East Kent Masonic Clay Pigeon Shooting Society

 

 

The society held its AGM recently, albeit by zoom, and we have had a change of chairman.  Our outgoing Chairman Nick Jenkins has served the post for five years and as stipulated in our constitution the time had come to step down.

We are very sad to see Nick go as he has been an inspirational officer to the group as well as being the Treasurer of the National Association of Masonic Clay Shooting Societies, a post he still holds. 

Some pictures below of Nick during his tenure as Chairman.

picture of Nick Jenkins (centre with sling) our presentation of African Drums to the “Holding on Letting Go” charity at Demelza House.
Picture of Nick Jenkins making our presentation to the “Chernobyl Children’s Charity”, This was Clothes, toiletries and drinks, with the organisers and our new Chairman, Bernie Connolly far left.
picture of Nick Jenkins and Rob Styles presenting the gardening Equipment to the Dandelion Trust at East Farleigh.

He has seen us through many competitions where we have hosted a great many visiting provinces as well as visiting many too.  He has led us to donate many thousands of pounds to local charities and has seen us through the first stages of this current awful pandemic where clay shooting has only recently resumed.

The new committee also has many problems to deal with especially with the National Masonic Championships 2020 and this year’s International Masonic Championship being postponed until next year, the former was to be in West Lancashire and the later in Scotland.

We have managed to host one competition recently against our colleagues from Essex and it is planned that we’ll visit one or two other provinces while the fine weather lasts. 

The new committee is settling into its role and with clay shooting revived and are meeting most weekends to brush up their skills after a four-month close-down, anyone that would like to try the sport or maybe come along and join us are very welcome, we have several lady members but we would welcome some younger members as in all masonic competitions there are Ladies and Colts trophies as well as the usual masonic ones. 

 If clay shooting interests you please contact Roger Wilkes on 07768 123449 or eastkentclays@gmail.com

The new committee is;       

Chairman       Bernie Connolly      Brownrigg Lodge of Unity   1424

Treasurer        Martin Lane             Unattached

Secretary         Roger Wilkes           Loyal & True Lodge 4050

Social Sec.      Tony Playford          Loyal & True Lodge 4050

Committee      Ian Rowan               Rochester Castle Lodge 9260

                          Brian Warren           Brownrigg Lodge of Unity   1424

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