We look back on 2017 in North Harrow Lodge

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As we look back on 2017

We again started on a high with another initiation at our January meeting . Our WM, Rimal, who incidentally was the first of our internet initiates in 2011, did a sterling job during his year having conducted all three Degrees during his mastership and as a plus during the Tercentennial year of United Grand Lodge we have been able to increase our membership to in excess of 40 whilst reducing the average membership age from 67 years in 2012 to 51 to date with a third aged under 45.

The March meeting

what another cracker with a second degree and another initiation with over ten lay brethren taking part and performing small pieces of ritual,  followed by a great festive board with over 38 attending.

North Harrow Lodge Ladies’ Night

Is the highlight of the Lodge’s Social calendar and was held at The Watford Hilton Hotel where about 90 members, partners and guests attended a wonderful evening of food, fun and fellowship and of course dancing… This year it is at the Runnymede Hotel at Egham on the 21st April and the ticket price is under £50 pp. Why not come along and join in the fun. The theme is ‘A night at the Opera’ Phantom?

The May meeting

was just as enjoyable with the 3rd Degree of one of our members at the tender age of 22 making him our youngest Master Mason. The ritual was superb with many of our young guys performing for the first time. It was a pleasure to behold.

Then along came the summer

over 35 enjoyed a Barby at Bro Secy’s Home, a visit to Guild Hall L3116 at Mansion House to witness the installation of the Lord Mayor of London as WM, a visit to Tara L1541 in Paris for a Lodge  twinning , we wallowed through the mud at Hatfield House Game Fair, got drenched on a 40′ Yacht during our usual sailing weekend on the Solent, scorched whilst watching Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards and thoroughly enjoyed  lunch at the East India Club and at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Boar’s Head Ceremony lunch at Pewterers’ Hall and afterwards at Mansion House and of course the Tercentenary Meeting at the Royal Albert Hall was a treat.

Before we knew it

at our October Installation meeting, we said well done and farewell to Rimal and welcome to Maurice our new joining member and of course,  Leonardo, our new Worshipful Master and the start of a new Masonic year. The first degree working tools delivered by our Paolo in Italian was sublime

What have we in store for 2018

well, you will have to wait and see. An initiation is scheduled for January, followed by maybe a double initiation and a second in March and a third in May, yet again giving our WM a chance to perform all three ceremonies during his year, if he so wishes.

Well that’s all for 2017

a busy but a most enjoyable year was had by all  . Onward and upward in 2018 as we drink to the health of our WM