New Mas­ter for Gayn­dah Lodge

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A BI­BLE was pre­sented to Wor Bro Kevin Murree when he was placed in the Wor­ship­ful Mas­ter’s chair of Gayn­dah Lodge on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The Bi­ble once be­longed to Al­bert Shillig who was ini­ti­ated into a Mary­bor­ough Lodge on April 13, 1916.

In­stalling mas­ter was RW Bro Dave Sher­rit, the As­sis­tant Grand Mas­ter of Queens­land and his team who came from Bris­bane, Pialba, Her­vey Bay and Mary­bor­ough ar­eas.

Wor Bro Murree was sup­ported by his wife Erica who pro­duced, among other things, a mag­nif­i­cent Ma­sonic cake which they cut and served to­gether.

Kevin is the 86th Brother to take on the job of Wor­ship­ful Mas­ter since 1908 with some do­ing two, three or more years in the chair. This is his third year as Mas­ter of Gayn­dah Lodge.

Mr Murree paid trib­ute to the past mas­ter VW Bro Bill Turner for the work he has done pro­mot­ing the lodge and in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

On top of his agenda for the up­com­ing year will be a Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice at the Novem­ber meet­ing which the pub­lic will be in­vited to.

Those in at­ten­dance were pro­vided with a beau­ti­ful two-course meal by the Gayn­dah Angli­can Ladies.

Mr Turner said the Grand Lodge team were most ap­pre­cia­tive of the corned beef and Anne Kenny’s self-sauc­ing choco­late pud­ding was a real hit with them.

On the lighter side of the night it was found when the multi-raf­fle was drawn two books of the same colour and num­bers had been sold.

Mr Turner said luck­ily we had plenty of prizes for when a red ticket was drawn.

“We think we’ll do it again next year as it halved the time of the raf­fle,” he said with a laugh.

Biggenden Lodge Mas­ter Chris Roberts per­formed a num­ber of songs and all en­joyed the sing-a-long.

At the con­clu­sion of the night Wor Bro Murree pre­sented the Grand Team with en­graved glasses from Gayn­dah Lodge as a me­mento of their visit.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

IN THE LODGE: Past mas­ter VW Bro Bill Turner, newly in­stalled mas­ter Wor Bro Kevin Murree, Deputy Grand Di­rec­tor of Cer­e­monies VW Bro Wayne Warry and Di­rec­tor of Cer­e­monies Wor Bro John Mul­laly at the Gayn­dah Ma­sonic Lodge in­stal­la­tion din­ner on Satur­day night.

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