Lili James first came in contact with the Freemason’s Victoria when she met her fiancé, Craig Head in 2012. She quickly learned how much joy and pride he took in being a member of Freemason’s Victoria. He expresses this every time he talks about a lodge meeting, being a Freemasons Victoria and Royal Freemasons Homes of Victoria board member, and other great causes these organisations have supported to improve the lives of families or those most vulnerable in society. Some notable fundraisers they have attended include Think Pink – Breast Cancer, Royal Children’s Hospital Fund Raiser, Northern Hospital Foundation’s Chicago Night, Foster Carer Association, Beyond Blue.
“Was this a secret society or some men’s club where they drink scotch and smoke cigars? A group where families and wives are forgotten? Freemasonry is so much more than that. It is an association that cares about men and their impact on their children, families, professional career and the very fabric of society. Freemasonry helps men become better men. Freemasons support each other to grow and develop and get the very best from life. Of course they have heaps of fun in the process.”
Craig’s confidence, satisfaction with his life and career has grown in leaps and bounds in the five years since they have been together and in the last 14 years that he has been with the Freemasons.
Lili feels that she has also benefited from Craig’s involvement with Freemasonry as a woman. She has had the pleasure of attending a number of lodge meetings, installations and fundraising events where she has met a number of wonderful men and women and laughed, talked and at times danced the night away. Women too can have a role in organising fundraising.
“If you have a boyfriend, husband or partner at home who is isolated from other males, feeling a little lost, wanting to improve himself, his career or give something back to society l encourage you to connect him to Freemason’s Victoria. You will watch him blossom into the very best man he can be.”