27 medals won at The Special Olympics Australia National Games

Current Master of the Gosford Masonic Lodge, Jim Noble, with incoming Master, Steve Hart, ready to take competitors to the airport

The work of the Gosford Freemasons has been recognised in the NSW Parliament. Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, acknowledged Gosford Freemasons for their kind support of 20 local athletes.

Gosford Freemasons provided coach transport from the Central Coast to Sydney airport for the athletes, on their way to participate in The Special Olympics Australia National Games, held in Adelaide in April. Adam Crouch said he congratulated Ron Elshaw, Chairman of the Gosford Masonic Centre, and all the members of the Central Coast Masonic Lodge for their generosity.

“Many members of the Freemasons live in my electorate of Terrigal, and I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank them for demonstrating the Freemason values of integrity, honesty, caring for others and personal development,” he said. Crouch also congratulated all of the athletes, who had been training for months, even years, to perform their best in a range of competitions. According to Ron Elshaw, the group of 20 competitors ‘did the region proud’, returning from the games with a total of eight gold medals, 8 silver and 11 bronze.

Source: Media release, Jul 17 Ron Elshaw, Gosford Masonic Centre