Manchester Masons Area Team Hold First Meeting of 2020.
Last night on a rain-soaked night in Manchester, the area team came together to hold its first meeting of 2020 at Manchester Hall.
There was a broad agenda for the team to work through including the dates for some of the key events which will be taking place in Manchester during 2020, these include the Broken Column Dinner on April 6th, the annual Entertainment Evening on the 12th November and use of the provincial trailer which is being used on Armed Forces Day outside Manchester Town Hall in order to attract new members on the 27th June 2020.
The team discussed the Manchester Level Club(MLC) which will be holding its AGM in the not too distant future, the MLC has a full calendar of events planned for 2020, the highlight being its quiz night which will take place at the end of May, all monies raised on the night will be shared between ELMC and Wood Street Mission. All light blue Manchester Masons are encouraged to join the MLC which is a social club for Masons, the MLC’s next event is clay pigeon shooting and Go-Karting and is taking place on the 25th January 2020.
In February Felicity Lodge will be handing over part of their lodge business to the MLC, the members of which will be conducting work in the first degree within the lodge, all MLC members are encouraged to contact Darren Fletcher if they would like to get involved on the night.
A new communications team was introduced to the area team and the use of an innovative area calendar will ensure that every key event held by Manchester Masons will be covered by a member of the team. The new communications team comprises of three Manchester Masons, Darren Fletcher, Thomas White and Dean Lynch all of whom are members of the MLC.
Dennis Schiff delivered his exciting plans for the Tender Loving Care appeal and some Manchester Lodges can expect to be visited by WBro Schiff and his teddy bears soon.
Key events taking place soon were also on the agenda and it is hoped that Manchester Masons will turn out in force to offer support, these are the Solomon Presentation which is taking place at Hemsley House in Salford on the 17th February 2020, more information to follow. The Let’s Talk Masonry Conference, which is also being held at Hemsley House will take place on Saturday, March 28th, both are must-attend events for those Manchester Masons with an interest in developing their Masonic knowledge.
Royal Arch matters were discussed, especially the importance of introducing the order to craft masons who are not yet members and who would enjoy being part of this colourful degree. The three Royal Arch District Representatives in attendance reminded the team that Provincial Grand Chapter will be taking place on March 19th at King George’s Hall in Blackburn.
As the rain stopped falling the meeting was drawn to a close by the District Chairman and the team were all thanked for their input and reports.