Friday 23rd April 2021 marked another superb Virtual Meeting for White Ensign Lodge and a host of Visitors “Taking Passage” with us including Brethren from Holland and all points of the Compass in the UK.
With excellent participation from all who took part in the WM, Ian Fothergill issued prizes to the Hewitts for their English Morris Dancer’s attire and Gordon’s excellent “dit” regarding a Sergeants Mess Top Table. Ian Hart gave an excellent rendition, properly dressed, from Shakespeare’s Henry 5th, and Glyn Cardy proved to be the Mastermind winning the WM’s Quiz covering, St. George, Shakespeare, and the Vale of Evesham Asparagus Festival.
The WM auctioned a superb bronze statuette of St. George slaying the dragon which raised £180.00 and the Charity Appeal raised the magnificent sum of £1990. It is intended to donate a further £650.00 to PTSD Resolution UK, the WM’s chosen Service Charity for this year, to provide a Course for another Veteran in the Worcestershire area, and, like our Burns Night Charity Appeal, donate a further £750 + Gift Aid from the Lodge Members donations to our 2022 Festival Fund which should take us ever closer to our target.
All in all, a superb evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part.