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No. 190. Wednesday, July 14, 2021
• From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team

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In This Issue

1. Watch Quarterly Communication Replay

2. Watch Grand Master’s Video

3. The Caledonians
4. Comms Success Stories
5. Time capsule opened

6. Pithy Paragraphs

7. World News

8. New Subscribers

9. Sincere Thanks

10. Please Send Your Summons

11. Vale John Silver

12. Videos

13. What’s On


1. Watch the replay of the Quarterly Communication

• Grand Master Richard Elkington delivered two powerful addresses at the Quarterly Communication held at Freemasons Bayside on Monday night (July 12). So too did Change Management ChairmanRobert Brennand, and Grand Chaplain Felix Pintado. To watch the replay, go to the Freemasons Victoria website – https://www.freemasonsvic.net.au, log in, click on Events.


2. Watch the Grand Master’s latest video

• Richard Elkington has recorded a video update for members. WATCH HERE

3. The Caledonians
• Tom Stirling advises: “Calling all Scottish Freemasons. Or those who would like to be. Why not join us in demonstrating the First and Third Degrees as worked under the Scottish Constitution. We do this as a community service, as the monies raised by our visits, is donated to a charity of the host lodge’s choosing.” Contact Tom, phone 9438 2038, 0467 453 122. Email: motstir@hotmail.com

4. Comms Success Stories

• Ivan ‘Bill’ Warner’s receipt of a Rotary ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ award is featured in The Local Paper – Greater Dandenong Edition (July 14).
• Comms VAT member Bob Pullin reports that 78 were in attendance at the Geelong Lodge of Unity and Prudence Installation.
• And a Comms stumble. Apologies for the missing FVNews: the Editor has been walking on an undiagnosed broken leg for a few weeks. He hasn’t been playing his A-Grade.

5. Time capsule opened
• “The Mount Kisco Masonic Lodge took a step back into history last Friday.

 Lodge brothers opened a time capsule that had been placed behind the cornerstone of the 1931 building on Carpenter Avenue, which has served as the local chapter’s headquarters, or temple, and meeting space.

• “The reason why we’re opening it, quite frankly, is it’s our 150th anniversary and we feel it’s close enough and we’re excited to see the contents and see a little bit of history,” said Gordon Moccio, commander of the Mount Kisco lodge prior to a ceremony and dinner in commemoration of the milestone.” Read more at www.theexaminernews.com 


6. Pithy Paragraphs

• Ryan Rodriguez has been appointed as General Manager – Residential Care, Metro and Eastern Region, Royal Freemasons.
• Sharyn Ilwain has become General Manager – Residential Care, Metro and Western Region, Royal Freemasons.

• Myles King is to become Senior Grand Warden in the 2022-23 Grand Team. Other team appointments were also announced by the Grand Master at Monday’s Quarterly Communication.

• Applications for the Central Highlands (No. 106) District Co-Ordinator position close on Friday (July 16).

7. World News
• “The Masonic Building of Marquette has been awarded a $49,800 Michigan Department of Agriculture Value Added and Regional Food Systems grant to expand equipment offerings for local food entrepreneurs over the next three years, according to a news release from the Masonic Arts, Theatre and Innovation Company,” reports The Mining Journal. READ MORE
8. 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 Peter Levey, Brian McDowell, Ashok Langer, Frank Griffin, Barry Caddy

9. Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions and encouragement have included: Colin Peterson, Garry Runge, Richard Elkington, Ian Samuel, Ken Ryall, Steve Austin, Tom Stirling, Richard Burman, David Webb, Jason Liddle, Andrew Geary, Jeff Cripps, Neil Corlett, David Grant, Keith Klooger, Bob Pullin, Garry James, Rob Layton, Tony McDonall, Rodney Lavin, John Rosenberg, Ken Calder, John McTaggart, Geoffrey Hyde, Stephen Measy, Arthur Tan, Bob Orr, Ange Kenos, Travis Gould, Gary Miles, Neville Wiggins.

10. 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.


11. Vale John Silver
• We regret to advise of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above ofJohn Silver, who died on Sunday night (July 11). He died peacefully at Cabrini Hospital with family by his side. John’s funeral details are as follows: 2pm, this Friday, July 16, at Holy Trinity Kew, 1 Pakington Street, Kew. • Diane and the Silver family, to whom condolences are extended, say: “We hope as many people attend in person as possible. There will be refreshments after the service in the chapel hall. The service will be live streamed for those who cannot make it in person. To stream the service, use the link, which will be live from 15 minutes prior to service commencement: https://www.belindajanevideo.com/client-video/dr-john-silver/• “Our preference is that attendees do not bring flowers to the funeral, however it is of course a matter for you. Given the short time since John’s passing, it is possible we have not reached out to everyone who would want to know about John’s passing or the funeral. Please feel free to share this message and the details of the funeral with those who might not have been informed.”


