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Array PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
Forty-Eighth Annual Session
OF THE
GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA j|
INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF ODD FELLOWS
Held at Victoria, British Columbia
14th and 15th June, 1922 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 ib'yi his Lodge or Encampment, and
having the Ai T. P. W., Ibeing in distress, or pretending so to be,
and needing money, and who having asked!-for and received from
a Lodge or Encampment, or a memiber 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
s'hall 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 s'hall Ibe 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 s'hall 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 em'bodied in their proceedings, and the:
attention of Subordinate Lodges especially called to it.
(Proceedings S.G.L., U.S., 1874, pages 6310, 6326.)
The following legislation was enacted Jby 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 w'hdc'b 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.   PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
Forty-Eighth Annual Session
OF THE
GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
INDEPENDENT ORDER
I OF ODD FELLOWS
Held at Victoria, British Columbia
14th and   15th June,   1922  PROCEEDINGS
OF   THE
FORTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE
GRAND LODGE, I. O. O. F.,
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA     If
Odd Fellows' Hall, Victoria,  B.C.,
--.-'..     v' ■';;;■''--■'•■" 14th June, 1922.     y-\
The Grand Lodge convened at 9 o'clock a.m. on the
above date, pursuant to notice.
Present:—
J. D. Swanson  .  Grand Master
M. J. Phillips.....  Deputy Grand Master
D. H. Proudfoot  Grand Warden
Fred Davey..... ....Grand Secretary
W. W. Walkem   Grand Treasurer
H. White, P.G.M Grand Representative
A. E. Harron, P.G.M ..Grand Representative
O. E. Fisher Grand Marshal
J. C. Brown ...Grand Conductor
C. E. Mahon Grand Guardian
H. S. Andrews \ \ .Grand Herald
The Grand Master appointed E. A. Morden, No. 55, as
Grand Chaplain pro tem.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified to
sit, and the Grand Chaplain having offered prayer, tne Grand
Lodge was declared open for business.
 :	
— .4518
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
It was, on motion, Resolved, That the badges furnished
be recognized asvproper regalia during the present Session.
The Grand Secretary submitted the names of D. E.
MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3, as Reading Clerk; H. Fooks,
P.G.M., Xo. 28, as Custodian of the Secret Vrork, and E. G.
Cavalsky, No. 5, as Transportation Clerk, and on motion
these appointments ,were approved.
Letters were read from the Grand Secretaries' of
Alberta and Saskatchewan, notifying of the appointments
of Bros. M. S. Saunders, P.G.P., and AV. McBride, P.G.M.,
as Fraternal Delegates from their respective jurisdictions
to visit this Session of the Grand Lodge, and were ordered
to be received and filed.
A comimunication was read from Bro. Rev. H. R. Ragg,
M.A., Grand Chaplain, regretting his inability to attend the
Grand Lodge owing to himself and family being quarantined
on account of diphtheria, and stating that they had lost one
of their little boys with this disease. It was moved, seconded and carried. That -the communication be received and
filed and the Grand Secretary be instructed to convey to
Bro. Ragg the sincere sympathy of the members of this
Grand Lodge.
The Grand Secretary presented the Certificates of the
Representatives elected for the coming year, 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 Certificates of the Representatives elect for the
ensuing year, and find that the following are  duly accredited: 4519
Lodge
Victoria,
Columbia,
Royal City^-
Dominion,
Black Diamond,
H'armony,,
Excelsior,
Vancouver.
Tatnai,
Western 'Star,
Union,
Selkirk,
Pittitko,
Aaron,
Cloverdale,
Kootenay,
Duncan.
Vernon Valley,
Mt. Pleasant,
Abbotsford,
Delta,
Ridgely,
Ashcroft,
Island,
Fidelity,
Pacific,
Amity,
Oh'eam,
Hastings,
Bulkley,-
Kerrisdale,
Rocky- Mountain,
Rossland,
Boundary Valley,
Silver  City,
Slocan,
Key City,
No.    1
6.
Representatives
-R. Livingstone
G. W. Young
.J. Wilby
P. Thompsett.
-A. B. McAdam
I. R. Lawrence
-R. A.  Ritchie
E. Newman
..J. R. 'McKenzie
J. Creighton
..H. Allan
W. Turner
7 V. Woodworfh
F. H. Maitland
8 A. Ventress
J. W. Hurrell
9 W. R. Moncrieff
J. R. Co.lley
10 W. H. Demore
J. A. Mclvor
11 F. Watson
12 P.  Parker
P. Westman
13 R. Jackson'
14 G. Sutherland
R. A. Perry
-W. Flanagan
-H. D. Kenny
L. S. Marshall
17 H. Peill
..D. J. McKay
-R. Foxcroft
R. Mills
20 J. E. V.anetta
21 N. A. McDiarmid
22 P. Johnstone
23 J. C. Smith
24 A. Banham
25 J. HI Jones
26 J. J. Welsh
T. Haslett
27 F. H. Shaw
C. B. Bryson
28 G. Nurse
29 C D. Mallet
30 W. N. G. Goheen
31 F. H. Godfrey
34 r.J. T. Wood
36 T. Embleton, P.G.M
K. Martin
38 G. R. Inglis
39 W. P. Rudkin
40 R. J. Johnson
42 W. S. Johnston •
F. G. Morris
15
16
18
19
Alternates
W. P. Roberts
W. Paget
J. Foubister
J. A. McCahill
J. S. Macdonell
H. O. Timleck
J. Ryan
G. Kirk
J. R. Crellin
W. Oarmichael
J.  Ring
W. Ross
R. T. Pyvis
L. L. Chadsey
R. Tones
J. A. McKay
D. D. Simpson
W. J. Ellis
H. Lyons
W. H. Morrison
J. Balagno (
W.  O.  Ainslie
C   Newsome
C. Mcintosh
A. Slater
W. R. Wils'her
E. Flanagan
J. H. Lemmon
W. Rornain
H. W. Halpenny
J. F. Stainton
W. F. McKenzie
J. E. MicConnell
F. M. Carmichael
J. A. Williamson
J. Beck
M.. Dumond
A. Holmes
J. Bowie
J. O. Fleming
S. Mosher
R. K. Sangster
J. H. Hare
R. R. Bridson
H. V. Shannon
W. J. Service
J. T. Hollingshead
A. Wixon
. E. Johnson
D. F. Mclntyre
W. E. B. Fleming
E. G. Symms
A. Y. Rae
W. D. Gilroy
S. Fyles
r Lodge
Enterprise,
Gateway,
Mt. Fernie,
Coronation,
Eureka,
Penticton,
Princeton,
Michel,
North Vanc'r,
Sunshine,
Okanagan,
Orchard 'City,,
Little Mountain,
Fairview,
Grandview,
Prince Rupert,
-Corbin,
Park,
4520
Representatives
43 H. W. Hankin
H. S. Andrews
45 C. F. Wolfram
47 D. G. Harvie
J. W. Robertson
48 R. L. Gerrard
50 G. S. Duncan
51 F. G. Tily
F. Basse tt
52 Jas.  Gell'atley
54 R. Truran
J. Dixon
55 J. Cameron
J. M. Wilson
57 J. W. Power
58 K. S. Hogg
59 C. T. Hubbar'd
60 T. Lamport
R. H. Neelands
61 W. C. Mclnnis
W. S. Cook
62 J. C. Clucas
R. S. Merritt
63 A. R. Phillips
64 F. W. Reger
66 W. RoJbertson
Alternates
C. J. Minton
E.J. Fowler
W. J. Pearson
J. T. Puckey
F. Woodhouse
F. C. Hitt
R.  E. Wheeler
C. E. Huntley
E. Carder
W. Houston
B. L. Beech
A. Ball
E. Morden
D. A. McLean
H. S. Killicorn
H. Tomlin
H. L. Willets
P. D. Edward
H. L. Gillard
A. Acheson
S. Young
W. Bushell
C. G. Bockus
S. M. Newton
W. F. Montalbetti
R. C. Smith
Also  that  the  following Past  Grands  are  entitled  to
receive the Grand  Lodgie Degree:
Victoria
Lodge. No. 1.
Columibia
Royal Oity
Dominion
Black Diamond
Harmony
Excelsior
Vancouver
Tatnai
Western   Star
Union
Selkirk
Pittitko
Aaron
Cloverdale
Kootenay
Duncan
Vernon Valley
Mt. Pleasant
Abbotsford
Ridgely
Fidelity
Pacific
...W.   P.   Roberts,   G.   W.   Young    H.
Paver, R. G. Foster.
2 J. Foubister. T. Burgess/
3 J. S. Macdonell, C. R. Mannering.
4 R. A. Ritchie, W. H. Robins.
5 F. Nash, Jno.  Scott.
6 W. Turner, H. Allan.
7 V. Woodworth, R. T.  Pyvis.
8 J. W. Hurrell. J. Reid.
9 J. R.  Colley,  D.  D.  Simpson.
10 A. M. Cronktrite, H. O. Brown.
11 F. Watson.
12 P. Westman.
13 J. R. Jobling, R. Taylor.
14 :.J. M. McDougall, A. Slater.
15 W. H. Flanagan, J. E. Flanagan.
16 W.   Rornain, F.  Nicholls.
17 O. Graham.
18 J. F. Stainton, D. G. MoKay.
19 R. Foxcroft, G. Johnstone.
20 J. E. Vanetta,  E. J.  Frith.
22 H. Nelson, R. Oates.
25 W. Chester, A. Bidmall.
26 J. Haslett, P. Gray. 4521
Amity
Cheam
Hastings
Bulkley
Kerrisdale
Rocky Mbunt'n
Rossland
Boundary Vallej
Silver City
Slocan
Key Oity
Enterprise
Gateway
Mt. Fernie
Coronation
Eureka
Penticton
Princeton
Michel
North Vanc'r
Sunshine
Okanagan
Little Mountain
Fairview
Grandview
Prince  Rupert
Cotfbrn
Park
Dawson
27 F. H.  Shaw, G. H. Leishman.
28 A.  M.   Greyell.
29 C. Antenen, H. V. Shannon.
30 W. N. G. Gb'heen, W. J. Service.
31 F. H. Godfrey, J. S. Hollingshead.
34. T. H. Wright.
36 S.  Stevens, J.  Berg.
38 G.   R.  Inglis.
39 W. P. Rudkin.
40.. W. Clough, R. J. Johnson.
42 W. Soden,  F.  G. Morris.
43... C. P. Jones, W. C. McKenzie.
45 C.  F. Wolfram.
47 H.  Jones.
48 R. L. Gerrard. F. C. Hitt.
50 G. 6.   Duncan.
51 F. G. Tily, C. E. Huntley. H. J. Swift.
52 R. Schulli, O. Carlsen.
54 R. Truran, R. Winstanley.
55 J. M. Wilson.
57 :.J. W.  Power, H. S. Killicorn.
58 W. Ritchie, K. S. Hogg, H. Tomlin.
60-
61..
.S. Lamport. D. S. Milligan.
W.   C.   Mcinnis,   G.   J.   Mattocks,   S.
cc
fl
It
It
ft
C. Chicas.
-M. Daggett.
Young.
62 R.  S.  Merritt, J.
63 B. H. Cosset   H.
64 F. W. Reger.
66 J. Brown, J.  Burnie.
la G. Pohl, W. J. D. Dempster.
Signed by the Committee.
The Grand! Master appointed E. C. Arthur, M.D.,
P.G.M., No. 16, and W. H. Cullin, P.G.M., No. 4, to retire
and introduce the visitors in waiting.
The Committee returned and introduced 'the following
distinguished visitors: Bros. M. S. Saunders, P.G.P. and
P.G.R., Fraternal Delegate from the Grand Lodge of
Alberta; J. A. Tully, P.G.M., Alberta; W. Rintoul, P.G.P.;
F. Crowe, P.G., and R. Allan, of the Jurisdiction of Manitoba. The visitors were cordially welcomed 'by the Grand
Master, and Bro. Saunders invited to a seat on the platform.
The Past Grands in waiting were admitted, and the
Grand Lodge Degree was conferred on the following: G. W.
Young and R. G. Foster, No. 1; P. R. Smith, P. Thompsett,
W. Penman, A. E. Kent, G. W. White and J. Foubister,
No. 2; G. E.'Kirk, R. A. Ritchie and T. J. W. Hick, No. 4; 4522
AY. Turner, No. 6; V. Woodworth and F. AV Maitland,
Xo. 7; J. W. Hurrell, No. 8; AA\ R. Moncrieff and J. R.
Colley, Xo. 9 ; F. AA'atson, No. 11; R. Jackson, No. 13 ; AV. H.
Flanagan, No. 15; W. Rornain, No. 16; D. J. McKay, Xo.
18; R. Foxcroft, Xo. 19; R. Johnstone, No. 22; J. Haslett,
Xo. 26; F. H. Shaw, No. 27; C. D. Mallett, Xo. 29; AV. N.
G. Goheen, No. 30; AY. P. Rudkin, No. 39; F. D. Alorris,
Xo. 42; C. F. Wolfram, No. 45; R. L. Gerrard, Xo. 48;
G. S. Duncan, No. 50; F. H. Bassett and F. G. Tily, No. 51;
J. Gellatly, No. 52 ; R. Truran, XV>. 54; J. M. AVilson, No. 55;
J. W. Power, Xo. 57; C. T. Hubbard, Xo. 59; J. Lamport,
Xo. 60; W. C. Mclnnis, Xo. 61; J. C. Clucas and R. S.
Merritt, No. 62; A. R. Phillips, No. 63; F. W. Reger, Xo. 64.
The Roll of Officers and  Representatives was called.
The Grand Master announced that he would appoint
the following Special Committees to serve during the
Session, viz.: Correspondence, Rebekah Degree, Resolutions and Necrolog}*, and that he .would increase the number
of members on each Committee to six.
The Grand Master made the necessary appointments to
fill the Committees, which 'when complete were constituted
as  follows:
Finance—W. R. Moncrieff, Xo. 9; R. Livingstone, Xo. 1; F. H.
Maitland. Xo. 7; C. B. Bryson, Xo 27; F. W. Reger, Xo. 64; D. G.
Harvie.  XV  47. fcg
Appeals—I. R. Lawrence, No. 3; J. Ryan, No. 4; H. D. Kenny,
Xo. 16; J. W. Robertson, No. 47; A. R. Phillips, No. 63; X. A.
McDiarmid, No. 21.
Laws of Subordinates—Grand Secretary; G. W. Young, No. 1:
W. Flanagan, Xo. 15; R. Mills. Xo. 19; C. T. Hubbard, Xo. 59;
S. Lamport, XV 60.
Petitions—P. Parker, No. 12— A. B. McAdam, No. 3; J. R.
McKenzie, No. 5; J. T. Wood. Xo. 34; C. F. Wolfram, No. 45; J.
Gellatly, No. 52.
State of the Order—A. Henderson, P.G.M., Xo. 2; G. J. Sutherland, No. 14; J. W. Power, No. 57; P. Thompsett, No. 2; F. H.
Shaw, No. 27; J. C. Clucas, Xo. 62.   Legislation—R. A. Perry, Xo. 14; J. Willby, Xo._2; A. Ventress,
No. 8; F. G. Morris, Xo. 42; H. Tomlin, Xo. 58: F. Bassett   Xo. 51.
Judiciary—T. Emhleton, P.G.M., Xo. 36; R. H. Neelands, Xo.
60; R. A. Ritchie, Xo. 4; F. G. Tily, No. 51; W. C. Mclnnis, Xo. 61;
J. J. Welsh, No. 26.
Mileage and Per Diem—J. R. Colley. Xo. 9; R. Foxcroft, No.
19; W. N. G. Goheen, No. 30; W. E. Gilroy, Xo. 42; W. P. Rudkiny
No. 39; K. Martin, No. 36.
Printing—Grand Secretary; J. W. Hurrell. Xo. 8; C. D. Mallett,
No. 29; R. L. Gerrard', NV 48; P. Johnstone, Xo. 22: J. Creig'hton,
No. "5.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits—.Grand Secretary; C. Xewsome,
Xo. 12; W. C. Robertson, No. 66; J. A. Mclvor, Xo. 10; D. J.
McKay, NV 18; J. Bowie, No. 25.
Correspondence—H. W. Hankin, Xo. 43; V. Woodworth, No. 7;
.    J. E. Vanetta, No. 20; A. Banham, No. 24; R.  S. Merritt, No. 62:
G.  S. Duncan, Xo. 50.
Rebekah Degree—W. S. Cook, Xo. 61; H. Allan, Xo. 6; F.
Watson, No. 11; G. Xurse, No. 28; L. S. Marshall, Xo. 16; G. R.
Inglis, No. 38.
Resolutions—F. H. Godfrey, No. 31; W. H. Demore, No. 10; R.
Jackson, Xo. 13; R. J. Johnson, No. 40; J.  M. Wilson,  Xo. 55; R.
. Truran, XV 54.
Credentials—Grand Secretary; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3;
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M.. Xo. 2; J. C. Smith, Xo. 23; W. H. Cullin,
P.G.M.. No. 4.
Distribution—A. E. Harron, P.G.M., Xo. 55; H. White, P.G.M.,'
No. 42; R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27; H. Fooks, P.G.M., No. 28.
Necrology—E.   Morde'n,  No. 55; W. Turner,  No. 6; J.  Dixon
Xo. 54; W. Halpenny, No. 17; J. Haslett, No. 26.
Bro. A. P. McDonnell, D.D.G.M., District No, 1, presented an address of welcome to the Grand Lodge on behalf
of the members of the Subordinate Lodges of the City of
Victoria, to which the Grand Master suitably responded.
The Grand Secretary presented the reports of the Grand
Officers in printed form, which were, on motion, referred to
the Committee on Distribution. 4524
Grand Master's Report
To  the   Officers and  Members   of the   Grand   Lodge   of  British
Columbia, Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
Brethren:
In the providence of God, we are permitted once again to
gather together as a Grand Body in session assembled.
I extend to you all a cordial welcome to this our 48th Annual
Session. We are within striking distance of our "Jubilee" as a
Grand Lodge, and should take time by the forelock to make our
"Jubilee Session" in 1924 a memorable one.
We foregather in the present Session in the beautiful city of
Victoria, the  earliest   shrine   of  Odd  Fellowship  in   our   Province.
A year ago the Grand Lodge did me the honor at Nanaimo
ot electing me Grand Master of the Jurisdiction of B.C. which
includes Dawson Lodge. No. la, Dawson, Yukon Territory. No
Jurisdiction on this continent covers so much territory or is more
redolent with the history of stirring deeds and romance than is
the one over which I have the honor to preside. Contemporary
with the story of romance of its settlement by gold-seekers, miners,
prospectors, cattle ranchers, farmers and lumbermen, is the story
of our history as an Order—Odd Fellowship set up its banner in
the earliest days of our history, and has kept its flag flying throughout all the periods of our development. We honor the 'memory of
the old pioneers who established our Order securely in this land.
As Odd Fellowship in B.C. looks forward hopefully to an ever-
widening future of greatness and usefulness, may it not forget on
occasion to turn its eyes backward and learn that through the
struggles  of the  past  our security  in  the present has  been  won.
I feel deeply sensible of the honor .conferred on me by the
Grand Lodge. I have endeavored to discharge-my duties to the
utmost of my ability. Owing to the public position which I occupy
1 have been unable to come and go as freely as a man in private
life can do, and accordingly I feel that I have been, by force of
circumstances, unable to serve the Order as fully and completely
as it has been in my heart to do.
I have mingled with large bodies of our membership all over
this vast Province, coming closely in touch with them in their
Lodges,  on   the  streets  of  their  home  towns,  in   their  places  of 4525
business, in their homes, sometimes in the hospitals, and have got
closer to the great heart of humanity in so doing than I might
have been otherwise privileged to do. The office of Grand Master
is one involving many arduous duties, long and incessant travelling,
delivery of many addresses, being the recipient of so many kindly
receptions, that the Grand Master's pleasures may truthfully be
said to be more exhausting than his labors, yet over and above
any seeming discomfort there looms high the privilege that is given
to him to meet the members of our beloved Order face to face,
to feel the sympathy, and the community of interest and fellowship which so intimately exists between us all, and to speak to
them of those great truths of life which stir the heart and rouse
the conscience of mankind.
STATE OF THE ORDER
'The condition of the Order is most heartening. The membership is rapidly growing throughout the whole Province, particularly
in the larger centres. Greater zeal and interest is being everywhere manifested. A fine type of youth is being attracted to our
Order, which is a sure shield and defender of clean young 'manhood. Great is the pity of it all, that the Sovereign Grand Lodge
so persistently refuses the common-sense demand of all the Canadian Jurisdictions to add to our ranks young men who have reached
18 years of age—the critically formative period in a 3-oung man's
life.
NEW LODGES
No new Subordinate Lodges have been instituted during my
term of office. It was hoped that Lodges might have been instituted
at Powell River and Maple Ridge. From information received by
me it would also appear that Keremeos offers a favorable field for
institution of a Lodge.
Enquiries are now being made by the Odd Fellows of Haney,
looking foward to the early institution of a Lodge there.
REBEKAH BRANCH
This Branch of our Order is meeting with a great growth,
being presided over during the past year by Sister Mrs. Helena C.
Cozens, as .President. Its sphere of usefulness is being constantly
widened. Wherever it exists the greatest good follows in stimulating the work of the Subordinate Lodges. The proceedings of the
Assembly are conducted with dignity, and in the Rebekah Lodges
the degree work is being exemplified with increasing precision and
skill. 4526
FUNERAL AID ASSOCIATION
I cannot too highly commend the splendid work of this our
baby association, which is having such a vigorous growth. I find
that when the brothers know of the efficient and prompt service
rendered by this association at the very minimum of cost they are
quick to take advantage of its benefits.
APPOINTMENTS
Pursuant to an invitation from the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada to send a representative to its annual meeting at
Kingston. Ontario, last July, I appointed as delegate Bro. W. C.
Coatham of X>w Westminster, the local agent of the association
in that city, and Secretary of our Funeral Aid Association.
I have appointed Bro. Anton Henderson, P.G.M.. P.G.R., as
fraternal delegate from- this Jurisdiction to attend the Grand Lodge
of Saskatchewan, which 'meets in Saskatoon the first week in June
next.
Appointed Bro. W. J. Barker, P.G., Victoria Lodge, Xo. 1, as
a member of the Finance Committee in the place of Bro. P. G.
Cudlip, P.G., resigned.
I had the .honor to attend the Grand Lodge of Alberta in
February last' at Edmonton as fraternal delegate from British
Columbia. The other fraternal delegates were the Grand Master
of Ontario, Bro. W. J. Hamilton; the Deputy Grand Master of
Saskatchewan, Bro. H. McGowan; the Grand Treasurer of Manitoba, Bro. M. A. Woods, and Bro. F. S. Evanson, P.G.M. Secretary
of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada.
A large number of representatives attended the Sessions of the
Grand Lodge, the Rebekah Assembly and the Grand Encampment.
It was my privilege to address each of these Grand Bodies and
to present greetings from our Jurisdiction. The Grand Master
elect of Alberta, Bro. E. L. Cope, of Medicine Hat, I have known
since he was a little lad, newly come to Manitoba, 30 years ago
with his parents and brothers and sisters frofh England. Delegates
were present from all over that wide Jurisdiction, including Peace
River, Spirit River, away in the distant North and West. There
are 118 Lodges with 8,491 members in that Jurisdiction—as against
our 58 Subordinate Lodges with a membership of 7,058.
A motion was passed by the Grand Lodge disapproving of the
building of a 'million dollar temple for the Sovereign Grand Lodge
at Baltimore.
Great kindness and hospitality was shown your Grand Master
by our noble brothers of Alberta. The Session of this Grand Body
will
long
be treasured by me as a pleasant memory. 4527
COMMISSIONS ISSUED
A commission was issued by me, Xovember llth, 1921. to
Sister Mrs. M. G. Priest, of "Centennial" Rebekah Lodge, Prince
Rupert, to institute a Rebekah Lodge at Smithers bearing the.name
of "Mystic Jewel" Rebekah Lodge Xo. 42. On Xovember 28th,
1921; I received word from Sister Priest advising me that the new
Lodge had been- duly instituted by her, for which I returned my
thanks  to  her for her services in  this matter.
"DAWSON"  LODGE, No.  la
It was a source of deep disappointment to me that I was unable,
at the last moment, to go north to Dawson City on my official
visitation. I had made all my arrangements some months in
advance and secured my reservation for the "Princess Royal"
leaving Vancouver August 6th last. I am pleased to report that I
was able at the last moment to send forward as my Special Deputy
to visit the North, Bro. Geo. H. Grant, P.G.P., P.G.R, who left
Vancouver August 6th, 1921, and visited Dawson Lodge, No. la, on
August 16th. Great kindness and hospitality was shown to Brother
Grant, his meeting being largely attended; the Bishop of the Yukon
(Dr. J. O. Stringer), an old university friend of 'mine, and a brother
Odd Fellow, and District Deputy Grand Master D. C. Robertson
being present. Bro. Grant was privileged to take part in the great
Yukon celebration known as "Discovery Day," held on August 17th.
Later on in August Brother Grant visited the Lodges at Prince
Rupert, Smithers and Prince George on my behalf, as my Deputy,
for which I am greatly obliged  to him.
VISIT OF GRAND SIRE W. LUCAS
The brethren at the Coast were all delighted to meet the Grand
Sire of Australasia, Bro. Wm. Lucas, of Adelaide, South Australia,
he arriving by R.M.S. Makura at Victoria on July 28th .last, on his
way east to attend the Sovereign Grand Lodge .at Toronto. Bro.
Lucas was met at the steamer by the Grand Secretary and other
brothers, who showed great kindness to him during his three days'
stay in Victoria, where he visited some of the Lodges.
On August 3rd I had the pleasure of having Bro. Lucas
accompany me on my official visit to the three Vancouver Lodges,
Aaron, X^o. 14; Mount Pleasant. No. 19, and Ridgley, Xo. 22,
visited jointly by me. Acting Mayor Bro. W. R. Owen extending
official welcome to me. On this ocasion I was also accompanied
by Past Grand Masters W. A. Johnstone, W. Hogg, T. F. Neelands,
D. E. MacKenzie, Wallace Law; W. H. Brown R. A. Merrithew,
A. E.  Harron.  Deputy  G.  M.  Phillips, G. H.  Grant,  P.G.P.; J. A. **m
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McKay,  P.G.P.;  Roy  Perry,   Lt.-Col.  Commander;   C.  E.   Mahon,
G.G, and Guard of Honor of the Patriarchs Militant.
On August 4th, with Bro. Lucas, I visited North Vancouver,
accompanied by a large company, including Mayor Vance, members
of the City Council, and Bro. A. E. Harron, P.G.M.. G.R. We paid
a 'most interesting visit to the logging camp of the Capilano Timber
Co, viewing the actual logging operations, the "high lead" system,
at the "end of steel." We wound up our adventures in the lovely
Capilano Canyon by a very memorable dinner given in the Company's very up-to-date camp. In the evening we visited Xorth
Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, a meeting long to be remembered for
its cordiality and warmth of fellowship.
August 5th accompanied by Grand Sire Bro. Luc^s and a
number of the Vancouver Brothers, we visited New Westminster
and were most hospitably entertained, being shown all the "lions,"
including the famous Fraser Mills in operation and the Royal
Columbian Hospital, visiting some brothers there. The joint meeting of the two Lodges, Royal City, No. 3, and Amity, No. 27 (the
victors in the picnic "tug of war" contest), was another memorable
night/greetings being extended to us by the Mayor of the City,
Bro. J. J. Johnson, Bro. D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M-, and Deputy
Grand Master M. J. Phillips, our venerable Past Grand Master Bro.
B. W. Shiles being also present.
A very memorable incident of the Grand Master's visit to the
Coast at this time was to accompany Bro. Lucas in a detailed
inspection of Police Headquarters in Vancouver—courts, offices,
jail, cells, museum and all. It seemed to the Grand Master that
every one not in actual confinement in and about the Police Station,
from Bro. John McLean Jailer, and Detective Inspector Bro. Roy
Perry down, was an Odd Fellow. (I may say that I did not prosecute my enquiries further amongst those who were unwilling guests,
to ascertain their lodge affiliations.) Bro Perry (our Cicerone and
guide) then introduced the Grand Sire and the Grand Master to
the officer in charge of the "Finger Prints Department" (an annex
to the "Rogues' Gallery"), where the Grand Sire and Grand Master
had their "finger prints" duly taken and recorded. The officer in
charge (evidently a Scotsman) certified on the Grand Master's
chart that he was "honorably discharged August 5th for the purpose
of having a chance to go to the Caledonian Games" on the following
da>'. I am not so sure that the Grand Sire's discharge sheet was
equally favorable.
As the Grand Sire made many friends amongst our brothers
and sisters, I append a copy of his letter to me, written a few days
after he  reached  his  home in  Adelaide,  in  which  he   records  his 529
cordial appreciation  of all the kindness shown 'him  in thi;
diction.
Office of the Grand Sire, Adelaide, South Australia.
January 3rd, 1922.
Judge Swanson, Kamloops, B.C.. Canada.
Dear Bro. Swanson.—
I received your card this morning, for which I thank you
arrived home on December 22nd after a very pleasant trie in
main all through from the time I left home.
After leaving B.C, as you I
Know
visited many places in
States and Canada, and I finally left New York on October 1st and
went to England, and I left London on the 7th November and went
across to Brussels, Louvain Malines and then down through from
Brussels, through Mons to Paris, where I stayed for
From Paris I went to Marseilles and Toulon, left Toulon
19th November and arrived at Freemantle on December 16th. and
after a day at Perth and a couple of days at Kalgoorlie I came
along on home over the Trans-Continental Railway, a journey of
some 1,686 miles, arriving at Adelaide, as I before mentioned, on
the 22nd December.
I have hardly had time to get into the various matters in connection with the office as yet, with the Christmas holidays intervening and today, the  3rd  of January,  is  our  first  business  day.
I have many times thought of the pleasant times spent in Vancouver, and I have many times told brethren in 'different parts of
the world of the care and attention paid me by the Police Department in Vancouver, and warned them that I carried papers on me
that would serve to identify me in any part of the world, should
any of them at any time dare to make away with me.
I will, as soon as I have settled down, drop you a line and
send you along some stuff or papers, perhaps telling you a little
bit about this great land of ours in the Southern Hemisphere.
Believe me\
Yours sincerely,
W. LUCAS,
Grand Sire.
PRESENTATIONS
On August 3rd. 1921. I had the pleasure in Vancouver of presenting to Bro. Joseph Pitman a Veteran's Jewel, the gift of
Aaron Lodge. No. 14. Bro. Pitman was initiated in Fraternity
Lodge, No. 21, Montreal, and came to Vancouver in 1907. 4530
September 28th, 1921, at Vernon, I presented Veteran's Jewels
to Bros. W. Calhoun and Fred B. Jacques, the gifts of Vernon
Valley Lodge, No. -18. Bro. Calhoun is Deputy Postmaster in
Vernon at one time a member of Amity Lodge. X'o. 27, and Bro.
Jacques, an oldtimer of the Okanagan Valley, one of the charter
members of Vernon Valley Lodge, formerly belonged to Alberta
Lodge, No. 1, Calgary.
