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Published 4 March 2020

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Urgent Notice

In accordance with the advice from Australia's Chief Medical Officer and recognising the circumstances of the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 in this country at the moment, it is important that we take care of each other.

Please Brethren - regardless of Masonic etiquette and protocol, avoid hand shaking, kissing and any other form of unnecessary physical contact until this whole situation is resolved and we are advised otherwise.

A reminder - proper food handling and personal hygiene is also imperative during these uncertain times. Regular hand sanitising is also essential.

Brethren, we should at all times be responsible men and Masons.

Derek J Robson AM

Districts 25A, 25 and 26 supporting the Grand Master's Appeal

Three districts coming together to support our Grand Master's Disaster Relief Appeal.

This is exactly what happened on Thursday 20 February when lodges in Districts 25A, 25 and 26 met at the Blacktown Masonic Centre.

Lodge Blacktown Kildare hosted the night which saw Bro Bucasas initiated into Freemasonry in the presence of the Grand Master.

At the occasion, Lodge Blacktown Kildare presented the collection of over 16 "Apron, Art & Hand" apron paintings. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings are to be donated to Masonicare.

The Grand Master then presented Dr Matthew Winter, Director of Research of Nepean Urology Research Group, a cheque from the proceeds of the 3rd Grand Master's Charity Golf Cup held in 2019 and sponsored by Lodge Blacktown Kildare.

Cheques were then presented to the Grand Master in support of his Disaster Relief Appeal from Lodge Blacktown Kildare and Phoenix Blacktown Chapter; Order of DeMolay; and from all lodges in District 26.

Great Delegation supporting the Grand Master in Tasmania

Congratulations to MW Bro Phillip Oddie on being installed as Grand Master of Tasmania and a huge thank you to the 28 brethren and ladies who formed what was a wonderfully friendly and committed NSW/ACT delegation.

A picture says it all - Integrity, Loyalty, Respect and most of all FRIENDSHIP

MW Bro Keith Murray and MW Bro Derek Robson AM

Both our Grand Master and the Victorian Grand Master have well promoted Freemasonry and really hope that you can find time to join them for the Victorian Grand Installation in April.

Victorian Grand Installation
3 - 5 April 2020

Join the Grand Master this week

The Discovery Lodge of Research

Thursday, 05 March - 7:15pm
Sydney Masonic Centre

Bankstown Daylight Lodge

Saturday, 07 March - 9:30am
Padstow Masonic Centre


District 15 donation to DIPG Research Project
Sunday, 08 March - 1:30pm
Maitland City Bowling Club

Lodge Celebration of Fairfield

Saturday, 07 March - 6:30pm
Fairfield Masonic Centre

"... regardless of Masonic etiquette, please avoid hand shaking, kissing and any other form of unnecessary physical contact"


Welcome Back Leinster Marine

On behalf of the brethren of Leinster Marine Lodge No 2, I extend the loyalty and support of the lodge to the Grand Master.

Additionally pleasing was the lodge employing the assistance of the Grand Master's Task Team and having the Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team perform the Installation Ceremony.

Being the 2nd oldest lodge within our jurisdiction it was also very appreciative that members of Lodge Antiquity No 1 assisted with the evening and presented a plaque on the occasion.

RW Bro Allan Drane

Support the Grand Master's Disaster Relief Appeal

The best way to contribute financially to the Masonicare Disaster Relief fund is via the Masonicare donate page on

A tax deduction receipt for all donations of $2 or more will be automatically provided to you.

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