What a marathon! We initiated 5 new members into the Craft this morning at Walkley Road. Lodge opened at 08:15 and by 13:00 we had 5 Entered apprentices! It was a great morning and it was interesting to see how the team worked better and better with each candidate. i was very pleased to see that the candidates thoroughly enjoyed the day and the atmosphere was jovial and relaxed.
As I had slept in and did not get there to partake in the light breakfast, the stomach growls started up around 11:30 but as I am in no danger of fading away, I hung in there and managed to get a croissant when the lodge was called off for a break at 12:30. Congratulations to the Master and the members of Prince of Wales for taking on such a huge endeavor. Today gave me the inspiration I needed to write my address for the Prince of Wales Official Visit on Friday.
On a sad note, I received a call from my wife informing me that a favorite Uncle and my friend, Ron Ethier, passed away this morning. I had to leave the proceedings when the candidates were resuming their personal comforts. I mention this only because I must be in Pembroke on Tuesday for the service for Ron and will not be able to make the Lodge of Fidelity meeting as previously posted.
Oct 22, 2015 - Official Visit to Carleton Lodge- Lodge of Discussion
Oct 23, 2015 - Official Visit to Prince of Wales Lodge - Emulation of a Memorial Service