12. Videos

• Grand Master’s Video (July 2). WATCH HERE


13. What’s On (104 listings)
UPDATED EACH EDITION

Please notify us about your event. 
Please include date, time, talk details, attire, and a link or location.
Email: editor@FVNews.com.au
Wednesday, July 14
• 6pm. Monash Lodge. Installation of Stefan Breaz by 2021 Team (Tony Bucca). At Freemasons Waverley.
• 6.30pm. 2022 Ceremonial Team Metro Information Session. At Freemasons Bayside.
• 6.30pm. Lord Somers Australasian Chapter. Installation of Filipo Culcasui. At Freemasons Melbourne. Bookings by Trybooking.
• 7pm. United Schools Lodge. Talk: Tom Stirling, Scottish Freemasonry. At Freemasons Bayside.
• 7pm. Williamstown Lodge. Double Second Degree. Master’s Last Night. Visit from Rosebank Lodge. RSVP for South: 0413 318 079. At Freemasons Williamstown.
• 7.30pm. Benambra Lodge. At Freemasons Tallangatta.
• 7.30pm. Fairfield Lodge. Members’ interests talks. At Freemasons Ivalda.
• 7.30pm. Healesville Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Lilydale.• 7.30pm. Mansfield Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Mansfield.
• 7.30pm. Phillip Island Lodge. Opening and Closing. Talk in the South: Ian Samuel: My Yacht Charter in Greece. At Freemasons Cowes.

Thursday, July 15
• TBA. Samaritan Lodge. 50-year Jewel to Peter Wardley. At Freemasons Ivalda.
• 6.30pm.
 Gardenvale Mobility Lodge. Installation of Neil Williams by 2021 Team (Richard Elkington). At Freemasons Bayside.
• 6.30pm. Kensington Lodge. Installation of Eric Bottomley by 2021 Team (John Rodrigo). At Freemasons Essendon.
• 7pm. MAP1. Bring passport. At Freemasons Melbourne.
• 7.30pm. Albert Edward Lodge. At Freemasons Alexandra.
• 7.30pm. Albert Victor Lodge. Explanation of the First Degree Tracing Board. At Freemasons Ivalda.
• 7.30pm. Beechworth Lodge of St John. First Degree. 
• 7.30pm. Lodge of Concentration. Night of ‘Memorable Lectures’. At Freemasons Ringwood.
• 7.30pm. Lodge of Instruction – Werribee. Instruction in ritual and ceremonial work. At Freemasons Werribee.
 7.30pm. Melton Lodge. Ballot and First Degree. At Freemasons Melton.
• 7.30pm. Williamstown St Andrew Lodge. First Degree. 50-Year Jewel to Norm Nicol. At Freemasons Williamstown.

Friday, July 16

• TBA. Dandenong Lodge. Talk: Bro. Turner, ‘History of Victoria’s Railways’. At Freemasons Keysborough.• 6.30pm. Army LodgeInstallation of Andreas Seyffeby 2021 Team (John Rodrigo). At Freemasons Ivalda.
• 6.30pm.
 Stuart-Buninyong United Lodge. Installation of John Dunstan by 2021 Team (John McTaggart). At Freemasons Buninyong.
• 6.30pm. Wangaratta Holy Royal Arch Chapter. Exaltation. At Freemasons Wangaratta.
• 7.30pm. Diamond Valley Lodge. First Degree Tracing Board Lecture. At Freemasons Diamond Creek.
• 7.30pm. MAP. Third Degree. At Freemasons Ringwood.

Saturday, July 17

• TBA. Mansfield Lodge. Christmas In July dinner.

• TBA. SEAVIC Lodge. Installation of Barrington Brooks by 2021 Team (Tony Bucca). At Freemasons Bayside.

• 4pm. Peace and Loyalty Lodge. Installation of Clarry Walker by 2021 Team (Bob Jones). At Freemasons Ferntree Gully.

