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Freemasons Victoria Community Gallery

Added on by Sam Sala.

The new community gallery initiative from Freemasons Victoria.

Our Community, We think it’s best to let them speak for themselves, and so we have created this Community Gallery, where you can get a glimpse into the lives, words and motivations of some everyday Freemasons, their partners and those who are actively involved with Freemasons Victoria. These are ordinary people who have chosen to do something extraordinary with their lives.

The community gallery has many members of BU924 and the video showcases our lodge very strongly.

Freemasons Victoria - Jack Aquilina Find out more about what Freemasonry means to Jack

Strategic partnership between Freemasons Victoria and the Blue Lounge Social Club

Added on by Sam Sala.

Today the Most Worshipful Grand Master Donald Reynolds announced a new strategic partnership between Freemasons Victoria and the Blue Lounge Social Club. This is an exciting time for the Craft and especially its grassroots membership that will see further support and empowerment from the bottom up rather than top down. The State President of the Blue Lounge, Bro Jack Aquilina,  has spoken today and said that this new strategic partnership will be based on a relationship of mutual respect, trust and support whilst maintaining the Blue Lounges independence and position as a grass roots initiative created by members for members in our district.

We are very excited that we will be better enabled and resourced to recruit, retain, educate and support young members in your lodge, district and across the state whilst also playing an important role in shaping the strategic vision of Freemasons Victoria back to an empowerment of our grassroots membership that will see the craft continue from generation to generation.

View video of the Grand Master endorsing and announcing this new strategic partnership

New Members Night

Added on by Sam Sala.

The Blue Lounge Social Club is excited to announce that it will cohost the New Members Night of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria alongside the Membership Team at Freemasons Victoria on the 22nd of June.

If you are a new member that has joined within the last two years you, interested fiends and family are welcome to attend a night that will be all about welcoming you to our amazing fraternity. Drinks and Nibbles will be available and more importantly it is free to attend!

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GRAND RANK PROMOTION

Added on by Sam Sala.

I am delighted to advise that the MW Grand Master has promoted to the rank shown the following Grand Officers of the Lodge:

  • Right Worshipful Brother Robert Lawrence (Bob) FoundPast Junior Grand Warden
  • Very Worshipful Brother Peter WoodPast Grand Inspector of Works
  • Very Worshipful Brother Robert Gorton (Bob) MalcolmPast Grand Inspector of Works

I am sure the brethren of the Lodge will offer to each of them their hearty congratulations on the promotion bestowed on them for service to Freemasonry and the community.

Fraternally

 

Nick

2016 Scholarship Application Forms

Added on by Sam Sala.

Freemasons Foundation Victoria, annually awards over $400,000 in Scholarships and Bursaries, for academic excellence or for students requiring financial support to complete their studies.


There is a range of Scholarships on offer, some of them in particular fields such as the Environmental Scholarship, the Harry Burt Memorial Architecture Scholarship,
the Dr. Robin Gray Music Scholarship and the Eliezer Benedykt Memorial Scholarship.

Please note that in some categories a number of identical scholarships are on offer.

Application Forms are now available to download via the
Freemasons Foundation Victoria Limited web page at

http://www.freemasonsfoundation.org/


Please contact Neil Cripps at ncripps@freemasonsvic.net.au should you have any issues downloading the forms.

2016 GRAND LODGE METROPOLITAN CEREMONIAL TEAM

Added on by Sam Sala.

CLOSING DATE FOR NEW APPLICANTS - 21 AUGUST 2015

Proposed New Team structure in Précis;

  • There are no changes to the current regional team structure
  • The Metropolitan Ceremonial Team term of office aligns to the Grand Master (two years)
  • The team makeup has increased from 30 to 39 members
  • Workoad allocation will reduce due to the increased team membership
  • New team structure takes into account family, financial and work considerations
  • A team leave roster will be introduced to support individual needs. 

Diary dates:      06/09/15 AUDITIONS

                             04/10/15 INTERVIEWS

Venue to be confirmed

Replacement Membership Cards - Only $5

Added on by Sam Sala.

Is your card lost, broken or damaged?

Grand Lodge will be running a bulk order for replacement membership cards. The order is only for replacement cards, new inititiates will receive their card separately.

If you require a replacement card please email the details below to brunswickunited924@gmail.com as soon as possible (if not sooner). The replacement cost is "a once only special" $5.00.

Information to Include in Email: 

  • Membership Number
  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Surname
  • Preferred Name
  • Address (Street, Suburb, State, Post Code)

If there is anyone who doesn't have a card and can't recall being issued with one please let us know and we will try our best to get a "freebie" issued (but it will have to be a convincing story). 

For those Members who have requested a card at the Quarterly Communication, Grand Lodge has already captured your details so there is no need to do anything.

The membership card is a good record of your membership number and is now being used at Quarterly Communications. It will also be used in the future for regional centres that host the broadcasts of Quarterly Communications.

Governance Committee Presentations

Added on by Sam Sala.

Following the announcement at the June Quarterly Communication, the Board of General Purposes is scheduling District presentations regarding the proposals to modify the Constitution of FMV for;

  • Voting at Grand Lodge
  • Leadership Electoral College
  • Board Electoral College
Location Date Time
Keysborough Tuesday, 7 July 2015 7:30 PM
Warragul Thursday, 9 July 2015 7:30 PM
Darebin Tuesday, 14 July 2015 7:30 PM
Shepparton Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:30 PM
Geelong Thursday, 16 July 2015 7:30 PM
Sunshine Wednesday, 22 July 2015 7:30 PM
Bendigo *1 Thursday, 23 July 2015 7:30 PM

* 1 This will be held in prior to the previously arranged meeting on “The Future of Freemasonry in the Bendigo Area” 

The presentation will be by RW Bro Bruce Stockdale PPBGP Chairman Governance Review Committee supported by members of the Board of General Purposes.

At the end of each presentation time will be available for questions and followed by a light supper. 

Submissions:

  • Are invited from members on the amended proposals.
  • to be received by the Grand Secretary by close of business Friday 31 July
  • Submission should be in writing and address to

Grand Secretary FMV
Attention: Chairman
Governance Review Committee

Or email to Grandsec@freemasonvic.net.au

At the conclusion of the submission period the Governance Review Committee will meet to review any submissions, make further amendments if deemed desirable and refer the proposals back to the Board for final approval. The Grand Registrar will then draft amendments to the Constitution necessary to reflect the changes approved by the board.

A Notice of Motion will be given at the September Quarterly Communication.