17 Cleveland Street, Greenslopes QLD 4120
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Vigilance Lodge is sometimes known as the ‘Police Lodge’ as so many of its members are former or currently serving police officers.
In addition to Lodge meetings we believe in involving families and friends in activities that range from get-togethers after meetings to fundraising for worthwhile causes.
The annual Police Night is held at the December Lodge meeting. All the work is performed by current or former police officers from other lodges. It usually includes the initiation ceremony for a serving member of the police service. The Grand Master is invited to this meeting and often attend with other Grand Officers of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland.
Contact the Lodge Secretary for more details.
In January 1961, a meeting was called at the Masonic Club, Brisbane to discuss the formation of a lodge of members of the Queensland Police Force. More than 80 Freemasons attended the meeting and, by unanimous vote, it was decided to form a Lodge with foundation members who were all members of the Queensland Police Force. After much further discussion, the name 'Vigilance' was chosen for the proposed lodge.
The Lodge was consecrated in June 1961 and initially met at the Kedron Masonic Temple, later to moving to the Petrie Terrace Masonic Temple, and finally to the Stones Corner Masonic Centre where it still meets today.
The Lodge has recorded a total of 318 members to date and 218 of them have been Police Officers. The Foundation Master, Norwin William Bauer MVO, QPM, GM became Commissioner of Police. Three of the original 66 Foundation Members are still members.
Freemasons are a diverse group of men from all walks of life, from many religions and many backgrounds. Becoming a Freemason is a commitment to develop your own potential, to values that see all humankind as equal, and to helping others in our community.