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DAILY. Tue.-Wed., Sep. 29-30, 2020


FVNews Daily.  COMBINED EDITION No. 114. Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30, 2020
• From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team• Email: editor@FVNews.com.au or Ash@Long.com.au
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What’s On (54 listings)
Please notify us about your event. 
Please include date, time, talk details, attire, and a link.
Email: editor@FVNews.com.au

Tuesday, September 29
• 10.30am
. Kyneton Gentlemen’s Club. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual.
• 2.30pm. Funeral Service for Wor. Bro Ron Eckert. LINK
• 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 and former Companions, and brethren interested in Royal Arch Masonry. LINK

Wednesday, September 30
10.30am.VAT Leaders Special Meeting. Guest: Jeremy Cattell.
• 11am. Funeral Service for Wor. Bro. Colin Wallace. LINK
• 7.30pm. Freemasons Victoria Business Meeting. Pre-recorded. (Quarterly Communication has been postponed until December). Video will be distributed via e-newsletter and made available on the FV website. Member access only. Visit our events page for more details.
• 7.30pm. Central Highlands Conclave, Order of the Secret Monitor. Talk: Kent Henderson, ‘Our Grand Lodge relationships with sister Grand Lodges worldwide’ (effectively in Kent’s capacity as Secretary of the FV Fraternal Relations Committee). All welcome. Attire: Casual. LINK

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. 
• 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Sandringham District Lodge. Talk: Steve Ruglan, ‘History of Freemasonry’. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• 7pm. Drouin Chapter. 7.30pm. Visitors admitted, Talk: Peter White, ‘Walking The Kokoda Track – A Personal Experience’. Attire: Neat Casual. LINK
• 7.30pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. Talk: Wayne Motton, ‘How To Conduct The Best Zoom Meetings’. All Welcome. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK
• 7.30pm. Doutta Galla Lodge. Talk: Patrick Strachan, ‘Washington DC’. Attire: white shirt and black bow tie if possible. LINK
• 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.
• Time TBA. City of Footscray-Wyndham Lodge. Presentation to VWor. Bro. Bill Wright PGIW. LINK
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club of Victoria. Meeting. LINK
• 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
10am.Freemasons Future Recovery Team. Committee members. LINK to come.
7pm.Masons Connect. ‘Sharing Freemasonry’. RSVP
• 7pm for 7.30pm. Union Lodge of North Gippsland. Talk: John Parkinson, ‘Let’s Talk’. LINK
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
• 7pm. EDL. Talk: Michael Maher, ‘The French Foreign Legion’. All welcome, partners too. LINK
• 7:30pm Altona Lodge. Talk: Anthony Bucca, ‘Masonic Time Machine – Post COVID Freemasonry’. LINK

Sunday, October 11
• 2pm. Walhalla Lodge. Talk: David Howell, ‘Kokoda Track’. LINK to come.

Monday, October 12
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club of Victoria. Meeting. LINK

Wednesday, October 14
• 7pm. Traralgon Lodge. Visitors at 7.15pm. Talk: Anthony Bucca, ‘How To Create A Better Lodge Experience’. LINK
• 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Phillip Island Lodge. Talk: Dennis Moss, Role of the Phillip Island SES. 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. LINKWednesday, 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

Friday, October 23
• 7.30pm. Malvern-Waverley Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 39. Talk” Craig Spendlove, ‘Origins’.

Saturday, October 24
• 9.30am-3pm.Secretaries’ Course. Hosted by Eric Williams and Barry Reaper. Register for both morning and afternoon sessions. MORNING and
• 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.

Friday, October 30
• 7.30pm. Kilwinning Mark Lodge of Research No 2. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Craftsman Marks’.

• Tribute to David McGee on 3AW. AUDIO LINK
• Freemasons Victoria: Behind The Inside Story. 2014. (07:12). LINK
• Past Grand Master, Frank Poke. 2014. (07:41) LINK

Vale Ron Eckert
• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above of a former member, Wor. Bro. Ron Eckert, at age 86. A funeral service will be conducted at 2.30pm on Tuesday (Sep. 29). LINK

Vale Keith Hill
• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above of RWor. Bro Keith Hill PSGW, Past 1st Grand Principal Chapter, on Sunday (SZep. 27). He was aged 90. No details on a service are available yet.

