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FVNews Daily 
No. 166. Wednesday-Thursday, February 3-4, 2021

• From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team

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What’s On (30 listings)

Please notify us about your event. 
Please include date, time, talk details, attire, and a link or location.
Email: editor@FVNews.com.au

In-person visiting to physical lodge meetings is currently not permitted, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It is hoped that visiting might resume from March 1, 2021.
Visiting Zoom meetings is encouraged.

Wednesday, February 3
• 2.30pm. Funeral Service. RWor. Bro. John Moore. At Le Pine, 941 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon.
• TBA.
 Powlett Lodge. Business Meeting. At Wonthaggi Masonic Centre.
• 7pm.
 Gippsland Lodge. At Sale Masonic Centre, followed by ‘South’ at Sale RSL. 50-year jewel presentations by Richard Elkington, Grand Master, to Bros. Jarrad and Nicholls.
Thursday, February 4
• 7pm. 7.30pm: Visitors. Lodge Killara. Talk: John Glover, ‘Missing Persons/Facial Reconstruction’. LINK Meeting  ID: 740 6248 2640. Password: 403265
• 7.30pm. IvanhoeGrammarians Lodge. At Ivalda Masonic Centre, Darebin (subject to ‘all clear’ from Ivalda Masonic Temple Trust). Brief Talk: Ash Long.
Friday, February 5
• 7.30pm. Wangaratta Star Club. First Meeting. Forerunner to forming Order of the Eastern Star Chapter. At Wangaratta Masonic Centre.

Saturday, February 6
• 7.30pm.Brighton District Lodge. At Bayside Masonic Centre.

Sunday, February 7
• 9am. Latrobe Valley Masonic Centre, Working Bee.
• 12 Noon.
Admiral Collingwood Lodge. Bowls Day and Barbecue. At Rosanna Bowls Club. BOOK
Monday, February 8
• 7pm-9pm. Change Management Team Workshop. By Zoom. LINK

• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Wednesday, February 10
• 7.30pm. Phillip Island Lodge. At Cowes Masonic Centre.
• 7.30pm.Traralgon Lodge. At Latrobe Valley Masonic Centre.
• 7.30pm.Williamstown Lodge. Talk: Officers of the Lodge. At Williamstown Masonic Centre. 
Thursday, February 11
• 7pm-9pm. Change Management Team Workshop. At Eastbourne.
• 7.30pm. Antient York Lodge. At Preston Masonic Centre.
Friday, February 12
• 7.30pm. Altona Lodge. At Williamstown Masonic Centre. Business Meeting, Members Only.
Saturday, February 13
• 2.30pm. Victoria Mark Lodge. Installation. 4.45pm. Victorian Royal Ark Mariner. Installation. 7pm. Installation Dinner. All at the Kelvin Club. RSVP: Feb. 9. https://www.trybooking.com/BOGMM

Monday, February 15
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU

Tuesday, February 16
• 7pm-9pm. Change Management Team Workshop. By Zoom. LINK
Friday, February 19
• 7pm for 7.30pm Tyle. Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge. LINK TBAMonday, February 22
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAUTuesday, February 23
• 6pm. Lodge Amalthea. Historic First Meeting at Australian Club. Proclamation of Alfonso Avagliano as Worshipful Master. GM and DGM to attend. Ken Drew will receive his 65-Year Jewel, and Charles Bratton his 50-Year jewel.
Monday, March 1
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Monday, March 8
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Monday, March 15
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU

Wednesday, March 17
• 7.30pm. Quarterly Communication. At Freemasons Bayside. Details TBA.
Monday, March 22
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Saturday, March 27
• TBA. Grand Re-Installation. At Freemasons Bayside. Details TBA.
Monday, March 29
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU


• Freemasons Victoria. Understanding QR Codes. (03:58). WATCH 

Published Information

• Freemasons Victoria. Re-Opening Lodges: The Manual. Version 2. READ
• Freemasons Victoria. COVID-19 Modifications for Lodge Ceremonies. LOG IN 
at Freemasons Victoria website
• Freemasons Victoria. Hand Sanitising Flyer. READ
• Demystifying The Masons. READ

Vale John Moore

• Keith Watt, secretary of Kensington Lodge, writes: “It is with sorrow that I inform you of the passing of RWor. Bro. John Moore PJGW to the Grand Lodge Above on Tuesday, January 26.  A helpful, caring and cheerful friend to all who has Marked Well in life and will be greatly missed. Our sympathy goes to his wife Valma and his family. The Funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 2.30 pm. Le Pine Essendon, 941 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon.”

Vale Les Oakley

• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge of RWor. Bro Les Oakley, (born October 24, 1919), aged 101. 70 years aFreemason. The Brethren of the Allara Lodge No. 855 mourn the passing of  esteemed RWor. Bro. Les Oakley, PJGW on January 28. The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Leslie Albert Oakley will be held at the Rye Bowling Club, corner of Napier and Collingwood Sts, Rye, at 2pm on Friday (Feb. 5). 

Rotary Takes On Masonic Tradition

• The Panola Watchman (Texas, US) reports that Rotary is taking over a Masonic tradition of distributing flags for public holidays. READ MORE

Overcoming Obstacles
• “A young athlete with hopes of Olympics glory will be able to carry on his training during the pandemic thanks to a donation from Freemasons in his home town. Sam Brereton, a high jump champion from Padstow, Cornwall, was awarded £1000 from the town’s St Petroc Lodge 1785 ofPadstow to help with his travel expenses to training,” reports In Your AreaREAD MORE

Newsletter from Royal Freemasons
• Kerri Rivett, CEO of Royal Freemasons, has issued the latest newsletter from the Homes. READ

World News
• The Canadian Architect has published an article on the Windsor Masonic Temple. READ MORE

Next Issue on Friday

•  Our planned publishing schedule for FVNews Daily this week is Friday, February 5.

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Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions (and encouragement) to this edition of FVNews Daily have been: Max Paulet, Jeff Cripps, Jim Jolly, Keith Watt

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Famous Freemasons
• Bro. George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878-November 5, 1942) was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and theatrical producer. Cohan began his career as a child, performing with his parents and sister in a vaudeville act known as ‘The Four Cohans‘. Beginning with Little Johnny Jones in 1904, he wrote, composed, produced, and appeared in more than three dozen Broadway musicals. Cohanwrote more than 50 shows and published more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including the standards Over There, Give My Regards to Broadway, The Yankee Doodle Boy and You’re a Grand Old Flag. As a composer, he was one of the early members of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He displayed remarkable theatrical longevity, appearing in films until the 1930s, and continuing to perform as a headline artist until 1940.
• Known in the decade before World War I as “the man who owned Broadway“, he is considered the father of American musical comedy. His life and music were depicted in the Oscar-winning film Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and the 1968 musical George M! A statue of Cohan in Times Square New York City commemorates his contributions to American musical theatre.

Masonic Knowledge
•  “To all poor and distressed brethren,
Wheresoever they may be,
On the land, the sea or in the air.
A speedy relief from their suffering,
And a safe return to their native land, If they so desire.”

Masonic Wisdom
•  “Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.” – Bro. Red Skelton

The Last Word
• “Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.” – Bro. Walter Chrysler

Oh … And One More Thing
• The ‘Sold Out’ sign has been lifted from next Monday’s Change Management Forum happening by Zoom. Thanks to Julia Edwards of the Grand Secretariat, a Try Booking/Zoom limit has been extended past the 100 bookings already in place.

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