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New South Wales Masonic Club MAGAZINE

Club Founded 1893

Print Post Publication ID 100003455

Issue 51, June 2015

OFFICIALS & COMMITTEES Patron MW Bro AR (Tony) Lauer, APM, JP President Graham L. Berry Vice President Frank M. Deane Honorary Treasurer Stephen G. Bates Directors Graham W Byrne Allan G Ezzy Roger Gregory John J Moore Steve C Wearne Peter Zeilic General Manager Warren Lewis House, Supply & Staff Frank Deane (Convenor) Allan Ezzy John Moore Peter Zeilic Finance Graham Byrne (Convenor) Stephen Bates Steve Wearne Roger Gregory Magazine Design Sara Linden

CONTACT US Street Address 169-171 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: (02) 9284 1000 Fax: (02) 9284 1999 Hotel Reservations: 1800 801 576 Postal Address PO Box A1160 Sydney South NSW 1235

PRESIDENT’S REPORT Dear Fellow members, I begin this report on a personal note. This will be the penultimate report that I shall make to you. Under the provisions of our Constitution my present term of office, along with those of my fellow directors, will cease on 30th November. My Vice President, Frank Deane and a senior Director, John Moore have indicated that they will not be seeking re-election. I cannot seek to be re-elected as your President and I shall not seek election to any other office. I have served on our Board since 1st December 2001 and the time has come for me to move on. You will readily understand that the Board elections to be conducted later this year will be of vital importance to the future of our Club. For instance the Board will lose the benefit of legal advice from Frank Deane and myself and this will call for careful consideration of the qualifications of those who seek election to the Board, if a proper balance is to be maintained. I believe that over most of the period of my presidency, the Club has been well served by a Board which has had a good balance in the qualifications of its members. We must seek to maintain that position. I therefore urge you to: (a) Consider the possibility of standing for election yourself (b) Press fellow members whom you believe to be appropriately qualified to consent to nomination (c) Give careful consideration to the material supplied by each of the nominees about themselves before you vote (d) Remember that our Constitution prohibits canvassing for votes whilst within the Club premises. I endorse the comments of the General Manager concerning the Anzac Day activities in our Club. I witnessed a hive of activity from 7am to 7pm and I thank all those who contributed to make the day a wonderful success. Our Anzac Day service was again a memorable and moving event and the Masonic Sub Branch RSL is to be congratulated for its participation and assistance. I have written elsewhere in this magazine about the sad loss of Colin Graham who at the time of his death was president of the NSW Masonic Club Veterans’ Association. I greatly appreciated his never failing support and advice. Our General Manager has just returned from overseas where he represented the Club at an international conference conducted by the Choice Organisation. We look forward to his report and to positive results from his representations on our behalf. Again, I urge you to make regular use of your Club and its various facilities and to let our General Manager have your views about how you think our service to you might be improved. Please put your thoughts on paper. With best wishes,

Websites & Email Addresses New South Wales Masonic Club Website: www.nswmasonicclub.com.au Email: [email protected] The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Website: www.thecastlereagh.com.au Email: [email protected]

Graham L. Berry President

Planning a function? • The Adam Room ~ hosts intimate private dinners for up to 40 guests sit down ~ 60 guests stand up with Canape selection. • Cello’s Restaurant ~ formal dinners, cocktail parties from 50 to 130 Enquiries Ph 02 9284 1006 [email protected]

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GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT Welcome everyone once again to our latest Members magazine. I am pleased to report that a number of building behind the scenes improvements have been undertaken recently to improve & maintain Member amenities and comfort throughout you Club. The 100 year anniversary of the 1st World War was recently celebrated here at this Club on Anzac Day and it was a day touched by both sadness and joy. There were many old friendships renewed on the day and sadly a number of old friends that were unable to attend on this very special occasion. Under the guidance of Roger Gregory a Director of this Club and through the SOS (Save our Street) Alliance he has vigorously pursued the City of Sydney Council & Transport NSW over this planned Cycle Way. Its final construction route is currently earmarked for the western side of Castlereagh Street is soon to be determined by Roads Minister Duncan Gay. The preliminary works for the two-way Cycle Way along the Castlereagh Street corridor has commenced now on the southern end of Castlereagh Street between Goulburn & Liverpool Streets. The consequences caused by this construction of restricted access to this Club would have a severe impact in the future. The picking up & setting down of Members & Guests and our deliveries could be telling. This ill conceived poorly thought out infrastructure option by Council & State could have disastrous implications for this Club. If you feel concerned here I would ask you to contact the Roads Minister Duncan Gay as soon as possible to have your voice heard on the Cycle Way’s impact. Mr Gay can be contacted at his ministerial office in Sydney as follows: The Hon. Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads, Maritime & Freight 52 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 (P) 8574 5500 or www.duncangay.com.au

