Northern Division
DIVISIONAL TEAM
Mike Hattie
Divisional Grand Master
Profile coming soon
John MacDonald
Grand Lecturer
John was born in Auckland but raised in Napier. Leaving home at 16 went into the NZ Army as a Regular Force Cadet in 1965. On graduating, he was posted to the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals as a Communications Technician. The last three years of his time with the Army was spent at the School of Signals as an Instructor which was the beginning of a lifetime of enthusing others to study and learn more about the growing aviation, computer, and technology industries.

Initiated into Lodge Orongorongo No 440 in 1977, John joined the Southern Cross No 6 in 1978, with a move from Wainuiomata to Kaiapoi and went into the chair in that Lodge in 1984. Sometime later he was Master of Pono Lodge No 203 in Dargaville, and more recently Master of the Wellsford Marsden Lodge No 169.
John has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Now retired, he lives in Whangarei and spends his time producing newsletters and helping with website updates for the Northern Divsion. A book on the history of early Freemasonry in New Zealand in on the way being compiled for more than 2500 old newspaper articles. He is active with the RNZ Signals Net, keeping in touch with old Army mates and their families, was until recently a D.J on a community radio station in Kamo. Enjoys good company, healthy food, and a few wee drams when the ocassion calls for these.

Over the next three years John hopes that, in conjunction with a small team of knowledge enthusiasts, his role as Grand Lecturer will be of benefit to all Freemasons who are keen to make a daily advancement in Masonic Knowledge.
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