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FVNews Daily.  No 111. Wednesday, September 23, 2020
• From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team• Email: editor@FVNews.com.au or Ash@Long.com.au
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UPDATED DAILY. What’s On (48 listings)
Please notify us about your event. Email: editor@FVNews.com.au

Wednesday, September 23

• 11.15am. Funeral Service for Wor. Bro. Ray Thomas. Haydn Gregson will deliver a eulogy. LINK
• 2pm.Funeral Service for Bro. Greg Romanes. LINK
• 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
• 7.15pm. Lodge Fraternal. Open. 7.30pm. Talk: Bob Pearce, The Most Worthy Grand Supreme Ruler, ‘Order of the Secret Monitor’. LINK
• 7.30pm. Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team. Members’ Meeting. Invitation to Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and Grand Secretary. Members of the Committee. Attire: Casual.  
• 7.30 pm. Keystone Mark No 1. Short business meeting. Talk: Bill Jones, Grand Master Elect, ‘Women Freemasons’. All Freemasons, ladies welcome. Attire: smart casual. LINK
• 7.30pm. Western District. Open Online Forum. Guest: Greg Goding, Past Assistant Grand Master (Qld). PRE-REGISTER
• 8pm. Healesville Lodge. Talk: Dr Dan Eddy, AFL writer, speaking about his new book Crimmo, the life and death of Hawthorn star Peter Crimmins. LINK

Thursday, September 24
• 10.30am
. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. Kyneton Pizza Shop, 40 High St. Limited numbers because of COVID-19 rules. Attire: Smart Casual.

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
• 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
• 7.30pm. South Gippsland Mark Lodge. Talk: Bill Jones, ‘Relationship of Mark Freemasonry and that of the Ark Mariners Degree’. LINK
• 7.30pm. 
Masonic Caravan Club of Victoria. Meeting. EMAIL FOR DETAILS

Tuesday, September 29
• 10.30am
. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual.
• 7pm. Lodge Amalthea. Regular meeting. Talk: Dr Mike Kearsley, ‘Master-elect of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, in London (the Premier Lodge of Research). ‘The disunited Kingdom – the British and Freemasonry’. Attire: Dinner suit. LINK
• 7pm. Richmond Lodge. DETAILS
• 7.30pm. Werribee Mark Lodge. Talk: Barry Minster, ‘Development of the Electric Vehicle’. EA, FC, MM also welcome. LINK
• 7.30pm. Centenary Holy Royal Arch Chapter. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Building of the Second Temple’. Invitees: All Companions an former Companions, and brethren interested in Royal Arch Masonry. 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. Kyneton Pizza Shop, 40 High St. Limited numbers because of COVID-19 rules. Attire: Smart Casual.
• 7.30pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. Talk: Wayne Motton, ‘How To Conduct The Best Zoom Meetings’. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK to come.
• 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. LINK. Meeting ID 74062482640 & Password 403265

Friday, October 2 
• 7pm.
 Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Victoria. Gardenvale, Shepparton, Geelong, Maroondah, Sherbrooke, Mornington and Wimmera Councils.
• 7pm. Melbourne Shrine Club Trivia Night. Won a bottle of whisky. LINK

Saturday, October 3
• 8pm. Lodge of Evolution. Talk: Jon T. Ruark, ‘The Revelation: A Critical Analysis of Masonic Demographics’. LINK

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. • 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club of Victoria. Meeting. EMAIL FOR DETAILS

Tuesday, October 6
• 6pm. Mentor Training Program. Launch. LINK
• 7pm. Old Melburnians Lodge. 7.30pm. Mitchell River Lodge (Bairnsdale) visiting. Discussion: “If individual lodges hold true to the ‘landmarks of the order’ should they be able to make individual decisions about the running of meetings and internal lodge administration rather than having them prescribed centrally by the United Grand Lodge of Victoria?” Attire: Neat Casual. LINK• TBA. Lodge Garibaldi. Non-ceremonial meeting.

Wednesday, October 7
• 10.30am. VAT Leaders. Fortnightly Meeting.
• 7pm. Old Scotch Collegians Lodge. Proclamation of Joseph Morrow as Patron. Attire: Smart casual with a touch of tartan. LINK

Thursday, October 8
7pm.Masons Connect. ‘Sharing Freemasonry’. RSVP
7.30pm. Hearts Of Oak. Talk: Paul Brennand, Chair, Membership Volunteer Action Team. LINK to come.

