History was created at the February meeting of the United Memorial & Merbein Lodge when 5 Past Grand Officers were recognised for their continuous service to the Craft.
RWBro. Bob Tollner was presented with his 70 Year Jewel and Certificate by VWBro. Alf Green.
VWBro. John Short had his 60 Year Jewel and Certificate presentation made by RWBro. Ern Lewis from Ouyen.
RWBro. Bob Crump chose RWBro. Bob Tollner to make his 60 Year Jewel and Certificate presentation.
RWBro. Tom Lee had RWBro. Kevin McKee present his 50 Year Jewel and Certificate presentation and RWBro. Gordon Peder-son presented WBro. Clive Morgan with his 50 Year Jewel and Certificate.
“The night was really unique – I as a member of the craft for 56 years have never seen so many members receive recognition at the one time with all recipients joining over the years in the month of February. It would be fair to say that under the current climate that a repeat of this night will ever again be observed in my time,” Worshipful Master Geoff Jones said.
The night was well attended with the families of the recipients there to witness the presentation. Visitors from other Lodges were also in attendance making the night a very enjoyable evening.