Open Collections

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Independent Order of Odd Fellows : proceedings of the forty-sixth annual session of the Grand Lodge of… Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Grand Lodge of British Columbia 1920

Item Metadata

Download

Media
bcbooks-1.0222274.pdf
Metadata
JSON: bcbooks-1.0222274.json
JSON-LD: bcbooks-1.0222274-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): bcbooks-1.0222274-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: bcbooks-1.0222274-rdf.json
Turtle: bcbooks-1.0222274-turtle.txt
N-Triples: bcbooks-1.0222274-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: bcbooks-1.0222274-source.json
Full Text
bcbooks-1.0222274-fulltext.txt
Citation
bcbooks-1.0222274.ris

Full Text

Array     INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF
ODD FELLOWS
PROCEEDINGS
OF THE'
FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION
OF THE GRAND LODGE OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Held at Nelson, British Columbia
Ninth and Tenth of June, 1920  PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE
-.f  GRAND LODGE OF B. C,
I. O. O. F.
Eagles' Hall,. Nelson, B.C.,
P|" ,      ' .   W'-        .      June 9th, 1920.3
The Grand Lodge convened at 9 o'clock a.m. on the
above date, pursuant to notice. .
Present:—
A. E. Harron.. . -M ...Grand Master
H.  Fooks I Deputy Grand Master
J. D. Swanson —.Grand Warden
Fred Davey Grand Secretary
M. J. Phillips Grand Treasurer
J. H. Glass, P.G.M... Grand Representative.
R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M.. Grand Representative
D. H. Proudfoot Grand Marshal
W. J. Hesketh Grand Conductor
J. A, Riddell Grand Herald
The.Grand Master appointed the following officers pro
tern : J. Turvey, No.H, Grand Chaplain; J. T. Wood, No. 34,
Grand Herald.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified, and
the Grand Chaplain having invoked the Divine Blessing, the
Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
It was on motion, Resolved: That the badges provided
be recognized as proper regalia during the present Session. 4277
The Grand Secretary appointed Bro. H. White, P.G.M.,
No. 42, as Custodian of the Secret Work during the Session,
and submitted the names of Bro. D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.,
No. 3, as Reading Clerk, and, Bro. E. G. Cavalsky, No. 5, as
Transportation Clerk for the Session. On motion these
nominations were approved.
The Grand Secretary commenced the reading of the
minutes of the last Session of the Grand Lodge, when it was
moved, seconded and carried: That the minutes of last
Session as printed be adopted.
The Grand Secretary presented the credentials of the
Representatives elect and of the Past Grands entitled to
the Grand Lodge Degree, which were referred to the Committee on Credentials.
The Grand Master appointed the following to form the
Committee on Credentials: Grand Secretary; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; T. Embleton, P.G.M., No. 36, and
G. A. Rendell, No. 38.     J|    Mpl§|-    M-. -§ H
The Committee on Credentials presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Credentials beg to report that we have
examined the credentials of the Representatives elect for the
ensuing year and find the following duly accredited:
Lodge
Victoria,
Columbia,
Royal City,
Dominion.
Black Diamond,
Harmony,
Excelsior,
Representatives
No.    1—.R. Livingstone
A. McCabe
2...J. G. Hay
J. Murkar
3....R. Wilson
I. R. Lawrence
4....P. G. Cudlip
H. Campbell
5....W. Carmichael
J. J. Doherty
6....D. Nicholson
J. Lowery
7...J.  R.  Hovell
F. D. B. Hall
Alternates
J. A. Gardiner
E. Tuck
H. Grant
F. T. Pengelly
E. C. Turner
H. O. Timleck
J. Ryan
J. Bell
W. Ritchie
A. E. Bradshaw
J. Currie
W. W. Walkem
A. M. Rockwell
J. Ttirvey 4278
Lodge
Representatives
Vancouver,
tt
8...
.W. H. Brown, P.G.M
J. Dillabough
Tatnai,
it
9...
-T. C. Campbell
G. D. Knapp
Western Star,
tt
lu
..W. H. Morrison
T. Tellefsen
Union,
tt
ll-
..
.Selkirk,
tt
12-
..H. Mullholland
A. G. Duck
Pittitko,
it
13-
-J. W. Smith
Aaron,
(t
14-
..A. McLaren
G. Williamson
Cloverdale,
tt
15..
-J. Mcintosh
Kootenay,
a
16-
..W. T. Choate
D. C. McMorris
Duncan,
tt
17-
-A. Hutchinson
Vernon Valley,
tc
18..
-G. Livingstone
Mt. Pleasant,
tt
19-
-W. F. McKenzie
M. Mclntyre
Abbotsford,
tt
20-
..H. McKinnon
Delta,
it
21
N. A. MoDiarmid
Ridgely,
tt
22-
-W. W. Smith
Ashcroft,
it
23..
..J. C. Smith
Island,
tt
24..
-R. Sanderson
Fidelity,
tt
25..
-W. J. Windebank
Pacific,
it
26-
-W. Sharpe
J. Lee
Amity,
it
27-
-R. K. Sangster
L. G. Payne
Cheam,
tt
28-
-A. Horwell
Hastings,
ft
29-
-D. Nunn
Rocky Mountain,
ft
34..
-J. T. Wood
Rossland,
tt
36..
..T. Embleton, P.G.M.
G. W. Crowe
Boundary Valley,
tt
38..
-G. A. Rendell
Silver City,
tt
39.
-D. McKay
Slocan,
tt
40.
-A. S. Morley
Key City,
ft
42-
..W. D. Gilroy
J. W. Spence
Enterprise,
ft
43-
.M. R. Ragg
H. S. Andrews
Gateway,
n
45.
-F. R. Scott
Snowshoe..
tt
46.
...L. Sortome
Mt. Fernie,
tt
47.
...E. H. Ward
J. E. Marsham
Coronation,
tt
48.
...T. Marshall
Eureka,
tt
50.
...J. A. Dow .
Penticton,
tt
-51-
-C. A. Small
Princeton,
tt
52..
„W. H. Houston
Michel,
tt
54..
-B. L. Beech
North Vancouver,
tt
55.
...G. Gould
O. B. Peers
Mt.  Ida,
tt
56.
..W. H. Bonus
Sunshine,
tt
57.
...A. W. Anderson
Alternates
T. Deacon
H. Dunwell
C. I. Chapman
J. A. Dowding
H. J. Witter
A. G. Gulland
C. Newsome
J. Mathie
F. Hardy
R. Perry
C. E. Snider
G. Morrison
W. H. Watkins
L. Marshall
F. Van Norman
T. Robertson
G. Wooley
R. B. Hoar
D. Rucker
A. Davie
C. Battison
I. Lehman
L. H. Richards
P. H. Tibbies
W. M. Ramsay
H. Connacher
W. Mackie
C. B. Bryson
H. L. Calvert
G. Miller
S. Neil
J. E. Cummings
J. R. Morrison
G. R. Inglis
H. O. L. Sait
W. Cotterill
J.  H. Whitehouse
W. M. Harris
E. J. Fowler
F. W. Doubt
C. T. Wolfram
G. R. Wharton
J. Martin
W. H. Murfitt
P. Y. Smith
B. Ball
J. N. White
D. A. McLean
A. Goldsmith 4279
Lodge Representatives Alternates
Okanagan, |    58—
Orchard City, %    59—J. C. Richards W. F. C. Sabine
Little  Mountain,    "    60—W. H. Keen J. W. Smart
P. D. Edward E. Street
Fairview, I    61—C. E. Mahon A. E.  Cameron
J. T. McDonald R. Oliver
Grandview, %    62—J. W. O'Connor W. F. Carr '
Prince Rupert,        "    63—A. R. Phillips S. M. Newton
Corbin. "    64—J. Virgo W.  Porter
Cariboo, "    65—
Park, %    66—W. C. Robertson W. A. Ralph
Dawson "    la—
I
Also that  the following Past  Grands  are  entitled  to
the Grand Lodge Degree:
Victoria Lodge No. 1 G. R. Hopkins, H. Allnutt.
Columbia "      I    2 F. E. Anderson, H. A. White.
Royal City !      I    3 W. Lee, W. H.  Parlett.
Dominion %      "    4 J. Wilson, T. E. Rutter.
Black Diamond 1      |    5 J. J. Doherty.
Harmony "     "    6 J. A. Hartley, A. P. Glen.
Excelsior 1    7 J. E. Parker, J. R. Hovell..
Vancouver "    8 J. A. Harron, A. Main.
Tatnai %     "    9 F. A. Tripp, F. L. Glover.
Western Star |     % 10 W. B. Yeandle, J. C. McCurdie.
Selkirk "      f 12 A. G. Duck, H. Mulholland.
Pittitko "      "13 R. Jackson. F. Hardy.
Aaron -"     " 14 F. Dawe, G. C. Derby.
Clover dale " 15 N. Johnston, H. Burrows.
Kootenay " 16 W. T. Choate, S. Mitchell.
Duncan " 17 F. Van  Norman.
Vernon Valley ■"     U 18 G. Livingstone.
Abbotsford %     j 20 W. Price.
Ridgely §      " 22 G. Morris, J. Wagstaffe.
Island I      % 24 H. T. Richards, M. T. Clagston.
Fidelity I      " 25 P. H. Tibbies.
Pacific I      i 26 W.  H.  Godfrey, J. J. Welsh.
Amity I      " 27 R. K. Sangster, A. E.  Bruce.
Cheam "      | 28 J. Bowyer, R. Bridson.
Hastings "     " 29 W. Crozier. G. H. Miller.
Rocky Mountain "      " 34 S. Neil.
Rossland "      % 36 D. F. Mclntyre, G. W. Crowe.
Silver   City "      " 39 D. McKay, H. O. L. Sait.
Slocan "      | 40 A. S. Morley. J. -M. Rae.
Key City "     " 42 W. D. Gilroy, W. H. Whitehouse.
Enterprise "      " 43 R. S. Day, H. R. Ragg.
Gateway "      | 45 J. Cadoo, H. H. Henderson.
Snowshoe I      f 46 G. R. Wharton.
Mt.   Fernie |     " 47 J. E. Marsham, E. H. Ward.
Coronation |      " 48 T. Marshall.
Eureka "     I 50 W. E. Duncan. J. A. Dow.
Pen'ticton "     " 51 E. Carder, W. H. Murfitt. 4280
Princeton " " 52 W.  H. Houston. D.  Muir.
Michel " I 54 J   W.  Beech, B. Ball.
North  Vanc'r " | 55 G. Gould, O. B. Peers.
Sunshine " " 57 A. W. Anderson.
Orchard City " " 59 H. S. Glenn, W. H. Sabine.
Little Mountain " " 60 H. Adair, W. H. Keen.
Fairview " " 61 F.  S. Howard, G. B. Bressler.
Grandview " § 62 A. Watson.
Prince Rupert 1 § 63. R. E. Walker, J. E. Hilliard, G. Leek,
H. M. Hale.
Corbin | " 64 W. Porter. J. T. Murphy.
Park " I 66 T. Rumble, T. W. E. Mills.
Dawson " " la R. S. Steeves, C. C. Kelton.
Signed by the Committee.
The following communications were read and ordered
to be spread upon the minutes of this Session, and suitable
replies sent to the Grand Sire and Mrs. Borst in time to
reach them at Vancouver before leaving for Australia:
Office of the Grand Sire,
Amsterdam, N.Y.. May 25, 1920.
Fred Davey, Esq.,
Grand   Secretary,  I.O.O.F.,  Victoria,   B.C.
Dear Brother Davey:—
I am to be at Swift Current June 3rd, Calgary June 5th, Tacoma
June 8th and Seattle June 9th, continuing visitations in the mountain States until I reach San Francisco on the 22nd of June. I
should have been delighted to have visited your Grand Lodge at its
session at Nelson, but it was not on the line in such way that 1
could get it in my itinerary. I trust I may meet my brethren of
British Columbia some time in the near future and also have the
pleasure of meeting you.
Fraternally yours,
H. V. BORST,
Grand Sire.
Calgary, Alta., June 4th, 1920.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.,
Nelson, B.C.
Dear Brethren:—
It is a matter of great regret that I am not able to make a
visit at this time to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia. In
making out the present itinerary through Canada and the Western
States, I tried very hard to make you a visit, but I could not bring
it about and make connections.   To have made Nelson at this time 4281    I
would have broken up my visitations very greatly. I shall go to
Vancouver, and had your Grand Lodge been held in that city or
on the main line, I might have been with you. As it is I am denied
this satisfaction and pleasure.
I had the pleasure of meeting your distinguished jurist. Judge
Swanson, our Brother, at the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, and
he has kindly consented to take a word from me to you, and this
is my excuse for sending this.
I beg to advise that our great fraternity will show greater
gains in membership than at any other period in its history.
Reports from all parts of the world are uniform that the work that
the Order has been doing for humanity in the Great War is bearing
fruit. I find that generally the people are suffering under the load
brought upon us by the German autocracy. That load has been
lifted, however, in great part, and we may bear it, that which is
left, with the satisfaction that we have destroyed the cause which
brought it upon us. Among all the nations no people contributed
more to the successful issue of the great contest than did the
Canadian nation. You bore well your part, at home by the Canadian fireside and upon the fields of Flanders. The Canadian soldiers
made for themselves an imperishable name for bravery. The contest is over. We will all suffer from its results for a long time—
but with the suffering comes the satisfaction that it was for the
good'of humanity that we fought the fight and won.
