Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds
“Freemasonry utilises symbolism to teach us life lessons, such as the Square and the Compass. The Square represents our ability to regulate our life and actions – are we being honest, upfront, and treating people with equality? The Compass is about keeping your actions within your bounds – don't overpromise and underdeliver.”
“Freemasonry goes to the core of who I am and challenges the belief systems I have so I can work on my character, and positively impact the community around me.”

Simon Reynolds is a self-professed “curious person”, and it was his curiosities that initially lead him to join Freemasonry. Ever since becoming a member 7 years ago at the Cornucopia Lodge in Warragul, his curiosity has continued to inspire and drive him to explore many of the different facets of the organisation. In his short time in the Brotherhood, he has joined the Order of Mark, the Chapter, the Royal Ark Mariners, the 18th Degree, the Knights Templar, the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine, and is the President of the Blue Lounge Social Club in Gippsland. To say that Simon is firmly entrenched in Masonic society is to put it mildly.

“People might say it is a lot of work,” Simon says, “but I find the more you do, the more you have the capacity to do other things, and it has certainly allowed me to be more confident and comfortable with who I am and where I fit in the world.” Simon’s professional life sees him working in the power industry, primarily coal, where he works as an engineer. He states that Freemasonry has helped him in his career, particularly in regards to public speaking and presentations, as well as developing his leadership skills. On the home front Simon enjoys nothing but love and support from his family, including his wife and four children. He is proud to say that his eldest son, who recently turned 19, has put in his application to join Freemasonry after seeing just how much fun his dad was having, as well as witnessing firsthand the positive changes Simon was able to make in his own life.