At the Bucks Masters Meeting on May 2nd our Provincial Grand Master announced the appointment of a new Provincial Charity Steward who will be W Bro Michael Clanfield. Mike will have a hard act to follow on from W Bro Ron King who did such a wonderful job launching the Festival so successfully. Mike is a very active member of Vale Lodge and has been active in many Provincial programmes over the years, I am sure we all wish him well in this new role which will formally start when he is invested at our October Provincial Meeting.
It is vital when raising money for any charity that you know where the money goes, and I strongly urge you all to visit www.mcf.org. This will tell you everything you need to know about the Masonic Charitable Foundation and hopefully spur you on to want to donate to this wonderful Masonic Charity.
Provincial Festival Representatives
You will all be aware that we have 6 Provincial reps for the Festival who have all been fantastic in helping to raise awareness for the Festival and helping lodges and individuals understand more about the Festival and how they can help. I thought it would be a good idea to remind you of who they are and how they can be contacted:-
AREA 1 W BRO DAVID DYSON AYLESBURY-THAME-KIMBLE-LINSLADE-PENN LODGES
AREA 2 W BRO STEVEN MATTHEWS BEACONSFIELD-DENHAM LODGE
AREA 3 W BRO GARY CHARNOCK OLNEY-STONY STRATFORD-WOLVERTON LODGES
AREA 4 W BRO BOBBY COLE SLOUGH LODGES
AREA 5 W BRO STEVE PERRY BLETCHLEY-WINSLOW-BUCKINGHAM LODGES
AREA 6 W BRO MARK STOCK MARLOW LODGES
They are all here to help and assist and are happy to support you or your Lodge.
Brethren my final requests to you all is this :-
If you have not donated or pledged a regular donation and can afford to please do so. The easiest way is go to www.bucks2021.org and set up a regular donation online.
Wear your Festival Jewel with pride
“Regarding the Festival Jewel, honorific bars will be available for those who would like one later in the year”
Wear your Festival Challenge Pin with pride.
Make it your daily advancement in Masonic Knoweldge by visiting www.mcf.org and find out more about the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
Have a great summer break
W Bro Graham Dearing