Every Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to people.
Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their members, but for the community as a whole via the charitable act of giving time, money and assisting those in need.
Freemasonry strives for truth and requires high moral standards of its members. Our Values define us & our behaviour! We strive to be the best versions of ourselves!
Masons often want to help others but lack the method or opportunities to assist others. At Brighton Lodge, we have numerous opportunities to live our masonic values by providing Relief.
Joining the 'Gather my Lodge' crew helping Freemasons, Widows and the elderly with their gardening requirements.
Lodges can start their own Crew - merely contact the BDL Master, Harry Pontikis for more details.
Assist with Bayside's Public Housing community with small, odd jobs.
Freemasons will work in teams at all times!
Work with local Community Centres tend their community gardens to provide fresh fruit & vegies for Public Housing kids!
These opportunities are organised by the Brighton District Lodge but are available to all freemasons who are able to volunteer an hour of their time each week. The masonic wages we receive is brotherly love and providing relief!
Serve God as you know Him to Be.
Expect good things in life, and live like you do.
Be generous to people in need.
Keep your promises.
Be industrious, and improve your mind.
Remember that there is a life to come, and act with this in mind.
Take care of your family.
Be tolerant of the honest opinions of others.
Be generous to those less fortunate to yourself.
Keep yourself morally clean.
Help your Brothers.
Learn the ritual work, and be active in Lodge.
A requirement to protect your physical and mental health.
Be strong in the face of adversity.
Make your decisions in a calm frame of mind.
Always treat other people fairly.
Be proud to be a Mason, but modest in expressing it.
Watch for good men seeking what Freemasonry offers, and assist them within our rules.
Be the best version of yourself, be happy, help others and enjoy life.
Sourced from various publications by RWBro. Jim Spreadborough, OS, PJGW, Grand Librarian
Arranged by WBro Bill Stevenson, Past Grand Pursuivant, Masonic Education Coordinator.
Supplied by Wbros. Nikolas Sakellaropoulos and Brendan Kyne
The Freemasons quality of charitable giving has been boosted with the creation of the 1889 Bequest Society which was introduced at a function held at the West Brighton Club on Thursday (Feb. 25).
David Gibbs, a member of the Freemasons Foundation Victoria, was host for the day and Rosemary Evans and Garry Sebo were named as patrons of the 1889 Bequest Society.
The Freemasons Foundation Victoria has donated more than $12 million to charitable causes since 2014. There has been a focus on charitable giving to hospitals, community groups and scholarships for young people.
The Foundation had its origins in 1889 when Sir William Clarke, Baronet, donated £5000 to create a Benevolent Fund. The first student scholarship was awarded in 1912.
The Foundation provides grants in the areas of: ■ health projects and medical research, ■ community development, ■ youth development, ■ indigenous programs, and ■ disaster emergency relief
'The Mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a world-wide Brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the Great Principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth: by the outward expression of its concern, and by finding ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbours and self.'