Manaoh Lodge No. 141 Regular Meeting – 13 October 2018

Dear Brethren,

I am directed by the Worshipful Master to request your attendance at the regular meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141, AF & AM, BC and Yukon Region, to be held on Saturday, October 13th, at 1:00 pm in the Masonic Hall, 308 Neill Street, Tofino BC.

There will be a no-host lunch prior to Lodge at 12:00 Noon in Gary’s Kitchen, just downstairs from the Lodge.

Remember that, due to construction on Kennedy Lake Hill, traffic in that location on Highway 4 will be single-lane, alternating traffic, which could see delays as long as half an hour. Full closures occur from 1-4am, 5-7am, noon-1pm, 3-4pm, and 10-midnight every day of the week.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
John McIntosh
Secretary

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Nanaimo Lodge No 110 – 1 October EA Degree & Step-Up Night
  • St. John’s Lodge No 21  – 6 October Installation of Officers
  • Concord Lodge No 79 – 13 October Installation of Officers
  • Discovery Lodge No 149 – 15 October FC Degree
  • Rainbow Lodge No 180 – 20 October DDGM Official Visit
  • Doric Lodge No 18 – 20 October Installation of Officers
  • Malahat Lodge No 107 – 27 October Grand Master’s Official Visit

Manoah Lodge No. 141 – Regular Meeting – 8 September 2018

Notice for September, 2018

Dear Brethren,

I am directed by the Worshipful Master to request your attendance at the regular meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141, AF & AM, B.C. and Yukon Region, to be held on Saturday, September 8th, at 1:00 pm in the Masonic Hall, 308 Neill Street, Tofino BC. There will be a no-host lunch prior to Lodge at 12:00 Noon in Gary’s Kitchen, just downstairs from the Lodge.

Remember that, due to construction on Kennedy Lake Hill, traffic in that location on Highway 4 will be single-lane, alternating traffic, which could see delays as long as half an hour. Full closures occur overnight from 10-12 pm, 1-4 am and 6-7 am, every night of the week until September 15.

Please note our Worshipful Master’s message and the District Deputy Grand Master’s schedule of visits below.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
John McIntosh
Secretary

Regular Meeting And Installation Of Officers – 12 May 2018

The Regular Meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141 for May 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 12th, at 1:30 PM. All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

This is also the occasion of the Installation of Officers. The Lodge will open for business at 11:00 AM, adjourn to a banquet Luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion (311 Main Street) at Noon, and re-convene for the Installation of Officers at 1:30 PM. The banquet is $15 at the door.

I am directed by the Worshipful Master to request your attendance at the stated communication of Manoah Lodge No. 141, AF & AM, BC and Yukon Region, to be held on Saturday, May 12th, at 1:00pm in the Masonic Hall, 308 Neill Street, Tofino BC.

 

For those Brethren visiting Manoah Lodge No. 141 for the first time, Here is a map showing the location of Manoah Lodge No. 141.

Here is a Google Street View image of our building. Manoah Lodge No. 141 meets on the 2nd floor of the building.

Fraternal best wishes,
John McIntosh
Secretary
Manoah Lodge No. 141

Are Any Brothers Available For Lunch With A Visiting Brother From Seattle On 8 June 2018?

Brethren,

We have been contacted via the Manoah Lodge No. 141 Facebook page by Bro. Glenn Butler, the Senior Warden of Lodge Alba 315, in Seattle, Washington.

Bro. Butler will be in Tofino for a family wedding on 8-9 June 2018 and he wants to know whether any Brothers would like to get together for lunch with him in Tofino on 8 June 2018.

Bro. Glenn Butler can be contacted on Facebook.

Please let the Lodge Secretary know whether you are available on that day. Perhaps we can make this an informal Manoah Lodge event.

 

 

Memorial Service For Brother George Gudbranson – 31 March 2018

Dear Brethren,

I have just been speaking with our late Bro. George Gudbranson‘s son.  There will be a public service held on 31 March 2018, 2:00 p.m., in the Allsbrook Room at Yates Memorial Services, 1000 Allsbrook Road, in Parksville.  Condolences can be left at the Yates Memorial Services website.  I have already left condolences on behalf of Manoah Lodge.

Fraternal best wishes,

John McIntosh
Secretary
Manoah Lodge No. 141

Here is a map showing the location of Yates Memorial Services:

Here is a Google Street View image of the entrance to Yates Memorial Services:

Manoah Lodge No. 141 Regular Meeting – 10 March 2018

The Regular Meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141 for March 2018 will be held on Saturday, March 10th, at 1:00 PM. All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

It is the occasion of our Election of Officers as well a meeting of the Tofino Masonic Temple Association. We are looking forward to Bro. Myles Morrison proving up in the Fellow Craft Degree.

