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The District of New Zealand Waikato, sends a cordial invitation to all Members of the Order, to attend the 37th Annual Convocation, to be held in Rotorua.
All events will be held in the Rotorua Masonic Centre, 1131 Fenton Street, Rotorua and at the Convention Centre of the Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

A copy of the Invitation Document can be downloaded by clicking here

 

PROGRAM

Friday 9 August 2019  
Rotorua Masonic Centre 9:30am Scarlet Cord
Rotorua Masonic Centre 2:30pm Executive Committee Meeting
Distinction Hotel 6:30pm Meet and Greet
Saturday 10 August 2019   
Rotorua Masonic Centre 9:30am Convocation Business Session, followed by Installation Rehearsal.
Rotorua Masonic Centre 2:30pm Installation of RW Bro Peter Edward Webb, PDGSR and Investiture of Grand Officers. Ladies and Visitors are invited to attend.

Distinction Hotel

 

 

5:45pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

Pre-Dinner get together. A cash bar will be available.

Attendees seated for Toasts

Gala Dinner

 

ROTORUA

Located on the central plateau of the North Island of New Zealand, Rotorua is one of the most visited tourist destinations in New Zealand with stunning vistas, active thermal areas, and demonstrations of Maori culture.

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Old Bath House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation has been arranged with the Distinction Hotel, which is supporting the event with reduced venue costs, in return for using their accommodation.

 Convocation Hotel


If you wish to use the Hotel for your accommodation, please use the following contacts.

https://www.distinctionhotelsrotorua.co.nz/secretmonitor

Alternatively please phone the hotel reservations team +64 7 349 5200 and quote promo code CONVOCATION19

 

 TRANSPORT

A bus will depart the Hotel for the Lodge Rooms at 09:00 AM, for Brethren attending the Convocation Business session and Ladies on the tour and staying at the Distinction Hotel. Departing the Lodge Rooms at 9:30 AM.

The bus will return to the Lodge rooms at 2:00 PM, for those Brethren and Ladies, who do wish to attend the Installation. It will continue on to the Distinction Hotel for those who don't.

 

MEET AND GREET

You are invited to attend the Meet and Greet to be held in the Rimu Room, Distinction Hotel. Finger food will be served.

This is not a meal.

A Hotel cash bar will operate.

 

LADIES TOUR

Ladies, Visitors are invited on the tour. So are international Brethren, not attending the Convocation Business Session. A bus will depart the Hotel for the Lodge Rooms at 09:00 AM, for Brethren attending the Convocation Business session and Ladies on the tour and staying at the Distinction Hotel. Departing the Lodge Rooms at 9:30 AM.

The bus will return to the Lodge rooms at 2:00 PM, for those Brethren and Ladies, who do wish to attend the Installation. It will continue on to the Distinction Hotel for those who don't.

A brochure describing the trip can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

GALA DINNER

 

The Gala Dinner will be held in the Rimu Room, Distinction Hotel. Some beverages will be provided on each table, after which a Hotel cash bar will operate.

 

Members and Guests are requested to be seated by 7:00pm for the toasts, and dinner will be served at 7:30pm.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Online registration is preferred, by completing the form on:

www.secretmonitor.net.nz/osmgc

 

Alternatively complete the attached form and and post it to:

 

Convocation Registrar, 19 Cruikshank Road, Clouston Park, Upper Hutt, 5018

 

Reception and distribution of welcome packs will be in the Foyer of the Rimu Room, Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

  

METHOD OF PAYMENT

 

Payment may be made by internet banking to the Westpac Bank, account number 03 0415 0285837 00, account name District Grand Conclave Waikato. We can only accept cheques drawn on New Zealand Banks.

 

International visitors only may pay with cash on arrival.

  

SCARLET CORD

 

The Third Grade of the Order of the Scarlet Cord, will be worked on Friday 9 August 2019, at the Rotorua Masonic Centre. Invitation and registration for this event is separate to the Grand Convocation registration. Please do not try to register through the Grand Convocation.