News from the Freemasons South Australia and the Northern Territory.
5 Year Bar to 50 Year Jewel – VWBro. David Lane
David was initiated into Lewis Lodge of Hope in Port Adelaide on the 26th September 1962, Passed 26th March 1963, and Raised 25th March 1964. In 1964, David sought a Clearance to join Hyde Park.
The New Grand Lodge Newsletter - July 2018 | Latest News | Freemasons
The Adelaide Hills Masonic Lodges held their annual Christmas Dinner at the RSL Hall, Stirling on 15 December, 2017.
Ardrossan Freemason’s Lodge Active in the Community
In December 2017, the Worshipful Master of Ardrossan Lodge No.150, Bob Hart, presented six Christmas hampers to Ardrossan Area School for families in need at Christmas.
Bupa Fundraiser 2018
Everyone is aware that the 2018 Bupa Challenge Bike Ride was cancelled this year due to very high temperatures.
Casual Caretakers Needed at Freeemasons Hall
Grand Lodge is requesting expressions of interest from Brethren who might be willing and available to work as casual Caretakers at 254 North Terrace.
Ceremony of Passing at Renmark Lodge No. 55
(Above L-R) Bro. Ramos being congratulated by VWBro. Ian R. Berry, Worshipful Master) On Wednesday 27th July 2018, Renmark Lodge conducted the Ceremony of Passing for Bro. Edwin Arcao Ramos.
Ceremony of Raising at Edwardstown Lodge No. 168
At the November regular meeting of the Edwardstown Lodge No. 168 officers of the Lodge conducted a near flawless ceremony of raising for Bro. Songaith Uy.
Christmas / New Year Grand Lodge Office Closure 2018/2019
Please note that the Administration Office of Grand Lodge will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from : 12:OO Noon on Friday 21st December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
Closure of Village of Instruction
It is with regret that the you are hereby informed that the Village Lodge of Instruction has made a decision to formally close. After many years of faithful members serving the Village, the numbers had declined.
Communication to Grand Lodge Office
In recent months there has been a large volume of communications being made with the Grand Lodge Office, by way of email, letters, phone calls and other forms.
Craft Grand Officers and Grand Stewards 2018-2019
The Grand Secretary has authorised the publication of our current list of Grand Lodge Officers and Stewards 2018/2019.
Craft - Installations - April to July 2018
View the list of the Craft Installations from April to July 2018.
Craft - Installations - August to December 2018
See the list of Craft Installations from August to December 2018.
Craft Installations - January to April 2018
See the list of the Craft Installations from January to April 2018.
Craft Installations - October to December 2018
List of the forthcoming Craft Lodge Installations for October through to Deember 2018.
Craft Installations - September to December 2018
See the list of Craft Installations from September to December 2018.
Edwardstown Lodge No. 168 - Initiate from a Long Lineage in Freemasonry
Timothy Jones, a Lewis, was initiated at the 23rd Fewbruary 2018 meeting of Edwardstown Lodge No. 168. Timothy comes from a family with a long lineage in Freemasonry.
Farewell from the Northern Territory to RWBro. Ian Pontifex
On Thursday 5th July 2018 a small group of Mark and Craft Masons and wives farewelled a much-respected brother and friend, RWBro Ian Pontifex at a luncheon at the Virginia Tavern.
FFCMH e-News October 2018
Please find attached the E-Newsletter from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health for October 2018.
Fifty Year Mark Jewel Presentation – WBro. Jaan Neps
On Saturday, 11th August 2018, WBro. Jaan Neps was presented with his Fifty Year Mark Service Jewel by the Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of South Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia, RWBro.
Fifty year Service Jewel Presentation at Combined Meeting
At a combined meeting of The Adelaide Lodge and Semaphore Lodge on Tuesday 21st November 2017, RWBro. David Crawford, PAGM, presented WBro. Donald W. C. Macaulay with his Fifty Year Service Jewel. WBro. Macaulay was Initiated in Mannum Lodge No. 97 in November 1967.
Fifty Years Service Certificate and Jewel for Bro. James Aird MSA
On Tuesday 13th February 2018 RWBro. Peter Symons PAGM presented - on behalf of Grand Lodge - Bro. Jim Aird MSA with his Fifty Year Service Certificate, Jewel and Lapel Pin. The presentation was made at Bro. Aird's house where a very warm welcome was extended to all.
Forthcoming Craft Installations
View the list of the Craft Installations for the month of November 2018.Please note there are no Installations during the month of December 2018.
