Provincial Virtual Events 

NOVEMBER to December 2020

FREEMASONRY

Brethren and Companions,

Following my recent announcement, I’m delighted to confirm that a range of virtual Provincial events have been organised for you to take part in and enjoy during the remainder of 2020.

We have all been adversely affected by the suspension of Masonic activity and it is unlikely that we will be resuming normal Masonic business for some time to come.  Therefore, these events will provide a wonderful opportunity to bring us together and enable us to participate in informative and engaging sessions which should be of appeal to a wide range of audiences.

I am certainly looking forward to attending many of them and you are all cordially invited to join me at any event which is of interest to you.  To make the booking process as simple as possible, we have introduced an automated booking service with Eventbrite, which will enable you to book your attendance with the click of your mouse button.

To participate in any of the ‘Online Zoom’ events listed below, I would ask you to book your ‘virtual tickets’ by clicking on the ‘Eventbrite’ link below the list of events, or through the Provincial Website.    Once your tickets have been confirmed, the ‘Zoom’ login details will be emailed to you three hours before your chosen events are due to start.

It goes without saying that I am deeply indebted to WBro Daniel Spencer, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, for bringing this wonderful programme of events to fruition, and am fully aware that our Speakers, Hosts and the Provincial team implementing these events have worked tirelessly on your behalf.

I know that each of these events will be heavily subscribed, and prove useful, engaging, informative, educational and entertaining for you all and encourage you to book your places for as many of these events as you wish to participate in.

If in the meantime there should be any queries, or you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Daniel Spencer as apgm4@westkentmasons.org.uk

Kindest regards

Yours sincerely and fraternally

Mark Estaugh

Provincial Grand Master – Grand Superintendent

Provincial Virtual Events Schedule – November to December 2020

 

Date & Time of Event:               Monday 9 November – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Alan Wondzinski – Provincial Education Officer

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent Members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about Solomon & its content’

Alan is one of West Kent’s wise and learned Brethren. His knowledge and expertise regarding Masonic matters is very impressive. In this presentation he will talk members through ‘Solomon’, explain how it works, talks about its content and highlight its value as a Masonic resource. If you want to make a ‘daily advancement in Masonic knowledge’, do not miss this talk.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 12 November – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Daniel J Spencer – Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members, their friends and families

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Provincial Quiz Night’ 

Get your ‘Grey Matter’ working as Daniel turns the cogs in your mind and stirs your brains up in one of his ‘General Knowledge’ quizzes. Good fun for all the family to join in with.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Tuesday 17 November – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Malcolm Brooks – Grand Tyler

Event Aimed at:                        All Members of West Kent

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Was Nelson and Freemason?’

Another chance to hear a fascinating lecture from one of the best in the business.  The title is self-explanatory.  Don’t know the answer?  Tune in to this one to find out!

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 19 November – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Daniel J Spencer – Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Ask the PGM / G.Supt – the Sequel’

After the success of the first ‘Ask the PGM / G.Supt’ event held on 13th July 2020, and by popular demand, our Provincial Grand Master / Grand Superintendent has agreed to give up his valuable time once more to answer any questions that you might care to put to him.  Details of how to submit a question will be published closer to the event.  In the meantime, don’t forget to book your tickets (below) now so as not to miss out.

 

Date & Time of Event: Monday 30 November – 19:30hrs

Presented by: Mark Estaugh – Grand Superintendent and Archie Torrance –

Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Kent

Event Aimed at: All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter: The Keystone Lecture

Learn about the close historical development of the two Orders, how they complement each other  and how they both contribute to a better understanding of the whole Masonic story and Freemasonry’s landscape.

Date & Time of Event:               Sunday 6 December – 18:30hrs

Presented by:                           VW Bro Graham Higgs – Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members and their families who enjoy drinking Wine

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘West Kent Wine Tasting Evening’

VW Bro Graham is a much loved and well-respected member of our Province and is well known to practically all of us.  We bet that some of you don’t know that Johnny, Graham’s son, just happens to be a well-regarded expert and international Wine Dealer working for ‘Chelsea Vintners’.  Closer to the event date, Johnny will recommend 3 bottles of Wine for you to purchase, which we will circulate details of in advance.   We can all then spend a lovely Sunday evening learning all about them and having a ‘little tipple’ as Johnny and Graham talk us through the subtle nuances of each wine! Charming! Book your tickets now so you don’t miss out!

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 10 December – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro ‘Dr’ John Reuther

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Lord Kitchener – Soldier, Diplomat, Freemason’

Another chance to hear talented and renowned Masonic Lecturer Dr John Reuther. On this occasion he is going to talk about one of the most famous Military commanders this country has ever produced – Lord Kitchener! Sure to be fascinating and not to be missed.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 17 December – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Ian Gallehawk

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘West Kent Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge – What’s it all about?’