Sunday, July 18

• NIL. Western Mark Lodge. No regular meetings presently.
• 2pm. Walhalla Lodge. Second Degree. At Freemasons Walhalla.
• 4pm.
 Melbourne High School Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Bayside. Bookings to: mhsl759secretary@outlook.com.au

Monday, July 19• TBA. Lodge of Good Companions. Installation of David Heazlewood by 2021 Team (John Rodrigo). At Freemasons Waverley.
• 12 Noon. Huon Daylight Lodge. Luncheon with the ladies. At Blazing Stump Hotel, Wodonga. RSVP to David Kearney.
• 6pm. Melbourne St Clair Reunion Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Melbourne.
• 6.30pm. Blackburn United Lodge. Installation of Ian Carrick by 2018 Team (Peter Gurr). At Freemasons Box Hill.
• 7pm. King David Lodge. First Degree. 60-Year jewel to Robert Westheimer. At Freemasons Bayside.
• 7pm and 7.30pm respectively. United Wimmera Royal Ark Mariner and Mark. Zoom Meeting.• 7.30pm. Cranbourne Lodge. 50-year jewel to Wor. Bro. John Beere PGStdB, and Wor. Bro. Alexander Forbes PM.
• 7.30pm. Lord Northcote Lodge. Emergency Meeting. Double Second Degree. At Freemasons Ivalda.
• 7.30pm. St George Lodge. Re-scheduled June meeting. Talk: ‘The 25 Landmarks of the Order’. At Freemasons Dunolly.
• 7.30pm. Wodonga Lodge of Instruction.

Tuesday, July 20

• NIL. Combermere Lodge (English Constitution). No meeting this month.
• 7pm. Moorabbin Lodge. Triple First Degree. At Freemasons Bayside.
• 7.15pm. Middle Park Lodge. Emergency Meeting. Obligation of Master-Elect. Master’s Last Night. At Freemasons Melbourne. Book via Trybooking.
• 7.30pm. Lodge Elrona. Includes Brunswick United Lodge visit. Obligate Master Elect. Talk in Lodge. At Freemasons Greensborough.
• 7.30pm. Lodge of Unity. Demonstration of Second Degree. At Freemasons Bright.
• 7.30pm. Mildura Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Sunraysia.
• 7.30pm. St Andrews In The South. First Degree. At Freemasons Geelong.
• 7.45pm. Euroa-Vega Lodge. First Degree Demonstration (Second Part).

Wednesday, July 21
• 5.30pm. Hand of Friendship Lodge. Official Visit by GM, DGM only with Escort. At Coppin Hall.
• 6.30pm. Grand Chapter Convocation. At Freemasons Bayside.

Thursday, July 22

• 6.30pm. 2022 Ceremonial Team Metro Information Session. At Freemasons Ballarat.
• 6pm. Sir John Quick Lodge. Installation of Dwayne Stevenson by 2021 Country Team (Tony Bucca). At Freemasons Bendigo. 

• 7pm. Glenroy Lodge. Second Degree. At Freemasons Essendon.
• 7.30pm. Creswick Havilah Lodge. Re-scheduled May meeting. First Degree. Master’s Last Night. At Freemasons Creswick.

• 7.30pm. Lilydale Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Lilydale.

• 7.30pm. Revival Lodge. Second Degree. At Freemasons Greensborough.
• 7.30pm. Werribee Enterprise Lodge. Lodge of Emergency. First Degree. At Freemasons Werribee.

Friday, July 23• 7.30pm. Lodge of Research. Talk: Dr Roly Wettenhall. Neo-Platoism and its influence on the craft. At Freemasons Ivalda. Dinner afterwards: La Porchetta, Darebin.

Saturday, July 24
• TBA. Grand Order of the Secret Monitor. Grand Master to attend. At Freemasons Keysborough.

• 2pm. Brunswick United LodgeInstallation of Tom Ioannau by 2021 Team (Keith Murray). At Freemasons Brunswick. BOOK
• 2pm.
 Timboon Lodge. Installation of Cliff Pert by Bellarine and Otway Team (John Patterson). At Freemasons Timboon.
• 3pm. Order of the Eastern Star. Installation. At Freemasons Bayside.
• 4pm. Lodge Belvoir. Installation of Martin Bohun by Bill Scultz and North East District Grand Lodge Team.
• 5.30pm. St Andrews in the South. Table Lodge. 7 toasts, whisky and other drinks. 2 course meal. 18th Century dress encouraged. Tickets: $25 each. BOOK
• 6.30pm. Maritime Lodge. Installation of Stephen Newal by 2021 Team (John McTaggart). At Freemasons Williamstown.

Sunday, July 25
• 10am.• 6.30pm.MAP. Third Degree. Bring Passport. Casual Dress. At Freemasons Greensborough.
• 12 Noon. Christmas in July Luncheon. Lodges of Essendon Masonic Centre. At Moonee Valley Legends, Cnr Wilson and Thomas Sts, Moonee Ponds. RSVP by July 15 to Ron Evans, 0421 361 941.• 12 Noon. Moyhu Valley Lodge. Christmas in July Luncheon. At Milawa Hotel. Bookings essential.

