February Luncheon – Tuesday, 14 February 2017

 

FEBRUARY LUNCHEON
Sydney Masonic Centre – Tuesday 14 February 2017
12.00 pm for 12.30 pm
The Association is delighted to announce that Mr Keith Bylund, a telegraphist with the former Postmaster General’s Department from 1962 to 1972, will be the guest speaker at the Association’s February Luncheon to be held in the Corinthian Room of the Sydney Masonic Centre on Tuesday 14 February 2017. His subject will be the History and Interesting Facts of Morse Code.
Prior to the use of the telegraph, messages were conveyed over long distances either by hand or by visual means using a system of flags or lights. The latter required the use of observers who would decipher a signal from a high tower and then send it on to the next station.
The system was replaced by the telegraph in 1834 and enabled messages to be sent over long distance using electrical impulses. Samuel FB Morse is accredited as being the inventor of telegraphy and the code used to transmit the messages. The code consists of a series of dots and dashes using a telegraph key and was first used in Australia in 1854.
Morse Code and the telegraph continued as the main means of communication until it was phased out during the 1960’s with the last telegram being sent by Morse Code between Roebourne and Wittenoon Gorge, Western Australia in 1968.
This promises to be a most interesting talk and the Committee of Management looks forward to welcoming you at this very special luncheon.

DETAILS

Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre.
Time: 12.00 for 12.30 pm.
Dress: Appropriate for the occasion (Coat and tie for men).
Cost: $45.00 pp includes a two course meal; tea/coffee; beverages.
RSVP: to the Secretary (Details in A/W letterhead) by Thursday 9 February 2017.
Method of Payment:
Cheques/Money Orders – payable to the Freemasons’ Association (NSW& ACT) and sent to The Secretary.
Direct Deposit may be made through: CSB – BSB 062 016 Account No 1134 5682 Freemasons’ Association (NSW & ACT) – Please indicate February Luncheon 2017

For Booking Form please click here

Please direct any enquiries to the Secretary, Alan Farrell, telephone (02) 9525 6391; email afarrell@bigpond.net.au

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Christmas Luncheon – Tuesday, 13 December 2016

 

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CELEBRATING THE ‘SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS’

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CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Sydney Masonic Centre

TUESDAY 13th DECEMBER 2016

A Three Course Yule Tide Buffet Lunch

Time: 12noon

Entertainment by: BUDDY PARIS

Cost: $45.00 p/p

Dress: Appropriate for the occasion (Coat and tie for men)

RSVP: Wednesday 7th December 2016

Secretary: A. Farrell

Email: afarrell@bigpond.net.au

Click here for Flyer and Booking form (pdf)

Method of Payment:

Cheques or Money Orders to be made payable to the Freemasons’ Association (NSW& ACT) and sent to The Secretary A Farrell, PO Box 210 Caringbah NSW 1495

Direct Deposit may be made through: CBS – BSB 062 016 Account Number – 1134 5682 Freemasons’ Association (NSW & ACT) – Refer –Christmas Lunch.

Refund Policy – The Association is required to provide the Sydney Masonic Centre with finale figures 5 working days ahead of the function and to pay the SMC on the basis of those figures. For this reason, the Association is unable to refund payments if advice of an inability to attend is received after mid-day on the RSVP date.

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Newsletter Vol 1

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NEWSLETTER
Volume 1
Welcome to our FIRST EDITION!
Luncheons held at the Sydney Masonic Centre during 2016 were extremely successful, inviting very interesting speakers and encouraged by the number of members and guests attending these luncheons.
Social functions were also organized during the past year and enjoyed by all!
New friends and acquaintances were made and we look forward to the same for 2017.

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October 2015 Luncheon – Tuesday, 11 October 2016

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The Association is delighted to announce that a representative from PolAir will speak on the operations of the police air wing at its October luncheon.

Polair is the NSW Police Aviation Support Branch providing a range of services including serious, major and organised crime, counter terrorism matters, crime operations, search and rescue and the investigation of aviation fatalities across New South Wales.

