Artemis Lodge, West Sussex Charity Shoot.
On the 18th August 2018, members of the East Kent Clay Shooting Team attended a charity shoot in aid of the RNLI. The event was organised by the Sussex Masonic Shooting Sports Association (smssa) in conjunction with, Artemis Shooting Sports Lodge.
The shoot was held at Southdown shooting ground, on the outskirts of Worthing. It was attended by 55 Freemasons, their families and friends. The shoot was a 100 Sporting Clay Shoot, shot from 10 stands in this idyllic area of the country.
The seven members of the East Kent went along to take part, these were Bernie Connolly, Chris Ray, Tony Evernden and his wife Liz, Ian Rowan, Tony Playford and Roger Wilkes. They were joined by brethren from Middlesex, Surrey, and London as well as East and West Sussex. The day began with breakfast which is the usual beginning of these occasions and then it was off to the stands, some tricky clays and some straightforward, but all very interesting replicating game shots from a variety of angles and positions.
After the shoot was over we all retired to the club house for a sumptuous Bar-B-Q while the raffle was drawn and the scores collated. East Kent were very lucky with the raffle taking several prizes while waiting to hear the results, which we are very happy to report that East Kent won the Highest Team Score as well as Chris Ray winning the highest individual score. A great days shooting with a wonderful result raising funds for a very worthwhile institution, the photo shows the team without Bernie Connolly who had to make a dash away before the results were announced.
The Artemis Lodge is a new Lodge that will be consecrated in November this year. The lodge is named after the Greek Goddess of Hunting.
Meetings will be held 4 times a year in Chichester on the second Tuesday in February, April, September and November. http://artemislodge.org
Report by Roger Wilkes
Pictures by Roger Wilkes and smssa website.