Ashton Lodge held their installation and on this special occasion, the Grand Master MW Bro Alan Townson presented five-bar Lewis jewels to twins, Bros John and Andrew Casper, as well as a two-bar Lewis jewel to Wor Bro Hamish Kerr. This was a memorable day for Hamish as, at just twenty-five years of age, he was installed as Master. Interestingly, Hamish, John and Andrew are cousins. Mrs Marie Casper, grandmother to John, Andrew and Hamish, flew up from Melbourne for the weekend.
Ashton Lodge’s installation was a big success with Hamish and officers installed by the attending Grand Lodge team, which consisted of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, two Past Grand Masters and fourteen Grand Officers. There were nearly 120 brethren at the ceremony and 160 at the banquet with 17 Masters present.