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Team visit to Clarence Chapter
On the 17th of October the Provincial team led by the Deputy Grand Superintendent, Paul Paterson, paid a visit to Clarence chapter who meet in Hartlepool. The visit is one of many that the Provincial team fit in across the year. After a warm welcome from the chapter members everyone enjoyed the exaltation of new member Trevor Sherwood. which was a credit to all those involved in the ceremony.
After an enjoyable meeting the Companions sat down to a delicious hot meal as they enjoyed each others company at the Chapter Festive Board.
In his response to the toast to The Provincial Grand Chapter Officers, Paul passed on the best wishes of The Grand Superintendent, Norman Eric Heaviside, who was unable to be present for the occasion.
Paul informed the Companions of a new initiative that had been born from a recent rulers forum that he had attended. The initiative concentrated on bringing knowledge of the Royal Arch right to the beginning of a masonic career , by explaining the Royal Arch and the expectancy to join right at the start when interviewing a potential candidate. It is hoped that this will take away any hidden surprises for new candidates by learning exactly what is expected with regard to nights out, regalia etc. This certainly opened up conversation on the evening as people discussed the pros and cons of this new initiative.
Paul thanked the Companions for the warmth of their welcome, their hospitality and wishes the Chapter continued success for the future.
Another enjoyable Royal Arch evening!
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”