Please note the following four items for your information:
2016 FINANCIAL YEAR ACCOUNTS
I am pleased to advise that a copy of the Consolidated Financial Reports of this Grand Lodge and its Charitable Operation for the June 2016 Financial Year are available in the Resources / UGL Publicationssection in the members’ area of the Grand Lodge Website (www.masons.org.au).
Questions are invited on any part of these Statements that may require clarification by the Grand Treasurer, and these should be lodged with the Grand Secretary no later than Friday, 09 December 2016.
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REMINDER – CAPITATION FEES
A number of Lodges have not paid their Capitation Fees.
Lodges that are having difficulty paying the full amount of their current 2016 Capitation Fees, need to apply to the Grand Treasurer (through the Grand Secretary) for the ability to pay by an agreed plan of instalments.
An application IS required whether or not the Lodge has paid by instalments previously.
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FIRST DEGREE RITUAL BOOK – PRICE CHANGE
Due to rising costs, unfortunately it is not possible to sustain the current price of $6.00 for the First Degree Ritual Book any longer. When our remaining stock of First Degree Ritual Books is all sold the price for the First Degree Ritual Book will go up to $8.00 per book. The First Degree Ritual Book also contains Installation Addresses and a 21 page Glossary of words used in the First Degree Ceremony.
You can order your copy of the First Degree Ritual Book by completing the Stationery Order Form which can be downloaded from the Resources / Booking & Order Forms section in the Members’ Centre of the Grand Lodge Website(www.masons.org.au).
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PARTICIPATE AND SING – 05 DECEMBER 2016 – 6:15pm, GROUND FLOOR, SYDNEY MASONIC CENTRE
An initiative from our Grand Director of Music, RW Bro Ian Cox PJGW, presents an opportunity for all to familiarize or re-familiarise themselves with all of the Odes sung during Craft Ceremonies. Admission is free and the opportunity to participate is assured.
The benefits to those who are just starting are many as they participate in a nurturing and positive learning environment surrounded by those members of the Masonic Ensemble who have been performing these Odes for decades.
W.M.s and P.M.s are very welcome and encouraged to bring members of their Lodge who would benefit from this experience.
Demonstrations of the music accompaniments that are available from the Grand Lodge Website(www.masons.org.au) is also included.
Stephen Green PDGM
The United Grand Lodge of NSW & ACT
279 Castlereagh Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
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