Region 1 – Waratah Consistory No.5 opened 2024 with a wonderful ceremony on Monday 29/01. On this date three (3) Ill. Brothers were advanced to the 31st degree in a ceremony which was enjoyed by all present. Inclusive on this day, Waratah Consistory also dedicated their beautiful banner in a short but very meaningful dedication. The GCIC thanked all involved in the creation of the Banner with special mention to V.Ill.Bro. Vince Viola. The night ended with a great fraternal friendship, some touching toasts from the new candidates and rounded off with words of support and encouragement from our Regional Commander and Grand Secretary General.