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No.4998

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50 Golden Years in Masonry of R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon

50 Golden Years in Masonry of R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon

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Felicitation for R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon on his completion of 50 years in Freemasonry

The Archibald Campbell Lodge had a meeting of the Lodge to felicitate R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon M.A ( Oxon ) Past District Grand Master of District Grand Lodge of Madras and member of the Lodge, on 25th July 2018, and the meeting was attended by our RWDGM R.W.Bro.T.A.Devagnanam, and other visiting brethren. During the meeting the Secretary of the Lodge Bro.Brij Mohan Sehgal read the Masonic Bio data of R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon and at the request of Worshipful Master of the Lodge, our RWDGM, asked W.Bro.Sukesh Menon PAGDC, Past DGDOC, to read the citation and after this, RWDGM presented the citation and 50 year lapel pin to R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon.

After the ceremony, W.Bro.S.L.Chitale high lighted the un parallel qualities of R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon, like strict disciplinary, hard core master in execution of projects and above all taking challenges in diversity, he was Master in the Lodge but fried and guide outside to all. W.Bro.Chitale reminded the all present the projects like Library coupled with bringing the Lodge itself to financial stability, were a few of his accomplishments

W.Bro.Sukesh Menon spoke about the book written by R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon on Masonic education and procedures, he described him as an icon and shall remain always because in case of any difficulties or clarifications, R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon has been to our rescue. W.Bro.Sukesh wished and expected that R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon shall always be, as has been, continue to lead from front.

RWDGM illustrated hidden aspects of R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon’s life and his Masonic achievements. RWDGM said in case any need relating to Masonry, he has been only and only depended on him and look forward to have his able leadership always. He appreciated his completion of remarkable projects during his tenure as DGM and later. RWDGM acclaimed with appreciation his contribution in making a Library / Contribution to charity and educating young entrant in freemasonry. While wishing R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon, RWDGM reasserted the former as an icon and wished him to keep good health and Masonic sprits.

R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon while thanking and wishing all present, expressed his pleasant surprise that he never thought to reach 50 years in Freemasonry at the time of joining the Lodge.

R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon narrated the situation in the Lodge when there was separate dining for orthodox and non drinkers and also rule in place for non residents and residents joining the Lodge, which with his efforts were done away with. He remembered in older days in absence of in house dining facility, it was Hotel Connemara where dinner was taken.

He stressed on the strict discipline and team work to achieve positive results.

For example bringing the financial balance sheet of DGL 2001 from red to Rs.30 crores plus and grand success of Centenary celebrations done in last August 2017, The Library etc, only team work could accomplish these.

He called upon all the Freemason fraternity to contribute to Charity with a smile and whole heartedly. There is universal need for charity and it must be kept in mind of all of us to donate regularly to meet the challenges at home & internationally.

He advised the all present to take full use of library to enrich one self with knowledge to live straight forward life coupled with principles of Freemasonry. R.W.Bro.K.R.N.Menon thanked the two speakers W.Bro.Chitale and W.Bro.Sukesh Menon, who spoke for him, and thanked R.W.Bro.T.A.Devagnanam, DGM for sparing his valuable time for the felicitation and speaking about his Masonry life and assured his availability for the cause of charity and Freemasonry always.


Meetings of P.U. & Archibald Campbell in London By V W Bro S Sampath, Dy. DGM

  • The brethren of P.U. No.150 had their meeting on 10th June 2013 (Mon) – 10.30 a.m. at Mark Masons Hall. Once an year they have their meeting in London, coordinated by W.Bro. Chellappa. The W.M. P.B. Shankar & brethren conducted a II degree ceremony in a fitting manner followed by lunch. Brethren from Archibald Campbell lodge also participated and assisted in the working. 
  • The brethren of Archibald Campbell Lodge No.4998 had their meeting on 10th June 2013 (Mon) – 5.00 p.m. attended by 13 brethren at Room No.15, UGL Building at Queens Street. A III degree ceremony was done by the W.M. Kartik Sabanayagan ably assisted by the brethren in an impressive manner. Bro. James Campbell from Cambridge also a member, coordinated the meet along with Mathew Joseph. 
  • On 11th June (Tue) – 5.00 p.m. the Isaac Newton University Lodge No.859 met and 12 brethren of Archibald & me attended at Cambridge. It is the Lodge of Cambridge University and membership is only open to members of the University. It was founded in 1861. The current master is W.Bro. Dr Justin Bishop. Bro. James Campbell was W.M. three years ago. The real reason for visiting however is that Sir Archibald Campbell was initiated, passed and raised in the Isaac Newton University Lodge before he left for India. It was thus his mother lodge. He never held office, however. He went through the master's chair in India.
  • Apart from this I met the Grand Secretary V.W.Bro. Nigel Brown and also attended the Emulation Lodge of Improvement on 14th June where an Installation ceremony was done in an impressive manner. 
  • As Dy.DGM I had the privilege of attending all these meetings with about 22 brethren from these lodges. Photos of some events are forwarded at the end.
Meeting PU Archibald Campbell
Meeting PU Archibald Campbell
Meeting PU Archibald Campbell
Meeting PU Archibald Campbell
Meeting PU Archibald Campbell
Meeting PU Archibald Campbell
Meeting PU Archibald Campbell
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Date of Warrant: February 1, 1928. Meets: Last Wednesday of January, February, March, April, July, August, September, October and November. No meeting in May, June and December. Election: September. Installation: October.

