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At our October 2022 Installation Meeting, W. Bro. Gunther Smalian was Installed as the 33rd Worshipful Master of the Lodge. W. Bro. David Mumford became IPM after three years in office. Our Secretary, W. Bro. John Williams passed his 'Two Pens in Saltire' over to Bro. Dirk Sprave, after five years in office, two of which he was aslo WM, and the last three where he also did the duties of IPM and Chaplain, the latter now being his one and only office! Bro. Marcus Mende took over from Dirk as Lodge Treasurer and Bro. Roland Brunk and Bro. JohnB Apostu were invested as Senior and Junior Wardens respectively. Our newest Joining Member, W. Bro Graham Sweetman became our Senior Deacon. Bro. Alessandro Capasso swaggered about the Lodge with his new sword as Tyler. We were honoured by the Presence of V. W. Bro. John Michael Baker, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and also Grand Officers - V. W. Bro. Norman Goodall and W. Bro. Kelly. The Asst. Provincial DC, W. Bro. Nigel Carr, did an excellent job of bringing in the PDepGM and of directing the ceremony of Installation. We had many Visitors, not only from local Lodges but also from Germany, Belgium, and UK. After the ceremony, we had our Festive Board at the Sueno Azul Beach Club where the Italian cuisine was excellent. The Worshipful Master took wine with everyone, many times, and the official Toasts were given with the usual dignity. Bro. JohnB organised the Raffle and made a nice sum for Lodge Funds whilst many of those present were delighted to win prizes.
At our October Meeting the Worshipful Master, W. Bro. David Mumford was confirmed in office for a second term. We were honoured by the presence of the Assistant Grand Master of Spain, R. W. Bro. Lawrence Howard, who gave the address to the Brethren, and four Visitors: W. Bro. Alan Brown, W. Bro. Nigel Carr, Bro. Andreas Rothgaenger & Bro. Gerry Shanks. Following the Meeting we were joined by the Ladies for a White Table at the Mirador de Callao Restaurant, our usual venue not being available.
The November Meeting was marked by the Initiation of Brothers Dominik Wachta from Austria and Allesandro Capasso from Italy. We had seven Guests who assisted at the ceremony, including W. Bro. Bob Sturgess, W. Bro. Alan Brown, Bro. Craig Lilley, Bro. Gerry Shanks, Bro Hans Kabisch, Bro. Hartmut Kaiser. Following the Meeting we moved to the Sueno Azul Beach Club where our Italian Festive Board was eaten with gusto. The wine flowed freely and the Worshipful Master took wine with everyone - many times, although the official Toasts were given with the usual dignity.
At our February Meeting we Initiated Bro. Enzo Cutini Ungaro according to ancient custom. We had seven Guests including for the first time W. Bro. Roger Lilley and his son Bro. Craig Lilley from Northumberland, W. Bro. Paul Wylie from Australia and Bro. Hans Kabisch from Berlin, Germany. Following the Meeting our Guests joined us at the Festive Board, where the BBQ Ribs were eaten with gusto and the wine flowed freely. The Worshipful Master took wine with everyone, many times, and the official Toasts were given with the usual dignity.
It is my sad duty to inform you that a stalwart of Teide Lodge, W. Bro Gerd Rohlfs, has today, Wednesday 9th June 2021, passed to the Eternal Grand Lodge Above. We have no further information at this time but will keep Members informed by email.
Lodge Teide No 34, a Freemasons Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Spain, which meets at Santiago del Teide, has made a donation of €1000 to Helping Hands, Tenerife, to be used to ensure that Children with Cancer in Tenerife have a little joy brought into their lives during the festive season. Teide Lodge meets on the third Wednesday of the month, October to April inclusive and raises money for charity over the year by holding raffles at the dinners following their Meetings, during social events such as their Christmas Dinner and Ladies Festival and from donations. If you are interested in joining freemasonry, contact the Secretary on Tel 682 742 552, by email at email@example.com or via their website: http://www.freemasons-tenerife.com/
1. Left to Right: Mark Fradley (Treasurer), Liz Montagu (President of Helping Hands), John Williams (Past Master), Roland Brunk (Charity Steward)
2. The Treasurer, Mark Fradley, holding the Certificate of Appreciation from Helping Hands.
Below are photos taken at the Christmas White Table.