Friday, October 9
• 7pm. Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Victoria. Victorian, Kerang, Oakleigh, Ballarat, McMillan, South Gippsland and A

Monday, October 12
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club of Victoria. Meeting. EMAIL FOR DETAILS

Wednesday, October 14
• Time TBA. Traralgon Lodge. Talk: Anthony Bucca, ‘How To Create A Better Lodge Experience’. LINK
• 7.30pm. Williamstown Lodge. Talk: David Newgreen, ‘Visiting Lodges Nationally and Abroad’. LINK

Thursday, October 15
• 7pm. Prospect Hill Mark Meeting. Opening and closing. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Mark Masonry Prior to 1813. Attire: members jacket and tie, visitors smart casual. Open to non-Mark brethren. LINK

Saturday, October 17
• 12 Noon. Education VAT Esoteric Freemasonry Series. Talk: Travis Trinca, ‘An Introduction to Hermeticism’. Hosted by Richard Shelly.LINK

Monday, October 19
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club of Victoria. Meeting. EMAIL FOR DETAILS

Wednesday, October 21 • 7pm. Grand Lodge Library/Museum Talks. ‘A Discussion on Masonic Etiquette’. LINK

Thursday, October 22

• 7.30pm. Communications and Volunteer Action Team. Members only. LINK to come.

• 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
• 9.30am-3pm.Secretaries’ Course. Hosted by Eric Williams and Barry Reaper. Register for both morning and afternoon sessions. MORNING and AFTERNOON
• 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.
• 7pm. Concord Mark. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Importance of the Mark Lodge’. For Master Masons and above. Attire: Casual. LINK

• Sibelius Masonic Music on foot-pump organ. (02:38) LINK
• Masonic Ritual Music. (30:52). LINK
• Memorisation Tactics for Freemasonry. (13:08) LINK

Vale Bill Noblett
• We regret to advise thatWor. Bro. William (Bill) Noblett PGStdB passed peacefully to the Grand Lodge Above on Tuesday, September 15. Billwas a foundation member of both Monash Lodge in 2012, and the Lodge of Mount Waverley in 1958, becoming Worshipful Master in 1964. While not able to maintain continuous membership, after rejoining 801 he was able to become an active member including in the 2010-11 year being seated at Chaplain next to his son when Geoff was Worshipful Master of Monash Lodge. (Thanks to Joe Liebowitz, Secretary, Monash Lodge.)

Mentor Training Program Launch
• Peter Kelly advises that the Mentor Training Program will be launched by Richard Elkington, Grand Master, at 6pm on Tuesday, October 6. The one-hour event will include an introduction to the program structure, the specific training and support programs, and an introduction to the Regional Trainers who will support Lodge and District mentors. There will be ample opportunities for questions. See What’s On guide for the link. Meeting ID: 821 9740 2203. Passcode: 144197.

Help for Lodge Secretaries
• A good word for Graham Berry who has developed a series of helpful videos to assist Lodge Secretaries to use Salesforce. Log in as a member at www.freemasonsvic.org.au then https://freemasonsvic.org.au/video-training/ 
• Areas covered include: 
1. Manage Meeting Attendees
2. New to Freemasonry
3. Joining Existing Freemasons
4. Degrees Conferred
5. MAPS Awarded
6. Awards Presented
7. Resignations
8. Exclusions
9. Death

Jewish New Year
• Harry Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary at Lodge Fraternal, wrote: “This weekend sees the start of the Jewish New Year: Our Worshipful Master, WBro Ronen Jachimowicz and family, wish all the Jewish Brethren and their families a Very Happy New Year, and Well over the Fast”.

A Good Word For …
• Brendan Kyne has again won praise, this time for a talk to the Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team. Grand Pursuivant, Alan Tyndall, passed on theTeam’s appreciation. The Lodge of Research Education Portal discussed on Sunday’s Zoom meeting can be accessed at this LINK

More on Leadership
• Thanks to the many who contacted FVNews Daily about leadership.
• A number discussed the differences between autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire management styles.
• Said one: “Autocratic type of management follows a top-down approach, with one-way communication from leaders to members. Bottom-up leadership is a act of influence, such as when a member convinces management to adopt a new idea. Leadership shown bottom up is like green leadership. It promotes a better way by challenging others to think differently.
• “Bottom-up management occurs when goals, projects, and tasks are informed largely by member feedback. Members are invited to participate in goal setting – sometimes simply with feedback, sometimes with a stake in the decision. These goals, projects, and tasks are then communicated by each team to senior leadership.”

