The Tudor Estate on Pacific. It remains to this day in new form.
January 12, 1928
Most Worshipful Brother D.W. Sutherland, Past Grand Master, presented his photograph to the Lodge to be suitably framed and displayed.
Brother Clarence M. Willcock duly prepared was instructed in the work of the Fellow Craft Degree.
The trustee's report regarding an opportunity to rent the lower hall for approximately $16.50 per month was tabled. It was moved the matter be left entirely in the hands of the trustees.
February 9, 1928
Trustees reported the lease on the lower hall was finalized Application for Initiation from Mr. Algernon Kenneth Hancock was received. Brother Junior Warden Champion raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason.
March 8, 1928
Application from Brother William Alexander Howell to become a member of the Lodge by Affiliation.
Official visit of Very Worshipful Brother R.C. Menten, District Deputy Grand Master District No. 2 on this night. Brother C.M. Willcock passed to the sublime Degree of Master Mason.
April 12, 1928
Brother W.A. Howell duly elected to become a member of the Lodge by Affiliation. Mr. A.K. Hancock was instructed in the work of the Entered Apprentice Degree.
May 10, 1928
Brother A.K. Hancock was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree. Worshipful Brother J.J. Mahoney donated to the Lodge the Monitorial Lectern which he had prepared. He was extended a vote of thanks for this magnificent gift.
June 14, 1928
Brother A.K. Hancock raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason.
July 12, 1928
Letter from Grand Secretary Very Worshipful Brother W.A. DeWolfe Smith, advising of the appointment of Very Worshipful Brother J.J. Mahoney as District Deputy Grand Master for District No. 2 was read.
September 13, 1928
The election of Officers for Joppa Lodge for the year 1928-29 was as follows –
Brother O.R. Merklin Worshipful Master; Brother F. Hugh Senior Warden; Brother J.V. Beldam Junior Warden; Brother C.G. Bockus Treasurer; Brother G.S. Graves Secretary; Brother A.W. Saunders Tyler.
It was brought to the attention of the Lodge that Brother J.C. Cornish, Director of Ceremonies would be fifty (50) years a Master Mason on September 14, 1928.
September 27, 1928
Right Worshipful Brother J.J. Mahoney, District Deputy Grand Master District No.2 on his first Official Visit to Joppa Lodge attended the Installation of Officers as follows –
Brother O.R. Merklin Worshipful Master; Brother F. Hugh Senior Warden; Brother J.V. Beldam Junior Warden; Worshipful Brother A.J. Smith Installing Past Master; Brother C.G. Bockus Treasurer; Brother J.E. Bedford Chaplain; Brother W.J. Moffatt Senior Deacon; Brother L.J. Burton Junior Deacon; Brother W.J. Barge Inner Guard; Brother W.S. Huff Senior Steward; Brother R.G. Shepherd Organist; Brother J.C. Cornish Director of Ceremonies; Brother A.W. Saunders Tyler.
Brother J.C. Cornish was presented with a suitably inscribed watch fob celebrating his fifty years of being a Master Mason, by Worshipful Brother W.A. Wilson. On behalf of the Brethren Brother F.J. MacKenzie presented Brother Cornish with a pipe, for which he thanked the Brethren.
October 11, 1928
It was moved, seconded and adopted that Joppa Lodge attend Divine Service in full regalia, this to be an annual event. This service to be held on the Sunday immediately following the regular communication in May.
Brother John Murphy was made an honorary member of Joppa Lodge with full privileges.
November 4, 1928
Emergent Meeting to attend Divine Service in regalia. Reverend Varilly was thanked for his services and address to the Masonic Order this evening. It was reported that Brother J.C. Cornish was having heart problems.
November 8, 1928
Right Worshipful Brother R.L. Reid, District Deputy Grand Master gave a well-received address on the Masonic language in the prose and poetry in the writings of Rudyard Kipling.
December 13, 1928
Lodge balloted to elect a Secretary to fill the vacancy of that office. Worshipful Brother MacMillan was elected and immediately installed.
December 18, 1928
Emergent Communication to conduct the funeral service of the late Brother John A. Bates, publisher of the Surrey Gazette. The pallbearers, all Brethren, were Chief of Police Alex Matheson, F.J. MacKenzie, Gordon Frederick, J. Willcock, R.E. Steed, H.A. Howell. The service was held in the United Church with interment at the Surrey Centre with Masonic honours.