Men are forced to leave their families and take to work-camps during the Great Depression.
February 11, 1932
Right Worshipful Brother D. McLennon, District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 2 and other Grand Lodge Officers visited the Lodge.
Brother Junior Steward Kelman represented a Candidate to exemplify the Entered Apprentice Degree. Right Worshipful Brother McLennan, Right Worshipful Brother K.K. Reid, Right Worshipful Brother R. Menton, Right Worshipful Brother J.J. Mahony expressed their appreciation in being present and observing the excellence in which the Degree was Conferred.
March 10, 1932
Right Worshipful Brother J.J. Mahony delivered an address entitled 'Modern Free Masonry' to encourage further discussions and addresses by Brethren, in the body of the Lodge, in Masonic studies and research.
April 14, 1932
Most Worshipful Brother H.B. Morley of Penticton, Grand Master on his Official visit, accompanied by a number of Grand Lodge Officers attended the meeting. In a departure from previous practices the Most Worshipful Grand Master remained for the closing of the Lodge.
Brother G.N. Frost, who was a prisoner of War in Germany for a number of years during the Great War of 1914 to 1918, gave a reading of his own composition.
May 12, 1932
Lodge convened to conduct the funeral service of the Late Brother A.C. Tarves at 1150 A.M. under the charge of Brother J.C. Cornish, Director of Ceremonies.
The members proceeded to North Vancouver, 320 E 3rd Ave. where the remains were resting and conveyed to the Capilano View West Vancouver where interment was made.
Joppa Lodge conducting the Masonic service 'in the sunshine', but rain before and after fell heavily. Twenty-eight (28) Lodge members took part in the service.
Brother R.B. Vaughn, of King Solomon Lodge delivered an address entitled "Masonry and Education" which was presented in a masterly manner.
June 9, 1932
June 9 Brother D.J. McGregor, of King Solomon Lodge presented an address entitled "Ancient Geometry" pointing to the Egyptian Pyramids as examples of geometrical measurements of the most accurate degree.
July 10, 1932
July 10 The passing of Most Worshipful Brother H.N. Rich who was a visitor to Joppa Lodge at the Regular Communication in May. Also the loss of Brother F.J. Mackenzie, a charter member of Joppa Lodge, laid to rest July3, 1932.
September 3, 1932
The Regular Communication for the Election of Officers, those elected as follows –
Brother W.J. Barge Worshipful Master, Brother W.S. Huff Senior Warden, Brother A.W. Saunders Junior Warden, Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin Treasurer, Very Worshipful Brother J.D. MacMillan Secretary, Worshipful Brother F. Hugh Chaplain, Brother R.S. Harris Tyler.
Brother W.A. Matheson a member of Pembina Lodge No. 2, North Dakota gave a short history of his mother Lodge and of Masonry in the Red River District from the old Fort Garry South.
September 29, 1932
September 29 Right Worshipful Brother P.Y. Porter, District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 2 paid an official visit. The Installation of Officers proceeded under the direction of Right Worshipful Brother J.J. Mahony as Installing Master, as follows –
Brother W.J. Barge Worshipful Master, Brother W.S. Huff Senior Warden, Brother A.W. Saunders Junior Warden, Worshipful Brother W.J. Moffatt Installing Past Master, Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin Treasurer, Very Worshipful Brother J.D. MacMillan Secretary, Brother J.C. Cornish Director of Ceremonies, Brother C.G. Bockus Senior Deacon, Brother S.C. Hoer Junior Deacon, Brother J.W. Champion Inner Guard, Brother A.K. Hancock Senior Steward, Brother B.L. Hugh Junior Steward, Brother H.A. Beaumont Organist, Brother R.S. Harris Tyler.
November 10, 1932
Petition for affiliation from Brother Donald L. Smith, of Commercial Lodge, No. 81, G.R. Alberta accompanied by a demit was received.
December 8, 1932
Brother Donald L. Smith was declared a member of Joppa Lodge by Affiliation.