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FVNews Daily. 
No 68. Thursday, July 16, 2020
From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action TeamFVNews Daily is also available at www.FVNews.com.au
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Vale Frank Vickery
• We regret to advise the passing of Wor. Bro. Frank Vickery to the Grand Lodge Above last Friday (July 10)at the age of 93. He was born on November 15, 1926. Private cremation. Memorial service to be advised. (Thanks to Jim Jolly, Acting Secretary, Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge No. 877, for this information.)

VIDEO: Neville Wiggins
• Neville Wiggins of the Regional and Rural Committee of the Membership Volunteer Action Team offers this video (02:59). LINK

New look at Newport


• David Hourigan’s model of the Newport Masonic Temple has been captured by photographer Damjan Janevski in the July edition of The ProbianTate Papworth tells the story on Page 25. LINK

VIDEO: Mother Kilwinning Lodge No. 3• Here is a Zoom Lecture held in 
Scotland on the history of Mother Kilwinning Lodge No. 0. It also features the Grand Master Mason, Ramsay McGhee. (Thanks to Graham Berry.) LINK

St Andrews in the South Table Lodge
•  The traditional St Andrews in the South Table Lodge will go ahead, at 7.30pm on Tuesday (July 21), virtually of course. The format will be the same as previous but bring-your-own whisky and nibbles to your study, lounge room and bed room. Perhaps, dress up in 17th century attire if possible. There will be seven toasts and some banter on the way. A donation of $15 to Support After Suicide will be take in lieu of fines. BOOK

World News
• Isle of WightFreemasons have made a donation to Mountbatten after they raised money by selling lapel badges. Freemasons from Ryde Vectis Lodge donated £3000 after the pins were purchased by members across the Island, reports the Isle of Wight County PressLINK

Masonic Mailbag
• Comments byRay Wyld (Treasurer, Hearts of Oak Lodge No. 621) have been passed on to us by Graeme Wallace: “I Googled up Spirituality in Freemasonry and there are pages of reading/education.Education: Are we passive about Masonic Education? How do we as members act in our own efforts to advance his own knowledge, wisdom and understanding? Has the craft found a new message (we heard how members find it difficult to talk about or explain) or has it lost its way?• “Are the spiritual, moral and ethical traditions still paramount in the craft? The spiritual meaning of Charity in Freemasonry means more than how we practise it, it actually can mean nothing more than love for all mankind. In all its parts with all its faults and virtues, that is spiritual. If we say “it is generally expected “ that a Brother after finishing his three degrees, he commences a journey of Self Discovery. I believe the intent of this is to get an understanding of the difference of the Material Paradigm in life to one of many more Dimensions. This is a key in Freemasonry when we learn about our life and relationships. This takes a lifetime commitment which is what Freemasonry requires. How can we as a Lodge lead this among our members, old or new, so that the tenets of Freemasonry will continue and not die.”

What’s On: online meetings
• www.masonsconnect.com

Famous Freemasons
• Autry, Orvon Eugene ‘Gene’ (1907-1998) – An American actor who made some 90 films from the 1930s through to the 1950s, Gene Autrywas a cowboy singer (Back in the Saddle Again and more similar songs). His new found wealth was such that it enabled Autry to own theCalifornia Angels baseball team. Many young people have grown up listening to his rendition of Rudolph, The Red-Nosed ReindeerGene Autrywas a member of Catoosa Lodge No.185Oklahoma and, according to his Masonically inscribed gravestone, Brother Autry was “a true gentleman”.- Timothy Horton

More Famous Freemasons
• Eddie Levey of the Mildura Lodge writes: “You turn on your radio to listen to some ‘Country Western Music’ by Bro. Smokey Dawson (1913-2008) of Lodge of St Ives No. 873, Sydney, to name one.• You check on your route to work  so you check in your Gregory Street Directory founded by Bro. Cecil Albert Gregory (1894-1974), ofLodge Acacia No. 177, NSW.

Masonic Knowledge
• It is estimated that there are six million Masons in the world today. From our new website: www.freemasonsvic.org.au

Masonic Wisdom
• “Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” – François-Marie Arouet (‘Voltaire’)

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