After Paul Aquilina’s older brother Jack joined the Craft in 2013, it didn’t take very long for Paul to follow suit. Spurred on by his own curiosity as well as the glowing recommendations of his sibling, Paul joined at the Brunswick United Lodge in 2016 and has been thrilled by the decision ever since. In his own words: “I wanted to meet new people and make friends with good people, and there was no better place”.
For Paul, Freemasons Victoria is full of a diverse range of people of all different backgrounds and professions, and he enjoys getting to know people he otherwise wouldn’t have met. “People should know that Freemasonry brings the best people in our society together in a single place for the ‘greater goods’ of self-improvement and charity”, he explains. In this way, Freemasonry has allowed Paul to make new and meaningful relationships and has enabled him to learn from the experiences of others.
For anyone keen to join, Paul suggests getting in contact any way you can. “Call the local lodge, call the Grand Lodge, ask questions,” Paul says. “Visit the Lodge dinners and take the leap by joining our great fraternity – I promise you will never look back!”
In less than a year, Paul’s Masonic journey has provided him with greater confidence and a place to be himself. It has helped him develop his own character, become better at public speaking, and build relationships with new people. It has taught him to listen, reflect, and to always strive for personal improvement, and above all it has shown him that being a good man is more than just doing good things. Paul has cherished every moment, and is excited for his future in Freemasonry.