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Array INDEPENDENT ORDER
ODD FELLOWS
PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
Forty-Seventh Annual Session
of the Grand Lodge of|B|
British Columbia
Held at Nanaimo, British Columbia
8th and 9th June, 1921 NOTICE
Special attention of Subordinate Lodges is called to the following resolutions adopted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge at the
session held in Atlanta, Georgia, in September, 1874:
HOW  TO   SECURE  MONEY  WHEN   IN   TROUBLE,  AND
IMPOSTERS TO BE EXPELLED
Resolved, That a member of the Order in good standing,
evidenced by holding an unexpired visiting card, issued in conformity with the laws of the Order by his Lodge or Encampment, and
having the A. T. P. W., being in distress, or pretending so to be,
and needing money, and who having asked for and received from
a Lodge or Encampment, or a member thereof, a sum of money
under the assurance and promise that he will return or repay the
same within a given time, or so soon as he returns home, but who
shall neglect to do so for a reasonable time thereafter without a
satisfactory excuse being rendered, shall be deemed guilty of
conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow; and due notice of such facts
having been officially communicated to his Lodge by the Lodge or
Encampment so loaning him the money, it shall be the duty of his
Lodge to notify him, of such indebtedness, or loan, and to demand
payment thereof, and if he then refuses or neglects to pay the
same, his Lodge shall prefer charges against him, try him, and if
found guilty, and without sufficient mitigating circumstances, expel
him from the Order. If there be such mitigating circumstances
then to impose such penalty as the Lodge may deem best.
Resolved, that the respective State Grand Lodges cause the
foregoing resolution to be embodied in their proceedings, and the
attention of Subordinate Lodges especially called to it.
(Proceedings SG.L. U.S., 1874, pages 6310, 6326.)
The following legislation was enacted by the Sovereign Grand
Lodge at its 1917 session:
An Act to Provide for the Promulgation of Information in Regard
to Fraudulent Claims for Assistance.
Be it enacted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, That any Subordinate Body or Relief Committee of this Order which finds on
investigation that any claim for assistance is fraudulent, shall
report the name of the claimant, with other information in its
possession, to the Grand Secretary or Grand Scribe of the Grand
Body of the Jurisdiction in which such investigation is made, who
shall immediately report the same 'to the Grand Secretary of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, to be promulgated by him in such manner
and at such times as in his judgment circumstances demand.—
Journal, pages 225, 226, 237.   Q:
INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF
ODD FELLOWS
<*
PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
Forty-Seventh Annual Session
of the Grand Lodge of
British Columbia
Held at Nanaimo, British Columbia
8th and 9th June, 1921  PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
FORTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION
OF THE GRAND LODGE,
I.O.O.F. OF B.C.
Odd Fellows' Hall, Nanaimo, B.C.,
.. «Sft-        8th June, 1921.
The Grand Lodge convened at 9 o'clock a.m. on the
above date, pursuant to notice.
Present:—
Harry Fooks.. Grand Master
J. D. Swanson Deputy Grand Master
M. J. Phillips Grand Warden
Fred Davey Grand Secretary
D.   H.   Proudfoot r Treasurer
R. A.  Merrithew, P.G.M, • Grand Representative
Harry White, P.G.M Grand Representative
C. E. Mahon % Grand Conductor
W.  Carmichael Grand  Guardian
J. T. Wood : Grand Herald
The Grand Master appointed the following Officers pro
tem to fill vacancies, viz.: O. E. Fisher, No. 51, Grand
Marshal; E. A. Morden, No. 55, Grand Chaplain. 4392
All present were examined, reported qualified to sitr
and the Grand Chaplain having offered prayer, the Grand
Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
It was, on motion, Resolved: That the badges provided
be recognized as proper regalia during the present Session..
The Grand Secretary appointed Bro. W. H. Cullin,.
P.Cf.M. No. 4, as Custodian of the Secret Work during the
Session, and submitted the names of Bro. D. E. MacKenzie,.
P.G.M. No. 3, as Reading Clerk, and Bro. E. G. Cavalskyr
P.G.R. No. 5, as Transportation Clerk, and on motion these
nominations were approved.
The Grand Secretary commenced the reading of the
minutes of last Session of the Grand Lodge, when it wa,s, on
motion, Resolved: "That the minutes of last Session, as
printed, be adopted."
A communication was read from Bro. Rev. H. R. Raggr
Grand Chaplain, excusing his absence on account of attendance at the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster.
It was moved, seconded and carried: 'That the communication be received and noted on the minutes."
Communications were read from the Grand Secretary
of Alberta, notifying of the appointment of Bro. E. L. Cope,.
D.G.M., and from the Grand Secretary of Saskatchewan,
notifying of the appointment of Bro. H. McGowan, D.G.M.,.
as fraternal delegates for their respective Jurisdictions. It
was, on motion, Resolved: That the communications be
received and noted on the minutes.
A telegram was read from Tatnai Lodge No. 9, Kamloops, conveying fraternal greetings and best wishes for a
successful meeting, which was ordered to be received, ^nd
noted on the minutes. 4393
The Grand Secretary presented the Certificates of the
Representatives elected to this Session, and of the Past
Grands entitled to the Grand Lodge Degree, which were
referred to the Committee on Credentials.
The Committee on Credentials submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Credentials beg to report that we have
examined the credentials of the Representatives elect for the
ensuing year, and find the following are duly accredited:
Lodge.
Representatives.
Alternates.
"Victoria,
No.
1...
. L. E. Gower
E. Tuck
W. H. E. Dinsmore
W. ^aget
•Columbia,
tt
2...
. J. A. McCahill
F. E. Anderson
A. E. Kent
P. Tompsett
Royal City,
3...
. R. Wilson
E. C. Turner
A. B. McAdam
G. Furness
Dominion,
it
4...
. P. G. Cudlip
J. Bell
G. E. Kirk
D. A. Henry
Black Diamond
tt
5.. .
. W. Ritchie
J. R. Crellin
E.  G.  Cavalsky
J. R. McKinnell
Harmony,
it
6...
. W. Heyes
W. W. Walkem
J. Lowery
D. Nicholson
Excelsior,
n
7...
. J. Turvey
F. H. Maitland
J. McConnell
L. L. Chadsey
Vancouver,
cc
8...
. A. Main
W. H. B. Sharp
A. Ventries
J. A. McKay
Tatnai,
fl
9...
. W. R. Moncrieff
M. J. Royds
W. J. Ellis
R. A. Chute
Western Star,
10...
. H. J. Witter
W. J. Holland
J. A. Mclver
E.  McD. Williston
TJnion,
It
11.. .
. J. D. Williams
J. W. Horbury
Selkirk,
tl
12..
. T. McMillan
J. Mathie
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W. O. Ainslie
C. Newsome
Pittitko,
It
13...
. H. Tredwin
C. Mcintosh
Aaron,
If
14...
. G. J. A. Sutherland
R. A. Perry
C Snider
G. I. Harron
Cloverdale,
It
15...
. A. Connelly
N. Johnson
Kootenay,
It
16...
. J. Robertson
D. C McMorris
R. McLean
W. T. Choate
Duncan,
.   tl
17...
. A. Hutchinson
H. W. Halpenny
"Vernon Valley,
ft
18...
. T. Robertson
Mt. Pleasant,
tl
19...
. J. Foxcroft
F. H. Middlemiss
M. Mclntyre
W. F. McKenzie 4394
Lodge.
Representatives.
Alternates.
Abbotsford,
"
20..
.. H. McKinnon   Jjs^j
W. J. Ware
Delta,
a
21..
.. N. A. McDiarmid
A. Davie
Ridgely,
a
22..
.. R. Kerr
P. Johnston
Ashcroft,
tt
23..
.. J. C. Smith
M. L. McAbee
Island,
ti
24/.
.. L. H. Richards
R. J. McDonald
Fidelity,
'i
25..
.. J. Bowie
E. Dennis
Pacific,
tf
26..
.. J. J. Welsh
W. M. Ramsay
J. O. Fleming
H. Connacher
Amity,
ft
27..
.. W. Mackie
S. Lewis
L. G. Payne
W. H. Bracker
Cheam,
If
28
.. A. Horwell
G. Nurse
Hastings,
if
29..
.. D. F. Nunn
G. H. Miller
Rocky Mountain,
ft
34..
.. J. T. Wood
A. Wixon
Rossland,
It
36..
.. T. Embleton, P.G.M. J. E. Cummings
E. Langdon
E. Johnson
Boundary Valley,
tf
38..
.. Geo. A. Bryan
G. R. Inglis
Silver City,
11
39..
.. E. G. Symms
R. Turner
Slocan,
tt
40..
.. B. Carter
W. Hicks
Key City,
It
42..
.. J. H. Cameron
W. D. Gilroy
Enterprise,
W. C. Adlard
W. M. Harris
tt
43..
.. C. J. Minton
H. Woodburn
W. E. Morgan
H. J. Andrews
Gateway,
tt
45..
.. J. A. Hutton
C. F. Wolfram
Mt. Fernie,
47..
.. E. Patterson
F. Woodhouse
Thos. Beck
. P. A. McLeod
Coronation,
tt
48..
.. V. Young
J. Duthie
Eureka,
ft
50..
.. W. A. Russell
J. J. Martin
Penticton,
tt
51..
.. R. S. Wilton
F. G. Tily
Princeton,
tt
52..
.. F. Darragh
W.  Houston
Michel,
If
54..
.. A. Ball
North Vancouver,
55..
.. C. L. Stonehouse
J. N. White
D. A. McLean
E. A. Morden
Mt. Ida,
tt
56..
Sunshine,
tt
57..
\'. W. H. Dunn
J. W. Power
Okanagan,
If
58..
Orchard City,
It
59..
.. H. Brown
C T. Hubbard
Little Mountain,
if
60..
.. A. Sutherland
J. W. Grant
T. C.  Ririgrose
H. L. Gillard
Fairview,
It
61..
.. J. A. McDonald
G. B. Bressler
A. Acheson
W. S. Cook
Grandview,
It
62..
. W. F. Carr
D. McDonald
J. W. O'Connor
A. J. McNeill
Prince Rupert,
tt
63..
. J. W. McKinley
W. G. Barrie ,
Corbin,
tt
64..
. W. Porter
G. Cleough
Cariboo,
it
65..
. A. B. Moffat
Park,
it
66...
. D. Wishart
T. Rumble
Dawson,
tt
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Also that the following Past Grands are entitled to
receive the Grand Lodge Degree: 4395
Victoria          L
odge No. 1.
...L. E. Gower, N. Murray.
Columbia
••
"   2.
...G. H.-White, J. A. MoCahill.
Royal City
it
"   3
...A. B. McAdam, F. F. Ennis.
Dominion
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i 4.
...G. E. Kirk, B. Walls.
Black Diamonc
1
1   5.
. ..J. Creighton, T. J. Wood.
Harmony
cc
"   6.
...W. Heyes, H. Allen.
Excelsior
tl
"   7.
...F. H. Maitland, E. Hackett.
Vancouver
cc
"   8.
...H. W. Sellars, W. G. Russell.      ,
Tatnai
If
"   9.
...W. J. Ellis, M. J. Royds.
Western Star
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" 10.
...A. Proctor, W. H. Demore.
. Union
it
" 11.
. .. T. A. Balagno.
Selkirk
ft
" 12.
. . .T. McMillan, W. O. Ainslie.
Pittitko
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" 13.
.. .S. Nellies.                   ,
Aaron
ft
1 14.
...G. J. A. Sutherland, W. R. Wilsher.
Kootenay
tt
I 16.
. ..J. McKay.
Vernon Valley
tt
" 18.
. ..J. F. Stainton, I. V. Sander.
Mt.   Pleasant
tt
I 19.
... F. H. Middlemiiss, E. Scott Eaton, A.
,Crozier, C. S. Johnstone.
Abbotsford
It
" 20.
. .. H. McKinnon.            ,
Ridgely
tf
I 22.
...P. Johnston, R. Kerr.
Island
tl
1 24
...R.J. McDonald, F. A. Tomsett.
Fidelity
cc
| 25.
. .. T. Bowie, P. H. Tabbies.    „
Pacific
tl
" 26.
. .. S. Mosher, J. Swan,
Amity
tt
i 27.
...]. M. Helliesen, J. H. Hare.
Hastings
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" 29.
. ..C. D. Mallett, F. E. Woodside.
Rossland
ft
| 36.
. . .S. Stevens.
Silver City
it
" 39.
. .. E. G. Symms.
Slocan
ti
" 40.
...A. Y. Rae, W. F. Hasell.
Key City
it
" 42.
...J. H. Cameron, W. S. Johnston.
Enterprise
tt
" 43.
...O. H. .Nelson, C. J. Minton.
Gateway
ft
" 45.
. ..C. F. Wolfram, J. A. Hutton.
Mt. Fernie
ti
% 47.
. ..E. Patterson, F. Woodhouse.
Coronation
-tt
i 48.
. .. V. Young.
Eureka
tt
| 50.
. ..Jas. Martin, W. A. Russell.
Penticton
tt
1 51.
. ..E. Carder, C. E. Huntley.
Princeton
tt
1 52.
. ..C. Broomfield. T. Hughes.
y^pjj
North Vancv'r
tt
" 55.
. ..H. G. Bull, J. D. Cameron.
Sunshine
It
| 57.
. ..J. W. Power, W. H. Dunn.
Orchard City
li
i 59.
. ..C. T. Hubbard, W. Hardie.
Little Mountain
ft
% 60
A Sutherland, J. W. Grant.
Fairview
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. ..F. L. Faulkner, H. P. White.
Grandview
it
1 62.
.. .W. BushelL D. McDonald.
Prince  Rupert
tl
1 63.
.. G. Leek, C. B. Chapman.
Corbin
tt
" 64.
..P. Baratelli, F. W. Reger.
Park
tt
I 66.
..D. Wishart, H. T. Williams.
Signed by the Committee 43%
The Grand Master appointed Bros. D. E. Mackenzie,
P.G.M. No. 3, and W. A Johnstone, P.G.M. No. 26, as a
Committee to retire and introduce the Fraternal Delegates
from other Jurisdictions.
The Commjittee returned and introduced Bros. E. L.
Cope, D.G.M., Alberta, and H. McGowan, D.G.M. Saskatchewan, fraternal delegates from their respective Jurisdictions. The Grand Master cordially welcomed these distinguished visitors, and invited them to seats on the platform.
The Past Grands in waiting were admitted, and the
Graand Lodge Degree was conferred on the following:
L. E. Gower, No. 1; J. A. McCahill, F. E. Anderson,
No. 2; A. B. McAdam, No. 3; T. J. Wood, H. Thornycroft,
S. Woodcock, J. Creighton, J. Sumpton, No. 5; H. Allen,
W. Heyes, No. 6; A. Main, No. 8; M. J. Royds, W. J. Ellis,
No. 9; W. H. Demore, No. 10; J. D. Williams, J. Sharpies,
J. A. Balagno, W. Neilson, No. 11; C. Newsome, T. McMillan, No. 12; S. J. A. Sutherland, No. 14; A. Hutchinson,
No. 17; F. H. Middlemiss, No. 19; H. McKinnon, No. 20
R. Kerr, No. 22; R. J. McDonald, No. 24; J. Bowie, No. 25
J. J. Welsh, No. 26; E. Langdon, No. 36; G. Bryan, No. 38
E. G. Symms, No. 39; J. H. Cameron, W. C. Adlard, No.
42; C. J. Minton, W. E. Morgan, No. 43; J. A. Hutton, No.
45; F. Woodhouse, No. 47; V. Young, No. 48; W. A.
Russell, No. 50; F. Darragh, No. 52; A. Ball, No. 54; W. H.
Dunn, No. 57; H. Brown, No. 59; A. Sutherland, J. W.
Grant, No. 60; G. B. Bressler, No. 61; D. McDonald, No.
62; J. McKinley, No. 63; D. Wishart, No. 66. f|
The Grand Master appointed Bros. W. Law, P.G.M.
No. 10, jW. H. Cullin, P.G.M. No. 4; and T. Embleton,
P.G.M. No. 36y to retire and introduce the Mayor of the
City and the President of the Board of Trade in waiting.
The Grand Lodge took a recess. 4397
The Committee returned and introduced F. A. Busby,
Esq., Mayor of the City; J. C. Ducker, Esq., Vice-President of the Board of Trade; and G. S. Pearson, President
•of the Rotary Club, who were escorted by a large muster
of Patriarchs Militant in uniform. The delegation were
cordially received by the Grand Master and invited to seats
•on the platform.
The Mayor addressed the meeting and conveyed a
hearty welcome to the city, spoke very appreciatively of
"the work of the Order and hoped the Session would be a
very pleasant one.
The Vice-President of the Board of Trade and the
President of the Rotary Club also extended a cordial wel-
•come to the city on behalf of their respective organizations.
The Grand Master, on behalf of the Grand Lodge,
thanked these gentlemen for their kind greetings and complimentary remarks respecting the Order.
The delegation having retired, the Grand Lodge
resumed business.
The Grand Secretary presented the reports of the
Officers in printed form, which were referred to the Committee on Distribution. 4398
Grand Master s Report
To the Officers and Members of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, Independent Order of Oddfellows:
Brethren:
Once more we are permitted to gather together in this, the
Forty-seventh Annual Session of our Grand Lodge, and to each
member I extend a very cordial and fraternal welcome. And may
our gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe be shown by
acts of humanity and brotherly love.
As we assemble in the City o*f Nanaimo there will be many
who are meeting with us for the first time. To these Brothers I
bid a hearty welcome, and would ask them to participate in the
work that may come before them with the older members, so that
our Session may be benefited by their presence, and thus facilitate
the transaction of business.
One year ago, when I accepted at the hands of my Brethren
the position of Grand Master, my great desire was to be able to
reciprocate this kindness in such a way that I might feel that I had
fulfilled this high station in Oddfellowship, and while 1 have
given the best I had to give, I have fallen far ^hort of being able
to attain my expected hope and desire.
STATE OF THE ORDER
I am pleased to be able to report that the spirit of Fraternity
is increasing throughout the Jurisdiction. There is a marked
increase in Membership, especially during the last half year. Many
of the Lodges have done and are doing exceedingly well, and from
my visits throughout the Jurisdiction from what I have seen, and
from the reports of my District Deputies, we have every reason to
believe that this progress will continue.
NEW LODGES
On January 21st it was my pleasure and privilege to institute
"Kerrisdale" Lodge No. 31, at Kerrisdale, B.C. In this duty I was
greatly assisted by the following Past Grand Masters: Bros. R. A. 4399
Merrithew, Wallace Law, A. E. Harron, W. A. Johnstone, also Bro..
Fred Davey, Grand Secretary. Bro. M. J. Phillips, Grand Warden,
and Bro   C. E. Mahon, Grand Conductor.
There were 13 Brothers who presented themselves as Charter
Members. The Officers were duly elected and installed, and Kerris-
dale Lodge No. 31 proclaimed Instituted in ample form in accordance with the Laws of the Independent Order of Oddfellows. This
Lodge has been fortunate in having members with long experience
iri Oddfellowship.
On February 17th I also instituted "Bulkley" Lodge No. 30, at
Smithers, B.C. Fourteen members presented themselves for obligation as Charter members. The Officers were duly elected and
installed, and Bulkley Lodge No. 30 was proclaimed duly Instituted
in accordance with the Laws of the Order. This Lodge has a
good live lot of Oddfellows, and I look forward to great increase
in this District.
Maple Ridge will in all probability have a new Lodge in the
near future, and Powell River is making inquiry as to a Lodge at
that place.    Both these Districts s*hould support good Lodges.
THE REBEKAH BRANCH
This Branch of our Order is doing a great work, not only for
their own Lodges but also for the Subordinate Lodges, and I am
pleased to see that the Brothers realize the value of our Sisters'"
work, especially in the Rural Districts, and are giving them more-
assistance than formerly, which they so very much appreciate.
THE FUNERAL AID ASSOCIATION OF B.C.
This valuable auxiliary to our Order is still making rapid increase, and a report of its work and condition will be submitted to-
you as usual.
APPOINTMENTS
An invitation was received from the Odd Fellows' Relief Association o'f Canada to send a representative from this Jurisdiction to
its Annual Meeting at Kingston, Ont., to be held July 28th, 1920,
and in compliance with the request I appointed Bro. Clarence E.
Snider, of Aaron Lodge No. 14, Vancouver.
"Bro. W. B. Fleming not being in a position to assume the duties
of D.D.G.M., I appointed George A. Bryan, of Boundary Valley
Lodge No. 38, D.D.G.M. for District No. 25. 4400
I appointed Bro. D. E. McKenzie, P.G.M., as Fraternal Delegate to convey the greetings of this Jurisdiction to the Jurisdiction
of Alberta at its Grand Lodge Session 'held at Calgary in February
last.
I appointed Bro. A. E. Harron, P.G.M., to install Bro. C. E.
Mahon into the office of Grand Conductor, he being absent at the
Installation of Officers at the last Session of the Grand Lodge.
This duty was duly performed, and for which I thank Bro. Harron,
P.G.M.
PROCLAMATIONS
I have issued the following Anniversary and Memorial Day
Proclamations:
Office of Grand Master,
Agassiz, B.C., 9th May, 1921.
Memorial Day Proclamation
To  the  Subordinate  Lodges,
Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F, of B.C.:
Greetings
In accordance with the laws of the Order and in compliance
with the Proclamation of the Grand-Sire, I, Harry Fooks, Grand
Master, by virtue of the powers vested in me, do hereby request
all Subordinate Lodges of the Jurisdiction of British Columbia,
that have suffered loss of membership by death, to assemble on the
second Tuesday of June, next, being the 14th of June, 1921, and
engage in appropriate services respecting their dead members.
Should some other date be more convenient, Lodges may select
such date.
As some Lodges may wish to appear in public on this occasion in regalia, a Dispensation is hereby granted them to do so.
HARRY FOOKS,
l Grand Master.
Attest: FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary. 4401
Office of Grand Master,
Agassiz, B.C., 3rd March, 1921.
1819-1921 Anniversary Proclamation
To  the  Subordinate  Lodges,
Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F:
m?l Greeting!
In accordance with the laws of the Order, and in compliance
with the Proclamation of the Grand Sire, I, Harry Fooks, Grand
Master, by virute of the powers in me vested, do hereby request
you to commemorate the ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND ANNIVERSARY of our Order on the 26th Day of April, 1921, by
appropriate services and public thanksgiving to Almighty God for
His many mercies to us as individuals and as an Order.
And inasmuch as some Lodges may desire to appear in public
on this occasion in regalia, a Dispensation is hereby granted to
them to do so.
HARRY FOOKS,
Grand Master.
Attest: FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
CIRCULAR LETTERS
I beg to submit the following letter from our Grand Sire, respecting which I* would like to say that while we all admit that this
is a move in the right direction, yet I felt that at that time, when
we were endeavoring by a special effort to complete our Home
Fund Campaign, I did not think it opportune to make an appeal
to this Jurisdiction.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order
of Oddfellows
Toronto, Ont., November 25, 1920
To the Brothers and Members of all the Grand and Subordinate
Lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the
World: 4402
At the last session of The Sovereign Grand Lodge (See Report
3\To. 49) the Grand Sire was instructed to issue a Circular to the
various Jurisdictions, calling their attention to the great inroads
that Tuberculosis is making in all parts of the world, taking the
United States as an example, showing that one-tenth of all the
■deaths in that country were from Tuberculosis alone, and while
approximately there were 70,000 United States soldiers killed in
active service during the World War, there were 150,000 deaths
from Tuberculosis during the same period.
The Statistics of the United States is taken, but it applies to
all other countries, Canada 'being about the same rate as the
others, and it has become apparent that something must be done
to fight this great enemy.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge has no authority to issue a- Mandate to the various Jurisdictions compelling them to contribute for
the building of a Sanitarium, and yet we feel that something should
be done; therefore I make this appeal to the various Jurisdictions
to take the matter into their consideration, and if sufficient force
is put into the effort, it appears to me that perhaps enough money
could be raised to build a Sanitarium somewhere, where it would
"he of benefit to Humanity.
'I trust you will give this your earnest consideration.
JOSEPH OLIVER,
Grand Sire.
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
Office of Grand Master,
Agassiz, B.C., 3rd March, 1921.
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F:
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
My attention has been called by a Subordinate Lodge of this
Jurisdiction t© aai alleged infraction of the laws of our Order by
the admission of members who reside nearer some other Lodge
than the one they joined, find it is stated that the complaining
Lodge has sustained injury through such practice. I am therefore
asked to take .«teps to prevent a recurrence of the same 4403
The general law of the Order on this subject is laid down in
Section 490 of the Code, which provides that no person can be
admitted to membership, either by initiation or by card, into a
Lodge other than the one within whose territorial jurisdiction the
applicant resides and the one nearest his residence, except such
Lodges give consent thereto. The distance in the matter of Lodge
jurisdiction is measured -by the nearest travelled route.
Section 491 of the Code provides the penalty for violating the
preceding section to be the forfeiture of all monies received by the
offending Lodge from the member so admitted, whilst he remains
a member of such Lodge, to the Lodge having territorial jurisdiction of such member.
The local law of this jurisdiction is contained in Sections 1 and
5 of Article II of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges, to which
your attention is also invited.
I fully believe that any departure from these enactments is
unintentional on the part of Lodges, and hope there will be a
strict conformity to these provisions in future and that it will be
only necessary to call attention to them to prevent any further
complaint arising.
