Universities Scheme visit to Quarterly Communication
Whilst the event is aimed primarily at members of Scheme Lodges, it is open to interest from other younger members in the Province whether individually or through a ‘Light Blue Club’.
On Wednesday 14th September, members of all Lodges within the Universities Scheme who are Master Masons and above, are cordially invited to attend the first Scheme visit to Quarterly Communication. Quarterly Communication (QC) is an official meeting of the governing body of Freemasonry (UGLE) and is always presided over by one of the Rulers of the Craft (the Grand Master, Pro GM, DepGM or AGM).
At QC, the business of Grand Lodge is transacted. This includes accepting the formation of new Lodges, mergers of Lodges, as well as Lodges handing in their warrants. Business with foreign Grand Lodges is also dealt with, and at each meeting Grand Masters from across the world attend to represent their country’s Grand Lodge. Meetings also include update from the Masonic Charitable Foundation as well as the Board of General Purposes. The meeting is also usually addressed by a well-known Mason who speaks on a chosen topic normally of Masonic interest.
The aim of the event is simply to bring members from across the Scheme together on one day for networking and socialising before the new Masonic year really kicks off. Such an idea was raised at the last Scheme conference and we hope this will be the first of many such joint events.
The date has been chosen as the most suitable, it being just before the start of new academic year. Hopefully this means there is greater flexibility for those wishing to attend who may otherwise not be able to during term time.
After the meeting itself we will be hosting tables at the official lunch, a fantastic opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow Scheme members, as well as the Committee. Following this there will be a special tour of the library and museum, a great chance to further explore one of the most beautiful buildings in London.
At this stage, all we ask is that those who are interested provide their details so we can gauge numbers, this doesn’t have to be a firm commitment. To register your interest and receive further details please complete the following the form: Booking Form
or contact W.Bro Daniel Hayward directly via firstname.lastname@example.org