A good number of members and guests turned out to support new Master Bill (William) Slattery, for his installation as 53rd Master of Claygate Lodge at Surbiton Masonic Centre on 15th December 2016.
Ex rock drummer Bill was ably installed into the Masters Chair by W.Bro Larry Hands, the outgoing Master who was ably supported by the officers of the Lodge.
The Lodge was delighted to welcome their new official visitor, W.Bro Cliff Fisher, representing the Provincial Grand Master for Surrey and were pleased to also welcome W.Bro Derek Richardson the Past Provinical Assistant Grand Master of Surrey.
All present were treated to an excellent, Christmas themed, Festive Board following the Lodge meeting, at which Carols were sung with great gusto accompanied by the lodges organist, Bro. John Brooks.
Through the generosity of those present, a magnificent total of in excess of £400 was raised for our charites, part of which will be presented to the charity Crisis for Christmas – a fitting time for support of such a worthwhile charity.
W.Bro Lionel Frewin
Lodge information officer