”Peddling” for Gold
As well as representing for the Provincial Grand Master, William Hobson also had the pleasing duty of presenting Rowland Burdon Lodge their Gold award for the 2021 Festival at their Installation night.
After being warmly welcomed into the lodge by the outgoing master, Richard Armstrong, William was treated to an excellent ceremony of Installation, led by our own Deputy Provincial Director of Ceremonies, Nigel Fallow, on one of his ‘nights off’.
On the second rising William rose to perform another duty, as the West Area Director for the 2021 Festival, presenting the newly installed master, Brian Freear with the lodge’s Gold award. Whilst on his feet, William then asked if the Charity Steward of the lodge, Dennis Bartholomew would come to the pedestal and receive his Gold lapel pin. On receiving his shining new gold lapel pin, Dennis responded to the lodge by thanking the members for all their support.
Dennis personally has been a great supporter of the Festival, successfully completing all of the cycling events held by the Province, competing as one of the more senior members.
Well done to Rowland Burdon and Dennis who both are sure to continue peddling towards their Platinum.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”