Bro. Corey Starkey of Glenelg Lodge was privileged in April 2018 to be passed to the second degree at Parndana Lodge.  Grand Lodge Dispensation had been granted for this to occur.

 

Eighteen members of Glenelg Lodge, in conjunction with Parndana Lodge, jointly held this second degree sharing the ritual which was near faultless in its delivery. Afterwards, a wonderful festive board was shared with thirty six people in the lodge (seen below). It was a complete success and most definitely a very memorable experience for Bro. Starkey.

 

 

Due to rough seas, it was a very turbulent ferry ride over to the island. On Saturday the brethren and their wives were met by Parndana Lodge brethren and toured the Island, including a trip to the Eucalypti’s and Honey Farms, Wineries and Light Houses.

 

The final experience of the day was a BBQ and evening of Masonic Friendship held at a brother's resplendid home overlooking Penneshaw Bay. 

 

On Sunday morning the visitors rose early for the ferry trip back to Adelaide. Thankfully the return ride was smoother, much to the delight of the Worshipful Master of Pandarna Lodge who had vowed to stay on dry land had the seas still been rough.

 

Special thanks were expressed to the owners of Ezi-Rent Mini Buses, and particularly to Bill Heycox, a member of the Lewis Lopdge of Brighton, who drove the bus. The wives and brethren of Parndana Lodge were thanked for their tireless efforts in producing such a great weekend.  Glenelg Lodge looks forward to being able to reciprocate soon.

 

The weekend was so successful that the Glenelg Brethren have decided to make an official visit to a country Lodge become an annual event.

 

(For more photos of this wonderful weekend, please click here)