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2016 Ladies Night 5

Sat, 17th November 2018

Ladies Night 2018

Basing Lodge is delighted to announce that following a very successful Ladies Night we have raised £1100 which this year is going to the St. Michael's Hospice.

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Thu, 26th April 2018

Initiation - Stephen Hartley

We were honoured with an official visit from the APGM - W.Bro Roy Quin, Grand Lodge officers and Officers of Provincial Grand Lodge, as well as our 31 Members of Basing Lodge and 25 Visitors attending.

Just prior to Stephen Hartley's Initiation, the chair was taken briefly by APGM- W.Bro Roy Quin for the next items and the presentation of 40 year Certificates and lapel pins to Bro John Schulze, W.Bro's Norman Barber, David Bolton and Paul Reavley and our Visiting Officer, W.Bro George Plumbly.

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The chair the rightfully handed back to the WM, Stephen Hartley's initiation ceremony proceeded.  TheObligation was given by the WM,  the North East Corner was presented by W.Bro Stuart Rain, Bro Darren Hitchcock presented the Working Tools and W.Bro Alec Ness gave the Charge after Initiation.

 

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Brother Initiate accompanied with the APGM and WM after the closing of the lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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APGM - WM and the Junior and Senior Warden.






We also received Proposals that 2 new members join our Lodge. One is currently a Berkshire Freemason who resides in Basingstoke and the other is a neighbour of one of our members, who asked to join at a recent North Central Area coffee morning.

The After Proceedings were well supported and the main course was quiche, salad and new potatoes. The Raffle raised £277 which will go towards the Lodge Benevolent Fund. W.Bro Norman Barber who organised the St Georges Night along with Bro John Schulze reported that the evening was a great success with £709 being raised during the evening which will go towards the WM nominated charity - St Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke.

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Thu, 22nd March 2018

Raising Bro. Jim Savage to the 3rd Degree

Bro. Jim Savage was raised to the 3rd Degree during an excellent ceremony witnessed by 22 Lodge members and 8 Visitors. Our W.M delivered the Obligation, W.Bro Graham Merry, the Exhortation, W.Bro Paul Reavley, the Charge and W.Bro David Mercer the Traditional History. Finally Bro Jim's Proposer - W.Bro Tim Silver presented the Working Tools.

 The After Proceedings were also well attended, with the After Dinner raffle raising £216. £100 will go toward the Zetland Court raffle tickets, with the balance going towards the Lodge Benevolent Fund. Thank you all for your attendance and support.

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Thu, 22nd February 2018

Initiation - Rob Finn

Rob Finn Initiation, in front of 28 Members and 13 Visitors. The Obligation was delivered by Worshipful Master David Hessom,  ther Working Tools by W.Bro Tim Silver and Charge after Initiation by W.Bro Neil Pinchen.

A eulogy was also read by Bro John Schulze for W.Bro John Tipping who passed away in February. He had been our WM in 1972.

The Raffle at the after proceedings raised £280 which will go to the Lodge Benevolent Fund.

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Thu, 25th January 2018

Installation Night

 Saw the Installation of our WM - W.Bro David Hessom who joined the Lodge in 2009. This was attended by 29 Lodge members and 16 Guests. The Installing Master was W.Bro David Taylor as W.Bro Pat Giltinane was unavailable to attend. The raffle at the After Proceedings raised £281 and will go towards our WM's nominated charity for 2018 St Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke.

 

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