On Saturday 23th January 2016, Chairman of Freemasons Foundation Victoria Bro. Andre Clayton along with local Freemasons presented a number of bursaries to students from schools within the Zetland Lodge area.
This was the 10th year of funding student bursaries which originally was for all schools across the local area, including: Kyneton Primary, Our Lady of The Rosary Kyneton, Malmsbury, Tylden, Drummond, Langley, Redesdale Mia Mia, Woodend Primary, St. Andrews Woodend, St. Bridget's Gisborne, Newham Primary and Romsey Primary.
In order to maximise the effect, in recent years schools have selected on a rotational basis, allowing for six schools to participate from that list year each.
Over the years Zetland Lodge have donated over $200,000 though their own fundraising, by undertaking events such as barbecues at their local hardware store, and too with the assistance of Grand Lodge.
Bro. Brian Ward stated that it was “Not bad from a bunch of old blokes with funny aprons”. A statement which we absolutely agree with, not a bad effort at all!
In the photo are:
John Blyth, Secretary Zetland Masonic Lodge
Cr. John Connor, Dep. Mayor Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Andre Clayton, Chairman Freemasons Foundation Victoria
Richard Wyatt, Master Zetland Masonic Lodge
Tamsyn Diss, Our Lady of The Rosary Primary School
Chelsey Parsons, Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School
Luke Dudley & Eliza Turner, Tylden Primary School
Chiara Munson, Malmsbury Primary School
Regan Matheson, Our Lady of The Rosary Primary School
Jack Turner, Kyneton Primary School
Mitchell Millard, Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School
Thor Vosper, Malmsbury Primary Schoo