The Official Masonic Website of Ottawa District 2
The Official Masonic Website of Ottawa District 2
OTTAWA DISTRICT 2 MASONS
On this page:
  • District By-Laws and Reimbursement Form
  • College of Freemasonry - Course Outlines
  • Recognition of Grand Lodges
  • Education Monthly
  • Financial Advisory Newsletter
  • Protocol and Etiquette
  • B2B Facilifacts
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District By-laws

Ottawa District 2 By-laws updated and approved at District Meeting
A number of housekeeping items, plus several significant changes to the By-laws of our District were presented and approved at the District meeting of August 24, 2015 in Arnprior.
 

To view and/or download the By-laws, click here.
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Extracted from the District By-laws above is the Reimbursement form for District expenses. Please use this form when submitting expenses to the District Treasurer.

To view and/or download the Reimbursement Form, click here.
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College of Freemasonry

The College of Freemasonry offers three principal correspondence courses that are presented in modules:
  • Masonic Arts and Sciences for Masons.
  • An Aspiring Worshipful Masters Course.
  • A Past Masters Course. (Formerly DDGM & Grand Registrar Course)
A learner may complete any single module of interest to him, or subscribe to a course. Details are contained in the Course Prospective available here.
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Recognition of Grand Lodges

For those with a love of travel who wish to visit Lodges in other jurisdictions and geographies or those examining vistors to their Lodges, the our Grand Lodge recognizes the Grand Lodges listed on the Official Recognition of Grand Lodges.

A brother hailing from a Lodge under warrant from any of these Grand Lodges may be received as a visitor, under Section 213, if he can prove himself to be a member in good standing.

Members of other Grand Lodges cannot be recognized or received.

To view and/or download the Official Recognition of Grand Lodges, click here.
Education Monthly

A Masonic MinuteWhither are you directing your course?

Ontario Mason Magazine - Link to the Grand Lodge of Ontario

Luxor Light - October 2015 - Preview of the Ottawa Districts Combined Long Range Planning Meeting (Nov 30th at Walkley Rd)

A Masonic Minute - The form of the Lodge

Faithful Masonry - Click here for a short piece of Masonic Education by Bro. Eric Clarke, Chaudière #264.

Minorities in Masonry: W.Bro. Adam Nesallah, St. Andrews Lodge

The Young Mason: W.Bro. Richard Loomes, The Builders' Lodge

Planning. How much is needed? R.W.Bro. S. Weston Libbey

Lodge Challenges: Bro. Neil Lloyd, Pembroke Lodge

An Organization in Decline? W.Bro. Russell Staye, Bonnechere Lodge

The following is a monthly series from the Grand Lodge Committee on Education beginning in October 2011 up to July 2013, under the direction of R.W.Bro. John Forster. To view posted papers, click on the publication date listed below:

October 2011 - Stimulating and Engaging Membership

January 2012 - Education on the Floor of the Lodge

February 2012 - What of SW's closing statement?

March 2012 - Integrating Masonic Education into Regular Meetings

April 2012 - Update of Masonic Education Conference

May 2012 - Some Thoughts on Masonic Communication

June 2012- On the Labyrinth of Life

July 2012 - The Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences

December 2012 - Does Freemasonry Reflect Political Miracles?

January 2013 - Loving Kindness and Your Light

February 2013 - The Ritual is Neither Literal nor Historical

May 2013 - Thoughts on the Tracing Board

July 2013 - Bread, Golf and Parenting
A Masonic Minute
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Luxor Light - October 2015
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A Masonic Minute - The form of the Lodge
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Faithful Masonry
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Minorities in Masonry:
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The Young Mason:
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Planning. How much is needed?
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Lodge Challenges:
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An Organization in Decline?
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October 2011
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January 2012
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December 2012
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January 2013
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May 2013
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July 2013
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Financial Advisory Newsletter

Finance might be dry and uninteresting for most members, but this l is essential reading for Worshipful Masters, Finance Committee members, Trustees and, of course, Treasurers.

November 2011 - What's an Auditor? | The Role of the Lodge Treasurer |
Successful Planning

January 2012 - Do We File Tax Returns? | Lodge Financial Record Keeping |
Membership Roster

November 2013 - More details about lodge requirements to file tax returns on 
investment earnings
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November 2013
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Protocol and Etiquette

Guide to the Masonic Memorial Service - complete details of how and when

Protocol and Etiquette Handout:

The Protocol and Etiquette team has developed a handout which details the Receiving of Grand Lodge Officers and Banquet Hall Protocol. Click here to view the September 2014 version of the handout.

