The Freemasons District Grand Lodge of North Queensland was originally formed as a Scottish District Grand Lodge on 7 May 1904, based in Charters Towers. The move to form the Freemasons District of North Queensland came from St. John’s Davenport Lodge 33 U.G.L.Q.
Together with an aspiration to better themselves, members of the Craft (organisation) seek to make a tangible difference in the community.
The District Grand Lodge of North Queensland stretches from Proserpine to Ingham and out west to Mt Isa. It administers 21 Lodges (groups) comprising of some 500 members, holden under the United Grand Lodge of Queensland in Brisbane, which is the statewide administrator, overseeing around 260 Lodges.
The impact of members’ charitable and benevolent work in the community is doubled when they work with Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. Their attentiveness to the needs of their community ensures that worthwhile local initiatives are given a hand up. Examples include support for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Queensland Freemasons Village at Townsville General Hospital and the Joyful Foundation amongst many others.
By belonging to the largest and oldest fraternity in the world, members of the North Queensland District are part of a values-based organisation that fosters:
• A connection amongst members worldwide
• Each individual’s self-development
• Productive Lodge meetings and
• The ability to give back to the community through charitable and benevolent activities.
Other orders, such as the Order of the Eastern Star which is open to women, also operate within the District.
North Queensland District Freemasons strive to identify local projects or individuals that need a hand up and work with Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland to influence positive change in the community.
As well as monetary assistance North Queensland District Freemasons are generous with their time and skills, giving freely to many local groups.
With the support of each-other, the journey to be the best you can be (personal development) is made more meaningful.
Some Lodges provide support for the next generation through school bursaries and scholarships.