Most. Wor. Bro. Allan Sangwell
Most W. Bro Sangwell has an extensive Masonic background having been a member for 40 years.
He was initiated into Tasmanian Naval and Military Lodge, No. 43, on August 3, 1970. He progressed through office, culminating in his installation as Worshipful Master on Anzac Day of 1979.
M.W. Bro Sangwell is proud to relate that he undertook his three degrees as a double with his late father, Bro Harold Sangwell. In 1980, following the demise of the lodge secretary, M.W. Bro Sangwell was elected secretary and continued in that role until Tasmanian Naval and Military Lodge relinquished its Warrant in July 1985. M.W. Bro Sangwell affiliated with Darcy Wills Memorial Lodge, No. 85, and was elected Senior Warden in 1986 and installed as its Worshipful Master in 1987.
His progression through Grand Lodge office commenced in 1981 when he was appointed Grand Steward. He has been a Grand Tyler, Grand Standard Bearer, Grand Deacon, Grand Director of Ceremonies and Junior Grand Warden in 1990. In 1991 MW Bro Bryce Ward conferred the Order of Distinguished Service on M.W. Bro Sangwell for his contribution as a member of the organising committee for the Grand Lodge Centenary celebrations.
In 2001 M. W. Bro Alan Swinton conferred the rank of Past Deputy Grand Master upon M.W. Bro Sangwell in recognition of his services to Freemasonry in Tasmania.
The Deputy Grand Master was appointed Grand Secretary in August 1994 and after 16 years service retiring from that office on January 31st. 2011
M.W. Bro Sangwell is also active in other Orders of Freemasonry. He and his wife, Pam, have two children, Nerissa and Darren, four grandchildren.
M.W. Bro Sangwell is also a Justice of the Peace. He is a member of the Tasmanian Society of Justices of the Peace and for many years was its Registrar. His services were recognised by being granted Life Membership.
Deputy Grand Master
Right. Wor. Bro. John Slore
R. Wor. Bro. John Slore has an extensive Masonic background having been a member for 31 years. He was initiated into Centenary Lodge No. 54 on November 12th. 1982, progressed through office, culminating in his installation as Worshipful Master on his 38th birthday April 14th. 1989.
He was again installed as Worshipful Master of Centenary Lodge in April 1990 until amalgamation with St. Georges and St. Johns Lodges to form the new Lodge Launceston No. 2. He was installed as Worshipful Master at Lodge Launceston on September 25th. 1995.
His progression through Grand Lodge office commenced in 1994 when he was appointed Grand Steward. He has been Grand Tyler, Grand standard Bearer, Grand Deacon, Grand Director, Grand Chaplain and Grand Warden 2003.
In 2010 M. W. Bro. Norm Cooper conferred rank of Past Deputy Grand Master on him in recognition of his service to Freemasonry.
He was a member of the Board of General Purposes for 6 years and a member of the Board of Benevolence for 4 years and Vice President in his last year. He is also active in other Orders of Freemasonry.
He has two adult children, Joshua and Samantha his partner is Dorothy (Dot). He is also National Secretary and Tasmanian Vice President of the Masonic Motorcycle Association of Australia