Friday, 26 February 2016

Bro. Manoj Timble Installed in the Eastern Chair of Lodge Gomantak No. 248, Goa


The 35th Annual Installation Ceremony of Lodge Gomantak No. 248 was held on Saturday, 20th February, 2016 at Jai Kieran Hall, Ramnathi, Goa. Bro. Manoj Timble was ceremoniously placed in the Chair of King Solomon by W. Bro. John Sylvester Silveira, the Ruling Master of the Lodge. 

W. Bro. Manoj Timble then appointed and invested his Officers for the year 2016-17.

The ceremony was attended by brethren of the Lodge in large numbers. W. Bro. C. Nagaraju, ARGM of North Karnataka and Goa Area graced the occasion as representative of the R.W. the Regional Grand Master of the Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India, R. W. Bro. Arvind Prasad Chitra. W. Bro. Nagaraju congratulated the outgoing Master on his achievements in the year 2015-16 and wished the incoming Master well. He complimented the officers of the Lodge, particularly the Secretary and the Treasurer, for their outstanding performance. He also delivered the Address to the Master.

W. Bro. John Sylvester Silveira gave a succinct report of his Stewardship of the Lodge highlighting the various activities of the Lodge. He appreciated the co-operation he received from both senior and younger brethren of the Lodge. He thanked the officers of the Grand Lodge of India and the Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India, and especially R. W. the Regional Grand Master R. W. Bro. Arvind Prasad Chitra and W. the ARGM W. Bro. Nagaraju for their, advice, support and encouragement.

W. Bro. Mohan Annigeri, Ruling Master of Lodge Dharwad No. 54, W. Bro. Bharat Mudareddi of the same Lodge, and W. Bro. M. Ganganna of Lodge Vijayanagar, Hospet graced the ceremony with their presence.

The august presence of W. Bro. Richard J. Kendrick PPSGD (Past Provincial Senior Grand Steward), UGLE (who incidentally celebrated his 41st Masonic Birthday on 20th February) brought greater colour to the ceremony.

The evening ended with toasts, a raffle in aid of charity, a festive board, fellowship and a karaoke session which were enjoyed by all.

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