on Activities of Lodges for the period ending
30th December 2004
1. Lodge Southern Cross No. 46 Palayamkottai
No Ceremony done. Election Meeting.
2. Lodge Trivandrum No. 168 Thiruvananthapuram
At the regular meeting the Memorial service of W.Bro.R.Gainneos,
PM (1974), who was called to the Grand Lodge Above on 26th Novenber
2004 was conducted. W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj ARGM , the nephew of the
departed brother conducted the ceremony. The oration was given
by W.Bro.Dr.R.Ravi Kumar. As part of Dhanya - Dhan, 10 kgs of
rice was given to the needy. Election Meeting.
On the 26th of Dec. an emergency meeting was held to present 25
years Long Term Service jewel to W.Bro. Dr.G.R.Nandakumar.
W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj represented the RGM for the meeting and presented
3. Lodge Kottayam No. 245 Kottayam
'Ladies Nite'. No Ceremony
4. Lodge Vivekananda No. 254 Kanyakumari
On the 22nd of Dec. RWC II stage.
On the 1st of Jan.2005 Election Meeting.
5. Lodge Vanchinad No. 273 Kollam
Passing ceremony of Bro.Shashidharan Menon. W.Bro.R.Sushil
Raj ARGM was present.
6. Lodge Alleppey No. 275 Alleppey
No ceremony done.
7. Lodge Ananthapadmanabha No. 280 Trivandrum
Election meeting. No ceremony
done. The Installation meeting was
held on the 2nd of January 2005. W.Bro.S.K.Mohan took over as
the new WM. W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj ARGM represented the RGM at the
meeting. It was the last Installation meeting of the ARGM representing
the RGM W.Bro.R.Rajiv Raj who acted as the RGD of C at the first
Installation meeting represented
by the ARGM was there as the RGD of C for the last representation.
8. Lodge Tamiravarni No. 289 Tirunelveli
December meeting was Election Meeting.
The installation meeting was held on the 1st of January 2005.
W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj ARGM represented the RGM. W.Bro.V.Arumugam
was installed in the eastern chair by the ARGM. W.Bro.T.J.Babu
Sebatian PM Lodge Palai was the Ag RGD f C. As part of their charity
programme the lodge presented cakes and snacks to a Deaf &
Dumb Home. 150 pairs of chappals were presented to a Blind School.
9. Lodge Pearl City No. 290 Thoothukudi
November Meeting was postponed to the 4th of December
because of Grand Festival. Was Past Masters’ Day. The Raising
Ceremony of A.G.Balaji was done. On the24th of December Bro. Walter
Motha was initiated for the RWC II stage.
On the 11th of Dec. the Lodge organized “Sagodara
Sangamam “ a farewell to our beloved RGM in a very
Grand manner (report enclosed)
10. Lodge Aruvi No. 293 Courtallam
Meeting was held in Trivandrum. No ceremony done. Election
11. Lodge Palai No. 318 Palai
No ceremony. Election Meeting.
12. Lodge Travancore No. 329 Thiruvananthapuram.
Installation Ceremony of W.Bro.James Verghese. W.Bro.R.Sushil
Raj ARGM, the founder Master of the Lodge represented the RGM
at the installation. A Grand gathering of nearly 100 masons and
about 40 ladies & children were present. A financial assistance
of Rs.5000/- was given to a needy student as part of charity programme
before the meeting The Ladies of the Fraternity also had the new
team taking over. Mrs.Premalatha Santhikumar as Chairperson, Mrs.Reena
Sudheesh a Secy. And Mrs. Sarah Kuruvila as the Tresasurer.
SAGAMAM” - A REPORT
The brethren of Lodge Pearl City No.290 had organized
an area meet for the ARGM on the 11th of December 2004. The gala
event was named “Sagodara Sangamam”. It was an evening
of farewell to our beloved RGM. It was organized on the lawns
of Sagar Sadan, an very enthralling venue. Masons from all over
the region attended the function. The three DyRGMs’ of the
3 years, ARGMs’ Past and Present. The three RGD of Cs’,
The two RGL Secys. PRGM R.W.Bro.K.R.Rajasekharan Nayar and many
prominent brethren were present. W.Bro.V.G Madhusudhan , the singing
sensation of the region , broke the silence with his power-filled
prayer song. After a brief introduction by W.Bro.S.Krishnan WM
of Lodge Pearl City, the ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj welcomed the
gathering, As the welcome came to an end, our beloved RGM ‘Biswa”
was ushered to the dais by his two D of Cs’ W.Bro.VGM &
W.Bro.AP Chitra and received by his first D of C W.Bro.Sushil.
The RGM gave vent to his feelings. The area recognition for performers
were done. Many brethren shared their memories with the RGM. On
behalf of the ruling ARGMs’ a silver plaque was presented
to the RGM. VGMs’ theme song for the evening was echoing
in every ones ears for many a days. A very memorable evening of
music, dance and brotherhood.
The Last Note..
It has been a year of togetherness. Every lodge in the area has
performed very creditably. I have no words to express my appreciation
and grateful thanks to the WMs, Secys & brethren of the Lodges
for giving all support and cooperation. I could visit all the
twelve Lodges more than once and the hospitality, love and affection
of the brethren has been beyond belief. This year all the 12 lodges
did have many occasions to interact with each other and there
been more fellowship and interactions between them. I pray this
is only a beginning. May this go on forever and may our fraternity
I very sincerely thank the WM & brethren of Lodge Trivandrum
No.168, for offering me this space in their web-site. My monthly
reports have been a great boost to the activities of our area
My thanks to W.Br.A.Jayapalan and Bro.P.Vijay kumar who made this