PGM Visits Dovre No.184

7th February 2020

The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Michael Anthony Shilan was warmly greeted by the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Dovre Lodge No.184 when he made an official visit to greet the Brethren and see for himself the new Lodge banner.

The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Tom Halvorsen expressed his delight on behalf of the Brethren that the Provincial Grand Master was also accompanied by his Provincial Grand Junior Warden, W.Bro. Keith Alcock, the Provincial Grand Secretary, W.Bro. Ivan Beckett, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Clifford Gingell and a full Escort Team under the direction of Assistant Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Gerry Wren.

At the Festive Board the Brethren of Dovre gave a presentation on the various regalia worn to demonstrate the 11 Grades that are worked under Norwegian and Scandinavian Masonry and promised the Provincial Grand Master that on a future Provincial event the Lodge choir will entertain the Brethren of the Province with song.

The Provincial Grand Master thanked the Worshipful Master and the Lodge for the warm and Fraternal greeting that he received and he spoke about the unique opportunity that we have here in the Province of Valencia in being able to experience such a wide diversity of Masonic Ritual and experience.

Any Brother wishing to visit the Lodge is encouraged to do so, but please arrange your visit via the Lodge Secretary, W.Bro. Per Aubert  at sec184@glpvalencia.com

 

Brethren In Harmony

3rd February 2020

The Worshipful Master of Armonia de Ifach Lodge No.46, W.Bro. Dennis Squirrell PPGStwd along with his Wardens and Brethren were delighted to welcome back a deputation of 25 Brethren from the Province of South Wales at the Costa Nova Masonic Centre, Javea.

This was the second visit by our Welsh Brethren, the previous being two years ago.  The evening started in the Temple at Costa Nova with a demonstration of the Second Degree (Passing) and then moved to the nearby ‘Bull and Bear’ for an excellent Festive Board where the visitors once again delighted their hosts with some fine singing in true Welsh Male Voice Choir style.

The raffle raised 195€ to which the Brethren from South Wales added a further 205€ making a fantastic 400€ raised, a fantastic gesture which will be put to good use for local charity.  They also supported the Provincial Annual Draw by purchasing several books of tickets, have you purchased yours yet?

A presentation was also made of a commemorative plaque for the Brethren of Armonia de Ifach to keep as a lasting memento of the evening.

W.Bro. Dennis thanked the visitors most sincerely for their visit and for providing yet another highlight for him to treasure from his year as Master and promises were made not only to see the Brethren return to our Province, but also for some of our Brethren to venture to South Wales.

W.Bro. Bob Smith of Craig Yr Hesg Lodge No.6724, Province of South Wales presents the plaque to the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Dennis Squirrell and the IPM, W.Bro. Ian Raistrick

Any Brother requiring more information or wishing to visit Armonia de Ifach No.46 are encouraged to contact the Brother Secretary, W.Bro. Ian Henry at sec46@glpvalencia.com

If you would like to learn more about the Province of South Wales, their website can be found here.

Jeffrey Pye

San Jorge Lodge Nº165

It was with sadness that we saw the passing of W.Bro Jeffrey Pye to the Grand Lodge above on the 3rd of January 2020.   Brother Jeffrey was a former member and served as the Secretary of San Jorge Lodge  Nº165 for 4 years, but resigned in September 2019 due to ill health.

Udo Österberg

Euromason Lodge Nº55

W.Bro. Udo Österberg passed to the Grand Lodge above on the 26th of December 2019.

In addition to being a long-term member of Euromason Lodge, serving as both Worshipful Master and Secretary, Brother Udo was also a second affiliate member of Dovre Lodge where he will always be remembered for his efforts in being an important link between the two Lodges.