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No. 173. Friday, February 26, 2021
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Friday, February 26
• 2pm. Memorial Service for Frank Vickery (Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge). At St John’s Anglican Church, Bairnsdale.

• 7pm: Tyle. 7.30pm: Visitors. Malvern-Waverley Lodge of Mark Master Masons. Talk: Kevin Fowler, ‘Military Freemasons – Were They or Weren’t They?’ All Freemasons invited to attend, attire: smart casual. LINK Meeting ID: 835 7236 1943. Passcode: 498288

Saturday, February 27
• 6.30pm. Earl of Dunmore Lodge. Talk: Tony Bucca, ‘The Masonic Time Machine’. LINK
• 7.30pm. Membership Volunteer Action Team. Ian Brown, ‘Lodge Engagement’. REGISTER
Sunday, February 28
• 3pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. Extra Rehearsal: 1st Degree. At Ivalda Masonic Centre.

Monday, March 1

• 11am. Funeral Service for John Banfield. St Mary’s Catholic Church, Parade Place, Corowa. Masonic Service at Graveside.
• 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.
• 7.30pm. Old Melburnians Lodge. Double 1st. At Freemasons Bayside. RSVP essential for catering. 
Wednesday, March 3
• 7pm. Gippsland Lodge. Double First Degree. At Sale Masonic Centre.

Thursday, March 4
• 6pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. ‘Special’ and First Degree. At Ivalda Masonic Centre.
• 6.30pm. Kyabram Lodge. First Degree MAP Session, and Second Degree. At Kyabram Masonic Centre.

Friday, March 5
• 7.30pm. Nagambie Lodge. Return of Warrant to Brendan Wallace, District Co-Ordinator. At Freemasons Keysborough.
Sunday, March 7
• 8.30am. Kyabram Lodge. Sunday Breakfast. Partners welcome. At Kyabram Masonic Centre.
Monday, March 8
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU

Tuesday, March 9
• 7.30pm. Brighton District Lodge. At Bayside Masonic Centre.
• 7.30pm. Marnoo Lodge. 1st Degree. At Stawell Masonic Centre.
Wednesday, March 10
• 7.30pm. Phillip Island Lodge. Talk: Ken Barnes, The Role of District Mentor Officer. At Cowes Masonic Centre.
• 7.30pm. Traralgon Lodge. Initiation. At Latrobe Valley Masonic Centre, Traralgon.
Thursday, March 11
• 7pm. Gisborne Lodge. At Gisborne Masonic Centre. RSVP essential for catering.
Saturday, March 13
• TBA. Lodge of Commerce visit to Gippsland Lakes Lodge. Second Degree.
• 10am. Old Melburnians. Double First. Attire: Dark lounge suit. At Freemasons Bayside. Festive Board at Yagiz Turkish Restaurant: BOOK
Sunday, March 14
• TBA. Freemasons Victoria Cycling Special Interest Group. Fundraiser for Fiona Elsey Foundation at Ballarat. LINK
Monday, March 15
• 6pm. Melbourne St Clair Reunion Lodge. Installation by 2021 Team. At Freemasons Melbourne.
• 7pm. United Wimmera Royal Ark Mariner Lodge. 7pm. United Wimmera Lodge of Mark Master Masons. At Ararat Masonic Centre.

• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Tuesday, March 16
• 6.30pm. Footscray St John’s Lodge. Installation by 2021 Team. At Sunshine Masonic Centre.

Wednesday, March 17
• 7.30pm. Quarterly Communication. At Freemasons Bayside. Details TBA.

Saturday, March 20
• 3pm. Star of the East Lodge. Installation by Gippsland Team with Richard Elkington. At Freemasons Omeo.
Monday, March 22
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU
Friday, March 26
• TBA. Grand Installation Rehearsal. At Freemasons Bayside.
Saturday, March 27
• TBA. Grand Re-Installation. 2021 Team. At Freemasons Bayside. Details TBA.

