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  Lodge of Rapport  
  Lodge No. 920
A. F. & A. Masons of Victoria
Tick An Accredited Lodge of Freemasons Victoria
 

 
Lodge Member Milestones
Last Update: 6 December 2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE

On Wednesday 17 September 2008, at the Quarterly Communications of Grand Lodge, the Grand Master, Most Wor. Bro. Garry Sebo, presented representatives of our Lodge with a Certificate of Accreditation on behalf of Grand Lodge.
Lodge of Rapport was only the 11th Lodge to be Accredited by Grand Lodge and our Members are extremely pleased to have been awarded this recognition. 

Accreditation - 17 September 2008 This photo was taken at the Grand Lodge Quarterly Communications on Wednesday 17 September 2008 and shows Most Wor. Bro. Garry Sebo, GM presenting our Lodge Accreditation Certificate to (left to right) Bro. Andrew Lee, SD; VWor Bro. George Robinson, PGIWkgs; Bro. Mal Harris, JW; and Wor. Bro. Mark Wheatland, Master of the Lodge at time of Accreditation. Pictured next to Wor. Bro. Wheatland is VWor. Bro. Wayne Henry, GDC
 
Lodge Service Jewels and Pins
Click here to view a list of Members who have been presented with years of service jewels and lapel pins.
 
Important Member Milestones

50 Year Jewel Presentation - Alan Flaherty - 2 December 2016
On Friday, 2 December 2016, Bro. Alan Flaherty was presented with his 50 year jewel by his brother, RWBro. Graham Flaherty, PJGW. Congratulations to Alan on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic career.


Bro. Alan Flaherty, MM (on right) pictured with his brother, RWBro. Graham Flaherty, PJGW (on left).

50 Year Jewel Presentation - Allen Maher - 2 December 2016
On Friday, 2 December 2016, WBro. Allen Maher was presented with his 50 year jewel by close friends, WBro. Bruce Kells, PJGD and Bro. Stephen Hall, MM. Congratulation to Allen on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic career.


WBro. Allen Maher (seated) with Bro. Stephen Hall (on left) and WBro. Bruce Kells (on right).

50 Year Jewel Presentation - John O'Reilly - 5 August 2016
On Friday 5 August 2016 RWBro. John O'Reilly, PSGW was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by his close friend, WBro. Leo Lloyd, PJGD. Congratulations to John on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic Career.


RWBro. John O'Reilly, PSGW (seated with Certificate) - following presentation of his 50 Year Jewel by his friend WBro. Leo Lloyd, PJGD (standing).

50 Year Jewel Presentation - Les Graydon - 4 December 2015
On Friday 4 December 2015, WBro, Les Graydon, PGStdB., was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by his close friend, Bro, Brian Stone. Congratulations to Les on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic Career.


WBro. Dr. Les Graydon (right) and Bro. Brian Stone after presentation of a 50 Year Jewel.

Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team - Dr. Robin Dunstone - 21 July 2015


WBro. Dr. Robin Dunstone, GStwd. following his appointment as Grand Steward in the 2015-2016 Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team.

Master Mason's Certificate - James Nomikos - 1 November 2013
On Friday 1 November 2013 Bro. James Nomikos was presented with his Master Mason's Certificate by WBro. Barrie Wain, Lodge Worshipful Master.

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WBro. Barrie Wain (right) and Bro. James Nomikos with his Master Mason's Certificate.

50 Year Jewel Presentation - Tom Davenport - 1 November 2013
On Friday 1 November 2013 Bro. Tom Davenport was presented with his 50 Year Service Jewel by Bro. Geoff Cook. Congratulations to Bro. Tom on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic career.

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Bro. Tom Davenport (left) and Bro. Geoff Cook after presentation of a 50 Year Service Jewel.
 

70 Year Jewel Presentation - Albert Blashki - 4 October 2013
On Friday 4th October 2013 RWBro. Albert Blashki was presented with his 70 Year Service Bar by MWBro. Carl Stewart. Congratulations to RWBro. Blashki on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic career.

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MWBro. Carl Stewart  (right) and RWBro. Albert Blashki after presentation of a 70 Year Bar to Albert's Service Jewel.
 

50 Year Jewel Presentation – Max Gray – 6 July 2012
On Friday 6th July 2012 WBro. Max Gray was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by WBro. Max McCready of Malvern Lodge. Congratulations to WBro. Gray on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic career.

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WBro. Max Gray (right) with his son, Jonathan, at the presentation of his 50 Year Jewel.
 

50 Year Jewel Presentation – Fred Egan – 1 April 2011
On Friday 1st April 2011 VWBro. Fred Egan was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by WBro. Bob Pierce. Congratulations to VWBro Fred on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic career.

