Message From The East – March 2014

Fraternal Greetings Brethren!

On Thursday, February 13th, we conferred the 2nd degree on Bro. Peter McCullough. Congratulations. Bro. McCullough was an excellent candidate for the 2nd degree and very well prepared. Thank you also to the Brethren who stepped in at the last minute. At the conclusion of the 2nd degree, we had some education from Penetrating the Veil by M.W. Bro. David C. Bradley, Past Grand Master – Chapter 9 – Orders of Architecture. Prior to concluding the evening, we had some additional education from Penetrating the Veil by M.W. Bro. David C. Bradley, Past Grand Master – Chapter 7: To Try and Adjust His Jewels – Perfect Ashlar. At the previous meeting, we were educated on the Rough Ashlar. I also read from the Annual Communications of Grand Lodge for 2013 – Toronto West District report from the DDGM. We also had the pleasure of welcoming and congratulating our very own Worshipful Brother Terrence S. “Terry” Fulton on being elected and installed as the Illustrious Potentate of Rameses Shriners.

On Thursday, February 27th, we conferred the 3rd Degree on Bro. Ryan Reid. Congratulations. Bro. Reid was also an excellent candidate showing that he was well prepared. Prior to closing in the 3rd degree, V.W. Bro. Donald Laycock conducted some education by reading a paper presented in Pythagoras Lodge No. 137 entitled “A Moment of Contemplation” which discusses Ecclesiastes. We continued our series on education with a reading from Penetrating the Veil by M.W. Bro. David C. Bradley, Past Grand Master – Chapter 4 -Jacob’s Ladder. Once again, prior to closing the Lodge, I read from the Annual Communications of Grand Lodge for 2013 – Biography of our Grand Master.

At our upcoming Regular meeting on Thursday, March 13th, we will be discussing plans for the rest of the Masonic year, where we are with the Cornerstone certification, some Officer instruction/mentorship, fun family/social events as well as some education.

At our Emergent meeting on Thursday, March 27th, we will be conducting our annual step-up night. This is a perfect opportunity for the Brethren who have received their 3rd degree in the last year to prove themselves – please let me or the secretary know if you feel you are ready or require some assistance.

I look forward to greeting each of you at our Regular Meeting on March the 13th and our Emergent Meeting on March the 27th.

Brethren, if you have any comments or suggestions about the Flower City website (bramptonmasons.com), please let me know. All feedback is welcome. Thank you very much Bro. Ryan Reid on the new Flower City image for the website banner. Excellent work. We know also have Twitter and Facebook pages for up to the minute news on Flower City Lodge. Thank you for the comments already received.

Please let me or the Secretary know if you would like to be advanced to the next degree so we can plan accordingly. If you require any assistance in advancing, please let me know so that we can make it a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

At our Thursday, May 8th meeting, we will be welcoming Mississauga Chapter, Order of DeMolay and Primrose Assembly #8, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls for a presentation to our members, friends and family. This will be a Friend to Friend event as well as an Open House.

Finally, to our sick and shut-in Brethren, our thoughts and prayers are with you, and please do not hesitate to contact me or any officer of the lodge if we can be of any assistance. If you require a drive to lodge, please let us know and we will make arrangements.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

W. Bro. James Leutri