FVNews Daily. No 107. Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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• Wednesday, September 16. 10.30am. VAT Leaders Meeting. Members.
• Wednesday, September 16. 7.30pm. Quarterly Communication, postponed until December. A Business Meeting will be shown on Wednesday, September 30.
• Wednesday, September 16. 7.30pm. Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team. Brief Meeting. Members. LINK
• Thursday, September 17. 10.30am. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• Thursday, September 17. 7pm. Prospect Hill Mark Lodge. Meeting. Opening and closing. Interview: Grand Master Elect, RWor. Bro Bill Jones will be interviewed by the Lodge Master, VWor. Bro Lionel May. Dress: Officers jacket and tie, all others smart casual. LINK
• Thursday, September 17. 7.30pm. United Schools Mark Lodge. Talk: David Stewart, Order of the Secret Monitor. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• Thursday, September 17. 7.30pm. Unity and Prudence Lodge. Talk: Anthony Bucca, Deputy Grand Master. ”Freemasons Future Recovery Team and getting our Lodges back to work.”. Dress: Smart Casual. LINK
• Thursday, September 17. 7.30pm. Melton Lodge. Talk: Malcolm Hollis, Enforcement Inspector for Australian Border Force stationed at Melbourne Airport. Attire: Neat, collared shirt. Meeting ID: 86873310737. Password: Melton367
• Thursday, September 17. 7.30pm. Rupertswood Numurkah Lodge. Talk: Paul Brennand, ‘Membership – the challenges of modern Freemasonry’.LINK
• Thursday, September 17. 7.45pm (Visitors Admission Time). Portland Lodge of Victoria No. 6. Talk: Bob McPherson, local fishing guru and wildlife photographer. Non-Freemasons welcome. LINK Meeting ID: 848 2380 5110 • Friday, September 18. 6pm. Plaridel Lodge No.1893 1st anniversary. Attire: Traditional Filipino barong shirt, or business shirts. LINK
• Friday, September 18. 7pm.Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge. Meeting. Talk: Claudio Marino, District Engagement Officer. All welcome. LINK
• Friday, September 18. 7.30pm. Melbourne Holy Royal Arch Chapter. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Cyrus – The Man and The Myth’. LINK
• Saturday, September 19. 10am-12 Noon. Preparation for Master course. Limited positions. Contact: Geoff Newby. EMAIL
• Saturday, September 19. 7.30pm-9.30pm. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Blue Lounge Social Club and The Lodge of Evolution. Washington DC – Secret Symbols and Hidden Mysteries of the Founding Fathers. LINK
• Saturday, September 19. 7.30pm. Cohuna Lodge. Dress: White shirt and tie. LINK
• Monday, September 21. 7.15pm. Gippsland Forest Lodge. 8pm. Open To Visitors. 8.10pm. Lecture: District Commander Very Illustrious Brother Michael Hyland 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Victoria Eastern, with the Supreme Council of the 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia, Grand Secretary General HE Most Illustrious Brother Dominic De Candia 33° and Eminent Brother P.J. Milne to conduct a “Lecture on the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Australia”. LINK
• Monday, September 21. 7.30pm. Maribyrnong Mark Lodge. Talk: Thoughts on the Historical Origins of the Mark Degree. Masons Only. You do not have to be a MMM to attend this lecture. LINK
• Monday, September 21. 7.30pm. Gippsland Lakes Lodge. Speaker: John Glover ‘The quest for missing children’, A talk on facial reconstruction. .All welcome, including ladies and non-Freemasons. LINK
• Monday, September 21. 7.30pm. St George Lodge. Talk: Nicholas Derecki, The Difference Between Metropolitan and Rural Policing. LINK
• Monday, September 21. 7.30pm. Lodge of Good Companions. Includes casual 10 minutes on Fishing Hotspots and Tactics. All welcome. LINK
• Tuesday, September 22. 10.30am. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• Tuesday, September 22. 7pm. Peace and Loyalty Lodge. Speaker: Myles King: President Board of General Purposes. LINK
• Tuesday, September 22. 7pm. Richmond Lodge. DETAILS
• Tuesday, September 22. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Mount Scopus and Collegians Lodge. Talk by Dr Philip A. Quadrio from Lodge Galileo who is the Director, College of Masonic Studies and Grand Lodge Membership Officer, NSW and ACT. ‘The North East or Charity Charge. The History and Inclusion of the Charge in Modern Freemasonry’. LINK: Meeting ID: 899 3672 5896. Passcode: 140108
• Tuesday, September 22. 7.30pm. Middle Park Lodge. Talk: Barry Minster, ‘Electric Vehicles – Why not?’ Non-Masons welcome for talk. Attire: Dinner Suit, no regalia. LINK: Meeting ID: 846 6432 2019, Password: 247321.
