One of the questions that has been asked is: 'What is happening to the halls during this down time?'
Well... in short there is never really any down time for the halls.
Amongst the Province there is a hard working band of men and women who dedicate their time and efforts to the constant jobs that will arise in the upkeep of the halls. This will range from changing light bulbs, fixing broken toilet roll holders to the bigger jobs of making sure all the halls are decorated, plumbing maintained and not to mention the copious amounts of paperwork to make sure each hall is insured, powered and falls in line with all legal regulation not only from UGLE and Province but the Heath and Safety Executive and more...
As well as the Rep meetings that they will hold for all the lodges and orders, and the meetings they hold to plan what's ahead, they also spend time meeting with all the other Execs from other halls.
Above is a photo of the latest "Hall Exec Zoom Meeting" which took place on Thursday the 14th of May (Not all the Brethren who run the halls for us are shown)
The Masonic Hall Executives are then chaired by W. Bro. John H Crowther PJGD, Asst PGM. This was the first time the Hall Exec meeting had been held online but I think the Brethren would agree it was well worth doing and much gained.
This gives the halls the opportunity to share ideas, discuss matters together and offer assistance to others who may need it. It is a great open forum and can help and assure each member that everyone is moving in the right direction for all of the brethren that they serve in the province.
With thanks to their continued hard work, when we are finally allowed back to our craft, we will return to our halls all polished, hoovered and ready for us to begin meeting again.
Thank you to the Execs, Caretakers, Cleaners and all who put their time and effort into the running of our halls whether we are able to attend them or not.
Wishing you all the very best and we look forward to seeing you soon.