Regular Meeting Of Temple Lodge No. 33 – 10 September 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 for September 2019 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Tuesday,  10 September 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Please note that we will be conducting a Fellow Craft Degree as part of this Regular Meeting. Temple Lodge No. 33 usually holds Emergent Meetings to conduct degrees but, in this particular case, we are making an exception to our usual practice.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Dr. David Berlinski On “Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions”

For the philosophically inclined among our readers, here is an interesting 2011 video of Dr. David David Berlinski at the Hoover Institution discussing “Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions” .

 

For those interested in reading more on this topic, here is a link to Dr. David Berlinski‘s book, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions.

Here are some more videos featuring Dr. David Berlinski:

David Berlinski and Christopher Hitchens,

David Berlinski at the Hoover Institution, 2014

Grand Master's Chair. Grand Meeting Room, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
Grand Master’s Chair. Grand Meeting Room, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)

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Shriners Supporting Masonic Lodges And Masonic Lodges Supporting The Shrine

Mhairi Logan Swanson, Queen of Miriam, Temple No. 2, Daughters of the Nile sent us the following graphic to promote cooperation between Masonic Lodges and the Shriners.

Graphic courtesy of Mhairi Logan Swanson, Queen of Miriam Temple No. 2, Daughters of the Nile.
Graphic courtesy of Mhairi Logan Swanson, Queen of Miriam Temple No. 2, Daughters of the Nile.

This states the case very well. Far too often we tend to focus on the Shrine at the expense of our Masonic Lodge or on our Masonic Lodge at the expense of the Shrine.

Gizeh Shriners of B.C. & Yukon and the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club No, 27 are the public face of Masonic charity in the Cowichan Valley. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club No, 27.

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Bill Killam 90th Birthday BBQ – 21 July 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bill Killam is turning 90 and his family holding BBQ to celebrate his 90th Birthday. Freemasons are invited to attend!

Bill Killam 90th Birthday Invitation
Bill Killam 90th Birthday Invitation

Bill Killam’s 90th Birthday BBQ will be held on Sunday, 21 July 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Duncan Community Lodge, 2244 Moose Road, Duncan.

Those wanting to attend are asked to RSVP by phone or text at 250-510-9718 or by email at BillKillam90thBirthday@gmail.com

Here is a map showing the location of 2244 Moose Road, Duncan:

 

Here is a Google Street View image showing the road entrance of 2244 Moose Road, Duncan:

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Deceased Brethren On The Ross Bay Cemetery Tour – 30 June 2019

On 30 June 2019 our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian did a tour of some Masonic graves in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, as a fund raiser for the Old Cemeteries Society.

For those wanting more information about the graves included on the tour, and the occupants of those graves, here are links to more information about them. Continue reading Deceased Brethren On The Ross Bay Cemetery Tour – 30 June 2019

Our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian Will Be Doing A Tour Of Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, For The Old Cemeteries Society – 30 June 2019, 2 p.m.

web header photo showing Masonic Square & Compasses on a gravestone in Ross Bay Cemetery

Our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian, W.B. Mark Anderson, will be doing a walking tour of Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, for the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria. on 30 June 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

The topic will be some of the Masonic graves in Ross Bay Cemetery, of which there are many. See our page on Ross Bay Cemetery.

These tours are a fund raiser for the Old Cemeteries Society, which uses the funds in its work in historical research and maintaining grave stones and monuments in cemeteries in and around Victoria. Temple Lodge No. 33 has participated in these fund raising tours in the past and is is very pleased to have been asked to participate in the 2019 Old Cemeteries Society tours.  The cost for OCS members is $2.00/person, non-members $5.00/person.

One of the graves which will be on the 30 June 2019 tour is Robert Patterson Rithet, a prominent figure in Victoria business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Robert Paterson Rithet is interred in the Rithet family mausoleum, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.
Robert Paterson Rithet is interred in the Rithet family mausoleum, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

The Old Cemeteries Society tours meet in front of Oregano’s, Fairfield Plaza, 1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria and walk across Fairfield Road to Ross Bay Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

All Masons are very welcome to come out to this Ross Bay Cemetery tour to learn something about Vancouver Island Masonic History and to support the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria, a worthwhile organization which we have supported in the past and will continue to support in future.

Here is a map showing the location of Oregano’s, Fairfield Plaza, 1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria:

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Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 – 11 June 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 for June 2019 will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C. on Tuesday,  11 June 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Please note that this is our annual Casual Night with a Steak BBQ before the meeting. Social time will start at 5 p.m.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Cost for the meal is $20.00

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

District 27 Masonic Education Day – 1 June 2019, 9:30 a.m

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be hosting the annual District 27 Masonic Education Day at the Duncan Masonic Temple on Saturday, 1 June 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be lunch afterwards.

The theme of the 2019 District 27 Masonic Education Day will be technology and its use in the Craft. The presenters will be as follows:

  • District 27 Education Officer Mark Anderson will demonstrate how to build a Masonic Lodge website by building a new website for Admiral Lodge No. 170;
  • Bro. Connor Massey will do a presentation on Masonic podcasts. Bro. Massey hosts a Masonic podcast;
  • The District Deputy Grand Master, R.W.B. Ken Christofferson will be doing a presentation on a topic of his choice.

The District 27 Masonic Education Day is open to all Freemasons and their guests. There is no charge for this event.

It will be held at the Duncan Masonic Temple. We hope to see you there.

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Temple Association Meeting – 8 May 2019, 7 p.m.

There will be a Temple Association Meeting on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

All members of Temple Lodge No. 33 are encouraged to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

Fellow Craft Degree – 7 May 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be conducting a Fellow Craft Degree on 7 May 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Please note the following additional upcoming meetings of Temple Lodge No. 33:

Duncan Masonic Temple, 1963 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.