On January llth. 1922, I had the pleasure of presenting to
Bro, Hugh McLean, Superintendent of Provincial Home. Kamloops,
an emblem ring, the gift of Tatnai Lodge, No. 9. Bro. McLean is
one of the oldest and most highly honored Odd Fellows in the
Interior.
On February 12th, 1922, at Nelson. I presented. Bro. W. H.
Watkins with a Veteran's Jewrel, the gift of Kootenay Lodge. X^o.
16, with which Bro. Watkins has been actively engaged for man)7-
years.
On January 30th, 1922, I presented Bro. John E. Andrews with
a Past Grand's Jewel, the gift of Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18.
Bro. Andrews, who has. been an active member of Vernon Valley
Lodge, now makes his home in Kamloops, where he is local
manager of the Hudson's Bay Co.
At Rossland on 27th February, 1922, I had the pleasure of
presenting Veteran Jewels (the gift of the Lodge) to Bros. M. A.
Henderson Geo. Crowe and W. S. Murphy. Bro. Murphy was for
17 years Recording Secretary of this Lodge.
At Xanaimo.- on the 26th April, 1922, the celebration of the
Anniversary of the Order was marked by the presentation of
twenty-nine Veteran Jewels to the following members of Black
Diamond Lodge, No. 4. I was accompanied on this occasion by
Bro. W. W. Walkem, Grand Treasurer, and a number of the
members of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, Ladysmith; also by Bro. James
Bell, P.G.P.. P.G.R, of Dominion Lodge, Xo. 4. This was the
first presentation of Veteran Jewels made by Black Diamond Lodge.
One of the recipients, Bro. Mark Bate, P.G, was the first Mayor
of Nanaimo. The following are the names of the veterans to whom
I had the honor of presenting the Jewels, the figures following the
names indicating the number of years' membership in the Order
held by the brother: Joseph Curry, 47; Jas. Malpass, 47; Jas. Price,
47; Mark Bate, 44; Wm. H. Morton, P.G.M, .42; Jas. Aitken, 37;
August Steffin, 36; E. G. Cavalsky, 35; Angelo Sarvanti, 34; Dan. G.
Dailey, 34; Jas. Yates, 33; W. J. Bone, 33; Wm. Wilkinson; 32; John
Gribble, 32; Robert Gourlay, 32; John Colishaw, 31; Duncan -Gilles,
30; Fred. G. Hilley, 30; Robert Hirst, 29; F. S. Whiteside, 29: Hy.
Pollard, 29; George Yarrow, 29; Jas. Handlen, 29; Con. Reifel, 29;   4531
Wm. Calverly, 29; Wm. Allsopp  29; Victor Janey, 29; Chas. Wilson,
29;  Peter Cain, 29.
At Ladysmith, on the occasion of my official visit, I had the
great pleasure of presenting to Bro. W. W. Walkem, Grand
Treasurer, a piece of electroplate subscribed, for by the officers of
the Grand Lodge on the occasion of his marriage. Both Bro.
Walkem and Mrs. Walkem deeply appreciated this considerate act
on the part of the  Grand Lodge officers.
• At Cumberland, on the 28th April, I again had the greatest
pleasure in presenting to Bro. Captain J. C. Brown, Grand Conductor, and his esteemed wife, a piece of plate -which was subscribed for by the Grand Lodge officers td mark their marriage.
Both Bro. Brown and his wife expressed their appreciation of the
gift.
Re SCHUYLER COLFAX MEMORIAL
Answering a circular letter sent to me from the secretary of
a committee in Kendallville, Indiana, as to a proposed $100,000
monument to the memory of Schuyler Colfax, founder of the
Rebekah Degree, I wrote a letter expressing my disapproval of
spending such a vast sum of money in a 'mere "monument" in these
days of distress and unemployment, intimating that Schuyler Colfax
had left a "monument" more enduring than brass or marble in the
noble work he had done and in the pure life he had led.
NECROLOGY
It was with deep sorrow that  I learned by wire of the death
■in Toronto  on January 8th, 1922, of our beloved Grand Sire,  Bro.
Joseph Oliver.    It was my sad privilege to wire his widow conveying my sympathy and condolence.    His death is a great loss to our
Order, and to Canada.
The present Grand Sire, Lucian J. Eastin, was installed into
office on llth January, 1922, at London, Ont.. by Past Grand Sire
Bro. Cl. T. Campbell. It was a great shock therefore to our whole
brotherhood to receive word a short time later that Past Grand
Sire Campbell passed away at his home on February 2nd, 1922.
The passing of these two eminent members of our Order in
such a short interval of time reminds us all afresh of the transitory
nature of life: "What shadows we are and what shadows we
pursue!"
I attach proclamation which I had issued, attested by the
Grand Secretary, dealing with these two sad events in our history. 4532
Office of Grand Master.
Kamloops, B.C, 3rd February, 1922.
To the  Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of B.C, I.O.O.F.:
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
It is with sincere regret that I have to transmit to you the
following Proclamation of the Grand Sire announcing the death
of Bro. Joseph Oliver, Grand Sire.
The members of this Jurisdiction join with the other members
of the Order in their sorrow at this sad event, and I have conveyed
their heartfelt sympathy to the widow and family of our late Grand
Sire in the irreparable loss they have sustained, and took steps to
have a floral tribute of their respect and esteem placed on the bier
at the funeral.
Brother Lucian J. Eastin, Deputy Grand Sire, of St. Joseph,
Missouri, succeeds the late Bro. Oliver as Grand Sire, and was
installed into that office by Bro. Cl. T. Campbell, Past Grand Sire,
at London, Ontario, on the llth ult.
You will please conform to the orders of the Grand Sire by
draping your Charters in mourning as directed in his Proclamation.
J also deeply regret to announce the death of Past Grand Sire
Cl. T. Campbell, which occurred at his home, London, Ontario,
yesterday.-
Thus we are called upon within the short space of a month to
mourn the death of the two Canadian brothers who have been
honored to fill the highest office in our Order.
Yours fraternally,
J.  D.   SWANSOX,
Grand Master.
Attest:
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
Proclamation
To the Officers of the Sovereign Grand Lodge and all Grand and
Subordinate Bodies, and to all Members of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows:
It becomes my melancholy duty to announce that our beloved
Grand Sire, Brother Joseph Oliver, died at his home in Toronto,
Ontario, on Sunday morning, January 8th, 1922. On the Tuesday
afternoon following, amid scenes of profound and tender sorrow, 4533
shared alike by his fellow citizens and the brethren of the Order,
his remains were laid at rest with the honors of the Order in the
city he loved so well.
By this sad event our Order has lost at once its chosen guide
and leader and a brother who reflected in his life and character its
highest ideals. His country has lost a distinguished and useful
citizen, his church a faithful and devout member and his family a
tender and loving husband and father. In whatsoever circumstances
of life he found himself, he met them with courage and honest vigor.
He fought the good fight to the end faithfully, earnestly, devotedly,
and passed to his reward esteemed and loved by all who knew him.
In token of the deep sorrow which has fallen upon our hearts
as Odd Fellows, and as a tribute of respect to the memory of our
departed Grand Sire, it is ordered that the charters of all grand
and subordinate bodies of the Order be draped in mourning for a
period of sixty days from this date!
Done at St. Joseph, Missouri, this 12th day of January, A.D.
1922.
LUCIAN J. EASTIN,
- Grand Sire.
Attest:
J. EDW. KROH,
Grand Secretary.
■Kaslo (Sunshine Lodge, No. 57) suffered a great loss in February last, in the tragic death by drowning of our revered brother,
Dr. George C. Read, crossing Kootenay Lake in a launch going
in the discharge of his professional duty, he gave up his noble and
useful young life in as truly a sacrificial sense as did any of our
soldiers who now  sleep  in "Flanders Fields."
I regret to state that Princeton Lodge, No. 51, sustained a
severe loss in the death of Bro. C. Willarson, P.G, on the 26th
March, 1922. Bro. Willarson had acted as Recording Secretary
of Princeton Lodge for a number of years in a most efficient and
faithful manner. He was a man of sterling integrity and enjoyed
the confidence not only of the membership of his Lodge but of
the entire community.
DISPENSATIONS
On application of Bro. Johnson Lee, President of the Picnic
Committee, Vancouver, North Vancouver and New Westminster,
a dispensation was granted to hold the Odd Fellows' Annual Picnic
at New Westminster on July 30th, 1921.
This picnic, which the Grand Master subsequently attended,
was largely attended and was a great success. 4534
August 18th,  1921, a dispensation  was granted Michel Lodge
No.  54, to hold their meeting on September 9th, 1921,  at 7  p.m.,
instead of 8 p.m., owing to proposed visit  to   Cassandra Rebekah
Lodge, No.  31,  of President of  Rebekah Assembly.
September 14th, 1921—Dispensation granted to Kootenay
Lodge, No. 16, to appear in Regalia at Church Service, September
18th—anniversary services of Rebekah Branch.
October 24th, 1921—Dispensation granted Odd Fellows' Annual
Picnic Committee (per Johnson Lee, President) to hold whist drive
and dance on October 25th, to be held in Navy League Hall, corner
Dunsmuir and Beatty Streets, Vancouver, to raise money for Picnic
Committee purposes.
March 13th, 1922—Dispensation granted to Molson Lodge XTo.
317, Molson, Washington, to initiate Mr. J. E. Johnston, of Bridesville, B.C. The village of Bridesville, B.C, is not large enough to
support a Lodge, and as there is no loss to this Jurisdiction
(Greenwoood being 18 miles away), and as the Jurisdiction of
Washington is being benefited, I granted the dispensation.
May 3rd, 1922—Granted dispensation to Royal City Lodge, New
Westminster, to remove Charter and paraphernalia to confer the
First Degree in the Arena Building, Xew Westminster, on 19th
May, 1922, in connection with a visit of members from the State
of Washington.
May 10th, 1922—Granted dispensation to Enterprise Lodge, No.
43, to wear Regalia at the funeral of a deceased brother.
May 17th, 1922—Issued dispensations for the institution of
"Pearl" Rebekah Lodge, No. 43 at Abbotsford, and "Olive Branch'-'
Rebekah Lodge, No. 44, at Kerrisdale; also commissions to Sister
Mrs. Cozens, President of the Rebekah Assembly, to act as Special
Deputy Grand Master to institute these Lodges.
RULINGS
Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63, July 12th, 1921, asks if the
emblems (Three Links) can be legally used on a monument over
grave of child of an Odd Fellow.
Answer: Yes. Section 249, 'Code, permits use "where the
interests of the Order are sought in good faith to  be promoted."
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, July 19th, 1921, asks if standing of
member employed and acting in capacity of clerk in B.C. Government Liquor Store is affected.
Answer:  No.    Section 477 of Code has no application. '4
535
Gateway Lodge, No. 45, August 27th, 1921, asks if it is necessary for a number of brothers who have joined themselves into a
local baseball club, called "Odd. Fellows' Team," to have dispensation granted, for use of such name.
Answer: No. I do not think that sections 423-458 of Code, or
Article IV, section 1, G.L. Constitution, call for any such dispensation.
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, on September llth, 1921. Question: Can candidates for office of Trustee vote at their own election
in face of Rule 16 of Rules of Order of that Lodge? ("Xo member
shall be eligible upon any question' relating to fiscal affairs of
lodge, on the result of which he has a direct personal interest.")
Answer: Yes. Not prevented by said Rule 16, nor by section
815, Code. H|?
Excelsior Lodge, X^o. 7, October 6th, 1921. Question: Can
lodge legally contribute its funds to aid Canadian Blind Babies'
Fund?
Answer: No. Contributions to this worthy charity should be
made outside lodge funds. Similar ruling given to Selkirk Lodge,
No. 12, October 5th, 1921.
Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, November 15th, 1921. Question: Is
a 'brother entitled to benefits under following circumstances? He
took ill in another Jurisdiction on February 17th 1921. No notification was received of his illness until his medical attendant wrote
direct to his lodge, September 18th, advising lodge of the illness.
Article 21, section II. of By-laws required that the brother taken
ill at point remote from his lodge, to receive benefits, must send
or cause to be sent to the Noble Grand within two weeks from
commencement of his illness, a true statement of his case, etc.,
attested by N.G. of some lodge near him, accompanied by doctor's
certificate.
Answer: I^o. Personally I doubt whether taking such a mere
technical position is always in the best interest of the Order.
Union Lodge, No. 11, January 13th, 1922. Question: Is a
member entitled to benefits who becomes a member of lodge by
affiliation (transfer card) in July, and takes sick six weeks afterwards? By-laws state that no member shall be entitled to benefits
until he has been a member for six months.
Answer: Yes. Article IV, section 8, Constitution, clearly gives
such right. ——	
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Gateway Lodge, No. 45, February 3rd, 1922. Statement: Member in good standing enlisted for overseas service in 1916. While
in England he was injured practically losing his eyesight, and was
invalided home. The lodge was notified and paid benefits amounting to $130.00. He took a course in massaging in Toronto. His
dues were kept paid until December, 31st, 1918, when he changed
his residence and neglected to inform the lodge of his address.
Nothing was heard from the brother, and on December 31st, 1921,
he being 36 months in arrears, was suspended for non-payment of
dues. His address not being known, no notice' of suspension was
sent. On February 1st, 1922, the lodge received a letter from the
brother stating he was in Ottawa, and for 18 months had been in
•charge of Department of D.S.C.R, his salary, with total disability
pension, giving him a good living. He inquired as to his arrears
and wished to pay up in full.
Question:   Was member legally suspended?
Answer: Yes. Sections 9, 16 and 30 of Code would not under
the circumstances exempt him from suspension.
Fairview Lodge, XTo. 61. December 17th, 1921. Question: As
to legality of use of name "Odd Fejlows" by the Fairview Odd
Fellows' Hall, Limited   incorporated pursuant to Societies Act?
Answer: I hold same is quite legal, as name is not used "in
the prosecution of any private business or enterprise" within the
meaning of section 250 of the Code.
Silver City Lodge, No. 39, March 9th, 1922. Question: How
long should a person be resident in a town, and in the Jurisdiction,
before becoming eligible for membership by initiation?
Answer: No length of time is prescribed by Grand Lodge.
Under section 489 of the Code, in default of the Grand Lodge
enacting such a law, the Subordinate Lodge may prescribe length
of time by by-law. . See annotation under sub-sec. (c), "Temporary
resident not eligible for membership. Residence is an elementary
qualification  for  membership." i^^
Slocan Lodge, No. 40, November 25th, 1921. Reqdest by lodge
to circularize lodges in B.C, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, soliciting purchasers for bonds to amount $5,000, to be provided for
erection of a new Odd Fellows' Hall at Slocan, B.C.
Answer: Permission will be granted to appeal to lodges in
B.C. but as to lodges in outside Jurisdictions you must comply
with section 817 of Code, as amended at Session of Sovereign Grand
Lodge  in   1920,   and  numbered   section   817^2.     Consent  of   Grand 4537
Sire,   S.G.L,   also   of  Grand   Masters  of  other  Jurisdictions,   must
first be obtained.
Gateway Lodge, No. 45. Re Article VII., clause 2 of Constitution: The payment of one year's dues, $12.00 is to be regarded as
a fee on the application for re-instatement, and does not pay dues
one year in advance.    (See Code, sections 551, 553, 557.)
Question:   Is a man totally blind eligible for membership?
Answer:   No.    (See Sec. 36, Code.)
Pacific Lodge, No. 26. By-laws read: "On the death of the
wife of a brother entitled to benefits he shall receive $30.00 to
assist him in defraying the funeral expenses."
Question: Is a brother who is in good standing, and who is
entitled to benefits, but who by a judicial separation has not been
living with his wife or in. any way contributing to her support for
ten years, her family having done so entirely, and who have also
paid all expenses in connection with her final sickness and funeral,
entitled to receive this funeral benefit of $30.00 on decease of his
wife?
Answer: No. The benefit is only granted "to assist him (the
husband) in defraying funeral expenses." As he has not contracted
any such liability he.cannot receive this benefit, which is only to
be by way of an indemnity or a reimbursement for his actual outlay.
Rocky Mountain, No. 34. Re position of a P.G.: A brother
who is re-elected XT.G. is entitled to the P.G.'s Degree if he has
previously served a full term as N.G. See Code, section 206 (e).
The District Deputy Grand Master has, under the Constitution of
the Grand Lodge, power to "confer the P.G.'s Degree." Grand
Lodge also confer P.G. Degree and G.L Degrees at the opening
sessions of Grand Lodge.
May 16th, 1922. Decided, in reply to a question from Sister
Gulland, Secretary of the Odd Fellows' Picnic Committee, Van-'
couver, B.C., that the Contingent Fund of Lodges could not be
used to help to defray the expenses of a picnic held locally, nor to
pay the expenses of a boat trip necessary to reach the picnic
grounds some distance from the cit)-.
HOME FUND
A detailed statement of affairs of the Board administering this
Fund will be submitted by the trustees. The securities are now
all in good shape, mostly in form of Dominion Government War
Bonds and B.C. Provincial Bonds. The interest, tS]/2% and 6%, is
not large, but security is of the safest. The proposition for erection
of a joint home to be administered by-British  Columbia, Alberta wmm
4538
and Saskatchewan Jurisdictions seems to have fallen through.
When we build we must face the question of erection and maintenance ourselves.
At the present time the trustees do not advise proceeding with
the erection of a home. Due diligence is being shown in increasing'
the amount of our capital fund. The Grand Lodge is indebted to
the zeal and fidelity of the members of the Board-, also to the
Rebekah Branch for material assistance given during the past year
to a fund to furnish the Home when built.
NEW SYSTEM OF BOOK-KEEPING
Your careful attention is directed to the proposed new system
of book-keeping. It is desirable that a sound and uniform system
should be adopted by our Lodges. Samples of forms to be used
have been circulated amongst the Lodges, to enable a proper study
of same to be made.
VISITATIONS
Time and space do not permit me to give as ample details of
the important work of visitation as I would desire. The burden
on the Grand Master of visiting each Lodge in the Jurisdiction is
becoming increasingly great. In some of the sister Jurisdictions
the work is already being divided amongst the other Grand Officers,
as in Alberta.
I regret that circumstances prevented me from visiting all the
Lodges. I regret particularly not having been able to visit some
of the smaller Lodges, which generally make up in fervor what
they may lack in numbers in welcoming the Grand Master. The
outstanding thought in my mind as I review the work of visitation
is one of joy in meeting so many of our members, scattered
throughout the Province. It has been a great honor and privilege
to preside over a great army of noble men and women, almost
10,000 strong, composed of the very best citizenship of our
Province. I am greatly indebted to all the membership for so
much kindness and hospitality shown me everywhere.
I desire to express my sincere thanks to the Past Grand
Masters, Grand Officers, and D.D.G.M.'s throughout the Province
for the great assistance rendered to me.
J was  obliged  to hold joint meetings  of  Lodges in   some  of
the larger cities to accomplish my work of visitation in the limited
time, at my disposal.
The following  Lodges  were  visited:
1921.
June   22    Vernon Valley Lodge, No.  18, at Vernon, B.C.
July      5    Pittitko Lodge, No. 13, at Merritt, B.C. 4539
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12    Orchard City Lodge, No. 59, at Kelowna, B.C.
19    Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, at Ashcroft, B.C.
21    Cheam Lodge, Xo. 28, at Agassiz   B.C., accompanied by
Bro. H. Fooks, P.G.M.
Joint meeting of Grandview Lodge, No. 62; Fairview
Lodge, Xo. 61, of Vancouver, B.C.; Kerrisdale Lodge,
No. 31, Kerrisdale, B.C.. and Island Lodge, No. 24,
Marpole,   B.C.
I had arranged to visit Delta Lodge, No. 21, at Ladner,
B.C.. but at the request of the Lodge, owing to its being
the busy harvest season, the visit was cancelled.
Joint meeting of Victoria Lodge, No. 1; Columbia Lodge,
No. 2, and Dominion Lodge, No. 4, at Victoria, B.C, at
which I was accompanied by Bros. J. Wriglesworth,
P.G.lSt.; A. Henderson, P.G.M.; W. H. Cullin, P.G.M.;
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M, and Fred Davey, Grand Secretary,
Park Lodge, XTo. 66, at McKay, B.C, and Aaron Lodge,
Xo. 14, Vancouver, B.C.
Little Mountain Lodge, X"o. 60, Vancouver, and Bethel
Rebekah Lodge  (installation of Officers).
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, Vancouver, B.C.
Visited the Joint Annual Odd Fellows* Picnic at -New
Westminster, B.C.
Joint meeting of Western Star Lodge, No. 10; Pacific
Lodge, No. 26, and Hastings Lodge, No. 29, .at Vancouver, B.C.
I 2 Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, Chilliwack, B.C.-, accompanied by
Bro. A. E. Harron, P.G.M.; Bro. H. R. Ragg Grand
Chaplain, and Bro. J. H. Ashwell, Mayor of the city.
" 3 Joint meeting of Aaron Lodge, No. 14; Mt. Pleasant
Lodge, No. 19; Vancouver and Ridgley Lodge, No. 22,
South Vancouver, B.C.
I        4    North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, North Vancouver.
" 5 Royal City Lodge, No. 3, and Amity Lodge, No. 27, New
Westminster, B.C.
The following Lodges were visited by Bro. G. H. Grant, P.G.P,
P.G.R., as Special Deputy Grand Master, on my behalf:
1921.
Aug.   16 Dawson Lodge, No. la, Dawson, Y.T.
"      27 Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63, Prince Rupert, B.C.
29 -Bulkley Lodge, No. 30, at Smithers, B.C.
Sept.    1 Cariboo Lodge, No. 65, at Prince George, rB.C.
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1921.
Oct.    11    Princeton Lodge, No. 52,
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27    Coronation Lodge, No. 48. Armstrong, B.C.
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Penticton  Lodge,  No.  51,  Penticton    B.C.,  accompanied
by Bro. J. H. Glass, P.G.M, and Bro. O. E. Fisher, Grand
Marshal.
Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38, Greenwood, B.C.
Gateway Lodge, No. 45. Grand Forks, B.C, accompanied
by Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M.
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, Revelstoke, B.C., accompanied by
Bro.  Bews. Mayor of the city.
Rocky Mountain Lodge, XTo. 34, Golden, B.C.
Michel Lodge, No. 54, Natal, B.C.
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47, Fernie, B.C.   accompanied by
Bro. R. Dudley, P.G.M.
Key City Lodge, No. 42, Cranbrook,  B.C, accompanied
by   Bro.   Harry  White,   P.G.M,   and   Bro.   Hon.   J.   H.
King,  M.P.
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, Nelson, B.C., accompanied -by
Bro. D.. H. Proudfoot, Grand Warden.
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, Kaslo, B.C.
Meeting   arranged   for   Silver   City  Lodge,   X'o.   39,  but
cancelled as railway line was blocked with slides.
Slocan Lodge, No. 40,- Slocan, B.C., visited by Bro. D. H.'
Proudfoot,  Grand Warden.
Enterprise   Lodge,  No.  43, Trail,  B.C,  accompanied  by
Bro. H. S. Andrews, Grand Herald.
Rossland Tvodge, No. 36, Rossland   B.C., accompanied by
Bro. Thos. Embleton, P.G.M.
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, Kamloops, B.C.
Eureka Lodge, No. 50, Enderby, B.C, and Mt. Ida Lodge,
No. 56, Salmon Arm, B.C.
Duncan Lodge, No. 17, Duncan,  RC.
Black  Diamond   Lodge,   No.   5,   Nanaimot  B.C.,   accompanied by Bro. W. W. Walkem, Grand Treasurer.
Harmony Lodge,  No.   6,  Ladysmith,   B.C.,  accompanied
by Bro. W. W. Walkem, Grand Treasurer.
28 Union Lodge, No. 11, Cumberland, B.C, accompanied by
Bro. Capt. J. C. Brown, Grand Conductor.
29 Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, Cloverdale, B.C, and Isabella
Rebekah Lodge, No. 10. Was accompanied, by Sister
Cozens, President, and Sister George, Vice-President of
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the Rebekah Assembly, also by Bro. M. J. Phillips,
D.G.M, ad Bro. R. A. Merrithew P.G.M.
30 Attended the Joint Anniversary Services of the Vancouver Lodges in Alt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Rev. Bro.
Colonel Fallis preached a splendid sermon.
May 1 Amity Lodge, No. 27, New Westminster, B.C., celebration of 28th Anniversary and 3rd Annual Roll Call.
Accompanied by Bro. M. J. Phillips, D.G.M, and Bros.
E. L Webber, D.G.M, and R. A. Merrithew.
2 Island Lodge, No. 24, Marpple, B.C, and Eburne Star
Rebekah Lodge, accompanied by Sister Cozens. President
of the Rebekah Assembly;" Bros. J. T. McDonald,
D.D.G.M, and C. E. Mahon, Grand Guardian.
3 Mizpah RebekaTi Lodge, No. 2 Vancouver, B.C, accompanied by Sister Cozens, President; Sister George, Vice-
President of the Rebekah Assembly, and P.G.M.'s W. H.
Brown and A. E. Harron.
4 Kerrisdale Lodge, No. 31, Kerrisdale, B.C., accompanied
by Bro. J. T.  McDonald, D.D.G.M.
5 Fidelity Lodge, No. 25, Mission City, and Fruitvale
Rebekah Lodge, No. 41.
April 22 Bro. M. J. Phillips, D.G.M, kindly visited Abbotsford
Lodge, XTo. 20, for me on this date, accompanied by Bros.
D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.; E. C. Turner, A. G. French
and Victor Phillips.
Bro. M. J. Phillips, D.G.M, reports that at my request he
visited Delta Lodge, No. 21, at Ladner, on March 20th, 1922,
accompanied by Bros. D. E.~MaeKenzie, P.G.M.; E. C. Turner, P.G,
and J. V. W. Phillips, on which occasion he presented Veteran
Jewels to Bros. McDiarmid, P.G.,-A. Davie, P.G.; W. R. Ellis, and
W. B. Skinner. He strongly recommended that steps be taken to
institute a Rebekah Lodge, which would prove a valuable help to
the Subordinate Lodge. I understand Bro. Phillips' advice in this
respect is being followed.
Bro. Phillips also reports that on March 31st, 1922, he presented
Veteran Jewels to the following members of Royal City Lodge,
No. 3 Xew Westminster, at the Annual Roll Call of the members
of that Lodge, viz.: Bros. H. A. Belyea, P.G.; G. A. Newman, P.G.;
W. A. Pride. P.G.. and H. T. Kirk, P.G.
REPORTS  OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
I b&g to submit a resume of the reports of the District Deputy
Grand Masters which have been received. <mmm
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District No. 1. A. P. McConnell reports having installed the
officer's of three Lodges in his district in July, 1921, and again by a
joint installation in January, 1922. Issued no dispensations. Accompanied the Grand Master on his 'official visit to the Victoria Lodges,
and also met and helped to entertain Bro. W. Lucas, Grand Sire
of Australasia, on his visit to Victoria, en route to the Session of
the Sovereign Grand Lodge at Toronto.
Decided in answer to a question that the Noble Grand was—the
proper authority to appoint the Finance Committee of Columbia
Lodge, No. 2.
Reports the Lodges in his District in very good condition and
of a very high standard.
District No. 2. W. C. Robertson reports installing the officers
of Park Lodge, No. 66, on 13th July, 1921, and the officers of Royal
Cit}- Lodge, XTo. 3 and Amity Lodge, No. 27, jointly on 18th Jul}*,
1921. On 6th January, 1922, installed the officers of. these three
LodgesvJointly. Granted dispensation to Park Lodge. Xo. 66, to
hold a dance on 18th November, 1921, to raise .funds to purchase
regalik. Accompanied the Grand Master on his official visits to
Lodges in his District, and also in Vancouver.-' Rendered no
decisions. The condition of the Lodges in the District is very
good. A fraternal feeling exists amongst them and great interest"
is taken in the work.
District No. 3. T. J. Wood reports the installation of the officers
of Black Diamond Lodge, X"o. 5, in July, 1921, and January, 1922.
On the latter occasion'Bro. J. R. Cullin, P.G, officiated, owing to
Bro. Woods' sickness. Paid one-official visit to the Lodge. Rendered no decisions. Condition of the Order in the district favorable.
Membership remaining stationary owing to suspension of a number
of members for non-payment of dues.
District No. 4. William Heyes reports installing the officers
of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, in July. 1921, and January, 1922. Granted
a dispensation for the public joint installation of Harmony Lodge/
No. 6, and Laurel Rebekah Lodge, No. 9, on 23rd January, 1922.
Accompanied the Grand Master on his official visit to Harmony
Lodge on 27th April, 1922. Rendered no decisions. Harmony
Lodge in very good condition numerically and financially.
District No. 5. T. H." Maitland reports installing the officers
of the Lodges in his District in July, 1921, and January, 1922. That
in January last was jointly with the officers of the Rebekah Lodge.
Made two official visits. Rendered no decisions. The Order in
his District is in a prosperous condition. Recommends that where
possible joint installations should be held. 4543
District No. 6. T. Tellefsen reports the installation of the
officers of the Lodges of this District at the proper time. Granted
dispensation to Hastings Lodge. No. 29, to ballot for and initiate
candidates on the same evening, 13th December, 1921. Accompanied the Grand Master on his official visit at a joint meeting of
the three Lodges in the District on 1st August, 1921, and also on
his visit to Vancouver Lodge, No. 8 -on the following Friday. There
were large attendances at both meetings and the effect was both
impressive and uplifting on those who were present on these
occasions. The Lodges in this District had a successful year,
fraternally, financially and socially.
District No. 7. G. M. Williamson reports the joint installation
of the officers of Aaron Lodge, No. 14, and Mt. Pleasant Lodge,
No. 19, with those of Bethel Rebekah Lodge. No. 20, on 12th
January, 1922, and those of North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, on
19th January. 1922; also the installation of these Subordinate Lodges
in July, 1921. Granted dispensations to Mt. Pleasant Lodge, X'o. 19.
to hold a dance on evening of 15th September, 1921, in aid of the
General Relief Board; to same Lodge to confer' the First Degree
on a candidate on the night of his initiation; also for the joint
installation of the officers of Lodges Nos. 14 and 19 on 12th January,
1922. Regrets his inability to accompany the Grand Master with
Bro. Lucas, Grand Sire of Australasia, on his official visits to
Lodges in his District, owing to absence from the city. Reports
no decisions rendered. Condition of the Order in the District fairly
prosperous. The books and finances of the Lodges especially well
looked after.
District No. 8. J. T. McDonald reports that the officers of the
four Lodges in this District were installed at the regular times.
Granted dispensation to Kerrisdale Lodge, No. 31, to elect a third
degree member to the office of Noble Grand, all qualified brothers
declining to- serve; also granted a dispensation to Fairview Lodge,
No. 61, to' hold a joint public installation with Jubilee Rebekah
Lodge, No. 17. Rendered no decisions. A noticeable increase of
interest in the work of the Order. Kerrisdale Lodge, No. 31,
making a remarkable increase in membership.
District No. 10. Harry Strevens reports the officer's of Tatnai
Lodge, No. 9, installed on 4th July, 1921, and again at a joint
installation with those of Excelsior Rebekah Lodge, XTo. 23, on
10th January, 1922 for which he issued a dispensation. Granted
dispensation also to Tatnai Lodge to hold a public dance on 14th
December. 1921.    Rendered no decisions.    The condition of Tatnai 4544
Lodge, XTo. 9, is first class.    Membership increasing and finances in
better shape than for years past.
