Hartington Passing – conducted by Dorothy Vernon Lodge.
Well the summer is over and the Masonic season is starting again. On the 5th September eight members of Hartington Lodge, headed North of the Province to watch one of their members Passed to the Second Degree.
Dorothy Vernon Lodge 2129, which meets in the small market town of Bakewell, volunteered their services to Pass Brother Marco Echeverria, on behalf of Hartington Lodge 1085.
The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, thought he would Grace his presence and make this an Official Provincial Visit, accompanied by a team of Provincial Officers.
Dorothy Vernons ceremony was excellent from start to finish, with Brother Marco, demonstrating clear proof of his proficiency and the Ritual from all Officers superb. A unique version of the Tools was presented to Brother Marco, followed by a faultless Presentation of the Second Degree Tracing Board.
Everyone who witnessed the ceremony agreed that the Dorothy Vernon Lodge had done the Hartington Lodge proud and all Members of the Hartington Lodge present are sincerely grateful for the quality of the ceremony given to Brother Marco.
The Festive Board was followed, which proved as entertaining as the ceremony and everyone present thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A raffle was help raising £251 for Charity, topping the previous Dorothy Vernon raffle record by £1, kindly donated by the PGM.
Seven of the Hartington Lodge Members who attended the meeting, including the Worshipful Master of Hartington Lodge and the Worshipful Master of Dorothy Vernon Lodge and not forgetting the evenings Candidate Brother Marco.