Vancouver's world-famous Lion's Gate Bridge moves from a conceptual drawing to a constructed reality.
January 9, 1936
Correspondence from the Most Worshipful Grand Master G.C. Derby - reviewing the responsibilities of members of the craft regarding other organizations, some of whom require membership in their organization based on such applicant shall be a member in good standing in our order. To avoid controversial association with any such organization it was pointed out the craft cannot ally itself with any organization over which the craft does not have complete control - we do not desire to control any but our own affairs. This was a practice to be continued in the interests of our ancient craft.
February 13, 1936
A moment of silence in respect for the passing of our sovereign, the late King George the Fifth. Most Worshipful Brother R.L. Reid's planned address was postponed until the March meeting.
March 3, 1936
Right Worshipful Brother A. McDonald, District Deputy Grand Master District No. 2, accompanied by several Grand Lodge members, after being welcomed, then requested the Most Worshipful Grand Master, who was paying an official visit to the District No. 2 Lodges be introduced. The Most Worshipful Grand Master presented Most Worshipful Brother George Cassidy with a Past Grand Master's Jewel.
March 10, 1936
An emergent meeting to conduct the funeral of Brother F.A. Pollock. The Brethren repaired to undertaking parlour of S. Bowell & Son, New Westminster, conducting the chapel service and the burial site service.
March 12, 1936
Most Worshipful Brother R.L. Reid spoke of his early experiences and the early development of the Lower Fraser Valley. This was a splendid address on this early history of the area and was mainly an account of the founding and life in Fort Langley, when a Hudson Bay post. The excellence of the presentation was personally acknowledged by the Worshipful Master.
April 10, 1936
A social meeting planned for Thursday April 30, 1936 as the Anniversary of the founding of Joppa Lodge.
May 14, 1936
Right Worshipful Brother McDonald, DDGM District No. 2 accompanied by other Grand Lodge Officers were in attendance.
Worshipful Master reported on the visitation, as guests of the Masonic Fraternity of Bellingham.
Moved, seconded, carried that the Secretary prepare a biography of deceased members of Joppa Lodge.
September 10, 1936
Election of Officers as follows –
Brother S.C. Hoer Worshipful Master, Brother J.W. Champion Senior Warden, Brother A.K. Hancock Junior Warden, Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin Treasurer, Very Worshipful Brother J.D. MacMillan Secretary, Worshipful Brother A.J. Smith Tyler.
September 24, 1936
Installation of Officers by Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin, Installing Master, as follows –
Brother S.C. Hoer Worshipful Master, Brother J.W. Champion Senior Warden, Brother A.K. Hancock Junior Warden, Worshipful Brother C.G. Bockus Installing Past Master, Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin Treasurer, Very Worshipful Brother J.D. MacMillan Secretary, Worshipful Brother W.S. Huff Chaplain, Worshipful Brother W.J. Moffatt Director of Ceremonies, Brother B.L. Hugh Senior Deacon, Brother R.S. Harris Junior Deacon, Brother L.J. Burton Inner Guard, Brother L.E. Carlisle Steward, Brother S.F. Portlo Steward, Brother H. Forbes Organist, Worshipful Brother A.J. Smith Tyler.
Highlight of the evening, every Past Master since Joppa Lodge was instituted in 1925, was present. Also, two Past Masters of other lodges were charter members of Joppa Lodge.
October 8, 1936
Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin was absent from a meeting for the first time since Joppa Lodge was instituted on April 30, 1925.
November 12, 1936
Petition for Affiliation from Brother Wilfred Jay McCubbin, with a demit from Cyprus Lodge No. 113 G.R. of Alberta.
December 10, 1936
Brother W.J. McCubbin declared elected to become a member of Joppa Lodge and was welcomed accordingly.
A gift of venison by Brother Portlo, provided the meat for the hot dinner presented before this meeting. It was suggested this be made an annual event.