Hudson Chapter – A New Era – Here’s to the next 100 years
On the evening of Thursday 28th July 2022, the members of Hudson Chapter 2791 met at Wolsingham Masonic Hall. This meeting was of Very Special importance – a celebration of the 100th Anniversary with 75+ members in attendance.
This evening started with a Deputation team visit led by Michael Shaw. There was also a good turnout of acting officers joining him, were warmly welcomed into the Lodge Room.
Allan Britton read the summons and minutes from the Consecration of the chapter meeting held on Saturday afternoon 24th June 1922 of the ceremony performed by Lord Ravensworth assisted by officers of the Provincial Grand Chapter.
Once Allan had finished, Tom Gittins stood and read the Centenary Chapter. This was followed by Michael Shaw presenting the New Charter – saying the Chapter is entering a New Era and everyone should look forward to the next 100 years.
Johnathan Whalley gave an interesting and informative talk about holy garments throughout history before asking Paul Zajac to read the dedication then Johnathan delivered a blessing of the new Surplices for officers of the Hudson Chapter.
The subscribing members of the Chapter stood and were each presented with a Centenary Jewel by Michael Shaw.
Johnathan then gave Michael Shaw a cheque for £500 from the chapter for Durham Benevolence.
Lodge Photos were taken before the evening was finished off at the festive board.
Dave Green thanked the members of Hudson Chapter for their hospitality and for the much-appreciated cheque for Durham Benevolence. Dave then spoke how he had to rewrite this speech as Allan Britton had already talked about all the things he wanted to say.
Dave then talked about how he done some background into Hudson chapter when he visited the Provincial library in Sunderland where he found the roots of the chapter and how it reminded him of a family tree. Dave ended his speech talking about the Provincial Insight emails and encouraging everyone to use the Teams App.
Norman Alderson rose to respond on behalf of the many visitors telling many funny stories, responding in everyone laughing aloud.
All enjoyed an excellent and entertaining evening.
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”