Monday, October 27, 2008

Mark Lodge Banquet

Brethren all,

The Premier Mark Lodge in Phuket are getting ready to host a "White Table" Banquet at one of the nicer spas. You're invited to enjoy great fraternal company and enjoy this wonderful opportunity to entertain spouses or significant others.

Non-masons are also welcome to attend.

Dress code is dinner jacket or evening dress.

Please contact Bro. Scribe if you would like to attend.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Temple Hall Preserved in Pakistan

Brethren all,

Some very good news from Pakistan. A 150 year old Masonic Temple has been saved from the wrecking ball in Karachi, Pakistan. The building is currently home of the Sindh Wildlife Department.

From the article:
The history of the building reveals that the Freemasons used it as a meeting place till the late eighteenth century. In 1820, it was converted into a Masonic Temple but in 1880, it was again converted into Lodge Hope. The office bearers of the time installed marble nameplates, revealing the history of the building and these plates are still in place.

The building was declared a protected heritage site in 1994, but still just missed the wrecking ball. So, let's be thankful that this apparently beautiful structure with such a rich history in the Craft has been saved.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Breakfast Anyone?

Brethren all,

In what I think must be a first in Masonry, I'd like to announce the formation of possibly the world's first breakfast lodge. United Press Lodge 134 in lovely Riverton, Western Australia will hold its annual installation of officers and final night meeting on Saturday, 1st November. Thereafter, the lodge will meet as a "The Premier Breakfast Lodge" offering brethren a unique opportunity to participate in Masonry in the morning and still get the chores done and errands run in the afternoon. Seems like a great alternative that may catch on in other places.

Brethren interested in attending the installation meeting or a breakfast meeting after that should contact Bro. Brian Haffenden.