Ever wondered why some Brethren wear Red Aprons when most of us wear different shades of Blue? Well, come and listen to WBro Ian Gallehawk as he explains the history of the ‘Stewards’, what it means to be appointed a ‘Provincial Grand Steward’ and find out what ‘Provincial Grand Stewards’ actually do in West Kent and beyond! 

 

Date & Time of Event:          Sunday 20th December – 16:00hrs

Presented by:                         WBro Daniel J Spencer – Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Event Aimed at:                     All members of West Kent, their friends and families

Event Title / Subject Matter: ‘Magic Show’ from Richard Jones, the ‘Military Magician’ and winner of ‘Britains Got Talent’ 2016

To round of this years program of ‘Virtual Events’ and by way of an early Christmas Present from the Provincial Grand Lodge of West Kent to its members, families and their friends, we invite you all to come and enjoy a ‘Magic Show’ from Richard Jones ’The Military Magician’ and winner of ‘Britains Got Talent 2016’. This guy is not only a serving member of our armed forces, but one of the worlds best known Magicians since his rise to fame in 2016. He’s a good friend to ‘West Kent’ and has performed at the Royal Variety Show and all over the world – well, now he’s coming to West Kent! This show is not to be missed and can be enjoyed by your entire family! Merry Christmas Brethren!

 

Past Events

Date & Time of Event:             Monday 10 August – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Neil Moakes – Provincial Grand Almoner

Event Aimed at:                        Lodge Almoners and all other interested Brethren

Event Title / Subject Matter:  ‘Meet our new Provincial Grand Almoner’.

Everything you ever wanted to know about being a good ‘Almoner’.  Meet Neil’s team and learn about what you can do to help those less fortunate than you.  Hear about Neil’s role and what he’s been up to since being appointed in May.

 

Date & Time of Event:             Thursday 13 August – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Tony Harvey – Provincial Head of Learning & Development

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:  ‘Seven Habits of Highly Successful Lodges’.

WBro Tony is a highly respected and knowledgeable Freemason who is well known on the Masonic Lecture circuit.  He is a former Prestonian and Cornwallis Lecturer and sits on several UGLE Committees.  He has been an integral part of and an expert on the online ‘Solomon’ resource since it was launched.  If your Lodge needs help to grow and develop, this lecture is not to be missed.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Tuesday 18 August – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Neil Dale – Provincial Grand Mentor

Event Aimed at:                        Lodge Mentors and all other interested Brethren

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Meet our new Provincial Grand Mentor’.

Everything you ever wanted to know about being a good ‘Mentor’.  Meet Neil’s team and learn about what you can do to help.  Hear about Neil’s role and what he’s been up to since being appointed in May.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Monday 24 August – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Andrew Waddington – Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Event Aimed at:                        All members of Group 2 Lodges

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Meet the Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Group 2 Lodges’

Meet the ‘man behind the chain’.  Find out what’s been going in the Province, and Group 2 in particular, and hear about Andrew’s plans for the future of his Group.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Tuesday 25 August – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Johnty Powis – Retired Royal Navy Officer

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Submarines, Modern Naval Warfare, the Falklands and the Belgrano’

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about modern Submarines – How they work? How they Fight? What’s it like to live and work aboard? All from a man who was ‘Navigation Officer’ aboard HMS Conqueror when she sank the Belgrano during the Falklands Campaign and who ended his career as Captain of the Nuclear Missile Submarine ‘HMS Victorious’.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Wednesday 2 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Clive Moore – Provincial Grand Orator

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘The Origins and History of the Tracing Board’

Clive is our Provincial Grand Orator and is one of our many wise and learned Brethren. Learn all about an essential piece of Lodge Ritual as Clive re-delivers his fascinating 2008 Cornwallis Lecture

 

Date & Time of Event:               Monday 7 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Alan Wondzinski – Provincial Education Officer

Event Aimed at:                        Light Blues Club Members and any other West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘A miscellany of Masonic Curiosities’

Alan is another of West Kent’s wise and learned Brethren. His knowledge and expertise regarding Masonic matters is very impressive.  Hear his ‘2010 Cornwallis Lecture’ during this Presentation and you are sure to learn a lot!

