2010 News

December 2010 ~

Minerva’s Ladies to dine evening was a great success with nearly 40 guests and entertainment by Joanne Wenton. The Lodge raised £400.00 for various causes and Charities. On the night two presentations were made for outstanding generosity to the Lodge, the recipients were both Daughters of Minerva Lodge members who are sadly no longer with us, Mary Berrington and Sue Webster, to both we are eternally grateful for your kindness and continued support.

August 2010 ~

With a new Masonic Season comes a new look web site. I Hope you all like it.

May 2010 ~

The Masonic year may be on hiatus for the Summer Break but our fund raising efforts are still in full flow. With the kind wishes of W.Bro Bob Farmer and his wife Carole who were celebrating their 40th wedding Anniversary we were able to do some fund raising at the event. Minerva Lodge raised a tremendous £600.00 in total on the night with a Raffle of assorted prizes and a separate raffle for a Signed Liverpool FC Football kindly donated by Sue Webster, whose Father John Cawley was a well loved member of Minerva Lodge 4002. The Money will be put toward the Lodges Centenary fund and the Masonic Charities. Well done to all who helped us on the night, Thank you to all who gave so generously and Congratulations to Bob and Carole on their 40 years of Marriage.

February 2010 ~

Minerva Lodge are very pleased to have achieved the level of Gold Patrons for the 2010 Festival, the New Masonic Samaritan Fund. For visiting Brethren the Certificate will be proudly displayed on the Secretary’s desk.

February 2010 ~

2009/2010 having been a truly momentous and unique year for Minerva with Father and two sons occupying the Principal Officer’s Chairs in the shape of W.Bro R.L. (Bob) Farmer, Bro G.R. (Gordon) Farmer and Bro M.L. (Martin) Farmer and in which we welcomed three new members. The coming year promises to be equally significant. Having eventually seen the last of the snow, ice and bad weather causing the abandonment of our Installation Meeting in January, we had a highly successful Installation meeting in February. We welcomed our W.A.Pr.G.M. Bro Michael Hedley Hill, our Group Chairman W.Bro J.F.Wreyford, Group Vice Chairman W.Bro. David Anderton and Group Secretary W.Bro Andy Whittle. to witness W.Bro. Bob installing his eldest son Gordon into the Worshipful Masters Chair, he in turn appointing his Brother Martin as Senior Warden.

We also welcomed W.Bro. Bob Taylor, a personal friend of the master elect and W.Bro Bob Prichard, who although not a member of Minerva, might be said to be a true son of the lodge. Both of whom honoured the Lodge by assisting in occupying the warden’s chairs during the Ceremony and very ably delivering the addresses on appointment of the New occupants. We thank them most sincerely. The Assistant Provincial Grand Master delivered the Congratulations and best wishes of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and expressed his own Congratulations and good wishes, declaring the ceremony to be one of the best he had ever witnessed. He proceeded by presenting the newly installed master with a framed certificate naming the lodge as “Gold” Patrons of the Province’s 2010 Festival in aid of the Masonic Samaritan Fund, stating that the Lodge could be very proud of this great achievement signifying the donation of £4,000 00. The Worshipful Master thanked him for his very gracious comments and to the delight of all, immediately presented him with a further donation of £1,000.00. The evening ended with a most enjoyable and convivial festive board, where we were delighted to witness some of our guests being successful in winning raffle prizes. W.Bro David Anderton good natured! expressing his disappointment at not being included as one of these.

February 2010 ~

We are delighted to add the web site link for our Brethren in London at Mersey Lodge 5434 on our links page. Mersey Lodge in London has a special connection with Minerva being that one of our Brethren Bro. Matthew Hawksworth was a founding member of the lodge. The history of Mersey Lodge can be seen on their excellent website http://www.merseylodge5434.org .

January 2010 ~

The year started with a big freeze for our Lodge, with our January meeting being abandoned due to adverse weather conditions. We have rescheduled the Installation which was for that night for the following Month. We look forward to seeing all Brethren in warmer and safer conditions.