On the evening of Nov. 15th the brothers from our eight district lodges came together for our Annual District Meeting chaired by our DDGM, RW Bro. Graeme Bales. This year it was again held in River Philip but this time it was hosted by the brothers of Wimburn Lodge #75. We were very pleased to see the lodge filled with 27 brothers in attendance including the visitors from Grand Lodge.
The meal was set for 6pm but it was closer to 6:30pm when we all sat down to enjoy a delicious seafood chowder made by the brothers of the lodge. The dessert was a hug Blueberry Coffee Cake courtesy of Mrs. Graeme Bales. This was served by the brothers of Wimburn along with a good helping of ice cream.
The master of Wimburn Lodge #75, W Bro. Ned Douglas opened the lodge and then the other Ruling Lodge Masters of the district were admitted and introduced. Next the DDGM was admitted and the gavel was turned over to him to conduct the annual meeting. Finally the representative from Grand Lodge, the JGW, RW Bro. John Dollimount, was admitted and given the Grand Lodge Honours. (Our Grand Master, the MW Bro. John Cody, had planned to come but was sick that evening and could not make it to the meeting.)
The meeting began with the Necrology Service followed by the Roll Call of lodges present, then the Yearly Reports of the Lodges to the DDGM read by the masters of each lodge or their representatives, a talk by the DDGM and a presentation to the secretary of Wimburn Lodge given by the JGW. Finally the JGW, RW Bro. John Dollimount, rose to speak and bring greetings from the Grand Master, the MW Bro. Cody.
The meeting closed shortly after 9pm. It was a great evening that once again had brought many of the brothers from the district together for some much enjoyed masonic fellowship.
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