2017 Calendar

January

Thursday, January 5, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting: Presentation by our WM on his term plan and theme “Await The Time With Patience”

Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm – MM Degree Practice

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 pm – Billiards Night, The Metro Cafe and Billiards

February

Thursday, February 2, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Education presentation by our SW on “Eureka and Mr. Brown”. Business suit.

Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm – Emergent Meeting, MM Degree for Bro. Ryan. C.  Formal attire or dark suit.

March

Thursday, March 2, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Education presentation by J. Spijker on “The Chamber of Reflection”.  Business suit.

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 pm – MM Degree Practice for Past Masters Degree Team

Saturday, March 11, 5:30 PM, Freemasons’ Hall – 92nd Anniversary Dinner & Table Lodge. Prospective candidates welcome. Business casual dress. $30 for chicken or prime rib.

Thursday, March 16, 7:30 pm – Emergent Meeting, MM Degree for Bro. Connor. B. by Past Masters Degree Team. Formal attire or dark suit.

April

Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Education presentation on “Alzheimer’s Disease” by Bro. Ron L.  Business suit.

Friday, April 7-9 - Masonic Spring Workshop, Kananaskis

Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm – Emergent Meeting.  Fellowcraft Degree.  Formal attire or dark suit.

May

Thursday, May 4, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Education presentation TBA. Business suit.

Thursday, May 18, 7:30 pm – Emergent Meeting.  Degree TBA.

June

Thursday, June 1, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Education presentation TBA. Business suit.

Thursday, June 8 to 10 – Grand Lodge Communication, Red Deer Inn, Red Deer, AB

Thursday, June 15, 7:30 pm – Emergent Meeting.  Degree TBA.

July

Saturday, July 8 – Lodge Barbeque, afternoon hosted by Craig and Helen. Friends, family and prospective candidates welcome. Casual.

September

Thursday, September 7, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Education presentation. Business suit.

Saturday, September 16 – Annual Lodge Formal. Details to be announced.  Friends, spouses, and prospective candidates are welcome. Formal or dark suit.

Thursday, September 21, 7:30 pm – Emergent Meeting.  Builders’ Night.  EA Degree.

October

Thursday, October 5, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Budget, Election of Officers, Education presentation. Business suit.

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 pm - Emergent Meeting.  Degree TBA

November

Thursday, November 2, 7:30 pm - Regular Meeting, Education presentation. Business suit.

Saturday, November 4 – Breakout/Escape Room. Details to follow. Cost ~$25/person.  Friends, family, and prospective candidates welcome. Casual.

Thursday, November 16, 7:30 pm - Emergent Meeting.  Degree TBA

December

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 pm – Regular Meeting, Officer Step-Up Night, Education presentation. Business suit.

Thursday, December 21, 6:30 pm – Installation and Investiture of Officers, Christmas-style Banquet to Follow. $20.

 

2016 Calendar

All emergent and regular meetings tyle at 7:30 pm in Lodge Room “A” at Freemasons’ Hall, 10318 – 100 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta unless otherwise stated.  All visitors from other regular lodges welcome.
Jun. 16 – Emergent – FC degree for 2 candidates (Bros. C.B and R.C.)
Jun. 25 – Ivanhoe BBQ (3915-148 Street Edmonton) from 3:00-8:00 pm
Jul. 9 – Ivanhoe Fun Golf Tournament (TBD)
Sep. 1 – Regular Meeting + Education
Sep. 8 – MM Practice
Sep. 15 – Emergent – MM degree for 1 Fellowcraft (Bro. M.W.)
Oct. 6 – Regular Meeting – Elections + Education
Oct. 13 – FC Practice
Oct. 20 – Emergent – FC degree for 2 Entered Apprentices (Bros. G.K. and D.W.)
Nov 3 – Regular Meeting + Education
Nov. 10 – EA Practice
Nov. 17 – Emergent – EA degree Builders’ Night for new candidate
Nov. ? – Past Masters’ Dinner
Dec. 1 – Regular Meeting – Step Up Night
Dec. 15 – Installation and Investiture, tyles 6:30pm, Installation at 7:30pm, Banquet to follow
2017 degree schedule… 
Jan. 19 – MM degree for 1 Fellowcraft (Bro. R.C.)
Feb. 16 – MM degree for 1 Fellowcraft (Bro. C.B.)
Mar. 16 – FC degree for Entered Apprentice (new)
Apr. 20 – MM degree for 1 Fellowcraft (Bro. D.W.)
May. 18 – MM degree for 1 Fellowcraft (Bro. G.K.)

