Saturday 7th October 2017 saw to installation of a new Worshipful Master, Bro Mitch Heron, into the chair of King Solomon and the investiture of his officers for the 2017-18 year. Members visitor and Grand Officers winessed the event which was very ably conducted by the outgoing Master W Bro Dale Bell whose Father, Grahame, travelled from Canberra to lend a hand, if needed. As it turned out Dale carried out an almost flawless installation which set the scene for other presentations during the ceremony. Brethren travelled from Bairnsdale Victoria, Canberra, Braidwood, Cooma, Bega. Pambula and Bathurst as well as the Regional Grand Counsellor, Peter Stoneman and DGIW's from District 47, 48 and 49A & B. The Representative of the Grand Master was a member of the Lodge and the DGIW for that District, VW Bro Alec Sklepic. A DGIW's conference was held by the RGC prior to the meeting.
Members, Visitors and Grand Officers.
The Representative, VW Bro Alec Sklepic present W Bro Mitch Heron with his installed Master's certificate.
RGC Peter Stoneman presenting Dale Bell with his Past Master's jewel.
The South prior to the meeting
Three generations of the Bell family.
The engine room before the main event.
Lunch for the DGIW conference with the Bell family in the foreground.
The meeting went extremely well, the Festive Board was truly excellent and all who attended enjoyed a wonderful evening due in no small part to the work put in behind the scenes by dedicated members of the Lodge.