Picture the scene; a cold and drizzly British June evening in Birmingham. The #5of9 Club committee are rushing around the beautiful Chamberlain Suite in the Council House trying to sort out some last minute IT issues. The setting is perfect, but there's a real chance that our entire membership will be crowded round a laptop for the big launch of The Five of Nine Club, Warwickshire's brand new club for new and young Freemasons.
Fortunately the technical wizardry from Sean Phillips, our club secretary, saved us from embarrassment just as the members began to arrive. The turnout was far beyond our expectations and as the room filled with a group of people eager to find out more, the committee’s nerves took a beating. Of course, the presence of the Provincial Grand Master and Assistant Provincial Grand Master......only made matters worse!
With everyone settling into their seats, it was time to start. Dan Thomas, our Chairman, opened up the evening by giving an insightful introduction to the club and detailed it's background, purpose and view of the future. Next up was Warwick Wakefield, membership secretary, to discuss membership and how to join followed by Carey Burke who shared the clubs vision for social media and Five of Nine's online presence. Carl Foster, Social Secretary, was up next to discuss the clubs events which shaped up to be the highlight and talking point of the evening. Both social and Masonic events are planned right up until mid-2017, giving the club a great start and a solid future for new and young Freemasons of Warwickshire.
By W. Wakefield