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Grand Master’s Charity – Movember

My charity for 2014 -2015 is Movember which supports Canadian research into prostate cancer, men’s health awareness and other illnesses peculiar to men. All funds raised stay in Canada and less than 10% of funds go towards administering the charity. We will be raising funds year round but the month of Movember (November) is of special significance for those that […]

Freemasonry: The secret’s out

Despite what you’ve seen depicted in popular culture involving strange symbols, mysterious rituals, and men clothed in curious regalia, the Freemasons are not a secret organization, says Guy Olsson, a member of the Cloverdale Masonic Lodge, which has been around for more than 50 years. A better word than secret might be “private,” says Olsson, a past […]

The New Generation

Freemasons in midst of popularity, membership boom. IN LOS FELIZ, across from a 7-Eleven on North Vermont Avenue, a few dozen men in their early 20s to late 80s share a dinner behind closed doors. Some wear full tuxedos with bow ties and jeweled cuff links, some have shoulder-length hair, and others wear open-collared shirts that reveal […]

Washing the Cancer cars

The weekend of Nov 24 saw the members of Dogwood Lodge out in Vancouver, taking their turn to wash the Cancer Cars. If you don’t know about this program, click here to learn more. It’s a great program and it takes so little to help out. W. Bro.Len Fraser, W. Bro. Steven Andsten and Bro. Rob Hatchwell and Susan D’Agostino […]

New swords for Dogwood Lodge

At our meeting on Jan 19 W. Bro. Steven Andsten present to Dogwood Lodge 2 Masonic swords. These swords were to replace the two that were stolen during the breaking in a few months prior. The brethren were very pleased with the quality and detail of the swords, but several brethren commented that due to the size […]

Grand Lodge 2011: A Success!!!

I’d like to take this opportunity as Worshipful Master of Dogwood Lodge, but also as Registrar for Grand Lodge 2011 to thank all those volunteers who were involved. Our great success would not have been possible without your support. I’d also like to thank all of my fellow committee members for their tireless efforts over the last […]

Dogwood’s turn to wash the Cancer Cars

The weekend of February 18 saw the members of Dogwood Lodge out in Vancouver, taking their turn to wash the Cancer Cars. If you don’t know about this program, click here to learn more. It’s been a while since we last got together as a lodge to wash the cars. It’s a great program and it takes so […]

Big Changes for Dogwood Lodge

During the regular communications in May of 2007, the brethren of Dogwood Lodge, following several motions presented by Bro. Patterson voted to change Dogwood Lodge to a Daylight Lodge. The brethren saw a need for a Daylight Lodge, as many brethren in the district are unable to attend evening meetings. In addition to this change, Dogwood Lodge […]

Freemasonry in Print

I just came across a great resource. The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales produces a quarterly magazine for it’s members and those interested in it’s publication. In addition to the print magazine (which I just read the last 2 copies of – thanks to a friend) they offer the magazine for free online. This is […]

ABC Video on Freemason & Knights Templar

2 short videos on Freemasons and Knights Templar Freemasons: A Secret Society Is a mysterious organization for men plotting a government takeover? Mystery of the Knights Templar An 800-year-old group formed by monks is at the center of much mystery.

True Toleration

One of the greatest things that I have admired about Masonic lectures is their ability to focus on particular single words and present them to the brethren in a new or expanded context. Words such as improvement, when coupled with intellectual, moral, spiritual or perhaps social order. Harmony, when used to describe how it enables us to […]

Integrity at the West Gate

Trends are changing in Freemasonry, both in our jurisdiction and indeed around the world. For the first time in many years we seem to have an onslaught of petitions from young men in their twenties, thirties and forties. One cannot help but ask “why is this”? what is happening in the outside world that is causing young […]

Devon Freemasons Give £30,000 to Local Charities

Over 110 people assembled at the Masonic Hall in Paignton recently, when the Freemasons of Devon gave £30,000 to forty-three local organisations and charities. These organisations were spread throughout the county and included the Childrens’ Hospice South West, the Exeter Hospice, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the St John’s Ambulance and Exeter Cathedral Third Millenium Campaign. Also […]

How to Do Interesting and Informative Masonic Research

How should you start Masonic research? The answer is simple. If there is a question you have been wondering about, look up that topic and related topics in Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia and Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, and other Masonic encyclopedias that you can find in Masonic libraries. Coil’s is probably the best, because it is one volume, […]

The Pillars of Freemasonry

The uninitiated of the outer world who enter the precincts of a Masonic Lodge, or casts his curious eye upon the Diploma of a Master Mason, cannot fail to notice the twin pillars that form so prominent a feature in the decoration of the one and in the design of the other.  Doubtless he contents himself with […]