It’s very much a family affair for the Hawkins Family within the Redwood Lodge. This year sees James Hawkins a third generation Hawkins occupy the seat of King Solomon, at the tender age of 28. James is the sixth member of the Hawkins Family to do so and with his nephew only 8 years from being eligible to join, we are sure this long tradition shall continue.
November saw the Redwood Lodge hosting their renowned Ladies Weekend in Bournemouth. It was a fantastic weekend, full of enjoyment and overindulgence. With £250 raised for the Masters chosen charity Sutton Night Watch, along with some extra toiletries liberated / donated over the weekend, for this worthy cause. More details on Sutton Night Watch and what they do can be found at
Last month saw The Foundation Club hold its annual Poker Night at Sutton Masonic Hall. This event attracted masons, non masons and even “Aces” a professional poker player from the TV show “Late Night Poker”. Thankfully “Aces” was a gentlemen and taught us a trick or two, without taking our money. There was fierce competition throughout the evening, but ultimately it come down to a show down between myself and Nick the chairman. Nick won! The top three decided to donate their winnings, minus a round, to charity, so with the raffle a whooping £595 was raised for Charity. £555 went to the 2019 Festival and £40 went to support TLC Teddies For Loving Care. Sam from the committee sat this one out, however he was working the floor and got a sign up for mark masonry and another for a past masters lodge. All in all it was a suburb evening enjoyed by all.