Our next Rossall Festival Meeting will be in June 2019. It is held there every two years.
In January 2017, Jason Davies who was at Rossall from 1984 to 1991, Osborne and Mitre Fleur de Lys, was elected to be initiated into the Lodge and
Ian Patrick Henesey who was at Rossall from 1974 to 1976, Spread Eagle, was elected to join the Lodge as a Worshipful Brother.
In May 2017, Roger Chapman was elected to be an Honorary Member of the Lodge as a result of his unstinting work for the Lodge.
In June 2017, as part of our Rossall Festival Meeting, we held our Lodge Meeting at the Fleetwood Masonic Hall and initiated Jason Davies, details as above. See also the Festival report. On this occasion, we try to make a substantial donation to the Rossall Foundation and that is exactly what we did.
This year, at Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen Street, we held our annual September meeting when we installed our new Worshipful Master, Alan Reilly, at Rossall from 1972 – 1977, Falcon House.
Also, at that meeting, two brother masons’ names were put forward to join our Lodge and someone else had his name put forward to be initiated into the Lodge.
We continue to receive requests to join the O.R. Lodge and to date, there is a further request for a current mason to join the Lodge and requests for a further two O.R.s to be initiated into the Lodge.
Looking ahead, we are planning to initiate Nikolas Grefe (PE 2009- 2011) at our January 2018 meeting in London and all being well, to have another live initiation ceremony on 20th April at Fleetwood. It is also planned to install the next worshipful Master, Stuart Haynes (J.S. and P. 1958 – 1967) in September 2018.