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Archives for April 2020

‘Can do’ attitude to finding solutions

Freemasons can be intelligent in finding solutions. A ‘can do’ attitude is all it takes. In Kansas, USA, the Grand Lodge had the dilemma of how to conduct the Grand Installation within the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Grand Master Delmus R. ‘Dale’ Morrow formally turned over the leadership role as Grand Master to Deputy Grand Master

Daily. Thu., Apr. 30, 2020

FVNews Daily. No 14. Thursday, April 30, 2020From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action TeamFVNews Daily is also available at www.FVNews.com.auSubscribe/Unsubscribe HERE Vale Charles Hall• Barry Minster, Grand Almoner, says: “Sadly, Wor. Bro. Charles Hall passed away on the morning of Saturday, April 25. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.” Vale Bill Moloney• The Almoner’s Bulletin Board advises of

Meet Paul Brennand

“Happy, healthy and engaged lodges,” is the motto of Paul Brennand, Chair of the 2020-21 Membership Volunteer Action Team. VWor. Bro. Brennand has dissolved the previous Team, and is now advertising for volunteers across Victoria to join him in a deliberate, planned effort to develop and retain members. Paul is enthusiastic about the membership prospects

Sirens to sound for heroes

A large number of fire stations across Victoria will sound the station siren four times at 5.40pm today (Wed., Apr. 29). This will be to honour the Victoria Police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in Kew on Wednesday last week (Apr. 22) at approximately that time. Freemasons across Victoria join

Daily. Wed., Apr. 29, 2020

FVNews Daily. No 13. Wednesday, April 29, 2020From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action TeamFVNews Daily is also available at www.FVNews.com.auSubscribe/Unsubscribe HERE Positive thinking• The Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters have a positive outlook towards the end of COVID-19 restrictions. They have booked theMaroondah Masonic Centre, Ringwood, for their Council of Anointed Kings (2pm) and Grand Installation (4pm) for Saturday, October 24.John Travers, Grand Recorder, tells us

Daily. Tue., Apr. 28, 2020

FVNews Daily. No 12. Tuesday, April 28, 2020From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action TeamFVNews Daily is also available at www.FVNews.com.auSubscribe/Unsubscribe HERE 50 at Monday night ZOOM meeting• Fifty Freemasons attended a Ceremony of the Vacant Chair meeting held by Lodge of Australia Felix last night (Monday, April 27). Masonry and Mental Health• ‘A Zoom meeting about ‘Masonry and Mental Health in the time of

Daily. Mon., Apr. 27, 2020

FVNews Daily. No 11. Monday, April 27, 2020From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action TeamFVNews Daily is also available at www.FVNews.com.auSubscribe/Unsubscribe HERE Vale Patrick Swinchatt• Wor. Bro. Patrick Swinchatt PJGD passed to the Grand Lodge Above at 2am on Saturday. He was a member of Hearts of Oak LodgeNo 68,Whitehorse Chapter, Ringwood Rose Croix, Burnett Craft Lodge No 6789, Park St Bristol UK, Ringwood Preceptory No

History in the making

History in the making. Williamstown Lodge No. 16’s ANZAC Day ceremony held at 7pm, Saturday, April 25. Some 50 Freemasons in attendance by Zoom. Guest Speaker: John Glover.

Daily. Sat.-Sun., Apr. 25-26, 2020

FVNews. Weekend EditionNo 10. Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 2020From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team Vale Brigadier Phil Davies (Ret.)• Brigadier Phil Davies AM has heard the Last Post and his duty is done. Stand easy. Deepest sympathy to Sandra and family. He was a patron of the TPI Association from 1998-2020, Executive Officer of the Association 2001-2005, and Honorary Life Member. Vale Colin Gronn• RWor.

Freemasonry as it was in Victoria on that first ANZAC Day

When Australian and New Zealand soldiers were bravely facing fire at Gallipoli Cove on Sunday, April 25, 1915, Freemasonry was busy in Victoria, Australia. We take a random snapshot of Masonic life, as it was 105 years ago. In Victoria’s Western District, the Hamilton Spectator newspaper (April 26) reported on the annual installation ceremony and

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