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The Grand Primo Appeal 2024 is for Movember Cyprus

What is Movember?

It all started in Australia in 2003, when a group of men wanted to bring back the old style of men with mustaches. and they even decided to do it for a good cause! They combined the words Mo-ustach/moustache and Mo-vember/November and called this movement MOVEMBER . Their purpose, to change the face of men’s health.

Movember, is an independent global charity movement, supports programs for prostate, testicular and mental health patients. Led by the Movember Foundation, it focuses on raising awareness and educating the public to help men live with and beyond cancer and stay mentally healthy.

We have a number of events over the year including sponsored walks, Golf Tournament and the November mustache growing , lodge events from Burns Night onto our Winter ball which  will no only be fund raisers but also raising awareness of these important issues That effect the whole family of the sufferers.

We are raising funds specifically for Movember Cyprus, so our efforts will raise funds to help this wonderful organization locally and we will be able to see their fine work.
You will be able to keep track of the organised events and progress of the fundraising on this site or via our ever popular Facebook page RAOB GLC.

Points of Light Podcast with Stan Miller interviewing Grand Primo Nic Ashby and Grand Secretary, Gary Davis.


We are not a secret order, we are an order with secrets. Our greatest secret is our “doing good by stealth”.

Our History

RAOB read about our History Click Here.




The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) Explained
The meaning of being a “BUFF”




Q. What is Buffaloism all about?
The RAOB is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization. It is a brotherhood or society of men from all social and economic backgrounds that come together for the sole purpose of not only making themselves better men, but also try to better those with whom they come in contact, not only for themselves but, for the benefit of their families and their communities.

Q. What do Buffaloes do?
One of the primary goals of Buffaloism is self-improvement, which is a natural by-product of a member’s Buffalo experiences and membership. As a fraternal organization, bonds are formed between the members, which can result in lifelong friendships because, we share many similar values, despite coming from tremendously different backgrounds. You could be a company director or perhaps a retired refuse collector, it
makes no difference. All we want is to create harmony between brothers by enlightenment and toleration.

Q. What sort of organisation are we?
We are not a charity, but supporting charities is of prime importance to us. We have our own charitable venture, known as ‘Holiday of a Life time’ a venture that brings underprivileged children to Cyprus for an experience that they could not afford and we hope they will never forget. This has taught us to be especially mindful of those who are less fortunate than ourselves in the community. By a variety of well organised fund- raising events organised by ourselves, consideration is given to many worthwhile and good causes. The size of the beneficiaries of our events is of no importance, whether it be an individual or a substantial registered charity. Giving by stealth is enough, it gives us personal satisfaction.

Q. What does being Philanthropic mean?
Being a philanthropic organisation means we care, and back up that thought with direct actions. You are as important to us as any organisation we help. Once a member, you are part of a brotherhood. Brothers pull together, and if in need we will not turn our backs, we assist and help each other. In addition, Buffalo Lodges are often involved with a variety of charitable and community projects. The range of activities is varied and encompasses people of all ages. Should we make others aware of the good we do, we have chosen to do things by stealth. In conclusion I have to say although, as a men only body, everything we do is always planned to include our wives or girlfriends, after all they are of paramount importance to us, we love them.

Howard Passes: For the Buffs (RAOB)

The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) is a Fraternal, Benevolent and Social Organisation World Wide. It is open to any male over the age of 18, provided he is a “true and loyal supporter of the British Crown and Constitution” and he “enters of his own free will and consent”.

The Grand Lodge of Cyprus thanks you for viewing this site and hopes that you will find the content interesting and informative.

We also have a Members Only section which can be viewed by ‘clicking’ on ‘Account’ BUT, only once you have become a Member of the R.A.O.B., registered and logged-in with your unique username / password. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

If you are interested in the history of the R.A.O.B please select ‘About us’ at the top of the screen.

If you would like to Join the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, please contact:

Grand Secretary Bro. Gary Davis


Mobile: (+357) 97655156

For information and location of the most convenient Lodge for your introduction.

