Brethren from Lodge Ethos participated again in the National Multicultural Festival. This event was held in Canberra on the 13th, 14th and 15th February and drew large crowds. It is the second year we have manned a stall selling American style Hot Dogs and Beer. It was a great success with the funds raised doubling that of last year. We actually ran out of beer to sell and some volunteers were not required to come in on the last day.
Thanks to all members involved in manning the stall. In particular, Brothers Carloff and V who not only spent most of their weekend on site but were instrumental in setting up and bumping out. Brother Carloff also undertook all of the training, obtained licenses and permits, supplied the authentic American Hot Dog Cart and managed the finances.
The Lodge would particularly like to acknowledge the active participation of the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Derek Robson AM. Without his offer of nearby secure storage space, and his active support well into each night, the logistics of keeping supplies up to the front line would have been very difficult.