Open Day - Kiama Masonic Lodge
This is a public open day where visitors can learn a bit about Freemasonry and see inside a Masonic Lodge room. The original building was completed in 1876, is registered on the NSW State Heritage Register and is one of the only buildings of it's type in Kiama which is still in use. Lodge Kiama No.35 has been meeting continuously in this building since 1909.
At 10am, we will present a cheque for $10,000 from the Lodge Kiama & Masonicare to the Hitchens Family. The Hitchens family wish to personally thank all those who donated and assisted in their efforts to raise the $20,000 needed to purchase an assistance dog for their 6 year old son Chev. The total amount needed has been raised and deposited with Smart Pups. We believe that Smart Pups are in the process of selecting the next group of pups for training and that one of those will be for Chev. The training takes around 14 months.
Attached is a photo of the Hitchens family taken in the hall at the Kiama Masonic Centre. Chev is the boy in the black tee shirt, his father, David, his mother, Melissa, older brother (standing) and two younger brothers.
There will also be a free sausage sizzle.