Help the people of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan – Saturday, 11 July 2015

Typhoon Hayan

Dear Members and friends,

Deputy Grand Master RWBro Jamie Melville (GMElect) seeks your support for a charity group known as The Australian Masonic Friends of The Philippines (AMFOP), who has been moved by the devastating effect of the typhoon Haiyan in Bantayan Island, province of Cebu, The Philippines.

People on the region have been devastatingly impacted by the typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and again in 2014, before they had a chance to stand and rebuild their lives.

Unfortunately, with so much happening in the world of today, once the media coverage and exposure have moved on, the people of Bantayan Island and Cebu have been forgotten.

For the first beneficiary of the association, they have chosen the people of Bantayan Island and the province of Cebu, to help rebuild the victims’ lives directly and indirectly.

The first mission delivery was successfully accepted by the Governor of Cebu, Governor Hilario P. Davide III.  AMFOP were able to donate equipment which includes a portable mechanical ventilator, amalgamator and light cure machine. The replacement value of the ventilator is $55,000 in Australia, while the amalgamator and light cure machine are estimated to cost $7000 and $2000, respectively.

You might read more from the visiting the below website address:

http://www.cebu.gov.ph/news/aussie-group-donates-dental-equipment-capitol/#sthas.z5GYI3QX.80Q2GhnVQ.dpuf

Since then, AMFOP, along with the support of NSW Masonic lodges, have also donated 15 boats for the local fishermen, which enable them to work again and provide for their families.

They currently have a container full of medical equipment, school chairs, and desks, as well as books, set to sail, awaiting freight funding and sponsors.

To support AMFOP goal’s, we are holding a Casino Royale Charity Dinner, which is our inaugural fundraising event, on Saturday, 11th July 2015, at 7pm. Tickets are $75 per person.  The highlights of the evening are fine dining, dancing, live performance, Art auction and raffles.

Casino Royale flyer framed

The funds raised from the night will further assist to build hospital wings and schools; Essential infrastructures which damaged and destroyed by the typhoon.

He invite you to be one of our special sponsors, who will help to make a difference for thousands of lives in need?

Please extend your support by:

· Placing and ad on the Souvenir Program (Advertisement placement form attached)

· Hosting a table/tables

· Donating an item(s) for the raffles

· Giving a cash donation or a gift voucher

· Participating in the art auction and raffles

Through AMFOP, we hope to be able to help the people of Bantayan Island and Province of Cebu, to rebuild their homes and their future.

Do join us in making this possible.

Patron : MW Derek Robson AM GM

President: Rt WBro Jamie Melville DGM

Secretary: Rt WBro Rey Porras

Mob: 0422435520

Email: rey.porras@gmail.com

Please click here for the links to: AMFOP sponsor letter, Casino Royale Flyer and AMFOP Advertisement Placement Form.

Your contributions will be much appreciated.

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The Lucky Starr Dinner Show – Saturday 30 May 2015

 

Lucky Starr Slide

THE LUCKY STARR DINNER SHOW
St George Masonic Club – Mortdale
Saturday 30th May 2015

The Freemasons’ Association will hold a fund raising night in aid of Macquarie University Motor Neuron Disease Research, on Saturday 30 May 2015 at the St George Masonic Club, 86 Roberts Road, Mortdale.

Motor Neuron Disease is an aggressive terminal neurological disease which strips sufferers of their ability to use their limbs, speak, swallow and eventually breathe and all this while they remain mentally aware. Professor Dominic Rowe, chairman of the research committee of MotorNeuron Disease Australia said that there are about 1,400 Australians with the disease and the average survival is three or four years from diagnosis to death.

The night features well-known Australian entertainer, Lucky Starr who is well-known for the hit record “I’ve Been Everywhere” but whose style ranges from Rock & Roll, to Country through to Jazz. In addition to touring Australia’s capitals and regional centres, Lucky has performed extensively in the United States on the Nevada Circuit, The Flamingo in Las Vegas, The Mapes in Reno and Harvey’s in Lake Tahoe. As a result of his success in America, Lucky was invited to perform with the Hilton Chain world-wide and spent several years on tour. He was the first Australian performer to entertain the troops in Vietnam and made five subsequent trips to the war zone.

This is an event not to be missed and the President and members of the Committee of Management look forward to your company on this special night.

