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FV News

No. 202. Thursday, November 25, 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. Grand Master’s Doings
2. Pithy Paragraphs

3. Fun Newsletter
4. Foundation supports MSO

5. New Subscribers

6. Sincere Thanks

7. Please Send Your Summons

8. World News

9. Things To Do

10. What’s On (53 listings) – all listings subject to COVID rules


1. Grand Master’s Doings
• Grand Master Richard Elkington is looking forward to the St John Lodges meetings in late December. More details soon.
Richard attended the Middle Park Lodge meeting this week, and popped into the South at Mt Scopus and Collegians Lodge.
• Richard attended a number of Grand Lodge Team auditions at East Melbourne during the week.
• The Grand Master has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Lions convention at Sale, with arrangements for him to enter under the wands.
• Richard attended the Annual General Meeting of the Freemasons Foundation Victoria.

2. Pithy Paragraphs
• The next Quarterly Communication will be held at Freemasons Bayside at 7.30pm on Wednesday, December 15. BOOK HERE
• The historic Crookwell Masonic Hall is for sale. READ MORE
• The Wakanyanas event is on! It will be held at Bellarine Masonic Centre, Queenscliff, 12 Noon-4pm on Tuesday, December 28.

Harvey Rodda received his 50-year jewel at Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge.


3. Fun Newsletter

• Freemasons New Zealand have published another Fun Newsletter. our thanks to John MacDonald. READ

4. Foundation supports MSO
Freemasons Foundation Victoria supported performances of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. John McTaggart represented the fraternity at Horsham, Rod Lavin attended at Mallacoota.

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 

6. Sincere Thanks

• Amongst those who assisted with contributions and encouragement have included: Ken Calder, Tony McDonall, Ange Kenos, Richard Elkington, Don Reynolds, Laurie Jacobs, William Ellis, Darrell Traplin, Peter Weeding, Greg Crew, Richard Burman, James Jolly, Harry Adlerstein, John Zalewski, David Grant, Rhys Webb, Robert Kerr, Colin Peterson, Russell Porter, Max Paulet, John MacDonald, Jeff Cripps, Neil Cripps, Neil Thornton, Geoff Partridge.

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. World News

• More than 15,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan are receiving basic necessities such as food, clothing and baby milk from the British Red Cross – which has been boosted by a grant from Dorset Freemasons and other Provinces. READ MORE
• 
A child has been the latest recipient of a wheelchair from the South Cheshire Masonic Golf Society, who regularly fundraise to buy specialist chairs for local children. READ MORE
• Cessnock District Rescue Squad (NSW) has been the recipient of Masonic benevolence. READ MORE
Breakfast With Santa at the Masonic Lodge is the theme of one activity in Bluffton, Indiana, USA. READ MORE

• History of Lincoln Freemasons (Nebraska). READ MORE

9. Things To Do

• TAKE A LOOK inside Leicester’s Freemasons Hall.
READ
how Freemasons donate dozens of teddy bears.
SEE how Freemasons have joined with Police to help a Family Abuse Centre.
READ
about Freemasons honouring First Responders.


10. What’s On (53 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

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.

Thursday, November 25

• TBA. Lodge of Rapport. Installation by Monash Gully Team. At Freemasons Mt Waverley. 

• 6pm. Cobram Lodge. Installation of Craig Hall by John McTaggart and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Cobram.
• 6.30pm. Creswick Havallah Lodge. Installation of Ray Jessup by Don Reynolds and 2020-21 Grand Lodge Team. 50-year jewel to Rudolph McAndrew.
• 6.30pm. Lodge Observance. Installation of Sashi Sammugathas by Richard Elkington and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Oakleigh.

• 7.30pm. Morwell Lodge.First Degree. 

• 7.30pm. Sir John Quick Lodge. Second Degree. At Freemasons Bendigo.

Saturday, November 27
• 10am. Zetland Lodge.Installation by Proclamation of Steve Latimer. At 3 Piper St, Kyneton. Installing Master: Bob Jones. For those wishing to visit if numbers allow please contact Ken Porter on 0427 571 961 or email mporters@msn.com as the Lodge room is restricted to 25 people (first in, first served). After the proclamation, members will be retiring to Shamrock Hotel in Mollison St, Kyneton for lunch (pay as you go); numbers will be limited- Please book with Acting Secretary-Ken Porter on 0427 571 961 or email mporters@msn.com for reservations and further details.
• 2pm. The Sir Dallas Brooks Daylight Lodge. Installation of Neville Wiggins by Bill Schultz and 108 Team. At Freemasons Wangaratta.

• 3.30pm. Lodge Amicus. Installation of Geoff Paton by Anthony Bucca and 2021 Team. At Freemasons Melbourne.

Sunday, November 28
• 10am. MAP1. At Freemasons Greensborough.

• 12 Noon. Grand Lodge 2022 Team Audition. At Freemasons Melbourne.

Thursday, December 2
• 6.30pm. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge. Installation of Milton Tsaksiras by Richard Elkington and 2021-22 Grand Team. At Freemasons Ivalda.

