District 27 Masonic Dates To Note For June 2019

  • June 1 – District 27 Education Day – Temple Lodge 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • June 10 – Chemainus Lodge Regular Meeting
  • June 11 – Temple Lodge No. 33 Regular Meeting Steak Night 5:00 pm
  • June 12 – Admiral Lodge No. 170 Regular meeting
  • June 13 – St Johns Lodge No. 21 Regular meeting dinner 5:30 pm and EA degree (father and son)
  • June 18 – Malahat Lodge No. 107 Triple FC Degree 7:30pm
  • June 20 – Malahat No. 107 Regular meeting
  • July 01 – Salmon BBQ at Malahat Lodge No. 107 5:30 pm

Worshipful Master Dan Harvey would like to thank all the members who travelled to Cumberland Lodge on the 23 May. He also wishes everyone a safe and memorable summer.

St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John's Lodge Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John’s Lodge Historian)

Regular Meeting Of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – 13 June 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 for June 2019 will be held on Thursday,  13 June 2019, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C.

Please note that this is a Dinner Meeting with Coffee at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be an Entered Apprentice Degree for two new Candidates (father and son).

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend. Please Contact Us for more information of needed.

St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)
St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John's Lodge Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John’s Lodge Historian)

Notable District 27 Masonic Dates In May 2019

Here are some notable Masonic events in District 27 for May 2019:

  • May 07 – Temple Lodge No. 33 Fellowcraft Degree
  • May 08 – Admiral Lodge No. 170 Regular meeting
  • May 09 – St. Johns Lodge No. 21 Regular meeting
  • May 10 – St Johns No. 21 Pot luck Dinner for Martin and Sandra Monk from Alki Lodge in Seattle
  • May 13 –  Chemainus Lodge No. 114 Regular meeting
  • May 14 – Temple Lodge No. 33 Regular meeting
  • May 16 – Malahat Lodge No. 107 Regular meeting
  • May 23 – Fraternal Visit to Cumberland Lodge No. 26. Leaving St. John’s Lodge No. 21 at 5:30 pm
  • June 1 – District 27 Masonic Education Day
  • June 6 – Entered Apprentice Degree at St Johns Lodge No. 21 at 7:30 pm

 

St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John's Lodge Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John’s Lodge Historian)

 

Regular Meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – 9 May 2019, 7:30 pm

The Regular Meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 for May 2019 will be held on Thursday,  9 May 2019, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C.

Please note that this is a Dinner Meeting with Coffee at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend. Please Contact Us for more information of needed.

St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)
St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John's Lodge Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John’s Lodge Historian)

1927 Advertisement For Raybestos Brake Linings – Ladysmith Dealer: Ira Eugene Lowe

LADYSMITH MASONIC HISTORY

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Our St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian recently came across this 1927 advertisement for Raybestos Brake Linings which mentions the Raybestos dealer in Ladysmith, Lowe’s Garage, operated by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 member Ira Eugene Lowe.

1927 advertisement for Raybestos Brake Linings mentioning its Ladysmith distributor, Lowe's Garage, operated by St. John's Lodge No. 21 member Ira Eugene Lowe.
1927 advertisement for Raybestos Brake Linings mentioning its Ladysmith distributor, Lowe’s Garage, operated by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 member Ira Eugene Lowe.

Lowe’s Garage was located at 341 1st Avenue, in a building which is still standing in downtown Ladysmith. In the 1920’s and 1930’s  1st Avenue was part of the Island Highway through Ladysmith so it made complete sense to have automotive businesses located along 1st Avenue.

341 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, built in 1910. In the 1920's and 1930's it was Lowe's Garage, run by St. John's Lodge No. 21 member, Ira Eugene Lowe (photo: St.John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
341 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, built in 1910. In the 1920’s and 1930’s it was Lowe’s Garage, run by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 member, Ira Eugene Lowe (photo: St.John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)

Here is a 1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks which also mentions the Ladysmith Willys dealer, Ira Eugene Lowe, a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 21.

