Pathfinder Lodge no 8236 was host to the Kindred Lodges Association’s (KLA) Autumn Festival on Saturday the 22nd September at Tapton.
The KLA was formed in 1952 to facilitate and foster relationships among Freemasons who are or were involved in Youth Work. The prime activity, other than encouraging inter Lodge visiting, is to hold two Festival meetings each year.
Some 100 Brethren welcomed the ever energetic and appreciative Provincial Grand Master RW Bro. David, Pratt, attended by his DC, Standard Bearer, Sword Bearer. (See Photo above of PGM and WM of Pathfinder W.Bro. Steve Hides.) Senior and Junior Warden as they entered the lodge room accompanied by a number of Grand Lodge officers. The distinguished masons in attendance included PPDep.GM. Jack Piggott, VW Bro Frankland (London), W.Bro. Alan Hurdley PAGDC and the Secretary from the KLA. W.Bro. Hughes.
In the Lodge room W.Bro. Christopher Powell a PM of Royal Brunswick Lodge 296 gave a very interesting and informative lecture on Masonic artefacts and what they tell us. –Tracing Boards, Aprons, Jewels, Lodge Lists, Books of Constitutions, Old Charges, and other Masonic artefacts were viewed to see what story they had to tell us about Freemasonry in general and its history in particular.
W.Bro. Powell’s lecture was very professionally presented and informative with many examples to touch and hold, and was well received by all.
Just prior to the closing of the lodge the W.M. handed over the ceremonial tile to W. Bro. Tony Harvey as representative of Walesby Lodge, the next hosts in 2019. (Attached photo shows the WM, the PGM, W.Bro. Tony Harvey the UK Secretary of the KLA, with the tile and mascot Dobbie.)
After the Lodge meeting brethren sat down to an excellent 3 course meal followed by coffee. (See Photo) The PGM was presented with a KLA neckerchief by the WM. Steve Hides and during wine taking they PGM took wine with Brethren who had gained their Queen’s Scout Award a first at these festival meetings confirming the closeness of Scouting and Freemasonry.
Yes our PGM is a Queen’s Scout!
The Queen's Scout Award is the top achievement for scouts.
Following the singing of Happy Have we met brethren departed home many travelling far and wide, even to Norway.
The Pathfinder Lodge celebrates its 50th anniversary this year on 5th October.
Michael F. Holmes
Brethren, please find attached for download the latest Provincial Charity Newsletter from W Bro. Michael J Holmes, Provincial Grand Charity Steward which includes details of PGMs Fund Grants made in June.
This year's prize winners at the annual Harewood Trophy competition recently held at Cleckheaton and District Golf Club.
Harewood Trophy winner - W Watson (Doric 2695)
Runner Up - M Lee (Zetland 603)
Third - N Barker-Smith (Integrity 380)
1st Division Best Gross - A Fairbairn (The Lodge of Probity 61)
2nd Division Best Gross - S Rika (Friendship 750)
Veteran Winner - R Trueman (Friendship 750)
Next year's event will be hosted at either Ilkley GC or Keighley GC on Monday 2nd September. Anyone wants to get involved in our activities they should contact Andy Fairburn
On 1st October Lascelles Lodge 4796 will be hosting the Area 3 presentation of the fascinating insight into joining Royal Arch known as Talking Heads. This will be held at Wetherby Masonic Hall starting at 6.45pm with delivery of the presentation by the Royal Arch Provincial Presentation Team.
All Masons, whether or not members of Royal Arch, are encouraged to attend. This evening is especially aimed at those Brethren who have not yet fully completed their Masonic degrees by taking this final step into Royal Arch, but it is also important for a Royal Arch Masons to attend too to support and encourage these potential new Royal Arch members.
Bookings are being handled by Lascelles’ Secretary who can be contacted via W Bro. Karl McAuley by email email@example.com Meal cost is £15 for which pre-booking is required.
Please attend to show your support for this important event in the Masonic calendar in general and for Lascelles Lodge in particular.