Pangbourne Lodge member, Bro. Geoffrey Bach, paid a very welcome visit to the March Meeting on Saturday. Bro. Geoffrey was initiated at Pangbourne in 1965 but work matters sent him to Hong Kong very shortly afterwards. He furthered his Masonic career by joining a Lodge in Hong Kong, where he was Passed and Raised, whilst still retaining his membership at Pangbourne and diligently paying his subs to on time, every year since.
A few years later his work took him to Canada where he resides today. Attending his daughter’s wedding, here in the UK last week, presented him with the opportunity of attending his first meeting, back at Pangbourne, in 53 years of him being away.
His visit to Pangbourne gave the opportunity for W.Bro Raymond Head, on behalf of the Lodge, to present him with his 50-Year Membership Certificate which has been lying in abeyance for the past 4 years. Bro. Geoffrey is now 92 years old and returning to Canada early next week. Let’s hope it’s not too long before we welcome him back again.