Lodge Observance’s Multicultural Dinner
Over a hundred friends and family of Lodge Observance No. 654 were treated to a magical evening filled with fun and delicious dishes. Lodge Observance celebrated their Multicultural Dinner; brethren from far and wide were treated to an array of dishes, and flowing drinks. There was an opportunity for family members of Freemasons to visit the lodge and everyone was given a brief explanation on a few important symbols of Freemasonry; the children who attended were treated to a magic show. There was a display of a traditional Chinese Fan Dance, as well as a modern K-Pop (Korean Popular Music) dance performance.
There were a couple of brethren who wore their Barong Tagalog (an embroidered formal shirt, and considered the national dress of the Philippines). One of the distinguished guests, Mr. Jim Goodin the chairman of Mental Health Australia donned the Australian icon “Akubra” hat. RWBro. Tony Buca, the PSGW – Deputy Grand Master Elect was also present for the surprise presentation to the former Grand Director of Ceremonies and brethren of Lodge Observance. VWBro. Miles King was thanked for his contribution to the community and was one of the recipients of the Order of Australia medal.
This event was pulled together by the brethrens of Lodge Observance, a special mention to WBro. Vasan Srinivasan and Bro. Sashi Samugathas who organised and project managed the event to ensure that the event was a success. From organising the caterers, printing, ticket bookings, use of the audio visual equipment, auctioning of items for fundraising, pouring of drinks, table set up and washing the dishes was a team effort. Both Freemasons and non-Freemasons had an awesome and memorable evening.