District Meeting of Northumberland

The Annual Meeting of the District of Northumberland will be held on Saturday 24th October 2015 at Freemasons’ Hall,
Corbridge Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1HY.

Tea and biscuits will be available from 1000hrs and the meal, following the meeting, will be Thick Vegetables Soup, Braised Steak with Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables, Meringue Nest and Fruit, Cheese and Biscuits all at £20.00 per head.

Closing date for applications is 10th October.  If you wish to attend, please use the link below and information will be passed to you.

Separation of the District of North Midlands

At 1100hrs on the morning of Thursday 29th October 2015 at The Grange, 457 Burton Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 6XX, the District Grand Council of North Midlands will be separated and the new District Grand Council of Derbyshire will be constituted by the RWGM.

Following lunch at 1245hrs, the District Grand Council of North Midlands will be constituted and this will start at 1445hrs.

The menu is Prawn Cocktail with a Marie Rose Sauce, Supreme of Salmon with Watercress Sauce, Cheese and Biscuits, Tea/Coffee.  There is a vegetarian alternative of Wild Mushrooms, Spinach and Potato Bake available, all at a cost of £17.00.

They need to know by 15th October at the lastest.  So, if you wish to attend, please contact Admin using the link below.

District Meeting of Durham 2015

The Annual Meeting of the District of Durham will be held at the Masonic Hall, Alexandra Road, Gateshead NE8 1RE on Saturday 12th September 2015 at 1045hrs and lunch follows at 1230hrs.

Menu is Tomato and Basil Soup, Steak Chasseur, Creamed and Roast Potatoes with Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Pie and Ice Cream, Cheese and Biscuits all at a cost of £21.00 per head.

Closing date is 28th August so if you would like to attend, please contact Admin using the link below.

Next Combined Meeting

The next Combined Meeting within the District will be held at 1100hrs on Saturday 16th April 2016.  It will be under the banner of Athelstan Council 31 meeting at Castlegate, York.  The meeting will see the dedication of both the District Sword and the District Banner.

Nearer the time, every member of the District will receive a copy of the summons and a dining slip.

If you are also a member of the Allied Masonic Degrees, you can, if you wish, stay for the afternoon meeting of Ebor Council TI C

District Meeting 2015

Images from the District Meeting held at Beverley Road, Hull on 6th June 2015 are now available to view.
Look for Look for District Meeting 2015 under the District tab.  Enjoy.

Grand Council Appointments

At the meeting on Tuesday 21st April 2015 at FMH,  Ill Comps David Roach (31) and David Spivey (186) were appointed to PAGDC and Ill Comp Paul Cowley (186 and 221) was appointed to PGSwdB.  Thank you to all members who were able to attend and give their support.

Grand Council Meeting

Grand Council will be held in the Grand Temple at FMH, Great Queen Street, LONDON WC2B 5AZ at 1230hrs and all Select Masters are encouraged to attend.

Lunch will be served at 1500hrs and will end around 1600hrs.

The Most Illustrious Grand Master will be confirming Ill Comp Neil Thomas Woodward PAGDC, as our District Grand Master, with effect from 24th June 2014.  Try to get there and give both him and our new District your support.

Craft gets support from RSM

During a recent full Craft Provincial team visit to Agricola 1991, the District Grand Master, accompanied by his Deputy and the PCW presented a cheque from the District towards the Festival 2018.  We might be a small District but we try to help.

L to R: Stephen Priestley (DistGPCW), Neil Woodward (DGM), Geoff Gillyon (Craft PGM) and Frank Brown (DepDGM)

L to R: Stephen Priestley (DistGPCW), Neil Woodward (DGM), Geoff Gillyon (Craft PGM) and Frank Brown (DepDGM)


Combined Meeting at Howden

The Regular Meeting of Howden 273 is to be the first combined meeting within the District, and it will be held on Friday 6th March.  The DGM hopes that it will be attended by as many members from within the District as possible.  Should be a good night.

District Meeting date

As you are aware, we decided to hold our District meeting in March of next year. However, as with all new events, other members and neighbouring Districts have contacted us about clashes with other Orders in their areas which would impact on the attendance at our meeting.

Being new, and not wanting to alienate any keen member that may be wanting to attend and be forced to make a choice, we have decided that we should move the meeting date once again. We know that it must clash with something but we have tried our best to please all parties which is not easy.

The venues is unchanged at Beverley Road, Hull but the date is now Saturday 6th June 2015 at 1100hrs.

Full details will be issued nearer the date and we hope for a good turnout for our first meeting.

David Roach
District Grand Recorder