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A surprise visit by The Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro. Peter Keaty PGSD to The Old Plymothian and Mannameadian Lodge No 6279 at their usual monthly ‘get together’ zoom meeting on the third Wednesday of each month.

OPM 6279 zoom meeting

The charity steward W.Bro. John Smerdon was giving a short report when W.Bro. Peter Keaty Asst PGM and Chairman of the 2023 Festival entered the chat room and much to the surprise of all the brethren.

His reason for the visit was to thank the lodge for the wonderful donation to the 2023 Festival , a cheque for £2000.00. A great deal of this amount was collected during the pandemic over the last year by members of the lodge paying their festive board money into the charity account.

This idea was put forward by the Worshipful Master as his chosen charity for his year in office was to be the MCF Festival. The other part would have been presented at the Installation which should have taken place last October. W.Bro. Keaty as Chairman of the Festival gave a short, interesting talk on what has been achieved by the MCF in our own Province before leaving and was duly thanked by the WM, W.Bro. Colin Gale P.S.G.D. Asst P.G.M. for taking up his valuable time and joining in on the Social Zoom Meeting.

W.Bro John Smerdon