Friday, January 6, 2012

Official Visit to St John's Lodge No 4, January 4, 2012, Wednesday

On January 4, 2012, Wednesday, I made my first Official Visit for 2012. This was to St John's Lodge No 4 in Winnipeg.
Before the Lodge Meeting, greeting and mingling with the Brethren.

Receiving the GM and his Suite.
RWB Sid Denby bringing the GM to the East.
Thanking RWB Sid Denby for the escort.
Receiving the gavel from WM Kevin Michayluk.
Presenting the DGM, RWB Al Hadley.
Presenting the SGW, RWB Doug Webster.
Presenting the JGW, RWB Stano Spina.
Presenting the other Brethren who accompanied the GM.
RWB Stan Barclay, Vice Chairman of Partners for Life Program (2nd from L) presenting Blood Donor Pins to WB Ron Audet (L), RWB Cliff Hartmier (3rd from L) and the GM (R).
Congratulations! You have made a big difference in the lives of blood recipients and their families.
The GM receiving his pin from RWB Stan. The GM made his second blood donation last week.
The GM presenting a pin to RWB Cliff, who has donated a total of 99 times so far. He will be making his 100th next month.
Congratulations, RWB Cliff!
The GM presenting a pin to WB Ron while WB Kevin (L) and others look on. WB Ron made his first donation early this week.
Officers of the Widows Sons sitting on the side.
Presentation of Service Awards.
L to R: WM WB Kevin Michayluk; Bro Howie Morrow, 25-year Service Awardee; Bro Ted Foreman 50-year Service Awardee; GM MWB Chibu Uson.

JGW RWB Stano Spina was called upon by the GM to speak.
Then the GM called upon SGW RWB Doug Webter to speak.
The DGM RWB Al Hadley was also called upon to speak.
The GM giving his talk.
Just before closing the Lodge in short form.
L to R: SGW RWB Doug Webster; DGM RWB Al Hadley; GM MWB Chibu Uson; WM WB Kevin Michayluk; PDDGM RWB Gary Evans; JGW RWB Stano Spina

L to R: WB Glenn Baggao (he took these pictures); SGW RWB Doug Webster; GM MWB Chibu Uson; DGM RWB Al Hadley; JGW RWB Stano Spina; Grand Director of Ceremonies RWB Junn Manalang; BGP RWB Reyne Cruz
WB Glenn Baggao, one of my "official photographers" takes a break and poses for a picture in front of the Canada Room.

RWB Junn Manalang fixing his apron inside the GM's Office. In the back is the Grand Lodge Sword.
WB Glenn Baggao between the GM (on the L) and DGM RWB Al Hadley (on the R).
RWB Junn Manalang with WB Archie during the Refreshment Hour.
 The GM conversing with RWB Brian Segal of the Widows Sons.
Enjoying the repast and the fellowship.
It was an excellent evening - wonderful Lodge Meeting, great repast and warm fellowship.

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