Latest Lodge News

 

Fri, 20th April 2018

1717 visit to The Portsmouth Lodge 487

 

The Portsmouth Lodge had obviously promoted the visit of 1717 team for some time and this was evidenced by the packed temple and dining room, the reception received for the demonstration was full of laughter and interest, and the question and answer session clearly showed the brethren present were very interested in the history.  The whole 1717 team produced another wonderful display of this interesting and amusing demonstration. 

The festive board was much more lively than normal and a good amount was raised for Lifelites, and everyone departed having enjoyed a thoroughly good evening.

 

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Thu, 5th April 2018

Ladies Festival a few more images

 

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Ask the IPM........... not a clue what artwork he was creating

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Sat, 24th March 2018

Ladies Festival

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The Lodge Ladies Festival was a great success and raised £400 for the Stroke Association...... more photos to follow soon

Sat, 24th March 2018

Family Fun Day - Sunday 1st July

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For full details please visit the Social Events section

Thu, 22nd March 2018

Candidate sets High Standard for his own Raising

All present at The Elizabethan Lodge on Monday 19th March witnessed an incredibly high standard Raising ceremony.  From the moment the candidate answered his questions with such accuracy and wonderful delivery, the entire team performed brilliantly and the whole ceremony was produced with little more than a comma out of place.  With a rejoining member, and two joining members adding to the ranks 7262 appears to be going in the correct direction.

Looking forward to April Installation.

Fri, 2nd March 2018

Common Sense Approach

Sometimes spending time with the family is the order of the day. Can never understand why people travel when there is so many weather warnings, and then complain when they get stuck.  Stay at home and have fun with the family.  Common Sense approach!

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Mon, 19th February 2018

Initiation Ceremony

What a wonderful evening for our initiate who is forming a great reputaion for his locally produced beer. On this occassion our WM did not want to give any part of the ceremony away and did the whole ceremony and from the comments receiveed he did a good job.

In the festive board the song 'to the initiate' was performed by another of the lodge's EA's, he did a great job........ we haven't told him about The Masters Song yet for the April meeting. The chain was presented by our treasurer and after a bit of manouvering we all linked arms. 

Tue, 13th February 2018

1717 at Lentune Lodge

The 1717 received a warm reception from the Worshipful Master and those present at Lentune Lodge.  The whole 1717 team produced another wonderful display of this interesting and amusing demonstration. 

The festive board was much more lively than normal and a good amount was raised for Lifelites, and everyone departed having enjoyed a thoroughly good evening.

 

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Sat, 10th February 2018

1717 visit West Surrey Installed Masters

Oh my word! Masonry is alive and well.  The Elizabethan 1717 team travelled to West Surrey Installed Masters Lodge 9902 in Farnham to give the demonstration of making a mason, and received one of the warmest welcomes from any lodge.  77 people packed into a very small masonic centre, every available seat taken, and at 6:30pm a great masonic event commenced.  The reception that the team received was very warm, and welcoming and demonstrated that given the right motivation so much money can be raised for a wonderful cause ike 'Lifelites'. The team produced a really entertaining evening and we arrived home around 12:30 but all buzzing with excitement knowing we have raised a massive amount for this good cause.

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Sat, 3rd February 2018

The Elizabethan Lodge Win 2018 Warren Avenue Quiz Night

The Elizabethan members magnificently supported the Warren Avenue Quiz Night, with 26 members family and friends out of the 65 present, and one of the teams containing Jo, John, Malcolm, Marc, Moira, Pam and Pat won the 2018 shield.  With questions, on history, flags, music, and general knowledge, the minds were most tested, but this crack hand picked team were on top form, and beat the second place team by 7pts.  A Chip supper ensured the brain cells were recharged, and there was sufficient lubrication applied to keep the cogs turning.

Well done to all the members family and friends who supported the event and it was a pleasure as always to see everyone. 

