Author: Peter Andrews

Royal Ark Mariner Degree

  by V.Wor. Bro. Barry Stephenson Wednesday, 17th April saw Bro. Tony Bayada of Lodge Enterprise elevated to the Royal Ark Mariner Degree at New Lambton Jubilee RA Chapter. Bro. Tony remarked that he has enjoyed all the Degrees he has received since joining the Royal Arch order and this was no exception. Three other members of Lodge Enterprise hold the top three offices in New Lambton Jubilee Chapter namely Wor. Bro. Eric O’Driscoll (1st Principal), V.Wor. Bro. Gordon Taylor (2nd Principal) and V.Wor. Bro. Barry Stephenson (3rd Principal). This made Tony feel very much at home for the interesting ceremony. New members and affiliates are most welcome at New Lambton Jubilee Chapter. For details contact the Secretary, Ian King on 4946 9710 or [email protected] Another great night in Freemasonry....

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Enterprise No.400 Meeting 22nd April, 2019 – ANZAC Service

   Monday, 22nd April, 2019 saw the annual ANZAC Service at Lodge Enterprise and was well attended by members and their ladies, as well as V.Wor. Bro. Darrel Heard DGIW District 14 and his wife.    After the regular business, the Lodge was closed and set up for the ceremony. The Wor. Master, V.Wor. Bro. Arthur Rolph then invited all present to enter the lodge room.    The ANZAC service was then conducted under the guidance of Wor. Bro. Phil Holden. Unfortunately, circumstances did not permit the 211 ACU cadets to form the catafalque party as their OIC, Lt. McNamara was otherwise occupied by his wife giving birth to a baby girl just prior to the meeting time. The cadets’ sentry places were taken by the 2 Wardens and 2 Deacons of the lodge. At the end of the moving service, a talk was ably presented by Bro. Mark Wolff.     After further words of welcome and thanking the piper, Wor. Bro. John Ross, the Enterprise Orchestra, and all who took part in the ceremony, the Wor. Master invited all present to adjourn to the Festive Board for the usual excellent meal and Enterprise fellowship.      Bro. Wolff was again called upon, this time to propose the Toast to Anzac and his words in proposing the toast were well received by all present. LEST WE FORGET           Another great...

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Lodge Breakfast on 16th August 2018

Brethren from three Lodges having a great morning at the Lodge Enterprise’s breakfast get together. This event is open to all masons from the Newcastle area. watch this page and for information on next month...

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Enterprise No. 400 Meeting 23rd July, 2018

     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...

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Lodge Novacastria No 765 – Installation 18th July, 2018

                              With four Fraternals entering the Lodge after many other Masons had entered, it was the start of a wonderful night in Freemasonry at the Installation Meeting of Lodge Novacastria No.765.      Bro. Peter Andrews, also a member of Lodge Enterprise, was installed as Worshipful Master, by the Installing Master, V. Wor. Bro. Darryl Heard.  For Bro. Andrews it was to be an extra special night as the Grand Lodge Delegation was led by his brother, Rt. Wor. John Austen Andrews PJGW.  All officers invested into the progressive offices were Master Masons and Master Masons performed the Working Tool charges in the different Degrees. These Master Masons show the standard of mentoring by their more experienced brethren, as their work was of a high standard. The supper room was just large enough to accommodate the large attendance at the Installation Banquet which was catered for by Teresa Campos and her workers.  An Installation cake was the feature of the night with the image of Wor. Bro. Peter Andrews motorcycle cleverly decorated on the top; Lodge Novacastria is a motorcycle enthusiasts Lodge.  A great night was had by all. ...

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