Bytown Installation 2014
Tickets available from the Secretary
($60 per person)
Photos from the
Wings and Beans Night
18 Oct 17
Ten contestants entered their chilis in the First Annual Chili Cook-Off, held at Wesboro Masonic Temple on Friday, 27 Apr 18. All proceeds from the Cook-Off were donated to the Ottawa Mission.
Every seat was filled, as ticket holders lined up to sample the offerings, and enjoy the following fun-filled meal.
Judges for the Cook-Off were our own DDGM, RWBro Michael Nagrodski, and Chef Rick from the Ottawa Mission. The judges chose three winners for the categories of: best overall chili, won by Olive Nelson; the most innovative chili, won by Robert Kerr; and the runner-up best chili, won by the WM's spouse, Holly Hawkins. In addition, everyone who attended had the opportunity to vote on the people's choice of the best chili, and that was won by Brodie Fraser's Mother Janice.
$1054 dollars was raised for the Ottawa Mission!
Traveling Trowel in 2019
Having won the Traveling Trowel every possible night in the autumn of 2018, we decided to try and make it a clean sweep by winning the trophy every possible night in the Masonic year. Since we could not compete for the Traveling Trowel at our own DD night, it temporarily passed out of our hands to The Builder's Lodge. But we won it back again four nights later on the occasion of the DDGM's official Visit to The Builders. 10 brethren of Bytown were there. No other lodge even came close.
We would have won it at the Defender's DD Night too, but the meeting was postponed because of weather. However, when the meeting was re-scheduled to 6 Mar 19, we won again with 10 members present. (See photo).
There were then only two DD nights left. The first was at Cobden on 12 Mar 19. Again ten members of Bytown showed up, only to find that they were TIED with Pembroke, who also had ten. Because Pembroke had more MMs present than we did, the trophy was awarded to Pembroke.
At the last DD Night of the current Masonic year, on 26 March, we sent another 10 member delegation to Chaudiere. This time, The Builders also had a 10 member delegation and once again we lost the tie breaker, because The Builders had more PMs than we did.
So, we finished the year having won the Traveling Trowel on every possible occasion but two, and on those we tied the winner in size of delegation, only losing on the tie breaker issues. An impressive achievement!
The winning Trivia Team
Trivia Challenge 29 Jan 19
Absent from photo Bro. Cameron Arnott
Bytown had three tables at the 2019 Valentine's Charity Ball on 9 Feb 19. Most of those who attended are in this happy group.
District Divine Service 2019
The 2019 District Divine Service took place on Sunday, 17 Apr 19 at Grace St. Andrew's United Church, Arnprior. Although the service was organized by District 2, both Ottawa districts took part.
An estimated 30 masons showed up for the service. Bytown had eight members present, which was by far the largest delegation from any one lodge. The event completed our requirements for our Cornerstone qualification.