A.F. & A.M. (G.R.C.) No. 561

Tag: Travelling Gavel

Master’s Message, November 2019

My Brethren,

October was a busy month, and I am sure you share my joy in seeing Bro. Adam Hacker raised to the Third Degree, and to having David Perkins as our newest member of Acacia.

The Travelling Gavel was delivered to us by Edinburgh Lodge, and it is now our obligation to bring it to Goodwood Lodge on Tuesday, November 5. As promised at my installation, I am making an effort to attend as many DDGM official visits as possible, and invite you to join me if it is within the length of your cable tow.

The visits this month are:

  • November 13, Sydney Albert Luke
  • November 21, Mississippi Lodge
  • November 22, Prince of Wales Lodge.

You can find these and other important dates on the District 1 Trestle Board: http://www.ottawadistrict1masons.ca/ddgm/ trestle-board Work is continuing on our 100th Anniversary Celebration. It is scheduled for March 14, 2020 at the Tudor Hall. W.Bro. Harrison will be putting in a bulk order for Gold Bordered aprons, so you should advise him if you wish to join in.

See you all at CGP and our Regular Meeting!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

W.Bro. Donald Learning
Worshipful Master

Master’s Message, April 2019

My Brethren,

We are now truly into the spring season, warmer temperatures are welcome after the long cold winter we had here in Ottawa.Our March regular meeting was another enjoyable night. As I sat in the East I always appreciate a full Lodge room
with many Acacia Lodge members. There were also a large number of visitors including a visitor from Nickel Lodge in Sudbury as well Bro. Brad Landers from Doric Lodge. Bro. Landers was recently raised to the degree of a Master Mason
and the apron he wore belonged to his great grandfather Bro. Howard Orr who was a member of Acacia Lodge.The work of our regular meeting was Masonic education where W. Bro. Doug Campbell, R.W. Bro. Burchill and R.W. Bro. Jenkyns presented pieces of education that were well received and inspirational.

The night ended with many remaining for the festive board where R.W. Bro. Jenkyns read a Masonic poem. Brethren remained long after the food was gone to enjoy some fellowship. Two nights later a very large group of Acacia
Lodge members assisted me with delivering the travelling gavel to Mississippi Lodge in Almonte where we were treated to a packed Lodge room and witnessed a worthy brother being passed to the second degree.

Our April regular meeting is an important one as it is election night for the 2019/2020 Masonic year. We will also be having step up night on our emergent meeting. I hope you are able to make it out to both to cast your vote and watch the proficiency of next year’s Lodge Officers. Should you require transportation please contact myself or the Secretary and we can help make arrangements.


W.Bro. Stephen Plummer
Worshipful Master

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