FORMED IN 1946
– A MEMBER OF FREEMASONS NEW ZEALAND –
Both on and off-street parking is available.
These are held on the first Tuesday of each month except January.
Meetings commence at 7.30pm.
First Tuesday in November. Visiting Brethren are received at 6.45pm.
Visiting Brethren are always welcome and are received at 8.00pm following General Business.
Dress code is dress suit or lounge suit, and appropriate regalia.
Supper and a time of social harmony follow the formal meetings.
E T (Ed) Eason
7 Bathurst Street
Phone: 307 2107
R J (Richard) Conway
61 Park Street
Phone/Fax: (03) 308 6683
A W (Alex) Thomson
Phone; 308 1450
Mobile: 027 687 1880
The Lodge gives full support to "Freemasons Charity". The Lodge also has its own Charitable Fund which is used to assist those in need and to support our Lodge Widows and elderly Brethren. The Brethren do not commit to 'working bees', etc as money-raising activities but our individual giving is budgeted to enable our financial commitments to be fully met. The members are also participants in the manning of a Timaru car park and the donations received are deposited in our Charity funds.
The Lodge provides an Annual Scholarship for the Ashburton College Trades' Course in Year 12. The top student receives a trophy in the form of the Square & Compasses and the top student who undertakes an apprenticeship receives $1,000.00 that must be spent on his/her training and tools of trade. The Lodge provides $500.00 and this is subsidised by the Midland District Charitable Trust.
The Brethren and their ladies meet at a local restaurant on a monthly basis to enjoy each other's company and to have a meal. A mid-winter luncheon is held in the Lodge Refectory, and an informal dinner is held towards the end of the year and before our Installation. Other diverse functions are held during the year. These functions are for brethren, ladies, families, widows and friends.
Harmony Lodge is always encouraging new members: Brethren who have transferred to Ashburton; unattached Brethren; or men who are interested in becoming members of our fraternity. Please get in touch with any of the officers listed above and you will be contacted immediately. There is also a Freemasons’ Website (see below), and brochures about Freemasonry. Regular attendance is desirable but not compulsory.
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: 20 April 2013
Apart from one Past Master, the Brethren progressing through the chairs are Master Masons. Unfortunately our Brother Junior Warden has left Ashburton and we will be doing some re-shuffling until our Installation meeting. Our membership is very cosmopolitan. In addition to our locally born and bred Brethren, we have members from Southland, Otago, Auckland and Wellington, plus three Scots and seventeen Filipinos. The members are from all walks of life: farmers, meat workers, various professionals, tradesmen and retirees.
In May we will host the Millennium 2000 Lodge, No 465 for their biennial visit. We were also to make our biennial visit to The Mackenzie lodge No 93 but this has been postponed until June.
A double ballot will be held in May and, if successful, one of these candidates will be initiated on that same evening. Dispensation has been granted by our District Grand Master in anticipation.