RHHBF

The Richard Henry Holmes Masonic Benevolent Fund
Registered Charity No. 233632

 

This Fund was established in 1906 to commemorate the 25 years’ service of the late W. Bro. Ald Richard Henry Holmes PGD, as Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland, and is supported by voluntary contributions from the Lodges and Freemasons of the Province of Northumberland which it serves.

Its objectives are:

  • To make donations to local non Masonic charities.
    To give relief and assistance in exceptional or urgent cases of need within and outwith the United Kingdom.
    To make grants to Freemasons, widows and dependants of deceased Freemasons in distress.
    To assist in the maintenance, education and advancement in life of the children of Freemasons in distress.

Trustees

  • The Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland
    The Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland
    The Assistant Provincial Grand Masters of Northumberland
    The Provincial Grand Secretary of Northumberland
    The Deputy Grand Secretary of Northumberland
    The Treasurer of the Fund
    Three other Trustees who shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Fund

Management

The Fund shall be managed by a Committee which shall be appointed at the Annual Meeting of the Fund and shall consist of the Trustees of the Fund and any other members co-opted to serve on the Committee. The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Provincial Grand Master or if he is unable to attend, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master or one of the Assistant Provincial Grand Masters. Five members of the Committee shall form a quorum.
Any member co-opted to serve on the Committee will be elected each year at the Annual Meeting of the Fund.


Meetings

The Committee shall meet at least twice per year. Once, prior to the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge and at other times as and when necessary.
The Annual Meeting of the Fund shall take place on October of each year and all members of the Fund are entitled to attend and five members shall form a quorum.


Constitution

A copy of the amended Constitution of the Fund can be obtained from the Provincial Office.

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The above photograph shows Mr Brian Rudd; Provincial Secretary of Freemasons of Northumberland presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Mrs. Gwyn McKenzie, Chair of LookwideUK, the development wing of Northumberland County Scout Council.

 

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