Another splendid evening! The University of Birmingham Lodge held its Master’s Dinner on July 9th. There was a diamond jubilee theme with Red, White and Blue table decorations and a first prize of Diamond Jubilee Bubbly, for raffle winner, proceeds of which were donated to the 2012 Festival.
It was far more than a Ladies to Dine evening with guests bringing friends and relatives. It was a pleasure to have the company of new candidates to sample the social side of Freemasonry. It was an opportunity to thank our partners for their patience in allowing us to follow our Masonic calling and show non-Masons what we are all about. The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Ron Parker, make a short speech during his toast to the visitors to explain the history of Freemasonry, its tradition and the chartable acts to both Masonic and non-Masonic beneficiaries.
We were graced with the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master the Very Worshipful Brother Eric Rymer, Past Senior Grand Deacon, and his wife.
The Dinner culminates the very busy Masonic season for the University of Birmingham lodge. The Master Elect. W.Bro Robert Ashford will be made master at the next meeting, the Installation (dates and details will be seen on the diary page). He has again a very full season of initiations and ceremonies.