August 2016 archive

The Claro Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 525 – The Mark meets The Ark

An Open Invitation had been extended to all Mark Master Masons and Royal Ark Mariners to attend, Wetherby Masonic Hall, Wednesday, 29th June, to receive a presentation entitled, ‘The Mark meets The Ark’. This had been prepared, and was presented, by our Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Dr. Rod Taylor.   The Lodge was honoured by the presence of the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother James Steggles G.M.R.A.C. and other distinguished guests notably, Past Provincial …

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The Leeds and District Installed Masters Association. A.G.M. 2016

A most welcome Fish and Chip supper was provided to those who attended the Annual General Meeting of the Leeds and District Association of Installed Masters, which took place on Thursday, 21st July at the Masonic Hall in Wetherby. The opening formalities concluded, the President, Worshipful Brother Craig Kidd addressed the meeting. He said that it had been a privilege to be the President and he had thoroughly enjoyed his year in Office, this was …

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Tadcaster Emergency Flood Relief Pumps Already put to Good Use

One of the emergency flood relief pumps was called into action on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 to save the Tadcaster Albion’s Football Ground from flooding. It appears that a storm drain was back filling from the river, the river levels rose over night, and one of the outflows non return valves malfunctioned and appears to have remained open slightly. The West Pump was deployed, and we managed to clear the area in an hour. Thanks …

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Climbing to the ‘roof of Africa’

W. Bro Steven Spooner Prov. G.M.O. of Brighouse Lodge of MMM No. 753 is about to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The trek takes place between September 30th and October 8th. Kilimanjaro is the “roof of Africa”, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and is situated in Tanzania. 5,895 metres (19,650 ft). It is a spectacular trek, culminating in an arduous climb to the summit, starting at midnight and arriving at the rim of the volcanic …

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Province becomes a Grand Patron of the Craft 2017 RMBI Festival

The Mark Province of West Yorkshire has been awarded Grand Patronage of the Yorkshire West Riding 2017 RMBI Festival, for donations it has made over the Festival period. Donations of £13,000 have so far been made to the Craft Festival Appeal by our Charity, the Cleeves and Whitehead Trust, demonstrating the continued generosity of all Mark Masons in the Province to Charity and the close relationship the Mark has with the Craft. The Patronage comes …

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