District Grand Lodge of East Africa : Kenya - Uganda - Tanzania - Seychelles

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FREEMASONS' CONFERENCES

1st to 7th Conferences held in the District


First Freemasons' Conference: June 3Oth – July lst 1989 
Venue: International Conference Centre, Arusha, Tanzania 
Sponsor: Mwanza Lodge No 7485 
Chairman: W Bro B K Tanna 
Secretary: W Bro Ghanshyam Patel 

Number of participants: 55 
Papers presented: 
1.   Freemasonry in retrospect to afford assistance and instruction by W Bro S I Patel 
2.   What is Freemasonry? By W Bro S I Patel 
3.   Some thoughts on the Square and Compasses as emblems by W Bro A S Brass 
4.   Some duties of Lodge Secretary and Lodge Treasurers by W Bro B K Tanna 
5.   Human virtues by W Bro Rasik Chhotabhai Patel


 

Second Freemasons' Conference: August, 24th -25th, 1990 
Venue: Hotel Intercontinental, Mombasa, Kenya 
Sponsor: Equity Lodge No. 9173 
Chairman: W Bro B K Tanna 
Secretary: W Bro Surinder Dhadialla 

Number of participants: 55 
Papers presented: 
1.   Ethics of Freemasonry by W Bro H M Swami 
2.   Masonic education by W Bro John M Hamill 
3.   History of organized Freemasonry by W Bro J K Bhalla 
4.   Duties of the Director of Ceremonies by W Bro Rasik Chhotabhai Patel 
5.   Symbols of Freemasonry by W Bro J M Benzimra 
6.   Some duties of Lodge Secretary and Treasurers by W Bro B K Tanna


 

Third Freemasons' Conference: May 29th - 3Oth,1992 
Venue: Hotel Intercontinental, Mombasa, Kenya 
Sponsor: Gerald Nevill Lodge No. 9161 
Chairman: W Bro Joseph Long 
Secretary: W Bro Surinder Dhadialla 

Number of participants: 98 
Guest Speaker: W Bro Simon F N Waley 
Papers presented: 
1.   The Masonic Lodge Treasurer by W Bro A S Brass 
2.   Our ceremonies by W Bro J Long 
3.   Masonic Charity by W Bro J K Bhalla 
4.   Freemasonry in the future by W Bro S F N Waley 
5.   The Lodge and the new Mason by W Bro F Hussein 
6.   Law of Trust and Trustees by W Bro H M Parekh 
7.   The reward of work, which is the performance of duty by W Bro M G Stokell


 

Fourth Freemasons' Conference: April 30th -May 1st, 1994 
Venue: Imperial Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya 
Sponsor: Owen Falls Lodge No. 9447 
Chairman: W Bro Surinder Dhadialla 
Secretary: W Bro Hansraj Gudka 

Number of participants: 150 
Guest Speaker: W Bro Brian Gould 
Papers presented: 
1.   The Assistance Grand Masters Working Party Report on London Freemasonry and its implication for the District by W Bro B P Gould 
2.   Freemasonry has a Mission by W Bro J K Bhalla 
3.   An introduction to the purpose of learning and performance of Masonic ritual by W Bro M Holt 
4.   Material brought up for the building of the Temple by W Bro H M Parekh


 

Fifth Freemasons' Conference: August 22nd -23rd 1996 
Venue: Travellers Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya 
Sponsor: Lodge of the Coast No. 7518 
Chairman: W Bro Andrew S Brass 
Secretary: W Bro Surinder Dhadialla 

Number of participants: 148 
Guest Speaker: R W Bro The Rev Peter Hemingway 
Papers presented: 
1.   American and European Masonic Practices and what they can teach us by V W Bro Rasik Chhotabhai Patel 
2.   The changing of Freemasonry in England by RW Bro The Rev Peter Hemingway 
3.   East African Masonic Fund -W Bro M W Holt 
4.   The Lodge Secretary by W Bro J Long


 

Sixth Freemasons' Conference: August 18th -20th, 1998 
Venue: Tiwi Travellers Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya 
Sponsor: District Grand Lodge of East Africa 
Chairman: VW Bro Virendra Talwar 
Secretary: W Bro Harish Rupani 

Number of participants: 152 
Guest Speaker: W Bro Charles Carter 
Papers presented: 
1.   Procedure for propositions by W Bro J Long 
2.   Lodge attendance by W Bro N K Bhalla 
3.   Duties and responsibilities of the Lodge Treasurers by W Bro Bipin Ambalala Shah 
4.   Duties of the Lodge Almoner by W Bro Rohit Radia 
5.   The Lodge by W Bro F Hussein 
6.   Freemasonry in the 21st century by W Bro C J Carter


 

Seventh Freemasons' Conference: August 25th -26th, 2000 
Venue: Travellers Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya 
Sponsor: District Grand Lodge of East Africa 
Chairman: WBro VirendraKTalwar 
Secretary: W Bro Anjan Harkhani 

Number of participants: 172 
Guest Speaker: W Bro Robert A Gilbert 
Papers presented: 
1.   The Lodge of instruction by W Bro N K Bhalla 
2.   The most significant symbol in Freemasonry by W Bro Alfred E Banner 
3.   The emulation ritual by W Bro Edward Ayres 
4.   Anti-Masonry and how to overcome it by W Bro Robert A Gilbert

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