Pambula Daylight Install Nov 2017
Seahorse Inn, Eden.
Murals on grain elevators West NSW
Fishing Fleet, Eden.
Mountain Lodge, Bombala, Install Nov. 2017
Murals on grain elevators West NSW
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.
10th February: Mountain Lodge tyling at 7.30pm
13th February: Candelo District Meeting, 6.30pm for 7pm at Candelo Hotel.
21st February: Bega Remembrance, 1st degree exemplification, tyling at 7pm.
23rd February: Eurobodalla D/L tyling at 9.30am. Outdoor activity TBA.
24th February: Pambula D/L, tyling at 10am. 3rd degree Sectional Lecture with Long Closing in 3rd.
6th March: Batemans Bay D/L, tyling at 10.15am. Reinstallation of Bro Ken Trafford by W Bro Mick Bond. Representative is RW Bro Graham Davies, PSGW, GDC RW Bro Kevin Mulcahy PJGW. Ladies welsome at FB with entertainment for them at 10am by Judy Bond. FB cost $30. Venue is the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club.
Brethren are reminded that the next Grand Communication will be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre at 2pm on 10th March 2018. Important issues are to be voted upon at that meeting:-
1. Motion to amend the Constitution to change the method of voting for Grand Master from March 2019. This amendement will allow country members to vote at Regional Centres in lieu of travelling to Sydney.
2. The election of Grand Master for the 2018-19 term. There are 4 applicants. The voting for this item will be under the current system whereby Brethren have to be present at the Communication to be able to vote.
It is important that both issues are taken seriously and to ensure as many country members are able to attend, some districts are organising buses to travel to Sydney. See this page for transport arrangements from Canberra: http://www.ticketebo.com.au. Please contact your DGIW for details. It is also suggested that Brethrenn visit the Grand Lodge web site to view information regarding the holding of the Communication.
In 1960 according to the Masonic Guide, which cost 3 shillings, issued by the United Grand Lodge of NSW:-
District 102 was under DGIW VW Bro E Reynolds, with Yass Lodge of Concord, Lodge Queanbeyan St Andrew, Lodge Canberra, Lodge Capitol, Lodge Commonwealth of Australia, Lodge Gowrie, Lodge Philosophy and Lodge Caledonia.
District 103 was under DGIW VW Bro JB Jones with Lodge Baddeley, Lodge Bega, Lodge Far South Remembrance and Lodge Narooma.
District 104 was under DGIW VW Bro MG Hook with Lodge Monaro, Mountain Lodge, Delegate Lodge, Lodge Cooma,
District 105 was under DGIW VW Bro GH Meller with Lodge Abercorn, Nowra, Lodge Milton, Lodge Coeur de Lion, Lodge Broughton,Berry and Shoalhaven Lodge, Nowra.
Bega Remembrance - meets at the Bega Masonic Center(Map), 3rd Wednesday, 7.30pm. South at 6.30pm. (Lounge suit for regular meetings tyling at 7.30pm). Installation 3rd Sat. Sept. (Evening Dress. Tyling 4pm). Secretary - RW Bro Malcolm Privett. 02 6494 0022.
District Lodge of Instruction. Preceptor RW Bro Kevin Mulcahy. 0428 686 510
DGIW: VW Bro Bernie Alcock: 0412 643 585
District Secretary: W Bro Bill Kelly
Bateman's Bay Daylight - meets at Bateman's Bay Soldiers Club at 10.00am on 1st Tuesday except Jan. Installation March. Sec: VW Bro Keith Kauffman 02 4474 0884
Coeur de Lion-Narooma - meets at Moruya Masonic Centre 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm. South at 6.30pm. Lounge suit. Installlation 1st Sat Oct. Sec: RW Bro Alan Brown 02 4471 6748
Eurobodalla Daylight - meets at Moruya Masonic Centre, 4th Friday at 9.30am except Dec-Jan. Installation August. Sec: W Bro B K Bacon 0418 581 613
Eurobodalla Lodge of Research & Instruction, Moruya Masonic Centre 7.30pm. Last Monday except Dec and Jan. Preceptor VW Bro Bryan Hardy.
Meets at Cooma Masonic Centre on 3rd Monday at 7.30pm.
in March, April May, Sept October and November.
Scribe E: V Ex Comp. Bernie Alcock: 0412 643 585
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