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FVNews. Tue., Sep. 7, 2021

FV News

No. 195. Tuesday, September 7, 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. VIDEO: Grand Master talks about Interim Governance

2. Pithy Paragraphs

3. Tuesday Night (Sept. 7) Zoom Meeting
4. Best 10 Masonic Videos

5. New Subscribers

6. Sincere Thanks

7. Please Send Your Summons

8. Videos

9. What’s On (16 listings) – all listings subject to COVID rules

1. VIDEO: Interim Governance• Grand Master Richard Elkington talks about the Interim Governance Proposal, and next week’s vote. WATCH

2. Pithy Paragraphs
• The powerful contributions by RWBro. Garry Runge OAM JP as Grand Secretary have been saluted by the Grand Master. Bro. Runge, 69, is retiring from the workforce on September 30 when his contract expires. Garry has been in the workplace for 50 years, 30 of them with Victoria Police. He will stay deeply involved in Freemasonry, and it is hoped that he will continue in trusted leadership roles. Best wishes to Garry and Sue as they finally get to spend more time together. 
• The Grand Secretariat will send out details of the Wednesday night (7.30pm Sept. 8) Zoom session on Interim Governance, to be held by the Change Management Steering Committee.
• Applause for FV Communications and Marketing staff Kelly Leventis and Mike King who have handled a large volume of information to members over the past week including three videos and the information pack on Interim Governance Proposals.
• The Grand Master wrote to members yesterday (Mon.) about action being taken after misuse of Freemasons Victoria intellectual property.
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3. Tuesday Night Zoom Meeting

• A presentation by the Freemasons Victoria Change Management Team will be made at 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday) by Zoom. (A different information session will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday.)

Monash Gully District is hosting the Tuesday online meeting which will hear from Change Chairman Robert Brennand and his team.

• Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81060057852?pwd=OTBaS200NlFyZEFWN1ZxNHdIN3M4QT09

• Meeting ID: 810 6005 7852. Passcode: 367813

4. Best 10 Masonic Videos
The COVID Lockdown has given us an opportunity to revisit some of the best videos in the Freemasons Victoria archives.
Freemasonry: The Hard Questions. (09:28)Hillel Benedykt and Bob Jones talk with Wes Turnbull.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVuMUZ8H984
Masonic Regalia. (01:23)Bruce Cowie explains the meanings of regalia.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5wV-oBrvnw
Men’s Health: Suicide Prevention. (26:31)’Starting The Conversation’ in Men’s Health Week.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK-gcYF3DUc
Masonic Symbolism. (01:13:05)A presentation by Brendan Kyne.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3BMmdT5L9Q&t=42s
Treasures From The Archives. (23:42)A peek at some of our Masonic treasures.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSt7sOa1MUY
All About Membership. (08:44)Ben Quick explains the application process … and more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmK0XopBq5A&t=110s
Flashback: Grand Installation. (04:23)Installation of Don Reynolds, Grand Master, 2016-18.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7re7T5zbjDo&t=18s
World War I: Roll of Honour. (05:01)Paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hddUBoZKbJA&t=66s
Rain From Nowhere. (06:26)John Patterson recites Murray Hartin’s poem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM9UkdtqPzc&t=61s
Q&A Episode of The Inside Story. (21:23)Young Freemasons talk about their Masonic experiences.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRjia5RIubs&t=136s

5. 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 Randy Walton, Benjamin Picciotto

6. Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions and encouragement have included: Garry Runge, Richard Elkington, Robert Brennand, Frank Warner, Jeff Cripps, Neil Addison, Colin Peterson, David Aubrey, David Todd, Ian Samuel, Shaun Gilchrist

7. 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.

8. Videos

Grand Master’s Video. (11:51) WATCH
• Grand Secretary’s Video. (07:46) WATCH

• Assistance to Brethren. (13:35) WATCH
• VAT Leaders Latest. (13:46) WATCH

9. What’s On (16 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 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, September 7
• 7.30pm. Monash Gully District. Interim Governance Information Session. ZOOMMeeting ID: 810 6005 7852. Passcode: 367813
• 7.30pm. Sunshine Wisdom Lodge. Education and Social Meeting. By Zoom. Link TBA.

Wednesday, September 8
• 7pm. Phillip Island Lodge. Online Meeting. ZOOM
• 7.30pm. Change Management Steering Committee. Interim Governance Proposal. By Zoom. Link TBA.
• 7.30pm. Lodge of the Golden Rule. Talk: John Rebechi. ZOOM
• 7.30pm. Monash Lodge. Joint Meeting with Mordialloc Lodge of Charity. ZOOM
• 7.30pm. Traralgon Lodge. Business Meeting. Attire: Casual. By Zoom. Link TBA.

Thursday, September 9
• 7.30pm. Antient York Lodge. Attire: Casual. Candidates to join at 8.15pm. ZOOM Meeting ID: 835 1693 4740. Passcode: 706396
• 8pm (Visitors). Geelong Unity and Prudence Lodge. Presentation on Masonic Lodge Officers and Jewels of Office. ZOOMMeeting ID: 890 4327 6881. Passcode: 644319

Friday, September 10
• 7.15pm. Sunbury Lodge. Fellowship Meeting. ZOOMMeeting ID: 881 9624 4319. Passcode: 226990 
• 7.30pm. Brae Dale Lodge. Meeting. ZOOM

Wednesday, September 15

• 5pm. Business Meeting to replace cancelled Quarterly Communication. Vote regarding the Interim Governance Model. By Zoom, link to be advised.

Monday, September 20

• 7.30pm. Gippsland Forest Lodge. Online Meeting. ZOOM

• 7.30pm. Lodge of Good Companions. Admin Meeting. ZOOM

Saturday, September 26

• 6pm. Earl of Dunmore Lodge. Guest Speaker. By Zoom, link to be advised.

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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