Greetings to one and all,
I trust this finds everyone well and looking forward to a new year of Lodge activity. Lodge Ikaroa has another Initiation Ceremony on the 27th. If you can make it, please do, it would be great to see a full lodgeroom.
Camp Quality presented NZ Freemasons with an Acknowledgement Certificate which, as I write, is being framed.
Once again, my thanks to all who helped out. As soon as the photos arrive, they will be forwarded to the NZ Freemason magazine along with a write up. On charity matters, I was pleased to attend Tony Holland’s presentation to the Emergency Department of the Base Hospital. This was covered by a Daily News article appearing the following day. Known as ‘Teddies for Loving Care’ it was started in England and has taken off with Freemasons in other countries and is designed to help children being admitted to Emergency Wards by receiving a teddy bear which they keep, thereby alleviating trauma and acting as a distraction for them at a difficult time. If any Lodges are considering a project, I would be pleased to forward details, it’s a great cause.
Just a reminder to Lodges that master masons, fellowcrafts and entered apprentices are invited to register (free of charge) for the Divisional Conference on 24th March in Palmerston North. Registration for these is simply to ascertain numbers. It should prove interesting, if you haven’t attended, to see the format and procedure.
Finally brethren, it has been brought to my attention that with the upgrade to the NZ freemason website that there is a section for Lodges to enter their working for the month. Taranaki is the only region that has had no input to the site whatsoever. If you have difficulty with access or input, I would suggest a call to Russell Pratt (new Dist. G.M.) at H.Q. as he is the main man regarding the upgrade.
Fraternal greetings and best wishes,
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