Our Lodge Membership Officer elect, W.Bro. Rick Chilvers, has been busy visiting in County Durham, to find out how they run their Provincial Grand Steward’s Lodge. Rick is hoping to set up a Provincial Grand Steward’s Lodge for Shropshire. Cae Glas Lodge has been particularly well represented with active Provincial Grand Stewards in recent years with W.Bro. Ed Warner currently serving this year and W. Bro. Rick, and our current W.M., then Brother, Neil Bevan serving in 2015-16. The Provincial Grand Stewards can be recognised by their distinctive crimson aprons and collars.
First, Rick visited Rowlands Gill Lodge 4694 on Wednesday 7th June. At the meeting, R.W. Bro. Norman Eric Heaviside, the Provincial Grand Master for Durham presented a 60 year cert to W.Bro. Gibson.
Then on the 8th June Rick visited Gyrwy Lodge 9833 at the invitation of W.Bro. Derek Luke, who happens to be the secretary of the Durham Stewards lodge.
Rick visited his craft lodge in response to all the information he had sent about their Stewards Lodge. He is hoping to be invited to the Stewards Lodge in October.
It was only a 630 mile round trip, but worth every mile. W.Bro. Luke kindly put Rick up for the night as well.
Watch this space for news on Rick’s progress in setting up a new Provincial Grand Steward’s Lodge for Shropshire!