The Star of Australia 200             It’s about how good of a man you want to be.

Welcome

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-political and non-religious

fraternal organization that promotes proper and righteous conduct and personal advancement.

  It not only binds us together as fraternal brothers, but also as a citizens and members

 of the greater society.  The Star of Australia No. 200 is a masonic lodge warranted by the United Grand Lodge

of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territories. Our mission is guided by the enduring tenets of our fraternity - Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Our value includes Ethics, which our lives are based on moral principles, Honesty, trust and compassion are important to us, Tolerance, we value ethnic, social, cultural, and religious differences and respect the opinion of others and Philanthropy, we believed we can make a difference in our communities through charitable giving and community service. Freemasonry is a place where you will find unlimited opportunity to acquire leadership experience, self-development, and personal growth..
Early in the year 1891, twenty Italian Brethren, led by W Bro. Harry Passmore, a Past Master of Lodge Wentworth No.89, petitioned the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales to form a new Lodge, to be called Lodge La Stella d’ Italia (The Star of Italy). The petition was approved and a dispensation Warrant was issued empowering the Brethren named in the petition to meet as a regular Lodge and perform all the functions of Freemasonry in conformity with the laws and regulations of The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales, founded three years earlier in 1888. The new Lodge first met in September 1891. During the early years of the Lodge, it was customary to obligate Italian candidates in Italian, whilst English-speaking candidates were obligated in English.  Gradually, the number of native English speaking Brethren increased. In 1904 the Lodge made application to The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales for the name of the Lodge to be changed to Lodge The Star of Australia. The request was granted and became effective in May 1904. Following the change of name, all candidates joining the Lodge were obligated in English. When the call to arms resounded in 1914 and 1939, the Brethren readily responded and many joined the armed services, but the Lodge carried on in great strength with numerous regular and emergent meetings. Dispensation from Grand Lodge was granted to enable Brethren to attend Lodge without having to wear dark clothing during war years. Candidates were so plentiful in those days that initiations were handled in regular and emergent meetings, but then, like recently, had to be passed on to other Lodges for their further progress in freemasonry. Following the Second World War, there blossomed for Masonry that many now see as the Golden Years of Freemasonry during which Lodge The Star of Australia was getting an average of two hundred and eighty Brethren at its Installations and one hundred and twenty in its regular meetings. Following the demolition of the old Grand Lodge building in Sydney, the Lodge moved to Hunters Hill in 1971 but sadly prior to the move, attendances at Lodge meetings were down and there were fewer candidates at Hunters Hill, attendance was down to as few as fifteen to twenty members. In August 1982, the Lodge moved to Hurlstone Park Masonic Centre where it has been our home for 32 years. Due to the closure of Hurlstone Park Masonic Centre on September 2014, the members temporarily hold their meeting at the Royal Arch Masonic Centre in Petersham. On the 23rd of May 2015, The Lodge was officially housed at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre in Castle Hill, under Masonic Region 2, District 25A.

