On Wednesday 27th March, seven members of the Lodge of Fortitude accompanied

by five of their partners travelled to Mount Gambier Lewis Lodge,  a distance of about 340 kms to witness and participate in the Second Degree ceremony for Jeffrey Taylor.


Jeff was initiated in Fortitude Lodge that meets at Tailem Bend in late 2012 only to find several months later that he had to move to Mount Gambier for work.


On arrival to Mount Gambier the Mount Gambier Lewis Lodge contacted Jeff and invited him to their meetings. In consultation between the two lodges and Jeff, it was agreed that Jeff's Second Degree would be undertaken at Mount Gambier with members of Fortitude Lodge assisting in the Ceremony.


Arrangements were made by Mount Gambier Lewis Lodge to provide entertainment for the ladies during the meeting and for the ladies to join the men at the festive board. An enjoyable night was had by all who attended which included 19 ladies and representatives from Mount Gambier, Millicent, Penola and Kingston Lodges along with Glenelg and Portland Lodges