The March meeting of the Basingstoke Light Blues Club, at which Bro Colin Williams gave a superb talk on the subject of Formula 1, was a great success. The raffle raised a magnificent £275 towards our speaker’s chosen charity, which in this case was the Hampshire & Isle of Wight 2016 Festival in support of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. Demand for this one was so high within the province that a re-run has already been pencilled in for later this year. Watch this space, F1 fans!
Loddon Lodge Ladies Festival
Once a year Loddon Lodge holds a Ladies Festival, where each of our members and their wives come together for a formal dinner. It is our way of saying “thank you” to the ladies for allowing us to take time away from our families whilst we raise money for charities and other good causes, as well as attend to our personal development.
At Loddon, we often extend these festivals to run from Friday to Sunday. These extended festivals allow time for events which can make the time more memorable – in recent years including a visit to the Morgan car factory and a tour of Cardiff Castle.
Rehearsal 8th November
Tonight we meet to rehearse for our next Regular meeting, which is to be a double first degree. We’re looking forward to welcoming two new members into Loddon Lodge.
Hampshire Octoberfest 2013 was well attended by members of the Light Blues Club (representing Masons from all five lodges in Basingstoke). A cheque for £40 was presented in the name of Loddon Lodge to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight 2016 Festival.
Pictured above is WBro Chris Vickers, WM of Oakley Lodge 694
Meeting 10th October
Minutes have been circulated to all members. I’m delighted to report that the raffle held at our Festive Board raised £240, which is to be donated to Loddon School.
Welcome to the website of Loddon Lodge 8223, a lodge of Freemasons in Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Whether you are a Freemason or not, our aim is that you find this website informative yet easy to navigate in search of the answers to your questions. If you find it to be lacking in either respect, you are encouraged to provide feedback via our Contact Us page!
Here are a few words from our current Master:
Welcome to the Loddon Lodge website! Please feel free to look around and enjoy this site. You may also be interested in our Provincial website for further information on Freemasonry in the Basingstoke and Hampshire and Isle of Wight area: http://hiowmasons.org/.
Are you interested in joining Freemasonry or learning more of what we do? Please contact our secretary who will be happy to help at email@example.com
Members of Loddon Lodge: This is your website so I would encourage you to make full use of it, and feel free to provide any feedback. The calendar page contains a list of meetings and events, both Masonic and social. I look forward to catching up with you during the year.
Yours Sincerely and Fraternally
WBro Frank Bell – Master of Loddon Lodge 2013-2014