• Wednesday, September 23. 7pm. Dimboola Royal Ark Mariners No 132 and West Wimmera Mark Lodge No 132 meetings. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Craig Spendlove, ‘The Origins of the Mark Degree’. LINK
• Wednesday, September 23. 7.30pm. Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team. Members’ Meeting. Invitation to Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and Grand Secretary. LINK
• Wednesday, September 23. 7.30pm. Western District. Open Online Forum. Guest: Greg Goding, Past Assistant Grand Master (Qld). PRE-REGISTER
• Thursday, September 24. 10.30am. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• Friday, September 25. 7.30pm. The Victorian Lodge of Research. Talk: Lewis Allan, ‘Paschal Beverly Randolph’. LINK Password if required – 510249 • Monday, September 28. Time TBA. Spring Vale Lodge. Virtual Tour: Chapel of St John, Scotland. LINK TBA
• Monday, September 28. 7.30pm. St Andrews In The South, Geelong, Holy Royal Arch Chapter. Talk: Ruary Bucknall and Comp Fred McAnda, the Fundamentals and Importance of Mentoring. Open to all members of the Craft. Meeting ID: 983 0762 7500. Passcode: 286 730
• Tuesday, September 29. 10.30am. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• Tuesday, September 29. 7pm. Richmond Lodge. DETAILS
• Tuesday, September 29. 7.30pm. Werribee Mark Lodge. Talk: Barry Minster, ‘Development of the Electric Vehicle’. EA, FC, MM also welcome. LINK
• Wednesday, September 30. 7.30pm. Freemasons Victoria Business Meeting (Quarterly Communication has been postponed until December). LINK to come.
• Thursday, October 1. 10.30am. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• Thursday, October 1, 7.30pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. Talk: Wayne Motton, ‘How To Conduct The Best Zoom Meetings’. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK to come.
• Thursday, October 1. 7.30pm. Killara Lodge. Talk: Anthony Bucca, Deputy Grand Master. ‘Post COVID Freemasonry’. Richard Elkington, Grand Master, will be in attendance. Zaidee night: wear a rainbow bow-tie, in remembrance of the girl, 7, who died of a blood haemorrhage in her brain. • Friday, October 2. 7pm. Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Victoria. Gardenvale, Shepparton, Geelong, Maroondah, Sherbrooke, Mornington and Wimmera Councils.
• Sunday, October 4. 2am. Daylight saving time will begin in Victoria.
• Monday, October 5. Time TBA. Williamstown Lodge official visit to Rosebank Lodge. LINK to come.
• Tuesday, October 6. 6pm. Mentor Training Program. Launch. LINK
• Tuesday, October 6. 7.30pm. Hearts Of Oak. Talk: Paul Brennand, Chair, Membership Volunteer Action Team. LINK to come.
• Wednesday, October 7. 7pm. Old Scotch Collegians Lodge. Proclamation of Joseph Morrow as Patron. Attire: Smart casual with a touch of tartan. LINK
• Friday, October 9. 7pm. Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Victoria. Victorian, Kerang, Oakleigh, Ballarat, McMillan, South Gippsland and Adoniram Councils.
• Wednesday, October 14. Time TBA. Traralgon Lodge. Talk: Anthony Bucca, ‘How To Create A Better Lodge Experience’. LINK to come.
• Wednesday, October 21. 7pm. Grand Lodge Library/Museum Talks. ‘A Discussion on Masonic Etiquette’. LINK
• Thursday, October 22. 7.45pm. Royal Ark Mariner Bayside trio meeting. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘In the Footsteps of Noah’. Current MMM, Former MMM, Current RAM, Former RAM only. LINK
• Saturday, October 24. 2pm. Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Victoria. Video Event in place of Annual Assembly which cannot be held due to COVID-19 lockdown. LINK to register, link TBA.
• Hotel Developer Unearths Masonic Cornerstone. (01:00) WATCH
• Becoming A Mason. Part 1. (03:35) WATCH
• The Master’s Song. (04:22) WATCH
• Freemasons and Police. Manchester Evening News
• Masonic Care WA Feature. The West Australian
• Historical Building in Rockport Village. Village Soup (US)
Mentor Training Program
• Peter White advises: “The Mentor Team in the Membership Volunteer Action Team announces that itwill shortly be offering the new Mentor Training Program to Freemasons throughout Victoria. The program will be launched on Zoom at 6pm, Tuesday, October 6. This will mean that everyone can find out about the Mentor Program and still get to their chosen lodge meeting that night. Please join us to meet your regional trainers and find out how easy the training will be to access.” LINK
What Do You Know About Ritual? (1)
• Richard Elkington, Grand Master, passes on news of a newly released 96-page paperback, What Do You Know About Ritual? “There is a demand from lodge members for a straightforward yet learned book that will guide the candidate through the various aspects of Masonic Ritual, including its meaning and origins, during the presentation of the particular ceremonies. In this book Neville Barker Cryer gives the reader commentaries on the First, Second and Third Degrees as well as Royal Arch, elucidating for the candidate what can often be an obscure ceremony as well as putting it into a practical context. As always, these are written in the author’s inimitable style which has proved popular and which will encourage, inform and entertain the reader.”
