The bUGLE – 26/07/2019

by | Sep 6, 2019

A trip to Jamaica… ✈️

Last weekend, Dwight Reece was installed as the new District Grand Master and Grand Superintendent for Jamaica & the Cayman Islands, with UGLE’s Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes conducting the ceremony.

Alongside many other District Grand Masters and delegates, UGLE’s Grand Secretary Dr David Staples and Grand Director of Ceremonies Charles Hopkinson-Woolley were also present to participate at AC Hotel Kingston in St Andrew, Jamaica. After being installed, Dwight thanked his predecessor Walter Scott who served 10 years as District Grand Master.

Read all about the Installation in the Jamaica Observer here.

Ahead of the Installation, the District also held their Caribbean Membership Conference which included the handover of a £5,000 donation from UGLE to the Jamaica Cancer Society.

In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Peter Lowndes said: “Jamaica has always been important to us. It’s an extremely well-run district. We ask the districts what charities they favour so that we can add to the donations they are giving to make them even more worthwhile.”

Read the full interview here.

The cheque was presented to the Society by Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes [pictured with new District Grand Master Dwight Reece to his right].
Provincial Details
From time to time, your Provincial details will change, whether it’s the appointment of a new Provincial Grand Master or a change of address for your masonic hall – could we please ask you to check to make sure that we have the correct details listed for your Province on the UGLE website here.

Charter Marks

We wanted to give you an update regarding the Charter Mark system. We are currently reviewing the approval process and until a new system is in place we’d advise that all lodges should go through their Province in the first instance. As ever, the UGLE Communications team will be on hand to provide guidance and help with images.

Discovery TV 📺

You may get a query for Discovery TV via social media – a heads up that we havesaid no at UGLE as it is not something we want to be associated with.

Member Services: Making Payments by Bank Transfer – Reminder

To help our Finance Department to ensure that all payments received are correctly processed for your Lodge/Chapter and Province, please can we remind everyone of the referencing that should be used when making payment via bank transfer:

LODGE PAYMENTS

For Lodges the references are:

LXXXX AR 2019 (for Annual Dues)
LXXXX RF (for Registration Fees)
LXXXX Disp (for Dispensations)
LXXXX RC (for Replacement Grand Lodge Certificates)

When sending in a hard copy of the relevant form or letter (e.g. if applying for a Replacement Grand Lodge Certificate), they must clearly state that payment has been made by bank transfer and provide relevant details i.e. the amount paid, date and reference used.

CHAPTER PAYMENTS

For Chapters the references are:

CXXXX AR 2019 (for Annual Dues)
CXXXX RF (for Registration Fees)
CXXXX Disp (for Dispensations)
CXXXX RC (for Replacement Grand Chapter Certificates).

When sending in a hard copy of the relevant form or letter (e.g. if applying for a Replacement Grand Lodge Certificate), they must clearly state that payment has been made by bank transfer and provide relevant details i.e. the amount paid, date and reference used.

North Wales Freemasons donate £84,460 to help British Red Cross launch project to reduce unnecessary hospital stays

The British Red Cross has launched a pilot scheme in North Wales to help people build independence and better links with their communities and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions. The move comes thanks to a £84,460 grant from North Wales Freemasons.

The Pathways to Better Health service aims to help over-50s in Conwy and Denbighshire who have been identified as needing extra support due to a pattern of frequent hospital attendance or calls to the emergency services. The project will help people who call 999 or go to emergency departments (ED) more than 12 times a year, many of whom are among the most vulnerable members of our communities with few alternative sources of help. They may have multiple, complex needs including loneliness, social isolation or drug and alcohol dependency issues.

You can read the full article on the FMT website here.


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