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FVNews Daily.  No 112. Thursday, September 24, 2020
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UPDATED DAILY. What’s On (44 listings)
Please notify us about your event. Email: editor@FVNews.com.au

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. 
• 7pm. Morwell Lodge. Talk: Geoff Newby, ‘Policing in New Guinea’. 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
• 10am for 10.15am.Funeral Service for RWor. Bro. Jack Fraser. LINK
• 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
• 7.30pm. Whitehorse Royal Arch Chapter. Talk on the Patriarchal system evidenced in the EMM ceremony. EMMs and Companions Only. LINK

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. Win 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
• 7.30pm. Rosebank Lodge. Official visit from Williamstown. Talk: Paul Brennand. Membership Volunteer Action Team. Meeting ID 824 152 8207

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. LINK

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
• 7pm. Traralgon Lodge. Visitors at 7.15pm. 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’. LINKThursday, 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
• 5pm. Concord Mark. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Importance of the Mark Lodge’. For Master Masons and above. Attire: Casual. LINK

Tuesday, October 27
• 7.45pm. Lodge Epicurean. Talks: Peter Gumley on his Isolation rehabilitation and Armen Mardirousi, Secretary of North Hollywood Lodge No. 542 to talk about his own Masonic journey, Hollywood lodge and starting a lodge in California.

Videos
• The History of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania. (14:50) LINK
• Starting Your Journey in Freemasonry. (10:52) LINK
• What’s It All About. (10:39) LINK


Vale Keith Morgan
• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above on Wednesday morning (Sep. 23)of RWor. Bro. Keith Morgan PJGW, aged 85 years. Keith was Northern District Co-ordinator for approximately 10 years

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
• Roger Manderson writes: “Here is an instrumental version of Just A Closer Walk With Thee that I played and arranged on the Yamaha Clavinova.  It is a favourite old Gospel Song that also has touches of Jazz. You are welcome to add it to your newsletter one day so that people can listen to the tune while reading the articles.” LISTEN

GM, DGM, GSec at VAT Meeting
• Richard Elkington (Grand Master), Anthony Bucca (Deputy Grand Master) and Garry Runge (Grand Secretary) visited last night’s meeting of the Freemasons Victoria Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team. Members include Damian Byrne, Graeme Hawke, Ash Long, Xavier Murtagh, Luke Potter and Robert Pullin. A draft copy of the VAT’s Operations Plan summary can be viewedHERE

Enough Is Enough
• The United Grand Lodge of England published advertisements in three national newspapers in 2018 as part of its ‘Enough Is Enough’ campaign.• The content of the ads read: “At the United Grand Lodge of England, we value honesty, integrity and service to the community above all else. Lastyear we raised over £33 million for good causes. As an organisation we welcome individuals from all walks of life, of any race, faith, age, class or political persuasion.
• “Throughout our 300 year history, when people have suffered discrimination Freemasonry has embraced them into our lodges as equals. The United Grand Lodge of England believes that the ongoing gross misrepresentation of its 200,000 plus members is discrimination. Pure and simple.
• “Our members shouldn’t have to feel undeservedly stigmatised. No other organisation would stand for this and nor shall we. I have written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to make this case.• “I appreciate that you may have questions about who we are and what we do, so why not ask those who know? Over the next six months our members will be running a series of open evenings and Q & A events up and down the country. These will be promoted in the local media and on our website.I am also happy to answer any queries directly. Please feel free to write to me here at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ and I will come back to you.” – Dr David Staples, Chief Executive. 

For Our Statisticians
• There have been 571 views to Richard Elkington’s Grand Master’s Chat video on September 11. Average viewing time was 06:57. Some 40 per cent of viewers lasted through the entire length of the video (14:10). WATCH

Clash with the Footy
• Wayne Mills advises that the Concord Mark Lodge is changing the start time of its Saturday, October 24 meeting to 5pm to avoid a clash with the AFL Grand Final. Craig Spendlove will give a talk on the‘Importance of the Mark Degree’. LINK

World News
• “The London Freemasons Charity donated £4000 which is being used during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist the work of the Wimbledon Guild, a local charity that supports people in the South West London borough of Merton. Wimbledon Guild have been able to assist hundreds of local people coping with social isolation, mental health concerns and financial hardship over the lockdown period.” LINK

Welcome to our 6 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 Brian Samuel, Andrew Barnden, Darren Mann, Herbert Reg Grant, Bruce Bonnett, Jeff Holloway.• Are members of your Lodge receiving FVNews Daily?Please let them know that they can subscribe, free, HERE

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Famous Freemasons
 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832) A German writer and polymath, Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language, and wasone of the more important thinkers in Western culture. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, a peak of world literature, is the drama FaustGoethe’s other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young WertherGoethe’s influence spread acrossEurope and, for the next century, his works were a major source of inspiration in music, drama, poetry and philosophy. Goethe was a Freemason in Lodge Amelie in Weimar.
– Timothy Horton

Masonic Knowledge
• “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by
people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Bro. Dale Carnegie.

Masonic Wisdom
• “The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn’t are as much a part of golf as life itself.” – Bro. Gerald Ford, US President

INFORMATION TO KNOW
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