he was appointed a Crown Prosecutor. Jim was sworn in as a judge of the District Court of New South Wales on 19 April 1985 and resigned from that position on 6 September 1993. Jim’s father was originally from Asia Minor and his mother from Kastellorizo. They came to Australia and married in the 1920’s. With such a pedigree and upbringing, it’s no wonder Jim is unashamedly a barrister of the people and for the people, dealing with clients whose first language is not English. Although there are numerous examples of Jim’s achievements, Jim’s modesty prevent us from listing them here, however, it must be said that Jim has been a real trailblazer and he continues to be a generous mentor for many a young practitioner who has chosen a career in the law. His forthright manner is often spoken about with much affection with those who know him well. Jim’s early life often saw him regularly running errands for local police, and fighting as a featherweight at the old Leichhardt Stadium. Jim’s family had a busy fruit shop that they operated for many years near the grand ballroom the Albert Palais on Parramatta Road in Leichhardt. Jim it is good to see your health improving. Kind regards,

Warren Lewis General Manager NSWMC & The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

PETER AND LE COURT’S

Christmas

Tour of Vietnam

On a more sombre note you will be saddened to learn by recent announcements that current long serving President Graham Berry, Vice-President Frank Deane & Director John Moore AM will not nominate for any Board positions at this year’s Club elections due in October 2015. The stability and consolidated position of this Club during the last decade can be directly linked to their collective input and contribution. They have been loyal servants of this Club and to say we owe them a debt of gratitude would be an understatement. I will keep you all informed as things progress here with the upcoming elections. It was good to see former Member Jim Conomos back in the Club recently. Jim has been unwell in recent times but appears to be now on the road to better health. Jim is a unique character and has an intriguing background some of which I would like to share with you. Jim was the first inductee to the ALPHA Hall of Fame James (Jim) William Conomos, barrister. Jim grew up in Leichhardt, attended Drummoyne Boys High School and graduated LLB from Sydney University in April 1962. He went to the Bar on 8 February 1963 and on 8 August 1977

14 Day tour $4,300 per person (High Season)

Price includes airfares, boat fares, transport, visas, accommodation, gratuities, entry and exit taxes and most meals

Sunday 20 December 2015 to Sunday 2 January 2016 For further details: Phone Peter Court (W) 02 9284 2854 (H) 02 9892 2218 (M) 0423 707 383 June 2015 NSWMC Magazine 3 3 June 2015 NSWMC Magazine

club directors honoured

It gives me great pleasure to identify two Directors currently serving on the Board of this Club Bro John Moore AM & Bro Allan Ezzy AM & APM both who have been acknowledged recently with special honours. John and Allan have long served the broader community collectively for decades and the honour bestowed upon them is both appropriate and well deserved. We appreciate their efforts and are proud that they served the Members as Directors of the New South Wales Masonic Club on a daily basis, our congratulations are extended to John & Allan. Graham Berry – President NSW Masonic Club

