Freemasons of South East NSW
Eden-Monaro covers an area of approximately 29,499 sq km from Queanbeyan to South Durras in the north, south to the Victorian border, extending to the southern and eastern borders of the Australian Capital Territory.
The main towns include Adaminaby, Batemans Bay, Bega, Berridale, Bodalla, Bombala, Braidwood, Bungendore, Captains Flat, Cooma, Dalmeny, Delegate, Eden, Jindabyne, Merimbula, Moruya, Narooma, Queanbeyan, Sutton and Tathra.
Products / industries of the area include timber, beef cattle, sheep and wool, dairy farming, dairy products and mixed farming. The Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme, snowfields and tourism are important industries for this division. It is one of the largest electoral regions in New South Wales stretching from the snowfields of Kosciusko to the sapphire waters of the Far South Coast. It also home to 7 Masonic Lodges which meet at Masonic Centres in Cooma, Bombala, Bateman's Bay, Moruya, Bega and Pambula in what is known as District 49 from 10th September 2014. These Lodges were formerly contained in two districts, 105 and 114 under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of NSW and ACT. See "Regions and Districts" in the main menu to the left. At the June 2016 Grand Communication it was announced that District 49 would split into two areas each with a DGIW in view of the geographical size of the total area and the time and risks taken visiting distant Lodges especially at night. The new districts are 49A in the North with 3 Lodges and 49B with 4 Lodges in the South. This change came into effect at the September 2016 Grand Communication and Proclamation.
Click HERE for a video of the highlights of the 2018 Grand Installaion.
25th August: Pambula D/L. Handover DGIW jewel. Screening of highlight of Grand Instal. Tyling at 10am.
25th August: Eurobodalla D/L, Installation meeting tyling 11.00am. Representative RW Bro Graham Charlton PAGM. Dining fee $30, ladies welcome.
4th September: Batemans Bay D/L A Short Talk about Short Talks. tyling at 10.30am.
7th September: Cooma-Monaro tyling at 7.30pm. 1sr TB lecture by W Bro Simon van Holland.
8th September: The Mountain Lodge tyling at 7.30pm.
13th September: Coeur de Lion, tyling at 7.30pm FB 6.30pm, 2nd degree.
15th September: Lodge Bega Remembrance.re-Installation ceremony with the Grand Master attending. Tyling at 4pm, Evening dress for delegation, dinner suits or lounge suits for Brethren. Ladies most welcome to the Festive Board. Meet and greet dinner at a Bega Thai restaurant 6.30pm. on Friday evening.
28th September: Eurobodall D/L tyling at 9.30am
29th September: Pambula D/L, election of officers, tyling at 10am.
6th October: Coeur de Lion-Narooma: Installation ceremony, ME Bro P Brogan, tyling at 5pm, visitors 5.15pm, GL 5.30pm, FB $30 per person ladies and friends welcome.