W. Bro. Keezie Clarke Gilbart


W. Bro. Keezie Clarke Gilbart

Haida Lodge lost its most elderly member with the death of W.
Bro. K. Clarke Gilbart on August 1, 1994, at the age of 91
years.  Several brethren from Haida Lodge attended a memorial
service for Clarke, which was held on Saturday, August 5 at Oak
Bay United Church.  Tributes to W. Bro. Gilbart were given by
his son David and daughter Marjorie, and by Bro. Terry Smith on
behalf of Haida Lodge.

Clarke was the son of a medical missionary, and was born on the
Rolling River Indian Reserve in Manitoba.  Clarke obtained a
M.Sc. from the University of Manitoba, then moved west to
Edmonton and Calgary before finally settling in Victoria in
1947.  His interests included family camping trips, skating,
curling, lawn bowling, and drama.  He met his wife Rosa in
Edmonton through figure skating, and in their younger days both
were avid and accomplished skaters.  Clarke and his wife Rosa
shared 65 years together.  Clark had four grandchildren and a
great-grandson.

Clarke was initiated, passed and raised in Camosun Lodge No. 60
in 1950.  He was a founding member of Haida Lodge, and his name
is number 13 on the roll.  Clarke was invested as Haida Lodge's
first Inner Guard in January, 1956, at the ceremony of
Institution of Haida Lodge.  In 1961, Clarke was installed as
Worshipful Master of Haida Lodge.

Clarke will be remembered for his active interest in putting on
Masonic plays.  He directed several of the Claudy plays which
were performed by the members of Haida Lodge.  Many of the
brethren will remember Clarke's role in Greater Love Hath No
Man, performed while Haida Lodge met at Henderson Hall.  Clarke
interjected a great deal of humour at the last practice when he
forgot his only line in the play, "Fire! Fire! Fire!  The Palace
Theatre is afire!"



 In Memorium

KEEZIE CLARKE GILBART

Born: May 15, 1903 Passed To The Grand Lodge Above: August 1,
1994

May He Rest In Peace



 Approach thy grave like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
about him and lies down to pleasant dreams. - William Cullen
Bryant

In Memorium:

EDWIN JAMES LOCKHART Past Grand Master, 1977

Born: Jan. 4, 1906 Passed To The Grand Lodge Above: July 15, 1994

May He Rest In Peace

 M. W. Bro. Edwin James. Lockhart

On July 26, 1994, ten brethren from lodges in Victoria travelled
to Qualicum Beach to join close to 400 family members, friends
and brethren at the memorial service of one of our Past Grand
Masters, Edwin James Lockhart, who died on July 15, 1994, in
Nanaimo.  The service, held in the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre,
was conducted by the Worshipful Master of Concord Lodge No. 79,
W. Bro. E. J. Booth, who was the family doctor of our departed
brother.  Six Past Grand Masters were honorary pallbearers: Most
Worshipful Bros. Claude A. Green, James S. Hogg, Donald W.
Wakelyn, John J. Lobban, J. Waldie Manion, and C. Grant Wardlaw.
 W. Bro. Ernie Lockhart, Edwin's son, gave the family eulogy and
R. W. Bro. Don Machan gave the Masonic eulogy.  Our Senior Grand
Warden, R. W. Bro. Alex Reid, sang the solo hymn How Great Thou
Art.

M. W. Bro. Lockhart lead a full and interesting Masonic life. 
Born  in Wauchope, Saskatchewan, he was initiated, passed and
raised into Freemasonry in 1947.  He affiliated with Concord
Lodge immediately upon moving to the Island and was Worshipful
Master of Concord Lodge in 1953 and again in 1963.  He later was
given life membership in Concord Lodge.  He was appointed
District Deputy Grand Master in 1968, the same year M. W. Bro.
Jim Hogg was Grand Master, and was installed as Grand Master in
1977 in Prince Rupert.  Bro. Lockhart was a real lover of
Freemasonry, and was a member of the Royal Arch, Cryptic Rite,
Preceptory, Red Cross of Constantine, York Rite College,
Scottish Rite (Honorary 33o) and the Ancient Arabic Order of the
Noble and Mystic Shrine.  He and his wife were both members of
the Eastern Star.

* * *

... By and by you will be called, at the order of  the Great 
Architect of the Universe, from the labours and trials of earth
to the refreshments of Heaven, where you will be secure in the
protection of our Heavenly Father, throughout the ceaseless ages
of eternity, and enjoy the reflections of a well spent life, in
a land where all are equal ... From the Chaplain's Corner

After suffering a number of minor strokes, Eileen Kullman was
admitted to long term care in Aberdeen Hospital in June. 

