Masonic Centres are key to the future of the Craft. A well run centre will be inviting, and brethren will be pleased to take their friends and family to the building on social or other occasions; and be happy to dine after meetings in a convivial atmosphere. A well-managed Masonic building will ensure that Lodge subscriptions are competitive/affordable, which may involve maximising external income; and that pricing (and pricing structure) will take into account the impact on individual Lodges and membership.
W Bro Andrew Morgan held a very informative launch meeting at Haverfordwest Masonic Hall on Saturday 22nd September 2018. This well attended meeting heard about the new Masonic Centres Initiative and the vision for the future:
Initially we seek as an appointed group to create and deliver a code of practice for the Masonic Centres within the province and to assist and help the management of our centres understand and acknowledge the potential impact upon the general well-being of the membership and other users. To this end there are a number of principles that will be at the core of this being delivered.
W Bro Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with huge experience and he will be helping Hall Management Teams through the process and the detailed guidance received from London.
There will be a further meeting on Saturday 20th October 2018 at 11.00am in Carmarthen Masonic Hall. It is hoped that all Masonic Centres will have been well represented at one of the meetings.