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Posted: 18 July 2016 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Good Afternoon Brethren,

At the Festive Board following my Initiation many many moons ago a much wiser brother than I told me during his toast to the Initiate. That the reason we use gavels was to remind us all what a social fraternity we were all lucky enough to be members of.
He explained the G.A.V.E.L was to remind us to Go And Visit Every Lodge.
Now I know that most members here are in the USA but should any of you find yourselves in the UK at a time when my Mother Lodge is meeting, I would be delighted to extend an invitation for you to join us.

You can always get in touch through the Lodge website. http://www.mordenparklodge8038.org

We look forward to welcoming anyone who has travelled this far. :-)

S&F Barrie

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Posted: 18 July 2016 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I’m using that in my next message from the East, just so you know ;)

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Posted: 18 July 2016 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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That’s pretty funny.  I wonder how many people will go look it up to see if it is true! :)

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Shriners International, Aleppo Temple - Wilmington, MA

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Posted: 18 July 2016 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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It’s funny how these things stick in your mind, I have always thought one of the nicest parts of Freemasonry is going to visit other Lodges.
When out escorting our Provincial Grand Master I met a brother who was a master carpenter and between us came up with a way to encourage visiting and raise some money towards our current 2019 Festival.

This was the result http://mordenparklodge8038.org/the-2019-festival-visiting-maul-blog-p/

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Excellent Companion. Light From The East Chapter No.4186
Member . Richard Earl of Shannon Lodge 8297.
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Posted: 19 July 2016 02:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Barrie PPSGD - 18 July 2016 03:19 PM

It’s funny how these things stick in your mind, I have always thought one of the nicest parts of Freemasonry is going to visit other Lodges.
When out escorting our Provincial Grand Master I met a brother who was a master carpenter and between us came up with a way to encourage visiting and raise some money towards our current 2019 Festival.

This was the result http://mordenparklodge8038.org/the-2019-festival-visiting-maul-blog-p/

I totally agree Brother! Visiting other Lodges is amazing, indeed. I was raised this year so I’ve visited some in these last few months. What a great feeling is when you meet new brothers and they immediately welcome you. I was about saying I’ve got many new friends, but actually ,I’ve got many brothers! :-))

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