2019/20 Early season reflections

As we embark upon a new Masonic Season, you will realise that we have only 20 months left until our MBF Festival concludes. Our total funds raised are creeping steadily upwards but now is the time that we must all try our very best to ensure that we raise a total which is worthy of our great Province. I feel confident that I more “2019/20 Early season reflections”

Thoughts in Spring

As we approach the end of the current Masonic Season we now have only two years to go until our Festival matures. The big date for all your diaries is Saturday, 3 July 2021.
A great deal of work is already going on behind the scenes as we liaise with the venue, Manchester United, and start to bring together menus, AV suppliers, transport, hotels and all the other more “Thoughts in Spring”

Thoughts in Spring

As we approach the end of the current Masonic Season we now have only two years to go until our Festival matures. The big date for all your diaries is Saturday, 3 July 2021.
A great deal of work is already going on behind the scenes as we liaise with the venue, Manchester United, and start to bring together menu’s, AV suppliers, transport, hotels and all the other small things that make a sizeable function happen. We have a small but experienced team working tirelessly to ensure that the function will be memorable for all those that attend and thanks are due to everyone in that team for the great deal of effort already expended.
The Festival fund continues to grow thanks to the generosity of all the membership, either directly or through their Lodges. Your support is much appreciated and will no doubt gather momentum as we approach the climax of our efforts. Thanks are also due to the organisers of numerous fundraising efforts, functions, sponsored events, dinners, banquets…… The list goes on. The Festival Ambassadors enthusiastically continue to visit their Lodges and offer support and assistance in raising funds wherever possible. We must also extend our thanks to the East Lancashire Mark Fellowship for their assistance in selling our merchandise, the second chance draw and many other unnoticed ways in which they support the Festival effort.
Brethren, enjoy the Summer recess (which seems to get shorter every year) and come back in the Autumn with renewed energy and enthusiasm as we move to the conclusion of the Festival. Let us all work with a passion towards a total fund worthy of our great Province.

2019/20 Early season reflections

As we embark upon a new Masonic Season, you will realise that we have only 20 months left until our MBF Festival concludes. Our total funds raised are creeping steadily upwards but now is the time that we must all try our very best to ensure that we raise a total which is worthy of our great Province. I feel confident that I can rely on each and every one of you.
Much work continues behind the scenes preparing for the final banquet on 3 July 2021. The ticket price has been set at £75.00 and I would take this opportunity of reminding everyone that this is the actual cost of the event. There are no free bars, free meals or any kind of support to anyone attending. Every person attending pays the same irrespective of rank or position. Booking forms will be available on 14 June next year and early booking is recommended as we are anticipating in excess of 700 attendees.
I must again express my thanks for the efforts of the Festival Ambassadors, the Banquet Committee and the Festival Committee for all their hard work. Thanks also to the Provincial Grand Master and the two Assistants for continually encouraging brethren to support the Festival, whenever they are out. Finally, I am most grateful to each and every one of you for your generous contributions. It is you who will ensure that we reach a total that we can be justifiably proud of.
My best wishes to you all and continue to enjoy your Mark Masonry and your fundraising efforts

John