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FVNews. Wed., Apr. 28, 2021

No. 186. Wednesday, April 28, 2021
• From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team

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In This Issue

1. Publishing Arrangements

2. Changes on Change Team
3. ANZAC Day Observances
4. Lodge run by Younger Members
5. Comms Success Stories
6. Masonic Mailbag

7. Pithy Paragraphs
8. World News
9. New Subscribers

10. Sincere Thanks
11. Please Send Your Summons
12. Famous Masonic Characters
13. Masonic Knowledge
14. Masonic Wisdom
15. The Last Word

16. Vale Arthur Barnes
17. Vale Norm Bradford
18. Vale Don Buntine
19. Vale Walter Butler
20. Vale Max Crawford
21. Vale Denys Nelson
22. Videos
23. Essential Information
24. What’s On (78 Listings)

1. Publishing Arrangements

• We are making some changes to FVNews. There is now a greater volume of material in each issue (3200 words this issue). So we are adding a quick-to-use index. Each headline will have a number, making each report easier to find, simply scroll down.

• Death notices and the What’s On listings will now appear at the foot of each issue.
• As the Editor repairs from injuries, this will be the only issue published this week.
• Now that we are in the COVID recovery period, the overwhelming feedback has been for one issue of FVNews per week, on the same day each week. We have selected Thursdays, starting from next week (May 6).

2. Changes at Change Team

• Garry Sebo is retiring as Chair of the Change Management Team. He remains available for advice and sharing expertise. Robert Brennand will become Acting Chair; Stephen Duns remains as Project Manager. A joint meeting of the Masonic Governing Council and the Change Management Team is being held this week. Grand Master Richard Elkington will report on progress to members.

3. ANZAC Day Observances

• There were a number of ANZAC Day observances around Victoria in which Freemasons were present. Grand Master Richard Elkington says that at the Shrine event he sat next to Bob McIvor, Lodge of the Golden Rule, who is State President of National Servicemen’s Association. “What a lot of work he does.” Richard also ran into Kyle Tyrrell from Carry On Victoria (Unity and Prudence); Jason Cooke, Chief Marshal of the event (Victorian Naval and Military), and Andrew Farquhar. He also saw Terry Clifton and Laurie Jacobs.

4. Lodge run by Younger Members

• A report on Freemasonry where the Lodge is run by younger members has been published in The Times (London). READ MORE

5. Comms Success Stories

• The weekly Freemasons Victoria News full-pages in newspapers across Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and peri-urban areas have started to appear. This week’s page can be seen HERE.  A sample of the recruitment page, being trialled in the Northern District, can be seen HERE
• Damien Hudson, at the Grand Secretariat, reports taking his first membership enquiry sourced from the newspapers: a 68-year-old retiree from Abbotsford, whose family had Masonic characters. The man says he will apply for membership.

6. Masonic Mailbag
• Peter Hamilton writes: “I have read with interest your story about Timboon Lodge No. 821. It has brought back many memories in 1975 the year I was Master of Woodlands 529 when we would visit their Lodge every second year and they would come to us the following year. We would exchange candidates, we would visit them and do a second degree and they would reciprocate the following year. The hospitality of Timboon Lodge was excellent and a most enjoyable time was had by all who attended. There would be approximately 15-20 attending; sadly it all ended when Woodlands handed in their Charter in September 2001.Congratulations to Timboon for having the courage to continue their Freemasonry, they are a Great Lodge and I still have the memories.”

7. Pithy Paragraphs

• Some 29,000 Teddy Bears have been donated in the Teddies For Loving Care program. READ MORE
John and Cath Cantrill have been blessed with the arrival a new great granddaughter Emerson Renee to Nicole and Dave Woolsey. 6 lb 14 ozs (3.125 kg).
• A funeral service was held yesterday (Tue.) at Preston for Neil Kirk, followed by private cremation.
The Journal has published its Autumn edition. READ ONLINE. Hard copies are being mailed later this week to those who made that selection.
• There was  a Masonic Funeral Service yesterday (Tue.) for the late Wor. Bro. Peter Holden, father of W.Bro. Kevin Holden,  at the Handley and Anderson Chapel, Wonthaggi.
• Lindsay and Beryl Patullo of Lodge Killara and Victory Mark Lodge last week celebrated their Diamond (60th) Wedding Anniversary.

