Full house at « La Perle de la Lumière »
Regular readers of LML inEnglish are aware of the suspension of La Perle de la Lumière Lodge N° 1339 in Alès, Septimanie Province. The Masters of the Lodge unanimously decided to reject all modifications to the Constitutions, Statutes and By-Laws since 1997 and in future to labour according to the 1986 Constitutions, all this in response to the pumping more than dry of their bank account during the month of January. The Provincial Grand Treasurer took out more than 5000 euros by 6 electronic transfers, the end result being that the Lodge is in the red to the tune of almost 5000 euros !!!
Their courageous action got what it deserves in the eyes of the Septimanie PGM, a suspension forbidding them to meet. What most of us would consider as a sign of good recognition in these troubles times !!!
But a mere suspension didn’t stop the Lodge opening last night with a full house. Ten Lodges were represented among the visitors, including numerous WMs and past WMs. All the WMs were accommodated (with difficulty we are told, because of the number) at the East. The meeting was followed by an excellent meal where the true spirit of Masonic Brotherhood prevailed. Long life to la Perle de la Lumière !!!