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Joint Statement from Craft and Degree of Mark Master Masons of South Wales, Provincial Secretariat

CRAFT

Appointment of Assistant Provincial Grand Master announced.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master is pleased to announce that W.Bro. Stephen C.E. Harries, PAGDC, ProvGReg will succeed the late W.Bro. the Reverend Alistair E.J. Swinford as Assistant Provincial Grand Master. W.Bro. Stephen will be Installed in his Mother Lodge, Sketty Hall No. 8752, at Swansea Masonic Hall on Friday 15th December 2017. During the evening, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master will appoint and invest, W.Bro. Gareth J. Jones, PAGReg as Provincial Grand Registrar.

MARK

Appointment of Assistant Provincial Grand Master announced.

W.Bro. T.R. Eirian Jones, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of the Degree of Mark Master Masons of South Wales, is pleased to announce that he has appointed W.Bro. Phillip W. Davies, PAGDC to succeed W.Bro. Stephen C.E. Harries, PGJD as Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Degree of Mark Master Masons of South Wales. W.Bro. Stephen will retire from office on Monday 4th December 2017 and W.Bro. Phillip will be Installed at a meeting of De Cymru Mark Grand Officers Lodge No. 1606, to be held in Caerphilly on Wednesday 6th December 2017.

Provincial Mentors meeting on Saturday 23rd September at Caerphilly Masonic Hall

Dear Bro. Lodge Mentor,

As communicated to you in June by our Provincial Grand Master, in his address to Provincial Grand Lodge, we write to advise and remind Brethren that your attendance is requested at our Provincial Mentors’ meeting, to be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Caerphilly Masonic Hall (CF83 1HR), from 10am until 12 noon.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master will be opening the meeting, which will bring together all Lodge Mentors for an important session on their responsibilities; particularly in light of the impending Membership Pathway which will be formally launched in October 2017 and which will set out guidance and advice on how potential members should be encouraged, interviewed, looked after and taken successfully through their 4 basic steps in Freemasonry and onto Lodge officers, the Chair and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you a week Saturday.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,
W.Bro Neil Evans (Provincial Grand Mentor)
W.Bro Robert Payne (Past Provincial Grand Mentor)

Please note: Responses are to be made to rob.payne@nullstationfinancial.com  

 

Masonic Charitable Foundation, South Wales results are in!

Once again, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the MCF Community Awards by voting and encouraging their friends and families to vote.

The Eight charities nominated in South Wales received a fantastic amount of support from their local communities and we are pleased to announce the following results:

NSPCC WALES
Congratulations to the  National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Wales  who received the most votes in South Wales and have secured a grant of £25,000!

TOUCH TRUST
Touch Trust has been awarded a grant of £15,000

ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY SOUTH WALES
Alzheimers Society South Wales has been awarded a grant of £15,000

AGE CONNECTS CARDIFF AND THE VALE
Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale has been awarded a grant of £6,000

THRIVE CARDIFF
Thrive Cardiff has been awarded a grant of £6,000

PROSTATE CYMRU
Prostate Cymru has been awarded a grant of £4,000

SOUTH EAST WALES DOWNS SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP
South East Wales Downs Syndrome Support Group has been awarded a grant of £4,000

THE PRINCES TRUST
The Princes Trust has been awarded a grant of £4,000

How did charities in other areas do?
The full list of MCF Community Awards Results can be found here.

About the MCF Community Awards – tercentenary Fund

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England, Freemasons nominated 300 local charities to receive a share of three million pounds.
Depending on the number of votes received, each charity will receive a grant between £4,000 and £25,000.

A Special Installation for Universities Lodge

Dear Sir & Brother,

The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Universities Lodge No. 5461 greet you well and trust that you have enjoyed a relaxing summer. As the new Masonic season unfolds before us we would like to extend you an opportunity to attend our Installation meeting on the 22nd September 2017. Such meetings are always very special but we have the honour on this occasion to host an official deputation from the Universities Scheme.

We would be thrilled if you could join us to support our Worshipful Master and Master Elect and hope that your diary permits you to do so. Please find links below to documents that we trust you will find useful.

Fraternal regards,

W.Bro. Ben Gait, ProvAGSec

Secretary, Universities Lodge No. 5461

July 2017 Lottery Draw

The winning numbers for the July 2017 Festival Lottery (for tickets bought in July 2017), drawn at Swansea Masonic Hall, on Wednesday 30th August 2017 are:

07 11 22 23

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The Jonathan Spence Tercentenary Challenge Cup update

Last opportunity to enter this special event.


In response to popular demand the closing date for applications has now been extended to Saturday 9th September.

An application form may be accessed via this link.

Funeral arrangements for W.Bro. the Reverend Alistair E.J. Swinford, PSGD, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, RIP

The Family have advised of the following details, concerning the recent death of W. Bro the Reverend Alistair E.J. Swinford, PSGD, Assistant Provincial Grand Master.

A service will be held on Friday 01st September 2017 at 11.30am at Coity Crematorium. Followed by refreshments at Bridgend Masonic Hall.

Donations in lieu of flowers to “Save the Children” care of Gareth Evans & Son, Funeral Director and Memorial Mason based at 70-73 Brook Street, Tonypandy, CF40 1RE.
Telephone: 01443 437491
Email: info@nullgarethevansandson.co.uk

May Alistair rest in peace.

Fraternal regards,
W.Bro. Ben Gait, ProvAGSec