You are living in one of the most blest parts of the world—a
grand climate—the most fertile soil upon which the sun shines—
connected and a part of the nation upon whose possessions the sun
in its course around the earth never sets liberal, firm, standing in
the forefront in every fight for the advancement of civilization.
We are entering upon the second century of the history of our
Order. There is much for us to do in this second century, if we
will keep the banners of our Order in the forefront during this
century—as did our fathers in the century that is past. Let us all
move forward with the determination to build wisely and well upon
the fabric created by our fathers, and always remember in all our
work and action that working for the Order should always be
coupled with the effort to advance the best and highest types of
American citizenship, whether we shall live north or south of the
invisible line which separates your great people from those from
whom I come.
Fraternally yours, K^g
■/■'M§$■■'/-■        - .  < ."   HENRY V. BORST, |r
Grand Sire. 4282
Calgary, Alta., June 4th, 1986.
To the Representatives of the Grand Lodge,
I.O.O.F., of British Columbia:
My husband, the Grand Sire, has advised me that Judge
Swanson has made a decree that unless I communicate with you
in proper form, that I shall not be permitted to cross the soil of
your splendid province. As this is my first visit to Canada, I am
very anxious to take it in from the point at which I started,
Toronto, to the Pacific Ocean. Like the boy at the circus, I want
to see the whole thing, and this is my excuse for sending you
these few words.
I have enjoyed every moment of the time I have been upon
Canadian soil. From the moment I crossed the line which separates
the two great nations of this continent the hospitable people of
Canada have made my stay in their midst one continual round of
pleasure. Like Queen Sheba of old on her visit to King Solomon,
I am ready to exclaim "The half has not been told."
I have found everywhere manifestations on the part of those
connected with your great fraternity of loyalty to it and loyalty to
the great country with which you are connected by the strongest of
all ties, that of love. I shall bear away with me from this visit, and
to Australia and New Zealand, whither we are going, countries so
closely allied to you, the kindest remembrances of my visit to
Canada. I pray that providence will shower its richest blessings
upon you and your fraternity, and bring to you and yours prosperous, happy and contented lives.
Sincerely yours,
DAISY SNOOK BORST.
(Mrs. Henry V. Borst.)
Office of the Grand Secretary,
Calgary, Alta., May 1st, 1920.
Fred Davey, Esq.,
Grand Secretary, I.O.O.F., Victoria, B.C.
Dear Brother Davey:—
I have pleasure in advising that our Grand Master has been
pleased to appoint Bro. Major W. B. Burnett, our Deputy Grand
Master, as Fraternal Delegate to attend your annual sessions, to
be held at Nelson during the coming month. 4283
I   trust that  all is   going well  in  your Jurisdiction  and  that
your annual report will be entirely satisfactory.
With kindest regards and best wishes, I remain,
Fraternally yours,
/-f|:^\       % .        :"..;'"   "';.     O. E. TISDALE,    : -;
Grand Secretary.    'J|§
Office of. the  Grand  Secretary,
Regina, June 5th, 1920.
Fred Davey, Esq.,
Grand  Secretary,  I.O.O.F.,  Nelson,  B.C.
Dear Sir and Brother:—
I beg to advise you that Bro. Wm. McBride, Grand Warden of
SasfceScrliewan, will be the Fraternal Delegate to the sessions of
your Grand Lodge next week. Trusting that you may have a
profitable session and a pleasant time.
Fraternally yours,
GEO. M. BAIRD,
&|| Grand Secretary.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. J. H. Glass, P.G.M.;
A. Henderson, P.G.M., and Harry White, P.G.M., to retire
and introduce the Fraternal Delegates and visitors in
waiting.
A certificate of the Sovereign Grand Lodge was read,
authorizing the conferring of the Grand Lodge Degree on
Bro. G. W. Steele, P.G. of Lethbridge Lodge, No. 2, Leth-
bridge, Alberta, and it was moved, seconded and carried:
That the Grand Lodge Degree be conferred on Bro. Steele.
The Grand Master announced that he would appoint
Special Committees to act during the present Session on
Statistics re Dues and Benefits, Correspondence, Rebekah
Degree, Resolutions and Necrology, and that he would
increase the number composing the whole of the Committees to six. 4284
The delegation re-entered and introduced Bros. Major
W. B. Burnett, D.G.M.; A. E. May, P.G.M., G.R.; O. E.
Tisdale, Grand Secretary; J. J. B. Little, G.R., and J.
Eskeron, P.G., of the Jurisdiction of Alberta, and W.
McBride, Grand Warden, of the Jurisdiction of Saskatchewan, who were cordially welcomed by the Grand Master
and invited to seats on the platform.
Bro. Major W. B. Burnett, Deputy Grand Master of
Alberta, addressed the Grand Lodge and conveyed the fraternal greetings of the members of that jurisdiction to the
Grand Lodge.
The Grand Master suitably responded on behalf of the
Grand Lodge.
The Grand Secretary presented the reports of the Grand
Officers, also a report of the War Emergency Committee in
printed form, and they were referred to the Committee on
Distribution. 4285
Grand Master's Report
To the Officers and Members of the Grand Lodge
of British Columbia, Greeting.
Clause 1. Once more we meet to turn a page in the history of
Odd Fellowship of this Grand Jurisdiction of the Province of
British Columbia, in the fair city of Nelson.
To those who have met with us many times, I bid you .welcome; to those who are meeting with us for the first time, and to
the Present and Past Grand Officers, who have unceasingly
labored for the upbuilding of our Order, I bid you welcome. I
realize, Brothers, the sincerity of the word welcome, which comes
from the heart, and I trust it will reach the heart.
Before giving you an account of my stewardship, I wish to
express xny deep appreciation of the honor you have conferred upon
me by electing me to this office, the highest gift within your power.
One year ago you placed upon my shoulders the responsibility
of Grand Master of this great Jurisdiction. As the days went by
I realized these responsibilities more and more, and the high, conspicuous position that Odd Fellowship occupies. I have endeavored
to fulfill the duties of the office to the very best of my ability, to
render unselfish service in every thought, word and action, and to
stimulate and strengthen the social and fraternal relationship
which should exist, and which I can truly say, and with all reverence and respect, thank God, does exist throughout this Jurisdiction.
I have not accomplished as much as I would have liked, nor
as much as I had planned, but have tried to do the very best I
could, and trust it has been of some avail. The little good that
may have been accomplished has not been of my efforts alone, but
by the hearty support and co-operation I have received from all
the Lodges throughout the Jurisdiction. It is only when we work
together that we feel our work has been a success, and let us bear
in mind that we must not only teach the true principles of Friendship, Love and Truth, but practice them and drop by the wayside
those simple little acts of love and kindness, and strive each day to
soften a sorrow and relieve distress.
As we take up the work of the Grand Lodge, let us give of
our best efforts, and may each one of you feel this to be your
meeting.   We hope you have come prepared to give your full time 4286
and attention to the proceedings, in order that you may not only
take back a full report to your Lodge, but I trust each one of you
may be able to take home something that will not only be a benefit
to yourself personally, but to the Lodge and the Order at large.
NECROLOGY
Clause 2. vAs we meet in this 46th Annual Session let us pause a
few moments to pay a tribute to those who have been transferred to
the membership of the great Grand Lodge above. While the
messenger, Death, has not invaded the ranks of our Grand Officers,
many a lodgeroom has been visited and many a sister and brother
bereaved, thus forcibly reminding us of the beautiful lesson, that
"The scythe, the universal emblem of time, is to us the symbol of
death. As the grass falls before the mower's scythe, so men, like
the flower and the grass of the field, must wither beneath the
♦touch of time and fall before the King of Terrors." To those who
sorrow, we extend our heartfelt sympathies, bowing our heads in
silent submission and thought, "Not our will, but Thine be done."
Now the laborer's task is o'er;
Now the battle-day is past;
Now upon the farther shore 3s£|
Lands the voyager at last;
Father in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now Thy servants sleeping.
"Earth to earth," and dust to dust,"
Calmly now the words we say;
Left behind to sleep in trust
For the resurrection day.
Father in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now our Brothers sleeping.
LODGE HALL DEDICATED
Clause 3. On Friday, June 13th, 1919, accompanied by the Grand
Lodge Officers and Past Grand Masters, we met at North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, for the purpose (of burning the mortgage and
dedicating the Hall.
'Prior to the dedication ceremony I had the honor of installing
into office our Grand Chaplain, Bro. Rev. Dr. Sanford, who was
unavoidably absent at the time of the installation ceremony at the
Grand Lodge.
This being my home Lodge it was indeed a great privilege to
me, as Grand Master, to perform the ceremony of dedication. I
was ably assisted by Bro. J. D. Swanson, Grand Warden; Bro. Rev. 4287
Dr. Sanford, Grand Chaplain, and Bro. J. White, P.G., Acting Grand
Marshal; Bro. Oswald Peers, Bro. H. Baird, Bro. J. Bull and Bro.
A. Hewett, as Grand Heralds.
At the close of the ceremony an address of welcome was given
by Mayor Vance to our Grand Lodge Officers and visitors, the
Grand Warden responding in fitting terms.
Brother Glass, P.G.M., delivered a very able and inspiring
address on the principles of our Order, Friendship, Love and
Truth. The Grand Secretary made a few appropriate remarks in
the way of congratulations to the Officers and members of North
Vancouver Lodge, on their splendid success.
VISIT TO DAWSON LODGE, No. 1A
Clause 4. First, I desire to express my gratitude to Bro. F. A.
Jewett, P.G., of the passenger department of the C.P.R., for his
kindness in preparing my itinerary for the far north country and
also throughout the whole Jurisdiction.
I left Vancouver on July 19th, arrived in Dawson on Friday,
July 25th, was met at the wharf by D.D.G.M. Bro. F. Berchtold,
Bro. Dr. Culbertson, Noble Grand, and many Rebekahs and Odd
Fellows. On arriving at the hotel I was informed that I was to
be the guest of Dawson Lodge. The following telegram was
awaiting me:
Van Anda,  B.C., July 20,  1919.
A. E. Harron, Grand Master, I.O.O.F., 'Dawson, Y.T.
Kindly convey greetings to Sister and Brothers at Dawson
from President and members of this Jurisdiction.
Fraternally,
LOTTIE TAIT,
President, Rebekah Assembly.
During my stay in the city a committee of Brothers, with a
car, were always ready to take me out to all points of interest, and
I visited the different creeks and dredges Operating extracting the
precious gold.
On Wednesday evening, July 30th, I officially visited the Lodge.
There was a splendid attendance of the members, several coming
many miles to the meeting. The officers conferred the Initiatory
Degree on one candidate in an able manner, a credit to the Lodge
and to our Order, not a ritual in sight during the whole ceremony;
in fact, not during the whole meeting. I can only re-echo the
words of appreciation and congratulation of my predecessor, Bro.
J. H. Glass, G.M., who visited that portion of our Jurisdiction. 4288
The members of Dawson certainly know how'to entertain and
to show their appreciation of a visit from a Grand Lodge Officer.
One cannot help but feel richly repaid for' the time and expense of
making that long journey!
At the close of the ceremony of the Initiatory Degree we
retired to the banquet hall, where the Sister Rebekahs had prepared a splendid repast. After addressing the meeting the District
Deputy Grand Master, on behalf of the officers and members of
Dawson Lodge, No. 1A, presented me with a beautiful token of
their regard, a nugget watch fob and charm. Words failed me at
the time to express to the Brothers and Sisters my appreciation
of their beautiful souvenir and of the splendid reception that I
received:      ji&c
Odd Fellowship occupies a very high and conspicuous place in
the Far North, where sociability and fraternity reign supreme. I
feel that as a Jurisdiction we have just reasons to feel proud of the
splendid manner in which the business is conducted and degrees
exemplified in a Lodge that is so isolated.
While I had not the pleasure of visiting the Rebekah Lodge,
yet, from the reports of the District Deputy Grand Sire, the
Rebekahs are doing a splemdid work, and are just as well qualified
in exemplifying that beautiful degree and conducting the business
appertaining to their Lodge as the brothers in the Subordinate
Lodge.
OFFICIAL VISITS
Clause 5. In submitting the following record of visitations, I wish
to say that on eachand every occasion I have been the recipient of
the very kindest courtesies and attentions from the members of our
Order, both individually and collectively, and in return I tender my
most sincere appreciation and thanks. It has been a labor of love,
and my only regret is that I have not been able to accept all the
invitations tendered. As it is, I have paid so many visits that I
must not burden the pages of the Grand Lodge Report with more
than a mere recital of them. Each name recalls pleasant memories, which I shall carry with me all my life.
