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Masonic Architecture Feature


George Washington Masonic Memorial


Club Founded 1893

Print Post Publication PP244187-00007

Issue 47, April 2013

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 Ross Delaney Allan G Ezzy John J Moore Steve C Wearne Peter Zeilic General Manager Warren Lewis House, Supply & Staff Frank M Deane (Convenor) Ross Delaney John J Moore Peter Zeilic Finance Graham W Byrne (Convenor) Allan G Ezzy Steve C Wearne Peter Zeilic Magazine Design Sara Linden Printed by Galloping Press

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 Websites & Email Addresses New South Wales Masonic Club Website: Email: [email protected] The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Website: Email: res[email protected]

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Dear Fellow members, It is again my pleasure to report to you about what has occurred and is occurring in our great Club. I have taken the opportunity to read our General Manager’s report before compiling this one. Both he and I are looking forward to the time when the noise, dirt and extra traffic, which have been part of our working life for some years, finish and the footpath to our north is both clear and clean. On the positive side our northern and western walls and parts of our roof and its buildings will have been refurbished, repainted and cleaned at no expense to the Club, thus further protecting our major asset. The General Manager has set out details of further works that will improve the interior of our Club and Hotel. We are continuing to trade profitably and are looking forward to increased usage of our premises when the edifice next door is in full use. Later this year the Club will celebrate its 120th birthday and details of what is planned in that regard will be made available to you. A few weeks ago, and at very short notice, a function organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association was held in Cello’s Restaurant on our fourth floor. The guest of honour was our Prime Minister. We have become quite used to the passing parade of important persons who visit our Club and again our staff worked wonderfully well to ensure that all went smoothly. The term of our present Board will expire on 30th November and accordingly elections for the new Board will be arranged. Any member considering standing for election is encouraged to contact me for further information. Assisted by our Vice President, Frank Deane, I am presently seeking to negotiate a Franchise Agreement with a subsidiary company which is part of an international group. This agreement would be expected to result in an increase in our hotel occupancy rate and thus our profitability, thus helping to ensure the continued viability of our Club. Your increased use of our wonderful dining areas and bars is encouraged. I continue to be grateful for the support I receive from Board members, management and staff and I am pleased to acknowledge again the immense value of my close working relationship with Warren Lewis. With best wishes,

Graham L. Berry President

Celebrate your next event in Grand style • Private Dining Room ~ hosts intimate private dinners for up to 40 guests sit down ~ 60 guests stand up with Canape selection. • Grand Dining Room ~ from 50 to 130 FREE ROOM HIRE for Club members who hold functions in the Adam Room, Grand Dining Room and Reagh Bar.

Contact the office 9284 1006 to see how we can assist to add something special to a family or friends milestone.

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT I would like to welcome everyone to our latest edition of the New South Wales Masonic Club magazine. Our last edition highlighted the Christmas holiday season and we have now passed by Easter - time surely does fly. We are continuing on with a number of building improvement programs and we are soon to commence stage 1 of 3 of our air conditioning upgrades. These works will be delivered over the next few months and expect to conclude in July / August of this year. The next capital program will see us totally overhaul and install a high speed WiFi network throughout the club and hotel areas. This will be an added benefit for all Members and Guests once installed, it is our intention to supply this service at no cost. The Castlereagh Lounge on Level 2 and the Reagh Bar opposite reception on the ground floor will also be refurbished during the year. Further works to upgrade our fifteen suites on the accommodation floors is also being undertaken. This is an ambitious schedule throughout 2013 and I am confident that we will deliver on all of these objectives. I would like to thank on behalf of the Board of Directors and all Members our soon to retire maintenance man Luis Visconti. Luis has worked for this club for just on twenty three years and has been a valued and integral member of our team. Luis has applied himself in a professional manner and his assistance to me personally over the last few years is greatly appreciated. He will retire in June and we wish him all the very best in the future. It is with great anticipation that we eagerly await the official opening of 161 Castlereagh Street, the forty eight level Grocon Construction development that is situated adjacent to this club. The scheduled opening is planned for May of this year with head tenants ANZ Bank soon to complete their internal fit out. Herbert, Smith, Freehills will be the other head tenant along with Boston Consulting. This building along with its sun drenched piazza will substantially add to the ambiance along the Pitt & Castlereagh Street corridor. On a sadder note I would like to send a cheerio to long standing Club Member and President of the Wine & Dine Club Joan Mackenzie, who’s health is not as good as she would like it to be. Joan has been a club stalwart and committed supporter of this Club for many, many years. I send her our best wishes and hope that her health improves very soon. I hope you all enjoyed your Easter and look forward to seeing you in here at your Club soon.

