Monday, 31 December 2018

Coffee Time 2018-12-30

Last night's coffee time's discussions veered toward the Regius poem:

Thursday, 20 December 2018

City of Lakes Christmas Gathering 2018

Here are a few photos from the City of Lakes Lodge No 536's Christmas Gathering.
The photos were thankfully taken and submitted by Bro. Greg Blomme.

City of Lakes Visited by Algoma DDGM

City of Lakes Lodge No. 536, at their regular meeting on December 11, 2018, were pleased to receive visiting Brethren from Algoma East, R.W. Bro. George Edward Thomas, the current DDGM of Algoma East, and his District Secretary, R.W. Bro. James Broomhead.

Friendship Step-Up-Night 2018

December 2018 was Friendship Lodge No 691's Step-Up-Night where a 3rd proving was performed

Tracing Board 2018-12

December 2018's Tracing Board

Nickel 2018-12

Nickel Lodge No. 427 had Masonic Education at their December 2018 regular meeting

Sunday, 18 November 2018

City of Lakes Lodge 2018-11

November 13, 2018 was when City of Lakes Lodge No. 536 exemplified a passing. It was also a fraternal visit of the D.D.G.M. who was kept busy assisting with several award presentations.

Bethel Awards and Exemplification 2018-11

Bethel Lodge No 699 had not only presented several awards to brethren, they also exemplified a passing for their Official Visit on November 9th, 2018. A power outage prevented the October meeting from happening.

Gore Bay Official Visit Mr. Mervin Gilchrist Initiation

The Gore Bay Lodge No. 472 Official Visit happened on November 8, 2018. The candidate for initiation was Mr. Mervin Clifford Gilchrist. It was also the first meeting held in the new lodge room in the renovated Old Fire Hall.
The picture below shows the brethren who were in attendance at the first meeting of each of the three lodge rooms of Gore Bay Lodge. A similar picture was also used by the Manitoulin Expositor in this article.

Nickel 2018-11

Pictures from the November 2018 Nickel Lodge No. 427 meeting. They were taken by the District Secretary, W. Bro. Tom King.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Tracing Board 2018-11

Please note that the Santa Claus Parade in Sudbury is Saturday Nov. 17.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Friendship Lodge October 2018

Friendship Lodge No. 691's Bro. Rodney Brown's Uncle, Bro. John Brown, presented him with the Lewis Jewel at their October 2018 regular meeting.

The Lewis Jewel contains the Lewis Device that Stone Masons would use to help lift large stones. The Jewel is given to brethren whose direct family lineage contains Masons.

Bro. John Brown gave a nice presentation:

I stand before you to present the Lewis Jewel. The Lewis goes back to antiquity; facts have proven it was used to help build Hadrian's Wall, the Pyramids in Egypt and the Great Wall of China. The Lewis was adopted by Free Masonry because it encompassed the three Graces: Faith, Hope and Charity. Faith that it would hold the weight, Hope that it would not break and Charity of the master to allow the craft men to use it. Above all it showed the guiding light of Masonry, always upward. It is still used today under different names, so if you have a brother who has fallen, remember the Lewis and reach down and assist by lifting him up and place him back in the brotherhood of Masonry. Keep the three Graces in your heart and wear the Lewis with pride.

City of Lakes Lodge October 2018

W. Bro. Tom King submitted the picture below of the October 2018 fraternal visit of the D.D.G.M. R.W. Bro. Paavo Liukko to City of Lakes Lodge No. 536.

The master mason on the right of W.Bro. Squarzolo is a 50 year a mason award recipient: Bro. Colin Clark.

The master mason to the left of R.W. Bro. Liukko is Bro. Joel Zazulak. That night he proved his MM apron.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Espanola Official Visit 2018

Espanola Lodge No. 527 exemplified a passing for the Official Visit of the D.D.G.M., R.W. Bro. Paavo Liukko.

Upcoming Veterans Appreciation Night 2018

This year's Veterans Appreciation Night will be hosted by Espanola Lodge at the Legion (370 Annette Street, Espanola, ON P5E 1J8) on Friday, November 2nd. Car pooling is being arranged. Tickets are likely available from Lodge Secretaries.

Nickel Passing Bro. Edgar

The evening of the first Wednesday of October 2018 was a celebration of 25 Years a Mason for Nickel Lodge No. 427 Members W. Bro. Newson and Bro. Hubley. It was also Past Masters Night where Bro. Edgar was passed to the second degree.