Yours fraternally,
HARRY FOOKS.
Grand Master.
Attest.: FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
I may say I had other letters asking to be allowed to circularize the Jurisdiction for financial assistance, which I did not authorize for the reason stated above. The letters are on file if
required.
MERGEMENT OF LODGES
On September 2nd, 1920, the mergement of Snowshoe Lodge
No. 46, of Phoenix, with Fairview Lodge No. 61 of Vancouver, was
completed in accordance with the law and for the benefit of all
concerned. 4404
I also granted a Dispensation for the mergement of Phoenix
Rebekah Lodge No. 17, Phoenix, with "Jubilee" Rebekah Lodge
No. 34, Vancouver, and granted permission to the first-named
Lodge to change its number from "34" to "17."
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HOME FUND
In accordance with a resolution of the Grand Lodge at its
1920 Session, a full meeting of the Board was held at Vancouver on
January 8th, when Delegates were appointed to represent this
Jurisdiction at the joint meeting of delegates to be held at Calgary
during the Session of the Grand Lodge of Alberta. A report of
this meeting and of the business of the Board of Trustees will be
submitted for your consideration at this Session.
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GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO
Correspondence has been received asking this Jurisdiction to
contribute towards the publication of a Souvenir Book in connection with the entertainment of the Sovereign Grand Lodge which
will be held at Toronto in September next. This will be laid before
the Grand Lodge for consideration and decision.
WAR MEMORIAL
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On July llth, 1920, L had the honour, assisted -by our Grand
Chaplain, on behalf of the Officers and members Qf Excelsior
Lodge, No 7, Chilliwack, of unveiling a beautiful monument to the
heroic Brothers of that Lodge who gave their lives in the Great
World's War. The Grand Chaplain, Rev. Bro. Ragg, delivere'd
the oration, after which the monument was unveiled. This handsome monument has been erected in the centre of the I.O.O.F.
cemetery at Chilliwack. The Decoration Service was held at the
same time and there was a very large attendance from the Valley
as well as of the members of Excelsior Lodge, No. 7.
PRESENTATION  OF VETERAN JEWELS
On July 12th, 1920, on behalf of Penticton Lodge, No. 51, Penticton, I had the very pleasant duty of presenting Bro. J. H. Glass,
P.G.M. and P.G.R., with a Honorable Veteran's 50-Year Jewel.
This is only the fourth Jewel of this kind that has been presented
irr this Jurisdiction, and I am sure that the whole Jurisdiction with
myself will wish that Bro. Glass may be spared many years yet to
wear this Jewel and enjoy the fruit of his labor. 4405
At this same meeting the Redlands Rebekah Lodge, No. 12,
presented Bro. Glass with a beautiful gold pencil, and in addition
to the above two Past Grand Jewels were presented. It was
really an important event for Penticton, No. 51.
On April 1st, 1921, on behalf of Royal City Lodge, No. 3, New
Westminster, and assisted by Sister Dempster, President of the
Rebekah Assembly; J. A. McKay, Past G.P., and P.G.R. Bros.
W. H Brown, Past Grand Master, Department Commander P.M.,
and Fred Davey, Grand Secretary, Veteran Jewels were presented
to Bros. S. N. Strople, P.G.; W. J. Sloan, P.G.; James Harris, C.
H. Clow, P.G. and G. E. Gilley, P.G. This occasion being the 50th
anniversary of the institution of the Lodge and its 16th Annual
Roll Call.    It was a meeting long to be remembered
On March 12th, 1921, assisted by Bros. D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.
M., and M. J. Phillips, Grand Warden, it was my very pleasant
duty to present Veteran Jewels to Bros. Wm. McDonagh, H. T.
Thrift, P.G.; H. Bose, B. B. Smith, A. D Matheson and D. R.
MacKenzie, of Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15.
On my official visit to Pacific Lodge, No. 26„ I had the honor
on 'behalf of this Lodge, and with the assistance of Bro. A. E.
Harron, P.G.M.; Bro. R. A. Merrithew, P.G M. and G.R.; Bro. McKay, P.G.P. and P.G.R.; Bro. G. H. Grant, P.C.P. and GR., and
Bro. Wallace Law, P.G.M. and P.G.R., to present Veterans Jewels
to Bro. W. A. Johnston, P.G.M. an dP.G.R.; Bro. W. H. Walsh, P.
G.P. and P.G.R.; Bro. Geo. R Gordon, P.G. and P.G.R.; Bro. J.
Ramsay, P.G.; Bro. S. A. Currie, P.G.; Bro. J. E. Laidlaw, P.G.;
Bro. J. M. Plowman, Bro. H. Montgomery, P.G.; Bro. P. Falconer,
Bro. J. Reynolds-Tdte, Bro. George W. Leslie, Bro. P. McKinnon,
Bro. T. Reed, Bro. W. W. Pearson, Bro. R. C. McAulay, Bro. W.
Alberts, Bro. C. Stapleton, Bro. P. Gray,*Bro. D. Law and Bro. H.
Fletcher, all members of No. 26. This was a record night for
Jewels. 4406
DISPENSATIONS GRANTED
To I.O.O.F. Picnic Committee, Greater Vancouver, to hold 6th
Annual Picnic at North Vancouver, July 31st, 1920.
To Key City Lodge, No. 42, Cranbrook, to hold entertainment
in conjunction with the Rebekah Lodge on the evening of November 25th, 1920.
To Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, Kamloops, to hold dance, December
10th, 1920.
To Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18, Vernon; Coronation Lodge,
No. 48, Armstrong, and Eureka Lodge, No. 50, Enderby, to hold
joint installation of officers in January, 1921.
To Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38, Greenwood, and Gateway
Lodge, No. 45, Grand Forks, to hold joint installation of officers,
January 27th, 1921.
To Jubilee Rebekah Lodge, to change its number from 34 to 17,
in connection with the mergement of Phoenix Rebekah Lodge,
No. 17, with it.
To Okanagan Lodge, No. 58, Summerland, to remove charter
from present hall at Summerland to the Masonic Hall at West
Summerland.
To Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, Revelstoke, to hold an "At Home,"
March  17th, 1921.
To Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47, Fernie, to hold a dance, March
10th, 1921.
To I.O.O.F. Picnic Committee, Greater Vancouver, to hold whist
drive and dance, April 16th, 1921, to raise funds for Annual
Picnic.
To institute a Rebekah Lodge at Prince George to be known
as Northern Rebekah Lodge, No. 34, and commissioned Bro. A.
M. Patterson, D.D.G.M., at Prince George, as Instituting Officer.
DECISIONS        %■
Slocan Lodge, No. 40, July 10th, 1920. Question: Is it in
order to use the funds of the Lodge to procure a conveyance to
bring a minister, being a Brother Odd Fellow, to attend our
Memorial Service?
Answer:    Yes, your Lodge is quite within the law in paying it. 4407
Rossland Lodge, No. 36, Dec. 21st, 1920. jj Question: Is the
Lodge supposed to pay the exchange charges on money sent to
pay benefits to sick Brothers residing in the United States?
Answer: No Lodge shall be required to pay on behalf of its
members residing in a foreign country a greater sum for benefits
than may be prescribed by its by-laws, thus a member of a Canadian Jurisdiction is paid in Canadian currency. A Brother residing
in the United States must pay the exchange charged by that country on benefits remitted to him
D.D.G.M., District No. 5, Chilliwack, Dec.-28th, 1920. Question:
Is it in order to have an examination in the Lodge room of the
Officers to be installed, especially the Noble and Vice Grands?
Answer: The installing officer cannot insist upon the examina-
tiin of officers to be installed being held in open Lodge; the ceremony of installation provides that the officers shall retire to the
anteroom for examination. The form of such examination is not
laid down. Section 875 of the Code provides that the Grand
Lodges may require all officers to commit to memory the charges,
etc., prior to installation, but our Grand Lodge has never made
such a provision. The examination lies entirely with the Grand
Marshal, and if he reports fevorably the installing officer cannot
interfere.
Duncan Lodge, No. 17, Feb. llth, 1921. Question: A Brother
who is not in good standing falls sick and is taken to the hospital,
and after being admitted to hospital, pays his Lodge sufficient dues
to place him in good standing.    Is he entitled to benefits?
Answer:    No. I
Hastings Lodge, No. 29, Feb 24th, 1921. Question: Two
Brothers prior to becoming members of this Lodge were members
of the C.E.F. and went overseas; upon their return to civil life,
•having obtained their discharge, joined Hastings Lodge, No. 29.
Both Brothers were examined by »a duly qualified medical practitioner (the Lodge doctor), who pronounced the applicants in good
sound health.
That there was no misrepresentation made when the applicants were admitted to the Lodge.
That at the time the Brothers were taken ill they were members of sufficient time and qualification to entitle them to benefits, m 4408
No. 1 contracted the flu. After he recovered was taken to the
military hospital for observation, as it was thought he had T.B.
Was this Brother entitled to benefits?
iswer:
Yes.
No. 2 was operated on for shell wound in the hip (being known
when admitted he had been wounded) and is still in the hospital.
Is this Brother entitled to benefits?
Ans
wer:
Yes.
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, March 1st, 1921. Question: A member
was admitted to the Lodge for the purpose of conferring a Degree
and did not address the officers, and after the Degree was conferred addressed the officers in accordance with the work Was
the Degree illegally conferred?
Answer: No, providing the Degree was conferred in accordance with the Ritual.
OFFICIAL VISITS
I cannot adequately express my appreciation of the very kind
reception given me everywhere throughout the Jurisdiction. I owe
so much to the many Past Grand Masters, who have been so generous with their time and expense, and I take this opportunity of
thanking each and every member for the courtesy and hospitality
shown me.
I have witnessed a considerable amount of Degree Work, and
can safely say there is a marked improvement along this line,
which I am sure will return good results from the candidates instructed.
I regret to say that owing to the loss of my diary of visits in my
travels I am unable to give some of the dates.
The following Lodges have been visited:
1920.
July
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13 Orchard City Lodge, No. 59 Kelowna
14 Vernon Valley Lodge, No.  18 Vernon
15 Coronation  Lodge,  No.  48 Armstrong
16 Eureka  Lodge,  No.   50 Enderby
16 Mount  Ida  Lodge,  No.  56, joint meeting with  Eureka
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Boundary Valley Lodge No. 38 Greenwood
Snowshoe Lodge, No. '46 Phoenix
Gateway Lodge, No. 45  (no meeting; misunderstanding
in mails)    Grand Forks
Princeton Lodge, No". 52 Princeton
Pittiko Lodge, No. 13 Merritt
Prince Rupert Lodge Xo. 63 Prince Rupert
Cariboo Lodge No. 65 Prince George
Fidelity Lodge No. 25 Mission City
Excelsior Lodge No. 7 Chilliwack
Abbotsford  Lodge  No.  20 Abbotsford
Cloverdale Lodge No. 15 Cloverdale
Amity Lodge No. 27 • New Westminster
Park Lodge No. 66 McKay
North Vancouver No. 55 North Vancouver
Grandview Lodge No. 62 Vancouver
Victoria Lodge No. 1 Victoria
Duncan Lodge No. ]7 Duncan
Black Diamond Lodge No.  5 Nanaimo.
Western Star Lodge No. 10 Vancouver
Royal City Lodge No. 3 New Westminster
Pacific Lodge No. 26 Vancouver
Island Lodge No. 24. Marpole
Aaron Lodge No. 14 Vancouver
Vancouver Lodge No. 8 Vancouver
Ridgley Ladtge No. 22 South Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 19 Vancouver
Delta Lodge No. 21 Ladner
Little Mountain Lodge No. 60 South Vancouver
Fairview Lodge No. 61 Vancouver
Tatnai Lodge Xo. 9 Kamloops
Ashcroft Lodge No. 23 Ashcroft
Harmony Lodge No. 6 Ladysmith
Union  Lodge   No.   11 :. Cumberland
Columbia Lodge -No. 2 Victoria
Dominion Lodge Xo. 4 Victoria
Cheam Lodge No. 28 § Agassiz
The President of the Rebekah Assembly, Sister M. Dempster,
made it convenient to attend some of the meetings. This, I am sure,
was a great pleasure to me. The members of the Rebekah Lodges
on a number of occasions assisted in making my visits all that
could be desired, for which I am very grateful. 4410
I am indebted to my District Deputy Grand Masters, who so
kindly accompanied me when visiting in their respective Districts.
This help I appreciate very much indeed.
On the occasion of my official visit to Vernon Valley Lodge,-
No. 18, I installed the officers of that Lodge, this being the occasion of a Joint Installation with Kalamalka Rebekah Lodge, No.
6, Past Noble Grand Sister  Saunder bedhg the  Installing Officer
for that Lodge.
REPORTS  OF DISTRICT  DEPUTY  GRAND  MASTERS
District No. 3. Bro. J. R. Crellin reports having installed the
Officers of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, on July 21st, 1920, and
January 26th, 1921.    One official visit March 23rd, 1921.
The condition of the Order improving, getting sufficient new
members to offset losses by death and suspension. Would recommend that the question of lowering the age limit for membership
in the Order be again considered; if lowered to 18 years would
mean a large increase of members.
District No. 5. Bro. F. D. B. Hall reports having installed the
Officers of Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, on July 6th, 1920, and January
4th, 1921, assisted by Rev. Bro. Ragg, Grand Chaplain.
Condition of the order in this District good, taken in seventeen-
new members. The examination of candidates before being advanced has been of value to Excelsior Lodge, as the new members
can deliver any part of the unwritten work.
District No. 6. Bro. H. Dunwell reports having installed the
Officers of Vancouver Lodge, No. 8; Western Star Lodge, No. 10;
Pacific Lodge, No. 26, and Hastings Lodge, No. 29, in July, 1920,
and January, 1921.
Visited with Grand Master Lodges 8, 10, 14, 24 and 26. The
condition of the Order in this District is very good, the past season has proved beneficial not only fraternally but numerically and
financially. The Lodges have made fraternal visits to one another
in a body, ,which I am sure must be a great help. It is noticeable
that since the Lodges require an examination an the previous degree from the candidates before they are advanced.to the next,
degree this inculcates the principles into the hearts of the candi- 4411
dates that will tend to make them better men, and anxious to
carry them on by getting into harness more quickly than before
examinations were required.
District No. 7. Bro. Milton Mclntyre reports that he installed
the Officers of Aaron Lodge, No. 14, on July 7th, 1920; North
Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, on July 15th, and Mount Pleasant
Lodge, No. 19, July 20th, Bro. Harron, P.G.M., assisting at each
installation, for which I am very grateful. On January 6th, 1921,
installed the Officers of North Vancouver, No. 55; also Mount
Pleasant, No. 19, and Aaron Lodge, No. 14, at a joint installation
on January 19th, when a pleasant and profitable evening was spent
by those present. I was accompanied by Bros. Harron, Merrithew
and Brown, Past Grand Masters; G. H. Grant, P.C.P. and G.R.;
Bro. J. A. McKay, P.G.R.
Dispensations were granted to Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19,
and Aaron Lodge, No. 14, to hold a joint installation on January
19th, 1921, and to Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, and Aaron Lodge,
No. 14, to join with Bethel Rebekah lodge, No. 26, in a benefit
whist drive and dance for a member of that Lodge ill in the hospital to be held on January 21st, which was a grand success.
Official visits were paid to Aaron Lodge, No. 14, October 27th,
1920; North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, November llth, 1920, and
Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, December 7th, 1920.
The condition of the order in this District good, membership
is increasing steadily in the three Lodges. I have received very
courteous treatment and assistance from the Officers and members
of the entire District, which I will look back to with pleasure.
I accompanied the Grand Master on the following official visits:
North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, on March 17th; Aaron Lodge,
No. 14, April 6th, and Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, on April
12th, 1921, where profitable evenings were spent and the Grand
Master's visits were greatly appreciated. I had the honor on the
evening of February 3rd, 1921, of presenting, on behalf of North
Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, to Bro. A. E. Harron, Past Grand
Master, a gold key suitably engraved, as a token of his able and
efficient work in arranging and completing the addition to their
hew hall.
In conclusion I desire to take this opportunity of thanking the
Grand Master for appointing me his District Deputy, and I hope
that the efforts  I have made in the interest of our Noble Order 4412
will be carried forward by my successor until all  our duties one
to another will be faithfully performed.
District No. 8. Bro. Robert Sanderson reports having installed
the Officers of Island Lodge, No. 24, Fairview Lodge, No. 61, and
Grandview Lodge, No. 62, at their regular meetings in July, 1920,
and January, 1921.
Granted dispensations to Fairview Lodge, No. 61, to hold an
"At Home" on the 17th of November, 1920, and a whist drive and
dance on the llth of December, 1920.
To Island Lodge, No. 24, to hold social and dance on the 10th
of December, 1920.
Visited Island Lodge, No. 24; Fairview Lodge, No. 61, and
Grandview Lodge, No. 62, on several occasions, and accompanied
the Grand Master during his official visits.
Condition of the Order in this District. The attendance is
remarkably good in all the Lodges, and the general interest is
being well maintained. All are increasing their membership with
the exception of Island Lodge, No. 24.
Remarks and recommendations. Your letter of January 31st,
informing me that you had instituted Kerrisdale Lodge, No. 31,
and placed it in my District. I have paid several visits to Kerrisdale Lodge and find them endeavoring to do their best, to further
the interest of the Order. It is hardly necessary for me to inform
you that I was surprised to hear that you had instituted a Lodge
at Kerrisdale without communicating to your D.D.G.M., and also
Island Lodge, No. 24. I also notice that you installed a member
of Island Lodge, No. 24, at Kerrisdale on the night of installation,
and he holding an appointed office in Island Lodge, No. 24. I do
not know of anything in the Constitution of the Grand Lodge permitting a member to hold an office in two Subordinate Lodges.
Personally, I think the time is premature for a Lodge at Kerrisdale, as it is less than three miles from Island Lodge, and as some
of the most active members of Island Lodge reside in and around
Kerrisdale, I am convinced that it will be an hindrance to Island
Lodge. As regards increase of members: I would refer you to
Article 9. See 1 and 2 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of
B. C.
District No. 9.    Bro. Edgar E. Elldott reports having installed
Officers of Ridgley Lodge, No. 22, on July llth, 1920, and January 4413
10th, 1921, and Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60, July 8th, 1920, and
January 7th, 1921.
Official visits—Ridgley Lodge, No. 22, made two visits, also
two visits to Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60.
Condition in the District—Ridgley Lodge in good financial condition, but attendance poor; no gain in membership.
Little Mountain Lodge gaining both financially and numerically;
attendance all that could be desired, averaging between 40 and 50s
per night of meeting.
Had the pleasure and privilege of attending with the Grand
Master on the occasion of his official visit to both of these Lodges.
District No. 10—Bro. W. R. Moncrieff reports having installed
the Officers of Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, in July, 1920, and January,
1921. Granted two dispensations to hold whist drives for the benefit of the Order. Two official visits. Condition of the Order in
the District good. Much improvement and a goodly number of
new members coming in. Claims being promptly paid, eliminating
financial discussion, which' has helped materially towards better
attendance.
District No. 13. Bro. J. W. Smith reports having held two installations of the Officers of Pittitko Lodge, No. 13. Made two
official visits and the condition of the Order very good. Pittitko
Lodge having taken in ten new members for the year, and the
prospects for (the future very bright.
District No. 15. Bro. W. H. Watkins reports having installed
the Officers of Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, at a joint installation
with "Queen City" Rebekah Lodge, No. 16, July, 1920, and January,
1921. Extra good attendance at 'both installations, and believes
the Lodge will go ahead in good form. Three official visits made
and good meetings. Condition of the Order good, and promises
to 'continue so. Lodge free from all incumbrances and some
money in the bank. Continuing the recommendation of my predecessors in office, am of the opinion the Grand Officers are
neglecting an opportunity of cementing the principle of brotherly
love in not corresponding with the Subordinate Lodges more frequently, conveying greetings, and emphasizing the fact that their
office is not a sinecure.
District No. 16. Bro. F. Van Norman reports the condition of
Duncan Lodge, No. 17, fair. 4414
District No. 17. Bro. Thomas Robertson reports having installed the Officers of Coronation Lodge, No. 48, Armstrong, in
July and January.
Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18. Vernon in January and Eureka
Lodge, No. 50, Enderby, in July. My thanks are due to the Grand
Master, who installed the Officers of Vernon Valley Lodge on
his official visit in July, and to Bro. Dunwoodie, P.G., who installed the Officers' of Eureka Lodge, No. 50, in January. Granted
dispensations to Vernon Valley Lodge and Coronation Lodge to
hold joint installation with the Rebekah Lodges; also to Vernon
Valley Lodge, Coronation Lodge and Eureka Lodge to hold a
united picnic.
Visited Coronation Lodge with the Grand Master on his official
visit.
The condition of the Order in this District is very good, the
three Lodges having added new members to their numbers and
the spirit of Odd Fellowship is very much in evidence.
District No. 24. K. Martin reports the joint installation of the
Officers of Rossland Lodge, No. 36, and Enterprise Lodge, No.
43, with those of Deborah Rebekah Lodge, No. 13, and "Adinah"
Rebekah Lodge, No. 8, at Rossland on the 5th July, 1920, and also
again at Trail on 6th January, 1921.
Granted dispensations for the above joint installations, also
to Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, to confer two Degrees on a candidate on the same evening, and to Rossland Lodge, No. 36, to
ballot on and initiate a candidate the same evening.
The condition of the Order in his District is excellent. Enterprise Lodge has initiated 25 and accepted four members by transfer, and Rossland Lodge, No. 36, has initiated 15 and reinstated one.
Considers the efficient manner in which Enterprise Lodge, No.
43, exemplifies the Degrees to be a credit not only to the Lodge
but to the Order.
District No. 25. Bro. George A. Bryan reports having held joint
installation of Gateway Lodge, No. 45; Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46,
and Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38, at Grand Forks on August
25th, 1920, and joint public installation at Grand Forks, January
27th, 1921. Owing to sudden change of railway time table the
Brothers  of Boundary Valley  Lodge were unable to  attend and 4415
had installation March 15th, 1921.   Dispensations granted to Gateway Lodge, No. 45, to hold an "At Home" October 29th, 1920.
To Gateway Lodge, No. 45. Public installation on January
27th, 1921.
To Gateway Lodge, No. 45. For dance on Easter Monday,
March 28th, 1921.
To Gateway Lodge, No. 45. To confer the three Degrees in
shorter time than required.
Visited Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, with the Grand Master, August 18th, 1921.
Condition of the Order—At my home Lodge, Boundary Valley, No. 38, Greenwood, we are holding together, looking forward
to re-opening of mining industry in the near future, which we
trust will bring us new life. Owing to the closing down of the
mines in the city of Phoenix, Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, merged
with Fairview Lodge, No. 61, Vancouver.
Gateway Lodge, No. 45, Grand Forks, has a bright future.
With the irrigation problem of the valley being solved and the
development of fruit growing, lumbering and mining bids fair to
give our Brothers the choice of desirable members for our Order.
District No. 28. Bro. W. D. Gilroy reports having installed the
Officers of Key City Lodge, No. 42, on the evenings of July 5th,
1920, and January 10th, 1921.
Condition of the Order in the District is good, the members
working in perfect harmony. We are continuing our efforts to
secure as many members as possible, being careful at all times
regarding the selection of candidates. We are looking forward to
continued prosperity and advancement of the Order.
District No. 29. Bro. George Fisher reports having installed
the Officers of Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47, July 7th, 1920, and
January 7th, 1921; Michel Lodge, No. 54, July 6th, 1920, and January 6th, 1921. Granted dispensations to Michel Lodge, No. 54,
to hold meeting nights Thursday, December 23rd, and Thursday,
December 30th, 1920. instead of Friday, December 24th, and Friday, December 31st, 1920.
Paid two official visits to Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47, and attended Michel Lodge, No. 54, nearly every meeting. 4416
Condition of the Order in this District—Both Lodges are going:
along very good. At the beginning of the term Michel Lodge had
a hard time paying out benefits, but finished the term in good
financial condition.
District No. 31. Bro. W. H. Houston reports having installed
the Officers of Princeton Lodge, No. 52, in July, 1920, and owing;
to sickness deputized Bro. John Huey to install in January, 192L
Dispensations granted two (2), to confer two Degrees in on night
and one to hold annual ball.
Condition of the Order in the District very good. Lodge
meetings very well attended, and quite a few new members admitted this term.
Recommendations—This Lodge recommends that the subject
of changing the -age-of admission from 21 to 18 years be again
brought before the Grand Lodge at its next session.
District No. 32. Bro. John Virgo reports having installed the
Officers of Corbin Lodge, No. 64, at a joint installation with Edith
Cavell Rebekah Lodge, No. 38, on July 8th, 1920, and the Officers
of Corbin Lodge, No. 64, in due form on the 12th day of January,
1921.
Dispensation granted to Corbin Lodge, No. 64, to hold joinv
installation with Edith Cavell Rebekah Lodge, No. 38, on the 8th
day of July.   Two official visits to Corbin Lodge, No. 64.
Conditions of the Order in this District much brighter than has
been for the last five years, Corbin Lodge having initiated It
members, reinstated five and received two by transfer. We have
lost by transfer one and by death two, one being our Noble Grand.
Bro. James Blair, and Bro. Mourice Constantine, who was killed
in Alberta.
