M.W. Bro. Phillip Frederick Oddie ODS
At the August 2019 Communications R.W. Bro. Phillip Oddie ODS, DGM was announced as the Grand Master Elect for 2020 – He has become Tasmania’s 39th Grand Master.
M.W. Bro. Oddie was installed into the position at the Grand Installation held at the Hobart’s Wrest Point Casino Complex on Friday 28th February 2020.
M.W. Bro. Oddie has been a Member of the Craft for 50 years having been presented with his 50 Year Jewel by the then Grand Master, M.W. Bro. John Slore in September 2019.
He was initiated into Pacific Lewis Lodge No. 38TC on the 11th August 1969 and progressed through the Offices of the Lodge becoming Worshipful Master on 12th December 1983. Following the consolidation of his Mother Lodge with The Pacific Lodge No. 5TC, he affiliated with Lodge Macquarie No. 87TC and on his retirement affiliated with The Pacific Lodge. He has recently affiliated with the Hutchins Old Boys’ Lodge No. 48TC and is also a Member of several other Orders of Freemasonry.
M.W. Bro. Oddie has been an active Member of the Southern Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team over many years and has also served as Grand Treasurer and President of the Board of General Purposes.
After being appointed Deputy Grand Master in 2017, he actively supported the Grand Master (M.W. Bro. Slore,) throughout the State as well as attending Interstate and New Zealand Grand Installations. The opportunity to work with the Grand Master and his Future Directions Program had been a highlight during this period.
M.W. Bro. Oddie and his wife Anne have thoroughly enjoyed the last three years and look forward to the renewal of old and the creation of new friendships in the next three years.
Deputy Grand Master
R.W. Bro. Luke John Wood
At the August 2019 Communications, the Grand Master Elect, R.W. Bro. Phillip Frederick Oddie, ODS announced the appointment of V.W. Bro. Luke John Wood as Deputy Grand Master Designate.
R.W. Bro. Wood is a second generation Mason, his late father, Bro. Raymond R. Wood was Initiated into Wellesby Lodge 7981 UGLE (Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey) in 1972 and his step-father, W. Bro. Christopher R. Avis was Initiated into Lodge Steadfast 7758 UGLE (Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London) in 1977. He later affiliated with Lodge St Helier 4449 UGLE (Provincial Grand Lodge of Jersey) in 1980, becoming the Worshipful Master in 1986 and also served the Province as Provincial Grand Superintendent of Works and Grand Charity Steward.
R.W. Bro. Wood was Initiated into Lodge St Helier on the 10th December 1990.
After moving to Tasmania, R.W. Bro. Wood affiliated with Lodge Lauriston 72TC in 2011, progressing through the Officers positions and becoming the Worshipful Master on the 17th October 2014. R.W.Bro. Wood subsequently served the Lodge as Secretary.
His progression through Grand Lodge Offices commenced in 2016, when he was appointed as Grand Standard Bearer, later to be given the privilege of Grand Standard Bearer for the 2017 Grand Installation of M.W. Bro. John W Slore.
He has also held the Office of Senior Grand Deacon, Grand Director of Ceremonies and Grand Chaplain in the Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team.
R.W. Bro. Wood served on the Board of the Fred French Masonic Nursing Home from 2013~2015, the Board of Benevolence from 2016~2017 and on the Board of General Purposes from 2017 till present.
R.W. Bro. Wood’s professional background is in electronics engineering, he is a Member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Registered Incorporated Engineer on The Engineering Council. His career has seen him work in London, Channel Islands and all States and Territories within Australia. He now enjoys semi-retirement.
R.W. Bro. Wood met his wife Nora in Jersey, Channel Islands and later married in Arlington, Virginia, USA. They are the proud parents of two adult sons, Nathaniel and Alexander.