Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Tuesday January 19, 2016 I visited Acacia Lodge 561 for my Official Visit.  The night began with an early festive board of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and vegetable.  I have been requesting early festive boards where possible and the lodges for the most part have been very cvompliant. The requisite toasts were given and the meal was very good.
Lodge opened at 7:00 pm and a delegation of 15 or so Masons from Civil Service Lodge were admitted with the Traveling Gavel.  Next  the current Grand lodge Officers were admitted and finally I was escorted into lodge at approximately 7:20 pm.  The deacons, Bros Learning and Seguin escorted me first to the altar where W Bro Rob Urich presented me to the WM and to the Lodge and Bro David Kydd led the Brethren in Grand honours and then to the East where i assumed the gavel.
The work of the evening was a Lodge of Discussion on Charity and while i didn't know how it would go, the brethren expressed their feelings on the subject and it was an emotional experience.  Much of our charitable work in done in anonymity with no expectation of reward or remuneration and it is ver heartening to hear what we as masons do every day to help those around us.
My address at the end of the evening was entitled The Gifts of Masonry and the Lodge was closed at 9:00 pm.  It was a fantastic night and congratulations to the Worshipful Master and his Lodge for putting on such a wonderful program.
All Brethren Assembled

 Current and Past Grand Lodge Officers

Masters of the year

 William Mercer Wilson Recipients Bro Wayne Levere and Robbie David

                                          Our District Photographer  WBro  Ron Taylor

                                                             Up Coming Events
January 22, 2016 - Edinburgh's Burns' Night
January 30, 2016 - DDGM mid term meeting in Pickering Ontario
February 2, 2016 - Temple lodge Official Visit.  Lodge of Discussion on Masonry and social media 
February 13, 2016 - Valentines Charity Ball

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