Bro. Tom Outteridge received some sad news from England.  Tom's
brother Fred died on Saturday, June 11.

W. Bro. Charlie Moggridge suffered a minor stroke on June 5th. 
He is at home after a short stay in the hospital.

W. Bro. Charlie Prior has not been well recently, but assures us
he will be back in lodge soon.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to W. Bro. Dave Washington
and his family.  Shirley Washington passed away on Thursday,
August 25 after a painful and debilitating battle with cancer.

* * *

Other News

Tom Outteridge is now living in Oak Bay Lodge.  His new phone
number is 592-5151.  Tom and Jane celebrated their 35th Wedding
Anniversary on August 21, 1994.

W. Bro. Art Scott's daughter Shauna has received a $500 bursary
from Grand Lodge to assist her with her studies at University of
Victoria this fall.

Bro. Bob Houston is still working long and hard hours.  He is on
call with B.C. Ferries, and most of the work he gets is for the
graveyard shift, which makes it difficult if not impossible to
get to lodge.

* * *

Birthday Greetings

   We extend birthday greetings on behalf of Haida Lodge to the
following members:

Scot Warren     Sept. 11 Neil Sutherland        Sept. 12 Charlie
Moggridge       Sept. 16 Dave Washington        Sept. 25 John Helgason  Sept.
27 Neil Tattrie Sept. 29

Ray Maitland    Oct.   2 Len Duval      Oct.   5 Hugh Wood      Oct.   8 Peck
Houghton        Oct. 18 Bob Lyon        Oct. 29 Gary Downer     Oct. 29 Art
Scott   Oct. 30 MASONIC CALENDAR

Important Haida Lodge Dates:

September 21, 1994: Regular communication:  Election of Officers

September 28, 1994: An emergent meeting is planned for the
conferring of the Master Mason degree on our three Fellowcraft.

District 21 Installations (1994/95):

Lodge Date Time  Mt. Shepherd Sept.   7/94 7:00 p.m.  Malahat
Sept. 15/94 7:30 p.m.  Goldstream Oct.    6/94 7:30 p.m.  Haida
Oct.  19/94 7:30 p.m.  Confederation Nov.  19/94* 2:00 p.m. 
Henderson Nov.  28/94 7:30 p.m.  Britannia Jan.   12/95** 7:30
p.m.  Camosun Jan.   16/95 7:30 p.m.  * Social evening begins at
6:30 p.m. ** A banquet precedes the installation at 6:00 p.m.

District 21 Official Visits (1994/95):

Lodge Date Time  Mt. Shepherd Nov.   2/94 7:30 p.m.  Goldstream
Jan.    5/95 7:30 p.m.  Haida Jan.  18/95 7:30 p.m.  Henderson
Jan.  23/95 7:30 p.m.  Confederation Feb.  22/95 2:00 p.m. 
Malahat Mar. 16/95 7:30 p.m.  Camosun Mar. 20/95 7:30 p.m. 
Britannia Apr.   3/95 7:30 p.m.   Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 23: Grand Lodge Masonic Day, Freemason's Hall,
West 8th, Vancouver.

Thursday, November 10: Grand Master's visit to the Lodges of
District 21.  Hosted by Britannia Lodge No. 73.

* * *

More Golf

The Mt. Shepherd Lodge Golf Tournament is scheduled for
Saturday, September 17, at 8:30 a.m. at the Phillips Memorial
Golf Course in Sooke.  Cost: $30 per person for 18 holes and a
steak lunch.  Lunch only: $10.00; golf only: $21.00.  Spouses
welcome.  To register for the tournament, call Bro. John
Bartanus at 652-6847, Bro. Bill Jones at 642-5748, or W. Bro.
Bob Clarke at 642-3663. 100th Anniversary of United Service
Lodge No. 24

On July 18, 1894, United Services Lodge held its first meeting
as the newest lodge of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.  The
meeting was attended by the Grand Master, M. W. Bro. R. B.
McMicking.

On Saturday, July 16, 1994, a special anniversary meeting of
United Service Lodge was opened by W. Bro. Ray Wilson.  Our
Grand Master, M. W. Bro. Douglas Hargrove, and a suite of Grand
Lodge members and officers was received and welcomed to the
special communication.  With M. W. Bro. Hargrove were eight past
Grand Masters; our Senior Grand Warden, R. W. Bro. Clarke
Gilmour; our Junior Grand Warden, R. W. Bro. Alex Reid; four
District Deputy Grand Masters, including R. W. Bro. Rick Carter,
District No. 1, and R. W. Bro. Bill Headon, District No. 21;
four Grand Stewards; the Grand Standard Bearer; Grand
Pursuivant; and the Grand Historian.  Approximately 80 brethren
were in attendance.  The program for the day included a parallel
roster of officers for the meetings of 100 years apart, as well
as the toast lists of both events.  Twelve toasts were given in
1894, compared to five given in 1994.  Of particular interest
was a toast given 100 years ago to "The Press."  Included in the
printed program was a history of the lodge, which was read in
summary by R. W. Bro. Walter Phillips.  William T. Phillips, R.
W. Bro. Walter Phillips' father, was the first candidate for the
degrees in 1898.  Between the two of them, these two brethren
have collectively served United Service Lodge for most of its
100 years!

