The Provincial Grand Master, Peter Kinder, led his team of Provincial Officers to attend the monthly zoom of Sparkenhoe Lodge No.8063 in Hinckley. This was not just a routine visit, but one to celebrate and present a certificate for 50 years of service to Freemasonry to Ken Pegg.
After the usual Lodge business, the Provincial Grand Master led the presentation to Ken, as he recalled stories of his past, including the now-famous phrase coined by Ken of calling his father, also a Freemason, “Worshipful Brother m'Dad”.
Peter then handed over proceedings to the Provincial Grand Secretary Paul Wallace to read through the certificate, after which Ken took to the microphone to extend his thanks and gratitude to the entire team of nearly ninety Freemasons for making this such a special occasion. Of course, at the moment it is not possible to meet, however when such time allows the Lodge to meet in person again, the actual certificate will be presented to Ken.
The meeting ended after nearly an hour of enjoyment, with some members choosing to continue the conversation for as long as they could.
Zoom has been such a superb way for Lodge members to keep in touch with each other, whilst it can not replace the warmth of in-person meetings, without it, members would have struggled in the times of isolation until such time as we can meet again.