In my last post, I failed to mention that in June 2012, I humbly accepted an appointment by Illustrious Sir Harry Rosenbaum, 2012 Potentate, as Captain of the Guard of Khartum Shriners. At the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, MWB Al Hadley appointed me as Chairman of the Youth Service Committee to make sure that I remained active in Grand Lodge. And I thought the tradition was for the IPGM to have a year's rest after his term.
There were a number of offices in the various Masonic Bodies which I was honored to take on.
Sometime in the fall, I had to move up as 2nd Lieutenant Commander of the Manitoba Sovereign Consistory, AASR, due to a vacancy. In September 2012, I affiliated with Cyrus Council No 2, R&SM and was constituted as a Knight Companion of Selkirk Conclave No 6, Red Cross of Constantine. At Winnipeg Conclave No 4, OSM, I was appointed Scroll Bearer for 2012/2013. Along with MWB Al Hadely, I was coroneted as a Knight of the Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri in Keystone Council No 172, AMD, of which I was also installed as the Senior Warden for 2013. MWB Al was installed as the Junior Warden for 2013. Our Venerable Master is RWB Ron Church.
In September 2012, I was surprised by WGM Jean Hutchison with an appointment as the Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Oregon. In November 2012, I receive an appointment as the Grand Representative near the Grand Lodge of Manitoba for the MW Grand Lodge of AF&AM of the State of Illinois.
As I said earlier, I was busy as usual.
Following are pictures taken at various events from August 2012 to December 2013.
Dressed up as a clown at the Gimli Icelandic Festival on August 6, 2012.
On August 11, 2012, we attended the Annual Meeting of the International Peace Garden in Boissevain.
Although it was showering, we had the usual picnic after the Meeting.
The politicians had a photo opp with us after the parade
Sis Carol Hadley, MWB Al Hadley, Ill Sir Harry Rosenbaum and Lady Hope Rosenbaum
Celebrating Anna's birthday at a South American restaurant - excellent food. We'll go back there.
2012 Ceremonial of Khartum Shriners
Potentate's Ball on Sept 29, 2012
L to R are all LOH; Bro Erik Bardal (LOH), Dad Dave English (LOH), Bro Richard Rosen (LOH), Dad Chibu Uson (LOH Honorary)
Here is a picture of the Brethren/Kuyangs.
And, of course, the beautiful Atengs of PinoyMasons of Manitoba.
This covers the key events of the balance of 2012.
My next post will cover 2013 from January to the summer.