Freemasonry Demonstrating That Good Men Do Care
Much is reported in the media about domestic violence and the consequent abuse and the resulting distress of women and their children. Members of a Craft Lodge and a Conclave of the Order of the Secret Monitor fully supported assisting in some way to ease the pain and suffering.
Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health e-News May 2018
View the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health e-News for May 2018.
Freemasons Foundation Newsletter - February 2018
View the latest edition of the Freemasons Foundation Newsletter for the month of February 2018.
Gawler Mark Emergency Meeting
Gawler Mark Lodge No.14 was blessed with the proposition of a double Advancement for their September 2017 meeting but at the suggestion of RWBro. Bill Penley SGW, the Gawler Mark No. 14 brethren split the ceremony and held an emergency meeting on 6th October 2017 at the Ridgehaven Masonic Hall.
Glenelg Lodge's Journey to Parndana Lodge on Kangaroo Island
Bro. Corey Starkey of Glenelg Lodge was privileged in April 2018 to be passed to the second degree at Parndana Lodge. Grand Lodge Dispensation had been granted for this to occur.
GLof MM of SA and the NT of Australia - Grand Master’s Address
"As the head of this Order I now take this opportunity to express the continued loyalty to Most Worshipful Brother Dr. Neil Jensen, the Grand Master of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of South Australia and the Northern Territory..."
Grand Installation - The United Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Victoria
The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, South Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia, MWBro. David Kitching, accompanied by the Deputy Grand Master.
Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons Visit to Eyre Peninsula
From 21st June 2018 to 25th June 2018, a Grand Lodge Team of Mark Master Masons travelled to Eyre Peninsula to conduct the annual lodge installations at Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Minnipa.
Grand Lodge Newsletter - February 2018
View the latest edition of the Grand Lodge Newsletter - the first one for 2018.
Grand Lodge Newsletter - March Edition
The March edition of Grand Lodge newsletter is available. Access a copy of the newsletter here.
Grand Lodge Newsletter - September 2018
Vew the September Edition of the Grand Lodge Newsletter, the National Trust Donation Form or the Bomber Jacket Flyer.
Grand Lodge Office Contacts
The following information relates to the Email Addresses and the different duties undertaken by the relevant staff in the Grand Lodge Office. firstname.lastname@example.org: Enquiries of a general nature not listed specifically for other staff. This will be handled by Rosa.
Grand Mark Lodge - Official Visit to Duke of Leinster Mark Lodge
On Wednesday 17th January 2018, the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of South Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia made an official visit to the Duke of Leinster Mark Lodge I.C. - 363.
Grand Mark Lodge Travels to Naracoorte
On the March 2018 long weekend, a team from Grand Mark Lodge travelled to Naracoorte for the Installation of WBro. Alan Taylor into the chair of Naracoorte Mark Lodge No. 53.
Grand Master's Drought Appeal - Presentation from Hyde Park-Bankers
RWBGro. Gary Le Rossignol JGW expressed great pleasure in presenting a cheque for $2,000 as a donation from Hyde Park-Bankers Lodge No. 193 to support the Grand Master’s Drought Relief Appeal.
Grand Secretary Position
Attention All Brethren Sent on behalf of VWBro. Les Moody, President BOM Following the resignation of VWBro. Michael Olive from the voluntary position of Grand Secretary.
The Half-Yearly Communication and Conference of Grand Lodge - Sat 13 Oct 2018
Please find attached the following documents: Grand Master’s Address to the October Grand Communication and the Grand Treasurer’s Report.
Hyde Park Bankers Lodge No 193 and Foodbank SA
Hyde Park Bankers Lodge No. 193 purchased sixty five Christmas Hampers from Foodbank SA for Christmas 2017. The Lodge supported two Eastern Suburbs charities from the Master's Charity Funds raised in 2015- 2016 and 2016-2017.
Initiation of a Lewis at Lodge Reynell No. 243
On 20th November 2017, at the St. Francis Winery, Reynella, the members of Lodge Reynell No. 243 were delighted to be able to initiate their first Lewis of one of its own members into the Lodge.
Installation of Three New Principals at Mid North Chapter No. 9
At the Installation of Mid North Chapter No. 9 on 19th.July 2018, three new Principals were Installed into their respective chairs after a long period of rotating former Excellent Companions.
King of Tyre Mark Lodge No. 57 Installation
Approximately seventeen Mark Brethren attended the Installation of WBro.Allan Kingsley, King of Tyre Mark Lodge No. 57 in the newly-arranged rented premises at Mabuhay Hall in Katherine, Northern Territory.
