Master Masons Day at the Valley of Halifax a success

Bro. Joel Young, a Master Mason from Welsford No. 26 in Windsor checks out the prop and regalia display.

On Saturday April 28th the Valley of Halifax hosted a Master Masons Day to introduce the Scottish Rite to guests from lodges around the province. By all accounts the event was a success with 50 brothers in attendance.

The event was presented in a format that combined informative displays with a rare opportunity to see a scene from a Scottish Rite degree, followed by a light festive board. 

The Valley of Halifax would like to thank all of our guests for attending and extend a special thanks and congratulations to the Brethren who stepped up to work as staff for the event. Everyone from the greeters, to the ushers, those manning displays, the degree team, and the awesome kitchen crew did an outstanding job that showed true leadership, professionalism, and a sense of duty that embodied the Spirit of Freemasonry and contributed greatly to building espirit-de-corps within our Valley. 

Well done Brothers.

 

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Members receive Degree Certificates

At the opening of the 2018 Nova Scotia Sovereign Consistory Reunion a number of our Brethren received Degree Certificates.

(l-r) MWS Ill. Br. Bill Gomez 32°, Bro. Thomas Rice, Bro. Zolt Balint, and Bro. Allan Ball.

Commander-in Chief Ill. Bro. Andrew Beeler 32° and Ill. Bro. Provencher 32°

Most Wise Sovereign Ill. Bro. Bill Gomez 32°presented the 18° certificate to Bro. Thomas Rice, Bro. Zolt Balint, and Bro. Allan Ball. All of these brothers have since completed the Consistory Degrees and are now styled, Illustrious Brother, with the post-nominal of 32°. The Valley of Halifax congratulates them on their achievements. 

 

 

Illustrious Commander-in-Chief Ill. Bro. Andrew Beeler 32° also presented the 32° certificate to Ill. Bro. Alexandre Provencher 32°

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2018 Charity Golf Tournament Tuesday, July 10, in Support of The Scottish Rite Learning Centre for Children Halifax

2018 Charity Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 10

In Support of The Scottish Rite Learning Centre for Children Halifax

contact: Dan Campbell danielgcampbell@bellaliant.net

Download Registration Form here:2018 Registration

 

Golf Brochure 3.0
 

 

Inclusions:

     18 Holes of Golf

  •    Team Scramble
  •    Handicapped Format
  •    Team & Individual Prizes and Draws!

     Shared Power Cart

     BBQ Dinner

 

Event

Time:

 

     1:00pm Shotgun Start

     Tuesday, July 10th

 

Event

Location:

 

Sherwood Golf & Country Club

500 Sherwood Road, New Ross

Route 14, Exit 8 off Hwy 103

 

Registration Info:

 

     Pre-Registration Basis Only

     Registration Cut-Off Date:Tuesday, July 3rd

  •    4-Member Team: $500
  •     Individual: $125
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Meet the Illustrious Brother Cecil E. Decker 33° Class of 2018

Congrats to the Illustrious Brother Cecil E. Decker 33° Class of 2018 who attained the 32° this weekend at the Nova Scotia Sovereign Consistory Reunion at Freemasons Hall in  Halifax.

Front l-r: Ill. Bro Zolt Balint 32°, Ill. Bro. Alan Ball 32°, Ill. Bro. David Dellapinna 32°, Commander-in-Chief of Nova Scotia Sovereign Consistory Ill. Bro. Andrew Beeler 32°, Ill. Bro. David Scott 32°, Ill. Bro. Thomas Rice 32°, Ill. Bro. Frederick Hines 32°.
Rear l-r: Ill. Bro. Edward Verge 32° Grand Prelate, Ill. Bro. Tony Szucs 32° First Lieutenant- General, Ill. Bro. Leonidas Christakos 32° Grand Expert, Ill. Bro. Frank Gammell 32° Grand Master of Ceremonies, Ill. Bro. Gerald Settle 32° Grand Captain of the Guard, Ill. Bro. John Cameron 32° Second Lieutenant-General.

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Valley of Halifax awards donation from the Deputy Grand Inspector General’s Charity Fund to Bonny Lea Farm

In response to an invitation from the organization’s Board of Directors, the TPGM of Victoria Lodge of Perfection, Ill. Bro. Kelly W. Hancock 32°, attended a meeting of the board on Monday April 16th to speak about the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation and to announce that Bonny Lea Farm will be the recipient of a $500 donation from the Scottish Rite. 
This year’s recipient was chosen by the Valley’s Executive Council through a suggestion by Ill. Bro. Whitman Giffin 33°, who serves as secretary to the board of Bonny Lea Farm/ South Shore Community Services Association.

