Author: Peter Andrews

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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Royal Arch Installation, 18th July 2018 New Lambton Jubilee No.7

                        by Ex. Comp. Barry Stephenson There were 31 in attendance at the Annual RA Installation at New Lambton Jubilee Chapter held on Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 including the 1st Principal of Chapter St. Andrew – Muswellbrook. The Deputy Grand Principal and Grand Master Rt. Ex. Companion John Anderson headed the Grand Delegation of a good number of Grand Officers. Rt. Ex. Companion Richard Bell installed Ex. Comp. Eric O’Driscoll (of Lodge Enterprise) as 1st Principal. Rt. Ex. Comp. Bob Parker Re-installed Rt. Ex. Comp.  Gordon Taylor as 2nd Principal and V. Ex. Comp. Jim Richardson Re-installed Ex. Comp. Barry Stephenson as 3rd Principal. Other members of Lodge Enterprise No.400 also installed in office were Comp. David Padgett as Treasurer, Rt. Ex Comp. Dick Bell as Director of Ceremonies, Comp. Mark Wolff as 1st Assistant Sojourner, Comp. Paul Harden as Steward and Ex. Comp. Kevin Goodwin as Janitor. The newly installed 1st Principal, Ex. Comp. O’Driscoll thanked the Chapter for entrusting him with his high office and stated that he would do all he could to ensure another successful year. Particular reference was made to Rt. Ex.  Comp. Gordon Taylor who was ‘standing down’ (to 2nd Principal) after another 2 years in the chair as 1st Principal. At the conclusion of the Installation Ceremony all adjourned to a...

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Lodge Mayfield Daylight No 493 – July 2018

Report of meeting held Tuesday 10th July, 2018 Following the admission of visitors, the Worshipful Master, Wor. Bro. Les Cawthorne welcomed all present. A Charge was presented in the 1st degree by Wor. Bro. Hector Duncan, in the 2nd degree by Wor.Bro. Les Wilson and in the 3rd degree by Wor. Bro. Des Bakewell. The Charges were well presented and enjoyed by all present. Wor. Bro. Keith Sketchley was congratulated by the WM and presented with his 40 Year Certificate and Jewel by the DGIW  Very Wor. Bro. Tom Muir. The Secretary, Wor. Bro. Hector Duncan then presented Wor. Bro. Les Cawthorne with a Certificate acknowledging his 30 years service to Freemasonry and to Lodge Mayfield Daylight. Following the work in the Lodge Room all retired to the South to enjoy lunch with the WM. All Masons are welcome to attend our next meeting on Tuesday 14th August, tyling at 9.30am at the New Lambton Masonic Centre where the extended 1st Tracing Board will be presented by Wor. Bro. Les Cawthorne, Very. Wor. Bro. R. Doyle and Wor. Bro. W...

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