Larrakeyah Royal Arch Chapter No. 40 Installation
A happy band of Supreme Grand Chapter Officers from Adelaide and Naracoorte flew to Darwin for the Installation of the Excellent Principals and Officers of the Larrakeyah Royal Arch Chapter No. 40 which was held at Parap, Darwin on Sunday 22nd October 2017.
Lecture on Early History at Mid North Lodge No. 12
At the Meeting of the Mid North Lodge No 12 on Thursday 10th May, 2018, WBro. Grant Hovey DC, gave a lecture on the early history of some of the Mid North Lodges including St. Johns No. 17 at Auburn and St. James No. 23 at Saddleworth.
Lodge of Fidelity Annual Gawler Rotary Village Fair and Open Day
The Lodge of Fidelity No. 5 (“where town and country brethren meet”) held an Open Day and participated in the Annual Gawler Rotary Village Fair and and Open Day on Saturday 4th November 2017.
Lodge of Fraternity Conducts Completion of Double First Degree Ceremony
At the April meeting of the Lodge of Fraternity No. 214, under the guidance of the Master, WBro. Denis Von Allworden, the lodge conducted the completion of a double first degree ceremony for its two newest members, Bros. R. Armstrong and S. Hall.
Lodge of Light makes Fifty Year Presentation at its Christmas 2017 meeting
At the Christmas meeting of the The Lodge of Light No. 11 held on Wednesday 13th December 2017 a Fifty Year Service Jewel was presented.
Lodge Meeting at Silverton, New South Wales
Lodge Umberumberka EC 2116 was established in October 1885 and in August 1886 moved into its own Lodge Rooms at Silverton NSW.
Lodge of Remembrance at Lodge Seacliff
On 7th November 2017 Lodge Seacliff conducted a Lodge of Remembrance for three of its deceased brethren. Eulogy for VWBro. James Henry Alsford
Lodge Seacliff No. 202 - Social Night
On Friday 23rd March 2018, Bro. Phil Kennedy of Lodge Seacliff No. 202 organised a sausage sizzle and bowls night at the Marion RSL Bowling Club.
Mark Degree Investigation
On Tuesday June 19th 2018 (Night before Grand Mark Communications) the well known private investigator “Perry the Mason” will undertake a "not so serious" in-depth look at the Occupational Health and Safety issues reported to have occurred at a recent Advancement Ceremony.
Message to all Chapter Companions from the Deputy First Grand Principal
It is that time of year once again when we try to put together a team of Grand Officers and Stewards for the ensuing year and by now you or your Scribe Ezra will have received the paperwork calling for nominations.
A Message from the Grand Director!
Information Sessions for Prospetive Members of the 2019 Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team.
Moonta Mark Lodge No. 2 - Surrender of Warrant
On Saturday 25th August 2018, sixteen members of the Grand Mark Lodge team travelled to the Moonta Mark Lodge No. 2 for the sad occasion of the surrendering of its Warrant.
MWBro. Dr. Neil Jensen GM Responds to Visiting Delegations
Below is the speech to Visiting Delegations gtiven by our Grand Master, MWBro. Dr. Neil Jensen on the occasion of the Grand Installation in Western Australia on 26th October 2018 .
The New Grand Lodge Newsletter - July 2018
See the very first edition of the new Grand Lodge Newsletter.
New Master Mason at Hore Ruthven Lodge No.155
Hore Ruthven Lodge No. 155 at Mount Barker, can boast the announcement of a new Master Mason. Bro. Christopher Robertson is the son of Worshipful Master, WBro. Ken Robertson.
Past Assistant Grand Master of India Visits Edwardstown Lewis Lodge 207
Edwardstown Lewis Lodge No. 207 was honoured by a visit from RWBro. Tinu Thakkar, Past Assistant Grand Master of India. RWBro. Thakkar is from Habli, Southern India and is currently touring Australia and extended greetings from his home country.
Port Adelaide Mark Lodge No. 5 - October Regular Meeting
At its Regular Meeting held on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, Port Adelaide Mark Lodge conducted the following: Lecture and Quiz presented by MWBro. Colin Preece PGM.
Presentation Night at the Lodge of St John
Maddison Lee and Ryleigh Crombie are the two worthy recipients of the 2017 Lodge of St. John Freemason's Scholarships. Cheques were presented by the Worshipful Master to both Maddison and Ryleigh, in an atmjosphere of congratulations and expressions of well done.
