Meeting 13.12.16

The 2016 Christmas meeting proved to be as busy as ever but also was quite a special event.

Firstly, the Lodge was pleased to welcome a new member, Bro Tony Kilkenny (below centre), who was Advanced in an excellent ceremony conducted by WBro Lloyd Foster (below right), Bro Tony's proposer. The Worshipful Master, WBro Trevor Jones (below left), had stepped aside to allow WBro Lloyd to perform the ceremony.

 

As if that were not enough, at the invitation of WBro Trevor, the Lodge was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Eileen Pallen, and her husband, Mark, as special guests at the festive board following the meeting. The Mayor's chosen charities for her year in office are Alzheimer's Bexley and Tackling Loneliness in Older People. WBro Trevor presented two cheques to the Mayor to assist with her charities; one for £100 from Lord Harris Mark Lodge and one for £100 from the (Craft) Motorcycling Lodge of West Kent No 9899, one of WBro Trevor's Craft Lodges. After receiving the cheques, Eileen and Mark joined the Lodge at a white table for carols and festivities to round off an excellent day.