NECROLOGY
It is my painful duty to record the loss of a member of our Grand
Lodge upon whom the hand of the Great Architect of the Universe has
been pleased to fall and take to the Grand Lodge above, Brother Fred
E. Simpson, Past Grand Master and Past Grand Representative.
While the halls of our Grand Lodge will no longer resound to his
eloquent addresses, yet the result of his labor with as wiii keep hi* 4417
memory green with us all. In this and many other instances where
the Messenger of Death has visited our Jurisdiction, we bow our heads
in silent submission and extend our heartfelt sympathies to those who
survive.
Earth to earth and dust to dust,
How that brings home to each of us
That sure and true remembrance,
The road we all must travel thence.
So live that when our time may come
We too may hear "Come thou, well done."
CONCLUSION
Brothers, I wish to again express to you all my very hearty
appreciation and thanks for the many true and kind manifestations
of fraternity and the assistance I have received during my visitations throughout the Jurisdiction. I am indebted to the Department Commander and Officers of the Patriarchs Militant who
accompanied me as a Guard of Honor on my official visit to Royal
City Lodge, No. 3. I also extend my hearty thanks to the many
Past Grand Masters and other Grand and Associated Officers who
have accompanied me on so many of my visits. It would be folly
for me to single out any particular Brother where all have been
so considerate and kind.
I cannot close without according my tribute to the value of the
assistance I have received from our Grand Secretary, Bro. Fred
Davey. The members of the Jurisdiction think they know Brother
Davey, but not until they attain the office of Grand Master can
they realize the value of our Grand Secretary. I have found him
ever ready and most generous with any assistance he could render
me, and I trust we will be blessed with his valuable services for
years to come.
Brethren, I would ask you to accept the services I have rendered. What my ability would permit I have given of the best I
had to give, and where I have failed I would ask you to bear with
me. I now close with the one hope that I may yet be spared to
contribute still further in return for the confidence you have placed
in me.
Most fraternally yours,
HARRY FOOKS,
Grand Master. 4418
Grand Secretary s Report
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of B.C.:
I beg to submit the following report of the work of this Office
for the past year, and of the condition of the Order in this Jurisdiction on the 31st December, 1920.
Two new Subordinate Lodges have been instituted since we
last met. "Bulkley" Lodge No. 30 at Smithers, B.C., on the 17th
February, 1921, and "Kerrisdale" Lodge No. 31, at Kerrisdale, on
the 21st January, 1921, both by the Grand Master. Both these
Lodges give promise of being successful.
"Snowshoe" Lodge No. 46, Phoenix, was merged into "Fair-
view" Lodge, No. 61, Vancouver, on 2nd September, 1920. By this
arrangement the membership of 85 Brothers was saved to the
Order.
"Kaslo" Rebekah Lodge, No. 32, was instituted at Kaslo, B.C.,
on the 18th June, 1920., by Special Deputy Sister Frances M.
Rowe.
"'Phoenix" Rebekah Lodge, No. 17, Phoenix, B.C., was merged
into "Jubilee" Rebekah Lodge, No. 34, and the latter Lodge was
authorized to assume "No. 17" in the place of "No. 34," by dispensation of the  Grand  Master.
Dispensation has been issued by the Grand Master for the
institution of "Northern" Rebeikah Lodge, No. 34, at Prince
George, B.C., and Bro. A. M. Patterson, P.G., has been commissioned to institute the same.
An enquiry has been received as to the sjteps to be taken to
institute a Subordinate Lodge at Powell River, B.C., but so far
the Petition has not been received.
There are several very satisfactory features in the statistical
tables attached. There was an increase during the year of 262
members in the Subordinate, and 379 in the Rebekah Lodges, and
the receipts of the Subordinate Lodges show a substantial increase
over the preceding year. 4419
STATISTICAL
Statement Showing the Result of the Work of Last Year as
Compared with the Year 1919
I Increase I Decrease
No. of Lodges, 31st Dec, 1920 |
Ins'^tuted Since 	
Members   31st   Dec,   1920. |
Initiated    |
Admitted  by   Card|
Reinstated   	
Admitted as A.O...|
Withdrawn   	
Deceased  |
Expelled   	
Resigned    |
Ceased membership
by   N.P.D	
Rejections   	
Degrees conferred 	
Past  Grands  	
Receipts from—
Dues   -	
Admissions and Degrees 	
Rents  and  Interest on   Invested
Funds   	
All  Other Sources  	
Total Receipts 	
No. of Brothers relieved 	
"        Widowed Families relieved....
|       Brothers buried 	
"       Weeks' Sick Benefits paid	
Amount paid for—•
Relief of  Brothers	
Widowed  Families  	
Orphans 	
Burying the  dead 	
Special relief	
56
1
2I
67471
262
4771
81
105]
2
36
4|
1
93
7
60|
9
4
2
2|
1
209
21
15
1562
207
1577
48
$81,005.49
$3,317.81
$13,095.75
$1,512.00
$38,225.26
•$4,729.65
$5,964.21
$893.05
$138,290.71
$6,44241
| 	
708
29
42
| 	
1     4
54
1      6
5721
145
$33,282.60
$1,469.90
| $1,666.89
1
j $286.31
!  $29.96
$4,777.10
[ $274.45
I $3,464.05
|$1,391.82
1 	 4420
STATISTICAL—Continued.
IncreaselDecrease
$2,819.90
Total Amount paid for relief..... | $43,190.64
Total    Amount    paid     for    current 1
expenses   -1 $52,212.57|$4,641.2S
Total value of the Assets of Subordinate  Lodges   — $880,385.65|
Average duration of Sickness per sick
member  I   8 weeks
Average   duration    of   Sickness    perl
member  15 d. 22 hrs.
Average  amount  of Benefits  paid  to
each sick member  -  |
Average  amount  of  Relief expended I
for each member  j
Average cost per member for current j
expenses   I
Average   cost   per   member   for   all [
Lodge expenditures  !
Average    amount    of      assets      per I
member  I
Total  Amount  of   Relief   paid   since |
I the    institution    of    the    Grand |
Lodge in 1874  |$924,016.01l
REBEKAH LODGES
$11.87
NIo. of Lodges 31st December,  1920.
NTo.  of Members—
Brothers    ~	
Sisters     „	
Total   	
INo. of members initiated—
Brothers   	
Sisters    „	
40
1009
2036
3045 4421
No. of members admitted by card—
Brothers _ ,  12
Sisters    ~  65
No. of members reinstated—
Brothers  1 ,         7
Sisters    _ ~ _  22
No. of members withdrawn—
Brothers  -  24
Sisters    .'.  39
No. of members deceased—
Brothers    -  8
Sisters   8
No. of members suspended—
Brothers    - j 1  97
Sisters    .  114
Receipts from—■
Dues -  $6,857.05
Admissions  ~«--  1,493.75
Rents and interest   296.83
All other Sources   3,926.71
Total receipts  -  $12,574.34
Amount paid for—
Relief of members   $220.00
Widowed families  67.65
Orphans    11.15
Special Relief  314.41
Total relief   $613.21
\ "
Amount paid for current expenses   $9,322.72
Invested funds of Rebekah Lodges   11,191.15 4422
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Cash Received and Paid to Grand Treasurer
From Whom Received.
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Lodge—
Victoria,
Columbia,
Royal   City,
Domini 6n,
Black Diamond,
Harmony,
Excelsior,
Vancouver,
Tatnai,
Western Star,
Union,
Selkirk,
Pittitko,
Aaron,
Cloverdale,
Kootenay.
Duncan,
Vernon Valley,
Mt. Pleasant,
Abbotsford,
Delta,
Ridgely,
Ashcroft,
Island,
Fidelity,
Pacific,
Amity,
Cheam,
Hastings,
Rocky Mount'n,
Rossland,
Bound'ry Valley,
Silver   City
Slocan,
Key City,
Enterprise,
1$
196.501$
183.00|
158.25|
126.00:
220.50|
137.251
90.00|
266.251
114.751
267.00]
66.751
119.251
55.50|
105.001
39.00|
118.50|
41.25|
37.50|
111.00!
24:00|
27.00|
42.001
24.00|
•56.251
21.75|
197.251
203.251
35.25|
64.50|
31.50|-
90.001
39.001
46.50|
29.25|
98.25|
132.001
129.001$
123.00|
108.501
80.50)
149.00|
90.50|
60.50
182.50
77.50
181.00 i
44.00|
82.50J
37.50|
72.00!
26.00]
77.00|
27.50]
24.50)
76.001
15.50]
17.00|
26.00|
15.00|
39.50
12.00]
131.001
141.00)
23.50
44.50]
21.001
62.001
25.50|
26.001
20.001
69.50|
82.501
21.42!
11.17|
72.47|
2.28|
22.36|
96.05|
27.49J
200.78]
12.33|
9.85|
14.43|
12.65|
17.32]
14.33|
79.98|
17.14]
20.35|
7.68J
11.03|
2.18|
1.951
5.88|
1.68|
3.58)
5.12]
218.10]
13.42]
3.931
5.00]
1.96]
35.69|
12.68]
10.43J
3.68
14.781
12.431
Total.
346.92
317.17
339.22
208.7S
391.86
323.80
177.99-
649.53
204.5&
457.85
125.18
214.40
110.32
191.33
144.98-
212.64'
89.10
69.6&
198.03
41.68-
45.9S
73.8a
40.68
99.33
38.87
546.35
357.67
62.68
114.00
54.46
187.69
77.18
82.93
52.93
182.53
226.93
Carried forward ,$3,615.00|$2,120.50i$l,023.60|
$7,059.10 4423
FINANCIAL STATEMENT—Continued
From Whom Received
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Total.
Brought forward |$3,615.00|$2,120.50|$1,023.60|
Gateway, "   45
Snowshoe, p    46
Mt.  Fernie, "    47
Coronation, '*    48
Eureka, "    50
Penticton, |    51
Princeton, "    52
Michel, I    54
N. Vancouver " 55
Mt.   Ida, 1   56
Sunshine, "   57
Okanagan, "    58
Orchard City, " 59
Little Mount'n, " 60
Fairview, 61
Grandview, "   62
Prince Rupert, " 63
Corbin, "   64
Cariboo, "    65
Park, |   66
Dawson, "    la
Kaslo Rebekah Lodge
No.   32  	
Fruitvale   Rebekah
Lodge No. 41	
Sundry Persons 	
Merchants' Bank—Int.
G. Treasurer's Acct.
Imp.   Bk.   of   Canada
(Home     Fund)
Withdrawal 	
Imp. Bank of Canada
Aged  Odd Fellows'
Fund,   Withdrawal..
66.75|
64.50|
127.501
30.001
29.25|
47.25|
50.251
63.75f
126.001
20.25|
50.25|
17.251
47.25|
125.251
159.00|
66.75|
57.00|
34.50|
66.00|
52.50|
89.251
44.001
83.50|
18.50|
19.501
38.50|
34.00|
44.50|
84.50|
13.00|
36.00|
11.501
30.00|
88.00|
147.00|
51.00|
40.00|
27.00|
44.501
38.50(
56.0O|
4.37)
0.35!
8.96|
2.93|
14.72|
57.70!
9.48|
3.51|
12.73|
1.12|
11.32|
0.36|
17.51|
9.68|
18.77|
36.77|
20.27]
1.80)
0.97|
5.93!
38.60|
I
10.001
10.001
12.201
I
22.051
6,648.01
168.50!
$7,059.10
115.12
64.85
219.96
51.43
63.47
143.45
93.73
111.76
223.23
34.37
97.57
29.11
94.76
222.93
324.77
154.52
117.27
63.30
111.47
96.93
183.85
10.00
10.00
12.20
22.05
6,648.01
168.50
Carried forward |$S,005.50|$3,370.00|$l,S24.20]$6,648.0l|$16,547.71 4424
FINANCIAL STATEMENT—Continued
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1       1       i        1
$5,005.5O]$3,37O.0O|$l,524.2O|$6,648.011$16,547.71
Dom. of Canada Aged
1
1
1
Oddfellows^    Fund,
1
...
...      |
52.38]
	
52.38
Interest 	
1
1
Oddfellows' Fund—
1     '•
1
i        1
1
Redemption    War
1
1
1
Savings   Certificates
—t
250.00|
  1
250.00
War   Emergency   Re
I
1
1
1
lief  Committee  Re
•
1
|
1
1
fund  —
-      1
1
1,173.881
1
1,173.88
A.  J.   Morgan,   Int	
...      |
j
	
1
147.25]
147.25
F.   Shackleton,   Int.....
...      |
...      |
125.40]
125.40
G.  A.   Macey,  Int	
...      |
...      |
    |
152.001
152.00
A.   Perry,   Interest	
...      1
1
1
608.00]
608.00
R. A. Randall, Int	
-
...      |
1
...      |
261.871
261.87
A. & E. K. Baker, Int.
....
1
1
    i
166.25|
166.25
I.  Clode,  Interest	
1
I
    1
83.60]
83.60
W. T. Grantham, Int.
...
1
71.25]
\     71.25
Bulkley Valley Lodge !
]
1
No. 30 	
...      |
...      |
70.801
    1
70.80
Kerrisdale,  No.  31	
...
...    !
63.001
    1
63.00
Northern  Rebekah
1
1
1
Lodge, No. 34	
-      1
lo.ooi
    1
10.00
Merchants'   Bank    of
1
1
|
Canada, Withdrawal
1
-    1
50.00!
1
50.00
H.  Campbell,   donat'n |
j
|
	
10.00]
10.00
Home    Campaign
1
1
1
Committee 	
1
i
1
1,950.001
1 95000
Dom. of Canada, fnt.
1
i
!
1
Home Fund -
1
-      1
1
  1
1
1,575.751
1,575.75
1
I
$5,005.50|$3,370.001$3,194.26|:
1              1              1
ll,799.38]$23,369.14
I 4425
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER
In Whose Favor.
Description.
Amount.
1920. |
May 14-1
I    17]
I   26|
June   1|
1 1|
I 1|
" 10|
I    101
It
30
a.
30
it
30
July
9
tt
30|
tt
31 [
it
311
n
31
Aug
. 14
(*
141
ct
17|
11
18|
v    tl
19|
11
19|
11
23|
Cl
28|
11
28|
It
31|
cc
311
Cl
311
Sept
.   1
1|
i
a
1
11
HI
10|
ft
13|
ft
181
t
Oct.
11
it
11
160|Fred  Davey,  G.  Sec'y IDep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)|     $318.25
1611A.  E.  Harron,  G.M
Wreath, Funeral Mrs. J. A.
McKay    |
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)!
162|Fred Davey, G.  Sec'y	
163|Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y Salary, 1 month
164|Oddfellows' Union  JRent G. Secy.'s Office
165|B.C. Telephone Co	
166|D.  C. McMorris 	
167|Grand Treasurer  ~...
301 168|J.  D.  Swanson, D.G.M
169JFred  Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
170!Oddfellows' Union	
171|B.C. Telephone Co	
172|Sovereign Grand Lodge..
173|Sovereign Grand Lodge...
174|Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
175|Oddfellows'   Union   	
176|B.C. Telephone Co	
177|Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co.
178(Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
179lSweeney & McConnell ....
180]Sovereign  G.  Lodge	
1811 Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
182|H. Fooks, G.M	
183|Fred Davey, G. Secy	
184|Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
Rent Telephone  -<.	
Rent of Hall and Badges....,
Mileage and Per Diem, Se's-|
sion 1920  .|
Expenses Fraternal Dele-|
gate G. Lodge, Sask'tchew'n|
Salary,   1   month   \
Rent G. Secy.'s Office |
Rent Telephone  |
Supplies    [
Supplies |
Salary,   1  month \
Rent G. Secy.'s Office |
Rent Telephone  |
Pnint'g Proceed'gs 1920, etc|
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)]
Printing and Stationery  |
Supplies    j
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)|
On   Ace.   of   Expenses    |
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)|
Deposit    Merchants'     Bank|
(Emergency Fund)  	
185|Home   Trustees [Relief   Bro.   Gowen    |
186|Fred  Davey,  G.  Sec'y [Salary, 1 month
187|Oddfellows'   Union	
188|B.C. Telephone Co	
189|Fred Davey, G. Sec'y...
190|Fred  Davey, G.  Sec'y...
1911Fred  Davey, G.  Sec'y	
192|Sovereign   Grand  Lodge.
193|Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
194|Dominion   of  Canada	
195jFred Davey, G. Sec'y.
196|Oddfellows' Union ....
1971 B.C. Telephone Co	
Rent G. Secy.'s Office |
Rent Telephone  1
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)|
Dep.  Imp.  Bk.    (Aged  Odd
Fellows' Fund)    |
Postage,  Exchange,   etc |
Supplies - 1
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)j
Purchase  of Victory Bonds!
and  accrued  interest   1
Salary, 1 month  ]
Rent G. Secy.'s Office j
Rent Telephone  i
5.00
76.00
100.00
35.00
5.50
45.55
3,180.40
80.75
125.00
35.00
5.50
7.45
73.80
125.00
35.00
5.50
505.92
501.15
45.46
3.88
10.00
200.00
196.90
1,173.88
50.00
125.00
35.00
5.50
137.50
20.00
138.94
21.58
1,950.00
5,706.54
125.00
35.00
5.50
Carried forward |$15,251.45 4426
ORDERS DRAWN  ON  GRAND TREASURER—Continued
a>
In Whose Favor.
Description.
Amount!
Oct.    5| 198|Sovereign Grand Lodge..
"    13   199lSovereign   Grand  Lodge..
"    251 200)Sovereign Grand Lodge—
Nov.   1| 2011Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y -
"      1| 202JOddfellows'   Union -..
"      1| 203|B.C. Telephone Co...:.	
"      1| 204|Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y.......
I      11 205|R. P. Clark & Co	
1      1| 206|Sweeney   &  McConnell....
"    17| 207|Sovereign   Grand  Lodge..
"    27] 208|Fred  Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
Dec.   1| 209j Fred  Davey,  G.  Sec'y |
1| 210!Oddfellows'   Union    —
lj 211JB.C.  Telephone   Co J,
" 2 212 Sovereign Grand Lodge.
I    141 213 R.P. Clark & Co	
"    17| 214|Sovereign   Grand  Lodge..
I    18] 215JTatnai Lodge No. 9	
I
216 Sovereign Grand Lodge—
217 Fred  Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
218|Fred Davey, G.  Sec'y	
31 219|Oddfellows'   Union	
I      3] 2201B.C. Telephone Co	
I      3   22UFred Davey, G. Sec'y	
" 14J 222|Sovereign Grand Lodge...
" 27| 223|Sovereign Grand Lodge...
I    28] 224lSovereign Grand Lodge...
Feb.    31 225|Fred Davey, G.  Sec'y	
3   226|Oddfellows'  Union  	
"     3   227JB.C. Telephone Co	
I      3| 228 Fred Davey, G. Sec'y	
" 7| 229 Sovereign Grand Lodge.
I 7| 230|Sovereign Grand Lodge.
" 17| 231| Sovereign Grand Lodge.
" 17| 232|Imp. Guarantte Ass. Co..
" 171 233!Sweeney & McConnell...
|
4jFred Davey, G.  Sec'y	
5 Oddfellows'   Union	
|    20[
1921.
Jan.    3|
Brought forward |$15,251.4||
Supplies    :..| 7.33
Supplies  j 2>.0ffl
Supplies    „| 14.7a
Salary, 1 month  j 125.09^
Rent G. Secy.'s Office | 35.00
Rent Telephone   ] 5.50
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund) 707.87
Purchase Dom. Gov't. Bonds
(Aged Odd Fellows' Fd.) 418.50-
Printing,   etc  56.33
Supplies     20.53
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund) 38.01
Salary, 1 month  ,. 125.0(1
Rent G. Secy.'s Office  35.0J
Rent Telephone   5.50
Supplies    „  72.00-
Purchase Dom. Gov't. Bonds
(Home  Fund) I 941.47:
Supplies ~ 1.8(^
Wreath,      Funeral  .   F.     E.
Simpson,   P.G.M   17.59
Supplies    „ ....[ 35.50
I
Salary, 1 month  | 125.0f|
Postage, duty, etc „. 54.^
Rent G.  Sec'ys  Office ( 35.00
Rent Telephone  | 5.50
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)] 47.$J
Supplies    I 30.79
Supplies    _ ] 182.62
Supplies    | 63.00
Salary, 1 month  ] 125.00i
Rent G. Secy.'s Office | 35.00
Rent Telephone  | 5.50
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)| 47.50
Supplies    | 21.75
Supplies    j 9.00
Supplies    1 16.87
Premiums Surety Bonds | 124.25
Printing   and   Order   Books|
on   Treasurer    | 89.08
Salary, 1 month  | 125.00.
Rent G. Secy.'s Office 1 35.00
Carried forward |$19,119.11 4427
ORDERS  DRAWN  ON  GRAND TREASURER—Continued
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In Whose Favor.
Amount.
1921.
Mar.
1   31!
April 11
|      1|
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81
8!
211
22!
221
22]
22!
21
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21
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li 236|B.C.  Telephone Co.....
1| 237|Fred Davey,  G. Sec'y.
11 238|Fred Davey,  G. Sec'y.
1| 239|Sovereign   G.  Lodge	
9| 2401 Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
9\ 241|Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
14| 242(H.  Fooks,  G.M	
.23] 243|Sovereign Grand Lodge.
24| 244)Sovereign  Grand  Lodge.
24] 245]Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
30| 2461C. E. Mahon 	
247|Sovereign  Grand  Lodge.
248JFred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
249|Oddfellows'   Union   	
250]B.C.   Telephone   Co	
251|Fred Davey, G.  Sec'y	
252|Sovereign Grand Lodge.
253|Sovereign Grand Lodge.
254|Sovereign Grand Lodge*
255JDepartment Council P.M
256IJ. H. L. Morgan 	
257|Cancelled.
258|H.   Fooks,   G.M	
259|Fred Davey,  G.  Sec'y	
260|Oddfellows'   Union   	
261|B.C. Telephone Co	
2621Fred Davey, G.  Sec'y	
2631Fred Davey, G. Sec'y	
2| 264|Fred Davey, G.  Sec'y	
2| 265|Sweeney & McConnell	
21 266[Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co,
I
Brought forward [$19
Rent Telephone  -•-..	
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)
Dep.  Imp.  Bk.    (Aged  Odd
Fellows' Fund) 	
Supplies   	
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)
Postage, Customs Duty, etc.
On Acct.  of Expenses 	
Supplies    	
Supplies   	
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)
Purchase Grantham Pr'p'rty
S. Vane. Tax Sale 	
Supplies   	
Salary, 1 month 	
Rent G. Secy.'s Office	
Rent Telephone 	
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)
Supplies   	
Supplies   	
Representative  Tax 	
Grant	
Card   in   B.C.   Oddfellow	
Balance of Grant and Pstge.
Salary, 1 month  -I
Rent G. Secy.'s Office |
Rent Telephone  I
Dep. Imp. Bk. (Home Fund)!
Dep.   Imp.. Bk.   (Aged   Odd]
Fellows'   Fund)    |
Postage, Customs Duty, etc.
Printing, etc —	
Printing,   etc I
,119.11
5.50
137.50
20.54
22.32
506.17
100.40
200.00
127.25
81.00
481.71
300.51
3.75
125.00
35.00
5.50
38.00
117.-00
7.50
150.00
75.00
10.00
220.00
125.00
35.00
5.50.
664.13
12.38
102.78
48.44
7.39
1$22,889.38
t 4428
SUMMARY
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report  $ 3,023.85
Cash   received  and   paid   to   Grand   Treasurer,   as   per
foregoing statement  -     23,369.14
f|§ $26,392.99
Less  Orders   drawn  on   Grand   Treasurer   as   per g^
statement     22,889.38
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer   $ 3,503.61
STOCK ACCOUNT
Dr. Cr.
Balance  per  last  report      $ 261.78
Goods bought during the year     1,138.13
Profit        185.31
Goods sold during the year  $1,254.11
Value of Stock on hand— -  331.11
$1,585.22 $1,585.22
ODDFELLOWS' "HOME FUND
Receipts
Total value of this Fund per last Report _  $42,912.90
Interest on Mortgages as per statement  1,615.62
Interest, Imperial Bank of Canada _  38.45
Interest,  Dominion  Government  Savings  Bank  0.45
Interest, Dominion Government War Bonds  1,575.75
Interest due on Mortgages   -   1,170.82
-Home Fund  Campaign Committee  ~ - 1,950.00
Grant from Grand Lodge Funds  1,007.32
Donation, Bro.  H.  Campbell   10.00
$50,281.31
Less accrued Interest paid on Bonds purchased..$   133.01
Paid for Purchase of Grantham property at Tax
Sale  _...     300.51
Less Interest due on mortgages May 1, 1920 1,254.73    1.688.25
Total Value of this fund „ $48,593.06 4429
How Invested
On Mortgage  - $17,370.82"
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1917     5,500.00
Dominion Government War Bonds,  1918    3,150.00
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1919  20,515.00
Deposit Imperial Bank of Canada     2,041.05
Deposit  Dominion  Government  Savings   Bank  16.19"
$48,593.06
AGED  ODD FELLOWS' FUND
Receipts
Total value of this fund per last report  $1,146.19"
Interest Dominion Government War Bonds       52.38"
Interest Imperial  Bank  of  Canada „  1.90
Appreciation of War Savings Certificates at maturity        35.00
Total value of this fund $1,235.47
How Invested
Dominion Government War Loan,  1917 $  800.00
Dominion Government War Loan, 1919, purchased at $93-    418.50
Imperial   Bank   of   Canada        16.97
$1,235.47
EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
Receipts
From War  Emergency Relief Committee $1,173.88
Interest Merchants Bank of Canada       22.50
$1,196.38
Expenditure
Home   Trustees   for   relief  of    Bro.    Gowen    of   Dawson
50.00
Lodge,   Xo.   1A	
Balance on deposit Merchants  Bank „ $1,146.38: 4430
TRIAL BALANCE, 1st MAY, 1921
ACCOUNT.
