The Largest Donated Cheque in Agricola History
W.Bro. Simon Craig Steele was presented a cheque for £10,000 towards the 2021 Festival. This was presented by the incoming Master during the second rising at the Lodge installation on the 17th November 2017.
Under the previous Masters reign, team Agricola has once again rolled up their Agricultural sleeves and worked hard to raise over £13,500. Funds have been raised from a number of events throughout the year, which have included Fun At The Farm, Tanfield Car Rally, Miners Gala, a Ladies Night, Raffles, Grand Draws, members contributions and special fund raising by the Lodge Stewards at festive boards.
The representative of the PGM congratulated the Lodge on their hard work and was very pleased to see a full ladder of Master Masons on the floor at Agricola.
At the Festive Board the tradition of the Masters Beef calved at the table was enjoyed by the 32 visitors. The new initiative of ‘Friends of Agricola’ was launched and visitors were encouraged to supply the Secretary with their email addresses, to ensure they received a Lodge summons for all future meetings. If you are interested in joining the ‘Friends of Agricola’ and receiving the Lodge summons, please email the Lodge secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
During the last 12 months the Lodge has also directly donated money to Macmillan, Air Ambulance, St. Cuthbert Hospice and their own Lodge widows.
Agricola Lodge also have a novel idea, as predominantly a Lodge of Farmers, they used a Hen to decide the numbers for the Bingo !!!