I requested my District Deputies and the Lodges, if there
were members of the Order within the Jurisdiction of their Lodge
who through age or sickness were unable to meet-me in the Lodge-
room, that I would appreciate the privilege of visiting them. I
also requested that the Sister Rebekahs and Odd Fellows' wives be
invited to be present at our meetings, and I take this opportunity
of again thanking the officers and members of the different Lodges
and my District Deputies for the splendid manner in which they
carried  out my requests.    I  also wish  to  thank the  Present and 4289
Past Grand Lodge Officers for the valuable assistance they have
been to me in this very important part of my work. I am very
pleased to report that it was possible for me to visit each and
every Lodge in the Jurisdiction. I visited the Lodges on the
following dates:
Name of Lodge      No.     Location • Date
Dawson Lodge, No. lA, Dawson July 30, 1919
Cariboo Lodge, No. 65, Prince George Aug. 12, 1919
Prince    Rupert    Lodge,    No.    63,    Prince
Rupert     " 1
Princeton Lodge,  No. 52, Princeton Oct. 2, 1919 (regular)
Gateway Lodge, No. 45, Grand Forks  | 6, 1919   (special)
Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, Phoenix.  | n A
Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38, Greenwood |
Rossland Lodge, No. 36, Rossland \  " 13, 1919  (regular)
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, Trail  | I in
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, Nelson   | 2
Slocan Lodge, No. 40, Slocan City   " 2
Silver City Lodge, No. 39, Sandon  1 24, 1919   (special)
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, Kaslo  " 2"'   '"'"''
Key City Lodge, No. 42, Cranbrook  " 2
Michel Lodge, No. 54, Natal   | 31, 1919 (regular)
Corbin Lodge, No. 64, Corbin Nov. -
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47, Fernie  "
Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34, Golden  " 7, 1919   (special)
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, Revelstoke - " 10, 1919      .   "
Eureka Lodge, No. 50, Enderby   " 11, 1919 (regular)
Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18, Vernon  " 1"   ,nn
Coronation Lodge, No. 48, Armstrong  " 1
Okanagan, Lodge No. 58, Summerland  " 1
Penticton Lodge, No. 51, Penticton  | 1
Orchard City Lodke, No. 59, Kelowna  " 1
Mt. Ida Lodge, No. 56, Salmon Arm  " 19, 1919   (special)
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, Kamloops  | 2
Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, Ashcroft  | 2
Pittitko Lodge, No. 13, Merritt  " 2
Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, Chilliwack Jan. 20, 1920  (regular)
Cheam Lodge, No.  28, Agassiz   | 2" "
Fidelity Lodge, No. 25, Mission City Feb.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1, Victoria   |
Columbia Lodge, No. 2, Victoria  " l
Union Lodge, No. 11, Cumberland   " 1
Harmony Lodge, No. 6, Ladysmith  " 1
Duncan Lodge, No. 17, Duncan .„ 1 17, 1920   (special) 4290
Name of Lodge      No.      Location Date
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, Nanaimo  " 18, 1920 (regular)
Dominion Lodge, No. 4, Victoria   " 19, 1920         I
Ridgely Lodge, No. 22, South Vancouver.... " 23, 1920
Grandview Lodge, No. 62; Vancouver  " 27, 1920
Aaron Lodge, No. 14, Vancouver March 3, 1920
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, Vancouver   " 5, 1920          "
Pacific Lodge, No. 26, Vancouver ,  " 8, 1920
Hastings Lodge, No. 29, Hastings East  " 9, 1920
Fairview Lodge, No. 61, Vancouver  " 11, 1920          "
Amity Lodge, No. 27, New Westminster,... " 15, 1920          "
Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, Vancouver " 16, 1920
Park Lodge, No. 66, McKay   " 17, 1920          "
Island Lodge, No. 24, Marpole   " 23, 1920
Little    Mountain    Lodge,    No.    60,    South
Vancouver     " 25, 1920          "
Royal City Lodge No. 3, New Westminster " 26, 1920          "
North   Vancouver   Lodge,   No.   55,   North
Vancouver     April 1, 1920          "
Western Star Lodge, No. 10, Vancouver  " 8, 1920
Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20, Abbotsford  | 14, 1920
Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, Cloverdale  " 24, 1920
Delta Lodge, No. 21, Ladner  May 12, 1920
REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
Clause No. 6.
District No. 1. Bro. William J. Gower reports: I installed
the Officers of Victoria Lodge No. 1 .on July 7, 1919; Columbia Lodge No. 2, July 9, and Dominion Lodge No. 4 on July
17. I also installed the officers of the above three lodges at a
joint meeting on January 12, 1920.
Granted a Dispensation to Victoria Lodge No. 1 to hold
a masquerade dance On IMarch 26.
Paid an official visit to Coumbia Lodge No. 2, on April 14,
Dominion Lodge No. 4 on April 22, and Victoria Lodge No. 1
on April 26. I had the pleasure of being accompanied on all
these visits by our worthy Grand Secretary. The visit to No.
1 was of a very pleasing nature on account of its being the
anniversary of the Order. A Fraternal Visit was paid by the
other two Lodges (viz.-) No. 2 and No. 4. A good turn out of
the members resulted in very enjoyable evenings being spent.
A very happy event took place at Columbia Lodge No. 2 on
April   28,   when   the   Lodge   celebrated   its   fiftieth   anniversary.
Hal 4291
I   regret   very   much   I   was   unable   to   be   present   on   this   occasion, but understand a very pleasant evening was spent.
I regret very much that owing to the "flu" I was unable
to accompany the Grand Master on his official visits to Victoria
Lodge No. 1 and Columbia Lodge No. 2, however, I did have
the pleasure of accompanying him in his visit to Dominion
Lodge No. 4 on February 19, when a very pleasant evening was
spent.
I am pleased to state there has been no decisions or questions of Law presented to me during my term, which speaks
well for the harmony and good feeling existing among the
members.
I am gratified to say that the conditions of the Order, generally in District No. 1 are good, each Lodge having taken
in - several new members during its term. The meetings are
well attended, and the work conferred in a satisfactory manner.
In conclusion, I wish to thank you for the honor conferred
on me by appointing me as your Deputy. I have tried to carry
out the duties of my office to the best of my ability, I trust
that the Order will still go on and prosper, and that the coming meeting of the Grand Lodge will be both pleasant and
profitable.
District No. 2. Bro. E. C. Turner reports: Installed Officers of Amity Lodge No. 27 on July 7, and Royal City Lodge
No. 3 on July 15. 1919, and at a joint public installation, assisted
by Sister Murchie, District Deputy President, on January 16,
1920, installed the Officers of Royal City Lodge No. 3, Amity
Lodge No. 27, Beulah Rebekah Lodge N|o. 5, and Concord
Lodge No. 37, at which installation I am pleased to report every
Officer of each Lodge was installed.
On January 9, granted dispensation to Royal City Lodge
No. No. 3 to participate in-a joint public installation, and on
January 12 granted dispensation to Amity Lodge, No. 27, to
participate in a joint public installation.
Accompanied the Grand Master on his official visit to Royal
City Lodge No. 3, Amity Lodge No. 27, Cloverdale Lodge No.
15, Park Lodge No. 66, North Vancouver No. 55, and Beulah
Rebehah Lodge No. 5.
Decisions rendered: None.
I have pleasure in reporting that the condition of the order
in this district is greatly improved. Every branch of the order
is taking in new members and is in a flourishing condition. The
prospects for a large increase this year are the very best. 4292
District No. 3. Bro. W. Ritchie reports: I installed the Officers in Black Diamond Lodge No. 5 on July 16, 1919, and January's, 1920. Dispensations: None. One official visit on February* 18, 1920. Decisions rendered: None. The condition of
the Order in District is fair and improving.
District No. 4. Bro. A. Thomson reports: The Officers of
Harmony Lodge. No. 6, were installed on July 21, 1919, also by
joint installation with Laural Rebekah Lodge No. 9 on January
22, 1920, assisted by Sister V. Gourley, D.D.P. Dispensations
granted: None. Paid my official visit on February 16, 1920, along
with Grand Master, Bro. A. E. Harron. Decisions rendered:
None. The general condition of the Order in my District is
good, having initiated eight new members since June 1st. Have
an efficient staff of Officers; and great interest being taken in
degree work.
District No. 5. Bro. James Turvey reports :n , Installations
of "Excelsior" Lodge No. 7 on July 1, 1919, and on January
6, 1920. All Officers were present on the regular nights, I
was ably assisted by Bro. F. D. B. Hall, District Deputy Grand
Patriarch of Chilliwack Encampment. Optimism prevailed,
especially at the commencement of the  New Year.
No dispensations were granted, and no decisions rendered,
this  is  not  surprising  in view  of the  fact that  Past   Grand  Bro.
Peers is a member of Excelsior Lodge No.
This relieves the
District   Deputy  in this   District,  of  the   responsibility   of  rendering decisions.
The condition of the Order in this District was never better, or looked more promising. Twelve initiations since the
dawn of 1920. Twelve young men of the finest type, of this the
finest district in the jurisdiction. What an inspiration it was
the other evening to see seven of these young men standing
across the lodge room, passing an examination, that put lots of
Past Grands to shame. We rlow enforce the law of examination
before advancement, and find it works well in every respect.
What a grand and glorious Order our.is, "Brothers, let us be up
and doing."
District No. 6. Bro. Delbert Nunn reports: Installed the
Officers of Vancouver Lodge No. 8. Western Star Lodge No.
10, Pacific Lodge No. 26, and Hastings Lodge No. 29 in July,
1919 and January, 1920. Dispensations granted: None.. I accompanied the Grand Master, Bro. A. E. Harron, to all the
Lodges in District No.- 6 and several others. Decisions rendered:   None.     I   am  pleased  to   report  that  all  the  Lodges  un- • 4293
der   my   care   are   doing   well,   receiving   many   applications   and
working in»harmony.
Grand Master, Bro. A. E. Harron, I thank you very kindly
for the honor you have bestowed upon me by appointing me
as you D.D.G.M. for District No. 6, and I have tried to do my
duty in a satisfactory manner.
District No. 7. Bro. Peter Stewart reports: July 8, 1919,
joint installation Mt. Pleasant Hall, 2214 Main Street, Vancouver, Mt. Pleasant No. 19, Aaron Lodge No. 14, North Vancouver Lodge No. 55; January 8, 1920 North Vancouver Lodge
No. 55, North Vancouver, B. C; January 14, 1920, joint installation Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. 19, and Aaron Lodge No. 14.
Dispensations for above installations granted by the Grand
Master. Paid official visits to the following Lodges: Mt. Pleasant No. 19, July 8, July 22, 1919, January 14, January 20, April 20,
1920; Aaron Lodge No. 14, July 8, July 16, 1919, January 14,
1920; North Vancouver Lodge No. 55, July 8, July 17, 1919, January 8, March 25, 1920; Truth Rebekah Lodge No. 28, April
27, 1920. Decisions rendered: ISTone. The condition of the Order in my district is good.
I greatly appreciate the way that the Lodges in this District examine the candidates on the floor of the Lodge in the
secret work of the Order, before receiving the next degree, and
would  recommend that  the   obligation be  memorized  as -well.
District No. 8. Bro. J. W. O'Connor reports: I installed
the Officers of Island Lodge No. 24, Fairview Lodge No. 61,
Grandview Lodge No. 62 in July, 1919, and January, 1920.
Granted Dispensations to Island No. 24 to hold a social and
dance on October 30, 1919, and January 30, 1920. Accompanied
the Grand Master on his official visits to No. 10, 14, 19, 22, 24,
29, 55, 61, 62 and 66. Attended No. 62 every meeting of the
year, and No. 24 and 61 every month unofficially. Decisions
rendered: None. With the exception of Fairview Lodge No.
61 very little progress has been made, owing to many of the
active members being away, leaving a small attendance.
I would recommend that the Grand Lodge take up the matter of Compulsory Benefits, and make the maximum six dollars per week, for one dollar a month dues, as at present the
dues will not cover the expenses.
District No. 9. .Bro. W. W. Smith reports: Two installations of the three Lodges in his District at the regular times.
Granted Dispensations to Ridgely Lodge No. 22; Little Mountain Lodge No. 60 and  Park Lodge  No.  66 to hold whist drives 4294
and dance.    No official visits made, nor decisions rendered.    Condition  of  the  Order  in the  District good.
District No. 10. Bro. George Knapp reports: Installed the
Officers of Tatnai Lodge No. 9 On July 14, 1919 and January
5, 1920. Dispensations: None. Paid one official visit. Decisions rendered: None. The condition of the Order in my District is good and the future looks bright.
District No. 13. Bro. Thos. Archibald reports: Installations
in Pittitko Lodge No. 13, two. Dispensations: None. Official
visits: None. Decisions rendered: None. Condition of the
Order in District is very good.
The prospects for the future are very bright, the opening
of a new lumber mill in this District gives it a new field to work
on.
District No. 15. Bro. L. Marshall- reports: Installation of
Officers of Kootenay Lodge No. 16 on July 14, 1919, and on
January 12, 1920. Dispensations: None. Paid official visits on
July 14, 1919, October 20, 1919, January 12, 1920, April 12, 1920.
Decisions rendered: None. Condition of the Order in District
is good, better that it has been for the past five years.
Recommend that a more personal interest in the Subordinate Lodge be manifested by Grand Lodge Officers, by visitation when and where possible, and if not visitations, a personal letter conveying fraternal greetings to the members.
