Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia

Grand Lodge Decreto No 1288 has suspended Masonic meetings until the 30th November 2020.

DECREE no. 1.288, on October, the 26th, 2020.

 I, Oscar de Alfonso Ortega, GRAND MASTER OF THE GRAND LODGE OF SPAIN

CONSIDERING:

 That at this time Spain, along with all European countries, is suffering from a second wave of the pandemic caused by the virus COVID-19, which is increasing significantly the number of new infections.

That the Government of Spain decreed yesterday the State of Alarm in all the national territory.

That all Autonomous Communities have imposed restrictions on both the mobility of persons and the maximum authorized limit on attendance at social meetings.

That, as stated in previous Decrees, the health and personal safety of the Brethren is a priority issue and it must be safeguarded by the Order.

That the Grand Advisory Council of the Grand Lodge of Spain, together with all Provincial Grand Masters, has unanimously adopted the decision to suspend, until 30 November 2020, all Masonic activities in al Lodges under jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Spain, including this suspension, without limitation, ritual ceremonies, Festive Boards, Temple visiting, speeches and celebrations, as well as any other event or meeting related to Freemasonry.

That, depending on the evolution of the health situation in Spain, the Grand Advisory Council, together with Provincial Grand Masters, will decide on the extension of this extraordinary measure.

HAVING STUDIED:

 Article no. 17 of the Constitutions, which establishes that the Grand Master has among his fundamental prerogatives “To direct the Order by means of Decrees and Resolutions sanctioned with his signature and seal”.

Decree no. 1.288 – continuation –

Article no. 20 of the Constitutions, which states that the Grand Advisory Council “carries out the day-to-day executive management of the Grand Lodge of Spain and is competent to act in all matters relating to the administration of the Order”.

I DECREE:

 To suspend, with immediate effect, and until 30 November 2020, all Masonic activity of all Lodges under jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Spain.

 The date when all Masonic activity will be suspended officially will be extended as need arises in relation to the developing health crisis in Spain, of which the Brethren will have due notice through the official channels.

 An official notification of this Decree shall be mailed to all Provincial Grand Lodges, members of the Grand Conclave and to all Lodges within our jurisdiction through the Grand Secretary.

Granted by I, the Grand Master, signed by my own hand and with the Grand Seal affixed on the 26th October 2020.

 

 

Annual Provincial Assembly 2020 – Grand Draw

Saturday 29th February 2020 – Sabado 29 de Febrero 2020

ANNUAL PROVINCIAL DRAW

The Annual Provincial Draw for 2019/2020 took place on Saturday 29th February at the Gran Bali hotel in Benidorm.  The winning Tickets and Prize Monies were as follows:

  • 1st Prize  Ticket Number 1886, Bjorn Morck -Dovre Lodge No 184 – 500 Euros
  • 2nd Prize Ticket Number 1871, Tom Halverson -Dovre Lodge No 184  – 250 Euros
  • 3rd Prize  Ticket Number 0772, Puerto De Xabia Lodge No 58  – 100 Euros
  • 4th Prize  Ticket Number 0407,   Santa Faz Lodge No 48 – 5 0 Euros  Ticket Number 1722,    Robert Ward, Dama De Elche Lodge – 50 Euros

V.W. Bro Fred Miller

Provincial Treasurer

Official Visit to White River Lodge No 153

Wednesday 13th November 2019

White River Installation 13 November 2019 (Official Visit)

Thirty-three members and visitors attended the twelfth Installation  Meeting of White River Lodge 153 to install W Bro Richard Millo as its Worshipful Master. One very important attendee was RW Bro Michael Shilan, who as well as being the Provincial Grand Master of Valencia, is also a founder member of the Lodge.

In what is now becoming a regular annual visit from members of Lodge Grange 1073 of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, PM Bro Jim Kier and Bro Graham Webster were warmly received and assisted in the ceremony.

 

The future appears positive for White River Lodge with the members now seeing just reward for their hard work, three initiates and three joining members have been added to the nominal roll in the past year. An extra meeting has been added to this years’ calendar so, on 4th Dec the lodge will have four initiates, followed by one more in January, together with two more joining members.

