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.
12th July: Lodge Coeur de Lion-Narooma, tyling at 7.30pm. 2nd degree Walkabout. DGIW jewel handover.
27th July: Eurobodalla D/L, tyling at 9.30am. Preparation for Installation.
27th July: Cooma-Monaro, tyling at 7.30pm. Note change of date due to Grand Instal.
28th July: Pambula D/L tyling at 10am
4th August: Grand Installation at Sydney Town Hall, 1pm
7th August: Batemans Bay D/L, Initiation ceremony tyling at 10am
11th August: Mountain Lodge, 2nd degree ceremony.
25th August: Eurobodalla D/L, Installation meeting tyling 9.30am. Representative RW Bro Graham Charlton PAGM.
15th September: Lodge Bega Remembrance. Installation ceremony with the Grand Master attending.
The Grand Installation of the United Grand Lodge of NSW & ACT of MW Bro Derek Robson AM and associated events will take place in Sydney from 3 to 5 August 2018.
For bookings and more information please visit the Grand Lodge website - www.masons.org.au.
FRIDAY 3 AUGUST: Meet & Greet Sydney Masonic Centre 5.30 – 7.30 PM
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST: Ladies Breakfast Sydney Masonic Centre 8.30 – 10.30 AM
Grand Installation Sydney Town Hall 1.00 – 3.30 PM Grand Banquet Sydney Town Hall 6.30 – 11.00 PM
SUNDAY 5 AUGUST: Farewell Lunch Doltone House 12.00 – 3.00 PM