1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks which mentions Ira E. Lowe, the Willys dealer for Ladysmith. Ira E. Lowe was a member of St. John's Lodge No. 21 (St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian collection)
1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks which mentions Ira E. Lowe, the Willys dealer for Ladysmith. Ira E. Lowe was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 (St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian collection)

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Ladysmith & District Historical Society A.G.M. Will be Held At St. John’s Masonic Temple – 16 April 2019, 7:00 p.m.

The Ladysmith & District Historical Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting at St. John’s Masonic Temple on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Ladysmith & District Historical Society has asked for a tour of St. John’s Masonic Temple after their Annual General Meeting, which we have readily consented to do.

Are any members of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 available on that evening to assist with tours of St. John’s Masonic Temple?

St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John's Lodge Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John’s Lodge Historian)

 

 

1931 Advertisement For Willys Cars, Available At Lowe’s Garage, 341 1st Avenue

LADYSMITH MASONIC HISTORY

Our St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian recently came across this 1931 advertisement for Willys cars which mentions the Willys dealer in Ladysmith, Lowe’s Garage, operated by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 member Ira Eugene Lowe.

1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks which mentions Ira E. Lowe, the Willys dealer for Ladysmith. Ira E. Lowe was a member of St. John's Lodge No. 21 (St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian collection)
1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks which mentions Ira E. Lowe, the Willys dealer for Ladysmith. Ira E. Lowe was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 (St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian collection)

Lowe’s Garage was located at 341 1st Avenue in downtown Ladysmith. At that time, 1st Avenue was part of the Island Highway so it made complete sense to locate garages and other automobile related businesses along the Island Highway.

341 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, built in 1910. In the 1920's and 1930's it was Lowe's Garage, run by St. John's Lodge No. 21 member, Ira Eugene Lowe (photo: St.John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
341 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, built in 1910. In the 1920’s and 1930’s it was Lowe’s Garage, run by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 member, Ira Eugene Lowe (photo: St.John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)

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District 27 Masonic Dates To Note – April 2019

Here are some April 2019 dates to note for District 27 Masonic Lodges:

St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John's Lodge Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John’s Lodge Historian)

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MASONIC EDUCATION: ALLEGORY OF THE COMPASSES

PASSIONS, REASON AND THE ALLEGORY OF THE COMPASSES

One of the first lessons taught to newly Initiated Freemasons is the allegorical lesson of the compasses, in which the compasses teach Masons “…to circumscribe our desires and keep our passions in due bounds toward all men, but more especially our Brethren in Freemasonry….”

Our Masonic ritual dates from the 18th century or earlier and today the meaning of the word “passions” is not taken to mean what it meant in the 18th century.

In the 18th century, and in Masonic ritual which originated in the 18th century, the idea of “passions” was connected to the Cardinal Virtue of Temperance.

Temperance is seen as being linked to Reason – and Intemperance to lack of, or absence, of Reason – and is closely connected to keeping “our passions in due bounds” as taught in the allegorical lesson of the compasses.

To get a clearer idea of what 18th century Freemasons thought of the relationship between “passions”, Reason, Temperance and Intemperance, here are some quotes from three 18th century Freemasons:

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish political theorist writer and Freemason.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish political theorist writer and Freemason.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate passions cannot be free; their passions forge their fetters.”

Here are some links to more information on Edmund Burke:

 

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet, essayist and Freemason
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet, essayist and Freemason

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

“The ruling passion, be what it will,

The ruling passion conquers reason still.”

Here are some links to more information on Alexander Pope:

 

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American icon and Freemason
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American icon and Freemason

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“When passion rules, it rules badly.”

Here are some links to more information on Benjamin Franklin:

 

 
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Regular Meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – 11 April 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Regular Meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 for April 2019 will be held on Thursday,  11 April 2019, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C.

All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend. Please Contact Us for more information of needed.

St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)
St. John's Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John's Lodge Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC (photo by St. John’s Lodge Historian)