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Updated 15/06/2018 New Items this week shown with a Star    




100 Years of Freemasonry Service Celebrated in Nelson

In the last two weeks two of the Nelson Lodges held 50 year service award cermonies. This is a spectacular achivemsnt for the masons concerned and also the movement as a whole. Something we all should be very proud of.

 

 

Rick Williams 50 Not Out

On the 6th of June the Forest Lodge held its normal meeting but had a host of special guests to witness the presentation. to V W Bro Rick Williams with his 50 year Jewel. In addition there was to be an address to the Lodge by Tam Hazan on his part in the RAF Battle of Britain celebrations and flypast

 

The presentation of the Jewel for such service is really special event and the Divisional and District Grand Masters were there to welcome Rick to the 50 not out club.

 

Rick has given many talks on Freemasons in the first and second world wars as well as serving as Grand Lecturer. Congratulations Rick – well done.

 

 

 

 

 

Victory/Wakatu hold a special Celebration Night

The Victory/Wakatu Lodge at its 12th June 2018 meeting held a special presentation for one of its members V W Bro Trevor Squires to commemorate his 50 years of service to Freemasonry.

 

The current District Grand Master Ian Mclean and a Past District Grand Master (Roger Chapple) attended and made the presentation to Trevor.

 

Trevor was initiated into Freemasonry in Victory Lodge No 40, June 1968 and has been a member of Victory (now Victory/Wakatu) Lodge ever since, serving as Master in 1996. In addition Trevor has been Master of Motueka Bays Lodge No 117 in  2005. Trevor has also served Grand Lodge when he was appointed Grand Chaplain in 2010 and served two terms in this important role.

 

Posted 15/06/2018

David Marsh





 

VW Bro Ian McLean

 

Dist GM Nelson-Marlborough

5 Keats Crescent

Stoke

Nelson 7011

Cell 027 5477 492

e mail distgm.23@freemasonsnz.org

Brethren all

Winter has finally arrived and with a bit of a vengeance. This newsletter contains an update on the programme of work I announced at the District conference and an update on the charities collectively we have helped this year.

First of all I have been following up both of the two major discussions we had at the Conference. The first was asking for the Lodges to tell me their feelings on any possible amalgamation that might be considered between our District and Westland area. This has not been raised as yet but I think it may well be during my time as your DGM and I needed to know how you all felt about this matter.

Thank you all for the comments I have been sent from the discussions held at Lodge level. From those who have replied I now have a clear view of your collective position on this matter. If a discussion is instigated then I will, with a group of senior members, hold conversations with Westland representatives about any possible issues and concerns.

The second major discussion at the conference was the establishment of a daylight meeting for those members of our Lodges who can’t attend evening meetings any more. In the Nelson Area we have sent out an email seeking the views of our members and I have asked David Marsh and Roger Chapple to take this matter forward. I will be requesting all lodges in the Nelson area to help David and Roger to get this underway.

Now onto what is happening in the Charity arena:  First the donations that you sent in to help the Life Education Trust. They have sent us a big thank you and when a suitable vehicle becomes available through the Car Company a formal handover presentation will take place. The Hospice appeal has really ramped up with substantial support being obtained from all our Nelson lodges. Our contribution of just under $60,000 will be recognized through the naming of one of the new garden areas to us. More about this as information emerges over the forthcoming time.

Now we are all back in harness please ensure you are sending our web site manager David Marsh information and pictures from all of your Lodges activities. This is our public face and a major part of the District response to the Speak up for Freemasonry campaign.  Thank you to Graig Hamilton and the Blenheim lodges brethren for their efforts, report and pictures at the dog show. What a great advert for our community involvement. Please ensure you also update the dates of meetings page – this provides valuable information to visiting Masons (as recently happened) who find themselves in the area, and have come to local meetings included in the calendar of events. Please keep the information coming to the web site – no input, no output!!

On the current web page you will see an article on our Divisional Grand Master’s, Rob Angelo, participation in the Scooter Safari. Riding a scooter anytime is a chilly thing but this time of the year and for such a long distance shows real fortitude – well done Rob (and the members of the Widows sons who are accompanying him) .

