On 2nd June, a team from Bourne Lodge No. 35 attended the Zetland Court Annual Fete to help raise funds for this beautiful care home which is run by the the UGLE’s RMBI. Their efforts raised £120.
On 26th and 28th May, a further group of American women came to HQ and were Initiated, Passed and Raised over the Bank Holiday weekend. This means that the new Lodge when it is consecrated next year in Washington, DC will have at least 14 members. The hard working Ambassadors Team are to be congratulated on their dedication in helping to advance this project another stage towards fruition
Ambassadors American members
Ambassadors – UK and American
Rita achieves her goal
On 24th May, Colchester Lodge No. 31 held its annual Installation meeting. RW Bro. Margaret Clarke, PDGM was the Installing Master on this occasion having just completed a two year stint in the chair of this lodge and it was a great pleasure to watch her install her successor Bro Rita Sutton into the Chair in her own inimitable style. Everyone was delighted that Rita who has been a keen supporter of our travelling Ambassadors Lodge No. 13 and even travelled out to India to help with the consecration of Lodge Bharati No. 56 had finally achieved this milestone in her masonic
Margaret hands over to Rita
International Food Day at HQ
On Sunday 29th April a special fundraising event organised by the New Blue Association was held at our London headquarters. As our membership is very diverse we thought it only right to celebrate that diversity by offering a selection of home-cooked foods from our members.
Visitors were greeted by Bro Abigail who was on bar duty
Asian and African dishes
The customers are tempted
The customers enjoying themselves
Freemasonry for Women goes back to school
Grand Secretary Maxine looking pensive
W Bro Beverley calls the raffle
On Saturday 21st April HFAF attended the annual Public School Lodges meeting at Highgate College.The GM Christine Chapman was invited to give a talk on the subject of Women’s Freemasonry. This was followed by a Champagne Reception and a delicious formal dinner. The whole day was spread across the Highgate campus at different locations.
Stability - the oldest with its newest
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.