The Corinthian Lodge No. 34, which meets at Goolwa, celebrated the ''1 year milestone’’ in its Project to assist Sailability at the GRYC at Goolwa.  With assistance from The Freemasons Foundation in two Projects, the ‘''Flying Pelican’’ Logo of the Lodge has been flying high on the waters of the Goolwa Lakes.

 

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Following the launch of the ‘Star Tent’ in March last year, the raising of the set of sails for the training yacht ‘As Good as it Gets’ by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia; the arrival in December last year by the Freemasons' Father Christmas -  a Ceremony of Blessing the Project by the Lodge Chaplain  Bro. Rev. Matthew Stuart was conducted at the GRYC to mark the Anniversary Celebration.   The late WBro. Rev. Dean Barker, a member of the Lodge, was recognised for his work in the Community for many years. The yacht bears a dedication plaque to his memory.

 

 Members of the Lodge and some of the ladies went for a 'sail’ to test the speed on the water. Mal Hancock, who has sailed in the area for many years, was on board to handle the ‘sail set’ and to ensure that the same number disembarked as originally embarked.  Yes!  All on board wore the appropriate life jackets!

 

Following a shared luncheon  Worshipful Master,  Bill Richards presented the Corinthian Lodge Perpetual Trophy to the Chairman of Sailability GRYC -  Mr Ian Barker. The trophy will be presented for the first time at the Club Presentation night in June this year

 

 The involvement and support of the Freemasons Foundation  has been well appreciated in its support.