September 21st saw a violent storm like none I recall every seeing in our region where 6 tornados reportedly touched down causing damage and power outages across many parts of our city. You’re Wardens and I made calls to many of you that we have not heard from in person or online to make sure you and your families were safe and did not require relief. We also used this opportunity to invite those we haven’t seen in a while out to the lodge for our regular meeting, after all a big part of being a Mason and member of the lodge is attending Lodge and interacting with one another. I am happy to report that everyone fared well through the storm other than some food that had to be thrown out due to extended loss of power.
We had a very enjoyable and educational October Regular meeting which was dubbed a rusty mason night. During the meeting we went up to the Third-Degree making stops in each degree to allow W. Bro. Sam Roberts to provide some information and education along the way. Very often this led to further discussions and education by various members of the lodge in attendance. It was announced at the meeting that all money collected in the Junior Wardens box will be donated to the Red Cross who are working to support those affected by the storms that hit the Ottawa area in late September. I am happy to say that a generous donation was collected and I thank everyone who contributed.
Our November meeting will include a 1st degree where we will welcome a new member to our lodge. I hope many of you can make it out to enjoy the evening and support our newest brother.