Dr.
10.
Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
Harmony Lodge,  No. 6...
Excelsior  Lodge,  No.  7...
Vancouver Lodge,  No. 8
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9	
[Western Star Lodge, No.
Union  Lodge,  No.  11	
Selkirk   Lodge,   No.   12.„	
Pittitko  Lodge, No.  13 ...
Aaron Lodge, No. 14„	
Kootenay  Lodge,  No.  16	
Duncan Lodge, No.  17	
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19
Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20...
Delta Lodge,  No. 21	
Island  Lodge,  No.  24	
fidelity Lodge, No. 25	
Pacific Lodge,
26.
Hastings Lodge, No. 29	
Bulkley Lodge,  No.  30	
Kerrisdale Lodge, No. 31	
Rocky Mountain Lodge, No.
Rossland Lodge, No. 36	
Boundary Valley Lodge,  No.
Key City Lodge, No. 42	
Enterprise  Lodge,  No. 43	
Gateway Lodge, No. 45	
Mt. Fernie  Lodge,  No. 47.......
Eureka Lodge, No. 50	
Penticton Lodge,  No.  51	
North Vancouver Lodge, No.
Forward   	
34.
38.
55.
.251
.25i
1
.75
.10|    ..
1            -181    -
1
	
.30
.90]     ..
.15|
1                1
10.70]
25.82 4431
TRIAL BALANCE, 1st MAY, 1921—Continued.
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O o>
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ACCOUNT.
Dr.
Cr.
234
243
246
250
254
258
262
266
271
304
309
334
.346
352
354
356
362
364
369
376
382
386
392
396
400
404
408
412
416
420
441
Forward  - 1
Orchard City Lodge, No. 59 -...
Fairview Lodge, No. 61 „	
Grandview Lodge, No. 62	
Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63	
Corbin Lodge,  No. 64 .	
Cariboo Lodge, No. 65	
Park Lodge, No. 66	
Dawson  Lodge, No.  1A -	
Northern Rebekah Lodge, No. 34	
Sovereign  Grand  Lodge	
Stock   Account   	
Furniture   and   Regalia	
Profit   and   Loss	
Imperial Bank of Canada (Home Fund)....
Do. (Aged  Odd  Fellows' Fund)....
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund	
Merchants Bank of Canada	
Dom. of Can.  (Aged Odd Fellows' Fund)
Emergency   Relief   Fund	
Odd  Fellows'   (Home   Fund)	
Dom. of Canada (Home Fund)	
|Domiinion Savings Bank (Home Fund)	
A. J.  Morgan :.	
F. Shackleton  	
G. A.  Macey I	
A.   Perry   (Freeburg)	
R.  A.  Randall	
A. and E. K. Baker	
I   Clode  -
W.  T.   Grantham	
Grand Treasurer 	
10.70|
.75|
1.76|
.18|
68.57
331.11
1,089.73
2,041.05
16.97
1,146.38
1,218.50
25.82
.06
4.25
1.50
4.25
31.10
10.00
4,929.43
{",235.47
29,165.00|
16.19|
2,002.751
2,200.00]
1,000.00|
4,000.00|
2,120.91]
2,808.75]
1,099.95|
-2,138.46|
3,503.61
1,146.38
48,593.06
|$55,981.32!$55,981.32 4432
HOME FUND
The total value of this fund shows an increase of $5,680.16 during
the past year. The grant of 15 cents per member from Grand Lodge
Funds amounted to $1,007.32 and $1,950 was received from the Home
Campaign Committee.
Under instructions from the Home Trustees, Dominion Government
Bonds, 1919 issue, were purchased on the 18th Sept., 1920, $6,000 at
.93, and on 14th Dec, 1920, another $1,000 at .93^, both with accrued interest added. This makes $29,165.00 belonging to this
fund invested in Dominion Government Bonds.
The Grantham property, on which a mortgage is held by the
Grand Lodge for loan advanced from this fund, being offered for
sale on account of unpaid taxes by the Municipality of South Vancouver, was 'bought by Bro. C. E. Mahon, Chairman of the Home
Trustees, for $300.51, money belonging to this fund. Bro. Mahon
has made an assignment of his interest tn this property to the
Grand Lodge.
AGED ODDFELLOWS' FUND
Dominion Government War Certificates  for $450, held  on  account of this fund having matured, were cashed with an appreciation  in  value  of $35.00,  and  Dominion   Government  Bonds,   1919,
issue, for $450, were purchased at .93.
WAR  EMERGENCY  RELIEF   FUND
On behalf of the War Emergency Relief Committee, which was
continued at the last Session of the Grand Lodge in order to settle
some outstanding claims at that time, I -beg to report that the
claim of "Dominion" Lodge, No. 4, of $18.00, has been paid, and the
sum of $205.00 was transmitted to "Vancouver" Lodge, Xo. 8, in
settlement of its claim. No further claims having been received, the
accounts of the Committee were closed on the 27th August, 1920,
and the balance in hand, $1,173.88, was refunded to the Grand
Lodge,, and an account opened at the Merchants Bank at Victoria
with a deposit of this amount in the name of the Grand Lodge
Special Emergency Relief Fund, cheques for the withdrawal of
monies to be signed by the Grand Master and Grand Secretary
for the time being.
A statement of the receipts and disbursements of the Committee since the last report is given below: 443
Receipts
1920.
May 11—To Balance per last report $1,536.13
Aug. 27—To Interest Merchants Bank       10.75
$1,546.88
Payments.
1920.
June 17—By   Fred   Davey,   Honorarium   by   Resolution   of
Grand Lodge  $   150.00
June 17—By Dominion Lodge, No. 4, Refund of Dues        18.00
Aug. 26—Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, Refund of Dues     205.00
Aug. 27—By Refund to Grand Lodge .  1,173.88
$1,546.88
If   this   report   is   accepted   it   will   be   in   order   to   discharge the \
Committee.
GENERAL RELIEF COMMITTEES
The following is an abstract of the reports furnished by the
two Committees in this Province of their operations during the
year 1920:
Victoria. Vancouver.
Number   of  Brothers  relieved        16 51
Amount paid for relief $  992.21        $3,254.02
Amount paid for Management Expenses       37.95 194.92
Total amount  of receipts  1,142.30 3,312.74
EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
In accordance with the decision of the Grand Lodge at its last
Session the balance unexpended by the War Emergency Relief
Committee amounting to $1,173.88 has been deposited in the Merchants Bank, Victoria, to form the Special Emergency Relief Fund.
On the application of the Home Fund Trustees, $50.00 has been
withdrawn from this fund and expended by the Trustees for the
relief of Bro. Gowen, a member of "Dawson" Lodge, No. 1A,
Dawson, Y.T, residing at Ballard, Washington, as recommended
last Session.
# SURETY BONDS ft      |fe
Surety Bonds for the year 1921 were procured from the Imperial Guarantee and Insurance Co. of Canada, under its contract 4434
with the Grand Lodge, for the Grand Secretary and Grand
Treasurer for $1,000 each, also for the Financial Officers of the
Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction in the total sum of
$49,700.00.
Application was received from the I.O.O.F. Cemetery Board of
Vancouver, for the inclusion of a Bond for its Secretary-Treasurer
for $1,500.00, and the Surety Company having consented to the
same it was included in the application and granted.
LODGE INCORPORATION
I have been pleased during the past year to render some assistance to the following Lodges to incorporate under the "Societies Act" of the Province: "Enterprise," No. 43, Trail; "North
Vancouver," No. 55, North Vancouver, and "Cariboo" Lodge, No.
65, Prince George.
S.G.L. SOUVENIR BOOK
Two communications have been received from the Grand Lodge
of Ontario respecting the production of a Souvenir Book which it
is proposed to get up as one of the features of entertaining the
Sovereign Grand Lodge at its Annual Session at Toronto in September next. This book is proposed to contain sketches and illustrations respecting the condition of the Order throughout the
Dominion, and it was suggested that the Governments of the different Provinces might be induced to contribute towards the ex-
pence in return for space to be allotted each of them for a description and illustrations of their respective attractions and resources.
Bro. Malcolm Sinclair, P.G.P., Grand Representative of Ontario,
paid a visit to B.C. in January last, and laid the matter before
Bros. Merrithew and G. H. Grant, Grand Representatives, and the
Grand Secretary.
This Jurisdiction was asked to contribute $300.00 towards the
expense of producing this book, which is intended for gratuituous
presentation to the officers and members of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge. For this contribution the Grand Lodge was to be allotted
six pages and the' Provincial Government two pages for such
matter as they chose to insert.
After interviewing the Provincial Secretary on this subject, and
submitting the proposition to him, at his request, in writing, T
received a reply regretting that the Government was not able to
comply with the request for financial aid on the grounds  that if 4435
they did so they would receive similar requests from other fraternal
societies, and they were not prepared to grant them.
After consulting with the Grand Master, and in view of the
fact that we have no funds available for this purpose, it was
thought 'best to submit the proposal to the Grand Lodge at its-
next Session, and the Grand Secretary of Ontario has been so
informed. 4436
VETERAN JEWELS
The following Veteran Jewels have been issued during the year:
:*£
NAME.
.279 ]R. J.   Colter	
280 IT.  Embleton, P.G.M....
.281  |J.  R. Clark	
282 |J.   W.   Power	
283 |N. McLeod, P.G	
.284 JF. W. Hawes .	
.285 JF.  Cruikshanks	
.286 |E. F. Plass	
.287 |W. B. Fleming, P.G~..~
288 |S. T. Elliott, P.G	
289 ]Robt.  Clemas	
.290 |W.   McDonagh,, P.G....
291  |R.  D. McKenzie, P.G....
292 |B. B. Smith, P.G	
293 ]H. T. Thrift, P.G	
.294 |C.   W.   McCallum	
.295 ]H. Bose, P.G	
.296 JA.  D.  Matheson,  P.G-
.297 ]T.  R.   Maitland	
.298 J. Reynolds Tite	
.299 |G.  W.   Leslie	
300 IP.  Atkinson	
-301  jj.   Ramsay	
302 |T.   Reid	
303 |W. W. Pearson	
304 [R.   C.  McAulay	
305 |S.  A.  Currie	
306 |W.  Alberts 	
.307 |C.  Stapleton  | 26
308 |W.   H.  Walsh,  P.G j 26
309 |P.   Gray   | 26
-310 JW. A. Johnstone,
P.G.M   26
.311 |D.   Law     26
312 I J. E. Laidlaw   26
313 ]l. M.  Plowman | 26
314 |H.   Montgomery ] 26
.315 ]H.  Fulcher      26
316 |G.  R.  Gordon,  P.G | 26
.317 |P. Falconer 	
318 |A.  McKercher 	
.319 jjas.  Harris   ...
320 |S.  N.   Strople,  P.G	
321 |C. H. Clow, P.G |    3
.322 |J. C. McArthur, P.G-.]    3
323 ]W. J. Sloan, P.G |....    3
rX    <U
rZ.*-,
NAME.
I
|C.  E. Gilley,  P.G..
|T.  A.  Traves	
|J. B. Gaylord, P.G
|Thos.   Rumble  	
|R. E. Beattie, P.G.
|J. Pitman 	
|Jas. Wilson 	
|W. Atchison 	
I John Brown, P.G_
|H.   Lovegrove  	
|D. McLeod, P.G—
]F. R. Stones	
|Aubrey Elliott	
|Jno.  Johnston  	
|W.  J. Bowser	
11. Ransom	
]T. Wheeling, P.y*..
|D.  Groves	
IM.   K.   McLeod	
|H. McKee 	
|H. McVean, P.G—.
[J. G. Howes	
|T. McWhinnie 	
|J.  Jeffries 1	
|S. Blaney 	
I Geo.   Smith	
|W.  Gilchrist 	
|J.   Davidson  	
|J.  Gourlay 	
|W.   Beattie   	
|J.   McMillan  	
|T.   Kerr	
|A.  Robertson 	
IH. Mitchell 	
|E. Farr	
|R. H. Turner, P.G.
|J. Z. Choate, P.G...
]H. L. Calvert, P.G
|Harry Fooks, P.G
|J.  R. Joynt, P.G—
]M.   Morrison   	
|Samuel Joynt 	
|Geo.   Nurse,   P.G..
|P. H. Cody	
I A. Horwell, P.G....
|J.  A.   McDonald.... 4437
A Honorable Veteran Jewel was presented to Bro. J. H. Glass,
P.G.M., hy Penticton Lodge, No. 51, in recognition of his active
work for the Order during his fifty years' membership. •
ENLISTED  MEMBERS
The Sovereign Grand Lodge, at its last Session, decided to call upon
all the Jurisdictions to furnish reports, on or before 1st July, 1921,
containing full details of all members of the Order who served in the
Great War. Most of this information was contained in an appendix,
to the Proceedings of the 1919 Session of the Grand Lodge, but the
Subordinate Lodges have been requested to examine this Honor Roll,
and to report any additions or alterations to the same thatvmay appear
necessary, so as to make our record accurate and complete.
So far very few replies have been received to this request, most of
them however confirming the accuracy of the Roll as printed.
B. C. ODDFELLOW
Bro. Morgan has regularly issued this paper monthly, and it has
proved an instructive and interesting periodical. Full advantage
however has not been taken of this medium of circulating news of our
Order amongst our members. Bro. Morgan complains that he has not
received that amount of support which he is entitled to receive from
the whole Jurisdiction. I hope he will be induced to continue the publication of the paper, and that he will meet with that encouragement and
support that is due to him.
TABLE OF DISTANCES
Bro. O. E. Fisher, Penticton, Traffic Manager of the Kettle Valley
Railway, has very kindly compiled a table of distances from the places
where our Lodges are located to the city in which the Grand Lodge has
met or is likely to meet. Bro. Fisher states that this table has been
carefully re-checked, brought down to date, and he thinks it is absolutely correct.
The Grand Lodge, particularly the Committee on Mileage and Per
Diem, should be very grateful to Bro. Fisher for his kind thoughtful-
ness, and for the time and labor involved in compiling this table.
DEATH OF BRO. F. E. SIMPSON, P.G.M.
It is a matter, I am sure, of general regret to this Grand Lodge, and
in fact to the whole Jurisdiction, to have to record the death of Bro.
F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., P.G.R., since we last met.
Bro. Simpson died at Kamloops after a very brief illness on the
23rd Nov., 1920. He was a charter member of "Key City" Lodge, No.
42, Cranbrook, and first attended Grand Lodge as the representative of 4438
that Lodge at its Session at Nanaimo in 1901. He served as Grand
Master, of this Jurisdiction in 1906-7 and was Grand Representative in
1913-14.
He was deservedly popular throughout the whole Jurisdiction, and
his presence and assistance will be greatly missed at our Grand Lodge
Sessions.
The Grand Master attended his funeral and a wreath was laid on
his coffin as a tribute of respect on behalf of the Grand Lodge. A letter
of condolence was also sent to the widow and son expressing the sympathy of the members of the Jurisdiction with them in their great bereavement.
CONCLUSION
The Session of the Grand Lodge will be held this year in Nanaimo,
the home of one of our oldest and largest Lodges. "Black Diamond"
Lodge, No. 5, was instituted on the 7th April, 1874, in order to make the
five lodges necessary to constitute a Grand Lodge, and the Grand
Lodge was instituted on the 25th day of the same month and year.
Through the many years of its existence, No. 5 has experienced
numerous vicissitudes and drawbacks; it has been called upon to pay
very large amounts in the shape of relief to its members, but in spite
of these discouragements, through the energy and zeal of its members,
it still survives, and to-day is prosecuting its work by meeting its obligations and advancing the principles of our Order with its old-time
vigor and devotion.
We have met on several occasions in Nanaimo, and have always
been welcomed wfrh that lavish hospitality for which its people are
justly famed.
In submitting this my thirty-eighth report for your consideration,
I wish to return my sincere thanks for the invariable consideration and
kindness that I have been accorded by the membership of this Jurisdiction during my long incumbency of this office. I trust that the present
Session will prove to be a most successful and gratifying one, and that
whatever is done may redound to the credit and to the progress and
success of the Order in this Province.
Yours fraternally,
Grand Secretary 4439 |g
REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER
To the Grand Lodge, LO O.F., of B. C:
I beg to submit the following report of my receipts and disbursements as Grand Treasurer for the past year:
Receipts
1920.
June 10 To   Balance   from  previous   Grand   Treasurer  $3,023.85
I    10 Cash  Interest on late G. Treasurer's Acct. 22.05
"    10 I    Cash   from   Grand   Secretary  200.00
Sept. 16 |       "           1           '*-           "            5,715.49
I   27 "       ."           I           1           I            8.190.06
Nov. 9 I       "           I           |          "           1,562.78
1921.
Jan. 17 " "           i           I           "            1,560.02
|    31 | "     Kootenay Lodge No. 16  77.20
Mar. 15 | *     Grand   Secretary     2,702.79
May  9 | f           1           "           |            3,338.75
$26,392.99
Disbursements
June 10, 1920, to May 9, 1921—
By Paid Orders Nos. 160 to 266 inclusive  $22,889.38
(Order No. 257 cancelled).
Leaving a Balance in my hands of    $3,503.61
Fraternally submitted,
D. H. PROUDFOOT,
Grand Treasurer. 4440
Grand Representatives   Report
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.:
Your representatives to the session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
held at Boston, Mass., September 27th to October 1st", 1920, inclusive,
beg leave to submit our report and observations.
The representatives were asked to arrive in Boston if possible on
Friday, September 24th, so that they might participate in the various
events arranged by the committees for their entertainment.
On Saturday, September 25th, an excursion was arranged by the
steamer "Rose Standish"—donated by the City of Boston for the occasion—to the historic spot of Plymouth, where three centuries before
the Pilgrim Fathers landed.
fylet by representatives of Plymouth Oddfellows and Rebekahs we
were escorted to the historic Plymouth Rock, where welcoming exercises were conducted. Afterwards we were shown the historic places
and relics of the district. After being entertained at a splendid dinner
the arrangements of which were splendidly carried out, we again
boarded the steamer for Boston and were returned by special cars to a
central point.
On Sunday, September 26th, Devotional Exercises were held in
Trinity Church, Dr. Alexander Mann delivering a masterly sermon and
the choir rendered beautiful music.
On Sunday evening a reception was held by the Grand Sire and the
Sovereign Grand Lodge Officers at Copley Plaza Hotel.
On Monday, September 27th, at 9 a.m., welcoming exercises were
held at Copley Plaza Hotel, at which Governor Coolidge, the Grand
Sire, and many officials, both civic and fraternal, took part.
On Monday afternoon, the representatives and friends were treated
to an auto drive to the historic points of Lexington and Concord.
On Monday evening Caleb Rand Lodge, No. 197, conferred the 1st
Degree in a most excellent and complete manner in the National Theatre, and the members in charge, and also those taking part, deserve
great praise for the complete success of this beautiful work. 4441
On Tuesday evening, September 28th, Manet Encampment, No. 75,
conferred the Golden Rule Degree in the National Theatre, and it was
an excellent exemplification of this beautiful Degree, being followed
by a Minstrel Show given by the same Encampment members.
On Wednesday afternoon, September 29th, the Oddfellows and
Rebekahs of Massachusetts and adjacent States and Provinces staged
probably the most successful parade of its numbers ever attempted.
For over four hours, to the music of over ninety bands, the marching
members filed past in beautiful uniforms and with splendidly decorated
floats, until approximately forty thousand had passed the reviewing
stand supplied for the comfort and convenience of the Representatives.
On Wednesday evening a splendid performance, in vaudeville, was
provided at the National Theatre.
On Thursday evening, September 30th, a Theatre Party was held at
Copley Plaza Theatre.
On Friday, October 1st, a gorgeous display of fireworks took place
at Charles River Basin.
In all parts of the city the various Lodges and Encampments and
Patriarchs Militant provided Degree Work in all Degrees every evening
during the entire week. The committee in charge spared neither time
nor expense to make the entertainment features' a wonderful success.
CONDITION OF THE ORDER
The Order as a whole shows splendid progress in all its branches
during 1919, and we believe from reports to hand that 1920 will show
a larger increase. In the Grand Sire's report of his visit to Hawaii,
Australia and New Zealand during the summer of 1920 he gives in
detail the condition of the Order in those countries, and he seemed very
optimistic as to the future prospects of our Order in these sister jurisdictions.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE ORDER ON DECEMBER 31ST, 1919
Subordinate Lodges     17,357 Membership 1,793,472
Subordinate Encampments   1  3,377 264,178
Rebekah Lodges   9,625 "             824,901
Cantons | 696 "               29,733
Total membership    *  2,912,284
Gain in Subordinate Membership, 1919      104,606 4442
FINANCIAL CONDITION OF OUR ORDER
Total relief paid out, 1919 $ 6,652,095.17
Special  Relief          639,244.95
Total receipts of Subordinate Lodges  21,075,319.94
Total expenses Subordinate Lodges     9,590,883.61
Subordinate Lodges Invested Funds  69,006,243.93
OFFICERS ELECTED AND APPOINTED
Grand Sire, Joseph Oliver, Toronto, Ont.
Deputy Grand Sire, Lucian J. Eastin, St. Joseph, Mb.
Grand Secretary, John B. Goodwin, Baltimore, Md.
Grand Treasurer, William H. Cox, Maysville, Ky.
Ass. Grand Secretary, J. Edw. Kroh, Baltimore, Md.
Grand Chaplain, J. A. Lucas, Lincoln, 111.
Grand Marshal, C. W. Varnum, Denver, Col.
Grand Guardian, A. A. Spears, Brazie, Ind.
Grand Messenger, Robt. Andrews, Portland, Ore.
Toronto, Ontario, was chosen as the meeting place for the session
of 1921.
ODD FELLOWS' HOMES pi
Number of homes  56
Number of residents   4,487
Value of property   $6,756,824.88
Jurisdictions now raising funds for homes i....  13
Amount raised  $574,908.91
SESSIONS HELD
Business sessions opened at 10:30 Monday, the 27th, and were continued until Friday noon, and the usual routine business was transacted.
LEGISLATION PASSED AND PENDING
A special committee re the Oddfellows' Home for the Treatment of
Tuberculosis reported recommending that no action be taken at this
time by the Sovereign Grand Lodge to. raise funds, but that the Grand
Sire appeal to the Lodges to assist wherever possible in fighting this
dread disease.
The Special Committee on Benefits was relieved from further duties
and the Grand Lodges are requested to give further data on the subject. 4443
SOVEREIGN  GRAND  LODGE BUILDING
A special committee was authorized to secure a site or an option to
purchase outright a building site in Baltimore on which to build a
suitable hall for the needs of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
The report of the Committee on Bonding of Officers by the Sovereign Grand Lodge was laid over until the 1921 session.
LEGISLATION AFFECTING THE S.G.L. CODE OF 1915
Be it enacted by The Sovereign Grand Lodge, That Section 55 of
the Code of General Laws of the I.O.O.F. be amended so as to read as
follows:
"Section 55. Funeral Expense. Subordinate bodies may be required
whenever a brother who is in good standing and entitled to weekly
sick benefits as hereinbefore provided, shall die and his funeral expenses shall be paid either out of the estate of the deceased brother or
hy a relative or friend or other person, to provide and pay a funeral
expense, the amount of which may be fixed by the Grand Body having
jurisdiction by general law, or in the absence of such a law, by subordinate bodies by by-law, to the estate of the deceased or to the person^
or persons who shall incur such expense. But nothing herein shall be
construed to require the payment of a funeral expense to any corporation, society, or organization of which the deceased was a member,
which shall have paid the funeral expenses and shall have incurred the
same by. reason of any obligation it owed to the deceased by virtue of
his membership in such organization, nor shall any obligation rest upon
a subordinate body to pay a funeral expense to the government where
the deceased brother was buried at government expense."—Journal,
pages 519, 598, 608.
Section 110^
Be it enacted by The, Sovereign Grand Lodge, That a new section
be added to the Code of General Laws, to be known as Section 110^2,
to read as follows:
"Section 110^4. Non-Contributing Members of Rebekah Lodges.
The following shall be the form of visiting card issued to non-contributing members of Rebekah Lodges:
To All Whom it May Concern:   This certifies that	
 whose name is written on the margin of
this card in h own proper handwriting, is a non-contributing member in good standing of  Rebekah 4444
Lodge, No. , held in and working
under a charter duly granted by authority of the	
  of  and that	
  is entitled to all the privileges of active
members, having become 60 years of age and having been a contributing
member for 25 consecutve years.
We, therefore, recommend h  to your friendship and protection
and admission into all regular Rebekah Lodges of Odd Fellows for one
year from this date and no longer.
In witness whereof we have subscribed our names and affixed the
seal of our Lodge this.
day of A. D. 19.
Noble Grand.
Recording Secretary."
—Journal, pages 523, 567, 580.
Section 688 was adopted, by which the representatives' allowance
was increased, both mileage and per diem, for this session only.
Section 817^. An Act Relative to the Control and Distribution of
Emergency Contributions.