8. World News

• The United Grand Lodge of England has launched its first annual report, in its 300 year history, marking another major step forward in its commitment to modernisation, transparency and normalisation, reports The London Post. READ MORE

9. New Subscribers
• We are building FVNews to be a vital 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 Stuart McGhie, Matthew Allanby

10. Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions (and lots of personal encouragement and recovery wishes) have included: Richard Elkington, Col MacCowan, Barry Minster, Beverley Sinclair, Bruce Jeffrey, John Hann, Deborah Hill, Robert Billing, Tony McDonall, John Cantrill, John McTaggart, Andrew Geary, Jeff Denison, Nik Sakellaropoulos, Jeff Cripps, Harry Adlerstein, John Zalewski, Neil Thornton, Anthony Borg, Peter Weeding, Peter Hamilton, Ken Barnes, Glenn Cook, Robert Bass, Dave Kelly, Philip Mayers, George Charalambidis, Rod Gillies, Barry Dyce, Bill Schrank, Giorgio Migliaccio, Anthony Bucca, Brian Bennett, Jason Liddle.

11. Please Send Your Summons
• Lodges can assist FVNews by sending emails about every lodge meeting and event to editor@FVNews.com.au – please include us on your Lodge Summons mailing list.

12. Famous Masonic Characters
Bro. Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page GCMG, CH (1880-1961), 11th Prime Minister of Australia. Initiated at Lodge Prince Leopold No 87 UGL NSW on December 4, 1917.

13. Masonic Knowledge
• Masonic Etiquette. “Courteous brethren accept the requests made by the Master to serve on various committees such as the examination committee, the investigation committee and other duties, as determined by the Lodge’s needs.” www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com

14. Masonic Wisdom
•  “I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted.” – Bro. Theodore Roosevelt.

15. The Last Word
•  “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” – Bro. Norman Vincent Peale

16. Vale Arthur Barnes

• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above above of Bro. Arthur Barnes, PJGWArthur, then 31, was initiated into Lodge Apex No. 708, which met at Collingwood, on October 1, 1954. He was WM there in 1964. He was a Grand Steward in the 1973 Grand Team, and was part of the Board of Works Installing Team. He was also a member at East Ringwood (1981), Metropolis (1987) and Concentration (2017).He was Inspector of Workings of the Elsternwick, Arcadian-Veritas, Box Hill and Antient York Lodges.

• In Mark, Arthur was Advanced into the Kilwinning Mark Lodge in 1956. He progressed through every office, was WM in 1972, later joining Ringwood Mark, Kilwinning Royal Ark Mariner Lodge, No. 2,  was honoured with Grand Rank and promoted to the rank of PJGW and received his 60-Year Jewel for the Mark Degree in March 2016, and, 60-Year Jewel for the Royal Ark Mariner Degree in September 2019.

• Arthur was exalted in the Emulation H.R.A. Chapter No. 41, which met at Canterbury, in 1957. He later joined Billanook Chapter No. 122 in Lilydale in 2011. His rank was P.G. Jeshua  –  equivalent to PJGW.

Arthur was chosen into the Port Phillip Council No. 9, Royal and Select Masters in 1970. He was transferred to Maroondah Council. He served as the Inspector of Workings of the Mornington Peninsula Council for a number of years. Present rank:  P.G.Capt.Gd. In Order of the Secret Monitor, he was

inducted into the Kingscott Conclave No. 7  in 1978. In Knights Templar he was installed as a Knight in the Ringwood Preceptory K.T. No. 12  in 1993, he was enthroned and Installed as our Preceptor and Prior in 1999. Rank: Past Great Herald.

• Other orders: A.A.S.R. Perfected as a Prince in the Ringwood Sovereign Chapter Princes’ Rose Croix, 18° No. 55 in 1998. Enthroned as our Most Wise Sovereign in 2002. Admitted into the St. Andrew Sovereign Council, Knights Kadosh 30°, No. 29, in 2002. Arthur was elevated to the 32°  –  Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret. RCC: Installed as a Knight in the Maroondah Conclave, No. 6, Red Cross of Constantine in 1999. Enthroned as Sovereign in 2006.

