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White Ensign Lodge (regulated by the Grand Lodge of England - U.G.L.E.) meets at the Redditch Masonic Hall, 21 Easemore Road, Redditch, five times a year on the last Friday of January, March, May and October, and on the first Friday of December (Installation). Our Meetings commence at 1800 except for December when we meet at 1715. ADD
White Ensign Chapter (regulated by the Supreme Grand Chapter of England - S.G.C.) meets on the First Tuesday of June, September and December (Installation). Our Meetings commence at 1800.
At the October Lodge Meeting we celebrate the Battle of Trafalgar and traditionally have a large number of fraternal visitors, we normally finish our meetings by 2000 and we then move to the Bar for a traditional Tot, enter the Mess Deck and dine in style enjoying the company of our members and visitors.
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Following a number of discussions with Bro. Martin Carver, our JW, W. Bro. Les Leek, our Communications Officer and the WM Bro Martin volunteered to follow in Capt Tom Moore's footsteps and raise money for the NHS Charities through a "Just Giving" page and the Masonic Charitable Foundation, by running, what in the end proved to be, a 200Km Marathon over a number of days, concluding at the Houseman Memorial statue in Bromsgrove High Street on Saturday 30th May.
It commenced on 12th May at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch where Martin commenced as Spiderman before running through, over a number of days, the 31 Districts of Redditch dressed in one of his 3 costumes, Spiderman, Batman or Superman.
Following on from that success he then met with the Provincial Grand Master and Senior Nursing Officer at the Worcester Royal Hospital before running through Worcester, stopping for a photo shoot at the Guildhall and finishing at the Worcester Masonic Hall on Rainbow Hill where he was welcomed by our WM.
The next "Marathon" was through Birmingham commencing at the QE Hospital where Martin had a magnificent "Clap In" on the approach road lined with Hopsital Dr's, Nurses and staff before running past the City Hosp;ital in Dudley Road and concluding at Heartlands Hospital in East Birmingham, the route traversing Birmingham from West to East.
The Final Run commenced once again at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, through Finstall to the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bromsgrove, where, once again, he had an emotional "Clap In" by the Nursing and Admin staff before finishing by running through Bromsgrove and concluding in the High Street, where he was met by W, Bro. Patrick Firminger, PSGD, APGM, Chairman of the Worcestershire Festival 2022 Committee for the MCF, and the WM together with his family and friends.
The WM then, thanks to Martin's sterling efforts, presented the APGM with a cheque for £1,000 for the MCF: this brought the Lodges contribution to just over £20,000; and then presented a Certificate of Achievement to Martin for his magnificent efforts both for the NHS and MCF Charities.
On Sunday 15th March some 48 Members, wives and families met at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Bromsgrove, to enjoy the 1st Social function of the year.
Unfortunately the numbers were limited as the nation was already in the grips of the Corona Virus Pandemic and many of the senior Brethren and their Ladies had to apologise for their non-attendance due to the Isolation required which, on 16th March became the requirement for the over 70's and the following week for the whole country.
The Lunch however proved to be a success, with good quality food, an exceptional ambience aided by the Worshipful Master providing two bottles of wine per table.
The Raffle Table was overflowing and the WM's Grandchildren, Lily (7) and Harry (4) helped Judy Wroe & Irene the WM's wife sell the necessary tickets and, later, handed out the prizes. The Raffle raised some £237.00 for our Lodge 2022 Festival account.
On Friday 31st January the Lodge met with the new team in situ to conduct a "Passing" Ceremony for Bro. WO1 Wayne Southan. It was apparent that "First Night" nerves had some effect on the Ceremony which did not quite meet up with the normal White Ensign standard. However, Bro. Adam was "Passed" successfully and is the first of 3 such ceremonies to be conducted this year.
As usual, on completion the Officers, Crew and Visitors "Taking Passage" retired to the Mess Deck to enjoy an excellent meal and the convivial company that always ensues.
On Saturday 30th November the Members of the Society and their Ladies gathered at Stratford Oaks Golf Club for our Annual Presentation Evening hosted by the Society Captain Derek Richards.
The Trophy Table had its usual excellent array of Trophies for all our Matches, including our French Tour and the Golfer of the Year Award.
As always it was an excellent evening and we now look forward to the start of the new, our 21st, season which begins with our AGM and 1st Game at Ombersley Golf Club on Tuesday 10th March.
Visitors are always welcome, please contact our Secretary Martyn Davies : firstname.lastname@example.org
Yet another White Ensign Lodge success when the Lodge once again celebrated in its usual unique fashion the Great Victory at Trafalgar.
This year however as well as celebrating the courage and leadership of Admiral Viscount Nelson we also honoured a hero of our own, a former Honorary Member of the Lodge, PO Cox'n Tommy Gould, VC. W. Bro. Les Leek very kindly presented to the Lodge a framed copy of the London Gazette and Tommy's Medals to be retained by the Lodge and a smaller set which was auctioned by our "Tame" Auctioneer and raised £617.00. This has now been presented by the Purchaser to the Submarine Musueum at HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
Once again an excellent evening with a very good Initiation Ceremony and the usual fine entertainment on the Mess Deck.