You must be:

Over 18 years of age.


A supporter of the Crown and the constitution.


I am sure that the Grand Secretary is looking forward to hearing from you.

20.4.2024 St George of Cyprus 262 Knights Chapter Medieval Banquet celebrating St George’s Day. A fantastic Saturday evening, well done the Knights of St George, Cyprus.


20.4.2024 St George of Cyprus Knights Chapter 262 St George’s Day Medieval Banquet.


14.4.2024 Raising of Brother Joshua Harris to 2nd Degree by the Officers of Grand Lodge of Cyprus.


17.3.24 The ‘Buffs’ do St Patrick’s Day at Bowlers Pub, Larnaca.


16.3.24 James Mercury 8599 win the Kypros Kypri Memorial Shield 2023. This is the first year of this competition and is linked to recruitment of new members. Award collected by Bro. Paul Harper CP and Bro. Bill Condick ROH at the Grand Lodge Meeting.


16.3.24 Grand Lodge Meeting, Dhekelia Lodge Room, Larnaca.


16.3.24  James Mercury Lodge 8599 win the competition Bob Aitken Memorial Shield, collected by Bro. Bill Condick ROH.


13.3.24Grand Lodge of England GAJ’s visit Aphrodite Bitter Lake Lodge.


13.3.24 Bro. Barry Hornblow has ‘passed to the Grand Link Above.’ Funeral arranged for Thursday 21st March in Larnaca.


12.3.24 Grand Lodge of England ‘past’ Grand Alderman’s of Juniper visit. James Mercury Lodge 8599.

03.3.24 St David’s Day Lunch, Buffs Lodge. 60 guest enjoyed Leek & Potato Soup, Roasted Lamb or 1/2 Chicken with Rosemary stuffing, Yorkshire Puddings, Roast potatoes, carrots & peas followed by Apple Crumble & custard. €351 raised via the raffle for the Grand Primo Appeal 2024.
25.2.24 Congratulations to Brother Chris Caddick, Dhekelia Garrison Lodge 10677 for your election and raising to the 2nd Degree, Primo today. Ceremony conducted by Grand Primo, Bro. Nof Pashialis KOM, supported by his Officers. Brother Chris was initiated in 2022 and is the first Grand Lodge of Cyprus initiate to attain his 2nd Degree, Primo status.
14.2.24  Aphrodite Bitter Lake Lodge, Limassol meeting attended by Grand Primo and Officers of Grand Lodge of Cyprus. Labelled ‘A new beginning’ as three affiliations were completed and a commitment from the Grand Primo that the Grand Lodge will support them in recruitment and retention to ensure that the oldest surviving Lodge in Cyprus continues and flourishes.
25.1.24  Unity In Cyprus 10701 GLE  ‘Burns Supper’ in support of the GLC Grand Primo Appeal 2024. €350 raised by this Grand Lodge of England Lodge. Thank you.
17.12.23  The RAOB GLC Christmas Hamper Draw & Lunch, Dhekelia Lodge Room.
16.12.23  Grand Primo 2023 Dinner. Bro. Nof Pashialis (Man of Worth) and Bro. Dave Smith (Services Rendered) receive their acknowledgements and awards for 2023.
16.12.23  Grand Primo 2024 Bro. Nof Pashialis KOM receives his regalia from Immediate Past Grand Primo, Bro. Nic Ashby ROH with best wishes for 2024.
16.12.23  Grand Lodge of Cyprus Meeting, Election results for 2024 Grand Lodge Officers.
14.12.23  Dhekelia Garrison Lodge 10677 thank their partners with their Annual Christmas Dinner at Campinarios in Larnaka.
2.12.23  Grand Lodge of England Meeting with three of our own, Bro. Gary Dickinson, Fred Hughes and Colin Young being elected to honoured positions within the RAOB. a proud moment for Cyprus.
12.11.2023 Remembrance Sunday with the RAOB GLC represented by many members with GP Nic Ashby and James Mercury Secretary Paul Smith laying the wreaths.
5.11.23  ‘The Buffs Firework Party’ Organised by James Mercury Lodge. Thanks to the British Army for providing the Fireworks again.

