The District Grand Prefect of Northumberland and Durham Allied Degree, Danny Guy hosted the Annual Meeting in Gateshead Masonic Hall with a full house of 125 brethren in attendance. A substantial number of distinguished visitors were present, and the meeting was especially graced by the presence of the Grand Master, Thomas Firth Jackson.
The meeting went without a hitch, culminating with the investment of the District Officers for the year. After a photo call to mark this special event, the brethren retired to enjoy a splendid lunch well served by the catering staff. The lunch was attended by the Provincial Grand Masters of the Craft and Mark, John Thompson, and David Hanson, respectively. Danny presented both Provincial Grand Master’s with a cheque for £500 to go towards their respective Festivals, on behalf of the Allied Degree.
Both Provincial Grand Masters replied and thanked all present for the generosity shown by them and for the warmth of their welcome. Working together as one was the common theme of the day.
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”