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 10 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Bryan Gorin

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘From Rags to Ritual’

Bryan is a well known and respected West Kent Mason, real life ‘London Black Cabby’ and professional Historian (specializing in ‘Blue Plaque’ London landmarks).  Listen in to this talk and you are sure to learn something fascinating that you didn’t know before.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Monday 14 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Paddy Langdown – Retired Royal Airforce Officer

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘The Vulcan Bomber’

A must for any Military Aviation buffs!  Hear distinguished East Kent Mason and former RAF Captain WBro Paddy Langdown talk about his time in the RAF and learn about this iconic aircraft, including its famous and daring ‘Bombing Mission’ on the runway at Port Stanley during the Falklands Campaign.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Wednesday 16 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                            WBro Colin Holland – Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Event Aimed at:                        All members of Group 2 Lodges

Event Title / Subject Matter:  ‘Meet the Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Group 3 Lodges’

Meet the ‘man behind the chain’. Find out what’s been going in the Province, in particular – group 3 and hear about Colins plans for the future

 

Date & Time of Event:               Wednesday 23 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Tony Harvey – Provincial Head of Learning and Development

Event Aimed at:                        West Kent Masons yet to join the Royal Arch and others interested in ‘Chapter’

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘The Royal Arch – what’s it all about?’

WBro Tony is a highly respected and knowledgeable Freemason who is well known on the Masonic Lecture circuit.  He is a former Prestonian and Cornwallis Lecturer and sits on several UGLE Committees.  He has been an integral part of and an expert on the online ‘Solomon’ resource since it was launched.  If you are yet to complete your knowledge of ‘Pure and Ancient Freemasonry’ by joining this fantastic Order, this lecture is not to be missed.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 24 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Martin White-Peart – Provincial Membership Officer

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Attracting Members to your Lodge’

Martin is well known in West Kent and has been an integral part of the team implementing the ‘Membership Pathway’.  If your Lodge is struggling to attract new members and needs assistance in this regard, tune in to this vital presentation.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Tuesday 29 September – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Malcolm Brooks – Grand Tyler

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘A Century of Naval Change – 1815 to 1914 – Nelson to WW1’

Malcolm is one of the best and most respected Masonic Lecturers on the circuit today.  Not only is he the ‘Grand Tyler of the United Grand Lodge of England’, he is a Historian of note, an expert in Royal Naval History, a compelling speaker and a good friend to West Kent.  Anyone with an interest in this period of our country’s amazing history will not want to miss this!

 

Date & Time of Event:               Tuesday 6 October – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Johnty Powis – Retired Royal Navy Officer

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Submarine Rescue’

Anyone with an interest in Submarines – in particular, ‘underwater rescue’ when things go badly wrong – will not want to miss this fascinating talk from a real life former Royal Navy ‘Nuclear Submarine Commander’.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 8 October – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Neil Dale – Provincial Grand Mentor

Event Aimed at:                        Lodge Mentors and all other Interested Brethren

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Retaining Members’

If your Lodge struggles to ‘Retain’ its members, this presentation from our Provincial Grand Mentor is a ‘must.  Every Lodge Mentor should attend if possible but any interested Brother is welcome to attend.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Tuesday 13 October – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Peter Brooker – Provincial Grand Charity Steward

Event Aimed at:                        Charity Stewards and all other interested Brethren

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Meet our new Provincial Grand Charity Steward’

A chance to meet Peter Brooker and his team as well, together with Roland Stokes, 2026 Festival Chairman and his team.  Hear about what it takes to make a good, modern Charity Steward and hear about what West Kent has been doing to support good causes.  Essential viewing for anyone interested or involved in Provincial Charity matters.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Mon 19 October – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Phil May

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent Masons

Event Title / Subject Matter:     ‘Meet the Pastoral Care Team’ with Phil May

Hear Phil May and his team update you with what the ‘Pastoral Care Team’ have been doing to look after our Brethren and find out their plans for the future.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Wednesday 21 October – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Neil Moakes – Provincial Grand Almoner

Event Aimed at:                        Lodge Almoners and all other interested members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Retrieving Members’

Listen to our Provincial Grand Almoner as he provides useful information from the ‘Members Pathway’ regarding how to approach, communicate with and retrieve former members, that previously left the Craft.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 22 October – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro Bryan Gorin

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      To be confirmed

Another chance for to hear Bryan, a well-known West Kent Mason, real life ‘London Black Cabby’ and professional Historian (specialising in ‘Blue Plaque’ London landmarks).  Listen in to this talk and you are sure to learn something fascinating that you didn’t know before.

 

Date & Time of Event:               Thursday 29 October – 19:30hrs

Presented by:                           WBro ‘Dr’ John Reuther

Event Aimed at:                        All West Kent members

Event Title / Subject Matter:      ‘Bugs, Plagues & Pestilence’

West Kent is honoured to have yet another talented and respected Masonic speaker, and renowned Microbiologist Dr John Reuther, deliver one of his lectures to us. With COVID19 still very fresh in everyone’s mind, this will be a fascinating talk to tune in to.

  

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