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Behind the Scenes – Brought to Light Episode 9

Ever wondered what its like behind the scenes of the Brought to Light Masonic Podcast when we record our episodes? Check out this behind the scenes footage of your Host Bro Jack Nathan Aquilina and guest host Bro James Mann all the way back in Episode 9 Women Working the Craft when we had the unique opportunity to interview our friends from Freemasonry for Men and Women Australia about their order and philosophical questions surrounding Freemasons Victoria being a male only fraternity.

Posted by Brought to Light on Thursday, 30 March 2017

 

The Brought to Light Masonic Podcast is hosted by young freemasons who are members of the Blue Lounge Social Club in Victoria, Australia. Check out some information about our hosts below:

Bro David Illingworth – Host

Brother David Illingworth is a Master Mason of the United Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of Victoria. Bro David currently serves as Steward at his mother Craft Lodge the Brunswick United Lodge No 924. Bro David joined the Craft in 2016, following proudly in the steps of his beloved Grandfather who was a distinguished member of the UGLV. He also serves as the Metropolitain Vice President of the Blue Lounge Social Club of Victoria Australia.

In his non-masonic life, Bro David works as a full time Analyst at one of Australia’s largest Banking Institutions and has a career in data processing, sales, call centres and customer engagement.

Bro David enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking the best damn BBQ Meats you have tasted, poker, reading about current affairs, video games and spoiling his wonderful fiance Jo.

Summary of Masonic Affiliations:

Brunswick United Lodge No 924 (UGLV), Lodge Cornucopia No 927 (UGLV)

Bro Jack Aquilina – Host

Brother Jack Nathan Aquilina is a Master Mason of the United Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of Victoria. Bro Jack currently serves as Junior 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.

In his non-masonic life, Bro Jack Aquilina is a Graduate with Bachelors of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Arts. He is currently undertaking further study a the University of Melbourne where he is currently undertaking a Masters of Taxation Law (LLM).  Bro Jack is currently working towards his admission to the Victorian Bar to become a Barrister at Law.

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

Summary of Masonic Affiliations:

Brunswick United Lodge No 924 (UGLV), Weston Street United Lodge No 94 (UGLV), Lodge of the Golden Fleece No 300 (UGLV), Castle Island Virtual Lodge No 190 (Grand Lodge of Maitoba Canada)

Lord Somers Australasian Holy Royal Arch Chapter No 1 (SGCV)

Victory United Brunswick Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 14 (UGLMMMV), Ivanhoe Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 57 (UGLMMMV)

United Brunswick Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No 14 (UGLMMMV)

Maroondah Cryptic Council No 12 (GCRCMV)

Murrindale Park Assemblage (Operatives)

Coburg Ascension Sovereign Chapter No 166 (AASC Australia)

Metropolitan Preceptory  No 2 (Great Priory Knights Templar & Malta of Victoria)