Annual Cary & Dunluce Masonic Breakfast 11th November 2017.

Mrs Joan Christie OBE LL Antrim with some of the Committee.

Mrs Joan Christie OBE LL Antrim with some of the Committee.

Annual Cary and Dunluce Masonic Charity Committee Breakfast was held once again in the excellent facilities of The Coleraine Campus of the University of Ulster, on the Cromore Road, Coleraine. It was a fresh morning with some rain, and my heart went out to our two long suffering Parking Attendants, who made sure that our guests knew where to go.

Our Long Suffering Parking Attendants.

Our Long Suffering Parking Attendants.

This year our nominated Charities were The Sandleford School and Diabetes NI. Mrs Joan Christie OBE The Queen’s Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim was in attendance, in her capacity as Chair Person of The Board of Trustees of the School, and Diabetes NI had a display stand and handouts to advise us all on the risks and warning signs associated with Type’s One and Two Diabetes.

Information Board on The Sandleford School.

Information Board on The Sandleford School.

The Diabetes NI Stand.

The Diabetes NI Stand.

I was surprised to learn that some 11.9 million of the UK population are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes this year. Factors making you more likely to succumb include your Age, Family History, Ethnicity, High Blood Pressure and being Overweight. If you have any concerns, or want to put your mind at ease, then go to www.diabetes.org.uk/knowyourrisk where you will be able to take a short three minute test which hopefully will put your mind at rest. If you are still concerned you should look in the News Section of this site, where you will learn about a Diabetes Awareness Evening being held in Ballymoney, where you can seek answers directly from the experts present on the night.

The Moyarget Mafia and Their Friends.

The Moyarget Mafia and Their Friends.

Some of our Senior Provincial Officers of Antrim.

Some of our Senior Provincial Officers of Antrim.

Some of our Senior Provincial Officers of Antrim.

Some of our Senior Provincial Officers of Antrim.

Peter and Alison down for the Day.

Peter and Alison down for the Day.

Brethren, just a few words to thank our hosts in The Cary and Dunluce Masonic Charity Committee, for their ongoing efforts on all our behalf’s to raise funds and support internal and external Charity needs. Once again they ran a successful breakfast today, and I’m sure will already be giving some thought to next year’s arrangement.

About irishfreemason

Rt Wor Bro Bashford lives in Ireland where he joined the Masonic Order in 1977. He became a Master Mason in 1978 and served as Master of his Mother Lodge, Moyarget No. 280 Irish Constitution in 1990. He was appointed Richard Robinson Memorial Lecturer in the Irish Masonic Province of Antrim in 1992 and 2004. In 1996 he was appointed Grand Master's personal Standard Bearer by Most Wor. Bro Darwin Templeton, G.M. In 2000 he became the Millennium Master of the `irish Lodge of Research No. 200, and in 2001 went on to become Excellent King of the irish Chapter of Research No. 222.He is the current Editor of the Irish Lodge of Research, and has been since 1992, and of the Irish Chapter of Research since 1996. He was appointed Representative of the Grand Lodge of Portugal at the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 2006 ( a ten year appointment), giving him the courtesy title of Right Worshipful Brother. He is currently Provincial Grand Librarian for the Province of Antrim, and Curator of the museum at their headquarters in Belfast.
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