John Joseph Moore was born on 27th October, 1936 at Dulwich Hill, Sydney, son of Jack Joseph Moore and Ivy Maud Moore (nee Batger). He was educated in Newington College, Stanmore from 1949-1953 and later, after a period of jackarooing, attended Hawkesbury Agriculture College graduating with a Diploma of Agriculture. John followed a rural career until joining the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) around 1960 reporting on rural affairs. He served with them in many locations including Hobart, Canberra, Renmark and Sydney. In 1959 he married his first wife, Virginia Roberts-Jones, and they had three children namely Jeremy, Simon and Belinda. In the early 1990s he joined the Citizen’s Military Forces (now Army Reserves) and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Apart from family, John’s interests are military, sport, and broadcasting. Since the 1960s John has voluntarily supported a vast array of community-oriented organisations and events. Many of these have National, iconic status and Vice-regal patronage and involvement. His background as a professional broadcaster, combined with knowledge and experience developed during his military career has, and continues to, attract demand for his services, in particular for “ceremonial” and “Remembrance” oriented events. However, his community involvement encompasses interests in excess of this particular specialty. These interests include sport generally and Freemasonry. Given his background, John has been the lead commentator and Master of Ceremonies at many events of great military significance spanning more than three decades. Notably he has been lead commentator for the ABC’s Sydney coverage of the ANZAC Day March since the 1960s and he has been Master of Ceremonies for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Sydney Cenotaph for the past two decades. John has provided support to many sporting organisations including commentary for the annual “Head of the River” rowing regatta for the past three decades as well as commentary for many smaller club and school regattas on most weekends throughout the summer. His commentary extends to national and international rowing events such as the NSW Rowing Championships, the Olympic Youth Festival and the Sydney International Regatta. John also supports the sport of polo and was a committee member of the Canberra Polo Club. As well as club and state events he provided commentary for major polo tournaments at which there was usually a Vice-regal presence such as the Menzies Cup. John has been a member of Freemasons for over 50 years and has given almost continual services to his Lodges, especially Lodge Wyvern and the district in which his lodges formed part. An outstanding individual, John is a man of integrity, honour, dependability, patience and loyalty, his clear, modulated voice an essential part of military and sporting matters for decades.

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Allan Gordon Ezzy was born at Burwood, Sydney on 29th December, 1942. He was the first of two sons of Clevelin Percy Ezzy and Valerie Clorine Cock. His childhood was spent in the Burwood/ Concord area, attending North Strathfield Primary School and Meadowbank Boys High School. He left school at the intermediate in 1957 to undertake a plumbing apprenticeship and has continued to maintain his Advanced Master Tradesman’s qualifications and licences. Allan’s eagerness to learn saw him return to Technical College to obtain his Leaving Certificate with subsequent studies earning him Tertiary Qualifications in Management, Rotary Foundation Aware to travel to USA to Study Law Enforcement, Church, Community and Local Government, and legal studies which led to Police Prosecuting. Allan’s life has been based on service to the community; as a member of St John’s Ambulance, a volunteer Ambulance Officer with Central District Ambulance Service until 1966 when he commenced work as a full time officer of that service. He continued in that until 1968 when he left to join the Police Service. In 1970 Allan married Patricia Joan Brandy and they had three daughters, Simone, Renee and Vanessa. Actively involved in Church life as the People’s Warden at St John’s cathedral Parramatta, Allan had special responsibility for the Heritage Cathedral and buildings. He was an active member of Apex until reaching the Apex compulsory retirement age of 40 and has been in continuous service of Holroyd Rotary Club for almost 40 years, holding many board positions including that of President. The Club awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship and in 2010 with a Sapphire Pin for his service to Rotary in general and Holroyd Rotary in particular. In 1975 he was elected to Holroyd City Council to represent the West Ward which is principally the suburb of Greystanes where he served as a Councillor for almost 40 years. His devotion to duty has seen him hold many positions including those of Deputy Mayor (3 years) and Mayor (9 years). Allan enjoyed a stellar career in the Police Service. Whilst in general duties, he was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct following an involvement in the apprehension of an armed robber after a TAB hold up. He has seen service as a detective, uniformed officer and special branch duties. He transferred into legal services and had many roles such as Prosecutor Assisting the Coroner and Senior Prosecutor. He was the prosecutor of high profile cases including the murders of Anita Cobby and Tess DeBrincat. Allan retired as a Senior Sergeant after 36 years of service. Allan has been a Freemason since 1964, was Master of his own Lodge and District Inspector of a group of Lodges. His service has been acknowledged by granting of Grand Lodge rank. Allan’s efforts, especially in the police service, Rotary and Local Government have clearly had an enormous impact with his community service exceeding 50 of his 72 years. Allan displays exemplary, selfless service and his record stands for itself.

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“YOU CAN’T HAVE A CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT WITHOUT BUSINESS?”

Roger Gregory: Club Director Chairman: Save Our Street Committee

Dear Members, Since my last message to you in the October 2014 club magazine, I am pleased to advise that we have made some considerable progress in our campaign to halt the building of the proposed Cycleway in the traffic lane in front of our building.

