Australia's First Virtual Lodge Meeting
On Thursday 31 January 2019, the Endeavour Virtual Lodge No. 944 hosted the first virtual meeting of a Masonic Lodge in the history of not only Victorian Freemasonry but in the Southern Hemisphere.
The meeting was a great success with visitors of all ranks (including a number of Past Grand Masters) attending from all around the world. We were so honoured by not only the number of Brethren that attended but also for the warmth they conveyed to us in wishing the Lodge well. We were particularly honoured to have been visited by MWBro. Keith Murray, the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria who demonstrated his strong support for our newly consecrated Lodge and participated enthusiastically in discussion.
The first lecture and discussion in the Endeavour Virtual Lodge's history was delivered by our Junior and Senior Wardens, VWBro. Matteo Donato and WBro. Brendan Kyne. The topic was “Freemasonry and its changes through history. Understanding Freemasonry through the context of its change and development.”
You can watch this outstanding lecture and the subsequent discussion in the video below. If you are not a member of the Lodge and want to visit or know a Brother that you would like to invite along to the next meeting, you may register your interest to visit at firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Worshipful Master we thank everyone who assisted in enabling this first meeting of the Lodge to be such a huge success.
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The Endeavour Virtual Lodge represents a historic first in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere and only the second time in the history of the world where Freemasonry and world class masonic education is made available to members around the world incompletely online via a Virtual Meeting Platform.
The Endeavour Virtual Lodge is a Lodge like no other in Australia, which is entirely dedicated to providing its members with world class Masonic education that draws on the skills and expertise of the best masonic scholars in Australia and around the world.
By becoming a member of our Lodge you will get access to the following benefits:
- Access to all meetings of the Endeavour Virtual Lodge which will feature world class Masonic education, lectures, discussion and entertainment;
- Access to the Victorian Lodge of Research's premier research and Masonic knowledge database, lectures and meetings, including a physical copy of the Lodge's annual transactions/lectures;
- Access to a world first online and interactive website and database that will feature recordings of all the Lodge's meetings, papers, videos of presentations, discussion forums and blogs in partnership with our sister Lodge's the Victorian Lodge of Research and the Castle Island Virtual Lodge No. 190 of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba Canada.
- For non-Victorians who join, you will get access to the benefits of becoming a member of Freemasons Victoria which will make you an Australian Freemason, delivered a physical copy of the quarterly Freemasons Victoria journal; access to the Freemasons Victoria Online Members' Portal which includes world first online Masonic Advancement Program (MAP) in the form of online courses and access to Victorian ritual/ceremonial.