Fri, 2nd February 2018

Royal Arch Representative Promoted At Special EGM

Our Royal Arch Representative W. Bro. Fred was promoted to PPSGD at the special EGM of Provincial Grand Lodge.  This is a thoroughly deserved promotion for all his hard work in the Lodge and in the wider community, in particular as Mayor of Christchurch.

The Worshipful Master accompanied by several brethren gave him the traditional The Elizabethan 'Hurrah' on him being appointed by the Provincial Grand Master, and we all enjoyed a very good humoured festive board afterwards. 

Congratulations Fred.

Fri, 2nd February 2018

VO Promoted to PPJGW

Our VO W. Bro. John was promoted to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden at the EGM on Friday 2nd February at Southampton Novotel.  This is a thoroughly deserved promotion, as he has given unstinting support to the Lodge since he took over as our Visiting Officer.

The Worshipful Master and several brethren were present to support John on this award, and he received a hearty Elizabethan 'Hurrah'.  The first of its kind for a non subscribing member of the Lodge.  Little did we know the following evening he would help us win the quiz night.

Well done John

Mon, 22nd January 2018

1717 visit Octa Lodge at The Knole

The 1717 received a wonderful reception from the Worshipful Master and all present at Octa Lodge.  The Worshipful Master was delighted to have got the team to perform at the Knole, having seen one the first ever performances in June 2017.  The whole team delighted all present with another unique performance, and the personalized minutes being greeted with lots of laughter. 

The festive board lively as we always enthused the brethren to give generously for the good of Lifelites, and everyone departed having enjoyed a thoroughly good evening.

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Fri, 12th January 2018

1717 at Brockenhurst Lodge

The 1717 received a wonderful reception from the Worshipful Master and all present at Brockenhurst Lodge after another magnificent performance by the team.  Led by our instinctive Landlord/Tyler and our impresario Secrtary/JW.

The ceremony performed was another unique event, and the festive board lively as we always would wanton these ocassions.  All present commented on how much they had enjoyed the experience, and more money was raised for Lifelites.

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Mon, 8th January 2018

The neighbours in Byron Road win 10,000

One of our members, Chris Turner, and his neighbours in Byron Road, New Milton, have been bringing Christmas cheer to local residents for 13 years by decortating their street for Christmas. This year their efforts were recognised in a National competion which has added the wonderful sum of £10,000 to their fundraising efforts.

The neighbours, in Byron Road, New Milton - won £10,000 in the Mails charity Christmas decorations contest. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5207413/Britains-festive-street-wins-10-000-charity.html#ixzz53b0fgwBZ 

Fri, 22nd December 2017

Cheque presentation - Southbourne Tennis Club

This morning the Worshipful Master and Charity Steward were at the Southbourne Tennis Club where a cheque for £800 was presented to the club chairperson, Sue Grainger. The club does a lot in coaching people with all disabilities, including wheelchair tennis and works with those with learning difficulties. There is also a very popular coaching session for very young children.

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Thu, 21st December 2017

Lodge Charitable Donations - 2017

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Mon, 18th December 2017

Christmas White Table

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Christmas Dinner is underway

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The PGM enjoying the evening

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The 1717 Team present at cheque for £3408.80 to the PGM for Lifelites - his chosen charity

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Entertainment by the Southern Union Chorus

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Thu, 14th December 2017

2017 Christmas Room Ready

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Thanks to Gary, David, Malcolm, Duncan, Mick, Ray, Jim, Bob, and Rohan, the room is now ready for Monday. 

Tue, 28th November 2017

1717 Team Fill Eastleigh Masonic Hall

The attraction of the 1717 team worked the magic again and attracted 90+ members to attend the meeting.  The Festive Board was so packed there was not enough room to stand for toasts, as all present got to know each other very intimately.  The APGM present commented that ' this is what Freemasonry is all about' ''enjoyment and furthering our masonic knowledge'.  One other member said " I have never seen this centre this full thank you to 1717 for acheiving this".

There were roars of laughter as the Secretary presented the minutes, and the rest of the team produced their best performance of the season despite a few curve balls everyone was at their best and all present totally enjoyed the performance.  During the evening a massive amount was raised for good causes.

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