The Grand Master was formally received at Ara Lodge No 1 on the occassion of their 175th birthday. He was accompanied by 44 officers of Grand Lodge. In addition to the presentation of commemorative medals to members of the Lodge by the Grand Master, the first degree tracing Board was delivered. As you can see from the photo a large number of Entered Apprentices were in attendance.
Sunday 4th March 2018 saw a Freemasons team entered into Round the Bays. This was initiated by Mark Pagulayan Master of the Titirangi Mount Albert Lodge. His enthusiasm and drive saw a team of 105 runners and walkers, including men, women and children take part of all abilities.
A team of 40 supporters gathered to welcome the participants at Madills Farm, where a marquee had been hired, and food and refreshments organised by Bruce Tretheway, Master of Lodge Discovery, were provided.
A great day for all, and hopefully the first of many.
On 18th January, the first Lewis to be born after the turn of the century was initiated into Lodge Kauri, with the Grand Master in attendance. As you can see from the photos there was a good attendance of Sittinbg Masters and, Entered Apprentices and Felloowcrafts.