Presentation at Port Broughton Lodge No. 82
WBro. Ronald Frank Hewett PGP became eligible for his third bar to his 50 year jewel on 18th February 2018.
Presentations at Port Lincoln Lodge No. 45
Two presentations were made at the Regular Meeting of the Port Lincoln Lodge No. 45 on Monday 19th February 2018. WBro. Ben Fitzgerald, Worshipful Master of the Port Lincoln Lodge No. 45 presenting WBro. Nikifores Sideris with his second, Five Year Bar
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
RWBro Dario Priori, PSGW, VWBro. Ray Nicholson, OS, Mr Norman Thomson, and their wives, are a small group that periodically attend meetings at the Prostate Cancer Research Group at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
Regalia Collection from Freemasons Hall
Please be advised that the Facilities Manager’s office will be open daily between the hours of 11.00 AM to 7:00 PM for the collection of Regalia.
RWBro. Max A. Atkinson PSGW Delivers Lecture at Glenelg Lodge's March 2018 Meeting
RWBro. Max A. Atkinson, PSGW, OS. Grand Secretary attended and presented a most interesting and informative ‘talk’ on the First Degree at the March 2018 meeting of Glenelg Lodge.
Salisbury Lodge No. 126 Honours Three of its Members
At the March meeting of Salisbury Lodge No. 126, three of its members were honoured. WBro. Bruce Pitt OAM PGD presented WBro. Peter Mayne with his well-earned shiny new 50 year jewel.
South Australia's History Festival 2018
On the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018, Grand Lodge Building (Freemasons Hall) will open its doors to the public and run guided tours of around 10 -20 people per group each day at 10:00am and 2:00pm as part of The History Festival.
Special Meeting for Thorngate Lodge No. 118
The meeting on Monday 4th June 2018 was a very special one for Thorngate Lodge No. 118! Bro. John Alexander (Jock) Fraser reached a major milestone in Freemasonry. He was presented with a fifth bar to his 50 year service jewel by VWBro. Robert Hughes, P. Chairman of Membership.
Tennant Creek Combined Meeting
The Annual Combined Meeting, shared between three Lodges of the Northern Territory was held this year on Saturday 24th February 2018.
Three Generations in One Lodge
Bro. Dominik Stankiewicz was Initiated, joining both his father WBro. Marcin Stankiewicz and his grandfather, Bro. Mirek Stankiewicz as the third generation of the family to become a member of the Lodge.
The Travel Gavel
Eleven of the Best from Sir Douglas Mawson Lodge - Accompanied by their Worshipful Master, VWBro. Mike Morrison, attended the regular meeting of The Perfect Cube Lodge on Friday 3rd November 2017 and “liberated” the Travel Gavel. They are its Guardians.
Two Visitors from Scottish Constitution at Glenelg Lodge No. 117
Worshipful Master VWBro. Des Baker had the pleasure to welcome two visitors to the Installation meeting for Bro. Mark Bates on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Glenelg Lodge No. 117.
WBro. Barry Newman honoured with First Bar to 50 Year Jewel in Mark Masonry
WBro. Barry Newman was Advanced into Mark Masonry on 4th June 1963. In July 2013, he was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by Brethren of Salisbury Mark Lodge No. 52 who made the journey to the Riverland to make the presentation.
WBro. Paul Shilabeer O.S. Presented with Patent of Appointment
On Monday 18th June 2018 the Assistant Grand Secretary VWBro. Dr. Richard Num PDGS, attended the meeting of the Prince of Wales Lodge No.14 where he presented WBro. Paul Shillabeer O.S. with his Patent of Appointment.
Whyalla Mark Lodge No. 37 - Jewel Presentation
Whyalla Mark Lodge No. 37 marked well at their March 2018 regular meeting with several milestone presentations. Firstly a Fifty Year Jewel was presented to RWBro. Bill Schubert PGSW by the Worshipful Master on behalf of the Grand Mark Lodge of South Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia.
Witton Lodge No. 124 Discusses Lodge Conduct and Procedures
VWBro. R Giles, PGDC delivered a presentation on Lodge conduct and procedures to the Witton Brethren during their February 2018 Regular Meeting.
Witton Lodge No. 124 - Donates to a Baby in Need
A special presentation was made on Saturday 21st July 2018 by Witton Lodge No. 124 at the RSB Building, 58 Dyson Road, Noarlunga Downs, South Australia.