DISTRICT TEAM - COUNTIES-HAURAKI
District Grand Director of Ceremonies
Bruce is retired after serving the merchant navy and in NZ marine department as master of several ships servicing the nautical school and lighthouses around the Kiwi coast.
Bruce joined The Fortitude lodge 64 in 1967 and after much traveling settled in Auckland became Master of Kumeu 279 in 82 and Master of Manurewa 222 in 2018.
Has been DoC of various lodges in the District and looking forward to the next 3 years
Frank's Mother Lodge is Lodge Papatoetoe No.227 in the Counties-Hauraki District where he was initiated in 2011. Also a member of Lodges Manurewa No. 222 and Matariki No.476 as well as several Other Orders. He has spent most of his working life working in accounting, 10 years based in London, and owned a tavern with trucker's accommodation for 8 years in South Auckland.
Has one daughter, who is still at University. As well as being Treasurer of various Lodges and Other Orders, enjoys reading, travel and the family life.
Alex is self employed as a Maintenance engineer for the food industry previously worked for Nestle for 26yrs until redundancy.
Has been married to Margaret a wonderful wife for 35years and has 3 grown up children.
Joined freemasonry in 1996 and is a member of the Mangere lodge 330 serving as Master 3 times and currently Master of united masters 167 until March next year. Is really looking forward to working with the new counites Hauraki team for the next 3 years .
Grand Standard Bearer
Born and raised in Coastal Taranaki. Joined NAC (National Airways Corporation) in March 1964 as a pilot on DC3 aircraft and retired from flying Boeing 747-400s with Air New Zealand in mid 2000.
Married to Margaret since 1964 and have three children and 9 grand children.
Joined Lodge Papakura No. 56 in September 2004 and installed as Master in 2013-14 and again 2017-18.
Involved in Amateur Radio since 1968 and hold the callsign of ZL1AOX.
An early interest in computers and satellites lead to command and control of seven different satellites for various organisations.
Aviation interests are still maintained as a member of New Zealand Warbirds Association and the Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand Inc.
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