Grand Master’s Official Visit To District 22 (North Island) – 29-30 March 2019

The Grand Master of B.C. & Yukon, M.W.B. Barry Burch, will be holding his Official Visit to District 22 (North Island) on 29-30 March 2019.

The Host Lodge will be Comox Lodge No. 188 in Courtenay / Comox.

Here is the Announcement of the Grand Master’s Official Visit from Comox Lodge No. 188:

The Worshipful Master V.W.Bro Murray Smith and Brethren of Comox Lodge 188
are delighted to be the District 22 Host Lodge for the Grand Masters Official visit.

The Worshipful Master V.W.Bro Murray Smith and Brethren of Comox Lodge 188 are delighted to be the District 22 Host Lodge for the Grand Masters Official visit.

Itinerary:

  • Friday 29 March – Meet and Greet TBA
  • Saturday 30 March 2019 – At the Courtenay Masonic Centre 361, Fifth St, Courtenay.
    Lodge Tyled 1:45 PM.
  • The Grand Master will be received by the D.D.G.M District 22, R.W. Bro. Rick Sheldon at 2 PM.
  • Ladies Program: 1:30PM – 3PM Atrium Room at the Crown Isle Resort Clubhouse. A Fun and
    Informative get together: please call Bev Hambly at 250-871-5444 -or- Email bevhambly@shaw.ca

BANQUET:

The Grand Masters Banquet will be held at Crown Isle Golf Resort, Courtenay B.C. , in the clubhouse Main Ball Room, 5 PM. No Host Cocktails. Dinner at 6 PM. Formal Attire.

Please note: Tickets by Reservation only: $55 ea

Banquet Tickets available from: The DDGM RWB Rick Sheldon 250 338 8994 – or – Comox Lodge No 188 Secretary RWB Dave Hambly (250) 871 5444 davehambly@shaw.ca

ACCOMMODATION:

The Grand Master has been billeted at the Crown Isle Golf Resort, Courtenay. 29 and 30th March.

Please Note: A very attractive conditional group rate is offered From Crown Isle Golf Resort if (5 or more rooms are booked) Double occupancy room one or two Queen beds c/w mini kitchen, bar fridge, flat screen TV, Balcony, Only $109.00

Contact: Marley Blake at Crown Isle Golf Resort 250-703-5061 (Mention promo rate for the Grand
Masters Visit)

The Lodges of District 22 – United in Masonic Fellowship

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Fellow Craft Degree – 29 January 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Doric Lodge No. 18 will be conducting a Fellow Craft Degree on 29 January 2019, 7:30 p.m. for three members of Doric Lodge No. 18 and one member of Ashlar Lodge No. 3.

This will also be Robbie Burns Night at Doric Lodge No. 18 as well as the District Deputy Grand Master’s Official Visit to Doric Lodge No. 18.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note that this event is being held at Morpeth Avenue Masonic Hall, 620 Morpeth Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C.

Morpeth Masonic Hall, 620 Morpeth Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. (photo by Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian)
Morpeth Masonic Hall, 620 Morpeth Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. (photo by Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian)

 

District Deputy Grand Master Itinerary – January 2019

Our District Deputy Grand Master has asked that his Visiting Itinerary for January 2019 be circulated:

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Entered Apprentice Degree – 11 December 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Two Candidates from Ashlar Lodge No. 3 will be Initiated at an Entered Apprentice Degree hosted by Doric Lodge No. 18 at Morpeth Masonic Hall, 620 Morpeth Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Candidates from Doric Lodge No. 18 will also be Initiated at this ceremony.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Morpeth Masonic Hall, 620 Morpeth Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. (photo by Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian)
Morpeth Masonic Hall, 620 Morpeth Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. (photo by Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian)

Please note that this Entered Apprentice Degree will be held at Morpeth Masonic Hall, not at Ashlar Masonic Temple.

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Masonic Death And Funeral Notification – Jim Hutchings and Andy Murray

Ashlar Lodge No. 3 regrets to inform you of the death of Brother Jim Hutchings and R.W.B. Andy Murray.

Both funerals will be held at Yates Memorial Services in Parksville. Jim Hutchings’ funeral will be held on 4 September 2018 and Andy Murray’s funeral will be held on 8 September 2018.

Here is information from W.B. Jason Barudin, the Secretary of Ashlar Lodge No. 3 on funeral services for Jim Hutchings:

Jim Hutchings Funeral

I am passing along this message from the family regarding our brother and member of Ashlar lodge. I will pass off more information as I receive it.

It is with sadness that I let you know that Brother Jim Hutchings passed away this morning.

The funeral will be at Yates Memorial Services, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. It will be an OES and Masonic service.

Please keep the family in your heart and prayers.


W. Bro. Jason Barudin
Ashlar Lodge #3

Brethren, Our Brother’s sister has requested a Masonic presence at the funeral that is going to be held Sept 4th in Parksville (details were sent earlier today). She has also asked if 6 members would be willing to act as pallbearers – you are willing to do so please send me your name asap so I can pass it on.

Thanks so much,

S&F,

W. Bro. Jason Barudin
Ashlar Lodge #3

Andy Murray Funeral

Brethren,

The funeral service for our good friend and brother, R.W.B. Andy Murray will be held at the Yates Memorial Service, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 8.

There will be a Masonic portion to the service conducted by the brethren of Euclid Lodge. Aprons may be worn under the coat, no jewels, collars, etc.

Brother Secretaries, I ask that you forward this information to the members of your respective lodges. Thank you.

Fraternally,

RWB Neil Westmacott
Worshipful Master
Euclid Lodge 158

 

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