September was a very busy month for Flower City Lodge. At our Regular Meeting, Bro. Jarod Leutri and Bro. Nick Ramputty had the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason conferred upon them. At our meeting on Saturday, September 21st we conferred the 1st Degree on three Aspirants – Bro. Shantanu Singh Kumar, Bro. Ryan Reid and Bro. Desdune Bernard. Congratulations!
At our September 26 Emergent meeting, I had the honour and privilege of presenting a 60 year pin to Bro. Robert Moote along with his gold apron as his Mother Lodge is now over 100 years old. We also presented 25 year Past Master pins and also to our Brothers who achieved their 25 years a Mason, their pins. R.W. Bro. George M. Warner, District Deputy Grand Master, Toronto West District, was in attendance for this auspicious occasion. He was accompanied by V.W. Bro. Thomas A. Norris and V.W. Bro. Steve Ellstrom – Grand Stewards as well as R.W. Bro. Robert Oliver, Past District Deputy Grand Master of Wellington District. We were also joined by the families of our Brothers receiving their recognition. It was a wonderful evening which I am sure all enjoyed.
At our upcoming Regular meeting on Thursday, October 10th, we will be conferring the 3rd Degree on Bro. Edgar Robalino.
At our Emergent Meeting, on Thursday, October 24th, the Filipino Degree Team will be conducting the 3rd Degree on Bro. Tomas Salcedo.
REMINDER: V.W. Bro. Steve Ellstrom’s reception and presentation of regalia is scheduled for Thursday, November 28th – please join us for this special event.
I look forward to greeting each of you at our Regular Meeting on October the 10th.
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