On Friday 27th January 2023, Agricola Lodge No 4501, marked 100 years as a lodge The members celebrated its Centenary Year with a special meeting, attended by The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Neil Hamilton Johnstone, together with the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Philip Neil South, and many members of the Provincial Executive.
In a packed lodge room, the brethren were entertained by the Worshipful Master as he recounted many attributes he had managed to research on the founders of the lodge.
RW Bro Neil Hamilton Johnstone, PGM, personally congratulates our newest member, Bro Mark Lillis on joining the fraternity.
After the meeting, the Brethren enjoyed a sumptuous meal with copious amounts of wine.
Under the ‘rule of six’ our meeting was nothing like ‘regular’. The Lodge was opened by our Worshipful Master and the business of the Lodge was conducted.
The Worshipful Master and Officers were voted to stay for another year in the hope of being able to return to normal activities soon. After the meeting, the ‘six’ enjoyed a drink and small bite before returning home to their loved ones.
With the news that all Lodge meeting are being suspended by the Most Worshipful Grand Master until such time as restrictions imposed by the Government are lifted, our Installation Meeting on 27th November will not happen. So it will be back to the virtual meetings on the now very popular ‘zoom’ application.
A return to normality will happen, but it will mean someone will have to redefine ‘Normal’!
The Lodge will be donating £700 to the Alzheimer’s Society at a ‘White Table’ meeting on Friday 25th October. The money was raised at our Worshipful Master’s Ladies Festival last July and a representative for the Charity is giving the Brethren and their guests a talk on the work of the Society.
The donation was made at the Festive Board after the meeting.
Our WM W Bro Malcolm Graham and Mr Sam Edwards the Community Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society in Kent and East Sussex