FNews Daily. No 1. Wednesday, April 15, 2020
From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team
Welcome to FNews
Welcome to the first edition of FNews Daily. Every day, the 2020-21 Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team will send an email with the latest news of what’s happening at Freemasons Victoria.
We’ll cherry-pick the best news from local lodges, social media and from members across the state. Our emphasis is on positive news about Freemasonry. We have taken the liberty of including you in this email dispatch; to opt out, please send a reply with ‘OPT OUT’ and your address. This is a free opt-in/opt-out service. You can also access us at www.FNews.com.au
Vale Merv Dyer
Blaze Aid has posted a wonderful tribute to our late Brother, Merv Dyer. He is described as a “giant of a man” and “a wonderful loveable encourager”. Read the tribute HERE.
VAT leaders commence
Paul Brennand (Membership), Ian Buckingham (Education)and Matteo Donato (Works)have commenced their 2020-21 roles as Grand Superintendents. Ash Long will be Chair of the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team. Although a Grand Installation has not been held, the appointees have been advised that they now officially occupy their roles for 2020-21.
Bro. David Buckley, an English Freemason who has been a regular visitor to Victorian lodges, has been discharged from hospital after suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Sadly, three of his UK Masonic brethren have died. His email can be read HERE.
$79,500 for Bushfire relief
The Supreme Council 33° of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA, has donated US$50,000 (A$79,500) to the five mainland Grand Lodges of Australia. Each receives $15,900 towards their Bushfire appeals. The Supreme Council 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia has thanked the Scottish Rite Masons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction for their kind and generous donation.
What do you think about MAPs?
Deputy Grand Master-Elect Anthony Bucca this week asked for opinions about the Masonic Advancement Program. A friendly exchange of more than 100 different ideas has followed on the Freemasons Victoria Facebook page.
A Masonic centenary is fast approaching. In a 3000-word feature, we trace the history of the Ivalda Masonic Temple at Darebin. Click HERE.
A daily feature of FNews will be a What’s On guide of meetings, social events and other fixtures. A number of Lodges are holding get-togethers via internet platforms such as Zoom. There is a 7-minute video explaining Zoom, HERE. FNews would love to include details of all Lodge events.Send us your news
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Phone: 0450 399 932.
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