The Travelling Gavel was presented to Worshipful Brother David Bray of the Three Grand Principles Lodge (No.967) in 2008 by Worshipful Brother Jack Treganowan of the Copper Country Lodge (No. 135), U.S.A.
The idea of the Travelling Gavel is to encourage visiting between Lodges in the Province of Cornwall, the ground rules are as follows:-
- To claim the gavel, five or more members from a visiting Lodge must attend the meeting of the Lodge holding the gavel.
- If more than one Lodge attends the meeting of the Lodge holding the gavel, the Lodge with the greatest number of visiting members claims the gavel.
- If Lodges with equal numbers of members visiting the Holding Lodge make a claim to the gavel, then the Lodge that meets the furthest from the holding Lodge takes precedence. (This is to add the maximum possible miles to the total travelled.)
- The gavel can only be claimed by Lodges within the Province of Cornwall.
- The gavel cannot be claimed at an Installation Meeting.
- The gavel cannot be claimed by a Lodge meeting within the same complex of a Lodge already holding the gavel. (This is because it is a “travelling” gavel and a claim within a complex does not add any mileage to the total travelled.)
- The gavel can only be claimed at festivities after the Lodge is closed.
When you claim the Gavel, please add the date and your Lodge name and number to the travel document which accompanies the Gavel. This then shows how far and wide the Gavel has travelled. Please email your details to the Travelling Gavel Website Editor, as well, so that people can see where the Gavel is.
Click HERE to access the official mileage chart.
The next meeting of Millennium Lodge (9708) is on Thursday, 13th February 2020 at 6.15 p.m.
They will be carrying out an Initiation.
Millennium Lodge brave the wilds of St. Michael Penkivel to claim the Travelling Gavel
13-11-19 W.Bro. Phil Rowse, along with his band of intrepid explorers, braved treacherous weather and potholed roads to rip the Travelling Gavel from the grasp of Big Bill and Roseland Lodge at their recent meeting. Millennium Lodge now look forward to receiving any would be pretenders to claim the Travelling Gavel from them at their next meeting in Februrary. They work Taylor's ritual and are carrying out their first Initiation for a couple of years. This is an exciting opportunity to see a different working at the same time as claiming the Travelling Gavel. Millennium Lodge dine in-house so please be sure to book in with the Secretary at your earliest opportunity.
|Date||Lodge Name & Number||Miles||Running Total|
|24-Sep-19||Millennium Lodge of Cornwall (9708), Perranporth||15.6||621.0|
|24-Sep-19||Roseland Lodge (8734), St. Michael Penkivel||12.7||605.4|
|30-May-19||Tewington Lodge (5698), St. Austell||4.7||592.7|
|04-Apr-19||Saint Andrew Lodge (1151), Tywardreath||21.9||588.4|
|06-Mar-19||Towan Lodge (7684), Newquay||16.1||566.5|
|14-Nov-18||Carlyon Lodge (7392), St. Austell||12.7||550.4|
|06-Sep-18||Roseland Lodge (8734), St. Michael Penkivel||15.6||537.7|
|13-Jul-18||Eagle Lodge (9472), Perranporth||37.2||521.7|
|04-Jun-18||King Arthur Lodge (7134), Tintagel||13.4||484.5|
|29-Mar-18||Molesworth (1954), Wadebridge||16.2||471.1|