The purpose of the East Lancashire Mark Fellowship is to promote friendship and enjoyment for all Mark Masons, their families and friends. We do this by running various events throughout the province.
There are two main social events , in August which is open to all family and friends and a Cabaret Evening with professional entertainment and a dinner, held in November.
Other events supported by the Fellowship during the year include four trips to Mark Grand Lodge in London, especially in June for the investiture of Grand Mark Appointments and in December for the Royal Ark Mariners Appointments. There is usually a good turn out of East Lancashire members for the trips to London. Additionally, we help with the organisation of a Golf Day and two events to celebrate the Grand appointments mentioned earlier and the newly promoted Provincial Officers and a Dinner for the Worshipful Masters/Commanders of the year accompanied by their wives/partners.
There are a number of Fellowship representatives around the province with responsibility for promoting the Fellowship and the Festival and encouraging members to become involved with events and activities. They also hold a stock of Fellowship and Festival Merchandise of Ties, Cuff-links and pin badges etc which can be purchased at Lodge meetings. Any surplus money generated by Fellowship events and activities is used for the benefit of all Mark Masons in the Province.
The Fellowship is an excellent way of making new friends and having a great time in the process. Please support our efforts.Malcolm McCarthy Fellowship Chairman