District No. 12. Ralph N. Hudson reports installing the officers
of Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, in July, 1921, and' January, 1922. Issued
no dispensations. Accompanied the Grand Master on his official
visit to Selkirk Lodge on 10th February, 1922. Decided that Lodge
funds could not be used in a donation to the Blind Babies' Fund
at Montreal. Selkirk Lodge has made good progress and its meetings are well attended. The degree work has been conferred in a
satisfactory manner, and the business of the Lodge has been conducted with punctuality and dispatch.
District No. 13. H. Tredwin reports that the officers of Pittitko
Lodge, No. 13, were installed at the proper time. Paid two official
visits to the Lodge. Granted no dispensations, nor rendered any
decisions. Condition of the Order in the District good. Meetings
well attended; additions to membership and prospects for the future
good. Visit of Grand Master greatly appreciated. Members in
favor of reducing the age limit to 18 years.
District No. 15. A. G. Shaw reports the installation of the
officers of Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, in July, 1921, and January, 1922.
Paid three official visits to the Lodge. Granted no dispensations,
nor rendered any decisions. Condition of the Order good, membership increasing and finances of the Lodge in good' shape. Thinks
a better system of book-keeping and accounting of Lodge business
might be established.
District No. 16. A. Hutchinson reports the officers of Duncan
Lodge, No. 17, installed at the proper time. Issued no dispensations, paid no official visits, nor rendered any decisions. Condition
of the Lodge very good, the attendance of members improving.
Appreciated the visit and instructive address of the Grand Master.
District No. 17. W. A. Russell reports that owing to his
absence from the District the installations of the officers of Vernon
Valley Lodge, XTo. 18, were conducted by Bro. Robertson, P.G., of
that Lodge, and those of Coronation Lodge, No. 48, and Eureka
Lodgse, XTo. 50, by Bro. Dunwoodie, P.G, at the regularly appointed
times. Dispensations were issued to Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18,
and Coronation Lodge, X^o. 48, to hold joint installations with the
officers of Rebekah Lodges. Received assurances that the Lodges
of the District were in good order and very hopeful for the future.
District No. 22. R. R. Bridson reports the installation of the
officers of Cheam Lodge, No. 28, at the proper times: also the
condition of the Order in the District good   especially financially. 4545
District No. 23. S. Neil reports installing the officers of Rocky
Mountain Lodge, No. 34, at the appointed times. Made one official
visit, but granted no dispensations nor rendered any decisions.
Condition of the Order healthy and greater interest shown in the
work. Initiated thirteen new 'members and have several more in
sight.
District No. 24. H. W. Hankin reports the installation of the
officers of Rossland Lodge, No. 36, and Enterprise Lodge No. 43,
with the officers of the Rebekah Lodges at Rossland on 4th July,
1921, and again at Trail on  3rd January, 1922.    Both installations
Xvere public, for  which  dispensations  were  granted by  him.    Paid
official visits, accompanied by Bro. H. Andrews, Grand Herald, to
Rossland Lodge, No. 36, on 6th February, 1922. and to Enterprise
Lodge, No. 43, on 31st January, 1922; also accompanied the Grand
Master on his official visits to both these Lodges. Rendered no
decisions. Condition of the Order in the District is good, although
Rossland Lodge has suffered from the depression in the mining
industry. Inter-city visits have been productive of much good.
j Recommends that the Grand Master pay his official visits to the
District when the weather is-good.
District No. 25.    C.  D.  Pearson  reports  that  he installed the
officers  of  Boundary Valley Lodge,  No. 38,  and  Gateway Lodge
Xo. 45, jointly at Grand Forks on 6th July, 1921, and 12th January,
1922. Granted dispensation to Gateway Lodge. No. 45, to hold
Annual Ball on Easter Monday, 17th April, 1922. Accompanied
the Grand Master on his official visits to Boundary Valley Lodge,
No. 38, and Gateway Lodge, No. 45.. Condition of the Order in
Gateway Lodge very good, but at Greenwood conditions are about
the same as in previus reports. The visit and addresses of the
Grand Master were very highly appreciated.
District No. 26. E. G. Symms reports joint installation of
Sdver City Lodge, XTo. 39, and Silver Queen Rebekah Lodge in
July, 1921, and January. 1922. Granted dispensation to wear regalia
at Divine Service on 18th September, 1921, and for a dance on 26th
April, 1922, also for joint installations. One official visit paid Lodge.
Rendered no decisions. Condition of the Order good, considering
the dull cndition of the mining industry.
District   No.  27.    W. Hicks   reports   installing   the   officers  of
Slocan Lodge, XTo. 40, at the prescribed times; regards these two
occasions as official visits. Condition of the Order good. Meetings
well attended.
District No. 29. D. G. Harvie reports joint installation of the
officers of Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47, and Esther Rebekah Lodge, 4546
No. 20, on 6th July, 1921, and 4th January, 1922, for which dispensations were granted; also installed the officers of. Michel Lodge
No. 54, on 8th July, 1921, and 6th January, 1922. Visited Michel
Lodge and Mt. Fernie Lodge with the Grand Master on his official
visits to these Lodges and again visited Mt. Fernie Lodge on 26th
April, 1922. Rendered no decisions. Condition of the Order in
the District is good. The miners' strike at present is, however,
affecting the Lodges.
District No. 30. Harvey Brown reports the installation of
the officers of Orchard City Lodge, No. 59, at the regular times.
Granted disnensation to hold joint installation, of officers in public
on 5th July, 1921, and 10th January, 1922. Paid no official visits,
nor rendered any decisions. Condition of the Order improved, both
as regards attendance at meetings and financially.
District No. 31.—F. Darragh reports -installing the officers of
Princeton Lodge, No. 52, on 14th July, 1921, and 12th January, 1922.
Granted a dispensation to that Lodge to hold its Annual Ball on
14th February  1922.    Condition of the Order good.
District No. 32. F. W. Reger reports the installation of the
officers of Corbin Lodge, No. 64, on 2nd July, 1921, and 23rd
January, 1922. Granted the following dispensations: For public
installation on 7th July, 1921; for social evenings on 23rd September,
1921, and 31st March, 1922; for Masquerade Ball on 31st October,
1921. Official visits paid at dates of installation' of officers. Xb
decisions rendered.    Condition  of the  Order good.
| District No. 37. Duncan C. Robertson reports having installed
the officers of Dawson Lodge, No. la, Dawson, Y.T, in July, 1921,
and deputized Bro. T.  Hickling,  P.G, to install them in January,
1922. Granted dispensation for a joint installation of the officers
of Dawson Lodge, No. la; Klondike Encampment No. la, and
Yukon Rebekah Lodge, No. 1, restricted to members only. Official
visit on occasion of installation of officers. Attend every Lodge
meeting. No decisions rendered. Condition of the Order good.
Owing to the rush to the new silver discovery in the Mayo district
have "not been able to obtain many new members recently. Expects
there will be a new Lodge instituted at Mayo within the next two
years.
District No. 38. R. Wilton reports installing the officers of
Penticton Lodge, No. 51, and Okanagan Lodge. X^o. 58, jointly at
Penticton on 18th July, 1921. Redlands Rebekah Lodge also took
part. Installed the officers of the two Subordinate Lodges at
Summerland jointly on 9th January, 1922. Granted a dispensation
to Penticton Lodge, No. 51, to hold an entertainment on the evening 4547
of 24th April, 1922. Visited Penticton Lodge, No 51. officially on
5th March, 1922, when the First Degree was conferred on eight
members of Okanagan .Lodge, No. 58, in a very impressive manner.
Condition of the Order in the District healthy. Penticton Lodge
has increased its membership and the attendance at its meetings is
fair. Okanagan Lodge, No. 58, has been cutting out a lot of dead
timber and adding some good live branches to replace it.
PROCLAMATIONS
I append copies of proclamations issued by myself in conformity
with those received from the Grand Sire   Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Office of the  Grand Master,
Kamloops, B.C, March  13th,  1922.
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of B.C,  I.O.O.F.:
Greeting:
In conformity with the following Proclamation of the Grand
Sire, and by virtue of the power's vested in me, I, J. D. Swanson,
Grand .Master, do hereby request the Subordinate Lodges of this
Jurisdiction to celebrate the ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD
ANNIVERSARY of the institution of our Order, by appropriate
exercises, on WEDNESDAY, the 26th DAY of APRIL, 1922.
And inasmuch as some Lodges may wish to appear in regalia
on that occasion, a Dispensation is hereby granted them to do so.
J. D. SWANSON,
Grand Master.
Attest:
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
1819—Anniversary Proclamation—1922
The Sovereign Grand Lodge of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
Office of the  Grand Sire.
To the Officers and Members of all Grand and Subordinate Bodies
of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
On April 26, 1922, our beloved Order will have completed' the
one hundred and third year of its existence as a fraternity. From
its small beginning, it has grown and flourished until its benign
influences are now felt and known in the remotest parts of the
earth. It is altogether fitting that an event of such moment should
be celebrated with becoming ceremonies wherever our Order has
found lodgment. 4548
Therefore, in accordance with usage and in obedience to the
resolution of The Sovereign Grand Lodge, I, Lucian J. Eastin.
Grand Sire, do hereby enjoin all Grand and Subordinate Bodies of
the Order to take appropriate action on the 26th Day of April, 1922,
for the commemoration of the One Hundred and Third Anniversary
of the founding of our Order, by suitable exercises in observance
of the day and by public thanksgiving to Almighty God for His
manifold mercies.
Done at St. Joseph, Missouri, this fifteenth day of February,
Anno Domini, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and of the Order
the  one hundred  and  third year.
LUCIAN J. EASTIX.
Grand  Sire.
Attest:
J. EDW. KROH,
Grand Secretary.
Office  of the Grand Master,
Kamloops, B.C, April 26th   1922.
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of  B.C.,  I.O.O.F.:
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
In compliance with the following Proclamation of the Grand
Sire, and by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Grand Lodge
of British Columbia, I.O.O.F, I, J. D. Swanson, Grand Master, do
request the Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction to assemble on
the second Tuesday of June next, being the 13th day of June, 1922,
and to engage in appropriate exercises in memory of their deceased
members. In the event of some other date being more convenient,
Lodges are hereby permitted to hold this commemoration on such
date as they may select.
A Dispensation is also hereby granted to Lodges to appear in
public in regalia on this occasion.
Yours fraternally,
J. D. SWANSON,
Grand Master
Attest:
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary Memorial Day Proclamation
The Sovereign Grand Lodge of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Office of the  Grand  Sire.
To the Officers and Members of the
Independent Order.of Odd Fellows:
In obedience to our law which designates the second Tuesday
in June of each year as Memorial Day, I. Lucian J. Eastin, Grand
Sire, do hereby request.that all subordinate bodies of* the Order
assemble on that day and hold appropriate services in commemoration of the lives of their deceased members: Provided, that if a
different date be more convenient for any jurisdiction to hold such
service the Grand Master thereof may select such other date and
may issue his proclamation in accordance therewith.
Since the last memorial proclamation, we have been called to
mourn especially the departure of the two leading officials of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge. On May 12th, 1921, Grand Secretary
Goodwin died at Baltimore, and on January 8th, 1922, Grand Sire
Oliver passed away at Toronto. Both were zealous and devoted,
and both earned and deserved the affection of their brethren. On
February 3rd, 1922, Past Grand Sire Cl. T. Campbell, our oldest
Past Grand Sire, died at his home in London, Ontario,, and on
March 29th, 1922, Brother William H. Leedy, Grand Secretary of
Indiana, and long one of the most eminent and trusted members
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, passed to his reward. The lives of
these distinguished and faithful members furnish noble examples
which deserve special contemplation on this occasion.
Done at the City of St. Joseph, Missouri this 31st day of
March, 1922, and of the Order the 103rd year.
LUCIAN J. EASTIN,
Grand Sire.
Attest:
J. EDW. KROH,
Grand Secretary.
CONCLUSION
I wish again to thank the Grand Lodge for the high honor it
has conferred on me. I return my sincere thanks for all the many
kindnesses shown me and assistance rendered me by all my brothers
during my term of office.
I desire in particular to record my high appreciation of the
valuable aid constantly rendered me by our able and revered Grand 4550
Secretary, Bro. Fred Davey. His courtesy and sound judgment
have made my intimate association with him during the past year
one of great pleasure.
Amid all the social and political unrest which is seething the
world over, amid the dark shadows of unemployment and want
hanging over such a wide area of the world, there .shines a brighter
light,—the dawn of a better and happier day not far away, when
the broken walls of human fellowship will be again repaired, and
the "New Jerusalem" of a kindlier era be set up on earth. Viscount
Bryce, a great prophet of our race, recently gone to his reward,
once said that the present need of the world is not diplomacy, not
armaments, but simply the universal application of the Christian
principles of Brotherhood and service to humanity. This noble
ideal our beloved Order has always steadfastly set before it. In
our so swiftly fleeting day and generation let us lend a helping
hand to all our brothers along the pilgrim way of life. Let us
scatter the  fragrance  of  a  little  human  kindness  along  our  way.
cc
Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on.
'Twas not given for you alone,
Pass it on.
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
Till in Heaven the deed appears,
Pass it on."
.And now, brethren as I am about to lay down my office I feel
an element of sadness come over me, and the farewell words of
Paul to the Elders at Ephesus come to my mind. I do not think
that I can close this document, which is really an episcopal letter
to you from your retiring Grand Master, in nobler words than
those used by the great Apostle of our Faith, who said in parting:
"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word
of His Grace, which is able to build you up. and to give you an
inheritance among all them which  are sanctified." '
Fraternally submitted,
: ■:.-.   -     '     .-       . /'JOHN D. SWANSON,   7 "||: -    • ;
gfe; Grand Master. 4551-
Grand Secretary's Report
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
I beg to submit herewith a report of the work of the Grand
Secretary's Office for the past year, and of the condition of the
Order in this jurisdiction on the 31st December, 1921.
The instructions passed at the last session of the Grand Lodge
have been carried out in the following matters:
Copies of the report of the Special Committee on Statistics re
Dues and Benefits were printed and forwarded to each of the
Lodges for distribution to their members.
It was not found practicable to print the forms submitted with
the report of the Special Committee on Uniform System of Bookkeeping in the Proceedings of last session, but with the concurrence
of the Committee, specimens of these- forms were obtained and forwarded to the Lodges with a copy of the report of the Committee.
In this way the Lodges were enabled to form a more correct opinion
on the proposed system than they could have obtained from a
reduced copy of these forms printed in the Proceedings. An
explanatory note respecting this omission was inserted in the
Proceedings.
No new Subordinate Lodges have been instituted during the
year.
"Mystic Jewel" Rebekah Lodge, X'o. ^2, was instituted at
Smithers, B.C., on 24th November, 1921, by Sister Mrs. Priest,.
P.X.G, of Centennial Rebekah Lodge, Prince Rupert, under a
Dispensation issued by the Grand Master.
It is hoped that a petition will be received for the institution
of a Lodge at Haney in time to be submitted to the Grand Lodge
at this session. The brothers there are very enthusiastic and are
erecting a building to accommodate  the  Lodge when started.
A petition has been received for a charter for a Rebekah Lodge
at Abbotsford, which will be presented at the Grand Lodge session,
and inquiries have been received from Ladner as to the steps
necessary to be taken to institute a Rebekah Lodge there.
Charters have been issued to "Bulkley" Lodge, No. 30.
Smithers; "Kerrisdale" Lodge Xo. 31, Kerrisdale, and to
"Xorthern" Rebekah Lodge, Xo. 34, Prince George, all the requirements of the law, and the conditions stipulated at our last session,
having been complied with.
An abstract of the reports received from the Lodges for the
year 1921 is submitted, which is satisfactory in many respects.
There was an increase in the number of members of Subordinate
Lodges of 311, and of Rebekah Lodges, 273. 	
4552
STATISTICAL
Statement Showing the Result of the Work of Last Year as
Compared With the Year 1920
Increase
Decrease
No. of Lodges, 31st Dec.   1921	
58
2
Members, 31st Dec, 1921	
7,058
311
Initiated   	
534
57
Admitted by Card..
150
45
"              "          Admitted  as   A.O...
3
1
Reinstated   	
29
7
Withdrawn  	
93
Deceased     	
46
14
Expelled   	
4
Resigned  	
4
2
Ceased membership
273
64
by N.P.D.
Rejected   	
17
2
Degrees conferred 	
1.458
104
Past Grands 	
1,643
66
Receipts from—
Dues    	
$77,346.97
jssfc^?
$3,658.52
Admissions and Degrees  	
• $14,679.06
$1,583.25
Rents and Interest on Invested
$39,096.85
$871.59
Funds
All other sources 	
$4,575.15
$135,697.97
$1,389.06
$2,592.74
Total Receipts  	
No. of Brothers relieved 	
6l7
91
Widowed Families relieved—.
-52
10
Brothers buried  	
40
14
Weeks' Sick Benefits paid	
5,793
72
	
Amount paid for—
• -.   -
s&3^
Relief of Brothers 	
$34,256.93
$2,170.85
$974.33
$503.96
M     Relief of Widowed Families 	
	
Education of Orphans 	
$53.25
$4,090.80
$3 866.04
$44,437.87
$13,357.21
$53.25
Burying the Dead 	
$686.30
Special  Relief 	
$401.99
$1,247.23
Total amount paid for Relief	
Amount   expended   on   property   or
other investments 4553
STATISTICAL—Continued.
Increase
Decrease
Amount paid for Current Expenses
$45,687.31
1
$6,525.26
Total Value  of the  Assets of  Sub
$892,242.89
$11,857.24
ordinate Lodges 	
9 weeks
1 week
Average   Duration   of   Sickness   per
Sick Member
2 d. 17 hrs.
2 d. 37 h.
Average   Duration   of   Sickness   per
5 d. 18 hrs.
4 hrs.
Member
Average Amount of Benefits paid to
$55.52
$8.52
each Sick Member
Average Amount of Relief expended
•     $6.30
$0.10
for each Member
Average Cost per Member for Cur
$6.47
$1.27
rent Expenses
Average   Cost  per   Member for   all
$12.77
$1.37
.Lodge Expenditures
Average    Amount    of    Assets    per
$126.42
$4.07
Member
Total Amount  of  Relief  paid   since
$968,453.88
the    Institution    of   the    Grand
Lodge in 1874
REBEKAH LODGES
No. of Lodges 31st December, 1921	
No.   of  Members-
Brothers  	
Sisters 	
Total.
No. of Members initiated—
Brothers  	
Sisters  	
No. of Members admitted by card—
Brothers  	
Sisters  	
42
1,074
2,244
3,318 tfr]s^mrTWm-
4554
Xb.  of Member^ reinstated—
Brothers   —- 12
Sisters    25
Xo. of Members withdrawn—
Brothers    21
Sisters    | 60
No. of Members  deceased—
Brothers    7
Sisters    -  15
No. of Members suspended—
Brothers   1  83
Sisters   —-  148
Receipts  from—
Dues     '. !  $ 7,310.15
Admissions  2,238.10
Rents and interest  -  574.40
All other sources   4,746.28
Total receipts   $15,013.93
Amount paid for—
Relief of members  jj  $     259.55
Relief of widowed families   58.00
Relief of orphans  102.80
Special relief  .  385.80
Total  relief  j  $     806.15
Amount paid for current expenses   $12,711.90
Invested funds of Rebekah Lodges  .%10,606.83 \   4555
FINANCIAL  STATEMENT
Cash Received and Paid to Grand Treasurer
Ended
1921.
Ended
1921.
Surety
c.
c
is
S
o
1
From  V^hom Receiv
ed.
Tax Term
30th June,
Tax Term
• 31st Dec,
Supplies,
Bonds, Et
Total.
Lodge—
Victoria.              No
.   1
$   196.50
$   128.00
$      10.22
$     334.72
Columbia.
2
186.75
125.50
6.02
318.27
Royal  City,
3
169.50
113.50
100.07
383.07
Dominion
4
121.50
77.50
7.68
206.68
Black Diamond,  "
5
225.75
149.50
342.91
718.16
Harmony,
6
155.25
108.00
7.05
270.30
Excelsior,
7
97.50
67.00
10.09
 ..
174.59
Vancouver,
8
284.20
193.00
31.33
508.53
Tatnai,
9
108.75
74.50
10.68
193.93
Western Star,
10
278.25
188.50
20.75
487.50
Union,
11
68.25
45.50
v 8.98
122.73
Selkirk,
12
123.75
87.80
94.75
306.30
Pittitko.
13
63.00
44.50
14.62
122.12
Aaron,
14
112.50
77.75
22.94
213.19
Cloverdale,
15
44.25
32.50
2.08
78.83
Kootenay,
16
116.25
78.00
18.69
212.94
Duncan,
17
41.25
22.85
64.10
Vernon Valley.
18
39.75
29.00
78.42
147.17
Mt. Pleasant.
19
117.00
75.00
4.68
196.68
Abbotsford,
20
27.75
20.00
18.38
66.13
Delta,
21
25.50
16.00
46.59
88.09
Ridgely,
22
39.75
27.00
5.68
72.43
Ashcroft,
23
21.00
13.50
1.68
36.18
Island.
24
60.00
39.10
5.93
105.03
Fidelity,
25
21.00
16.00
9.39
46.39
Pacific,
26
196.50
128.00
120.95
445.45
Amity,
27
216.75
149.50
14.02
380.27
Cheam,
28
33.75
23.50
137.88
195.13
Hastings,
29
77.25
47.50
2.43
127.18
Bulkley,
30
24.00
20.50
4.69
49.19
Kerrisdale,
31
17.25
17.50
6.44
41.19
Rocky- M't'n.      |
34
37.50
26.50
3.96
67.96
Rossland.
36
101.25
68.50
45.71
215.46
Bound'ry Valley,"
38
25.50
17.00
2.16
	
44.66
Silver City.  ^;
39
37.50
26.50
13.65
77.65
Slocan,
40
36.75
24.00
6.78
67.53
Key City,
42
112.50
78.00
8.78
199.28
Enterprise,
43
141.75
92.00
18.53
252.28
Forward | |$3,8Q3.2O|$2,568.50.|$l,265.59|             |$ 7,637.29 4556
FINANCIAL  STATEMENT—Continued
From Whom Received.
rm Ended
ne, 1921.
rm Ended
c,  1921.
3,  Surety
Etc.
Ti
G
m
CO
s
o
Total.
Tax Te
30th Ju
Tax Te
3lst De
Supplies
Bonds,
Forward	
$3,803.20
$2,568.50
$1,265.59
$ 7,637.29
Gateway,               "    45
69.75
41.00
15.12
125.87
Mt. Fernie           "    47
127.50
86.50
35.46
249.46
Coronation,          "    48
27.75
18.50
1.68
47.93
Eureka,                  "    50
31.50
20.70
7.62
59.82
Penticton.          j "    51
64.50
50.50
7.05
122.05
Princeton.             "    52
51.75
32.50
4.85
89.10
Michel,                  1    54
74.25
52.00
10.95
137.20
N. Vancouver,    I    55
123.75
84.00
14.47
222.22
Mt. Ida,                %    56
19.50
13.00
1.12
33.62
Sunshine,              "    57
51.00
34.50
1.12
86.62
Okanagan,            I    58
15.60
10.00
1.68
- 27.28
Orchard   City,     "    59
48.00
32.00
3.18
83.18
Little  Mount'n, "    60
133.50
88.50
36.88
258.88
Fairview,.             |    61
222.75
135.00
7.68
365.43
Grandview,           |    62
78.75
51.50
7.72
137.97
Prince  Rupert,   |    63
56.25
39.50
22.07
117.82
Corbin,                  "    64
43.50
30.50
19.23
•
93.23
Cariboo.                "    65
63.75
40.00
1.75
105.50
Park,                      "    66
59.25
39.50
27.68
126.43
Dawson,               "    la
48.40
. 48.50
9.70
106.60
Mystic Jewel Rebekah
Lodge. No. 42 	
10.00
10.00
Rebekah   Assembly....
2.50
2.50
Sundry persons 	
2.00
2 00
Royal Bk. of Canada,
	
Fn t.       Treasurer's
Account  	
69 14
69 14
Imp. Bank of Canada
(Home   Fund),
Withdrawal 	
$ 6,423.37
6,423 37
Dom.   of   Can.,   Int.,
Aged Odd Fellows'
sP
Fund    	
66.75
£6.75
A. J. Morgan 	
95.00
95 00
F.   Shackleton   	
167 20
167 20
G   A.  Macey  	
38 00
38 00
A.   Perry  	
364.00
304 00
R. A.  Randall 	
220.98
220.98
A. & E. K. Baker
403.75
403.75
Forward |$5,214.2O|$3,516.70|$l,652.99|$ 7,652.30|$18,036.19 FINANCIAL  STATEMENT—Continued
From Whom Received.
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Forward |$5,214.20
I.  Clode  !     	
Grantham   property....|     	
Pearl Rebekah Lodge,|
No.   43    |     	
Dom. of Canada, Int.,|
Home Fund  |     	
Province of B.C., Int.,1
Home Fund  |     	
Bank     of     Montreal,!
Withdrawal,   Emer-|
gency  Fund  |     	
W. A. Johnstone,!
P.G.M./  for   Home
Campaign Com |     	
E. & N. Ry.  Co., re-|
fund freight  |     	
$3,516.70
|$5,214.20|$3,516.70
$1,867.83 www
4558
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER
1921
lay 14
"'    18
June
Cl
11
1
1
1
9
9
9
9
11
11
11
13
23
"    28
I    30
July   l
'       1
l
4
8
12
23
23
23
27
Aug.   1
"      1
I 1
" 13
"    24
i "-    29|
Sept.   l|
n   ii
ii
267JImperial Bank o.f Canada
268|ImperiaL Bank of Canada
269|Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
270|Odd  Fellows' Union_	
271|B.C. Telephone Co j
272JGrand Treasurer 	
273|D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.
I
274 C. E. Mahon :	
275|M. J.  Phillips,  G.W.
276|Imperial Bank of Canada
277 Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
278
E. G. Cavalsky.
279|Imperial Bank of Canada
280|R. P. Clark & Co., Ltd	
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
290
Sovereign Grand Lodge.—
J. D. Swanson, G.M	
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
J. D. Swanson, G.M	
I Sovereign Grand Lodge—
(Sovereign Grand Lodge....
(Sovereign Grand Lodge—
Victoria Ptg.  & Pub.  Co.
29l|Sweeney & McConnell.
292 T. R.  Cusack 	
293|Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
294|Odd Fellows' Union 	
295|B.C. Telephone Co	
296|Imperial Bank of Canada
297JJ. D. Swanson, G.M	
298(Sovereign Grand Lodge.—
299(Fred Davey. Grand Sec'y
3O0(Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
30l|Odd Fellows' Union	
Deposit   (Home  Fund)	
Deposit  (Home  Fund)	
Salary, 1 month 	
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office 	
Rent, Telephone  -	
Mileage, etc., 1921 Session-
Expenses,    Fraternal    Delegate to G.L. of Alberta	
Expenses, Fraternal Delegate to G.L. of Alberta—1-
Expenses, ^Fraternal Delegate to G.L. of Sask	
Deposit  (Home Fund)	
Hotel expenses, Fraternal
Delegates attending 1921
Session   	
Badges and Janitor, Session
1921	
Deposit   (Home   Fund)	
Purchase of B. C. Govt.
Bonds	
Supplies     ,	
On account of expenses	
Salary, 1 month 	
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office 	
Rent, Telephone 	
Allowance for Postage, etc...
For Supplies 	
For  Supplies	
For Supplies	
Printing Report, Committee
Statistics re Dues and
Benefits  	
Printing and   Stationer}-	
Printing Proceedings 1921
etc	
Salary. 1 month  	
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office 	
Rent, Telephone 	
Deposit   (Home  Fund)	
Balance of Allowance for
Expenses   	
Supplies    	
Salary l month 	
Postage  and  Sundries	
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office 	
1$
123.79
5.00
125.00
35.00
5.50
2 221.12
86.45
83.00
'120.00
20.00
40.50
72.50
1.336.30
3,347.80
6.81
400.00
125.00
35.00
5.50
20.00
26.72
7.50^
26.91
40.00
48.45
533.25
125.00
35.00
5.50
524.77
400.00
4.98
125.00
125.90
35.00
Forward |$10,278.25 4559
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
Date.
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CD
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£<0
In Whose Favor.
Description.
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it
ti
Oct.
it
ti
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1
1
1
1
8
9
24
1
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1
4
5
20
" 21
Nov. 1
1
1
1
1
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it
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cc
cc
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cc
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302 B.C. Telephone Co |
303 Imperial Bank of Canada
304 Imperial Bank of Canada
305 Sovereign Grand Lodge—
306 Imperial  Bank of Canada
307|Sweeney & McConnell	
308|Sovereign Grand Lodge—
309|Fred  Davey,  Grand Sec'y
310|Odd  Fellows'  Union	
31l|B.C. Telephone  Co	
312|Imperial Bank of Canada
313|Sovereign Grand Lodge.—
314 Grand Lodge of Ontario..
315
316
317
318
319
320
2
|      9
"    22|'
1     22|
I
Dec. l|
|
l|
10|
| 13|
I 22|
I 23|
1922
Jan. 1 4
1
■ 4|
i
4|
tl
4|
25|
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Imperial Bank of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
321 Imperial Bank of Canada
322 Imperial Bank of Canada
323(Sovereign. Grand Lodge—
324|W. H. Gallagher	
325|Fred Davey,  Grand Sec'y
326|Odd  Fellows'  Union	
327|B.C. Telephone. Co	
328(Sweeney & McConnell	
329|Sovereign Grand Lodge—
Dominion Odd Fellow	
Sovereign Grand Lodge—
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
Fred Davey,  Grand Sec'y
Odd  Fellows' Union	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial Bank  >-.
Fred Davey,  Grand Sec'y
Sweeney & McConnell	
Sovereign Grand Lodge—
W. Brooks,  G.  Sec, Ont.
Forward
Rent, Telephone
Deposit  (Home. Fund)
Deposit (Aged Odd Fellows
Fund   	
Supplies    	
Deposit  (Home  Fund)
Printing • and   Stationery
Supplies    	
Salary, 1 month
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office
Rent, Telephone
Deposit   (Home   Fund)
Supplies    	
Plate Photo. G.L. Officers in
Souvenir  Book
Supplies    	
Salary, 1 month
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office
Rent,  Telephone
Deposit   (Home   Fund)
Deposit (Aged Odd Fellows'
Fund   	
Deposit   (Home  Fund)
Deposit   (Home  Fund)
Supplies   	
Taxes,   Repairs,  etc.,
Grantham Property
Salary, 1 month
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office
Rent,  Telephone
Printing   	
Supplies    	
Grand Lodge Card
Supplies    	
Salary, 1 month
Rent, G. Secy.
Rent,  Telephone
Supplies   	
Deposit   (Home  Fund)
Posatge   Duty. etc.
Attendance Registers, etc
Supplies	
Wreath, Funeral Bro. Oliver
Grand Sire 	
Forward— !$13 4560
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
Dat
e.
In Whose Favor.
Description.
Amount.
Feb.
1|
•ll
l|
2
2|
1
3|
16|
20
1
l|
1
1
1
3
3!
71
7
7
7
11
13
13|
15
15i
20
1 1
I
l|
21
25|
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
341
342
343
344)
345J
346
347
348
349
350
351
352
353
354
355
356
357
358
359
360
361
362
363
364
365
366
367
368
369
370
371
372
373
374
375
376
377
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Odd Fellows' Union	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Sovereign Grand Lodge....