Price $55 per person includes a two course meal served in the club auditorium at 7.00 pm. Tea, coffee and beverages are at own cost. Please note that seating arrangements will be on the basis of first come, first served. The Dinner Show will commence at 8.30 pm sharp.

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

Click here for Flyer & Event Registration Form

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Mother’s Day Luncheon – Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Mothers Day 2015 C Slide

MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON

Carrington Room, 3rd floor, Sydney Masonic Centre.

Tuesday 12th May 2015, Time: 12:00pm

The Association is privileged to have Ms Helen Zerefos, OAM, as its guest speaker, details of which are included on the Flyer & Event Registration Form below.

As a result of a high number of commercial bookings by clients of the Sydney Masonic Centre on Tuesday 12 May 2015, the Mother’s Day Luncheon has been transferred to the Carrington Room on the 3rd floor of the Centre. Unfortunately, the room can only accommodate 40 people and as a result bookings will be accepted on a first-come basis.

This is an event not to be missed and the President and members of the Committee of Management look forward to your company on this special day.

Price $35 per person includes: Two course meal, Tea/Coffee and Beverages.

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

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Anzac Day 2015 Masonic Wreath Laying Ceremony – Friday, 25 April 2015

Anzac 2015 Slide

ANZAC DAY 2015
MASONIC WREATH LAYING CEREMONY

When: 25 April 2015
Where: Cenotaph, Martin Place Sydney
Time: 0700 hours

The Freemasons’ Association (NSW & ACT) Annual Masonic Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Martin Place Cenotaph on ANZAC Day takes on a special significance in this centenary year of the landing at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
Wreaths will be laid by the Grand Master, MW Bro Commander Derek J Robson, AM, RAN Ret’d and the President of the Freemasons Association, RW Bro Ross McAlpine, PJGW
Brethren, their families and friends are invited to join the Grand Master and the President of the Freemasons’ Association, at this special ceremony. Please note that Masonic regalia will NOT be worn; however, service dress, if applicable, would be most appropriate. Service medals should also be worn.
The Masonic contingent will assemble on the Martin Place/Pitt Street corner of the old GPO at 0700 hours under the control of the Parade Commander, RW Bro Major Douglas James, RFD, Ret’d, PJGW, and March to the Cenotaph for the wreath laying ceremony at 0715 precisely.
The President, NSW Masonic Club, RW Bro Graham Berry, PAGM, has again made the facilities of the Club available for light refreshments for those attending the ceremony. The second floor will open at 7.30 am and it shall be appreciated if those intending to return to the Club would inform the secretary RW Bro Alan Farrell, email: afarrell@bigpond.net.au; telephone (02) 9525.6391 by 22 April 2015.

For Flyer of Anzac 2015 click here

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August Luncheon – Tuesday, 12 August 2014

 

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You are specially invited to join the President, Dr Yvonne McIntyre, at the Association’s Luncheon to be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre on 12 August 2014.

The Guest Speaker is Mr. Peter Harvey who will speak on “Variety – The Children’s Charity and its B to B Bash”.

Peter Harvey

Variety has raised millions of dollars for disadvantaged and special needs children through a number of events. One such event is the B to B Annual Bash with participants travelling in partly rebuilt cars to rural areas of Australia. Cars used in the Bash must be manufactured prior to or during 1974 and whilst some modifications are permitted to ensure safety, the original specification for the transmission, engine and engine ancillaries must be retained. Modifications to the body shape are permitted.

This year the Bash will be from Brisbane to Busby’s Bore and will include MW Bro Dr Greg Levenston, PGM as a first time Basher.

Click here for info of Variety – The Children’s Charity and its B to B Bash

Special Note: The luncheon on this occasion will include a lucky door prize and the drawing of the raffle in aid of the “NSW Freemasons’ Disaster Relief Fund”. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased by contacting your DGIW or the Honorary Secretary no later than 8 August. Only 1000 tickets will be sold.

DETAILS

  • Date: Tuesday 12 August 2014 Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre
  • Time: 12.00 for 12.30 pm
  • Dress: Appropriate for the occasion (Coat and tie for men)
  • Cost: $35.00 pp RSVP: Thursday 7 August 2014.

Direct Deposit may be made through: NAB – BSB 082 445 Account No 392829386 Freemasons Association (NSW & ACT) – Refer – August Luncheon

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

For Event Registration Form please click here

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