What Do You Know About Ritual? (2)
• Included in this book are in-depth explanations of• The First Degree or Entered Apprentice
• The Second Degree or Passing• The Third Degree or Raising• The Installation Degree• The Mark Degree(s)• The Holy Royal Arch• The Royal Arch Officers, Banners, Ensigns and Implements• A Glossary of Royal Arch Terms and their Pronunciation£9.99. LINK
Masons nominate for civic service
• An addition to our list Victorian Freemasons standing for next month’s local government elections is Neil Gannon. Neil is nominating for the Shire of Gannawarra. He has previously served on two Councils up to 2016.
Grand Master’s Visits
• Gippsland local DrDan Eddy was guest speaker on Sunday at Walhalla Lodge, where Richard Elkington is a member. Dan was talking about his book on football identity Peter Crimmins. Dan is a sports historian and storyteller who, since his debut publication King Richard (2014), has emerged as one of Australia’s most prolific authors.• Richard said: “Dr Dan Eddy isa sports author who has written a number of books about legendary and interesting figures in Australian Football. He was awarded his PhD for a book about Alex Jesaulenko; has written about Freemason and Essendon legend Dick Reynolds, and his latest book is about ‘Crimmo’, a much loved captain of Hawthorn. For his research, he has interviewed hundreds of football legends, administrators and players and Dr Dan gave us some fascinating insights into not only some interesting anecdotes but also the culture that breeds success. Highly recommended speaker at Lodge meetings.” EMAIL
Patron for Old Scotch
• Joseph Morrow, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, is to be proclaimed as Patron of Old Scotch Collegians Lodge at 7pm on Wednesday, October 7. Attire: Smart casual with a touch of tartan. LINK
Funds for School
• Rhys Webb advises: “Lowan Lodge No. 107 and West Wimmera Region Blue Lounge Social donated $200 towards St Patrick’s School, Nhill, for making an indigenous garden, mud kitchen and playground equipment.”
Masonic Face Masks
• Ronen Jachimowicz advises of the Masonic Face Masks being promoted by the Bayside WM’s group. The Face Mask is modelled byAnthony Bucca, Deputy Grand Master. Any proceeds will be going to the Freemasons Community Relief. Information is at the shopping site:https://freemasons-bayside.square.site and any enquires can be sent to: email@example.com
7 is the perfect number (21 is good too!)
• We have set ourselves a target to add 7 extra opt-in subscribers per issue over the next 12 months. We want to reach 4000 readers each day by August 31, 2021. Will you help us reach our goal by telling others?Today,FVNews Daily welcomes John Liesegang, Keith Hoffman, Lino Magnano, Barrie Young, Richard Skinner, Paul Cameron, Ross Knight, Graeme Fisher, Col McCowan, Bill Miller, Jim Goudie, Rod Eastick, Rod Campbell, Ray Mill, Alan Benson, Richard Buckwell, John Touney, Don Mariager, Errol Simmons, Alan Young and Merv Worsfold.• Are members of your Lodge receiving FVNews Daily?Please let them know they can subscribe, free, HERE
• This Murray Valley Standard report has been passed on to us by a Brother: “For more than 30 years the combined Murray Bridge Combined Masonic Lodges have offered a scholarship to a year 12 student who is passionate about furthering their scholastic education. Murray Bridge United Lodge Worshipful Master and Scholarship Coordinator Brendan Watts explained that the scholarship is open to any local year 12 student in need of support to help them pursue their educational ambitions.” LINK
•The Peobscot Bay Pilot tells of the Rockport Masonic Centre holding a baked bean supper on Sept. 26 from 5pm-6pm. “An individual meal will include baked beans, coleslaw, hot dog, biscuit, bottle of water, dessert, and packaged utensils.” LINK
What’s On: How You Can Help
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•Doyle, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan (1859-1930) – Born in Edinburgh and educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, Doyle was a physician and the author responsible for creating the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
– Timothy Horton
• The BBC produced this ‘Secret History of the Freemasons In Scotland‘. LINK
• “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” – Bro. Arthur Conan Doyle.
Oh, And One More Thing
• We would like to compile a list of some current-day famous Victorian Freemasons with contemporary names that might have some meaning for younger men aged in their 30s. Please send your suggestions to editor@FVNews.com.au
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