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Trinity goes platinum
Trinity lodge, who meet in Darlington, were celebrating achieving platinum for their 2021 festival target at the January meeting. At the meeting Steven Wilcock presented John Arthur, the Provincial Grand Master of Durham Province, with a cheque for £1,700 on behalf of the lodge members. John advised the brethren that this takes the total amount raised to £33,765 and qualifies for the platinum award.
John thanked the members for the warm welcome he received and the generous donation, congratulating them on their achievement. John also paid particular thanks to the lodge charity steward, Simon Atkinson, for his continued efforts. Simon thanked the members for their continued support and also stated that the success is absolutely down to their efforts. Over 50% of Trinity members are signed up to the continuous giving scheme making monthly payments to the festival by direct debit. John Thompson, Assistant Provincial Grand Master and festival director, was also in attendance and explained all about the festival for the benefit of the lodge’s newest member, Jeffrey Crowe, who was initiated at the meeting.
Simon was presented with the charity steward’s platinum lapel pin by John and the lodge also received a certificate and crystal award which John suggested they may want to display at the festive board for future meetings.
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”
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