Welcome to this week’s UGLE bulletin.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE – 20th May 2019
More than 100 enthusiastic and energetic Brethren and Companions packed the Gallery Suite at Freemasons’ Hall for the first Annual Learning & Development Conference.
Every Session was enjoyed by the Delegates.
The sharing of experiences and practices proved to be very productive. News about Solomon developments, especially the imminent introduction of on-line professional voice-overs to deliver materials, was extremely well received.
The key note speeches by the Assistant Grand Master and the Third Grand Principal (Royal Arch) both emphasised the strategic importance of this initiative for the future of Freemasonry.
Delegates have returned to their Provinces, Districts and the Metropolitan Grand Lodge on fire with ideas to grow the local Learning & Development Culture.
Local Rulers are encouraged to listen to their Delegates as it was very clear that motivational and high profile support by local leaders are critical success factors.
The delegates are creating a local Action Plan and their enthusiasm to get this right for Brethren and Companions was inspirational!
Photo: © Steve Blake – www.squarepictures.co.uk
MEMBERSHIP CONFERENCE 21st May 2019
With representatives from every Province and Metropolitan, plus four Districts (Cyprus, East Africa, Zambia and Eastern Archipelago) and Malta a similarly productive conference packed the Gallery Suite at Freemasons’ Hall for the inaugural Membership Conference.
With an opening address from the Grand Secretary (Dr David Staples) entitled “Our Membership Challenge” through to the closing call to action from the Assistant Grand Master (Sir David Wootton) “Promote, Encourage, Support” the delegates were inspirational with the balance between formal presentations and facilitated workshops making for a fast moving and very interactive day.
But don’t take my word for it – the following is feedback from one of the delegates:
“… engaging, positive and worthwhile. It is illuminating to see the different successes and issues other Provinces, Districts and Groups have.”
Plagiarising the words of one Provincial Grand Master “We had a cracking Conference! Delegates were on fire!”
Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, has agreed to become the second rest stop for charity event Walk the Night on Saturday 27th July and is inviting staff and members to take part.
This epic night walk is the only event to bring men and women together in exclusive support of the lifesaving prostate and breast cancer charities, Prostate Cancer UK and CoppaFeel!
You can either walk a marathon (26.2 miles) or a half marathon (13.1 miles) through the night. Starting and finishing at Granary Square in King’s Cross, with a warm-up and entertainment. The route will take you past the capital’s famous landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and many more!
Director of Communications & Marketing Michelle Worvell and Executive Assistant Chelsea Menditta have already joined up and would be delighted to have more to join them!
We have a special ‘staff’ discount code – FREEMASONSWTN25 – which will give you a 25% discount off the registration fee of £45. You would be expected to raise a minimum of £199 for the charities.
For more information – or to book your place – click here:
Please find on this link a letter from Dr David Staples (Grand Secretary) regarding the next Organ Concert at Freemasons’ Hall on Wednesday 12th June.
Freemason in the Family Workshop
Do you think you have a history of Freemasonry in your family? A certificate, photograph or invitation offers a glimpse into a unique and sometimes hidden story about the owner.
The expert archivists of the Library and Museum will help you unlock these stories with this free ancestry workshop. Click here to find out more.
22 June 10:30am – 1pm