One might have concluded that there was a typing error in the
list of officers for 1894 and for 1994, because the name Bro. A.
C. Muir appears on both lists.  It seems that Alex Muir, Junior
Deacon, is the grandson of Bro. A. C. Muir, who was the first
Senior Warden of United Service Lodge.

Three brethren were presented with their 50 year pins by our
Grand Master: R. W. Bro. Walter Phillips, V. W. Bro. Jack
Bottomley, and W. Bro. James Hodson, father of Bro. Rick Hodson,
Director of Ceremonies.  (Unfortunately, Rick had to go to
hospital for observation on the morning of the meeting, so was
unable to attend.)  W. Bro. James Hodson travelled from Prince
George to be present for this special occasion.

One hundred and ninety brethren and their ladies attended the
banquet that followed later that night.  Congratulations to
United Service Lodge on the celebration of 100 years of service
to Freemasonry in Victoria, and to the organizing committee for
an excellent job in planning this special weekend of celebration.

* * *

A father is someone who can't get on the phone, into the
bathroom, or out of debt. Saltspring Island Sojourn

Several of the brethren from Haida Lodge and their ladies
travelled to Faye and Owen Benwell's property on Saltspring
Island on July 23 for a day of socializing and relaxation in the
summer sun.  Some of our brethren with recreation vehicles came
early and spent the weekend getting away from it all.

* * *

The Ice Cream Team

On Friday, August 5, 1994, six brethren from Haida Lodge and
seven members of the Job's Daughters converged upon the Saanich
Peninsula Hospital and dispensed 200 honey and almond ice cream
cones to any of the patients or staff who wished to have a cool
treat.

The event was organized by V. W. Bro. Steve Godfrey, who took
over the duties of coordinator from R. W. Bro. Art Fuller.

Bro. Cy Gibson provided piano entertainment for about 30
patients in the main dining lounge as the ice cream was served
to them.  Two other teams of servers moved about the wards and
rooms to serve patients who were unable to attend in the lounge.

This was the eighth consecutive year that this pleasant service
has taken place.  As usual, the weather was glorious and the ice
cream was a welcome treat for those who live and work in the
hospital.  Thanks to Island Farms Dairy Co-Op for donating the
ice cream and cones.  Appreciation for the help is extended to
Bros. Cy Gibson, Glenn Marriott, Tom Outteridge, Scot Warren and
Cal Woods.  Thanks also to Mrs. Patti Campbell and daughters
Sarah and Kate (Bethel No. 2), Mrs. Wendy Fathers and daughter
Julia, Lisa Chamberlain, and Treana Godfrey (Bethel No. 36). * *
*

"So Mote It Be"

The word "mote" is the third person singular of the present
subjective of the Anglo-Saxon word "motan", which means "to be
allowed," hence the phrase "So Mote It Be."

It is a quaint and charming form of the familiar "Amen," a dear,
deep, far-echoing word wherein God confirms the faith of man and
man accepts the will of God.- from the St. George's Banner

* * *

Remember always the Great Philosopher who being asked what his
religion was replied "That of all wise men."  "And what is
that?"  "Wise men never tell." Grand Lodge

Grand Lodge Appointments: At the 123 communication of Grand
Lodge in Penticton, the following appointments were announced:
R. W. Bro. Bill Headon, Britannia Lodge No. 73, District Deputy
Grand Master, District No. 21; R. W. Bro. Rick Carter, United
Service Lodge No. 24, District Deputy Grand Master, District No.
1; V. W. Bro. Graham Thomson, Aurora Lodge No. 165, Grand
Purseuivant; V. W. Bro. Jack Bottomley, United Service Lodge No.
24, Grand Steward. and V. W. Bro. Harry Bowman, Malahat Lodge
No.107, Grand Steward.

V. W. Bro. Steve Godfrey and W. Bro. Art Scott have been
reappointed to the Grand Lodge Committee on Education and
Leadership, and Bro. Godfrey has been asked to assume the
chairmanship of this committee.

