Bro Joshua Shields MM


Josh-ShieldsConvenor, Fundraising, Marketing, Communication & PR

Bringing charity to the forefront of minds is Joshua's key objective.

 As convener of fundraising, Joshua is committed to delivering tangible results by making charity accessible, fulfilling and enjoyable to all.

 “Charity, if harnessed well, is Freemasonry’s most powerful tool. By motivating, supporting and bringing Masons together under one vision, we can achieve enormous results that will significantly benefit our community, provide fulfilment to our members and play a crucial role to increase the positive perception of the craft”.

 New initiatives include the new MasoniCare website and monthly MasoniCare Intouch newsletter, a charity planning tool for all lodges, and the launch of an exciting jurisdiction wide fundraising program.

 Joshua is also developing a NSW/ACT disaster relief program for MasoniCare and Grand Lodge. The program will support the use of the disaster relief fund and provide guidance in the event of a disaster that requires Freemasonry’s support. It will provide structure for decision-making, response and mobilisation strategies and ensure increased communication by Grand Lodge in times of need.

 “My role is about engaging and collaborating with Masons across the jurisdiction, establishing structure and innovative tools to support our efforts. It’s about ensuring consistent, two-way communication at all times and delivering greater value to our Masons, their families and the community”.

 Joshua joined Freemasonry over three years ago and is a member of Lodge Harold Herman Unity No.428. He is a 20/20 mason and has been developing new initiatives with the MasoniCare fundraising and marketing sub-committee for the past year.

 Joshua has a proven track record of successfully planning and implementing new initiatives in the corporate arena and through his community services involvement.

 A director and founder of a number of successful Australian companies for the past eight years, Joshua has also held senior leadership positions in the State Emergency Services (SES) managing a local volunteer rescue unit.