The Dark Blues Club is very fortunate to have RW Bro Ray Reed, Deputy President of the Board of General Purposes, as the speaker at their next meeting at The Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham on Tuesday 13th October, starting at 7.30pm. This meeting is open to all Berkshire Freemasons, not just members of the Dark Blues Club.
RW Bro Ray Reed is a leading member of the Membership Focus Group (MFG) which has been commissioned by the Rulers and the Board of General Purposes to address the key challenges facing Freemasonry. The brief for the MFG is wide-ranging and will include recommendations to the Rulers and the Board of General Purposes on how Members, Lodges, Provinces and Grand Lodge can work in a collaborative manner to assure the long-term future of both the Craft and the Royal Arch.
Essential to this, of course, will be a detailed review of the actions which need to be taken to ensure the organisation continues to attract, recruit and retain good men in the future. The work of the MFG has implications for all Freemasons and Berkshire masons are fortunate that RW Ray Reed has made time in his busy diary to attend the meeting, provide a briefing on the progress being made, and discuss some of the analysis available so far.
The Provincial Grand Master is excited by the potential for this very significant piece of work and he is very keen that as many Berkshire Masons as possible attend this meeting to listen to RW Bro Ray Reed and understand the potential for this project to contribute to their Lodge’s future. Consequently the meeting is open to all Berkshire Freemasons, not just the members of the Dark Blues Club.
There will also be ample opportunity for members to meet the newly appointed Provincial Executive who will be in attendance as well.
A finger buffet supper at £12.50 per head (not including wine) will be served at the conclusion of the evening. This event on Tuesday 13th October is open to all Masons, not just members of the Dark Blues Club, and it is expected that a large number will be in attendance so please book early by completing the booking form below.
Membership of Dark Blues Club is automatic and free of charge to ALL Provincial Grand Officers (Past and Present) of Berkshire or any other Province and holders of London Grand Rank. The next meeting will be January 2016. To contact the Dark Blues Club please email the Secretary.
Please book before Tuesday 6th October 2015
Please note that the Dark Blues Club have now confirmed that dining is optional.