Upcoming Masonic Events – September 2018

Here is a list of upcoming Masonic Events. Our apologies if we have missed anything. Please Contact Us if we have inadvertently overlooked an event.

      • 5 September 2018 – Installation  –  Mt. Shepherd Lodge No. 159 .  Hot dinner served at 6:00 PM, before tyling at 7:30 PM…..cost $15.00……Mt.Shepherd had to cancel their June dinner due to low confirmed attendance, then had brethren show up hoping to eat !……please confirm your attendance for dinner with W.B. Larry Umbach, the incoming Worshipful Master, by Phone, 250-642-4641, or by email:  jlumbach@telus.net
      • 5 September 2018 – Ashlar Lodge No. 3 – Regular Meeting – tyles at 7:30 p.m.
      • 6 September 2018 – Goldstream Lodge No. 161, Langford, B.C. – Regular Meeting
      • 6 September 2018 – Concord Lodge No. 79Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
      • 8 September 2018 – Chemainus Lodge No.114Installation –  tyle at 10:30 AM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 1:00 PM. Lunch at 11 a.m., cost: $10
      • 8 September 2018 – Manoah Lodge No. 141 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 1 p.m.
      • 10 September 2018 – Hiram Lodge No. 14 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
      • 11 September 2018 – Temple Lodge No. 33 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
      • 11 September 2018 – Comox Lodge No.188 Regular Meeting –   tyle at 7:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments
      • 12 September 2018 – Admiral Lodge No.170  –  election of a new Worshipful Master and Junior Warden, due to the illness of WM Jim Clark, who is in the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria with heart problems.  Please keep our brother Jim in your hearts, minds, and prayers.
      • 13 September 2018 – St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
      • 17 September 2018 – Nanaimo Lodge No. 110 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
      • 18 September 2018 – Doric Lodge No. 18Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
      • 20 September 2018 –  Euclid Lodge No.158Regular Meeting –  refreshments at 6:00 PM, before tyling at 7:00 PM
      • 22 September 2018 –  Comox Lodge No.188  – Installation –   tyle at 12:30 PM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 2:00 PM
      • 22 September 2018 –  Malahat Lodge No.107  – Installation –  tyle at 11:00 AM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 1:00 PM.  This is followed at 5:00 PM by the semi-formal Gala dinner, music, and dancing.  Tickets $50.00 by pre-sale only.  Contact the incoming Worshipful Master Patrick Bolger, Phone: 250-710-0650, email:  owcabinetry@gmail.com  or RWB Ken Christofferson, Phone: 250-415-0848, email:   kmchristofferson@yahoo.ca
      • 27 September 2018 – Cumberland Lodge No. 26 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
      • 6 October 2018 – St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – Installation – details TBA

Ashlar Masonic Temple entrance gate
Ashlar Masonic Temple entrance gate

District Deputy Grand Master Itinerary – February 2018

Our District Deputy Grand Master has asked that his February 2018 Itinerary be posted:

Goodbye January

With January now behind us, it is time to focus on what February has to bring in
District # 5. With 5 lodges conferring EA degrees this past month, I am
encouraging all to ensure the new members are getting contacted and included
when you are either attending your lodge or visiting other lodges. Let us all, as
brethren, show them what a great fraternity we have and include them in our
social and lodge functions.

  • Thursday February 1st – DDGM # 22 Official Visit to Concord # 79
  • Saturday February 3rd – Installations of Officers – Hiram # 33
  • Saturday February 3rd – Grand Gala Fraternal Ball – Nanaimo
  • Sunday February 4th – Super Bowl Party – Morpeth Hall
  • Wednesday February 7th – GM Official Visit to District 1/21 – Victoria
  • Saturday February 10th – GM Official Visit to District # 27- Saltspring Island
  • Tuesday February 13th – DDGM # 22 Official visit to Comox # 188
  • Wednesday February 14th – Barclay # 90 – Regular
  • Thursday February 15th – Step Up Night – FC Degree – Euclid # 158
  • Monday February 19th – Nanaimo # 110 – Regular
  • Tuesday February 20th – Doric # 18 – Regular
  • Saturday February 24th – GM Official Visit to District # 22 – Port McNeil
  • Tuesday February 27th – GM Official Visit to District # 5 – Nanaimo

As you can see another busy month. The big one for District # 5 is Tuesday February 27th. I would encourage you to come and support our Grand Master. Tickets – $30.00 each– are available from either myself or from VWB Ralph Rayner for the banquet.

