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"BETWEEN THE PILLARS"
Well the Installation is now history and I have come to the realisation that I am for the next 12
months Master of the Avon Shirley Lodge. I realise I am following some very talented Masters and I
only hope I can fulfil the position to the satisfaction of everyone. What a wonderfully successful
evening the Installation was with a very large attendance of ladies and Brethren.
I am particularly grateful to my Masonic friends and their wives from outside Canterbury who
attended. Some of these Brethren have been my friends for half a lifetime.
I also want to especially mention V W Bro Martin Biss who proposed the toast to me in the
Refectory. Martin and Helen very recently moved to Alexandra and after only a fortnight there
travelled back to Christchurch for my Installation. Thank you Martin.
Our October meeting will be a Domestic Meeting where we will discuss a few ideas for the coming
year. Also I hope to have received copies of remits to be presented at the Grand Communication at
Wellington on 16-17 November. I need to know how our Lodge wishes me to vote on these.
Our Lodge of Instruction on Monday 7 October will be held in the Boardroom because on this
particular date both lodge rooms are occupied. We will be practising a first degree. I realise this
will be a trifle cramped but it avoids changing our Instruction to another date. We will be
conducting the first Degree in November. I am hoping we can have a full attendance for our Lodge
Finally if any Brother has any issues he would like to share with me or if anyone becomes aware of
any problems please feel free to contact me either personally or at home.
Once again I look forward to a positive year ahead.
W Bro Jim Gilmour