Wednesday, November 18, 2015

First Fraternal Visit to the Lodge of Fidelity

The District Secretary and I visited the Lodge of Fidelity last night.  For those of you who are not aware, last night was to be my Official Visit, however, due to uncontrollable circumstances, we rescheduled the official visit to March 15.  I was brought in under the wands at 7:45 by Bros Steven Clarke and Thurston Falkner followed by current Grand Lodge officers VW Bro Larry Harvey and VW Bro Joe McGeough.  W Bro Jim Kent presented me and introduced the Grand Lodge officers and we received Grand honours 7 times led by Bro Jim Cardy.

     The business of the evening was to hold a lodge of discussion, in light of the recent terror in Paris, on Masonry's role in bringing peace to the world.  This discussion was very lively in places and was very informative.

     The Worshipful Master announced that the Emergent meeting of the Lodge of Fidelity on Feb.2, 2016 will be held at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Centre and will tyle at 7:00 pm.  This is being made possible through the initiative and hard work of W Bro Jeordie Yeo.  He recognized a void in the lives of many of the Masons shut inat the Veterans Centre due to their infirmities and has managed to get permission to hold Lodge on their site in order for these men to once again sit in lodge with their brothers.  Having worked in Long Term Care for 20 years I encouraged this event and applaud his efforts.  I am sure more information will be sent to the Lodge Secretaries as it becomes available.

     All in all a very in\enjoyable night.

I will be at Mississippi Lodge tomorrow night, Thursday November 19, 2015.

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