The Ferrers & Ivanhoe Lodge No.779 meet at the Masonic Hall in Ashby de la Zouch, and on the evening of the 12th November 2019, the Master, W.Bro. Paul Whysall organised a meeting with a difference. With his drive to bring more members into the Lodge, Paul took to Social Media to find a suitable visitor to entertain and inform the Lodge about what the future holds for Freemasonry.
His search did not take too long, Paul reached out to the 2012 Prestonian Lecturer, W.Bro. Tony Harvey, who was only too delighted to come along and give a talk entitled "The Future of Freemasonry: Evolution & Change". In this talk, topics included how Freemasonry has changed over the years, and the direction that it is going in, and what we must do to ensure its continuity and growth. The discussion was very interactive and informative, and such an appropriate topic considering that Social Media was the tool used to secure the booking.
Many guests and visitors were also in attendance, including the Master of the Hastings Lodge, and many of his officers. Also present to participate in the discussion were members of the Light Blue Club, the organisation for all new and young Masons within the Province.
The evening concluded with a superb festive board, in a way that only Ferrers & Ivanhoe can deliver!