W. Bro. Art Scott begins the second year of his two year
appointment as District Education Officer for District No. 21,
and W. Bro. Michael O'Hagan has been appointed District
Education Officer for District No. 1.

Next Grand Lodge Communication: Next year, the 124th annual
communication of Grand Lodge will be held in Prince Rupert.  In
accordance with changes to the Constitution, the 1995
communication will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday;
June 22, 23, and 24, 1995.

The 125th Annual Communication of Grand Lodge will take place in
Kelowna in June, 1996.

* * *

M. W. Bro. Douglas Hargrove, Grand Master

Douglas William Hargrove was born in North Vancouver on July 14,
1944.  His Masonic career began when he was initiated into
Fellowship Chapter of DeMolay in 1958.  Our Grand Master was
initiated, passed and raised in Burrard Lodge No. 50 in 1966,
and served as Worshipful Master in 1970.  He was appointed
District Deputy Grand Master of District 17 in 1986.  M. W. Bro.
Hargrove's progression to Grand Master began in 1991 when he was
elected Junior Grand Warden in Penticton.

M. W. Bro. Hargrove is married to wife Beverley, and has three
children, Stephen, age 25, Glenn, age 18, and Andrea, age 17. 
By profession, he is a business consultant, and he is also
active in the Anglican Church and the Boy Scout organization. *
* *

Tilting at windmills hurts you more than the windmill. Biography
of R. W. Bro. Bill Headon

Richard William (Bill) Headon, our newly-appointed District
Deputy Grand Master for District No. 21, was born on January 12,
1939, in Surrey, England.  In 1956, the family moved to
Vancouver, B.C.  After graduating from U.B.C. with a degree in
Urban Land Economics, Bill worked in Vancouver on some large
construction projects, such as the B.C. Electric Building, the
BCTV studios, and the Royal City shopping centre in New
Westminster.

Bill met his wife Aileen when she was working for a property
valuation firm in Vancouver.  In 1960, Bill and Aileen were
married in Aileen's home town of Kelowna.  After a year in
Vancouver, they moved to Nelson.  Four years later, in 1965, the
Headons moved to Kamloops.  Bill and Aileen have two sons, John
and Philip.

Bill was initiated into Kamloops Lodge No. 10 in 1967.  He
received his Master Mason degree in Golden Lodge No. 11, a
sister lodge of Kamloops Lodge No. 10.  It was an established
custom for the two lodges to pay fraternal visits, and the
lodges often took one of their candidates to the other lodge to
put on a degree.  Thus, Bill was raised in Golden Lodge No. 11
during a fraternal visit.

Bill became Worshipful Master of Kamloops Lodge No. 10 in 1973. 
A proud accomplishment was his involvement in the planning and
building of the new Masonic temple and the adjacent Acacia
Manor, a subsidized apartment accommodation for seniors.

In 1974, Bill was appointed Deputy Assessment Commissioner of
the B.C. Assessment Authority and the family moved to Victoria. 
Bill affiliated with Britannia Lodge No. 73 in 1980, and served
as Worshipful Master in 1985.  He is active in the Scottish Rite
and also maintains membership in the Royal Arch and the Shrine. 
He is a director of both the Victoria Masonic Temple Association
and the Building Society and is proud to see the completion of
Ashlar Manor.  As director of fund raising for phase II, he
looks forward to the challenge of restoring the heritage Masonic
Building at 650 Fisguard Street in Victoria.

Bill's leisure activities include spending time with his family,
which includes two grandchildren, Cory and Melissa.  He and
Aileen also like to travel and to play golf.

Our new District Deputy would like to see all of the lodges in
District 21 work towards the implementation of our Grand
Master's theme, "A Year of Action", by developing a plan or
vision to achieve the four long term goals set out by Grand
Lodge several years ago.  To achieve these long term goals, we
must  think more about who we are and what we want to do.  If we
are to get the most our of our Freemasonry, we must practice the
words we speak.  Only then can we give Freemasonry more exposure
- through our actions, not through our words. Newsletter Editors
Meet

The past few months have afforded W. Bro. Art Scott
opportunities to commiserate with the editors of two other
Masonic newsletters.

Art had lunch with R. W. Bro. Bud Tarling of Comox Loge No. 188
while at the Grand Lodge Warden's Retreat in Courtenay in May of
this year. Bud is the editor of the Comox Lodge Hodge Podge.

