Nick Jenkins and Roger Wilkes.
East Kent Masonic Clay Shooters join the Clay Shooting National Governing Body
The East Kent club is an integral part of the National Association of Masonic Clay Shooting Societies and two of its members play an important part within the national association. Nick Jenkins, who is East Kent’s Chairman, is the national associations Treasurer and Roger Wilkes, who is East Kent’s Secretary fills the same roll within the national association. Both have been instrumental in the organisation and running of both bodies and for some time have devoted a great deal of time into the organisation of national and international competitions. During the Tercentenary year and as a part of the national celebrations, they were heavily involved in running the “Jonathan Spence Challenge Cup” a competition open to freemasons nationally, this event attracted 186 shooters and raised many thousands of pounds for charity. Last year they organised and ran the very first International Masonic Clay Shooting Championship which attracted 126 shooters from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Jersey, India and of course England, and again raised a substantial amount which was given to charities nationally, this event was won by England and this year 2020 it will be hosted by Scotland, Pandemic permitting.
The Province of East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club had its genesis following a home counties inter-provincial competition in the summer of 2008 when W.Bro. Roger Wilkes approached the editor of “The Provincial” to include a small article enquiring if there were any other Freemasons in the Province with an interest in clay pigeon shooting. This, almost immediately, brought a response from 7 fellow shooters and the first meeting of these took place at Hawley Shooting Ground, near Dartford, at the beginning of November 2008.
If you are interested in joining the club, see this link and contact Roger and the Team.