Club President, Graham Berry and Vice Preside nt Frank Deane host their guests at the ANZAC Day Luncheon (new Glug) with Leanne Eggleston Glug Chris Ramos

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As previously reported, thanks to a strong and well managed media campaign, carried out by The Burke Group, headed by professor David Flint and Jai Martinkovits, the building of the Cycleway did not commence late last year, as we had been assured by the CBD Alliance, that it would. The best news of all was when the Minister for Roads and Freight, Mister Duncan Gay announced on 13 November that there will now be a six months trial of the Castlereagh Street Cycleway between King and Liverpool Streets, commencing in 2015. The trial would allow vehicles to service properties in Castlereagh Street and cycle traffic will be monitored during the trial period. At the time of writing, the Minister has not announced the starting date for the six month trial. Whilst we can’t claim to have won the war, we can with some satisfaction claim a victory at this point of the campaign.

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It is imperative that all club members realise that to deny vehicle access to our hotel and club, will almost certainly in time bring about closure.

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As Minister Duncan Gay said last November, when announcing the trials, “you can’t have a Central Business District without business,” and we should all thank him for that. Roger Gregory Director

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Long Lunch - Special Performance with Ces Dorcey

Wednesday

Scottish Highland Day Luncheon Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Price : Member $60, Nonmember $65, Groups of 10 or more $60pp Bookings : 9284 1006

Our regular pianist Mr Ces Dorcey will be tickling the ivorys for your enjoyment.

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Dust off your sporran and brush up on your Gay Gordons for a day of fun and frivolity with friends at our annual Scottish Highland Day celebrations!

Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Price : Member $60, Nonmember $65 Bookings : 9284 1006 Traditional fare, fun and Christmas cheer with the amazing Ces Dorsey on piano.

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September 16

Friday

New Members Recption Level 4 : The Adam Room Time : 5pm - 7pm Bookings : 9284 1006 By invitation only

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Monday

Royal Commonwealth Society Lunch

Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006

Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 11:45am and all guests to be seated by 12:15pm Price : $65 per person (no discounts apply) Dress : Lounge suit Bookings : 9284 1006

New in 2015 is the exceptional Kym Parrish… actor, singer and musician.

Hosted by the Royal Commonwealth Society in conjunction with NSW Masonic Club.

Friday

Long Lunch - Kym Parrish

Price includes three course lunch with two beverages (includes soft drink, local beer or house wine)

Guests of Honour: His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Hurley. Includes 2 course lunch with two beverages (includes soft drink, local beer or house wine)

Wednesday

Dine & Wine Tasting Luncheon - Guest Speaker Ian “Herbie” Hemphill

October

Level 4 : Cello’s Restaurant Time : 12pm - 3pm Price : $50 per person Bookings : 9284 1006

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Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006

Friday

Long Lunch - Beverley Kennedy

Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006

Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006

Enjoy a nice long lunch with the live sounds of acclaimed Spanish Guitarist, Carlos Perez. ocal beer or house wine)

Come and enjoy A la carte luncheon featuring Bev Kennedy on piano - generally regarded as one of Australia’s leading Musical Directors and accompanists.

Our Dine and Wine Tasting guest speaker, Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill, is one of Australia’s foremost culinary herb and spice experts. Creator of his own spice empire, aptly named Herbie’s Spices, he has written a number of books, including Spice Notes and Recipes and Sticks, Seeds, Pods and Leaves. His spice shop is a Sydney institution for food lovers.

Friday

Long Lunch - Kym Parrish

Showcasing fabulous wines matched with entrée & main course.

Long Lunch - Carlos Perez, Spanish Classical Guitarist

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Wednesday

Christmas in July Luncheon

Price includes a three course lunch with two beverages (includes soft drink, local beer or house wine)

Friday

events calendar

Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006

PRIZE FOR THE BEST KILT!

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Kym has performed as a singer and pianist at many high profile events in both London and Sydney. She is no stranger to entertaining in many of London’s 5 star hotels including The Dorchester, one of the world’s most iconic. Among her amazing talents she is also a singing coach for many musical theatre artists as well as performing arts schools, has worked with The Actors Company for Sydney Theatre Company and holds a Bachelor of Music and an A.Mus.A It’s with pleasure we invite you to come and join us for a a long A la carte luncheon and enjoy the exceptional talents of Kym Parrish.

Come and join us for a long A la carte luncheon and enjoy the exceptional talents of Kym Parrish.

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Free WiFi available! Don’t forget that free WiFi is available throughout the premises for Members and guests. Simply connect to the WiFi network through your own device and you’ll be surfing the net in no time!

WE’VE SPICED THINGS UP!