More recently, during a trip to the Okanagan last July, Art was
able to have tea and cookies with Bro. Kevin van Herd, of St.
George's Lodge No. 41 at his home in Kelowna (refreshments
graciously provided by Kevin's wife Alice).  Kevan is the editor
of the St. George's Banner

For some time now, the editors of the Hodge Podge, St. George's
Banner, and The Lion's Paw have been exchanging newsletters and
sharing their experiences one with the other.  Not surprisingly,
the biggest challenge faced by all editors is finding someone to
help provide current information and material for the
newsletter.  The second concern is that feedback from the
readership is very limited, if not non-existent.

Producing a newsletter is an expensive proposition, and some
editors must use their ingenuity to raise sufficient operating
capital.  We in Haida Lodge have been very fortunate in having
an anonymous benefactor who has for several years provided
sufficient money to pay the costs of printing 110 copies of The
Lion's Paw every other month.  By incorporating the newsletter
with the mailing of the monthly communication, the distribution
costs of the newsletter have been minimized.  However, whenever
the inclusion of The Lion's Paw has increased the mailing costs,
the lodge has been reimbursed the difference.  This year was the
first time that a newsletter was produced for July and August,
and the cost of mailing this edition came directly from The
Lion's Paw operating funds.  In comparison, the Comox Lodge
Hodge Podge relies solely on advertising for its source of
funding.  Not only that, but we were surprised to learn that the
Hodge Podge is not mailed, but is delivered personally to the
brethren of Comox Lodge by the editor and a helper.  The St.
George's Banner is partially underwritten by the Lodge, but is
restricted to no more than four pages to minimize mailing costs.

* * *

Some Golf Trivia

Golf pro Lee Trevino has been hit by lightening twice on the
golf course.  It is said that he now walks down the green with a
number 2 iron raised over his said, and is quoted as saying
(allegedly) "not even God can hit that!"

* * * Some Hockey News

In our last issue, we published a biography of W. Bro. Norm
Byers.  We mentioned that one of Norm's hockey coaches was
"Cyclone" Taylor.  Coincidentally, the Gavel Society published a
feature about Freemasonry and the Stanley Cup.  Inside the pages
of the May-June issue is a story about Cyclone Taylor.

Frederick "Cyclone" Taylor played professional hockey in 1905,
when he joined the Houghton, Michigan team.  He got his nickname
of "Cyclone" in 1907 while playing with the Ottawa Senators. 
"Cyclone" was initiated and passed in Civil Service Lodge No.
148, Ottawa.  He was signed to play for the Vancouver
Millionaires before he could receive his Master Mason degree. 
He was raised in Plantagenet Lodge No. 65 in Vancouver in
August, 1913, and affiliated with that lodge in November of the
same year.

Bro. "Cyclone" Taylor played with the Millionaires until 1921,
helping Vancouver win its only Stanley Cup in 1915.  He died in
June, 1979, at the age of 94 years.

Incidentally, for the benefit of our Masonic hockey fans, Lord
Stanley, who donated the beautiful cup-shaped silver bowl which
bears his name, was a member of Alpha Lodge No. 16 in London,
England.  He became a Freemason in 1883 and served as Grand
Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England.

* * *

The Sign, Grip and Word of a Master Mason (not to be read by the
uninitiated)

The 'sign' is given by seizing the lobe of the right ear with
the left hand, extending the right hand in a horizontal position
and flexing the fingers until they touch the right elbow.  The
first part of the sign intimates that you are ever ready to
listen to the call of a Brother, the second part indicates your
determination to overcome all difficulties.  The 'grip' is given
by taking the thumb of a Brother's right hand, placing it
between the teeth, and gripping it tightly (hence the origin of
the term 'grip'); this grip, when mutually given and received,
distinguishes a Brother by night or day, and is seldom
forgotten.  The 'password' is "Latch-Key".  This word you will
mentally repeat to yourself before leaving home for a Lodge
meeting, so that at the close of our labours, and on your return
home, you may not have to stay on the wrong side of the door.
(from the St. George's Banner)

* * *

Out West, the cellar is the place to go in time of cyclone; and
when a man has a barrel of cider in the cellar, it's surprising
how many times a day he thinks there's a cyclone coming.
Commonwealth Masonic Fellowship Night

'Catch the Spirit!' was the theme of the XV Commonwealth Games
and the international spirit of Freemasonry was certainly
evident on the evening of Tuesday, August 16 as more than 360
brethren from Victoria and other parts of British Columbia
attended a special meeting hosted by Districts 1 and 21 to
welcome visiting brethren from Canada and the Commonwealth.

