Friday, 16 August 2019

Garden Harvest 2019 Commencing

The harvest has begun slowly. Paulette offered many "thanks for this bountiful harvest, even though it is small in quantity in comparison to the amount of food required to feed those in need; thanks to all who have given of themselves to help produce this harvest; thanks to all those who prepare this fresh food at the Blue Door Soup Kitchen; thanks to all communities of folks who choose to give of their time and from their hearts in a world that would pull us away from giving and would have us only 'take.' I am grateful for the motivation of so many. THANKS!!!"

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For those not on facebook, here are a couple of the pictures of the first haul.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Hospice Donation 2019

W. Bro Bob Akkanen noted that there is a picture in the Sudbury Star on line today in the around Sudbury in photo's R.W. Bro. Sam Khoury, R.W. Bro. Reg Daigle and Bro. Gerry Lougheed giving a check for the hospice from the Sudbury-Manitoulin Freemasons.

A small version of that picture is below.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Community Garden 2019

Nickel Lodge pledged to sponsor the 4H Community Garden again back in January. This year the 4H club pooled all the sponsors so that everyone is representing the entire garden. The money goes to buying supplies, building new plots, etc. The taller garden boxes are new for 2019.

Bro. Leonard adds, "there was a late start to this year, but with the heat/sun and plenty of regular watering from the 4-H members, the garden has been doing extremely well. Things like radishes and lettuce are making regular trips to the BlueDoor and vegetables like beans and tomatoes will soon fill the harvest basket. I am most excited to see how the squash and potatoes (a first time) will do. Added to the garden this year also were several accessible table height gardens for those with mobility or physical limitations. The garden chairs and benches also make this an inviting place to relax and read a book."


Grand Lodge Communication 2019

R.W. Bro. Robert J. Lipic was installed as the D.D.G.M. for the Sudbury-Manitoulin District at Grand Lodge in July 2019.

Also, two Brethren from Nickel Lodge No. 427 participated in the pipe band procession.

Below are some random pictures of the festivities. Perspectives change with the company you keep.


Espanola Installation 2019



R.W. Bro. Paavo Liukko, D.D.G.M. of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District, made his last fraternal visit for the masonic year to watch Espanola Lodge No. 527 reinstall W. Bro. Brad Bracken to the East on Wednesday June 26th, 2019.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Nickel Initiation Geoff Witzke

At an emergent meeting on June 19, 2019, R.W. Bro. Paavo Liukko attended as a fraternal visit to his mother lodge as D.D.G.M. to see Mr. Geoffrey Witzke be initiated into Nickel Lodge No. 427.


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Gore Bay Installation 2019

Below are pictures of Gore Bay Lodge No. 472's Installation held Thursday, June 13, 2019 including a couple of their new building. W.Bro. Aaron Wright was reinstalled in the East.