KARA KARA LODGE No. 8349
Evidence seems to suggest that the Mining Community of Linden
always had a small but diverse Masonic Community who knew one another and met
informally. They were made up of Masons who had their origins in
The need to formalize this relationship in a small isolated area
led to the first meeting held on Thursday April 24, 1969, to discuss the
formation of a Freemasonic Lodge within the township. Recorded present at the
meeting were sixteen masons. Between April and July 1969, advice was sought
from W. Bro. C. V. Too-Chung, W. Bro. P. A
The Consecration Ceremony was held on November 27, 1970 at
Freemasonís Hall, Company Path,
††††††††††† Bro. J.P Forshaw†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Worshipful Master
††††††††††† Bro. H A Benn†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Senior Warden
††††††††††† Bro. Dr. R S Klautky††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Junior Warden
††††††††††† Bro. P. A
††††††††††† Bro. K. K. Ho††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Treasurer
††††††††††† Bro. I .E Wong††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Secretary
††††††††††† Bro. H.I Holder†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Ceremonies
††††††††††† Bro. Rev. G.H Ainsworth††††††††††††††† Senior Deacon
††††††††††† Bro. K. Dangl††††††††††† e††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Junior Deacon
††††††††††† Bro. I. J. Griffith††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Steward
††††††††††† Bro. W. W. Gill†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Steward
††††††††††† Bro. J. B. McWatt†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
It could be recorded that on the afternoon of the Consecration,
Bro. Rev. G. Ainsworth, who was to be appointed Senior Deacon, arrived in
Several donations of ornaments, furniture and jewels were
received from Lodges and Masons of both constitutions in
The first initiation was held in February 1971. Mr. Colin B Thwaites A Lewis was the candidate. The second initiation was in March 1971, the candidate was Mr. M A J Bassington and the third in May 1971 for Mr. Ashton S Alleyne and Mr. Stowell Barry. Between February 1971 and May 1996 seventy-two candidates were initiated.
The next occasion of significant Masonic importance in the
history of the Lodge was the building of the
The following are considered to be some of the important milestones within the history of the Lodge† :
- The founding Chaplain has become District Grand Master of Guyana.
The third initiate, W. Bro. A
- Several members became Officers of District Grand Lodge.
The Ceremony of Dedication and the naming of the
- A Royal Arch Chapter was attached to the Lodge and consecrated in 1989. Special mention must be made of the contributions of Bro. Alleyne, who supplied the furniture and the late Bros. Randolph Anthony and Sydney Baxter-Dennis.
Establishment of links within the Caribbean by inter-Masonic
visitation of, and to, Lodges in
- Establishment of participation in degree ceremonies between this Lodge and Roraima Lodge.
Sponsorship of the
- Donations to several charitable organisations within the Linden area, and the holding of the traditions established in the Lodge, perhaps to most notable and refreshing is the singing of Christmas Carols at the Installation Ceremony in December of each year. The regular meetings of the Lodge are held on the second Thursday of every month and the Installation meeting being held in December.