Freemasonry is the oldest and largest existing fraternal organisation in the world. The new Lodge was named after ‘Sir John Quick Lodge' because John Quick was a member of Zenith Lodge No. 52 and its Master in 1899 and an eminent citizen of Bendigo. He was honoured by the citizens of Bendigo by a bronze bust statue erected in the Victoria Gardens in Pall Mall, Bendigo after his death. He rose from humble beginnings to become a lawyer, statesman and judge, who played an instrumental role in the Federation of Australia and was knighted for his work to this purpose. He was a dedicated Freemason who rose to the rank of Deputy Grand master in 1914.