Keep warm and healthy




Havelock Members putting on their Speak Up caps

At the last Havelock Lodge meeting (10th May 2018) newly Initiated Brother Eddie Sykes was presented with his “Speak Up for Freemasonry “cap.

 

Eddie Sykes being presnted with his cap by W Master Joe Regan

Others in the photo from Left to Right

W Bros Edgar. Harvey, A Cameron, Along with Bros Rowlinson and Brighouse

Followed by W Bros I Cameron, Thompson, McKinley, Bowhill and Wrighton

The Havelock Lodge No 104 has initiated the idea of the caps has purchased caps for all its members and encourages them to wear them at all times.

The potential “power “of the caps was illustrated at a recent BBQ at which the Havelock brethren were helping at. (See the article on the Dog Show)

W Bro Chris Bowhill who had purchased several more hats had his children wearing them and was amazed at the response that it engendered to the extent that he was approached by a member of the public who expressed a serious interest in Freemasonry and may well be a new candidate!!

The caps are a simple idea which has the potential to grow Freemasonry across the country and Havelock Lodge urge the other Lodges in the District to consider purchasing the caps and  “use your heads” to promote the Craft.

The Havelock Lodge has another couple ideas up its sleeve as well so watch this space.

 

Posted by Andy Wrighton

25/05/2018

Ed  - PS I hear on the grapevine that Lodge Nelson and Golden Bay will soon be ordering some of these caps.

 

 




Masons Not Going to the Dogs but Helping Others to do so

The weekend of the 19th and 20th May was the Marlborough Kennel Associations annual championship dog show held at the associations  club grounds at Omaka in Blenheim.

 

There were 3 shows over the 2 days each with 400 dogs entered and as last year the Blenheim Lodges were asked for their help to run the BBQ.

This was warmly received with at least one member volunteering from each lodge.

W Bro Scott Pickering was the head chef for the weekend and he had 3 or 4 brethren helping him over the 2 days, We split the weekend into 3 shifts of 4 hours each so not to inconvenience peoples weekend too much.

The BBQ was a big success taking in over the 2 days $1261.

I would like to thank the brethren who volunteered on behalf of the kennel club for the support ! 

This was a huge help to the association and allowed the association members to focus on others areas of the show.

This was also the first outing for the tear drop flags that the district has purchased to promote Freemasonry  (thanks Ian!)

Pic 1 are the teardrop flags, any lodge in the district wishing to use please contact Bro Craig Hammond via email  at pumpkin.1970@hotmail.com

Pic 2 is sat morning shift Bro Keith Woodham, W Bro Lloyd Anderson and V W Bro John Crouch (out of picture) working the BBQ
 

 

Pic 3 Is the Sat afternoon shift W Bro James Cochrane , W Bro Chris Williams and Bro Rhys Moses

 


Pic 4 is Sunday Shift W Bro Chris Bowhill (out of picture) , W Bro Ian Cameron V W Bro Max Currie and Bro Brian Cameron 

 

Pic 5 is W Bro Chris Bowhills daughters all dressed up in Vests and Caps 

 

Thanks again for the help Brethren

 


Posted by Bro Craig Hammond

22nd May 2018

 




Victory Chapter Commemorates WW1 Members

The Victory Chapter on the 26th of April was very well attended for the visit of the Second Grand Principal RE Companion Ken McQueen. The evening was mainly devoted to the acknowledgement of Bro Robert Fekete to the rank of Excellent Master.   The ceremony was orchestrated By DC Russell Dickson and performed by members of the Chapter in an exemplary manner.

 

 

RE Companion Ken McQueen, Bro Robert Fekete, R.E Companion Max Currie, V. E Companion Derek Nees

 

One of the Chapter’s most senior and respected members Brodie Goodall had researched the lives and careers of two of the Chapter's members who had died in the First World War.  Brodie had researched each of the two companions personal, as well as their Masonic histories. Both died of their wounds – one at Anzac Cove and the other in Belgium. The Companions listened intently to the story of these two Companions. I and I know a number of others, were amazed at the fortitude and bravery shown by our Companions.

1st Principal Derek Nees then closed the meeting by reciting the tribute to fallen soldiers.

A fitting tribute to departed merit.

