Meet the DGIW for District 43


“I have been a Mason since 1962 with continuous service to now.  I was WM Lodge Campbell 1987/88, made a Grand Steward in 2011, was WM of Lodge Young Burrangong No 20 in 2012/13 and again in 2014/15.  I joined the Royal Arch in 1986 and became First Principal in 1992.

Pharmacy was my profession.  I spent 23 years in the Australian Regular Army retiring in 1982.  During that time I graduated from the Australian Army Staff College and the Royal Military College of Science in England, I retired as a lieutenant colonel.  I was then a public servant until 1995 when I took up being a relieving pharmacist.  This took me to many parts of central NSW, the Solomon Islands about eight times and to East Timor three times.  It also led me to working in Scotland in 2003 and 2005.  I ceased my pharmacy registration in 2015.

Dorothy has been my long suffering wife for 53 years.  We have three children – David, Merinda and Paul.  We have three grandchildren: William, Henry and Daniel.  We live on David’s farm.  We are both involved in our local Anglican church where Dorothy is the secretary of the parish council and I am its chairman.  Dorothy runs a free morning coffee in the church hall on a Wednesday while I play the pipe organ for the Wednesday morning service.

My other interests are family history (no time to explore that now) and restoring old Southern Cross diesel engines.”


VW Bro Rob Nash

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