The Masonic Mutual http://www.themasonicmutual.com Fri, 18 May 2018 13:38:40 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Member Profile – Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum http://www.themasonicmutual.com/member-profile-worcestershire-masonic-library-museum/ http://www.themasonicmutual.com/member-profile-worcestershire-masonic-library-museum/#respond Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:21:38 +0000 http://www.themasonicmutual.com/?p=473 We are pleased to welcome Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum as a new member of the Masonic Mutual. The Museum ...

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We are pleased to welcome Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum as a new member of the Masonic Mutual.

The Museum was established early in the 19th century and is home to one of the largest collections of Masonic items, second only to the United Grand Lodge of England.

The impressive collection comprises over 5,500 documents, 9,000 books and publications, 6,000 jewels, medals and tokens, and numerous pictures and engravings, together with examples of glass, wood, aprons and clothing.

The Museum proudly holds five of the Ancient Charges, which include the Wood, Inigo Jones, Lechmere, Woodcock and the Hathway Manuscripts.

Kirsty Savidge and Martin Richards from the Masonic Mutual were lucky enough to visit the Museum to see the exhibitions and items on show and were thoroughly overwhelmed by the sheer size and variety of the collection.

The Masonic Mutual are happy to welcome Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum to the Mutual and wish them the best of success for the future.

Bob James, Curator of Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum has this to say;

“We have found the Masonic Mutual very professional, helpful and friendly. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.” 

The Library and Museum will be pleased to receive gifts or donations of any items of general Masonic interest, but particularly those pertaining to the history of the Province of Worcestershire.

For more information on Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum please contact them by visiting:-

http://www.worcestermasonicmuseum.co.uk/

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100 members’ milestone! http://www.themasonicmutual.com/100-members-milestone/ http://www.themasonicmutual.com/100-members-milestone/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:22:21 +0000 http://www.themasonicmutual.com/?p=464 We are delighted to announce The Masonic Mutual Ltd has now welcomed its 100th member. Since the launch of The ...

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We are delighted to announce The Masonic Mutual Ltd has now welcomed its 100th member.

Since the launch of The Masonic Mutual Ltd in 2014 we are proud to have seen the Mutual grow, whilst still supporting the foundations of its existing members.

Whilst maintaining its initial objective of providing cover for Masonic Buildings & Liabilities, the Mutual was able to extend it’s offering to include a second product for Individual Lodge and Regalia cover ahead of schedule. The Masonic Mutual now covers over £1billion worth of Masonic assets and can confirm that 3 out of 4 of members saved at least 10% by switching to the Mutual*.  It is the only company in the UK dedicated solely to providing cover to Masonic organisations.

As the Masonic Mutual continues to grow it hopes to become the first port of call for all Masonic entities across the UK who are looking for an organisation that works for the benefits of its policyholders, not shareholders.  It is important to us to continue the sense of community we know Masons  value the most.

We are also pleased to announce that the Board of directors have chosen to mark this milestone with the launch of The Masonic Mutual Facebook page! Please do not forget to like our page.

We look forward to sharing the Mutual’s next milestone with you over the coming months and years.

If you would like to find out more about the Masonic Mutual please visit our website at www.themasonicmutual.com  or email us at info@themasonicmutual.com. Alternatively,  call us on 0203 327 3356.

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Are you covered for your fundraising activities? http://www.themasonicmutual.com/covered-fundraising-activities/ http://www.themasonicmutual.com/covered-fundraising-activities/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:45:26 +0000 http://www.themasonicmutual.com/?p=427 Lodges throughout the country spend a considerable amount of time arranging and organising events. Whether it is to raise funds ...

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Lodges throughout the country spend a considerable amount of time arranging and organising events. Whether it is to raise funds for The Freemason’ Grand Charity, to support charitable causes at a more local level, or simply to help raise the visibility of a Lodge in its efforts to recruit new Members.

The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) Festival 2019 is causing a flurry of activity within Lodges as they all strive to reach fundraising targets.

Of course fundraising can be fun, but nevertheless, however careful lodges are even the best laid plans can go wrong. For example when holding an event in the open, lodges will need to consider the potential impact of hiring a venue and the event being cancelled at short notice. Would a financial loss occur for hire charges, cost of food and entertainment? What would happen if someone was injured as a result of a trip or a fall? If the event is open to the public and providing food, are there suitable food preparation and serving facilities; what are the ingredients of the food should someone at the event have a food allergy?

