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.’’
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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