Sweeney & McConnell	
Imperial Guarantee   &
Accident Assurance Co.
Sovereign Grand Lodge.—
W.  G. R. Bartram, G.W.,
Ontario
Forward*.	
Salary, 1 month	
Rent   G. Secy.'s Office 	
$13 223.83
125.00
35.00
3
Rent,  Telephone   --
6.00
cc
Supplies    	
118.05.
Ct
Cl
11
Printing     Specimen     Bookkeeping  Sheets,  etc	
Premium,  Surety Bonds	
Supplies    	
47.45
125.25
98.25
It
Wreath, Funeral Bro. Campbell. P.G.S	
20.00
Mar.
. it
Imperial Bank 	
Imperial Bank 	
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Odd Fellows' Union
Deposit   (Home   Fund)	
Deposit (Aged Odd Fellows'
Fund             	
137.50
20.00
ti
Salary, 1 month     	
125.00
it
Rent   G. Secy.'s Office	
35.00
tt
B.C. Telephone Co	
Rent,  Telephone    .*.	
6.00
tt
n
Mitchell  & Duncan	
"Sweeney & McConnell—
Imperial Bank 	
Sovereign Grand Lodge.—
Imperial Bank 	
D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.
Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co...
J   D. Swanson, G.M	
Engraving Veteran Jewels.—
Printing   	
72,45
36.50
tt
Deposit   (Home  Fund)	
261.25
it
Supplies	
45.10
ti
it
Deposit   (Home -Fund)	
Relief, Bro. Gowran	
528.67
200.00
Ct
ct
Ten  Constitution  Books	
Fraternal   Delegate,  Alberta
Supplies    -	
27.50
48 45
fc
Sovereign Grand Lodge—
Imperial Bank 	
Dominion of Canada	
4.75
ft
Deposit   (Home   Fund)	
348.90
tf
Purchase    Bonds    and    Accrued Interest 	
Supplies    	
it
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Odd  Fellows' Union	
3,075.57
21 40
Apri
Salary, 1 month 	
125.00
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office .
35 00
cc
B.C. Telephone Co	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Department Council P.M.
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Fred" Davey.  Grand Sec'y
Odd Fellows' Union	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Imperial Bank	
Imperial Bank 	
Sweeney & McConnell.
Rent, Telephone, etc	
8 00
Cl
Representative Tax 	
150.00
11
Grant  	
75.00
May
Salary, 1 month 	
125 00'
Postage  and   Sundries	
83.62
cc
Rent, G. Secy.'s Office 	
35.00
It
Rent,  Telephone' 	
6 00
- It
Deposit  (Home  Fund)	
746.63
tt
Deposit (Aged Odd Fellows'
Fund   	
12 38
It
Printing  and   Stationery	
28.25
$20,222.75 4561
SUMMARY
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report  $ 3,503.61
Cash received and paid- to Grand Treasurer per foregoing
statement        21,506.32
$25 009.93
Less Orders drawn on  Grand Treasurer as per
statement     20,222.75
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer  $ 4,787.18
STOCK ACCOUNT
Dr. Cr;
Balance per last report'  $   331.11
Goods bought during year      1,158.76
Profit  '.        145.41~
Goods sold during year   $1,370.40
Value of stock on hand  — 264.88
$1,635.28    $1,635.28
ODD FELLOWS' HOME FUND
Receipts
Total value of this Fund per last Report  $48,593.06
Interest on Mortgages as per statement..  1,443.48
Repayment Loan to I. Clode 4§ 1,100.00
Interest, Imperial Bank of Canada -  28.60
Interest, Dominion Government Savings Bank  .48
Interest   Dominion Government War Bonds — 4;^^ 1.686.95
Interest, B.C. Government Bonds — 105.00
Interest due on Mortgages  1,021.67
Grant from Grand Lodge Funds  , —-. , 1,053.44
Home Fund Campaign Committee  -.- ~. 148.79
$55,181.47 4562
Brought forward    $55,181.47
Less:  Clode Loan repaid   $1,100.00
Interest unpaid last year      1,170.82
Accrued Interest on Bonds purchased       * 65.1.7
W.    H.    Gallagher,    Taxes,    Repairs,    re
Grantham Property   84.13
W. H. Gallagher, Registration Fee, Release
Clode Mortgage   .50
       2.420.62
Total Value  of this  Fund I  $52,760.85
How Invested
On  Mortgage  - -  $13,944.68
Dominion  Government War Bonds,  1917 Issue  -    5,500.00
Dominion  Government War  Bonds, 1918  Issue - — 3,150.00
Dominion  Government War Bonds,  1919  Issue  23,530.00
British Columbia Bonds   3,343.20
Deposit, Imperial Bank of Canada   — 1.099.31
Deposit, Dominion Government Savings Bank *~ 16.67
Grantham  Property  2,176.99
$52,760.85
AGED ODD FELLOWS' FUND
Receipts
Total value of this Fund per last report  $1,235.47
Interest, Dominion Government War Bonds   66.75
Interest, Imperial Bank of Canada   1.05
Total Value of this Fund   $1,303.27
How Invested
Dominion Government War Loan, 1917   $   800.00
Dominion Government War Loan, 1919, purchased at $93       418.50
Deposit, Imperial Bank of Canada   84.77
$1 303.27. 4563
EMERGENCY   RELIEF  FUND
Receipts
Balance per last Report   $1,146.38
Interest, Merchants Bank of Canada   33.65
$1,180.03
Payments
Trustees,   Odd  Fellows'  Home  Fund,  for  relief  of  Bro.
Gowran, of Dawson Lodge, No. la, Dawson, Y.T  $   200.00
Amount to credit of this Fund in Bank of Montreal (late
Merchants  Bank)    '. ' $   980.03 4564
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CD
Wk
CD  O
21
27
33
37
40
45
51
54
63
66
70
75
82
99
103
107
114
117
Iff P
55
158
171
178
203
206
214
219
230
235
239
247
251
258
262
266
271
305
310
334
346
352
354
357
362
363
369
TRIAL BALANCE,  1st MAY, 1922
ACCOUNT
Dr.
Harmony Lodge, No. 6—.
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8~
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9	
Western Star Lodge, No.
Union Lodge, No. 11	
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12	
Pittitko Lodge, No. 13	
10.
Aaron Lodge, No. 14 	
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16	
Duncan Lodge, No. 17	
Vernon Valley Lodge. No. 18.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19	
Delta Lodge   No. 21	
Fidelity Lodge, No. 25	
Pacific Lodge, No. 26	
Amity Lodge. No. 27	
Hastings Lodge, No. 29	
Bulkley Lodge, No. 30	
Silver  City Lodge,  No.  39.
Slocan Lodge, No. 40	
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43—
Gateway Lodge, No. 45	
Penticton Lodge, No. 51	
Princeton Lodge, No. 52	
Michel Lodge, No. 54	
North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55.
Okanagan Lodge, No.. 58	
Orchard City Lodge, No. 59	
Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60...
Grandview Lodge, No. 62	
Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63	
Cariboo Lodge, No. 65	
Park Lodge, No. 66	
Dawson Lodge   No. la	
Pearl'Rebekah Lodge, No. 43 |
Sovereign Grand Lodge \ j
Stock    	
Furniture and Regalia 	
Profit and Loss	
Imperial Bank of Canada (Home Fund)	
Do (Aged Odd Fellows' Fund)
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund	
Bank of Montreal (Emergency Fund)	
Dom. of Can. (Aged Odd Fellows' Fund)—!
Emergency Relief Fund j
0.45
.05
.50
.50
.05
'.25
$
2.00
.70
.40
.25
1.65
1.00
1.08
.53
3.15
.25
.75
.02
.90
264.88
1.089.731
Cr.
1,099.31
84.77
980.03
1,218.50
0.70
.04
.40
1.14
1.25
.50
.98
.15
.07
11.65
.17
1.00
.06
.63
.25
10.00
.52
6.126.76
1,303.27
980.03
Forward |$ 4,751.70J$ 8,439.57 4565
TRIAL BALANCE, 1st MAY, 1922—Continued
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ACCOUNT
Dr.
Cr.
382
386
388
392
396
400
404
408
412
420
443
F
orw
ard |$ 4.751.70'|$ 8,439.
D'7
376   Odd Fellows' Home Fund.
Dominion of Canada (Home Fund) | 32,180.00
Dom. Govt. Savings Bank (Home Fund)--! 16.67
Province of B.C.  (Home Fund) | 3,343.20
A. J. Morgan  I 2.059/75
F. Shackleton  I 2,200.00
G. A. Macey  - - I 1,038.00
A.   Perry   I 4,000.00
R. A. Randall  j | 2,051.93
52,760.85
A. and E. K. Baker
Grantham Property
Grand Treasurer 	
2,595.00
2.176.99
4,787.18
$61,200.42 $61,200.42
ODD FELLOWS' HOME FUND
It will be observed from the foregoing Financial Statement
•that the total value of this Fund on 1st May, 1922, was $52,760.85,
being an increase of $4,167.79 during the year. The grant of fifteen
cents per member from Grand Lodge funds, sanctioned last session,
amounted to $1,053.44.
Under instructions of the Trustees, $3,500.00 British Columbia
20 year, six per cent, honds, registered as to principal only, were
purchased on 23rd June, 1921, at $93.52, and on the 15th March,
1922, $3,000.00 of Dominion Government 15 year, fully registered,
five and a half per cent, 'bonds, at $100.50, were also purchased.
As some of the bonds owned -by the Grand Lodge are coupon
bonds, and for the due security of the whole of them, a safety
deposit box has been rented, with the approval of the Grand Master,
in the Bank of Montreal (late Merchants Bank), Victoria, in conjunction with Victoria Lodge, No. | I.O.O.F., the rent of same,
$3.50 per annum, being shared equally 'by the t«ro parties.
The Clode mortgage of $1,100.00 has been repaid during the
year, and an Indefeasible Title to the Grantham property in the
name of the Grand Lodge was issued from the Vancouver Registry
Office, dated 12th December, 1921. Owing to a number of expenses
for taxes repairs, water, etc., feeing incurred during the year on the
Grantham property, the books of the Grand Lodge show the property debtor to the amount of $2,176,99. 4566
Bro. W. H. Gallagher, P.G., the financial agent of the Trustees
in Vancouver, had considerable trouble in connection with the registration of the release of the Clode mortgage, and also in obtaining
the title to the Grantham property on 'behalf of the Grand Lodge,
with the Registrar of Titles at the Vancouver Land Office. The
Registrar contended that the Constitution of the Grand Lodge did
not authorize any person to sign releases of mortgages, nor did it
provide for the Grand Lodge to hold real estate. Bro. Gallagher,
however, succeeded in satisfying this officer on 'both subjects, by
having both the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary sign the
release of the mortgage, and by pointing out that the "Societies
Act of the Province, under which the Grand Lodge is incorporated,
provides that Societies registered under it may own real estate.
Bro. Gallagher, however, strongly advises that the Constitution of
the Grand Lodge be amended covering these two questions, so as
to effectively meet any such objections in the future. An amendment will therefore he submitted to you dealing with these points.
At the last session of the Sovereign Grand .Lodge, section 265
of the Code, was amended permitting Grand Lodges to levy assessments on their subordinates to create an Endowment Fund for
Odd Fellows' Homes that may be in operation, or that may be
established. It has been generally conceded that such a fund is
preferable to assessing lodges and members continually for the
upkeep of these Homes. In one jurisdiction (Washington), $5.00
has been added to the initiation fee of incoming members to be
applied to assist such a fund. In other jurisdictions an assessment
of $2.00 per year has been levied on each member, payable quarterly,
half yearly, or annually, at the option of the member.
Our fund now seems to be almost adequate to meet the initial
expense of providing a Home, when one is considered necessary,
but its maintenance would foe oppressive. I fear, if it had to be met
entirely by assessing the membership. The starting of a special
fund for-this purpose would now seem to be in order.
Bro. Gallagher informs me that he has prepared two wills for
■brothers devising certain sums of money to the Home Fund, and
I would suggest tlja.t it might prove an incentive and reminder to
other generously disposed brothers if a form of bequest was inserted
in our Proceedings. I have found such a form in the Proceedings
of other Grand Bodies.
The term of the present Trustees of this Fund expires this
year. Five brothers should be elected at the coming session to fill
this office, with the Grand Master and Grand Secretary, for a term
of three years. 4567
AGED   ODD   FELLOWS'   FUND
This Fund has been increased" by interest on investments, etc.,
$67.80 during the past year, and now amounts to $1,303.27.
This Fund was established by the Grand Lodge at its session
of 1898, to conform to legislation of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
of 1896. It is intended to meet the case of aged members of defunct
lodges who are unable to regain membership in existing lodges,
and rules were enacted at the 1898 session governing the fund.
GENERAL RELIEF COMMITTEES
The following is an abstract of the reports of the General
Relief Committees operating in this jurisdiction for the year 1921,
which have been furnished me in accordance with the By-laws of
the Grand Lodge.
Victoria. Vancouver.
Num'ber of Brothers relieved  —       9 73
Amount paid for relief     $541.65 $5,182.70
Amount paid for management expenses       32.15 249.86
Total amount of receipts 1    381.00 5,673.89
SURETY BONDS
Surety Bonds have been obtained from the Imperial Guarantee
and Accident Insurance Co. of Canada for the Financial Officers of
all the Subordinate Lodges of the Jurisdiction for the year 1922,
under its contract with the Grand Lodge. Bonds for the Grand
Treasurer and Grand Secretary for $1,000 each have also been
obtained  for   the   current  year.
With the consent of the Bonding" Company, a bond for the
Secretary-Treasurer of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery Board at Vancouver,
B.C., has 'been included in the schedule for the sum of $500.00.
The aggregate amount of the bonds are: For Treasurers,
$20,000.00; Financial Secretarys, $9,800.00, and Trustees, $20,300.00;
grand total, $50,100.00. Amount paid for premiums, $125.25.
Amount received for premiums, $139.68.    Profit, $14.43.
INCORPORATION OF LODGES
I have been able to assist "Vernon Valley" Lodge, No. 18, and
"Bulkley" Lodge, No. 30, to obtain incorporation under the provincial "Societies Act," and have also furnished "Gateway" Lodge,
No. 45. and "Princeton" Lodge, No. 52. with forms of declaration
and information as to the steps to be taken to incorporate, which
they desire.
' As far as I am informed, there are thirty-six of our lodges which
are incorporated, and twenty-two that are not incorporated. 4568
I think it is almost imperative, for their own protection and
safety, that all our lodges should obtain incorporation. It may
result in saving them considerable  trouble and loss in  the future.
The procedure to o'btain registration is simple and easy, and
the cost only from $20.00 to $25.00.
FORMS OF REPORT
At the suggestion and request of several members, I have made
the following alterations in the forms of report required from Subordinate Lodges, with rubber stamps: In the Semi-Annual Report,
by adding after "Number of Degrees conferred" the words "not
including Initiatory Degree." This makes it more explicit, some
lodges being accustomed to include the "Initiatory," and others
omitting it. I am of opinion the latter is the course intended by
the  Constitution.
In the Annual Report, -by adding an item, "Amount expended
on property and other investments." It has been alleged repeatedly
that same lodges have been accustomed to include in the item
"Amount of current expenses" amounts which should be charged
to Capital Account, such as repairs and other expenses connected
with property owned hy them; and which could not properly be
classified as current expenses of the lodge, thus unfairly swelling
the figures for that item. The result of this segregation is shown
in this report by a material reduction in the amount shown as
current expenses. I am afraid, however, that some lodges have
gone further than was intended, and have included under this item
amounts expended for the purchase of property, and other investments of their funds, which of course, was not intended, as this is
only a transfer of funds from one form of investment to another.
When a reprint of the form is made, it may be possible to make
the intention of the item more clear.
PROCEEDINGS OF SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE
In compliance with a standing resolution of the Grand Lodge,
a synopsis of the most important proceedings of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge Session at Toronto, Ont., on the 19th to- 24th September last, was prepared as soon as the reports of the Officers and
Daily Journal were received, and forwarded to the lodges on the
10th  October,  1921.
ONTARIO'S SOUVENIR BOOK
At the request of Bro. W. Brooks, Grand Secretary of Ontario,
an epitome of the history of the Grand Lodge, and of the condition
of the Order in this Jurisdiction, was prepared and forwarded for 4569
insertion in an Official Souvenir Book of Odd Fellowship, which
was presented to the Officers and Representatives attending the
-session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, held at Toronto in September last. The Grand Officers also furnished their photographs,
which were arranged very artistically in a group picture in the
book. Six copies of this hook were forwarded and were distributed
to the Grand Lodge Officers and the Grand Patriarch of the Grand
Encampment. The cut of the group photographs was also sent, but
I am afraid it is too large for insertion in the Proceedings of this
Grand Lodge.
Ontario  bore   -the   entire   cost  of   entertaining   the   Sovereign
Grand Lodge on this occasion, which amounted to about $27,000.00.
Under  these  circumstances,  and  with  the  approval of  the   Grand
Master,  the  cost  of preparing the  cut  of  the  group photographs
$34.00, was remitted to the Grand Lodge of Ontario.
MARRIAGE OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS
During the year two of our Grand Lodge Officers have joined
the "Order of Benedicts," Bro. W. W. Walkem, Grand Treasurer,
and Bro. Capt. J. C. Brown, Grand Conductor. This 'being a unique
event in the history of our Grand Lodge, it was suggested 'by the
Grand Master, that it would be an appropriate and fraternal act,
if the other Grand Lodge Officers were to mark it 'by a presentation
of some kind. The Officers were accordingly consulted, a generous
response followed, and two pieces of plate were secured., suitably
engraved, and were presented to the happy recipients 'by the Grand
Master on his official visits to- their respective lodges, on the 27th
and 28th April, 1922.
I am sure the members of this Grand Lodge, and, in fact, the
whole Jurisdiction, will join in wishing these brothers and their
wives long and  happy lives  of wedded bliss.
VISIT OF BRO. LUCAS
On 31st July, 1921, we were favored with a visit from Bro. W.
Lucas, Grand Sire of Australasia, who arrived at Victoria on. the
S.S. "Makura" en route to the Sovereign Grand Lodge Session at
Toronto as the Representative of Australia and New Zealand.
Whilst out on the Pacific a cordial welcome to Canada was
sent to him in a wireless message, and on his arrival he was met
by a committee from the three lodges in Victoria, who paid him
every attention during his  three days' stay in the city.
I notified the Grand Secretaries along the route he was taking
to Toronto of his movements, and he received a fraternal welcome
from the members of the Order throughout the Dominion. 4570
I have received communications from him, expressing his
appreciation of the hospitality and kindness shown to him on these
occasions.
VISIT OF THE GRAND SIRE
Having learned from the Grand Secretary of Saskatchewan that
Bro. Lucian J. Eastin, Grand Sire, had promised to pay a visit to
the Grand Lodge of that Jurisdiction during its annual session on
the«7th June next, and with the concurrence of the Grand Master,
I extended a cordial invitation to him' to visit our Grand Lodge
during the succeeding week, and have assured him of a very
fraternal welcome if he should decide to come. I regret to state
that I have received a reply from Bro. Eastin regretting that on
account of other engagements he will be unable to 'be with us. He
states that he has made a note of our invitation and hopes to be
able to visit us during his term of office. 4571
VETERAN JEWELS
The following Veteran Jewels  have been issued  during the year
NAME.
no
NAME.
370 |J. A. Campbell 	
371 |W. C. Calhoun 	
372 |W. Drury 	
373 |F. B. Jacques, P.G	
(Walter White 	
|G. W. Crowe 	
I.  A.   Henderson	
IW. S. Murphy 	
(A. J. Malcord  P.G	
|G. R. Naden, P.G.—
|Wm. Bailey 	
(j. F. Stainton, P.G	
IF.  W.  Raybur.n	
\ S. Whiteside. P.G.
I. Pollard 	
r. Yarrow 	
. Handlen 	
| Hirst	
|C. Reifel 	
|W. Calverly  :.
JW. Allsopp  -~,. --
|V. Janey 	
I  Wilson  	
|  Cain	
V. H. Watkins 	
V. R. Ellis, P.G	
V. B. Skinner, P.G...
1 Davie, P.G	
l.  Savanti 	
). G. Dailey, P.G	
|J. Yates  	
|W. J. Bone 	
|W. Wilkinson 	
|j. Gribble 	
|R. Gourlay	
Ij. Collishaw 	
ID. Gilles 	
|F. G. Hedley	
|N. A. McDiarmid, P.G
|J. Aitken 	
|A.  Steffin  —	
|Mark Bate  \	
|W. H, Morton, P.G.M
(j.  Curry ^	
|J. Malpass 	
|J. Price 	
I P.  Heilscher 	
|W. Miller 	
|A. E. Kmcaid. P.G	
|.T. W. Fee 	
|E. Trimble, P.G	
|N. T. Edwards, P.G....
|R. Hoyland 	
|R. Macpherson 	
|J. Tarlton 	
|W. Morgan 	
|W. Wilson 	
|B. Martinson	
|A. Linton 	
(C. C. Fraser 	
(T. Graham 	
|T. Dodge 	
|A. C. Musgrove 	
(A. E. Foster, P.G	
|A. C. McDonald 	
|H. A. Belyea 	
|W. S.  Smith 	
|N.  L. McColl	
|H. T. Kirk	
|T. McNeish 	
|G. Newman :	
|W. A.  Pride 	
|W.- N.  McDonald.	
|J.  W. Rogers	
|C. O. P. Olts, P.G	
|R. Cunning, P.G	 4572
NECROLOGY
The Order has 'been singularly unfortunate, Canada especially
so, in the loss of some of its most distinguished and useful members
during the past year. On January 8th last, Bro. Joseph Oliver,
Grand Sire, died at his home in Toronto, after a comparatively
short illness; and on February 2nd last, Bro. Cl. T. Campbell the
Senior Past Grand Sire, died at his home in London, Ontario. Thus
within a month of each other, Canada lost the. only two members
who  had attained  the  highest  office  in our  Order.
In both cases, with the approval of the Grand Master, telegrams of condolence and sympathy were sent to the widows and
families of the deceased, and floral wreaths were placed on their
biers, as a mark of respect and esteem from the members of this
Jurisdiction, which  have  been suitably acknowledged.
On the 29th March, 1922, Bro. W. Leedy, of Indiana, passed
away after a long illness. Bro. Leedy was both Grand Secretary
and Grand Scribe of the Jurisdiction of Indiana. He was a very
influential and greatly beloved member of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, was Chairman of the Committee on Printing Supplies, and
also of a Special Committee to enquire and report on the advisability of establishing a Juvenile Branch of our Order.
Our Order is certainly poorer for the loss of these useful
brothers.
I have received notice of the death during the past year of
thirteen members of this Jurisdiction who had attained the Past
Grand's Degree. Most of them have attended our Grand Lodge
Sessions as representatives of their respective lodges, and all of
them have done yeoman service for the Order. I would recommend
that a page ;be inserted in the Proceedings of this Session so as
to preserve their memories in our records.
I have 'been promised the loan of cuts by the Grand Secretary
of Ontario of the photographs of the late Grand Sire Bro. Joseph
Oliver and Past Grand Sire Cl. T. Campbell, for insertion in the
Proceedings of this Session, if approved.
CONCLUSION
We meet this year in the City of Victoria, the capital of the
Province, and the birthplace and cradle of the Order in this
Jurisdiction.
It is now over 58 years since the-first Lodge, Victoria, No. 1,
was instituted here, and it speaks well for the vitality of the Order
that at such an age we should find that Lodge, and the other
Lodges  in  the  city which  are  nearly  as  old,  displaying  so   much 4i
energy
and vigor. There appears to he a constant and perennial
stream of young men entering the Order to take up and carry on
the -work as the pioneers and old members become incapacitated or
pass away.
Eight years have elapsed since we last met in Victoria, when
the Jubilee of the institution of the Order in the Province was
celebrated with 'becoming eclat and enthusiasm.
I am reminded in this connection that it will be fifty years on
the 25th April, 1924, since this Grand Lodge was instituted in this
city. All those who took part on that occasion have passed away
to their reward, with the exception of one, Bro. Joseph York, P.G.,
who was then installed as Grand Guardian, and is with us now in
this city today.
The splendid record which the Order has of its work in this
Province during its past history is one that we may well be proud
of, and it should inspire and encourage us in our efforts to emulate,
and exceed, if possible, the past.
I trust that the coming Session may be a most pleasant and
harmonious one, and that whatever is done will redound to the
credit and prosperity of our beloved Order.
Yours fraternally,
Grand Secretary. 4574
Grand Treasurer's Report
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
I beg to submit herewith a report of my receipts and disbursements as  Grand Treasurer for the past year:
Receipts
1921,
June   9—To Balance from previous Grand Treasurer  $ 3,503.61
D. H. Proudfoot, int., Royal Bank, Nelson 47.6^
Grand   Secretary  ,	
14—
July    4—
"    18—
Sept.   6—
Oct. 20—
Nov. 30—
1922.
Jan.   17—
I     23—
Mar. 22—
May   9—
Harmony Lodge, No. 6
Grand  Secretary 	
Royal Bank of Canada   interest.
Grand  Secretary	
Harmony Lodge, No.  6 	
Grand  Secretary	
294.29
4,823.91
155.25
4,523.18
362.18
21.45
2,389.70
108.00
7,167.64
1,613.03
$25,009.93
Payments
June  9, 1921, to  May 9, 1922—
By Paid Orders Nos. 267 to 377, inclusive.
$20,222.35
Leaving a balance in my hands of  $ 4,787.18
Fraternally submitted,
W. W. WALKEM,
Grand Treasurer. 4575
Grand Representatives' Report
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O,F.:
Your Grand Representatives 'beg to submit the following report
of the Ninety-Seventh Annual Communication of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, held at Toronto, Ontario, from September 19th to
23rd, 1921:—
For the fourth time in the history of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, I.O.O.F., has its Annual Session been held on Canadian soil.
The last time was in 1912. in the gateway of the West, the City of
Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba. The present session-is the
third to be held in the City of Toronto, the "Queen City" of Canada.'
In 1880 when it met there for the first time, the city was little
beyond its infancy. Again in 1906, the Sovereign Grand Lodge met
in Toronto. Since that time wonderful progress has 'been made in
population and growth, until it has 'become the leading city in the
Dominion of Canada. With its prosperity and growth it has not
lost any of its charming hospitality; in fact, with a Grand Sire, a
former Mayor of Toronto, who was to preside over the Sovereign
Grand Lodge during the session it seemed the whole city was eager
to- welcome its guests. Hospitality without measure was generously
extended, entertainment of every variety was provided, so many
and multiplied were the evidences of the 'hospitality of the good
people of Toronto that the general verdict was, "Never excelled
and hard to beat."
The General Committee, of which Brother Joseph Powley,
P.G.M., P.G.P., and P.G.R., was chairman, 'had provided a programme of entertainment and pleasure which not only the spare
hours of the day, but the late hours of the night were scarcely
ample to comprehend. They had but one object in view, and that
seemed the desire to please all, and that they succeeded was without
question. Seldom, if ever, had such wonderful entertainment 'been
provided.
On Saturday^ September 17th, a hoat ride across the bay to
Hanlan's Point and a baseball game between Toronto and Syracuse
Clubs, of the International League, were the opening features of
enjoyment and sport. In the evening an informal reception to the
Grand Sire was given in the ballroom of the King Edward Hotel,
with musical entertainment and dance.
Sunday, September 18th, a special religious service was held in
Massey Hall, on which occasion Rev. Dr. Auld, pastor of Old St.  4577
The  Rev.  Brother J. A. Lucas,  Grand  Chapla
prayer. »
EXTRACTS  FROM  GRAND  SIRE'S  REPO
State of the Order
In the year 1919 and 1920 we have had the g
in  our  membership  since  the  Order was institute
never  found   ourselves   in   better   or   more   satis fa
Each   "branch   has   enjoyed   a   period   of   splendid
notwithstanding   commercial   and   financial   depress
received  thus  far  this year indicate  continued pro
the continent.    For this remarkable showing we mu
ful indeed.    Our standing as to membership is as f
of Subordinate Lodge members. 1,933,735; number
members,  318,332;   number  of  Rebekah  members-
brothers   288,610; number of Patriarchs Militant, 3
ber of persons belonging to the Order, 2,570,965.
Subordinate  Branch.—As will be .seen.from t
tary's report, the Subordinate Branch of the Orde
year of extraordinary activity and progress.    In m<
the gains have been away 'beyond anything previou
while in most others the showing 'has been good.   I
I am glad to note that a number of the Grand Lo
action to provide for increases in  the charges for
degrees, dues, etc., so  that corresponding provisio
for (benefits to be paid that will more nearly meet
of the  case   on  account of the  highly  increased  c
recent years.
Rebekah Branch.—This branch of the Order h.
with leaps and bounds, and the increase in member;
see, is away beyond our most sanguine anticipation
the years roll on and-as the work and undertaking
are developed along lines consistent with the great purposes of the
Order, we may expect that the Rebekahs will assume their full
share of what is expected of us.
Encampment Branch.—The Encampment Branch of the Order
has also been exceedingly prosperous and appears to have taken on
a new lease of life. I hope the good work that has been so well
commenced will continue in the years that are to follow.
Patriarchs Militant.—Perhaps in no branch of the Order has
there been such a great revival as in the Patriarchs Militant. It
has been my privilege and pleasure to "be present at a number of
their meetings, where the greatest enthusiasm has prevailed. They
are willing to  turn out when, and as occasion  may require, and  I 4578
wish to express my appreciation of the many occasions on which
they have 'honored me in providing an escort where I happened to
be visiting.    May they continue to prosper.
I am pleased to report to you "that we have 'been particularly
blessed during the year, in that no calamity of any-kind has overtaken the Order, and that everything points to continued activity
and large increases in our membership.
HOMES OF THE ORDER
It has been my privilege to visit and inspect a large number
of the 'homes which are so splendidly maintained in a number of
our jurisdictions, and needless to say, I have been very much
impressed with the excellent work being done by the Order in this
way. As a matter of fact, I believe that this very definite and
practical work on the part of the Order must commend itself very
strongly, not only to our members, but also to those who are
without the fold.
As will be seen by the special report of the Grand Secretary
upon the Homes, showing their cash value, cost of maintenance,
etc., many and various methods are undertaken for the purpose of
financing our Homes. In view, therefore, of the growing demands
made upon us in this respect, and looking into the future with all
its possibilities for growth and extension along these lines, I feel
that each and every jurisdiction having and, maintaining an Odd
Fellows' Home would be well advised to make provision in part
for the future by establishing a substantial endowment fund in
connection with it.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP
There seems to be a fairly widespread opinion that if provision
were made in our laws for life membership it would be a good
thing. I have been unable to give the matter sufficient consideration to give you any details as to the best means 'by which the
desired results might be worked out, but I am impressed with the
fact that the proposal has sufficient merit to warrant us having a
thorough investigation and report upon it. The whole matter might
be referred to a committee to report upon at the next session. The
argument is advanced that, life membership would be very helpful
in many respects, and would overcome in many instances the suspension of members for non-payment of dues. A member taking
life membership, it is advocated, might be required to pay an amount
worked out on an actuarial basis, and being sufficient to provide an
interest income at least equivalent to that which would foe paid in
annual dues 'by the ordinary member of the same age. On this
basis the life memberships para* in would constitute an ever-increas- 4579
ing capital account, the revenue from which might be used for the
payment of current expenses or sick and mortuary benefits as
required.
