News and Events
31 Dec 2019
Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified.
Since then many thousands of people have sadly lost their lives and our thoughts are with all the relative and families that they have left behind.
Brandwood Lodge has stayed within the guidelines to remain safe and to protect its members from this terrible pandemic by cancelling all of its meetings, both Lodge Meetings and Officers Meetings, but as a lodge we have found a way to keep in touch with all of our members and even hold our officers meetings by using Zoom Video Conferencing. This method has been so successful we have decided to hold monthly meetings throughout the summer season to enable us all to keep in touch. It has also got us thinking.
The possibility of rolling this method out as a more permanent method would serve us better in the following ways.
- More Brethren than normal would be able to attend the meetings due to the ease in attending.
- Brethren who live and or Work overseas can attend the meetings thus keeping them in contact with other Brethren, something that they have been unable to do in the past.
- By holding Officers Meetings, AGM Meetings and EGM Meetings in this way we can reduce our carbon footprint as we will not need to bring 10m plus cars out onto our roads.
Sunday 2nd September 2018 was the Worshipfull Masters Luncheon on the Countess of Evesham out of Stratford upon Avon. The event was well attended by members and guests. We were blessed with a wonderfull sunny afternoon as we cruised down the River Avon enjoying a Sunday Roast and the odd glass of wine.
A big thank you to the Worshipful Master Peter and his lady Linda for organising this event for the members
Saturday 9th June 2018 was the Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting held in the Great Hall at Birmingham University. There were over 600 Masons present, and it was a spectacular sight.
Many Masons received first appointments to Provincial and Past Provincial Offices and many more receive promotions. Reports on charity events and accounts were also given.