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The following members were elected as Gran Conclave members at the last Provincial Grand Assembly (in Rank order, not number of votes):
The Province of Valencia was well represented at the Grand Lodge Assembly in Barcelona on the 11th March 2023, with many Brethren making the effort to attend this prestigious event. The Assembly saw many dignitaries from the various Provinces in Spain, also with many Grand Lodge representatives from other Constitutions. The ceremony was conducted with all the pomp and pageantry you would expect from any Grand event of this kind, with the Deputy and Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies being from the Province of Valencia.
St Johanneslogen Dovre (184) has on its Feast Day installed brother Arne Krogstad as its new Worshipful Master. He takes over from brother Tom Kristoffer Halvorsen who has faithfully performed his work for 6 years. The lodge is growing after some difficult years with Covid, and holds meetings in the lodge house in Quesada. The log meetings take place in Norwegian (Nordic) and welcome visitors from other Nordic countries (also)! Also present at the installation were representatives from the Lodge Provincial de Valencia with Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro. Rodney Charles Bignell in the lead.
Provincial Grand Master R. W. Bro. Rodney Charles Bignell thanks outgoing Worshipful Master Tom Kristoffer Halvorsen for a job well done!
Outgoing Worshipful Master Tom Kristoffer Halvorsen and the new one, Arne Krogstad Provincial Grand Master R. W. Bro. Rodney Charles Bignell in the middle.
Lodge Dovre’s officials on the feast day lined up around the guests from the Grand Lodge Provincial de Valencia
1st Premio – 500 Euros – No 258 – David Johnson – Javea 40 Lodge.
2nd Premio – 250 Euros – No 969 – Arenal Deportiva Lodge.
3rd Premio – 100 Euros – No 581 – Old Tower Lodge.
4th Premio – 50 Euros – No 499 – Old Tower Lodge.
W.Bro Dennis Squirrel was a True Gentleman and Brother, we will all miss him more than words can express.
Our thoughts and prayers Brethren are with Lucy during this sad time.
The members of Old Tower Lodge No 49, The Worshipful Master, W. Bro. Terry Sharley, and The PGM, R.W. Bro. Rodney Bignell, were very pleased to be able to donate more than 600€ worth of food items to help the needy in the Province as part of the PGM’s initiative to “Feed the Hungry and the Homeless”, particularly at this time of cost of living crisis. The items were donated by the brethren to “Reach Out”, a charity based in Torrevieja who distribute much needed foodstuffs and essentials to those in need. Food bank collection centres have been established in both the Quesada and Costa Nova Masonic centres and Brethren are encouraged to remember those in need when doing their weekly shop.
W. Bro. Terry Sharley, R.W. Bro. Rodney Bignell with Maria and Rachel, from Reach Out.
BRETHREN: The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Rodney Charles Bignell, summons all Brethren of the Province Grand Lodge of Valencia and invited guests to attend the 2023 Provincial Annual Assembly on Saturday 25th February 2023.
El Gran Maestro Provincial, R.H. Rodney Charles Bignell convoca a todos los Hermanos del Provincial Gran Logia de Valencia e invitó a los invitados a asistir a la Asamblea Provincial el Dia sábado 25 febrero 2023
LOCATION: Gran Hotel Bali, Calle del Actor Luis Prendes, 4, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante (click here for map)
DATE: Saturday 25th February 2023 Sábado 25 de Febrero 2023
11:00 Provincial Assembly Asamblea Provincial
14:00 Festive Board Agape
BOOKING: Brethren will be able to book in for the event and select their menu choices using the link below or by using the link on the Provincial website:
PAYMENT: Please pay via your Lodge Treasurer or transfer direct to the account below. Your Treasurer will receive a copy of your submission and payment is required by 11th February 2023.
PAGO: Pague a través de su Tesorero del Logia, o transferencia directa a la cuenta de abajo, su Tesorero recibirá una copia de su presentación y requiere su pago antes del 11 de febrero de 2023.
Banco Sabadell Jávea, Gran Logia De España – ES53 0081 0660 0000 0144 8249
When the reservation form is submitted, a copy will automatically be sent to the Provincial Secretary and the Treasurer and Secretary of your Lodge.
Cuando se envíe el formulario de reserva, se enviará automáticamente una copia al Secretario Provincial y su Tesorero y Secretario de su Logia.
GRAN HOTEL BALI: Hotel Website – Sitio web del hotel
ACCOMODATION: Special Rates for accommodation are available for attendees of this event, by contacting Mr. Carlos Fernández: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 0034 966815200 / 629404555
Please quote ‘Provincial Assembly 2023’ in correspondence
Tarifas especiales para alojamiento están disponibles para los asistentes a este evento contactando al Sr. Carlos Fernández: email@example.com tel: 0034 966815200 / 629404555 Por favor, cite ‘Asamblea Provincial 2023’ en correspondencia
FESTIVE BOARD: The cost of the lunch will be €35.00. Payment details are shown on the Booking Form. Lunch is scheduled to start at 14:00hrs sharp.
LADIES LUNCH: The Ladies are dining in the ‘Crystal Terrace’ and will be having the same menu, and at the same cost, as that shown above. Their Lunch will start at 13:30hrs.
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: The PGM and his Lady Jeanette will be hosting a cocktail party in the Bar L’ille of the Gran Hotel Bali on Friday 25th February 2023 between 6.30 and 8.00pm. Dress is smart casual, and all are welcome. Crisps, Olives, Almonds, and a glass of Cava will be provided.
Please note that it is a casual get together before the main events on the next day, rather than an official cocktail party – it is intended for those staying at the hotel on the Friday night, but all are welcome.
The Provincial Golf Day will be held on Thursday 15th of June 2023 at Bonalba Golf Course.