What a Great Night! Due to our new heating system, the Lodge Room and Restaurant were warm and cosy, the ceremony of Passing Bro. Chris Makaronas was carried out in an excellent manner, without a single mistake being made? The Ladies, joined us after the Meeting and were all dressed in their finest, and dazzled the Members and Guests alike. Thanks to Lodge Training provided to our Chef, Leeroy, the Turkey was served with English style roast potatoes and gravy, as well as vegetables. Very tasty it was too! Eduardo, our resident Head Waiter controlled his girls in an admirable fashion, ensuring that glasses were kept topped up, which was reflected by the merry condition of those at dinner. Stilton Cheese and biscuits was served, accompanied by a solo performance from Bro. Alex, who enthralled us with his mix of Stille Nacht & Silent Night, and without music. Following dessert, coffee and mince pies, our Choir Master, Bro. Drew, conducted the carol singing with assistance from Bro. Mark, who ensured that our state-of-the-art sound system played the correct music. I must say that the sound of the music from the system was superb and the system well worth the Lodge Funds expended on it. Bro. Mark also ran our Grand Raffle, there were so many prizes that some guests won four or five times.
A Fantastic Night, well done to everyone!
Lodge Teide 34 Installation Meeting took place on Wednesday 16th October 2019. W. Bro. David Mumford was installed as Worshipful Master of the Lodge according to ancient custom.
On Saturday 20th April 2019 Lodge Teide No 34 held its annual Ladies Festival at the Hotel Casona del Patio, Santiago del Teide. The Worshipful Master, W. Bro. John Williams welcomed our honoured Guests, the Ladies and Brethren and Barbara Williams replied to the 'Toast to the Ladies'. Music was by the well known Tenerife musician Kris Richards and Bro. Alex Graf, better known as the Tenor Alexander Kravets sang the Ladies Songs. Our Master of Ceremonies, W. Bro. Mike Baker excelled in directing the formal aspects of the evening and our Festival Committee, composed of W. Bro. David Mumford, Bros. David Williams, Stefan Glasmacher and Alexander Graf presented gifts and flowers, also running the raffle and auction, ensuring that the Lodge made money. The music was wonderful the wine flowed in abundance, the food was excellent, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers could not have bettered the dancing.
This Meeting the ceremony was the Initiation of Bro. 'John' Ionel Bogdan Aposhu and we were honoured with the presence of the
three distinguished Visitors from Iceland, Brothers Reynir, Stefan and Ejfo. This was also our Election Meeting when W. Bro. David Mumford was unanimously voted as Master Elect and will be Installed on 16th October 2019.
This Meeting the ceremony was the Initiation of Bro. Markus Knoll and we were honoured with the presence of the
Provincial Grand Master, R. W. Bro. Mark Frederick Peers
The 217th Meeting of Lodge Teide was a Double Initiation, when Mr. Christopher M. & Mr. Walter B. became Freemasons. We were also honoured at the Meeting when Bro Adrian D. G. from Rumania visited our Lodge.
SOS FOR BRETHREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN CASE OF EMERGENCY WHEN THEY ARE VISITING THE CANARY ISLANDS
Brethren who are in the islands either for work or holidays and face an Emergency situation, such as health problems, danger, theft, accident or any other situation that requires an immediate response, can use this Link to the Provincial Website SOS Page, where you will find Emergency Tel Nos of persons able to assist you in your own language.
WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?
Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby. Most English speaking Lodges here on Tenerife meet during the winter months. After each meeting we have a formal dinner or 'Festive Board' and in some Lodges, whilst the men 'are doing their thing', the Ladies meet at a Restaurant for an informal meal and chat. There are also a number of Formal or semi-formal functions during the year, to which the Ladies and non-masonic friends are invited. Masonry is a great way of meeting people in your community, making new friends and enjoying a fulfilling social life.
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.
Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its principles (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge – which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.
Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.