A very busy meeting of the Lodge took place on 28th April 2016 at which the Assitant Provincial Grand Master, Chris Magee, was in attendance together with Past Deputy PGM Derek Richardson, several other Grand Officers and a gratifying number of guests.
The Lodge conducted an Initiation Ceremony for Bro. Mathew Montlake who was warmly welcomed into the Lodge both by the APGM, the Woshipful Master, Larry Hands and all Lodge members.
W.Bro Chris Magee presented Grand Lodge Certificates to Brothers Sandel Dima, Ian Johnson and Raymond Montague.
The Lodge approved the proposal that Claygate Lodge becomes a sponsoring Lodge to Kingston University within the University Scheme.
Pursuant to notice of motion the Lodge approved the donations of the following sums to these charities:-
£2,250 to Help For Heroes
£2,250 to Shooting Star Hospice
£750 to Dolphin Music
£750 to Young Enterprise Charity
The Lodge was delighted to approve by ballot the admission, as an Honorary Member, of W.Bro Colin Whitehead. Colin has been our eversupportive Visiting Officer over the past five years and the Brethren were delighted that he accepted this small mark of our respect for him.
The Lodge business meeting was followed by a most enjoyable Festive Board at which the usual Toasts were honoured. The Toast to the Initiate was ably given by W.Bro Andrew Shackel, that to the Master by W.Bro Lionel Frewin and to the guests by W.Bro John Siviter.
The officers of the Lodge were congratulated on their work by W.Bro Chris Magee and the charity collection and raffle raised in excess of £500.
All in all a very good evening which was enjoyed by all attending.