SITE  FOR NEW BUILDING  IN BALTIMORE
Under instructions given last session, the Executive Officers,
along with the chairman of the Committee on Finance visited
Baltimore for the purpose of securing a suitable site for a new
building. After viewing a number of properties it was decided to
purchase a site on North Charles Street, and this was done. A'
full report of Jthis transaction will be submitted by the Deputy
Grand Sire.
The Grand Sire and the Grand Secretary spoke very feelingly
and in highest terms of our late esteemed and respected brother,
Past Grand Sire John B. Goodwin, who for sixteen years had been
Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and who passed
away1 after a short illness on May 12th, 1921.
EXTRACTS  FROM  GRAND  SECRETARY'S  REPORT
- In presenting the magnificent report of the work of the various
branches of the Order for the past year, I believe it is the sentiment
of The Sovereign Grand Lodge that the entire membership should
be the recipients of their heartiest congratulations for their splendid
devotion and co-operation in making the year 1920 the banner year
in Odd Fellowship, as all branches of the Order have made gains
never before approached in the history of our great Fraternity.
May the wonderful result attained in 1920 be an inspiration for even
greater results in the future, and the time be not far distant when
we may have three millions of souls marching under the banner of
Friendship, Love and Truth,, and the good the Order is doing, of
which- we are without means to measure, prove a benediction to
mankind throughout the world.
For 1920 the net increase in membership has been divided as
follows: Subordinate membership, 139,099; Encampment membership, 54,154: Rebekah membership sisters, 60,128, brothers 35,579;
Patriarchs Militant membership, 6,240.
Relief and Receipts of Subordinates in 1920
The total expenditures for relief in 1920 were $7,541,914.31, as
compared with $7,187,862.81 for 1919, and the total receipts were
$27,601,590.59, as compared with $23,885,579.31 for 1919.
Business of the  Grand Secretary's OfBce
During the fiscal year ending July 31, 1921, the sale of supplies,
etc has amounted to $187,487.55, and the net profit on supplies,
etc., has been $23,170.49. 4580
Grand Representatives
The Sovereign Grand Lodge at the session of 1921 will consist
of two hundred and seven regular Representatives, the same as
last year, also one special Representative from the Grand Lodge
of Australasia, Brother William Lucas, Past Grand Sire of Australasia, having been elected as a Representative to the 1921 session.
Brother Lucas, no doubt, will receive a warm welcome in The
Sovereign Grand Lodge. He is the third Representative from
Australasia that has attended The Sovereign Grand Lodge session's
in the last fifteen years. In 1908 the Body was honored by the
presence of Brother George T. Clarke, Past Grand Sire of Australasia, and again in 1910 Brother J. C. Smith, Grand Secretary of
Australasia, attended the session, and at this session we will be
honored with the presence of Brother Lucas.
Necrology
On the evening of May 12, 1921, the world of Odd Fellowship
was called upon to mourn the death of Bro. John B. Goodwin, Past
Grand Sire, Grand Secretary and Adjutant General. Although
Brother Goodwin had been in failing 'health for the past two or
three years, when the end came it was, as always a s'hock. The
long service of Brother Goodwin in The Sovereign Grand Lodge,
he having been a Past Grand Sire and for 16 years Grand Secretary
and Adjutant General, gave him probably a wider acquaintance
among our membership than had any other Odd Fedlow. Every
one who knew him held.him in the highest esteem. He was a true
southern gentleman, courteous and kind to all with whom he came
in contact. His love for the Order was sincere and came from the
depths of his heart, and during the past two or three years he
frequently expressed the regret that he could not, on account of
his physical condition, meet and. mingle with the membership as
he formerly did. In his views, Brother Goodwin was always charitable and preferred to praise the good qualities of his fellow man
rather than to criticize his faults, thus emulating by example as
well as by precept the teachings of Odd Fellowship. In the passing
of Brother Goodwin the Order has lost an outstanding figure, and
a most honored member, his family a true and devoted husband
and father, and the  State a good citizen.
"Lives of great men all  remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And  departing,   leave  behind  us,
Footprints  on the  sands of time,
Footprints that perhaps  another,
Sailing on life's  solemn main,
Some forlorn  and  shipwrecked brother
Seeing, shall take heart again." 4581
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STATISTICS    OF    THE    ORDER    THROUGHOUT    THE
WORLD FROM 1830 TO DECEMBER 31, 1920
Including  Australasia, Denmark,  Germany, Netherlands,  Norway,
Sweden and Switzerland
Initiations in Subordinate Lodges   4,962,975
Members Relieved 5£  5,321,551
Widowed Families Relieved  „,._ .&  393,871
Members Deceased ^..^£ ™ .".  576,953
Total  Relief  .'. \%. :.; $201,625,528.97
Total Revenue .J|^-~„?i il2| H*| $479,105,969.10
CONDITION OF THE ORDER THROUGHOUT THE
WORLD, DECEMBER 31, 1920
Sovereign Grand  Lodge ..-. *. - ~. 1
•Qua»si-In-dependent Grand Lodges (Australasia, Denmark, Germany   Netherlands. Norway, Sweden and
Switzerland)  7
Grand Lodges .......... '...l.„^;^....J.iiC..., '$£.  68
Grand  Encampments  j  58
Subordinate  Lodges '...<>;£  17,165
Subordinate   Encampments     3,500
Rebekah  Lodges   9,632
Lodge  Members   £»■- -• <— 1,933,735
Encampment  Members  318,332
Rebekah  Lodge Members  '925,840
Total Number of Person's 'belonging to 'the Order..T... 2,570,965
Total Relief paid in 1920  $ 7,541,914.31
Total Receipts of Subordinate Bodies for 1920...:...  $27,601,590.59
Total Expenses of Grand and Subordinate Bodies for
1920     ^.......gjjkz. ...'  $15,280,533.85
Invested  Funds  of  Grand  and   Subordinate   Bodies,
December 31, 1920  W§i  $85,505,095.54
HOMES
He reports the Homes o.f the Order as numbering fifty-seven,
of a value of $8,688,605.79. Twelve other jurisdictions report the
creation of a fund* for the establishing of a Home, sonie of which
have reached a quite formidable amount, as follows:—
Alberta  $ 8,724.20
British Columbia     48,716.85
Denmark—Has four Odd Fellows' Homes under Subordinate
Lodges and are existing by private gifts. 4583
Georgia—Acquired 100 acres of land and preparing for the
erection of the R. T. Daniel Memorial Home for Widows and
Orphans.
Maine—Has $22,369.83 and Rebekah Assembly a fund of
$20,466.69 for the purpose of building a Home.
Manitoba—Has cash in Home Fund of $59,178.05.
vMaritime Provinces—Cash on hand, $33,871.54.
Mississippi—$32,755.65.
North Dakota—$67,000.00. and also Endowment Fund of
$165,000.00.
Saskatchewan—Cash on hand, $12,480.00.
Switzerland—Has a fund of $8,316.00.
Wyoming—Cash on hand, $18 469.94.
LEGISLATION
Legislation Passed Affecting the S.G.L. Code of 1915
Section 467
Be it enacted by The Sovereign Grand Lodge, That Section 467
of the Code of General Laws he amended by striking out the word
"and" after the word "support" in the fourth line thereof, and
inserting after the word "maintenance" in said fourth line, the
following:   "and endowment," so that said section shall then read:
"Section 467. May Levy Assessments to Support. Grand
Bodies shall have power to appropriate their general funds and to
levy assessments upon their subordinate bodies, by per capita or
other form of tax for the erection, equipment, support, maintenance
and endowment of such Homes as may be established under the
provisions of Section 466."—Journal, pages 151, 222, 227.
Section 265
Be it enacted by The Sovereign Grand .Lodge, That Section 265
of the Code of General Laws be amended by inserting after the
word "endowment" in the fourth line thereof the following: "(other
than an endowment fund for the use and benefit of any Home that
is, or may be. established under the provisions of Section ■ 466),"
a.nd also by inserting in said section after the word "maintenance"
in the tenth line thereof the following:: "and endowment as aforesaid," so tthat the said section, when amended, shall read:
"Section 265. Endowment Associations, Insurance Etc. No
Grand Lodge or Grand Encampment shall have power or authority
to levy assessments or collect dues or fees for the purpose of
creating or maintaining any endowment (other than an endowment
fund   for   the   use  and benefit   of  any  Home   that  is,   or   may  be, 4584
established under the provisions of Section 466), or other fund1 to
be disbursed directly or indirectly by such Grand Lodge or Grand
Encampment, or for the purpose of providing;'benefits in any form
to be disbursed by such Grand Bodies, or for the purpose of providing fire insurance for the property of its subordinates. Nothing
herein contained shall be construed to prohibit proper assessments
or collections for the construction, maintenance and endowment as
aforesaid, of Homes for the aged and indigent members of the
Order or the widows and orphans of Odd Fellows."—Journal, pages
J 51, 222, 227.
Section 320A
Be it enacted by The Sovereign Grand Lodge, That, a new
section be added to the Code, to be known as Section 320A, to
read as follows:
"Section 320A. Grand Encampments may, by legislation, permit subordinate encampments within their respective Jurisdictions^.
w*hich do not pay benefits of any character, to provide by law for
the expenditure of not to exceed one-half of their annual income,
exclusive of that from 'special trust funds for social purposes, to
promote and advance the Order."—Journal, pages 1-52, 243, 255.
' Section 688
Be it enacted 'by The Sovereign Grand Lo^dge, That Section 688
of the Code of General Laws, as amended at the 1920 session, be
further amended by changing "year 1920" in the proviso, at the end
of said section, to read: years 1920 and 1921, so that said section
when amended will read:
"Section 688. Grand Representative. Grand Representatives
shall not be entitled to receive any stated compensation or other
emolument, but shall be allowed mileage of 10 cents per mile one
way to be computed from their respective residences to the place
of meeting of The Sovereign Grand Lodge by the nearest travelled
route according to the distance laid down in the United States
Postal Guide and a per diem of $5 for not less than six days for
each regular session of The Sovereign Grand Lodge; provided, that
for the years 1920 and 1921 the mileage allowed shall be 11 cents
and the per diem $7.50 in lieu of the amounts above named, and that
in view of the emergency arising because of the increase in railroad
and hotel rates that this amendment go into effect upon passage."
—Journal, pages 154, 185, 186.
Section 174, P. M. Code
'Be it enacted by The Sovereign Grand Lodge. That Section 174
of the Patriarchs Militant Code be amended 'by adding the follow- 4585
ing words: "And retired Generals Commanding and Past Department Commanders."    The section, as amended, to read:
"Section 174. How Organized. The General Military Council
shall be composed of the several Department Commanders or a duly
accredited representative from each Department Council, said representative to represent his Department in the absence of the Department Commander. And the Retired Generals Commanding and
Past" Department Commanders."—Journal   pages 230, 264.'
Section 55, P. M. Code
Be it enacted by The Sovereign Grand Lodge, That Section 55
of the Patriarchs Militant Code be amended by adding the following
word's:
"That whenever the strength, of the cantons warrants it, the
Department Commander may direct the canton to elect additional
platoon commanders, as the strength of the canton may justify.
Such platoon officers to be elected by the canton on the night of
the annual election, they to be warrant officers and to rank as
Sergeants."    The section to read when amended as follows:
"Section 55. The commissioned, officers of a canton shall consist of a captain, who shall be commandant; a lieutenant, and ensign;
the warrant officers shall be a clerk and an accountant; and the
appointed officers, a standard bearer, a guard, a sentinel and a picket,
who shall rank in the canton in the order named. Whenever the
strength of the cantons warrants it, the Department Commander
may direct the canton to elect additional platoon commanders, as
the strength of the canton may justify. Such platoon officers to be
elected by the canton on the night of the annual election, they to
be warrant officers and to rank as sergeants."—Journal, pages 256,
264 y^i
CONSTRUCTION OF SECTIONS
Section 3
Subordinate   Lodges  if  authorized  May   Reduce   Benefits.—A
Grand Lodge may grant its subordinate lodges the privilege of
adopting a by-law providing that after a brother has received 52
weeks' sick benefits the lodge may pay $1.00 per week during the
continuance of his disability.—Journal, pages 22, 164, 178.
Section 788
Meetings of Lodges Falling on Holidays May Be Omitted.—A
lodge may decide by vote to omit a meeting on the regular night
when it falls on a holiday,—Journal, pages 22, 164, 178.
Section1 610
Members   Required   to   Wear   Regalia   Continuously   During
Session.—The regulation  regarding soldiers' and sailors' uniforms 4586
of the U.S. Army and. Navy refers only to the streets.    They are
not allowed to wTear anything on their clothing on- the street, but
in the lodge it is different and they will have to comply with our
regulations and wear appropriate regalia.—Journal,  pages 2.2,  199,
202.
Section  160
To Complete a Transfer of Membership, Member Transferring
Must Sign the Constitution of the Lodge to Which He Transferred.
—A brother transferring from the territorial jurisdiction of one
lodge to the territorial jurisdiction of another must sign the constitution of the lodge to which he is transferred in order to complete
the transfer, otherwise his status in the Order is the same as a
none-beneficial member, after the expiration of the period covered
by the advance payment of dues.—Journal, pages 23, 164, 178.
Section 490
A Member Holding a Withdrawal Card Living in the Territorial
Jurisdiction of One Lodge may Become a Member of Another
Lodge by Consent.—The holder of a withdrawal card is eligible to
become a member of a lodge within whose territorial jurisdiction
he does not reside, by deposit of such withdrawal card, provided
consent is given by the lodge within whose Jurisdiction he resides.
—Journal, pages 24   164, 178.
Sections 486 and 490
May Attain Membership by Transfer Certificate in Jurisdiction
Other Than That of Which Applicant is a Resident.—A member of
a Rebekah lodge living in one state may apply by transfer certificate for membership in a lodge in another state which is nearest her
residence, provided the Grand Master of each Jurisdiction as well
as the lodge within whose territorial jurisdiction she resides gives
permission for the purpose.—Journal, pages 24, 164, 178<
Sections 514 and 811
Five Members Voting on Applications for Membership, Legal.
—It is legal when only five members are present and vote, provided
it does not conflict with local law.—Journal, pages 25, 19.8, 202.
Section 286
Members in Arrears for Dues May Vote.—A lodge can hold a
meeting and transact business with five members present if three
of them are in arrears for dues, provided it is not in conflict with
local law.—Journal, pages 25, 198, 202.
Sections 302 and 315
Lodges Cannot Use Funds for Purchase of Decoration of
Chivalry Jewels.—It is  not  legal for  a  lodge  to use  its  funds  to . 4587
purchase Decoration of Chivalry jewels for its members or others.
—Journal, pages' 25, 198, 202.
Section 816
May Solicit Funds.—It is legal to solicit funds for certain purposes other than those prescribed by the laws of the Order, provided same is not in conflict with local law, and then only upon
application to and granting of a dispensation by. the Grand Master
for the use of the name of the Order for that purpose.—Journal
pages 25, 198, 202.
Article II., Section 1,  Constitution  S.G.L.
Election of a Grand Representative Who was Ineligible does
not Create a Vacancy.—A brother was elected Grand Representative
who did not possess the necessary qualifications for that office,
therefore, the election was void. The vacancy consequent did not
occur during the recess of the Grand Encampment, therefore the
Grand Patriarchy was without power to appoint, but it was the duty
of the Grand Encampment at its succeeding session to elect a
brother who was eligible to the office. The vacancy in the office
resulted from the conceded fact of the ineligibility of the brother
chosen, and was not a matter of declaration.—Journal, pages 25,
197, 201.
Section 3
Benefits Must Not Be Less Than $2.00 Per Week Until 52
Weeks Have Been Paid.—Lodges shall not pay less than $2.00 per
week until the brother shall have received 52 weeks' benefits.—
Journal, pages 25, 164, 178.
Section 861
Grand Encampments May Require Service as High Priest as
an Additional Qualification for the Office of Chief Patriarch.—
Decision 29, page 311 Journal 1918, does not nullify the provision
made in Section 861 of The Sovereign Grand Lodge Code, that
Grand Encampments may require service for a term as High Priest
as an additional qualification for the office of Chief Patriarch.—
Journal, pages 26, 164, 178.
Sections 400 and 401
Must Have Past Grand and Grand Lodge Degrees to be Eligible
for Office Therein.—A brother not yet a member of a Grand Body,
but who will be before date of installation is not eligible for office
in the Grand Body.—Journal, pages 26, 164, 178.
Sections 712 and 713
Either the Accused or the Accusor May Appeal to The Sovereign Grand Lodge.—It is the privilege of either the accused or the 8^ 4588ll
accusor, if the decision does not meet with their approval, to appeal
to The Sovereign Grand Lodge if they compl}- with the necessary
requirements.—Journal, pages 32, 240, 253.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
The following notices  to amend  the  Constitution  were  given,
to be considered next session:
Amendment to Section 3, Article I.
Resolved, That Subsection 4 of Section 3 of Article I. of The
Sovereign  Grand Lodge  Constitution, reading as follows:
"4. To determine the qualification for membership in the Order;-
provided that no person shall be admitted to the Order except free
white males of good moral character, who have arrived at the age
of twenty-one years, and who believe in a Supreme Being Creator
and Preserver of the Universe; provided, further, that in Australia,
New Zealand and other countries not on the Continent of North
America, in which one or more Grand Lodges have been chartered,
the qualification as to age shall be left to such Grand Lodges. No
hotelkeeper, licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, saloonkeeper, bartender or professional gambler shall be eligible to membership in
this Order, be, and the' same is, hereby amended by striking out the
word 'twenty-one' where it appears in the third line of said section
and inserting in lieu thereof the word 'eighteen,' so that said section,
when so amended, shall read as follows:
"4. To determine the qualification for membership in the Order;
provided that no person shall be admitted to the Order except free
white males of good moral character, who have arrived at-the age
of eighteen years, and who believe in a Supreme Being, Qreator
and Preserver of the Universe; provided, further, that in Australia
New Zealand and other countries not on the Continent of North
America, in which one or more Grand Lodges have been chartered,
the qualification as to age shall be left to such Grand Lodges. No
hotelkeeper licensed to sell intoxicating liquors, saloonkeeper, bartender or professional gambler shall be eligible to membership in
this Order."
Amendment to Section 1, Article II.
Whereas, Section 1, of Article II. of the Constitution of The
Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows
reads as follows:
ARTICLE  II.
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jpp Members
"Section 1. Who are members of The Sovereign Grand Lodge
—Qualifications.    This Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be composed 4589
of the following members, to wit: A Grand Sire, Deputy Grand
Sire, Grana\ Secretary, Grand Treasurer, Grand Chaplain, Grand
Marshal, Grand Guardian. Grand Messenger, Assistant Grand Secretary, and Grand Representatives from the several Grand Lodges
and Grand Encampments working under legal unreclaimed charters
granted 'by this Sovereign Grand Lodge, together with all Past
Grand Sires. Each member shall be a Past Grand in good standing
and a member of a subordinate lodge and a Rebekah lodge in good
standing, and must have received the royal purple degree and be a
member in good standing of an encampment in good standing."
..Now, be it resolved, That Section 1 of Article II. of the Constitution of The Sovereign Grand Lodge be amended by adding
after the word "standing" in the last line of said Section 1 of
Article II., the words, "and must have received the Patriarchs
Militant degree and be a member in good standing of a canton in
good  standing, so that Section 1 of Article  II.  shall read:
ARTICLE II.
Members
"Section 1. Who are members of The Sovereign Grand Lodge
—Qualifications. This Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be composed
of the following members, to wit: A Grand Sire, Deputy Grand Sire,
Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, Grand Chaplain, Grand Marshal,
Grand Guardian, Grand Messenger, Assistant Grand Secretary, and
Grand Representatives from the several Grand Lodges and Grand
Encampments wrorking under legal unreclaimed charters granted
by The Sovereign Grand Lodge, together with all Past Grand Sires.
Each member shall be a Past Grand in good standing and a member
of a subordinate lodge and a Rebekah lodge in good standing, and
must have received the royal purple degree and be a member in
good standing of an encampment in good standing, and must have
received the Patriarchs Militant degree, and be a member in good
standing of a canton in good standing,"
Amendment to Section 3, Article XIII.
The following amendment is intended to further the spirit of
Americanism which speech and -action in this Sovereign Body
during previous sessions so ardently stimulated, and our national
forefathers in tfie Union's making were so careful to allow by a fair
measure of representation to populous jurisdictions. Our claim to
be representative as now constituted has been justly disputed, and
a sincere desire to insure a fairer proportion of power to those who
contribute a preponderating measure of energy, prompts this action.
Be it enacted by The Sovereign Grand Lodge. That Section 3
of Article XIII. of said Constitution, reading as follows: 4590
"Section 3. Qualifications for Voting. No Grand Representative shall be entitled to more than one vote in the election for
Grand Officers, and no Grand Representative from a Grand Lodge
or Grand Encampment which shall be in arrears for money due
The Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be allowed to vote upon any
question."
Be. and the same is hereby amended as follows:
Strike out the following words on the second and third lines of
said section, reading as follows, "in the election of Grand Officers,"
and insert and add after the word "vote" in the second line, the
following:
"^Except, that the Grand Representatives from a Grand Lodge
shall be entitled on legislation and enactment of laws relating to
and affecting the ritual or ritualistic work of the Order, on questions
pertaining to the finances of The Sovereign Grand Lodge, and in
the election of Grand Officers, to two votes each, where the number
of members returned in the last annual report of the Grand Lodge
shall be not less than 40,000 and one vote for each and every
additional 40,000 members  returned in  such annual  report."
So that said section when amended shall read as follows:
"Section 3. Qualifications for Voting. No Grand Representative shall be entitled to more than one vote, except that the Grand
Representatives from a Grand Lodge, shall be entitled, on legislation
and enactments of laws relating to and affecting the ritual and ritualistic work of the Order on questions pertaining to the finances of
The Sovereign Grand Lodge, and in the election of Grand Officers,
to two votes each, where the number of members in the last annual
report of the Grand. Lodge shall be not less than 40,000. and one
vote for each and every additional 40,000 members returned in such
annual report, and no Grand Representative from a Grand .Lodge
or Grand Encampment which shall be in arrears for money due
The Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be allowed to vote on any
question."
Amendment to Section 3, Article I.
Resolved, That Section 3, of Article I., of the Constitution of
The Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, reading as follows:
"Section 3. Powers. It shall have exclusive power and jurisdiction as follows:
"1. To establish, regulate and control the unwritten work of the
Order, and to fix and determine the customs and usages in regard
to all things which appertain thereto,  but the unwritten  work  of 4591
the Order shall in no wise be altered or amended except by a four-
fifths vote of the members present.
"2. To provide and establish suitable lectures and other written
work for the Order, but the written work of the Order shall in no
.wise be altered or amended except by a three-fourths vote of the
members present.
"3. To prescribe the forms of all cards, certificates and ceremonies, to designate the style, material, shape and size of all jewels
and to fix the design of all regalia.
"4. To determine the qualifications for membership in the
Order; provided that no person shall be admitted to the Order
except free white males of good moral character who have arrived
at the age of twenty-one years and who believe in a Supreme Being,
the Creator and Preserver of the Universe: provided, further, that
in Australia, New Zealand and other countries not on the Continent
of North America in which one or more Grand Lodges have been
chartered, the qualifications as to age shall be left to such Grand
Lodges. No hotelkeeper, licensed to sell intoxicating liquors,
saloonkeeper, bartender or professional gambler shall he eligible to
membership in this Order:
"5. To introduce the Order into such countries, domestic or
foreign, as it may deem advisable; to charter lodgeSj, encampments
and Rebekah lodges in such countries, and to retain exclusive
control of such lodges until Grand Bodies shall be legally organized and chartered therein.
"6. To organize and issue charters to Grand Lodges and Grand
Encampments with such power and jurisdiction as The Sovereign
Grand Lodge may determine, and to recall such charters by a
majority of two-thirds of the votes cast. But no more than one
Grand Lodge and one Grand Encampment shall be chartered in
any State, Province, District or Territory.
"7. To organize and enact laws fot the government of such
other branches or departments of the Order as may be deemed
necessary or advisable, and to abolish the same by a majority of
two-thirds of the votes cast.
"8. To enact all laws of general application to the Order.
"9. To construe its own laws, rules and regulations, to declare
and interpret the customs, usages and practices of the Order, and
to determine the legality of the laws ordinances and practices of
Grand and subordinate bodies."
Be amended by inserting-after the word "New Zealand" in the
5th line of paragraph 4.. of said Section 3, the words "and in the
Dominion   of  Canada,"  and by  inserting  after   the   words   "Grand 4592 .
Lodges" in the 8th line, the words "provided, further that the age
qualifications shall in no event be under eighteen years," so that
when so amended the section shall read as follows:
"Section 3.    Power;
diction as follows:
It shall have exclusive power and juri.-
"1. To establish, regulate and control the unwritten work of
the Order and to fix and determine the customs and usages in
regard to all things which appertain thereto, but the unwritten work
of the Order shall in no wise be altered or amended except 'by a
four-fifths vote of the members present.
"2. To provide and establish suitable lectures and other written
work for the Order, but the written work of the Order shall in no
wise be altered or amended except by a "three-fourths vote of the
members present.
"3. To prescribe the forms of all cards, certificates and ceremonies, to designate the style, material, shape and size of all jewels
and to fix the design of all regalia.
"4. To determine the qualifications for membership in the
Order; provided, that no person s'hall be admitted to the Order
except free white males, of good moral character who have arrived
at trie age of twenty-o.ne years and who believe in a Supreme Being,
the Creator and Preserver of the Universe; provided, further, that
in Australia New Zealand and in the Dominion of Canada and other
countries not on the Continent of North America, in which one or
more Grand Lodges have been chartered, the qualifications as to
age shall be left to such Grand" Lodge; provided, further, that the
age qualifications shall in no event be under eighteen years. No
hotelkeeper, licensed to sell intoxicating liquors, saloonkeeper, bartender or professional gambler shall be eligible to membership in
this Order.
"5. To introduce the Order into such countries, domestic or
foreign, as it may deem advisable; to charter lodges, encampments
and Rebekah lodges in such countries, and to retain exclusive control of such lodges until Grand Bodies shall be legally organized
and chartered therein.
"6. To organize and issue charters to Grand Lodges and Grand
Encampments with such power and jurisdiction as The Sovereign
Grand Lodge may determine, and to recall such charters by a
majority of two-thirds of the votes cast. But no more than one
Grand Lodge and one Grand Encampment shall be chartered in any-
State, Province, District or Territory.
""7. To organize and enact laws for the government of such
other branches  or  departments  of  the  Order  as  may  be  deemed 4593-
necessary or advisable, and to abolish the same by a majority of
two-thirds of the votes cast.
"8. To enact all laws of general application to the Order.
"9. To construe its own laws, rules and regulations, to declare
and interpret the customs, usages and practices of the Order, and
to determine the legality of the laws, ordinances and practices of
Grand and subordinate bodies."
Amendment to Section 1, Article II.
Resolved, That Section 1 of Article II. of the Constitution of
The Sovereign Grand Lodge, reading as follows/
"Section 1. Who are Members of The Sovereign Grand Lodge
—Qualification. This Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be composed of
the following members, to wit: A Grand Sire, Deputy Grand Sire,
Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer. Grand Chaplain, Grand Marshal,
Grand Guardian, Grand Messenger, Assistant Grand Secretary, and
Grand Representatives from the several Grand Lodges and Grand
Encampments working under legal unreclaimed charters.granted by
this Sovereign Grand .Lodge, together with all Past Grand Sires.
Each member shall be a Past Grand in good standing and a member
of a subordinate lodge and a Rebekah lodge in good standing, and
must have received the royal purple degree and be a member in
good standing of an encampment in good standing."
Be amended by changing the period after the word "Sires,"
ending line 8 of said section, as printed on page 459 of the Code,
and adding thereafter the words: "The Retiring General of the
Patriarchs Militant, who shall be a member until his successor be
retired."
So that the section as amended shall read:
"Section 1. Who are Members of Sovereign Grand Lodge—!
Qualifications. This Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be composed of
the following members, to wit: A Grand Sire, Deputy Grand Sire
Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, Grand Chaplain, Grand Marshal,
Grand Guardian, Grand Messenger, Assistant Grand Secretary, and
Grand Representatives from the several Grand Lodges and Grand
Encampments working under legal unreclaimed charters granted by
this Sovereign Grand Lodge, together with all Past Grand Sires,
and the Retiring General of the Patriarchs Militant, who shall be a
member until his successor be retired. Each member shall be a
Past Grand in good standing and a member of a subordinate lodge
and a Rebekah lodge in good standing, and must have received the
royal purple degree and be a member in good standing of an
encampment in good standing:" ||1 4594
Amendment to Section 1, Article II.
Resolved, That Section lof Article II. of the Constitution of
The Sovereign Grand Lodge, reading as follows:
"Section 1. Who are Members of The Sovereign Grand Lodge
—Qualifications. This Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be composed
of the following members.^to wit: A Grand Sire, Deputy Grand
Sire, Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer Grand Chaplain, Grand
Marshal, Grand Guardian, Grand Messenger, Assistant Grand Secretary and Grand Representatives from the several Grand Lodges
and Grand Encampments working under legal unreclaimed charters
granted by this Sovereign Grand Lodge, together with all Past
Grand Sires. Each member shall be a Past Grand.in good standing
and a member of a subordinate lodge and a Rebekah lodge in good
standing, and must have received the royal purple degree and be a^
member in good standing of an encampment in good standing."
Be amended by changing the period at the end of the section
to a comma and adding thereafter the words "and have received the
Patriarchs Militant degree before taking his seat in The Sovereign .
Grand  Lodge,"  so  that  the   section  when  amended   shall-read   as
follows:
"Section 1. Who are Members of The Sovereign Grand Lodge
—Qualifications. This Sovereign Grand Lodge shall be composed
of the following members, to wit: A Grand Sire. Deputy Grand
Sire, Grand Secretary. Grand Treasurer, Grand Chaplain, Grand
Marshal, Grand Guardian, Grand Messenger, Assistant Grand Secretary, and Grand Representatives from the several Grand Lodges
snd Gra<nd Encampments working under legal unreclaimed charters
granted 'by this Sovereign Grand Lodge, together with all Past
Grand Sires. Each member shall be a Past Grand in good standing
and a member of a subordinate lodge and a Rebekah lodge in good
standing, and must have received the royal purple degree and be a
member in good standing of an encampment in good standing and
have received the Patriarchs Militant degree before taking bis seat
in The Sovereign  Grand Lodge."
Amendment to Section 2 of Article III.
Resolved, That Section 2 of Article III. of the Constitution of
The Sovereign Grand Lodge, which reads as follows: "Section 2.
Elective Officers—When and How Elected and Installed. The
elective officers shall be chosen by the members of The Sovereign
Grand Lodge, who are eligible to vote, by ballot at the stated
communications held on each even numbered year, and shall be
installed into their respective offices before the adjournment of
said communications.    A majority ofvall votes cast shall be neces- 4595
sary to elect. The nomination and election shall take place on the
second day of the session, and nominations for each office shall be
immediately succeeded by the election for the same and before the
nominations and elections for the next office."
