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The Official Masonic Website of Ottawa District 2


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Worshipful Master

Senior Warden


Ashlar 564
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Lee Martin

W. Bro.
Gavin Doak

W. Bro. Doug Durr
(613) 230-0961

Bytown 721

W. Bro. 
Jeff Hawkins

W. Bro.
 Ernest Nelson

W. Bro. Scott MacDonald
(613) 254-7451

Chaudiere 264
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Kenneth Brinston

W. Bro.
Melville Walker

W. Bro. Terry Davies
(613) 253-4181

Cobden 459

W. Bro.
Doug Steeves

W. Bro.
Ralph Roloff

W. Bro. Doug Schauer
(613) 732-9208

Dalhousie 52
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Martin Rust

R.W. Bro.
David Fraser

V.W. Bro. Evan Jameson
(613) 668-3250

Defenders 590
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Robert Sullivan

Mony Hanna

R.W. Bro. R.H. Clarke
(613) 824-9047

Ionic 526

W. Bro.
Mikey Reiach

Randy Gaw

V.W. Bro. Armin Braslins
(613) 592-5961

Luxor Daylight 741
Ottawa Masonic Centre

R.W. Bro.
Robert Ledingham

Bro. Donald A.

R.W. Bro. John Saunders
(613) 258-4243

Madawaska 196

V.W. Bro.
John Smith

Bro. William Colbert

R.W. Bro. Norm Brooks
(613) 839-5655

Pembroke 128

W. Bro.
Fred Galloway

Neil Blain

R.W. Bro. Derek McEwen
(613) 735-0576

Renfrew 122

V.W. Bro.
Keith Richard

R.W. Bro.
Jack Ledger

R.W. Bro. Peter Harbert
(613) 622-1376

The Builders' 177
Ottawa Masonic Centre

R.W. Bro. 
Richard Loomes

Sam Sayed

R.W. Bro. John Saunders
(613) 258-4243

What's Going On In District 2

For Your Calendar:

Monday, January 15th
The Builders' Lodge No.177
Festive board at 6:15 PM
- Lodge at 7:30 PM


- Reading of summons, confirming of minutes,
  receiving communications, petitions, reports, accounts
- To ballot on eligible candidates and conducting
general business of the Lodge
- To receive R.W. Bro. Nagrodski
District Deputy Grand Master – Ottawa District 2,
  on his Official Visit to The Builders Lodge


Tuesday, January 16th
Dalhousie Lodge No.52
Festive Board at 6:30
PM - Lodge at 7:30 PM


- Reading of summons, confirming of minutes,
  receiving communications, petitions, reports, accounts
- To ballot on eligible candidates and conducting
general business of the Lodge
- To receive the Travelling Gavel from Ashlar Lodge No. 564
- To discuss the year ahead for Dalhousie Lodge and Freemasonry


Wednesday, January 17th
Defenders Lodge No. 590 – MEETING CANCELLED

Thursday, January 18th
Bytown Lodge No. 430
Reception: 5:30 PM, Festive Board: 6:15 PM (Robbie Burns theme)
Lodge at 7:30 PM


- To receive reports of committees, petitions, ballot for applications,
  Masonic Education and general business brought before the Lodge

- To receive R. W. Bro. Nagrodski,
District Deputy Grand Master – Ottawa District 2,
 on his Official Visit. to Bytown Lodge

- Conduct a First Degree - pending a favourable ballot from
the January Emergent Meeting



Upcoming Meetings at a Glance
Tuesday , January 23rd  Chaudiere Lodge No. 264



Valentine's Charity Ball

The 14thAnnual Valentine’s Charity Ball is on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. Over 300 people will attend this event at the Centurion Conference & Event Centre. The evening will consist of a great dinner, dancing to the Fabulous Heartbeats and a Silent Auction.

Ticket price ($65) covers the direct costs of the event, and provides a small margin for the charities. You can get tickets from your Lodge coordinator or from Jeff Christie or Sam Kalinowsky.

