My Brethren,

I would like to thank everyone for attending last month’s Official Visit by our District Deputy Grand Master, RW Bro. Glen Simpson. A special thanks is also due to those who brought regrets and updates during the Annual Roll Call.

The presentation by our DDGM on his visit was quite enlightening. While some lodges have been quiet during the pandemic, the message from the DDGM is that our Lodge and District has been exceptional in keeping masonry alive through virtual meetings and education.

Now that we have received the Travelling Gavel from Temple Lodge No. 665, it falls to us to perpetuate the tradition of fraternal visitation. We will be bringing the gavel to Russell Lodge No. 479, virtually, on February 21. I hope that you will attend.

We currently have 2 men who’ve expressed interest in joining Acacia. As restrictions relax, we may soon be able to meet with these gentlemen, and hopefully progress in the regrowth of Acacia. If you’ve received any enquiries about freemasonry, please engage actively, and help in growing the fraternity.

W.Bro. Lillico still seeking personal biographies for the Lodge history. There is no time better than now to craft a few words about yourself. If you need a template or encouragement, W.Bro. Lillico stands at the ready.

I look forward to seeing you all at this month’s Jitsi meeting, and hope we can soon gather again in person.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Donald Learning
Worshipful Master