Provincial Stewards in Lake Como raise money for Charity

Provincial Stewards Lodge raise 790€ for the Homeless and Hungry in Valencia

The annual trip to Lake Como through the Provincial Stewards lodge, run by the Provincial Grand Master and his Lady is a wonderful experience. While you are in this beautiful part of the world, you can enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery which surrounds the magnificent lake Como.

The trip is not all relaxation and enjoyment, as at the Gala Evening which is held in the hotel restaurant, the charitable side of masonry comes into effect. The generosity of the Brethren is always amazing to see, with this year proving no different, with 790€ being raised.

Also the Provincial Grand Master had great pleasure to announce that an amount of 5000€ from the Masonic Homes of Valencia, had also been donated to the the Provincial Grand Masters Charity.

The worthy Charity that is being supported by the Provincial Grand Master is to Help the Homeless and Hungry in the Province of Valencia, with the money that has been raised on this trip will help to assist so many people.

Grand Lodge Assembly 2022

9th April 2022

Grand Lodge Assembly 2022

On April 9th in Madrid, M.W.Bro. Txema Oleaga was installed as Grand Master of Spain, with some 300 members of the Grand Lodge of Spain attending the meeting.

The ceremony was performed by M.W.Bro. Oscar de Alfonso Ortega, the out going Grand Master, with all the grandness that you would expect at any prestigious event.

Amongst those that who received Grand Lodge honours were, R.W.Bro. Barrie Mansell who was invested as Assistant Grand Master and R.W.Bro. Rodney Bignell was invested as Provincial Grand Master of Valencia.

For the list of Grand lodge officers please click on the Link below:

Grand Lodge Officers

The Festivities continued to the festive board where many of the brethren dined, the menu was exquisite, the atmosphere intoxicating and everyone enjoying the brother love that was all around.

 

Barry Waddington

Las Salinas Nº79

W.Bro. Barry was a much loved and respected member of the Lodge and known to be a kind and generous Brother who will be greatly missed by all following his passing to the Grand Lodge above on Friday the 15th of December.

He was initially a member of Old Tower Lodge No.49 where he became the D.C. and more recently was the D.C. of Las Salinas Lodge No.79 when they hosted the Provincial Lodge of Instruction where his work and support to the Province and the more junior Brethren was outstanding.

He and his beloved wife Joan ran the Salt Pot lunch events, a key charity fund raising lunch club hosted by Las Salinas and his last role in the Lodge was Almoner, a role he did exceptionally well keeping in regular contact with the widows of the Lodge and making regular visits to the sick Brethren, he worked relentlessly ensuring all members were looked after.

He was a very active Mark Mason and was a very active D.C. for his local Mark Lodge and was recently appointed as a Grand Officer, a well deserved honor. Many Brethren will remember his bagpipe playing at so many functions over the years, he was a driving force behind the Burns Supper events hosted by Las Salinas in Quesada and will be remembered fondly.

Barry slipped into serious illness and passed away quite quickly, Masonry has lost a true example of a just, upright and true Brother.

Michael Kacperski

Old Tower Nº49

July 6th 1952  –  August 3rd 2017

Mick was born in the Nottingham area to an English mother and Polish father, he had three siblings, two brothers and a sister but lost one brother at an early age. Mick went through a normal childhood and when he left school he eventually became employed in the oil business on rigs and in the Middle East.

Unfortunately, at the age of 40 he had a heart problem and ended up needing a valve fitted.  As a result of this he was not allowed to work in the industry and had to leave.       Mick met his wife Tracey 11 years ago and they were married 7 years ago.  He had 1 son who runs a restaurant in Benijofar. He was a very keen golfer with a single figure handicap and he also played guitar in local bands at jam sessions in the local area.  As far as the golf goes he was always willing to help higher handicap players to improve their game.  He also did a lot of work around the area like gardening, painting, building etc. He joined Masonry in UK (not sure of his Mother Lodge name) and joined Old Tower Lodge in (again not sure).  He was always very keen to progress in his Masonic career and became a member of Chapter, Mark and Ram.  For the past few years he had been the dining secretary for the Old Tower Festive boards and did a good job of organising them.

He will be sadly missed.