Held the rank of Past Grand Herald.

17. Vale Norm Bradford

• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above above of  Wor. Bro. Norm Bradford, PGStdB. Born February 16, 1928. Aged 93. Member for 72 years. Keysborough St Andrews Daylight Lodge. There will be a Memorial Service later, date to be announced.

18. Vale Don Buntine

• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above above of  VWor. Bro. Donald Buntine of Pakenham Lodge No. 496. A Funeral Service  will be held at David W Bull Funeral Home, 190 Princes Highway, Pakenham at 1.30pm Wednesday, April 28 (today). A private cremation will follow.

19. Vale Walter Butler

• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above above of  VWor. Bro Walter Butler. Born May 12, 1938. Aged 82. He passed away at Box Hill Hospital.  A Masonic Service has been requested. Details will be communicated to Members when known.Wally had been a Member of the Craft for 54 years.

20. Vale Max Crawford

• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above above of  RWor. Bro. Maxwell Irving Crawford PSGW. Born April 14, 1932. Aged 89. 56 years a Freemason. Max was initiated into the Gippsland Forest Lodge on January 18, 1965. (Please note: this is not RWor. Bro Murray Maxwell Crawford, PDGM of Duke of Connaught Lodge.)

21. Vale Denys Nelson

• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above above of  RWor. Bro. Denys Antony Holroyd Nelson PJGW. Born August 8, 1936; died April 23, 2021. Aged 84. 54 years a Freemason. Amity Lodge No. 339. Grand Pursuivant, 1982 Grand Team. Funeral services at 10am, Monday, May 3 at St John’s Anglican Church, Sorrento.

22. Videos

• Grand Master’s Chat. (37:37) WATCH

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

24. What’s On (78 listings)

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

Wednesday, April 28

• TBA. Werribee Mark Lodge. Double Advancement Ceremony. At Werribee Masonic Centre.

• TBA. Weston Street United Lodge. Master’s Last Night. At Brunswick Masonic Centre.

• 12 Noon. Masonic Governing Council Meeting. By Zoom.

• 1.30pm. Funeral Service for Don Buntine. At David W. Bull Funeral Homes, Cranbourne.
• 2pm. Funeral Service for Kevin Owens. At Heidelberg Golf Club, Lower Plenty. Private Cremation to follow.

• 7pm. Lodge Fraternal. Double First Degree. 50-Year Jewel for David Kweitel. At Freemasons Bayside.

• 7.30pm. King David Lodge. Double Second Degree. At Freemasons Bayside.

• 7.30pm. Yarra Glen Lodge. Ceremony of the Vacant Chair. At Lilydale Masonic Centre.

Thursday, April 29
• 7pm for 7.30pm. Endeavour Virtual Lodge (Online). Talk: Andrew Hammer, ‘What Came We Here To Do: Understanding Freemasonry in the 21st Century’. Attire: Dinner Suit or Lounge Suit. Full Lodge Regalia. LINK Meeting ID: 848 2269 9186. Passcode: 218789

Saturday, May 1

• 10.30am. Rosebank Lodge. Installation by John Patterson and Bellarine and Otway Team. Attire: Lounge Suit, or jacket and tie. Two-course hot lunch. $25 banquet fee. At Beeac Masonic Centre.

• 3pm. Union Lodge of North Gippsland. Installation 2021 Team. At Bairnsdale Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Clifton Hill Lodge. Installation. By Tony Bucca and 2021 Team. At Box Hill Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Kyabram Lodge. Installation by Hillel Benedykt and Don Reynolds, with 2015 and 2016 teams. At Kyabram Masonic Centre.

Sunday, May 2

• 10am. Commonwealth Lodge. Installation by Richard Elkington and Gippsland Team. At Mirboo North Masonic Centre. Banquet at 1pm at Mirboo North Brewery. $25, alcohol at own cost. RSVP: Andrew Geary, 0400 527 689.

Monday, May 3

• 10am. Funeral Service for Denys Nelson. At St John’s Anglican Church, Sorrento.