Lodge Theme and Plan 2016: “Many Hands Make LIGHT Work”

Worshipful Master’s Introduction to the Theme

I have spent time contemplating the Five Points of Fellowship described in all Craft Lodges and have decided this year to be a year in which we focus on the “manual” aspect of Freemasonry.  More specifically, I remind all Brethren that more Light in Masonry comes to those who work at it, and only many hands will truly make the Light work.

Ivanhoe Lodge continues to be a Lodge of enlightened men.  We need to continue to have the Wisdom, Courage and Fortitude to make positive changes while remaining true to our espirit du corps.  This means that every Mason must find a way to grow in his own light through his own efforts.  But each of us also needs to remember that it is “hand to hand” that we recognize, support, and encourage the work we do in the world of Masonry together and with the world at large.  We need to find ways to ensure that the next group of Officers and Ivanhoe Brethren are willing to lend a hand and take on the “manual” labour that keeps a lodge vital.

It is my intention to ensure the education component of Ivanhoe’s meetings continues to hold a place of primacy and is relevant and available to members and prospective members alike.  We have had a good attendance from prospective members this year and I encourage all Ivanhoe Brethren to help ensure this continues.  To do this, I hope to host short, informal Masonic talks done before and after Lodge meetings.

But I feel that we still need to reach out more.  We need to be more active in helping Brethren who are sick or who are in need of support and to each do our part to bring Brethren back into the Lodge and to help alleviate the pressures on those Brethren who have been key in keeping the Lodge moving forward.  In any Lodge there is the danger of having too few members doing too much.

 

November and December 2015

November Regular Meeting – NIGHT of KNIGHT
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment:  Knights of the Northern Realm to give a powerful demonstration on medieval knightly customs and traditions (CONFIRMED)
Friends, guests, and family welcome. Social hour and festive board to follow.

Lodge Practice – MM Degree
Thursday, November 10, 7:00pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”

November Emergent Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Degree:  Master Mason Degree performed by the officers
Festive board to follow.

Past Master Night & 2016 Term Plan Presentation
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 6:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall
All Past Masters welcome.

Billiards Night #2
Thursday, November 26, 7:30pm, The Metro Billards and Cafe (106 Street and 103 Avenue)
Friends, guests, and family welcome.

December Regular Meeting – Step Up Night
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment:  Further examples of Courage and Fortitude
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Installation and Investiture
Thursday, December 17, 2015, tyles 6:30pm, installation 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Christmas-style banquet to follow. $15.

2015: Courage and Fortitude

IMG_1230The lodge theme for 2015 is “Courage and Fortitude”.

“It has been traditional that on the first and third Thursday of the month, members of Ivanhoe Lodge and their visitors congregate to conduct lodge business or confer a degree. It has been a time for work, fellowship, and education. In our changing world, we must think about how we have done things in the past and determine if our methods best serve the lodge. If they do, we must ensure that these habits continue. If they do not, they must be changed, even if the change is controversial.

