There are so many wonderful women involved in the Lodge who make monumental impacts for Freemasonry. One of these women is Sarah Parr. Sarah’s husband Chris is the immediate Past Master of Baden Powell Lodge No. 488 and during his time in leadership as Worshipful Master, Sarah was right beside him the entire way, giving him any support he needed.
“My role of being his wife is to always support him. I said to him when he wanted to become Master that if this is something he wanted to do that I would support him the whole way, whatever he needed me to do I would happily do for him.”
Sarah views a leader as someone to look up to and who leads by example. She demonstrates this by supporting her partner and being there for him. Chris and Sarah went through the year with the mindset it was ‘their year’ and they did it together as a team. Without the support of Sarah, her advice and guidance throughout the year, it would not have been as enjoyable as it was for Chris. Along with the joy of being part of Chris’ Lodge and helping with the charity initiatives, Sarah was also able to experience international travel to New Zealand, which was the highlight of her year.
With a busy lifestyle of family and work, Sarah views Freemasonry as a great Third Place for Chris. “Men need an outlet to be with other like-minded people where they