Lodge Homewood

Ahdut Coah Hi - Strength Through Unity
Founded 6th August 1983
Master
Worshipful Master Craig Fraser
Initiated and obligated by WBro Peter Fraser on 30 June 2011 at Brooklyn, passed and raised by WBro Fraser Stephens on the 24 Nov 2011 and 26 April 2012. My father and grandfather were both Masons. I think the deacon that led me around for all three degrees was actually our Immediate Past Master, WBro David Ryan.

Born in Tauranga in 1964, that makes me 52, although I have spent most of my life in Wellington. I have been married to Beverley now for only 30 years and have two sons, Douglas and Callum. Both my lads are pipers and in 2014 the three of us marched onto the arena of the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow and competed in Grade 1 as members of the New Zealand Police Pipe band. Beverley was there as a supporter and it was naturally a proud day.

Perhaps an interesting fact: I was taught to play the bagpipes by Beverley’s father who also happens to be a Mason, VWBro George Stables PG Lec. Also, Beverley was a highland dancer and was actually taught by my mother.

Bagpiping is a major part of my life. It has got me around the world several times. My first trip was in 1987 as a member of the City of Wellington Pipe Band and I had a solo spot in the Edinburgh Tattoo. Other trips have taken me to the US, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Australia and of course Scotland.

I work for Contact Energy as the LPG Systems Manager which is a role I have now had for 15 years. Contact Energy acquired Rockgas limited back in 2008 and as a result acquired me. My role means I have the responsibility of supporting and maintaining several applications used for financial, customer relationship, and logistical management of the business functions.

2017 - 2018
Craig Fraser, Worshipful Master 2017-2018
Past Masters
2016-2017 WBro David Ryan
2015-2016 WBro Andrae Peipi
2014-2015 WBro Chris K Paul
2013-2014 WBro Charles Smith
2012-2013 WBro Charles Smith
2012-2013 WBro Fraser Stephens
2010-2011 WBro Peter Fraser

2009-2010 WBro Hadyn Nicholls
2008-2009 WBro Graeme Roberts
2007-2008 WBro John Nimmo RH
2006-2007 WBro John Nimmo RH
2005-2006 WBro Malcolm Jackson
2004-2005 WBro Reg Todd
2003-2004 WBro Reg Todd
2002-2003 WBro Joe Hatwell PG Swd B
2001-2002 WBro Malcolm Jackson
2000-2001 WBro Dennis Edwards

1999-2000 WBro RJ (Bob) Hancock*
1998-1999 WBro J Clem Carter*
1997-1998 WBro John Patterson
1996-1997 WBro RJ (Bob) Hancock*
1995-1996 WBro John Nimmo RH
1994-1995 VWBro Murray Alford PG Lec
1993-1994 WBro Russell E Rawle*
1992-1993 WBro Adam Gullen*
1991-1992 WBro A Les Williams* PGD
1990-1991 WBro RW (Bob) Clark* PG Swd B

1989-1990 WBro Reg Todd
1988-1989 WBro WHF (Bill) Parr*
1987-1988 WBro Neville Drake* Asst GDC
1986-1987 WBro Derek Rose* RH
1985-1986 WBro Derek Rose* RH
1984-1985 VWBro Warwick Metcalfe P Dist GM
1983-1984 WBro Royce Hall* PG Swd B

* Deceased