“While there are many things in Ivanhoe Lodge that work very well, there are others we need to address. We need to have the Courage and the Fortitude to make changes in the way we do things. Do we need to read minutes at each Business meeting? Do we need to continue with our present method of Officer Succession, when we can see it doesn’t work anymore? Do we need have two meetings a month at all?  Are we taking care of each other the way we should? These are all things we need to explore.”  - The Worshipful Master for 2015

Ivanhoe Calendar 2015 (tentative)

January Regular Meeting
Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Small Lodge Room “C”
Enlightenment:  The Worshipful Master will be presenting his term plan “Courage and Fortitude”
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Ivanhoe Billiards Night
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00pm, The Metro Billiards Cafe downtown
Open to members and guests.

February Regular Meeting
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment:  Presentation paper on “Courage and Fortitude in the legend of Hiram Abiff”
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Committee Meeting:  Finance
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton

March Regular Meeting
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment:  Bro. Secretary’s presentation “Beyond The Middle Chamber”
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Committee Meeting:  100th Anniversary (2025)
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30pm, Location TBD

Ivanhoe Anniversary Dinner
Saturday, March 29, 6:00pm, The Cajun House on St. Anne Street in St. Albert

April Regular Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”

50th Annual Masonic Spring Workshop
Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, 2015, Delta Lodge at Kananaskis
Keynote Speaker:  Jordan Yelinek, Masonic researcher, author, and speaker
Theme:  The Importance of Masonic Education
Imagine a relaxing weekend of fellowship amongst Brothers, the opportunity to be challenged, excited, amused and exposed to new ideas and educated in the ways and ideals of Freemasonry. Since 1965, Freemasons have enhanced brotherly love, relief and truth in the Rocky Mountains.
http://masonicspringworkshop.ab.ca/

May Regular Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment: Discussion on topics from Masonic Spring Workshop
Festive board to follow.

May Social Event – Pre-Summer Social
Saturday, May 16, 2015
At Bro. Rovi’s home, 1811 Krammer Place (Millwoods), Edmonton.
Food provided at no charge.  BYOB.  Family and friends invited.

Lodge Practice
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”

June Regular Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Education:  ”Revisiting the Broken Window of Freemasonry” by VWBro. Bruce Zawalsky of Griesbach Lodge #191
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Lodge Practice
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 7:00pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”

Grand Lodge Communication
June 12-13, 2015, Red Deer Sheraton Hotel
www.sheratonhotelreddeer.com

June Emergent Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Degree:  EA Degree performed by the officers
Festive board to follow.

Ivanhoe Pub Night
Saturday, July 11, 6:00 – 10:00pm, O2′s Bar and Grill – 111 Street – Jasper Avenue.
Education:  The Lifeboats of the Craft by WBro. Bewick
Family and friends welcome.

Ivanhoe Bowling Night
August ? – TBD

September Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Master Mason prove-up and VSL Presentation
Education:  TBD
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Lodge Practice – FC Degree
Thursday, September 10, 7:00pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”

September Emergent Meeting
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Degree:  FC Degree performed by the officers
Festive board to follow

Ivanhoe Ladies’ Night
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 6:00pm, The Faculty Club, University of Alberta
Tickets: $50 per person.

October Regular Meeting – Officer Elections
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment:  Further examples of Courage and Fortitude
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Northern Lights District Meeting
Saturday October 3, 2015, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Hosted by: Evergreen Lodge
10:00 am Registration
11:00 pm Education
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30pm Meeting

October Emergent Meeting – Builders’ Night
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Degree:  EA Degree performed by the Builders’ Degree Team
Festive board to follow.

November Regular Meeting
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment:  Knights of the Northern Realm to give a powerful demonstration on medieval knightly customs and traditions (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Lodge Practice – MM Degree
Thursday, November 10, 7:00pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”

November Emergent Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Degree:  Master Mason Degree performed by the officers
Festive board to follow.

Past Master Night & 2016 Term Plan Presentation
End of November – TBD

December Regular Meeting – Step Up Night
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Enlightenment:  Further examples of Courage and Fortitude
Social hour and festive board to follow.

Installation and Investiture
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton, Lodge Room “A”
Christmas-style banquet to follow.

