Manoah Lodge No. 141 Donates New Cardiac Defibrillator To Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade

Manoah Lodge No. 141 has donated a new LifePak cardiac defibrillator to the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Manoah Lodge No. 141 members Sandy Henry (left) and John McIntosh (right) present a new defibrillator to Ucluelet Fire Chief Rick Geddes, 30 July 2019 (photo: Nora O'Mally - Westerly News)
Manoah Lodge No. 141 members Sandy Henry (left) and John McIntosh (right) present a new defibrillator to Ucluelet Fire Chief Rick Geddes, 30 July 2019 (photo: Nora O’Mally – Westerly News)

Here is a link to the local newspaper report in the Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News

Ucluelet fire chief Rick Geddes accepts a new LIFEPAK from freemasons Sandy Henry and John McIntosh on July 30. This is the second time the Manoah Masonic Lodge has donated a piece of lifesaving equipment to the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Freemasons donate to LifePak cardiac defibrillator Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade

“The donation from these nice gentlemen is going to carrying on our best patient care.”

Manoah Masonic Lodge No. 141 donated a LifePak cardiac defibrillator to the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade last week.

The donation was presented to fire chief Rick Geddes by Freemasons John McIntosh and Sandy Henry at the July 30 fire practice.

“The donation from these nice gentlemen is going to carrying on our best patient care because our previous machine is about 20 years old. It’s worn out and obsolete. Thanks to Masonic Lodge,” said Geddes, adding that his healthy team of 23 firefighters will all know how to use the piece of lifesaving equipment.

Deputy chief Mark Fortune said the first defibrillator that the Freemasons donated saved two lives.

“The very first time we used it, we got a save. It’s priceless, and we wouldn’t have had that without the help of the Freemasons,” said Fortune.

The LifePak defibrillator that was donated to Ucluelet’s fire team cost about $3,000. It will be put to use when a person is not responding, not moving, not breathing normally or not breathing at all.

Freemonsary is the largest, oldest fraternity in the world with groups in over 350 countries.

“We’re active in all kinds of community work,” said Henry.

“The tenets of Freemasonary include charity and support of the community. We supply [equipment] to hospitals and schools and fire departments and we donate scholarships to the high school every year.”

In May, Manoah Masonic Lodge secretary John McIntosh presented Margaret Morrison from the Westcoast Community Resources Society with a $1,750 donation to put towards the Transition House.

The Manoah Masonic Lodge No. 141 meets once a month in Tofino in the space above Gary’s Kitchen and the BC Liquor Store. The Tofino branch has about 50 members and is governed by the Grand Lodge of B.C. and Yukon.

While they don’t solicit new members, Freemasons always welcome new members from all walks of life.

“Our members come from Tofino, Ucluelet, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo,” notes Manoah secretary McIntosh.”

Here are links to information about Manoah Lodge No. 141 or Joining Manoah Lodge No. 141.

Update: Regular Meeting of 8 September 2018 Moved To 15 September 2018

Dear Brethren,

As the funeral service described below for our late Brother Andy Murray conflicts with the Regular September meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141, our Worshipful Master, RWB Morris Soer, has requested the Grand Secretary to approach the Grand Master on our behalf for a Dispensation to move our Regular, September 8th meeting to Saturday, September 15th, at 1:00 PM.  We will meet for a no-host lunch in Gary’s Kitchen at Noon, 15 September 2018, prior to Lodge.

Fraternally,
John McIntosh
Secretary
Manoah Lodge No. 141

Brethren

FYI–Funeral Service Details for RW Bro. Andy Murray

Bro. Craig Wolverton, Secretary
Euclid Lodge No. 158

Brethren,

The funeral service for our good friend and brother, R.W.B. Andy Murray will be held at the Yates Memorial Service, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 8.

There will be a Masonic portion to the service conducted by the brethren of Euclid Lodge. Aprons may be worn under the coat, no jewels, collars, etc.

Brother Secretaries, I ask that you forward this information to the members of your respective lodges. Thank you.

Fraternally,

RWB Neil Westmacott
Worshipful Master
Euclid Lodge 158

Regular Meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141 – 14 April 2017

The Regular Meeting of Manoah Lodge No. 141 for March 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 14th, at 1:00 PM. All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

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, April 14th, at 1:00pm in the Masonic Hall, 308 Neill Street, Tofino BC. We will be voting on two Petitions for Initiation.

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

 

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