An Interesting Lecture On The Importance Of The Liberal Arts

We came across this interesting lecture from Hillsdale College by Dr. Richard Gunderman on the Importance Of The Liberal Arts, which have a prominent place in Masonic philosophy. Skip ahead to 1:25 for the start of the lecture.

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Duncan Baseball Team, 1905

Duncan baseball team, 1905. Back row (L to R) W. Gatt, Alec Gatt, Hope Herd, Jess Gidley (his father William Gidley was a Charter Member of Temple Lodge No. 33), Andrew Peterson. Front Row (L t R) David Alexander (his father David Alexander was a member of Temple Lodge), Kenneth F. Duncan, Ormond T. Smythe, W.R.J. Smythe, Charles Grassie (photo courtesy of Larry Kier - private collection)

Duncan resident Larry Kier has kindly provided Temple Lodge No. 33 with a copy of this photo from his personal collection. The photo shows the Duncan baseball team in 1905.

Duncan baseball team, 1905. Back row (L to R) W. Gatt, Alec Gatt, Hope Herd, Jess Gidley (his father William Gidley was a Charter Member of Temple Lodge No. 33), Andrew Peterson. Front Row (L t R) David Alexander (his father David Alexander was a member of Temple Lodge), Kenneth F. Duncan, Ormond T. Smythe, W.R.J. Smythe, Charles Grassie (photo courtesy of Larry Kier - private collection)
Duncan baseball team, 1905. Back row (L to R) W. Gatt, Alec Gatt, Hope Herd, Jess Gidley (his father William Gidley was a Charter Member of Temple Lodge No. 33), Andrew Peterson. Front Row (L t R) David Alexander (his father David Alexander was a member of Temple Lodge), Kenneth F. Duncan, Ormond T. Smythe, W.R.J. Smythe, Charles Grassie (photo courtesy of Larry Kier – private collection)

This photo shows the following members of Temple Lodge No. 33:

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M.W.B. Don MacKenzie, Grand Master, 2020-2021

Our newly Installed Grand Master of B.C. & Yukon for 2020-2021 is M.W.B. Don MacKenzie.

M.W.B. Don MacKenzie, Grand Master, B.C. & Yukon, 2020-2021.
M.W.B. Don MacKenzie, Grand Master, B.C. & Yukon, 2020-2021.

M.W. BRO. DONALD WALTER MACKENZIE

Grand Master 2020-2021

MW Bro Don Mackenzie was born in New Westminster on 4 April 1951 and educated in Maple Ridge. Our Grand Master is a proud seventh generation Freemason. As you would expect, he was exposed to Freemasonry from a young age, which influenced his early childhood. This masonic influence has continued throughout his adult life.

In 1974 he started a more than thirty-year career contracting for Columbia Bitulithic, a well established paving and road building contractor located in Vancouver.

Our Grand Master was initiated in May of 1992, passed in February of 1993, and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in March of 1993, in Prince David Lodge No. 101, in Maple Ridge. He was elected as Worshipful Master for the 1997-1998 Masonic year, the fourth member of his family to hold that office.

Our Grand Master has served as Director of Ceremonies for his lodge on several occasions and has stepped into other rôles whenever necessary. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master, representing District 28 for MW Bro Donald E. Stutt for 2013-2014.

He is a 32º Scottish Rite Freemason and a member of Fraser Valley Lodge of Perfection. Our Grand Master was elected Junior Grand Warden in 2017 and installed as Grand Master in June of 2020.

Married in 2006 to Rita, they have a blended family of three sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.

When not being busy with Freemasonry MW Bro. MacKenzie also enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, camping, and travel.

 

Due To COVID-19 Precautions Temple Lodge No. 33 Has Cancelled All Meetings Until Further Notice

Brethren,

The Worshipful Master and Senior Officers of Temple Lodge No. 33 have decided to postpone the Installation of Officers, presently scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. In addition, all Regular Meetings are cancelled
until the present COVID-19 emergency is resolved.

Fraternally,
R.W.B. Tom Tams,
Secretary
Temple Lodge No. 33
Duncan, B.C.

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