Vale Colin Wallace
• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above of  Wor. Bro Colin Wallace, PJGD, a Freemason in Warrnambool for 43 years, in the early hours of September 26. His passing is mourned by his wife Jenny and three sons, Chris, Tim and David His  brother is Worshipful Master RWor. Bro Neville Wallace. A Funeral Service is scheduled for 11am Wednesday. LINK in the What’s On Guide.

Meeting goes to air on Wed. night
• A Business Meeting of Freemasons Victoria will be available to view from 7.30pm on Wednesday (Sep. 30). We hear it will be about 50 minutes. The video will be distributed via e-newsletter and made available on the FV website. Member access only. Visit the events page for more. 
• The full financial report will be available on the website from Thursday (Oct. 1). If you have questions on the financial report or any report in the booklet, please submit them in writing to the Grand Secretary at grandsec@freemasonsvic.net.au by close of business Friday, October 9.

Workshops for Board members
• Members of the Freemasons Victoria Board of General Purposes, all volunteers, spent the first of a number of weekend workshops, discussing the organisation’s Strategic Plan. The current plan is dated 2017-2025, and calls for reviews throughout its currency.

Apology from the Editor• There was no issue of FVNews Daily on Monday (Sep. 28), and this is a combined Tuesday-Wednesday issue (Sep. 29-30), later than we would like. Once every four years, nominations open for local government elections. We were overwhelmed with data about the elections in the many Council areas that our newspapers (my workplace) cover. Apologies that this workload prevented us from publishing 
FVNews as normal. – Ash Long

60-year jewel for David


• Pictured: Bruce Bartrop and David Pratt
• Rt.Em.Comp.David L. Pratt OAM PGJ was presented with his 60-year jewels for both the Royal Arch Chapter and Mark Lodge byRt.Em.Comp.Bruce E.Bartrop  PGH on Thursday (Sep. 24).

Here’s An Idea …
• The Paper of Montgomery Country, Indiana (US), reports on a Masonic Temple becoming a community focus with a Festival of Trees. LINK. There is a similar community event in north-east Victoria, in the Alexandra Shire Hall, which attracts large numbers.

For Scale Model Enthusiasts
• Models, such as the Windsor Masonic Temple (UK), are available through a Canadian firm. LINK

Research Education Portal
• Alan Tyndall advises of a LINK to the Research Education Portal.

Shoulder To Shoulder Program (1)
• Geelong Lodge of Unity & Prudence is supporting the  ‘Shoulder to Shoulder‘ program. Worshipful Master Lawrie Stendt and SecretaryColin Creece visited Program Director Ken Petzierides and participant Leiry Kambouris on site at the Corio workshop to donate a new hoist and lock up tool kit.• ‘Shoulder to Shoulder‘ is a program to assist vulnerable men in Geelong to get them involved in life and direction to a better future. What they do is source second hand lawn mowers, whipper snipper’s etc and refurbish them for sale. The sale part is not important; giving these men direction and a sense of achievement is the driver for Ken.

Shoulder To Shoulder Program (1)
• As a result of direct engagement by Colin Creece, multiple members of the Lodge have donated to and purchased items from ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’. It was then noticed that this workshop is small and equipment and tools are dilapidated and quite old. These men are working in a confined space on a concrete floor• It was decided by the Lodge to assist this Program further, which resulted in this recent donation. 

Welcome to our 9 newest 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 Kevin Hamence, Jim Mills, Peter Richardson, Alan Bromage, Chris Bodey, Ray Wilson, Jason Farberman, Peter Plytus, Peter Henry.• Are members of your Lodge receiving FVNews Daily?Please let them know that they can subscribe, free, HERE

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Famous Freemasons
Ives, Burl Icle Ivanhoe (1909-1995) – A legendary folk singer, writer, actor and keen Freemason, Burl Ives is famous for very many songs, A Little Bitty Tear (1961) being just one, but what is less well known is that, in 1958, Ives won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the film The Big Country.Ives was a member of Magnolia (now Magnolia-La CumbreLodge No.242, California.– Timothy Horton

Masonic Knowledge
• Development and Origin of the Seven Liberal Arts. WATCH

Masonic Wisdom
• “The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.” – Bro. Dale Carnegie.

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