 

David Marsh

Posted 29/4/18

 

( A copy of Brodie’s research is available from the Scribe E - david.e.marsh@gmail.com)




Lodge Nelson welcomes a new Fellow craft

On the 18th of April Lodge Nelson’s meeting was a special one for two reasons.

First it was the annual Grand Lodge official visit which this year was carried out by VW Bro Chapple as Ian MacLean is in Australia supporting the Grand Master at a number of events over there.

VW Bro Roger had asked the Director of Ceremonies who had worked with him during his term as District Grand Master to be the DC that night. So there were lots of smiles all round as Derek came in to announce the attendance of VW Bro Chapple. Roger’s reply to the toast to the District Grand Master was a very interesting one, as it revolved around the importance of Ritual. Roger explained that it was one of the major things that separated Freemasonry from other worthy societies and in essence was the common DNA that we all shared. As a relatively new member of the Lodge from England I recognised that personally as it was the Ritual which helped make me feel so at home so readily when I first came here.

The major event of the evening was the passing of Brother Liam Taylor to the degree of a Fellowcraft Freemason.  Liam is really enjoying his experience in Freemasonry as he works his way through the craft degrees. His smile and happy face told us all he was feeling at home in his new guise as a Freemason.

 

W Bro Bob Llewellyn, Bros’s Steve Hindley (The senior Fellowcraft in Lodge Nelson),Liam Taylor and VW Bro Derek Nees

 

We look forward to him taking the next step later in the year.

 

David Marsh

Posted 21st April 2018




It was a cold night in Westport but the welcome was warm.

 

 

(View from our Motel - Taken on the morning of the meeting of Bucklands Peak, part of the mountain range that connects to  the Paparoa range which extends down to Greymouth) 

On Tuesday the 17th of April Kawateri Chapter in Westport had its April meeting. There is a close cooperation between the Chapters in Blenheim, Nelson and Westport and at most meetings members from these chapters often visit and take part in each other’s ceremonies. This meeting was no exception as Bro Philip Brewer was advanced to become a Royal Arch Companion by Vex Companion Dick Williams and the team from Kawateri chapter .

Two of the senior members of the Victory chapter in Nelson, David Marsh and Roger Chapple traveled down to visit and also help. Roger most ably taking on the role of H and David the first Sojourner.

The meeting used a number of the pieces of the new explanatory materials that Supreme Grand Chapter has recently developed to assist Philip to understand both the ceremony and what the Royal Arch degree seeks to help it members attain.  One of these is the use a set of questions and answers to topics about the degree that was worked that night. There were a number of very experienced Companions who had a “Oh that’s what that’s about” moments as a result of the use of those Q and A’s.

 Job Done I say.

 

PDGS Dick Scaddon, Companion Phillip Brewer and  the 1st Principal of the Chapter Dick Williams

 

As always the refectory at Westport was excellent and Companion Phillip looked very comfortable as its latest member.

 

David Marsh

Posted 21st April 2018

 

 




Nelson Freemasons Help Keep Harold Rolling On

 

Nelson Freemasons recently received a letter from the Local Life education Trust asking for help.  Their locally based educator urgently need some help in the form of a reliable motor car to carry out this important work in the area. 

Within days the Lodges in the Nelson area had combined together to donate $2000 dollars to assist them in this hour of need. This appeal was led by the Victory/Wakatu Lodge 40 who collected the contributions from Forest Lodge 116, Motueka Bays 117, Golden Bay 144, Nelson 288 and the Freemasons Charity. 

The Lodge received this email

Hi Alistair

Please convey our sincere thanks to your fellow Freemasons for the donation of $2,000 towards a new car for our Educator.  Without this donation we would struggle to provide our programme to the children of the Nelson Tasman Region.  Our Educator Ingrid is an excellent teacher and engages the children wholeheartedly, along with Harold, in the Life Ed message.  

Cheers Fiona 

Fiona Morrison

Life Education Trust Nelson/Tasman

PO Box 3031

Richmond 7050

nelsontasman@lifeedtrust.org.nz  Tel 03 541 8910

 

So what do the Life Education  do?  Well more information is available from their web site www.lifeeducation.org.nz and no doubt you have seen the ads on TV. However this is a brief resume of what they provide for the Children of the area.

