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February Meeting

Once again, as those who attended will confirm, this was an excellent ceremony that was much appreciated  by Bro Jim.  Our Worshipful Master was yet again in cracking form. It was lovely to see both an excellent presentation of the Working Tools by the candidte’s son Bro Jon Harper plus another superb rendition of the Charge by Justin Ford, who is a Fellow Craft until this month – see below.

Forthcoming Events

On Sunday 19th March there is the Provincial Service at Winchester Cathredral where collars may be worn. We are asked to be seated by 17.15. I am going and have spare seats so please let me know if you would like a lift.
The next Watercress Club meeting is on Wednesday 12thApril and will have an Easter theme plus a very sociable Bingo session.  Those who were unable to attend the March meeting missed a very amusing session with the magician, Robin Maddy.
Our WM Will & Carol-Ann’s  Ladies Night is on Saturday 6th May.A Flyer and Booking Form have been circulated electronically and will be sent in the post to the 5 brethren who do not have an Email address. Please do not leave booking until the last minute as Will needs to know how many ladies presents to obtain.  I hope that you have already primed your family and friends
We will soon have a date for another lunch at Blacknest Golf Club which Maurice kindly arranges, but this will probably be in the Autumn.

Next 2 meetings

This month sees the Raising of Justin Ford to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
April will be a White Table where we will have a brief meeting and wives/partners/girl friends are invited to join us for the meal when local charities will be presented with cheques for £500.  Please note April 26th in your diaries and (where applicable) plan baby sitters now!
Future meetings will be discussed by the GP Committee on Friday 24th March and advised in your April Newsletter.
There is a strong possibility of another candidate so it all looks good for 2017 BUT we still need more suitable candidates – please give this serious thought. Our target of 50 members by our 100th anniversary in Oct. 2018 is beginning to look a real challenge and will require joining members if we are to achieve the target.

Very best wishes