CLUB DIRECTOR HONOURED Residents in Pemulwuy are enjoying a wide range of facilities at a brand new multi-million-dollar community complex. The centre will be known as the Allan G Ezzy Community Centre after the former Holroyd councillor of 38 years and an official naming ceremony took place on Saturday 16th February to mark the occasion.

Allan G Ezzy APM,

NSW Masonic Club Holroyd City Mayor, Ross Grove, led the Director official proceedings and unveiled two plaques on the day. Mayor Grove said: “The facilities at the community centre are top class and will be a great asset to the local community in Pemulwuy. The centre as a whole will offer a range of services to the local community with the children’s centre providing much needed long day preschool and out of school hours care for local parents.”

“The centre named after Allan as a gesture of thanks for all of his hard work and dedication over the years as a councillor and active member of the local community. He is very well thought of at the council and indeed in the area so it’s only right that we should recognise his services to the community in this way.” Allan is Holroyd City’s second longest serving councillor having first been elected in 1974 at the age of 32. He was mayor for nine one-year terms and deputy mayor for three one year terms. Allan said: “It’s an absolute honour to have the centre named after me. I loved my role as a councillor - helping the community and being a spokesman - so it’s very humbling to be recognised in this way and to be able to leave a lasting mark on the area.”

Pictured: Holroyd City Mayor, Ross Grove and Allan G Ezzy unveil one of the plaques at the opening ceremony. R W Bro Peter Court invites you to join him on a tour of . . .

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA The tour will include a unique one night stay with the ancient people in Sapa in the N.E. Highlands of Vietnam. Enjoy the excitement, beauty and opportunity to relax and absorb the unique traditions of Cambodia and Vietnam. Commencing: January 2014

Kind regards,

Warren Lewis General Manager NSWMC & The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

21 Day tour $5,400pp - includes air fares, visas, taxes, boat fares, transport , accommodation & most meals. For further details: Phone Peter Court (W) 02 9284 2854 (H) 02 9892 2218 (M) 0423 707 383 April 2013 NSWMC Magazine 3 3 April 2013 NSWMC Magazine




ake HIGH TEA in the manor it was intended

The grand tradition of High Tea is now offered to the public within the Grand Dining Room of one of Sydney’s finest private clubs and boutique hotels.

Downton Abbey.

The stunning period architecture of 1926 will make you feel as if you’re taking tea within the walls of a grand European house such as

We have an exciting line up of events and food to tempt you with over the coming months. Recently we hosted the Foreign Correspondents Association News Maker Lunch with the Prime Minister, which proudly showcased our grand venue, fine food and excellent service. It is a great testament to our team and the diverse range of events and offerings we now provide Members and the public. Head Chef Gavin’s new Autumn menu has commenced, and delivers an impressive fine dining experience in one of the finest spaces in Sydney!

handmade in our kitchens, and are showcased with both our High Tea and our special event Afternoon Tea Buffets.

On offer are our fine stands full of ribbon sandwiches, tasty High Tea is served Wednesday savouries and mouth watering to Friday from 12noon – French cakes and pastries. 3:00pm in the Grand Dining Daily delights are now Room on Level 4.

Enjoy a day of shopping, meet friends or colleagues and retire to the majestic

Please contact Rita on 9284 1006 for bookings or go to our website for further details, menus or to sign up for our e-newsletter.

The Autumn Lounge menu on Level 2 is now in full swing, with plenty of variety and specials coming up as we lead into the winter months. Members are even buying cakes and tarts to take home for their dinner parties! A great endorsement for the Pastry Team. In the Events space, we kick off with the Inaugural Mothers Day Grand High Tea. We will have two sittings (11am – 1pm) and demand is already strong. Our High Tea offering has quickly become acknowledged as one of the finest in town, the quality of sandwich, savoury and pastry offerings are testament to the talent we now have to compliment our grand surrounds.

