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FV News

No. 192. Tuesday, August 17, 2021

• From the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team, Freemasons Victoria

• Email: editor@FVNews.com.au or Ash@Long.com.au

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In This Issue

1. Watch Grand Master’s Video

2. Advice for Masonic Leaders

3. Pithy Paragraphs

4. New Subscribers

5. Sincere Thanks

6. Please Send Your Summons

7. Videos

8. What’s On (25 listings) – all listings subject to COVID rules

1. Watch the Grand Master’s latest video• Richard Elkington has recorded a video update for members. WATCH

2. Advice for Masonic Leaders
• If you are a Masonic leader, much of your leadership will be judged on your ability to say ‘thank you’.
• It is difficult to say ‘thank you’ too often. If you have said ‘thanks’ too much, you’ll be told. In the meantime, keep thanking.
• The help you have just been given came from a volunteer, who may have spent some hours on the task.
• Avoid the “I’m smarter than you are” factor by pointing out how you would have done the task differently.
• Be clever. If a colleague has prepared a document for example, avoid a focus on the missing apostrophe or the typo. You will stub out their enthusiasm.
• That’s ‘little picture’ stuff. Praise them for their ‘big picture’ contribution. There will be plenty of time to re-tune. Act like a leader, not like a pedant.

• Steer around the power game. Don’t treat them as a junior in the arrangement. You are equal peers, whatever the rank situation.
• Thank you for your attention.

3. Pithy Paragraphs
• Greater Melbourne is in lockdown until at least 11.59pm, Thursday, September 2.
• Any changes to Greater Melbourne arrangements for Lodges after that date must be first announced by the Grand Secretary, after a decision by the Masonic Governing Council, following recommendations by the Freemasons Future Recovery Team.
• In regional Victoria, one of the rules of meeting is ‘density limits’. There is a good explanation in the Freemasons Victoria News sent by email on Monday (Aug. 16). Masks are mandatory, so are QR codes, sanitiser is all important.
• What’s On listings are subject to change, often at short notice. Some Installations listed in good faith may be affected due to the inability of metro teams being unable to travel.
• Notices of Deaths and Funeral Services are updated daily on the Freemasons Victoria Alomners Bulletin Board page on Facebook. The Grand Almoner is David Thompson.

4. 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 Paul Cameron, Doug Williams

5. Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions and encouragement have included: Jon Franklin, John Rosenberg, David Aubrey, Jonathan Krane, Ken Crouch, Murray Luxford, David Webb, Ross Martin, Ken Ryall, Bob Orr, W.A. Dorling, Ian Samuel, Travis Gould, David Draffin, Peter Crick, Paul Brennand, Peter Godson 

6. 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.

7. Videos

• Grand Master’s Video (August 13). WATCH

8. 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

Lodges are unable to meet in Greater Melbourne.
Lodges are currently able to meet in Regional Victoria.
Details below are published in good faith, according to latest available information.
Because of COVID-19, arrangements are subject to change at short notice.
Please check with Lodge Secretaries.

Tuesday, August 17

• 7.30pm. Mordialloc Lodge of Charity. Social Meeting. ZOOMMeeting ID: 538 524 0329. Passcode: Albert

• 7.30pm. St Andrews in the South Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Geelong.

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

Saturday, August 21

• 2.30pm. Yarrawonga Lodge. Installation of John Greasley by John McTaggart and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Yarrawonga.

• 4pm. Seymour Lodge. Installation by David Blake and North-East Team. At Freemasons Seymour.

Monday, August 23
• 7.30pm. Baden Powell Lodge. Virtual Meeting. LINKMeeting ID: 998 5318 6048. Passcode: 669949

Tuesday, August 24

• 6pm. Lodge Epicurean. Talk: History of the Geelong Club. Tickets: $80. At the Geelong Club.

• 6.30pm. Sir John Quick Lodge. Installation of Dwayne Stevenson. At Freemasons Bendigo.
• 7.30pm. Middle Park Lodge. Attire: Casual, no Masonic Regalia. ZOOMMeeting ID: 827 5044 1591. Password: 636558.

Wednesday, August 25

• 4pm. Lodge Belvoir. Installation of Martin Bohum. At Freemasons Wodonga.

• 7.30pm. Wimmera Lodge. Double Second Degree. At Freemasons Horsham.

Thursday, August 26

• 5.30pm. Senior Grand Officers Meeting. By Zoom.

• 6pm. Cobram Lodge. Installation of Craig Hall. At Freemasons Cobram.
• 7.30pm. Creswick Havilah Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Creswick.
• 7.30pm. Morwell Lodge. First Degree. 

Friday, August 27

• 6.30pm. Sturt Buninyong United Lodge. Installation of John Dunstan. At Freemasons Buninyong. 

• 7.30pm. Victorian Lodge of Research. Talk: John Molnar, Neo-Platonism and its Influence on the Craft. By Zoom.

Saturday, August 28

• TBA. Cobram Lodge. Reconscrecration. At Freemasons Cobram.

• 2pm. Timboon Lodge. Installation of Cliff Pert. At Freemasons Timboon.

• 4pm. Motorcyclists United Lodge. Installation of John Reygars by John McKernan and 108 Team. At Freemasons Rutherglen.
• 4pm.
 Zetland Lodge. Installation. Unanimity Team. Banquet at Shamrock Hotel, Kneton. $45 per person. RSVP: Ken Porter, 0427 571 961.

Sunday, August 29

• TBA. Freemasons Victoria. Change Management Meeting. By Zoom.

Tuesday, August 31

• 7.30pm. Warragul Lodge. Talk: B. Dowal, Second Degree Tracing Board. At Freemasons Warragul.

Wednesday, September 15
• 7.30pm. Quarterly Communications. At Freemasons Bayside.

Friday, October 29

• 5.30pm. Maryborough Highland Society. Charity Night to support Freemasons scholarships for primary schools. “Funds raised are doubled by Freemasons.

FVNews is published by VWor. Bro. Ash Long, Chair of the Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team of Freemasons Victoria. Phone: 0450 399 932.
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Email: editor@FVNews.com.au

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