‘From the Worshipful Master and Brethren of Lodge 669, fraternal seasonal greetings to all our Brothers and friends around the world, wishing them a Happy Christmas.’
Gillian Cordner and W.Bro. Gary Connolly, two newlyweds from County Antrim, knew they had to do something special on their wedding day.
So after their marriage on Friday morning in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, they decided to the bypass the usual hotel reception, dinner and dancing.
They had a better idea – a full marathon.
For nearly 150 years, the Lodge of St. George has played a prominent part in the development of Freemasonry in S.E. Asia. Today, its members pride themselves on maintaining the Lodge’s rich traditions passed down through many generations. The Lodge is characterised by its warmth and the friendship shared by its members who span all age groups, ethnic and social backgrounds.
We had a great Christmas Lunch Saturday 12th December with over 60 people in attendance.
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On behalf our WM we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the Sir George Clark Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot on Saturday 6th June,
Special thanks to W. Bro Mike Lewis for organizing the event and thanks to Bobby, Peter and Chris for marshaling on the day, and also thanks to W. Bro Pat Elliot for bring along his trap. Lodge would like to thank Janet Tarr for providing the BBQ.
It was a great day out and the weather did not stop us.
W. Bro Pat Elliot 1st
W. Bro Johnny Tarr 2nd
W. Bro Tom Lamont 3rd
On Saturday 18th April 2015 20 members from 669, 651, 51, 133 and 1012 visited Rosslyn Chapel. After the Rosslyn Tour Guide has completed the group talk we were greeted and met by RWM Geoff Spence and Bro Peter Avent from Lodge Rosslyn St Clair No 606 who have us an indepth Masonic Tour of Rosslyn Chapel. We would like to thank RWM Geoff Spence and Bro Peter Avent for an excellent tour of the Chapel.
During the weekend in Scotland we also had the pleasure of:
W. Bro Tom Lamont
Bro Bal Madird
Bro Fred Presbitero
Bro Romeo Godines
W. Bro Ken Beggs
W. Bro Ronnie Craig
W. Bro Johnny Tarr
Bro Bruno Putegnat
W. Bro Chris McCauley
W. Bro Rennie McGrath
W. Bro Gardiner McGrath
W. Bro Gary Slieth
W. Bro Sean McKinney
Bro Maurice Clarke
Bro Andy Godden
Bro Craig Walsh
W. Bro Paul Harvey
W. Bro Phllip McCann
W. Bro Stephen Burgess
Bro Rodel Jazul
On Friday 17th April, members of 669, 651, 51, 133 and 1012 had the pleasure of visiting Lodge Edinburgh Castle 1764 at Lodge Caledonian Hall.
Special thanks to Bro Jim King for making all the arrangements for our visit, and thanks to the RWM Willie Ross and his Warden and Brethren for their outstanding hospitality.
During the meeting WM W. Bro Chris McCauley acted as a candidate for the excellent working instructions of a Scottish 3rd, this was thoroughly enjoyed by all brethren present and was an honour to see this conducted in exemplary fashion
After the meeting we enjoyed a time of fellowship and a great night was had by all.
On Saturday 18th April, members of 669, 651, 51, 133 and 1012 had the pleasure of visiting The Celtic Lodge 291
Special thanks to Bro David Hull PM for making all the arrangements for our visit, and thanks to the RWM Robert McClean and his Warden and Brethren for their outstanding hospitality:
Everyone enjoyed a great “Rabbie Burns” Evening
I’M A MASONIC TRAVELER
By Bro Paul Francey
Since I became a master mason it has given me such joy visiting other lodges. In 2014 I set myself a little challenge to visit six lodges in six nights. I was of on annual leave for a week, so i had a choice to stay in the house and get bored watching the depressing soaps on TV. So I put a call out on the Irish Masonic Network to find out what lodges were meeting from Belfast and Holywood to Lisburn the Maze I went a travelling.
I’ve met many brothers and have made a lot of new friends going around different lodges has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of freemasonry. I would encourage all master masons if you have any free time or at a loose end find out where a lodge is sitting and just go along don’t be shy. I would encourage especially newer members to take the plunge and visit a lodge that’s not your own.
If you get an invite to a lodge that is having an installation evening then jump at the chance to go to another and join in the celebration. Over the past couple of years I’ve visited a quite a few installations at every lodge I went to I was welcomed with the open hand of friendship as if I was returning home.
One thing I have learnt is that my appearance not only fills me with joy meeting with my fellow brothers, it also fills them with joy knowing I’ve come to support them. There are many lodges that are to put it one way thin on the ground with lowering memberships so when a traveling brother attends and supports their lodge the welcome and you receive is beyond compare.
So if your a brother that is at a loose end don’t be afraid or worried just go along to any lodge and you will be heartily welcomed and do stay for the festive board after because you will enjoy the experience of meeting your fraternal brothers even more. And you never know you might get a job to do.
So here are some pictures of lodges I’ve visited brothers I’ve met and friendships I’ve made.
So as you can see lots of smiles and laughs. So go on take the plunge and go visit another lodge support each other and reap the benefits of meeting together with your fraternal brothers.
I am a Masonic traveler and I look forward to traveling to your lodge some day wherever you are so to all that read this and wish to do some travelling of their own you will always find a warm welcome at lodge 669 just ask for me and I’ll be happy to look out for you and welcome you home.