The Provincial Grand Master, John Thompson, attended the Annual Meeting of the Royal and Select Masters of Durham, on Saturday 17th September ,after a formal invite from the District Grand Master, Michael Graham.
The Meeting was adjourned for John to be admitted and he addressed the Companions present and gave his vision for the immediate future of freemasonry in Durham and its link to all the orders within the province. Michael had previously informed John that the collection at the end of the meeting would be going to Durham Benevolence, so John outlined some of the marvellous donations being made to a wide selection of charities by the fund.
The lunch which followed the meeting was very well attended and John enjoyed the company of heads of other orders who were sat on his table.
Michael responded to the toast from his Deputy, and he thanked everybody for their attendance and support. Michael made special reference to the visit by John and as previously promised presented him with a cheque to the value of £600.00 to go to the Benevolent fund. John thanked everybody for this generous donation.
We are stronger together.
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”