Northwich Lodge No. 428 was fortunate to have the company of Worshipful Brother Adrian Davies, APGM to celebrate 50 years in Freemasonry of WBro Rev Geoffrey Herbert Buchan PJGD at Northwich Lodge’s special May meeting in the Hartford Golf Club.
WBro Michael Shiels PProvSGW acted as Worshipful Master for the evening.
The brethren heard a fascinating history of Geoffrey’s life and career and his exceptional service to Masonry and local communities.
In line with Rev Geoffrey’s wishes a substantial cheque was donated to the local diabetic’s organisation.
Mr Trevor Fudger was on hand to receive the cheque for £500 on behalf of the diabetic’s organisation and thanked everyone in the lodge for the donation.
After the meeting, Trevor forwarded the following link for people to find out more about diabetes:-
Trevor commented that this is a really simple way for people to identify within themselves that they might be affected. This will, he hopes, motivate people to arrange a meeting with their GP, if they are concerned.
Left to Right: – WBro Rev Geoffrey Herbert Buchan PJGD, Trevor Fudger (Diabetes Organisation), WBro Adrian Davies, AProvGM, WBro Michael Shiels PProvSGW.
The acting Senior and Junior Provincial Wardens and the lodge Senior and Junior Wardens joined the group.
Left to Right: – WBro Harold Knapton, ProvSGW, WBro David Duane, ProvSGD, WBro Rev Geoffrey Herbert Buchan, PJGD, Trevor Fudger (Diabetes Organisation), WBro Adrian Davies, AProvGM, WBro Michael Shiels, PProvSGW. (Master for the Evening),WBro Robert Howell, WBro Andy Bailey, ProvJGW.
At the social board Rev Geoffrey was presented with a gift of a 50th aneversary lapel badge followed by flowers for his wife Susan by the acting Master of Northwich WBro Michael Shiels:-
In addition, Rev Geoffrey was presented with the cheque for the diabetes organisation from the lodge which was to be presented to Trevor Fudger. (Pictured above).
WBro Michael Shiels then presented another charity cheque for the CFC to WBro Adrian Davies.
The lodge then continued their well attended and enjoyable solical board:-