New and Young Masons Clubs (NYMC) have been set up across England and Wales.
We have several NYMCs in West Lancashire in such places as Southport and Lancaster, to name but two.
These groups of Masons are often known as ‘Light Blues Clubs’ and are set up to enhance camaraderie and to widen an individual’s Masonic experience. They seek to provide social interaction for new and junior Freemasons in a particular area. This is not only for the benefit of Freemasonry, but also for establishing and building new friendships and a more varied social life. Sporting activities, family events, and other socials are organised by each local club.
NYMC also play a role in helping with recruitment, allowing potential members to get to know others on a social level, before committing. Apart from increasing engagement with Freemasonry in general, the clubs are also an important link to the lodges in the ‘Universities Scheme.’ In towns and cities where there is a Universities Scheme lodge, there is usually strong interaction between the lodge and the NYMC.