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Saturday, May 25, 2024

$22,123 for needy kids to stay at Cottage By The Sea

Some 18 children from bushfire-affected Nicholson Primary School will receive a holiday by the beach, after the success of the 2023 Wakanyanas event, at which Ivanhoe Lodge was major sponsor. A donation of $22,123 was made to the Queenscliff-based Cottage By The Sea to host the youngsters, with the annual December 28 fundraiser providing the


Book for 2023 Installation

Book now for the Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge Installation of Bro. Geoff Lewis to be held at 6.30pm, Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Freemasons Ivalda, 40 Salisbury Ave, Darebin. Installing Master is RWBro. Peter Henshall, Deputy Grand Master, accompanied by the 2023 Grand Ceremonial Team. Tickets are $40 each. Includes beverages and catering by the Catering

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Funeral Service for RWBro. Wayne Smith, our Chaplain

The funeral service for RWBro. Wayne Smith, the Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge Chaplain, will be held at Tobin Brothers, 49-55 Main Rd, Diamond Creek, at 2pm, Wednesday (June 28, 2023). WBro. Graeme Hawke will represent our Lodge in the Masonic Commemoration being recited by the leaders of Chapter and Mark. The live streaming service is available

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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

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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.


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

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