W. Bro Brian Mc Bride has been enjoying some Australian Masonic Hospitality during his stay in Sydney.
He has visited Lodge Warringah No. 83 nearby Collaroy and had brought Fraternal Greetings to WM. W Bro Bill Mc Kendrick and his brethren from our Lodge 669
He also had the pleasure of attending the Installation meeting of the Grand Master of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (NSW & ACT) Most Worshipful Brother Derek Robinson, who extended warm and fraternal greetings to the WM and Brethren of Lodge 669 and to all Irish Masons http://www.masons.org.au
The Grand Lodge Meeting was held in Large Skyscraper Building in Central Sydney, where he was introduced to the Royal Arch Chapter Frist Grand Principal and Grand Master elect for NSW & ACT Most Excellent Companion Robert (Rob) Peattie, who is the NSW & ACT representative to Ireland and was please to meet and Irish Mason http://usgcnsw.org.au/
Most Excellent Companion Rob had invited Brian to Installation on 20th September again at Grand Lodge Room, which is a truly magnificent affair, having representatives from 27 different orders from all parts Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania, ladies and family members where also present.
The First Grand Principal and Grand Master presented Brian with an Australian Masonic Tie and new set of Cuff Links. He was again personally welcomed and Fraternal Greetings were extended by Rob Peattie to the E. King and Companions of Tyrain Chapter IC and to all Brethren and Companions in Ireland
Brian has been very honoured to attend all these meetings and has received a great welcome in Australia where fellowship and harmony is strong, We look forward to have W. Bro Brian McBride back with us at Christmas and he has been asked not to be bringing any boomerangs back with him…
Final note from Brian “Brethren, should you get an opportunity to visit a Lodge in another constitution, just do it (check with our Secretary first of course), and in my experience you will have a very enjoyable experience time and make many new friends”