DINE & WINE TASTING LUNCHEON with special guest speaker Ian “Herbie” Hemphill $65 per person Wednesday July 1st Herbie has long been the nickname of Ian Hemphill, one of Australia’s foremost culinary herb and spice experts. Herbie spent his childhood surrounded by herbs and spices, when his parents, John and Rosemary Hemphill, were pioneering the herb and spice scene in the 1950s. Thirty years of working in the industry, including face-to-face lectures to groups from the general public, industrial brokering, manufacturing and marketing, has made Herbie a wellrespected and popular figure amongst his peers, in Australia and overseas. He now enjoys sharing his extensive experience and knowledge.

Book with Rita on 9284 1006 Price includes two course lunch with wine tasting. Conditions: 10% member discount cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. Bookings essential.

Christmas in Wednesday July 16th $60pp Members $65pp Non-members Gather a group of friends and join together for some wonderful Christmas cheer and festivities! Enjoy a sumptuous Christmas themed menu with all the trimmings and be entertained by Ces Dorcey on piano. Price includes a three course lunch with two beverages. (includes local beer, house wine or soft drink) Book with Rita on 9284 1006 Conditions: Conditions: Members’ rate applies, 10% member discount cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. Bookings essential.

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NEW MEMBERS

October 2014 - April 2015 Mr A. Alford, Retired Fire Fighter Mrs S. Allan, Office Manager Mrs R. Arrow, House Wife Mr R. Arrow, Retired Mr P. Aspinall, Shop Manager Mr L. Bainbridge, Opera & Arts Fund Raiser Mr N. Baltinos, Barrister Mr O. Bergstrom, Retired LTCOL D. Bridgeman, Army Officer Mr R. Britten, Retired Mr P. Button, Retired Ms M. Clark, Health Industry Care Giver Mr S. Condon, Chartered Accountant Mr A. Cox, Auditor Mrs D. Elliott, Retired Mr R. Fitzell, Showroom Manager Ms A. Gauci, Natural Health Worker Mrs A. Grieve Mr S. Grytka, Tech Education Dr J. Hall Mr A. Hamilton, Senior Communication Officer Mr I. Harrison, Director Sgt G. Hart, Soldier Mr J. Hawkins, Retired Mr P. Heck, Plumber Mr T. Hoyle, Barrister Mr M. Iacono, University Lecturer Mr J. Inman, Public Servant Mr C. Jones, Retired Piano Tuner Ms H. Kamaras, Mr R. Kaye, Retired Mrs C. Kinnane, Retired Mr G. Leighton, Office Worker Mr C. Long, Retired Mrs N. Morris, Retired Mr W. Nash, Consultant Ms J. Nash Ms K. Neumann, Adminstration Mrs P. Oliver, Director Mr A. Overhill, Chartered Accountant Mrs C. Palmer, RSL NSW Mr T. Piotrowski, Psychologist Mrs L. Plummer, Practice Manager Ms J. Prats, Solicitor Ms B. Ramjan, Guardian Ad Litem Mr R. Reggiani, Retired Mr P. Rex, Bus Transport Operator Mr T. Robinson, Retired Ms H. Roddom, Retired Dr D. Salmon, Retired Mr P. Schmidt, Farmer Mrs V. Seffadj, Carer Ms J.D Shotland, Semi Retired Capt D. Shultz, US Navy Ms J. Smith, Retired Principal Ms L. Smith, Retired Dr P. Stephens, Interior Design Mgr Mr A. Sulengkar, Sound Engineer Mrs H. Terol, Retired Mr M. Toovey, Officer RAAF Mr P. Wade, Retired Teacher Mr L. Wills, Retired High School Principal

Congratulations to the Winners of our Christmas Raffles 1st Prize Ms Lavinia Smith 2nd Prize Patricia Thorpe 3rd Prize Patricia Watts 88 NSWMC NSWMC Magazine Magazine June June 2015 2015

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Vale Colin Graham PASSING OF COLIN GRAHAM Club members were sad to learn of the death of Colin Graham on 2nd April after a relatively short illness. Born on 21st January 1928 and christened Colin Frederick Graham, Colin was first educated at the local public school at Bondi. Five years at Sydney Boys High School followed, after which Colin became an undergraduate at Sydney University Law School. Having graduated as a Bachelor of Laws, Colin commenced practice as a Solicitor in the Hurstville area, making many appearances as an advocate in the Kogarah Local Court. He ultimately practised successfully in the City. Colin married Yvonne (known as “Bubsie”) in 1953 and the pair were still happily married when he was

called to the Grand Lodge above. Amongst his many clients he numbered St George Rugby League Club and the Waverley Bowling Club, serving as President of the latter. Colin was an active Mason and served as Treasurer of the Eastern Beaches Daylight Lodge in his later years. Colin joined our Club in 2000 and was, at his passing, President of the New South Wales Masonic Veterans Association. Both the Club and the Association were well presented at the funeral service. His cheerful nature and readiness to assume responsible positions will be missed. Vale Colin Graham

ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY LUNCH OK

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with special guests

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Hurley $65 per person Monday 28th September, From 11:45am All guests are to be seated by 12:15pm before the arrival of His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales at 12:30pm. Protocol requires that no one arrive after The Governor.

Hosted by the Royal Commonwealth Society in conjunction with NSW Masonic Club. Price includes two course lunch with two beverages (includes soft drink, local beer or house wine)

Book with Rita on 9284 1006 Conditions: 10% member discount cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. Bookings essential.

Freemason’s Hall London

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RECIPROCAL CLUBS

AUSTRALIA

University of Tasmania

Commercial Club

Locked Bag 1367, Launceston TAS 7250 Phone: 1300 138 497 Fax: 03 6226 6405 Email: [email protected] edu.au Website: www.accommodation.utas.edu.au

618 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640 Phone: 02 6021 1133 Fax: 02 6021 4760 Email: [email protected] Website: www.commercialclubalbury.com.au Accommodation: 02 6057 2850

Forster-Tuncurry Memorial Services Club Strand St, Forster NSW 2428 Phone: 02 6591 6591 Fax: 02 6554 8069 Website: www.clubforster.com.au

Graduate House - University of Melbourne 224 Leicester Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Phone: 03 9347 3438 Fax: 03 9347 9981 Email: [email protected] Website: www.graduatehouse.com.au

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Phone: 03 9944 8888 Fax: 03 9944 8299 Email: [email protected] Website: www.racv.com.au

Ulladulla Guest House 39 Burrill St, Ulladulla NSW 2539 Phone: 02 4455 1796 Fax: 02 4454 4660 Reservations (Toll Free) 1800 700 905 Email: [email protected] Website: www.guesthouse.com.au

United Service Club 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000 Phone: 07 3831 4433 Fax: 07 3832 6307 Email: [email protected] Website: www.unitedserviceclub.com.au

Contact: John Moore Phone: 9758 7620 Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month - 11am

The Union Club of British Columbia 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA, V8W1Z6 Phone: +1 (250) 384-1151 Email: [email protected] Website: www.unionclub.com

Singapore Masonic Club Freemasons’ Hall, 23A Coleman Street SINGAPORE 179806 Phone: +65 6337 2809 Fax: +65 6336 5806 Email: [email protected] Website: www.masonicclub.com

The Windsor Club 100 Quellette Ave, 14th Floor, Windsor, Ontario CANADA N9A 6T3 Phone: +1 519 258 1465 Fax: +1 519 258 1466 Email: [email protected] Website: www.windsorclub.com

Invite your friends to celebrate your birthday in style by enjoying a complimentary bottle of red, white or sparkling wine at your club.

Each month complimentary wine vouchers will be sent out to members with an up coming birthday. To participate in this promotion members must take their voucher to the administration office for validation after which, it can be presented at the bar. Any member who does not receive their voucher or misplaces it may collect a new voucher from the administration office on level one. Please Note: Offer is not available for ‘take-away’ and must be consumed within the Club.

University House - Canberra

If you would like to visit a reciprocal club, it is important that you read the following instructions before contacting any reciprocal club:

1 Balmain Crescent, Acton ACT 2601 Phone: 02 6125 5276 Fax: 02 6125 5252 Email: [email protected] edu.au Website: www.anu.edu.au/unihouse/

1. Contact the reciprocal clubs directly for a specific list of the services and rates offered at the proposed time of the your visit, and to find out if your Letter/Card of Introduction must be faxed to them prior to your arrival. Members desiring overnight accommodation at reciprocal clubs should request reservations in advance and should advise that they are members of NSW Masonic Club. 2. Ensure you take your NSW Masonic Club membership card whilst visiting a reciprocal club. 3. Obtain a Letter of Introduction: Please contact Administration to obtain a letter of introduction on phone 02 9284 1006 or email: [email protected]

Contact: Peter Shilton Phone: 9328 1493, 0419 013 483 Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month - 12noon June 11th July 9th August 13th September 10th October 8th

June 15th July 20th August 17th September 21st October 19th

Regular events held throughout the year. Contact: John Moore Phone: 9758 7620

COMMUNITY GROUPS As a major service club, The Rotary Club of Sydney is actively engaged in the raising of funds for worthwhile community causes.