Fraternally,
RWB Dave Holmes
DDGM District # 5

DDGM Schedule – January 2018

Our District Deputy Grand Master has asked that his January 2018 schedule be distributed. Here is the D.D.G.M’s message:

“To a New Year Brethren

As promised January is going to be an exciting time for District 5, with 5 out of our 6 lodges having EA degrees planned during that time. I have included my plans for the month and I hope I can count on you to attend some of these meetings and help support both our lodges and our new Brethren entering the craft. Hang on to your hats, as it is going to be a busy month to start the New Year.

  •  Wednesday January 3rd – Official Visit – Ashlar # 3
  • Saturday January 6th – Installation – Victoria/Columbia #1 – GM attending
  • Monday January 8th – EA degree – Nanaimo # 110
  • Wednesday January 10th –EA degree + Regular meeting – Barclay # 90
  • Monday January 15th – Burns Night – Discovery # 149 – GM attending
  • Tuesday January 16th – Regular meeting – Doric # 18
  • Wednesday January 17th – EA Degree – Ashlar #3
  • Thursday January 18th – EA Degree + Regular meeting – Euclid # 158
  • Tuesday January 23rd – Official Visit +Burns Night + EA Degree – Doric # 18
  • Saturday January 27th – Burns Celebration – United/Peninsula # 24 – GM attending

Please mark on your calendars the following 2 important dates over the next couple of months for District # 5:

  • Tuesday February 27th the Official Visit of our GM to District # 5
  • Saturday March 24th – Masonic Education Day in District # 5.

Tickets for the GM banquet are now available from myself ( 250-390-3694) and VWB Rayner ( 250-756-4952). Cost is $ 30.00 each and we encourage ladies to attend the banquet (ladies program to follow dinner – no charge). Purchase early, as there are a limited amount available.

Fraternally,
RWB Dave Holmes
DDGM # 5

Fraternal Grand Ball – Nanaimo – 3 February 2018

A Message about the upcoming Fraternal Grand Ball from:

Margaret Logan
Queen
Miriam Temple No.2
Daughters of the Nile

Ron Yates
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
British Columbia & Yukon

JoAnne Finley
Worthy Grand Matron
Order of the Eastern Star
British Columbia & Yukon

Harold Wallace
Chief Rabban
Gizeh Shrine Centre
British Columbia & Yukon

Recorder Miriam Temple, Grand Secretary AFAM, Grand Secretary OES, Recorder Gizeh Shrine Centre

Please send this cover letter and poster to all Clubs, Lodges, Chapters and Units

We invite all members and friends to attend the
Fraternal Grand Ball
Beban Park Complex
2300 Bowen Road Nanaimo BC.
February 3rd 2018

Cost $65.pp
Dress Formal
Cocktails 5:50pm Dinner 6:30.pm

Tickets available: Margaret Logan 250-758-1696 margaretlogan@shaw.ca
JoAnne Finley 250-667-3147
Harold Wallace 250-510-6438
Ralph Rayner rrayner@gulfview.ca

Please pay for tickets at time of ordering
May pay by cash, check to Margaret Logan with Fraternal Ball in memo line or e-transfer to margaretlogan@shaw.ca

Gentlemen wear your best tuxedo, ladies this is your chance to sparkle. Bring your dancing shoes.

If staying overnight in town come watch or participate in the Big Chill. To support OES Cancer Project sponsor a ‘dipper’, enjoy watching members brave the waters of Departure Bay Beach and join us for a chilli lunch.

Fraternally the Fraternal Ball Committee
Ron Yates
JoAnne Finley
Harold Wallace
Margaret Logan chair.

Here is a map showing the venue location:

Here is a Google Street View image showing the Bowen Road entrance to the venue:

DDGM Schedule – December 2017

Our District Deputy Grand Master, R.W.B. Dave Holmes, has asked that his visiting schedule be circulated to our members and readers.

Here is R.W.B. Holmes’ message:

“It is hard to believe December is already upon us and we are all getting geared up for a busy holiday season. I have included my travel plans for the month, if you would like to attend any of these meetings and need a ride, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

• Wednesday December 6th – Ashlar # 3 – Regular meeting
• Monday December 11th – Chemainus # 114 – Official Visit – DDGM # 27
• Wednesday December 13th – Barclay # 90 – Official Visit preceded by dinner
• Thursday December 14th – Euclid # 158 – Regular meeting preceded by dinner
• Saturday December 16th – Ashlar # 3 – Installation preceded by lunch
• Monday December 18th – Nanaimo # 110 – Regular meeting
• Tuesday December 19th – Doric # 18 – Regular meeting preceded by dinner
• Thursday December 21st – Cumberland # 26 – Official Visit – DDGM # 22 preceded by dinner

On behalf of my wife, Georgia and I, I would like to wish you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Fraternally,

RWB Dave Holmes
DDGM District # 5