 

Fall 2014 Schedule

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:30pm — Regular Meeting, DDGM Official Visit, and Lodge Elections

  • The lodge will be receiving the District Deputy Grand Master and his party in form.
  • Officer elections for: Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Tyler.  All other positions will be appointed by the Worshipful Master-Elect.
  • Short educational presentation.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 — Northern Lights District Meeting at Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton
Hosted by Ivanhoe Lodge No. 142

  • 10:00 am – Registration
  • 11:00 am – Education Presentation and Discussion:  ”Population Trends and Generational Theory and their Affects on our Lodges”
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  •   1:30 pm – District Meeting and Elections

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00pm, Lodge Room — Committee of General Purpose

  • Continued presentation and discussion of Lodge Renewal Plan.

Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm — Regular Meeting

  • Budget.
  • Education presentation.

Thursday, November 20, 6:30pm – Past Masters’ Dinner (tentative) at Freemasons’ Hall

Tuesday, November 25, 7:00pm — 2015 Officers’/Committee Chairmen Meeting and Practice in Small Lodge Room at Freemasons’ Hall

Thursday, December 4, 7:30pm — Regular Meeting – Step Up Night

Thursday, December 11, 7:00pm — Installation Practice

Thursday, December 18, 6:30pm Tyle, 7:30pm — Installation and Investiture, followed by $15 Banquet

 

 

Rusty Tools Night

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This Thursday, the Lodge is continuing its theme of Back On Basics and is hosting a Rusty Tools night where all brethren, including those who haven’t been out in a while, are encouraged to attend in a relaxed atmosphere, where we will review the signs, grips and words accompanying each degree along with some floor work essentials and other items of protocol. This a great opportunity to get reacquainted with the lodge and especially the brethren. Meeting starts at 7:30pm with Lounge and Festive board meal to follow. We hope to see you there!

March 2014 Meetings

Thursday March 6:   Regular Meeting tyling at 7:30pm followed by Belgian Beer Tasting at Festive Board (tickets $20 include meal).

Thursday March 20:  Emergent Meeting — Master Mason Degree, tyling at 7:30pm.

Both meetings are at Freemasons’ Hall, Edmonton in Lodge Room “A”.

2014 Lodge Theme: “Back On Basics”

IMG_0976The newly installed Worshipful Master is emphasizing that the lodge get “Back On Basics”.  With that, the meeting and degree schedule for the year is as follows:

1st Thursdays:  Regular Meeting as per usual. 7:30pm.
2nd Thursdays:  Degree practice. 7:00pm.
3rd Thursdays:  Degree / Education on the Degree.  7:30pm.
4th Thursdays:  Committee of General Purpose Meeting.  7:00pm.

Degree Schedule:

January:  EA
February: FC
March:  MM
April:  EA
May:  FC
June: MM

September:  EA (Builders’ Night)
October:  FC
November:  MM
December:  Installation and Investiture

So brethren, please note, if a candidate is not available for a degree night, the degree will be emulated and specific pre-determined parts will be explained in more detail during the emulation.

All lodge officers now have a copy of the new Lodge Officers’ Manual.

Meeting Cancelled – Nov. 21

Brethren,

Due to the severe weather snowfall warning issued for Edmonton, tonight’s emergent meeting has been cancelled.

Reminder that the Past Masters’ Dinner is scheduled for Wed. Nov. 25 at 6:30pm at Freemasons’ Hall to be tentatively followed by a Step-Up Night Officers Practice at 8:00pm.

Upcoming Meetings:

Thu. Dec. 5, 7:30pm – Regular Meeting – Step Up Night.  Education presentation.

FRIDAY Dec. 20 – Installation!
6:30pm:  Tyle and open to 3rd degree.
7:00pm:  Refreshment.
7:30pm:  Labour and Installation and Investiture
10:00pm:  Christmas Banquet ($15)