New members welcome. Contact: Nick Matis Phone: 9662 6648 Meetings: 4th Monday of the month - 11.30am June 22nd July 27th August 24th September 28th October 26th

Phone: 9231 7557 Website: www.sydneyrotary.com Meetings: Every Tuesday in the Grand Dining Room at 12.30pm

SYDNEY LIONS CLUB The Lions Club of Sydney welcomes visitors to attend our lunchtime meetings that are held each month at the NSW Masonic Club. We hope that guests will consider becoming Lions once they experience the satisfaction of serving the community while making new friends and having fun together.

THE CASTLEREAGH PROBUS CLUB Meetings and activities held throughout the year. Contact: Linde Jobling Phone: 9818 5523 Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month - 10am June 8th July 13th August 10th September 14th October 12th

BRIDGE GROUP This very popular game is a new addition to the social scene in the Club making for a very fun and enjoyable day out. New members are always most welcome, both male and female so give John a call today! Contact: John Nixon Phone: 9929 6054 Meetings: Every Thursday - 10.30am

Contact: David Pell Email: [email protected] Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Castlereagh Longe - Level 2

ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY Monthly meetings with guest speakers and special event luncheons held throughout the year.

Conditions:

• The discount applies to a Member &

their accompanying spouse or partner.

• The discount does not apply to group or function bookings. The discount does not apply to functions where a special Members rate applies.

5%-10% Hyde Park Jewellery 169A Castlereagh St, Sydney

PARKING Discounted parking vouchers for the Hilton Secure Carpark are on sale at the hotel reception desk. Hourly Rate/s - vouchers not available - only available from Secure Parking Late checkout penalties do apply.

HILTON SECURE CARPARK - 24 hours 259 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD Access: Turn left into the Hilton Hotel entrance from Pitt Street – access via the 2nd driveway Secure Parking. Rates $55.00 Voucher Day Voucher Mon - Fri Single entry / exit Maximum 24 hours from the time of entry.

$20.00 Voucher Evening/Overnight Rate Mon - Fri Single entry / exit Valid for entry after 6pm exit by 9am the following day. CANNOT be used in conjunction with Day & Weekend Vouchers.

$25.00 Voucher Weekends Sat - Sun Single entry / exit Maximum 24 hours from the time of entry. • Collect 2 parking tickets at boom gate upon entry to the car park. • Purchase prepaid Secure Parking Voucher(s) from The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel reception. • Take Car Park Lift from Hilton Hotel Lobby to Parking Station’s 24 hours Cashier Desk on B3 Level for Voucher(s) Validation before collecting your vehicle.

Contact: Barbara Jones Email: [email protected] Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month in the Adam Room

The discounted parking options are offered by the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel to all guests as a service, however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the guests to ensure that they adhere to the entry/exit conditions that apply. This information is correct at the time of print and subject to change.

SYDNEY ‘76 IONIANS

DRESS REGULATIONS

Monthly meetings with guest speakers and special events held throughout the year. Email: [email protected] Meetings: 4th Wednesday of the month, morning tea on level 2 at 10am followed by meeting at 10.30am and lunch in the Grand Dining Room.

Club members and their guests are asked to observe the following dress regulations which have been approved by the Board to preserve the dignity of the Club. Members and their guests attending “Cello’s” after 6pm should be suitably attired. For gentlemen, a collared shirt with trousers or slacks is acceptable. A tie is not compulsory. For ladies, smart casual attire is acceptable, including tailored slacks. Slacks or tailored shorts with long socks and shoes, tailored shirt with short or long sleeves, is acceptable in all other food and beverage areas. The Castlereagh hotel guests, as Temporary Members, are expected to observe the above dress regulations when availing themselves of the Club facilities. The Club Management reserves the right to refuse any person not suitably attired admission to the Club.

GET SOCIAL! Follow the Castlereagh on Facebook:

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Club Members are entitled to an individual discount of 10% off Food & Beverage purchased within the Club.

