Social Events

Whilst the Mark Internet Lodge is still very new and yet to establish itself onto the Mark Province of Monmouthshire's social calendar. See attached the latest information from the Provincial Grand Master outlining the forthcoming programme of events over the next Masonic year.

Monmouthshire Mark Master Masons

Social Events 2016/17

Well here we are at the start of a new masonic year and it has become a tradition to set out our stall for some of the social activities planned or in the process of being planned for the year ahead.

During the past year your executive members have again been busy representing the Mark Province of Monmouthshire at 20 Provincial and District Grand Lodge meetings this year I visited Sussex, Surrey and Staffordshire and Shropshire for the first time in my capacity of Provincial Grand Master.

2016/17 promises to be another busy year with three new Provincial Grand Masters to be installed in the next couple of months and the possibility of several more in the next calendar year.

Following the success of our overseas visits I will outline our thoughts for the year ahead. The pilgrimage to Benidorm for the District Grand Lodge of Spain continues to attract wonderful support. No surprise really as the weather in February is pretty reasonable, certainly better than back home and the Hotel Bali in which the meeting is held is excellent value for money. This combined with a reasonable flight cost makes it an attractive venue. So much so that I am aware of several brethren and their ladies planning to again visit in February 2017so the name of Monmouthshire will be in the frame again.

We also are going to be well represented at the Channel Island Provincial meeting in Guernsey which this year is being held on Saturday 8th October.

However, other Provinces and Districts beckon and following the recent earthquakes which struck central Italy only a few weeks ago, Monmouthshire having provided immediate financial assistance to the District of Italy they have now enquired as to the possibility of attending their District Meeting next year which is being held on Saturday 16th September 2017.

An initial look makes it worthy of consideration, there are reasonably priced flights from Bristol with Easyjet and no shortage of hotels in Rome. An outward flight on the Thursday returning on the Monday looks a sensible proposition as the Sunday flight is very expensive by comparison. We should be meeting up with the District Grand Master at the next meeting of Mark Grand Lodge on the 13th September and we will inform you of progress.
It would be appreciated if brethren and their ladies could inform the Provincial Grand Secretary if they are possibly interested in a weekend in Rome.

Other diary dates worth noting for 2016/17 are:-

Dreams and Wishes Charity Luncheon being held at the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel, Llangybi, Usk on Sunday 11th September.
Contact WBro. Derek Giddings

The Quarterly Communication Meeting of Mark Grand Lodge being held at Queen's Street on Tuesday 13th September.
Contact PGM

An Evening of Music being held at Trinity Methodist Church on Saturday 1st October in support of the Monmouthshire Mark Benevolent Fund.
Contact WBro. A. E. Rising

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Channel Islands 6th – 9th October.
Contact Provincial Grand Secretary

The Provincial Officer's Mess being held at Castleton Masonic Hall on Sunday 16th October.
Contact WBro. Roy Ellis Provincial Grand Senior Warden

The Annual Carol Service being held at Castleton Masonic Hall on Sunday 18th December.
Contact

Royal Ark Mariner Annual Assembly being held at Queen’s Street on Tuesday 8th December.
Contact PGM

The Provincial Officer's Mess being held at Castleton Masonic Hall on Sunday 19th February.
Contact WBro. Roger Ogden Provincial Grand Junior Warden

The Quarterly Communication Meeting of Mark Grand Lodge being held at Queen's Street on Tuesday 8th March.
Contact PGM

The Provincial Charity Ball being held at the Holiday Inn, the Coldra, Newport on Saturday 18th April
Contact WBro. Norman Davies

The Annual Meeting of the Provincial Mark Masons of Monmouthshire being held at the Holiday Inn, the Coldra, Newport on Tuesday 6th June.
Contact WBro. Gordon Charles

The Annual Investiture Meeting of Mark Grand Lodge being held at Queen's Street on Tuesday 13th June.
Contact WBro. John Sommerin

RW Bro. Derek Thomas

Provincial Grand Master


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