DISTRICT TEAM - OTAGO DISTRICT
I was initiated into Freemasonry on 23.9.1975 into Lodge South Otago No 428 at Balclutha. I worked for the Police Dept at that time and travelled about the South Island joining a number of Lodges. I was master of the Advance Mawhera Lodge 61 in Greymouth in 1989 and Master of Lodge Oamaru 260 in 1997.
I am now a member of Lodge Palmerston 26 and a member of North Otago Rose Croix. I am married to Eileen and we have two adult children. I retired from the Police in 1998 and since that time have been self employed as a farmer, ownership and operating a country hotel and rural mail contractor. I am now basically retired. My interests include family, reading and sport.
District Grand Master
Bought up on a farm at Milford ,Temuka .Became a member of theWinchester lodge 1737 Ec in 1980,WM in 1985 and 1989.
Become a Grand lodge officer and served as Dist Grand IG,then Dist Grand SD. After leaving South Canterbury we moved to Cromwell and my Partner Diana and I bought a Cafe and owned it for 9 years.
After joining the Cromwell Kilwinning lodge 98 I served as WM for 3 years 2015/16/17. I have very much enjoyed the Otago lakes Lodge’s and made a lot of lifetime friends. And very much looking forward to my new roll as Dist GDC.
District Grand Director of Ceremonies
8 year Member of Lodge Teviot 148 - Master in 2016 & 2017 Son & Grandson of Freemasons, had the pleasure of being raised before my Fathert First appointment to Grand
Long serving member of The Warehouse group - currently the Regional Manager for Otago Southland - formerly Continuous improvement manager so still travel all over the country. Family Happily Married to Charmaine for 20 years, Connor my son is 18 and Mackenzie my Daughter is 17, haven’t talked Connor into the lodge yet - he helps do lawns etc so the seed is planted :-) I enjoy the lodge - good people - lots of reflection and a bright future ahead!
I joined The Cromwell Kilwinning Lodge 98 in 1979; was WM in 1986 and then again in 2013 and 2014.
I believe that Freemasonry is as important today as it ever was.
There is only one thing in Freemasonry that matters and that is Membership - looking after existing and seeking out the new. Young men need of a sense of belonging, they need structure; Freemasonry can help develop self-esteem and help to build confidence.
I am a Company Director of Home Safe Queenstown Ltd. I am married to my best friend Jill for slightly over 40 years. We have two children and 5 delightful grandchildren. I have an overly enthusiastic interest in gunpowder and petrol, thus a passion for firearms and classic cars. Sometimes I play golf, but mostly I just hit a small white ball and head off in the general direction I thought it went. We have a Great Dane and a West Highland Terrier - these guys are our personal trainers and a great source of entertainment.
Hi I’m Eric, I'm 38 yrs old and married to my wife Anna Leah with two beautiful daughters. I’ve been living in NZ for about 11 years now, I joined the Lodge Clinton No. 183 on 2011.
I am the first Filipino to join freemasonry in my lodge, I am a dairy farmer, I have also a degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, major in Animal Science and minor in Agricultural Economics.
Hi my name is Mark Inder; I am 50 years old and married to Melissa. We have 3 children, Katherine 19, Josh 18, and Nick 9. We farm at "lAUNCESTON" just out of Ranfurly in Central Otago.
In my spare time I like to play golf and go fishing. I joined the Mt Ida Lodge No.97 in 2002 and am the 5th Generation of my family to be a member. I am very proud to be accepted into Grand Lodge as both my Father and Grandfather were before me. I am also looking forward to my term as a Grand Steward in the newly formed Otago District.
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