Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Builders No. 177 150 year Rededication

Congratulations to W Bro Leonard Davis, Worshipful Master and to the members of of The Builders 177 on their 150th year celebration.  The day began with the re dedication ceremony held Saturday December 7, 2015 at Walkley Road.
In attendance was our Grand master MW Bro John C Green, PGM, MW Bro Don Mumby, the DGM RW Bro Paul Todd, the DDGM of Ottawa 2, RW Bro Richard Loomes and his traveling companions
DDGM of Fronenac District RW Bro Wayne Anderson, DDGM of Eastern District, RW Bro Daniel Wert and myself.  The GSW, Bob Ledingham was present as were members of the Board; RW Bro Barry Burchill, RW Bro John Forster, RW Bro Iain Wates, and RW Bro Jamie Ireland.  While the men were in lodge, the ladies went on a Chocolate Tour through the Byward Market.
Later that evening we met at the Centurian Banquet Hall for a fabulous supper and evening of fraternity and family.  The program was well organized and kept on track through the efforts of RW Bro John Saunders.
 I was fortunate enough to be sitting at a table that allowed for me  to meet a new face, The Builders Chaplain, W Bro Roger Pepper and his wife.  W Bro Pepper continues a long line of past Masters of The Builders starting with his Grandfather, William Hooper, who sat in the east in the year 1900, his father, Alfred Pepper in 1940, his uncle, Lorne hooper in 1965 and finally Roger in 2011.
The food was very good, the service exceptional and efficient.  The speeches were entertaining and at times very funny.  All in all it was a great day and Kathy and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 

                   The Three Musketeers; RW Bros Angus Gillis, Dan Wert and Wayne Anderson
                                                                  Pre-dinner chat
                                                                               Our table

                                              The Grand master giving the Piper's Toast

                                                              Up-coming events
Nov. 11, 2015 - Perley Rideau Remembrance Day Service
Nov. 11, 2015 - OFFICIAL VISIT to Sydney Albert Luke Lodge
Nov 22, 2015- OFFICIAL VISIT to Mississippi Lodge

I hope to see you all soon.

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