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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. TBA Lodge Blacktown Kildare No. 393 7:00 pm 3rd Friday of the month         Guilford Lodge Alpha No. 970 7:15 pm 2nd Friday of the month            Hawkesburry Parramatta City Daylight Lodge No. 1014 10:00 am 1st Thursday of the month         Castle Hill 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 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  
         The Star of Australia 200             It’s about how good of a man you want to be.
Lodge the Star of Australia No. 200 Castle Hil Masonic Centre Regular Meeting: 4th Saturday of the month 262 Old Northern road Tyling Time : 6:30pm Castle Hill, NSW 2154 Committee Meeting/ Rehearsal: 2nd Sunday of the month Installation of Officers: 4th Saturday of November Secretary: Phil Pardo PM No Meeting on December email: sec@thestarofaustralia.com

The Star of Australia No. 200 Officers

2017-2018

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.

 

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 1. Ethics, which our lives are based on moral principles, 2. Honesty, trust and compassion are important to us, 3. Tolerance, we value ethnic, social, cultural, and religious differences and respect the opinion of others and 4. Philanthropy, we believed we can make a difference in our communities through charitable giving and community service. There are many things about Freemasonry, like education and fellowship. But one of the things that one can enjoy is meeting and making connection with men from different professions, faiths and life styles.
A Brief Lodge History
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 Leonardo Bautista PM Masonic Care Caring Officers Mark Prats PM & Nelson Alarcon PM Inner Guard Patrick Canseco Steward Ervin Gunda Tyler TBA Auditors Alberto Lozada PM & Arturo Samaniego Trustees Nelson Alarcon PM,  Mark Prats PM,  Phil Pardo PM
Inaugurated September 1891 Charter altered May 1904

information

Region 2

Masonic District 25 & 25A

Regional Grand Counsellor District Grand Inspector of Workings District 25 District Grand Inspector of Workings District 25A  District 25A Lodge Meeting             LODGES   TIME Lodge Victoria Cross No. 928 5:00 pm Lodge Blacktown Kildare No. 393 7:00 pm Lodge Alpha No. 970 7:15 pm Parramatta City Daylight Lodge No. 1014 10:00 am Lodge The Star of Australia No. 200 6:30 pm Lodge West Epping No. 731 7:30 pm District 25 Lodge Meeting Lodge Jose Rizal No. 1045 6:00 pm The Hills Lodge No. 1025 7:30 pm Lodge Resurgo No. 223 7:30 pm Lodge Burnside No. 729 6:00 pm Lodge Beecroft No. 359 7:30 pm  
         The Star of Australia 200             It’s about how good of a man you want to be.
Lodge the Star of Australia No. 200 Castle Hil Masonic Centre Regular Meeting: 4th Saturday of the month 262 Old Northern road Tyling Time : 6:30pm Castle Hill, NSW 2154 Committee Meeting/ Rehearsal: 2nd Sunday of the month Installation of Officers: 4th Saturday of November Secretary: Phil Pardo PM No Meeting on December email: sec@thestarofaustralia.com

The Star of Australia No. 200 Officers

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.

 

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 1. Ethics, which our lives are based on moral principles, 2. Honesty, trust and compassion are important to us, 3. Tolerance, we value ethnic, social, cultural, and religious differences and respect the opinion of others and 4. Philanthropy, we believed we can make a difference in our communities through charitable giving and community service. There are many things about Freemasonry, like education and fellowship. But one of the things that one can enjoy is meeting and making connection with men from different professions, faiths and life styles.
A Brief Lodge History
Roy Matillano Senior Warden
IPM Chaplain Treasurer Secretary Director of Ceremonies Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Director of Music Organist Membership Officer Masonic Care Caring Officers Inner Guard Steward Tyler Auditors Trustees
Inaugurated September 1891 Charter altered May 1904