Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia

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ABBA Themed Dinner Dance – April 6th La Sella Marriott Hotel

Invitation to an ABBA Themed Premier charity Dinner & Dance

 

The Freemasons of Valencia Province would like to extend a cordial invitation to a fabulous, premium class Charity event, planned for Saturday the 6th April.  This will be a 1st class dinner and dance with an ABBA theme and is to be held at the La Sella Golf Marriott Hotel. Fancy dress is encouraged, or the attire will be black tie. Profits from this event will all go to support Masonic Charities.

Guests will be treated to a cava reception with canapes, a superb 5 course dinner which includes wines and drinks throughout the meal.  Entertainment will be provided by the Internationally famous “ABBA Elite” who are certainly one of the best ABBA tribute acts in the whole of Europe, who will treat party goers to all the classic ABBA hits that made them the world’s No.1 Supergroup.

Preferential accommodation packages and discounted Golf and Spa fees have been negotiated with La Sella Golf Marriott hotel, and for guests, the luxury and comfort of this lovely hotel is world renowned.

Tickets are priced at 75€ and can be booked by scanning the attached QR code or clicking on the link and completing the JotForm.  For information on the special packages available for this event please Email: magnum.concerts@gmail.com or Call/WhatsApp: 618017201,

 

https://form.jotform.com/231751914658362

Las Salinas Lodge No 79 Donates to DEBRA

LAS SALINAS No 79 DONATES TO DEBRA

 

From funds raised at the highly successful Las Salinas Ladies night in May last year, hosted by Worshipful Brother Norman Barrall and Carole Barrall, Las Salinas 79 Lodge has donated 850€ to DEBRA for the purchase of administrative computing equipment. They replied in the following terms:

 

“On behalf of all the families at “DEBRA, The Butterfly Skin Charity” I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, generosity and kind donation. As a charity we depend largely on private funding and donations from people like you. Your help is crucial to ensuring that we can continue providing specialist nursing care, psychologists and a researcher to support our families from the birth of a child to end of life care. Thanks to your help we can continue to support and shield our Butterfly Skin families. Thank you for giving us Wings.

 

Puerto de Xàbia – Lecture

PUERTO DE XÀBIA 58 ENJOY A FASCINATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THE MASONIC APRON

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for a whirlwind journey through the intriguing world of Masonic aprons! On February 13th 2024, that’s what Puerto de Xàbia Lodge had the pleasure of enjoying.

Picture this: W. Bro. Peter de Graaf, our esteemed guide, regaling us with tales that span centuries. With wit and wisdom, he unravelled the enigmatic origins of the Masonic apron, from its humble beginnings in the hands of medieval operative Masons to the dazzling array of designs we sport today.

Hold onto your hats (or apron strings) as W. Bro. De Graaf unveiled his treasure trove of research, whisking us away on a whirlwind tour of aprons worn by luminaries like George Washington, as well as those from the bonnie lands of Scotland and Ireland. We delved into the hidden meanings and symbolism woven into every stitch, unlocking the secrets of Masonic tradition.

But wait, there’s more! We feasted our eyes on a dazzling display of aprons from across the globe, spanning Spain to Germany and beyond. It was a riot of colors, patterns, and emblems, each telling its own unique story of brotherhood and camaraderie.

And the ‘pièce de résistance’? W. Bro. De Graaf’s proud announcement that his prized collection of Masonic regalia will be offered as a permanent loan to the new Temple building, ensuring that generations of Freemasons in the Valencian Province can benefit from the glory of Masonic history for years to come. 

                                                

Gerald Kittleson

Gerald Kittleson 1934 – 2024

On Monday, 15th January 2024 when the sun was at its meridian, family and friends joined together at Denia Crematorium to celebrate the life of, and say goodbye to Gerry.

Bro. Gerry Kittleson was born on 5th July 1934. He was initiated into Freemasonry on 6th May 1980 and installed into the Chair of his English Lodge on New Year’s Eve 2005.

On retiring to Denia, Spain with his wife, Lynn, he joined Oliva LaSafor Lodge 112 in 2002 and was honoured with the rank of Provincial Organist. He played the organ enthusiastically until his eyesight and other health problems made that impossible, but still managed to attend lodge meetings until last year.

Married for 65 years, he is survived by his wife, Lynn and their son, Alan, who, with his wife, Sarah, attended the service.

The ceremony was conducted by W. Bro. Ken Cornforth, current Provincial Grand Organist, and music was provided by W. Bro. Gerald Hales, Past Provincial Grand Organist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Bro. Gerald Hales (L) and W. Bro. Ken Cornforth with a photo of W. Bro. Gerry Kittleson at his organ.

Javea 40 and Armonia de Ifach No 46 Lodges Donate to the Hungry and Homeless

Javea Lodge No 40 & Armonia de Ifach Lodge No 46

Help the Hungry and Homeless

 

W. Bros James Morris, Worshipful Master of Javea Lodge No 40 and Ken Nitman, Charity Steward of the Calpe based Armonia de Ifach Lodge No 46, hand over a cheque for €1540 to Arne, founder and manager of the Project 4 All charity based in Benissa. The lodges had jointly promoted and hosted an extremely successful Ladies Night, a ‘black tie’ gala ball event, at Salones Carrasco in Javea where the magnificent sum was raised.  The Project 4 All charity prepares and delivers much-needed meals for the poor and homeless in the area. Arne was especially pleased to receive this as funds for the post-Christmas period were running low threatening their ability to service the project’s many needy recipients in January. This is very much in keeping with the Provincial Grand Master’s continuing initiative to support those vulnerable and at-risk individuals within the Province of Valencia.

Arenal Deportiva Lodge Invite you to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 Invite you to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2024

¨The Year of the Dragon¨

The members of Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 cordially invite you to join them in celebrating Chinese New Year 2024 at a special dinner hosted at Sabores II  Restaurant, Moraira on Saturday the 2nd March.

This will once again be a fun event with a special menu selected by Florence and will suit all tastes.  Fancy Dress (Chinese) is encouraged and we will also hold a raffle draw with proceeds going to support Masonry.

Tickets are priced at €20 which includes the special menu, ½ bottle of wine, a small beer or soft drink, as this event is usually very popular, we encourage early reservations.

To reserve your places, please scan the QR code and complete the Jotform.  You will receive an invoice giving payment instructions.

Alternatively, you can call Peter on 618 017 201, or Email: peter_john1@hotmail.com