Dear Brethren all
The RW PGM is pleased to announce that the consecration of our 34th Lodge, The Iron Bridge Lodge No 9897, will take place on the morning of Saturday 24th January 2015 at Harper Adams University followed by lunch.
The summons for the meeting will be distributed in the near future and will give exact timings and details re menu and cost of the lunch. Booking arrangements will also be published at the same time. .
The event is likely to be oversubscribed ; the maximum capacity of the Hall is 399 and dining will be limited to 210.- to ensure that there is representation from every Lodge in the Province a place will be guaranteed for each Worshipful Master or his representative ; (The founders of Iron Bridge Lodge have stated that it is their wish that they join the Masters circuit but you will understand that they have to fund a number of official guests to the consecration and find it financially impossible to host Masters on this occasion. All Shropshire Masters will be invited to their next annual Installation meeting)
The Lodge has been further honoured to be approved to join the Universities Scheme ( The first newly Consecrated Lodge ever to be so approved ) and the heartiest congratulations go to their founders and particularly their founding committee on their hard work in achieving this.
In organising this event the Province will be assisting the Lodge with the logistics and I will be looking for volunteers to undertake various duties on the Saturday akin to those carried out at our Annual Communication e.g. Parking , Security , Reception etc. I will be pleased to receive offers of assistance . In addition W.Bro John Norman will be recruiting a team of ADC’s to assist with escorting duties and those who have undertaken these duties before are encouraged to assist.
This will be a flagship day for the Province and I know that our Shropshire family will guarantee a successful launch.