On Wednsday the 12th April 2017 I visited The De-la-Pole lodge No 1181 at the Masonic hall at Seaton to present our Provincial Grand Masters certificate marking fifty years of service to our wonderful Province and the De-La-Pole Lodge No 1181 and to Freemasonry in general by W.Bro John Warner Vaughan PGStdB. I was able to speak about Johns Masonic and family life in detail and to congratulate him on having been the head of the Knights Templar for Devon and Cornwall holding high offices in that order for fifteen years. In presenting the certificate I gave John the congratulations and best wishes of our Provincial Grand Master Rt W.Bro Ian Kingsbury, the brethren showed their appreciation with loud applause, John thanked me for the time and effort I had given to the presentation, and all the brethren for their support over the last fifty years, we then all retired and enjoyed an excellent festive board ending yet again another very happy Masonic evening.
Derek G Webber PSGD Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master
Pictured also are three of the Lodges newest members with their newly presented Grand Lodge Certificates which had just been presented by W.Bro Vaughan
The funds will support community groups like Seaton & District Memory Café who received a £1,000 cash boost to support people suffering from dementia and their carers with practical information and support, helping to reduce their isolation and fears.
One of their members recently commented “A truly wonderful place to be part of, we’re welcomed with smiles and laughter, everyone takes part and we’re given two hours of pure joy. Meeting other people is so important.” Martha Wilkinson commented: “Over the last year we've given £495,556 to 147 local projects helping 58,539 local people in need. We could not do this without the support of individuals, families, and organisations such as the Devon Freemasons. I cannot thank them enough for their continued generosity, their contribution really will make a significant difference to local people’s lives.”