District No. 12. Bro. Jas. M. Goble reports: Officers of
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, installed on July 10 and January 8, respectively. Dispensations: None. Visited officially witli Grand Master,
Bro. A. E. Harron on November 8, 1919. Decisions rendered:
None. Condition of Lodge very good, many new members being
added. Owing to "flu" ban, meetings were not held latter part of
February until end of March.    Finances of Lodge are first class.
Ddctrict No. 19. Bro. F. L. Dryden reports: Installations:
six. Dispensations granted, two, for joint installations. Paid no
official visits except at installations. Decisions rendered: None.
Condition of the Order in District is excellent, best year for
many years.
District No. 20.—Bro. Jas. Haddock reports: Installed the
Officers of Ashcroft Lodge No. 23 during the term. Dispensations: None. Paid official visit with Grand Master, Bro. Har-
on on November 21 1919. Decisions rendered: None. Condition of the Order in District is good.
I : 4295
District No. 21. Bro. R. Crichton Boyes reports the instal-
tion of the Officers of Fidelity Lodge No. 25 on July 21, 1919
and January .12, 1920. No official visits made, dispensations
granted or decisions rendered. The condition of the Order most
enthusiastic and the Lodge making marked progress.
District No. 22. Bro. George Nurse reports: Installations
in  Cheam  Lodge  No.  28,  two.    Dispensations.  None.     Paid  two
official visits.    Condition  of the  Order in  District is  good,
expect to get some new members soon.
We
District No. 24. Bro. H. S. Andrews reports: Installations,
two in Rossland, and one at Trail. Dispensation granted to install a Third Degree member as Noble Grand at Rossland in
January, 1920, and installation of Officers in public- Official
visits: None. Decisions rendered: None. Condition of the Order in  District is  good.
Rossland Lodge is having a pretty slack time just now,
through the mining camp being closed down, but we hope it
will not be for long.
llplDistrict No, 26. Bro. Robert Turner reports: Regular installations of Officers of Silver City Lodge No. 39 were held
July 3, 1919 and January 15, 1920. Granted Dispensation to Silver City Lodge No. 39 to hold a basket social and dance on
April 5, 1920 for Odd Fellow's Home Fund. Official visits:
None. Decisions rendered: None. Conditions of lodge good
with bright prospects for the future.
District No. 28. Bro. Jos. L. Palmer reports: I installed
the Officers of Key City Lodge No. 42 on the evenings of July
14, 1919 and January 12, 1920. Dispensations: None. Paid one
official visit in company with the Grand Master. Decisions rendered: None. Condition of the Order in District is prosperous.
Last term saw the most initiations since before the war and we
are still getting in new members.    Prospects for the future  look
Or
ood.
District No. 29. Bro. Jas. Robertson reports: Joint installation with Mt. Fernie Lodge and Esther Rebekah Lodge in July
and January. Dispensation for joint installation was granted.
Paid official visit to Mt. Fernie Lodge on April 23, 1920. Decisions " rendered: None. Condition of the Order in District,
progressive and prosperous.
Would recommend that Fernie, Michel and Corbin Lodges
be placed under one District Deputy. Enclosed" letters from
Fernie and Michel Lodges on subject. i 4296
District No. 30. Bro. R. Wilton reports: I installed the officers of Penticton Lodge No. 51, on July 14, 1919 and January
12~ 1919, on the latter date some of the Officers of Okanagan
Lodge No. 58 were present and were also installed. Dispensation granted to Orchard City Lodge to hold a social evening
and dance on February 16, 1920 Visited Penticton Lodge No.
51 officially on April 5, when about twenty-five members were
present and the First Degree conferred in a very acceptable
manner. Visited Okanagan Lodge No. 58 on April 19 in company with Bro. J. H. Glass, P.G.M. and about twenty members
of Penticton Lodge, who conferred the Initiatory Degree on two
candidates. Decision rendered or rather a question of law that
candidates must receive the Initiatory Degree in the Lodge
in which they are seeking membership. "The Order is picking
up in this District. Penticton Lodge is growing in membership
and interest; Okanagan Lodge No. 58, I believe will come
back and again be a good live lodge. Owing to a motor accident which knocked me out on August 16, and from the effects of which I have not yet fully recovered, I have not been
able to do as much for the Order as I would have liked to. I
have not yiet been able to visit Orchard City Lodge No. 59,
but I hope to do so before the end of the term. My thanks
are due Bro. Leslie V. Rogers for his kindness in installing the
officers of Orchard City Lodge, both in July, 1919 and January,
1920. In July the fire hazard was so great in the District in
my charge as an officer of the Forest Service that I did not
even ask for leave of absence, and in January, 1920, my health
would not stand the trip to Kelowna. I must also thank all
the Brothers for their many acts of kindness to me in my misfortune. Their actions plainly showed that it is worth while
to be an Odd Fellow.
District No. 31. Bro. John Huey reports: Regular installation of Officers in Lodge No. 52, on the first Thursday in July,
191-9, and second Thursday in January, 1920. Dispensation granted
for holding of annual Ball on February 14th, 1920. Official visits,
none Decisions rendered, none. Condition of the Order in district,
good, considering the number of members who are living out of
reach of their Lodge. I have had no occasion to make official
visits, as No. 52 is the only Lodge in this district. I heartily
recommend Bro. W. H. Houston as my successor.
District No. 32. Bro. James Lancaster reports: Installed officers of Corbin Lodge, No. 64, on January 7th; Michel Lodge, No.
54, on July 8th, 1919; Corbin Lodge, No. 64, on January 5th; Michel
Lodge, No. 54, on January 9th, 1920.    Dispensations, none.   Official 4297
visits, as above for installation; also visited with Grand Master
Harron, Michel Lodge, October 31st; Corbin, November 3rd, 1919.
Decisions, none. Early in the year, owing to industrial troubles,
the condition of the Order was non-progressive. The past few
months have been good, with good prospects for the future. Would
recommend that efforts should be made to get all Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs together in the District at least once a year for a good
fellowship time.
District No. 34. Bro. S. A. Hunter reports: One installation
in Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, Kaslo, B.C., on January 14th, 1920.
Dispensations, none. Official visits not necessary, as I attend
Lodge regularly. Decisions rendered, none. I am pleased to report
our Order is again flourishing and the indications are we will have
many new members ere the year goes by. We have just taken in
nine very fine young men and we are all very busy now getting
them through. f£v|
STATE OF THE ORDER
Clause No. 7.    From the foregoing reports from the District
Deputy   Grand   Masters,   and   in   my   visitations   to   the   Lodges
throughout the Jurisdiction, I am impressed with the true   social
and fraternal relationship exhibited everywhere between the mem
bers of our Order.
It is indeed gratifying to know that we have had a splendid
increase in membership during the past year, and I believe that
over fifty per cent, of our members who have joined our Order
are those who have returned from doing their bit in France, and
also that a very large percentage of the members who have
returned from overseas are again taking an active part in the work
of the Order. We have, therefore, just reasons to feel proud, and
have the highest praise for those Brothers who so loyally kept their
Lodge together, especially in the smaller districts of our Jurisdiction. To these worthy Brethren we owe a deep debt of gratitude, and the Order today is reaping the fruits of their labors.
While we have not had any new Lodges instituted during the
year^, prospects are very bright for the near future. At the present
time members of the Order are arranging for the institution of a
Lodge at Smithers and I have every confidence that during this
coming year there will be several other new Lodges instituted.
I received a communication from the Secretary of Sunshine
Lodge, No. 57, Kaslo, that they were preparing to institute a
Rebekah Lodge there, also a letter from the Secretary of Fidelity
Lodge, No. 25, Mission City, that a Rebekah Lodge would be instituted there within a few weeks. 4298
While a number of the Lodges are having the candidates pass
an examination on their proficiency in the work they have received,
yet I feel that there is room for improvement along this line. A
number of the Lodges are neglecting to do so. I trust that this
Grand Lodge will impress upon the representatives of the Lodges
that be'fore a candidate can be raised to a higher degree, he must
be proficient in the degrees he has received, believing that it would
be a great benefit to the Lodges throughout the Jurisdiction.
I have arranged to have a School of Instruction during the
week of our Grand Lodge Convention on the unwritten work of
our degrees, and on the examination of a visitor from another
Jurisdiction, and also an examination of a candidate being raised
to a higher degree.
DISPENSATIONS GRANTED
Clause No. 8.
■ July 8, 1919. To North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, Aaron
Lodge, No. 14, for a Joint Installation with Mount Pleasant Lodge,
No. 19, in Mount Pleasant I.O.O.F. Hall.
September 16, 1919. To Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, to wear
regalia at church parade in honor of Rebekah Anniversary.
September 20, 1919. To Cheam Lodge, No. 28, to hold their
annual ball on December 9th.
December 20, 1919. To Enterprise Lodge, No. 43; Welcome
Lodge, No. 36, to hold a Joint Public Installation with Deborah
Rebekah Lodge, No. 13, and Adinah Rebekah Lodge, No. 8.
September 24, 1919. To Corbin Lodge, No. 64, to hold a public
Joint Installation with Edith Cavell Rebekah Lodge, No. 38, on
January 12th, 1920.
April 5, 1920. To Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, to hold an At Home
celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Lodge.
February 2, 1920." To Fidelity Lodge, No. 25, to nominate,
elect and install a Third Degree Member as Vice Grand^ as the
Vice Grand elected had failed to attend the Lodge for installation
at three successive meetings.
April 3, 1920. To Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, to wear regalia
at the funeral of a late Brother.
September 30, 1919. To the Officers and Members of the
General Relief Board, I.O.O.F., of the City of Vancouver, B.C., a
dispensation is hereby granted to your Board to petition the Lodges 4299
of the Jurisdiction to hold a social evening, the proceeds of same
to be donated to the fund known as the Friendship Fund.
Waiver of Jurisdiction Granted Jurisdiction of Washington
November 29, 1919. To Blaine Lodge, No. 80, of the Jurisdiction, of Washington, to initiate Mr. Harold Hewitt, of Hall's
Prairie, British Columbia, having had the consent of Cloverdale
Lodge, No. 15.
February 21, 1920. To Molson Lodge, No. 317, of the Jurisdiction of Washington, to initiate two young men living at Brides-
ville, B.C.
DECISIONS ||
Clause No. 9.
Pacific Lodge, No. 26, June 23, 1919. Re Greater Vancouver
peace celebration, requesting decision as to what part, if any, we
are expected to take in proposed celebration.
Answer: If the Lodge wishes to take part in this parade I
will be pleased to grant dispensation, but not for the expenditure
of any monies from your treasury. I feel that as a Lodge and as
an Order we will have many opportunities of celebrating Peace in
a more practical way, by relieving the distressed, and by extending
the hand of fraternity to those who are coming back maimed and
disabled, and to those who have lost their bread winners on the
battlefield.
Pittitko Lodge, No. 13, September 13, 1919. Would it be in
order to use the funds to purchase tokens, that we propose to give
to each of the Brothers who have returned from overseas?
Answer: No. While I realize the large percentage of your
members who had enlisted and also learn from your letter that
the Brothers who have returned were entitled to benefits and have
not put in claim for same, I can readily understand why your
Lodge wishes to express their appreciation by some token, but
would say we are prohibited to use our general funds for such
purposes, yet I feel you will be quite within your rights to use a
part of your contingent fund for this purpose.
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, November 26, 1919. When an Investigation Committee brings in-a report fully signed, not eligible
for membership, and recommends that it be acted upon accordingly,
is it necessary that a ballot be taken to find out if the person is
eligible or not eligible?
Answer: Yes. A ballot must be taken; it is the ballot that
elects or rejects the applicant. 4300
Grandview Lodge, No. 62, April 9, 1920. Lodge donated $20.00
to the Canadian Jewish Relief Committee. Is it in order for the
Lodge to do so out of our Contingent Fund.
Answer: No. As I interpret the laws of our Order, it is not
constitutional to make such a donation from the funds of your
Lodge, but as individuals we have the opportunity, and should do
our duty in contributing to any worthy cause, and especially in
the way of relief, and in that way we have the opportunity to show
our qualifications as Odd Fellows.
PRESENTATION OF VETERAN JEWELS AND TOKENS
Clause No. 10.
July 8, 1919. On behalf of the officers"and members of Aaron
Lodge, No. 14, I presented to Brother William Gerry, P.G., on the
eve of his departure to his home in Scotland, a beautiful emblem
ring, as a token of their appreciation for services honorably and
loyally rendered to the Lodge.
July 13, 1919. On behalf of the officers and members of North
Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, I presented to Brother A. Dickinson and
Brother D. Brereton a twenty-five year Veteran's Jewel.
November 3, 1919. On my official visit to Corbin Lodge, No.
64, on behalf of the officers and members of the Lodge,*I presented
to Brother Porter, P.G., a Past Grand's Collar and Jewel, as a
token of appreciation for his faithful attendance and services as
Noble Grand and Past Grand of his Lodge.
February 27, 1920. On my official visit to Grandview Lodge,
No. 62, on behalf of the officers and members of Victoria Lodge,
No. 1, I presented to Bro. Frank Nelson, P.G., and Bro. T. M.