Be amended by striking out the word "stated" in the fifth line
thereof the words "communications held on each even numbered"
and inserting in lieu thereof the words "communication 'held each"
and by striking out after the word "said" in the eighth line thereof
the word "communications" and inserting in lieu thereof the word
"communication," so that said section when so amended shall read .
as follows:
"Section 2. Elective Officers—When and How Elected and
Installed. The elective officers shall be chosen by the members
of The Sovereign Grand Lodge, who are eligible to vote, by ballot
at the stated communication held each year, and shall be installed
into their respective offices before the adjournment of said communication. A majority of all votes shall be necessary to elect. The
nomination and election shall take place on the second day of the
session, and nominations for each office shall be immediately succeeded by the election for the same and before the nominations
and elections for the next office."
MISCELLANEOUS
Life Membership—The Grand Sire recommended the matter
and a committee was appointed, authorized to investigate the
subject and report at the next session of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge.
The  Establishment of a Juvenile  Branch of the   Order—Has
been recommended and a committee was appointed to consider the
question and report at next session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
The majority report on Bonding Officers presented by Grand
Representatives Trautman and Avery (of New York and Pennsylvania, respectively) laid over from the last session for action,
was adopted, which leaves to local Grand Jurisdictions the subject
of bonding officers.
The special committee appointed last year with power to act
on Sovereign Grand Lodge Building, reported the purchase of a
site for same in the city of Baltimore for $48,000.00 and the preparation of preliminary plans for the erection of a suitable Temple.
In order to raise funds for the erection of this building each
jurisdiction in North America is to be assessed-ten cents per member each year for a period of five years, to be paid in semi-annual
instalments, the fund to be kept separate and invested until required' 4596
for use.    The  special committee  was continued.    The report was
adopted on roll call   131 voting Aye and 73 Nay.
Special committees were appointed for the following purposes
and to report at next session:—
\To draft and submit a new Burial Ceremony.
To investigate the matter of the existence of Side Degrees
which base their membership on membership in the Order.
To revise the Installation Ceremony for Rebekah Assemblies
to correspond with the form in use for Grand Lodges.
A permanent committee was appointed to receive and consider
communications not of a routine or administrative character from
jurisdictions outside North America and report thereon to the next
meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Past Grand Sire Goudy presented a memorial on the death of
John B. Goodwin, Past Grand Sire and Grand Secretary for sixteen
years. Addresses were also made by Past Grand Sire Pinkerton
and Past Grand Sire Goudy.
Past Grand Sire Cl. T. Campbell, the senior Past Grand Sire,
addressed the body on Thursda}' morning.
William Lucas, Grand Sire of Australasia and Grand Representative, addressed the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
The Band from the Orphans' Home of Illinois was admitted
to the Sovereign Grand Lodge and played several selections, which
were much enjoyed.
The children from the Ontario Orphans' Home were received
and entertained the Representatives by singing several selections in
a most delightful manner. One of the children presented the Grand
Sire with a basket of flowers.
A committee from' the Association of Rebekah Assemblies was
received by the Sovereign Body. The Committee consisted of Mrs.
Martha A. Prescott, Past President of the Association; Mrs. Emma.
W. Wilson. Past President of Indiana, and Mrs. Minnie Green, Past
President of Ontario. Sister Prescott conveyed the greetings of
the Association and presented Grand Sire Oliver with a handsome
bouquet of flowers.    The Grand Sire very gracefully responded.
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the death of our
Grand Sire Brother Joseph Oliver, who passed away at his home
in Toronto on January 8th, 1922, after a brief illness, at the age
of 69 years. On February 3rd, 1922, Past Grand Sire Cl. T.
Campbell, our oldest Past Grand Sire, died at his home in London.
Ontario, at the age of 78 years, and on March 29th,. 1922, Brother 4597
William   H.   Leedy,   Grand    Secretary  of   Indiana,   passed   to   his
reward at his home in Indianapolis at the age of 66 years.
These distinguished and faithful*members took an active part
in the last session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge and furnish noble
examples deserving of special contemplation.
On May 12th, 1921, Odd Fellowship was called upon to mourn
the death of John B. Goodwin, Past Grand Sire, Grand Secretary
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge for sixteen years.
The next place of meeting is to be Detroit, Michigan, on
September 16th to 23rd, 1922.
In conclusion, we desire to thank the Grand Lodge for having
elected us as Grand Representatives to the Sovereign Lodge.
Fraternally submitted,
HARRY WHITE.
A. E. HARRON,
Grand Representatives.
The Ooirrrmittee on Distribution submitted the following-
report, .which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge" of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend the following distribution of the suoject matter, of the reports of the Grand
Officers  to  the  Comimittees  indicated:
Grand Master's Report
To the Committee on State of the Order—Page 1; "State of the
Order" and "New Lodges," page 2; "Funeral Aid Association,"
page 3; "Visit of Grand Sire Lucas, pages 4, 5 and 6; "Presentations," pages 6, 7 and 8; "Schuyler .Colfax Memorial," page 8; "New
System of Book-keeping" and "Visitations," pages 15, 16, 17 and 18;
such portions of the Reports of the District Deputy Grand1 Masters
as refer to the condition of the Order in their respective districts,
pages 18, 19, 20, 21, 22   23 and 24; "Conclusion," pages 26 and 27.
To the Committee on Judiciary—"Appointments," page 3;
"Commissions Issued" and "Dawson Lodge, No. la," on page 4;
"Dispensations" and "Rulings," pages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14; Decisions and Dispensations issued by D.D.G.M.'s of Districts No.
1. 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12. 17, 24 25. 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 37 and 38; "Proclamations," pages 24, 25 and 26. 4598
To the Committee on Rebekah Degree—"Rebekah Branch,"
page 2.
To the Committee on Necrology—"Necrology," pages 8, 9
and 10.
To the Trustees, Odd Fellows' Home Fund—"Home Fund,"
pages 14 and 15.
Grand Secretary's Report
To the Committee on State of the Order—Page 28; "Statistical,"
pages 29 and 30; the whole of pages 44^ 45, 46, 47 and 48; "Conclusion," pages 49 and 50.
To the Committee on Rebekah Degree—"Rebekah Lodges."
pages 30 and 31.
To the Committee on Finance—Pages 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. 37 and
part of 38; "Aged Odd Fellows' Fund," page 39; "Emergency Relief
Fund," page 40; "Trial Balance," pages 41 and 42.
To the Trustees, Odd Fellows' Home Fund—"Odd Fellows'
Home Fund," pages 38, 39, 42 and 43.
To the Committee on Necrology—"Necrology," page 49.
Grand Treasurer's Report
To the Committee on Finance—The whole of the report.
Grand Representatives* Report
To the Committee on State of the Order—"Life Membership,"
page 55; "Site for New Building in Baltimore," pages 56 and 72;
"Establishment of Juvenile Branch," page 72.
'Signed by  the  Committee.
The Grand Master submitted the following- supplementary report, which was referred1 to the Committee on
Distribution:
To the Officers and Members of the Grand Lodge,
I.O.O.F. of B.C.:
Brethren,— a^
I beg to submit the following (brief supplementary report:
New Lodge
I   had   the   pleasure   of   signing dispensation   to   open   a   new
Lodge at Port Haney. B.C.. under the name of Maple Ridge .Lodge 4599
No. 32, commission to institute same toeing .made out by me to
the Deputy Grand Master, Bro. M. J. Phillips. Bro. Phillips
reported to me that the said Lodge was duly instituted by him on
June 2nd. He was accompanied by Bros. A. E. Harron, P.G.M.,
G.R.; G. Halliday. P.G.; S. Lewis, P.G.; Proctor and McLean, and
a number of Brothers from North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55;
Amity Lodge, No. 27; Royal City, No. 3. The initiatory degree
was conferred on 17 applicants. The degree team of Royal City,
No. 3, assisted 'by that of Amity, No, 27, put on the first degree,
followed iby the second and third degrees, after which the officers
of the new Lodge were duly installed', the installing officers .concluding their arduous and happy duties at five o'clock of the
following morning. An enjoyable banquet was given in honor of
the occasion. Bro. Phillips wishes to specially thank Bros. A. E.
Harron, P.G.M.; the members of North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55;
the brothers of Amity .Lodge, No. 27, and of Royal City Lodge,
No. 3, for their kind assistance. The Lodge starts off with every
prospect of success. Igfei
New Rebekah Lodges
New Re'ibekah Lodges 'have been instituted at Abbotsdord and
Kerrisdale, dispensations and commissions having been issued by
me for that purpose, directed to Sister Cozens, President of the
Rebekah Assembly. The Lodge at Kerrisdale bears the name of
"Olive Branch" Rebekah Lodge, No. 44, and. at Abbotsford, "Pearl"
Rebekah Lodge, No. 43. Both Lodges were duly instituted in
form 'by Sister Cozens, assisted by a number of Brothers and
Sisters. "Olive Branch" Rebeka'h Lodge, No. 44, was instituted on
the 22nd day of May, 200 being present at the institution. Both of
these .Lodges show promise of a fine future, and success is bound
to reward the loyalty and zeal of the charter members.
Dispensations
I granted dispensation to "Vernon Valley" Lodge No. 18, to
hold annual picnic at Oyama, and to the other Lodges in the
Okanagan Valley to co-operate with "Vernon Valley," No. 18,
therein. A most successful picnic was held by the Brothers and
Sisters at Oyama on 3rd inst.
A dispensation was granted to "Enterprise" Lodge, No. 43,
Trail, to wear regalia at the funerals of two deceased Brothers,
G.  F. Weir,  P.G., and J. J. Kollmar, P.G.
Report from Bro. Geo. H. Grant, Special Deputy
A report was recently received from Bro. Geo. H. Grant, as
my Special Deputy to Dawson Lodge, No. la, and other northern
Lodges, giving at some length an account of his trip north and of 4600
his visitation of our very interesting Lodges at Dawson City, Prince
Rupert, Smithers and Prince George, which will 'be submitted herewith to. the Grand Lodge. Bro. Grant sent -me 'his report from the
Flowery Kingdom of Japan.
Bro. Grant is now" engaged in the office of the Canadian
Missions at Tokyo, Japan, and is also engaged in teaching in the
Middle Schools of that ancient city in Cherry-Blossom Land. We
send our fraternal greetings across the sea to our good Brother,
whose cheery and breezy presence we will miss this year from our
Grand Lodge Session.
I also beg to submit herewith a report by Bro. D. H. Proudfoot, G.W., of a visit made by him to Slocan Lodge, No. 40, at my
request.
Re  Grand Lodge of Ontario
The Grand Lodge of Ontario was kind enough to extend to
the Grand Master and Grand Secretary an invitation to attend its
Annual Session, to be held in Owen Sound, Ont., on June 14th to
16th. As it was impossible for either your Gnand Master or Grand
Secretary to absent himself from the sitting of our own Grand
Lodge at that time, I 'have extended an invitation to an Odd Fellow
friend of mine, who assisted in my initiation into Odd Fellowship
thirty years ago in Huron Lodge. No. 62, located at Goderic'h, Ont,
my native town Bro. Senator Wm. Proudfoot, K.C., of Toronto, to
act as our Special Deputy to represent us at the Session of the
Grand Lodge and to extend fraternal greetings from our Grand
Lodge to our Eastern brethren.
Grand Chaplain
It was with deep sorrow that I learned frorn^ our Grand
Chaplain, Rev. Bro. R. W. Ragg of Chilliwack,-of the death through
diphtheria of one of his children, and of the very serious illness of
a second child from the same cause. Our Brother is now in quarantine and will be unable to be with us during the session. Last year
he was deprived of the privilege of being with us owing to the
sitting of" his Synod at the same time.
I <have communicated with our Brother, expressing to him and
to Mrs. Ragg our deepest sympathy with them in their sore 'bereavement.
D.D.G.M.  Reports
I append herewith a resume of further reports received from
my D.D.G.M.'s.
Respectfully and fraternally submitted,
JOHN D.  SWANSON,    '  .'.
Grand  Master. 4601
- 23 KamiitO'mizaka-cho, Koishikawa,
Tokyo, Japan, April 3rd, 1922.
Judge J. D. Swanson, Kamloops, British Columbia.
Dear Sir and Brother,—
The following is the report of my doings when, as your Special
Deputy, I visited the .Lodges at Dawson. Prince Rupert, Smithers
and Prince George in August, 192*1.
. I left Vancouver on the evening of August 6th, and at Prince
Rupert, where we stopped for a few hours on the Monday following,
I had the good fortune to meet several Odd Fellows, among whom
was Brother H. M'. Daggett, JSfoible Grand* of the Lodge there and
arranged that my visit to No. 63 should take place on August 27th.
We reached Sfoagway on the morning of the 12th, after one
of the most interesting sea trips that it has (been my privilege to
participate in. The steamer was crowded to its capacity with
travellers from many parts of the world, and all were delighted with
the wonderful scenery that, like a panoraima, opened to our view
as we sped along. Taking.the train at Skagway, we passed over
the "Summit" along the "Trail of '98," where so much hardship
was experienced and so many lives lost in the mad rush for gold.
Reaching White Horse the same evening, we .'boarded the steamer
"Casca" and started down, the Yukon River at 10" p.m., arriving at
Dawson the following day at 5 p.m. Walking ashore, I passed
through the crowds who were lined up to see the steamer's passengers land. Having nearly reached the ends of those lines, I was
impelled to ask a man if he knew Mr. D. Robertson. His response
was, "Yes, I am Duncan Robertson." And thus-it happened that
the first person spoken to in Dawson was your District Deputy. I
was then taken charge of, and during the next eight days was
entertained most delightfully. Everything of interest within a
dozen miles was shown, me. including gold dredging, hydraulic
mining, agricultural farms, fox farms and other things too numerous
to mention.
On Tuesday evening I attended a session of Yukon Rebekah
Lodge, No. 1; was introduced by Brother E. G. Edwards, D.D.
Grand Sire and was cordially welcomed by Mrs. Kirk, Noble Grand,
and invited to address the assembly. I responded with pleasure; and
in my humble way conveyed to the Sisters and Brothers of the
North the greeting of those in the South. We adjourned to a
banquet in another room, where a most bountiful repast was served.
Brother (Sergeant) Dempster, Noble Grand, of Dawson Lodge,
presided. Among the guests present -were Bishop and Mrs.
Stringer,   who   have   spent   many   years   in   the   North.     Brother 4602
Stringer belongs to a Toronto Lodge, and visits when the opportunity offers.
After partaking of viands spread in abundance before us,
Brother Dempster gave' a short address of welcome and then called
upon Brother Robertson, D.D.G.M., to address the company. In-
complying, "Brother Robertson began with words of welcome to
all present, but much to my surprise turned his speech into a
"presentation address" with your Special Deputy as the recipient,
and a beautiful gold Watch Fob with my name on it. was given
into my keeping. Having just partaken very heartily it seemed
unnecessary to say that "I was too full for utterance."
Brother Stringer made tbe speech of the evening, eulogizing
Odd Fellowship and the work it is doing, and urged the members
to miss n© opportunity for good that might present itself in the
future.
On Wednesday, August 17th, "Discovery Day" was celebrated:
A procession was formed on the principal street, w'hic'h proceeded
to the Park where an agricultural' exhibition was in progress, and
where among other things a display of gold bricks, nuggets and
dust was on view. As the "Head" of the Odd Fellows, I was
invited to a seat on the platform with other dignitaries, among
whom were Mr. George McKenzie, Commissioner for the Yukon,
and Dr. Thompson, the Federal member. Dr. Thompson gave the
opening oration, after which your Special Deputy was called on
and spoke briefly on "Things connecting the North with the South."
That evening I attended the regular meeting of Dawson Lodge,
No. la, where I was introduced by District Deputy Bro. Robertson.
After addressing the brethren, and assuring them of the great
regard held for them by the brethren of the South, I read* your
personal letter and found that those written words,- so full of deep
feeling and thoughtfukiess, interested them greatly. The Lodge
seemed to be in good shape, owning its own hall, with 112 members, and seve/ral applications for membership, two of which had
been elected. Dawson is not so large as in former years, there
having been quite an exodus of its population in which many of
the brethren joined, so now that the members of No. la are
scattered far and wide, and others working in outlying districts,
comparatively near, but yet too far away for them to attend regularly, it remains for a faithful few to "carry on," affwl they deserve
great praise for their untiring and successful efforts which have
kept the Lodge up to its present standard.
And here I might suggest that personal letters be sent frequently by the Grand Master to this far-away tfioime of Odd Fellow- 4603
ship, not waiting for a matter of business to prompt the sending
of them.
At the close of the Lodge< I conferred the Past Grand's
Degree upon Duncan Robertson, Chas. I. Tennant, Elvan J.
Edwards. Chas. Redmond, John R. Murray and George Po'hl,
During my eight days' stay in Dawson, a large flag on. which
our Three Links symbol plainly showed, floated from the flagstaff
on the Odd Fellows' Hall; and on the day of my departure, as our
steamer was passing the Hall, after leaving the wharf, the flag
was "dipped" in my honor
On Saturday afternoon we reached Prince Rupert and I was
met by Bro. Daggett, Noble Grand, and several other Brothers of
No. 63, who escorted me to the hotel and looked after my entertainment during my stay in their city. At 8 p.m. I visited Prince
Rupert Lodge, No. 63, officially, and enjoyed a very interesting
session. At its close we sat down to a banquet, which had been
prepared for the occasion. During the evening I conferred the
Past Graoidi's Degree on Brothers B. "Crossett, H. M. Hale, Jas.
Hillard, H. Brooksbank, of No. 63; S. Mosher. of Pacific Lodge, No.
26; and H. Douglas, of Silver City Lodge, No. 39, Sandon.
Reaching Smithers at 8 pjm., August 29th, I was met at the
station by Brothers A. E. Campbell, H. J. Kelly and others, and
that evening attended a meeting of Bulkley Lodge, No. 30. where
I was officially received. I was velry much pleased at the reception
accorded me, and from what I could see of the interest in lodge
work taken by the members, would .say that Odd Fellowship will
thrive in this very important valley. After Lodge, a supper was
served in the Lodge Room, and a very good time was enjoyed by
all present.
My next stop was at Prince George, where on Wednesday
evening, August 31st, I officially visited Cariboo .Lodge, No. 65.
The Noble Grand, Brother John Melnnes, who had met -me on my
arrival, is very popular among the brethren; the members of the
Lodge are very enthusiastic, and we may look for a large increase
in its membership. Here for the first time during my trip, I was
privileged to see degree work. The Initiatory Degree was put on
in a most satisfactory manner. After the Lodge was closed I conferred the Past Grand's -Degree on Brothers T. D. McLeod, A. M.
Patterson. N. P. Anderson, J. Mclnnis and Geo. F. Meyers. A
banquet, to which the ladies were invited, and which proved a most
successful affair, brought my last official visit to a close. 4604
At each Lodge your very interesting letter to the brethren was
read, and on every occasion great pleasure was expressed at its
contents.
In closing, I wish to thank you most heartily for this opportunity, which gave me the privilege of seeing the far North, of
meeting the Brothers and Sisters there, and1 'making friends whom
I think of with pleasure.
Yours in  F.,  L.  and T.,   j0\
GEO.  H.  GRANT,  P.G.P., P.G.R.
Nelson,  B.C.,  May 31st,  1922.
Hon. J. D.  Swanson,
Grand Master.
Dear Sir and Brother,—
In accordance with your request, I visited Slocan Lodlge, No. 40,
Slocan City, B.C., on the evening of May llth, accompanied by
seven Brothers from Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, Nelson, B.C. The
Slocan Brothers exemplified the Initiatory Degree very creditably,
and at the close trie Rebekahs were admitted and a real enjoyable
evening, was spent. Supper was served and speeches were delivered
by many of the Brothers and Sisters.
'Slocan.Xodge is contemplating building a new hall. They have
the lots in readiness and are likely to proceed with the building
this summer. There were about forty Brothers present, many
walking in from the mines, some eight miles distant. We were
royally entertained, and I intend to visit Slocan again ere long.
On the evening of May 22nd I had also the pleasure of officially
visiting my home Lodge, Kootenay, No. 16. On this occasion. I
was accompanied by District Deputy Bro. Angus Shaw, Grand
Junior Warden of the Encampment Bro. W. H. Watkins, and Past
Grand Master J. A. Tully, of the Jurisdiction of Alberta. The Third
Degree was put on in very good form and several enthusiastic
speeches were listened to by the gooddy number of Brothers present.
We are always glad to welcome Bro. Tully in Nelson, and he certainly .made himself at home and enjoyed his visit in Nelson. Bro.
Tu^ly is on his way to Victoria to be with us at our Grand Lodge
Session in- June.
Fraternally  submitted,
D.  H.  PROUDFOOT,
Grand Warden. 4605
Reports of District Deputy Grand Masters
District No. 9. Fred D. Davies reports installing the officers
of Ridgely Lodge, No. 22, and Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60, in
July, 1921, and January, 1922. Granted dispensation to Ridgely
Lodge, No. 22, to' receive application, ballot for and initiate a candidate the same evening. Paid two official visits to the Lodges in
his District. Rendered no decisions. Condition of the Order in
the District very satisfactory.
District No. 14. A. E. Connolly reports installing the officers
of Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, at the appointed times. Paid two
official visits to the Lodge. Rendered no decisions. Condition of
the  Order good.    Twenty-one  initiations  since   last July.
District No. 21. C. A. Paton reports the installation of the
officers of Fidelity Lodge No. 25, at the proper times. Granted a
dispensation to that Lodge to confer two Degrees on a candidate
at one meeting. Accompanied the Grand Master on his official visit
to Fidelity Lodge.    Condition of the Order in the District good.
District No. 34. C. F. Sherwin reports the installation of the
officers of Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, at the appointed times. That'
in January was a joint one with "Kaslo" Rebekah Lodge, for which
he granted a dispensation. Accompanied the Grand Master on his
official visit to Sunshine Lodge, No. 57. Fraternity prevails in the
District, but the times do not assist in the admission of new
members.
District No. 35. R. E. Walker reports joint installation of the
officers of Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63, and Centennial Rebekah
Lodge, No. 40. Granted dispensations for public ball, a benefit ball
for distressed member, and for a joint installation. Rendered no
decisions. Condition of the Order in District good. The institution of a new Lodge at Terrace, B.C. would materially benefit
Prince  Rupert Lodge as  well.
The Grand Secretary submitted the following Supplementary report, which was referred to the Committee on
Distribution:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
I have to report that since my report was printed, Maple Ridge
Lodge, No. 32, was instituted at Haney, B.C., on the 2nd June, 1922,
•by Bro. M. J. Phillips, D.G.M., assisted by Bro. A. E. Harron,
P.G.M., P.G.R. 4606
"Olive Branch" Rebekah Lodge, No. 44, was instituted at
Kerrisdale. B.C., on 22nd May, 19227 and "Pearl" Rebekah Lodge,
No. 43, was instituted at Abbotsford on 1st June, 1922. Both these
Lodges were instituted by Sister H. Cozens, President of the
Rebekah Assembly.
FRED DAVEY, j
Grand Secretary.
The Committee on Distribution submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend the distribution of the Supplementary Reports of the Grande Master and
Grand  Secretary  to   the  following Committees,  viz.:
Grand Master's Report—That part respecting the issuance of
dispensations   and  commissions,   to   the   Corrranit'tee   on   Judiciary.
The reports of Bros. G. H. Grant, P.G.P., and D. H. Proudfoot,
G.W., to the Committee on State of the Order.
Those portions of the report's of the District Deputy Grand
'Masters referring to the condition of the Order in their respective
Districts, to the Committee on State of the Order.
The dispensations issued by the District Deputies of Districts
No. 9, 21, 34 and 35, to the Committee on Judiciary.
Grand Secretary's Report—Re Institution of Lodges, to the
Committee on State of the Order.
ly^'S-ig'ned by  the Committee.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. W. H. Cullin,
P.G.M., No. 4, and J. H. Ashwell, No. 7, to retire and
introduce the Mayor of the City of Victoria.
The Grand- Master declared a recess for the purpose of
receiving the Mayor.
The Committee returned and introduced the Acting
M<ayor, Alderman J. Harvey, who was escorted by a larpfe
■muster of  Patriarchs Militant  in full  uniform,  under  the 4607
command of Capt. C. E. Snider, and was accompanied by
Bros. J. R. McKinnell, P.G.P., and Anton Henderson,
P.G.M., representing the Grand Encampment and the
Department Council, Patriarchs Militant.
The Grand Master welcomed the Acting Mayor, and
invited him to a seat on the dais.
Alderman Harvey addressed the Grand Lodge, extend-
in£ a very hearty welcome to the city. He spoke in a very
appreciative manner of the work of the Order, and expressed
a hope that the visitors would enjoy their visit, and that
the Grand Lodge would have a pleasant and harmonious
Session, to .which the Grand Master fittingly responded on
behalf of the Grand Lodge.
jj Bro. J. R. McKinnell, P.G.P., extended fraternal greetings on behalf of the Grand Encampment, and Bro. A.
Henderson, P.G.M., on behalf of the Department Council,
to which the Grand Master suitably responded.
The Acting- Mavor and escort having retired, the Grand
Lodge resumed business.
The following notice given last Session to amend the
Constitution of the Grand Lodige was read and referred to
the Comimattee cm Legislation:
Proposed Amendment to Constitution
"Article VIII,, Section 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:
"Section 1. The revenue of this Grand .Lodge shall be raised
for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses thereof, and
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 4608
relief  of aged and  indigent   members   of   the   Order,  and  widows
and orphans of deceased Od<d 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.
The following notice to amend the Constitution of the
Grand Lodge was read' and referred to the Committee on
Legislation:
Victoria,   B.C.,  February  27th,  1922.
Fred  Davey,   Grand Secretary,
Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Dear Sir and Brother,—
We, the undersigned Representatives to the Grand Lodge, beg
to give notice that at the next Annual Session of the Grand.Lodge
we will move the attached amendment to the Constitution of the
Grand Lodge, by adding a new Article VIII. A.
-     - L. E. GOWER, '        -   --.."_    '*
E. TUCK,
Representatives  of Victoria  Lodge,  No.   1,  I.O.O.F.
JAS. A. McCAHILL,
F. E. ANDERSON,
Representatives of Columbia Lodge, No. 2, I.O.O.F.
: ■'   ; . JAS. BELL.
P. G. CUDLIP,
Representatives of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, I.O.O.F. 4609
Amendment to Constitution
£*?S>"*-'-
Add new Article 8a—Funds and Property.
Section 1. The Grand Lodge may acquire, hold and take by
conveyance, purchase, donation, devise, or otherwise all kinds of
real estate and personal property, and may sell, grant and convey,
exchange, mortgage, lease, let, improve and develop the same, and
may erect and maintain any necessary buildings.
Section 2. The funds and property of the Grand Lodge shall
be used and dealt with for its legitimate objects only, and in
accordance with its Constitution and By-Laws.
Section 3. The Grand Master and1 Grand Secretary are empowered to sign and execute in the name of and on behalf of the
Grand Lodge (authenticated by the Seal of the Grand Lodge) all
necessary re-conveyances or releases of mortgages for the security
of moneys advanced on loan, and also to sign and execute all. deeds,
conveyances, transfers, leases or mortgages of any real estate or
real property which may be purchased with moneys belonging to
the Grand Lodge, and to sign all receipts for moneys repaid for
bonds  or  debentures or other  securities  purchased.
In the case of funds or property belonging to the Odd Fellows'
Home Fund, this power shall not be exercised except at the request
of the Trustees of this Fund in writing,
The Grand Secretary presented the following notice of
motion, which was referred to the Committee on Legislation :
I hereby give notice that tomorrow I will move the following
amendments to the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges, viz.:
Article VI., Section 1. Add the following clause: "Lodges may
provide by By-law for the election of Trustees, whose duty it shall
be to manage, invest and control the money, property and effects
of the Lodge in such 'manner as the 'Lodge may direct, and may
define their duties and prescribe their terms of office. Provided,
that no Elective Officer of the Lodge shall be eligible to the office
of Trustee."
Article VI., Section 2. After the letters "I.G." insert the word
"Chaplain." Strike out the words at the end of the section, "and
the Lodge may also appoint a Chaplain for a regular term."
Article XII., Section 2. Strike out the word's "two-thirds" and
insert the words "three-fourths" in place thereof.
FRED  DAVEY. 4610
A letter was read -from Bro. T. T. Warham, chairman
of the Committee of the Sovereign Grand Lodge on the
establishment of a Juvenile Branch of our Order, asking
for an expression of opinion by this Grand Lodge as to
whether it is in favor of a Juvenile Branch, whether it
favors the eighteen-year amendment, and whether it is in
favor of a Juvenile Branch admitting girls at sixteen years
of age and automatically joining the Rebekah Lodge at
eighteen years. On motion, the communication was referred
to the Committee on State of the Order.
A communication was read from: Bro. T. Tellefsen,
P.G., Vancouver, B.C., stating that he had taken over the
editorship anal1 management of the "B.C. Odd Fellow."
asking for support and continuance of the Grand Lodge
card in the paper. On motion, the communication was
referred to the Committee on Finance.
A communication was read from Mr. Goodenough
asking the privilege of photographing the members of the
Grand Lodge in a group. It was moved, seconded and
carried. That the writer be informed that the Grand Lodge
regrets it has not sufficient time at its disposal to accede
to his request.
The Victoria Printing and Publishing Co. submitted a
tender for printing the By-laws of Subordinate Lodges,
which was referred to the Committee on Printing.
&•
Invitations to hold the next Session of the Grand
Lodge at New Westminster were read from the Representatives of Royal City Lodge, No. 3, and Amitv Lodge,
No. 27, also from the City Council and Board of Trade
of New Westminster.
Invitations to hold the Session at Prince Rupert were
read from "Prince Rupert" Lodge, No. 63; the City Council,
the Board of Trade and the Trades and Labor Council of
Prince Rupert. If4611
Oh motion, these invitations were laid on the table
until the special order of business at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning.
It was, on motion, resolved, That this Grand Lodge do
now adjourn until 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 sit and
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was  called.
The Grand Master appointed P.W. Dempster, P.G.M.,
No. 2, and T. Emiblet'cn, P.G.M., Xo. 36, to retire and introduce the Fraternal Delegate fpom the Grand Lodge of
Saskatchewan.
The Committee returned and introduced Bro. W.
McBride, P.G.M., who was cordially welcomed by the
Grand Master and invited to take a seat on the platform.
The chair appointed Bro. Robertson, No. 47, to act as
Press Reporter during the Session.
The Committee on State of the Order presented the
following report, which ,was adopied, an amendment to consider the report seriatem being defeated on being submitted
t'o the vote:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on the State of the Order, to whom was
referred certain portions of the report of the Grand Representatives,  beg  to  report as  follows: 4612
Life Membership
This question was introduced by the late Bro. Oliver, Grand-
Sire, m his report, and was referred to a Special Committee to
report at the next Session of the Sovereign Grand' Lodge.
The principal argument in favor of this proposition appears to
be that it would, if adopted, tend to decrease the number of suspensions  for non-payment of  dues.
We are not aware that there has been any demand; for this
innovation in our present system. Of course it would be possible
for actuaries to arrive at the lump sum that a -member should pay
to receive certain benefits through life, providing the}" were in
possession of the necessary data as to the probable amount of
sickness he woudl be liable to. This would depend on his occupation, place of residence, and other factors involved, apd our Order
is not in possession of this data regarding its members.