The major revenue generator, however, is the Silent Auction. All items at the Auction are donated and your personal donation or corporate donations are needed. I can explain donating if you speak with me after the meeting. You can also talk with| your Ticket Coordinator, Jeff Christie, Sam Kalinowsky or anyone
on the VCB Committee.

In the preceding thirteen (13) years, over $110,000 was contributed to worthwhile charities in the Ottawa Valley. This has been the major contributor to the DDGM charity over the years.



College of Freemasonry   

2018 Essay Contest

(see attached poster for more information)


Change of Travelling Gavel schedule   

Renfrew Lodge has requested a change to the Travelling Gavel schedule

Originally, Dalhousie Lodge was scheduled to deliver the Travelling Gavel to Renfrew Lodge in February

However, with Renfrew Lodge's change to the schedule. Dalhousie Lodge will deliver the Travelling Gavel to the February meeting of The Builders' Lodge. Chaudiere Lodge would then be obliged to deliver the Travelling Gavel to Renfrew Lodge in April. 



Blood Donor Clinic

Hosted by the Masons of Ottawa District 2
At 10:30 AM, January 20th 2018
7575 Carling Ave, Ottawa
Hosted by: The Builders' / Ionic / Bytown / Defenders Lodges
See Poster below



Pembroke Lodge No.128 and Upper Valley Lodges
Masonic Gala and Robbie Burns Supper


In honor of Most Worshipful Bro. PAUL E. TODD, the Grand Master
the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
of Canada in the Province of Ontario


See Poster below


OMA Meeting
Tuesday, January 30th at Walkley Road

Ottawa Masonic Association Winter Assembly 2018

Co - sponsored by  the Masonic Study Circle

Start at 6:00 PM

Guest Speaker/Grand Master of Quebec
M.W. Bro.  André Oscar Boivin,  M.B.

“Esotericism and the Craft”

 $30  Catered Roast Beef Dinner  &  Cash Bar    RSVP

e-transfer/payment  via :  Richard

 or   Doug Durr:

Tel: (613) RW Bro. Charles Singh 725-9385

and RW Bro. Dario



Scottish Rite Degree Team Bookings

1) For the 7th year, the Valley of Ottawa AASR Degree team is continuing to confer Master Mason Degrees in Craft Lodges in the Ottawa Region. The team plan includes visits to lodges in the Ottawa 1 and 2, Eastern and St. Lawrence Districts.  If your lodge would be interested in discussing a potential team visit, contact Ivan Harris;   613.831.8200

New 150th Anniversary Logo of Madawaska Lodge 196


Arnprior and Madawaska lodge were created during an era when lumber and grist mills were burgeoning due to it being where the Madawaska and Ottawa rivers met, which were vital to the logging industry in those days. As an initial thought, it would be good to capture the historical significance of Madawaska River and the logging heritage in a new Masonic logo for the

lodge. The designer of this device is Bro. Colin Mackenzie of Hazeldean Lodge No 517 in Kanata, who has done many lodge logos in the district including most recently that of The Builders Lodge 177.

Symbolic Significance:

The Square and Compasses – These are the single most universally identifiable symbols of Freemasonry. When these two Masonic tools are placed together with God (the Creator) as our central focal point (just as King Solomon built God's Temple, first, and then built his house around it), peace and harmony is the result.

The Maple Leaf - Represents unity across the entire country- regardless of birthplace. It is an inclusive symbol, and the maple leaf has become a symbol of Canada's nationality and independence.

The White Pines - Arnprior has the rare advantage of being surrounded by such an enriching natural environment. The white pines were incorporated to serve as a reminder that such lush surroundings exist. They are a reminder of history, but also a symbol of peace and longevity.

Water - Aside from being a beautiful feature of Arnprior and its history, the water/river imagery is much more than its literal design. The use in the logo becomes a symbol of life and change.

Note: Grand Lodge authorized Madawaska Lodge to wear a pin bearing this logo for their sesquicentennial year.

Last updated: Weekly, 2017

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