PAGDC, WM of Internet Lodge No. 9659, UGLE

The Internet Lodge Weekend of March 2023 officially started on Friday 17th March, when several members of Internet Lodge No. 9659, along with their partners and guests attended a dinner in Bridge Street Manchester, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the consecration of the Lodge.
The Lodge was delighted to welcome as its principal guests R. W. Brother Robert I. Frankl, Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire and his wife, Mrs Fiona Frankl. After a delightful prosecco and canapes reception, the Master and our principal guests entered in procession under the guidance of the Director of Ceremonies, Dave Hedley.
Words of welcome were given by the Master, W. Bro. Emmanouil Diamantas. Grace was offered by the Chaplain, W. Bro. Roy Morris.
W. Bro. John Dutchman gave a roll call of the Past Masters of the Lodge, some of whom had been able to attend. The celebratory cake was then cut by the Worshipful Master, after which all assembled sat down to an excellent meal, prepared and served by Manchester Hall.
Following the meal, which ended with a piece of the birthday cake, we had the toast to the King. The toast to the Lodge was proposed by the R. W. Pr. G. M. to which W. Bro. Chris White duly responded. This was followed by entertainment from Estelle who regaled us with a repertoire of songs from the musicals and classical arias. A lot of happy and contented people retired talking about the next 25 years.