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Ernie makes it a double 50
Mariner Royal Arch Chapter No.3217 welcomed E Comp Gordon Brewis, PGStB, The Second Provincial Grand Principal to their Annual Convocation on Wednesday 14thMarch where he and the companions present witnessed E Comp Eric Brodie, PGSN being duly installed into the chair of MEZ.
However, E Comp Brewis was not only present as the Representative of the Provincial Grand Superintendent he also presented E Comp Ernest Dockwray, PGSN. with a 50-year certificate for his continued and dedicated service to Royal Arch Masonry. This is the second time that Ernie has been so honoured, having already received recognition of his 50n years in the Craft, also in South Shields.
An excellent festive board was enhanced by some of the stories Ernie had to tell us about his last fifty years as a Royal Arch Mason.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”