|In 1946 A group of Freemasons and there
wife's got together, and decided to form an
O.E.S. Chapter. At that time Redcliffe was pretty
isolated from Brisbane and entertainment left a
bit to be desired. And after many meetings it all
Peninsula Chapter was Instuted on 29th March 1947
in The Windsor School of Arts, Windsor, Brisbane
by The Worthy District Grand Patron Bro Walter
Simpson. The Worthy District Grand Matron Sis
Elizabeth Mullin then carried out the Ceremony of
Installation. It is worth noting that Brisbane
District Grand Chapter was itself only Instituted
the Saturday before. From the April meeting
Peninsula Chapter has meet in the Woody point
Hall Woody Point on the Redcliffe Peninsula north
of Brisbane. We have been meeting in the same
hall for a little over 53 years. Owing to a change of management
of the Woody Point Hall it was necessary in December 2001 to
find a new meeting place, this problem was solved and we now
meet in the Scarborough Masonic Centre Seaview Street
Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula. With our new meeting
place and our first meeting at Scarborough in February 2001we
are looking forward to a new beginning. One of the
highlights in the early days was a visit from the
most worthy Grand Matron and Patron of The
Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland then our
governing body. The Chapter has worked to raise
money for charity over the years as well as have
a lot of good times.
The Chapters in Australia
average about 50 members, We have the United
Grand Chapter of Australia as our governing body.
In Queensland we also have The Grand Chapter of
Queensland and five District Grand Chapters.
Peninsula is under The Brisbane District Grand
Chapter which was the first in Queensland being Instituted in 1948.
The Sisters wear long white frocks and the men
black dinner suits and black tie in winter, in
summer the men can wear black pants ,white shirt
long sleeve, black tie and black cumberbun this
is because it gets very hot in summer in this
part of the world.
The Chapters meet once a month and have visits
between chapters regularly, we at peninsula have
15 visits to other chapters each year as well as
Installation visits to other chapters. on top of
this there is many social outings between
chapters, all in all we have a great time and
meet a lot of nice people.