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FVNews Daily.  
No. 124. Friday, October 16, 2020

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What’s On (43 listings)

Please notify us about your event. 
Please include date, time, talk details, attire, and a link.
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Friday, October 16

• 7pm for 7.30pm. Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge. Talk: Geoff Newby. LINK

• 7.30pm. Seavic Lodge. Talk: Jonathan Ivanyi on visit to St. John’s Lodge No.1 in New York City and the Grand Lodge of New York. Talk: Richard Elkington, Grand Master. 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
• 7pm. Gippsland Lakes Lodge. Talk: Garry Runge, ‘Day in the working life of the Grand Secretary’. LINK
• 7pm
. Goulburn Valley Mark Lodge, and Tatura Royal Ark Mariners. Talk: Robert Redman, ‘Thoughts on the Historical Origins Of The Mark Degree Based on an Article by W.Bro. David Barrett’. LINK
• 7.30pm. Lodge of Good Companions. 10-minute talk: Gary Beven, Parliament House, Canberra. LINK
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club of Victoria. Meeting. LINK
• 7.30pm.
 Warrnambool Lodge. Talk: Neil Smith, Winter In Norway. LINK
• 7.30pm. Williamstown Chapter. Companions only to attend. Explanation of the new ritual workings. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK

• 8pm. Gippsland Forest Lodge. Visitors admitted at 8pm. Talk: Rod Findlay, ‘Experience and role as the Victorian Police Forward Commander, leading the emergency response immediately after the Mallacoota bush fires in January this year.” LINK

Tuesday, October 20

• 10am. Lodge of the Great Ocean Road. Talk: John ‘Nobby’ Forster, ‘The Rabbit King’. Zoom Log-In: 824 152 8207.
• 7.30pm. Hamilton Grange. Talk: Ian Brown, Engagement Committee, Membership. LINK
• 7.30pm. Lowan Lodge. Talk: Barry Minster, ‘Electric Cars’. Attire: Smart Casual. LINK to come.
• 7.30pm. Southern Cross Chapter. October Convocation, Talk: Ruary Bucknall, Changes to Ritual, EMM and Exaltation. Companions only. Attire: Casual. LINK
• 7.30pm. 
St Andrews In The South. Talk: Craig Farrington, ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles – well, models anyway.’ Attire: Smart Casual. LINK

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. 
• 7.30pm. Creswick Havilah Lodge. Talk: Brendan Kyne, ‘Chaps, Rogues, Orangemen, Catholics’. Attire: Neat casual, dinner suit if you wish. EMAIL FOR LINK
• 7.30pm. Leura Lodge. Talk: Randy Walton, ‘Process and History of the American Presidential Election’. LINK

• 7.45pmRoyal 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’.
• 7.30pm. Victorian Lodge of Research. Talk: Fred Shade, ‘The Oddfellows – Their Origin, History and Ritual’. LINK

Saturday, October 24

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

• 2pmGrand 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

Monday, October 26

• 7.30pm. (8pm: Visitors). Spring Vale Lodge. Virtual tour: Grand Lodge of England, Freemasons Hall. Attire: White shirt, Lodge tie and jacket. LINK

Tuesday, October 27

• 7.30pm. Middle Park Lodge. Talk, musical performance: Dr David Kram, ‘Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth through the eyes of composers and singers who were Freemasons.’ Attire: Dinner Suit. LINK 
• 7.30pm.
 Northern United Chapter. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘Cyrus – The Man and The Myth’. LINK

• 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. LINK

Wednesday, October 28

• 8pm. GregoriosLodge. OXI Day. Greek ‘No’ Day Commemorative Ceremony. Includes Grand Master. Guests’ attire: casual. LINK

Thursday, October 29

• 7.30pm. Endeavour Lodge. Talk: Brendan Kyne, ‘Chaps, Rogues, Orangemen and Catholics’. LINK TBA

Friday, October 30

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

Saturday, October 31

• 7.30pm. Blue Lounge Social Club Education Forum: Cryptic Masonry: The Order of Royal and Select Masters. All Freemasons welcome. LINK

Monday, November 2

• 7pm (7.30pm: Visitors). Oakleigh Mark Lodge. Business Meeting. Talk: Craig Spendlove, ‘India -The Raj, Mysticism and Masonry’. LINK

Thursday, November 5

• 7pm (7.30pm: Guests).Killara Lodge. Talk: Barry Watson, ‘The Last 100 Days of World War I.’ LINK
• 7.30pm. 
Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. LINK to come.

Saturday, November 7

• 7pm. Blue Lounge Social Club. Forum: ‘Why Freemasonry is an organisation worth joining in the 21st Century’. LINK

Monday, November 9

• 7pm. Lodge of Commerce. Vacant Chair Ceremony. LINK to come.

