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The Asoka Times

The Asoka Times is our Lodge's Monthly Newsletter. It is circulated as hard copy to members along with Summons for our Lodge meetings every month. The Newsletter features articles contributed by members and their family. Members are encouraged to share the Newsletter with their family and friends. If we motivate one good soul anywhere to become a Freemason because of the inspirational or fun content in our issues, we consider our efforts a GRAND SUCCESS! On this page you see the leader from our latest issue. Other content from this month's issue can be found in Family, Members and Happenings.

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Message from the W Master...

I’m very happy that we have crossed an important milestone in our Masonic calendar—the Ritual Working Competition I Stage. It is very heartening to think about the good performance, support and cooperation I got from my Wardens, officers and all brethren who delivered portions. My sincere and heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all; especially to the Past Masters, who assisted us during the rehearsals.

I need to make special mention of our Jr Deacon Bro Nitin Shroff who did a superb job, evident from the fact, the candidate of the evening, Bro.Giridhar Bail, was impressed with his work. I am sure Bro Nitin is getting all set to achieve many more laurels in his Masonic career. Our Chaplain Bro Anthony Cruz, despite being unwell with high fever a couple of days before the RWC, made it to the event and did a commendable job; inviting a word of praise from our ARGM W Bro Pratapkaran Paul during the Festive Board.

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 400th meeting and Long Term Service Jewel presentation ceremony of Lodge Srinivasa Gopala No.190 during which the rare 60 years LTS Jewel was presented to W Bro V V Venkatasubramaniam by MW Bro Chief Justice Devinder Gupta, MW the Grand Master and 25 Years LTS Jewel to W Bro M S Pattabhiraman by R W Bro G K Selvarajan, RW the Regional Grand Master.

Now, looking into the immediate future, I intend to speed up the Passing and Raising of our recently initiated brethren by holding 1 or 2 emergency meetings. We must also look into the prospect of having an inter-lodge visitation, maybe even an outstation meeting in Kodaikanal during December. I also request all Master Masons to attend the Half-Yearly meeting of the RGL of Southern India at Rajahmundhry.

Thank you and happy reading.

W Bro V K Raj Tilak

On this internet edition, the contents of the hard copy edition are found in our links Family, Members &  Happenings. W Bro S B S Raman, Editor & Webmaster

(This month's hard-copy issue was sponsored by Mrs Dharma Raman and we thank her for the support)

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