DISTRICT TEAM - SOUTHLAND DISTRICT
District Grand Master
Born in Invercargill 21st July 1948 Ken Broad has lived and worked his entire life in the Invercargill and Southland area
He started primary school at North Invercargill primary school in 1953 and changed schools to the Otatara in 1956 when the family moved to the area and is still living in Otatara at the present time. His secondary education was at Southland Technical College from 1962 to 1964 where he gained his school certificate. His other qualifications include diploma in dairy technology, Boiler attendants certificate and level two engineering chemical steam generation.
Upon leaving school at the end of 1964 he spent 5 years working as a farm hand on a mixed sheep and dairy farm. In 1969 he changed employment to the dairy industry firstly as a butter maker and then to the Town Milk side of the industry and rose through the ranks to factory foreman. From 2002 until retirement in 2014 h was a steam boiler operator for the Alliance Group at the Makarewa plant.
As a member of the Southland Power Boat Club he has been both a competitor and been active on the administrative side of the organisation having served the office of Commodore/President and Secretary. He has been a member of the Southland Golf Club since 1978, has served on the committee and was in the roll of house manager for a number of years. He also enjoy ten pin bowling.
He was initiated into The Fortitude Lodge No.64 in Bluff in October 1989 and passed and raised in November and December 1989 respectively and it was through attending the many instruction meetings and acting as candidate he received a thorough grounding in the rituals of Freemasonry. In 1992 he became Inner Guard and progressed through the various offices and was installed as Master in 1997 and served two terms upon leaving the chair in 1999. He was invested as Secretary/Treasurer and held that office until being invested as District Grand Master in 2016. He was invested District Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2013, his first Grand Lodge Office.
He also holds Grand Rank in the Order of the Secret Monitor as a Past Dist. Grand Supreme Ruler for the Otago/Southland district promoted to Past Grand Chancellor.
District Grand Director of Ceremonies
Born in Southland in 1961, Peter served in the Royal New Zealand Navy and New Zealand Army before joining the New Zealand Police twenty years ago.
Peter is widowed, with two children, Amy and James, and he is about to become a grandfather for the first time.
He enjoys golf although he admits to being not very good at it. He loves travelling and is a connoisseur of whisky. He also own a couple of classic cars, a 1974 Triumph Stag and a1997 Jaguar XK8, two very elegant cars upon which he lavishes much loving care.
W.Bro.Crepin was initiated in the Lodge of Remembrance No.318 on 5 June 1996. He was invested as Junior Warden in 2002 and Senior Warden in 2003. He was Installed as Master of the Lodge of Remembrance in 2004 and again in 2011. He joined the Research Lodge of Southland No.415 in 2012 and is currently their Director of Ceremonies.
W.Bro.Crepin was invested as Past Grand Sword Bearer in November 2013 and District Grand Director of Ceremonies in November 2016
A Southlander born and bred, Lyn’s working life began in 1967 as an apprentice fabrication engineer for J.K.Stevenson Lts, working on the West Arm Manapouri project and afterwards to Tiwai Point Smelter. He later worked for Southland Crane and Excavating and then for the Makarewa Freezing Works as maintenance engineer.
With the experience gained, he formed his own general engineering company in Ryal Bush, near Invercargill, trading as Fortune Bros Engineering. He has managed that business for 31 years to date.
Lyn has two daughters, Michelle, working as an airline pilot for Quantas in Australia and Rebecca, who qualified as a chef with the Royal New Zealand Navy and is now area manager for a chemical company in Auckland.
Lyn gained his pilots licence in 2007 and now owns his own aircraft. He is a member of the Gore Aero Club and enjoys flying at weekends.
W.Bro.Fortune was initiated in Lodge Winton No.108 on 3 June 1997. He was promoted to Junior warden in 2001 and Senior warden in 2002. He was installed Master of Lodge Winton in November 2003. He was appointed Grand Steward in 2016.
W.Bro.Ian Winwood was born in Southland in 1961. He is a qualified pharmacist and a former President of the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists Association and a member of the Executive. Formally he was SME at Health Benefits Limited and Programme Manager Radiology at Southern District Health Board. Until recently he was the General Manager of Medical Services for the Southern District Health Board. He now works as an information technology functional consultant for the Computer Science Corporation, specialist in New Zealand Industry Hospital & Health Care Current Solution medication management.
Outside work, Freemasonry has been his main interest since he joined the Craft. However, he was, in his youth, a youth leader and a captain of a Boy’s Brigade Company.
W.Bro.Winwood was initiated in Lodge Waihopai No.189 on 21 June 1989, passed and raised in the same Lodge. He was invested as Junior Warden in 1998 and Senior Warden in 1999. He was installed as master of Lodge Waihopai No.189 in July 2000 and again in 2014. He joined Lodge Kakapo No.471 on 26 February 2014 and the Research Lodge of Southland No.415 on 10 September 2014. He was installed as Master of the Research Lodge of Southland in February 2016 and again in 2017. He was secretary of Lodge Waihopai No.189 from 2004 until 2014. He has jointly held the office of benevolence officer in Southland. He was invested as Grand Steward in November 2016.