My Brethren,

Let there be light! As restrictions are lifting I am glad that we can begin again our in person meetings. Our CGP will continue as a virtual event for now.

Your perseverance and steady support during the pandemic are a reminder of our strength as a brotherhood. It has been a long 2 years and a truly weird way to mark our 100th anniversary. This month we will have some catch up to do on the business side, a rusty mason review after 2 years of absence, and the resumption of work to revitalize our membership.

My recent visits to Carleton and Edinburgh Lodges were very instructive as to how we can provide a safe and comfortable environment. Since the provincial requirement for vaccine verification has been lifted, you can expect a normal entry into the Lodge. Masks are still required.

We respect your personal choice to avoid attending lodge until it feels right. For certain, some brethren have health and home situations that will keep them away a while longer.

Since this will be our first gathering since turning 100 years, we can now wear our gold bordered aprons, and will be using our new Lodge regalia. I look forward to greeting you again, in person, and to our upcoming elections and installation.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Donald Learning
Worshipful Master