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.
3rd October: Batemans Bay Daylight tyling at 10.30 for a short admin meeting follwed by a talk in the South by the WM of Lodge Milton, ladies welcome as well.
7th October: Coeur de Lion, Installation ceremony, tyling at 5pm, lounge suits pls, Representative DGIW VW Bro Alex Sklepic.
28th October: Pambula D/L tyling at 10am. PM's day
28th October: Pambula Lodge of Instruction 1pm, refresher session for Grand Directors of Ceremoniy at installations.
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 ZLion, 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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