With W. Bro. Don Hilchey in the East, the presiding masters of
the two districts opened lodge at 7:30 p.m.  Once lodge was
opened and the visitors welcomed, the Victoria RCMP Veterans'
Degree Team was admitted. The gavel was tendered to R. W. Bro.
Gordon Cunningham, who presided in the East and proceeded to
conducted the meeting with decorum and dignity, interspersed
with quips of light humour in keeping with the spirit of the
evening.  His first duty was to receive our Grand Master, M. W.
Bro. Douglas Hargrove, accompanied by a suite of 14 Grand Lodge
officers.  He was preceded by Bro. Tom Hammond of Britannia
Lodge carrying the Book of Constitutions.  R. W. Bros. Rick
Carter and Bill Headon, District Deputy Grand Masters of
District 1 and 21 respectively, shared the introduction of M. W.
Bro. Hargrove to the brethren assembled.

The RCMP colour party presented the Canadian and Commonwealth
flags at the altar.  The words to the ritual of presentation of
the Commonwealth flag were specially written for the occasion by
R. W. Bro. Fred Packford.

The next order of business was the introduction of visiting
brethren from outside the jurisdiction.  Twenty-three visiting
brethren from England, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand,
and Western Somalia were introduced, and each visitor conveyed
fraternal greetings from his Grand Master.

The agenda for the evening included 'The Canadian Charge',
demonstrated by Bro. Ken Baker.  The RCMP team have incorporated
this unique piece of ritual into their work when conferring the
Master Mason degree.  This was followed by the 'Address to the
Brethren', beautifully presented with musical accompaniment by
V. W. Bro. Stephen Godfrey.

On behalf of the degree team, R. W. Bro. Cunningham presented a
published history of the RCMP to the most recently raised
visiting Master Mason, Brother John White from Guernsey and
Albany Lodge No. 1809, in the Channel Islands.

The Grand Master and his suite retired under escort of the RCMP
colour guard.  The lodge was closed in short order, following
which the brethren assembled for a light buffet in the Masonic
conference centre adjacent to the temple.  The toast list
concluded with a very unique rendition of the Tyler's Toast,
given by a team of brethren from Nanaimo Lodge No. 110: V. W.
Bro. Trevor Thomas, W. Bro. Bill Logan, and Bro. Ted Thomas.

The success of the evening was in no small way attributable to a
hard working committee chaired by M. W. Bro. Don Wakelyn, which,
in addition to ensuring the evening's success, also produced a
special souvenir program and a commemorative lapel pin for this
very unique event.

Last but not least, it should be noted that the furniture of
Haida Lodge looked very impressive at this international meeting
of brethren.  Considering the significant role of the First
Nations people in the opening ceremonies of these games, our
Indian motif furniture was very much in keeping with the theme
of the XV Commonwealth Games.

* * *

Some Commonwealth Games Trivia:

Each day the athletes consumed 300 pounds of pasta, 100 pounds
of chicken breasts, 20 cases of bananas, and 10 cases each of
peaches, plums, blueberries and nectarines.  They rehydrated
with 100 cases of bottled water.

* **

A New Masonic Bulletin Board

For those who are interested in communicating with other
computers via modem, a new Masonic bulletin board has been
established in Victoria.  The operator is Bro. Ron Merk from
Vancouver and Quadra Lodge No. 2.  The telephone number of the
Victoria Masonic Bulletin Board is 479-2021.  Ron's voice number
is 479-2799.

While on the subject of computerized Masonic Bulletin Boards, W.
Bro. Art Scott reports that Hiram's Valley Bulletin Board in San
Diego has become so large that it has been split into two
bulletin boards.  One is for Masonic information of all
concordant bodies and the other is dedicated strictly to Masonic
education.  

Also, Bro. Bill Galbraith in Winnipeg has incorporated his
Masonic Bulletin Board, Hiram's Tracing Board, with the Data
Exchange Network (DEN).  Access to the Masonic files is
restricted to registered Freemasons, and some areas of the board
are available to paid members only.  The new phone numbers are
(area code 204 ) 256-1343 and 254-1750.

If any brethren are interested in calling any of the many
Masonic bulletin boards throughout Canada and the USA via modem,
contact Art Scott at 658-8757 for further information and
telephone numbers.

* * * Biography of W. Bro. Rudy Kullman

W. Bro. Rudy Kullman was born in Melville, Saskatchewan on
December 22, 1919.  Rudy's father was the section head for the
CNR, and Melville was the main divisional point between Edmonton
and Winnipeg.  Rudy graduated from high school in Melville.  He
joined the army when W.W. II broke out in 1940, and was one of
six recruits selected to form a new group whose duties were to
perform health-related tests on water and soil.  Rudy was sent
to Ottawa for basic training, but unfortunately he contracted
rheumatic fever shortly after his arrival and was forced to drop
out of the unit.  He was shipped back to B.C. six months later,
and assigned to duty at the military hospital at Work Point
Barracks.  A short while later, the hospital was moved to "the
old normal school" which is now part of the Landsdown campus of
Camosun College.