For 30 years Life Education has been teaching health in New Zealand schools!

Life Education helps children to:

Purpose

To educate and inspire generations to embrace positive choices for a healthy mind and body.

Philosophy

Their philosophy is the essence of everything that we do, our three philosophical principles are:

You are unique – we aim to make each child comfortable with their identity. In the whole world there will never be another you. You are unique, you are special. It's OK to have freckles, be tall or short, have big ears or nose, different coloured skin or hair. We keep reinforcing to little children "you are very special."

The human body is magnificent –we show children the magnificence of the human body – its sensory, circulatory and digestive systems, showing how the body functions and what its needs are – food, oxygen and water. We illustrate how the earth provides these needs and teach how we should protect our internal and external environments.

We need to support and respect each other – because of the delicate and complex nature of life itself, we need to support and respect each other and every other person, regardless of sex, race, religion or beliefs.  (Sounds just like Freemasonry!)

 

Posted 20th April 2018

David Marsh

 




Divisional Grand Master Joins with the Widows Sons to Lead from the Front

Rob Angelo, the Southern Divisional Grand Master is taking part in the 2019 TRANZ ALPINE SCOOTER SAFARI

 

The Scooter Safari is a charity event involving 250 motorized Scooters riding 250kms Coast-to-Coast over the Southern Alps from Christchurch to Hokitika to raise funds for the NZ Cancer Society - Canterbury / West Coast Branch

It's an awareness-raising and fundraising event for the survivors, families of those with cancer and those committed to making a difference. By raising funds for the Cancer Society they are helping them continue their amazing work making sure those people living with cancer, their family, friends and colleagues as well as the health professionals that support them get access to information and support, from the moment of diagnosis right through to treatment and recovery.

It's not a race or for the faint hearted -  it is designed to be the coldest, longest, hardest, most grueling and uncomfortable test of endurance on a city scooter to raise money and awareness for cancer sufferers. The organisors said " We're doing this to show our support for the hardship those living with cancer go through during their treatment - the Safari is nothing compared to that"!

Started in 2009, the Scooter Safari was created by Jayne and Mike Rattray, born in support of a friend diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. 

The 'Originals' ... creators of the Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari. ....Mike Rattray, Damion Haines, Jayne Rattray, Ben Walker and Wayne Cook.

 

From humble beginnings, the first ride saw 32 riders make the maiden voyage raising $14,000 in donations for the Cancer Society. Since then the event has snowballed with over 250 scooters taking part each year and raising over $789,000 for the cause. The 2018 ride will the 6th biennial ride where they hope to reach 1-Million.

Rob has a personal reason for doing this event – He said As many of you know my wife has been unfortunate and has been afflicted with a brain tumour. She had an operation in October 2016 and subsequent radiation and chemo treatment which has to date maintained her life. But with all such conditions, you never quite know what or how the outcome will emerge.

Therese is not the only one that has suffered from this and one of the things that I have realised when we make the monthly visit to the hospital to see the oncologist, is the line up of patients.  Not all for a brain tumour but one of the many other forms of cancer that invade the body.

From the very first diagnosis, the Cancer Society were there to give us support, help or just a kind word to guide us through the issue and when one sees the number of people that they help, their commitment is enormous.

I enjoy a ride on a motorcycle and when I saw the “Scooter Safari 2018” project to support the Cancer Society, I just had to be in. Not for the ride but to be able to raise funds for a Society that helps so many people.

I will be riding with others from the “Widows Sons” our Freemason motorcycle group, and this is one of our projects to raise funds for others in distress.

You and your Lodge can donate to his sponsorship page at

https://scootersafari2018.everydayhero.com/nz/rob

 

Acknowledgement - This article is based on copyright material from the Scooter Safari 2018 web site whose copyright is acknowledged 

 

Posted by David Marsh 16th April 2018

 





                                            

 

 

 

 

 

Article and Photo from 2015 Nelson event

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR RE-Enactment  5th April Blenheim

The Lodges of Blenheim and surrounds have designed and implemented a major recruitment drive for the Lodges in their area. The Worshipful Masters of the Lodge in Blenheim (who meet on a regular basis) have combined their resources and have put together a local programme of events designed to attract new members.

