DISTRICT TEAM - HUTT WAIRARAPA DISTRICT
District Grand Master
Rick works for Acme Eng and is Foreman at their Petone workshop. He came to New Zealand in 1983 with the intention staying a few years and working his way back to Scotland. That plan was soon changed when he met Sheryl and they married in 1984. Sheryl and Rick have two children Beth 25 and Bryce 23.
Rick joined Herbert Teagle Lodge in 1991 and after moving to Upper Hutt resigned and joined Trentham Lodge. He is also a member of Lodge Mangaroa and Research Lodges. He joined McVilly Royal Arch Chapter in 1995 and Waterloo-Russell a few years later. He is also a member of the Cryptic Council, Trentham Rose Croix and the Royal Order of Scotland.
Due to his work and the time he spends attending Lodge meetings he doesn’t seem to find the time to finish the jobs he has started around the house but said he is going to finish them and get back to cycling and playing golf.
District Grand Director of Ceremonies
Ray is self employed and owns and operates Waivista Limited.a Process Serving & Private Investigation Agency. He hails from the Mainland, Picton. He was brought up in Waikawa and at the Tory Channel Whaling Station. Ray says what a life as a kid. He accredits that up bringing to his passionate love of seafood.
Ray was initiated into Lodge Waitohi No. 111 in Picton on the 23rd October 1980. He joined Lodge Te Puni on the 1st March 1995. Ray is also a member of Aurora Royal Arch & Lower Hutt Rose Croix Chapters. He is passionate about his Freemasonry and believes we can rebuild in today's environment using modern technology as an aid.
When he's not working his focus is Family. Dale who he has been married to for 40 years, his two sons Nick (36) & Lyndon (30) their respective partners and the apple of he & Dales eyes, Lake Lennon Keenan their granddaughter. Ray reckon's she can't do any wrong?
He is also an avid believer in Toast Masters. Being a member of the Gracefield Toast Masters Club for some four years has been one of the most amazing experiences. He urges those who just want to push themselves that much further to join a club.
Tom has lived in NZ for 37 years. Married to Paddy for 36 years. Involved in stainless steel fabrication for dairy, brewing, chemical, paper, distillery, and hospitality industries, as well as the domestic markets for the last 46 years.
Hobbies include Sculpting and Freemasonry.
Member of Trentham Lodge for 12 years. Looking forward to serving the next 3 years with a great team.
Mac (as he prefers to be known) was born and raised in Taranaki. Moved around New Zealand in his roles with the NZ Post Office. Finally settling in the Hutt Valley.
He is a member of Lodge Te Puni No. 315, The Research lodge of Wellington No. 194; Aurora Royal Arch No. 109, and Hutt Valley Rose Croix Chapters.
Married to Denise, they have 3 boys, the youngest (Anton) was initiated into the Craft when Mac was Master of Lodge Te Puni.
Mac has had various roles as an Electrician and moved into the IT industry 20 years ago. He has worked his way through various roles and companies to now manage a data centre in Upper Hutt. He is a keen DIY with many skills, enjoys fine wine, good Whisky, traveling and supporting his wider family.