The nationalities of these joining members and the initiates, are Spanish, Argentinian and Cuban, they join a membership already consisting of Brothers from those countries, plus Saudi Arabia, Scotland France, the USA and England.

Please contact the secretary ( here ) if you wish to visit the Lodge.

 

Officers of the Lodge:

Visita oficial de PGM a Génesis 61

14th March 2019 – 14 de marzo de 2019

El pasado Jueves nuestra Logia celebró su habitual Tenida mensual en su nuevo Templo, y que mejor inaguración que la visita del Gran Maestro Provincial de Valencia, Michael Shilan. Fueron unos trabajos excelentes, con una buena compañia. Puede que nuestra humilde Logia no sea una de las más numerosas, pero no por ello los trabajos tienen menos calidad, mas bien al contrario, pues a la profundidad de estos hay que añadir el ambiente cordial y familiar que se respira en la Logia. Una gran velada. Gracias a todos los visitantes por asistir.

On the 14th of March Genesis No.61 held its usual monthly meeting in its new Temple location.  The Lodge were delighted to have this occasion marked by an official visit by the Provincial Grand Master of Valencia, R.W.Bro. Michael Shilan. The Escort for the Provicial Grand Master was under the direction of the Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Bob Watkins. The work conducted was excellent, with a good company enjoyed by all.

Whilst the Lodge may not be one of the most numerous, that is no reason for the workings to have less quality and all Brethren worked well and as we saw in the 2017 Provincial LOI, their work is excellent.  The Provincial Grand Master sincerely thanked the Worshipful Master and Brethren for a most enjoyable evening and the Lodge gave their sincere thanks to the Provincial Grand Master, his Escort and all the visitors for attending.

If you wish to visit the Lodge and see Emulation ritual being worked in the Spanish language then please contact the Lodge Secretary here/aqui and you will be warmly welcomed.

25 Aniversario de la Logia Hiram Abif 80.

La Respetable L.S. Hiram Abif nº 80, adscrita a la G.L.E. y G.L.P. de Valencia, celebra este año 2019 el XXV Aniversario de su Consagración.

La Respetable L.S. Hiram Abif nº 80, adscrita a la G.L.E. y G.L.P. de Valencia, celebra este año 2019 el XXV Aniversario de su Consagración. Con tal motivo han sido programados una serie de actos no solo para festejar su aniversario, sino también con el objetivo de profundizar en la divulgación y conocimiento de la Masonería y al mismo tiempo hacer visible a la sociedad en general los valores que se propugnan desde la Masonería.

El Gran Maestre Provincial, R.H.  Michael Anthony Shilan, realizará una visita oficial a Hiram Abif No 80 con motivo de su 25º aniversario el 17 de mayo de 2019

Los detalles completos se pueden encontrar (aqui) y todas las consultas deben enviarse al Secretario de la Logia (aqui)

The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro Michael Anthony Shilan, will be paying an Official Visit to Hiram Abif No 80 on the occasion of their 25th   Anniversary, on the 17th  May 2019.

To commemorate this important Anniversary, the Lodge will also be holding a series of events including a “Short Story literary Contest”, a “Painting Contest” and culminating in a “Mozart and Freemasonry” conference on the  16th  May 2019.

Full details can be found (here) and all enquiries should be sent to the Lodge Secretary (here)

 

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Santa Faz Charity Beach Walk

Santa Faz Lodge raises over €1.400 for Charity.

On Saturday the 16th March 2019, a throng of intrepid walkers braved the warm spring sunshine and set off from the International Club in El Campello, for their annual sponsored beach walk.

This annual walk is organised by Santa Faz Lodge No.48 and raises funds for the Master’s Charities.  This year, the main beneficiary will be the Nazaret Orphanage in Alicante which also provides education and training for poor and underprivileged children.  The walk, along Muchavista beach, with mandatory refreshment stop, is usually completed in about two hours.                

After the walk, a much appreciated Barbecue  was enjoyed by over 60 people who then relaxed to the singing of  Tony Francis.

All in all, a very enjoyable afternoon which raised over €1,400 much needed funds for the Master’s charity coffers.

If you would like to learn more please contact the Lodge Secretary at sec48@glpvalencia.com