The Freemasons of Whyalla, in conjunction with the Freemasons Foundation, recently presented the St John Ambulance cadet division in Whyalla with a cheque for $750 to help in the provision of equipment and training.
Freemasonry has been misunderstood for far too long. The history and traditions of this ancient fraternity have proved to be both good and bad for its reputation. Some praise it for the great work that it does in developing good men into even more valuable members of the community.
Freemasons tend to be good citizens, good family men, staunch friends and many are leaders and role models.
Some people question the purpose of the craft. Some fear what they think of as 'secret men's business'. The purpose of Freemasonry is to do good, to build better lives and to be of service to society.
Freemasonry attracts good men, it teaches them valuable lessons of morality and virtue, of charity and brotherly love and of happiness.
It stresses the fact that good men of all races, religions and walks of life can join together in harmony and peace within the Lodges of Freemasonry and in the broader communities in which we live and operate.
Freemasonry is all about belonging to and connecting with our community. At the same time it is true that there is a mystique about this ancient fraternity. The allegories which explain Freemasonry are of the greatest value in conveying moral lessons to its members.
I invite enquiries from those good men who are non-Masons and wish to know more. Freemasonry has great benefits and can share them with you. It has helped hundreds of thousands of Australians to live a better, happier, more useful life. If you would like more information contact Alan Beames at firstname.lastname@example.org