“A Ladies Night to Remember”
Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 hosted a fabulous Ladies Night on Sunday the 19th March at Salones Carrasco in Javea where 78 guests attended. A superb evening ensued with excellent food and drink and first class entertainment provided by the girls from ABBA Gold, and Gary “Woody” Woodward, who had the dance floor packed from the first bar to the last chord. The evening was supported by many of the lodges in the Province with some members and their partners travelling from Torrevieja in the south and Valencia in the North. V. W. Brother Bill Russell gave a very eloquent toast to the Ladies and W. Bro Ken Cornforth gave a fine rendition of the Ladies song, whilst W. Bro Philip Bowick made a lovely job of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Florence, the Masters wife, whose response to the Ladies toast was witty, entertaining and heartfelt.
A super prize draw made 720€ profit which will be donated to the Lodge charities.
Please see below a weblink and password to access pictures of the evening
Leukopolis Lodge No 85 Donate to Charity
Following the Provincial Grand Master’s initiative to feed the homeless and the hungry, Leukopolis Lodge No 85 were very pleased to donate 300€ worth of foodstuffs to a local charity, Project4all.
Project4all has been inexistence for more than 2 years and relies solely on volunteers and donations. Currently they are supporting around 100 people in need. They also have a recuperation house where 4 men are provided with shelter and a women’s refuge house which currently houses 3 women. The recuperation house serves as a stepping-stone to start a normal life again. With these donations, the volunteers from Project4all are able to prepare, cook and distribute these supplies to those most in need.
Arenal Deportiva Lodge bring Back the Roaring 20’s
Sums up the superb evening held by Arenal Deportiva lodge on Tuesday the 14th February. With the Gentlemen dressed in “Sharp Suits” and the Ladies gorgeously attired in ‘Flapper” dresses, Brother Satari’s restaurant in Moraira was transported back to the Roaring 20’s in fine style. The food, drinks and entertainment were all outstanding, and with the restaurant decorated beautifully, a wonderful party atmosphere ensured everyone had a marvellous evening and danced the night away. An excellent prize draw produced a profit of over 600€, and the overall profit for a local Autistic Children’s society, which had been nominated by R.W. Bro Michael Shilan and his wife Muriel, exceeded 720€.
A huge thank you must go to all involved in organizing the event, but in particular W. Bro Ray Guise – Smith and his wife Coral and son Oliver, W. Bro Malcolm March and Margaret and the Officers of Arenal Deportiva Lodge No65.
Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
Kung Hei Fat Choi! or Happy New Year in Cantonese.
A special New Year celebration party organised by the Worshipful Master of Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65. W. Bro Peter Johnson, and his wife Florence Li Fung Ha attracted almost 80 brethren, partners and friends to celebrate the Chinese New Year, this year being the year of the Rabbit. The party was at Sabores II restaurant in Moraira and was held on the last day of the Chinese New Year festivities which is traditionally known as “everyone’s birthday”.
Florence had arranged a very special menu for the evening, and the restaurant was dressed beautifully with traditional Chinese decorations for the event. A superb meal was enjoyed by the party-goers and with the Worshipful Master handing out Lei See packets containing chocolate coins a great time was had by all.
An excellent raffle draw raised over 500€ for Lodge funds some or all of which will be allocated to charity.
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.
Members of White River Lodge No 153 attended the Tres Reyes at Per Els facility for the Disabled in Turis on the 6th January, this is the Charity that the Lodge has supported for many years. Every year the Lodge is pleased to supply 2 of the Kings and this year was no exception the Junior Warden, Francisco Fornes, and one of the Stewards, Bob Harris, fulfilling the task with great gusto handing out sweets and presents to the disabled much to their delight.
“Last december 26th, the Worshipful Master of the RL Hiram Abif Nº80, Jorge Prieto Cueto, accompanied by the Charity Steward and Senior Warden of the same Lodge, Sergio Pereira Behm, presented the contribution of €500 made by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia to the Saint Gabriel Food Bank in the city of Alicante.
On the occasion, its head, Antonio Moya, thanked the generous contribution and the sincere concern of the RLS Hiram Abif and our Provincial Grand Lodge for the needs of this Foods Bank which in recent months has seen an increase in its activity, due to the growing number of people requesting help from this organisation as a result of the serious economic crisis affecting Spain”
“El pasado 26 de diciembre, el Venerable Maestro de la RL Hiram Abif Nº80, Jorge Prieto Cueto, acompañado por el Mayordomo de beneficencia y primer vigilante de la misma Logia, Sergio Pereira Behm, hicieron entrega de la aportación de 500 euros realizada por la Gran Logia Provincial de Valencia Banco de Alimentos San Gabriel de la ciudad de Alicante.
En la ocasión, su responsable, Antonio Moya, agradeció la generosa aportación y la sincera preocupación de la RLS Hiram Abif y de nuestra Gran Logia Provincial por las necesidades de este Banco de Alimentos, que en los últimos meses ha visto incrementada su actividad, debido al creciente número de personas que solicitan ayuda a esta organización como consecuencia de la grave crisis económica que afecta a España”
Old Tower Lodge 49 have been collecting and will continue to collect food donations at Sociedad Compas in Ciudad Quesada for the Reach Out charity and have been able to donate a substantial amount of food for this good cause in helping local families and the homeless.
On the 24th November our Worshipful Master, Terry Sharley, and our Charity Steward, Bernard Clifford, were able to donate five hundred euros from the Valencian Provincial Grand Master’s charity fund to Reach Out to support their cause over the Christmas period.
Old Tower Lodge 49 will continue to support this charity into the New Year.
The attached photo shows Old Tower Lodge 49 Worshipful Master and Charity Steward handing over the cheque for 500 euros.
Photo – L to R – Charity Steward Bernard Clifford; Reach Out Secretary Rachael; Reach Out Senior Manager Maria; Worshipful Master Terry Sharley