Benvarden encourages community spirit

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Benvarden encourages community spirit thumbnailIsobel McLean with scissors and Dedication party.

A PROGRESSIVE Benvarden Temperance LOL 1001 continue to consider new initiatives to encourage membership and community education.
Recently they transformed an evening of lodge business (a typical predictable installation of private lodge members), into an intra-community social event that engendered praise from visiting brethren and artists.
Returning WM Andy McLean recounted the improvements clearly evident within the arrangement of the current tenant Benvarden Temperance LOL 1001, namely a total restoration of hall, carpark area improved, band and lodge members increasing, social events, Lottery, craft and friendship group growing.
There is optimism that the hall will become a 'HUB' for the small rural community.
In concluding Benvarden Temperance LOL 1001 want to raise awareness of their involvement in a joint project with Dervock LOL 534, Derrykeighan Guiding Star LOL 995, Ultoniae Cultural & Heritage Society and Building Communities Resource Centre in commemorating the story of Pte John Meeke MM - a member of Benvarden Temperance LOL 1001, who saved the life of Major William Redmond, a famous Irish Nationalist at the Battle of Messines in June Of 1917.
If anyone would like to join any of the above groups, please contact Mervyn Calvin or Steven Phillips for further details.


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