Message from MWBro. Don Reynolds Grand Master
18 August 2017
Last Saturday, I installed WBro. Clint Crout as Worshipful Master of Seymour Lodge. We were all impressed with the work that has been completed on the Masonic Centre and enjoyed the evening with local members of Freemasons Victoria. Whilst I have had a number of meetings with members of FMV it was good to be part of the Webinar last Monday and to talk to the President of the Board and the Deputy Grand Master about the upcoming proposed changes to the Constitution. Last Wednesday I was an invited guest to Grand Mark communication and Mya and I enjoyed the evening with Mark brethren and their ladies.
Tonight, Mya will attend a function when SEAVIC LODGE GOES PINK. The girls are intending to support the Think Pink Foundation by launching Freemasons “GIRLS supporting GIRLS Pamper Party” campaign. I look forward to receiving an update. I congratulate the Lodge on a great initiative and in particular Mrs. Maike Shelley – wife of the Worshipful Master of SEAVIC, VWBro. Peter Shelley the Grand Superintendent of Works.
Due to another commitment on Saturday 19th August, the Deputy Grand Master, RWBro. Keith Murray, will attend The Army Lodge for The Battle of Long Tan Meeting at Ivalda. The Army Lodge will be hosting this event since the decision of The Vietnam Veterans Lodge to hand in their warrant.
Next week is another quiet week for the team ahead of a busy month in September.
Wednesday, Mya and I will be in the company of the Leaders of Mark and Chapter and their wives, at the Combined Teams Dinner to be held at the Savoy Brighton.
On Friday Mya and I will fly to the Hunter Valley, NSW, to be in the company of Most Excellent Companion Robert Peattie and Janelle, for the re-installation ceremony as First Grand Principal of the United Supreme Grand Chapter of NSW and his proclamation into the other Orders under his jurisdiction. Robert and Janelle have been great supporters of Freemasonry in Victoria and Mya and I now have the opportunity to return their support. I look forward to updating you on this trip when we return.
11 August 2017
On Tuesday, I was to attend the Mooroopna Lodge to confer on RWBro. Allan McCormack the rank of SGW. Unfortunately, Allan took ill last week and the visit was called off. The Worshipful Master of Mooroopna, WBro. Ken Wratten decided to inform Allan of the reason for my trip in order to lift his spirits. So, given that the cat is out of the bag I congratulate Allan on his conferral and I wish him a speedy recovery so that I can present it to him in person.
On Thursday, I attended the Board meeting before catching up with the members of the Task Force to discuss the future direction and their involvement with the members of FMV and the community. Their involvement in achieving our strategic direction is important.
Tonight, Mya and I, together with Myles and Isabella King, will attend the Bayside Masonic Masquerade Ball, to celebrate the coming together of the Grand Lodge of England at the Goose and Gridiron Tavern, London, in 1717.
Saturday, I will install WBro. Clint Crout as Worshipful Master of Seymour Lodge.
Next week, other than some meetings planned with members of FMV my only masonic function is to attend the Grand Mark communications on Wednesday evening.
However, I have been informed that Mya will attend a function next Friday when SEAVIC LODGE GOES PINK. The girls are intending to support the Think Pink Foundation by launching Freemasons “GIRLS supporting GIRLS Pamper Party” campaign. Well done on a great initiative.
4 August 2017
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of installing Bro Simon Browning into the Chair at Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge and I also presented RWBro Geoffrey Davey, Grand Steward with his 70 year jewel. This was a great night of Freemasonry for the Lodge and was well supported by the members of the ceremonial team and their ladies.
Tomorrow I will Consecrate a new Lodge in Berwick, Lodge of Progress No 940, the first Lodge we have consecrated since 2013 and the team are certainly looking forward to the event. The Consecration will be followed by the Installation of WBro Graham Whiteside the first Master of the Lodge. The Lodge doors will then be opened to the ladies and friends of Freemasonry for an Open Investiture of Office Bearers. My best wishes go the Lodge for a long and healthy future.
A quiet week follows with regard to installations. I will however be present at the Ball which has been organised by the Brethren of the Lodges of Brighton. Next Saturday I will install WBro Clint Crout into the Chair at Seymour Lodge.
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