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Contact Rita

Come and experience one of Sydney’s finest High Tea and Afternoon Tea offerings located right in the heart of Sydney City’s Castlereagh Street.

A message from the kitchen With Christmas now far behind us, 2013 is already flying.

High Tea minimum 4 people

surroundings of the historic Grand Dining Room, the perfect backdrop for Sydney’s finest and grandest High Tea experience.

Next to follow will be the monthly long lunch series, showcasing our new Autumn a la carte menu, paired with great live piano, jazz and vocals. Get in early to book the ‘Christmas in July’ function as well as the ‘Wine and Dine’ tasting series - all these popular events are a great reason to get a group of family or friends together for a catch up, reunion or laugh with friends. They are a great way to meet other members or introduce friends to our amazing venues, food and service. Its central location, access to public transport make it the perfect venue. See you soon, The Catering Team

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the Foreign Correspondents Association News Maker Lunch, Thursday the 4th of April 2013. © Photo courtesy of Urs Wälterlin

Did you know? Highclere Castle in Berkshire (photo top left) is where Downton Abbey is filmed.



Hot smoked ocean trout salad fennel, seared shallot, kalimansi gel $17 Grilled king prawns tomato nage, cucumber lemon emulsion & baby herbs $17

Spiced duck grilled pineapple, wilted radicchio & hazelnut $17

Green pea risotto shaved cauliflower, pinenut crumb & pecorino $17


Roasted barramundi tomato, eggplant & cumin green apple $28

Crispy chicken creamed corn, roasted carrots, puffed rice, aromatic broth $28 Seared lamb rump red cabbage, piquillo pepper onion cream, almonds $28

Petit vegetable ratatouille charred broccolini, goats curd sesame $22


Shoestring fries Rocket, pear, parmesan, candied walnut Seasonal vegetables, toasted pinenut, olive oil $6


Citrus infused gateau au fromage sweet berry glace, biscuit crumble $16 Iced rhubarb parfait popcorn, banana, mascarpone ginger $16


Local & imported cheese selection, dried fruits, nut, lavosh wafers $18

GRAND DINING ROOM Sydney’s Finest Dining Room – 4th Floor Wed – Fri From 12 Noon – 3 pm •

AUTUMN ARRIVES New Autumn menu released

Also known as Cellos Restaurant

Majestic Surroundings

Fine A La Carte Food Selection

High Tea Wednesday to Friday

Bookings Essential!

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

Chilled Beer & wines

Great counter food

CASTLEREAGH LOUNGE Public Lounge – 2nd Floor Saturday 12 Noon – 8.30 pm •

Warm Surroundings - NEW MENU!

Fresh Sandwich & Bistro Menu

Morning & Afternoon Tea Selection

Order take home packs - cakes and tarts

Mon – Fri From 10 am - 8.30 pm

FUNCTIONS Good Selection Of Multi Use Spaces Across The Venue •

Adam Room – Private Dining

Grand Dining For 120

Reagh Bar - Cocktail Parties

Wedding Parties

Accommodation Packages

FREE venue hire for Club members

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May 12


Mother Day High Tea Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Price : $50pp adults, $30pp kids (Under 12 years) Time : 11am - 1pm or 1pm - 3pm Bookings : 9284 1006 Come and spoil your Mum with the Grand High Tea in Grand surroundings!




Long Lunch - Beverley Kennedy

events calendar

Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006 Come and enjoy A la carte luncheon featuring Bev Kennedy on piano - generally regarded as one of Australia’s leading Musical Directors and accompanists.


Why not tie it in with a spot of shopping at David Jones or the impressive new Westfield right around the corner.


Long Lunch - Ian Bloxsom Jazz Trio Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006

Enjoy one of Sydney’s finest High Tea services, fine ribbon sandwiches, sweet & savoury treats all from the Pastry Kitchens of the Grand Dining Room.

Come and enjoy and nice long lunch with the live sounds of The Ian Bloxsom Trio.


