DISTRICT TEAM - MIDLAND DISTRICT
District Grand Master
Operates a Beef fattening farm near Temuka Enjoys spending time with family and friends and NZ's great outdoors,can also be found in the gym lifting a few weights.
He is a volunteer driver for the recently established St John Aoraki Health shuttle that runs from Timaru to Chch & return daily.
Richard was initiated into Lodge Kurow 164 29 years ago served 2 terms as Master before moving and joining The Mackenzie Lodge 93 6 years ago becoming Master in Nov 2016 whilst also serving his 3 year term as GS. Looking forward to this new roll as District GDC and working with the Midland District team
District Grand Director of Ceremonies
I love fixing bikes, the smell of petrol, and greasy hands. I moved to New Zealand from the Philippines in September 2008 to work in Rakaia. After 3 yrs and 7 months I moved to Ashburton and am currently working as a Motorcycle Mechanic at Honda Country, my hobbies includes chess, basketball, billiard pool, volleyball and mountain bike riding. I joined Freemasonry to better myself and my community, I’m enjoying it and it gives me motivation and confidence.
My wife and our kids joined me here in NZ December 2012. They are enjoying here and doing excellent in school and at work, hopefully next year we’ll get our Citizenship because we truly love here in our second home...
On 28.3.2002 W Bro L C Hansen joined Lodge St Martin No 162 as a Lewis, 15 days following his 18th birthday. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Carl Erik Hansen who also had joined Lodge St Martin No 162 as a Lewis. This created a family of Brothers in Lodge St Martin where W Bro Lars C Hansen’s father, VW Bro E D Hansen as well as his grandfather also were members. Following advancement through the offices of the lodge W Bro Lars became worshipful master in 2009 to 2011, when regrettably the lodge surrendered its charter.
After the closure W Bro Lars joined The Caledonian Lodge No 16 as well as being a foundation member of Lodge Arowhenua No 473 where he was its first worshipful master in 2012-13. Following this mastership W Bro Lars became worshipful master of The Caledonian Lodge for 2015-16. Through his masonic career W Bro Lars has been an avid and regular visitor of lodges within and outside the Midland district.
During W Bro Lars’s masonic career, he has been involved with Royal Arch, Secret Monitor and is at present librarian for the local masonic library. For the past five years he has been working at the Smithfield Freezing Works and recently became engaged to Robyn who is studying in Dunedin to become an occupational therapist. Robyn fully supports W Bro Lars in his masonic duties as does his parents.
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