Before long, Rudy was transferred to Shaughnessy Hospital in
Vancouver, and served as ward master during most of the War. 
Towards the end of the war he was posted to Ontario Hospital (an
insane asylum) in London, Ontario.  His final assignment was to
the Vancouver Military Hospital, a new building on the
Shaughnessy Hospital grounds.  In 1946, Rudy was discharged from
the Canadian Army with the rank of corporal.

Upon his release from the military, Rudy received some training
as a linesman before going to work for an electrical contractor
in Vancouver.  Things didn't work out too well, and Rudy
returned to Victoria shortly thereafter.  He found that
employers were unwilling to hire him because of his height, so
in 1948 Rudy began an apprenticeship with the Colonist
newspaper.  He worked as a pressman for the Colonist until he
retired in 1984.

Rudy met his wife Eileen in Victoria while he was posted to the
Work Point hospital.  Eileen, an accomplished ballet dancer,
operated a dance studio called Eileen's School of Dancing in
Victoria.  Rudy and four of his medical corps sidekicks went to
Eileen's studio for  ballroom dancing lessons.  They must have
endeared themselves to both Eileen and her mother, because on
weekends they were frequently invited to Eileen's mother's house
for dinner.

In 1944 Rudy and Eileen were married in Victoria.  They
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6, 1994.

Eileen's father, Charlie Chislett, was a Freemason.  He worked
for the Colonist newspaper and owned the Arcade Bowling Lanes in
the basement of the Yarrows building.  It was her father's
association with Freemasonry that caused Eileen to become very
active in the Order of Amaranth.  Despite Eileen's involvement
in the Amaranth (Eileen was Past Grand Royal Matron in 1945), it
was not until 1974 that Rudy joined Freemasonry and was
initiated, passed and raised in Haida Lodge.  Rudy wishes he had
joined sooner.  His only regret is that he didn't know enough
about Freemasonry until he came into contact with Masons through
Eileen's involvement in the Amaranth.  Rudy's vocation also had
some effect on his interest in membership.  He worked the night
shift for many years while employed by the Colonist, and this in
part was one of the reasons that he did not join the Masonic
Order sooner.

Today, Rudy claims that, "Outside of marrying my wife, joining
Freemasonry is the best thing that ever happened to me."  His
only regret is that he didn't know more about Freemasonry when
he was younger.  In his earlier years, Rudy was led to believe
that Freemasonry was to be avoided.  A number of bad things
about Freemasonry being a secret and occult society were related
to him during his youth, which, not knowing any better, he
believed.  These tales caused Rudy to be very apprehensive about
the "secret society of Freemasons."

Rudy realized that joining Freemasonry was the right thing to do
while jogging with a policeman from Portland, Oregon during an
Amaranth meeting in Seaside.  During the conversation, Rudy was
told about the precepts of Freemasonry and the goals it sets for
its members.  Once he had made the decision to join, Rudy
contacted Bro. Red Wells and R. W. Bro. Bill Hibbert, two
brethren that Rudy had known through Amaranth for a number of
years.  Rudy found out later that a number of brethren thought
that he already was a member of a lodge, and were surprised to
hear his name proposed when the petition for initiation was read
out in lodge.

Rudy was initiated, passed and raised with W. Bro. Don McMillan
in 1973.  In 1974, Bro. McMillan was elected Chaplain and Rudy
was appointed Historian.  With the exception of the Senior
Steward's chair, Rudy followed Don through the chairs and was
installed as Worshipful Master in 1980.  W. Bro. Kullman was in
the East when Haida Lodge celebrated its 25th anniversary.  Many
of the brethren will remember the commemorative totem poles
which were given out as a souvenir of this historical event. 
Rudy and Eileen, with assistance from W. Bro. Owen and Faye
Benwell, tied ribbons and glued bases onto 150 miniature totems
for the anniversary celebration banquet.

After serving as Worshipful Master, Rudy became very active in
the Amaranth and was installed as Past Grand Royal Patron in
1984-85.

Eileen Kullman was admitted to long term care in the Aberdeen
Hospital in June.  Rudy walks to and from the Hospital four
times a day to visit Eileen every afternoon and evening.  He
likes to make sure that she gets at lest one good meal a day. 
In his spare time, Rudy frequently plays cribbage with W. Bro.
Charlie Moggridge.  Rudy has always been interested in
electronics.  He has a computer, and keeps himself busy
producing lists, records, and other documents for the Amaranth
whenever they require his services.



