Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Entered Apprentice Degree at Assiniboine Lodge No 7, September 19

I had my Official Visit to Assiniboine Lodge No 7 in Portage La Prairie. This is Bro Paul Tremholm, who has petitioned to affiliate with the Lodge. He is training to be a pilot at the nearby facility.
Waiting for the Lodge to open.
L to R: VWB Bert Manalang, Grand Standard Bearer; VWB Craig McKinstrey, Grand Junior Steward, VWB Scotty Gillespie; RWB Junn Manalang, Grand Director of Ceremonies; and VWB Rudy Maraña, Grand Junior Deacon
 With WB Leif Hansen, WM of the Lodge
 Addressing the Brethren

After the Meeting. L to R: VWB Rudy Maraña; RWB Ron Chalmers, DDGM, Assiniboine District; Bro Jordan Blair, new EA; WB Leif Hansen, WM; MWB Chibu Uson, GM; Bro John Paul Alias, new EA; RWB Junn Manalang, Grand Director of Ceremonies; and VWB Bert Manalang, Grand Standard Bearer.

Here RWB Reyne Cruz, Member of the Board of General Purposes, joins us for the picture.

With MWB Don Beattie, PGM and an awesome Ritualist

With RWB Ron Chalmers, Assiniboine District DDGM and VWB Rudy Maraña looking on from the left and RWB Junn Manalang in the rear
Discussing plans to prepare for the proving up of the new EA's
 Two (2) Manalangs and one (1) Maraña
With Bro Dave Dailey, who I knew from about 5 years ago. He moved to Portage La Prairie 2 years ago.
With the Brethren from Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 who accompanied me on this visit.
L to R: RWB Reyne Cruz, VWB Rudy Maraña, MWB GM Chibu Uson, RWB Junn Manalang and VWB Bert Manalang.
About to start the Refreshment Hour
 Grace before the meal

The Refreshment Hour

MWB Don Beattie leading the Toast to the GM
 My turn: Response to the Toast to the GM
Bro Paul Tremholm giving the response in behalf of the visitors
The WM, WB Leif Hansen, sharing some words of wisdom.
It was an excellent meeting and the Degree Conferral was wonderful.
What a great evening it was.
Thanks to the Brethren who accompanied me on the visit.

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