Northern Division
Counties-Hauraki - November 2020

Greetings all,

I trust you are all well and keeping safe.

Last month myself along with the Divisional and District Grand Masters from around the country met with the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master in Wellington with the National Office team to outline the new strategy ahead for the craft.

This was very well received and a roadshow will be undertaken around the country early next year to present and explain the pathway ahead. I welcome as many of you as possible to attend and I am sure you will be onboard with the new strategy.

It certainly has been an unusual year so far with delays now causing a busy period of meetings before the traditional end of year recess. This month we saw W Bro Morgan Lewis obtain the chair at the 150th Sir Walter Scott Lodge No 15 Installation with a well attended (members only) meeting. This also included presenting those members present with their 150 year celebration jewel.

11th November will see Bro David Skinner obtain the chair at Lodge Tuakau 278 and 14th November W Bro Derrick Crosby P Dist GDC at The Coromandel Lodge No 17 with the ceremony being performed by The District Grand Master VW Bro Ron McCracken and his team from the Northland District (this being delayed from August).

Thursday 19th November will also see Lodge Papatoetoe hand in it's charter in it's 100th year, while this may seem a sad occasion the members have embraced their new future ahead in the district by joining Lodge Matariki 476 and we wish them all well.  

I would also like to congratulate VW Bro John Lukaszewicz P Dist GM on behalf of the district who has just been appointed to Northern Masonic Association Trust Board, we know you will make a positive contribution.  

Please advise the District Secretary if you have any announcements regarding your Lodge meetings that you require circulated within the district.

Have a great month and I look forward to greeting you all.

Fraternally Yours,

VW Bro Paul Chappel

District Grand Master

Counties Hauraki

District Grand Master

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