As recently as 31 July 2016, PolAir 5 was involved in the search and rescue of two 7-year-old girls who went missing in the central-west NSW on 30 July 2016.  The family had established a campsite at Ophir, about 25 Km north of Orange and spent the day exploring the bush tracks surrounding their campsite.  Shortly before 4.00 pm all returned except the two girls. Police from the Local Area Command were contacted along with the State Emergency Services and the Rural Fire but the search was unsuccessful. The next day PolAir was called to assist in the search. The girls were located at about 11.30 am by ground crews and were taken on board PolAir and conveyed to a command post for an emotional reunion with family.

The Committee of Management looks forward to welcoming you at this very special lunch meeting.

DETAILS

  • Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
  • Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre.
  • Time: 12.00 for 12.30 pm.
  • Dress: Appropriate for the occasion (Coat and tie for men).
  • Cost: $45.00 pp includes a two course meal; tea/coffee; beverages.
  • RSVP: Thursday 6 October 2016.

Method of Payment:
Cheques/Money Orders – payable to the Freemasons’ Association (NSW& ACT) and sent to The Secretary.
Direct Deposit may be made through: CSB – BSB 062 016 Account No 1134 5682 Freemasons’ Association (NSW & ACT) – Please indicate October Luncheon 2016

For Booking Form please click here

Please direct any enquiries to the Secretary, Alan Farrell, telephone (02) 9525 6391; email afarrell@bigpond.net.au

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Freemasons Getaway Cruise 29 Nov – 8 Dec 2016

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The Grand Master, MW Bro Jamie Melville cordially invites you to participate in a cruise with Royal Caribbean on Explorer Of The Seas from 29 November to 08 December 2016. During the cruise, we will host Masonic events to promote interaction between the brethren and their families, and to promote Freemasonry.

This cruise is a 9 Night South Pacific Cruise departing from Sydney on 29 November, and visiting Lifou – Loyalty Island, Vila and Mystery Island – Vanuatu, and Noumea – New Caledonia, before returning to Sydney and arriving on 08 December 2016. Prices for your consideration are as follows:

Twin cabin Quad cabin
Interior from: $1129* Interior from: $963*
Oceanview from: $1399* Oceanview from: $1136*
Balcony from: $1618* Balcony from: $1338*
Suite from: $2196* Suite from: $1594*

Time Table:

Date Arrive Time Port Depart Time
29 November 2016 Sydney – Australia 18:30
30 November 2016 Cruising
01 December 2016 Cruising
02 December 2016 10:00 Lifou – Loyalty Island 18:00
03 December 2016 08:00 Vila – vanuatu 17:00
04 December 201 08:00 Mystery Island – vanuatu 17:00
05 December 2016 08:00 Noumea – New Caledonia 17:00
06 December 2016 Cruising
07 December 2016 Cruising
08 December 2016 06:30 Sydney – Australia

In addition to our Grand Charity (Masonicare), our Grand Master supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), and every 9th Cabin booked will raise a minimum of $2,000 for the PCFA. We recommend all Brethren book through our nominated Travel Agent, W Bro Dejan Stanojevic at Escape Travel, Burwood, contact details below, who will ensure that money raised goes to the PCFA. We also advise that Brethren book through W Bro Stanojevic so that we can have a record of who is travelling on the cruise for the purposes of group activities and special dining arrangements that have been allocated to our group by Royal Caribbean.

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To book your place on the cruise, contact W Bro Dejan Stanojevic at Escape Travel Burwood. Phone 02 9744 7422 or 0415 254 232 dejan.stanojevic@escapetravel.com.auIn addition to our Grand Charity (Masonicare), our Grand Master supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), and every 9th Cabin booked will raise a minimum of $2,000 for the PCFA. We recommend all Brethren book through our nominated Travel Agent, W Bro Dejan Stanojevic at Escape Travel, Burwood, contact details below, who will ensure that money raised goes to the PCFA. We also advise that Brethren book through W Bro Stanojevic so that we can have a record of who is travelling on the cruise for the purposes of group activities and special dining arrangements that have been allocated to our group by Royal Caribbean.

* Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Please ask us for further details. Prices & taxes are correct as at 25 Jan 16 and are subject to change without notice. Valid for sale until 24 Nov 16 unless otherwise stated. Prices are per person & subject to availability. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies, government charges and other applicable fees. Airfares are not included. Cruise: Price based on South Pacific cruise EX09K038. Deal: 3685741. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store. Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (ABN 25 003 377 188) trading as Escape Travel. ATAS Accreditation No. A10412. ETBURW68577

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