This act provides that it shall be unlawful for any of the Grand
Officers of any Jurisdiction to appeal to other Jurisdictions for relief
in any manner without first obtaining the approval of the Grand Sire
and the written consent of the Grand Master of the Jurisdiction. In
the event of its being urgent, such appeal shall be made to the Sovereign Grand Lodge and the Executive Officers of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge are constituted a standing committee known as the General
Relief Committee to receive and disburse all funds of this nature and
shall be in entire control of such funds.
Section 785
B it enacted by The Sovereign Grand Lodge, That Section 785 of
the Code of Laws of The Sovereign Grand "Lodge be amended by inserting the words "weekly or" between the word "meetings" and the
word "semi-monthly" in the second line and by striking out the words
"instead of semi-monthly" in the last line, so that when amended the
section shall read as follows:
Section 785. Encampments. All Subordinate Encampments shall
hold their meetings weekly or semi-monthly; except where yearly terms 4445
have been provided, Grand Encampments may authorize meetings to beheld monthly."—Journal, pages 544, 600, 608.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION, 1921
To amend Section 3, Article 1, so that the citizen of one country
changing his residence to that of another may petition for membership"
where he is residing providing, however, that the Grand Master of the
Jurisdiction of which he is a citizen grants a dispensation permitting
the Lodge of the country in which he resides to receive said application.
SECTION 2, ARTICLE 10
Resolved. That another section be added to Article X. of the Constitution of The Sovereign Grand Lodge which shall be as follows:
"Section 2. Rights of the General Commanding, Retired, of the-
Patriarchs Militant. The General Commanding, retired, shalL have the
right to debate and make motions, but shall not have the privilege of
voting unless he be a Grand Representative."—Journal, page 603.
AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE 9
Providing that a representative of The Sovereign Grand Lodge must
be a member of the Patriarchs Militant in good standing
AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE 1
Provision is asked that the Jurisdictions of the Dominion of Canada
be allowed to set their own qualifications as to age, the same as now
applies to Australia and New Zealand.
Thanking the members of the Jurisdiction of British Columbia for
the great honour conferred on us,
Fraternally submitted,
R. A. MERRITHEW,
HARRY WHITE,
Grand Representatives. 4446
The  Grand  Master submitted  the  following Supple-,
mentary Report, which was referred to the Committee on
Distribution.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C. I.O.O.F.:
I  beg to  submit  the following Supplementary Report:
PRESENTATIONS
On the occasion of my official visit to Amity Lodge No. 27,
New Westminster, it was my pleasant duty, on behalf" of the
members of that Lodge, to present Bro. Parr with a beautiful fob
and locket as a token of appreciation for acting as pianist for the
Lodge.
On the occasion of my official visit to Tatnai Lodge No. 9,
Kamloops, it was my pleasant duty, on behalf of Royal City Lodge
No. 3, New Westminster, to present Bro J. C. McArthur, P.G.,
with a Veteran Jewel. Bro. McArthur was absent on the occasion
of the presenation of Jewels at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Royal City Lodge No. 3.
On the occasion of my official visit to Cheam Lodge No. 28,
Agassiz, accompanied by Bro. A. E .Harron, P.G.M., and Bro. G. H.
Grant, P.G.P. and G.R. Veteran Jewels were presented on behalf
of Cheam Lodge to Bro. H. Fooks, Grand Master, Brothers A.
Horwell, P.G., H. L. Calvert, P.G., George Nurse P.G. S. Joynt,
R. H. Turner and P.G. Edward Farr, there were a number of
other Jewels to present, but the recipients were unable to be
present. This being my home Lodge, the members spared no
pains to make this a big night for Cheam Lodge No. 28.
GREATER VANCOUVER I.O.O.F. PICNIC
I received an invitation to open the sixth annual Picnic held at
Mahon Park, North Vancouver, July 31st, 1920, under the auspices
of all branches of the Order of Greater Vancouver, North Vancouver and New Westminster. I accordingly accepted, and am pleased
to report that it was a big day in North Vancouver. There was an
excellent programme of sports, which was very keenly contested,
and the committee are to be congratulated on the manner in which
the details were carried out. 4447
APPOINTMENTS
" •»   •     •       ' . I
An invitation was received .from the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan to send a Fraternal Delegate from this Grand Lodge to
their Annual Session, to be held at Regina, on June 1st and 2nd. I
appointed Bro. M. J. Phillips, Grand Warden, who fulfilled that
duty, and his report will be submitted.
«
T appointed Bro. F. E. Anderson, P.G., of Columbia Lodge*
No. 2, as a member of the Finance Committee, in place of Bro.
Cullin, P.G.M., who wished to be excused.
Bro. J. G. Hay, a member of the Committee on Laws of Subordinates, asked to be relieved from that duty, as he was leaving
the Province on a trip east I appointed Bro. E. Tuck, P.G. of
Victoria Lodge No. 1, to fill the vacancy.
REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
District No. 1. Bro. James Bell reports having Installed the
Officers of Victoria Lodge No. 1, July llth, 1920; Columbia Lodge
No. 2, July 6th, 1920: Dominion Lodge No. 4, July 8th, 1920; and a
Joint  Installation  of these  Lodges January  12th,  1921.
Granted a Dispensation to Victoria Lodge No. 1 to hold a
Social, Concert and Dance in the Odd Fellows' Hall in the name of
the Order on April 29th, 1921.
Accompanied the Grand Master to each Lodge on his Official
Visits.
Decisions Rendered. Columbia Lodge No. 2 submitted the
following question: "Is a Resolution in order to expunge from the
minutes a Resolution passed by the Lodge at the same meeting?"
An s wer—No.
Condition of the Order very good, each Lodge adding a fair
-quota of new' members, great interest being taken in the work.
Attendance in all Lodges good.
My report would be incomplete were I to fail to mention the
very able assistance given to me at the Installation ceremonies by
13ro. R. Livingstone, Grand Marshal. 4448
District No. 2. Bro. A. R. Slater reports having installed the
Officers of Park Lodge Xo. 66, on July 6th, 1920. At a Joint Installation on July 9th, 1920, Installed the Officers of Royal City Lodge
No. 3, and Amity Lodge No. 27. On January 17th, 1921, assisted
by District Deputy President Sister Rennie, Installed the Officers
of Royal City Lodge No. 3, Amity Lodge No. 27, Beulah Rebekah
Lodge No. 5, and Concord Rebekah Lodge No. 37, at a Joint Public
Installation at which all the Officers of each Lodge were Installed,
On January 19th, 1921, installed the Officers of Park Lodge No. 66.
Granted Dispensation to Amity Lodge No. 27 to participate in
a Joint Installation on July 9th, 1920, and Royal City Lodge No. 3
to participate in a Joint Public Installation on January 17th, 192L
Accompanied the Grand Master on his Official Visis to Royal
City Lodge No. 3, Amity Lodge No. 27, Park Lodge No. 66 and
Cloverdale Lodge No. 15.
I am pleased to report that the Lodges are in good condition
and Park Lodge seems to have benefited greatly by fraternal
visits ifrom the other two Lodges in our city.
District No. 12. Bro. D. Rabbitt reports having Installed the
Officers of Selkirk Lodge No. 12, on 1st July, 1920, and January
6th, 1921.   Condition of the Order good.
District No. 14. Bro. J. L. Crosby reports having Installed the
Officers of Cloverdale Lodge No. 15, in July, 1920, and January,.
1921. Made two Official Visits. Condition of the Order good.
Five new members admitted this term.
District No. 21. Bro. R.~ Crichton Boys reports having Installed the Officers of Fidelity Lodge No. 25, July 12th. 1920, and
January 10th, 1921. Condition of the Lodge good; members very
enthusiastic    Everything promises a good future.
District No. 22. Bro. J. Bowyer reports having installed the
Officers of Cheam Lodge No. 28, in July, 1920, and January, 1921.
Granted Dispensation to hold Annual Ball, December, 1920. Condition of the Lodge good, new members being taken in and a prom-
Financial  condition first class.
ising future.
District No. 23.  Bro. S. Neil reports having Installed the Officers of Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 34.   Condition of the Order inr 4449
Disrict looking much better.    Three new members this term, and
they expect to institute a Rebekah Lodge there soon.
District No. 26. Bro. D. McKay reports Officers Installed July
8th, 1920, and January 6th, 1921. Condition of the Order good,
considering the depressed condition of the mining business.
Finances good. Lodge flourishing.
/
District No. 27. Bro. A. S. Morley reports having Installed the
Officers of Slocan Lodge No. 40, July 8th, 1920 and January 20th,
1921. Granted Dispensation July 1st, 1920, to permit Third Degree
member of Slocan Lodge No. 40 to be Installed as Noble Grand,
all qualified members refusing the office.
Condition of the Order in the District flourishing, 1920 being
the best year for Slocan No. 40, the present year making a good
showing to  date.    Everything looks good  for the  future.
District No. 37. Bro. D. C. Robertson reports Bro. Hickling
Installed the Officers of Dawson Lodge No. la, July, 1920, and has
now left the Yukon. He Installed the Officers of Dawson Lodge
No. la, in Joint Installation with the Encampment and Rebekah
Lodges.    Dispensation granted for this purpose.
Condition of the Lodge. In good shape financially. Losing
quite a number of members going out of the Yukon. Quite a
number of our members have taken out withdrawal cards to start
a new Lodge at Fairbanks, Alaska. We have initiated four new
members this year, and expect things will come up in the new
Silver district, and we expect the Yukon will again be in full swing.
District No. 4. Bro. James King reports having Installed the
Officers of Harmony Lodge No. 6, on July 19th, 1920, and January
24th, 1921.
Accompanied the Grand Master on his Official Visit.
Condition of the Order. Locally is of a very high standard,
the members taking a keen interest in the welfare of their Lodge,
resulting in unprecedented increase at least for a number of years,
a total of 22 having been admitted either by initiation or transfer.
'Nine Veteran Jewels have been purchased by the Canvassing
Committee, to be presented to Veterans selected by same Committee. 4450
District No. 35. J. E. Hilliard reports having Installed the
Officers of "Prince Rupert" Lodge, No. 63, on the 6th July, 1920,
and a Joint Installation of that Lodge with Centennial Rebekah
Lodge  No. 40 for the succeeding term.
Granted Two Dispensations for Dances.
Made one Official Visit.
Condition of the Order very good.
Fraternally submitted,
H. FOOKS,
Grand Master.
The Grand Secretary presented the following Supplementary Report, which was referred to the Committee on
Distribution:
To the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of B.C.:
DEATH OF GRAND SECRETARY GOODWIN
Since my report was in print, I was grieved to learn from
the public press of the death of Bro. J. B. Goodwin, P.G. Sire,
Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, which occurred at
Baltimore, Md., on the 12th May, 1920.
This sad news must have brought regret to all Odd Fellows
who have had the pleasure of Bro. Goodwin's acquaintance, the
more so as it was unexpected. He had been in indifferent health
for some time, but I had no idea it was likely to prove fatal so
soon.
Bro. Goodwin had been a distinguished member of the Sovereign Grand Lodge for many years as a Representative of the
State of Georgia. He held the position of Chairman of the Committee on Appeals for several years with great ability. He was
elected Deputy Grand Sire in 1900 and filled the Office of Grand
Sire during 1902-1904.    He was appointed by Grand Sire Wright 4451
as Grand Secretary to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bro.
J. Frank Grant, for the unexpired term in 1905, and was elected to
that office in 1906, and has filled the office with conspicuous ability
from that date until now.
He was an able speaker and administrator, and held a commanding position in the Supreme Councils of the Order.
I have received official notice that the duties of the office will
be carried on.by the Assistant Grand Secretary, Bro. J. Ed. Kroh.
On behalf of this Grand Lodge I wrote a letter of condolence
to the widow conveying the sincere sympathy of the members of
this Jurisdiction with her in her great bereavement, and have
received an acknowledgement returning her thanks.
I have received a report from Special Deputy Grand Master
A. M. Patterson that "Northern" Rebekah Lodge No. 34 was instituted at Prince George  on the  12th  May, 1921.
Have received an enquiry from Smithers, B.C., as to the steps
to be taken to. institute a Rebekah Lodge there, to which I have
replied, giving all information and forwarded form of Petition.
ODD FELLOWS' HOME FUND
The final report of the Home Fund Campaign Committee, together with an audited statement of its Receipts and Disbursements arid a cheque for $123.79, the balance unexpended, has been
received, and will be submitted for your consideration. Since its
receipt I have also received $5 from Bro. W. A. Johnstone,
P.G.M., Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee, being a donation to
the Fund by a member of Ridgely .Lodge No. 22.
In this connection I would also report having received from
Bro. W. H. Gallagher, P.G., Financial Agent for the Trustees, a
release of the Mortgage held by the Grand Lodge for $1,000 on
the Clode property, which I have executed on behalf of, the Grand
Lodge and returned to Bro. Gallagher, who expects to receive
the money for same on the 4th June, 1921. This transaction has
been reported to the Home Trustees.
Fraternally submitted,
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary. ' 4452
The Grand Master announced that he would appoint
Special Committees on Correspondence, Rebekah Degree,
Resolutions, and Necrology, and would increase the number of members serving on Committees to six, for service
-during the present Session.
The Grand Master made the necessary appointments to
fill the various Committees, which, when complete, were
,as follows:
Finance.—P. G. Cudlip, No. 4; F. E. Anderson, No. 2; W. M.
Ramsay, No. 26; J. W. McKinley, No. 63; H. Brown, No. 59; J. W.
-Grant,, No. 60.
Appeals.—D. F. Nunn, No. 29; A. B. McAdam, No. 3; A. Main,
No. 8; A. Hutchinson, No.  17; T. Beck, No. 47; J. D. Williams,
"No. 11.
Laws of Subordinates.—Grand Secretary; E. Tuck, No. 1; J.
Robertson, No. 16; J. A. •Hutton, No. 45; E. G. Symmts, No. 39;
R. Horwell, No. 28.
Petitions.—H. J. Witter, No. 10; W. Ritchie, No. 5; F. H.
Middlemiss, No. 19; W. H. Dunn, No. 57; W. Hicks, No. 40; D.
McDonald,  No. 62.
State of the Order.—A. Henderson. P.G.M., No. 2; L. E. Gower,
No. 1; J. Turvey, No. 7; W. J. Ellis, No. 9; A. Sutherland, No. 60;
G. A. Bryan, No. 38.
Legislation.—R. A. Perry, No. 14; R. Wilson, No. 3; J. Fox-
-croft, No. 19; W.  C. Adlard, No. 42;  E. Langdon. No. 36;  G.  B.
Bressler, No. 61.
Judiciary.—T. Embleton, P.G.M., No. 36; J. Bell, No. 4; J. A.
McDonald,  No. 61;  J. W. O'Connor,  No. 62;  N. A.  McDiarmid,
:No. 21; E. A. Morden, No. 55.
Mileage and Per Diem.—W. W. Walkem, No. 6; J. T. Wood,'
No. 34; S. Lewis, No. 27; G. J. A. Sutherland, No. 14; J. H. Cameron, No. 42; R. S. Wilton, No. 51. 4453
Printing.—Grand Secretary: J. R. Crellin, No. 5; T. McMillan,
No. 12; D. Wishart, No. 66; J. Bowie, No. 25; R. J. McDonald,
No. 24.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits.—Grand Secretary; P. W.
Dempster, P.G.M. No. 2; R. Kerr, No. 22; M. Royds, Xo. 9: W.
Porter, No. 64; J. J, Welsh, No. 26.
Correspondence.—W. J. Holland, No. 10; J. M. McConnell, No.
9; W. E. Morgan, No. 43; H. Tredwin, No. 13; V. Young, No. 48;
W. Mackie, No. 27.
Rebekah Degree— D. C. McMorris, No. 16; J. A. McCahill,
No. 2; W. A. Russell, No. 50; C. Ne.wsome, No. 12; F. Woodhouse,
No. 47; J. N. White, No. 55.
Resolutions.—T. Robertson No. 18; W. Heyes, No. 6; W. H. B.
Sharp, No. 8; C. J. Minton, No. 43; F. Darragh, No. 52; H. McKinnon,  No. 20.
Credentials.—Grand Secretary; D. E. Mackenzie, P.G.M. No. 3;
J. C. Smith, No. 23; A. E. Harron, P.G.M., Xo. 55; R. A. Merri-
hew, P.G.M., No. 27; A. Horwell, No. 28.
Distribution.—A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; P. W. Dempster,
P.G.M., No. 2; T. Embleton, P.G.M., No. 36; J. Bell, No. 4: A. Ball,
No. 54.
Necrology.—H. White, P.G.M., No. 42; R. A. Merrithew,
P.G.M., No. 27; W. H. Brown, P.G,M., Xo. 8; W. H Morton,
P.G.M., No. 5; B. W. Shiles, P.G.M., No. 3; W. H. Cullin, P.G.M,,
No. 4; W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10; W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., No. 26.
On motion the appointments of the Grand Master
were approved.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called. 4454
A communication was read from the Department Council, Patriarchs Militant, conveying greetings and best
wishes, returning thanks for past kindness and asking
same consideration as last year. On motion the communication was received and referred to the Committee on
Finance.
A telegram was read from Cariboo Lodge No. 65,
Prince George, stating that its representative was prevented from attending the Session through illness. Ordered
to be received and noted on the minutes.
The Committee on Distribution submitted the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend that the
matter contained in the reports of the Grand Officers be referred
to the following Committees, viz.:
Grand Master's Report
T)o the Committee on State of the Order—Page 1, page 2. re
Institution of Lodges and Funeral Aid Association: pages 4 and 5,
re Circular Letters Grand Sire's Letter; page 7, re War Memorial
and Presentation of Veteran. Jewels, page 8; pages 11, 12 and 13,
re Official Visits. The reports of District Deputy Grand Masters
re the Condition of the Order in their respective Districts; and
Conclusion, at page 20.
To the Committee on Judiciary.—Appointments and Proclamations, pages 2, 3 and 4; Circular Letter re Jurisdiction of Lodges,
Mergement of Lodges and Appointment of Delegates, pages 5, 6
and 7; Dispensations granted and Decisions, pages 9, 10 and 11;
Dispensations granted by District Deputy Grand Masters, Districts
Nos. 7, 8, 10, 17, 24, 25, 29, 31 and 32; Remarks of D.D.G.M., District No. 8, re  Institution of Kerrisdale Lodge No. 31.
To the Committee on Rebekah Degree.—The Rebekah Branch,
page 2. 4455
To the Committee on Finance.—Grand Lodge of Ontario,
page 7.
To the Committee on Necrology.—Death of Bro. F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., page 19.
Grand Secretary's Report
To the Committee on State of the Order.—'Pages 21. 22, part
23, General Relief Committees, Surety Bonds-, and Lodge Incorporation, pages 37 and 38; Enlisted Members and "B.C. Odd Fellow,"
pages 40 and 41; Conclusion, page 42.
To the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem^—Table of Distances, page 41.
To the Committee on Rebekah Degree.—Rebekah Lodges,
pages 23 and 24.
To the Committee on Finanee.—Pages 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31,
32, 33, 34, 35 and 36; Emergency Relief Fund, page 37; S.G.L. Souvenir Book, pages 38 and 39.
To the Committee on Necrology.—Death of Bro. F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., pages 41 and 42.
Report of Grand Treasurer.—To the Committee on Finance.
Signed by the Committee.
The Rebekah Assembly submitted an Amendment to
Sectioin 12, Assembly Constitution, adding Right and Left
Supporters to the Warden to the appointed Officers, also
additional By-Law, Section 12, providing for the mergement of two Rebekah Lodges, which was referred to the
Committee on Legislation.
The  Committee on  Finance submitted the  following
report, which was adopted:  : 4456
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of B.C.:
We, the Finance Committee, beg to report that we have
audited the books of the Grand Secretary, and the report of the
Grand Treasurer, and we certify that they are correct.
We also have examined the Securities (Bonds and Mortgages)
and the Bank Books, and report that they are in order, and agree
with the Secretary's Statement.
Signed by the Committee.
The Home Campaign Committee submitted the following report, which was adopted:
REPORT OF THE CENTENNIAL AND PEACE MEMORIAL
HOME FUND CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Vancouver, B.C., May 7th, 1921.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F., Officers and
Members:
This Committee, operating from January, 1919, to June llth
of the same year by sanction of the then Grand Master, and the
President of the Rebekah Assembly, and since that date continued
under the auspices of this Grand Lodge, respectfully submit their
final report.
We herewith assign to your keeping and inspection the books
and papers containing an accounting in full of all receipts and
disbursements entailed throughout the entire campaign, they having been regularly audited and endorsed by a qualified Chartered
accountant.
We again wish to thank all those who so nobly assisted in
making the Campaign a success, particularly would we thank the
Sisters of Rebekah, through whose efforts $131.25 was added to
the Fund during the past year. ,4457
Your Committee cannot conclude their campaign without first
voicing their trust that the handsome nucleus now to the credit of
the Home Fund will be an incentive to this Grand Lodge to adopt
some effecive method of increasing the Fund to such an amount,
that when an Home is found to be essential we will have an
endowment sufficient to meet the contingency.
Fraternally submitted,
WALLACE LAW, P.G.M.;
C. E. MAHON, Gd. C;
R. A. MERRITHEW, P.G.M.;
R. A. PERRY,
HATTIE B.  NORTHRUP,  P.N.G.;
A. E. HARRON, Chairman;
W. A. JOHNSTONE, Sec-Treasurer.
Secretary-Treasurer's  Report
To the Special Centennial and Peace Memorial Home Fund Campaign Committee:
Your Secretary is pleased to report that the additional sum of
$603.28 has been contributed to this fund since last report, and
the sum of $252.32 added to the Expense account, leaving a net
increase of $351.05.
Net  Sums  Accredited  to the Various Lodges as  Subscribed by
Members to April 27th, 1921
SUBORDINATE  LODGES
Victoria
Lodge
N(
J.    l
$274.60
Hastings
Lodge
No. 29 $ 81.80
Columbia
Cl
cc
2
292.50
Rossland
it
- 36
160.65
Royal  City
t'
"
3
664.50
Bound'ry V;
ill'y |
" 38
10.00
Dominion
gj
"
4
53.50
Silver   City
cc
| 39
233.30
Harmony
cc
it
6
200.00
Slocan
tf
" 40
175.00
Excelsior
tt
tt
7
268.27
Key City
tf
" 42
530.30
Vancouver
a
tt
8
665.50
Enterprise
ft
" 43
91.50
Tatnai
tt
H
9
240.00
Gateway
ft
" 45
138.65
Western Star
tt
tl
10
940.84
Snowshoe
It
" 46
123.50
Union
cc
"
11
50.00
Mt. Fernie
."
1 47
935.96
Selkirk
tt
ti
1
12
468.70
Coronation
it
" 48
51.00 4458-
Pittitko
" 13
131.00
Eureka
" 50
77.28
Aaron
" 14
332.00
Penticton
" 51
155.00
Cloverdale
" 15
80.00
Princeton
" 52
152.00
Kootenay
" 16
272.00
Michel
" 54
69.00
Duncan
" 17
65.00
N. Vancouver
" 55
704.00
Vernon Valley
" 18
205.15
Sunshine
"57
71.25
Mt.  Pleasant
" 19
363.69
Orchard City
" 59
184.68
Abbotsford
" 20
54.50
Little Mountain
1 60
219.77
Ridgley
" 22
90.00
Fairview
" 61
190.00
Ashcroft
" 23
96.00
Grandview
" 62
139.00
Island
" 24
156.00
Prince Rupert
" 63
198.00
Fidelity
" 25
43.00
Corbin
" 64
123.50
Pacific
" 26
281.50
Park
" 66
78.96
Amity
" 27
691.75
Dawson
" la
352.00
Cheam
1 28
140.00
m*
$12
1.366.10
Colfax
Mizpah
Ruth
Beulah
Kalamalka
Leah
Adinah
Laurel
Welcome
Redland
Deborah
Ivy
Queen City
Phoenix
Maple Leaf
Harmony
Vermilion
Banner
Bethel
Golden Link
Truth
Illahie
Patricia
Jubilee
Eburne Star
Kelowna
Concord
Edith Cavell
Silver Queen
REBEKAH   LODGES
Rebekah Lodge No. 1 $ 80.50
"  2  312.45
"  4  165.00
I  5  336.00
"  6  25.00
I  7   22.00
"  8  21.15
" 9  26.00
" 11  20.00
I 12  46.50
" 13  67.70
" 14 /  25.00
I 16  47.75
v   17  44.50
" 19  44.00
I 22  92.50
" 24  92.50
"25  25.00
" 26  98.30
" 27  85.86
"28  87.00
| 30  61.38
"33  119.25
" 34  35.60
"35  55.82
" 36.  78.00
" 37  91.00,
'"   "38  123.50
" 39  5.00
$2,334.26 4459
B
JOINT   LODGES
Anniversary Service offering May 13, 1919:
Victoria Lodge No. 1,  Columbia Lodge No. 2, Dominion
Lodge Xo. 4, and Colfax Rebekah Lodge No. 1.*  $ 42.65
Proceeds Social May 26th, 1919:
Rossland and Trail Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges     102.00
Anniversary Service Offering, April, 1919:
Vancouver and Greater Vancouver Lodges       20.00
Rebekah  Soldiers'  Relief Club,  Vancouver  and Greater Vancouver    . 118.00
Vancouver Lodges Anniversary Offering:
Rebekahs,- September 28th,  1919       11.50
Subordinates, June 28th, 1920       13.30
$307.45
SUMMARY
From  Subordinate Lodges...'. $12,366.10
From Rebekah Lodges     2,334.26
From Joint Lodge Contributions         307.45
$15,007.81
Bond and  Bank  Interest         79.90
$15,087.71
RECAPITULATION—TOTAL RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
Cash Debtor
To    Subordinate    Lodge
Contributions    $12,366.10
Rebekah Lodge Contributions         2,334.26
Joint
tions
Bond
Bank
Lodge   Dona-
Interest
Interest
307.45
5.50
49.41
9.50
13.97
1.52
$15,087.71
Cash  Contra
Aug. 8, 1919—By Chk. to
Grahidt  Secretary $10,465.75
Nov. 8, 1919—By Chk. to
Grand   Secretary     1.300.00
Nov, 11, 1919—By Bonds
to Grand Secretary . .. 150.00
Sept.   16,  1920—By Chk.
to Grand Secretary... 1,950.00
Stationery  and  Postage. 39.50
Printing           291.70
Exchange on cheques deposited1     9.20
Exchange on remittances
to  Grand Secretary... 8.30
Exp'nses and honorarium
donated Secretary        250.00
Balance in Bank        123.26
$15,087.71 4460
Summary
Net  Cash  Proceeds, total   $14,489.01
Expense, total         598.70
$15,087.71
W. A. JOHNSTOXE, Sec'y.-Treasurer.
Dated at Vancouver. B.C., April 9th, 1921. _
April 16th 1921.
