The members of Tranquillity Lodge No 3877 held their annual ladies weekend at the Glendower Hotel at Lytham St Anne’s. Friday evening was an informal affair with a buffet style meal followed by an evening of fun and games with a quiz and bingo, and enjoying the company of friends old and new.
On Saturday, the Georgian Suite in the Glendower was the venue for the ladies evening where WM David Boyes accompanied by his partner and daughter Ellie, welcomed everyone to this auspicious occasion and hoped everyone would have an enjoyable evening.
The grace was offered by lodge chaplain Bill Martin and was followed by an excellent three course meal with coffee and mints, after which Bill returned thanks and David Boyes proposed the ‘Loyal Toast’.
Ian McGovern, who acted as director of ceremonies for the evening had the honour of proposing the toast to the wives and partners of the brethren. David then went around the room and gave a gift to each lady present.
The entertainment for the evening was by Billy Strand, a vocalist who had many of those attending up and dancing. During the evening a raffle was held and raised £450 which is to be divided between the two chosen charities which are, The Friends of Tithebarn and CLIC Sargent, a charity supporting children and young people with cancer.
David closed the evening by presenting bouquets of flowers to his daughter Ellie and Alison McGovern as a thank you for the work they had put in making the weekend a success. Finally, David presented Vinny Tuzio with a birthday card and gift to celebrate his 70th birthday.
Article by Doug Lace, photographs by Mark Lunt.