October’s Curry Club gathering was nothing short of sensational. As the esteemed members of the lodge, cherished guests, and aspirants for the Lodge of Honour converged, the air was filled with anticipation and the rich aroma of Thai spices wafting from the Thai Balcony.
Although summer feels like it is still here, with warmer days in autumn, the show must go on. We reopened again after the summer break with a brother’s ceremony of passing at the Lodge of Honour.
We finally got into The Grand Eastern and were seated at a roundtable which makes it better to converse with one another, especially beyond your immediate neighbour. Food was a little slow but we had each others’s company.
No, we did not miss our curry in August. Even though it was our summer break, Curry Club did not stop for us. August’s Curry meet was at Tulsi Tandoori after drinks at The Boater.
Five members from the Lodge of Honour including a presenter attended the Communication Academy on the 31 July 2023 at Bath Masonic Hall. The event was attended by Lodge Communication Officers and members from all across the Province of Somerset.
Originally organised for the Grand Eastern on Quiet Street, we had to switch the venue for our Curry Club in July at the very last minute due to gas line repairs. Our fall back was the Panahar on Moorland Road.
For the first time in the Lodge of Honour’s Curry Club history, we ended up in a basement on Milsom Street for our Curry Club meeting in June. A unique Indian restaurant in Bath, Bengal Brasserie is located in the basement of a high street shop.
For our 27th Curry Club, we picked Giggling Squid in Bath. Our party of 7 people included two friends from other lodges. It was an enjoyable evening followed by drinks at Garrick’s Head just across the road.
One of our favourite curry restaurants is the Panahar on Moorland Road. For our 26th Curry Club meet, we chose to come back to Panahar Indian Cuisine. There were 12 of us including two members from our sister lodges and a potential candidate.
At our March Regular meeting, we had a presentation of the history of our lodge during the war times, an explanation of the tracing board for our new lodge members and a visiting brethren from the province led by VW Bro Batley.