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RW Bro William Driver

RW Bro William Driver

Diversity has been a key word for RW William Driver during his working career and as a Freemason.

The newly appointed Assistant Grand Master can boast of interests ranging from transport, community work, offshore fishing and Masonry.

Bill was raised in the Hills District, was a member of the local Boy Scouts including Scout Leader, educated at Westmead Technical College and joined the NSW Government Railways in 1954 as an apprentice fitter.

He studied mechanical engineering at Sydney Technical College and held a number of senior Engineering/Management positions in the NSW Railways mechanical and workshop branches.

In 1989 he transferred to the Bus/Ferry division of the NSW Transport Authority to occupy various senior positions until his retirement in April 2000. He was involved in community activities from 1985 as a volunteer to the Hills Family Centre, St Michaels Family Centre, Baptist Community Services bus driving, Anglicare Village work and Uniting Care. From July 2005 he co-ordinated the Hills Seniors Day Club caring for the senior residents of the District.

He was initiated in Lodge Burnside No 729 in 1975, installed as WM in 2007 and re-installed in 2011. He became the  Masonicare Caring Officer for the lodge and the Masonicare representative for Districts 32 and 25 where he co-ordinated fund raising for charity, families in need and a sausage sizzle program.

He affiliated to Lodge Baden Powell in 1978, inducted into the Order of the Secret Monitor in 2003, perfected in Macquarie Sovereign Chapter Rose Croix in 2008 and advanced to the Mark Degree in Parramatta City Daylight Chapter in 2015.

The rank of Past Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies was conferred in 2010 and Past Junior Grand Warden in 2013.

His sporting activities involve competition shooting, golf, offshore fishing and restoration work on steam locomotives and associated rolling stock.

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