August July 3


Dine & Wine Tasting Luncheon



Long Lunch - Elizabeth Geyer, Jazz Vocalist

Level 4 : The Adam Room Time : 12pm - 3pm Price : $50 per person Bookings : 9284 1006 Showcasing wines from a guest winery with matched entrée and main course.

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



Scottish Highland Day Luncheon Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Price : Member $60, Nonmember $65 Bookings : 9284 1006 Featuring the Scottish Highland Dancers and Haggis Ritual. Price includes three course lunch with two beverages (includes soft drink, local beer or house wine)

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Afternoon Tea Buffet Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 3pm Price : $35pp extra for alcoholic drinks Bookings : 9284 1006 Enjoy a selection of fine Tea from Whittard of Chelsea to accompany your stand of finger sandwiches, delicious petit savouries and to die for cake selection.



Long Lunch - Elizabeth Geyer, Jazz Vocalist Level 4 : Grand Dining Room Time : 12pm - 4pm Bookings : 9284 1006

Come and enjoy A la carte luncheon and the amazing talents of Elizabeth Geyer and her Jazz vocals, mixed with her famous trumpet solo’s.




Come and enjoy A la carte luncheon and the amazing talents of Elizabeth Geyer and her Jazz vocals, mixed with her famous trumpet solo’s.


Christmas in July Luncheon 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. Price includes three course lunch with two beverages (includes soft drink, local beer or house wine)

Seeking the perfect gift? Look no further. Gift vouchers are now available to purchase for use within the Club. Lunch High Tea Event Luncheons and more... Enquire with Rita on 9284 1006 and she will tailor a voucher to suit your requirements.

Got Email? We’ll keep your diary up to date! Smart phone users can scan the QR code to


Or simply visit our websites

... something extra special! Haven’t been to one of our Afternoon Tea Buffets yet? ... you haven’t lived! Gather a group of friends and make a booking for our next Afternoon Tea Buffet.

When: Wednesday 14th August



FEATURING THE HIGHLAND DANCERS & HAGGIS RITUAL Members $60, Non-members $65 Wednesday 5th June, 12 noon Spend a day of fun and frivolity with friends at our annual Scottish Highland Day celebrations! Price includes three course lunch with two beverages (includes soft drink, local beer or house wine) Book with Rita on 9284 1006 Conditions: Members’ rate applies, 10% member discount cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. Bookings essential.

It may seem a little early to book yet but places are filling up fast! “Exceeded all expectations - beautifully done, and such a wide selection of items. Definitely well worth recommending to my friends.” Comment received from a guest at our Afternoon Tea in March.

Christmas in


WEDNESDAY 17TH $60pp members $65pp non-members

NSW Masonic Club - New Website! Social calendar • Book accommodation & functions • Renew your membership • Join the Club • Latest menus • Historical gallery • Magazine Archive

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. April 2013 NSWMC Magazine 7


