Queen's College, Taunton Lodge
The Lodge, which currently has over sixty members, meets four times a year, in January, March, May and October, at the Masonic Hall in Taunton. Meetings usually start at 4.00 p.m. and are followed by dinner, also held in the Masonic Hall. Our meetings are well attended and we always welcome a good number of visitors.
The Lodge is open to former pupils of the School, their fathers, sons and other direct relatives, current and former members of staff, current and former Governors of the School and other friends of the School.
Future events are scheduled for:
Saturday 12 May 2012 - Lodge Meeting
Saturday 1 September 2012 - Federation of School Lodges Annual Festival (Strode's College, Egham, Surrey)
Thursday 20 September 2012 - Fraternal Visit to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (Godolphin Lodge - Installation of Robert Francis as Master)
Saturday 13 October 2012 - Lodge Meeting
Saturday 8 December 2012 - Lodge Meeting (Morning Meeting followed by Christmas Lunch)
Saturday 19 January 2013 - Lodge Meeting
Saturday 16 March 2013 - Lodge Meeting (Installation)
1. Richard Baker was installed as Master of the Lodge by his predecessor, Jonathan Dolling, on 17 March 2012. This is the second time that Richard has been Master of the Lodge; his first year in office was in 1982 (30 years ago!). Mike Kinnersley and Philip Jubb were appointed as Senior and Junior Warden of the Lodge, respectively, at the same meeting.
2. Recent new members include Colin Mortimore (initiate) and Geoff Perrin (joining).
3. The Provincial Grand Master for Somerset, Stuart Hadler, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Lodge.
4. The Lodge is pleased to have raised funds at its recent meetings in support of the Watchet Phoenix Centre, the Japanese earthquake/tsunami victims and the Taunton Women's Refuge. In addition, Lodge members and their guests raised over £1,800 for Water Aid at the October 2011 Ladies Festival.
Further details/ information for potential new or joining members, or visitors can be obtained from:
The Lodge Secretary, David Sargison
(a) 4 St Luke's Road, Beckington, Somerset BA11 6SE
(t) 01373 831799
The Worshipful Master, Richard Baker
(a) Boddington House, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9LZ
(t) 01626 835042