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Grand Master supporting Coffs Harbour CANDO Cancer Trust

The Grand Master MW Bro Derek Robson AM witnessed a fabulous event at Coffs Harbour Daylight on Monday 28th October. Taking part in the ceremony were three generations of the Bertram family with VW Bro John Bertram, his son W Bro Phil Bertram and grandson Bro Josh Bertram.

Congratulations to VW Bro Gary Chandler who was installed as Worshipful Master by RW Bro Doug McCumstie. The GM wished Gary every success during his term as Worshipful Master.

It was also good to see W Bro George Williams return to Freemasonry. George was a foundation member of Coffs Harbour Daylight and had been unattached for many years. When he read about the Grand Master's retention initiatives and the fact that the Grand Master would be visiting Coffs Harbour personally he couldn’t wait to get his affiliation papers in and he was absolutely amazed to be welcomed back to the Craft personally by the Grand Master.

At the banquet everyone was treated to an interesting presentation and a great show of thanks by the CANDO Cancer Trust. CANDO is a major beneficiary of Coffs Freemasons and Masonicare.

To date, with the help of Masonicare, over $248,000 has been donated to CANDO and it is wonderful to see such community spirit and support on display in this small coastal town.

The Grand Master spoke at length about the important work his Task Team had been doing throughout the jurisdiction. After lunch he and Gael both enjoyed some wonderful country hospitality as they toured the grounds of the RFBI Retirement Village followed up by an important visit with the brethren from the village that were not able to attend the meeting.


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