Author: Peter Andrews

District 14 Combined Meeting

This year’s District 14 Combined Meeting was held under the Charter of Lodge Tomaree No 878. Lodge Tomaree holds its meetings in the Nelsons Bay Masonic Centre but on this occasion the meeting was shifted to the New Lambton Masonic Centre. This was well received as the evening was well attended. The work for the evening was to pass Bro. Taren Poulten, a member of Lodge Tomaree, to the Second Degree. The Worshipful Master of Lodge Tomaree, W. Bro. Bryan Walker occupied the Chair and the most of the Offices in the Lodge were occupied by the Worshipful Masters of the Lodges in the District and the charges were also shared amongst the various Lodges. The degree work of the 2nd degree was well executed by all concerned and Brother Poulten was an excellent candidate, thus making for a very enjoyable evening. After the closing of the Lodge all adjourned to the South to partake of an excellent two course meal ably prepared by the DGIW, his wife, Toni and their children. Another great night in...

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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 www.lodgeenterprise.com 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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