This culminates in the Nelson Priory of Knight Templars giving their re-enactment of an initiation ceremony of a Knight Templar in the 12th Century. This will take place at the Masonic Hall in Blenheim on Thursday the 5th of April at 7.30pm. Admission is open to all non-masons, masons and family and friends.

This event was so popular in 2015 (see photos above) when it was performed in Nelson that the Masonic Hall was full to capacity with over 130 visitors attending.

 

It is hoped that the Nelson Lodges may well do something simlar in the near future!

 

 

Chris Williams and David Marsh

Posted 26/3/18




Lodge Nelson 21st of March 2018

At the regular Lodge Nelson meeting held on the 21st of March 2018 there were two items on the agenda. The first was a review of the papers discussed at the recent District 23 Grand Masters Conference. The Chairman of the conference, W Bro David Marsh, explained that this was the opportunity for the Lodge Nelson Freemasons to add their comments to those already made at the conference. Each of the four papers (which had been previously circulated together with the notes of the proceedings) was discussed and a number of useful comments and suggestions were made.

W Bro Mclean then explained the next steps that will be used to convert the discussion papers and the comments received, into action.

The “main event" of the evening however was the explanation of the first degree Tracing Board to Bro Liam Taylor. This was ably presented by VW Bro Roger Chapple assisted by the Lodge Nelson Director of Ceremonies. The explanation of the three Tracing Boards are an important steps in every Freemason’s progression in "The Craft". The history behind the use of these valuable teaching aide is a very interesting subject in its own right and well worth exploring.

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                                     VW Bro Roger Chapple,                Bro Liam Taylor,          W Bro Bob Llwellyn (WM Lodge Nelson) 

 

David Marsh

Posted 22nd March 2018




Happy Times At Havelock

 

W Bro Regan was installed as Master of Havelock Lodge 104 on 17 March 2018. The Installation was carried out by W Bro Ian McLean assisted by Grand Lodge Officers. This is a very interesting Lodge room as it was moved to its present location on the back of a lorry. "Moveable Jewels" eh!

The lodge room was full, with good support with brethren from around the District and visitors from Christchurch.

The photo shows W Bro Regan with his wife Lorraine (wearing her pendant made in the ladies afternoon)  at the refectory function after the afternoon installation ceremony.

 

Alter the ceremony there was an additional surprise for the brethren when RW Bro Angelo Div Grand Master presented a merit certificate to W Bro Andy Wrighton PG Swd B for his services to the Lodge as secretary over the past 16 years.

 

Whilst the Installation was on the ladies has a very interesting time making jewelry and then crafting greetings cards and there was also  a lovely afternoon tea.

Thanks to Lorraine (and her daughter Alice) for arranging such engrossing activities.

Ian and Yvonne Mclean 

Posted 22/3/2018




Ladies and Partners Events

On 24 Feb 2018 12 Ladies from Nelson Lodges met for lunch at Crusoe's Café.

This is the 5th event we have attended and as usual it attracted many wives and partners of masons and also those who hold the broken column pin.

The wide ranging and interesting menu was a real challenge – however as always fish and chips was one of the most popular. The equally attractive desert menu only had one taker as the rest of us were too full from the first course!

The next Ladies lunch will be 12 May at a restaurant in Richmond, research is underway.

I and some other ladies from Nelson/Marlborough attended the Southern Division Conference in Methven last weekend. (March 3rd)

This had a dedicated ladies programme which included both unusual and interesting sessions.

The first on cheese making demonstrated how the attendees could “brew” their own Halloumi, Camembert and Ricotta.  The ladies then went on to taste some that had been made earlier along with some very tasty home-made grain only crackers (very yummy!)

 

While the cheese emerged from the whey we were engrossed in learning some very clever paper flower folding techniques.

 

After lunch there was wine tasting from a collection of mainly European wines with some South African and Australian produce followed by a lingerie party! Quite a day.

My thanks to the organisers of the programme for such varied and enjoyable activities.

I would encourage other partners from Nelson/Marlborough to come to future events.

Yvonne McLean
 

Posted 12/03/2018




A COOL SOLUTION TO A HOT PROBLEM!