I have audited the books of account, records, receipts, disbursement
vouchers, cheques, bank pass-book, and all other papers and documents
in connection with the collection of funds by the Centennial and Peace
Home Fund Campaign Committee, and do hereby certify that the above
Balance-Sheet is a true and correct exhibit of .the state of affairs at
this date as shown by said books of account, records, etc., to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
T. TELLEFSEN, Auditor,
Vancouver, B.C.
The Victoria Printing .& Publishing Company submitted the following tender, which was referred to the
Committee on Printing:
Victoria, B.C..  May 23rd.  1921.
Mr. Fred'k. Davey,
Grand Secretary. I.O.O.F.:
Dear Sir.—We renew the offer made last year for printing
By-Laws and Constitutions of Subordinate Lodges under your
Jurisdiction, as follows:
Printing 50  copies, paper  covers,  per  page 75c
100     " " " "  85c
Extra    100     " " " "  20
If bound in cloth covers, flush, gilt, the price would be 15c per
book  extra.
Sincerely yours,
VICTORIA PRINTING AND PUBLISHING CO.
Phil R. Smith, Manager. 4461
The Grand Secretary submitted correspondence with
the Grand Lodge of Ontario respecting the production of
a Souvenir Book in connection with the Annual Session of
the Sovereign Grand Lodge at Toronto in September next,
which was referred to the Committee on Finance.
The Committee on Legislation submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to recommeend that the
amendment to Section 12 of the Rebekah Assembly Constitution
submitted by the Assembly, adding Right and Left Supporters to
the Warden, to the appointed Officers of the Assembly, be
approved; also that the new By-Law, No. 12, providing for the
mergment of two  Rebekah  Lodges,  be approved.
S*^ Signed by the Committee.
Bro. D. E. Mackenzie, P.G.M., submited the following
report, which was ordered to be received and spread on
the minutes:
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.: :
At the invitation of the Grajid Master I was privileged with
the honor as well as the extreme pleasure of attending the
sixteenth Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of the Jurisdiction
of Alberta, held in the City of Calgary on February 16th and 17th,
1921, as the Representative of the Grand Lodge of British Col-
-umbia.
The Grand Lodge of Alberta, although only in its sixteenth
year, has a membership of 8,387 members, and opened its Session
with 131 Representatives, a full complement of Officers, and eight
Past Grand Masters present, representing 106 Subordinate Lodges,
with Grand Master Bro. C. E. Noble in the chair/
The deliberations of this Grand Body were carried on with
precision and dispatch, and the Grand Master exhibited every evidence of being a most capable Officer and, with marked executive
ability, had complete control of the meeting. 4462
The Grand Lodge of Alberta is to be congratulated on their
Grand Secretary, Bro. O. E. Tisdale, who is endowed with conspicuous executive and clerical ability, which I am sure has been
one of the principal causes of the success attained by that flourishing Jurisdiction. :§;$|
There is no need of taking the time of this Grand Body by
going into the business transacted there, except that I noticed in
order to expedite the business of the Session, a special meeting
was held the evening before, for the purpose of conferring the
Grand Lodge Degree on the several applicants, and this arrangement could well be followed when this Grand Lodge happens to
meet at a place where conditions permitted.
As the Representative of this Jurisdiction I was permitted to
extend the fraternal greetings of the Odd Fellows of British Columbia to those of the Jurisdiction of Alberta. I was received most
cordially, and was the recipient of the greatest hospitality possible,
for which I am truly grateful, and I feel sure this interchange of
visitations confers great fraternal benefits, is to be commended,
and should be fostered.
I wish to thank the Grand Master for the honor he conferred
on me on this occasion.    An added pleasure I experienced was in
^meeting Bro. Tully, P.G.M., of the Oddfellows' Relief Association.
Bro. A. E. May, P.G.M., and others who take a very active part in
the work of Oddfellowship in Alberta.
Fraternally submitted,
D. E. MACKENZIE,
Fraternal Delegate.
Bro. M. J. Pliillips,   G.W.,   submitted    the   following-
report, which was received and ordered to be spread on th
minutes:
c
To the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of B.C.
«§|!     Dear Sir and Brother:—
Your Fraternal Delegate to the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan
reports as follows: 4463
I have performed the duties assigned to me as a Delegate.
I was introduced to the Grand Lodge, along with Past Grand"
Master Hamilton,^ of Ontario, and Past Grand Master Neville, of
Manitoba, and received a very warm welcome from the Grand
Master and Officers of the Grand Lodge.
I also conveyed fraternal greetings to the Rebekah Assembly
of Saskatchewan, where I was also warmly greeted.
Re the Home Fund: After considerable discussion on this matter, the Grand Lodge decided to drop the subject of the amalgama*-
tion of the three western provinces for the purpose of establishing"
a joint home, which pretty well disposes of this question.
I was present at the election and installation of the Officers.
The present Grand Master, Brother McBride, is well known to you.
The Grand Lodge also passed a resolution permitting country
Lodges to meet twice a month, but must make semi-annual reports.
This legislation was enacted in order to help Lodges whose members live far from the Lodge, and to assist them during the period
of planting and harvesting. This legislation was adopted, but not
unanimously.
On the evening of Thursday we were entertained at a banquet
given by the Veterans' Association, and enjoyed a very pleasant
evening.
I was accompanied home as far as Calgary by Past Grand
Master Tully, of the Jurisdiction of Alberta, who is well known !n
this Jurisdiction.
In conclusion I must say that I spent a very pleasant time.
being splendidly entertained and well received as your Delegate,
and it will be a pleasant memory to me for years to come, of this
my trip to the Prairie Province.
Submitted in Friendship, Love and Truth,
M. J. PHILLIPS.
Grand Warden.
I : 4464
Invitations were read from the City Council of North
Vancouver and from the Corporation of the District of
North Vancouver, to hold the next Annual Session of the
Grand Lodge at North Vancouver. These were ordered
to lie on the table until to-morrow at 10 o'clock a.m.
It was on motion, Resolved, "That the Grand Lodge do
now adjourn until 2.30 p.m. to-day."
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 2.30 p.m., pursuant
to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of
Representatives present.
All present were examined, reported qualified to sit,
and the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The Cormmittee on Rebekah Degree submitted the following report, which was adopted:   :
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia. I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on "Rebekah Branch," having considered the
matters referred to us beg* to report:
1. We are pleased to note from the reference in the Grand
Master's Report, on page two, that the Rebekah Branch is living up
to il}e ideals for which it was instituted, and the members thereof
throughout our Jurisdiction are doing their part to further the
principles of Friendship, Love and Truth. It is also pleasing to
note the increased interest manifested by the Brothers in the work
of this Branch of our Order.
2. It should be a matter of interest to this Grand Lodge to
learn that the increase of membership in the Rebekah Degree in 4465
this Jurisdiction during   1920 was 379, the Rebekah Degree havin
been conferred on 291 Sisters and on 88 Brothers.
3. The gain in membership of the whole Order during the
year 1919 was 67,311; the largest gain in one year in its history—
and more than the gain for the preceding seven years. The total
membership in the Rebekah  Lodges  is now 840,133.
4. The Rebekah Assembly Home Furnishing Fund in this
Jurisdiction now amounts to $4,174.62.
5. Three new Lodges have been instituted in the Jurisdiction
during the past year, viz.: "Fruitvale," No. 41, at Mission City,
June 3, 1920; "Kaslo," No. 32, at Kaslo, June 18, 1920; and "Northern," No. 34, at Prince George, on May 12, 1920. These Lodges
all report a growing interest in the Degree, and look forwarcr to a
prosperous and happy service. May their anticipations be fully
realized.
6. Inquiries have also been made with reference to instituting
a Rebekah Lodge at Smithers, B.C. Your Committee anticipate
that every facility in conformity with the laws and usages of the
Order will be given those who are interested in the institution of
this Lodge.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits presented the following report, which was adopted, and a
sufficient number of copies ordered to be printed to furnish
each member of the Jurisdiction with one.
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Spcial Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits, beg
to submit herewith an abstract of the reports of the Subordinate
Lodges of this Jurisdiction bearing on this subject for the past
Ten Years, and also an abstract of these reports when grouped in
periods of Ten Years for the past Ten Years.
These statistics, which should have due weight in determining
the ratio that should exist between Dues and Benefits in this Jurisdiction, throw considerable light on this important subject. They
show that the average duration of sickness per member during the 4466
past twenty years has been a little over five days per year, the
average cost per member for relief during the same period was $6
per annum, the cost for current expenses $6.18, and the average
cost per member for all Lodge expenditures was $12.21 per year.,
The average cost for relief keeps about the same each year,
but the cost for current expenses is increasing. Last year the
average was the highest that we have ever had, being $7.74 per
member, whereas in 1912 it was only $5.65. Last year the average
cost per member for all Lodge expenditures was $14.14. In 1912
it was only $11.39.
Seeing that the Dues "paid by members in most of our Lodges
are only $12 per annum, the foregoing figures appear to call for
serious thought and reflection.
Signed by the Committee.   4469
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates submitted
the following report, which was ordered to be received and
considered seriatim.
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that
we have examined the By-Laws and Amendments thereto of the
Lodges following, with the result noted against each:
(1) Columbia Lodge No. 2.—Amendment providing .for the
fees to be paid by non-beneficial members on admission.   Approved.
(2) Aaron Lodge No. 14.—A complete set of By-Laws was
submitted, but as it was proposed in Article I, Sec. 1, to change the
name of the Lodge from "Aaron" to ^Terminal City" Lodge and
as by Section 750 of the Code this could be done only by action of
the Grand Lodge, the further consideration of these By-Laws was
deferred until the decision of the Grand Lodge was arrived at on
this question.
(3) Bulkley Lodge No. 30.—A complete set of By-Laws of
this Lodge was approved.
(4) Rossland Lodge No. 36.—Scale of Initiation Fees
amended.    Approved.
(5) North Vancouver Lodge No. 55.—Amendment increasing
salary of Financial Secretary; increasing Scale of Initiation Fees;
provision for admission of non-beneficial members.    Approved.
(6) Orchard City Lodge No. 59.—Declined to approve the
following amendments to the By-Laws:
Setting aside 10 per cent of the income of the Lodge to form
a Contingent Fund, Sec. 1, Art. IV. of the 'Constitution of Subordinate Lodges restricting the contribution to this Fund to Five per
cent of the Dues..
Additional By-Law No. 48, providing for levying an assessment
of One Dollar per member to maintain the amount in the General
Benefit Fund to the equivalent of $7 per member. This is contrary
to Section 288 of the Code, which provides that Asesssments can
only be levied when the funds of a Lodge become exhausted. 4470
(7) Little Mountain Lodge No. 60.—Approved a complete set
of By-Laws with some minor amendments.
(8) Fairview Lodge No. 61.—Approved an amendment changing the night of meeting from Thursday to Friday.
(9) Hastings Lodge No. 29.—Approved amendment disqualifying members from receiving benefits if suffering from disease contracted prior to admission, and which was concealed from the
Lodge at time of admission; abolishing paymnent of benefits for
first week's sickness, and requiring a medical certificate respecting
sickness before paying benefits.
Signed by the Committee.
Clause  1, re By-Laws, Columbia Lodge  No. 2, was
adopted.
Clause 2, re By-Laws of Aaron Lodge No. 14, was referred back to the Committee for further consideration.
Clause 3, re By-Laws of Bulkley Lodge No. 30, was
adopted.
The remaining clauses of the report were on motion
adopted.
The Committee on Distribution presented the following
report, which was adopted: :
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend that the
Supplementary Report of the Grand Secretary be referred to the
.following- Committees:
Reference to death of Bro. J. B. Goodwin P.G.S. and Grand
Secretary, to the Committee on Necrology.
That part referring to "Rebekah Lodges" to the Committee on
Rebekah Degree. 4471''
That portion re "Odd Fellows' Home Fund" to the Trustees
of that Fund.
Grand Master's Supplementary Report.—Presentation of Veteran Jewels, page 5, to the Committee on State of the Order; page
6,- to the Committee ori, Judiciary; page 7, (clauses 2, 4, 8
and 14) and page 8 (clausq 2) to the Committee on Judiciary;
page 7 (clauses 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16) to Committee
on State of the Order; page 8 (clauses 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6) and pages
9 and 10, to the Committee on State of the Order.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on State of the Order submitted the
following report, which was received and ordered to be
taken up and considered seriatim' at the Session this
evening.
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on State of the Order, 'to whom were referred
certain portions of the Reports of the Grand Officers, beg to report,
as follows:
(1) Although the gain in membership last year was not as
large as we could wish or as we were led to expect, yet the
increase of 262 is encouraging. The increase in the membership
of the Rebekah Lodges, 379, was also satisfactory. There were 81
less initiations in the Subordinate Lodges last year than in 1919,
but there were 21 less suspensions for non-payment of dues. The
decrease in the value of the assets of the Lodges is no doubt owing
to the shrinkage in value of real estate.
(2) We are pleased to be assured by the Grand Master and
some of the District Deputies that the spirit of fraternity is more
in evidence than formerly. This we regard as of paramount importance ,and trust it will continue.
(3) The provision for the mergement of Lodges, as in the case
of Phoenix, is a wise one, and we approve of its being taken
advantage of by Snowshoe Lodge No. 46 and Phoenix Rebekah
Lodge No. 17. 4472
(4) We are sorry to note from the report of the Grand Master
that twenty District Deputies failed to send him a report of their
actions during the past year. When Brothers accept that important
office, and hold it for a year, the least they can do is to lurnish a
report of their work and the condition of the Lodges in their Districts; especially as forms are now provided to simplify that duty^
(5) The work of the General Relief Committees in Victoria and
Vancouver is deserving of our recognition and praise. In a large
city like Vancouver the work devolving on the Committee must be
arduous and exacting.
(6) We agree with the Grand Master in not appealing to the
members of this Jurisdiction for subscriptions to aid in fighting
tuberculosis at this time. Although we fully recognize the dreadful character of the disease and the great necessity there is for
efficient measures being adopted to check its inroads, yet we are
of the opinion that this is a duty which should be assumed by the
State, and we are pleased to note that this is being realized by the
Government of this Province. We would also point out that in
1912, the members of this Jurisdiction contributed $2,688.32, which
was spent in furnishing a sleeping pavilion at the Tranquille Sanatorium.
(7) We congratulate Excelsior Lodge No. 7 in erecting a
Memorial to its members who lost their lives in the great World
War, in their cemetery at Chilliwack. This Lodge, with only about
100 members, had eight members who were either killed in action,
or died on service overseas.
We cannot do too much to perpetuate the memory of these
heroic, self-sacrificing men.
(8) It is gratifying to note the number of our members who
have retained their memebrship in the Order for twenty-five years,
and thus become entitled to wear the distinction of the Veterans'
Jewel.   Ninety of these Jewels were awarded during the past year.
We are especially pleased to observe that Bro. J. H. Glass,
P.G.M., has completed fifty years' service in the Order, and that
it has been fittingly recognized by the members of Penticton
Lodge No. 51 by presenting to this faithful and enthusiastic Brother an Honourable Veteran Jewel. We hope he may long be
spared to wear this well-deserved tribute. 4473
(9) We note with satisfaction that several of our Lodges have
incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province. This is
absolutely necessary where Lodges own property, as they cannot
secure title to it otherwise, and should be done in all cases, as
without it they are not recognized by the law and have no status
in our Courts. We would therefore strongly advise all our Lodges
to get incorporated. The procedure is simple and inexpensive, and
it affords a security for the funds that it is dangerous to be without.
(10) In view of the final report of the War Emergency Relief
Committee and the refund of the balance in their hands to Grand
Lodge funds, we would recommend that they be discharged and
thanked -for the business-like way in which they performed the
duties assigned to them.
(11) With reference to the Special Emergency Relief Fund
created out of the balance of money refunded by the War Emergency Relief Committee last Session, we would recommend that it
should be dealt with only, as its name denotes, in cases of emergency. Such cases should, invariably, be presented to the Grand
Lodge whilst in Session, and dealt with on their merits, otherwise
we fear it will be open to abuse, and the fund will soon be exhausted.
(12) There are two District Deputies who recommend that
efforts be continued to obtain a reduction of the age limit for
admission of members from 21 to 18 years. This Grand Body has
for a number of years supported this movement, and instructed its
Representatives to support the necessary legislation in the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and we would recommend that our Representatives be instructed to vote for the proposed amendment to the
Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, Section 3, Art. I.,
permitting the Grand Lodges of the Dominion of Canada to decide
this question for themselves, the same as is now allowed to Australia and New Zealand.
(13) The D.D.G.M., Dist. No. 15, recommends that the Grand
Officers should correspond more frequently with the Lodges, conveying greetings and emphasizing the fact that their office is not
a sinecure. This is a matter wliich we think should be left to the
discretion and judgment of the Officers concerned. If occasions
arise for corresponding with the Lodges we have no doubt they
will avail themselves of it as may be necessary, but in the case of
the Grand Master it should not be necessary for him to adopt this 4474
plan to convince the Lodges that his Office is no sinecure in this*
far-flung Province.
(14) Bro. J. H. L. Morgan has published the "B.C. Odd; Fellow*
now for the' past year, and we are sorry to learn that he does not
consider that he has received that support and co-operation that
he desired and expected. This paper is a valuable adjunct to,
our Order, and could be made a more efficient factor in our work
if it was more generally patronized and supported by our members.
We trust that Bro. Morgan will not be discouraged, but thaf
he will continue the publication, and we would urge on the representatives to bring the matter before their Lodges, to the end that
more support may be given to the paper. We would also recommend that the Grand Lodge card be continued for another year.
Signed by the Committee.
The following communication was read, and on mo-
tiion received, and the Grand Secretary to make the presentation of the photographs referred to therein after the
selection of the next place of meeting of the Grand Lodge
to-morrow morning.
Odd Fellows' Relief Association,
Kingston, Ontario,
April 23rd,  1921;
Mr. F. Davey, Victoria, B.C.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—
At our la^t Annual Meeting a Bronze Memorial Tablet was;
unveiled which contained the names of 198 members of the Association who made the supreme sacrifice during the Great War. We
have had a photograph, 12 x 18, taken of this tablet, and we deisre
to place a copy of this photograph, which has been mounted and
framed, in the Lodge room in which each of these members held
membership at the time of his death. Our records show that
eleven of them held membership in the Province of British Columbia, as follows:
R. Tarlton, Fidelity Lodge No. 25, Mission City; F. Benton,
Kootenay Lodge No. 16, Nelson; E. T. Dunford, Royal City Lodge
No.  3,  New Westminster;    H.   C.  Johnson,  T.  J.  Oddy,   H.   W. 4475
Sangster, Amity Lodge No. 27, New Westminster; Wm. Barnes,
Enterprise Lodge No. 43, Trail; J. Baldwin, J. H. Eastwood, Fair-
view Lodge No. 61, Vancouver; F. Cumming, Vernon Valley Lodge
No. 18, Vernon; J. W. Stewart, Key City Lodge No. 4Z, Cranbrook.
It has occurred to me that the most opportune time to make
this presentation would be at the Session 6i your Grand Lodge,
and for this reason I am writing with the hope that you will be
able to make such presentation or arrange with one of your Grand
Lodge Officers or Past Grand Lodge Officers to do so. We sincerely hope, however, that you will be able to take personal charge
of the matter, for we realize that your standing among the members of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia places you in a pos.-
tion to maks such a presentation in a manner which would be most
acceptable to every member of your Grand Body.
Kindly advise us at your earliest convenience if you are prepared to carry out this arrangement, also give us any further suggestions which you may have to offer.    The photographs are now
ready for shipment and await your instructions'.
Fraternally yours,
F.  E.   EVANSON,
Secretary-Treasurer.
The Committee on Legislation submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the .Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to report that there
appears to have been an omission in the report of the Committee
on Legislation last year in dealing with the amendments submitted
to the Constitutions of the Rebekah Assembly and of the Rebekah
Lodges.
The report declined to recommend the proposal to confine
Representatives to the Assembly to Past Noble Grands who had
answered Roll-Call at two-thirds of the regular meetings of the
Lodge, but omitted to approve of the remaining changes to Sec. 5
of the Assembly Constitution and Art. 5, Sec. 12, of the Constitution   of   Rebekah   Lodges-,   reducing   the   representation   to   the 4476
Assembly from   one  for fifty  members  to  one  for  one  hundred
members.
We recommend that this omission be now rectified and that
those changes be now approved.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Petitions presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have
examined the petitions for Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges
refererd to us, and would recommend as follows:
(1) Kerrisdale Lodge No. 31, located at Kerrisdale, B.C., was
instituted on January 21st, 1921, with the following charter members: E. D. Washington, P.G., F. H. Godfrey, P.G., J. A. McLuckie,
L. H. Brown, F. W. Billings, A. M. Holder, W. P. Macdonald,
E. A. Morrow, W. E. Errett, P.G., J. Hollingshead, G. E. Holmes,
J. G. Brown and A. U. Weberg.
We recommend that the charter in this case be withheld for a
limited time, till the Withdrawal Cards of Bros. W. E. Errett, P.G.,
and E. Holmes are received and filed with the Grand Secretary.
(2) Bulkley Lodge No. 30, located at Smithers, B.C., was
instituted on February 17th, 1921, with the following charter members: H. J. Kelly. W. J. Service, B. M. Robinson, D. Boyle, A. A.
Hamblin, W. N. Goheen, E. Ireland, L. T. Kinney, J. Porteous, J.
Buchan, W. E. Holmes, P.G., R. A. McCulloch, H. H. Darling and
W. J. Foster.
We recommend that the charter in this case be withheld for a
limited time, till the Withdrawal Cards of Bros. R. A. McCulloch
and H. H. Darling are received and filed with the Grand Secretary.
(3) Northern Rebekah Lodge No. 34, located at Prince George,
B.C., was instituted on May 12th, 1921, with the following charter
members: E. May Bartle, Cyril E. Dupre, Alice E. McNeill, A. M.
Patterson, Charlotte L. Sales, Jennie Taylor, Helen White,
P.N.G., and Thos. A. White. 4477
In this case the names of the applicants on the petition are
typewritten, instead of being signed, and we therefore recommend
that the petition be returned to be signed by the petitioners, in
accordance with the constitution of the Grand Lodge, and that
when same is received by the Grand Secretary properly signed, that
the charter be granted accordingly.
Our recommendations Nos. 1 and 2 are made in the manner
above described, as we do not wish to deprive the Brothers of the
Tionor of becoming charter members of the respective Lodges on
account of minor irregularities which are ho fault of their'own.
Our authority for such recommendations is based on Sec. 535 (d)
of the Code.
We recommend that in future, Brothers contemplating petitioning the Grand Lodge for Dispensations to institute new Lodges,
thoroughly .familiarize themselves with the regulations in this regard, so that all may be in order and thus avoid the recurrence
•of similar irregularities and delay.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Printing submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
The Committee on Printing submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Printing beg to report that tenders were
invited or printing the Proceedings of this Session and the contract
awarded to the lowest tenderer, T. R. Cusack, at the following
prices, viz.: Eleven hundred copies of the Proceedings at $3.65 per
page; supplying cuts of photographs and inserting same in Proceedings,
$10.00 each; 175 copies of the Grand Officers' reports, $24.50. Last
year the prices were $3.50, $5.50 and $25.00 respectively.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Printing submitted the following
xeport, which was adopted: 4^78
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the tender of
the Victoria Printing and Publishing Co. to print the Constitution and
By-laws of the Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction, at the prices
named therein, for one year from this date, beg to recommend that
the same be accepted; it being distinctly understood that this Grand
Lodge incurs no responsibility, financial or otherwise, thereby.
Signed by the Committer
It  was   moved,   seconded,   and   carried::   "'That   this
Grand Lodge do now adjourn to 8 o'clock this evening/'
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
EVENING SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 8 o'clock p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum
of Representatives present.
All present were examined, reported qualified to sitr
and the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called..
The report of the Committee on State of the Order,,
laid over from the afternoon Session, was taken from trie-
table to be considered seriatim.
