If you have a working knoweledge of Freemasonry you too can become a Trustee of the CIO.

Become a Trustee


The Freemasons Charity Yorkshire & East Ridings – Charitable Incorporated Organisation, or FCYNER for short, has been in operation since November 2016 successfully handing out grants to dependants of Masons and local non-masonic causes. The Annual General Meeting for the year just ended on 31st March 2020 will take place on 8th October 2020 at The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick near York to which all Masons based in the Province of Yorkshire North & East Ridings are entitled to attend. There are eight elected Trustees and two ex-officio Trustees running the FCYNER and each year at least two positions become available for election.
Applications are therefore being sought to stand as Trustee, the maximum service period is four years. All applicants must have a good knowledge of Freemasonry, preferably within the Masonic Province of Yorkshire North & East Ridings, but need not be Freemasons themselves and also need not be male. They must have experience in charity work, preferably within the masonic setting, but previous experience as a Trustee of a Registered Charity would be considered an advantage. The FCYNER does much of its work by electronic communication, so experience with word processing and spreadsheets with access to the internet is essential. All Trustees are expected to attend every Trustees meeting, which are held four times throughout the year, generally in March, June, September and December and within the Province.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee of the Charity and feel that you have the requisite knowledge and experience to join this important group who will operate a grant making charity with assets of about £1 million, then please complete the on line application form, which includes a section to summarise why you wish to become a Trustee and what experience and expertise you would bring to the Board (limited to 200 words).
This form must be submitted via the web page , and will automatically be forwarded to the Secretary of the FCYNER. Postal applications will NOT be accepted. Completed application forms must be submitted by 31st August 2020 at the latest.

Become a Trustee

Freemasons Charity of Yorkshire North & East Ridings CIO (Registered Number 1170209)

Trustees as at 12th October 2018

Chairman:           Mike deV Roberts

ViceChairman:   Terry Burt

Treasurer:           Paul Hillary

Secretary:           J Peter Robson (ex -officio)

Trustees:             Malcolm Booth

                             Denis Arnhem Kelly

                             David Marsh

                             John Murphy

                             John Woolway

                            Stephen Robinson (ex -officio)


The ‘ex-officio’ Trustees will remain as Trustees until they relinquish their official position, i.e. Assistant Provincial Grand Master and Provincial Grand Charity Steward.

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