The Installation Ceremony -- Ritual, Protocol, Tips and Reminders:
A comprehensive guide to the Installation Ceremony for the Installing Master and other members of the Installation team Click here to download the guide

P&E Essentials -- Summary of Topics Covered:
A comprehensive listing of the topics covered in the 35 issues of P&E Essentials
Click here to view the index.

Order of Introduction of Current Grand Lodge Officers:

Click here for a copy; Tylers and Directors of Ceremonies find it very useful

Protocol and Etiquette - A Periodic Newsletter:

The P&E team publishes occasional newsletters on a variety of topics; click on the highlighted issue number listed:
Guide to the Masonic Memorial Service
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  • Issue one, March 2009 - definitions of Protocol, Etiquette and Manners
  • Issue two, May, 2009 - Use of Gavel; Banquet Hall Protocol
  • Issue three, October 2009 - banquet hall seating protocol, "the Wands"
  • Issue four, January 2010 - reception of visitors, the Master's collar
  • Issue five, March 2010 - Lewis Jewel, Draping the Warrant, Saluting
  • Issue six, April 2010 - Dress and Undress Regalia; Sign of Fidelity; Addressing the East
  • Issue seven, June 2010 - how to conduct a ballot, part one
  • Issue eight, October 2010 - more details about ballot, part two
  • Issue nine, December 2010 - head table seating; who can sit in the East; the William Mercer Wilson Medal
  • Issue ten, February 2011 - Masonic Toasts
  • Issue eleven, March 2011 - office and title of the Worshipful Master; when and how we Salute
  • Issue twelve, April 2011 - dress code in lodge; wearing of gloves
  • Issue thirteen, June 2011 - Step-by-step guide to Masonic Memorial Service
  • Issue fourteen, January 2012 - Guide to the Committee of General Purposes
  • Issue fifteen, February 2012 - The Business Portion of a Lodge Meeting
  • Issue sixteen, March 2012 - Cell Phone Etiquette | Multiple Versions of the V.O.T.S.L.
  • Issue seventeen, April 2012 - Grand Honours | Addressing the East / Head Table
  • Issue eighteen, May 2012 - Election of Lodge Officers
  • Issue Nineteen, June 2012 - Banquet Hall Protocol
  • Issue Twenty, December 2012 - Introduction of Head Table and other guests
  • Issue Twenty-one, January, 2013 - Guide to The Grand Honours
  • Issue Twenty-two, February, 2013 - Notes on Draping the Warrant, Memorial Services and the Altar
  • Issue Twenty-three, March, 2013 - Wearing of Medals and Jewels
  • Issue Twenty-four updated, April, 2013 - District Deputy Grand Master
  • Issue Twenty-five, May 2013 - Answers to Some Interesting Questions About Ritual
  • Issue Twenty-six, July , 2013 - Committee of Inquiry
  • Issue Twenty-seven, January 2014 - Duties of the Director of Ceremonies Meritorious Service Award
  • Issue Twenty-nine, March 2014 - Visitation and a Board of Trial
  • Issue Thirty, April 2014 - Lodge elections; carrying the D of C wand
  • Issue Thirty-one, May 2014 - The Masonic Memorial Services
  • Issue Thirty-two, June 2014 - Dress Code Guidelines for Various Masonic Events
  • Issue Thirty-three, January 2015 - Protocol and Privileges of Past Masters
  • Issue Thirty-Four, February 2015 - Humour in the Lodge Room
  • Issue Thirty-Five, April 2015 - Review of Important Aspects of Protocol
To have the newsletter sent to you directly by e-mail as published, send a request to Gordon Crutcher, chairman.
B2B Facilifacts / Lodge Resources Program Review

The Brother-to-Brother team of Grand Lodge publishes a monthly newsletter promoting and explaining ideas and concepts to stimulate greater fraternity in your lodge. Click on the monthly edition to view the current issue in Adobe Acrobat format:
Volume 4, 2009Volume 3, 2008Volume 2, 2007Volume 1, 2006
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You may source the Brother-to-Brother Program Tool Kit: Revision 3.0 by going to the Grand Lodge web site, or directly to the resource page by clicking here.
Last updated: October 28, 2016

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