Something Else
Wor. Master G.Leonidas


Welcome to Lodge Amalthea.
The place for you to take that first step into the Freemasonry universe. 
Freemasonry is like a multi faceted smooth polished jewel. Each facet to be experienced by each individual in their own way and in their own time. The never ending facets include self development, education, camaraderie, good deeds, moral compass, loyalty and social network.

As Master of the Lodge I, and all members of the Lodge, invite you to take that first step with us.
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A Brief History

Lodge Amalthea No 914 was formed on Saturday 29 April 1995, at a grand ceremony presided over by the the Grands Master of the United Grand Lodge of Vivtoria, MWBro Neville Smith, and a large retinue of Grand Lodge Officers. The lodge initially met the Sandringham Masonic Centre, in southern Melbourne, but a few years after founding it re-located to the Masonic Centre in East Melbourne. It’s ‘Mother Lodge’ (Sponsoring Lodge) was Lodge Epicurean No 906 at Geelong, which had been formed two years earlier. The raison d’être of both lodges. Lodge Amalthea No 914, was consecrated at Sandringham (in south suburban Melbourne) on Saturday 29 April 1995 – although it moved to the Masonic Centre of Victoria in East a few years later. It is thedaughter lodge of Lodge Epicurean 906, at Geelong (founded in February 1993). These two lodges are very similar in both style and substance – they are both what came to be called European Concept LodgesWhile there were others, the two main ‘drivers’ of Lodge Epicurean, and later Lodge Amalthea, were (now) RWBro. Dr. Geoff Harrison, Part Junior Grand Warden and (now) VWBro. Kent Henderson, Past Grand Inspector of Workings. Brother Harrison was Foundation Master of both lodges, and Brother Henderson was foundation Secretary. He remains the Secretary of both lodges to this day. In lamenting the low standards of many lodges at the time, and when looking to form these new Lodges, Brothers Harrison and Henderson (who had considerable experience of Freemasonry oversees), decided to look at what was successful in other countries – particularly in Europe – and meld these practices locally. European Concept Lodgeshave ‘Three Great Pillars”, namely quality ceremonial, quality dining, and quality Masonic Education. The first is self evident. In terms of quality dining, a banquet is held after each meeting at selected local restaurants. For a number of years the Lodge Amalthea Installation Dinner each year has been held in the Grand Dining Room of the Melbourne Club. In terms of Masonic Education, new members usually undertake an extensive Masonic Education Course – which over the years has been much appreciated by its students. Over the years, Lodge Amalthea has evolved. While retaining its ‘Three Great Pillars’, as of 2011 – given the enthusiasm of a number of younger members – Lodge Amalthea has consciously moved away from regularly performing Degree Ceremonial into a more innovative mode of Masonic Education at many lodge meetings, as well as implementing a variety of dining and meeting experiences. 
For over a decade Lodge Amalthea has been very proud to have as its patron Worshipful Brother the Right Honorable Malcolm Kenneth Murray, 12th Earl of Dunmore, Viscount of Fincastle, Lord Murray of Blair, Moulin and Tillimet. Lord Dunmore graciously assented to become the Master of the Lodge, and at its February 2011 Installation he was installed as such for a twelve month term, and subsequently served a second year. The future of Lodge Amalthea looks very bright indeed, with many enthusiastic and committed members, many of whom are young in both age and length of Masonic membership, driving innovations. Clearly, exciting times are ahead!

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