Tuesday , 20 February 2018

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RFBI Celebrates National Open Day


On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June RFBI villages joined aged care providers around Australia in celebrating the inaugural National Open Day, a day to celebrate quality services to support the ageing population. The day was a great success for all of our facilities, as staff and residents showed off to their local communities the services and positive experiences of aged care and retirement living at RFBI. As Australia’s ageing population rises it is important to acknowledge the services that exist which are designed and tailored to support Australians to continue living an inspiring and comfortable life. Hawkins Masonic Village ... Read More »



Stratton Richey, Metropolitan Grand Lodge Charity Steward, has announced that the Grand Charity’s Relief Chest has now raised over £5 Million since inception. Each year the Metropolitan Masonic Charity awards support grants to many London based small charities and good causes. Said Stratton “The world is a different place today, much has changed even from one year ago. Finances are hard, but the generosity of London Masons is undiminished. Charity is one of the Great Pillars under which we practice our Masonry. Charity does not always mean giving cash; it is part of a way of life and fits well ... Read More »

Fantastic Special Bike for Mt View Primary School


She advised that the school had been prompted to make the contact as a result of viewing Channel 31’s Freemasons: The Inside Story. Late in 2013, Freemasons Victoria and Lodge of Rapport responded to the request to fund the special bicycle that is designed to assist pupils with a physical disability. Fitted with special pedals and training wheels, the bike is also capable of supporting heavier children and provides an upright riding position. The Lodge of Rapport donated funds, which were matched dollar for dollar by the Freemasons Victoria Board of Benevolence, totalling the cost for the bicycle of $729.50. ... Read More »

Tarra Trail Fitness Park Officially Opened


The Wellington Shire will now take responsibility for the popular facility. Freemason, Bill Kee of Tarra Lodge No. 127 in Yarram, is the man behind the Fitness Park, and welcomed the large crowd to witness the handover, thanking all who were responsible for helping to establish the park. “The Tarra Trail Fitness Park will provide a substantial asset to local community and will assist with the health, fitness and wellbeing of its members as well as attract visitors to the area”, Bill said. “It also fits with the Smile You’re in Yarram project. There are certainly plenty of smiles around ... Read More »

Wiltshire Freemasons Make a Major Donation to Victim Support


The Charity Victim Support Wiltshire has received a number of donations from Wiltshire Freemasons in recent years, but the latest is certainly one of the largest! On the 27 May, Francis Wakem Provincial Grand Master and Stephen Bridge Provincial Grand Charity Steward attended Victim Support’s Devizes office and presented a cheque for £10,000 to the charity; this fantastic sum consisted of £5,000 donated by Wiltshire Freemasons and a further £5,000 of matched funding from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity. Victim Support has for some while been looking to fund a major project which will allow them to make a significant impact ... Read More »