The brethren of St. James Lodge No.121 held a Remembrance Service for the men and women who fought to secure Canada’s freedom in all world conflicts. and to our past brothers who have past on to the Grand Lodge above. W.Bro. R. Anderson presented on what the act of remembrance is, a very solemn evening. Lest We Forget.
Saturday November 4th, 2017 – St. James Lodge Brethren put on a lunch for the Honoured Ladies. they had an opportunity to be entertained by the Welsh society dance company, they did not disappoint. A big thank you to the brothers who picked up several ladies for the lunch and to the brothers who assisted in the running of the lunch. A special thank you goes out to Lady Osborn for her efforts in planning this wonderful event.
W. Bro N. Osborn and Bro N. Janzen travelled to North Wales to attend the 150th Royal Denbigh Lodge No. 1143 Anniversary. W. Bro Osborn presented the W.M. with a bottle of Crown Royal Canada’s Whisky. The night consisted of a sword presentation and banner dedication for this momentous evening and event. Both brothers enjoyed a 3 course meal and great fellowship, to end the evening we sang the British National Anthem and the Welsh National Anthem IN WELSH! The Provincial Grand Master was on hand to give a speech about the future of Freemasonry. All in all it was a fantastic Journey.
The W.M. hosted brothers and their ladies at St. James Legion on Friday October 13th for the first of many Pub nights. The brothers enjoyed live music, a few games of pool and two rounds of darts! This was a first for out Lodge and we hope that the idea of getting into the public eye more often will assist us in bringing in new members. It was a great evening filled with laughs and good stories! Thank you to all who were able to attend.
The DDGM R.W. Bro Gary Hartzemberg brought greetings from the Grand Master M.W. Bro Tom Love and his line of officers. He noted what a pleasure it was for him to visit St. James Lodge and congratulated the W.M. and his brethren on running the meeting. He mentioned how nice it was to see new members as our newest brother Ferrous Ahmed was in attendance. He said that he was looking forward to his year as DDGM. His theme this year is “The Way Ahead” with members fading into old age and not being replaced as a result declining membership. He purposed a question, “what can we do”? How do we increase membership without activitly recruiting. He mentioned he was looking forward to to discussing his questions at repass. The DDGM finished his visit with a pitch on the Mason’s Care Program, this programs raises money every year to purchase a van for Cancer Care Manitoba.