Brayshaw, *P.G., a twenty-five year Veteran's Jewel.
Febraury 21, 1920. Received from Dawson Lodge, No. lA a
beautiful native gold locket to present to Bro. L. H. Herd, a member of their Lodge, whom they expected would visit Vancouver on
his way to Seattle. As Bro. Herd was unable to pay the visit, on
Febrawry 7th, 1920, by registered mail, I forwarded the token to
the Brother in Seattle, with greetings from his Lodge.
March 25, 1920. On behalf of the officers and members of
North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, I presented to Bro. Frank Squair
a twenty-five year Veteran's Jewel. Perhaps for the first time in
the history of our Jurisdiction that the Grand Master had the
pleasure of presenting to a Brother his Veteran's Jewel on the
night of the Initiation of his two sons. - 4301
January 9, 1920. I presented to Bro. J. D. McNeill, member of
Grandview Lodge, No. 62, a Past Grand's Collar, as a token of a
little act of love and kindness that Bro. McNeill had dropped by
the wayside for a Brother Odd Fellow some thirty-odd years ago.
Bro. McNeill had entirely forgotten the incident, but the Brother
to whom the hand of Fraternity had been extended had not .forgotten. It is truly said that love never dies, and it was indeed a
great pleasure to present to Veteran McNeill this beautiful Collar.
May 14, 1920. By the request of the Officers and members of
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, I was present and presented to Bro.
D. R. MacLennan, on behalf of Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, a twenty-
five year Veteran's Jewel. While the Brother is absent from his
home Lodge, yet he is a frequent visitor, thus exhibiting his interest
in the Order.
February 14, 1920. On my official visit to Duncan Lodge, No.
17, on behalf of the officers and members, I presented to Brother
James Campbell, P.G., a twenty-five year Veteran's Jewel. Brother
Campbell is still one of the active boys of Duncan Lodge.
April 1, 1920. On the evening prior to my official visit to my
home Lodge, accompanied by Bro. R. Hill Fairley, P.G.M., of
Alberta, also Bro. J. Massey, Past Grand Junior Warden of the
Grand Encampment of Alberta, and Bro. Peter Stewart, D.D.G.M.
of District No. 7, we visited the home of Bro. Joseph Ogyle, P.G.,
a member of Julian Lodge, No. 12, Dubuque, Iowa. Veteran Ogyle
has held continuous membership in Odd Fellowship for sixty-eight
years, thirty years a member of the Manchester Unity and thirty-
eight years a member of our Independent Order. It was indeed a
pleasure to present, on behalf of the members of North Vancouver
Lodge, No. 55, a Veteran's Jewel to one who it can be truly said,
that he is an Odd Fellow in spirit and truth, and we trust that
Veteran Ogyle will soon regain his health and strength and again
be able to visit the Boys of No. 55.
March 3, 1920. On behalf of the officers and members of
Aaron Lodge, No. 14, I presented a Veteran Jewel to Bro. A. S.
Killam, P.G.
March 26, 1920. On my official visit to Royal City Lodge,
No. 3, it was my pleasure, on behalf of the officers and members
of the Lodge, to assist in presenting Veteran Jewels to the following members of that Lodge. Bro. A. H. Ferguson, P.G.; Bro.
W. H. Lewis, P.G.; Bro. A. J. Holmes, P.G.; Bro. D. E. McKenzie,
P.G., P.G.M., and Bro. A. E. Mann, P.G. 4302
PROCLAMATIONS
Clause 11. I have issued the following Proclamations during
the year:—
Office of the Grand Master,
North Vancouver,  B.C.,
December 2nd,  1919.
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.: .
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
I am in receipt of a Proclamation of the Grand Sire, dated 27th
October, 1919, issued in accordance with the legislation of the
Annual Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, held in 1917, respecting the payment of Dues and Benefits of members serving in the
military and naval force's during the period of the emergency then
existing; declaring that such emergency no longer exists, and that
the provisions and requirements contained in the said legislation
shall cease to exist from and after the 31st day of December, 1919.
Lodges will therefore govern themselves accordingly, and discontinue the payment of Dues of these members after the date
mentioned.
Claims for the refund of Dues paid by Lodges for these members should be forwarded tp the War Emergency Relief Committee
as soon as possible after the close of the present year, so as to
enable the Committee to complete its work and report to the next
Session of the Grand Lodge.
Yours fraternally,
Attest:   FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
A. E. HARRON,
Grand Master
Office of the Grand Master,
s North Vancouver, B.C.,
March 5th, 1920.
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
The following Anniversary Proclamation having been received
from the Grand Sire, I have to request that you will comply with
the same by holding appropriate exercises on the 26th day of
April next; and inasmuch as some Lodges may wish to appear in 4303
public in regalia on this occasion, a Dispensation is hereby granted
them to do so.
Yours fraternally,
A. E. HARRON,
Attest:   FRED DAVEY, Grand Master.
Grand Secretary.
1819
ANNIVERSARY PROCLAMATION
1920
The Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows
Office of the Grand Sire
To the Officers and Members of Grand and Subordinate Bodies of
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and to All Whom
It May Concern:
We have entered upon the second century of Odd Fellowship.
The history of the century that is past records the launching of
the Order with a very small beginning, its growth and development until it became an important factor in the world. That
century is also one filled with the work of the Order in making the
lives of many people, in many lands, happier. That century also
witnessed many changes in the world and the great advancement
of mankind along lines that made for the betterment and happiness
of our race. What will be the changes in the world in the century
that lies before us? We enter upon this new century of the Order
blessed with the glories of the one that is past and the blessings
of the many who have been benefited by the Order. We who are
permitted to stand on the threshold of this new century, look with
pride to the past and with confidence to the future. From every
quarter comes reports indicating a marvelous growth of the Order.
With this growth there goes hand in hand the opportunity for
doing more to make this world a better place in which to live. We
should strive during the years of the coming century that we are
permitted to be here, to enlarge" the scope of the Order's usefulness, extend its boundaries, build more wisely than we have ever
built before, and take the Order to a higher state of usefulness and
make it a more potent factor in the world's history. This is our
work. The opportunity opens for us. We celebrated the closing
of the last century of the Order and the opening of the new century
with fitting and proper ceremonies. A gracious and wise power
permitted us to live and to participate in these exercises. With
thankfulness to the same power. I hereby enjoin upon all Grand
and Subordinate Bodies of the Order the duty of commemorating: 4304
its one hundred and first anniversary on April 26, 1920, by appropriate services and public thanksgiving to God for His many
mercies to us as individuals and as an Order.
Done at Amsterdam, New York, in Friendship, Love and Truth,
this second day of February, Anno Domini, nineteen hundred and
twenty, and of the institution of American Odd Fellowship the one
hundred and first year. ijf|
HENRY V. BORST,
Attest:   JOHN B. GOODWIN, Grand Sire.
Grand  Secretary. #
Office of Grand Master,
North Vancouver, B.C.,
May  11th,  1920.
MEMORIAL DAY  PROCLAMATION
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
By virtue of the powers vested in me, and in conformity with
the Proclamation of the Grand Sire, I, A. E. Harron, Grand Master,
do hereby request all Lodges that have suffered loss of membership by death, to hold appropriate services on Tuesday, the 8th day
of June, 1920, in memory of their deceased members.
If, however, some other date is more convenient, Lodges are
permitted to hold such services on that date.
In the event of Lodges desiring to appear in public in regalia
on this occasion, a Dispensation is hereby granted them to do so.
The Grand Sire in his Proclamation, says:—"We have celebrated the closing of one Century of Odd Fellowship and enter
upon another with the confidence that follows successful effort.
Many of our brethren were not permitted to come to this auspicious
era in this Fraternity. They stopped by the wayside and the
simple mounds tell the story of where they lie awaiting Resurrection Day. The book of life to them is closed, but the record they
made lives after them, for
'The dead are sceptered sovereigns, who still rule
Our spirits from their urns.'
Each in life bore well his part, .and now that his day is gone, his
sun is set, we should treasure his memory."
Yours fraternally,
A. E. HARRON,
Attest:   FRED DAVEY, Grand Master.
i4&k     Grand Secretary. 4305
CIRCULAR LETTERS
Clause No. 12.
March 15, 1920. I mailed the following letter to the Lodges of
the Jurisdiction:
At this time of reporting I have received replies from the
following Lodges: No. 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15,- 18, 24, 25, 27, 28, 34,
36, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61 and 62.
No. 8 reports one aged Odd Fellow; No. 14, a widow with
three children, who may be subjects for Home; No. 55, one widow
and three children, also one widow, Mrs. Grant, husband late of
Prince Rupert Lodge, now living in North Vancouver, with five
small children.
Office of Grand Master,
No. 122 Sixth St., North Vancouver, B.C.,
March 15th, 1920.
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
In my visits to the Lodges throughout the Jurisdiction I have
been repeatedly asked why some action has not been takeiv to start
an Odd Fellows' Home in this Jurisdiction. We have been collecting funds for this object for about twenty-five years, and have
succeeded in accumulating approximately $40,000.00.
I think, however, that it will be agreed that it would be a very
imprudent and unwise act to take any steps to establish and maintain a Home unless it was clearly shown that there was an absolute
need for such an institution in this Jurisdiction.
This information can only be derived from our Subordinate
Lodges, and in order that we may have reliable data on this subject
on which we can form an opinion as to the necessity for a Home
at the present time, I shall feel obliged if you will furnish me with
the information asked for in the enclosed questionnaire.
On receipt of your reply I will be able to give the Trustees of
the Odd Fellows' Home Fund the result, which will enable them
to report to the Grand Lodge at its next session their conclusions
as to the necessity for a Home, and to make such recommendations for the guidance of the Gfand Lodge as they may deem
advisable.
At the last session of the Grand Lodge Brother Mclnnis, G.M.,
the Fraternal Delegate from the Jurisdiction of Saskatchewan,
advanced the idea that it might be possible to make satisfactory
arrangements for establishing a joint Home for the jurisdictions 4306
of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, and the matter was
referred to the Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home Fund, to enter
into negotiations with the other jurisdictions along these lines.
Bro. R. A. Perry, our Fraternal Delegate to the session of the
Grand Lodge of Alberta, held at Calgary on the 18th February
last, states that this proposition was favorably entertained at that
meeting and a Committee appointed to carry on the negotiations.
No doubt the Home Trustees will submit a report on this
matter at our next Grand Lodge Session.
Please have the questions herewith answered as fully and
accurately as it is possible for you to do, and forward them as
early as practicable  to me at the above address   and oblige,
Yours fraternally,
A. E. HARRON,
Grand Master.
 Lodge, No ,  I.O.O.F.
 , 1920.
A. E. Harron, Esq., Grand Master.
Dear Sir and Brother,—In response to your letter of the 15th
March, 1920, I am instructed to forward the following replies to
your questions re Odd  Fellows'  Home.
Yours fraternally,
[Lodge Seal] Recording Secretary.
Question: (1.) How many members have you, who from age
or disability are fit subjects for an Odd Fellows' Home, and would
enter one if it was provided?    Give name and age.
Answer:   	
Question: (2.) How many widows of Odd Fellows., formerly
members of your Lodge, are there who are fit subjects for a Home,
and would enter it if one was provided?    Give names and ages.
Answer:    ~. -■ .—
Question: (3.) How many orphan children of deceased members of your Lodge are fit subjects for a Home, and would be put
into one if it was provided?    Give name and age in each case.
Answer:	 4307
Question:   (4.)  Give any information  or remarks on the subject that you may have to offer.
Answer:    —•	
I received a Proclamation from the Grand Sire announcing the
postponement of the date of the Annual Session of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge to the fourth week in September, 1920, in consequence
of the difficulty of securing sufficient hotel accommodation in
Boston during the third week in September. This information was
communicated to the Subordinate Lodges in a circular letter by the
Grand Secretary.
APPOINTMENTS.
Clause 'No. 13. Brother Fred Berchtold, D.D.G.M., of District No. 37, leaving the Yukon Territory to reside in the United
States, appointed Brother R. S. Steves, District Deputy Grand
Master in his place.
I appointed Brother C. E. Mahon, P.G., as a representative to the meeting of the Odd Fellow's Relief Association in
Kingston Ontario.
In February, I appointed Brother Roy Perry, P.G., as fraternal delegate to the Grand Lodge of Alberta, which convened in Calgary.
I also appointed Brother J. D. Swanson, Grand Warden,
as our fraternal delegate to the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan,
which will convene on June 2, 1920, at Swift Current.
On May 9 1920, I appointed Brother J. G. Hay, P.G., on
the Finance Committee in place of Brother W. Farquhar, P.G.,
who moved from the District.
An May 17, 1920, I appointed Brother P. G. Cudlip, P.G., No.
4, as a member of the Finance Committee vice Brother W. H.
Cullin, P.G.M., No. 4 resigned.
Brother Perry has furnished me with the following report:
Vancouver, B. C, March 8, 1920.
