Pictured above: WBro. Ian Goddard (left) and Bro. John Hiatt (right) with the New Standard
Bro. John Hiatt, MM has been making Fraternal, Masonic regalia and banners for the last 30 years. John has been a proud Freemason for 23 years and is a member of St. George Lodge No. 18 in Dunolly. Freemasonry has helped John create many strong friendships and bonds, which he especially enjoys being able to work with Freemasons across Australia.
WBro. Ian Goddard, GHer a member of Healesville Lodge No. 247 contributed to the new Standard by providing an appropriate wooden frame.
While refurbishing the current Grand Ceremonial Officers regalia, John noticed it had been some time since a new Grand Standard had been made and took it upon himself to generously make a new Grand Standard for the Grand Master and Grand Ceremonial Team. This Standard was gloriously unfurled at the Grand Installation held in Geelong on March 10th 2017.
John said “the new Grand Lodge Standard is a gesture of good will and Brotherly Love to all Freemasons, and is my way of giving back and saying thank you.” It is clear due to the wonderful craftsmanship and detail that John loves what he does and takes great care in every detail of his work, “I am excited that one of my pieces of work will be used by Freemasons Victoria from year to year and generation to generation, it’s a great legacy.”
A great pleasure to John is the unique production of the Grand Masters chains, “They are made of all sterling silver and then gold plated, I take joy in the little details and seeing a beautiful finished product and a happy Grand Master.”