Open Letter - Test Fees 2020-2021

Dear brother,

As you are no doubt aware, the lodge is not able to hold meetings at this time.

Neither are we able to use the hall for let purposes.

Test fees, meeting collections and bar takings are our sources of income and these have been cut off – we have no means of income to off-set our bills for utilities etc.

We are writing to remind you that test fees are now due.

Grand lodge charges us £33 annually per active member and this is normally covered by the test fees each member pays to remain in good standing and these monies are collected at meetings.

Given that grand lodge still want test fees the general committee are writing to you to ask if you will pay your test fees to help off-set the money Grand Lodge take.

You are asked to send £30 by cheque or by bank transfer.

This will keep you in good standing for the year to 30th September 2021

 Cheques should be made payable to Lodge St. Servanus and sent to the R.W.M.

R.R. McKendrick
20 Johnstone Street
Alva
FK12 5AE

Bank transfers should be made to (details available from – )

Bank of Scotland

Sort code    xx-xx-xx

Acc. No. Xxxxxxxx

Be assured that any monies you give will be gratefully received and faithfully applied.

Grand Lodge has decreed that there will be no meetings of lodges allowed before mid-january 2021 at the earliest and government rules on social distancing mean we cannot let the hall, but, hopefully, this will end whilst we still have monies to pay for the keeping of lodge and premises.

The committee thanks you in anticipation of your financial help and prays that you and your families keep safe and strong as we make our way through these unprecedented times.

Yours faithfully and fraternally,

R.R. McKendrick R.W.M.

I have removed bank details from text as don’t want this “open” to everyone – people can contact me if they want details

Thanks in advance