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Young Freemasons

                                                   he Cornerstone club has been established to help connect young Freemasons
                                               T(37 years and under) who are spread across the Province of Essex. The Club
                                               was established 2 years ago and in that short time has become an established
                                               part of Freemasonry in Essex.

                                               Hosting events throughout the year it’s a great way to engage new and young
                                               initiates and enable to them to feel part of the wider masonic community.

                                               It’s certainly been a busy 6 months for the Essex Cornerstone Club. We have
                                               held a wide range of events for our members which have been extremely well
                                               attended and with a lot more for come during the rest of 2018.

                                    The year was kicked off by our Annual Members Dinner. Club members (along with our Club
                                    Patron the Deputy Provincial Grand Master) attended London’s world famous The Ivy restaurant
                                    in January. The exclusive black tie event saw members come to together to celebrate the two
                                    year club anniversary.
                                    During the evening a few announcements were made to introduce a new club President and
                                    Chairman. Firstly we welcomed in our new President Reiss Duthie who has taken over from
                                    James Tyrell. Secondly, we said goodbye to our Founding Chairman Elliott Chevin with Jack
                                    Gilliland taking over from him. During his after dinner speech our new Chairman thanked Elliott
                                    for everything he has done for the club during his tenure.
                                    Elliott has been pivotal in forming this wonderful club and we wish him well in his future masonic
                                    endeavours. We know that we’re in good hands with Jack and Reiss who will continue the good
           New Chairman Jack        work started and look forward to their leadership and ideas during their time at the helm.
         Gilliland taking over the   Planning is well underway for the 2019 dinner,
         reigns from Elliott Chevin  however The Ivy will take some beating!   Hot
                                    on the heels of our annual dinner, members of
        the club visited the Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, one of East London’s latest secret
        ‘speakeasy’ drinking dens, In February.
        Hidden  behind  a  Smeg  fridge  door,  and  accessible
        thanks to a cheeky request to see ‘The Mayor’ at
        the Breakfast Club bar, our members descended
        the  stairs  into  a  basement  filled  with  fun,  food
        and great drinks.

                                                                                We welcomed in our new President
                                                                                          Reiss Duthie

           fter starting the year off eating and drinking in style, we decided a
       Abit of outdoor pursuits was in order for our March event.

       Over 26 Essex Cornerstone club members and their guests attended a
       clay pigeon shot at the Essex Shooting Ground in Fyfield.
       Club members arrived and enjoyed breakfast expertly prepared by
       our  committee  before  a  safety  briefing  and  practice  rounds  before
       a competition round with Bro Ian Graham taking the win (narrowly
       beating our new Treasurer Jon McDonald). It was a fantastic day which
       also saw the attendance of Club Patron and DPGM Paul Reeves who provided guidance and moral support being a keen shooter

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