Central Division

Greetings one and all,

Winter has arrived with a vengeance and despite the marvellous snow-clad mountain, it would be rather good to see a little more sun and warmth

Congratulation to V.W. Bro G.O. Thompson on his accession to Master of the Research Lodge and we wish him a successful year in the chair.

On Saturday, 1st. July, Lodge Hinemoa hosted the Sister Constitution Meeting at Stratford; the meeting was very well attended and it was a pleasure to catch up with old friends and acquaintances.

Camp Quality held a “'Meet and Greet’  afternoon at New Plymouth Boy’s High on the 8th July. A moving presentation of the work they do with those young people with cancer was an eye-opener. With the organization now based here for the next 2-3 years, I trust all the Taranaki Lodges will do their best to support them, not necessarily with finances (although that would be great) but also with volunteers at their camps.

Forthcoming Events:- On the 22nd July, The De Burgh Adams Lodge are having their Installation Meeting. I look forward to  G.L. support, it’s always a pleasurable afternoon.

On the 6th August I shall be at the District G.L. Meeting in Palmerston North.

On the 7th August, It is the Taranaki Daylight Installation, (visitors at 10.30 with a ‘cuppa’ prior).

On the 9th August there is an official G.L. visit to Patea Kilwinning No. 18. I would certainly welcome any support on this occasion.

Finally, on the 12th August, there is the Installation Meeting of The Mt. Egmont Lodge No. 670 E.C. at De Burgh. An invitation has been extended to Division and on this occasion, I shall represent R.W.Bro. Jim Watt.

Keep well, keep warm,

Fraternal greetings,