Assistant Provincial Grand Master – Meet the Team

Name
Jay Patel

Position
Assistant Provincial Grand Master

What is your mother Lodge
Hemelhemstede Lodge No 7923 “Erased Now” – Member of Old Albanian Lodge No 4999

Which year did you join Freemasonry
1990

What is/was your Career
Right now I run an IT Company, before that I worked with an American company called IGE Medical Systems which is in manufacturing of Medical Diagnostic Equipment’s. My job was looking after the computers systems on CT Scanners and MRI Scanners all over the world. Due to working in many countries i become multilingual in 6 Languages.

What first attracted you to Freemasonry
I was first attracted to Freemasonry by my Brother’s Father-In-Law who was a mason in East Africa, W.Bro Rajni Patel has now passed to the Grand Lodge above. He is the one who told me that I would make a good mason as he knew my personality very well.

What do you enjoy doing outside of Freemasonry
I am a Liverpool Football Club Season Ticket Holder with my son and we try and go to every home game. My son is Currently WM of Old Albanian Lodge and I had the Pleasure to Install him in the Chair of KS. I also enjoy playing Golf although work and family commitments do not allow me to play as much as I used to.

Who and why should somebody join Freemasonry
One who is honest with himself first off, has integrity, wants to give something back to the community without putting his family or work in jeopardy.

Which other Freemason in the Province inspires you / and why
Colin Harris a Past Provincial Grand Master and mason with Integrity in ways of Life