2020 Grand Installation Videos
Video of the 2020 Grand Lodge of Tasmania Grand Installation held at Wrest Point on Friday the 28th February is now available for viewing. Simply follow the link on the front page to the video section
Phoenix Lodge No. 92 TC conduct first Tasmanian virtual lodge meeting
Master W.Brother Kent Mainwaring leading the virtual lodge meeting
Tuesday 14th April was an exciting night for Phoenix Lodge, when it undertook the first “Virtual Lodge” in Tasmania, using “Zoom” technology.
Following the advice from Grand Lodge of Tasmania regarding conducting and undertaking Lodge Meetings in the present pandemic, a number of Phoenix Brethren put their thinking caps on. COVID-19 has led to the requirements of social distancing. This became the driver for the Lodge to think how can we maintain contact with each other and conduct Phoenix Lodge business, so that when we recommence our normal Masonic practices, the Lodge was in a position to act immediately.
To facilitate this idea, two Phoenix members suggested the development of a virtual Lodge, using modern virtual meeting technology. With the assistance of our Grand Lodge Webmaster, the idea was developed. The Grand Registrar and R.W. Bro Dr S R Zichy-Woinarski PDGM of Phoenix Lodge prepared the submission for consideration by the Grand Master.
The Grand Master M.W. Bro P. Oddie ODS approved and gave Dispensation for Phoenix Lodge to conduct its “Virtual Lodge”.
The Dispensation allowed Phoenix Lodge to proceed with the important first reading of two  new candidates seeking to join Freemasonry.
Prior to our formal meeting last night, a dummy run was undertaken with Phoenix Brethren on Tuesday 7th April. This was conducted by the Grand Lodge Webmaster Tim Zichy-Woinarski and cleared up any difficulties and problems.
W. Bro Kent Mainwaring
Master Lodge Phoenix.
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Acknowledgment of Gift from United Grand Lodge of England
The Grand Lodge of Tasmania recently received a letter from the M.W. Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, (HRH the Duke of Kent KG, CGMG. GCVO, ADC) acknowledging the gift presented by our Grand Master, M.W. Bro. John Slore on behalf of the Masons of Tasmania at the UGLE Tercentenary Celebrations in London. A copy of that letter can be viewed here
Above are photos of the presented item, of which the base is constructed from our unique Tasmanian timbers in the form of the golden ratio or phi and forms a perfect ashlar. It also has a Tasmanian masonic penny set into it.