It was Resolved, "That Clauses 1 to 10 of the report
be adopted."
It was moved and seconded "That Clause 11 of the
report be adopted."
It was moved and seconded as an amendment, "That
Clause 11 be struck out and the following substituted io
lieu: 4479
"That the powers of the Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home
Fund be enlarged, in the matter of the administration of the Special
Emergency Relief Fund," and that they be given full discretionary
power to distribute the fund for relief of such cases as may be found
eligible and indigent, after thorough investigation; the Trustees to
make report to this Grand Lodge at each annual Session, of all cases
relieved, together with a financial statement regularly audited."
The amendment, on being submitted to the vote, was
declared to be carried.
Clause 12 was considered and adopted.
Clause 13 was considered and adopted.
Clause 14 was considered and adopted.
Resolved, "That the report as a whole as amended be
adopted.
The Grand Warden conferred the Grand Lodge Degree in the Ante-room on Bros. J. H. Good and jW. Courtney, No. 5.
The hour fixed by the Constitution "for the election of
the Officers of the Grand Lodge for the ensuing year having arrived, the Grand Master appointed Bro. E. L. Coper
D.G.M., Alberta, and Bro. H. McGowan, D.G.M., Saskatchewan, to act as Tellers with Bros. W. Law, P.G.M., A.
Henderson, P.G.M., W. H. Cullin, P.G.M., and G. H.
Grant, P.G.P., to asisst in distributing and collecting the
ballots.
Nominations were invited, and the following were
offered:
For Grand Master: J. D. Swanson, No. 9, nominated by
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2.     j|
For Deputy Grand Master: M. J. Phillips, No. 3, nominated
by C. Newsome, No. 12. 4480
For Grand Warden: D. H. Proudfoot, No. 16, was nominated by D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3.
For Grand Secretary: Fred Davey, No. 1, was nominated
by C. Newsome, No. 12.
For Grand Treasurer: J. W. O'Connor, No. 62, was nominated by D. McDonald, No. 62; W. Carmichael, No. 5,
was nominated by L. E. Gower, No. 1; J. Turvey,
No. 7, was nominated by J. McConnell, No. 7; O. E.
Fisher, No. 51, was nominated by R. S. Wilton, No.
51; W. W. Walkem, No. 6, was nominated by J.
Doherty, No. 6; C. E. Mahon, No. 61; was nominated
by W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10.
For Grand Representative: A. E. Harron, P.G.M., No. 55,
was nominated by R. A. Perry, No. 14; R. Sanderson, No. 24, was nominated by W. A. Johnstone,
P.G.M., No. 26.
There being but one nominee in each case for the
offices of Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Grand
Warden, and Grand Secretary, the Grand Master declared
the following elected by acclamation, viz.: J. D. Swanson,
No. 9, as Grand Master; M. J. Phillips, No. 3, as Deputy
Grand Master; D. H. Proudfoot, No. 16, as Grand Warden; and Fred Davey, No. 1, as Grand Secretary.
A ballot was spread for the election of Grand Treasurer, and the following result announced: No. of votes
cast, 158. Necesasry to choice, 80. Bro. O'Connor received
8 votes; Bro. Carmichael 35 votes; Bro. Turvey ,14; Bro.
Fisher, 32; Bro. Walkem, 42; Bro. Mahon, 27.
There being no choice, a fresh ballot was spread, confined to the three brothers receiving the highest number of
votes, in accordance with the Constitution; and the following result announced: 4481
NO; of votes cast, 159. Necessary to choice, 80. Bro
Walkem received 61 votesj; Bro .Carmichael 46, and Bro.
Fisher 52.
Neither candidate receiving a majority of the votes
cast, a fresh ballot was spread, the name of Bro. Carmichael
being dropped, and the following result announced: No.
of votes cast, 158; necessary to choice, 80. Bro. Walkem
received 90 votes and Bro. Fisher 68 votes!
Bro. W. W. Walkem having received a majority of the
votes cast, was declared duly elected as Grand Treasurer,
A ballot was spread for the election of a Grand Representative, and the following result announced: No. of
votes cast, 126; necessary to elect, 64. Bro. Harron,
P.G.M., received 89 votes, and Bro. Sanderson, 37 votes.
Bro. A. E. Harron, P.G.M., No. 55, having received a majority of the votes cast, was declared duly elected as Grand
Representative for two years.
It was on motion resolved: "That a hearty vote of
thanks be accorded to the Tellers for their services in the
election of Officers.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. A. E. Harron,
P.G.M. No. 55, and A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2, as a
Committee to convey the fraternal greetings of the Grand
Lodge to the Rebekah Assembly now meeting in the City,
It was, on motion, Resolved: "That this Grand Lodge
do now adjourn to 9 o'clock a.m. to-morrow.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly. 4482
SECOND DAY
g; ' -# Nanaimo, B.C., 9th June, 1921.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9 o'clock a.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum
of Representatives present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified, and
the Grand Chaplain having invoked the Divine Blessing,
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
*
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates submitted
the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that
we have examined the By-laws of Aaron Lodge No. 14, and
recommend that they be approved, with the following exceptions:
Art.I. Sec. 1.—Change of name to "Terminal City" Lodge,
also where this name appears thoughout the By-laws, to be struck
out. and substitute "Aaron" in place thereof.
. Art. II, Sec. 9.—All legal papers should be signed by the Noble
Grand as the principal executive officer of the Lodge, and not
by the Chairman of the Trustees—particularly as the Lodge is
incorporated.
Article X. Sec. 6.—Strike out the words "'who is buried under
the auspices of the Order" and last clause, "Should no recognition
be given this Order in conducting the funeral no appropriation
shall be made," these provisions being contrary to Section 54 (p)
of the Code of General Laws of the Order.
Signed by the Committee. 448
The following Resolution, introduced by the   Repre-
restatives of Vancouver Lodge No. 8, was adopted:
That all notices sent to Lodges by the Grand Secretary containing names for entry in the Black Book be enclosed in sealed
•envelopes. The reason for this is that when sent in unsealed
envelopes the information is liable to become public. This
matter has been brought to the attention of some of the Brothers
by persons not belonging to the Order.
It was moved by P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No.. 2, and
seconded by F. E. Anderson, No. 2:
"That the Secretary of this Grand Lodge be authorized to
draft a form for return to Government of Subordinate Lodge
Reports, to conformi with the requirements of the Benevolent
Societies Act of this Province, and that he procure copies of same
for distribution with the annual report forms to Lodges."
The motion, on being submitted to the vote, was declared to be lost.
A resolution introduced by the Representatives of
Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 19, containing a recommenda-
tioin to the Subordinate Lodges as to the manner of celebrating the Anniversary of the Order was, on motion, referred back to the movers for reconsideration.
The  Finance Committee submitted the following re-
iport, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
We, your Finance Committee, beg to report that we have
examined the books and vouchers of the Grand Treasurer, and
find same correct.
Signed by the Committee.
The Finance Committee presented the followig report,
which was adopted: 4484
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Finance Committee beg to report that we have considered the correspondence with the Grand Lodge of Ontario referred to us, respecting participation in the production of a Souvenir Book in connection with the meeting of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge at Toronto in September next, and regret that on
account of the depleted condition of the Grand Lodge treasury
that we are unable to recommend that any contribution be made
from Grand Lodge funds for this purpose.
We also gather from the last letter of the Grand Secretary of
Ontario that it is not intended to proceed further with this proposal.
Signed by the Committee.
The Special Comnnittee on Uniform System of Bookkeeping submitted the following report, wmich was ordered
to be laid on the table until the afternoon Session:
To the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F., of British Columbia:
Your Committee appointed at the 1920 Session of the Grand
Lodge to devise and place before this Session a uniform, system
of handling the financial affairs of the Lodges of this Jurisdiction,
as suggested by Brother Tellefsen in his letter to the Grand Lodge
at the last Session, beg to report that we have carefully considered this matter, and believe that we have arrived at a simple and
efficient system, and a comparatively inexpensive one, if adopted
by the several lodges and supported by the Grand Lodge.
The system herein presented is a loose leaf system, consisting of the following sheets: Cash Receipts, Cash Disbursements.
Membership Dues Account, General Ledger Account to be contained in one binder, and Auditor's Report. The approximate cost
of installing this system in a Lodge of from seventy-five to eighty
members would be Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00), and in larger
Lodges, less in proportion. The Auditor's Report consists of certain balances which show the complete financial and numerical
standing of each Lodge at the end of each half-year, and would,
in our opinion, if adopted, be a material help in keeping the affairs
of the several Lodges in good condition, it being our idea that this
report be  made  out semi-annually and  forwarded  to  the   Grand 4485
Secretary or an Auditor appointed by the Grand Lodg«, the expense of this audit to be borne by the several Lodges.
Attached hereto are copies of the several sheets referred to
herein.
Fraternally submitted,
W. H. BROWN,
R. A. MERRITHEW,
E. C. TURNER.
Special Committee.
Bro. C. Snider, P.G. Representative appointed by the
Grand Master for this Jurisdiction to the Annual Meeting
of the Oddfellows' Relief Association at Kingston, Ont.,
presented the following report, which was ordered to be
received and spread upon the minutes:
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.:
I beg to submit my report, as Representative to the forty-
sixth Annual Meeting of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of
Canada, which was held at the Head Office of the Association,
at Kingston, July 28th, 1920.
I arrived in Kingston Tuesday afternoon, in company with
Bros. H. G. Robertson, Grand Master of Ontario, Rev. W. Cox,
S. C. Parks and other brothers from Toronto, and attended the
preliminary meeting, which was called to order by Bro. \Y. F.
Nickle, President of the Association. The Sessional Committees
were appointed and the reports of the Directors and Secretary-
Treasurer distributed to the several Committees. I had the honor
to be appointed on the Committee on the Extension of the Work,
which was comprised of Representatives of every Jurisdiction of
the Dominion.
The meeting was adjourned in order to accept the invitation
of the President to visit his Country Home on the lake shore,
where the representatives were entertained at afternoon tea by the
President and Mrs. Xickle.
The regular session of the Association reassembled on Wednesday morning.    The President delivered an address of welcome •
4486
to the representatives present, in which he expressed regret at the
loss of Bro. Donogh, who had for a number of years been a Director, and to Bro. Merrill, who found it necessary to resign from the
Board on account of sickness. Bro. Joseph Oliver, D.G.S., and
Bro. L. B. Cooper were appointed to fill the vacancies. He further
outlined the position of the Association, drawing attention to the
increase in value of the assets to the amount of $2,044,000.00, while
the securities had increased from 5.02 per cent in 1917 to 5.16 per
cent in 1918, and last year the rate was 5.22 per cent.
Mayor Nickle, a brother of the President, on behalf of the City of
Kingston, extended a welcome to those present. He also paid a splendid tribute to the memory of the late Bro. Meek and to the work of
Bro. Evanson, the present Secretary-Treasurer.
The President then called on Vice-President Bro. H. White, of
Port Hope, to unveil the Bronze Memorial Tablet to the 198 members
of the Association who died in the Great War, after which Brigadier-
General Ross replied, giving us an outline of his impressions of the war
after over five years' service for King and Country.
. The Directors' report showed that the reserve fund on December
31, 1919, was $1,772,140.97, which was increased at this meeting by
$250,000.00 from the Mortuary fund, making the Reserve fund $2,044,-
362.39 on June 30th 1920. The death claims paid in 1919 amounted to
$429,740.67,  including $47,814.47 war claims.
The surplus on business in 1919 placed to the credit of the Mortuary fund amounted to $239,251.24, while the surplus from January 1st
to June 30th, 1920, was $120,803.56.
The Association is to be congratulated on the success attained during the last year, and the substantial increase in applications for
insurance received through the medium of the twenty-year plan, shows
the wisdom of the directors in adopting this policy.
The financial strength of the association, and the manner in which
new business is being received, shows that the Association will continue
to remain in the front rank of Fraternal Insurance Associations.
I was given the opportunity of addressing the Annual Meeting, an-dt
had the pleasure of conveying the greetings of the Grand Lodge of
British Columbia. 4487
It was suggested that the Board of Directorrs change the date of
the Annual Meeting .to a time nearer the date of the Grand Lodge of
Ontario,, so that the representatives of sister Jurisdictions could attend
both sessions.
I was extended every courtesy by the officers, directors, and staff of
the Association, and I beg to acknowledge the honor conferred upon
me, and trust that my report will meet the approval of this Grand
Body. ♦
Fraternally submitted,
CLARENCE SNIDER.
The hour fixed by the Constitution for the selection of
the next place of meeting of the Grand Lodge having arrived, the invitations received yesterday from North Vancouver were read. An invitation was also read from the
representatives of the Lodges in Victoria to hold the next
Session in that City.
It was moved and seconded, "That the next annual
Session of this Grand Lodge be held in the City of North
Vancouver."
It was moved and seconded as an amendment, "That
the words 'North Vancouver' be struck out and the word
'Victoria' inserted in lieu thereof."
The amendment on being: submitted to the vote was
i'&
declared to be carried.
Bros. E. L. Cope, D.G.M., Alberta, and H. McGowan,
D.G.M., Saskatchewan, addressed the Grand Lodge, and
conveyed the fraternal greetings of the members of these
Jurisdictions to the members of this.
The Grand Master responded in suitable terms.
The Grand Master appointed H. White, P.G.M., No.
42, and P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2, to retire and introduce a Delegation from the Rebekah Assembly. 4488
The Grand Lodge took a recess in order to receive the
delegation.
The Committee re-entered and introduced the delegation, consisting of Sisters McLennan, P. P., Simpson,
P.P., and Tait, P.P., who were welcomed and invited ta
seats on the platform. Each of the members of the deputation addressed the Grand Lodge and conveyed the warmest
fraternal greetings from the Rebekah Assembly.
The Grand Master, on behalf of the Grand Lodge,
thanked the deputation, and reciprocated the kind greetings,
of the Sisters, expressing appreciation of the work they are
so successfully engaged in.
The deputation then retired, and the Grand Lodge
resumed its work.
A communication was read from the Rebekah Assembly forwarding a report from the Judiciary Committee
of that Body on certain questions of law propounded to it,,
which was referred to the Committee on Judiciarv.
The Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home Fund submitted the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
We, your trustees of the I.O.O.F. Home Fund, beg to report thaf
since the last Grand Lodge Session we have held the regular quarterly
meetings provided, together with one special meeting.
At the first meeting after the Grand Lodge Session the officers of
the Board were elected as follows:
President—C. E. Mahon, P.G.
Vice-President—W.  A.  Johnstone,  P.G.M.
Seeretary—D. E. Mackenzie, P.G. M. 4489
During the year the sum of $50 from the newly created Emergency Relief Fund was paid toward the relief of Bro. E. H. Gowan,
of Dawson Lodge No. la, as authorized by this Grand Body.
The financial position of the Fund on the 1st of May this year is
as follows:
Receipts
Total value of this Fund per last report  $42,912.90
Interest on Mortgages as per statement  1,615.62
Interest, Imperial Bank of Canada ~  38.45
Interest, Dominion Government  Savings Bank  0.45
Interest, Dominion Government War Bonds  1,575.75
Interest due on Mortgages  1,170.82
Home Fund Campaign Committee  1,950.00
Grant from Grand Lodge Funds  1,007.32
Donation, Bro. H.  Campbell  10.00
$50,281.31
Less accrued  Interest paid on Bonds purchased... $  133.01
Paid for Purchase of Grantham property at Tax Sale    300.51
Less Interest due on Mortgages May 1, 1920   1,254.73
      1,688.25
Total value of this Fund  $48,593.06
Hjow  Invested
On  Mortgage     $17,370:82
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1917  5,500.00
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1918  3,150.00
Dominion Governenmt War Bonds, 1919  20,515.00
Deposit Imperial Bank of Canada  2,041.05
Deposit Dominion Governmemnt Savings Bank  16.19
$48,593.06 4490
Since the 1st May last the sum of $128.79 as a final balance has
been received by the Grand Secretary from the Home Fund Campaign
Committee.
The total increase of the Fund for the past year is $5,680.16, andi
the following investments have been made since last Session:
Sept. 18th,  1920—Bonds of 1919 issue, $6,000, at 93c.
Dec. 20, 1920-^Bonds of 1919 issue, $1,000, at 93^c.
both with accrued interest, making a total of $29,165.00 of the Fund
invested in Dominion Government Bonds.
The mortgage securities in the possession of the Grand Lodge,
amounting at present to $17,370.82, are in good shape, and the interest
well paid up, there being $912.16 interest due to date.
One of the parcels included in the above was in tax sale proceedings last year, but we believe the interests of the Fund are well and
adequately protected and secure. Another parcel will be released
shortly, after having been paid up in full, the papers being now ready
for conveyance.
At a meeting of your Board held on January 21st, 1921, in accordance with the authority given at the last session of the Grand Lodge,
two Representatives, namely, Bros. R. A. Perry and D. E. MacKenzie,
P.G.M., were elected to proceed to Calgary in connection with the
proposal for a Joint Home for Saskatchewan, Alberta and British
Columbia. Bro. Perry being unable to attend, Bro. C. E. Mahon, who
had been elected as alternate, went in his place.
The several representatives met at Calgary, where the Grand Lodge
of Alberta was in session, and after deliberating thoroughly on the
subject, the following resolution was passed:
"We, the representatives appointed by the Jurisdictions of British
Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, to deal with the proposed amalgamation of the aforesaid Jurisdictions, with a view to building a joint
Home for the widows, orphans, and indigent Oddi Fellows within
their boundaries, beg leavev to report that we have discussed the ways
and means at some length from our own standpoint and from a
splendid account that we received from Bro. G. M. Robertson, P.G.M., 4491
of Ontario, and we believe that until the question of location be settled
the different Jurisdictions must declare themselves before any further
progress can be made."
(Signed)
"D. E.  MacKenzie, P.G.M.,'
"Representative for British Columbia,
"A. E. May, P.G.M.,
"Representative for Alberta:
"J. A. Hagerman,
"Representative   for   Saskatchewan."
Fraternally submitted,
C. E. MAHON, President:
HARRY FOOKS,
FRED DAVEY,
W. A. JOHNSTONE,
R.  A.  PERRY,
D. E. MACKENZIE.
The Grand Secretary, on behalf of the Odd Fellows'
Relief Association of Canada, presented framed photographs
of a Bronze Tablet containing the names of 198 members
of the Association who lost their lives in the Great War,
and which has been placed in its Head Office at Kingston,
Ontario, to the representatives of eight Lodges of this
Jurisdiction whose names are included on the tablet.
The members of the Grand Lodge present arose and
reverently bowed their heads in silence for a few moments
as a tribute of respect to those dead heroes.
The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Judiciary have examined the portions of the
Grand Officers' Reports referred to them, and beg to report as follows:
We would recommendt that the Appointments made by the Grand
Master during recess, the Proclamations issued by him, the Circular
— 4492
Letter re admission of members by Lodges outside their Jurisdiction,
the Dispensations granted and the Decisions rendered by that Officer be
approved.
We would also recommend that the Dispensations issued by the
District Deputy Grand Masters of Districts Nos. 7, 8, 10, 18, 24 for
Joint Installation of Officers, and to ballot for and initiate a candidate
the same evening, No. 25 and No.. 32, be approved.
The Dispensations issued by the D.D.G.M.'s, Districts No. 24 and
31, to confer more than One Degree at the same meeting, were not
required, Section 1, Article V, of the Constitution empowering Lodges
to do this by a two-thir.de vote of the members present.
The D.D.G.M. of District No. 29 exceeded his authority in granting a Dispensation to Michel Lodge No. 54 to meet on a night other
than that specified in the By-laws of the Lodge; and his action in doing
so we cannot approve.
With respect to the remarks of the D.D.G.M. of District No. 8,
in reference to the institution of Kerrisdale Lodge No. 31, by the
G.M., we concur with the D.D.G.M.'s contention that he should have
been notified, also that Island Lodge should have been asked to give
consent.
We would refer you to Art.  IX,  Sec.  1.  Constitution  of Grand.
Lodge, which reads as follows:
"On the written application of five or more Brothers of the Order
who have attained the Scarlet Degree, praying for a charter to open a
Lodge, the Grand Lodge may grant the same, and such Lodge shall
receive its charter and the necessary charges and instructions from
the Grand Master or the D.D.G.M. of the District. All necessary
expenses, if any, of the instituting officer, to be borne by the Lodge so
opened, provided always, that the cards of the petitioners, or a certificate of the deposit thereof with the D.D.G.M. of the District, shall
accompany the application."
Also Section II, Art. 9,
We also notice that the D.D.G.M. makes the statement that a
member was installed in offiice in Kerrisdale Lodge, at the same time
holding office in Island Lodige No. 24, which is contrary to the laws of
the Order.    See Sec. 488 of the Code. 4493
We would recommend that Decision No. 1 of the President
•of the Rebekah Assembly be amended by striking out all the words
after the word "Yes," the words ""anything in the name of the Order
requires a dispensation" being superfluous and) too broad in their
literal application.
With this exception we recommend that all the decisions of the
President be approved.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following
Teport, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B.C.:
Your Committee on Judiciary beg to report that we have considered all matters referred to us by the Committee on Distribution contained in the Supplementry Report of the Grand Master on Pages 6
;and 7, Clauses 2, 4, 8, 14, and Page 8, Clause 2, all of which meets
with our approval.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem submitted
the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to report that
we have examined the certificates submitted by the Officers and
Representatives in attendance at this Session and find that they,
are, entitled to the following sums stated against their respective
names: 4494
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R. A. Perry |14
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D. C. McMorris |16
A. Hutchinson |17
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J. J. Russell [50
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J.  W.  McKinley [63|
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Your Committee is greatly indebted to Brother O. E. Fisher
for his preparation of a table of distances, which has greatly facilitated our work. ,
Signed by the Committee.
A telegram,.was read from Bro. J. H. Glass, P.G.M.,
conveying best wishes for a successful session, and stating
his absence was caused through illness, and was ordered to
be received and noted on the minutes.
It was, on motion, resolved, "That this Grand Lodge do
no adjourn until 2 o'clock p.m. to-day.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 2 o'clock p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of
Representatives present.
All present having been examined and reported qualified to sit, the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
On motion, the calling of the Roll was dispensed with
at this Session.
It was moved, seconded, and carried: That the Grand
Lodge take a recess at 4 o'clock this afternoon in order to
be photographed.
The Committee on Legislation submitted the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to report that we have consSd-.
ere.cfc.the amendments to the By-laws of the Rebekah Assembly respecting mergement of Lodges, referred to us, and beg to recommend that
they be approved.
Signed by thf Committee. 4497
Bro. W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., Secretary-Treasurer of
the Home Campaign Committee, reported the receipt of
$10, subscription of Bro. R. Cosgrove, Pacific Lodge No. 26,
and $10 from Michel Lodge, No. 54, total $20, which had
been paid to the Grand Secretary.
Resolved, "That the report be received and noted
on the minutes."
The Committee on Resolutions submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Resolutions beg to recommend that the Grand
Secretary be instructed to write letters expressing the thanks of this
Grand Lodge to Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 3, Black Diamond Lodge
No. 5, and to the Mayor and' Corporation, the Board of Trade, the
Rotary Club and the Press of the City of Nanaimo, and' any others the
Grand Secretary deems advisable, for the expressions -of good will,
courtesies extended and hospitality shown its members during this
Grand Lodge session.
^| Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Necrology submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Necrology beg to submit the following report:
It is with sincere regret that we record the .death of Brother F. E.
Simpson, P.G.M., P.G.R., who answered the call and- passed to that
great beyond from which no traveller returns, on the 23rd November.
1920. The deceased was born at Oquawka, Illinois, on the 19th day of
January, 1863. He was a charter member of Key City Lodge No. 42.
of Cranbrook, B.C., taking his withdrawal card from Tranquil Lodge
No! 193. Oquawka, Illinois, and sat in .the Grand Lodge as Representative in this City (of Nanaimo) in the year 1901. He was elected
Grand Master in June, 1906. and Grand Representative in June, 1913.
He was an ever-faithful and active worker for the cause of Oddfellow-,
ship and humanity. 4498
Your Committee recommend that a page, with photograph of
deceased, be placed in the printed Proceedings of this Session as a
tribute to his personal worth and a token of the high esteem in which
he was held by the members of this Grand Lodge.
We beg also to submit herewith a list containing the names of
Past Grands who were members of, or eligible to become members of,
this Grand Lodge, who have died during the past year.
As a tribute of our respect andi esteem, and as a recognition of the
services they have rendered the Order generally, and to their respective Lodges in particular, we would recommend that their names be
included in a Memorial Page in the Proceedings of this Session.
It is with profound sorrow that we note the death of our highly
esteemed and beloved) Past Grand Sire, Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, John B. Goodwin, who died May 12, 1921. After a
life well spent, he has been gathered to his eternal rest.
" Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime.
And, departing, leave behind us
Foot-prints on the sands of Time."
Signed by the Committee.
The report of the Special Committee on Unifortm
System of Bookkeeping for Subordinate Lodges submitted
at the Morning Session was taken from the table, and it
was, on motion, Resolved, "That the report be received and
printed in the Proceedings and its consideration deferred
for one year."
[It has not been found" practicable to print the forms accompanying this report in the Proceedings, but it is hoped to be able to
furnish each Lodge with specimen copies of them.—Grand Sec'y.]