A. E. Harron, Esq.,
Grand Master, I.O.O.F.,
North Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Brother Harron:
In compliance with your request, I attended the Session of
the Grand Lodge of Alberta, held in Calgary, February 18 and
19,  1920,  as  Fraternal  Delegate. 4308
Attended the conference of Representatives of the three
Western Jurisdictions to consider the advisability of amalgamating the Home Funds of tthe three -Provinces, namely, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Enclosed herewith you will find copy of Committee's Report
which was read before the Grand Lodge of Alberta. After the
Report was read each Representative was given the privilege
of addressing the meeting. I A vote was then taken and they
went on record  as  being unanimously in  favor  of amalgamation.
The Fraternal Delegates were extended every courtesy and
the Sessions were most interesting and instructive.
I take this privilege of thanking you for the honor you conferred on me by appointing me Fraternal Delegate.
Fraternally submitted,
ROY A. PERRY,
Fraternal  Delegate.
REPORT OF JOINT HOME COMMITTEE—ALBERTA
BRITISH COLUMBIA—SASKATCHEWAN.
To the Grand Lodge of Alberta, I.O.O.F.:
We, the committee appointed by our respective Jurisdictions
to look into the ways and means of amalgamating the Home
Funds of the three Jurisdictions for the purpose of building a
joint Home, beg leave to report:
That we believe the proposed amalgamation would best serve
the purpose for which the funds were and are being created in
the three Provinces.
That we believe the time is far distant when it would be
possible for any one of the proposed Jurisdictions to build and
equip and maintain a suitable Home.
That we believe the time is at hand when the Odd Fellows
of Western Canada should make provision for the Aged, Indigent
Odd Fellows, the Widows and Orphans of our deceased members, who were not able to provide their own living and education.
That we believe if the matter of location would have any
effect on the proposed amalgamation, that a suitable site could
be procured at a point in the centre of the proposed area,
where the railroad facilities are good, and the climatic conditions also and the average rainfall would be sufficient to promote the growth to a large degree of perfection of trees, grass
and vegetables. 4309
That we believe, if an extra effort was made by the proposed Jurisdictions, the total of their combined Funds within
the next two years would be sufficient to insure the procuring
of a piece of property and preparing plans for the building of a
Home that would be a credit to the Order and a -delight to our
Members.
Further we believe that in the consideration of a location,
the site should consist of not less than ten acres of land that
would be reasonably productive, in order that there might be
grown on the property all the vegetables, small fruits, etc., a
place for the keeping of chickens, cow or cows, required for the
maintenance of the Home, which would also provide a certain
amount of exercise for the residents, who had not yet reached
the feeble stage, and for the younger boys and girls, and furthermore to provide suitable recreation grounds for children.
Your Joint Committee would therefore ask that the Grand
Lodge of Alberta declare themselves as to whether they would
agree to the proposed amalgamation appropriations for the
capital. expenditure and maintenance to be made either on the
basis of per capita or on the basis of Jurisdictions.
All of which is fraternally submitted.
ROY A.  PERRY,
P.G. Rep., British Columbia;
A.   E.   MAY,
P.G.M.,   Gd.   Rep.,   Alberta;
J.   A.   HAGERMAN,
P.G.M., Gd. Rep., Saskatchewan.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HOME FUND.
Clause No. 15. In accordance with the provision of the
Constitution of the Grand Lodge, I called a meeting of the
above Board on June 28, 1919, at 8 p. m., in the I.O.O.F. Hall,
corner Hamilton and Pender Sts., Vancouver, B. C. The following members of the Board were present: Bros. W. H. Brown,
P.G.M.; R. A. Perry, P.G.; D. E. McKenzie, P.G.M.; C. E.
Mahon, P.G.; W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., and the following Officers
were appointed: Chairman, Bro. C. E. Mahon, P.G.; Vice Chairman, Bro. W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M.: Secretary, Bro. D. E. McKenzie, P.G.M. The work of the Board will be reviewed in
the report of the  Secretary. 4310
GENERAL RELIEF BOARD OF THE CITY OF VANCOUVER.
Clause No. 16. On March 5, 1920, I received the following
letter, from.Bro. A. G. Gulland, Secretary of the above Board:
Vancouver, B. C, March 5, 1920.
Bro. A. E. Harron,
Grand Master.
Dear   Sir  and   Brother:
Owing to the unsatisfactory attendance of the representatives from the various Lodges and the consequent neglect in
the care of sick Brothers, the members present at our last meeting comprised of members from Lodges No. 8, 10, 19, 26 and
62 only, by regular motion resolved to bring the matter before
the Lodges by tendering their resignations to take effect after
the first Wednesday in April, and I was instructed to notify the
various Lodges and also yourself of the action taken.
I feel that the members regretted having to take this step,
but they realize, probably more than the ordinary member, the
importance of this duty to the transient sick members of our
Order.
Yours fraternally,
A. G. GULLAND,
Secretary.
In reply to the above letter, I mailed to the Lodges which
are represented on the. Relief Board, the following letter:
North Vancouver, B. C, March 8, 1920.
To the Officers and Members of Lodge No.
Vancouver,  B.   C.
Dear  Sir and  Brother:
Received a communication from Bro. A. G. Gulland, Secre-
taryof the General Relief Board of the City of Vancouver, dated
March 5, 1920, stating, "Owing to the unsatisfactory attendance
of the representatives from the various Lodges and the consequent neglect in the care of the sick Brothers, the members
present at their last meeting comprised of members from Lodges
No. 8, 10, 19, 26, 62, by regular motion tendered their resignations on the Relief Board, to take effect after the first Wednesday   in   April."
This is a very important and necessary Board, a Board which
has done splendid work in the past and has meant a great
deal  to   our  Order  and  I  am  satisfied  that   there  are  Odd   Fel- 4311 .
lows in the Lodges of Vancouver and Greater Vancouver, who
will accept the appointment and fulfil the duties to the best of
their ability.
I would, therefore, ask your Lodge (or Encampment) to appoint a representative on this Board and to meet me on Saturday, April 3 in the I.O.O.F. Hall, corner Hamilton and Pender Sts., at 8 o'clock, to reorganize the General Relief Board of
the  City of Vancouver.
Trusting you will do so,  I  am,
Yours  fraternally,
A. E. HARRON,
Grand  Master.
P. S. Would also ask your Noble Grand and Vice Grand
or (Chief Patriarch) to accompany the representative at this
meeting.
On April 3, I met the representatives, and am pleased to
report all of the Lodges and Encampments were represented,
and with the exception of a few Lodges the Noble Grand and
Vice  Grand  accompanied  their  representatives.
After explaining the object of the meeting, I declared the
Offices of the Vancouver General Relief Board vacant and declared nominations open for President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer. %*M
The following officers were nominated and elected: Bro.
Roy A. Perry, P.G., President; Bro. R. Oliver, P.G., Vice-President; Bro. A. M. Russell, P.G., P.G.R., Secretary-Treasurer.
I have been able to meet with the Board at their regular
meetings since the re-organization and have every confidence
that the work of caring for trancient members in the City of
Vancouver will  again be  satisfactory.
ODD FELLOWS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION
Clause No. 17. I received a communication from Bro. J. A.
Tully, P.G.M., of Alberta, General Agent of the Association, advising me of the appointment of Bro. J. Massey, P.G., as a special agent for British Columbia for this Association, and would
make his headquarters in Vancouver, stating his services were
at my command.
Brother Massey has visited most of the Lodges in the
Jurisdiction and I have had the pleasure of his company at several of my official visits, which I very much appreciated, and
am pleased to report that he has transferred his membership from 4ai2
the Jurisdiction of Alberta, to British Columbia. Was present
at Little Mountain Lodge No. 60, South Vancouver, when Brother Massey signed the Constitution and By-laws and became a
member of that Lodge.
I was very pleased to have had the privilege of assisting the
members of Little Mountain Lodge to welcome to their membership a Brother, whose services and labors of love for Odd
Fellowship in our sister Jurisdiction of Alberta, was honored by
his being elected to the office of Grand Junior Warden of the
Grand Encampment of that Jurisdiction. Those who have met
Brother Massey and had the privilege of listening to his encouraging and inspiring addresses will agree with me, that Brother Massey's visits to the Lodges throughout this Jurisdiction
will mean a great deal to our Order, and I do not for a moment hesitate in recommending the Odd Fellow's Relief Association to the members of our Jurisdiction.
I was very sorry to learn that Bro. C. E. Mahon, P.G.,
whom I appointed as a representative to the Annual Meeting
of the Kingston Relief Association, at the last moment was unable to attend on account of accidental death of a near relative,
who was visiting in the city at that time.
FUNERAL AID ASSOCIATION.
Clause No. 18. I took advantage on every occasion to present
to the members the claims of this Association, and am pleased
to learn from the Secretary, Brother Cotham, P.G., that the
Association has had a splendid increase during the year and
would urge upon the Representatives to impress upon the local
Directors the necessity for greater activity in this branch of
our  work.
COMMUNICATIONS.
Clause No. 19. Received from A. G. Gulland, Secretary of
the Vancouver Relief Board, copies of letters from Dawson Lodge,
No. la, of this Jurisdiction, and Ballard Lodge No. 170, of the
Jurisdiction of Washington, with reference to an aged Odd
Fellow, Bro. E. H. Gowan, a member of Dawson Lodge No.
la respecting the future welfare for this aged Brother, which
I would be pleased to place before the Grand Lodge for consideration.
Received a communication from T. Tellefsen, P.G., a member of Western Star Lodge No. 10, re the establishing of a uniform system of accounting of the Financial and Business transactions  and other records of the individual Lodges of this Juris- 4313
diction. Would be pleased to place this communication before
the Grand Lodge, as I believe a uniform system would be a benefit to the Order.
THE REBEKAH BRANCH.
Clause No. 20. This branch of our Order has had another prosperous year, and I wish to express my appreciations to the the
President of the Rebekah Assembly, Sister Tait, for her kind
invitation to accompany her on her official visits to the Rebekah
Lodges.
I am sorry that it was impossible to visit with her all of
the Rebekah Lodges in the Jurisdiction, but an pleased to report that I was able to accompany her to sixteen Lodges, and
I congratulate the Officers and members for the efficient manner in which the business is conducted, and that beautiful degree exemplified.
The Ritual in the Rebekah Lodge is very conspicuous by
its absence, thus demonstrating that the officers and those taking part in the degree staff are interested in their work and
again I can only re-echo the statements of my predecessors, that
where there is a live, harmonious Rebekah Lodge, you will find
a progressive  Subordinate  Lodge.
The Rebekah Lodges of Vancouver, Great Vancouver and*
New Westminster, that I was unable to visit in company with
the President, I have officially visited on the following dates:
Beulah Rebekah Lodge No. 5, on May 6, when the degree was
conferred on two candidates in a very able and proficient manner, Illahie Rebekah Lodge, No. 30, on May 10; Mizpah Rebekah
Lodge No. 2, on May 19, when the degree was ably exemplified.
I received an invitation from Truth Rebekah Lodge No. 28,
to Officially visit them on Tuesday, April 27, I was very pleased
to accept the invitation. Perhaps for the first time in the history of the Jurisdiction, the Grand Master had the honor of
visiting his home Rebekah Lodge when his daughter was Noble
Grand of the Lodge. The degree was exemplified in splendid
form. I wish to express my appreciation to the Assembly Officers, Past Presidents and Grand Lodge Officers, who accompanied me on these visits.
I felt it was my duty, as your Grand Master and as representative of the Odd Fellows of this great Jurisdiction, to accept
these invitations and officially visit the Rebekah branch of our
Order, that my presence with them might speak louder than
words my appreciation of the great work that this branch of
our   Order  has   accomplished,   and   especially  of   those   members 4314
who were  the recipients  of  so  many kind messages  and  parcels
sent to them overseas.
By. their labors of love,* the Rebekahs of British Columbia
have been second to none of our women's organizations. They
have truly earned the praise described long ago in the language
of the Rev. O. K. Lee, and I feel that I must insert it here as a
small tribute to our three-link Sisters of Mercy.
1 • -■ If   ■      s
" "Man is the glory of the Lord,
And Woman is man's glory'—
Said one who spoke the heavenly word,
And  told  a  heavenly  story.
The glory of His glory, then—
Most Holy while most human—
The  crowning light  of  God  and  man,
The fairest life, is Woman.
"Woman is Heaven's warm heart below,
This glory we accord her;
To her with honors bright shall go
The welcomes of our Order.
While woman found a bolted door
"   At   Athens,   Rome,   and   Mecca.
Our  Temple  gates  unbar  before
The Daughters of Rebekah.
"Their  prayers  shall bring  sweet  blessings  down;
Their   hymns   sound   our   Thansgiving;
Their   hands   our  works   of  mercy  crown,
Their lives exalt our  living.
O   God,  bless  woman   with  Thy  love—
With  fairest  honors  deck her,
And  clothe  with  beauty from  above
The Daughters of Rebekah!"
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS  OF SUBORDINATE
LODGES.
