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Sunday Dances at the Adelaide Suite on the 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month. Doors open at 7.00pm and dancing will start at 7.30pm. See Poster and visit the website here.

Friday 19th December - East Lancs Hospice - Carols by Candlelight. More volunteers urgently needed. Contact Dave McGurty.

Monday 12th January 2015 - Clitheroe Fellowship are holding their regular meeting at West Bradford Village Hall and on this occasion they will be donating a total of £500 to local charities.

Sunday 18th January 2015 - East Lancashire Hospice 10k Run - Great Harwood. Volunteers needed. Contact Dave McGurty.

Friday 23rd January to Sunday 25th January 2015 - The Chadwick Weekend. See poster.

Saturday 24th January 2015 -The Lodge of Remembrance are holding a Burns Night which will be held at the Adelaide Suite Accringon. It will be a great night. The food will be splendid. The entertainment is Gavin Young, so it's got to be good. All it needs is your support to make it a memorable evening. See poster.

Saturday 14th February - The Manor Lodge are holding a Candlelight Dinner with reception at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:00pm. A five course meal with entertainment provided throughout the evening by John D Scott, a former lead guitarist with Edison Lighthouse. The cost is £25. Contact Bill Fishwick on 01254 392502.

Friday 27th February – The Victory Lodge Annual Race Night is to take place at 7:30pm at Blackburn Masonic Hall. Proceeds from the Race Night are to be donated to the 2015 Festival.
The tickets cost £12 per person which includes:- Entry, Supper and a Race card with all the information for the evenings’ events. The theme of the evening will be “Ladies at the Races” and there will be a prize for the best dressed. There will be 8 races. A single bet is £1. It is not essential to bet on every race, or even at all! If anyone merely wishes to join us for the chicken and chips supper and to simply soak up the atmosphere of an evening of fun and laughter I feel sure they will have a very enjoyable time.  
We also need, and would appreciate, Race Sponsors; a vital part of the evening. Sponsorship is a golden opportunity for those with businesses for example, to give their support, and we in turn name a race after the Sponsor and promote them on the evening in the Masonic Hall.
Contact Phil Beaumont on 07867 976636 or email See poster.

Friday 27th February 2015 - the Emulation Lodge of Improvement Annual Festival at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London. See poster.

Thursday 15th January 2015 - The Education and Development Committee are pleased to announce a series of workshops to assist in developing the skills and knowledge of Lodge and Chapter Treasurers. The workshops will be presented in an informal and interactive format by members of the Education and Development Committee, including an experienced Treasurer with a financial management background. They will be advising on the role of the Treasurer, introducing the new Treasurers handbook and providing examples of suitable record systems, procedures and statutory requirements. Three workshops will be held throughout the Province, located on the basis of geography and convenience of travel as shown below: Workshop 3 - at Rossendale MH, Ashday Lea For Lodges and Chapters meeting at Bury, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Padiham, Whalley, Accrington, Clayton le Moors, Clitheroe, Blackburn, Blackburn School, Darwen and Rawtenstall. The workshops will start at 7.00pm and are considered suitable for all Treasurers and Treasurers elect and have the full support of the APGMs and District Chairmen

Thursday 29th October 2015 - The Festival Dinner will be at the Reebok in Bolton. Ladies do not have to qualify as stewards, but brethren do to qualify for tickets. To be a steward a brother needs to have donated £75 to the Festival and purchased a Festival jewel at a cost of £20.

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Attention Lodge Secretary's and Chapter Scribe E's
Please Email the details of your Lodge/Chapter Ceremonies and Special Occasions to :-

Sid Jenkinson
District Communications Officer