Stability No. 1, the oldest Craft Lodge held its annual Installation meeting on 9th April when Bro. Iskra installed her successor Bro. Helen. Both of these brethren are extremely keen members of Freemasonry For Women (HFAF)
The new WM Helen with Installing WM Iskra
Proud day for Angela as Dad receives 70 yr certificate
W Bro David Wolff and W Bro Angela Kaye
Father and daughter
W Bro Angela saying a few words
When W Bro Angela found out that her father David was going to be presented with a 70 year certificate to mark his 70 years as a member of Haberdasher Aske Old Boys Lodge she naturally asked if she could be present during the presentation by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and was delighted to be told that she could. She was escorted into the temple at Great Queen Street by the lodge DC to the astonishment of her father who had not been told in advance of his surprise visitor and was reduced to tears when she addressed him as “my Father, my Brother”. Angela was even allowed to say a few words at the Festive Board which being a woman freemason came quite naturally to her.
New home for Lodge Bharati 56
Having had three homes since their Consecration in December 2016, Lodge Bharati 56 have now moved to what they hope will be their permanent home in New Delhi.
D-159,FF Surajmal Vihar, New Delhi.110092.
They held their Installation meeting on Sunday 21st January 2018 at the new venue when W Bro Sadhana Rao was proclaimed as WM for a second year. It is hoped that progression of Officers will begin in earnest in January 2019 .
Lodge Bharati 56 Installation Meeting
The new lodge room
The view from the West
A year in the life of Lodge Bharati 56
On the way to Behror for a special meeting
Half Year Meeting
Celebrating a successful meeting
Dancing the night away!
Lodge Bharati 56 – 1st Birthday meeting
Lodge Bharati 56 celebrated its 1st Birthday with a lodge meeting followed by a Gala Evening with friends and family at Zest in Delhi. When this lodge was consecrated it was envisaged that they would initially hold four meetings a year. However we seriously underestimated the determination of W. Sadhana Rao and her Officers They started life with 21 members and during the past year have Initiated another 10 Members. There is a strong desire amongst the women of India to participate in Freemasonry and we have a feeling that it won’t be long before we are asked to consecrate a second HFAF Lodge in India.
It should also also be mentioned that in the summer our indomitable Indian Brethren also celebrated their half year meeting with a party. They took the lodge to Behror in Rajasthan for a special meeting to admit a candidate from this area
Ambassadors enters the Cloisters
Sunday 1st October saw the start of a new venture for peripatetic lodge Ambassadors No. 13 when it held an informal meeting and lunch at a new venue in Letchworth, Herts.
Sussex 17 and Rising Star 38 joined forces to represent HFAF Freemasonry for Women at the Bexhill Open Day on Saturday 30th September. Sussex was represented by Bro. Jan and Bro. Shirley and Rising Star by W. Bro. Janet.
UGLE and HFAF Teams at Bexhill Open Day
GM talks to Haileybury & ISC Lodge
On Saturday 30th September 2017 the Grand Master, Christine Chapman gave a talk to members of the Haileybury and Imperial Services College Lodge at Great Queen Street as part of a special White Table Meeting open to members and their families and members of the Haileybury Society. She gave a brief history of the HFAF with special emphasis on the particular benefits Freemasonry offered to women and she also looked ahead to the links which she hoped to forge with the Haileybury School in the future.
Saturday 23rd September saw the annual Installation meeting of Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquility No. 52 when W. Bro. Wendy Sharpe was Installed as Worshipful Master. The Lodge was delighted to welcome visitors from London especially the Grand Master Christine Chapman and the Deputy Grand Master Irene Stewart Founding Members of the Lodge.
Tranquility members and visitors from London
Autumn Special in Bucharest
Alpha Lodge No. 54 held their Installation meeting at the Ramada Hotel on Sunday 10th September. It was a unique Installation ceremony for the new Worshipful Master Cristina. Due to a sudden family bereavement the outgoing Master W Bro Simona was unable to attend, so the Lodge was assisted by the three Founding Masters who were visiting from the UK.