At Lodge Awatere's Christmas Meeting on 21st December 2017 Wor. Bro. Hole presented a letter from the Awatere Early Learning Centre with a request for assistance  in obtaining an air conditioning system for their premises in Seddon.

Their 47 enrolled families come from the top of the Awatere Valley to the lower Dashwood in the North and to the Clarence Valley in the South.

 

 

In November 2016 the premises were hit by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. 

The staff have been amazing since the quakes and went well above their duties in providing huge support to the distressed families in the months following the quake.

They still deal with children and parents on a daily basis who are struggling to cope with the earthquake.

There was a desperate need to sort the airflow in the main body of the building which is a rented older style wooden church with few opening windows.

Members of Lodge Eckford No. 334 were at the meeting and promptly offered to assist Lodge Awatere in providing this assistance.

To avoid any delay that may be caused by fund raising it was decided that each Lodge would contribute an equal amount from their accumulated Lodge charitable funds.

With the generous assistance of The Freemasons Charity on a dollar for dollar basis we were able to provide for the supply and installation of suitable air conditioning, a sum of over $6,000.

The air conditioning has proved to be more than capable of dealing with 30 degree days and of course can be used as a heating source in the winter.

It is so designed that it can be shifted to a purpose built Early Learning Centre in due course.

At a morning tea function in early February the Awatere Early Learning Centre hosted Wor. Bro. Chris Williams W.M of Lodge Eckford, his Secretary Wor. Bro. Azher Mir and Wor. Bro. Ian Plummer W.M. of Lodge Awatere, Wor. Bro. Justin Stevens and Bro. Pete Barker of Lodge Awatere when they presented the centre with a cheque and saw the unit in action.

 

Masters and members of Lodge Awatere No. 292 & Lodge Eckford No. 334

(With just some of the mothers, teachers and toddler’s at the Awatere Early Learning Centre.
Photo reproduced by Kind Permsion of the the Sun Newspaper, Blenheim

 

Thanks are due to Wor. Bro. Mike Hole of Lodge Awatere who lives in Ward and has suffered considerable damage to his own home in Ward on two occasions and also to his Engineering business in Seddon on both occasions. Also to Wor. Bro. Allan Beck, our District Charity Officer, who assisted throughout despite the busy time of year.

It was quite an achievement for the Lodges involved to have the entire project completed in such a short time. Although the Christmas and New Year holidays could have delayed things the co-operation of the successful tenderer for the air conditioning equipment and others meant that the

Awatere Early Learning Centre was able to start the New Year in real comfort and look forward to cooler summers and warmer winters. A job well done.

 

Bruce Youngman

Posted 10/03/18

 




Special Night at Victory/Wakatu Lodge

 

 

The meeting at Victory/Wakatu Lodge on the 13th of Feb in Nelson was a really special one in many respects.

First the master of this Lodge Gerrit Van Asche has done a remarkable job in the last two years in attracting new members to the Lodge and this continues as there is a waiting list to join!!

Second this ceremony was the raising to the third degree of Tamas Fekete the son of Robert Fekete who joined the Lodge recently.

Just in case this is not enough a special visitor attended that night  W Bro Pedro Esquenttini from The Fraternidad Manabita Lodge No. 5, in Ecuador.

 

When he entered the lodge he first clapped then saluted the WM, then the JW, then the SW then finally again WM.

 

During their meeting of his Lodge members ask permission from the wardens before they speak to the master.

 

By special permission of the WM he demonstrated this when he gave his greetings from his Lodge.

As for their aprons – well once they have done the MM degree they put a skull and cross bones on the back of the apron (see the picture below).

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Gerrit also reports: ”I always like to do degree work in the Lodge and in particular to see the whole Lodge working together in making it in a seamless ceremony which I believe made it a great experience for Tamas.  On the night we were missing some of our key Brothers, but great to see others stepping in to fill in. In particular Russell Dickson, who did the charge after raising even though he is not in the best of health.”

