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50th Anniversary Celebrations Grand Lodge of
In May 1772 Lodge de Goede Hoop, the first Lodge in
Celebrations took place over the weekend from Friday 19th to
On Friday night a Jubilee Banquet was held at Kelvin Grove which was filled to almost overcrowding.
The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of South Africa, M W Bro Armiston Watson welcomed all present and thanked them for attending this great occasion.
During the evening presents were exchanged and good wishes expressed for the future of the GLSA.
The Grand Master of the Grand East of the Netherlands M W Bro W Meijer was present to congratulate its offspring Grand Lodge.
Saturday dawned a perfect day and allowed the ladies to be taken to the top of
On Saturday afternoon the Annual General Meeting took place and all delegations were received with Masonic Protocol. As this was the also end of the first three year term of M W Bro Watson he was obligated and re-installed by proclamation after which his Grand Commissioned Officers and Grand Officers were obligated and invested.
Saturday evening was set aside for the Masonic Spring Ball.
The Spring Ball has been held by the Southern Division for thirty two years without interruption and the proceeds are used to assist in the maintenance and establishment of homes for needy Freemasons, one of which has been made fit to house quadriplegics.
While many of the delegates returned to heir homes on Sunday, those remaining behind were taken on a bus tour of the
This ended a great weekend of celebrations and we trust that all those present reached their homes and families safely.