Monthly Breakfast Well Attended

The last Saturday morning of each month the brothers of Acacia Lodge #8 and Alexandra Lodge #87 put on a breakfast to raise money to help with the expenses of keeping our building maintained. Our February 27th meeting was very well attended by the people of Amherst. We had just over 90 customers. A special thanks to the brothers who come out every month to make this fund raiser work. Next month (March) is our Pancake and Sausage Breakfast (of course, that comes with real maple syrup, strawberries and whip cream)!


  1. A portion of the  90+ customers and the brothers working at the February breakfast.
  2. Some of the all important kitchen staff and our waiters checking to make sure their orders are filled correctly.

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Legacy of Life Presentation

At the CDMA’s February meeting on the 25th, Sue Boiduk from the Legacy of Life, gave the brothers a presentation on the importance of organ and tissue donation.

She gave us a very informative presentation on how the organs and tissues are used and answered a number of questions from the group. It can not be stressed enough how important this is because so many people are in need of organs and tissues. In fact, one of our brothers who was with us for the evening, is waiting for a kidney transplant. He has been waiting for 8 years! The list of those in our country waiting for the generosity of others is extremely long, thus the need for presentations by people like Sue Boiduk to help get the public educated.

We had a very good turn out for this meeting. There were 22 brothers from the district in attendance. Right after her presentation we had a short business meeting before closing for the night and enjoying the refreshments provided by the brothers of Alexandra Lodge #87, our host.


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Sue Boiduk from Legacy of Life giving a talk on the importance of organ and tissue donation.


Supper in Support of Rotary Syrian Refugee Projest

pancake supper Feb. 24, 2016

This past February 24, the Amherst Masonic Society, held a supper to help raise money for the Amherst Rotary’s Syrian Refugee Project. We held a Pancake (with real Maple Syrup) and Sausage Supper from 4 to 6pm (with lots of strawberries and whipped cream as well). We had it well advertised but because of the weather and other reasons we did not have a great turnout for the meal. However, we did manage to raise a few hundred dollars to give to the Rotary Club.

Amherst received its first Syrian Refugee Family back on Jan. 24. Below we see the family being welcomed at the Moncton International Airport. They are a family of 4, Mr. and Mrs. Abdul Latif and their two children: Firas age 17 and Aya age 11.

Syrian Family


Masonic Carpet Finds A New Home

Recently the brothers of Laurie Lodge #70 sold their carpet from their old lodge room in Springhill to the lodge at River Philip. Here we see the beautiful carpet in its new home. The brothers of Widow’s Son were very pleased to receive  this carpet as their lodge room is well used now by three lodges: Laurie Lodge #70, Wimburn Lodge #75 and Widow’s Son #48.

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Traveling Gavel Visits Widow’s Son

Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, 2016 five brothers from Alexandra travelled to River Philip to present the Traveling Gavel to Widow’s Son. The next stop on the Gavel’s travels will be to Wimburn Lodge on March 16.

Here we see VW Bro. Mike Gaul (Alexandra Secretary) presenting the gavel to Widow’s Son acting secretary for the evening, RW Bro. Dick Cameron.

After the gavel was passed over, VW Bro. Gaul gave a ten minute presentation – the topic of the Masonic Education presentation was “Brief Exerts from the History of Alexandra Lodge #87”.


Gavel Presentation Feb. 16 copy