Friday, 4 October 2019

Nickel Trevor Kunto Initiation

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, Nickel Lodge's Past Masters initiated Mr. Trevor Kunto.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

DDGM Reception

The reception for the new D.D.G.M., R.W. Bro. Robert J. Lipic, was held on Friday September 20th. The Order of the Eastern Star made a wonderful dinner.

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District Deputy Grand Master's Reception Sept. 20, 2019. R. W. Bro. Robert Lipic toasts the district piper W. Bro. David Kennedy after being piped in with other dignitaries.

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District Deputy Grand Master's Reception Sept. 20, 2019 attendees

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District Deputy Grand Master's Reception Sept. 20, 2019 attendees

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District Deputy Grand Master's Reception Sept. 20, 2019 Master of Ceremonies R.W. Bro. Clive Stephenson.

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District Deputy Grand Master's Reception Sept. 20, 2019 head table. From L to R: R.W. Bro. Peter Gordon (Gore Bay Lodge #472), W. Bro. David Squarzolo (City of Lakes Lodge #536), W. Bro. Thomas Morris (Nickel Lodge #427), W. Bro. Ryan Lipic (District Secretary), R.W. Bro. Robert Lipic ( District Deputy Grand Master), V.W. Bro Thomas King (Grand Steward), W. Bro. Michael Terry (Doric Lodge #455), W. Bro. Bradley Bracken (Espanola Lodge #527), W. Bro, Alan Fey (Friendship Lodge #691).

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District Deputy Grand Master's Reception Sept. 20, 2019. R.W. Bro. Robert Lipic, District Deputy Grand Master of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District delivering his speech to the brethren attending the reception.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Order of the Eastern Star Installation 2019

On Saturday, September 14th, the Order of the Eastern Star in Sudbury held their installation.

Below are some of the pictures contributed by Bro. Greg Blomme:

Reciprocal at Nickel 2019

The second part of the 60th year of reciprocal visits took place on September 18th, 2019 when Nickel Lodge No. 427's candidate, Mr Kristian Keller, was initiated by Friendship Lodge No. 691's degree team.

Reciprocal at Friendship 2019

Brethren in attendance at the regular meeting of Friendship Lodge No. 691 on Sept.11, 2019. This was the 60th reciprocal visit of Nickel Lodge No.427 and Friendship Lodge No. 691. Friendship's return visit will be on Sept. 18, 2019.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Grand Steward Investiture 2019

At Nickel Lodge No. 427's September 4th, 2019 regular meeting, R.W. Bro. Robert J. Lipic, D.D.G.M., and R.W. Bro. Paavo E. Liukko, Immediate Past D.D.G.M., participated in the investiture ceremony for V.W. Bro. Tom King. He also received the P.M. Jewel that had been worn by V.W. Bro. J.J. Gilpin.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Upcoming Event: DDGM Reception 2019

Get your tickets for the upcoming D.D.G.M. Reception from your lodge secretary.

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!!!"

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.