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08/02/2017 - WOLVERHAMPTON MASONIC STUDY CIRCLE

Meeting 2nd Wednesday in OCTOBER, December, February, April
at 7.30 pm.

Programme 2016/2017

Wednesday 12th October 2016 (AGM)

W Bro Philip Niblock Avenues of Masonic History

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Bro Tony Osborne Tracing Boards

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Four short presentations about the following Masonic Orders
1) Royal Arch
2) Rose Croix
3) Secret Monitor/ Scarlet Cord
and 4) Mark / Royal Ark Mariner
by experienced Brethren (who will be prepared to answer questions)

After which, W Bro Mike Heenan PJGD will deliver an oversight

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Meeting content yet to be finalised; but will be advertised/circulated

10/02/2017 - North Staffs Masonic Study Circle

Programme 2016/17

Friday 7th October 2016
Bro Andy Fear, “The Hidden Mysteries of Nature and Science”

Friday 9th December 2016
W Bro Clifford Yates PPrJGW, “The Biblical Temple at Jerusalem”

Friday 10th March 2017
W Bro Barry Wilkes, “Buffaloes, Gardeners, and Druids:
fraternal societies beyond the Craft”

Friday 5th May 2017
Bro Louis Martin, “Rediscovering the First Degree Tracing Board”

All meetings in the Masonic Hall, Shelton Stoke-on-Trent
beginning at 7.30 pm

Correspondence: Bro Andy Fear

24/02/2017 - Rough Ashlar Club of Staffordshire

Rough Ashlar Club of Staffordshire is to be relaunched on Friday the 24th of February at 7.30pm at the Masonic Hall in Shelton. This will be a fun night getting to know each other with a quiz and bar. All masons are welcome particularly those who have not yet attained the Chair, as the club is aimed at newer members.

02/04/2017 - Ladies Gift Fund for Masonic Charities

There are two areas of activity for the Ladies’ Gift Fund each year.

The Christmas Fayre held in November at The Masonic Hall, 211 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD
The Spring Lunch held at The Masonic Hall, Kings Heath.
These two events are very well supported by Brethren and Ladies from all three Provinces.

The ladies of the committee offer our thanks to all who attend or help with these events. You enabled us to raise over £11,000 last year.

This year the Spring Lunch will be held on Sunday 2nd April 2017.

The plans are now being made to make this day live up to its reputation. The lunch will take the form of a three course salad buffet.

There is always an overwhelming demand for places, but due to fire regulations at the venue we are restricted in numbers so please apply for your tickets early.

If you are able to offer any items for the raffle we would be happy to receive them.

21/05/2017 - The Classic 300

Many of you will be familiar with the plans for the Classic 300 (www.classic300.org.uk)in 2017, which will be a series of classic vehicle runs across the country, taking in Wales, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

The runs will be open to Masons and those with an interest in Freemasonry, driving cars built before 1st January 1997 or future classics accepted as being of special interest. In some cases motorcycles and commercial vehicles will also be included.

The Classic 300 will start on Sunday 21st May 2017 with a large gathering of vehicles at Windsor Castle – check out the website for full details www.classic300.org.uk about and for registration.

There is a run during our M-Fest weekend starting from the Weston Park venue

APPROX 80 MILES

- Start
- MFest300, Lap of Main arena Weston Park Shifnal - Staffordshire
- via Newport and Eccleshall to
- Swift Motorsport Gallery - including light lunch - in Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire
- Journey via Southern Peak District to
- Crich Tramway Village - Derbyshire
- Finish

There are several other Midland runs all details for which can be found at

www.classic300.org.uk/national-registration

We know there are lots of classic car owners in our ranks but we need to motivate and alert them so any help in advertising would be Marvellous

28/05/2017 - Sunday Lunch at Ashfield House

Another successful Sunday Lunch organised by St Modwen’s Lodge and supported by 97 Brethren, family and friends of all the Lodges meeting at Ashfield House in Burton (both Derbyshire and Staffordshire). Over £300 was raised for the upkeep of the building to allow the Masons to continue their meetings which includes raising money for many local and national causes.

An enjoyable meal had by all and no washing up to be done!

The next lunch is on the 28th May, contact the Secretary of the organising committee Nick Thomas

24/06/2017 - Mfest Charity Cycle Ride

W. Bro. Nick Collumbell and Bro. Andy Sawyer, both of Forresters Lodge are to complete around 160 miles in two days starting at Grand Lodge early on 24th June, staying overnight and then and arriving at Mfest hopefully on the Saturday around lunchtime.

All proceeds are to go to the Midlands Air Ambulance. The Just Giving link is www.justgiving.com/mfest300.

24/06/2017 - MFest 300 is coming!

Enjoy a whole weekend of fun and celebration for you, your family and friends at Weston Park, to mark 300 years of Freemasonry as we know it.
There'll be funfairs, model railway rides, falconry displays, hot air balloons, classic cars, caravan and camping rally, as well as a fishing competition and fun-run for the youngsters.

There's also a re-enactment of the battle of the Alamo, as well as heavy horse displays, dog agility demos and to top it all, an evening concert and firework extravaganza. Tickets are just £10pp for the whole weekend if booked early - that's a saving of £5 per ticket!
For the full details and ticketing visit www.mfest300.org.

24/09/2017 - 2017 Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot

2017 Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot In Aid of Staffordshire Provincial Charities

To be held at Doveridge Clay Sports Ground (On A50 near Uttoxeter)

Sunday, 24 September, 2017 at 1000hrs to 1500hrs

50 Sporting Targets - (Ten targets from five stands)

Re-entry permitted

Inscribed Trophy for High Gun Gentleman, Lady and Under 18

The St. Giles Trophy for High Mason Gun - (To be retained by winner until next shoot)

£25 per entry

Café available on site

Cartridges available at Circa £5 per box of 25 (50 required)

Come along and have some fun. Experienced shooters will be at every stand, for safety and to assist beginners. Ear defenders and safety glasses recommended. Bring your Non Masonic friends.
Every entry helps your Province. Loan Guns available.

 

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