Congratulations to 2 Brethren from East Kent

Picture of Richard Dixy, a visiting volunteer standing next to the MCF banner

Well Done Nick and Roger 

“Back in 2015, a group of dedicated individuals gathered at the iconic Freemasons Hall on Great Queen Street to lay the foundation of what would become a thriving association. Starting with just eight provinces, this association has flourished and now proudly includes 32 provinces. Over the past nine years, it has been at the forefront of organizing the much-anticipated annual masonic championship and two international competitions, drawing participants from as far as India, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

The association has been steered since its inception by the venerable Brian S. Saidman, a respected London Mason. However, due to health reasons, he made the difficult decision to step down at this year’s AGM in March. The AGMs, particularly the last four, have been conducted via Zoom, a change prompted by the Covid 19 pandemic. This virtual format, while not traditional, has enabled provincial representatives to participate actively without the burden of travel.

This year’s AGM was a significant one, as Roger Nash, DPGM for Suffolk, was warmly welcomed as the new Chairman. Additionally, two skilled masonic shooters from East Kent were re- elected to principal offices: Nick Jenkins as Treasurer and Roger Wilkes as Secretary, a role he’s passionately held since the beginning. The Chairman’s efforts are supported by the Vice Chairman, with Mike Casey of Lancashire being chosen by the members.

Following the announcements, the four gentlemen shared their excitement about propelling the association forward, leveraging modern communication technologies, and reaching out to provinces not yet members.

East Kent has long been a beacon in Masonic clay shooting, hosting events that have not only brought together many provinces but also raised significant funds for local charities.” Abigal’s Footsteps, Demelza House, Holding On-Letting Go, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Peters Place and Wouldham Youth Project, just to name a few.

I am sure, everyone here in East Kent congratulates both Nick and Roger for their appointments, and for the time and effort that put into this fantastic group. 


Inaugural Meeting  at Great Queens Street in London. 2015
AGM 2019 held at Bristol Masonic Hall

If you are interested in Clay Shooting, or would like to find out more. Contact Roger on eastkentclays@gmail.com

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