From Our District Grand Master
Brethren and Ladies
My congratulations to V W Bro Bob Varton and his committee for a very successful 125th Celebration for the Mangonui Kaitaia Lodge No 78 over this last weekend.
About 85 Brethren attended the Installation of Bro Hubert Neeson, and afterwards the celebration dinner and refectory proceedings accompanied by their Ladies. The relaxed atmosphere although still professional was greeted by all with a huge thank you from all those present. A big personal thankyou to all of the Brethren who were able to be present and to those who took part in the ceremony. We were honoured to have the grand master in attendance accompanied by a large no of Grand lodge officers several of whom took part in the ceremony. A personal thank you for adding to the decorum of the day.
While the Installation was in progress the Ladies were taken on a tour to some of the local attractions in nearby Ahipara, west of Kaitaia on the coast ,they visited a Kauri wood turning shop and went wine tasting at a local vineyard,
During the morning many of the brethren, and most of the Northland Masters attended a Masters forum at the lodge rooms chaired by MW Bro Mark Winger Grand Master, most informative as to what is happening at head office and Nation- wide within Freemasonry.
As mentioned by our Grand Master, we now must keep the momentum and the enthusiasm going and as we prepare for the next Installation of Lodge Whangarei No 102 on Monday 8th May, I have personally contacted all of the Grand Lodge officers by phone or email and I am sure those Brethren doing jobs or charges will give it their very best. There will be a practice for ALL of the officers taking part in that ceremony on Mon 1st May, this includes those members acting as Presenting officers & those Masters presenting the working tools.
Brethren “If a brother happens to make a mistake from time to time (we all do) let us not forget all the things that he has done well.”
Kevin Burch Dist. GM
Lodge Whangarei No 102 8 May 2017 Installation of Bro Roy Unwin.
Wellsford Marsden Lodge No 169 Thursday 15 June 2017