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FVNews Daily 
No. 167. Friday, February 5, 2021
• From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team

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What’s On (25 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.

Friday, February 5
• 7.30pm. Wangaratta Star Club. First Meeting. Forerunner to forming Order of the Eastern Star Chapter. At Wangaratta 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.
• 7pm. Union Lodge of North Gippsland. Full Open and Close. Please bring a plate.
• 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. Grand Master’s Chat. (18:35) WATCH

Published Information

• Freemasons Victoria. Re-Opening Lodges: The Manual. Version 2. READ
• Freemasons Victoria. COVID-19 Modifications for Lodge Ceremonies. LOG INat Freemasons Victoria website

Positively Wonderful

• Richard Elkington, Grand Master, yesterday (Thu.) released a video with news of positive happenings in Freemasons Victoria. He referred to meetings at Sale, Ballarat and Castlemaine; speaks of property matters and improvements at Eastbourne; and the great excitement of getting back to Lodge. WATCH

Wearing Masks is Mandatory

• Garry Runge, Grand Secretary, yesterday (Thu.) circularised Lodges, following advice from Premier Daniel Andrews: “Masks will be mandatory in public indoor spaces. This means that all members must wear masks at all times at Masonic Centres, except when eating and drinking.

• “Lodges holding gatherings at private homes are reminded that it is strongly recommended that masks are worn by all people. The limit on the number of people gathering in a household will be reduced from 30 to 15, meaning the household members plus 15 visitors (excluding children under 12 months of age). The most recent Government advice is: “If you are planning to leave your home – take a mask.”

• “You are also reminded that there is no obligation on members to attend their Lodge during these difficult times. Lodges are reminded to keep up-to-date with the latest Government rules. The health and safety of members and their families is the highest priority of Freemasons Victoria. For more information, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au  Further updates will be published as they become available.”

Back To Lodge

• Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge returned to Ivalda Masonic Centre last night (Thu.) for the first time since March 2020. District Co-Ordinator Rahim Samat turned the meeting into a photo opportunity, with publicity won in next week’s Local Paper.

Question on Lewis Pins

• Richard Elkington, Grand Master, mentioned ‘Lewis Pins’ in his latest video chat. Ken Barnes writes: “Thirty three years ago my proposer, Bro. Rob Furmston, a Lewis having been proposed by his father, Wor. Bro.George Furmston, and seconded by his future father-in -law Wor. Bro. John Demo (at the time Robert was innocently unaware of the Masonic plot), and it was my privilege, as Master of Commonwealth Lodge to present Rob with his 40-year pin last Monday. Can I obtain a Lewis pin for him?”

First Forum Tomorrow (Sat.)
• Have your opinions about Freemasons Victoria heard at the series of workshops to be held. Approximately 200 members have already indicated their participation in a number of workshops where all memberscan have their say about the re-organisation of Freemasons Victoria. • 10am-12 Noon. Saturday, February 6. At Bayside.
• 7pm-9pm. Monday, February 8. By Zoom.
• 7pm-9pm. Thursday, February 11. At Eastbourne.
• 7pm-9pm. Tuesday, February 16. By Zoom.
• Book your spot. Go to TryBooking and type ‘Freemasons Victoria‘ in the Search field.

Albert Victor Seeks Master-Elect
• John Podolak of Albert Victor Lodge is repeating his call for applications for a Freemason to become Master of his Lodge from October, serving as Senior Warden in the interim. irphytek@gmail.com

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
• Ron Ferdinands writes: “I just enjoy the FVNews – please keep up the good work. A helluva lot of us appreciate your hard work. Bless you and your team.

• “Thought about the issues facing us in Freemasons Vic – we should embrace the change to go back to basics, that is Brotherly Love In this spirit please consider uploading the song and lyrics of He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother by The Hollies in your next edition to remind all of us about the values we cherish in Freemasonry.” WATCH and view the LYRICS

World News
• The Huntsville Item (Texas, USA) reports that Freemasons will lay the cornerstone at the new Police headquarters. READ MORE

Next Issue on Monday

•  Our planned publishing schedule for FVNews Daily next week starts with a combined Monday-Tuesday issue (Feb. 8-9).

New Subscribers
• We are building FVNews to be a vital daily guide to Masonry in Victoria. You can have your free copy emailed to your inbox. Use the ‘Subscribe’ option at www.FVNews.com.au We welcome Geoff Lewis, Peter Winter

Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions (and encouragement) to this edition of FVNews Daily have been: Craig Spendlove, Rahim Samat, Ron Ferdinands, Joe Lawrence, Philip Barber

We Want To Receive Your Summons
• Lodges can assist FVNews Daily by sending emails about every lodge meeting and event to editor@FVNews.com.au – please include us on your Lodge Summons mailing list.

Famous Freemasons
Bro. Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At the age of 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize for making a nonstop flight from New York City to Paris. Lindbergh covered the 33½-hour, 3600-statute-mile (5800 km) flight alone in a purpose-built, single-engine Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St Louis. While the first non-stop transatlantic flight had been made eight years earlier, this was the first solo transatlantic flight, the first transatlantic flight between two major city hubs, and the longest transatlantic flight by almost 2000 miles. Thus it is widely considered a turning point in world history for the development and advancement of aviation.

Masonic Knowledge
•  John Lane’s Masonic Records 1717-1894 is an authoritative listing of all the lodges established by the English Grand Lodges from the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 until 1894. It was published by the United Grand Lodge of England in 1895 and proved to be a very useful reference book for anyone with an interest in Freemasonry under any of the English Grand Lodges. Masonic Records enables the early history of Freemasonry in a particular place to be readily traced and provides information about individual lodges.
• In 2003, The Centre for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism under the Directorship of Professor Andrew Prescott in collaboration with Museum of Freemasonry, London produced an electronic version of Lane’s book. Since 2008, Museum of Freemasonry has been adding lodges that came into existence after 1894 to the database and eventually hope to edit the records of pre-1894 lodges to include meeting places after that date. This new version of Masonic Records is a joint venture between Museum of Freemasonry and the Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Sheffield.” LINK

Masonic Wisdom
•  “The trick is not to become somebody else.” – Bro. Ernest Borgnine

The Last Word
•  “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” – Bro,. Walter Chrysler

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