Secretaries Course
• Eric Williams writes: “The Secretary’s course which is presented by  Barry Reaper PDGM and myself has been accepted by the Education VAT. The next course will be on Saturday, October 24, between 9:30am and 3pm. Although we had 77 in attendance for the September 5 course, many Brethren were not able to attend. The course is presented in two parts with a 30-minute lunch break. Any Brother can register not just current Secretariess. Brethren are asked to register for both sessions by clicking on the two separate Zoom links.” See links in What’s On Guide.

Masonic Mailbag
• Kevin ‘Rosse’ McConnell, Bellarine Otway District 110, Freemasons Taskforce rep., writes to the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team: “Keep up the wonderful work. I read them when I can and will shortly be joining more Zoom links. Thank you.”

Masonick Minstrel
• “In 1816, David Vinton (1774-1833) of Providence, Rhode Island, published The Masonick Minstrel: A Selection of Masonick, Sentimental, and Humorous Duets, Glees, Canons, Rounds and Canzonets. “A collection of masonick songs, set in the different parts,” this work was, according to advertisements, “recommended to every individual Brother, and may be considered a valuable acquisition to the library of all Societies and a pleasing Companion for every Gentleman throughout the United States.” The Patch has more DETAILS

Masonic Generosity

• Isn’t it interesting how news of Masonic generosity. This item reaches us from the Crookston TimesJasmin Hanson of Crookston andAnnika Sorenson of Fertile, both freshmen, were recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota Crookston from the Crookston Masonic Lodge.” LINK

Social Media Policy, NY-style

• Freemasons in New York express their social media policy in these terms: “A Mason should conduct his Social Media activities in a way that reflects his membership in the Craft. He should act in a way that presents a positive image of his membership in Masonry to the world. As aMason, he must be aware that his postings are a permanent record; therefore, his conduct may influence the world with a positive or negative opinion about him personally and also about any organisations to which he belongs. His actions on the various Social Media outlets should reflect the highest standards of morality and integrity he would practice within the Freemasonry. The posting of pictures or videos of Masonic events must comply with the Grand Lodge Code.”

World News
• “Fifty Warrington children who are experiencing child poverty, social isolation and who were at risk of “holiday hunger” during the school holidays are being given support thanks to a grant of £29,000 from West Lancashire Freemasons to Warrington Youth Club,” says Warrington Worldwide.

Welcome to our 9 latest subscribers
• 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 Stuart Wagner, David Kent, Sudarshan Ramakrishnan, Graeme Hamilton, Stuart McGhie, Paul Rigby, Neil Jarrott, Roger Gilbert-Kent and Jason Anderson.• Are members of your Lodge receiving FVNews Daily?Please let them know that they can subscribe, free, HERE

Send Your Summons please
• Lodges can assist by sending emails about every lodge meeting and event to editor@FVNews.com.au 
Please include us on your Lodge Summons mailing list.

The Numbers Game
• Our latest subscription drive for FVNews Daily has had a positive outcome. It’s only the 23rd of the month, and we have already had a 17.2 per cent increase in numbers in our opt-in subscriber numbers compared to last month. This puts paid to the negative talk that has been part of our organisation for some decades. IT’S NOT SO. Simple positivity, good manners, and a genuine interest in people will give us the statistical results we desire. So Mote It Be.

Famous Freemasons
Ford, Gwylly Samuel Newton ‘Glenn’ (1916-2006) – Glenn Ford was a Canadian-born actor from Hollywood’s “Golden Era” and enjoyed a career that spanned seven decades. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. In his timeGlenn Ford was a member of two Californian Lodges: Palisades Lodge No. 637 and Riviera Lodge No. 780.
– Timothy Horton

Masonic Knowledge
• Read about the Chinese Masonic Society Altar HERE

Daily Wisdom
• “After a game of chess, the King and the pawn go into the same box.”

– Old Italian proverb

Credit where it’s due
• Saying ‘thank you’ can make you a better leader, says Thrive GlobalSo, we will start the ball rolling by saying thanks to Graham Sloman for a helpful suggestion for FVNews Daily.
• Here’s a Masonic challenge for you today. Simply say ‘thank you’ to someone who might not be expecting it. You’ll make their day, and you might even feel better yourself.

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