Walter Weeden Mark and Phoenix RAM No.1193- 14th October 2023

A fair sized delegation of District Officers travelled to Hermanus on Saturday 14th October 2023 to perform the Installations of Phoenix Royal Ark Mariner and Walter Weeden Mark Lodges. Bro. G.L. Carver was Installed as Commander in the Phoenix RAM Lodge.Bro. N.A.H. Griffin went in as Senior Warden and W. Bro. P.C. Dagg as Junior Warden. W. Bro. G.L. Carver was installed for another year as Master. Bro. N.H. Griffin was appointed Senior Warden and Bro. G.A. Potgieter as Junior Warden. The attendance at the Mark Installation. The procession into the Temple for the Mark Working Attendance at the Festive...

Cango Mark/RAM Installation – Saturday 2nd September 2023

On Friday the 1st of September 2023, a delegation of 10 Western Division District Officers, travelled down to Mossel Bay to do the Installations of Cango RAM and also Cango Mark. This was the 1st Installation following the Mark Annual Meeting in July, and also the first Installation for our new District Grand Master, Daniel Gadd-Claxton. A stop was made at Heidelberg for refreshments. And then on to Munro Manor, where we were staying. Friday evening was braai time.                         On Saturday afternoon 2nd September we went to the...

Eastern Division Annual Meeting – July 2023

A few pictures from the Eastern Division Annual Meeting held in July 2023. Three representatives from Western Division were in attendance – namely Hilton Oates (DDGM), Des Buckingham (ADDGM) and John Darné (DGSecretary), shown in the picture with me is ex-Oranjemunder Mike Soroczynski. A good time was held by all.

Mark Annual Meeting 1st July 2023

The Mark District Annual Meeting was held on Saturday 1st July 2023. It was fairly well attended, with a Full attendance of visitors and Sister Constitutions. It was also an occasion for the Investiture of a new District Grand Master – Daniel Lawrence Gadd-Claxton, a new Deputy District Grand Master – Hilton Oates and a new Assistant District Grand Master – Demond Mark Buckingham. From left – Hilton Oates, Daniel Lawrence Gadd-Claxton and Desmond Mark Buckingham after their Investiture. The Full Attendance in the Temple. A most enjoyable Festive Board, where MANY Speeches were made. The Past District Grand Master,...

Installation Meetings for 2023 so far.

 ISRAEL MARK/RAM LODGES. On 30th March 2023, Israel Mark and RAM held their Installation. Both were well attended. The RAM Installation was held first. Winston Allistair Schultz went in as Commander, unfortunately Ray Wainwright was not in attendance, but he was appointed Senior Warden and Martin Van Rensburg who was also not present was appointed Junior Warden.   In the Mark Alex Costopoulos was Installed as Master, Pieter Christoffel Pienaar was installed as Senior Warden and Martin André Van Rensburg was Installed as Junior Warden. A very tasty Festive Board was held after the Installations. Unfortunately no photos were take....

50 Years of Service.

Gabriel De Vos Rabie was presented with a Mark  50 Year Certificate of service, by our District Grand Master on Tuesday 29th November 2022, at a Regular Meeting of Drakenstein Mark Lodge No. 1120. He joined Drakenstein Mark Lodge on 28th of November 1972. He took the chair of Master on 30th May 2006. He served again as Master in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was given District Rank of  Past District Grand Senior Warden on 1st July 1989. On 20th June 2016, he was given the Grand Rank of  Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. Pictures show...

Mark Annual Spit Braai – Sunday 6th November 2022

The Mark had their annual Spit Braai on Sunday 6th November 2022, at the Goodwood Sports Club. The Goodwood Sports Club, once again let us use their venue at no cost, as the function was for charity purposes. We were supported by the Cape Town branch of the Masonic Windows and Sons. The Charity we chose for this year’s Function was the “Masonic Home for Quadriplegics & Paraplegics.” A number of their members and staff were present. Their house accommodates 7 Quadriplegics/Paraplegics and was started in December 2004. They are registered as a Non-profit Organisation as well as a Public...

St. George Mark Lodge Installation – 3rd November 2022

St. George Mark Lodge held their annual Installation on Thursday 3rd November 2022. This was the last Installation for the District for the year 2022. The outgoing Master, T.B. Hay, carried out the Installation himself, and it was done in an exemplary manner. Bro. S.R. Sillifant was Installed as Master, Bro. M.C. Wilson as Senior Warden and Bro. V.P. Morgan as Junior Warden. There were a total of 25 people in Lodge, which included three members of Sister Constitutions. District did all the addresses. This was followed by a very nice Festive Board – pictures shown below… The new Master...

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