Western – District #2

District Grand MasterRWBro. L. John Braye
District Grand SecretaryVW Bro Jerry J.S. Brett
District Grand Director of CeremoniesVW Bro. Oliver J. White
District Grand ChaplainVW Bro. Gordon W. Butt
E-mailjsarbraye@gmail.com

RWBro. L. John Braye

DISTRICT GRAND MASTER 2016-18

2017 District Meeting – West

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The Annual District Meeting of the Western District was held on Saturday,  March 18, 2017, after two (2) snow storm delays, at Bennett Hall, Corner Brook, NL.  The agenda, conducted by the RWBro. L. John Braye, included a Memorial Service in remembrance of our brethren who passed to the GLA since the last District Meeting, Activities Reports of constituent Lodges, and two presentations dealing with “The Structure of Grand Lodge ” and “Grand Lodge Protocol & Etiquette.”  Please note that the document Grand Lodge Protocol & Etiquette is available on the “Members Only Area.”  The Grand Master was pleased to be in attendance to bring the greetings of Grand Lodge and to emphasise the wonderful work of the Lodges in terms of Community Outreach, noting in particular the Grand Master’s Charity. All were thanked for being the example!

 

LODGES

Notre Dame Lodge No.6

Location: Springdale

Meeting night: First Thursday of each month

Installation: Second Saturday in September

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, MWBro. Cluney W.G. Vincent, the Grand Master, and Grand Lodge Delegation attended the Installation of Notre Dame Lodge #6 at Wells Memorial Hall, Springdale.  VWBro. Rayfield D. Wells was installed in the Chair of King Solomon. A banquet followed the Installation and Investiture of Officers at the Riverview Inn.  Breakfast was served at the Harold England Hall on Sunday morning followed by Divine Service at Grace United Church.

Corner Brook Lodge No.11

Location: Bennett Hall, Corner Brook

Meeting night: First Wednesday of September to May, Second Thursday in January

Installation: September

On September 15, 2017, Corner Brook Lodge #11 conducted its Installation and Investiture of Officers for the ensuring year. The Grand Master was pleased to lead the Grand Lodge Delegation to be present for the ceremony. WBro. Jeffrey B. Mitchell was installed in the chair of King Solomon. 
Interesting to note that all of the line officers are new Master Masters! Seven years of progression is lined up! The Grand Master is proud of his Mother Lodge.
A collection was taken in aid of the  Grand Master’s Charity, JDRF of Canada.   The Grand Master’s Charity is here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the occasion of the visit of the District Grand Master, RWBro. L. John Braye, January 12, 2017.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Surf & Turf “Ladies Appreciation” held following the regular meeting of Corner Brook Lodge #11 on June 7, 2017, the Grand Master, MWBro. Cluney W.G. Vincent, and the Worshipful Master, VWBro. Allan R. Skanes, were pleased to pose with the Masonic widows present.

 

Cabot Lodge No.13

Location: Cabot Masonic Lodge, Port aux Basques

Meeting Night: First Tuesday of the month

Installation: September

On September 12, 2017, the Grand Master and his delegation were pleased to be present for the Installation Meeting and Investiture of Officers of Cabot Lodge # 13 at Port aux Basque, NL. VWBro. Lloyd Francis was installed in the chair of King Solomon. The Grand Master was also pleased to receive a donation to his Grand Charity, JDRF of Canada.   The Installation was preceded by a delicious banquet for the brethren and ladies. 

Canam Lodge No.19

Location: Stephenville

Meeting night: First Monday of the month

Installation: September

On September 13, 2017, Can-Am Lodge at Stephenville, Nl., conducted its Installation and Investiture of Officers for the ensuring year. The Grand Master was pleased to lead the Grand Lodge Delegation to be present for the ceremony. WBro. Donald Dalton continues in the chair of King Solomon. 
In attendance was a Fellowcraft!

 

 

 

Mic Mac Lodge No.25

Location: Masonic Hall, Baie Verte Highway

Meeting Night: Third Wednesday of the month

Installation: Third Monday in September

On September 11, 2017, the Grand Master and his delegation were pleased to be present for the Installation Meeting and Investiture of Officers of Mic-Mac Lodge # 25 at Baie Verte, NL. VWBro. Colin A. Forward continues in the chair of King Solomon. The Grand Master was also pleased to receive a cheque from the RWMaster; a donation to his Grand Charity, JDRF of Canada.   The Grand Master’s Charity is here!

Lodge Lomond No.32

Location: Bennett Hall, Corner Brook

Meeting night: Fourth Monday of the month

Installation: September

 

Lodge Lomond #32, Jan. 23, 2017 – official visit of Dist G.M. (Western), RWBro. L. John Braye. He was greeted by the Bro. Derek Oates, Right Worshipful Master, and was extended Grand Honours. His delegation included VWBro. Oliver White, OSM,  District GDofC; VWBro. Jerry Brett, District Grand Secretary; Gordon W. Butt, District GRand Chaplain; RWBro. C. Conrad Mulluns, Grand DofC; VWBro Gary L. Parsons, Grand Senior Deacon;  VWBro. John C. Braye, OMS;  VWBro Thomas C. Goulding, Grand Steward; and several PMs of Lodge Lomond #32. The main order of business was the Initiation of Bro. Gary LeRoy. Bro LeRoy’s son, Jordan, raised as a MM in Nov 2016, took part in the ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

At the stated meeting of Lodge Lomond #32, held at Bennett Hall, Corner Brook, on March 27, 2017, Brothers Chad Ford and Winston Crewe were initiated into Freemasonry. The Right Worshipful Master and the Grand Master extend congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

Also at the March 27th Meeting, MW Bro. Cluney W.G. Vincent, the Grand Master, was pleased to present Grand Lodge Certificates to Bros. John Buckingham, Terry Barrett, Ben Simms, Logan Organ, Darren Hutchings, and Jordan Leroy.

 

 

Did you know that Lodge Lomond #32 recently donated to the Community Mental Health Initiative?

 

 

Bro. Robert Grant of Lodge Lomond # 32, GLNL, and Lodge Humber # 1475, S.C., celebrated his 98th Birthday on June 22, 2017.  Family and friends gathered at Marble Inn Resort to celebrate this joyous occasion.  P.M. Glenn Porter and P.M. Hughie Butt of Lodge Humber #1475 SC of Deer Lake; his son, WBro. Ian Grant, of Fenwick Lodge #158 in Brandon, Manitoba, VWBro. Sid Harris and VWBro. Peter Puddester were in attendance.

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On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Grand Master and his delegation were pleased to be present for the Installation Meeting and Investiture of Officers of Lodge Lomond # 32 at Corner Brook, NL. WBro. Derek Oates continues in the chair of King Solomon. The Brethren were also pleased to welcome the Substitute District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Newfoundland & Labrador, S.C.. The Grand Master was also pleased to receive a donation to his Grand Charity, JDRF of Canada.