There are, however, many objections to this plan; which would,
in our opinion, far outweigh any advantages that would be derived
from it.
One difficulty is that it would constitute a contract-between the
Lodge and a member of this class which would either require the
segregation of the members into different classes, or it might prevent a Lodge from changing its scale of benefits by an amendment
to  its  By-laws.
In the- event of a member of this class transferring to another
Lodge, it would invo'lrve the valuation of the unexpired, premium and
the transfer of this sum to the other Lodge.
Then again in the event of the Lodige becoming defunct, who
would be liable for the member's benefits? The Grand Lodge
claims a reversionary interest in the assets of a defunct Lodge, so
it might be held liable for the payment of its liabilities.
No enquiry has yet been received from the Special Committee
appointed to consider this question, as to the opinion of this Grand
B'odj, and it is quite possible that when they come to consider the-
question that some of these difficulties will present themselves, so
that they may not be able to recommend its adoption.
We would,- however, recommend that this scheme be not
endorsed until its details have been considered^by this Grand Body.
Juvenile Branch
A Special Committee was also appointed to consider the estalb-"
lishment of a Juvenile  Branch of the  Order and to report  to the
next Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, but so far no enquiry 4613
has been received  from this   Committee as to  the opinion  of this
Grand  Body on the proposal.
Some years ago a plebiscite of the whole Order was taken on
this question, and the verdict of the great majority of the Jurisdictions was opposed to it, and this Grand Lodge was amongst
that number. It would appear to this Committee that this, scheme
would not work satisfactorily or successfully unless the age limit
for admission to the Order is reduced to eighteen years. We feel
assured that you could not induce young men to retain their
membership in the Juvenile Branch and associate .with children
until they became twenty-one years of age, and eligible then to
be drafted into the Subordinate Lodge; but it might be possible
to do this until they were eighteen years of. age, if it were then-
practicable for them to be transferred automatically into the adult
Lodge.
We would therefore recommend that this Grand Lodge give
no support to the formation of a Juvenile Branch until the age
limit for admission into the Subordinate Lodge is reduced to
eighteen years, this Grand1 Lodge having already gone on record as
being in favor of the eighteen-year-old amendment. We would also
recommend that the question of a Juvenile Branch of the Rebekahs
should be referred to  the Rebekah Assembly.
\
i
Sovereign _Grand Lodge Building
Considerable opposition has developed' in a number of Jurisdictions since the meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge last
September, to the action taken at that meeting to raise funds for
the erection of a building in Baltimore for Sovereign Grand Lodge
purposes by levying an assessment on all Grand Jurisdictions on
the Continent of North America of ten cents per member annually
for five years. The opposition is based on the grounds that the
assessment cannot be levied except by the passage of a Bill, and
not merely by the adoption of the report of the Commission;
further that there is no necessity for such extravagant expenditure
for this   purpose. _
We are of the opinion that the decision reached at the last
Session of the 'Sovereign Grand:' Lodge should have been deferred
for a year at least, in order to enable a deliberate judgment to be
formed as to the advisability and necessity of spending such a large
sum of money, amounting to a million dollars, if the assessment
is to be levied on  Grand Lodges alone.
We do not think the Order would object to an expenditure for
making adequate provision for the accommodation of the staff of
the principal Officers of the Order, and for the care and safety of 4614
its records, etc., but the scheme adopted is very much in excess of
this, and is objectionable on many grounds. It will involve a
contribution from this Jurisdiction of over $700.00 a year for five
years, or $3,500.0t3, which could be more fittingly used to assist
our Home Building or Endowment Fund, and will necessitate the
Subordinate Lodges being specially taxed to  meet it.
We infer that the Executive of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
must be impressed with the opposition that has- been exhibited to
this project, as no demand has been received for the amount
payable by this jurisdiction on this account.
- Under-these circumstances, and as we have no doubt but that
the matter will again be considered at the next Session of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, we would recommend that our Representatives be instructed to support any motion for its reconsideration,
and for a reduction of the proposed expenditure and the adoption
of a more moderate and economical scheme.
i 'Signed  by  the   Committee.
The Grand Lodge Degree was conferred on the following by the Grand Warden in the Anteroom: H. Allnutt,
G. Downie, G. R. Hopkins, H. Paver, W. P. Roberts and
A. Hodgkinson, No. 1; T. Burgess, F. T. Pengelly, C. D.
Munn and H. A. White, No. 2; A. Lemm, E. J. Hurren,
F. J. Holland, W. H. Rob'bins and T. Rutter, No. 4; R. J.
Johnson, No. 40.
The hour set for the election by law having arrived,
the Grand Master appointed Bros, W. McBride, P.G.M.,
Saskatchewan, and J. A. Tully, P.G.M., Alberta, to act as
Tellers. Nominations were invited and the following .were
offered :
For Grand Master: M. J. Phillips, No. 3, nominated
by D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3.       '§<-''-'■' SSl^
Bro. Phillips being the only nominee, the Grand Master
declared him duly elected' by acclamation.
For Deputy Grand Master: D. H. PrOudfoot, No. 16,
was nominated by R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27.
No other nomination being offered, Bro. Proudfoot was
declared duly elected' bv acclamation by the Grand Master. 4615
For Grand Warden:  W. W. Walkem, No. 6, was nominated by W. H. Cullin, P.GAL, No. 4, and being the only
nominee  was  declared by  the  Grand  Master  to  be  duly
elected by acclamation.
For Grand Secretary: Fred Davey, No. 1, was nominated by J. W. O'Connor, No. 62, and being the only nominee
was declared by the Grand Master to be duly elected by
acclamation.
For Grand Treasurer: R. Livingstone, No. 1, was
nominated by J. Wilby, No. 2 ; O. E. Fisher, Xo. 51, was
nominated by F. G. Tily, No. 51; J. H. Ashwell, No. 7, was
nominated by V. Woodworth, No. 7 ; H. S. Andrews, No. 43,
was nominated by H. W. Hankin, No. 43; J. Bell, No. 4,
was nominated by W. Law, P. G. M., No. 10; J. W.
O'Connor, No. 62, was n'ominated by J. C. Clucas, No. 62;
C. E. Mahon, No. 61, nominated by R. A. Merrithew,
P.G.M., No. 27; D. G. Harvie, No. 47, was nominated by
R. Truran, No. 54.
For Grand Representative:   H. Fooks, P.G.M., No. 28,
was nominated by R. A. Perry, No. 14, -and being, the only
"nominee, he was declared by the Grand Master to be duly
elected by acclamation for two years.
Five Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home Fund having
to be elected to fill the vacancies caused by the retirement
of the present Trustees through effluxion of time—R. A.
Perry, No. 14, was nominated by G. Sutherland, No. 14;
W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., Nto. 26, was nominated by W.
Law, P.G.M., No. 10; R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27, ,was
nominated by P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3, nominated by C. E. Mahon, No. 61;
C. E. Mahon, No. 61, nominated by A. Henderson, P.GAL,
No. 2.    f|;;        Wr^ :m:.':   ~ -■'''■  <      ,-V,. :/-;   '/■"'--,,'. -\
No further nominations being offered, the before mentioned five Brothers were declared by the Grand' Master to
be duly elected for three years by acclamation. 4616
The ballot was spread for Grand Treasurer, and the
following result announced: Number of votes cast, 190;
necessary to elect, 96. Bro. Livingstone received 35 votes;
Bro. Fisher, 34 votes; Bro. Ashwell, 11 votes; Bro.
Andrews, 10 votes; Bro. Bell, 64 votes; Bro. O'Connor, 7
votes; &ro. Mahon, 23 votes; Bro. Harvie, 6 votes.
Neither candidate receiving a majority of the votes
cast, a fresh ballot was spread, confined to the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes, and the follow-
ing result announced : Number of votes cast, 190 ; necessary
to elect, 96. Brio. Bell received 81 votes; Bro. Livingstone,
32 votes, Bro. Fisher, 77 votes.
No choice appearing, a fresh ballot was spread, the
name of Bro. Livingstone being dropped, and the following
result announced: Number of votes cast, 189; necessary to
elect, 95. Brio. Bell received 93 votes; Bro. Fisher, 95 votes;
blank ballot, 1. B
Bro. O. E. Fisher, No. 51, having received a majority
of the votes cast, was declared by the Grand Master to be
duly elected as Grand Treasurer.
It was, on motion, resolved, That this Grand Lodge
do now adjourn to 9 a.m. tomorrow.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
SECOND   DAY
V-.--'  -        v 3t: '.•"■-:.     " -   15th June> 1922-
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9 o'clock a.m., the
Grand Officers arid a quorum of Representatives present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified, and
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers was called. jMi
The minutes of yesterday's Session were read and, on
motion, adopted. 4617
A letter was read from Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M.,
No. 27, Rivers Inlet, B.C., regretting, his inability to be
present, and expressing the hope that the Session would be
both pleasant and profitable.
On motion, the communication was ordered to be
received and filed and the Grand Secretary directed to send
a suitable reply.
A communication was read from Senator W. Proudfoot,
Ottawa, returning thanks, for 'appointment as Special Representative of this Jurisdiction to the Grand Lodge of Ontario
Session at Owen Sound, promising to attend if at all possible, and wishing this Grand Lodge every success. It was
resolved, That the communication be received and filed and
the Grand Secretary instructed to acknowledge the same.
The Committee on Finance presented the following
report, which was adopted:
s
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your1 Finance Committee be\g to report that they have carried'
out the duties assigned to them, in auditing the ij^boks of the Grand
Secretary and the report of the Grand Treasurer.
AH orders, vouchers, invoices and receipts covering the transactions of the past year were examined and found1, correct.
The Odd Fellows' Home Fund, Aged Odd Fellows' Fund and
Emergency Relief Fund were verified in that the securities held
by the Grand Lodge were found in order. Some of the bonds have
been "purchased below par, so the face value of these bondis appear
more than the book value of the ledger. The mortgages held for
the "Home Fund" were axamined and found correct, the insurance
policies payable to the Grand Lodge and the interest having been
paid regularly. The bank balances were in order as shown by the
statements covering each of these funds. The Subordinate Lodge
accounts were examined and the few balances outstanding were-
small amounts  as  shown  in the  Grand Secretary's statement.
Fraternally, submitted,
W.  J.   BARKER,
R. LIVINGSTONE,
F. E. ANDERSON,
t£f§ Finance Committee.
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The  Committee  on" Printing submitted the  following
report, which was adopted-:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Printing, to-which was referred the offer
of the Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., to print the Constitution and By-laws of the Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction for
•the years 1922 and 1923 at the prices named in the enclosure, beg
to report, that as this Company states in its communication that
it has submitted this offer in full to all the Subordinate Lodges, and
as the matter of printing these By-laws, etc., is one entirely for the
consideration of the individual Lodges, we think the object of the
Company has been attained and there is nothing for this Grand
Lodge to deal with. We therefore ask to be relieved from further
consideration of the question.
Signed by  the. Committee.
The   Special   Committee   on   Statistics   re   Dues   and
Benefits presented the following report, which was adopted :
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits beg to
submit the following report, accompanied by. an abstract of the
reports bearing on this subject from the Subordinate Lodges of
this Jurisdiction for the past ten years, and a further abstract of
the reports of this Committee grouped in periods of ten years for
the past ten years.
By a perusal of the statistics furnished in the Grand Secretary's
report it will be noticed that while the membership has increased
during the past year 311, the receipts for dues and the total receipts
of the Lodges is less than the preceding year. The disbursements
for relief, as might be expected from the increased membership, is
in excess of the previous year.
The disbursements reported under the head of "Current Expenses" show a gratifying decrease, which is also reflected in the
diminished average per member on this account of $1.27. This is
no doubt attributable to the segregation of the amounts paid on
account of expenses on property, and would appear to confirm the
opinion that Lodges had been accustomed to include these payments
under the head of "Current Expenses" in their reports.
There would still seem to be room for improvement in the
reduction of (management expenses which are still in excess of the
average amount paid for relief. This view we submit for the
careful consideration of each Lodge  of the Jurisdiction.
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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 ibeg to report that
they have examined the Certificates submitted by the Officers and
Representatives in attendance at this Session and find thait they are
entitled to the amounts stated against their respective names:
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Signed by  the  Committee.
The Grand Lodge proceeded' to select the place of
meeting: next year. The invitations to New Westminster
and Prince Rupert were read.
It was moved and seconded, That the Grand. Lodge
hold its next Annual Session at Prince Rupert.
It was moved and seconded as an amendment, That
the words "Prince Rupert" 'be struck out and the words
"New Westminster" inserted in lieu.
The amendment on being put to the vote was declared
to be carried.
The Committee on Petitions presented the following
report, which was adopted: .4624
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have
examined the petitions for Charters for SnJbojjdinate and Rebekah
Lodges referred to them, and would recommend that Charters be
granted to the following, all legal requirements having* been complied with:
To "Maple Ridge" Lodge, .No. 32, located at Hanej-, B.C. with
the following charter members: J. B. Martym, R- McArthur, J. C.
Mosher; F. H. Burnet, J. Y. Marshall, W. R. Adams, H. Burnet,
S. Mus'sallem, P.G., A. Dunn and R. Gamlble. P.G.
To "Mystic Jewel" Refoekah Lodge, No. 42. located at Smithers,
B.C.. with the following charter members:   Sisters Madge Stafford
Mrs. W. J. Foster, Beatrice  Ross, Margaret Page, Effie  Porteous,
Ada Mary Rife, and Brothers D. Boyle, Jas. Brough and R. H. Page.
To "Pearl" Rebekah Lodge. No. 43, located at A'bbots^ord,
B.C.. with the following charter members: Sisters Lilly Silves,
Myrtle Stevens, Annie McKinnon, Nora Carmichael and Alice
Feachey, and Brothers Harold MeKinnon and Fred M. Carmichael.
To "Olive Branch" Rebekah Lodge, No. 44, located at Kerrisdale, B.C., with the following charter members: Sisters Marion M..
Washington. P.N.G.; Hazel D. H'ollingshead^P.N.G.; Frances
Richardson, P.N.G.: Mollie Y. Gorby, Pauline Dodd, Beatrice Dodd.
Laura Dodd, Hallie W. Brown and Ina Brown, and Brothers E. Day
Washington, P.G.R.; J. Hollingshead, P.G.: A. M. Holder, R. M.
Richardson, E. L. Gorlby and L. D. Griffin.
The 'petition for a Charter for a Lodge to he instituted at
Terrace, B.C., is not accompanied by the cards of the petitioners,
nor by- the Charter Fee. We would therefore recommend that
when these requirements are complied with that a dispensation be
granted by the Grand Master for the institution of the Lodge as
provided for in the Constitution.
Signed  by  the   Committee.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. R. A. Merrithew,
P.G.M.. Xo. 27; AV. H. Cullin. P.G.M.. No. 4, and A. E.
Harron, P.G.M.. No. 55, as a deputation to conve}' the
fraternal greetings of this Grand Lodge to the Rebekah
Assembly now in session in this city.
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates submitted the
following report, which was adopted: 4625
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that
they have considered the new By-laws and amendments to existing
By-laws of the following Lodges during the past year, with the
result noted against each:
.Fairview  Lodge,   No.   61—Complete  set  of  amended   By-laws,
Approved.
Kerrisdale Lodge, No. 31—New set of By-laws.    Approved.
"Aaron Lodge, No. 14—Revised set of By-laws. Declined to
a>pprove a provision ithat. a funeral donation he paid if member
buried under the auspices of the Order. Remainder approved. Subsequently refused to apiprove an amendment submitted to the "same
effect, and a-further one giving the right to the Lodge to direct "the
disbursements of funeral expenses in all cases.
Mt.   Pleasant   Lodlge.   No.   19—Amendiment   changing   time   of.
opening the  Lodge.    Approved.
'Pittitko Lodge No. 13—'Amended scale of sick benefits.
Approved.
M't. Fernie Lodge, No. 47—Amendment discontinuing payment
of sick benefits after 'payment for twelve months and omitting the
payment for first two weeks of sickness.    Approved.
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9—Amendment providing for admission fee
and dues of non-beneficial members, and amending duties of Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Trustees and striking out those of
Janitor.    Approved.
Silver City Lodge, No. 39—Amendment changing night of
meeting from  Thursday -to  Friday.    Approved.
Fairview Lodge, No. 61—Declined to approve an amendment
permitting the' Lodge to subscribe to become a member of and to
co-operate with any Society or Association, whether incorporated
or not, whose objects are in whole or in part similar to. its own
objects. Subsequently approved, an amendment to the By-laws of
the Lodge permitting it to use its funds for investment in a Hall
Association or Company for the erection of a building for its own
'use.
Slocan Lodge, No. 40—Approved an amendment to the By-laws -
of this  Lodge, allowing it to issue debentures, bonds of notes  to
raise money to erect a building for its own use.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2—Approved an amendment increasing
sick benefits to Third Degree members.
■Signed by  the   Committee. 4626
"K^ey City" Lodge, No. 42, submitted an amendment to
its By-laws authorizing- the Lodsre to issue debentures,
bonds or other securities for the purpose of raising funds to
acquire, build or improve real property for the Lodge, which
was referred to the Co man-it tee on Laws of Subordinates.
This Committee presented a report recommending that the
amendment be approved. The report of the Committee
was 'adopted.
The Committee on State of the Order submitted the
following report.
It was, on motion, resolved, That the clause referring
to "Ashcroft'* Lodge, Xo. 23, be deleted, also that the report
of the D.D.G.M., District No. 20, be expunged: from the
report of the Grand Master when printing the proceedings
of this Session.        S||
The report of the Ooimim-ittee as thus amended was
adopted.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on State of the Order, to whom was referred
certain portions of the report of the Grand Master, beg to report
that we have perused, this-report with a good deal of interest and
are pleased to- find that he has been able to visit so many Lodges
and devote so much of his valuable time to the work of the office.
We realize that the fact of his holding a public position has to a
certain extent handicapped him in the performance of his duties
to the full measure of his wishes.
We feel certain that his visits and addresses have been very
highly appreciated and have done much good, owing to his commendable endeavor to inculcate lofty ideals and to lift Odd Fellowship, if possible, to a higher plane in the estimation of its members.
We fully recognize the enormous extent of this Jurisdiction,
the great distances to be travelled, and the time required in making
these visits, all of-which serves to impress us with the fact that the
office of Grand. Master is no sinecure. We regret that he has not
been able to gratify his wishes in visiting the whole of the Lodges
but are pleased to know that he has found able and willing substitutes in the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand. Warden, and Bro.
G. H. Grant, P.G.P., P.G.R., to meet the emergency. 4627
It was fortunate that he had the opportunity of meeting Bro.
W. Lucas, Grand -'Sire of Australasia, during his short stay here on
his way to the meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge at Toronto,
so as to extend to him- a fraternal welcome to Canada, and to contribute  towards making  his visit both  interesting and  instructive.
We are in accord' with the Grand Master in his estimate of
the Value of the Funeral Aid Association of this Province as an
auxiliary to the work of the Order, and are gratified to learn that
its benefits are being embraced by the members of our Lodges.
The presentation of so many Veteran Jewels and other marks
of esteem to individual members must have been a very pleasing
feature of the Grand Master's duties. We note from' the Grand
Secretary's report that 78 Veteran Jewels were supplied during the
year, many of them for lengthy periods of membership in the Order.
We fully agree with the reply of the Grand 'Master to the
proposal to raise $100,000.00 for the erection of a monument to
Schuyler Colfax. The expenditure, of such a large amount for such
an object at this time would, in our opinion, be very inadvisable
and indefensible  on many grounds.
The reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters are for the
most part of an encouraging character respecting, the condition of
the Order in their districts and the prospects for the future. We
hope these conditions will be fhaintained and their expectations
fully realized.
We feel convinced that Odd Fellowship as designed is amply
equipped and is destined to help forward and to prove a powerful
factor in realizing the service to humanity so eloquently advocated
in the concluding passages of the  Grand  Master's  Report.
We are pleased to note that there has been an increase in the
membership, that the financial status of the Order is satisfactory,
and that it has been able to afford a greater amount of special relief
than usual.
■Signed by  the  Committee.
The  Committee  on  Printing submitted  the  following
report, wihidh was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Printing beg to report that during the past
year we have awarded the following contracts for printing, etc.:
To the Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., for printing and
folding.-5,000   copies   of   the   report  of   the   Special   Committee   on 4628 '
Statistics re Dues and Benefits for distribution amongst the members of the Jurisdiction, for the sum of $40.00, being the lowest of
three tenders received; for supplying specimen forms recommended
by the Special Committee on Uniform System of Book-keeping,
for distribution to the Lodges, to Sweeney & McConnell, Ltd., for
the sum of $76.00, this being the lowest of three tenders received;
for supplying 30 No. attendance registers at $2.46 each, to Sweeney
& McConnell. Ltd., and for 10 No. constitution books at $2.75 each,
to the Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., being the cheapest of
three  tenders  received.
The contract for printing the Proceedings of this Session has
been awarded to the Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., at the
following prices: Printing 1,100 copies at $3.85 per page; supplying
175 copies of the Grand Officers' Reports. $25.00; supplying and
inserting fine screen copper half-tone cuts1 of photographs, $6.50
each.    Four tenders were received, the above being the lowest.
■Signed by  the Committee.
The  Committee on Judiciary presented the following
report, which was adopted :
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary beg to report that they have
examined the portions of the- Grand Master's report referred to
them, and recommend- as follows:
That the appointments made be approved. That the commissions issued be approved. That the dispensations granted be
approved.
We would, however, remark that the dispensation granted to
Michel Lodge, No. 54, to meet at an earlier hour than that fixed by
the By-laws of the Lodge, is an excess of authority. The By-laws
of a Lodge cannot be set aside or suspended by any officer.
We recommend that all the rulings reported by the Grand
Master be approved.   That all the proclamations issued be approved.
We find that all the decisions reported by the District Deputy
Grand Masters, and all the dispensations granted by them, are in
conformity with  law,  and  we  recommend that they be  approved.
Grand Master's Supplementary Report
We recommend that the dispensations granted and commissions
issued by the Grand! Master, as contained in this report, be approved.
The dispensations issued to Lodges to appear in regalia at the
funeral of a deceased member appear to be unnecessary, permission 4629
to do so being given by the General Laws of the Order.    See Section -331 of the Code.
We also recommend that the dispensations granted, by the
D.D.G.M.'s as contained in this report be also approved, observing
that the dispensation granted by the D.D.G.M. for District No. 21
to confer two Degrees on a candidate the same evening was not
required, the Lodge being authorized to do so by a two-third vote
by Section 1, Article V. of the Constitution, of Subordinate Lodges.
'Signed by  the  Committee.
Moved by W. C. Mclnnis, No. 61, and seconded by
W. S. Oook, No. 61, That this Grand Lodge is strongly
opposed to the proposed amendment to Section 1, Article
II. of the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, which
appears at pages 65 and Q6 and also on page 71 of the
Advanced Reports of the Grand Officers, providing as an
additional qualification for Grand Representative that candidates must have received the Patriarchs Militant Degree or
be a member in good standing! of a Canton in good standing.
Carried.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. W. Law, P.G.M.,
No. 10, and T. Emibleton, P:G,M., No. 36, as a Committee
to retire and introduce a deputation from the Rebekah
Assembly in waiting.
The Grand Lodge took a recess.
The Committee re-entered and introduced Sisters
Cozens, President; McLennan, P.P.; Tait, P.P., and Grant,
P.P., who -were cordially welcomed by the Grand Master
and invited to seats on the platform. Each of these Sisters
addressed the Grand Lod-ge and conveyed the fraternal
greetings of the Rebekah Assembly, to which the.Grand
Master appropriately responded.
The deputation having retired, the Grand Lodge resumed business.
The Grand Master invited the Fraternal Delegates from
other Jurisdictions to address the Grand Lodge. 4630
Bros. W. McBride, P.G.M., Saskatchewan; M. S.
Saunders, P.G.P., Alberta, and J. A. Tully, P.G.M., Alberta,
addressed the Grand Lodge and conveyed the fraternal
greetings and good wishes of the members of their respective Jurisdictions, to 4,which the Grand Master suitably
responded.
It was, (on motion, resolved, That this Grand Lodge
do now adjourn to 1:30 o'clock p.m. today.
The Grand Lod'ge adjourned accordingly.
AFTERNOON   SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 1: 30 p.m., pursuant
to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of representatives present.
All present were examined, reported qualified, and' the
Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
It was, on motion, resolved, That the calling of the
Roll be dispensed with at this Session.
Moved by, J. Ryan, No. 4, seconded by R. A. Ritchie, No. 4,
That this Grand Body is of the opinion that Third Degree members
should be entitled to the Grand Lodge Degree, and thereby entitled
to sit in the Grand Lodge, and we hereby Instruct our Grand Representatives to introduce such amendment at the Session of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That this motion
lay on the table for one year.
The Representatives of "Penticton" Lodge, No. 51, and
"Okanagan" Lodge, No. 58, submitted the following resolution, which was adopted:'
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
We hereby offer  the following resolution for adoption:   That
this  Grand  Lodge  appoint a  committee  to  investigate  and report,
at the next  Session  pf the  Grand Lodge upon the  advisability of
organizing tfhe Jurisdiction into  District Associations for the pur- 4631
pose of holding district meetings, and otherwise furthering the
work of the Order, the same as is in effect in many other Jurisdictions, and to submit any legislation that may be necessary to
give same effect.
FREDERICK  G.  TILY,  No.  51.
F. H. BASSETT, No. 51.
H. TOMLIN, No. 58.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. A. Henderson,
P.G.M., No. 2; W.'H. Cuilin, P.G.M., No. 4, and the Grand
Secretary to form the Committee referred to in the preceding resolution.
The Committee on State of the Order submitted the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on the State of the Order beg to report that
we have perused the supplementary report of the Grand Master,
and note the institution of Maple Ridge Lodge, No. 32, at Port
Haney, and that the same has had a successful start. It is also
gratifying to note that two new Rebekah Lodges have been recently
instituted and generally that the condition of the Order so far as
this report and the additional reports of the District Deputy Grand
Masters are concerned, is most satisfactory.
We commend the Grand Warden for the energy he has shown
in assisting the Lodges in the Kootenays.
The report of Bro. G. H. Grant, P.G.P., P.G.R,, deputized by
the Grand 'Master to visit Dawson Lodge, No. la, and also Prince
Rupert, Prince George and Smithers seems to indicate a general
prosperity in this northern district, and a prospect of more Lodges
being instituted in that part of B.C. in the near future.
Signed by  the  Committee.
The Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home presented the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Trustees beg to report that they have held, since the last
Grand Lodge Session, the regular quarterly meetings. At one of these meetings an offer was received from Bro. E. C.
T raves, of  New  Westminster, of  40 acres   of  land   on  the  Arrow
Lakes free of charge for the purpose of a Home.    Your trustees"
are  of the opinion,  however,  that  this particular place  would  not
be a suitable location for a Home.
The Grand Secretary in his report has given you a resume of-
the operations of the Trustees during the past year, also the condition  of  the  Fund, the  investments  of which are  in  good   shape
and the interest well paid up.
The Grantham property, which the Trustees have taJken over,
will, in our opinion, realize the amount against it, and it is at present
producing a revenue from rental more than the original interest on
the mortgage.^
|I| The Trustees, while appreciating the gradual growth of the
Fund which they are immediately converting into Government
Bonds froim time to time as the amount is of sufficient consequence
to merit investment, feel, however, that the growth is very slow
considering the importa-nce of the object im view and would recommend to this Grand Body that the per capita voted to it be increased
from 15c to 25c per annum.
The Grand Secretary in his report suggests that it might prove
an incentive and reminder to generously disposed Brothers, if a
form of bequest was inserted io the Proceedings. Y'our Trustees
approve of this idea and recommend its adoption.
Re Emergency Relief Fund
Your Trustees have, after careful consideration and thorough
investigation, made a grant of $200.00 from this Fund to Bro.
Gowran   of Dawson  Lodge,' No. la, Dawson, Y.T.
Fraternally  submitted,
C. E. MAHON, President.
W. A. JOHNSTONE.
ROY A. PERRY.
D. E. MACKENZIE.
FRED DAVEY.
J. D. SWANSON, G.M.
Bro. A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 4, submitted the following report as Fraternal Delegate to the Grand Lodge of
Saskatchewan, which was adopted : 4633
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
At the invitation of the Grand Master, I was privileged to
attend the Annual Session, of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan,
which was held in the beautiful City of Saskatoon on June 6th, 7th
and  8th,   1922.
The Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan was organized in 1907, and
has at the present time 162.Lodges with a membership of 10,357.
This is a fine showing-for such a young Grand Body.
The Grand Master, Bro. Wm. McBride, called the Grand Lodge
to order at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the 6th, and after credentials were
reported upon conferred the Grand Lodge Degree on 137 Past
Grands. This being the principal object of calling the Session, the
Grand  Lodge adjourned till the following day at 9 a.m.
The business of the Sessions was conducted with dispatch, the
principal business being tbe revision of the Constitution and By-laws
of the Grand Lodge, and the disposition of a surplus in the Patriotic
Fund.
The Grand Sire, Bro. Lucian J. Eastin, was present at the
Sessions, and delivered a most interesting and inspiring address
which left a great and good impression an all who heard him, as
evidenced by the intense attention paid to him while speaking and
the tremendous applause that greeted him as he finished. Bro.
Eastirvis indeed a splendid man of quiet, sincere and sterling qualities, capable and fu'lly qualified to fill the high and honorable
position, he holds as the head of Independent Odd Fellowship.
In company with Bro. Cousins, P.G., from Alberta; Bro. Wood,
Grand Warden, from Manitoba, and Bro. Mann, P.G.M., from
Ontario, I attended' the Sessions of the Grand Lodge and; was
privileged to address the meeting and convey fraternal greetings
from the Grand Lodge of B.C. to the Brothers. I was most
cordially received and bring back with me, at the request of Grand
Master MtcBride, a message of the most cordial and' filial affection
for the Brothers of British Columbia.
I took it upon myself as a duty to visit the Grand Encampment
and the ReSbekah Assembly, and to them also I conveyed the
message of fraternal greeting from this Grand Body, also from the
Grand   Encampment   and  Rebekah   Assembly of this  Jurisdiction.
In all the assemblies I 'met with the greatest good fellowship
and kind consideration, and shall ever cherish the recollection of
my  stay among   them.
I also had the pleasure of visiting Regina, the fine capital city
of the Province, where I was met at the station by Bro. Reynolds, 4634
P.G.M., and his good wife, who escorted me to the Hotel Kitchener
and showed me great hospitality. On the evening of Monday, the
5th, in company with Grand Sire Eastin, Grand, Secretary Bro.
Baird. Bro. Reynolds, P.G.M.; Rev. Bro. A. C. Burley, now Grand
Warden of Saskatchewan; Bro. Cousin's. P.G., from Alberta, I
visited Regikia Lodge, No. 6, where I had the pleasure of listening
to a splendid, address -by the Grand Sire, and also the privilege of
speaking to the Lodge. In company with the above mentioned
Brothers and other representatives we boarded the train and
arrived in Saskatoon on Tuesday morning, the 6th of June. I left
on Friday the 9th, for home, via Edmontom, and arrived in my
home city Monday 'morning, the 18th.