October 2012 - March 2013 Dr G. Barr, Medical Practitioner Mr N. Bateman, Retired Mrs R Brown, Retired Mr M. Buchanan, President Scottish Australia Heritage Council Mr N. Carter, Retired Professor Mr R. Cauchi, National Director Mr J. Chenhall Ms S. Cooke, Archivist, Scottish History Mr R. Coote, Retired Mrs L. Curtis, Retired Mr J. Davoren, Special Constable Mr J. De Brenni, Retired Mr N. Dettmann, Solicitor Mr K Douglas, Retired Mrs P. Dowdell, Retired Registered Nurse Mr J. Ellery, Hotel Manager Mr S. Elly, Business Consultancy Mrs J. Evans, Retired Dr N. Fisher, Management Consultant Mr K Forshaw, Retired Assoc. Prof. A. Gilandas, Clinical Psychologist Mr L. Griffiths, Retired Fire Officer Mrs M. Grimes, Retired Education Mrs H. Henderson, Home Duties Ms W. Heys, Retired Mr S. Hodges, Sailor Royal Aust Navy Mrs M. Holcombe, Art Educator - Art Gallery Mr J. Hopley, Pharmacist Mr R. Howard, Solicitor Mr W. Hutchinson, Retired Mr P. Hutchison, Retired Banker Mr D. Inglis, Safety & Compliance Manager Mr G. Jamieson, Retired Ms W. Johnson, Retiree Mr M. Keenan, Lawyer/Public Servant Ms M. Keys, Receptionist Ms L. Kings-Lynn, Mrs J. Kirby, Retired Mr W. M. Koh, Architect Mrs L. Laznik Mr A. Ling, Doctor Traditional Chinese Medicine Mr A. Longford, Retired Mr B. Loyness, Accountant & Tax Agent Ms S. MacCallum, Retired Ms N. MacCulloch, Executive Assistant Mr A. Mahan, Parking Officer Mr R. Matamala, Pest Controller Mr I. Matar, Chief Executive Officer Mr N. Mitchell-Clark, Chartered Accountant Mr K. Muldoon, College Administrator Mr G. Nanson, Chartered Accountant Dr D. Nolan, Retired Medical Mr M. O’Connor, Solicitor Mr S. Oliver, Quality Manager Mr M. Rhodes, Company Director Mr P. Rosen, Consultant Mr R. Shakour, Architect Mrs R. Sharkie, Retired Mr R. Sharpe OAM, NSW Chairman The Order of Australia Mr A. Shaw, Teacher Mr R. Shoushani, Plumber Mr S. Smith, Retired Mr P. Spackman, Property Valuer Mr A. Stein, Retired Fisheries Inspector Mr E. Thomas, Retired Mrs J. Thomas, Retired Mr R. Tuffrey, Internal Audit Manager Mr E. Ventrillon, Retired Journalist Mr D. Webb, Retired Stock Station Agent Rev Dr G. Whelan, Minister Mr E. Williams, Retired Mr R. Wollmer, Fundraiser Mr K. Wrona, School Counsellor

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SOCIAL FUNCTIONS & EVENTS The Club has been well and truly alive in recent months with a variety of Club events and prestigious occasions. Once again the annual Queen’s Birthday Luncheon held in march and hosted by The Royal Commonwealth Society was a resounding success! Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO and her husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie were guests of honour. Members were delighted with the Autumn Afternoon Tea Buffet which had a magnificent assortment of sandwiches, delicious petit savouries and to die for cakes and pastries from the Club’s pastry kitchen. Other recent events included a visit from the Prime Minister for the Foreign Correspondents Association, a private function in the Grand Dining room featuring a 12 piece orchestra and a cocktail function for 95 people in the ground floor Reagh Bar.

Top of page: (L-R) Officials at The Royal Commonwealth Society Luncheon ; Her Excellency

Professor Marie Bashir AV CVO Above : (Top Row) Guests enjoy the Royal Commonwealth Society Luncheon (Bottom Row) The magnificent spread at the Autumn Afternoon Tea Buffet ; Club members enjoy the Melbourne Cup Day celebrations

Top Row: (L-R) Group from the Glugs Theatre Awards (including Chief Glug Lee Young in front); Guests at the Glugs Theatre Awards ; Beverley Davies OAM awarding the Taffy Award for Best New Australian performed Work to Jonathon Biggins Bottom Row: (L-R) Moya O’Sullivan receiving the award for the Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation Life Achievement award from Gary Simpson from the Foundation ; Penny Cook who received the award for Working Behind The Scenes in the Theatre World ; Members from the Touring Group.

I George Washington Masonic Memorial Statue of George Washington in Memorial Hall in the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Photo by Ben Schumin

Tunnel in the Cryptic Room of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Photo by Ben Schumin