Thursday, November 12

• 7pm. Masons Connect. Sharing Freemasonry Meeting. RSVP
• 7pm for 7.30pm.
Antient York. Talk: John Glover, ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Power Point production of the Vacant Chair Ceremony. Attire: Jacket and tie. LINK to come.

Friday, November 13

• 7.30pm. Altona Lodge. Talk: Brendan Kyne, ‘Guided Tour of the Victorian Lodge of Research Portal’. Attire: members collared shirt and tie, visitors smart casual. LINK

Thursday, November 19

• 7pm. Prospect Hill Mark. Talk: Peter Gurr, First Grand Principal, Grand Chapter. Attire: members jacket and tie, visitors smart casual. Open to non-Mark brethren. LINK

Monday, November 30

• 7pm. Oakleigh Council, Royal and Select Masters. Talk: David Yole. All members past and present of the Order, in addition members of other Orders. Attire: Casual. LINK


• Developing a Lodge Success Plan. (32:51) WATCH
• An Interview With John Connell.
(10:43) WATCH
• 150 Years of Northern Ireland Freemasonry.
(01:05). WATCH

Mentor Program Launch

• Peter White writes: “We held the launch of the Mentor Program on Tuesday night last week. It was extremely well received by the more than 160 Freemasons who logged in. Can I say thank you to you in particular for the excellent guidance you gave us and the support of the Communications VAT. Your support has given us a great kick start and we are already receiving large numbers of applicants to the program.

• “Many other Freemasons who missed the launch have requested that they be able to see the event. I have therefore placed the recording on YouTube. It is in its raw format with none of the pauses, etc. edited out of it. So anyone watching it will share the exact experience of those who attended on the night.”


Comms Success Stories

The Philippine Times published an extensive report on the first anniversary of the Plaridel Lodge No 1893. The report was authored by Thad Mangalino, and included a reference to Felix Pintado making a presentation using photographs and anecdotes to trace the Lodge’s history. The story was presented as one jurisdiction extending the hand of friendship to another.
St George Lodge meeting cancelled
Ken Calder advises that the St George Lodge meeting scheduled for Monday (Oct. 19) has been cancelled due to a bereavement in the family of the Lodge Master.

World News
• The Citrus City Chronicle (US) reports: “From their headquarters in the heart of Floral City’s Historic District, the members of Floral City Masonic Lodge No. 133 have voted to lock the doors on one chapter of the group’s history and open a window to their future. The members unanimously voted, as of Sept. 30, to merge their 127-year-old, 46-member fraternal (all-male) organization with Springs Lodge No. 378 of Homosassa Springs.” LINK

New Subscribers
• We are aiming to increase our opt-in subscribers list by seven every issue before August 31, 2021, to reach 4000 members. We welcome John Presser, Giorgio Migliaccio, Syd Swaby and George Bird. Subscribe at LINK

Please Send Your Summons
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Famous Freemasons
• Zukor, Adolph (Born: Adolph Cukor) (1873-1976 aged 103) – Originally from the village of Ricse in Hungary, Adolph Zukor emigrated to North America when he was 16. Originally obtaining work as an apprentice furrier, in time, he came to own his own profitable fur business. He got into the moving picture industry in 1903, when he formed the Famous Players Film Company with Marcus Loew. The actress Sarah Bernhardt was one of his earliest ‘stars’ with the company eventually evolving into the legendary Paramount Pictures. Zukor was a Freemason in Centennial Lodge No.763, New York.
– Timothy Horton

Masonic Knowledge
• Masonic Etiquette. “Side” talk while a degree is being conferred is considered bad manners. Why? The lodge room is a Temple of the Great Architect of the Universe. The brethren within are working to make the best ashlars (stones) for His spiritual temple.

• Just as it is impolite to talk in a church, synagogue or mosque service, so it is improper to distract the officers, the workers in the degree or the candidate. Talking without asking to do so shows irreverence for the proceedings. God’s house is not for social conversation within the lodge room. It is for worship and learning the lesson of the day which is being taught.

• Unless you have requested of the Master to speak, silence is the rule. This also means no whispering. HOW? If you have something of interest to say, raise your hand. When the Master recognizes you, you must stand up, and be recognized by the Master to speak. 

Masonic Wisdom
• “A surprise inspection, by the Grand Architect of the Universe, of the Temple of the Heart of a true Mason will probably find more flaws to be corrected but will never find rust on the Tyler’s sword of the true Mason.” – Santa Monica-Palisades Lodge.

The Last Word
• “We can only know the fullest joys of Masonry when we truly walk the paths of service and of hard work in the quarries.” – Bro. George E. Burow 


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