IONIC LODGE #31 REGULAR MEETING – NOVEMBER 10, 2022

Brethren, our regular Lodge Meeting was held on Thursday, November 10.  Our normal date, Friday, fell on Remembrance Day.  R. W. Bro. Mark Barclay,  District # 7 DDGM held his  Official visit.  Our Lodge held it’s own Remembrance Service with Veterans attending and were recognized at the Alter.  Election of Officers for 2023 was held and the following Principal Officers were elected:

W. M  – V.W. Bro. Richard Gibbons

S. W.  – Bro. Ron Crush

J.W.  –  Bro. Bryan Anderson

The remainder of the Officers will be named by the W.M. on Installation Night, December 9. The DDGM concluded the evening with a informative address as to his DDGM Duties.

Bro. Jose Macalino was presented with his Master Masons Certificate by R.W. Bro. Mark Barclay. V.W. Bro. Kevin Garner, W.M. also gave his congratulations.

IONIC LODGE #31 REGULAR MEETING – OCTOBER 21, 2022

 Brethren, with the dispensation of our Grand Lodge, we held our Regular Meeting on October 21.  The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, M.W. Bro. Dean Elliott was in attendance and was welcomed to sit in the East by V.W. Bro. Kevin Garner.  The Regular Business having been attended to, the Grand Master, assisted my M.W. Bro. Don Finan made a number of presentations, as will be noted below.  The evening concluded with the Grand Master giving a very interesting address as to where Masonry could possibly be heading in the future.

 Bro’s Aru Davocol; Michael Rillo and Andrew Sneddon received Their Master Masons Certificates from M.W. Bro. Dean Elliott.   Also attending, V.W. Bro. Kevin Garner and R.W. Bro. Mark Barclay, District #7 DDGM.

Receiving their 25 year Certificates & Pins were, V.W. Bro. Bernie Meisner; V.W. Bro. Peter Hogger and R.W. Bro. Glenn Hunter

W. Bro. Marvin Bates received his 60 Year Certificate & Pin, quite an accomplishment.

M.W. Bro. Don Finan receiving his 50 Year Certificate & Pin.  Well done Don.

R.W. Bro. Mark Barclay, outgoing District #7 Secretary  presented R.W. Bro. Kevin Monsebroten, the incoming Secretary, with the Secretaries Pin, which was originally donated by R.W. Bro. Bill Swiderski.

The Members in attendance on this evening.

ION IC LODGE #31- REG JUNE 10 MEETING & STEAK & LOBSTER SOCIAL JUNE 11, 2022

Brethren, we held our Regular Monthly Meeting on June 10.  No Degrees.  Usual Business and conferring lapel pins on the 3 Principal Officers of the Lodge.  At the conclusion of the meeting the members helped to set up the hall for the following day’s Steak & Lobster Social. Thanks everyone.

Our Social was held on the following day with an excellent turnout.  A big thank you to the members who cooked the Lobsters and helped with the serving and cleanup.  Another great success.

IONIC LODGE #31 REG. MEETING – FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022

Brethren, we had a very successful meeting last evening with W. Bro. Barclay sitting in the East.  W. Bro. Galman was unable to attend and remained at home, looking after his Wife, Shirley, who was sick.  We missed you Bro. Galman, but rest assured that Bro. Barclay did a fine joy in your stead. We all wish Shirley a quick recovery.
Congratulations to Bro’s Macalino & Rillo, on their being raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The Degree Team put on an excellent show and are to be congratulated as well.  The presentation of the Flags, Canadian, Saskatchewan and Masonic require comment. The presentations were very well done. Military precision.   Brethren, a job very well done. We are proud of you.
The meeting was preceded by a wonderful Supper put on by Bro’s Macalino & Rillo.  What can I say about the food…..delicious and lots of it.  Thank you Brethren and all those who helped.  
I am including some photos from last evening.  A night to remember.

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IONIC LODGE #31 REGULAR MEETING – MARCH 11, 2022

 Brethren, our regular meeting was held on Friday March 11.  There was a very good turnout of about 24 Members.  W. Bro. Galman & his Degree Team raised Bro’s Andrew Sneddon & Aru Davocol.  Congratulations to both of our new Master Masons.  Your journey has begun.  Enjoy it.  Also, a job well done by the Master & his Team.  

IONIC LODGE # 31 FEBRUARY 11, 2022 MEETING

Brethren, some photos from our regular meeting on February 11, showing M.W. Bro Don Finan reading from the Past Masters Certificate which was then presented to W. Bro. Kevin Garner by our present Master, W. Bro. Arturo Galman.  Also present is W. Bro. Mark Barclay, District #7 DDGM Elect.

Bro. Andrew Sneddon proved in the 2nd Degree.  Excellent job. Congratulations.

IONIC LODGE #31 INSTALLATION MEETING – DECEMBER 10, 2021

 Brethren, Our Lodge met for it’s regular meeting on Friday, December 10 for regular business & Installation of our new Master, W. Bro. Art Galman and his 2022 Officers. 

W.Bro. Art Galman РMaster Ionic Lodge  2022

W. Bro. Galman & his slate of Officers for 2022

Members in attendance on Dec. 10.

W. Bro. Mark Barclay – received his Past Masters Jewel; W. Bro. Kevin Garner – Past Master; W. Bro. Art Galman – Master;  M.W. Bro. Don Finan – Secretary.

SNOW CLEARING AT THE LODGE

 

With our recent snow fall, our Filipino Brothers once again stepped forward and formed a cleanup group for snow clearing and they look happy doing it.  Thank you Brethren.

District 7 annual District Meeting. Oct. 23, 2021

Brethren, District #7 held their annual District Meeting at Ionic Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 23rd., with R.W. Bro. Bill Swiderski presiding. District Business was conducted and the following District Officers were elected for the years, 2021 – 2023.  Installation to be held during Grand Lodge in June:

V.W. Bro. Mark Barclay – DDGM Elect

W. Bro. Kevin Garner – Grand J.R. Warden

W. Bro.  Sean Swiderski – District J.R. Warden ( Britannia 23)

R.W. Bro. Kevin Monsebroten – District Secretary

W. Bro. Kevin Garner; V.W. Bro. Mark Barclay; V.W. Bro. Byron Trapp; R.W. Bro. Bill Swiderski; W. Bro. Sean Swiderski; R,W, Bro. Kevin Monsebroten.

R.W. Bro. Bill Swiderski, with his Sons, Bro. Derrick from Peace River, to his left and W. Bro. Sean to his Right from Lloydminster.

IONIC 31 LODGE YARD CLEANUP

 Brethren, this morning, October 10, these Brethren answered the call and did the cleanup of our Lodge yard.  Looks like they were having fun.  Thanks to all for a job well done.  It is indeed refreshing to see Members taking an active part in the maintenance of our Property.  Happy Thanksgiving all.

Bernie