City Sykes District News
WBro Gordon Desser PProvDepGReg
WBro Gordon Desser
Manchester St. David’s Lodge No. 1147
Manchester St. David’s Lodge No. 1147 held their Installation meeting on Thursday 11th March 2010.
“I always seem to make promises at Lodge meetings that I regret the next morning.” Those were the words of WBro Martin Caller the APGM for Manchester when he visited the Lodge last year.
However, the new Lodge Master, WBro Arnold Bevan Hutton who lives in Porthmadog, had invited several guests from over the border, one of which was WBro Trebor Evans a member of Bala Lodge No. 1369 who is the current Blue Ribbon, National Eisteddfod winner. Therefore, WBro Caller gallantly gave way to WBro Evans, saying the ‘Worshipful Master had brought in a ringer’.
At Festive Board WBro Caller said, “The hairs on the back of my neck stood up when WBro Evans sang the Anthem and the Master’s song.”
The Lodge members would like to thank WBro Caller for his attendance and the offer of singing the Anthem.
Finally, the Ladies held their dinner, again this is a tradition of the Lodge. An enjoyable evening had been had by all.
WBro M Caller APGM with WM
WBro T Evans with WBro M Caller APGM
WM with his guests; WBro's T Evans, A Bevan, J Duffield, K Froggatt and H McGrady
Ladies dinner 2010
60 Years Of Friendship
When WBro Charles Peers moved to Northumberland in 2002 after 53 years of active service, the members of the Lodge of Friendship No. 44 made him honorary member. WBro Peers still maintains contact with the members and on Installation nights often sends either a bottle of port or champagne to toast the Worshipful Master. It therefore seemed appropriate that the Lodge should recognise this achievement.
The lodge Secretary approached WBro Len Hayes, Chairman of Sykes District to see if the Lodge could celebrate Charles 60th anniversary. He in turn spoke with WBro Martin Caller, APGM for Manchester, who fully supported the request and issued a certificate commemorating 60 years, with a personal letter of congratulations.
The Worshipful Master of the Lodge, Bro Steve Keeble, along with David Stevens (Lodge Mentor) visited Charles, presenting him with his certificate and letter. They also presented him with a bottle of a cask strength Islay malt whisky, for which Charles and his wife Pat have a particular liking for. After travelling all that way, it was only right that Steven and David tested the whisky with Charles to make sure it was good enough for Pat!
Before making the long journey home Charles had a surprise in store for Steve and David. Charles very kindly donated his own Past Masters apron (with silver levels) which was given to him by his father, also a Past Master of the Lodge. This ended a very enjoyable day.