The George Washington Masonic Memorial was built in 1920s as a memorial and a museum highlighting the contributions of Freemasons to the United States and in honour of George Washington. The two Lodges most closely associated with George Washington are Fredericksburg Lodge at Fredericksburg, Virginia, his Mother Lodge and AlexandriaWashington Lodge at Alexandria, Virginia, where he was elected Charter Master under the Grand Lodge of Virginia. Through the generosity of Washington’s family and friends, Alexandria-Washington Lodge became the repository of many artefacts of Washington and the Washington family. A fire in the Lodge in 1871 destroyed Washington artefacts and the lodge was no longer large enough to house the collection. In 1909 Charles H. Callahan, the Senior Warden of Alexandria-Washington Lodge, purchased several lots of land which he gave to the Lodge for the site of a new Lodge Hall. An invitation was then issued to every Grand Master in the United States to assemble in Alexandria-Washington Lodge on February 22, 1910 for the purpose of forming an association to plan and build a suitable Memorial to George Washington, the Mason. Twenty six Lodges were represented and approved and endorsed the erection of the Memorial. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Association had been formed. Ten years later, the concept of a colossal building as a Memorial to Washington was approved by the Grand Lodges of the United States and the ground breaking ceremony took place on June 5, 1922 with the Memorial’s cornerstone was dedicated in a Masonic ceremony on November 1, 1923. Work on the Memorial continued throughout the Great Depression with Freemasons continuing to faithfully contribute to its construction and on May 12, 1932, the dedication of the Memorial took place with the participation of President Herbert Hoover. After World War II the interior work on the memorial began in earnest and was finally completed in 1970. The large square and compasses on the front lawn were added in 1999. The main entrance hall features a 17 ft. bronze statue of Washington and beautiful murals that depict the history of American Freemasonry. This magnificent structure also serves as a research centre, a library, community centre, performing arts centre and concert hall, a banquet hall and meeting site for local and visiting Masonic lodges. Source: The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Assoc., Inc.

Photos (right): Photograph of a cardboard model of the proposed Memorial, Harvey W. Corbett architect ; Laying of cornerstone 1923, Square and Compass front lawn.

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS If you’re in the Club around the 3rd of July you may hear the sounds of some jubilant celebrations as friends wish Joe Miller a happy birthday. This year Joe celebrates his 100th birthday. We send our best wishes to Joe on reaching this amazing milestone. Happy Birthday Joe!

Badges of the British Army

SOLO CARD GROUP If you want a fun day out with great company each Thursday, why not join the Solo Players at the Masonic Club. If you would like to renew your interest in Solo, come along & we will help you. Both male & female players are welcome. Please ring: Moira McGovern 9797 8369

Club member John Fallows’ shares his very memorable collection of every badge of the British Army at 1956 when he chose to close his collection because after 1956 Regiments of the British Army were either disbanded or amalgamated. “My collection began when an uncle I never knew would write home from somewhere in the Middle East to his sister (my mother) and include a badge - ‘for the little bloke’ - who was about five years old.” As his interest in Military history grew John decided to add to his collection, from second hand shops, friends everywhere, until he arrived at the collection he has today. “I look at my badges and find it hard to believe that famous Regiments - the Black Watch, the Gordons, the Fusliers, the Light Infantry don’t exist today. So much history and tradition wiped out with the flourish of a pen.”

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 ‘takeaway’ and must be consumed within the Club.

RECIPROCAL CLUBS AUSTRALIA Commercial Club 618 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640 Phone: 02 6021 1133 Fax: 02 6021 4760 Email: [email protected] Website: Forster-Tuncurry Memorial Services Club Strand St, Forster NSW 2428 Phone: 02 6554 6255 Fax: 02 6554 8069 Email: [email protected] Website: Graduate House - University of Melbourne 224 Leicester Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Phone: 03 9347 3438 Fax: 03 9347 9981 Email: [email protected] Website: Orange Ex-Services Club 231-243 Anson Street, Orange NSW 2800 Phone: 02 6362 2666 Fax: 02 6361 3916 Email: [email protected] Website: Public Schools Club Inc. 207 East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 Reservations: 08 8340 4443 Email: [email protected] Website: Royal Automobile Club of Victoria 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Phone: 03 9944 8888 Fax: 03 9944 8299 Email: [email protected] Website: 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:

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United Service Club 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000 Phone: 07 3831 4433 Fax: 07 3832 6307 Email: [email protected] Website: University House - Canberra 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton ACT 2601 Phone: 02 6125 5276 Fax: 02 6125 5252 Email: [email protected] Website: University of Tasmania Locked Bag 1367, Launceston TAS 7250 Phone: 03 6324 3917 Fax: 03 6324 3915 Email: [email protected] Website: Wagga RSL Club Dobbs St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Phone: 02 6921 3624 Fax: 02 6921 5305 Email: [email protected] Website: Wagga RSL Motel - Phone: 02 6971 8888 The Western Australian Club (Inc) 101 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 Phone: 08 9481 7000 Fax: 08 9481 7022 Email: [email protected] Website:

INTERNATIONAL Royal Over-Seas League 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:

The Union Club of British Columbia 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA, V8W1Z6 Phone: +1 (250) 384-1151 Email: [email protected] Website: Singapore Masonic Club Freemasons’ Hall, 23A Coleman Street SINGAPORE 179806 Phone: +65 6337 2809 Fax: +65 6336 5806 Email: [email protected] Website: 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: If you would like to visit a reciprocal club, it is important that you read the following instructions before contacting any reciprocal club:

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]

CLUBS WITHIN THE CLUB DIRECTORY INTERNAL CLUBS DINE & WINE CLUB Regular events held throughout the year. Contact: John Moore Phone: 9758 7620

TOURING GROUP Tours, day trips and inhouse events held throughout the year. New members welcome. Contact: Margaret Neverley-Grant Phone: 9388 0419 Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month - 11am May 7th June 4th July 2nd August 6th

NSW MASONIC SUB BRANCH RSL New members welcome. Contact: John Moore Phone: 9758 7620 Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month - 11am May 20th June 17th July 15th August 19th

NSW MASONIC VETERANS ASSOCIATION New members welcome. Contact: Nick Matis Phone: 9662 6648 Meetings: 4th Monday of the month - 11.30am May 27th June 24th July 22nd August 26th

THE CASTLEREAGH PROBUS CLUB Meetings and activities held throughout the year. Contact: Linde Jobling Phone: 9818 5523 Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month - 10am May 13th June 3rd July 8th August 12th

SYDNEY BIRTHDAY CLUB Monthly meetings, lunch and networking. Gentlemen only. Contact: Peter Shilton Phone: 9328 1493, 0419 013 483 Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month - 12noon May 9th June 13th July 11th

COMMUNITY GROUPS ROTARY CLUB OF SYDNEY As a major service club, The Rotary Club of Sydney is actively engaged in the raising of funds for worthwhile community causes. Phone: 9231 7557 Website: 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.

If you would like to renew your interest in Solo, come along & we will help you. Both male & female players are welcome. Contact: Moira McGovern Phone: 9797 8369 Meetings: Every Thursday - 10.30am

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

PREFERRED PARTNERS DISCOUNTS FOR CLUB MEMBERS 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. Collect a parking ticket from the machine upon entry to the carpark. Purchase a prepaid Secure Parking voucher from hotel reception prior to exiting. Submit prepaid voucher and parking ticket on departure from the carpark. 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

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.

Access: Turn left into the Hilton Hotel entrance from Pitt Street – access via the 2nd driveway Secure Parking.

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

$50.00 Voucher Day Voucher Mon - Fri Single entry / exit Maximum 24 hours from the

ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY Monthly meetings with guest speakers and special event luncheons held throughout the year. Contact: Barbara Jones Email: [email protected] Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month in the Adam Room

SYDNEY ‘76 IONIANS 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.

SOLO GROUP If you want a fun day out with great company each Thursday, why not join the Solo Players at the Masonic Club.



RAFFLE WINNERS 1ST PRIZE - Mrs Colleen Addison 2ND PRIZE - Mrs Marie Mooney 3RD PRIZE - Ms Diana Ekin


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. 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.

DRESS REGULATIONS 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.

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Mother’s Day

Come and spoil your Mum with the Grand High Tea in Grand surroundings!


THE CLUB IS OFFERING TWO HIGH TEA SESSIONS ON SUNDAY MAY 12 11am - 1pm or 1pm - 3pm $50*pp for High Tea service, tea & coffee and a glass of sparkling $30*pp for special kid’s high tea (under 12s) Enjoy one of Sydney’s finest High Tea services, ribbon sandwiches, sweet & savoury treats all from the Pastry Kitchens of the Grand Dining Room.

BOOKINGS - Call Rita - 9284 1006 or book online

* No additional Member discount applies