• 7.30pm. Kyabram Lodge. Double Second Degree. At Freemasons Kyabram.
• TBA. Clifton Hill Lodge. 50-year jewel at Peter Cohen. At Freemasons Box Hill.

Friday, December 3
• 5.30pm. The Bank Place Lodge. At The Savage Club.

Saturday, December 4 – ‘Super Saturday’

• 9.30am-12.30pm. Mental Health First Aid Course for Rotarians and Freemasons. Online. Contact: Richard Skinner, 0417 320 376.
• 10am. Golden and Corinthian Lodge. First Degree.
• 2pm. Victoria Mark Lodge. Installation of Ian Corless. At the Kelvin Club.
• 4pm. Victoria Royal Ark Mariners Lodge. Installation of Ian Corless. At the Kelvin Club.
• 4pm. Powlett Lodge. Installation of Ken Barnes.

Sunday, December 5

• 2pm. King David Lodge. First Degree. At Freemasons Bayside.

Monday, December 6

• 6.30pm. St George Chapter. At Freemasons Ballarat.

Tuesday, December 7

• 7.30pm. Old Melburnians Lodge. Second Degree. At Freemasons Prahran.

Wednesday, December 8

• 7.30pm. Berwick Balcara Lodge. Visit by Grand Master Richard Elkington. At Freemasons Berwick.
• 7.30pm. Traralgon Lodge. Christmas meeting. Presentation of 70-year jewel to Walter Pilmore by Richard Elkington. Ladies welcome.

Thursday, December 9

• 6.30pm. Seaford Lodge. Installation of Clinton Hodgart by John Rodrigo and Grand Team. 

Friday, December 10

• 7pm. Altona Lodge. Double Third Degree. At Freemasons Williamstown.

Saturday, December 11

• 9.30am-12.30pm. Mental Health First Aid Course for Rotarians and Freemasons. Online. Contact: Richard Skinner, 0417 320 376.

Sunday, December 12

• 12 Noon. Central District. Social Christmas Barbecue by the Yarra. BYO food and soft drinks.

• 4pm. Lowan Lodge. Christmas Party with Kris Kringle. At 12 King St, Nhill.

• 4pm. Mount Scopus and Collegians Lodge. Installation of Marc Class by Hillel Benedykt with 2021 Team. At Freemasons Bayside.

Monday, December 13
• 6.30pm. Lodge of Commerce. Double Third Degree. At Freemasons Melbourne. BOOK
• 6.30pm. Southern Cross Chapter. At Freemasons Baxter.

• 7.30pm. City of Abbotsford Chapter. By Zoom.
• 7.30pm. United Ararat Lodge. Walk through rehearsal of Second Degree. At Freemasons Ararat.

Tuesday, December 14
• 7.30pm. Brighton District Lodge. Double First Degree. At Freemasons Bayside.

• 7.30pm. Marnoo Lodge. Christmas Social in the South. At Freemasons Stawell.
• 7.30pm. Prospect Hill Chapter. At Freemasons Box Hill.
• 7.30pm. West Wimmera Chapter. At Freemasons Dimboola.

Wednesday, December 15

• 7.30pm. Quarterly Communication. At Freemasons Bayside.

Thursday, December 16

• 7pm. Central District. MAP 1. At Freemasons Melbourne.

• 7.30pm. Naval and Military Chapter. At Freemasons Melbourne.

Sunday, December 19

• 4pm. Melbourne High School Lodge. At Freemasons Bayside.

Tuesday, December 21

• 7.30pm. Lowan Lodge. Special Meeting. Presentation of 50-year jewel to Colin Merrett by WBro. Carland.

Tuesday, December 28

• 12 Noon-4pm. Wakanyanas. At Bellarine Masonic Centre, Queenscliff. 


Saturday, January 8
• 4pm. Bairnsdale Chapter HRAC. At Freemasons Bairnsdale.


Thursday, January 13
• 6.30pm. Dandenong Apex Chapter. At Freemasons Keysborough. 

Tuesday, January 11
• TBA. Lodge Amalthea.

Wednesday, January 19
• TBA. SGCV Grand Convocation. At Freemasons Bayside.

Wednesday, January 26 – Australia Day
• TBA. Freemasons Victoria Statewide ‘Australia Day’ Celebration. By Zoom.

• 11.30am. Combined Grand Teams Australia Day Barbecue. At Freemasons Baxter,

Friday, February 4
• 6.30pm for 7pm. Freemasons Victoria and Australian Rotary Health. Gala Charity Event. ‘Hand In Hand We Will Lift The Lid On Mental Health’. Four-course sit-down dinner. Attire: business suit, ladies After 5. At L’Unica Receptions and Convention Centre, Parkville. skinner.rd@gmail.com

Saturday, February 19
• 4pm. Lodge Bharat. Consecration by Richard Elkington and 2021-22 team. Cost: $75 per person. Freemasons Bayside.

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

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