Provincial Grand Lodge Golf Competition 2018
This year’s Provincial Grand Lodge golf competition will be held on Friday 15th June at Portadown Golf Club, teeing off between 12.30 and 4.30pm. Starting times can be booked by contacting the Professional at Portadown Golf Club on (028) 3833 4655.
The format will be 18 holes Stableford with an entrance fee of £25.00 for men and £20.00 for ladies or equivalent in Euro. The entrance fee includes a meal subsidy of £3.
There will be individual prizes for Armagh Masons and the ‘The Dougan Sword’ will be awarded to the Province of Armagh Lodge with the three best scorecards. The Portadown Cup will be awarded to the best card returned from a member of Portadown Golf Club and there will also be prizes for Masons from other Provinces, for non-Masons and for ladies.
This year we are in need of a main sponsor (£250 has been the amount in previous years) and hole sponsors at a recommended cost of £35. Donations of a smaller amount will also be welcome. Details of sponsors will appear on tee boxes, or can be kept anonymous if requested.
Sponsorship and donations should be sent to the golf committee treasurer, Mr Bobbie McDowell, 23 Rose Garden, Mullavilly, Craigavon BT62 2NJ.
There will also be an optional draw. Anyone wishing to provide a prize or prizes for the draw should contact a committee member.
As in previous years all proceeds will be divided between Masonic and non-Masonic charities.
I look forward to your support for this year’s competition. Please make every effort to support this important event in aid of Charity.
PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF ARMAGH GALA DINNER
The Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Armagh will conclude with a Gala Dinner in the Seagoe Hotel, Portadown on 26 October 2018.
The hotel can cater for 10 persons per table. Seating of past and current senior officers will be allocated, however if you wish to be seated with fellow Brethren of your choice, please let me know and every effort will be made to facilitate your request. Some Lodges have already indicated that they wish to have a table; this is to be encouraged and will be facilitated as far as possible.
The dinner will be open to Brethren, their wives/partners and their guests including non-masonic friends. It is anticipated that there will be a large demand for tickets which will be allocated on a ‘’first come first served’’ basis.
A sherry reception will commence the evening at 7.00 pm. with the main meal being served at 7.30 pm. sharp. There will be a choice of Chicken or Beef for the main course. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.
Dress will be dark lounge suits. Tickets are £35 each or 40 Euro.
Booking forms should be completed by Lodge secretaries and forward with remittance for the tickets to V W Bro. G T Irvine, the Provincial Grand Secretary.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Provincial Grand Lodge of Armagh’.
A number of rooms are available in the Hotel at a cost of £60 per room for Bed and Breakfast. Rooms should be booked directly with the Hotel, Tel. No. 028 3833 3076, and mention you are attending the Gala Dinner to avail of this rate.
As stated it is anticipated that there will be a large demand for tickets so ensure you book early using the attached Booking Form.
James R Blair
Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary
The purpose of the classes of Instruction is to provide an opportunity for the younger Brethren to become versed in the ritual and symbolism of Freemasonry. Also to be able to practise the ritual in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The meetings are usually overseen by the Preceptor (another word for teacher) who is an experienced member of the Lodge. Anyone going into office for the first time should make the classes of instruction a priority; certainly give yourself time to learn before you take office. There is so much to learn and often not enough time to learn it. Learning ritual for the majority of us is role based repetition, there is no “easier” method than constantly reading and repeating, but in a fun environment learning is quicker and enjoyable, give yourself an alternative to learning at home and try the class.
Classes for 2018-2019 will be displayed when dates are confirmed.
Date & Times
Armagh Masonic Hall
Instructor’s – Rt. Wor Bro O Steenson
V Wor Bro B Ebbs
Lurgan Masonic Hall
Instructor J Richardson
Portadown Masonic Hall
Instructor M Holland
| Monaghan District Ballybay, Castleblaney, Newbliss, Carrickmacross, Monaghan.
Instructor B L Ebbs