On Saturday 7th October, the East Hertfordshire Lodge marked a significant milestone in its history by reconnecting with its sister order, the East Hertfordshire Chapter, to host its fourth Annual Charity Quiz and Supper; in aid of the 2019 Festival for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys.
The East Hertfordshire Chapter, which is celebrating its centenary this year, and the East Hertfordshire Lodge severed all ties early in their history and have spent the best part of the last 100 years operating remotely from one another. This has now changed, thanks to the efforts of Assistant Provincial Grand Master W Bro James Harrison and the Secretary and Scribe E of the orders, W Bro Thomas Day and W Bro David Broomer, who sought to use both orders' shared commitments to charity (and love of a good quiz) as an opportunity to reconnect and raise some money for a good cause.
Their efforts proved to be a great success, with over 85 members from both orders and their family and friends coming together to test their brains and raise some cash. The evening, held at Mayflower Place in Hertingfordbury and superbly hosted by W Bro Tony Reffold and his wife Beanie, raised the princely sum of £476; all of which will be donated to the 2019 Festival on behalf of both orders.
Roll on next year's quiz!