The Committee on Judiciary submitted the followin
report, which was adopted:
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To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
. Your Committee on Judiciary beg to report that we have examined the report of the Committee on Judiciary of the Rebekah
Assembly referred to us, and recommend that the same be approved. 4499
except that portion relating to residential qualification for membership, a six months' residence not being required by the Constitution, although Lodges may make such a provision in their Bylaws.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on  Finance submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Finance begs to submit the following
estimate of revenue and expenditure of the Grand Lodge for the
ensuing year:
REVENUE
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer     $3,551.30
Per Capita Tax on 6,747 members at $1.25 v     8,433.75
(75c payable on 30th June, 1921, and 50c payable on
31st December, 1921.)
Total    $11,985.05
EXPENDITURE
Grand Secretary's Salary  $1,500.00
Grand   Master's   expenses   (including  $200   for
Yukon  trip  if  undertaken)  800.00
Sovereign Grand Lodge, Representative tax... 150.00
Rent, Grand Secretary's Office  420.00
Telephone, Grand Secretary's Office  66.00
Printing     700.00
Premium  on  Bonds  5.00
Postage and Sundries, Grand Secretary  200.00
Postage and Sundries, Grand Master  20.00
Past  Grand  Master's Jewel     40.00
Card in  "Independent Odd  Fellow" and "B.C.
Odd Fellow"   20.00
Mileage and Per Diem this Session     2,221.12
Grant  to  Patriarch's   Militant  75.00
Expenses   Fraternal  Delegates  to  Alberta  and
Saskatchewan,  1921    '.. 289.75
Sundry  Expenses,  Badges, etc  52.50
Odd Fellows  Home Fund, 15c per member on
6,747 members        1,012.05
Janitor this session         20.00
      7,591.42
Balance at end of the year     $4,393.63
Signed by the Committee. 4500
The Corrrmittee on State of the Order submitted the
following report, which was adopted: :'
To the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of B.C.:
Your Committee on State of the Order beg to report that we
have examined the matter referred to us in the Supplementary
Report of the Grand Master and D.D.G. Masters, and find gratifying indications of the good condition of the Order, and nothing of
a nature to need further comment from this committee. We would
therefore recommend the adoption of these reports.
Signed by the Committee.
The Delegation to the Rebekah Assembly reported that
it had performed the duty assigned to it and had been most
cordially and kindly received by that Body.
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It was moved by W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., No. 26, and
seconded by R. A. Perry, No. 14, and carried unanimously:
"That the privilege of this Grand Lodge be granted to the
Board of Trustees of the I.O.O.F. Home Fund, to extend
to the President of the Rebekah Assembly an invitation to
be present at meetings of the board when so desired."
The Funeral Aid Association of British Columbia
submitted a copy of its report for the past year, which was
ordered to be received, and such portions as the Printing
Committee shall decide, printed in the proceedings of thi
Session.
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Secretary's  Report
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
Herewith you will please find the Eleventh Annual Report of
the   I.O.O.F.   Funeral   Board   for   the.   year   ending   May   31st
1921.
At the last Annual Meeting the following members were elected
to the Board: Brothers E. C. Turner, President; M. J. Phillips,
Vice-President; W. C. Coatham, Secretary; T. H. Barbaree, Treasurer; D. E. McKenzie, W. C. Robertson and H. Dunwell.
Directors. E:
F. E. SIMPSON
Grand Master  1906-7
Died 23rd Nov., 1920  4501
The Board has held 12 regular and five special meetings this
year. On May 31st, 1920, the net membership was 1,312. We have
accepted 373 applications and one reinstatement, total 374: we have
lost by death 4, by suspension 15 and by expulsion 1, total 20,
which leaves a net gain of 354 for the year. The net membership
is now 1,666. In all we have lost 189, and the number on the roll
is now 1,855. Of the new members 234 were Brothers and 139
were Rebekahs. We have members in 53 Subordinate Lodges and
21 Rebekah Lodges.
Four death-claims were paid, amounting to $1,000. The deceased members were the late Bro. Wm. Aitken, of No. 13, Merritt;
Bro. A. J. Laidlaw, of No. 26, Vancouver: Bro. Wm.'Aitcheson, of
No. 8, Vancouver; and Sister M. E. McKay, of No. 39, Sandon.
This Association has paid 34 claims to date, amounting to $8,500.
The arrears of Assessments amount to $193 and of Expense
Calls $85.50, and the assessments paid in advance amount to $46
and of expense calls to $21.50.
At the last annual meeting a resolution was passed as follows:
|.That the board take steps to bring before this association a motion tb the effect that any member who is suspended from his or
her lodge for non-payment of dues be suspended in one year from
this association."
On February 18th, after long and due consideration of this
resolution, your board resolved unanimously "That this instruction
from the annual meeting be not acted upon by this board, as in our
opinion it is not in the best interests of this association, and that
it be referred back to the next annual meeting for further instruction."
The members of the board beg to acknowledge the generous
assistance they have received from the Grand Master, the many
Local Directors and other Odd Fellows.
Respectfully submitted,
W. C .COATHAM. Secretary 4502
The Financial Statement showed the following balances: General Fund, $462.23; Benefit Fund $1896.78;
Reserve Fund $771.61; Suspense Account $248.21: total
$3,378.83.   Cash on hand $2,699.32. |;
The Grand Lodge took a recess in order to be photographed.
The Grand Lodge again resumed business.
The following notice was given to amend the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, which was ordered to lay on
the table until the next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge.
Article VIII, Sec. 1.—Strike out all of last line of section and
substitute the following "Relief of aged and indigent members of
the Order, and widows and orphans of deceased Odd Fellows."
When amended to read as follows:
Sec. 1.—The revenue of this Grand Lodge shall be raised for
the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses thereof, arid the
Grand Lodge may also levy on its Subordinate Lodges an assessment per capita for the purpose of building, repairing and maintaining homes for aged and indigent Odd Fellows and widows of
deceased members of the Order, and for the care, protection and
relief of aged and indigent members of the Order, and widows and
orphans of deceased Odd Fellows.
W. A. JOHNSTONE,
Pacific Lodge No. 26;
GEO. H. GRANT.
Royal City Lodge No. 3:
JAS. T. WOOD.
Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 34:
GEO. J. A. SUTHERLAND,
Aaron Lodge No. 14;
R. A. PERRY,
Aaron Lodge No. 14;
WYMOND WALKEM,
Harmony Lodge  No. 6. 4503
The Grand Master appointed R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M.,
to assist in the Installation of Officers.
The Grand Secretary called the names of the Elective
and Appointed Officers, who took their stations in front of
the principal Chair, and having been duly obligated were
installed in their respective Chairs, as follows:
J. D., Swanson Grand Master
M. J, Phillips Deputy Grand Master
D. H. Proudfoot Grand Warden
Fred   Davey Grand   Secretary
W. \Y. Walkem i....Grand Treasurer
O. E. Fisher ^ Grand Marshal
Captain J. C. Brown Grand Conductor
C. E. Mahon Grand Guardian
H. Andrews Grand Herald
The Grand Master also appointed Bro. Rev. II. R.
Ragg as Grand Chaplain, but he was not present to be
installed into office.
Bro. E. L. Cope, D.G.M., Alberta, on behalf of the
Grand Lodge, presented Bro. Harry Fooks, P.G.M., with
a Past Grand Master's Jewel.
Bro. Fooks returned thanks and expressed his appreciation of this gift.
The Grand Master also appointed the following District Deputy Grand Masters for the ensuing year: 4504
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A. P. McConnell (Victoria)....
W. C. Robertson (McKay)	
Thos. J. Wood (Nanaimo)....,
Wm. Heyes  (Ladysmith)	
F. H. Maitland (Chilliwack)	
T. Tellefsen (Vancouver)	
G. M. Williamson  (Vancouver'
J. T. McDonald (Vancouver).
Fred D. Davies (Vancouver)...
Harry Strevens  (Kamloops).. .
J. D. Williams  (Cumberland)..
R. Hodson (Revelstoke)	
H. Tredwin (Merritt)	
A. Connelly (Cloverdale)	
A. G. Shaw .(Nelson)	
A. Hutchinson (Duncan)	
W. A. Russell (Enderby)	
H. McKinnon (Abbotsford)
Alex. Davie (Ladner)	
A. iC. Vincent (Ashcroft)	
C. A. Paton (Mission City)...
Geo. Nurse (Agassiz)	
S. Neil  (Golden)	
H. W. Hankin (Trail)	
C. D. Pearson (Grand Forks)..
E. G. Symms (Sandon)	
W.  Hicks   (Slocan)	
J. H. Cameron (Cranbrook)
D. G. Harvie (Fernie)	
Harvey Brown  (Kelowna)	
T7.   Darragh   (Princeton)	
F. W.  Reger (Corbin)	
R. J. Glasgow (Salmon Arm).
C. F. Sherwin (Riondel)	
R. E. Walker (Prince Rupert)
A. D. Moffatt (Prince George)
D. C. Robertson  (Dawson)...
R.  S. Wilton  (Penticton)	
Walter E. Holmes  (Smithers)
Nos.
1,
2 a
ind
A
3,
27
and
66
5
6
/
8.
10,
26 a
md 29
14,
19 ;
and
j ^)
24,
31.
61 <
md 62
22
and
60
9
11
12
13
15
^2
16
17
18
4£
> and 50
20
21
23
25
28
34
36
and
43
38
and
45
39
40
42
47
and
54.
59
52
64
56
57
63
65
la
51
and
58
30
The Grand Master als*o appointed the following to form
the Standing and Special Committees for the ensuing year: 450!
Finance.—P. G. Cudlip, No. 4; F. E. Anderson, No. 2 ;R. Livingstone, No. I; A. Hutchinson, No. 17; F. H. Maitland, No. 7.
Appeals.—D. F. Nunn, No. 29; G. B. Bressler, No. 61; R. Wilson, No. 3; J. W. O'Connor, No. 62; W. Mackie, Xo. 27.
Laws of Subordinates.—Grand Secretary; J. A. McCahill, No.
2; A. Main. No. 8; J. A. Hutton, No. 45; J. Bell. No. 4.
Petitions.—Wallace Law, P.G.M., No. 10; E. C. Turner, No. 3;
T. Robertson, No. 18; W. J. Ellis. No. 9; F. H. Middlemiss, No. 19.
State of the Order.—A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; John Bowie.
No. 25; W. H. B. Sharp, No. 8; D. C .McMorris, No. 16; G. J. A.
Sutherland, No. 14.
Legislation.—R. A. Perry, No. 14: J. W. Grant, No. 60; C. J.
Minton, Xo. 43: Fred Woodhouse, No. 47; Vance Young. No. 48.
Judiciary.—T. Embleton, P.G.M., No. 36: W. Carmichael, No.
5; J. W. McKinley, No. 63: F. Darragh, No. 52; J. C. Richards,
No.  59.
Printing.—Grand Secretary, L. E. Gower. No. 1: R. Kerr, -No.
22; E. Tuck. Xo. 1: *W. Hicks, No. 40.
Mileage and Per Diem.—O.  E.  Fisher, No. 51;  H. J. Witter,
_No. 10; W. M. Ramsay, No. 26; J. T. Wood. No. 34; Ch. Stonehouse,
No. 55.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits.—Grand Secretary; P. W. Dempster, PG.M., Xo. 2; C. Newsome, No. 12; W C Robertson, No 66;
G A. Bryan, No. 38.
Credentials.—.Grand Secretary; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No.
3; R. Sanderson, No. 24: T. McMillan, No. 12; J. C. Smith, No. 23.
Distribution.—A. E. Harron, P.G.M.. G.R., No. 55; R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27; W. H. Brown, P.G.M., No 8; Harry White,
P.G.M., G.R., No. 42; S. Lewis, No. 27.'
It was on motion, Resolved, "That the thanks of this
Grand Lodge are due and are hereby tendered to Bro. D. E.
MacKenzie, P.G.M., Reading Clerk, E. G. Cavalsky, P.G.R., 4506
Transportation Clerk, and W. H. Cullin, P.G.M., Custodian
of the Secret Work, for their efficient services during the
present Session.
It was moved, seconded, and carried: "That this Grand
Lodge do now adjourn sme die."
The Deputy Grand Master then declared the Grand
Lodge closed in due form.
pk.im
BRITW
B,
JMBIA.
Grand Secretary.
The following Past Grand Masters were in attendance
during the Session
W. H. Morton, No. 5; A. Henderson, No. 2; D. E.
MacKenzie, No. 3; T. Embleton, No. 36; W. Law, No. 10;
W. H. Cullin, No. 4; W. A. Johnstone, No. 26; H. White,
No. 42; P. W. Dempster, No. 2; R. A. Merrithew, No. 27;
A. E. Harron, No. 55. 4507
2ltt mtettuirtam

CHARLES  HEGELE,  P.G.
Died  25th September.  1920
Victoria Lodge No.  1
H.  BLEASDALE,  P.G.
Died 30th January, 1920
JAMES POPE, P.G.
Died  10th  May,   1920
W. H. MIXER, P.G.
Died 12th September,  1920
Columbia Lodge No. 2
HENRY McADIE, P.G.
Died 10th March,  1920
Black Diamond Iiodg'e No. 5
D. J. McINNIS, P.G.
Harmony Iiodg'e No. 6
E. P. DENNIS, P.G.
Died 10th March, 1920
CHARLES PORTER, P.G.
Died  28th April,   1920
Western Star Iiodg'e No.  10
*
"There are no dead; we fall asleep
To waken where they never weep;
We close our eyes on pain and sin,
Our breath ebbs out, but life flows in. 
H.  SIEGFRIED, P.G.
Died llth May, 1920
Selkirk Iiodg'e No   12
W. MATHIESON, P.G.
Died 29th October, 1920
Pittiko Iiodg'e No. 13
T. B. GODFREY, P.G.
Died 3rd October, 1-920
A. J. LAIDLAW, P.G.
Died   26th   December,   1920
Pacific  Lodge  No. 26
W. H. BONUS, P.G.
Died   9th   December.   1920
Mt. Ida Lodge No.  56
c. s. McMillan, p.g.
Died 23rd May, 1920
Fairview Lodge No. 61
*
"Not dead to close  the  eye,  to yield the breath,
To change this earth for heaven, this is not death;
'Tis but the transit from a world of care
To one where joy and pleasure fill the air."       INDEX
Page
"Aaron" Lodge No. 14. By-laws of 4470, 4482
Age Limit New Members, Reduction of   4473
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund • 4429, 4432
x\lberta Grand Lodge, Fraternal Delegate from... .4392. 4396, 4487
to   "... .4400, 4461
Badges in Lieu of Regalia  4392
|fe C. Odd Fellow" 4437, 4474
Benefits  to  Members  in Arrears   4407
Sick Prior to Admission...  4407
Black   Book,   Names   for   Entry   to    be   Enclosed    in   Sealed
Envelope       4483
"Buckley" Lodge No. 30, Institution of 4399, 4418, 4476
"Cariboo" Lodge J^o. 65, Absence of Representative of   4454
Committees, Appointment of 4452, 4504
Constitution Grand Lodge, Amendment to  4502
" Rebekah Assembly, Amendment to  4455
Cope, E. L., Frat. Delegate Grand Lodge Alberta. .4392. 4396, 4487
Department  Council  P.M.,  Greetings  from  4454
District Deputy Grand Masters, Appointment of  4504
Reports of 4410,4447
Emergency   Relief   Fund 4429,4433,4473,4479
Encampment Meetings, Monthly , *. ... 4444
Estimate Revenue and Expenditure, Coming Year  4499
"Excelsior" Lodge No. 7, War Memarial 4404, 4472
Exchange on Remittance of Benefits  4407
Fooks, H., P.G.M., Presentation of P.G.M. Jewewl to   4503
Form of Report to Registrar Companies  4483
Funeral Aid Association of B.C 4399. 4500
f        Expenses,  Payment of  4443
General   Relief   Committee   4433 INDEX—Continued.
Glass, J. H., P.G.^, Greetings from	
Honorable Veteran Jewel to 4404,
Goodwin, J   B., Grand Secretary, Death of 4450,
Grand Lodge Degree, Conferring of
4396,
Meeting of 1922 4464,
Master,   Appointments   by 4399, 4400,
■Circular Letters issued by 4401,
* Decisions by	
Dispensations issued by	
Proclamations issued by 4400,
Report   of 4398,
Visits   by	
Officers, Election  of.	
I I Installation   of	
Secretary, Report of	
Representatives, Report of 	
" Treasurer, Report of	
Home Trustees, Delegates to Alberta	
Incorporation of Lodges 4434,
"Kaslo" Rebekah Lodge No. 32	
"Kerrisdale"  Lodge  No. 31 4398, 4418, 4476,
Lodges, Admission of Members Outside Jurisdiction of	
I        Mergement of 4403,
McGowan,  H., D.G.M., Saskatchewan, Frat.  Del...4392, 4396,
Memorial  Pages 4507,
Mileage Tables 4437,
"Northern" Rebekah Lodge No. 34 4418, 4451,
Odd Fellows' Home Fund 4428, 4432. 445J,
Home, Joint for three Provinces	
| Relief Association, Photograph of Tablet.4474,
I I I | Representative to 4399,
Officers, Grand Lodge, Appointment of 4391,
Subordinate Lodge, Examination of	
Ontario, Grand Lodge of, Souvenir Book... .4404, 4434, 4461,
Past Grand Masters in attendance	 INDEX—Continued.
Page
"Phoenix" Rebekah Lodge No. 17, Mergement of .'4403, 4418
President Rebekah Assembly at Meetings of Home Trustees.  4500
Ragg, Rev. H. R. Grand Chaplain, Absence of 4392, 4503
Rebekah Assembly, By-laws, Addition to .....-;  4455
Delegation   from  4487
to  .....4481, 4500
Questions of Law from 4488
1       Lodges, Statstics re.  4420
Relief Funds Controlled by Sovereign Grand Lodge   4444
Reports  Committees, Credentials  4393
Distribution    4454,4470
Finance 4455, 4483, 4499
Home  Campaign   4456, 4497
Home Trustees      4488
Judiciary    4491, 4493, 4498
Laws of Subordinates 4469, 4482
Legislation 4461, 4475, 4496
Mileage and Per Diem  4493
Necrology     4497
'Petitions    4476
Printing     4477
Rebekah Degree  4464
I I Resolutions     4497
State of the Order  4471, 4478, 4500
" " Statistics re Dues and Benefits    4465
" I Uniform System of Bookkeeping.. .4484, 4498
I       District Deputy Grand Masters 4410, 4447
1       Fraternal  Delegates    4461, 4462
Grand  Master 4398, 4446
| "       Representatives      4440
Secretary     4418,4450
" '      Treasurer    4439
"        Representative to Odd Fellows' Relief Association..  4485
-Saskatchewan, Grand Lodge, Frat. Delegate from..4392, 4396, 4487
to 4447, 4462 INDEX—Continued.
Page
Simpson, F. E., P.G.M., Death of 4416, 4437, 4497
"Snowshoe" Lodge, No. 46, Mergement of   4403
Soldier Members, Report re to Sovereign Grand Lodge 4437
Sovereign Grand Lodge Building
4443
Stock Account  4428
Surety Bonds of Financial Officers   4433
"Tatnai" Lodge No. 9, Greetings from..  4392
Trial Balance      4430
Trustees' Home, Attendance of President Rebekah Assembly. 4500
Tuberculosis  Sanatarium 4401, 4442, 44712
Uniform System of Bookkeeping, Report on 4484, 4498
Veteran Jewels   4404, 4436, 4446, 4472
Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., Tender of 4460, 4478
Visiting Cards  4443
Visitors    4396
Votes of Thanks 4497, 4505
War Emergency Relief Fund   4432 PAST GRAND MASTERS, GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH
COLUMBIA, I.O.O.F.
1—J. S. Drummond 1874..
4—John Weiler... ,\ 1875..
&—J. P. Davies 1876..
3—R. Roberts ..M 1877..
2—W. J.: Jeffreef| 1878..
9—Charles   Gowen 1879..
J.   Wriglesworth 1880..
B. W. Shiles ..1881..
20—Henry   Waller 1882..
11—Alexander  Phillips 18831.
21—W. D. McKillican 1884..
7-Wm. McColl  ,1885..
5—Frederick   Carne 1886..
10—Joshua   Davies. 1887..
1    re-elected. 1888..
12—J. H. Meldram.........1889..
16—E.   Quennell 1890..
14—J. E. Phillips 1891..
13—J. E. Phillips 1892..
19—James Crossan 1893..
T. C. Gray 1894..
18—W.   E.   Holmes 1895..
H. B. Gilmour ....1896..
W. H. Morton 1897..
A.   Henderson 1898..
17—D. Welsh... 1899..
6—W. E. Johnstone 1900..
W.  Hogg 1901..
15—A.   Graham 1902..
E. C. Arthur, M.D.... .1903. j
T.  F.  Neelands 1904..
D. E. Mackenzie.......1905..
22—F. E. Simpson 1906..
T.   Embleton 1907..
H. T.  Fulton :...1908..
Wallace   Law 1909..
E. L. Webber 1910..
W. H. Cullin 1911..
W. A. Johnstone 1912..
R.   Dudley 1913..
H. White 1914..
P. W. Dempster 1915..
W. H. Brown 1916..
J. H. Glass 1917..
R. A. Merrithew 1918..
A. E. Harron 1919..
Harry   Fooks 1920..
1—Died 6th February, 1884.
2—Died 18th March, 1885.
3—Died 24th December, 1897.
4—Died 6th September, 1899.
5—Died 7th April, 1^905.
6—Died 25th August, 1904.
7—Died 12th June, 1907.
8—Died 20th September, 1879.
9—Died 8th December, 1892.
10—Ceased Membership.
11—Died 22nd November, 1900.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
.. Columbia Lodge, No. 2.'
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
.. Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
..Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
. .New Westminster Lodge, No. 3
.. Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
.. Dominion Lodge No. 4
. .New Westminster Lodge, No. 3
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
.. Columbia Lodge, No. 2
.. Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
.. Dominion Lodge No. 4
. .New Westminster Lodge, No. 3
.. Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
..Western Star Lodge. No. 10.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.   \
..Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
.. Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
.. Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
.. Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
..Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
..Western Star Lodge. No. 10.
..Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
r.Kootenay Lodge, No. 16.
..Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
.. Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
..Key City Lodge, No. 42.
..Rossland Lodge, No. 36.
.. Harmony Lodge. No. 6.
..Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
■ . Amity Lodge, No. 27.
..Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
.. Pacific Lodge, No. 26.
..Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47.
.. Key City Lodge, No. 42.
.. Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
..Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
..Penticton Lodge, No. 51.
.. Amity Lodge, No. 27.
. .North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55"
.. Cheam Lodge, No. 28.
12—Died 24th February, 1905.
13—Died 23rd March, 1907.
14—Died 30th January, 1908.
15—Died 13th August, 1909.
16—Died 26th April, 1912.
17—Died 14th February, 1914.
18—Died 13th July, 1914.
19—Died 18th April, 1915.
20—Died 7th May, 1916.
21—Died 5th March, 1919.
22—Died 23rd November, 1920. ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, I.O.Q.F.
J. D. SWANSON, Grand Master ...t Kamloops
M. J. PHILLIPS, Deputy Grand Master.. New Westminster
D. H. PROUDFOOT, Grand Warden Nelson
FRED DAVEY, Grand Secretary. 1323 Douglas St., Victoria
W. W. WALKEM,  Grand Treasurer. J Ladysmith
REV. H. R. RAGG, M.A., Grand Chaplain Chilliwack
O. E. FISHER, Grand Marshal g Penticton
CAPT. J. C. BROWN, Grand Conductor Cumberland
C. E. MAHON, Grand Guardian Vancouver
H. ANDREWS, Grand Herald  ...^... ... .Trail
H. WHITE, P.G.M., Grand Representative iCranbrook
A. E. HARRON, Grand Representative North Vancouver
The next session of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia will..
be held at Victoria, commencing Wednesday, the 7th day of'
June, 1922.
SUPPLIES
The following rates will be charged for Supplies, all orders lor
which must be signed by the Secretary, bear the seal of the Lodge,
and be accompanied by the necessary amount to pay for the same.
Remit by Money Order or add exchange to cheques.
Subordinate  Lodge  Rituals $3.00
Visiting   and   Withdrawal   Cards,     Transfer     and     Dismissal
Certificates  M~- 20
Book of Forms .. 1   1.00
Book of Odes with music   1.00
Code   of   Laws :  2.50
Lodge Odes..j |p ;...... .§.08
Odes with music, Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges......... ..% .12
Anniversary   Odes...., , ,.. ^ifjr .08
Funeral Hymns with Responses -^ .    .08
Funeral Ceremony 60
Anniversary   Ceremony 50
Memorial and Decoration Ceremony. &M 60
Officers' Roll Book...: .<%   1.50
Question  Book. i^t.   1.25
Order on Treasurer's Book, 250 orders    1.75
Subordinate Lodge Floor Work .- 70
Black   Book I  ,r : -M. .i.00
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100 75
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100 with
name   and   number  of  Lodge  printed   thereon   (not  less
than 500)     .85
Secret Work in Cypher, Subordinate Lodges  i...    .60
Attendance   Register I| .    I r--||- 2.25
Certificate of Membership on plate paper   1.00
Constitution Book and Roll of Members T- 1.25
Veteran Jewels,  each -. , 10.00
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Subordinate Lodge, each 65
Joint Installation Ceremony .ff ,75
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart ...V ... 3.00
Petitions for membership., with medical certificate are furnished
by the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, and are supplied
to Lodges free.

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