• 2pm. Huon Daylight Lodge. Installation by 108 Team. At Freemasons Wodonga.
Monday, March 29
• 7.30pm. Masonic Caravan Club. LINK Meeting ID: 763 8342 1746. Passcode: 4xYjAU

Wednesday, March 31
• 7.30pm. The Great Debate. NSW v Victoria. ‘Is a belief in a god necessary to be a good Freemason?’ DETAILS Meeting ID: 889 1705 1154

Thursday, April 1
• 7.15pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. First Degree. Ceremony of the Vacant Chair. At Ivalda Masonic Centre.

Friday, April 2 – Good Friday
• All Day. Collections for Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Saturday, April 3 – Holy Saturday
• Holiday Weekend

Sunday, April 4 – Easter Sunday
• Holiday Weekend

Thursday, April 8
• 6pm. Gordon Lodge. Installation by 2021 Team with John Rodrigo. At Essendon Masonic Centre.
Saturday, April 10
• 3pm. Gippsland Lodge. Installation by 2021 Team with Richard Elkington. At Sale Masonic Centre.

• 4pm. Benambra Lodge. Installation by 108 Team with David Keame. At Tallangatta Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Duke of Connaught Lodge. Installation by 2021 Country Team with Chris Scott. At Korumburra Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Stewart Lodge of St Arnaud. Installation of Neville Wharton by the 2021 Country Team. At St Arnaud Masonic Centre.
• 5pm. Lodge Concordia.  Installation by 2021 Team with Felix Pintado. At Latrobe Valley Masonic Centre.
Sunday, April 11

• TBA. Earl of Dunmore Lodge. Installation of Tony Meechan by Rob McGregor. Richard Elkington at Festive Board. At Freemasons Bayside.
Monday, April 12
• 5pm. Carisbrook Lodge. Installation by 2021 Country Team with John McTaggart. At Freemasons Carisbrook.

Tuesday, April 13
• 10am. Allara Lodge. Installation by Magenta Team with Leonard Kelly. 
Thursday, April 15
• 9.30am. Sale Daylight Lodge. Installation by Gippsland Team with Chris Scott. At Sale Masonic Centre.
Friday, April 16
• TBA. South Australian Grand Installation.
Saturday, April 17

• TBA. South Australian Grand Installation.

• 4pm. Koo Wee Rup Lodge. Installation by South Gippsland Team with Paul Vassil. At Koo Wee Rup Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Rupertswood Numurkah Lodge. Installation by North East Team with David Blake. At Shepparton Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Zetland Lodge. By 2021 Country Team with Bob Jones. At Freemasons Kyneton.

Sunday, April 18
• TBA. South Australian Grand Installation.

Monday, April 19
• 10am. Eureka Daylight Lodge. By 2021 Country Team with John McTaggart. At Ballarat Masonic Centre.
Tuesday, April 20
• 6.30pm. Ballarat-Yarowee Lodge. Installation by 2021 Ceremonial Team. 75-Year Jewel to Bill Messer. 65-Year Jewel to Max Matters. At Ballarat Masonic Centre.
• 6.30pm. Moorabbin Lodge. Installation by 2021 Team. At Bayside Masonic Centre.
Friday, April 23
• TBA. Lodge of Research. Truncated Version.
Saturday, April 24

• 3pm. Garibaldi Lodge. Installation by 2021 Lodge with Matt Donato. At Freemasons Brunswick.
• 4pm. Prince of Wales Lodge. Installation by 2021 Country Team. At Smythesdale Masonic Centre.

Sunday, April 25 – ANZAC Day

• Throughout Day. Dawn Service, Marches across Victoria.

Monday, April 26

• 9.30am. Derrimut Daylight Lodge. Installation by 2021 Team with Richard Elkington. At Freemasons Sunshine.

• 6.30pm. Baxter Lodge. 2021 Team with Richard Elkington. At Frankston and District Masonic Centre.

Tuesday, April 27

• 6.30pm. Mt Franklin St George Lodge. Installation by 2021 Country Team with John McTaggart. At Freemasons Daylesford.


