Lodge 669 Installation Communication on Saturday 28th January 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Leighton Room, Freemasons’ Hall, Arthur Sq. Belfast.
Festive Board afterwards at 7:00 pm
Master-Elect Bro. Luis Fredric Presbitero
Sir George Clark Memorial Lodge 669 completes a very successful year with a £1,000 presentation to the Belfast Masonic Charity Fund. The money being channeled through Arthur Square District Charity Committee to ensure the maximum possible Gift Aid.
The Belfast Masonic CharityFund is renowned for its rapid response to needy Brethren or their families and in an emergency, cases may be facilitated should assistance be more urgently required. Chairman WBro. Bill Morrow and Secretary WBro.Bill Beattie received the cheque from our W. Master W. Bro. Bal Madrid.
A photo from a meeting at Champion Bay lodge, Geraldton, Western Australia, October 2016.
Our most far away country member of Lodge 669: W. Bro. Raymond Heald, Past Master of Lodge 669 seeing his son Andrew receiving his second degree.
Bro. Raymond hopes to join the Lodge in the near future.
Meeting at 3:00pm, Family Festive Board 4:00pm
Family meal and a visit from Santa Claus
Flo’s Famous Vegetable Soup
Turkey and Ham main course
With roast potatoes, fresh vegetables
Christmas Pudding, or Sherry Trifle
Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream
Adults £16.00, children (10+) £8.00, small children £5.00
Installation Arthur Square 4.00pm
Festive Board Arthur Square 7.00pm
Can you please complete the registration form below if you are planning on attending.
Festive Board Cost £25.00 Per Person
Starter: Vegetable Soup
Main Course: Sirloin Steak
Desserts: Pavlova or Fresh Fruit Salad
(Each Table will have Cheese & Biscuits)
Tea and Coffee
On Saturday 18th April 2015 20 members from 669, 651, 51, 133 and 1012 visited Rosslyn Chapel. After the Rosslyn Tour Guide has completed the group talk we were greeted and met by RWM Geoff Spence and Bro Peter Avent from Lodge Rosslyn St Clair No 606 who have us an indepth Masonic Tour of Rosslyn Chapel. We would like to thank RWM Geoff Spence and Bro Peter Avent for an excellent tour of the Chapel.
During the weekend in Scotland we also had the pleasure of:
W. Bro Tom Lamont
Bro Bal Madird
Bro Fred Presbitero
Bro Romeo Godines
W. Bro Ken Beggs
W. Bro Ronnie Craig
W. Bro Johnny Tarr
Bro Bruno Putegnat
W. Bro Chris McCauley
W. Bro Rennie McGrath
W. Bro Gardiner McGrath
W. Bro Gary Slieth
W. Bro Sean McKinney
Bro Maurice Clarke
Bro Andy Godden
Bro Craig Walsh
W. Bro Paul Harvey
W. Bro Phllip McCann
W. Bro Stephen Burgess
Bro Rodel Jazul
I’M A MASONIC TRAVELER
By Bro Paul Francey
Since I became a master mason it has given me such joy visiting other lodges. In 2014 I set myself a little challenge to visit six lodges in six nights. I was of on annual leave for a week, so i had a choice to stay in the house and get bored watching the depressing soaps on TV. So I put a call out on the Irish Masonic Network to find out what lodges were meeting from Belfast and Holywood to Lisburn the Maze I went a travelling.
I’ve met many brothers and have made a lot of new friends going around different lodges has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of freemasonry. I would encourage all master masons if you have any free time or at a loose end find out where a lodge is sitting and just go along don’t be shy. I would encourage especially newer members to take the plunge and visit a lodge that’s not your own.
If you get an invite to a lodge that is having an installation evening then jump at the chance to go to another and join in the celebration. Over the past couple of years I’ve visited a quite a few installations at every lodge I went to I was welcomed with the open hand of friendship as if I was returning home.
One thing I have learnt is that my appearance not only fills me with joy meeting with my fellow brothers, it also fills them with joy knowing I’ve come to support them. There are many lodges that are to put it one way thin on the ground with lowering memberships so when a traveling brother attends and supports their lodge the welcome and you receive is beyond compare.
So if your a brother that is at a loose end don’t be afraid or worried just go along to any lodge and you will be heartily welcomed and do stay for the festive board after because you will enjoy the experience of meeting your fraternal brothers even more. And you never know you might get a job to do.
So here are some pictures of lodges I’ve visited brothers I’ve met and friendships I’ve made.
So as you can see lots of smiles and laughs. So go on take the plunge and go visit another lodge support each other and reap the benefits of meeting together with your fraternal brothers.
I am a Masonic traveler and I look forward to traveling to your lodge some day wherever you are so to all that read this and wish to do some travelling of their own you will always find a warm welcome at lodge 669 just ask for me and I’ll be happy to look out for you and welcome you home.
Installation 2015, Saturday 24th January W. Bro Tom Lamont has been installed as WM of Sir George Clark Masonic Memorial 669.
WM Tom Lamont would like to thank everyone for their support. It was a great night and enjoyed by 60 people in attendance at Festive Board.
It was very good to have the Provincial Assistant Grand Master W. Bro. Ken Porter visiting 669 again, he gave an excellent speech on standards.
We would like to thank W. Bro Willie Cardwell and W. Bro David Beggs have played the pipes again, and welcome the new addition to the team with Bro Gary Connolly on the drums.
Special thanks to W. Bro Rennie McGrath for singing the Masters Song.
Please see photographs below and let me know if you want any high quality photos that have been taken on the night. More photographs will be added in the next few days.
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