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!
Fraternal Visit to Luxor Daylight Lodge 741
We had eight members in attendance at the DD's official visit to Luxor Daylight Lodge on Wednesday, 17 Oct 18, and are now, at least temporarily, the proud holders of the Travelling Trowel (even though it is not actually in our possession).
Bytown's fraternal visit to Ashlar Lodge No. 564 on 2 Nov 18 led to our lodge again being presented with the Travelling Trowel. As the photo shows, seven of our brethren turned up to claim the trophy for the largest number of visitors.
At Dalhousie Lodge No 52 on 6 Nov 18, we again successfully defended the trophy with another strong delegation, this time with 11 members present (RWBro Peter Harbert is not in the photo., but he was there). Great work!
On 14 Nov 18, on the occasion of the DD's official visit to Ionic Lodge No. 526, we did it again! The photo shows our nine member delegation, along with the WM of Ionic and the DDGM.
Although we don't have a photo, Bytown sent nine members to the DDGM's Official Visit to Madawaska Lodge No. 122 in Arnprior on Monday, 12 Nov 18. Once again, we were the largest visiting delegation, and we retained the trophy.
A Clean Sweep!
Eight members of Bytown showed up at the DDGM's official visit to Renfrew Lodge. Our nearest competitor was Pembroke, but they only had seven, so we won the trophy again. Well done Bytown!
Heather and George Ingraham opened their lovely home to the Brethren, families and friends on 2 Dec 18 for our annual Christmas social. It was a roaring success, with loads of delicious food, and a packed house of holiday revellers. Our special ladies were all invited, but, none were able to make it. Thank you Heather and George for getting the holiday season off to such a pleasant start.
The Nepean Minor Hockey Association (NMHA) House League, Atom Team G (NMHA Golden Knights), hosted a tournament on the weekend of 10 Dec 18. Bytown Lodge donated $80.00 to purchase pucks for a Chuck-A-Puck contest (see poster in photo). The contest contributed to the $3,000.00 the team raised at the tournament. Some of the pucks will also be used for practices and some others will be used to make souvenirs for the players at the end of the season.
The donation contributed to the Bytown Cornerstone submission as our support to a youth group.
The team has sent a big thank you to the members of Bytown for the donation.