 

Posted 19th Feb 2018

 

Gerrit Van Ashe and David Marsh





 

 

District Workings Jun 2018 to 31st Aug 2018

 

Report produced 05 Jun 2018

Date

Lodge/Chapter

District

At

Visitors & Dress

Cost

Working

Tue 05 Jun

Lodge Eckford No 334

Nelson Marlborough

BC

8:00 PM

M

 

Official Grand Lodge Visit & Lecture by WM on use of Social Media in promoting Freemasonry and recruitment.

Wed 06 Jun

The Forest Lodge No 116

Nelson Marlborough

N

7:30 PM

L/E

 

50 Yr Presentation to V.W.Bro.R.H. Williams, P.G.Lec. and Bro. Hazan on the Battle of Britain and my part in it 50 years later.

Tue 12 Jun

Marlborough Lodge of Unanimity No 106

Nelson Marlborough

BC

7:45 PM

L/E

 

Activity of importance

Thu 14 Jun

The Havelock Lodge No 104

Nelson Marlborough

BB

8:00 PM

L/E

 

Presentation of 1st Degree Tracing Board

Wed 20 Jun

Lodge Nelson No 288

Nelson Marlborough

N

7:40 PM

L/E

 

Friends Night to introduce guests to Freemasonry - Partners welcome

Thu 21 Jun

Lodge Awatere No 292

Nelson Marlborough

BB

8:00 PM

M

 

Third degree Emulation.

Thu 28 Jun

Victory Chapter No 12

Nelson Marlborough

N

7:30 PM

L

 

Royal Arch - Ken Smith

Thu 28 Jun

The Waitohi Lodge No 111

Nelson Marlborough

P

8:00 PM

M

 

Talk by V.W.Bro.Stables, P.G.Lec. on 'Lodge Mysteries - some things that are not explained to us in lodge'

Tue 03 Jul

Lodge Eckford No 334

Nelson Marlborough

BC

8:00 PM

M

 

3rd Degree emulation.

Wed 04 Jul

The Forest Lodge No 116

Nelson Marlborough

N

8:00 PM

SC

 

Friends Evening and Curry Night

Tue 10 Jul

Marlborough Lodge of Unanimity No 106

Nelson Marlborough

BC

6:10 PM

L/E

$0.00

Brief meeting followed by dinner with ladies at Bamboo Garden

Thu 12 Jul

The Havelock Lodge No 104

Nelson Marlborough

BB

8:00 PM

M

 

2nd Degree Working

Tue 07 Aug

Lodge Eckford No 334

Nelson Marlborough

BC

8:00 PM

M

 

TBC

Thu 09 Aug

The Havelock Lodge No 104

Nelson Marlborough

BB

8:00 PM

M

 

2nd Degree Working

Sat 25 Aug

Lodge Eckford No 334

Nelson Marlborough

BC

2:00 PM

M

 

Installation

Mon 27 Aug

Top of the South Research Lodge No 470

Nelson Marlborough

N

6:00 PM

L/E

$20.00

Dinner 6pm Lodge 7pm

 





NELSON MARLBOROUGH (23) 

2018 LODGE MEETING DATES  (as at 9-10-2017)  

Blue Shaded is Installation 

Yellow Sade Grand Lodge Offical Visit

 

NELSON

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Golden Bay 144

 

10

12

9

14

11

9

13

10

13

12

10

Victory-Wakatu 40

 

13

13

10

26

12

10

14

11

9

13

11

Forest 116

 

7

7

4

2

6

4

1

5

3

7

5

Nelson 288

 

21

21

18

16

20

18

15

15

17

21

12

Motueka Bays 117

 

28

10

25

23

27

25

22

26

25

22

 

                               

MARLBOROUGH

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Eckford 334

 

6

6

3

1

5

3

7

25

 

2

6

2

Unanimity 106

 

13

13

10

8

12

10

11

11

9

13

11

Havelock 104

 

8

17

12

10

14

12

9

13

11

8

13

Awatere 292

 

15

15

7

17

21

19

16

20

19

15

20

Wairau 42

23

27

27

24

22

23

24

28

25

23

27

 

Waitohi 111

25

22

22

28

24

28

26

23

27

25

22

12




FORTHCOMING EVENT

Please bring this to the attention of your Wife/Partner

 

The next ladies luncheon in Nelson will be held on the 30th June at 12pm at the River Kitchen.

 

Please register your interest with Yvonne McLean  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

 




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