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Region 2

Masonic District 25 & 25A

Regional Grand Counsellor : RW Bro Thomas  Bell District Grand Inspector of Workings District 25 : VW Bro Mario Baylon Jr. District Grand Inspector of Workings District 25A : VW Bro Johnathan Aldeguer  District 25A Lodge Meeting             LODGES   TIME DAY Masonic Centre Lodge Victoria Cross No. 928 5:00 pm 1st Saturday Feb., May, Aug. Nov.      Blacktown Lodge Blacktown Kildare No. 393 7:00 pm 3rd Friday of the month         Blacktown Lodge Alpha No. 970 7:15 pm 2nd Friday of the month            Blacktown Elysian Lodge 418 1st Sat of Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Oct And Dec. Blacktown Lodge The Star of Australia No. 200 6:30 pm 4th Saturday of the month (except December)         Castle Hill Lodge West Epping No. 731 7:30 pm 2nd Friday of the month (except January)                   Castle Hill District 25 Lodge Meeting Parramatta City Daylight Lodge No. 1014 10:00 am 4th Saturday of the month          Castle Hill Lodge Jose Rizal No. 1045 6:00 pm 2nd Saturday of Odd months Castle Hill The Hills Lodge No. 1025 7:30 pm 3rd Wednesday of the month Castle Hill Lodge Resurgo No. 223 7:30 pm 4th Wednesday of the month Castle Hill Lodge Burnside No. 729 6:00 pm 1st Wednesday of the month (except June) Castle Hill Lodge Beecroft No. 359 7:30 pm 2nd Thursday of the month Castle Hill  
A Brief Lodge History
The Star of Australia No. 200 Officers 2017-2018 Roy Matillano Senior Warden Danilo Alfaro Worshipful Master Vicente Verdadero Junior Warden
IPM Billy Bautista PM Chaplain Alexis Esguerra Treasurer Roberto Jagoring Secretary Phil Pardo PM Director of Ceremonies Rolando Manarang PDGDC Senior Deacon Eric Bautista Junior Deacon Francis Canseco Director of Music Arturo Samaniego Organist TBA Membership Officer Ramie Tirol PM Masonic Care Caring Officers Mark Prats PM & Nelson Alarcon PM Inner Guard Patrick Canseco Steward Ervin Gunda Tyler Past Master on Rotation Auditors Alberto Lozada PM & Arturo Samaniego Trustees Nelson Alarcon PM,  Mark Prats PM,  Phil Pardo PM
The Star of Australia 200   It’s about how good of a man you want to be.    
Inaugurated September 1891 Charter altered May 1904
A Brief Lodge History  Early in the year 1891, twenty Italian Brethren, led by W Bro. Harry Passmore, a Past Master of Lodge Wentworth No.89, petitioned the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales to form a new Lodge, to be called Lodge La Stella d’ Italia (The  Star of Italy). The petition was approved and a dispensation Warrant was issued empowering the Brethren named in the petition to meet as a regular Lodge and perform all the functions of Freemasonry in conformity with the laws and  regulations of The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales, founded three years earlier in 1888.  The new Lodge first met in September 1891. During the early years of the Lodge, it was customary to obligate Italian candidates in Italian, whilst English-speaking candidates were obligated in English.  Gradually, the number of  native English speaking Brethren increased. In 1904 the Lodge made application to The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales for the name of the Lodge to be changed to Lodge The Star of Australia. The request was granted and became effective in May 1904. Following the change of name, all candidates joining the Lodge were obligated in English.  When the call to arms resounded in 1914 and 1939, the Brethren readily responded and many joined the armed services, but the Lodge carried on in great strength with numerous regular and emergent meetings. Dispensation from Grand Lodge was granted to enable Brethren to attend Lodge without having to wear dark clothing  during war years. Candidates were so plentiful in those days that initiations were handled in regular and emergent meetings, but then, like recently, had to be passed on to other Lodges for their further progress in freemasonry. Following the Second World War, there blossomed for Masonry that many now see as the Golden Years of Freemasonry during which Lodge The Star of Australia was getting an average of two hundred and eighty Brethren at  its Installations and one hundred and twenty in its regular meetings. Following the demolition of the old Grand Lodge  building in Sydney, the Lodge moved to Hunters Hill in 1971 but sadly prior to the move, attendances at Lodge meetings were down and there were fewer candidates at Hunters Hill, attendance was down to as few as fifteen to twenty members. In August 1982, the Lodge moved to Hurlstone Park Masonic Centre where it has been our home for 32 years. Due to the closure of Hurlstone Park Masonic Centre on September 2014, the members temporarily hold their  meeting at the Royal Arch Masonic Centre in Petersham.  On the 23rd of May 2015, The Lodge was officially housed at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre in Castle Hill, under Masonic Region 2, District 25A.

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REGION 2
Masonic District 25 & 25A
Regional Grand Counsellor : RW Bro Thomas  Bell District Grand Inspector of Workings District 25          VW Bro Mario Baylon District Grand Inspector of Workings District 25 A     VW Bro Jonathan Aldeguer

WELCOME

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-political. non- religious fraternal organization that promotes proper and righteous conduct and personal advancement. It not only binds us together as fraternal brothers, but also as a citizens and members of a greater society. The Star of Australia No. 200 is a masonic lodge warranted by the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and The Australian Capital Territories. Our mission is guided by the enduring tenets of our fraternity - Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Our Value include Ethics, which our lives are based on moral principles, Honesty, trust and compassion are important to us, Tolerance, we value ethnic, social, cultural and religious differences and respect the opinion of others, Philanthropy, we believe we can make a difference in our communities through charitable giving and community service.                                                                                        Freemasonry is a place where you will find unlimited opportunity to acquire leadership experience, self-development, and personal growth..

The Star of Australia No. 200 Officers

2017-2018
Danilo Alfaro Worshipful Master
Roy Matillano Senior Warden
Lodge The Star of Australia No. 200 Castle Hill Masonic Centre	Meeting: 4th Saturday of the month 262 Old Norther Road		Tyling Time: 6:30 pm Castle Hill, NSW 2154	            Rehearsal: 2nd Sunday of the month No meeting on December  Secretary: Phil Pardo PM email: sec@thestarofaustralia.com
Vicente Verdadero Junior Warden
IPM Billy Bautista PM Chaplain Alexis Esguerra Treasurer Roberto Jagoring Secretary Phil Pardo PM Director of Ceremonies Rolando Manarang PDGDC Senior Deacon Eric Bautista Junior Deacon Francis Canseco Director of Music Arturo Samaniego Organist TBA Membership Officer Ramie Tirol PM Masonic Care Caring Officers Mark Prats PM & Nelson Alarcon PM Inner Guard Patrick Canseco Steward Ervin Gunda Tyler Past Master on Rotation Auditors Alberto Lozada PM & Arturo Samaniego       Trustees           Nelson Alarcon PM,  Mark Prats PM,  Phil Pardo PM
Lodge The Star of Australia No. 200 Castle Hill Masonic Centre  262 Old Northern Road		Tyling Time : 6:30pm 		 Castle Hill, NSW 2154		Committee Meeting/ Rehearsal: 2nd Sunday of the month              Regular Meeting: 4th Saturday of the month    Installation of Officers: 4th Saturday of November   Secretary: Phil Pardo                                 No Meeting on December  Email: sec@thestarofaustralia.com.au