Lodge of Balnarring
Lodge No. 850
Of The Grand United Lodge of Victoria of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons
Lodge of Balnarring Freemasons Supporting Local Senior Citizens
The Freemasons from the Lodge of Balnarring, at their first regular meeting for 2016, the Lodge meets
on the 2nd Friday of each month took the opportunity to present a cheque on behalf of the members of
the Lodge of Balnarringand Freemasons Foundation Victoria, to the Hastings Police Senior Citizens
Register for $5000.00.
The cheque was presented by the current Master of the Lodge, Worshipful Brother Barry Hodder to
Denise Palmer, the coordinator of the Hastings Police Senior Citizens Register.
The cheque will go towards a much needed new vehicle for this community organisation to enable its
continued service to Senior Citizens on the register. The vehicle is used to make any essential and
personal follow up action that is necessary when concerns are held for a
registered person,especially when phone contact has not been possible.
The evening commenced with the Freemasons conducting their regular
Lodge workings and finished with a combined supper with drinks had by
both members of the Lodge of Balnarring, visitors and agroup of
volunteers from the HPSCR led by Denise Palmer.
Basically, the register is a free database which lists names and contact
details of local senior citizenswho have volunteered information to the
Contact is made each day by phone calls to each person on the register.
The phone calls made check on each person’s well-being. If for any reason phone calls are not
answered within a certain time frame, a nominated emergency contact is notified.
If the nominated emergency contact cannot be notified, local police/ staff member will then the
address and physically check on the well-being of its registered senior citizens.
The Senior Citizens Register is operated out of the Hastings Police Station and is manned by
volunteers each day of the year. The volunteers willingly offer their time to the wellbeing of our local
The Register has been operating for just over 15 years and is manned by who contact and supply
comfort and peace of mind to over 1000 clients.
More information about the register may be obtained from contact by:
phone: (03) 5979 7033
AH: (03) 5979 2137 (answering machine)
The Master, WBro. Barry Hodder presenting the donation to Denise Palmer, the Coordinator of the Hastings Police Senior Citizens Register
The Master, WBro. Barry Hodder and Denise Palmer, the Coordinator of the Hastings Police Senior Citizens Register, displaying the cheque for $5000.00
The Master, members, visitors and guests with Denise Palmer displaying the donation during an enjoyable and beneficial evening of fun, laughter and friendship