December 13, 2014
On Saturday afternoon Dec. 13, 2014, the King Edward Lodge #86 conducted a Master Mason's Degree for their new Bro. Dale Langille. The degree team lead by RW Bro. Alan Linkletter did an excellent job of the degree work. They had a prompter but he was almost never called upon. Well done brothers on a superb degree. The Drama which followed was performed equally as well lead by VW Bro. Dale Porter as King Solomon. There were 16 brothers present for the degree including 5 visitors. Three visitors from Alexandra Lodge #87, our PDDGM, RW Bro. George Anderson from Acadia and our present DDGM, RW Bro. Bill Merriam, from Widow's Son.
Following the degree we all retired to the hall for a delicious pot luck supper. King Edward can always be counted on for their splendid hospitality!
Below L to R: VW Bro. Scott McNairn, master of King Edward, Bro. Dale Langille and RW Bro. Bill Merriam, DDGM.
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December 1, 2014
On the first day of December five brothers from Alexandra Lodge #87 traveled to Pugwash to present the Traveling Gavel to Acadia Lodge #13. There were enough brothers to make this an official lodge visit as well. Acadia Lodge was also visited by the GM, MW Bro. Paul Frank, and his GDofC, RW Bro. Kenneth Simmons, who had driven up from Halifax for an unofficial visit. After the lodge conducted its regular business which included their annual election of officers, the secretary of Alexandra, VW Bro. Michael Gaul, presented the Gavel to VW Bro. Wayne Arsenault, secretary of Acadia Lodge. The Masonic Education, which is part of the Traveling Gavel presentation, was given by RW Bro. Jack Boyd. He spoke on the significance of the "white apron".
After the presentation VW Bro. Arsenault drew the name of the next lodge on Traveling Gavel's journey. It is Wimburn.
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November 22, 2014
On Saturday, Nov. 22, the masons of Cumberland County were summoned to attend the Cumberland District Annual Meeting by our DDGM, RW Bro. Bill Merriam. The meeting was hosted by Widow's Son Lodge #48 in River Philip. Twenty-two brothers from the district heeded the summons and a very productive Annual Meeting then ensued.
We were very pleased this year to have three distinguished visitors with us: MW Bro. Paul Frank, GM of the Masons of NS, RW Bro. Peter Ponsford, Deputy Grand Master and RW Bro. Kenneth Simmons, GDofC.
Please see the minutes posted on the following page for further details.
Above the GM and the DDGM are being escorted from the lodge at the end of the meeting. Click on the thumb nail pictures below to see more of the day's happenings.
November 13, 2014
At the regular meeting of Alexandra Lodge #87, Widow's Son Lodge #48 presented the Traveling Gavel to Alexandra Lodge. During the presentation a name was drawn to see where the Gavel will go next and Acadia Lodge in Pugwash will be its next stop on its rounds of our nine district lodges.
Below is VW Bro. Gary Sterling (WM of Widow's Son and this year's DGDofC) handing the gavel over to VW Bro. Michael Gaul, Secretary of Alexandra Lodge.
October 20, 2014
On Oct. 20th the DDGM made his official visit to Laurie Lodge #70 in Springhill. As an interesting note, the Lodge was held in a temporary location - the United Church Springhill. Four PDDGM's were in attendance with visitors from Wimburn and Acadia. Below are the DDGM, RW Bro. Merriam and the master of Laurie Lodge, W Bro. Justin Simons.
October 14, 2014
King Edward Lodge #86 was pleased to have the DDGM, RW Bro. Bill Merriam, with them on Tuesday night. Here the DDGM is greeted by the master of King Edward, VW Bro. Scott McNairn.
October 9, 2014
At the Thursday night meeting of Alexandra Lodge #87 the DDGM, RW Bro. Bill Merriam, made his official visit. They had planned on having a First Degree for him to see, but unfortunately, the candidate did not show up and his degree had to be postponed. Below we see the DDGM making his official entrance to the lodge.
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October 2, 2014
DDGM RW Bro. Bill Merriam paid his official visit to Acacia Lodge #8. Below the master of Acacia, W Bro. Bruce Cuco, hands the gavel to the DDGM.
September 27, 2014
Our first Interprovincial Day was held at Westmoreland Lodge #44 in Port Elgin with brothers attending from the three Maritime Provinces. The event was an unconditional success. Please click the picture below to find out more about this historic day.
September 17, 2014
DDGM Visits Wimburn Lodge #75
July 4, 2014
CDMA Presentation to CEIP
On July 4, 2014 a number of the brothers from the district lodges met at the Beacon Street Park, Amherst, to make this year's cheque presentation to CEIP. This was done during CEIP's Annual Family Picnic. CDMA was very pleased to be able to donate $17,050. this year!
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the noontime presentation.