Before Christmas UGLE sent out an email to 72,000 Freemasons who, as a result of joining a Lodge or Chapter prior to 2005 and having subsequently never joined another, have not signed any form of Data Protection statement. More explicitly, they have not given consent for the data that UGLE holds on them to be used by the MCF or other Masonic charities.
It is our intention to send the email twice more, now and in 2 weeks’ time in order to maximise any response. Those members who still have not responded will then be sent a letter after which they will not be bothered again, and their details will remain inaccessible to the MCF or other Masonic charities.
I would be grateful if you would be able to disseminate to your members that the email will be sent out again, that it is genuine, and that their early response would be appreciated.