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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

1889 Bequest Society preview

• Rosemary Evans and Garry Sebo were yesterday (Thu.) announced as the patrons of the 1889 Bequest Society, part of the Freemasons Foundation Victoria. David Gibbs welcomed guests to a soft launch of the Society at the West Brighton Club, ahead of the official launch at the Grand Installation on March 27. Other speakers included Rodney Lavin and Philip Mayers. The aim is for 1889 Bequest Society supporters to add a codicil to their Will, to include a modest part of their estate towards the charitable projects of the FFV.
Amongst those attending were Grand Master Richard Elkington, and other Past Grand Masters Bruce Bartrop, Bob Jones, Hillel Benedykt and Don Reynolds. Also there were Grand Secretary Garry Runge, and former Grand Secretary Peter Henshall. There were a number of Masonic VIPs and their partners who have been supporters of the Foundation, which is led by Executive Officer Neil Cripps.

Myrtleford handover today

• Freemasons Victoria and Scouts Victoria join today (Fri.) for a handover event of the former Temple. Grand Master Richard Elkington will be in attendance to present the keys of the building to Rod Byrnes, Chief Commissioner of Scouts, and several local Scouts. “Our ideals are highly similar, and we believe that we have a long future together in supporting communities such as Myrtleford in developing premises that will service the needs of not only our respective organisations, but also the wider community.”
• Others attending include Frank Warner, Acting CEO of Freemasons Victoria, and Greg Landgren, Chairman of the Board of Scouts Victoria. Kelly Leventis, Freemasons Victoria Marketing Co-Ordinator, issued a media release with the aim of attracting media publicity in the North-East Region.

New Email Address

• Gisborne Lodge has a new email address: gisbornelodge@gmail.com.au

Masonic Mailbag
• Graham Pitcher contributes this piece, What Is Masonry?

In the home it is kindness

In the Business it is honesty

In the Society it is courtesy

At work it is fairness

Towards the unfortunate it is pity

Towards the weak it is help

Towards the Strong it is trust

Towards the penitent it is forgiveness

Towards the fortunate congratulations

Towards the good reverence and love

This then in part is the answer to

 – Quo Vadis Domine – Wither Goest Thou ?”

Helping the Vulnerable

• “Members of Templehall Masonic Lodge Hall No. 1599 have been working tirelessly throughout lockdown to raise cash and to help feed some of the most vulnerable people in Kirkcaldy,” reports Fife Today (Scotland). “Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, members have, with help from other Masons across Fife, raised over £2500 to support local charities and families.” READ MORE

World News

• “A charity that provides grief support to children and young people has received £4000 from Oxfordshire Freemasons,” reports the Oxford Mail. SeeSaw is a small Oxfordshire charity and it is now relying on reserves to keep their vital service going and therefore the £4000 grant from the Oxfordshire Freemasons was most welcome at a particularly difficult time for the charity.” READ MORE

Next Issue on Monday
•  Our planned publishing schedule for FVNews Daily next week sees our next combined issue on Monday-Tuesday (Mar. 1-2).

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Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions (and encouragement) to this edition of FVNews Daily have been: Neil Cripps, David Gibbs, Rod Lavin, Garry Sebo, Rosemary Evans, Philip and Rhona Mayers, Anthony Borg, Brendan Kyne, Geoff Newby, Ian Samuel, Graham Pitcher, Max Paulet, James Jolly, Geoff Partridge, Keith Klooger, George Entwistle

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Famous Freemasons
• Colonel George Everest, English surveyor, Surveyor General of India, after whom Mount Everest is named. Member of Prince of Wales’s Lodge No. 493 (later became No 259), London.

Masonic Knowledge
•  Since November 2014, Freemasons Foundation Victoria has contributed over $12.4 million to charitable giving. This includes $10 million granting into the community, and $2.4 million for education support.
• “For Freemasons greatness in life is measured by deed, character, charity and the positive effect one leaves on this world through generosity of spirit.”

Masonic Wisdom
•  “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Bro. Norman Vincent Peale

The Last Word
•  “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” – Bro. Benjamin Franklin

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