It was a bit like a Naval Reunion at Lodge Pambula Daylight's reinstallation ceremony on 4th November 2011. The Worshipful Master, the Grand Master's representative, the Worshipful Master of Lodge Bega Remembrance, and several of the Brethren present were all ex Royal Australian Navy, as is the Grand Master himself. Needless to say the event was a huge success with 54 Brethren and Ladies attending the Festive Board. Of particular note was the presence of 18 Brethren and their partners from the Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge on their annual pilgrimage to the ceremony to retrieve the "travelling baton" which spends 6 months in each Lodge during the year.
W Bro Fred Rubly was installed in the Chair of King Solomon for a second year in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Management, RW Bro Ian Newbery, PAGM, representing the MW Grand Master. The Installing Master, W Bro Ray Spindler, performed his task of reinstalling the WM elect with sensitivity and expertise.
The delegation of Grand Officers.
RW Bro Newbery presents the W Bro Fred Rubly with his Installed Master's Certificate.
DGIW Tom Peadon, RGC Graham Davies, Ian Newbery, Fred Rubly and Ray Spindler.
RW Bro Newbery says a few words at the festive board.
RW Bro Graham Davies, RGC, addresses the gathering.
The WM assures us ther will be no floggings this year. (Navy joke)
W Bro Rev Ted Gibson entertains us with his response to the visitor's toast. His wife is not sure what is coming next.
Len Prettijohn, WM of Bairnsdale Daylight retrieving the "Baton". See here for the story.
RW Bro Chappie Munn proposes the toast to the Ladies.
Our intrepid photographer, RW Bro Bruce Davies, PAGM.
GDC for the morning, VW Bro Kevin Mulcahy enjoying a joke.
Malcolm Privett, Chappie Munn, Ron Jaajaa and Graham Davies.
Prior to entering the Lodgeroom.
RW Bro Alan Brown, acting as Lodge DC, selecting the next toast.
Malcolm Privett and Chappie Munn solving all our problems.
Our Bairnsdale friends.
Until next year.