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Wed, 24th May 2017

Freemasonry in the Community 23rd May 2017

A wonderful event a Lymington Masonic Centre when representatives from local lodges presented donations of over £21,000 to local good causes. The WM, IPM, Secretary and our Charity Steward attended ..............pictures to follow.

Fri, 5th May 2017

Marwell Zoo Family Day

To celebrate our tercentenary Hampshire & IOW Masons are holding a very special event at Marwell Zoo. 2500 Masons together with their familes and representatives of charities they support will be having a FAMILY FUN DAY.

The Elizabethan Lodge are sponsoring a party of 50 from The Stable Family Trust to go and have a great day out at the Zoo.   

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The Stable Family Home Trust (SFHT) is a Registered Charity that supports people with a learning disability - based in Ringwood.

SFHT offers a wide range of services to people with a learning disability and their families: supported lives in residential homes, a personal development programme, domiciliary support, and supported living. SFHT now supports more than one hundred and twenty people.

SFHT was established in 1980 by a group of families whose young adult children had learning disabilities. There were few family-based living options at that time and the families set up a residential home at the Stables in Bisterne, Hampshire.

Over time three houses were purchased in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth as more people sought services with the Charity and day services were set up to offer meaningful daytime activities.

Thu, 4th May 2017

Graham will spend 4 weeks in the saddle

Graham Myers2.PNGOne of our lodge members, Graham Myers, is going to spend the next four weeks, in the saddle, cycling the length of the UK to raise funds for a very worthy International cause. 

Starting around the 10th/12th May Graham will be attempting a charity cycle challenge – Lands End to John O’Groats (known as LEJOG or the ‘End to End’).

He is cycling by himself, unsupported, on a normal hybrid bike with all his stuff in panniers and will arrange B&Bs as he travels.  Total distance for the route Graham has planned, which avoids busy roads, is just under 1,100 miles and it will probably take about four weeks.

The charity Graham is raising funds for is VISION AFRICA, a small charity run by volunteers, that he has known and supported for some time. They provide amazing help for large numbers of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children in Kenya.

This link is the facebook page Graham has set up with background and details of the ride:     Graham's LEJOG cycle challenge

If you are interested in this slightly crazy venture, or who would like to follow his progress or sponsor Graham you should visit the  virginmoneygiving sponsorship page.

This is the link to the sponsorship page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Graham.Myers

Charity is at the very heart of Freemasonry and Graham is setting a wonderful example of individual action.

Mon, 10th April 2017

Despite Injury WM Installed Gingerly

WM's DadDespite breaking his elbow just over 24 hours earlier.  The new and 64th Worshipful Master was Installed in the chair of The Elizabethan Lodge.  

The ceremony was conducted with precision and efficiency by the outgoing and incoming Master, and this included the appointment and investiture of the officers for the ensuing year.  

The stars of the evening were the four brethren who explained the Working Tools, yes four, this included the presentation of the Working Tools of an Installed Master presented by a Past Master of the Lodge, and the other tools presented by a MM, FC, and EA.  Encouragement and coaching works.  

The other highlight was the new Worshipful Master's father delivering the Address to the new Master at the age of 90. The WM is accompanied by his Dad in the picture.

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