Claude M. Kent Lodge No. 681



Our November meeting consisted of the Annual Past Masters’ Night. W Bro Wilf Hare took the Chair of KS and appointed all the officers from the ranks of the Past Masters of the Lodge. Bro Michael De Lorenzi-Dodd was the candidate for further advancement. After having proved himself well in the FC degree, he was duly raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. It was good to see so many PMs delivering portions of the ritual. It is a pity the night was so poorly attended by younger members – they would have witnessed the spectacle of older masons trying to recite ritual buried in grey cells eons ago!

Mid-month we had a treat. Bro James Sawyer had organised a Partners’ Night at the Scottish Rite Building in Hamilton. Many masons and their other halves enjoyed an hilarious performance of the play The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge. “A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.” The performance was beautifully rounded off with a gourmet buffet. Thank you, Bro Jamie.

As I write this, in just a few days we shall be hosting the annual Second Wednesday Lodges’ Meeting. And at our December Meeting we shall be holding elections for next year’s Worshipful Master and other officers. I do encourage all members of the Lodge to come out and exercise their right and meet their obligation to vote.

Nothing now remains but to wish each and every one of you happy and peaceful holidays. If you’re travelling, travel safe. If you’re drinking, don’t drive. But above all, have a blesséd time with your families.


W Bro Rainer Arocena WM

Next Installation Date: 
January 13, 2018
Next Official Visit Date: 
April 11, 2018
Wor. Master: 
Rainer Arocena
Wor. Master Phone: 
Neil Follett
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