Thursday, 28 September 2017

National Lodge No. 588 September 2017

At National Lodge No. 588's September 2017 Regular Meeting, R. W. Bro. Reg Daigle presented W. M. Clair Rouse with the Joe Lesser Attendance Award for 2016 – 2017.

W. Bro. Clair Rouse presented the D.D.G.M. with National Lodge's $500.00 contribution to the District charity: Maison McCulloch Hospice.

On September 25th, a ceremony to recognize 60 years a mason for W. Bro. Tom Clark was held at his home. The two pictures below are of W. Bro. McKinley and W. Bro. Keown presenting W. Bro. Tom Clark with his 60 year Card & Pin.

The last picture below shows R. W. Bro. Keith I. Jordan presenting a cheque in the amount of $500.00 on behalf of the brethren of National Lodge to the Canadian Red Cross for the Houston Flood Victims.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Gore Bay ​Marcus​ ​Mohr Raising

On Thursday,​ ​September​ ​14th, Bro. ​Marcus​ ​Mohr was raised in Gore Bay. They had a ​couple​ ​visiting members,​ ​one​ ​being​ ​the​ ​candidates's​ ​uncle, W. Bro. Robert O. Davis Jr. who is from Olive Temple Lodge No. 557 in Tionesta, Pennsylvania.​

The​ ​other​ visitor ​was​ ​be​ their German​ ​Brother​ ​with​ ​a​ ​special​ ​presentation on​ ​the​ ​ceremony. Bro. Georg Wolf's presentation was of the establishment of lodges in Germany, ritual work, and seating placement of the officers and brethren. Bro. Secretary of Gore Bay said, "it was very interesting and Bro. Wolf did an excellent job in presenting it."

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Algonquin Erik Rintala Initiation

Algonquin Lodge No. 536 initiated Mr. Erik Rintala on Tuesday September 19th. As well, V.W. Bro. Merv Lees was presented with Grand Steward Regalia.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Friendship Lodge Road Cleanup 2017 Autumn

Friendship Lodge's Semi annual road cleanup on Long Lake road happened on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. They worked on the stretch of Long Lake Road from Ester Street to the Hwy 17 by-pass. Both sides of the road were cleaned. Most of the work crew is pictured below in a photograph taken by W. Bro. John Miszczak.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Friendship Lodge Greg Brown Initiation

At Friendship Lodge No. 691's 603rd regular meeting, held on Wed. Sept. 13th, 2017, they hosted the second of two reciprocal visits with Nickel Lodge No. 427 and had a fraternal visit with R. W. Bro. Reg Daigle. Nickel Lodge initiated Mr Greg Brown with Greg's friend, Bro. Mike Travis in attendance. Hailing from Coronation Lodge No. 502 in Niagara, Bro. Travis also walked the five E.As. in attendance around the lodge giving them an excellent introduction to masonic officers. Mr Brown's sponsors are Bro. Ryan McNabb and W. Bro. John Miszczak.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Nickel Lodge Adam Rennie Initiation

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 was a busy night with the Mayoral Proclamation and the first of two of the Reciprocal Visits with Friendship Lodge No. 691 where they initiated Mr. Adam Rennie for Nickel Lodge No. 427. His sponsors are Bro. Larry Paguandas and W. Bro. John M. Reynolds. Nickel Lodge also had the pleasure of its first fraternal visit by the D.D.G.M., the R. W. Bro. Reg Daigle.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Floor

Getting ready for autumn, here is a look at the lodge room over time.




2017-09-04 Bequeathed by the late R.W. Jason Ashley (a plaque will be ready by the end of the month)

Monday, 11 September 2017

300 Event: Mayoral Proclamation

On September 6, 2017, our district had an event celebrating the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. Our event was centered around a Mayoral Proclamation by the Mayor of Sudbury, Brian Bigger. More pictures will be added soon.

Update 2017-09-19: Two pictures from the Mayor's staff were added to the bottom.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Masonichip Boston Pizza August 2017

MASONICh.I.P Clinics
August 23, 25, 30, 2017

August 23rd, 25th, and 30th were the dates for our first ‘Back-to-School’ MASONICh.I.P clinics held at Boston Pizza. One hundred and fourteen kits were processed. Participants’ ages went from 8 weeks for the youngest to 26 years for the oldest. These clinics saw a number of young people who were either on their way to post secondary education or already enrolled taking part.

Once again, Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers were a part of the clinics. They were handing out information together with pencils and pens for the children. A nice addition was a table by Northway Bus Lines which had bus safety handouts geared both to children and to their parents.

Our next public clinic will be at Old Navy in New Sudbury on Saturday, September 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please let your family, friends, and neighbours know. Also, we are always looking for new members to our team. If you would be interested in joining or would just like some more information, please contact either Alan Fey (705-688-8700) or Chuck Searle (705-522-9639).