Freemasons of Crescamus Lodge held another very happy meeting in Croydon on Monday 16th May, seeing another candidate join the Freemasons in Croydon.
Becoming a Freemason
The meeting was a great occasion as it saw the Initiation of our newest member to join and become a Freemason. He was the third member to join Lodge this Masonic year. Further to this, an Honorary Member was elected, and the Lodge made a significant charitable donation.
After contacting them and showing an interest in joining, our newest member to become a Freemason was referred to Crescamus Lodge by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey. The membership team from the Lodge initially met the candidate at Croydon and District Masonic Halls for a tour and enjoyed a meal together. Over six months, we got to know each other very well and decided that he was perfect for the Lodge, and we were the ideal Lodge for him. We now look forward to supporting him and following his Masonic career with interest.
The next item on the agenda was to elect W. Bro. Mike Harding as an Honorary Member. W. Bro. Mike, had been Crescamus Lodge’s Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the past five years, giving extraordinary support to the Lodge, especially during the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic. W. Bro. Mike will also be honoured for his efforts in supporting the Province of Surrey by being Installed as Deputy Provincial Grand Master in the Province’s Annual Meeting in June. Following his election, W. Bro. Mike was welcomed into the Lodge by the Master and all the Brethren.
Mount Snowdon Charitable Donation
Next on the packed agenda was a proposal to donate £500, the Lodge having sponsored the Provincial Grand Master and his team on their recent Mount Snowdon expedition. The money will be shared between three worthy charities the Provincial Grand Master selected, the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Helmet Appeal, Myaware (the only charity in the UK dedicated solely to the care and support of people living with myasthenia), and The Wildlife Aid Foundation. The 20 brave climbers tackled Yr Wyddfa (better known as Mount Snowdon) on Saturday, 10th April, facing temperatures hovering around zero at ground level and sub-zero towards the mountain’s summit. However, despite snow falling and 40-knot winds, the hikers successfully reached the summit raising over £10,000.
Following the conclusion of the meeting, everyone enjoyed a great meal together, looking forward to the next meeting, where another new member will join the Lodge. If you are interested in joining the Freemasons, why don’t you contact us today?