Mike takes the chair in North Meols

Reading Time: 4 minutes The installation meeting of North Meols Chapter No 5828 took place at Southport Masonic Hall and was attended by over 70 Royal Arch companions who witnessed Mike Packingham installed in to the first principal’s chair by his predecessor Mark Matthews in a very fine ceremony. Paul Renton (left) congratulates Mark Matthews. After the initial business … Read more

Of Speed of Sight – Southport Mark Lodges

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Tuesday 17th May 2016, a presentation took place at Southport Masonic Hall, when a cheque was presented to Mike Newman – a BLIND multi world record breaker on land, water and in the air – founder, ‘Of the Speed of Sight’, a registered Charity – for £1000.00.

 

Presentation to Of the Speed of Sight

 

On Tuesday 17th May 2016, a presentation took place at Southport Masonic Hall, when a cheque was presented to Mike Newman – a BLIND multi world record breaker on land, water and in the air – founder, ‘Of the Speed of Sight’, a registered Charity – for £1000.00.

 

W.Bro. Brian Skinner, Southport Mark Charity Rep, Andrew Sherman,

W.Bro Colin Sherman, Lathom Mark 268, Mike Newman, W. Bro. Neil Latham, Southport Mark,

and W. Bro. Iain Brown Freshfield Mark

This money was raised by three Southport Mark Lodges, and topped up by the West Lancs Mark Charities, after the approach by Andrew Sherman, (son of W. Bro. Colin) who is extremely visually impaired after contracting Lebers Optic Neuropathy at the age of 18yrs.

 

He has donated to the charity in his own right after a sponsored White Water Rafting day last summer, and has benefited from a “Track Day” with the charity, where he achieved speeds of 84mph.

 

The Speed of Sight Charity, provides life changing driving experiences for people with disabilities; either Sensory, Physical or Cognitive, and is open to all ages and abilities, with specially adapted vehicles for tarmac and off-road experiences.

 

Mike when accepting the donation said, “The donation will allow 10 disabled people to enjoy a free track/off-road experience”, he and director John Galloway thanked the Lodges for their donation.

 

Article and Photograph Courtesy of Colin Sherman, P. Prov.GMO. Lathom Lodge MMM No. 268

Philip impressed by Dona Conferentes workings

Reading Time: 4 minutes At this year’s installation meeting of Dona Conferentes Lodge No 9392 held at Southport Masonic Hall, the brethren were pleased to welcome Deputy Provincial Grand Master Philip Gunning as their principal guest. As ever, the officers congregated at 10:30 in the morning for an intensive practice session, expertly martialled by John Robbie Porter. Philip Gunning … Read more