Copperbelt Lodge of Installed Masters No 9136
Ndola and Kitwe
Date of Consecration
Monday July 22nd, 1985
Regular meeting day
of the first and third month with five Mondays
alternative second meeting
all communication through the secretary
C.L.I.M. – some information
(compiled by WorBro W.J.D.Godsall)
The Copperbelt Lodge of Installed Masters No 9136 EC (CLIM) was consecrated on Monday 22nd July 1985. The Consecration was carried out by the Pro Grand Master, the Most Worshipful The Right Honourable Lord Cornwallis, O.B.E., D.L., who was in Zambia specifically for the Consecration at the request and invitation of the District Grand Lodge of Zambia. The Consecration was carried out at the Masonic Temple in Mufulira at 18.00 hours.
Background to formation of the lodge was a recognised need for experience and expertise in the ritual with particular application to Installations as well as routine workings. At the time the country was experiencing loss of brethren mainly through departure of Freemasons The intention of forming a competent demonstration group that would be available to assist Lodges in their rituals is still developing/evolving.
Initially the Lodge was domiciled in Mufulira. In the early 1990s this was changed to Ndola and then in the latter part of the 1990s this further progressed/evolved to having alternate meetings in Ndola and Kitwe. At that time there were two active EC lodges in each of Ndola, Luanshya and Kitwe. Currently the majority of brethren are sourced from Ndola (Itawa Lodge No 7072) and Kitwe (Jubilee Lodge No 5582 and Konkola Lodge No 7549). The majority of the twelve Founders came from Mufulira Lodge No 5326, that Lodge being the driving force behind formation and consecration of CLIM. At the time of formation the Lodge was essentially open to brethren of the English Constitution (Master Masons included). However this evolved and since the middle 1990s brethren from both the Irish and Scottish Constitutions who have been Installed Masters were welcomed into the Lodge and these brethren have contributed commendably to the continued existence of CLIM. This has yet to be reciprocated with Zambia Master’s Lodge No 856, Irish Constitution. The Warrant for CLIM is housed in Ndola.
Regular meetings are held on the fifth Monday in the first and third months of the calendar year that have five Mondays, alternating between Kitwe and Ndola. The master elect is nominated at each second meeting and installed at the next Regular meeting.