• 7pm. North Melbourne Lodge. Double First Degree. At Essendon Masonic Centre.
• 7.30pm. City of Footscray-Wyndham Lodge. First Degree. At Western Masonic Centre.

Tuesday, May 4

• 6.30pm. Lodge of Commerce. Rehearsal. 

• 7pm for 7.30pm. Sunshine Wisdom Lodge. Master Felix Pintado’s Last Night. Tickets: $25. BOOK
• 7.30pm. Marnoo Lodge. Talk. At Stawell Masonic Centre.
• 7.30pm. Masonic Advancement Program MAP3. At Brunswick Masonic Centre.

Wednesday, May 5

• 8am-4pm. Wimmera Lodge. Sausage Sizzle. At Bunnings Horsham, Wilson St.
• 2pm. Memorial Service for Norm Bradford. At South Eastern Masonic Centre, Hutton Rd, Keysborough.

• 6.30pm. Glenroy Lodge. Installation by Andrew McPhee and 2021 Team. At Essendon Masonic Centre.

• 7.15pm. Lodge of Honour. Double First Degree. At Baxter.
• 7.30pm. Dimboola Lodge. Talk: Greg Hamer, ‘Second Degree Tracing Board’. At Dimboola Masonic Centre.

Thursday, May 6

• 10am. Samaritan Lodge. New Rehearsal Time. Full Open and Close. Obligate Master-Elect. At Ivalda Masonic Centre.

• 6.30pm. Point Nepean Lodge. Installation by John Rodrigo and 2021 Team. At Sorrento Masonic Centre.

• 7pm. Killara Lodge. Double First Degree. At Greensborough Masonic Centre.

• 7.15pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. 60-Year Jewel to Howard Purcell (by Don Reynolds). Second Degree. At Ivalda Masonic Centre.

Saturday, May 8

• 2.30pm. Sunbury Lodge. Installation by Highlanders. At Goonawarra Community Centre.

• 3.30pm. Old Melburnians Lodge. Installation of Will Billings by Barry Reaper and 2018 Team. At Freemasons Bayside. 6.30pm. Festive Board. Partners and guests. At a private club, 22 Park St, Brighton. BOOK
• 4pm. Colac Lodge. Installation by Tony Bucca and 2021 Team. At Colac Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Henty Re-Consecration. By Richard Elkington and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Mount Waverley.

Monday, May 10
• 5.30pm. Lodge of Commerce. Installation by John Rodrigo and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Melbourne.

Tuesday, May 11

• 6.30pm. Robbie Burns Phoenix Lodge. Installation by Richard Elkington and 2021 Team. At Western Masonic Centre.

Wednesday, May 12

• 7.30pm. Berwick Balcara Lodge. First Degree. Obligation of Master-Elect. At Berwick Masonic Centre.

Thursday, May 13
• TBA. New Members’ Night. At Freemasons Melbourne.

• 7pm. Gisborne Lodge. Installation of Miles Nelson by John McTaggart and 2021 Team. Banquet: $40. RSVP: 0447 601 609. At Gisborne Masonic Centre.

Friday, May 14

• 7pm. Rutherglen Lodge. Installation: John Lloyd. District Team led by Bill Schultz. EMAIL
• 7.30pm. Altona Lodge. First Degree. Candidate is a Lewis (just turned 18). At Williamstown Masonic Centre.

Saturday, May 15

• 9am-4pm. Altona Lodge and Jacques DeMolay Victorian Chapter. Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Altona, Cnr Millers and Ross Rds, Altona.

• 9.30am. Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge. Installation by Chris Scott and Gippsland Team. At Bairnsdale Masonic Centre.
• 10am. Hamilton Grange Lodge. Installation by John Patterson and Bellarine-Otway Team. At Hamilton Masonic Centre.
• 2pm. The Sunshine Wisdom Lodge. Installation by Tony Bucca and 2021 Team. At Western Masonic Centre.
• 3.30pm. Lara Lodge. Installation by Richard Elkinmgton and 2021 Team. At Lara Masonic Centre.

• 5pm. Rutherglen Lodge. Installation by Bill Scchultz and North East Team. At Rutherglen Masonic Centre.

Sunday, May 16
• 10am. Masonic Advancement Program MAP1. At Greensborough Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Walhalla Lodge. Installation by Richard Elkington and Gippsland Team. At Freemasons Walhalla.

