In October 2015, The Connaught Club (London’s young Masons club) hosted the inaugural New and Young Masons’ Clubs Conference at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street. The Conference’s objective was to bring together all of the new (‘light blue’) and young Mason clubs from around the UK to exchange ideas, discuss which events have worked well for their respective clubs, present best practices they’ve discovered and impart any event organising tips they possess. Over 120 Brethren, representing 32 Provinces, attended.
Six clubs – The Connaught Club, Southampton Light Blues Club, Holywell Club (Sussex), Colonnade Club (South Wales), Buckinghamshire Northeast Corner Club and the Adair Club (Somerset), each delivered 20 minute presentations on their respective clubs. Details included how their clubs were formed, their admin processes, financial planning, event organisation, issues they had encountered and the plans they had for the future of their clubs.
The Essex Cornerstone Club at the NYMC Conference