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DAILY. Wed.-Thu., Feb. 10-11, 2021

FVNews Daily 
No. 168. Wednesday-Thursday, February 10-11, 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 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.
• 7.30pm.Lodge of Australia Felix. LINK Meeting ID: 896 5915 5399. Passcode: 138488

Friday, February 12
• 7.30pm. Altona Lodge. At Williamstown Masonic Centre. Business Meeting, Members Only.

• 7.30pm.Lara Lodge. Presentation of First Degree Tracing Board. At Lara Masonic Centre.

• 7.30pm.Sunbury Lodge. Business Meeting. LINK Meeting ID: 830 2589 6933. Passcode: 120334
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. Lodge of Good Companions. By Zoom
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU

Tuesday, February 16

• 6.30pm. Seavic Lodge. Business Meeting. 40-Year Jewel to John Rodrigo. At J&W Restaurant, 43 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill. TRYBOOKING LINK• 7pm-9pm. Change Management Team Workshop. By Zoom. LINK

Thursday, February 18

• 11am. Samaritan Lodge. Talk: ‘Ten Reasons Why You Should Be A Freemason’. At Ivalda Masonic Centre, Darebin.

• 7.30pm for 8pm South. Portland Lodge. Talk: Fred Shade, The Oddfellows – Their Origin, History and Ritual’. LINK Meeting ID: 876 5588 1241

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.

• 7.30pm. Middle Park Lodge. Talk: Gareth Andrews, former VFL footballer and Director, The Life Again Foundation, on Men’s Physical and Mental Health. LINK Meeting ID: 861 3495 591. Password: 044153

Monday, March 1
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Tuesday, March 2
• TBA. Lodge of Commerce. Emergency Meeting. To obligate Master Elect.
Monday, March 8
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Saturday, March 13
• TBA. Lodge of Commerce visit to Gippsland Lakes Lodge. Second Degree.
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
• Dover Police Facility Cornerstone Ceremony. (25:52) 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

Great spirit at Meredith

• Bob Pullin writes: “Meredith Lodge No.163, in conjunction with Bayside Rotary Club and the Torquay Men’s Shed, have worked together to provide easy access ramps for Wor. Bro. Doug Arney at his home.Wor. Bro. Doug had the misfortune to suffer a stroke which has severely affected his mobility. The three community groups working together have now allowed Doug easy access to his home with the installation of easy access ramps. Well done to all concerned. Another great example of Freemasonry at work in the community.”

70-Year Jewel for Jack Moyle

• Don Reynolds passes on news from Colac Lodge where a 70 year jewel to Bro. Jack Moyle. It was an enjoyable visit to Jack’s place of residence in Melbourne from members of the Colac Lodge. They enjoyed the company of his son, Alan, over afternoon tea. Jack can vividly remember his time at Colac where for a short time he was stationed in his career in the ES&A Bank. Jack still lives by himself and has a band of carers and family who look after him. “For anyone to be a member of any organisation for 70 years is indeed a remarkable achievement. Well done Jack and thank you for your service to Freemasonry.” 

Haddenham Freemasons share the love
• For over a week, the 43 members of For over a week, the 43 members of Haddenham Lodge of Freemasons (UK) have kept a special secret, reports The Bucks Herald. have kept a special secret, reports The Bucks HeraldREAD MORE

Comms Success Stories

• Don Roy and Craig Spendlove have passed on a copy of the Ranges Trader Star Mail with news of Peter Gurr’s Australia Day honour.

Two Sessions Remaining
• Have your opinions about Freemasons Victoria heard at the remaining two Change Management workshops to be held. All members can have their say about the re-organisation of Freemasons Victoria. • 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.

‘Nonsense Myths’
• Huddersfield Freemason Martin Wright has dispelled some of the ‘nonsense’ myths and opened up on rituals, membership and charity work carried out by his lodge. Yorkshire LiveREAD MORE

World News

• Milwaukee’s unique Masonic Center building is to become 25 large apartments. READ MORE

Next Issue on Friday
•  Work commitments meant our Monday-Tuesday issue this week was abandoned. Apologies. Our planned publishing schedule for FVNews Daily this week sees our next issue on Friday (Feb. 12).

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 Michael Fernando

Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions (and encouragement) to this edition of FVNews Daily have been: Barry Reaper, Bob Pullin, Don Reynolds, Craig Spendlove, Don Roy, Graham Dines, Arthur Tan, Tony McDonall, Ange Kenos, Arthur Williams, John Rosenberg, Peter Barrand

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Famous Freemasons
• Bro. Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman was an Australian cyclist and politician, whose endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s earned him international acclaim. Hubert Opperman rode a bicycle from the age of eight, when he was a Post Office messenger, until his 90th birthday. After the war Opperman joined the Liberal Party of Australia and in 1949 was elected to the Parliament of Australia for the Victorian electorate of Corio. He served in Parliament for 17 years. He became the Government Whip in 1955. Between December 1963 and December 1966 he wasMinister for Immigration and oversaw a relaxation of conditions for the entry of people of mixed descent and a widening of eligibility criteria for entry by well-qualified people into Australia. After his retirement from politics in 1967 he was appointed as Australia’s first High Commissioner to Malta, where he remained for five years.

Masonic Knowledge
•  Read Albert Mackey’s Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and its Kindred Sciences HERE

Masonic Wisdom
•  “The only time an aircraft has too much fuel on board is when it is on fire.” – Bro. Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

The Last Word
•  “I feel sorry for the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.” – Bro. Walter Chrysler

One Last Thing
•  Bob Pullin writes: “Congratulations to Lara Lodge No.834, on its response to assist a brother in need.VWor. Bro. David Seymour is not able to attend to many of the household chores that he once did, so members of Lara Lodge organised a work party and went to David and Mavis’shome and carried out much needed work in the garden etc. In addition, Jenny Medwell, wife of Wor. Bro. Greg Medwell, provided food and drinks for the merry band of workers. Well done to all concerned. ‘If at anytime you meet a brother in distress who might solicit your assistance, etc …’.”

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