Claude M. Kent Lodge No. 681



I wish to thank you all for your support at our April regular meeting that marked the Official Visit of our DDGM, R W Bro R Larry Hinkley. The occasion was poignant for it coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in which the Canadian Corps led the assault. To remember that gallant event in history, Piper Bro Jamie Sawyer played a hymn on the very pipes that had led the Canadian troops into battle.

Two worthy brothers in our lodge attain their respective 25 years in masonry in 2017; W Bro Rob Radich in January and V W Bro Errol Anderson in December. The DDGM was pleased to present them both with their lapel pins at the meeting. Our IPM, W Bro Andrew Milloy was also presented with his Past Master’s Certificate by the DDGM. The candidate for the evening was Bro Benjamin de Lança of St Clair Lodge No. 135 whom we had the privilege of passing to the Second Degree on St Clair’s behalf. Bro de Lança acquitted himself well and was a credit to his lodge. Several brethren from CMK, including two FCs, stepped onto the floor for the first time and gave good presentations of ritual. The dinner beforehand was excellent and we ended the evening with a slice of the IPM’s birthday cake!

We have a busy month ahead of us. At the Regular May meeting we expect to conduct a Third Degree and at an Emergent meeting we expect to raise another candidate to the SD of a MM. This meeting will be the annual Tri-Lodge meeting of all the Craft lodges in Oakville. CMK is hosting this year but, as usual, all lodges will take part. We then depart for a well-earned summer break.

To all those who are travelling, visiting, cottaging, vacationing or just staying at home, I wish you a safe and relaxing time and look forward to seeing you again in September. May TGAOTU be with you in all you do.

Fraternally, 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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