Croeso WM W.Bro Gareth Burgess is part owner of Avi8tors Flying Club in Cardiff. When he offered Croeso Members the chance to fly with him in a military jet our brave Senior Warden, Bro Jeff Mears, was the first to volunteer for the experience of a lifetime.
A date was set and Bro Jeff prepared himself thoroughly for the event by watching Top Gun on DVD the evening before the flight.
After a safety briefing which included instructions on the use of the ejector seat, radio and oxygen systems, Bro Jeff donned his bone-dome and strapped himself into the cockpit.
Captain Burgess took the two seater Jet into the air accelerating to over 400 mph. He flew at low level from St Athan Military Airfield along the South Wales coast towards Ogmore by Sea. The 45 minute sortie included an exhilarating high speed, high G flight along the coastline before returning for a 250 mph fly-by 50 feet above the runway followed by a tactical running break manoeuvre to land back at St Athan.
Bro Jeff said after the flight that he would recommend the experience to anyone and was proud of the fact that he managed to hold on to his breakfast throughout the whole trip.
If you would like to take a flight with Gareth, visit www.avi8tors.co.uk or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with a Summer Ball!
The Worshipful Master has organised an outstanding evening at the stunning Canada Lodge and Lakes Resort in Cardiff.
We have secured exclusive use of the entire venue for the evening of Friday 24th June 2016. Guests will be welcomed from 6:30pm and will be able to enjoy a bar reception and use of the beautiful terrace area. Dinner will be a 3 course meal with a fish and vegetarian option.
We will dine at 7:30pm in the lower banquet hall with background music playing softly, a few quick toasts and a raffle will then see us retire to the upper banquet hall which will be set up to accommodate tabled seating with a bar area and terrace.
Dancing and entertainment will follow, provided by the popular and lovely Diva Divine who will play from 9pm until Midnight. The main theme is Motown but she has a fantastic set list including modern hits as well as timeless classics. Diva Divine is all about the party and will interact with the audience to ensure the dance floor is packed all night long.
Tickets are only £36 per person which includes a three course meal & two bottles of wine per table.
Contact The WM at email@example.com for a booking form to reserve your place but please hurry, there are only 12 tables of 10 available and the event is certain to be a sell-out. Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
As ever, non-masonic guests are most welcome. Proceeds will be in aid of the WM’s chosen charity for this year, The Motor Neuron Disease Association
On Friday 18th March six brethren from Croeso Lodge made the trip to London to visit Chelsea Lodge 3098. We received a warm welcome and were privileged to observe a faultless ceremony in the impressive temple at UGLE.
Then it was off to the Connaught Rooms where we were treated to a first-class festive board which included some brilliant entertainment from the talented Chelsea Brethren.
Congratulations to everyone in South Wales accepting promotion or first appointment to Provincial Grand Lodge. Croeso are pleased and proud to have been awarded two first appointments and two promotions this year. Well done to Bro Arthur and W.Bro Ian on their first Provincial collar and W.Bro Paul and W.Bro Ceri for their promotion.
Congratulations from Croeso Lodge to those Brethren who have accepted Promotion or First Appointment in Craft Grand Rank. Well deserved!
For details click the link below.