Hard to believe we are almost half-way around the
calendar again. With the summer break in front of
us it is interesting to reflect on the year thus far. Two
trips to Toronto KH566 and numerous Official Visits
and Installations within the district allow me to
appreciate the size and diversity of the Craft. My
travels throughout Ontario also are an eye-opener
to the number of Masons there are. With so many
lodges in small towns and cities, the number of
opportunities to visit are endless.
This month we will be initiating Mr. Paul
Nancekivell into Masonry. After an accident which
kept him sidelined for while, however he is back and
ready to go. Please come out and give Paul a warm
Don't forget that June is Hawaiian shirt night. This
tradition was started many years ago to help make
the June meeting a little more bearable as the air
conditioning upstairs in the lodge room isn't always
a effective as it could be. It has always been a fun
meeting and this year will be no exception.
There are still tickets available for the Norm
French Tribute Dinner scheduled for Saturday, May
31. This is an open event for all with a 5 p.m. social
hour and a cash bar, and a roast beef dinner at 6.
Please call Jack Peter or myself for tickets. This is a
great way to say thanks to Norm for all of his efforts
We will be draping the altar in remembrance of
Bro. Hugh Ives who passed to the Grand Lodge
Above May 5. Hugh was a very colourful individual
with a great sense of humour. Hugh joined the Craft
in 1950 and affiliated with KH in 1955.
There is a lot
happening this summer with Grand Lodge, golf planning, Masonic Chip (please
call Glenn McTaggart to help), Harvest Festival food tent and hopefully
some time for a little r&r. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 26
for the King Hiram Day at the beach. I will be hosting a day at my cottage
for you and your families. I'm cooking the burgers and dogs, BYOB, a lawn
chair and the sunscreen. It's a great beach for the kids (and adults),
so please plan on coming out. I will send more info later.
If you can't make it to the June meeting, have a
W.M. Bro. Richard Tunks