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Report by W.Bro. Daviid Wall – The Rutland Lodge

The Rutland Lodge annual Ladies Festival Night took place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at the Wicklow Masonic Rooms in Melton Mowbray.
   The evening approached with Siberian threat of unpredictable phases and threats. Everything crossable was crossed in the hope that the downfalls of white stuff would not spoil the evening so eagerly looked forward to by 80+ guests.
   However, with a highly successful season drawing to a close, due to the leadership of our Worshipful Master, Andrew Finn and a dedicated team at 6.30pm the full complement of guests, our high class caterer and staff were mingling happily ready for the formal evening to commence.
   From the outset with formally attired hosts, elegantly, colourful guests, the atmosphere was all one could hope for at an event linked to an historic association in existence for 300 years and our vehicle, number 1130 with one hundred and fifty-two years of service.
   Our Lady President, Julie, and Brother Consort, Andrew, brought much warmth to the reception and pre-dining activities.
   Dining proceeded happily with toasting as appropriate.
   Brother Peter Finn gave an entertaining toast to the Lady President, who responded in a very relaxed, delightful manner.
   The Ladies Song was performed unaccompanied and so clearly by W Bro. Brian Golland and supported by brethren went well. The Lady President “absolutely loved this” and this went for all.
   W.Bro. Steve Archer toasted the Visitors and Ladies sincerely and warmly.
   During coffee, the Stewards dispensed gifts to all the ladies, these were perfume atomisers which were well received by the ladies.
   The evening concluded with a local Irish Band ‘Ruff and Ready’ entertaining with singing, rhythmic hand clapping and arm movement. All with much enthusiasm and participation.
   A raffle for the Lady President's choice of charity, The Alzheimer's Society, raised the wonderful amount of £320.
   During the short interim between the end of  the formal proceedings and the entertainment W Bro Brian Golland escorted a number of visitors on a visit the Temple.
  Heartfelt thanks to all who worked so hard to give all the guests a wonderful evening.

“We all recognise your worth,
Our best friends upon this earth.” 

“Four things greater than all things are
Women and Horses and Power and War”
Ballad of the King’s Jester.

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The 150 Club Lunch, organised by Keith Hallam was held on Sunday, February 4th. It was attended by 76 eager diners, 14 of whom were specially invited widows, a further 3 were, sadly, unable to attend due to ill health.
   By 1pm all were gathered in the bar area, many thanks to Mike and his wife for manning the bar until the gong sounded and we all duely trooped into the dining room. The Lunch, as always, was excellent, thanks to the efforts of Sarah Groome and her team in the Kitchen.
   A raffle was held, the monies raised going towards the complete refurbishment of the kitchen during the summer -- applause greeted this announcement, and not just from the kitchen staff!
   Keith thanked everyone for their support and said he hoped that everyone had enjoyed themselves, especially the widows, who, he hoped, on behalf of everyone, would attend the Lunch in 2019. One of the ladies gave a vote of thanks saying how nice it was to be remembered, not only at Christmas, but by the anual invitation to lunch. Conversation flowed with the coffee until a reminder went out that the 6 Nations Rugby coverage would be starting shortly!
   Very many thanks to Keith Hallam for organising such an enjoyable event we all look forward to next year.

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