Claude M. Kent Lodge No. 681



I hope that everyone enjoyed an awesome summer. For those who are still enjoying, we wish you more energy to make the most of it. A few rains poured but bright light from the sun illumined our balanced activities as we return to lodge in September.

Our meetings last May will be remembered by two younger brethren who were raised to the SD of a MM; Bro Andrew Sweiger at our regular meeting and Bro Matthew Cunnington at our emergent meeting. Both proved their proficiencies with impressive delivery.

I wish to thank the other Oakville lodges for their support in making the CMK-hosted Trilodge meeting an enjoyable and a fulfilling evening. As many brethren have remarked, it was a night of good camaraderie among the three lodges.

Our Annual CMK BBQ was a blast on a beautiful day at the Connell’s Residence. About 60 attended; brethren and their families, two petitioners and visitors from other lodges. We enjoyed an impressive BBQ, tasty potluck contributions, a great musical band comprising the children of our JD Bro Dave Beaton and, surprisingly, a talented W Bro Aggie Medeiros seated at the drums. Musicians like Bros Emil Story and Morgan McGoldrick showed their skills on guitars for the rest of the night. Our host SW Bro Dave Connell and his family had organized a wonderful family event this year and we all thank them for their hard work crowned with success!

A note for your diaries, the Committee for Social Events and Entertainment (the JW and Stewards) have planned a fun activity day on 30 September with a wine tasting and a tour at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Brethren, may our time either at home or out-of-town be distinguished with continued love for those nearest and dearest to our hearts.


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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