Sat07Oct201718:00New Lambton Masonic Centre. 49 Cromwell St, New Lambton NSW
This will be under Discovery's Charter (exercising the travelling aspect of our warrant inherited from Lodge Journeyman Online) and convened in conjunction with the Newcastle Masonic Study Circle.
Talk: The Newcastle Masonic Study Circle, Ian King, President NMSC
Presentation by Tom Hall. Title: “Jephthah: Military Hero or Reprobate?”.
In Masonic lore the Biblical character Jephthah is portrayed as a renowned general; a clever strategist, tactician and leader. His daughter – called Adar by the Order of the Eastern Star – is seen as model of feminine loyalty. However, a critical reading of the story reveals shocking examples of brutality, manipulation and abuse as well as abject stupidity. Based on careful study of Hebrew scripture and our legitimate response to an ancient text, this lively re-examination of the ‘History of Jephthah’ challenges traditional Masonic wisdom and theological convention to find new truths in an old legend
Our Festive Board will have a dining fee of $15 per person. RSVPs by 9th Sept to Secretary to enable organising catering etc.
Tue14Nov201719:00UGL Building. 279 Castlereagh St. Sydney. Doric Room.
Paper: The Victoria Cross – Freemasons’ Band of Brothers presented by WBro Granville Stacey Angell (PGPurs [UGLE]) – International Masonic Researcher into Masonic Military History
Synopsis: It is not generally known that more than ten per cent of all Victoria Crosses awarded were awarded to members of the Craft. WBro Granville Angell's 50 years of research has resulted in the publications 'The Great War 1914-1918: Victoria Cross Freemasons'  and 'Volume of Valour . The latter volume lists every known Freemason who has been awarded the VC, including Bro Cameron Baird VC [KIA 22 June 2013] a member of Lodge Thespian 256NSW&ACT. All proceeds from the sale of these books support Granville’s charity, "VC Grave Concern", which looks after the graves of holders of the VC.
Dress: Business Suit with tie for Masons and Smart Casual for non-masons / After 5 for ladies.
Fee: Dinning Fee is $40 (Prepayment is required). Name: The Discovery Lodge of Research No. 971. BSB : 062 – 475 / Acct : 1018 3809
RSVP: Essential you RSVP by 2nd Nov to Secretary - Discovery Lodge to reserve a place.
Other events – yet to be scheduled
Philip Carter presenting his Kellerman Lecture following the Conference – “The Naked Truth”
Wayne McPhee paper on the Masonic career of Michael Shehadie.
Ian Shanley paper –“Women-only Freemasonry in Sydney in the 20th Cent. The local history of AFAM”
Philip Quadrio paper – “On the Art of Memory and Scottish Origins”