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Grant of £4,000 to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

1A GRANT OF £4,000 FROM SURREY FREEMASONS WAS RECENTLY PRESENTED TO CREW MEMBERS OF THE KENT, SURREY AND SUSSEX AIR AMBULANCE

The grant, which comes from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families across England and Wales.

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Summer Buffet 2017

The Lodge Summer Buffet attracted just under fifty people who enjoyed a splendid buffet from Vince Parker and his team of ladies. Onslow Lodge members and their guests were joined by members of Surrey Lodge who partook in the quiz which they won.  A raffle raised funds which enabled the event to donate £250 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and a similar amount to the forthcoming Surrey Provincial Festival. Next year’s event is booked in for Sunday the 22th July 2018.   Meanwhile the Lodge’s Christmas Carol Carvery lunch is booked for Sunday 10th December 2017. 

Surrey Freemasons’ grant helps communication for adults with profound learning disabilities

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A group of Surrey residents who find it challenging to communicate because of their profound and multiple learning disabilities are being helped thanks to a £15,000 grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

Read more at surreymason.org.uk…

Our DC, Andrew, Gets his Royal Blue Apron

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Deputy Grand Sword Bearer

On Wednesday 2th April, Andrew Vallance was invested as Deputy Grand Sword Bearer by the Most Worshipful Grand Master HRH the Duke of Kent KG.

Take a look at @UGLE_GrandLodge’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/UGLE_GrandLodge/status/857257653181054976?s=09

Want to know more?

Just launched!!! A new website that Masons in Surrey can use to pass onto friends, family, work colleagues who might be interested in joining Freemasonry in Surrey.

http://www.wanttoknowmore.org.uk

Inside the Freemasons

Will you be tuning into episode 2?

Inside The Freemasons

24/4/17 Sky1 at 8pm
http://www.facebook.com/InsideTheFreemasons

@SkyFreemasons

Universities Scheme

If you’re studying at university and interested in Freemasonry, we have University Lodges in towns and cities across England, Wales, South Africa and even in Jamaica.

For more info see: http://www.universitiesscheme.com/web/lodges_byuniversity.html

#InsideTheFreemasons #UniScheme #Freemasons #UniScheme 

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Provincial Grand Master Presents Two Long Service Certificates

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V.W.Bro. Ian Chandler PGM (Surrey)

On 9 March the Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Surrey, V.W.Bro. Ian Michael Chandler visited Onslow Lodge to present long service certificates to two of our members.

Bro Hector Harold Goss – 60 Years

Born 19th April 1932

Married to Barbara and has twin girls and a son who all live in Guildford, eight Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren

Hector worked for the family Men’s Outfitters  business in Guildford started by his father John, who was also a member of Onslow Lodge. Hector has stepped away from the business now and it is being rung by his son and grandsons. A proper family run business.

Hector joined Freemasonry in 1957 being Initiated into Onslow Lodge on 10th January. The Junior Deacon that evening who guided the candidate through the ceremony was Bro John GOSS, his father. Hectors father was Master of Onslow Lodge in 1960.

Hector went through the Lodge Offices and was Installed as Master of Onslow Lodge in 1971. In 1972 he joined South West Surrey Masters Lodge. In 1982 Hector was Appointed PPAGDC and in 2000 Promoted to PPJGW. He was the Lodge Charity Steward in 2003.

Bro William John Harding, (Bill) – 50 Years

Born 5th June 1927

Married to Muriel and had two children, a son who lives in Guildford and a daughter who lives in Kent.

They now have three Grandsons and three Great Grandsons

Bill did his two years and two months National Service in the Royal Signals before joining Smiths Industries Engineering Department where he spent just under 40 years.

Bills main project was the Fuel Measurement and Management System for Concord and bearing in mind that no Concord ever ran out of fuel, must have done a good job.

Bill joined Freemasonry in 1967, being Initiated into Onslow Lodge on 12th January. His work stopped him attending for a while.

In 2004 he was appointed PPAGPurs and following this he progressed through the Offices and was Installed as Worshipful Master of Onslow Lodge in 2008

Bill was an ardent supporter of Onslow Lodge and the Onslow Lodge of Instruction until he became unwell some three years ago.

The PGM was also presented with a cheque for £1000 as a contribution from the Lodge to the 2019 Provincial Charity Festival supporting the RMBI.

Summer Buffet 2016

Onslow Lodge held its annual Summer Buffet at The South West Surrey Masonic Centre, Weybourne House in Guildford on Sunday 17th July. Some 80 people attended made up of members of Onslow Lodge together with their families and friends. We all enjoyed pre-luncheon drinks on the veranda overlooking the River Wey before taking our seats in the dining room for a sumptuous buffet. After the meal a raffle was held and £500 was made, being divided equally between Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and The 2019 Festival appeal which supports the new Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Grand Finale was as usual the now famous “Yockney Quiz” compiled by Onslow’s very own Quiz Master, Gerry Yockney, which got everyone’s grey matter working overtime.

This year we were joined by The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons, representing Freemasonry for women. Maxine Priestley, their Grand Secretary, was present and will be working with Onslow Lodge, in particular W. Bro David Fairhurst, in presenting Freemasonry to Surrey University students in support of the UGLE University Scheme initiative at this years Freshers Fayre at the end of September.

Here are some photographs of the day.

Gerry Makes it 6 Times a Master

The lodge room seats were filled 3-deep in places as 44 brethren assembled to see Past Junior Grand Deacon, W. Bro. Gerry Yockney installed as the 127th Master of Onslow Lodge. This was Gerry’s 6th Installation as Worshipful Master, his second in Onslow Lodge.

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W. Bro Gerry Yockney, Worshipful Master

Installing Master, W. Bro. David Fairhurst, commented on how much Freemasonry, and the world, has changed since Gerry was last Master of the Lodge and said it was good to see renewed enthusiasm from a distinguished Grand Officer now approaching his 80th birthday.

Gerry said he was looking forward to leading the Lodge through the next 12 months and, with the Universities’ Scheme now well established, want’s to focus on bringing in members from the local community to give us the continuity that we need to make sure Onslow Lodge can support student members in their brief time with us.

Ca9YubVW8AANrAkGerry chose a balance of youth and experience in appointing his Officers. Who are all delighted to be serving under such a distinguished Master.