Tonight’s Ringwood Historical Society meeting consisted of the 2009 AGM, to elect officebearers for the next twelve months. The club has had a successful year, with the meeting schedule increasing to monthly and a diverse range of speakers and presentations.
Tonight’s meeting included a presentation on the history of Fraternal Societies within Ringwood and Maroondah. Ringwood was originally home to five fraternal societies, each of which had their own symbols, rituals and membership. These societies formed a significant part of Ringwood’s history, with membership including prominent businesspeople, community members and local councillors.
The Ringwood Historical Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 8pm at Maroondah Federation Estate for further information please visit www.rhs.org.au.