Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Former Leamington dentist to row the Atlantic

W Bro Roy Dixon is among four ex-military personnel in training to row across the Atlantic next year. He is WM of Guys Lodge No 395 and a Past Master of Schola Warwicensis No 9321, as well being an active Rose Croix and Royal Arch Mason.

Roy Dixon

Roy, who still lives in Leamington,was a pupil at Warwick School before joining the Army, ran his own dental practice in Augusta Place, Leamington, after retiring from the Army as a Lt Col.

A former Harley Street dentist once voted 'Dentist of the Year', Roy spent 20 years in the Royal Army Dental Corps where he undertook operational tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and in 2003, as commanding officer, he deployed his field hospital to the Gulf.

"It’s going to be a tough challenge; more people have been into space and climbed Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic," he said. "It’s a real test when faced with blisters, salt rash, sharks and sleep deprivation (two hours on, two hours off for 45 days), which is why the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the world’s toughest row."

Roy, a past chairman of Rugby at Old Leamingtonians RFC, a former president of the British Society of General Dental Surgery and a past president of the English Fly Fishing Association, is still playing rugby in his mid-50s.

"We are all four of the same age and served for 20 years or more – which is why we’re doing this to raise money for the Royal British Legion and the 353 charity (named after Stratford paratrooper Conrad Lewis who was the 353rd soldier to be killed in Afghanistan, aged 24). We will also be raising money for cancer charity Myeloma UK, as one of our lads has it."

After two years of intensive training and preparation, the four men plan to set off from La Gomera on December 10, reaching Antigua between 45 and 55 days later.

The operational costs are £100,000, which they are raising through events and sponsorship. The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club has already pledged financial support.

"We want to give something back and inspire others to achieve the seemingly impossible," he said. “We are touring schools with a very simple message: No matter what the circumstances, dare to dream, step beyond the constraints you believe hold you back and you can achieve amazing things!"

If you want to support W Bro Roy on his Atlantic Challenge, or find out more information, then visit the Atlantic Mavericks website at www.atlanticmavericks.com or contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MIke Hailwood invite you to an evening of entertainment

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Dunsmore Lodge invites you to a Summer Ladies Festival

Dunsmore Lodge

Dunsmore Lodge No 6442
Ladies Festival 2018

The Worshipful Master, Glenn Bond & his Wife Amber extend a warm invitation to join them for the evening on:

Saturday 18th August 2018 ~ 6.00 for 6.15pm

At: The Arnold House, Rugby

Tickets: £35 per person

Entertainment: Disco /Guest Speaker / Caricature / Candy Buffet/ Raffle

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Replies to the Festival Secretary
As soon as possible:

Bro Adrian Borg
Tel. no. 07557 850274
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2 Gold Avenue
Cawston
Rugby
CV22 7FB

Driving a banger from Cornwall to Morocco

Gib or Bust

 

Simon Jordan of Dunsmore Lodge No. 6442 has taken on a mammoth challenge in aid of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Not only does this consist of a journey across Europe, it also includes an additional challenge or two on the way.

In his own words, Simon described the task ahead, "The rally will start on September 30th September leaving St Austell, Cornwall on Sunday lunchtime and finishing in Morocco on Friday 5th October.

"The only snag is that our car has to cost around a measly £500 to be entered in to the Banger Rally category. We will be driving on some of Europe’s finest and most scenic roads coaxing our chosen wreck to the finish point.

"Over £2000 worth of cash prize’s will be awarded to the teams scoring the most points in each of the daily tasks and the overall winner will also receive a suitable trophy!

"We will be doing our best to raise as much money as we can for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance."

If you are able to support Simon in his endeavours any help will be gratefully received and faithfully applied. You can sponsor him at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=simon_and_kevin&pageUrl=1

 

 

St Blaise invites you to the 2018 Ladies' Night

St Blaise

The Lodge of St Blaise No. 6113
Ladies’ Evening Festival, 13th October 2018

The Ladies’ Night for our Worshipful Master, W Bro Peter Matthews, will be held at the Ramada Hotel, Penns Lane, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1LH. The evening will begin at 6pm for dinner at 6.45pm.

Please use attached form to list the names of brethren, ladies and guests. Please return this early, even if it is provisional, so that approximate numbers can be established. The price of the tickets is £38.00. Some wine is included and if more is needed, the house wine is recommended.

This night will be a momentous occasion and a chance for wearing dinner suits and best dresses. Your support, and many guests will ensure an outstanding evening, including four course meal, excellent speeches as always, raffle, and dancing until 11.50pm (carriages at 12.00 midnight).

We look forward to seeing you at this enjoyable function. Let us know if you need a map.
Reply to:

W Bro Jonathan S Amies
5 Lazy Hill, Stonnall, Walsall, WS9 9DT
Telephone: 01543 372230 or 07710 811134
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W Bro Peter Matthews
103 The Boulevard, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield
Telephone: 07951 777420
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