North Harrow moves forward in 2014

Our New Master Mason

Our last meeting on Friday 17th January was another first for North Harrow for a number of  reasons. 

1. At our installation meeting last October, we installed Bro Vaughan Coleridge-Matthews as Worshipful Master of the Lodge. He was the first Master since 2001, that’s 13 years ago, to be installed for the first time.
2. At the January meeting W.Bro Vaughan performed the Raising Ceremony for Bro Mark Romero, one of two of our “Lewis” in an outstanding manner, this also was the first 3rd Degree to be performed at a Regular meeting since the W.Bro Vaughan was raised in 2008.
The Full Festive Board
3. Having increased our membership by almost 22 in the last three years to a current number of  36, it was a pleasure to have so many eager new members wanting to perform pieces of ritual at the meeting, so the traditional history was split for the first time into 5 parts, which enabled nearly all prices to be performed by lay brethren. All performing their ritual word perfectly. A special mention must be given to Pratik and Derek who shared the first part of  the Traditional History, Saeed who delivered the Alternative Signs, Simon the Tracing Board and the star, Srdjan the Working Tools. An impressive show for our Visiting Officer on his official visit.
4. The festive board was one of the largest experienced in recent times which saw 39 members and guests tuck into an exceptional meal, this was a far cry from the levels of three years ago when we were lucky to have had 20.
Some of the Stars of the show

Excellent ritual in the Temple, an excellent festive board, full of fun and fellowship.

Bro Secretary ready
to eat his hat !!!

So what next : At the March meeting we are to perform a Second Degree, which will again  involve many of our lay brethren and in May another initiation……….

That’s what North Harrow does best !! Long may it continue.

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