Paul Green, one of Newland’s electrical engineers has been raising money for various charities over many years through his affiliation with the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.
Paul has been a member since 1980, starting off in Hebridean Lodge Benbecula, moving on to Wickrath Lodge in Germany & now in the Onslow Lodge 7715, Oldham. His official title is Brother Paul Green R.O.H (Roll of Honour)
Charities supported during Paul’s term as ‘Provincial Grand Primo’ are Rainbow House, hospice, Make A Wish Foundation & currently raising money for North West Children’s Support Group.
The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) is one of the largest fraternal organisations in the United Kingdom. The order started in 1822 and is known as the Buffs to members.
The RAOB organisation aids members, their families, dependents of former members and other charitable organisations.
The Order’s motto is “No Man Is At All Times Wise” (Latin: Nemo Mortalium Omnibus Horis Sapit) and it has the maxim of “Justice, Truth and Philanthropy”. The Order has a Rule Book, Manual of Instruction and Ceremony Lectures issued and revised by the Grand Lodge of England. The ‘lodge’ description for branch organisation and headquarters was adopted in imitation of Freemasonry.
The RAOB continues its work in the local community, helping those its members promise to assist in times of difficulty or need. Minor Lodges throughout the United Kingdom and the rest of the world raise money for charities and charitable causes.