An English - French Freemason has his say Published on December 27 2011 by Winnie LML in English is proud to post this article from an English Brother who is WM of a GLNF Lodge in Dieppe, Nromandy. Seasons Greetings to all on this and other Blogs. Please excuse me writting in English but my French is very much schoolboy standard. I'm sure that one of the Moderators will translate in full. I am a Founder of St Jacques de Dieppe 1228 and the current WM of Duquesne Lodge 48 meeting in Dieppe. I have been a member of GLNF for 15 years and Secretary of Duquesne for 12 of them. I first went through the Chair in 1996 in London and am still a member of Lodges in the UK as well as Santiago de Compostella in Spain where I am also a Founder. I wanted to post a few words at this time of the year to let you all know that although there are many of us "over the water" we are 100% in support of a new administration. The ravings of the meglomaniac FS must cease. He brings Freemasonry into disrepute but more particularly he is damaging French Freemasonry which I love with all my heart. In my London Lodge that meets at Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street we have many members that are also members in France. We are all of the same opinion - FS must go!! So, Dear Brethren, stand tall. You are not alone. We may be in another country, we may be of a different juristriction, we may speak a different language but we are FRENCH FREEMASONS! We shout this proudly to any that will listen. We defend France as if it were our own country. We love our trips to Dieppe. We will be back in April and June. We will be holding our Ladies Night in Dieppe in June and will be accompanied by many members of other English Lodges. This is the strength of support that we have. We will prevail. French Freemasonry will survive. It is just a matter of time. If any of you want to join us in June at a Lodge meeting and/or the Casino de Dieppe feel free to join us. We are French Freemasons one and all. May the Great Architect bless us all with health and happiness and assist us in forming a new, accepted constitution. 2012 is our year. Sorry to go on but I am very passionate about my Freemasonry, particularly in France. It is my family and masonic Brothers deserve the same protection I would afford to a blood Brother. I was not forced to join GLNF. I had a choice as did all non resident masons. We chose France and we still choose France. I wish we could do more. John Sage. WM Duquesne Lodge 48, Neustrie, France.