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I bring good news of 3 upcoming events in our District.
The first event will occur on October 24 at the Greensborough Masonic Centre (7pm start) and is a presentation by Grand Lodge of the major changes in the separation of the Grand Secretary and CEO roles and the numerous Constitutional Rules that we will be voting on at the December Communications of Grand Lodge. This is your Members opportunity to ask questions directly to Grand Lodge and should be taken up by all concerned.
The second event is the live-streaming of the December Communications of Grand Lodge to be held at the Greensborough Masonic Centre on December 14 with registrations starting at 7pm. With the major Constitutional Rule changes to be voted on, I expect a larger turnout than the first live-streaming event held on September 21. I will say this, if you do not turn up and vote in December as is your Masonic privilege, then you will have missed your opportunity to have your say on the matter. I am pushing that all Communications are live-streamed there with a rotational Greensborough Lodge hosting the event with me, so let’s get our number up and show that we are the dominant District.
The third event is the District Trivia Night to be held at the Greensborough Masonic Centre on Saturday March 18 at 7pm. The Flyer for the event is attached and the Raffle tickets will be on sale within the next few weeks. We have 1,000 tickets at $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 if purchased in one transaction. The Enlighteners Masters Group have agreed to assist in the selling of the tickets. 1st Prize is $1,000, 2nd Prize is $200 and 3rd Prize is $100. The profit will be donated to the winner of the Trivia Night to boost their winnings and thus apply to the Freemasons Foundation for an even larger Grant.
Brethren, this is after all your District and it is up to each of you to support me in these events if you so choose to support them.
WBro. Eric Williams WM
District Co-ordinator ND116.
Master of The Lord Northcote Lodge No. 191.
Proud Member of the Enlighteners Master Group.
* Note: Changed meeting day and date for Melbourne St. Clair Reunion installation
|Sat 2nd||Cordiality||Brunswick||Installation (Tyle 6.30pm)|
|Mon 4th||Garibaldi||Brunswick||Talk in Lodge|
|Tue 5th||Watsonia Daylight||Greensborough||A topic of Masonic education|
|Wed 6th||Whittlesea||Whittlesea||First degree|
|Melton L.O.I||Melton||Obligating the Master Elect and the election of Lodge officers|
|Thurs 7th||Ivanhoe Grammarians||Ivalda||Obligate the Master Elect / Master’s last night|
|Killara||Greensborough||Installation (district team) Tyle 6.30pm|
|Macedon Ranges||Romsey||Full opening and closing with working tools|
|Fri 8th||Sunbury||Sunbury||None ceremonial meeting with a talk on genealogy|
|Mon 11th||Ivalda L.O.I||Ivalda||Small group training and one on one training as needed|
|Commerce||Brunswick||Second degree (double)|
|Tue 12th||Pascoe Vale Daylight||Preston||No meeting this month ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼|
|Lord Northcote||Ivalda||Third degree (double) Tyle 7.00pm ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼|
|Wed 13th||Fairfield||Ivalda||Ecclesiastes – A view by RWBro. Dr. John Maynard PDGM|
|Thurs 14th||Antient York||Preston||Installation (Tyle 6.30pm)|
|Gisborne||Gisborne||Second degree tracing board|
|Fri 15th||Diamond Valley||Diamond Creek||Christmas in July with a speaker in Lodge|
|Sat 16th||Vietnam Veterans||Ivalda||No meeting this month|
|/*||Melb’ St.Clair Reunion||Brunswick||Installation (Tyle 4.00pm) Open Investitures|
|Tue 19th||Brunswick United||Brunswick||Installation (district team) Tyle 6.30pm|
|Elrona||Greensborough||Obligate the Master Elect / Full closing|
|Thurs 21st||Samaritan (Daylight)||Ivalda||1000th Meeting – A celebration in the South|
|Albert Victor||Ivalda||Talk in Lodge followed by entertainment in the South|
|Combermere E.C||Ivalda||No meeting this month|
|Fri 22nd||Research||Ivalda||Ritual presentation – Lodge of Mourning ceremony|
|Mon 25th||Metropolis||Brunswick||No meeting this month|
|Tue 26th||Admiral Collingwood||Ivalda||Second degree|
|Orana||Greensborough||Installation (Tyle 6.30pm)|
|Wed 27th||Weston Street United||Brunswick||First degree (double)|
|Thurs 28th||Centenary L.O.I||Brunswick||Opening and closing the Lodge / Working the first degree|
|Fri 29th||M.A.P||Preston||Third degree / casual dress / bring passports|
WBro. Neil Corlett PJGD IWkgs
It is my great pleasure to announce that Worshipful Brother Eric Williams of the Lord Northcote Lodge No191. Has been appointed as the new District Coordinator of the Northern District No116 as of the 1st of April.
Please find the District Lodge Work Schedule for March as provided by WBro. Neil Corlett PJGD IWkgs.
Music is as important to our Ceremonies as Ritual.
Is it because of this I am asking you to please have a search within your own Lodge and amongst your Members to see if there are any Brethren who can play a musical instrument of any type.
Organists are our primary concern as we have a very small band of hard working Organists within the District, who are not getting any younger.
If there is any Brother within the District that can play an instrument or more especially a keyboard and would like to assist and have some training to become a lodge Organist we need their help now.
This is a problem that is here with us now. Not in 5 years but NOW.
Please let me know if you have a Brother who can help.
Ross Broad P.M.
District Co-Ordinator ND116
P O Box 6190 VERMONT SOUTH 3133
A letter from the Northern District Co-Ordinator, Ross Broad.