Number 4281 in the register of the United Grand Lodge of England
Izaak Walton Lodge celebrates its 100th birthday in 2021. Do you have any memories or memorabilia related to our Lodge? Have members of your family been involved with the Lodge in the past? If the answer to either question is “YES”, please contact the Assistant Secretary by clicking here and he’ll be in touch!
WelcomeWhen first joining a Freemasons’ Lodge, every candidate participates in an initiation ceremony. During that ceremony, we as individuals, promise to attend the Lodge regularly, provided our personal circumstances in life allow us to do so. It’s accepted that a hectic work schedule, the emergencies of everyday life or sickness of ourself or a family member are all legitimate reasons for not attending. But if we can’t, then it’s always courteous to offer an apology for absence to the Secretary of the Lodge.But by not attending, we miss out on some of the greatest joys in life! If you are a Mason, you’ll know that there is nothing quite like the feelings you experience when you attend Lodge. Not only during the formalities, but afterwards during dining. So, if you’ve missed a few meetings at your Lodge recently, (for whatever reason) this little rhyme might strike a chord.
Be an active memberThe kind that would be missedDon’t just be contentedThat your name is on the listDo attend the meetingsAnd mingle with the crowdDon’t stay at homeAnd crab both long and loudDon’t leave the work for just a fewAnd gripe about the cliqueAnd take time out to visitA member who is sickThere is quite a programme scheduledThat means success, if doneAnd it can be accomplishedWith the help of everyoneSo attend the meetings regularlyAnd help with hand and heartBe an active memberAnd take an active partThink this over, MemberAre we right or are we wrong?Be an active memberPlease don’t just belong