My Brethren,

Thank-you all for attending last month’s virtual meeting and for welcoming both our Grand Lodge visitors and the delegation from Edinburgh Lodge.

Since we cannot do our traditional Travelling Gavel this year, it might be worth paying a virtual fraternal visit next month. We could don attire appropriate for a Lodge meeting, and reaffirm our bonds within the district.

I’ve received great feedback on last month’s presentation by Bro. Kidd. Based on the discussion it provoked, Bro. Kidd touched a nerve. Hopefully we can use what he taught in our post-pandemic fervour for travel.

Like many of you, I was shocked to learn of the recent arson attacks on Lodges in Vancouver. While rare, these things give pause as to what could happen while we are peacefully gathered upstairs at Westboro.

The Tyler’s role has an importance beyond simply minding the Register, and his sword represents a vigilance he keeps for our benefit. When we gather again in person, it might be worth considering if the downstairs door should be locked while we are at work in the Lodge room.

W.Bro. Harrison has passed along material from Grand Lodge which I hope you have had the chance to review. It remains to be determined what we can do at the Lodge level for elections.

There are only a few items of silver lodge regalia remaining, so if you are looking for an Acacia souvenir, the cost is a mere $25. Please contact W.Bro. Harrison if you are interested.

As always, my thanks are due to all of you for maintaining your interest in Masonry. Since we can’t do ritual during the shutdown, I will only ask that you consider completing your biography, if you haven’t already done so.

In closing, I have to say that these days when I put on a mask I remember my initiation and the lesson wherein I was “taught to be cautious.”

Sincerely and Fraternally,

W.Bro. Donald Learning
Worshipful Master