VWBro. Fred Egan (right) and WBro. Bob Pierce after presentation of a 50 Year Jewel to Fred.
 

50 Year Jewel Presentation – Don Pask – 7 May 2010
On Friday 7th May 2010 WBro. Don Pask was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by WBro. Alan Booth. Congratulations to WBro. Don on this auspicious milestone in his Masonic career.

WBro. Don Pask (right) being presented with his 50 Year Jewel by WBro. Alan Booth.
 

50 Year Jewel Presentation – Bruce Kells – 9 April 2010
On Friday 9th April 2010 WBro. Bruce Kells was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by WBro. Bob Pierce. A special visitor on the night was Bruce’s nephew VWBro. Tim Larritt who flew down from Queensland for the presentation.

WBro. Bruce Kells, PJGD being presented with his 50 Year Jewel by WBro. Bob Pierce.
 

Promotions - 17 March 2010
Effective from the Quarterly Communications to be held on 17 March 2010 the following members of Lodge of Rapport will receive well-earned promotions in Grand Rank:
VWBro. John Youl, PGIWkgs will be promoted to RWBro. John Youl, PJGW
RWBro. Jack Simpson, PSGW, GDMus will be promoted to RWBro. Jack Simpson, PDGM, GDMus.

 

50 Year Jewel Presentation - Jack Simpson- 6 November 2009
On Friday 6 November 2009 RWBro. Jack Simpson, PSGW, GDMus was presented with his 50 Year Jewel by RWBro. Norm Wittingslow, PSGW.

RWBro. Jack Simpson, PSGW, GDMus with his wife Glenys - following the presentation of his 50 Year Jewel.
 

John O'Reilly - 17 August 2009
Each year the Freemasons Public Charitable Foundation sponsors the Reg and Laura Gregory Memorial Lecture at the Shrine of Remembrance. Funds are provided to bring over 100 Secondary School Students to Melbourne by bus to attend the Kokoda Memorial Lecture. This year it was given by the Hon. Charlie Lynn, MLC, Founder of the Kokoda Track Foundation.

Our very own Assistant Secretary, John O’Reilly, is a long term Guide at the Shrine and he is pictured here with his wife, Joan, and Alan Stebbing, another Guide and Freemason - as well as Foundation Trustee, Dr. John Maynard and Foundation Administrator, Graham Flaherty.
 

Nonagenerians - 7 June 2009
At the meeting of our Lodge held on Friday 6th June the Worshipful Master extended the congratulations of the Brethren to two members who have celebrated their ninetieth birthdays, namely RWBro Albert BLASHKI, OAM, JP, PSGW and Bro. Trevor BISHOP, MM.
RWBro. Albert was absent from the meeting haven driven (at 90 years of age) to the Tullamarine Airport to pick up his daughter who was visiting for birthday celebrations.
Bro. Trevor attended Lodge at this meeting and was extremely pleased to be congratulated in open Lodge on reaching his 90th Birthday.
Congratulations to both these Brothers on this milestone in their lives.

 

Member's Trip to Argentina - 18 April 2009
Lodge Member, Bro. Geoff Cook, recently took an exciting trip to Argentina to climb an extinct volcano.
Click here to read more about Geoff's exciting trip..

 

Max Richards - 3 February 2009
On 3 February 2009 one of our very respected Master Masons, Bro. Max Richards passed to the Grand Lodge Above. Click here to read more about this respected Lodge Member.

Max Richards
 

Bill Cooper - 27 December 2008
On 27 December 2008 our oldest member, RWBro. Bill Cooper, PSGW passed to the Grand Lodge Above. Click here to read more about this very respected Lodge Member.

Bill Cooper - taken on his 100th Birthday
Bill Cooper - taken on presentation of his 60 year Jewel, in 2004
 

Service Jewel Presentation - Pat Stewart - 5 December 2008
At the "Ladies in the South" meeting on 5. December 2008, Pat Stewart (wife of MWBro. Carl Stewart, PGM) was presented with the Lodge of Rapport Service Jewel for her support to the Lodge.
Pat arranges the flowers for every South of the Lodge and is a strong supporter of the Lodge Ladies, the Lodge Social events and the Lodge in general. Her service to the Lodge was recognised with the presentation of the Lodge Service Jewel with acclamation from the Members. Well done Pat!