Monday, May 17

• 7pm. United Wimmera Royal Ark Mariner Lodge. Lecture. At Ararat Masonic Centre.
• 7.30pm. Gippsland Lakes Lodge. Presentation of District Co-Ordinator Collar by Richard Elkington. At Lakes Entrance Masonic Centre.

Tuesday, May 18

• 9.30am. Lodge of the Great Ocean Road. Installation by John Patterson and Bellarine-Otway Team. At Torquay Improvement Building.

• 9.30am. Woolamai Daylight Lodge. Installation by South Gippsland Team. At Wonthaggi Masonic Centre.
• 6.30pm. Henty Lodge. Installation by Roy Alderton and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Mount Waverley.

Wednesday, May 19

• 7.30pm. Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team. Committee Meeting by Zoom. Special Focus: Stakeholder Relations.

Thursday, May 20

• 6.30pm. Mornington Lodge. Installation by John Rodrigo and 2021 Team. At Mornington Masonic Centre.

Friday, May 21

• 7pm. Bayside District Lodges. 160th Anniversary Ball. Entertainment: Wilbur Wilde and the Troubleshooters, Kingsfords. Talk: Richard Elkington. In aid of Les Twentyman Foundation. BOOK

Saturday, May 22

• 3pm. Traralgon Lodge. Installation by Richard Elkington and 2021 Team. At Latrobe Valley Masonic Centre.
• 4pm. Baden Powell Lodge. Installation by Tony Bucca and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Mount Waverley.

• 4pm. Djerriwarrh Lodge. Installation by Highlanders Team. At Freemasons Bacchus Marsh.

• 4pm. St Andrews In The South Lodge. Installation by Bill Lodge and Bellarine-Otway Team. Jewel presentation to Terry Lodge. At Freemasons Geelong.

• 4.30pm. Lowan Lodge. Installation by John McTaggart and 2021 Team. At Nhill Masonic Centre.
• 5.30pm. Lodge Cornucopia. Installation by Chris Scott and Gippsland Team. At Warragul Masonic Centre.

Sunday, May 23
• 3pm. King David Lodge. Installation by John Rodrigo and 2021 Team. At Bayside Masonic Centre.

Monday, May 24
• 7pm. North Melbourne Lodge. Double First Degree. At Essendon Masonic Centre.

Tuesday, May 25

• 7.30pm. Wimmera Lodge. First Degree. At Horsham Masonic Centre.

Wednesday, May 26

• 6.30pm. Lodge Fraternal. Installation by Hillel Benedykt and Team of Past Masters. At Bayside Masonic Centre.
• 6.30pm. Weston Street United Lodge. Installation by John Rodrigo and 2021 Team. At Brunswick Masonic Centre.

Thursday, May 27

• 6.30pm. Morwell Lodge. Installation by Tony Bucca and 2021 Team. At Latrobe Masonic Centre.

• 7pm. Western District Lodges. MAP1 and MAP2 Presentations. Phone: 0418 175 282. At Western Masonic Centre. 8pm. MAP3 Presentation.

Friday, May 28
• 7.15pm. Mordialloc Lodge of Charity. Annual Firemen’s Night. Attended by Richard Elkington. At South Eastern Masonic Centre.

Saturday, May 29

• TBA. Lodge Belvoir. Installation by John Rodrigo and 2021 Team. At Wodonga Masonic Centre.

• 4pm. Tresco and Chisel United Lodge. Installation by John McTaggart and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Swan Hill.

• 5pm. Mitchell Lodge. Installation by Richard Elkington and 2021 Team. At Broadford Masonic Centre.

Sunday, May 30

• 10am. Masonic Church Service. Skipton St Uniting Church, Ballarat.

Saturday, June 5

• 7pm. Gregorios Lodge. Fundraising Dinner for Fronditha Care. At Merrimu Receptions, 1300 Dandenong Rd, Murrumbeena. BOOK

Saturday, June 19
• 9am-3pm. Lodge Secretary’s Course. By Eric Williams and Barry Reaper. Cost: $20. Lunch and refreshments provided. At Greensborough Masonic Centre. BOOK

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