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Friendship
Lodge
Lodge No.
No. 729
Founded
1976
Installation
October
Official Visit
May
Meeting Nights

2nd Wednesday
7:30PM

Temple
Pickering

 

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Current Lodge Officers
Worshipful Master
W.Bro. Samuel Mepham
I.P.M.
W.Bro. Andrew Stolz
Senior Warden
Bro. Thomas Hawkin
Junior Warden
Bro. Scott Nichol
Chaplain

Bro. William Cutler

Treasurer
W. Bro. Mike O'Sullivan
Secretary
V.W. Bro. Kenneth Fralick
Assistant Secretary
Bro. James McLellan
Senior Deacon
Bro. Ryan McClelland
Junior Deacon
Bro. Alek Lemajic
Dir. of Ceremonies
W.Bro. Clinton Sturgeon
Inner Guard

Bro. Clifford Evans

Senior Steward

Bro. Jason Joyce

Junior Steward

Bro. Peter Zarucki

Tyler

W.Bro. John Reeves

Historian
V.W.Bro. Michael Ikonomidis
Organist
 
   
Contact Information
Name
V.W. Bro. Kenneth Fralick
Phone Number:
(905) 831-1027
Email
kdfralick@rogers.com
website:
 

 

History of
FRIENDSHIP LODGE No. 729 G.R.C.

On May 20, 1975 the W. Master of Doric Lodge # 424 W.Bro. Terence Shand wrote a letter to the Past Masters and Officers of Doric Lodge # 424 requesting a meeting for June 11, 1975 to discuss a proposal by W. Bro. John Stork, Past Master of Doric Lodge #424 in 1920 and 1936, to form a new Lodge.

The reason: The growth of the membership of Doric Lodge exceeding more than 200 members was causing long time delays, more than 6 months, for the initiation of new members.
The proposal was approved. The new Lodge would meet in the Doric building and several names for it were proposed, such as: Dufferin, W.K. Bailey, Pickering, Nuclear, Dunbarton and Friendship.
The name Friendship, proposed by the W. Master T. Shand, was chosen because it was based on the building formerly being called “The Friend’s Meeting House”.

At a meeting on September 18, 1975 by a committee consisting of: R.W. Bro. C.E. Morley, V.W.Bro. R.D. Rahmer, presiding. W.Bro. H. Anderson, secretary. W.Bro’s L. White, T. Shand, E.C. Green, and Bro’s A. McInnes, I. Henderson, D. Dirstein, S. Robinson and J. Lester, ratified/decided by vote that:

a. The name of the new Lodge will be “Friendship”.
b. W.Bro. E.C. Green moved, seconded by Bro. S. Robinson that as per the district trestle board the second Wednesday of the month would be the most suitable date for meeting.
c. Bro. I. Henderson moved, seconded by Bro. J. Lester that the charter fees will be $50.00, plus first year’s dues of $35.00.
d. The Principal Officers were selected to be:

W.M.: W. Bro. E.C. Green
S.W.: A Past Master to be appointed by E.C. Green
J.W.: Bro. I. Henderson
IPM: W.Bro. L. White
Sec.: W.Bro. H. Anderson
Treas.: V.W.Bro. R.D. Rahmer

e. Appeal to Grand Lodge that the new lodge remains in Toronto District #3 and not in Ontario District. Note: This was later granted, and assigned the Number 729 in the G.R.C.

The Friendship Lodge #729 was Constituted and Consecrated by the Grand Master M.W.Bro. E.W. Nancekivell, with R.W.Bro. C.E. Drew D.D.G.M. of Toronto District #3 present, on March 10, 1976.

The Installation on the officers took place on November 17, 1976.
The Lodge started with a membership of 39 consistingof: 15 Officers, 20 Charter Members, and 4 new members.

Friendship Lodge #729 celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony on March 30, 2001 at the Lodge room, and a Banquet by invitation of 50 couples on November 3, 2001 at the 4 Seasons Golf & Country Club.

Compiled by V.W.Bro. Michael S. Ikonomidis
Historian - Friendship Lodge # 729. March 24, 2008
References: Records of M.W.Bro. Terence Shand
Notes of W.Bro. Dave Cowman (Past Historian)

 

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