 12th Annual Haida Campout

The 12th annual Haida summer camp-out took place on the last
weekend of August at The Country Maples Campground and R. V.
Park just north of Duncan.  The weather was bright and sunny for
most of the week-end.

Six of the sixteen couples who camped out over the weekend were
from Haida Lodge.  Another seven travelled from Victoria to
spend Saturday with the campers.

A new innovation this year was a spontaneous orienteering course
and nature walk undertaken by some of the brethren and their
families just prior to the pot luck dinner.  Thirty-six people
gathered around the tables for the Saturday night feast,
campfire, and sing-along, including our new District Deputy
Grand Master, R. W. Bro. Bill Headon and his wife Aileen.  The
campers were led in song by Muriel Bertrand.

As always, W. Bros. Glenn Marriott (chief organizer) and Owen
Benwell (assistant wagon master) did a great job obtaining
firewood and purloining picnic tables for the banquet.  Many
thanks are due to these two brethren, who both work hard every
year to coordinate this annual event.  Thanks also to Faye
Benwell for ensuring that the pot-luck dinner was its usual
sumptuous success.



 Charity

Every good act is charity. Your smiling in your brother's face
is charity. An exhortation of your fellow man to virtuous deeds
is equal to alms giving. Your putting a wanderer on the right
road is charity. Your assisting the blind is charity. Your
removing stones and thorns and other obstructions from the road
is charity. Your giving water to the thirsty is charity. A man's
true wealth hereafter is the good he does in this world to his
fellow man. When he dies, people will say, "What property has he
left behind?" But the angels will ask, "What good deeds has he
sent before him?"- Mahomet * * *

The Lord gives you two ends.  One for sitting and one for
thinking.  Your success depends on which you use.  Heads, you
win.  Tails, you lose.

The trouble with horse sense is that it deserts you the minute
you start feeling your oats.     - LA Times Halloween at the
Mausoleum

Our readers may recall previous articles about the McMillin
mausoleum, the site of the annual outdoor Fellowcraft degree at
Roche Harbour each May.

The mausoleum, built in 1926, is a circular structure with seven
columns, one of which is broken.  The Doric columns are nine
feet three inches and stand seventeen feet high.  The top of the
structure is twenty three feet seven inches above the floor. 
Inside the circular columns is a round concrete table, around
which are fixed six chairs.  Space for a seventh chair is not
used.  All members of the McMillin family except one are
deceased and the chairs are crypts for their ashes.

It seems that May is not the only month that this mausoleum sees
some activity.  According to reliable sources, the young people
on San Juan Island delight in scaring their younger colleagues
on Halloween night.  Once darkness has arrived, they strike out
for the mausoleum.  One of the uninitiated is dared to sit at
one of the chairs.  It is rumored amongst the local teenagers
that the ashes of the deceased family member were used in making
the concrete for each chair.  Another myth amongst the locals is
that the broken column was caused by a lightning strike,
emphasizing the "supernatural" aura of the structure.  Even the
missing chair has a story; it is rumored that one member of the
family was so wicked that the rest of the family would not
permit his chair to be present.

No doubt those brethren who have visited the mausoleum and
understand its Masonic symbolism (particularly the broken
column) will see the humor in this story, which was related to
W. Bro. Art Scott by his nephew's young lady friend from Friday
Harbour.

Note: The telling of scary stories have their origin in the
Druid times when spirits were believed to be abroad in the land.
 The bloody Druid rites live on in the youthful emphasis on
ghosts and spirits.

* * *

Thoughts From Another Culture

There is an Indian belief that every one is a house of four
rooms: a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual.  Most
of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we
go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we
are not complete. - House of Four Rooms (Morrow)

* * *

Use your imagination to create the universe - then realize that
God did a better job. My Name Is Masonry

I led man out of the cold misty dawns into the light.  I
instructed him in the ways of proper living.  When man looked at
man, I taught him charity.  When man looked up to the heavens, I
taught him faith.  When man looked within himself, I taught him
hope.  My name is Masonry.

I live in the hearts of the world's greatest men.  I breathe the
gales of freedom.   I soar in spiritual heights.  I enlighten
men's minds.  Labour is my delight.  I am the erector of
civilizations.  I am the destroyer of superstitions and
totalitarianism.  The song of humanity is on my lips.  I measure
civilization's progress and value not by the proliferation of
material things, but by the abundance of brotherly love.

I am truth. I am light.  I am force.  I am inspiration. I am the
poetry of day-to-day living.  I am this and so much more.

I am Masonry, and I am for you.

* * *

He who hesitates is not only lost, but several miles past the
last exit

If at first you don't succeed -- so much for skydiving.

One good thing about being a nudist: You never have to sit
around in a wet bathing suit.

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