16.9.23- Grand Lodge of Cyprus Meeting. The new Grand Primo, Officers and delegates assembled.

16.9.23 Grand Primo Appeal 60s American Diner Event, Dhekelia Lodge Room

25.7.23– James Mercury Lodge members Dinner in Liopetri for 70 Year Anniversary celebration


30.7.2023– James Mercury Lodge 70th Anniversary BBQ celebrating 70 years since formation of the Lodge.


RAOB GLC Grand Lodge Meeting Saturday 17th June 2023.
(Members can login to the Members section to view Agenda & Minutes).


17th June 2023. Bro. Dave Smith KOM elected to position of Grand Trustee.


Photos from the 2023 H.O.A.L.T. Summer Ball held on Friday 16th June at the LeBay Beach Hotel, Larnaca.


Brother Peter Nadin, ROH, Grand Primo of the Grand Lodge England visits Cyprus and makes his first call at the meeting of the Unity In Cyprus Lodge on Thursday 15th June 2023.


7th June 2023 presentation of the cheque to the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society, Limassol by Grand Primo 2022, Bro. Stewart Read ROH, assisted by, Grand Primo 2023. Bro. Niclas Ashby ROH, Grand Secretary, Bro. Gary Davis ROH, Bro. David Hawes ROH, Grand Chamberlain, Bro. Ross Thomson KOM and Grand Tyler, Bro. Dave Smith KOM. Recipient, Maria Michael of the Limassol Office. The sum of €1984.94 donated to the beneficiaries representing the funds raised by Brother Stewart and GLC for 2022 GP Appeal.


6.5.2023 Coronation of King Charles lll BBQ


23.4.2023 St George of Cyprus Knights Chapter Medieval Banquet


23.4.2023 & 15.4.2023– RAOB Grand Lodge Northern Ireland Visit to James Mercury & Dhekelia Garrison Lodges


18.3.2023 Grand Lodge Officers ‘Collars’ Dinner, Dhekelia Lodge Room


19.3.23 Dhekelia garrison Lodge, Bro. Chris Caddick and Bro. Roger Hale being presented with their First Degree Jewel by Worthy Primo, Bro. Nic Ashby ROH, GP2023.






18th March 2023 Grand Primo Bro. Nic Ashby ROH, opens the March Grand Lodge Meeting at Dhekelia Lodge Room.






James Mercury Lodge 8599, Grand Primo, Bro. Nic Ashby ROH, visit Tuesday 14th March 2023, Lodge announced 70 years since formation, celebrations to be undertaken in July 2023 with a public BBQ on the Lodge grounds and a formal dinner discussed. A number of Grand Lodge Officials boast James Mercury as their ‘mother Lodge’ Grand Secretary, Gary Davis ROH, Deputy GP, Nof Pashialis KOM, Grand AB, Howard Passes KOM, Grand Treasurer Paul Harper CP (Elected Lodge WP), Grand Constable Alan Gaddass ROH, Grand Minstrel Dave Smith KOM, all in the picture above.



12.3.2023. Grand Primo, Bro. Nic Ashby ROH and his Officers visit Troodos Pride of Cyprus Lodge based at UKCA Club in Limassol.





8th March 2023, Grand Primo, Bro. Nic Ashby ROH and his Officers of 2023 visit Aphrodite Bitter Lake Lodge in Limassol.



This Website is dedicated to Brother Kypros Kypri KOM who died in service on 7th February 2022, after losing a long battle with ill-health, During his 10 years as a member of the R.A.O.B. in Cyprus, including the period of ill heath, he was committed to H.O.A.L.T., James Mercury, Dhekelia Garrison, Unity in Cyprus and Grand Lodge of Cyprus. This Website is an example of Brother Kyp’s enterprise, He will be missed but never forgotten.

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