Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mark Master Masons Lunch in Bangkok

This arrived in my Inbox:
Master Masons and Mark Master Masons are cordially invited on Saturday 16th March to a lunch time get-together with the WM and other brethren of the Premier Siam Lodge of Mark Master Masons, No 1893, EC. 
Premier Siam is an unattached Lodge reporting directly to Mark Masons Hall in London, consecrated 28th January 2008, with the Grand Master, Prince Michael of Kent, in attendance.  We meet 3 times a year on the 3rd Saturday in July and the 2nd Saturday's in September and November in Phuket,  a wonderful venue for both our meetings and Festive Board. So impressive in fact that brethren travel from Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and further afield to be with us. 
In view of the rather long eight month summer break between our November and July meetings, the WM has decided to hold an informal get-together in Bangkok on Saturday 16th March 2013,12 noon at the British Club, Soi 18 Silom Road, Bangkok.  All Bangkok Master Masons and Mark Master Masons are especially welcome.  The first beer is on the WM! Please come along and say hello, lunch will be downstairs either in the Churchill Bar or restaurant, depending upon numbers. 
If you are a Master Mason or Mark Master Mason and would like to attend, please send an email to the organizer.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Freemasonry in Laos

As I was stumbling around the internet and updating links on the TFM web site for the first time in years, I came across the very new and spiffy Lodge Lane Xang web page.  Lodge Lane Xang of course was previously consecrated in Laos but went into darkness along with the rest of that country in 1976.  However, the charter was saved and a living member helped bring that lodge back to life in Bangkok.

The web site hosts a fascinating history of the lodge.  Take a few minutes and check it out.  And if you are in Bangkok, then you owe it to yourself to visit the good brethren of LLX.  They're a nice bunch.

Update:  Many apologies for the first version of this post which substituted Cambodia for Laos.  I do actually know the difference!  I would like to blame the beer, but unfortunately I was stone cold sober when I wrote this.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Frequent Flyer

Interesting article I just discovered from Freemasonry Today.  Bro.John Bailey from the UK set out on a world wide tour of English lodges including our own Chula Lodge in Bangkok.  Apparently the boys at Chula do a very thorough investigation!  It's a good read that highlights the infinite differences in "universal masonry".

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