I am sure you are all aware that the Province of Buckinghamshire is launching the first Festival for the new Masonic Charitable Foundation at this year’s Provincial meeting on Monday October 24th.
I know many Lodges have been working hard on ensuring that they have been topping up their Relief Chests and informing Brethren that the Festival is getting close. To assist all Lodges in ensuring they have the full information about the mechanics of the new Festival, we will be holding two Festival Seminars, the dates and venues of which are as follows:
Sunday 17th April at Bletchley Masonic Centre
Sunday 15th May at Beaconsfield Masonic Centre
Both of these start at 9.00am with coffee for a 9.30 start and should last aprox 2 hours.
There will be presentations by the Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Relief Chest Scheme which will be of great assistance to everyone in making the Festival a success. It is also a great opportunity to have your questions answered by experts on their subjects.
We have invited Charity Stewards, Secretaries, Treasurers and Worshipful Masters to attend these very important Seminars and it is hoped that every Lodge will be represented by at least one of it’s members. If however you do not hold any of these offices, but would like to come along, then please do. At these seminars your Lodge representative will also be given information which will be invaluable in ensuring that your Lodge has a successful Festival.
Brethren, in short, this is everything you ever wanted to know about how the Bucks Festival 2021 will operate, how the Relief Chest, Gift Aid and donations operate, the New MCF and the work that it will continue to do in the name of Freemasonry and, above all, how Brethren and Lodges can get involved and make our Festival a resounding success. The Seminars will be attended by senior members of the Province who look forward to welcoming every one of our Lodges so please inform the Provincial Grand Charity Steward of your attendance without delay.
W Bro Ron King
Provincial Grand Charity Steward