It is hard to believe that it is already November. Last month at our regular meeting we were due to Pass another brother onto the Second degree. However we all know that life steps in and we should always take care to remember our Obligation, remember brethren, especially officers, that the work you have taken the time to remember is not “for nothing.” Continue to study and practice your work as one day it will be “for something” but more importantly it will be for one of “your brothers.” As a reminder Bro. Chris Kalimootoo took upon himself the role of Cornerstone Project Coordinator. Please give him your support when he asks. These Cornerstone initiatives make our lodge stronger as a whole.

Looking forward to November we have a bit more work cut out for us. On November 3rd, 2016 we will be welcoming our DDGM, RW Bro Phillip J Laundry on the occasion of his official visit. A banquet will be served at 6:30 pm. Our own Junior Warden Bro. Matt Pindera and his wife Sherry will be handling the food. Any assistance you are able to afford to Bro Pindera would be greatly appreciated. Cost for the Banquet will be $20 per person, but please remember this will be the ONLY banquet on the trestle board this year. It promises to be a great meal and I look forward to seeing many happy faces and full bellies. Following the banquet we will open lodge at 7:30 pm and proceed with a 3rd degree.

A special note about our Official Visit. We are being examined and reported upon to Grand Lodge. It is imperative that all brethren refrain from “prompting” any brother during their work. We have an official prompter for this sole purpose. I would also ask that you please leave your book of the work in your apron or in the coat room.

In December we will be having two special events beyond our regular meeting. Breakfast with Santa and our Christmas social will be happening in the month. Both of these events are a great chance to introduce potential masons to our lodge

Finally, I want to take a moment to remember those courageous men and women who served our country with Faith, Honour and Duty. You stood at your post and served even when the night was at its darkest and you provided light for millions. You will be forever remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

W. Bro Adam Dicks