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Masonic Villages Trust Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony.
A Masonic Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony was held on Saturday 19th August at the Masonic Villages Trust, Woburn Complex, Lower Hutt, Wellington lead by the Grand Master Mark Winger.
A Lodge Meeting hosted by Lower Hutt Lodge was opened prior to the Foundation Stone Laying and closed afterwards.
It was open by invitation to the public, residents of the village, Freemasons and their partners and among the dignitaries was His Worship the Mayor of Lower Hutt City Ray Wallace.
Grand Master Mark Winger welcomed everyone, the ceremony was then conducted, Past Grand Master Mike Pope gave an address on Freemasonry and the Masonic Villages Trust (full address here)
and everyone then adjourned to afternoon tea and entertainment in the nearly completed Apartment Extensions.
The Masonic Villages Trust is one of the largest charitable age-care providers in the southern North Island. It has 457 residential units and apartments and 4 care facilities with 227 beds spread over Wellington (Lower Hutt), Horowhenua, Wairarapa, Palmerston North, Foxton and Taranaki and is looking to possibly expand to Wainuiomata with 110 residential units and 60 beds. www.masonicvillages.co.nz
Photos Credit – Brooke Woollett InPhotography