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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Brother on mend from COVID-19

Lodge members across northern suburbs Melbourne would be aware of Bro. David Buckley who made a number of visits over recent years. Bro. David, in a note this morning (Tues.) to Wor. Bro. Rahim Samat, tells of Coronavirus in the UK: Dear Bro Rahim: “Like you UGLE has shutdown until further notice. I was hospitalized


Being happy and communicating that happiness to others

“Being happy and communicating that happiness to others.” These type of images – and their widespread distribution across local newspapers and social media – are some of the best membership retention and development tools that we have. Names and faces. These photos from the Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge Bushfire Fundraiser at Freemasons Ivalda.


$6532 raised for Bushfire relief

The sum of $6532 was raised for Victorian bushfire relief at the charity night held by Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge at Freemasons Ivalda on Thursday, February 6. Attendees participated in raffles, auctions, a coin toss and a good time. Entertainer Brendan Scott performed, there was singing and dancing, and a friendly barbecue meal was provided. Thanks


Donate Goods/Services for our Bushfires Fundraiser. (You can get a free $550 gift by doing so.)

Please consider donating goods or services for a Monster Raffle/Auction to raise funds for Bushfire victims. Please fill out the form below. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge (Freemasons Victoria) is having a Fundraiser on February 6, 2020, for Victorian bushfire victims. Every cent raised will be donated to people in need. All money will be handled through

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Auction: Latest List

• Painting – ‘Field of Poppies’. By Ronald Clark Brown. Acrylic on canvas. 122cm x 92cm. Valued at $500. Thanks to Margaret Smith. • Jumbuck Woodfire Charcoal Outdoor Pizza Oven. Portable Ceramic Stone Plate. Valued at $399. Thanks to Doug Golden. • $200 voucher from Taylor Bay Country Club, (For example, $200 could accommodate four


Bushfires fundraiser

BUSHFIRES FUNDRAISER.FREE BBQ, BUT BRING SOME DOLLARS Let’s raise funds for the Victorian bushfire victims. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge (Freemasons Vic.) is having a free barbecue at 6.30pm for 7pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the Ivalda Masonic Centre, 40 Salisbury Ave, Darebin (Ivanhoe). Entry is free for all men, women and children, but we


Fundraising at Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge was at work today (Sunday) at Bunnings Fairfield for another fund-raising Sausage Sizzle. We’ll be back prior to the Australia Day long weekend. The Masonic Lodge is looking to expand its charity footprint across the Banyule, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Murrindindi municipalities.

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Sad News: Passing of MWor. Bro. Vaughan Werner

Our dear friend, Vaughan Werner, died about 5pm Friday (Dec. 13). Vaughan was the best of men. A man’s man. One of integrity and absolute honesty. He was Grand Master of Victoria’s Freemasons, 2010-12. And he was a good bloke who enjoyed a laugh. Vaughan Werner was a former Assistant Commissioner (Crime) of Victoria Police.


Fun time at Buckley Night

Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge held its annual ‘Buckley Night’ on Thursday (Feb. 7). Wor. Bro. Simon Browning said: “ Welcome to Buckley Night 2019. ‘Buckley Night’ is an annual celebration of the link between this Lodge and Ivanhoe Grammar School. That link has been a continuous one for 73 years, since July 1946, when this Lodge

Buckley Night

$15,800 charity presentations

Freemasons continue to do some great work in Victoria. On Thursday at Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge’s ‘Buckley Night’, a $5800 cheque was presented to the Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal. This provides Christmas toys for young boys and girls, and gift cards for disadvantaged teenagers in the area. Sometimes it is the only Christmas gift that the


$5800 donation for Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal

We are pleased to advise that a $5800 donation is to be made to the Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal, with $5000 funds provided by the Freemasons Foundation Victoria, and $800 raised by a Christmas Dinner Ball by the Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge and Admiral Collingwood Lodge. Whilst the $5000 in funds will be directly deposited to


Honour for prominent Mason

Congratulations to David Heazlewood, who is named in this year’s Australia Day honours. Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge extends its best wishes to Wor. Bro. Heazlewood, of Mount Waverley, who is being recognised with an OAM. Wor. Bro. Heazlewood is being honoured for his “service to the community in a range of roles”. He is currently Worshipful


Toys, cash, donated at Christmas night

More than $1000 was raised, with another $5000 to be presented, for a local children’s gift appeal, after Northern District Freemasons gathered on Saturday night (Dec. 15) for a Christmas Gift Appeal Dinner Ball. Local Freemasons come from a variety of backgrounds including a bricklayer, a motor mechanic, two University students, an engineer, a teacher,

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