No 9431 E.C.
The usages and customs among Rotarians have ever borne a near affinity to those of the ancient Freemasons. There is a common thread interwoven in the customs, beliefs, and teachings of both institutions. For example, both are universally spread over the globe.
In Rotary the Four Way Test regulates our lives and actions, every Rotarian is guided by its precepts on the things we think, say, or do:
a) Is it the Truth?
b) Is it Fair to all concerned?
c) Will it build goodwill and better Friendships?
d) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
In Masonry, our ritual is replete with moral teachings to substantiate the Four Way Test. We are reminded of the four Cardinal Virtues; Temperance, fortitude, Prudence and Justice; and the distinguishing characteristics of a good Freemason are Virtue, Honour and Mercy.
the formation of Rotary Clubs in
Rotary International, after noting the plethora of Rotary Lodges around the world, informed United Grand Lodge of England that the world “Rotary” was the registered Trade Mark of Rotary International. This was brought to the founders’ attention by UGLE, the “The Guyana Wheel of Service Lodge” as the saying goes, is now history.
Lodge was consecrated on Friday, 8 November 1991, the first Master being W.Bro. Bernard A I Crawford. The Consecrating Officer was
the R W District Grand Master, Peter Alfred Taylor. There were two other District Grand Masters
present viz: Bro Yule Gooding, R W District Grand
Master, SC and the RW District Grand Master of Trinidad and
The names of 12 Members for Joining were read out, as well as two candidates for Initiation. The First Initiate was Bro Ivor O’Brien
Bro C. M Baburam Senior Warden
Bro M E Davis Junior Warden
W Bro W N Bascom, DistGStd Chaplain
W Bro J N Adams, DistGPure Treasurer
W Bro M V Yong, PDistAGSE Secretary
W Bro R B Fields, DistJGW Director of Ceremonies
W Bro M R Persaud SC Almoner
W Bro E N M Isaacs, PDistGSuptWks Charity Std
Bro B I Ralph Senior Deacon
Bro R C Kissoon Junior Deacon
W Bro P Yeung Asst Director of Ceremonies
W Bro R K Chand Asst Secretary
W Bro C S Persaud Inner Guard
W Bro G C Chung Steward
W Bro A O Abdool Steward
Bro M W Veecock Steward
Bro D Barrow Steward
W Bro S G Bovell Steward
Bro J G. Carpenter Steward
C R Quintin