RW Bro Antoine Georges
Antoine has enjoyed the full support of his wife Margarita and children Sara, Christina and Moussa, throughout his Masonic career, to his present appointment as Deputy Grand Master.
He was born in Lebanon and came to Australia in 1975 to take a position as a Community Youth worker. He then worked in the public welfare sector, where he served for 24 years in various positions.
Antoine has supported several Community groups, and served on committees and boards at the Marrickville Legal Centre, Marrickville and Newtown Neighbourhood Centres, Centre for Human Services, the Arabic Community Welfare Council and assisted in people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
He was initiated into Lodge Punchbowl on 11 January, 1996 and affiliated with Lodge Kilwinning, Lodge Hellenic Arcadia and the Grand Stewards Lodge. He is also a member and the Foundation Installing Master of The Cedars Lodge and a member of other Associated Orders.
As his ritual ability grew, so did his progress. After moving through various offices, he became the WM of Lodge Punchbowl in 2002. He continues to support the Lodge and is one of its Caring Officers. He is currently the WM of Lodge Kilwinning and the Director of Ceremonies and Team Mentor for The Cedars Lodge.
His Grand Lodge career began when he joined the Ceremonial Team as a Grand Steward in August 2004. He was elected as Grand Pursuivant in 2005 and moved on to the roles of Grand Standard Bearer, Senior Grand Deacon, Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and finally as the Grand Director from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed Senior Grand Warden in 2012 to complete a nine years run of continuous service. During his last year in the Ceremonial Team, he was invested and served for two years as a Grand Visitor for Area 2, in the Order of the Secret Monitors.
Antoine also served on the Grand Officers Committee for three years and participated in the Demonstration Team Preceptors Course.