In conclusion, I wish to thank Bro. Swanson, Grand Master,
for affording <me the privilege of enjoying a most pleasant and
profitable sojourn among the Saskatchewan  Odd  Fellows.
Fraternally submitted,
A. HENDERSON, P.G.M.
Mloved by Fred Davey, Grand Secretary, seconded by
W. P. Rudkin, No. 39, That this Grand Lodge make provision for the procuring and supply to the Subordinate
Lodges forms- for Lodge Book-keeping and Binders, as
recommended by the Special Committee last Session and
the specimen forms forwarded to the Lodges,, but that the
adoption of this system be optional to the Lodges.    Carried.
The Committee on Necrology submitted the following
report, which 'was adopted by a standing vote, the members
bowing their heads in silence for a few moments:
To the  Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Necrology beg to report as follows:
During^the year that has passed since our last Grand Lodge Session
He Whose asl'l-seeing eye is constantly upon us has in His great
wisdom seen fit to send the final summons calling to their reward
our beloved Grand Sire, Bro. Joseph Oliver and Senior Past Grand
Sire Bro. Cl. T. Campbell, and from our own Jurisdiction .the following Brothers have crossed the silent river: Bro. R. Smailes,
No. 38; Bro. A. Goldsmith, No. 57; Bro. T. G. Pyvis, No. 7; Bro.
T. McBain, No. 12; Bro. W. H. Walsh, No. 26; Bro_. J. Neen, No. 5;   4635
Bro. J. J. Kolmeir, No. 43; Bro. D. Lindsay, No. 1; Bro. S. N.
Strople, No. 3; Bro. J. Burr, No. 60; Bro. E. L. Reeves, No. la;
Bro. G. F. Weir, No. 43; Bro. R. Borthwick, No. 1; Bro. H. Baxter,
No. 6; Bro. C. Willarson, No. 52.
Society in general and our Order in particular will be the poorer
for the loss of these our Brothers, but realizing that the Great
Architect of the Universe doeth all things well, we bow our heads
in silent submission and -mentally register again our vows to so
live our lives that when for us the call comes we may meet Thee
our Father and1 hear the welcome plaudit, "Well done, good and
faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." \
In view of the splendid services rendered to their Subordinate
Lodges and to our Order in. general, we would respectfully recommend that these names be included in a memorial page in the Proceedings of this Session as a token of esteem and affectionate
remembrance.
Signed by the Committee.
A communication was read from the Rebekah Assembly
enclosing amendments to the Constitution .of the Rebekah
Assembly and Decisions and Recommendations of the President for approval, which was referred' to the Comimittee on
Legislation.
The Comimittee on Finance presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your  Finance  Committee  beg to report having examined  the
books and vouchers of the Grand Treasurer, and find them to be
correct.
'Sligned by  the  Committee.
The  Ocmimittee  on  Finance  submitted  the following
report, which was adopted :
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Finance be>g to submit the following
estimate of revenue and expenditure of the Grand Lodge for-the
ensuing year: 4636
REVENUE
Balance in hands of  Grand Treasurer  $ 4,839.73
Per Capita Tax on 7,058 members at $1.25  (75c payable
30th June, 1922, and 50c payable 31st December, 1922)      8,822.50
$13,662.23'
EXPENDITURE
Grand Secretary's Salary  -.  $1,500.00
Grand Master's  Expenses   (deduct $200.00  for
Yukon trip if not taken)  800.00
Sovereign Grand Lodge, Representative Tax.— 150.00
Rent,  Grand Secretary's  Office   420.00
Printing     700.00
Premium on Bonds | -  5.00
Postage and Sundries, Grand Secretary  200.00
Postage and Sutndries, Grand Master   20.00
Mileage and  Per Diem this  Session  2,606.64
Grant to Patriarchs Militant    75.00
Card in "B.C. Odd Fellow" and ''IndependentI
Odd Fellow" ($10.00 each)    20.00
Expenses. Fraternal Delegates to Alberta and
Saskatchewan Grand Lodges, 1922 and 1923 300.00
Sundry Expenses, Badges, etc  100.00
Janitor,  this  Session    20.00
P.G.M.   Jewels    80.00
Telephone,  Grand Secretary's Office  72.00
Transportation Clerk   15.00
Odd Fellows' Home Fund at 25c per member.— 1,764.50
 8,848.14
Balance  at  end of year     $4,814.09
Your Committee would recommend the presentation of a
P.G.M. Jewel to Bro. P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., to replace one stolen
from him, and have included a sum for the purchase of the same
in the estimate.
Your Committee, to whom was referred the communication
from the B.C. Odd Fellow, would recommend that the card of the
Grand Lodge be continued in this publication at the present rate
of $10.00, and we have included this amount in the estimated
expenditure.
All of which is  respectfully  submitted.
Signed by the Committee. 4637
The Committee on Rebekah Degree presented the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Rebekah Degree beg to report as follows:
1. We are pleased to note that the Rebekah Branch of the
Order is keeping up its record in striving to maintain the high
ideals for which it has been instituted, and that the membership
throughout the Jurisdiction are active in promoting the welfare of
the   Order. te
2. We note with pleasure that there has beet^ an increase of
273 members in this JurisdictiSn for the year 1921, in spite of the
fact that during the year there were 231 suspended for non-payment
of dues.
3. There have been three Lodges instituted since the last
Session of Grand Lodge, namely: Mystic Jewel Rebekah Lodge,
No. 42, Smithers, B.C.; Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge, No. 44,
Kerrisdale,  B.C.;  Pearl Rebekah Lodge,  No. 43, Abbotsford-,  B.C.
4. The I.O.O.F. Furnishing Fund of the Rebekah Assembly is
increasing, and at present there is $4,792,08 available for that
purpose.
Signed by  the   Committee.
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 recommend the adoption
of the amendments to the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges proposed by the  Grand Secretary. H?K
Signed by  the  Committee.
The Grand Secretary moved the amendments to the
Constitution of Subordinate Lodges of which notice was
given yesterday, which was seconded and carried.
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 recommend the adoption
of the proposed amendments to the Grand Lodge Constitution,
being additional Article 8a dealing with Funds and Property.
Signed  by  the  Committee. The Grand Secretary moved the adoption of the amendment to Grand Lodge Constitution by the insertion of a
new Article 8A relating to Funds and Property, which was
seconded, and on being' submitted1 to the vote was declared
H be carried unanimously.
The Comimittee on Legislation presented the following
majority report, .which was, on motion, laid on the table for
one year:
To the  Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.0.F.:
Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred the
proposed, amendment to Section 1, Article VIII. of the Constitution
of the Grand Lodge, beg to report that as this amendment would
empower the Grand Lodge to assess the Subordinates for the relief
of aged and indigent members of the Order and the widows and
orphans oi deceased Odd Fellows outside of an Odd' Fellows'
Home, we fear that this conflicts with Sections 265 and 309 of the
Code, which provides that no Grand Lodge shall have power orv
authority to levy assessments for the purpose of providing benefits
in any form to be disbursed by such Grand Bodies; and again, a
Grand Body has no right to appropriate 'money from its funds
raised by assessments on its Subordinates for the relief and support
of a member of one of those Subordinates^
Although we sympathize with the Objects of the members who
gave notice of this amendment we are of the opinion that it is
ultra vires of the power of this Grand Body to enact it.
JAS. WILBY,
H. TO'MLIN,
F. H. BASSETT,
A. VENTRESS,
F. G. MORRIS,
Committee  on Legislation.
Bro. W. C. Coatham, P.G., No. 27, presented the following report as Representative of this Jurisdiction at the
annual meeting of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association,
which was adopted, and the Association commended to the
^embers of this Jurisdiction : 4639
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
As your Representative to the Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting
of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, I herewith
present you with  the following report:
The meeting was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 26th
and 27th, at Kingston, Ontario. At this meeting, besides the
Officers of the Association, there were present many of the Grand
Lodge Officers from the various Provinces, including the late
Grand Sire, Bro. Joseph Oliver, of Toronto.
At the first meeting the printed reports of the Officers of the
Association were distributed and the delegates were appointed to
the various sessional committees. I was placed on the Committee
an the Extension of the Work.
In the evening the delegates enjoyed a trip by steamer on
Lake Ontario among the Thousand Islands.
On Wednesday morning President Nickle gave "a lengthy and
interesting address to the representatives present, and reviewed
the past year's work of the Association. He referred to the satisfactory progress made during the year in new business, to its
increased-  assets  and improved  financial  standing.
He was followed by the Mayor of Kingston, who welcomed the
delegates to the city, congratulated the Association on its past
excellent record, and commented on the material progress the
Association had made.
During the past forty-seven years this Association has paid
out over six million dollars to the widows arid orphans and other
dependents of our deceased Brothers. No one can estimate the
benefits that have accrued to their dependents and to the various
Lodges of the Order in general.
The assets of the Association have now reached nearly two
and a half millions, an increase of a quarter of a million the past
year. The claims paid in 1920 amounted to $355,000, which was
$75,000 less than in 1919. The death claims were the lowest since
1916, and the net increase in the assets was the largest in the
-history o ft'he Association. The 20^Payme'nt Life Certificate is
very popular with the members.
The Odd Fellows' Relief Association which is the oldest
fraternal insurance association, is to be congratulated on its record,
its financial standing, and. for the relief it has distributed to the
members of the Order. The claims of those who lost their lives
overseas were paid in full; 4640
During my stay I was shown every courtesy by the Officers
and members of the staff. It was my privilege to address the
Annual Meeting, and I had; -much pleasure in conveying the greetings of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
I beg to acknowledge the honor conferred upon me by your
Grand   Master  in   appointing   me   as   your   representative..
Fraternally  submitted,
W. C. COATHAM.
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 the Mayor and Corporation of the City of
Victoria, to the Committee of District No. 1 in charge of the
entertainment, and to any others that the Grand Secretary may
deem advisable, especially to Mr. and Mrs. Butchart, for the
expressions of good will, courtesies extended, and splendid hospitality shown- its members during this Grand Lodge Session.
Signed by the Committee.
A report was read from the Funeral Aid Association of
British Columbia, which was ordered to be received and
such portions printed in the proceedings of this Session as"
may be selected by the Coimmittee on Printing?:
On May 31st, 1-921. we had 1,855 names on the roll, and the
net membership was 1,666. We have received and. accepted 260
applications, and one member was reinstated, making an enrolment
of 2,115 members and a membership in standing of 1.927, from
which must be deducted' 7 lost by death and 39 suspended for nonpayment of calls leaving a net membership of 1,881 on May 31st,
this year. The net increase for this year is 215, of whom 62 are
Rebekahs. We have members in 54 Subordinate Lodges and in
25 Rebekah Lodges".
The seven claims paid this year amount to $1,750; and in all
41 claims have been paid, amounting ta $10,250. In twelve years
17 assessments have been levied, and the average annual cost per
member, omitting joining fees, is only $1.72. 4641
The   arrears   of   assessments   are   $206,  and   of   Expense   calls
$84.50.
The report  of  the  Treasurer   shows a cash  balance   on hand
amounting to $3,063.14.
The  Grand. Master appointed Bro. W.  Law,  P.G.M.,
NiO'. 10, to assist in the installation of officers for the ensuing.
year.
The Grand Secretary called the names of the officers
elect and the appointed officers, who took their positions in
front of the principal chair and having been duly obligated
were installed in their respective chairs, as follows:
M. J. Phillips  Grand Master
D. H. Proudfoot Deputy Grand Master
W. W. Walkem  Grand Warden
Fred Davey — j ....Grand Secretary
O. E. Fisher .Grand Treasurer
R. Livingstone Grand Marshal
A. R. Phillips  ,. Grand Conductor'
J. W. Robertson.. Grand Guardian
J. H. Ashwell - ...Grand Herald
E. A. Morden    Grand Chaplain
Bro. W. McBride, P.G.M., Saskatchewan, on behalf of
the Grand Lodge, presented Bro. J. D. Swanson with a Past
Grand Masters Jewel on his retirement from' the office of
Grand Master, which was suitably acknowledged by the
recipient.. The   Grand   Master  appointed  the  following  District
Deputy Grand Masters for the ensuing year:
Lodges in District
A  McCabe I 1
J. M. Hyslop  | 2
John   Scott    | 3
H.   Allan    | 4
V.   Woodworth    | 5
J.  O.  Fleming  _. | 6
John   White | 7
C. G.  Bockus  I 8
H.  L.  Gillard  | 9
W. J.   Ellis   i | 10
W.   Beveridige    I 11
Philip   Parker    | 12
R.   Jackson    | 13
W.   Flanagan   I 14
W. T   Choate   | 15
H.  W.   Halpenny   | 16
W.  Hunter    '. | 17
C. A.  Faton J 18
N. A. McDiarmid  | 19
J. O. Haddock  | 20
D. W.   Elliott   I 21
W. N. G. Goheen  j | 22
J.  B.  Cross  i | 23
K.   Martin  | 24
D.  McCallum  | 25
W.  P. Rudkin   I 26-
R.  J.   Johnson   | 27
W.  S. Johnston | 28
B. L.  Beech | 29
K. S. Hogg I 30
T. S. Hughes  | 31
H. W. Harbell  $ | 32
C. F.   Sherwin  | 33
C. T Hubbard  [ 34
H.   M.  Hale  _...| 35
F. W. Reger  | 36
D. McLeod  | 37
J.  R.  Murray  | 38
S.  Mussallem   | 39
1,
2 and  4
3,
27 and 66
5
6
7
8.
10, 26 and 29
14,
19 and 25
24,
31. 61 and 62
22
and 60
9
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
48 and 50
20
and 25
21
23
28
30
34
36
and 43
38
and 45
39
40
42
47
and 54
51
and 58.
The Grand Master also appointed the following to form
the Standing and Special Committees for the coming year: Finance—P. Thompsett, No. 2; R. Livingstone, No. 1; F. E.
Anderson, No. 2; D. G. Harvie, No. 47; F. H. Maitland, No. 8.
Appeals—D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; I. Lawrence, No. 3;
X. A. McDiarmid. No. 21; R. A. Ritchie, Xo. 4; H. D. Kenny. Xo. 16.
Laws of Subordinates—Gra'nd Secretary; G. W. Young
J. Wilby, No. 2; W. Flanagan, No. 15; R. Mills, No. 19.
Petitions—P. Parker, No. 12; A. B. McAdam. No. 3; J. R.
McKenzie, No. 5; J. T. Wood, No. 34; C. F. Wolfram, No. 45.
State of the Order—A. Henderson, P.G.M., Xo. 2; G. Sutherland, No. 14; J. W. Power, -No. 57; F. H. Shaw. No. 27: J. C. Clucas,
No. 62.
Legislation—R. A. Perry, No. 14: A. Ventress, No. 8; F. G.
Morris, No. 42; F. Bassett, Xo. 51; W. C. Molnnis, No. 61.
Judiciary—T. Embleton. P.G.M. No. 36; R. H. Xeelands, No.
60; F. G. Tily, No. 57; J. J. Welsh. Xo. 26: J. Gellatley, Xo. 52,
Printing—Grand Secretary; J. Ryan, Xo. 4; J. A. Gardiner,
Xo. 1; J. W. Hurrell, No. 8;  C. D.  Mallett,  No. 29.
Mileage and Per Diem—J. R. Colley, No. 9; R. Foxcroft, No. 19;
W. N. G. Goheen, No-. 30; W. E. Gilroy, No. 42; K. Martin, No. 36.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits—Grand Secretary; C. Newsome,
Xo. 12; W. C. Robertson, No. 66; J. A. Mclvor, No. 10; D. J.
McKay, No. IJ
Credentials—Grand Secretary; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3;
J. C. Smith, No. 23; P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2; W. H. Cullin,
P.G.M., No. 4.
Distribution—A. E. Harron, P.G.M.. No. 55; H. White, P.G.M.,
Xo. 42; W. H. Brown, P.G..M., Xo. 8; R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M.,
Xo. 27; H. Fooks, P.G.M., Xo. 28.
It was, on motion, resolved, That the appointments of
the Grand Master be approved.
Moved by W. A. Johnstone. P.G.M., No. 26, and seconded by D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3, and carried:
We move that the Grand Representatives from this GrandLodge
to the Sovereign Grand Lodge be instructed to introduce legislation
in that Grand Body empowering Grand Bodies to relieve cases of
distress amongst the members of Subordinate Lodges where these
Lodges to which the members belong-are not in a financial position
to do so. 4644
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, to whom was referred the
decisions of the President of the Rebekah Assembly, beg to
recommend' that the answer to question 2, that a PN.G. forfeits
the honors of office on being reinstated', be not approved'.
Regarding the. Rebekah Nursery and LibraryvFund, we are of
the opinion that this matter is not under our jurisdiciton.
We recommend that the proposed amendment to Section 22 of
the Constitution of the Rebekah Assembly, requiring the D.D.P. to
perfect herself in the unwritten work of the Order be approved.
Also that the amendment to Section 23 of the same Constitution
disqualifying the X.G., V.G. and Recording Secretary from holding
the office of D.D.P. but making her eligible to any other office in
a Rebekah  Lodge be  approved.
With respect to the answers of the President to questions
1 to 50, inclusive, with the exception of the answer to question 2
abovementioned, we would recommend that owing to the shortness
of time given us for the consideration of these matters, they be
laid on the table for one year.
Signed  by  the   Committee.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That this Grand
Lodge do now adjourn sine die.
The Grand Chaplain addressed the Throne of Grace.
The Deputy Grand'Master, by command of the Grand
Master, declared the Grand Lodge closed.
Grand Secretary, 4645
The following Past Grand Masters were in attendance
during the Session: J. Wriglesworth, No. 4; A. Henderson,
No. 2; E. C. Arthur, No. 16; D. E. MacKenzie, No. 3; T.
Embleton, No. 36; W. Law; No. 10; W. H. Cullin, No. 4;
W. A. Johnstone, No. 26; R. Dudley, No. 47; H. White,
No. 42; P. W. Dempster, No. 2; R. A. Merrithew, No-. 27;
A. E. Harron, No. 55; H. Books, No, 28. In Memoriam
DAVID   LINDSAY,  P.G.
Died  17th  July.   1921
RALPH  BORTHWICK, P.G.
Died 23rd September,  1921
Victoria Lodge, No. 1
S. N. STROPLE, P.G.
Died 5th<fcTuly, 1921
Royal City  Lodge,  No. 3
JACOB  NEEN, P.G.
Died  21st May,  1921
Black  Diamond   Lodge,   No.  5
H. BAXTER, P.G.
Died 19th September,  192t
Harmony Lodge,  No. 6
T.  G. PYVIS, P.G.
Died  25th Februarj'-,   1921
Excelsior Lodge,  No. 7
T. M. BAIN, P.G.
Died   1st   April,   1921'
Selkirk  Lodge,   No.  12
Leaves have -their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the North Wind's breath,
And stars to  set;  but all, •
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Deathf RALPH  SMAILES,  P.G.
Died 21st January, 1921
Boundary Valley Lodge,  No. 38
A.  GOLDSMITH, P.G.
Died 13th January, 1921
Sunshine Lodge,  No. 57
J. BURR, P.G.
Died 30th July, 1921
Little  Mountain   Lodge,   No.  60
E. L. REEVES, P.G.
Died 19th July,   1921
Dawson   Lodge,   No.  1a,  Dawson, Y.T.
Dead!  Dead! Our Order's sad refrain,
Prom Eastern to the Western main.
Not   so:    While   reigns   our   God   on   high,
The true of heart can never die-.        INDEX
Page
Address of Welcome  4523
Age of Admission to Order 4610, 4613
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund  ... 4562., 4567,
Alberta, Fraternal Delegate, to and from   4518. 4526
"Asibcroft" Lodge, Xo. 23  \ T  4626
Badges as Regalia 1  4518
B.C.   Odd Fellow   4610, 4636
Bequest to Home, Form of  4566, 4632
Burial Ceremony, Revision of   4596
Butcbart, Mr. and Mrs. Thanks to   4640
Camipbell, Cl. T., Past Grand Sire, Death of 4531, .4572, 4596
Coatham. W. C, Representative, O.R. As-sodation 4526, 4638
Colfax   Memorial    ...4531, 4621
Committees, Appointment of.-4521, 4522, 4526  4606, 4611, 4630, 4642
Constitution,  Grand Lodge, Amendments to	
 4566,   4607,   4608,   4637; 4638
Relbekah  Assembly,  Amendments to  4635
Subordinate Lodlge, Amendments to 4609, 4637
"Dawson" Lodge, No. la, Visit to 4527, 4599, 4601
Dempster, P.W., P.G.M., Jewel for   4636
District Organization  -  4630
District Deputy Grand Masters   Appointment of  4642
District Deputy Grand Masters, Reports of  4541, 4605, 4629
E-meirgemcy  Relief  Fund 4563, 4632
Endowment Home Fund  4566, 4583
Fraternal Delegates  - 4518, 4521. 4611, 4630
Funeral Aid Association of B.C 4526, 4627, 4640'
General Relief Committees  4567
Grand Lodge Degree  4520, 4621, 4611
to Third Degree  Memibeirs   4630 INDEX—Continued
Master
Page
Grand Lodge, Place of Meeting  ,...4610,
Relief of  Individual  Mefriibers	
Officers. Appointment of  4517,
Election   of  	
Installation   of   	
Marriage   of '. •. 4530,
Reports of  -	
Appointments by  4526, 4527,
■Decisions iby   4534
Dispensations iby   - 4533,
Presentations  by    4529,
Proclamations by  4531,
Report  of   4524,
Visits   by    -	
Representatives, Instructions to  4614, 4629,
Qualifications  for  	
Sire, Visit of 	
Grant, G. H., Special Deputy G.M., Appointment of 4527,
Report   of  1  4599,
Henderson, A.,  P.G.M., Fraternal  Delegate,  G.L.,  Saskatchewan, Appointment of 	
Henderson,. A.,   P.G.M.,  Fraternal  Delegate,  G.L...  Saskatchewan,  Report of -	
Homes of the Order 	
Home Furnishing Fund, Rebekah Lodiges	
Incorporation  of Lodges  	
Jewels-, Past Grand Masters, Presentation of | 4636.
Juvenile Branch of the Order 4595   4610,
Key City Lodge, Xo. 42, Amendment to By-lawsi	
Leedy, Bro. W., Grand Secretary, Indiana, Death of	
Life  Membership   4578,
Lucas, Bro. W., Grand' Sire, Australasia, Visit of 4&27, 4569,
"Maple Ridge" Lodge, No. 32 4598,
McBride, Bro. W., Fraternal Delegate, Saskatchewan	
4578, 4611,
Memorial Page  4635, 4646,
4623
4526
4627
4605
4630
4647 INDEX—Continued
Page
"Mystic Jewel" Rebekah Lodge  4527. 4551
Odd Fellows' Home  Fund  4537,' 4561, 4565, 4631
Odd Fellows' Relief Association  4526, 4638
"Olive  Branch" Rebekah  Lodge 4534, 4599, 4606
Oliver, Bro. Joseph, Grand Sire, Death of 4531, 4572, 4596
Ontario Grand Lodge, Fraternal Delegate to 4601, 4617
Souvenir   Book    A601, 4617
Past Grand Masters in Attendance  -*.  4645
"Pearl" Rebekab Lodge  4534. 4599   4606
Phillips, Bro. M. J., D.G.M., Official Visits of-.:  4541
Press Reporter, Appointment of   4611
Printing By-laws, etc  4610
Proudfoot, Senator Wm., Fraternal Delegate to Grand Lodge
of Ontario  „ 4600, 4604
Proudfoot, Bro. D. H., Grand Warden. Official Visits of  4604
Ragg, Bro. H. R., Grand Chaplain, Absence of  4518, 4600
Rebekah Assembly Constitution, Amendiments to ....4635, 4644
" " Depoitatio-ns to and from .*. 4624   4629
"        Lodges,  Statistics re   4553
Read, Bro. Dr. G C, Death of  4533
Reports of Committees, Credentials  4518
Distribution    4597, 4606
Finance    - 4617, 4635
Judiciary   4628
Laws of Subordinates  4624, 4626'
Legislation  4637, 4638, 4644
Mileage and Per Diem'  4621
Necrology     4634
Petitions    4623
Printing   4618, 4627
Rebekah   Deigree   4637
Resolutions    ,  4640
State of the Order  .....4611, 4626, 4631
'Statistics re Dues and Benefits  4618
District   Deputy   Grand 'Masters'. 4541, 4605, 4629
Forms of, Alterations to <:., .,  4568 INDEX—Continued
Report  of  Grand   Master   4524,
Officers |	
Representatives	
|        Secretary  4551,
1 reasfurer     ~	
Trustees, Odd' Fellows' Home Fund	
Safety Deposit Box. Hire of	
Saskatchewan, Grand Lodge, Fraternal Delegates to and from
 i    4518,   4526,
Saunders,    Bro.   M.   S.,   Fraternal   Delegate.    Grand   Lodge,
Alberta  4518.
Side Degrees	
Sovereign Grand Lodge Building  _ 4526, 4579, 4595,
Legislation of    4568,
"     .                                 Proposed Amendments   to   Constitution  of   -- 4588,
Stoek Account -.	
Surety  Bonds 1	
Swanson-, Bro. J. D., Presentation of P.G.M. Jewel to	
Terrace. B.C., Petition for Charter at	
TraveS; Bno. E. C, Offer of Site for Home —
Trial  Balance  	
Uniform System of Book-keeping for Lodges 4538, 4551,
Veteran Jewels  -4529. 4530, 4541. 4571,
Victoria Printing & Publishing Co.. Offer of 4610-,
Visitors     4521,
Webber, Bro. E. L., P.G.M., Letter from ~.~	
Page
4598
4523
4575
46t)5
4574
4631
4565
4611
4630
4641
4613
4583
4629
4561
4567
4641
4624
4632
4564
4634
4627
4618
4606
4617 PAST   GRAND   MASTERS,   GRAND   LODGE   OF   BRITISH
COLUMBIA,   I.O.O.F.
1—J.  S.  Drummond 1874 .Victoria Lodge, No. 1."
4—John Weiler  1875 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
8—J.   P.  Davies 1876 Columbia Lodge. No. 2.
3—R. Roberts  1877 Victoria .Lodge, No. 1.
2—W. J. Jeffree :..1878 Columbia Lodge. No. 2.
9—Charles   Gowen   .....1879 -Victoria .Lodge, No. 1.
J.  Wriglesworth    1880 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
B. W. Shiles 1881 New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
20--Henry  Waller   | 1882 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
11—Alexander  Phillips ...:„„1883 Victoria Lodges No. 1.'
21—W.   D.   McKillican.. 1884 .Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
7—Wm. McColl  „ 1885 New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
5—Frederick Carne   1886 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
10—Joshua Davies   1887 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
I    re-elected.JL888 -Victoria .Lodge, No. 1.
12—J. H. Meldram 1889 Columbia Lodge. No. 2.
Quennell  ~~~ -189-0 Black Diamond  Lodge, .No.
E.   Phillips 1891 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
E.  Phillips 1892 New Westminster Lodge, No,
Crossan  .,..1893 Black Diamond1 Lodge,  No.
T.   C.   Gray 1894 Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
18—W. E.N Holmes  ^1895 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
H. B.  Gilmour 1896 Western Star Lodge. No. 10.
W. H. Morton  1897 Black Diamond 'Lodge.  No.
A. Henderson  1898 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
17—D. Welsh  1899 Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
6—W. E. Johnstone 1900 Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
W. Hogg  1901 Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
15—A. Graham i$i 1902- Victoria Lodge, No. I.
E. C. Arthur, M.D 1903 Kootenay Lodge, No. 16.
T.  F.  Neelands 1904 Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
D. E, Mackenzie ~..1905 Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
22—F.  E. Simpson 1906 Key City Lodge, No. 42.
T. Emibleton  1907«. Ross-land Lodge. No. 36.
H.  T.   Fulton 1908 Harmony Lodge, No. 6.
Wallace   Law    1909 Western Star Lodge. No. 10.
E. L. Webber ~ 1910 Amity Lodge, No. 27.
W.  H.   Cullin 1911 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
W. A. Johnstone 1912 Pacific Lodge, No. 26.
R.- Dudley  ..., 1913 Mt. Fernie Lodge. No. 47.
H. White  1914 Key City Lodge, No. 42.
P. W.  Dempster 1915 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
W.   H.   Brown 1916 Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
J.  H.  Glass 1917 Penticton Lodge, No. 51.
R. A. Merrithew 19i8~-*-Amity Lodge, No. 27.
A.  E. Harron 1919 North Vancouver.Lodge. No.
o.
o.
o.
od
Fooks   ; 1920.
Cheam Lodge, No. 28.
1921 Tatnai Lodge, No. 9.
J.  D.  Swanson	
1—Died 6t'h February. 1884. 12—Died
2—Died—18th March, 1885. 13—Died
3—Died 24th December,  1897. 14—Died
6th September, 1899. 15—Died
7th April, 1905. 16—Died
25th August, 1904    __ ~
12th June,  1907. 18—Died
20-th September,   1879. 19—Died
8th December, 1892. 20—<Died
10—Ceased Membership 21—Died
11—Died 22nd November, 1900. 22—Died
4—Died
5—Died
6—Died
7—Died
8—Died
9—Died
24th February, 1905.
23rd March, 1907.
30th January.   1908.
13th August,. 1909.
26th April,   1912.
17—Died 14th February. 1914.
13th July, 1914.
18th April, 1915.
7th May, 1916.
5th March, 1919.
23rd November,   1920. ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, I.O.O.F.
M. J. PHILLIPS, Grand Master.™ New Westminster
D. H. PROUDFOOT, Deputy Grands Master  Nelson
W. W. WALKEM, Grand Warden - Ladysmith
FRED DAVEY, Grand Secretary 1328 Douglas St.. Victoria
O. E. FISHER, Grand Treasurer   Penticton
E. A. MORDEN. Grand Chaplain^ North Vancouver
R. LIVINGSTONE. Grand Marshal  - Victoria
A. R. PHILLIPS, Grand Conductor | Prince Rupert
J. W. ROBERTSON. Grand Guardian    Fernie
J. H. ASHWELL, Grand Herald .Chilliwack
A. E. HARRON, P.G.M.. Grand Representative North Vancouver
H. FOOKS," P.G.M... Grand Representative Agassiz
The next Annual Session of -the Grand Lodge of British
Columbia will be held at New Westminster, commencing We4ne«-
day. the 13th day of June, 1923.
SUPPLIES
The following rates will be charged for Supplies, all orders for
whicfi 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    _ 20
Book of Forms   _  1.00
Book of Odes with imusic _ -  1.00,
Code of Laws    -  2.50
Lodge Odes  I - -T. .:  08
Odes with music, Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges 12
Anniversary  Odes   ™ - 08
Funeral Hymns with Responses  ~ 08
Funeral Ceremony  — - ~ 60
Anniversary Ceremony     50
Memorial and Decoration Ceremony  60
Officers' Roll Book  _  1.50
Question  Book  „  1.25
Order on Treasurer's Book. 250 orders  1.75
Subordinate Lodge Floor Work 70
Black  Book   § „     2.00
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 509)  |§.85
Secret Work in Cypher, Suordinabte Lodges ^ 60
Attendance Register   3.00
Certificate of Membership on plate paper  l.OO
Constitution Book and Roll of Members  3.00
Veteran Jewels, each  10.00
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Subordinate Lodge, each 65
Joint Installation  Ceremony  ^ „ 75
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart „  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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