There has been no shortage of events and activities during this year, but attendance has dropped off significantly. This issue will be discussed at the June 5th District Meeting with the aim to determine a course of action to address low attendance at events.
In the interim period, Installation Ceremonies are ongoing and are deserving of your attention and participation. Installing Masters no doubt benefit from visiting other Installation Ceremonies held before their event to gauge their preparedness. Newly Installed or Masters Elect, new or soon to be new Senior and Junior Wardens will all benefit from attending Installations for many reasons, but particularly to make acquaintance of their travelling companions for the new Masonic Year.
I encourage all of you to make a special effort to attend the remaining Installation Ceremonies. Much has been said about visitation and of its benefits. Now is the time to put words to action. I hope to see you at future District 2 Installations.
Installations: See the table below for details.
District Pilot Project: Thanks to those lodges that completed the survey and submitted their data. The new Ottawa District 2 website
( http://www.ottawamasons.ca/ ) is now under construction and your lodge will be prominently featured. Your Strategic Planning Committee thanks you and is looking forward to the submission of data from remaining lodges. Your assistance in addressing our retention issue is deeply appreciated.
Fire Inspections: Thank you to those who submitted their inspection reports and look forward to receiving three remaining reports. For the lodges at Walkley Road and Westboro - a combined report will be submitted on your behalf.
Final Reports - District Chairmen: District Chairmen who have not yet submitted their reports are encouraged to draft their final report, which will be sent out with the minutes of the last District Meeting. The District Secretary will be pleased to receive your report by no later than 19 May.
Advertising Lodge Events: If you would like to advertise your lodge events in future "What's Going On" emails, please send the information to me. You may also contact our Communications Chairman, Bro. Reiach if you want more details entered on the website calendar. Keeping the lines of communication up and running is a priority with me, so please make use of this resource.
New Immediate Past Masters/Lodge Secretaries: Please forward this message to your new Worshipful Master. Please send the email address of your successor to the District Secretary.
Brother District Secretary, Please forward to the lodge Secretaries.
Lodge No. 196
May 8, 2017 FB 6:30 PM
Lodge No. 459
May 9, 2017 FB 6:30 PM
Lodge No. 177
May 15, 2017 FB 6:30 PM
Lodge No. 741
May 17, 2017
Lodge No. 721
May 18, 2017
Lodge No. 526
May 19, 2017
TYLES at 6:30 PM FB after
Lodge No. 264
May 23, 2017
* DDGM INVITED TO INSTALLATION
FB = Festive Board
DISTRICT ADVISIORY COMMITTEE MEETING
May 16th, Arnprior at 4:30 PM
All PDDGMs, Grand Registrars from District 2 are invited to attend
Dress: Smart Casual
GRAND MASTER'S EASTERN TOUR 2017
Wednesday, May 17 - 9:30 a.m. - Luxor Daylight Lodge No. 741 Installation