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.
Thu07Jun201819:00Sydney Masonic Centre 279 Castlereagh St Sydney
David Slater will deliver a paper entitled "The re-decoding of GLE ritual at the turn of the 19th Century".
Thu02Aug201819:00Sydney Masonic Centre 279 Castlereagh St. Sydney NSW
OUR SPEAKER and PAPER
W Bro Simon Vanholland is the Worshipful Master of Lodge Ethos 963 located in the ACT. He is making the trip up to Sydney to present this paper, which he has recently given (very successfully) in some Canberra based Lodges.
Our Masonic journey is one of conferring degrees, but it does not confer elevated levels of consciousness. That is up to the individual’s journey and the purpose of Freemasonry to assist with. In this lecture we will explore the levels of consciousness through the philosophical dissection of the first degree Tracing Board and how the tools of our craft call us to action in the physical world and outline the practical contemporary applications to elevate our consciousness based on the work of Brother W. Kirk MacNulty.
Our Festive Board will have a dining fee of $40 per person. Please email the Secretary if you will be attending.
Thu11Oct201818:30NSW Masonic Club (level 2 Bar)
The WM will be getting a light dinner afterwards close by with his partner and you are invited (and you partners) to join him. Add some socialising to the paperwork.
Thu01Nov201819:00Sydney Masonic Centre 279 Castlereagh St Sydney
Election of Officers
Justin Patey; "Freemasonry in Japan"
Tom Hall; "An investigation into the cause of the hostility of the Church of Rome in Freemasonry"
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”