Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

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For Lodge L137 - Amity.


Nov. 2019

The Lodge of Amity Ladies Night 2019

There is always one night of every Master's year that everyone looks forward to. It is, of course Ladies Night, when the brethren of the Lodge invite their ladies, friends and family to a celebration in honour of the Worshipful Master's Lady.

The Lodge of Amity is no exception, and this year over 80 members, ladies and friends gathered at the Mayfair Hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday 16th November for their Ladies Night.

We were particularly please to be able to welcome one of our newest members of the Lodge, who had joined us after finding out about us and Dorset Freemasonry on this web site.

After everyone had been welcomed by the Worshipful Master, Mick Colborne, with a glass of Bucks Fizz, they took their seats in the hotel's Lemon Tree restaurant and tucked in to a sumptuous five-course dinner, with course selections including prawns and fresh salmon, minestrone soup, roast lamb and hot black cherries with ice cream. The 'Master of Ceremonies' for the evening was the Lodge Director of Ceremonies, Derek Rolls, and the traditional song to the Master's Lady was sung by Simon Nethercott. Roy Bursey gave a short (yes, I know that is unusual!) and entertaining speech followed by the Toast to all the ladies.

Sue Colborne stood to respond, confessing that she was not used to public speaking, and then proceeded to make an accomplished response to the toast which was warmly received by all present.

We all needed a little exercise after all that fare, so we moved to another room in the hotel where the The Blue Tides band was ready to entertain us. This eight-piece combo comprising flute, saxophone, brass, guitar, bass and drums entertained us with a wide selection of songs and styles which got everyone on the dance floor.

A raffle raised over £600 in aid of MOSAIC, a charity that supports children and young people in Dorset after the death of someone they love.

The fact that the Worshipful Master had injured his leg only a few day's previously and had his leg in plaster did not detract from the enjoyment of the evening, although it did provide him with an excuse for not dancing! We all wish him well during what will be many weeks of recovery. Let's hope he will be waited on hand and foot by Sue…..


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