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Published 5 February 2020

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From the Grand Master

Brethren, it is my duty to lead and guide you in both calm and turbulent waters. You are all well aware of the destruction the drought and the bushfires have brought to us. But we must rise strong and prepare to be reborn once more.

We are now welcoming home some of our firefighters whose actions and determination are nothing short of heroic. At the same time, we should remember that the fight isn't over yet. Many fires are still burning and many more communities will need our assistance to rebuild.

On the masonic front, we must also continue on our successful path of rebirth. Freemasonry is getting back on track and this month alone we will consecrate two new lodges that will provide yet more options and variety to our members.

Brethren, Freemasonry is alive and exciting and we should work together to continue its forward direction.

Lodge Courallie supporting the Grand Master's Disaster Relief Appeal

During his recent visit to Glen Innes, the Grand Master has received a donation from W Bro Warren Fanning on behalf of Lodge Courallie from Moree.

"May Freemasonry flourish in every part of the globe, and become influential in diffusing the light of Wisdom, aiding the Strength of reason, dispensing the Beauty of virtue, and lessening the aggregate of human misery and vice."

Grand Master supporting the country at The Glen Innes Lodge

W Bro James Donald lending a helping hand to cut the cake.

The Grand Master kick started February supporting The Glen Innes Lodge on the north of NSW.

The meeting marked the lodge's 145th installation and a special father and son ceremony.

W Bro James Donald was installed as Worshipful Master of the lodge by his father W Bro Jim Donald.

New Lodges


The Grand Master will consecrate Lodge Jerusalem 1056 on Saturday, 8 February. The event will take place at the Sydney Masonic Centre at 2PM.

Canberra Daylight

Lodge Canberra Daylight will be consecrated on Saturday, 15 February. More details on the next GM's Newsletter.

Support the Grand Master's Disaster Relief Appeal

The best way to contribute financially to the 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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