Saturday 7th May 2011 saw a return to the Chair of King Solomon of W Bro Ernie Whitcher at Lodge Baddeley #205 at the hands of W Bro Mal Niemeir, the outgoing Master.Thirty eight brethren from near and far witnessed the ceremony and were later joined by their ladies and visitors for the banquet which was also held at the Pambula Masonic Centre. The ladies of the Lodge provided an excellent buffet style meal for the sixty or so attendees from Sydney, Canberra, Yass, Bombala, Cobargo, Cooma and Bega.
The representative of the Grand Master was RW Bro Brian Potter, PJGW who is a member of Lodge Sydney St George. Brian was accompanied by his wife and daughter. He is presenting Ernie with a publication entitled "101 Ways" while the Installing Master, W Bro Mal Niemeir looks on.
15 Grand Officer form a delegation for the ceremony.
RW Bro Potter and Mrs Potter.
W Bro Ernie and Mary
The 3 amigos. Kim Taylor, Chappie Munn and Terry Twyford, all former DGIW's
Ernie and Brian
Graham Charlton Regional Grand Counsellor, Region 10.
RW Bro Warren Bruce having a quiet word with Ernie.
The Festive Board.
VW Bro Malcom Privett and RW Bro Graham Charlton.
Our "Ancient Junior Warden", RW Bro Chappie Munn, PJGW.