W.Bro. Ian Greenep was installed into to chair of King Solomon for the third consecutive year last evening in a very enjoyable ceremony. This was followed by a festive board, where Bro’s Alessio Taormina and Jonathon Burston, performed a splendid duo of the Master’s song, accompanied by W.Bro. Chris Johnson.
The officer’s of Onslow Lodge held an extraordinary meeting on the 11th January and conducted a triple initiation, there were 47 present in the Lodge, to witness an excellent ceremony and with 43 dining at the festive board.
Congratulations to all involved.
We initiated two new candidates into Freemasonry, with a double ceremony, and another three in January.
Well done to all involved.
We have a stand at the University of Surrey Freshers Fayre on the 24th September 2021.
On the 6th September Bro Nigel Lawton, Mr Pete Hemmings (a candidate to be proposed at the next meeting) and Paul Cope walked the whole 25.7 miles from The Guildford Masonic Centre to the Surbiton Masonic Centre along the River Wey/Wey Navigation and the Thames.
W Bro Andrew Rowley provided well received support at various stages along the route.
At approximately half way (The White Hart at New Haw) we were joined by W Bro Mike Harding APGM and W Bro Andrew Pettinger from Woking Lodge.
At our brief Lunch stop (the Weir Hotel, Walton on Thames) we were greeted with a very welcome drink from the Rt W Provincial Grand Master Ian Chandler.
At Hampton Court Bridge W Bro Nigel Godden joined us for the last few miles. Nigel had organised a meal for us at the Surbiton Centre.
We handed the Cup to Larry Hands of Claygate Lodge for the penultimate section of its journey to finish at Freemasons’ Hall for the Quarterly Communications.
Bro. Lorenzo Santorelli presented the Biological Sciences Prize to Charles Dorris at the University of Surrey, donated by Onslow Lodge 2234.
We elected not to have a stall at this years Freshers Fair held at the Surrey University, due to the Covid virus, but I have included a some of the links to the event.
- Universities Scheme Freshers’ Fair video – https://youtu.be/nLK5k75-lpw
- Interview with Stephen – https://youtu.be/nFT9FUkBQOc
- Interview with Raj – https://youtu.be/IqXQkBp4Z-E
- Interview with Rachel – https://youtu.be/SEUJYkpJTxs
- Interview with Matt – https://youtu.be/aL1fHOckS08
- Interview with Joel – https://youtu.be/kPsVwPYAWW0
Onslow Benevolent fund sent a cheque to the Masonic Charity foundation for £1000.00, which was doubled by the MCF to assist the NHS in these difficult times.
The Benevolent fund also donated £500 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
At the April Meeting of Grand Lodge, W. Bro Andrew Vallance is to be promoted from PDepGSwdB to Grand Sword Bearer – a great honour for W. Bro. Vallance and an honour for this Lodge.
W.Bro. Ian Greenep was installed in the chair of king Solomon, In the presents of V.W.Bro. M. Yalden and W.Bro. Bill Withers, with Bro. Alessio Taormina giving a lovely rendition of the Master’s song