been brought to the attention of the lodge or its committee, even though the address appears online and is printed in full in the Provincial yearbook. Please make sure your lodge members have an opportunity to discuss and debate issues that are covered today.

Brethren, a huge thank you must go to my Executive and the Provincial team for all their support and contributions this year. And I want to express my and my Executive’s grateful thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality we have enjoyed on all of our visits to your lodges. As well as Installations, we have attended domestic meetings and a number of special celebratory occasions since we last met and the Provincial teams have always come away from those meetings with happy hearts and a warm feeling about the fraternal bond which makes our Craft so important to us all. (more…)

Summarised Accounts (Year Ending 31/03/2017) of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales

MBF Accounts – Year Ending 31-03-2017


The summarised accounts (link found above) are a summary of information extracted from the annual accounts and certain information relating to both the statement of financial activities and the balance sheet. These summarised accounts may not contain sufficient information to allow for a full understanding of the financial affairs of the charity. For further information, the full annual accounts and the Trustees’ Annual Report should be consulted: copies of these can be obtained from Mr Martyn Ridge. The figures are taken from the independently reviewed financial statements by the independent reviewer Mr Pankaj Bakshi FCA, for the year ended 31st March 2017, and received an unqualified report and have been approved by the Trustees. The annual accounts were approved on the 28th April 2017 and have been submitted to the Charity Commission.

March Lottery Draw

The winning numbers for the March 2017 Festival Lottery (for tickets bought in March), drawn at Swansea Masonic Hall, on Friday 28th April 2017 are:

06 11 19 23