A message from the Grand Secretary
2014, sees the 125 year anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria.
This is an incredibly special opportunity to mark the unique contribution that Freemasons have made to the Victorian community over 125 years.
Freemasons in Victoria have worked tirelessly during this time, being instrumental in the development of Melbourne and Victoria, by providing pivotal community assistance through our task force volunteers, and of course, our ongoing everyday charity work. Over the years, Freemasons have been quick to adjust to changing times, always aiming to be of service to the community and of course, in support of fellow Freemasons and our families.
Now, each year Freemasons give more than 1.5 million dollars to worthy causes throughout Victoria, coupled with the countless volunteer hours and days that our Freemasons gladly commit.
Our reach in Victoria, now extends across more than 280 lodges in 163 metropolitan and regional Masonic centres, supported by Freemasons and families and an extended supporter network of thousands of Victorians.
Our 125th year is an opportunity to engage with the broader community by telling the stories of Freemasonry, and reaffirming our dedication to the community and each other.
While celebrating the past, we will also be looking to the future and inviting a new generation of Freemasons to help us continue our centuries old traditions, and build an active, vibrant and relevant organisation for the next 125 years.
There is much energy and enthusiasm ahead of our anniversary year from all parts of Victoria and beyond. The people of Victoria should indeed be proud of Freemasonry in Victoria, as one of the oldest and most respected sections of Freemasonry in the world today.
Our 125th year will be celebrated with events and initiatives across Victoria, to engage with local communities and raise awareness of the presence and support that Freemasonry gives.
We invite you to read on in this guide, and look for the ways that you can energise your Lodge, fellow brethren and local communities, and join with us to celebrate this remarkable milestone.
Thank you for your time.
CEO Freemasons Victoria
Grand Secretary, United Grand Lodge of Victoria