As well, VWB Morris Soer will present a Petition for Initiation.

On a sad note, two of our eldest Brethren have recently passed: WB David Bond at the age of 90, and Bro. George Gudbranson at the age of 100. Bro. Bond’s widow, Yvonne, let me know today that there would be a remembrance for him at the Legion in Tofino at 1:00 PM on March 24th. No service has yet been announced for Bro. Gudbranson

You will all be pleased to know that the construction work on the Kennedy Lake Hill (the Rock Wall) which was scheduled to begin on March 1st has now been postponed until the bidding process has been satisfactorily completed and until a review has been done of the proposed schedule of closures of Highway 4. This is expected to take a few weeks.

For those Brethren visiting Manoah Lodge No. 141 for the first time, Here is a map showing the location of Manoah Lodge No. 141.

Here is a Google Street View image of our building. Manoah Lodge No. 141 meets on the 2nd floor of the building.

Fraternal best wishes,
John McIntosh
Secretary
Manoah Lodge No. 141

A Visit From Ontario Brethren – February 2018

Members of Manoah Lodge No. 141 with Visiting Brethren from Ontario, February 2018
Members of Manoah Lodge No. 141 with Visiting Brethren from Ontario, February 2018

Dear Brethren,

We recently received a communication from WB Davidson Tate, WM of Ionic Lodge No. 25 in Ontario, saying that he would like to meet with as many of the Brethren of Manoah Lodge who were available on Saturday, February 10th.  WB Tate is the Cousin of Bro. Sandy McRuer of Barclay Lodge  No. 90.

Accordingly, RWB Sandy Henry, VWB Morris Soer, Bro. Myles Morrison and RWB John McIntosh arranged to meet with WB Tate for lunch at Gary’s Kitchen, in our Lodge building.  VWB Soer was good enough to invite Mr. Matin Gholami, the new manager of the BCLCB store in our Lodge building.  And, happily, we were joined by WB Michael Barlett of Corona Lodge No. 454 in Burks Falls Ontario, who has recently moved to the West Coast, where he is building a house in Ucluelet.  Although Bro. George Smith was unable to leave the helm at the Tofino Pharmacy, we were able to visit with him at his store after going up to the Lodge room for a tour and photo opportunity (see attached). Both WB Michael Barlett and Mr. Martin Gholami are looking forward to joining Manoah Lodge.  It was a warm and enjoyable gathering in the best traditions of our fraternity.

Fraternal best wishes,

John McIntosh
Secretary
Manoah Lodge No. 141

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Fraternal Grand Ball – Nanaimo – 3 February 2018

A Message about the upcoming Fraternal Grand Ball from:

Margaret Logan
Queen
Miriam Temple No.2
Daughters of the Nile

Ron Yates
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
British Columbia & Yukon

JoAnne Finley
Worthy Grand Matron
Order of the Eastern Star
British Columbia & Yukon

Harold Wallace
Chief Rabban
Gizeh Shrine Centre
British Columbia & Yukon

Recorder Miriam Temple, Grand Secretary AFAM, Grand Secretary OES, Recorder Gizeh Shrine Centre

Please send this cover letter and poster to all Clubs, Lodges, Chapters and Units

We invite all members and friends to attend the
Fraternal Grand Ball
Beban Park Complex
2300 Bowen Road Nanaimo BC.
February 3rd 2018

Cost $65.pp
Dress Formal
Cocktails 5:50pm Dinner 6:30.pm

Tickets available: Margaret Logan 250-758-1696 margaretlogan@shaw.ca
JoAnne Finley 250-667-3147
Harold Wallace 250-510-6438
Ralph Rayner rrayner@gulfview.ca

Please pay for tickets at time of ordering
May pay by cash, check to Margaret Logan with Fraternal Ball in memo line or e-transfer to margaretlogan@shaw.ca

Gentlemen wear your best tuxedo, ladies this is your chance to sparkle. Bring your dancing shoes.

If staying overnight in town come watch or participate in the Big Chill. To support OES Cancer Project sponsor a ‘dipper’, enjoy watching members brave the waters of Departure Bay Beach and join us for a chilli lunch.

Fraternally the Fraternal Ball Committee
Ron Yates
JoAnne Finley
Harold Wallace
Margaret Logan chair.

Here is a map showing the venue location:

Here is a Google Street View image showing the Bowen Road entrance to the venue:

Manoah Lodge No. 141 December 2017 Regular Meeting Cancelled

Brethren,

We regret to inform you that the Regular Meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141 for December 2017 has been cancelled.

Unfortunately many of our Officers and members are unable to attend this meeting due to prior seasonal commitments. We have therefore decided to cancel the December 2017 Regular Meeting.

But we look forward to seeing everyone at the next Regular Meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141.