Mark Wheatland, Pat and Carl Stewart
Pat Stewart
 
65 Year Bar Presentation - Albert Blashki - 5 December 2008
On 5 December 2008 R. Wor. Bro. Albert Blashki, was presented with a 65 Year Bar to his 50 year jewel.
Pat and Albert Blashki (left) following presentation of his 65 Year Bar for his 50 Year Service Jewel by Jack Simpson (right)
Pat and Albert Blashki
 
50 Year Jewel Presentation - Malcolm McGregor - 16 November 2008
On Sunday 16 November 2008 Bro. Malcolm McGregor was presented with his 50 Year Jewel.
VWBro. George Robinson, PGIWkgs presenting a 50 Year Jewel to Bro. Malcolm McGregor at his home on Sunday 16th. November 2008
 

50 Year Jewel Presentation - Carl Stewart - 7 November 2008
On Friday 7 November 2008 Most Worshipful Brother Carl Stewart, Past Grand Master was presented with his 50 Year Jewel.

Pat Stewart placing his 50 Year Jewel into her Husband, Carl's pocket
RWBro. Barry Brooks, SGW, Pat Stewart, MWBro. Carl Stewart, PGM and RWBro. Hillel Benedykt, PSGW, PBGP
 

Masonic Education Scholarships
At the recent presentation night, grand-children of two of our very respected Lodge of Rapport members were awarded Masonic Education Scholarships.
V. Wor. Bro.Ian MacDowall, PGIWkgs was thrilled to see his grand-daughter, Rebecca Craig, presented with a cheque for $4,000 representing a Masonic Education Scholarship and Rt. Wor. Bro. John O'Reilly, PJGW was there to see his grandson, Terence Kelly, receive a cheque for the same amount.
Both cheques were presented by the Grand Master, Most Wor. Bro. Garry Sebo, GM, at the recent awards night at the Dallas Brooks Hall, and are to be used toward their first years tertiary studies.
President of the Board of Benevolence, Rt. Wor. Bro. Trevor Burkitt, PJGW, PBB advises that nearly $200,000 was distributed at that worthy event.
Congratulations to Rebecca and Terence for their worthy awards and best wishes for their future studies.

Presentation - Education Scholarship Rt. Wor. Bro. John O'Reilly, PJGW with Most Wor. Bro. Garry Sebo, GM and John's grandson, Terence Kelly at the award ceremony
 

25 Year Service Pin Presentation - Ray Clare - 4 July 2008
On 4 July 2008 Wor. Bro. Ray Clare, was presented with his 25 year service pin.

25-YearService Pin Presentation - Ray Clare Ray Clare (right) after being presented with his 25 Year Service Pin by Doug Lawrence
 

50 Year Jewel Presentation - John Youl - 4 July 2008
On 4 July 2008 V.Wor. Bro. John Youl, was presented with his 50 year jewel.

50-Year Jewel Presentation - John Youl John Youl after being presented with his 50 Year Service Jewel by John O’Reilly
 

50 Year Jewel Presentation - Doug Field- 4 July 2008
On 4 July 2008 Wor. Bro. Doug Field, was presented with his 50 year jewel.

50-Year Jewel Presentation - Doug Field Lin and Doug Field after presentation of his 50 Year Jewel by Brian Tarrant
 

Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team Appointment - Bill Stevenson
The Lodge was honoured to have their member, Wor. Bro. Bill Stevenson appointed to the 2011-2012 Grand Lodge Ceremonial Team.
Bill was appointed to the position of Grand Pursuivant on that Team.

Grand Lodge Ceremonial Appointment - Bill Stevenson Wor. Bro. Bill Stevenson, GPurs - who has recently been appointed Superintendant of Education for the Grand Lodge Membership Committee.
 
 
Lodge Service Jewels and Pins
25 Year Lapel Badge
04 July 2008
Wor. Bro. Ray Clare
03 February 2012
Wor. Bro. Peter Fiske
04 March 2016
V. Wor. Bro. Tim Larritt
04 March 2016
Wor. Bro. Bill Stevenson




50 Year Jewel
04 July 2008
Wor. Bro. Doug Field
04 July 2008
V. Wor. Bro. John Youl
07 November 2008
M. Wor. Bro. Carl Stewart
16 November 2008
Bro. Malcolm McGregor
06 November 2009
R. Wor. Bro. Jack Simpson
09 April 2010
Wor. Bro. Bruce Kells
07 May 2010
Wor. Bro. Don Pask
01 April 2011
V. Wor. Bro. Fred Egan
06 July 2012
Wor. Bro. Max Gray
01 November 2013
Tom Davenport
04 December 2015
Wor. Bro. Les Graydon
05 August 2016
R. Wor. Bro. John O'Reilly
02 December 2016
Bro. Alan Flaherty
02 December 2016
Wor. Bro. Allen Maher




65 Year Bar
05 December 2008
R. Wor. Bro. Albert Blashki    




70 Year Bar
04 October 2013
R. Wor. Bro. Albert Blashki