Gordon Gilbraith

Gordon Gilbraith

Gordon Gilbraith

Role: Gala Team Sales and Marketing Manager
Lodge: Clarence Lodge N0. 2462
Mob: 07896 434183
Email: gilbraith1@googlemail.com

Masonic Career

Joined in 1994.

WM 2000.

PPJGW 2007

PProvSGW 2008

PGStB 2014

A member of Nevill Lodge of Installed Master 9441 in Darlington.

Current  D of C Clarence Lodge

Chapter

Clarence Chapter Joined 1998

Z in 2002

PPGSN 2007

Current D of C

Personal

Sales and Marketing Manager for a Water Treatment Company.

Like playing Golf, enjoying good food with a glass of good wine with good company.

Enjoying visiting other Lodges in and outside of the Province.

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Dennis H Robinson

Dennis H Robinson

Dennis H Robinson

Role: Infrastructure
Lodge: Beacon Lodge No. 6891
Telephone: 07802 426816
Email: d.robinson170@btinternet.com

D.H.Robinson is a Past Master of Beacon Lodge No 6891 and was Master in 1987.

He was appointed to Provincial Grand Lodge in 1996 as PPJGW and then appointed to Grand Lodge  in 2005 as PAGDC.

Dennis is a member of St. Aidan Royal Arch Chapter No 4080 and was MEZ in 2006. Dennis was appointed to Provincial Grand Chapter in 2011 as PPDepGSwdB

Dennis has successfully assisted in arranging last 4 Raby Gala’s

Dennis states that he is now retired, however he enjoys Motoring and Walking

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Nigel Foster

Nigel Foster

Nigel Foster

Role: Raby Gala Treasurer
Lodge: St Cuthbert's Lodge No 3417
Telephone: 
Email: niffoster@hotmail.com

Nigel Foster was born in Darlington in 1955 and was educated at the Royal Masonic School in Bushey.

Nigel, a Lewis, was initiated into his late father’s lodge The St Cuthbert’s Lodge No. 3417 in Darlington by his brother Andrew in 1994. He became Master in 2005 and is currently lodge Treasurer. He joined Old Barnardian Lodge No. 9358 in 2003 and was Master in 2010. He is also a member of Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters No. 9441.

Appointed to Provincial rank as Past Provincial Grand Steward in June 2007, later that year he was a founder member of the Durham Provincial Grand Steward’s Lodge No 9833 where he was also Treasurer. Nigel was also treasurer for the 2009 Raby Gala.

Nigel was promoted to ProvJGW in 2012 and PPSGW in 2013.

In Royal Arch Masonry Nigel was exalted into Chapter of Vigilance No 111 in 1999, serving as MEZ in 2010. He is also a member of Nevill Chapter of Installed First Principals No 9441.

In the Ancient & Accepted Rite he was Most Wise Sovereign of St. Cuthbert Rose Croix Chapter No.96 in 2011 and received the 30° in 2013.

Nigel was installed into the St Cuthbert’s Preceptory No 139 in 2012 where he is currently Banner Bearer. He was admitted into The Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests Cleveland Tabernacle No 53 in 2014 and is currently Keeper of the Inner Porch.

 

 

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Paul O’Doherty

Paul O’Doherty

Paul O’Doherty

Role: Raby Gala Secretary

Lodge: Heabrym Lodge No 7201

Mobile: 07970 462851

Contact details: paul.1@blueyonder.co.uk

Paul O’Doherty is a Hebburn Mason having been initiated into Heabrym Lodge No 7201 in 2003.

He served as Worshipful Master 2009 - 2010, appointed Lodge Mentor in 2010 becoming Secretary in 2012 and served the office of Worshipful Master of Palmer Lodge No 9255 in 2014 - 2015.  

Paul was appointed to Provincial rank as Past Provincial Grand Steward in June 2010, becoming a member of Durham Provincial Grand Steward’s Lodge No 9833. 

In 2005 he was exalted into St Bede Royal Arch Chapter No 1119 becoming 1st Principal in 2013, he was advanced into Jarrow Mark Lodge No 701 becoming Master in 2010.

Paul was appointed as North Area Communications Officer in 2012 and continues in that role.

During his time within the Stewards Lodge, he has been part of Director of Ceremonies team,

Logistics Coordinator for the Training and Education Committee, Project Manager for the 2013 Cathedral Carol Service and continues to be responsible for Provincial Table Planning at the Annual General and Promotions Meetings for both the Craft and Royal Arch Chapter.

 

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Bill Crutchley

Bill Crutchley

Bill Crutchley

Role: Deputy Director - Raby Gala

Lodge: Lodge of Benevolence No. 6457
Mobile: 07736 825558
Email: bill6457@gmail.com

Bill is a member of the Lodge of Benevolence No 6457 and joined in 1994, he was WM in 2004 and 2007. Bill is also a member of Stockton on Tees Lodge No 9667 and was WM in 2008.

Bill was appointed to the Durham Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No 9883 and was a founder member in 2007. Bill is a member of Chapter of Philanthropy No 904 and was Z in 2011. He is a member of Stockton on Tees Chapter No 9667 and was a founding member assuming the office of Scribe E 2007 and was Z in 2011. He is a member of Percy Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 122 and served the office of WM in 2011. He is a member of Tees Chapter Rose Croix and was Most Wise Sovereign in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Bill is on the Board of Directors Stockton Masonic Hall Ltd since 2002 and has been Chairman since 2008.

Outside Freemasonry Bill is married to Lynne and has two daughters Emma (grandsons, Zachary & Jake) & Sarah.

Bill states that he is Football "daft" ......................and a Boro fan!

Bill is also a former school Governor and served for 10 years.

He left HM Forces (Army, ex Paratrooper) in 1982 and is the owner of Reach Scaffolding Ltd. Bill enjoys all sports, however states just too old to compete anymore. Other hobbies are reading, painting, cooking & DIY.

 

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Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster

Role: Raby Gala Director
Lodge: St Cuthbert’s Lodge No. 3417
Telephone: 07768 661266
Email: andrew.foster5@ntlworld.com

Andrew was initiated into his Father’s lodge, The St. Cuthbert Lodge 3417 in Darlington in 1982 and progressed to be Worshipful Master in 1994. He served the lodge as Director of Ceremonies for eight years. He was Worshipful Master of Old Barnardian lodge 9358 in 2004 and is currently D of C of Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters No 9441 and a founder member and the first master of the Durham Provincial Grand Stewards lodge 9833. He was appointed to Provincial Senior Grand Warden followed by 5 years as the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and then five years and currently the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies. Appointed to Grand Lodge as Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2007.

Andrew is Director of Ceremonies of Chapter of Vigilance 111 having been MEZ in 1999 and Treasurer of Nevill Chapter of Installed First Principals 9441. He achieved Provincial Grand Register followed by promotion to Past Provincial Scribe N then Promoted to Supreme Grand Chapter as Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2014. Andrew is a 30 Degree Rose Croix mason and Director of Ceremonies of Chapter Agnus Dei 946. He is also Treasurer of the Knights Templar Preceptory Haliwerfolc No. 233 and Past Provincial Grand Herald and was appointed as Provincial Deputy Marshal in 2013. Andrew is also a member of the Knight Templar Priests order in Cleveland Tabernacle and has been promoted to Past IV Grand Pillar.

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