The Valley of Halifax is honoured to make this donation on behalf of Ill. Bro. James Finch 33°, Deputy for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador

Pictured l-r are: Mr. John Biebesheimer, Board Chair, Ill. Bro Kel Hancock 32°, TPGM, and Ill. Bro. Whitman Giffin 33°, Board Secretary.

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Don’t forget Master Mason Day

With Master Mason Day fast approaching we’d like to remind everybody to please RSVP by April 15th 2018 if you wish to attend.

You can RSVP to Ill. Bro. Frank Gammell 32°  Grand Secretary                                                        902 925 2440 scotritehfx@bellaliant.net

Here’s a reminder of the day’s details:

Master Mason Day

Saturday April 28th 2018

4 o’clock pm

at Freemasons Hall

165 Coronation Avenue, Halifax

 

 

Dress: Visitors- Business. No regalia.

Valley Members- Business with collarettes

Meal: Baked Bean Luncheon       Cost: free for guests. Members $10

 

 

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Member Spotlight

The Valley of Halifax has members from all parts of Nova Scotia, and all walks of life, who are active in the Scottish Rite and many other Masonic Bodies. To recognize those Brothers we’ve begun a monthly member spotlight feature here at valleyofhalifax.com.

In our inaugural installment of Member Spotlight we proudly introduce

Illustrious Brother Edward A.T. Verge 32°.

Ill. Bro. Verge is a long-time member of The Valley of Halifax who has served as the Thrice Puissant Grand Master of Victoria Lodge of Perfection, the Most Wise Sovereign of Keith Sovereign Chapter of the Rose Croix, and has been an active participant in numerous degree teams and on many committees.

In Craft Masonry Ed is a member of St. Andrews Lodge No. 1, John Albro No. 122, Fairview No. 126, all on the Registry of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, and The Royal Standard No. 398 on the Registry of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Ed says that what he likes most about the Scottish Rite are the degree portrayals and our Scottish Rite Charities.

When asked what he’d say to prospective members interested in joining the Scottish Rite Ed says that they would be embarking on a wonderful journey within a rite that has a little something for everybody.

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A message from the Most Wise Sovereign of the Keith Sovereign Chapter of the Rose Croix

Brethren of the Valley of Halifax and Beyond,

The most important celebration of the Keith Sovereign Chapter of the Rose Croix will take place on March 29 and April 1 respectively.  Of course I am referring to the Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday celebrations.  These events are celebrated on these days, not just here, but by fellow Knights around the world.  It is the time when we, the Knights of Masonry, not only come together to remember the death of our Most Wise and Perfect Master, but also to renew our pledge to one another through the sharing of bread and wine.

 

Your Officers and Brethren of the Rose Croix have been working hard preparing to make this a important event, but they need your support.  Given the sparse attendance from the last few years, please consider helping us make this the year that we turn things around at the Chapter through your renewed support for the good of the Craft. Please arrive no later than 7:45pm for the Maundy Thursday ceremony on 29 March, and arrive no later than 2:45pm for our Easter Sunday ceremony on 1 April.

If you plan to attend, please let Bro Gammell know so that we can adequately prepare for the Feast on Maundy Thursday and to ensure we have enough Roses for the Ladies on Easter Sunday.

Sincerely and Fraternally.

Ill. Bro. Bill Gomez 32°
Most Wise Sovereign

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Valley Members Receive Degree Certificates

Two members of the Valley of Halifax received degree certificates last night from Most Wise Sovereign Ill. Bro Bill Gomez 32° and Past Sovereign Grand Commander Ill. Bro Matthew F. Todd 33 °.

L-R: Bro. David Dellapenna 18°, Ill. Bro Bill Gomez 32°, Ill. Bro Matthew Todd 33°, Bro. David Scott 18°

Bro. David Dellapenna 18° and Bro. David Scott 18° received their certificates for the 18°-Knight of the Rose Croix . The Valley of Halifax is proud of the accomplishments of our new brothers and looks forward to being a part of their further journey in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.

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Important Notice: change in Master Mason day opening to 4pm on April 28th

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict the Valley of Halifax has changed the opening time for Master Mason Day to 4:00 pm on Saturday April 28th 2018. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause those who wish to attend and hope to see you on the 28th.

Valley members who have invited guests are reminded to let them know about the change as soon as possible.

 

 

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