Lodge Pambula Daylight celebrated its 28th installation on Saturday 28th November with a unique ceremony for a re-installation. The Victorian Brethren were treated to a full installation ceremony as though the Master Elect was a Master Mason going in the chair for the first time. On handing the chair to the Installing Master W Bro Alf Gallina, the Master donned a Master Mason's apron and took up the office of Senior Warden. At the appropriate time he left the lodgeroom along with the Master Masons and returned after the BIM was opened. The ceremony was conducted by the installing Master with feeling and expertise which can only be achieved after many hours of practice.
The ceremony was witness by 15 Grand Officers headed by RW Bro Russell Yelds, PSGW, of the Mountain Lodge representing the Grand Master. Making up the delegation were the Regional Grand Counsellor RW Bro Bill Beattie, the District Grand Inspector of Workings VW Bro Neil Dwson, 4 Past Assistant Grand Masters, 4 Past Junior Grand Wardens, 2 Past District Grand Inspectors of Workings, 2 Past Deputy Grand Directors of Ceremonies.
Fifteen visitors travelled from Sydney, Bairnsdale, Canberra, Moruya, Coff Harbour, Bega, Bombala and Cooma to witness the ceremony and enjoy the fellowship of their brethren. Special mention should also be made of the effort put in by the caterer in providing a wonderful meal in the form of a "Ploughman's Lunch".
RW Bro Kevin Mlcahy receiving his 6th installation certificate from the Grand Master's representative RW Bro Russell Yelds.
The Grand Delegation.
The WM of the Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge W Bro John Goodall receiving the travelling baton which will remain in his cistody for 6 months until that lodge's installation meeting in May next year.
The District 49 travelling Gavel going from Lodge Coeur de Lion to the Mountain Lodge and on to Pambula Daylight.
RW Bro Bill Beattie, his wife Pam and his Mum.