Monday evening 23rd July, 2018 was a day that Alfred (Alfie) Robert Welch had been waiting for three years. Alfie Welch contacted the Membership Officer of Lodge Enterprise No.400, V.Wor. Bro. Arthur Rolph in 2015 requesting information about joining Freemasonry, but at that time he very busy with his business of roof restoration and he would make contact again when ready.
In March, 2018 V.Wor. Bro. Rolph answered a phone call from Alfie requesting a meeting. At this meeting an application form was supplied and it was returned on the Sunday of the same week together with all the necessary paper work. So keen was he to join.
On the date mentioned above, his initiation ceremony took place in Lodge Enterprise No.400 in front of 35 Masons including Wor. Bro. Vo, a Past Master of Lodge Wahroonga, Sydney and V. Wor. Bro. Tom Muir, DGIW of District 14.
Wor. Bro. Vo met Alfie at Lodge Morning Star (Gosford) were Alfie had been taken as a visiting non-Mason, starting a friendship that has grown from that meeting. Bro.Welch was a candidate admitted through the MAS Scheme