THE new head of Bucks Freemasons says he want to improve the organisation’s communications with other community groups in Milton Keynes.
Gordon Robertson was officially appointed to the post at a ceremony at Freemasons’ Hall in London, on October 24, attended by more than 500 people.
He replaces Ray Reed, of Winter Hill, Cookham, who has retired after seven years in the role.
Mr Robertson, 57, of Winkfield Road, Windsor, says: “I want to continue the good work that Ray has started by helping as many people as possible to understand the good works that the 3,800 freemasons in Bucks carry out.
“I hope to use the local media and our website to explain how our goals of friendship, decency, and charity are as relevant as ever – probably more so in these difficult financial times.”
Mr Robertson paid tribute to the 13 lodges and chapters based at the Bletchley Masonic Centre in Queensway, and another eight in the Masonic Centre in the Square, Wolverton.
“The members there generously supported a county-wide, five year fund raising programme for bereaved and disadvantaged children, which raised £2.6m by 2010.
“Now I want us to build bridges with charities and other community organisations in the Milton Keynes area to see how we can help people who have been so cruelly affected by the economic downturn.”
Mr Robertson runs an electronics business in West London. His wife, Frances, will be supporting him in his voluntary role, as will his grown up children Neil, Andrew and Daughter-in-Law Michelle.
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