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W. Bro. R. Sushil Raj PG Mars P Dy RGM

Assistant Regional Grand Master
Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India.

November 2004

Report on Activities of Lodges for the period ending
30th November 2004

1. Lodge Southern Cross No. 46 Palayamkottai
No Ceremony done.

2. Lodge Trivandrum No. 168 Thiruvananthapuram
Past Masters’ Day. Passing Ceremony of Bro.M.R.Karmachandran. W.Bro.K.S.Pillai WM of the Lodge during the year 1994 occupied the eastern chair. W.Bro.P.B.Menon explained the wkg.tls. W Bro.S.Ramnath gave the charge after passing, and the ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj explained the TB. As part of Dhanya Dhan program, 20 kgs of rice was given

3. Lodge Kottayam No. 245 Kottayam
No Ceremony done.

4. Lodge Vivekananda No. 254 Kanyakumari
No Ceremony done.

5. Lodge Vanchinad No. 273 Kollam
Initiation ceremony of Bro.Shashidharan Menon. The highlight of the meeting was that the meeting was held at the Crowther Masonic Temple. The brethren from Lodge Quilon No.5839 EC were present. The Lodge has entered into an agreement with Lodge Quilon to meet regularly in the temple. The efforts of the WM, W.Bro.R.Sree Kumar, the Secy. V.W.Bro.Abraham Markos and W.Bro.Krishna Pilla of Lodge Quilon the main architects of this historic return to the temple after a gap of 12 years deserve all praise.

6. Lodge Alleppey No. 275 Alleppey
No ceremony done. The Lodge celebrated ‘Ladies – Nite’ that evening.

7. Lodge Ananthapadmanabha No. 280 Trivandrum
Past Masters’ Day. Bro.K.Raju Menon was initiated by W.Bro.M.Ramaswamy Iyer. W.Bro.K.Sasikumar explained the wkg.tls. W.Bro.T.Ravindran gave the charge after initiation and W.Bro.T.J.Babu Sebastian explained the TB. The Lodge also took part in the Second Stage of RWC in an emergency meeting with a ‘dummy candidate’

8. Lodge Tamiravarni No. 289 Tirunelveli
Raising Ceremony of Bro.M.Kanagasabapathi.

9. Lodge Pearl City No. 290 Thoothukudi
Meeting postponed to First week of December because of Grand Festival.

10. Lodge Aruvi No. 293 Courtallam
No meeting during the month.

11. Lodge Palai No. 318 Palai
No meeting during the month.

12. Lodge Travancore No. 329 Thiruvananthapuram.
Initiation Ceremony of Bro. Venugopal. It was an emergency meeting for participating in the second stage of RWC. The regular installation meeting was postponed to the first week of December due to the Grand Festival. The Lodge built a house for a widow at a cost of Rs.101200/- as part of charity. The project was inaugurated by RW the RGM R.W.Bro.Dr.B.Biswakumar.


Report on the visit of R.W. The RGM R.W. Bro. Dr. Balaram Biswakumar on the 14th of November to Trivandrum

The RGM R.W.Bro.Dr.B.Biswakumar arrived on the morning of Sunday the 14th of November 2004. He inaugurated the charity project of Lodge Travancore No.329, a house for a poor widow at Thiruvallam near Trivandrum and handed over the key.W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj ARGM, WM, W.Bro.S.M.Ashraf, R.W.Bro.K.R. Rajasekharan Nair, PRGM, R.W.Bro.M. Ramaswamy Iyer and many other brethren were present.

Later that evening at 6.00 pm RW the RGM attended the joint meeting of Lodge Trivandrum No.168, Lodge Ananthapadmanabha No.280 & Lodge Palai No.318, held to conduct the memorial service of W.Bro.Augustine Mathew Kayyalakkakom who ascended to the Grand lodge above on the 25th of Sept. 2004.

W.Bro.A.S.Ben Roy WM of Lodge Trivandrum was the WM. W.Bro.Dr.NandaKumar K.Menon WM of Lodge AP. No.280 was the SW and W.Bro. G.Sudheeshkumar of Lodge Palai No.318 was the JW. The Lodge was opened in three degrees.

W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj the ARGM then occupied the eastern chair and conducted the memorial service, ably assisted by W.Bro.T.Ravindran as the D of C and W.Bro.Abraham Kallivayalil as the Chap.



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