Progress update – Monday 17th November 2014

An update on the progress of the shotgun lodge

Five of the shooting fraternity attended the Prince David Lodge meeting back on the 13th October.

The Five that attended that meeting will all be joining the lodge at the December Installation meeting.

As previously stated, a sub-committee has been formed and is working through meeting days, dates, and months for next year, and the future. The Bye Laws are to be amended to reflect the changes that will be happening.

The proposed meeting dates that are being discussed for 2015 are, February, April/May, September and December.

The Lodge has been given permission to be a peripatetic Lodge (A travelling lodge) We will be one of only two lodges within the Province that will have that status.

The Provincial Grand Master has stated that the Lodge will only be charged one dispensation fee per year.

We are also discussing the wearing of alternative attire at meetings as well as the wearing of traditional attire, if members want to. This is one of many ideas that are being discussed.

There are many more ideas going forward but this won’t happen overnight and does require input from everyone.

As the warrant has Surbiton as the meeting place we will look to hold the installation meeting there, but will look to change the month probably to February in 2016.

Anyone is welcome to attend a committee meeting when they are held, as we do need idea’s and thoughts from others.

As I have mentioned previously, this is a fantastic opportunity to shape the lodge into how the members want it to be.

This can only happen by coming along, sharing ideas, and joining.

The Lodge’s next meeting is Monday 8th December which is the installation meeting.

The venue is Surbiton.

It would be great for more potential members to attend this meeting , and, preferably with forms for joining.

The Secretary has said that the existing lodge members would be more than happy for those joining, to fill certain offices at the installation meeting, as some members have been in the same office/s for a number of years.

JW,SD,JD,IG, Charity Steward, Almoner, DC & Tyler are offices that maybe required to be filled.

Some of the email addresses that I currently have on file have bounced back, so please pass this on to others that you know that are interested in joining.

The lodge secretaries details are please contact him for an application form, or ask your lodge secretary.

This lodge will be different to any other lodge in the Province, but it won’t happen overnight, and does now need more of you to look to join.

Please feel free to call me if you have questions

I do hope that you will be able to attend the next meeting

Yours Sincerely & Fraternally

Mike Bushby



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