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January Lottery Draw

The winning numbers for the January 2017 Festival Lottery (for tickets bought in january), drawn at Doric Chapter, on Friday 24th February 2017 are:

03  10  21  24

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The Oration Scheme: Inform – Stimulate – Retain

The  aim of the Oration Scheme is to inform and stimulate interest in Masonry to encourage brethren to continue to enjoy and participate in their Masonic activities.

Orations are freestanding talks on a range of interesting Masonic topics and explore the deeper meaning of the ritual, its rich symbolism and procedures. They can be delivered in addition to or in place of a ceremony, or be presented at a Lodge of Instruction during a regular meeting. The Provincial Grand Orator, WBro Phil Edwards has extended the range of Orations available, for example, ‘The Craft and Holy Royal Arch Masonry’, which would interest all Brethren as well as Royal Arch Masons. (more…)

Keys to success

The unveiling on January 11th 2017 of the Tercentenary Blue Plaque at Barry Masonic Hall has already attracted significant interest.

Coverage in the local press caught the eye of Steve Thomas, secretary of Vale Plus. He approached local freemason, Paul Haley, our South Wales Provincial Communications Officer and told us “ValePlus is an innovative, independent day service provider based in Barry and Llantwit Major. Our service user’s age from 18 to over 60 – all of whom have some form of learning difficulty and we warmly welcome people from the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and beyond.” (more…)

Festival Golf Day – Ryder Cup Style

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The Ryder Cup has come to Wales again. This time a Masonic golf event supporting the 2021 Festival in aid of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.

The format will be East of the Province versus the West of the Province. (more…)

Provincial Grand Master’s Luncheon, Wednesday 26th April 2017

Dear Sir and Brother,

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master will be hosting a Luncheon in honour of those Brethren who have been Appointed to and Promoted in Grand Rank. The Luncheon will take place in the Elizabethan Room of the Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London, prior to the Meeting of Grand Lodge on Wednesday 26th April 2017. Cocktails at 12.15pm for 12.45pm.

Brethren from this Province proposing to attend the Investiture and wishing to join the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master’s party will be most welcome to do so, at a fee of £39.50 inclusive of table wine (excluding cocktails and liqueurs). Names must be submitted to the Provincial Office by the 7th April 2017. Cheques will be refunded to those who fail to obtain admission tickets to the Investiture, provided I am also informed no later than the 7th April 2017.

Click here for instructions for application for tickets for admission to the Grand Lodge Investiture should be sent to the Grand Secretary by the 31st March 2017, in the manner prescribed in the Proceedings of the December Quarterly Communication.

Historically, a limited number of single and twin bedrooms (with bathrooms) have been made available at the President and Imperial Hotels, Russell Square, for the nights of the 25th, 26th and 27th April 2017 and any bookings should be negotiated by applicants direct online at www.imperialhotels.co.uk and/or by telephoning the Hotel direct on 020 7837 8844.

Please utilize the enclosed form to attend the Provincial Grand Master’s Luncheon.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,

D. Gerald Rowbottom PSGD
Provincial Grand Secretary

Download the Reply Slip for the PGM’s Luncheon Party here.

Annual Investiture of Grand Officers – Wednesday 26th April 2017

Admission to the Annual Investiture is by ticket only.

Written application for seats may be made to the Grand Secretary between 1 March and 31 March by Brethren qualified to attend the Grand Lodge:
(a) Past Grand Officers;*
(b) Masters;
(c) Wardens (not Past Wardens);
(d) Past Masters qualified under Rule 9 of the Book of Constitutions.

Applications should state clearly the name, address and Lodge of the Brother concerned and under which of the four categories mentioned his application is made. If necessary, a ballot for the allocation of seats will be held in early April, and tickets will be posted to successful Brethren on or about 8 April.

Brethren who have been unsuccessful will be so informed.

Possession of a ticket will not, of itself, ensure admission – Brethren who are not Grand Officers will be required to hand their tickets to the Scrutineers before examination by them in accordance with the usual practice at Quarterly Communications.

Past Grand Officers should sign the Attendance Books in the Past Grand Officers’ Room, and give up their tickets before being admitted to the Grand Temple. Grand Officers taking part in the procession will sign in the Grand Officers’ Room.

Business Persons Lunch – Dragon Court, Cardiff

In Support of the 2021 Festival

Friday 24th March 2017

12.00 for 12.30pm at

Dragon Court
8 Leckwith Rd, Cardiff, CF11 8EG

Dress code: Lounge Suit

with Guest Speaker
Debra Williams of Confused.com

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