Clause No. 21. Received from Brother Stewart, D.D.G.M.,
District No. 7, an invitation to install the Officers of the Lodges
in his District, it being my home District, I appreciated very
much the privilege, and on July 8, 1919, a joint installation
was held in the I.O.O.F. Hall, Mt. Pleasant, when the Officers of Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 19, Aaron Lodge No. 14,
North Vancouver Lodge No. 55,which I installed with the assistance  of, 4315
Bro. R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., acting Grand Warden;
Bro. W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., acting Grand Secretary;
Bro. F. Walker, P.C.P., acting Grand Secretary;
Bro. E. Mahon, P.G., acting Grand Treasurer;
Bro. A. J. Laidlaw, P.G., acting Grand Marshal;
Bro. E. Morden, P.G., acting Grand Chaplain;
Bro.  C. G.  Phinney, P.G., acting Grand Guardian;
Bro. W. J.  Brown,  P.G., acting Grand Herald.
There was a large attendance of the members of the District present, every Officer was present to be installed with the
exception of two, who were unavoidably absent. I appreciate
very much the assistance of the Brothers, who so ably assisted
me on this occasion.
FRATERNAL VISITS AND GREETINGS.
Clause No. 22. Received from the Secretary of Sumas
Lodge No. 85 of the Jurisdiction of Washington, an invitation
to be present at their District Association No. 8 on the afternoon
and evening of May 8, 1920. I accepted the kind invitation and
was accompanied by Bro. R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., G.R.; Bro.
F. D. Lemieux, P.G.P.; Bro. J. O'Conner, D.D.G.M., of District
No. 8, and Bro. C. Snider, P.G.
At the afternoon Session I addressed the Association and
conveyed the greetings of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia. At the evening Session I again had the privilege of addressing the meeting, which was largely attended, when there
was present Bro. James Turvey, D.D.G.M., of District No. 5,
accompanied by some thirty odd members of Excelsior Lodge
No.  7,  Chilliwack,  B.  C.
One very interesting item for the evening was the competition in the unwritten work of the Initiatory Degree. «Bro. Hall,
P.G., a member of Excelsior Lodge No. 7, unexpectedly was
asked to take part in the competition, and was awarded first prize
for being almost letter perfect in the work.
I congratulate Brother Hall and Excelsior Lodge on the proficiency  exhibited on this  occasion.
On June 18, 1919, I sent the following telegram to the Grand
Secretary of Ontario:
Mr. William Brooks,
Grand   Secretary   I.O.O.F.,
Toronto, Ont.
Convey greetings to the Officers and members of your
Grand  Body  of  my  old  home  Jurisdiction,  Ontario.     May  your 4316
centennial   convention  be   a   banner  one   in   the   history   of  your
Jurisdiction
Yours in Friendship, Love and Truth,
A. E. HARRON,
Grand Master, British Columbia.
ASSOCIATE OFFICERS.
Clause 23.—I cannot too highly express my appreciation
of the hearty co-operation and support, which I have received
from these Brethren. It has indeed been one of the amenities
of the office to be associated with good men and true, also to
our Department Commander, Roy A. Perry, and Officers and
members of the Patriarch's Militant, who accompanied me in
such flattering numbers, as Guards of Honor, on my official visits to Enterprise Lodge No. 43, Royal City Lodge No. 3, and
North Vancouver Lodge  No.  55.
As to our Grand Secretary, a man who is always on the
job, not until one has passed through the chair of Grand Master, does one realize how much it means to the Order to have
such an efficient Brother as our Grand Secretary. He has been
a tower of strength to me in every way. If I have attained any
measure of success during my year as Grand Master, it is to
his ability, sound judgment and great resourcefulness, that I
owe it, to spealf of Brother Davey, is to speak of Odd Fellowship
at its best.
•Jf ~;        CONCLUSION. '|>;
Clause No. 24. And now Brothers in conclusion, I wish to
thank you all most heartily for the privilege you have given
me of serving you in this office. I have given freely of my
energy; time and ability, and if I have added anything for the
benefit of our Order, I am truly glad; wherein I have failed, I
crave your kind indulgence.
I trust that the experience may enable me to serve the Order
I have learned to love, better in the future, a future strong
with possibilities and responsibilities, and I ask that the same
kindness and brotherly consideration that I have received, may
be bestowed upon my successor in office.
Sincerely and fraternally yours,
A. E. HARRON,
Grand Master. 4317
Grand Secretary's Report
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
I beg to submit the following report of the work of this office
for the past year, together with a statement of the condition of the
Order in this jurisdiction on the 31st December, 1919.
The report is gratifying in many ways. There has been an
increase in membership of 309. The receipts of the Subordinate
Lodges show an increase over the preceding year, the number of
brothers relieved and the amounts paid for relief are less, whereas
the assets of the Lodges show a gain of $50,278.97 over the last
report.
The Rebekah Lodges also show an increase in membership of
68 Brothers and 172 Sisters; total, 240.
No new Lodges have been instituted during the year. Inquiries
have been received as to the steps necessary to be taken to institute
Subordinate Lodges at Creston, Hope and Smithers, also a Rebekah
Lodge at Kaslo, but the necessary petitions have not yet come to
hand. 4318
STATISTICAL
Statement   Showing  the   Result  of  the  Work  of  Last  Year  as
Compared With the Year 1918
Increase
Decrease
No. of Lodges on Dec. 31st, 1919
57
|      members on Dec. 31st, 1919
6,485
309
initiated    	
558
103
325
57
admitted   by   card
reinstated   	
36
3
10
3
admitted as A.O...
withdrawn   	
86
30
deceased   	
69
56
expelled    	
2
1
resigned   	
3
2
ceased membership
by N. P. D	
230
29
rejections   	
15
9
Degrees conferred 	
1.769
1,145
59
"      Past Grands   	
1,529
Receipts from—
(Dues     -	
$ 77,687.68
14,607.75
$    2,996.98
7 685.09
Admissions and Degrees 	
Rents and interest on invested
Funds     -	
33,495.61
4,459.65
All  other  sources    	
6,057.26
131,848.30
679
796.85
Total receipts 	
15,938.57
No. of Brothers relieved	
48
widowed  families  relieved..
46
14
Brothers buried 	
60
28
weeks'  sick benefits  paid....
5,866
23
Amount paid for—
Relief of Brothers 	
$ 31,812.70
1,953.20
$    2,621.21
890.25
Relief of widowed families	
Relief of  orphans  	
29.96
29.96
Burvins" the dead        	
4,502.65
1,127.78
Snecial relief              	
2,072.23
40,370.74
1 081.23
Total amount oaid for relief 	
6,690.51
Total    amount    paid    for    current
exoenses         	
47,571.29
510.04 4319
STATISTICAI^-Continued
Increase
Decrease
Total value of the assets of Subordinate   Lodges   	
Average duration of sickness per
sick member  	
Average duration of sickness per
member  ^	
Average amount of benefits paid
-to each sick member 	
Average amount of relief expended
to each member 	
Average cost per member for current expenses  	
Average cost per member for all
Lodge expenditures  	
Average amount of assets per
member 	
Total amount paid for relief since
institution of Grand Lodge in
1874    	
$923,174.24
8 wk. 5 d.
12 hr.
6 d. 8 hr.
$        46.85
880,825.37
$ 50,278.97
4 d. 19 hr.
.17
1.02
1.22
REBEKAH LODGES
No. of Lodges December 31st. 1919
39
No. of members-
Brothers 	
Sisters   	
921
1,745
Total.
2,<566
No. of members initiated—
Brothers  	
Sisters  .•	
No. of members admitted by card-
Brothers  	
Sisters    	
No. of members reinstated—
Brothers 	
Sisters    	 4320
No. of members withdrawn—
Brothers  12
Sisters      45
No. of members deceased—
Brothers    3
Sisters     ~  8
No. of members suspended—
Brothers    70
Sisters  163
Receipts from—
Dues  $ 6,051.70
Admissions    x  883.25
Rents  and interest  -  327.54
All other  sources   2,978.09
Total   receipts    ,  $10 240.58
Amount paid for—
Relief of members   $ 137.35
* Relief of widowed families   74.60
Relief of orphans    20.00
Special  relief        571.64
Total  relief    $     803.59
Amount paid for current expenses   $ 7,052.39
Invested funds of Rebekah Lodges ..,       8,534.18 4321
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Cash Received and Paid to Grand Treasurer
From Whom Received
rC5-
<U     .
•
3
*T3 OS
OS
r-l
ip
OS
CO   !-i
cu  3     .
•+->
cur/1 o
x Term
h June,
x Term
ded 31s
cember
arter F
pplies,.
nds, Et
rr1 co
rt C <L>
.£3 3 O
HWfl
Ocflpq
Total.
Lodge—
Victoria,
Columbia,
Royal   City,
Dominion,
Black Diamond,
Harmony,
Excelsior,
Vancouver,
Tatnai,
Western  Star,
Union,
Selkirk,
Pittitko,
Aaron,
Cloverdale,
Kootenay,
Duncan,
Vernon Valley,
Mt.  Pleasant,
Abbotsford,
Delta,
Ridgely,
Ashcroft,
Island,
Fidelity,
Pacific,
Amity,
Cheam,
Hastings,
Rocky Mountain,
Rossland,
Boundary Valley,
Silver City,
Slocan,
Key City,
Enterprise,
Gateway,
Snowshoe,
Mt. Fernie,
Coronation,
No.
120.00
119.00
98.50
78.50
149.50
91.50
50.00
163.50
74.50
177.50
42.00
72.50
37.50
65.00
24.50
79.50
29.00
23.00
74.50
15.00
18.50
27.50
16.50
36.00
12.50
125.50
131.00
23.50
42.00
22.00
59.00|
26.00
26.00
17.50
79.00
76.00
47.50
45.00
87.50
16.00
.00
.zo
.25
Y.YO
ID
30.72
22.37
79.92
9.43
13.76
19.35
8.64
11.98
25.83
27.28
2.40
86.60
5.96
22.48
7.33
27.68
19.48
5.43
2.18
1.68
11.00
5.28
2.98
4.91
4.32
19.49
13.02
2.98
6.52
1.96
3.77
3.18
15.83
1.68
5.83
20.43
3.58
5.63
14.75
8.48
342.72
323.62
332.52
210.93
381.51
248.85
135.89
427.48
212.08
471.78
105.15
268.60
1-01.96
189.48
68.58
224.93
89.73
60.68
186.93
39.18
56.50
77.03
42.98
95.66
36.32
334.74
345.02
61.73
110.02
53.96
150.77
68.18
84.58
46.93
183.08
219.43
117.08
116.63
232.00
52.23
Carried  forward |$2,519.5o|$3,801.85|$   586.12|
6.907.47 4322
FINANCIAL STATEMENT—Continued
From Whom Received
G   CU
CU   .-f
" co
Vh CO
cu
cc3
OS
OS
T-i
CU
cu  cu
G  cu
txTQ
Eg
4->
- cu
co  j-i
cu S    .
curn o
f-r +-'
^   -fir
CO "
cu
03 p, r
.G   3   O
Oco.pq
Brought forward— $2,519.50 $3,801.85 $   586.12
Lodge—
Eureka,
(.-
50
Penticton,
(<
51
Princeton,
it
52
Michel.
tt
54
North Vancouver,
11
55
Mt. Ida,
"
56
Sunshine,
tt
57
Okanagan.
.it
58
Orchard   City,
"
59
Little  Mountain,
a
60
Fairview,
a
61
Grandview,
it
62
Prince Rupert,
"
63
Corbin,
a
64
Cariboo,
li
65
Park,
i
66
Dawson.
tt
la
Sundry persons, B
ro.
F.
Fraser  	
Centennial    R e b
ek
ah
Lodge,  No. 40
Dom.     Govt.     Interest
(Aged   Odd   Fellows'
Fund) J
Dom.      Govt.      Interest!
(Home  Fund)   	
A. J, Morgan, Interest
F. Shackleton, Interest
R. A. Randall, Interest
A. and E. K. Baker, Int.
I.  Clode,  Interest  —
W. T. Grantham,  Int	
Imperial   Bank  of  Canada, Interest 	
Imperial   Bank  of  Canada, Withdrawal 	
Home   Campaign   Committee   	
R.   P.   Clark,   Commis-
mission on Bonds	
13.50|
28.50}
28.00|
36.50|
73.50
13.50|
28.501
12.00
30.00|
64.50|
92.00
42.00
35.50J
23.501
47.00
30.50
70.50
27
45
45
56
120
20
42
18
45
108.
154.
62.
54.
33.
65.
49.
101.
00
75
.75
25
75
25
00
00
75
75
50
75
00
00
25
50
25
1.12
5.88
1.68
11.38
30.47
1.12
19.18
3.40
7.93
20.88
8.83
3.84
23.70
5.03
8.78
12.93
13.60
10.00
10.00
40.00
10.75
cu
S
o
ffi
Total.
$
833.25
192.00
209.00
234.28
142.50
83.60
76.00
14,000.00
12,415.75
70.-00
$ 6 907.47
41.62
80.13
75.43
104.13
224.72
34.87
89.68
33.40
83.68
194.13
255.33
108.59
113.20
61.53
121.03
92.93
185.35
10.00
10.00
40.00
833.25
192.00
209.00
234.28
142.50
83.60
76.00
10.75
14,000.00
12,415.75
70.00
j$3 189.00|$4,852.35|$   836.62|$28,256.38|$37,134.35 4323
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER
In Whose Favor.
