Castle Island Virtual Lodge #190 Joint Meeting

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

7:00 P.M Open Lodge in Main Lodge .

7:30 P.M. Set up in Tower Lodge

Special Communication granted by dispensation from the Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, Most Worshipful Paul Gleason.

Ezekiel Bates Lodge will open short form at 7:00 P.M. in the main lodge room then retire to the air conditioned Tower Lodge where we will link up with Castle Island Virtual Lodge #190 for their business meeting.

Castle Island Virtual Lodge #190 meets under the Grand Lodge of Manitoba.

Entered Apprentices welcome, jacket and tie required.

Please note, the dispensation states no du guards or signs are to be given while cameras are on.


1) Opening of the Lodge
2) Introduction of Attendee’s
3) Secretary’s Report & Financial Report
4) Reception of the Grand Master of Manitoba – Most Worshipful Brother Andy McLennan
5) Education – Bro Jack Aquilina “Completing our allotted task whilst it is yet day”

Meeting Information:

Make sure you get along to the next regular meeting of the Castle Island Virtual Lodge #190 to be held from 7:30pm on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

Our next meeting promises to be another thought provoking and enjoyable evening of discussion and education as we hear from our Junior Deacon, Brother Jack Aquilina (of Victoria Australia) about the future of freemasonry and the path ahead with the presentation of his masonic research paper ”Completing our allotted task whilst it is yet day”.

Find out more about Brother Jack’s paper below and be a part of another special night that will bring together our brethren and friends from every continent around the world to enjoy one of the world most unique masonic experiences.

Quick Facts:
When: 29 August 2018
Time: 7:00 pm (Central Daylight Time or GMT -5)
Where: Online – via Zoom Platform
Cost: None

More about our guest presenter, Bro Jack’s paper
“Completing our allotted task whilst it is yet day”

In April 2018, Bro Jack Aquilina presented a paper to The Victorian Lodge of Research No 218 entitled ‘Completing our allotted task whilst it is yet day’. Brother Jack is now invited to present his paper and host discussion with attending brethren on 29 August 2018 at CIVL.

About the Paper:

Freemasonry is experiencing tumultuous change, so what are the causes of the challenges we face and what are the principles that should underpin our future success? Our State President will provide a comprehensive presentation of his significant body of research that has informed his submissions of ‘principle pillars’ that should underpin a modern, forward looking craft.

Read the paper before the presentation to be best informed: 

Get involved and add to discussion by reading Brother Jack’s paper before the next CIVL meeting which is available by clicking on the link below or on the button below this box.

A little about Bro Jack Aquilina:

Brother Jack Nathan Aquilina is a Master Mason of the United Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Victoria. Bro Jack currently serves as Senior Warden in his mother Craft Lodge the Brunswick United Lodge No 924. Bro Jack joined freemasonry in May 2013 and is a proud member of a number Craft Lodges and other masonic orders. He also serves as the International Chairman of the International Association of Blue Lounge Social Club’s and the State President of the Blue Lounge Social Club of Victoria Australia.

Brother Jack also serves proudly as the Junior Deacon and a member of the Castle Island Virtual Lodge.

In his non-masonic life, Bro Jack Aquilina is Senior Associate at the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and an Australian Lawyer who is about to commence a role as a Senior Consultant Lawyer in the Tax Controversies team of Ernst & Young (EY) in Melbourne.  Bro Jack has graduated with a Bachelors of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and a Masters of Taxation (Masters of Law). Bro Jack has recently been admitted as an Australian Lawyer and an Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Bro Jack enjoys reading, public policy, the law and legal profession, history, public speaking, fishing, travelling and spending quality time with friends and family.