When hiring equipment, lodges need to make sure that the company that has been hired from hasn’t imposed any onerous terms on the lodge, attempting to pass on their liabilities.

Making sure the correct cover is in place for fundraising events can provide a safety blanket in the event of an unforeseen accident occurring. It can also help to protect the lodge against liabilities which the lodge may incur as a result of having to cancel the event.

Members of the Mutual automatically benefit from cover for usual Masonic fundraising activities, such as holding dinners and small fetes. However, should an event have a large number of attendees or involve fundraising activities outside of the usual fates and dinners, please contact our underwriters who will be happy to arrange cover for the Lodge.

Alternatively, non-members of the Mutual can contact us to find out more about how The Masonic Mutual Ltd can help to protect your lodge.

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Introduction to our Chairman http://www.themasonicmutual.com/introduction-to-our-chairman/ http://www.themasonicmutual.com/introduction-to-our-chairman/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:43:44 +0000 http://www.themasonicmutual.com/?p=424 The idea for the Mutual was initiated by the Chairman of The Masonic Mutual Ltd, Robin Furber. Robin spent thirty-five ...

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The idea for the Mutual was initiated by the Chairman of The Masonic Mutual Ltd, Robin Furber.

Robin spent thirty-five years as an insurance broker in the City of London, culminating with his final post at a large insurance brokerage looking after corporate clients and their insurance needs. In 2004, he became Grand Secretary General of the Supreme Council of the Ancient.  He retired as Grand Secretary General in 2014 but remains a member of the Supreme Council.  He is a Grand Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England and a number of other Orders.

Whilst he was on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, Robin became aware that the Livery Companies Mutual, a mutually owned company, had been set up by certain of the livery companies of the City in order to better manage and protect the insurance risks of their halls and other property assets.  This “common interest” approach allowing same-sector companies to band together in this way struck a chord with him and he mentioned it to the then Grand Treasurer, Nigel Buchanan, PJGW, as being a possibility for Freemasonry, where Masonic halls across the country would all separately insure themselves.  In October 2013, Quentin Humberstone, PJGW, the current Grand Treasurer rang him to say that the matter had been discussed further and asked if Robin would consider taking up the challenge of setting up such a vehicle for freemasonry.

After a period of planning by Robin and the other members of the proto-Board, the Masonic Mutual Limited was launched on 1st July 2014 with UGLE, the RMBI and the Supreme Council among its initial members, together with a number of other Masonic halls.

We are delighted to report that the Mutual is now entering its second year and continues to perform well this year. Robin is keen to stress that the Mutual is being launched for the benefit of masonry as a whole by providing a good-quality product at a good price by a company that is not shareholder driven.

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Introduction to The Masonic Mutual Ltd http://www.themasonicmutual.com/introduction-masonic-mutual-ltd/ http://www.themasonicmutual.com/introduction-masonic-mutual-ltd/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:42:50 +0000 http://www.themasonicmutual.com/?p=421 The Masonic Mutual Ltd has grown significantly since it was established in 2014 and is becoming well-known in the Masonic ...

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The Masonic Mutual Ltd has grown significantly since it was established in 2014 and is becoming well-known in the Masonic community. The Mutual now covers Lodges across the country, from Cornwall to Kent, from Worcestershire to Yorkshire and far beyond the Scottish borders.

Run by Freemasons for Freemasonry, The Masonic Mutual is the only company in the UK dedicated solely to providing cover to Masonic organisations. The Mutual Directors are all senior Masons who work on a voluntary basis. There are no shareholders requiring dividends to be taken out of the business, allowing the Mutual to work solely for the common benefit and long-term good of its members.

The day-to-day administration is carried out on its behalf by Regis Mutual Management Ltd.

Originally set up for Masonic organisations with their own properties, the Mutual received so many enquiries from individual lodges that it expanded its offering by covering Masonic regalia, furniture and general lodge/unit liabilities.  In addition, it is also able to arrange Trustee liability insurance as well as other insurance products.

The Mutual is expected to continue the growth it has already achieved over the last two years, welcoming new members from the wider Masonic community.

If you are interested in receiving a quotation for either Masonic Buildings & Liabilities or Individual Lodge & Regalia cover please complete one of our quotation forms or call us on 0203 327 3356.

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