Saturday January 30, 2016 the DDGM's of all the Districts in the Province of Ontario save a few met at Doric Lodge on Kingston Rd in Pickering Ontario. Doric Lodge is a heritage building which was originally a Quaker meeting hall. Some of the Lodge furnishings is still period Pennsylvania Quaker made. The weekend actually began with an evening of fraternity and supper at the Hilton, where the majority of us were staying. The meal was followed by a quick meeting, 21 DD's in all, the Deputy and of course the Grand Master. After the meeting, the Brethren continued their fraternity and got to know one another better.
The actual meeting began the next morning at 9:30 and broke for lunch shortly after 12:00. Lunch was catered by the Daughters of Job and the meal was very good.
The afternoon session consisted of a presentation from RW Bro Klinman and explained the variances of lodge statistics from last year to this year. Each DD had the opportunity to get up and share his challenges and successes with the rest of the group. The Grand Master had the last word and the meeting was adjourned at approx. 2:45 pm.
February 2, 2016 - OFFICIAL VISIT to Temple Lodge
February 4, 2016 - St Andrew's Lodge Burns' Night
February 9, 2016 - OFFICIAL VISIT to Civil Service Loge
February 10, 2016 - First Fraternal Visit to Sydney Albert Luke