On Saturday, January 13, 2018, four lodges from the Cumberland District joined their resources to conduct a four lodge Joint Installation in the River Philip Masonic lodge building. The event began with the brothers hosting a meal at 12 noon followed by the installation getting underway at 1pm.
The lodge room was filled to overflowing with 32 brothers in attendance (hopefully I counted correctly). The lodges taking part in the installation were:
Widow’s Son Lodge #48
Laurie Lodge #70
Wimburn Lodge #75
Wallace Lodge 76
Here the four new masters stand with the JGW.
The installation this year was hosted by Wallace Lodge #76. They also opened and closed the lodge meeting. The brothers were very pleased to have three brothers from Grand Lodge in attendance. The Grand Master was represented by the JGW, RW Bro. John Dollimount. He was accompanied by the GDC, RW Bro. Donald Evans, and the DGDC for Hants, VW Bro. Robert Evans, who also functions as the Assistant GDC when RW Bro. Donald Evans is unable to attend.
Turn on your speakers and watch the video below.
Other lodges from the district including Alexandra Lodge #87 and King Edward Lodge #86, also had brothers present as guests for the installation.
This year the Installing Officer was Bro. Don Jamieson. The Presenting Officer was RW Bro. Phil Adams and the Regalia Officer was W Bro. Bruce Stewart.
The new masters who were installed for 2018 are:
Widow’s Son Lodge #48 – W Bro. Robert Carter
Laurie Lodge #70 – W Bro. Stephen Hibberts
Wimburn Lodge #75 – W Bro. William Henley
Wallace Lodge #76 – W Bro. Ian Mattatall
Below are the four lodges and the brothers who were present for their installation for 2018.
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