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-- 2016 News --

 
kon award Alice in wonderland over award

Alice, a student of St. Hilda’s Collegiate School, is this year’s recipient of the 2016 Port Chalmers Marine Lodge Masonic bursary…


-- 2015 News --

 
new grandmaster The Changing of the guard

October in Central Auckland, and the wet shining streets of the city mirrored Jack Vettriano’s oil painting ‘The Singing Butler’ as, crowned with umbrellas, a zigzag ribbon of dinner-jacketed men, arm-in-arm with elegant women swathed in flowing, colourful evening attire, battled the elements to rendezvous…


Thomas Grey M.W.Bro. Douglas Grey - Grand Master

It was with considerable pageantry that the Grand Lodge of Ireland in Dublin installed its 44th Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Douglas Thomas Grey. Held at Freemasons’ Hall, the ceremony filled the spacious, and impressive, Grand Lodge Room to capacity…


Chinese new year Chinese ladies thank the OMCT

Cruise ship passengers, tourists and any passers-by who ventured near Dunedin’s renowned Chinese Gardens on a sunny Saturday morning were wowed by an unexpected colourful, musical event when the ladies of the Dunedin Chinese Association provided a dazzling display of dance and yao gu…


John G Remembering fallen Brother - L.Cpl. John Geary

The phrase “gone but not forgotten” could not have rung truer when, on 8 August 2015, a sizable contingent of Freemasons from the Irish, Scottish, English and New Zealand Constitutions, supported by family members…


taranaki De Burgh Adams Lodge hosts 150th birthday party

Since their formation in 1865 as a Lodge comprised mostly of men from military units, De Burgh Adams Lodge No. 446 I.C. in New Plymouth has now celebrated its sesquicentennial…


kon award Kon receives award via ‘Mason Mail’

It is a rare event for a Mason to reach the 50-year’s service milestone as a member of our Masonic fraternity, but it becomes a very vexing challenge indeed when one cannot present the man with his medal…


ruthf Ruth receives gastronomical funding

Now in its ninth year, the $5,000 Port Chalmers Marine Lodge bursary is still attracting applications from hard-working High School leavers of high calibre, intent on achieving even greater results with their tertiary learning, and Otago Girls’ Ruth Foerg is no exception…


St. Patrick’s men become TV presenters

Few Masons can claim to be TV stars but, as far as the Queen Mary Maternity Centre in Dunedin Hospital is concerned, Lodge St. Patrick has at least four…

Hospital’s Adolescent Room, made to order

13+ year olds take quite a bit of entertaining, especially when they’re sick, but W.Bro. Stu Warrington’s contribution to outfitting Dunedin Hospital’s Adolescent Room…

-- 2014 News --

 
jss Lodge St. Patrick donates $20,000

In April, a timely donation from Lodge St. Patrick helped to propel the Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery Campaign fund through the NZ$2 million dollar barrier. The WM, John Wren-Potter, presented the cheque on 25 April, when the assembled members were pleased to have as their guest speaker, Irene Mosley, Project Manager…


wellcome Medicine Man & Freemason

Adventurer, entrepreneur, archaeologist, collector, philanthropist, Sir Henry Wellcome - the famous American / British forefather of pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo Smith Kline - was the multi-millionaire founder of …

lsp Royal Blue 414, Co. Antrim celebrates 250 years

The Royal Blue Masonic Lodge No. 414 in Bushmills, County Antrim, celebrates its 250th anniversary on 8th March and it is expected that the AGM and the PGM of Antrim will be in attendance. March 8th is the actual date, in 1764…


lsp Wonder for Alice as she lands $5,000

Alice Freeman of Logan Park High School has become this year's recipient of the Port Chalmers, Marine Lodge Trust bursary. Against stiff opposition, her presentation earned Alice an award of $5,000 to help her begin her studies in medicine in 2014…


Lord Nelson Nelson's links to Freemasonry

For years it was thought that Horatio Nelson was not a Freemason, but recent research by Special Projects Director, John Hamill, proves this not to be the case. Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) is famous for his service as a naval flag officer in the Royal Navy…


campaign Neurosurgery Campaign finale celebrated

Informal drinks and laughter punctuated conversation among a newly bonded 'Band of Brothers' was the prelude to an evening in February where neurosurgeon, Professor Dirk de Ridder, was finally introduced to many of the individuals, businesses and organisations from the Otago and Southland provinces that have been instrumental…

-- 2013 News --

 
cancer cell Oncology appeal exceeds $330,000

At a special presentation luncheon in Dunedin's Masonic Centre the Brethren there assembled with their guests and visitors were heartened to hear that, thanks to the generosity of the Otago and Southland Lodges and some big-hearted individuals, all of their fundraising work had paid off - and handsomely.…

-- 2012 News --

 
campaign Rick Wakeman – Rock Legend and Freemason

Legendary keyboard player and rock musician, Rick Wakeman, visited Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch as he took his show “An Intimate Evening With ...” on a whirlwind tour across the southern hemisphere…


sar SAR tracking competition judged a success

Lodge St. Patrick was delighted to be a part of the group of sponsors for the Otago Search and Rescue’s (SAR) inaugural tracking competition - believed by many to be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, if not the world. A long-time SAR supporter…


amb Freemasons’ GPS systems save lives

Thanks to the Freemasons, all of St. John’s operational vehicles had Navman GPS navigation systems installed into them. The Navman GPS units – with a value of $125,000 – were fitted into the fleet of 500 ambulances, plus 100 support vehicles, currently operated by St. John…


Oncology Fellowship & Appeal

Cancer - "The Big C" No sane person in this world would be pleased to read those words on their medical report. So, to strike another blow against this life thieving disease, in June in Dunedin The Freemasons’Oncology Fellowship and Appeal was begun to raise funds for a Fellowship at the…

 

-- 2011 News --

 
St. Patrick sponsor SAR trophy

Long time supporter of the Otago Search and Rescue Organisation (SAR), Lodge St. Patrick now have a trophy named after them. A new initiative by SAR has seen a three-tiered tracking competition come into being with ‘Advanced’, ‘Intermediate’ and ‘Novice’ divisions…

 



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