Brian Reeves is a familiar face to many in Shepparton and Tatura.ESTELLE GRIEPINK August 6, 2014 3:55am
You might have seen him sitting behind a table selling raffle tickets for Shepparton RSL or Goulburn Valley Health.
Or maybe you’ve seen him volunteering at the annual KidsTown family days.
‘‘I like to help the community,’’ Mr Reeves, 84, said.
‘‘It’s a duty of which I am pleased to perform, with thanks to all people associated with the assistance given.’’
When the Freemasons member of 40 years is not out and about in town, he is usually visiting the widows of deceased members, checking in on ill members in hospital and presenting cards for birthdays, anniversaries and bereavements of his lodge’s members and wives.
His dedication to helping fellow Freemasons and the community in general was recognised at a monthly meeting in Tatura.
Mr Reeves was presented with the Most Worshipful Grand Masters Order of Service by John McKernan last Monday.
‘‘This award is the culmination of my Masonic career,’’ Mr Reeves said.
‘‘It’s a wonderful thing to get and very rare indeed — there’s not many of them around.’’
Mr Reeves said he had no plans to stop his community work or his commitment to Freemasonry.
‘‘I like everything about Freemasonry,’’ he said.
‘‘I have enjoyed the friendship, the personal assistance and getting to know so many people.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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