Officers For 2017 - 2018  ( Installed: 25th October, 2017 )
Worshipful Master Anand K.Lakshmi Ratan
Senior Warden S.Vimal Kumar
Junior Warden Joseph Mathew Alapatt
I.P.M. Subrmani Iyer 
Chaplain Narayanan Ramji
Treasurer Karthik Sabanayagam
Secretary Brij Mohan Sehgal
Director of Ceremonies Nirmal Nahar
Almoner J.G.Masilamani
Charity Steward J.B.Kamdar 
Mentor Jacob Kurian
Senior Deacon Sandeep S.Rao 
Junior Deacon Sirish Patel
Asst Director of Ceremonies Anand Paranthaman
Asst Secretary Mathew Joseph
Inner Guard Dr.SridharBharathan
Steward R.Vijay Kondath
Steward Rahul Kesu
Steward Mahimm Gupta
Steward Harish K.Murthi
Tyler P.Gajendran
Members
K.R.N.Menon (1976&88) D.Banker (1971)
S.L.Chitale (1973 & 95) Gopal Madhavan (1981)
M.Balasubramaniam J.G.Masilamani (1983) 
B.Viswanatha Reddy R.Chandramouli (1992) 
V.Vishnu Reddy (2007) Dr.L.M.Sakthivel (1993)
S.N.Srikanth N.K.Gopinath
H.L.Ratan (2002) J.B.Kamdar (2003)
R.Vijay Kondath  (2005) Narayanan Ramji(2004)
Jacob Kurian (2008) K.P.Philip
Habib Hussain (2009) Mathew Joseph (2011)
Karthik Sabanayagam (2012) Arvind Datar
J.W.P.Campbell Lt.Cdr. P.R.Engeham
S.C.Bhatt W.Anand
Bipin A.Bhatia (2013) Akash Jain
Nirmal Nahar (2015) S.Vimal Kumar
E.R.Sreevatsa Aanand Lakshmi Ratan (2017)
Anand Paranthaman (2014) Ramesh D.Srinivas
Subramani Iyer (2016) Rahul Kesu
A.Ramarathnam Harish K.Murthi
Brig Mohan Sehgal M.Sesha Sai
Chakravarthi Lokapriya Sandeep S Rao
Rajendra Kuma Mootha Joseph Mathew Alapatt
P.Shanker Menon (WM1198-2005) A.K.Mittal (1985)
Sriram Panchu Sirish Patel
Mahimm Gupta Capt.Ravikumar R Manian
Vijay Javeri Sridar Baratan
Varzavand Batiwala Karthik Lakshmi Ratan
S.Selvakumar  

Date of Warrant: February 1, 1928. Meets: Last Wednesday of January, February, March, April, July, August, September, October and November. No meeting in May, June and December. Election: September. Installation: October.

Officers For 2016 - 2017  ( Installed: 26th October, 2016 )
Worshipful Master  Subramani Iyer
Senior Warden  Anand Lakshmi Ratan
Junior Warden  S.Vimal Kumar
I.P.M.  Nirmal Nahar
Chaplain  Jacob Kurian
Treasurer  Karthik Sabanayagam
Secretary  Joseph Mathew Alapatt
Director of Ceremonies  Anand Paranthaman
Almoner  V.Vishnu Reddy
Charity Steward  J.B.Kamdar
Mentor  V.J.Bharath
Senior Deacon  P.Shanker Menon
Junior Deacon  Sandeep S.Rao
Asst Director of Ceremonies  Mathew Joseph           
Asst Secretary  Narayanan Ramji
Inner Guard  Sirish Patel
Steward  Bipin A.Bhatia
Steward  Rajendra Kumar Mootha
Steward  Mahimm Gupta
Steward  Chakravarthi Lokapriya
Steward Dr.Sridhar Baratan
Tyler P.Gajendran
Members
K.R.N.Menon (1976&88)   D.Banker (1971)
S.L.Chitale (1973 & 95) Gopal Madhavan (1981)
M.Balasubramaniam J.G.Masilamani (1983)
Verghese Chummar (1986)  D.G.Nayar (1997)
B.Viswanatha Reddy R.Chandramouli (1992)          
V.Vishnu Reddy (2007) Dr.L.M.Sakthivel (1993)
S.N.Srikanth N.K.Gopinath 
H.L.Ratan (2002) A.Pandalai (PM 2998)
H.L.Ratan (2002) R.Vijay Kondath  (2005)
Narayanan Ramji(2004)          Jacob Kurian (2008)
K.P.Philip Habib Hussain (2009)
Mathew Joseph (2011) Prasad Mathew           
Karthik Sabanayagam (2012) Arvind Datar
J.W.P.Campbell Lt.Cdr. P.R.Engeham
S.C.Bhatt W.Anand
V.J.Bharath (WM 150-1980) Bipin A.Bhatia (2013)
Akash Jain Nirmal Nahar  (2015)
S.Vimal Kumar E.R.Sreevatsa
Aanand Lakshmi Ratan Anand Paranthaman (2014)
Ramesh D.Srinivas Subramani Iyer (2016)
Rahul Kesu A.Ramarathnam
Harish K.Murthi Brig Mohan Sehgal
M.Sesha Sai Chakravarthi Lokapriya
Sandeep S Rao Rajendra Kuma Mootha
Dilip K Srinivasan Rajendra Kuma Mootha
P.Shanker Menon (WM1198-2005) A.K.Mittal (1985)
Kris Arvind Sriram Panchu
Sirish Patel Mahimm Gupta
Capt.Ravikumar R Manian Vijay Javeri
Sridar Baratan Pradeep Cholayil
Varzavand Batiwala Sridar Baratan