Service Awards Presented

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, Widow Sons Lodge #48 was the site of an important event in their lodge’s history. Two Meritorious Service Awards were presented to two deserving brothers.

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W Bro. Bruce Stewart and RW Bro. Bill Merriam were each presented with these distinguished masonic awards.

W Bro. Jason Stewart, the son of W Bro. Bruce, read his father’s scroll in open lodge. Our DDGM, RW Bro. Graeme Bales then placed the award on the suit jacket pocket of W Bro. Bruce Stewart.

RW Bro. Phil Adams read the scroll of RW Bro. Merriam in open lodge. RW Bro. Merriam’s award was placed on his suit jacket pocket by our DDGM.

After the presentation the brothers each gave a short speech detailing their masonic careers. They then thanked Widow Sons Lodge #48 for recognizing them with such a high distinction.


Sweet Heart Darts

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the lodges of Amherst joined to hold a Sweet Heart Darts day to raise money for this year’s CDMA Charity, the 4-H Clubs of Cumberland. Although the day started out a little “iffy”, as snow and rain were forecast, everything went off well. There was a good turn out of towns people and masons to take part in the day of darts.

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Darts players getting started in the Amherst Masonic Temple Hall.

Approximately 20 people were registered to play and with their registration fees added to the sale of food, plus a few donations, we came out with a total of $317 to be donated to the CDMA. Once added to the total coming from other lodges this money will be matched 3-to-1 by the Masonic Foundation of NS. Thus our contribution from Saturday will multiply to a grand total of $1268.   WELL DONE BROTHERS!

A big THANK-YOU to W Bro. Larry Ross, head of the CDMA’s Ways and Means Committee,  and to all brothers who helped out in any way to make the day a success.

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Everyone enjoyed the day of darts. On left is RW Bro. Alan Linkletter getting ready.
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VW Bro. Scott McNairn showing his dart throwing form with W Bro. Alfred Fisher waiting his turn.
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An expert darts player, W Bro. Charlie McWhirter and on Board #2, W Bro. Don MacKinnon.