UFOs were the rage and Vancouver wasn't left out when a UFO appeared over city hall and made the national news.
January 14, 1937
Several Brethren reported having visited Ionic Lodge, Chilliwack at their annual Installation of Officers, when the famed "Roasted Pig" was presented in the Fourth Degree.
February 11, 1937
Lodge regalia was valued at $200.00 and the building at $1200.00 - no funds invested with $27.20 on hand. Practice being to reduce valuation on the regalia by $50.00 per year and on the building by $300.00 per year.
Worshipful Brother W.S. Huff suggested 1937 Officers make some effort to confer one or more degrees during their term of office.
A number of Brethren attended Kulshan Lodge in Blaine February 8, 1937 where Bro, Clarke, a member of Sumas Lodge delivered a lecture "Masonry Among the Indians".
Moved that a degree be exemplified at the April meeting.
March 11, 1937
A committee of Worshipful Brother Barge, Worshipful Brother Bockus and Brother Champion appointed to inspect and act on the matter of a range for the banquet room at the April meeting.
Moved and adopted for a Ladies Night on April 30, 1937 celebrating the twelfth birthday of the Lodge.
Past Masters night scheduled for May 13, 1937.
April 8, 1937
A brother offered a range for $20.00 and it was purchased for the banquet room. Right Worshipful Brother E.R. Bell, District Deputy Grand Master of District No. 2 accompanied by some Grand Lodge Officers in attendance.
Fellow Craft Degree exemplified by the Officers of the Lodge. Worshipful Brethren representing Kulshan Lodge of Blaine, WA, Eureka Lodge at Langley Prairie, Ancient Light Lodge at Ladner, Zenith Lodge of Vancouver, Zion Lodge of Kerrisdale, Lewis Lodge and King Solomon Lodge.
May 10, 1937
May 10 Moved that a committee be appointed to work with the Grand Lodge committee on Masonic Education and Research - consisting of Worshipful Brother S.C. Hoer, Brother Junior Warden Champion, Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin, Worshipful Brother F. Hugh, Brother Ak. Hancock.
April 30, 1937
April 30th Twelfth Anniversary was a resounding success. June 30 Reported that another $100.00 with interest had been paid on the mortgage.
September 9, 1937
September 9 Election of Officers as follows –
Brother J.W. Champion Worshipful Master, Brother A.K. Hancock Senior Warden, Brother B. Hugh Junior Warden, Worshipful Brother J.D. MacMillan Secretary, Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin Treasurer, Worshipful Brother A.J. Smith Tyler.
September 30, 1937
Installation of Officers with Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin Installing Master, as follows –
Brother J.W. Champion Worshipful Master, Brother A.K. Hancock Senior Warden, Brother B. Hugh Junior Warden, Worshipful Brother J.D. MacMillan Secretary, Right Worshipful Brother O.R. Merklin Treasurer, Worshipful Brother S.C. Hoer Installing Past Master, Worshipful Brother W.S. Huff Chaplain, Worshipful Brother W.J. Moffatt Director of Ceremonies, Brother L.J. Burton Senior Deacon, Brother L.E. Carlisle Junior Deacon, Brother S.F. Partlo Inner Guard, Brother W.J. McCubbin Steward, Worshipful Brother A.W. Saunders Organist, Worshipful Brother A.J. Smith Tyler.
Every Past Master of Joppa Lodge was in attendance - not an annual occurrence. Worshipful Brother S.J. Curry had participated in every installation, except 1928, since the formation of the Lodge.
October 14, 1937
This was Past Masters night, the request from Eureka Lodge No. 103 to raise their Brother C.E. Barge, who was examined in the Fellow Craft Degree. This was followed by the conferring of the Master Mason Degree by Worshipful Brother W.J. Barge assisted by the Past Masters.
November 11, 1937
The matter of providing a heating system to replace the stoves, then in service, was discussed for the information of the trustees.
Brother B. Hugh presented a discussion period focused on ritual matters.
December 9, 1937
The meeting was preceded by a Venison dinner with plum pudding and pumpkin pie. A veritable feast.
A heating system using a furnace would be in excess of the amount the Lodge could pay and the alternative would be a circulating air heater for the main part of the building and a light air tight heater for the anteroom.
Various members reported on visits to other Lodges namely - Zenith Lodge, Empire Lodge, Union Lodge and a Lodge at Nooksak, Washington.