Saturday night16th March, 2013 will be a night that Bro. Darren Rolph will not forget, and neither will his father, W. Bro. Arthur Rolph who was also present. Lodge Fidelity – King Solomon No.101 from Sydney passed Bro. Rolph to the 2nd Degree, during their Fraternal Visitation to Lodge City of Newcastle No. 1035. Bro. Darren spoke clearly and loud enough for all to hear, and was most attentive to what was being said throughout the ceremony.
After the Ceremony the W. Master, Bill Burke, presented two Master Masons with their Master Masons Certificates, and expressed the hope that they would continue to enjoy Freemasonry and the fellowship of the brethren.
When exiting the lodge room at the conclusion of the meeting all of the brethren present gave comments of praise and congratulations to Bro. Darren.
Owing to it being a Saturday night and two Installations being held, one in District 43 and the other on the Central Coast, the number of members and visiting brethren was down. Unfortunately they missed a wonderful night of Freemasonry
At the Festive Board, brethren enjoyed an excellent prawn salad and, for those not partial to prawns, a chicken salad was on offer, with dessert to follow. The W. Master, W. Bro. Bill Burke, on behalf of all present, thanked the ladies for preparing a delightful meal.
At the conclusion of proceedings, the Junior Wardens Toast was given with best wishes for a safe journey home. The Sydney Visitors departed for the long road trip home and local visitors to their respective places of residence at the end of another wonderful night of fellowship in Freemasonry.