DISCOUNTS FOR CLUB MEMBERS

ROTARY CLUB OF SYDNEY

NSW MASONIC VETERANS ASSOCIATION

FOOD & BEVERAGE DISCOUNT

PREFERRED PARTNERS

DINE & WINE CLUB

New members welcome.

INTERNATIONAL Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, LONDON SW1A 1LR Phone: +44 20 7408 0214 Fax: +44 20 7499 6738 Email: [email protected] Website: www.rosl.org.uk

Tours, day trips and inhouse events held throughout the year. New members welcome.

NSW MASONIC SUB BRANCH RSL

The Penthouse, Level 11, 12 St George’s Terrace, Perth WA 6000 Phone: 08 9481 7000 Fax: 08 9481 7022 Email: [email protected] Website: www.waclub.com.au

SYDNEY BIRTHDAY CLUB Monthly meetings, lunch and networking. Gentlemen only.

TOURING GROUP

June 2nd July 7th August 4th September 1st October 6th

The Western Australian Club

231-243 Anson Street, Orange NSW 2800 Phone: 02 6362 2666 Fax: 02 6361 3916 Email: [email protected] Website: www.oesc.com.au Accommodation : 02 6362 5611

INTERNAL CLUBS

Contact: Margaret Neverley-Grant Phone: 9388 0419 Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month - 11am

Dobbs St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Phone: 02 6921 3624 Fax: 02 6921 5305 Email: [email protected] Website: www.waggarsl.com.au Wagga RSL Motel - Phone: 1300 79 70 79

Royal Over-Seas League

207 East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 Reservations: 08 8223 3213 Email: [email protected] Website: www.publicschoolsclub.com.au

Gift to you

Wagga RSL Club

Orange Ex-Services Club

Public Schools Club Inc.

Our

CLUBS WITHIN THE CLUB DIRECTORY

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CELLO’S DINING ROOM MENU

Entrée Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Salad - $17 with vincotto reduction and pumpkin seeds Oysters - 1/2 dozen $18, 1 dozen $34 with lemon and red wine shallot dressing Antipasto Plate - $18 with grilled vegetables, cured meats & olives Scallops - $23 in half shell with prosciutto capesante & extra virgin oil Risotto - $26 with lamb medallions, spinach and black trufle oil

Mains

South Australian Mussels - $24 with chorizo, red peppers and tomato Oven Roasted Chicken Breast - $28 with green beans, bacon, pine nuts and capers lime mayo Slow-cooked Pork Belly - $29 on root vegetables and spicy apple compote Fish of the Day - $32 with seasonal accompaniments Lamb Cutlets - $34 with grilled asparagus, pumpkin puree and roasted eschallots

Grill

Salmon Fillet (220g) - $28 Petite Fillet (160g) - $28 Rib-Eye Steak (300g) - $29 Lemon Sole (500g) - $32

**All grills are served with potato gratin, tomato conit, spinach and choice of : Red Wine Jus Mustard Lemon Olive Oil Horseradish Relish

Sides

Mixed Salad with Vinaigrette - $ 6 Fries - $7 Chat Potatoes - $7 Greek “Horiatiki” Salad - $9 Steamed Vegetables - $9

Dessert

Mixed Gelato - $15 with meringue and mango compote Pavlova - $17 with passion fruit & raspberry coulis Ricotta & Pear Tart - $17 with caramel sauce Trilogy of Chocolate - $19 Chocolate brûlée with chocolate sticks & chocolate gelato Cheese Plate - $22 with quince jam and lavosh

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CELLO’S RESTAURANT Sydney’s Finest Dining Room – 4th Floor Wed – Fri from 12noon – 3pm •

Fine A La Carte Food Selection



Majestic Surroundings



Live entertainment on Fridays



Event Luncheons



Bookings Essential!

REAGH BAR Public Bar – Ground Foyer Mon – Fri from 11.30am •

Chilled Beer & wines



Great counter food

CASTLEREAGH LOUNGE Public Lounge – 2nd Floor Mon – Fri from 10am - 8.30pm Saturday 12noon – 8.30pm •

Warm Surroundings



Fresh Sandwich & Bistro Menu



Morning & Afternoon Tea Selection

FUNCTIONS Good Selection Of Multi Use Spaces





Adam Room – Private Dining



Cello’s Restaurant - Grand Dining for 120



Reagh Bar - Cocktail Parties



Wedding Parties



Accommodation Packages



Bookings: Phone 02 9284 1006 or email email [email protected] Follow Cello’s on Facebook to catch up on all the latest news:

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