Monday, July 26
• NIL. Metropolis Lodge. No meeting this month.
• 7.30pm. Duke of Sussex Lodge. Double Second Degree. At Freemasons Melbourne.
• 10am. Derrimut Daylight Lodge. Demonstration of First Degree. At Freemasons Western.
• 7.30pm. Lodge of Quest. Double First Degree. At Freemasons Ringwood.
• 7.30pm. Lord Carrington Lodge. Second Degree. At Freemasons Western.
• 7.30pm. Werribee Mark Lodge. Advancement of two candidates. At Freemasons Werribee
• 7.30pm. Yarraville Lodge. Demonstration of First Degree. At Freemasons Yarraville.

Tuesday, July 27
• 6pm. Lodge Amalthea. First Degree. South: Brethren Only. At The Australia Club. Book via Trybooking. 
• 6.30pm. Lodge Amicus. Double First Degree. At Freemasons Melbourne. Book via Trybooking.
• 6.30pm. Middle Park Lodge. Installation of Peter Grounds by 2021 Team (Richard Elkington). At Freemasons Melbourne. TRYBOOKING
• 7.30pm. Wimmera Lodge. Double Second Degree. At Freemasons Horsham.
• 7.30pm. Admiral Collingwood Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Ivalda.
• 7.30pm. Djerriwarrh Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Melton.

Wednesday, July 28
• 9am. Keysborough St Andrews Daylight Lodge. Installation of Mike Jenner by 2021 Team (John Rodrigo). At Freemasons Keysborough.
• 10.30am. Portland Lodge Royal Ark Mariner Lodge. At Freemasons Portland. Followed by light lunch.
• 1pm. Portland Lodge MMM. At Freemasons Portland.
• 5.30pm. Senior Grand Officers/District Co-Ordinators Meeting. By Zoom.
• 7.30pm. Keystone Mark. Double Advancement. At Freemasons Melbourne.
• 7.30pm. Wangaratta Lodge of St John. Second Degree,
• 7.30pm. Werribee Mark Lodge. Installation by Grand Mark Team (Paul Rigby). At Freemasons Werribee.
• 7.30pm. Weston Street United Lodge. Planning meeting for the Lodge. At Freemasons Brunswick.
• 7.30pm. Yarra Glen Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Lilydale.

Thursday, July 29
• 6pm. Cobram Lodge. Installation of Craig Hall by 2021 Country Team (John McTaggart). At Freemasons Cobram.
• 6.30pm. 2022 Ceremonial Team Metro Information Session. At Freemasons Colac.
• 7.30pm. Victorian Naval and Military Royal Ark Mariners Lodge. Elevation. At Freemasons Collingwood.

Saturday, July 31
• 2pm. Bhart Lodge. Consecration (Closed) and Installation (Open) by 2021 Team (Richard Elkington). At Freemasons Bayside.

Monday, August 2
• 7.30pm. Commonwealth Lodge. 40-year pin to Lewslie Hutchinson. Talk: Origins of Freemasonry. At Freemasons Mirboo North

Tuesday, August 3
• 7.30pm. The Old Melburnians’ Lodge. Talk: ‘Last Four Sections of the Catechetical Lectures in the First Degree’. At Freemasons Prahran.

Wednesday, August 4
• 6.45pm. Old Scotch Collegians Lodge. At Freemasons Melbourne.

Thursday, August 5
• 6.30pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. Installation of Milton Tsaktsiras. At Freemasons Ivalda.

Friday, August 6
• 6.30pm. The Bank Place Lodge. Talk: Mary Shelley’s work on Freemasonry. At The Savage Club.

Saturday, August 7
• 12.30pm for 1pm. DeMolay Chapter. At Freemasons Western.

Monday, August 9• 7.30pm. City of Abbotsford Chapter. At Freemasons Collingwood.
• 7.30pm. Ivalda Lodge of Instruction. At Freemasons Ivalda. 

Thursday, August 19• 7pm. MAP1. At Freemasons Melbourne.• 7.30pm. Victorian Naval and Military Chapter. At Freemasons Melbourne.

Thursday, August 26• 6.30pm. Lodge of Amity. At Freemasons Melbourne.
Friday, October 29
• 5.30pm. Maryborough Highland Society. Charity Night to support Freemasons scholarships for primary schools. “Funds raised are doubled by Freemasons Foundation.”  (Postponed from June 11). Phone: 5461 1480.

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