Friday, 13 April 2018

Doric Official Visit 2018

Doric Lodge No. 455 in Little Current on Manitoulin Island had their official visit on Tuesday April 10th, 2018. The work of the evening had Bro. Cormack proving his Third.

DDGM speech

Brethren, thank you for you're attendance. My year is fast approaching to an end; it seems like there is so much work left to be done and in so little time. There is still a need to instruct our newest members and also to encourage them, in order to grow our Lodges, and in the end, Masonry in general. I've been talking about our new members all year and have seen changes, very positive ones, from our young members in Lodge, but there still is room for improvement. There is a need for some type of bridging between our oldest members and our new ones -- less criticism and more encouragement and guidance. If we encourage and guide them they will become as proficient in their work as the oldest members, but also remember to guide in the proper fashion.

Get the latest book of the work, and you will see slight variations in the rubrics and the work that has changed over the years. Certain parts of the ritual should be taught correctly to our young members and not in the way with learned it. Try to use the latest edition and get rid of your old ones. Also, let them participate in all aspects of the running of the Lodge. Let them have a say and give their opinion. A new idea may be brought forward that will beneficial to all. They are our future and will some day be in charge, so let's guide them accordingly. Give them work that will benefit them and will let them grow.

When I first became Worshipful Master, I had no idea how important the book of constitution was. I had to rush and read it during the summer months before my first meeting. Ask your young members to read portions of it now in order that they understand the running process in Lodge and duties of its members. Remember brethren we need to take care of our future.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Java Guild March 2018

Java Guild meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to about 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch occurs at 12:00 noon at the Belrock Banquet Hall. If you haven’t come out as yet, or if you've come out before but have been away for a bit, please join us. The friendship is always warm, the conversations lively, and the lunches – always a surprise but – always delicious. At this past meeting, W. Brother Trevor Sykes informed us of the Sudbury Shrine Club's annual Vidalia Onion campaign. The onions will be in mid-May. The cut-off date for ordering is April 5th. To place your order, please call the Shrine Club 705-524-0335.

These are some pictures taken at Java Guild on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Belrock Temple Corporation Annual General Meeting 2018

Belrock Temple Corporation is having their Annual General Meeting. It is being held on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018. All masons who are members of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District are welcome to come out and learn about the corporation and its activities. The meeting will be held in the Banquet Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Cambrian Bursaries 2018

R.W. Bro. Brian Koivu and W.M. John Reynolds attended the Cambrian College 35th Annual Awards Reception on March 22nd. R.W. Bro. Koivu, who is the Treasurer of the Masonic Foundation, presented bursaries on behalf of the Masonic Foundation. W.Bro. Reynolds presented bursaries on behalf of Nickel Lodge as pictured below.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Amalgamation Algonquin and Sudbury Lodges

Tickets are now available for the Saturday May 26th, 2018 Amalgamation Ceremony and Investiture of Officers as well as the banquet. The itinerary is as follows:

5:00 p.m. Opening of the lodge and reception of Distinguished guests
6:00 p.m. Dinner in the Banquet Hall
7:30 p.m. Amalgamation Ceremony and Investiture of Officers

The banquet tickets are $35 each. Tickets are also available for masons to attend the Ceremony and Investiture. There is no cost for these tickets, but there will be a maximum of 120 seats available, so the number of tickets is limited.

This amalgamation of Algonquin Lodge No. 536 and Sudbury Lodge No. 658 event will be held at the Belrock Masonic Center at 845 Regent Street in Sudbury.