Description.
Amount.
Aug.
Sept.
11
Imperial Bank 	
Imperial Bank 	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
64 Odd Fellows' Union	
651B.C. Telephone Co	
66 Grand  Treasurer  	
67 A. G.  Gulland
68
No.
Western Star Lodge
10    	
Dominion Odd Fellow—
H. Fooks.  G.W	
Fraternal  Delegates  |	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
75 Odd Fellows' Union 	
76 B.C. Telephone Co	
77 A. E. Harron, G.M. ..:	
78 Corbin  Lodge, No.  64	
79|Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Imperial   Bank  	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone  Co	
Dominion   Express   Co	
Imperial Bank  —
Imperial Bank 	
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Sweeney & McConnell—
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Colonist Ptg. & Pub. Co.
A. E. Harron, G.M	
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Deposit  (Home Fund) $      95.00
Deposit  (Home Fund) | .      69.15
Supplies     14.00
Salary   (1 month)  100.00
Rent, Grand Secy's Office—| 35.00
Rent, Telephone       do       —I 5.50
Mileage     and     Per     DiemJ
Session, 1919   2,130.24
Janitor,   Session,   1919 | 25.00
Rent  of  Hall   Session. 1919 20.00
Grand Lodge Card   10.00
Exp.,     Fraternal    Delegate,!
Grand Lodge. Sask [ 87.80
Hotel Expenses   19.20
Supplies     9.75
Salary   (1  month) I 100.00
Postage,    Exchange,    Duty,!
Etc | 55.43
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office—I 35.00
Rent, Telephone, etc., do —I 6.30
Allowance   for   Expenses | 250.00
Underpaym't Representative! 8.08
Supplies     17.75
Salary   <\  month) | 100.00
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office.-! 35.00
Rent, Telephone       do       ....I 5.50
Deposit  (Home Fund)    | 10,465.75
Supplies      17.67
Salary   (1  month)  100.00
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office—| 35.00
Rent, Telephone       do      ( 5.50
Expressage    I 14.25
Deposit  (Home Fund)     137.50
Deposit (Aged O. F. Fund) 20.00
Postage and Sundries  | 26.50
Printing and Stationery  38.50
Supplies    | 9.75
Supplies     27.25
Printing   Proceedings,   1919,|
Etc j 607.75
Allowance for Expenses  I 300.00
Salary   (1  month)... | 100.00
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office—| 35.00
Rent, Telephone       do       ....j 5.50
Forward |$15,179.62 4324
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
cu
J-c
O  u
In Whose Favor.
1—
fcOl
■ 1919
Oct.
22
100
Nov.
1
101
tt
1
102
tt
1
103
tt
1
104|
tt
8
105|
ft
11
106|
tt-
12
107|
tt
12
108|:
ft
12
109!
tt
12
nol
ft
12
ml
it
22
112]
it
29
113|
Dec.
2
114|
a
2
115|
tt
2
116|
tt
17
117|
ft
18
118!
19
20
1
Jan.
.2
119
a
2
120
ft
2
121
tt
2
122
tt
15
123
tt
21
124
tt
22
125
it
28
126
Feb.
2
127
a
2
128
a
2
129
tt
2
130
tt
7
131
it
11
132
tt
13
133
Mar
1
134
n
1
135
tt
1
136
it
1
137
ft
1
138
tt
0
139
tt
9
140
Description.
Amount.
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial Bank 	
Fred Davey Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Imperial   Bank  ....:	
Imperial   Bank	
A. E. Harron, G.MV	
Sweeney & McConnell—-
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial Bank 	
Dominion Government....
Sovereign Grand Lodge..
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial -Bank   	
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Sweeney & McConnell—
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial Guarantee Co	
A. E. Harron, G.M	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial Bank 	
Imperial   Bank  	
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Imperial   Bank  	
R.  A. Perry 	
Brought forward	
Supplies   	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
Salary   (1  month)	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office-
Rent, Telephone       do
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
Allowance   for   Expenses	
Printing, Stationery   Etc.—
Supplies   	
Deposit  (Home Fund)-	
War  Bonds  	
Supplies   	
Supplies   	
Salary   (1  month)	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office....
Rent. Telephone       do
Supplies	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
$1!
Salary   (1  month)	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office-
Rent, Telephone       do
Postage,    Exchange,    Duty,
Etc.	
Supplies   	
Supplies   	
Printing and Stationery 	
Supplies	
Salary   (1  month)	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office-
Rent, Telephone       do
Supplies	
Premiums on Surety Bonds
Balance   of   Allowance   and
Postage	
Supplies   	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
Deposit (Aged.O. F. Fund)
Salary   (1  month)	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office-
Rent, Telephone       do
Deposit  (Home  Fund)  	
Exp.     Fraternal     Delegate,
Grand Lodge, Alberta	
1
14
,179.62
13.42
86.62
100.00
35.00
5.50
349.13
,800.00
100.00
25.25
84.00
150.00
,000.00
15.00
3.50
100.00
35.00
5.50
28.67
70.00
100.00
35.00
5.50
40.84
4.94
.7.15
29.00
7.50
100.00
35.00
5.50
7.50
122.25
170.00
75.75
137.50
20.00
100.00
35.00
5.50
47.50
69.00
Forward | $33,346.64 4325
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
MH
1
o
SI
.
■""■"■ 1
o
U I
fcO
In Whose Favor.
Description.
Amount.
1920
Mar.   9
I    241
April  l|
«(
1
144|
11
1
145|
a
1
146|
tt
6
147l
a
6
148|
a
6
149|
tt
7
1501
tt
8
15l|
it
22
152|
a
29
153|
tt
29
154|
May
1
155
((
1
1561
a
1
157(
a
1
158|
tt
1
1591
1
1
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial   Bank  	
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
144JFred Davey, Grand Secy
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C.  Telephone  Co	
Sweeney & McConnell—
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Sovereign Grand Lodge..
W.    H.    Brown,    P.G.M..
I A.A.G	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Sovereign   Grand  Lodge..
Imperial   Bank   	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial Bank 	
Fred Davey, Grand Secy.
Odd Fellows' Union 	
B.C. Telephone Co	
Fred iDavey, Grand Secy.
Brought forward	
Supplies   	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
Salary   (1  month)	
Postage,    Exchange,    Duty,
Etc	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office-
Rent, Telephone       do
Printing and Stationery 	
Representative  Tax  	
Supplies	
Grant to Patriarchs Militant
Supplies   	
Supplies    	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
Supplies   	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  	
Salary   (1  month)	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office-
Rent, Telephone       do
Postage and Exchange —	
|$33,346.64
23.30
1,618.75
100.00
47.03
35.00
5.50
37.00
150.00
31.04
5OO0
3.75
42.50
376.60
11.25
471.63
100.00
35.00
5.50
• 14.26
$36,504.75
SUMMARY
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report—.... $ 2,394.25
Cash   received   and   paid   to   Grand   Treasurer   as   per
foregoing  statement        37,134.35
$39,528.60
Less   Orders    drawn   on    Grand   Treasurer   as   per
statement        36 504.75
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer  $ 3,023.8,'
STOCK ACCOUNT
Dr.
Balance per last report     $219.45
Goods bought during the year       493.00
Profit       150.03
Goods sold during the year 	
Value of stock on hand	
$600.70
261.78
$862.48        $862.48 4326
ODD FELLOWS' HOME FUND
Receipts
Total value of this Fund per last report  $26,655.30
Interest on Mortgages as per statement   937.38
Interest, Imperial Bank of Canada   88.20
Interest, Dominion Government Savings Bank   .45
Interest, Dominion Government War Bonds  833.25
Interest due on Mortgages   1,254.73
Home Fund Campaign Committee   12,415.75
R. P. Clark, Commission on Bonds   70.00
"Grant from Grand Lodge Funds   1,618.75
$43,873.81
Less Interest due May 1st, 1919        960.91
Total value of this Fund   $42,912.90
HOW INVESTED
On Mortgage  -  $17,454.73
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1917   5,500.00
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1918   3,150.00
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1919   14,000.00
Deposit, Imperial Bank of Canada   2,792.43
Deposit, Dominion Government Savings Bank   15.74
$42,912.90
AGED ODD FELLOWS' FUND
Receipts
Total value of this Fund per last report   $1,103.24
Interest, Dominion Government War Bonds, 1917  40.00
Interest, Imperial Bank of Canada   2.95
Total value of this Fund  $1,146.19
HOW INVESTED
Dominion Government War Loan,  1917   $   800.00
Dominion Government War Certificates   215.00
Imperial Bank of Canada, Deposit   130.65
In Grand Treasurer's hands   .54
$1,146.19 4327
TRIAL BALANCE
1st May, 1920
ACCOUNT.
Dr.
Cr.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4 	
Harmony Lodge, No. 6  —	
Excelsior Lodge, No. 7 	
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8 	
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9 	
Western Star Lodge, No. 10 	
Union Lodge, No. 11 	
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12 	
Aaron Lodge, No. 14 	
Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15 	
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16	
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19 	
Delta Lodge, No. 21 	
Fidelity Lodge, No. 25 	
Pacific Lodge, No. 26 	
Hastings Lodge, No. 29	
Rossland Lodge, No. 36 	
Silver City Lodge, No. 39 	
|Slocan Lodge, No. 40 	
(Enterprise Lodge, No. 43 	
| Gateway Lodge, No. 45 	
|Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46	
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47 	
|Coronation Lodge, No. .48 	
[Eureka Lodge, No. 50  	
(Penticton Lodge, No. 51 	
Michel Lodge   No. 54 	
North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57 	
Okanagan Lodge, No. 58 	
Orchard City Lodge, No. 59 	
Fairview Lodge, No. 61 	
Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63 	
Corbin Lodge, No. 64	
Forward	
.10
.25
.10
4.35
60.29 4328
TRIAL BALANCE—Continued
cu    .
bo o
cu  O
JP4
258
266
303
309
322
334
346
351
354
356
364
368
375
382
386
392
396
400
404
408
412
416
420
440
ACCOUNT.
Dr.
Cr.
Brought forward	
Cariboo Lodge, No. 65 I	
Dawson Lodge, No. la 	
Sovereign  Grand Lodge 	
Stock   	
Sundry Persons  	
Furniture and Regalia 	
Profit and Loss 	
Imperial Bank of Canada (Home Fund) —
Imperial . Bank   of    Canada    (Aged    Odd
Fellows'   Fund)   	
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund 	
Dom. Govt.  (Aged Odd Fellows' Fund) —
War  Emergency Relief Committee	
Odd Fellows' Home 	
Dominion Government (Home Fund)	
Dom.  Govt.  Savings   Bank  (Home Fund)
A.  J.  Morgan  	
F. Shackleton  -	
G. A. MaceSr 	
A. Perry  -	
R. A. Randall 	
A. & E. K. Baker 	
I. Clode 	
W. T. Grantham 	
Grand  Treasurer  	
$
8.13
41.89
261.78
1.089.73
2,792.43
130.65
1,015.00
3,198.80
22,650.00
15.74
1,998.00
2,158.20
1,076.00
4,304.00
2,230.78
2,785.00
1,099.95
1,802.80
3,023.85
$51,682.73
$       60.29
1.65
.50
10.00
7,551.20
1,146.19
42,912.90
$51,682.73 4329
GENERAL RELIEF COMMITTEES
The following reports have been received from the two
General Relief Committees operating in this jurisdiction for the
year 1919:
Victoria Vancouver
Number of Brothers relieved   17 46
Amount paid for relief      $   981.00    $3,610.26
Amount paid for management expenses  41.75 234.40
Total Amount of Receipts |       1,010.00      3,928.78
HOME FUND
The Fund has been increased by $16,257.60 during the year,
principally through the efforts of the Campaign Committee, which
has remitted $12,415.75 as the result of their efforts.
The Committee on War Emergency Relief not requiring the
twenty-five cents of the Per Capita Tax assigned to it at the last
session, $1,618.75, the amount realized on the membership to
December 31st, 1919, has been paid to this Fund.
Under instructions from the Trustees of this Fund, Registered
Victory Bonds of the Dominion Government, 1919 issue, for
$14,000.00 were purchased. This makes $22,650 belonging to this
Fund now invested in Dominion Government Bonds.
OFFICERS' BONDS
In accordance with the decision of the Grand Lodge at its last
session, a contract has been entered into with the Imperial Guarantee and Accident Insurance Co. of Canada for five years, to bond
the financial officers of the Grand and Subordinate Lodges of this
jurisdiction at 25 cents per $100.00.
The Bonds for the current year include $1,000.00 each for the
Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, and $46,900.00, covering the
Financial Officers of the Supordinate Lodges, all of whom are
included.
NEW SOCIETIES ACT
At the last session of the Provincial Legislature the Government introduced and passed a new "Societies Act" in substitution
for the "Benevolent Societies Act" and "Charitable Associations
Act" previously in force, and which are repealed. There are
several additional provisions in the new Act to those contained in
the old ones, amongst them being penalties for failing to comply
with any of its requirements, and requiring a three-fourths majority
to carry any "extraordinary resolution," in the place of the two-
thirds   majority   provided   in   our   Constitutions   and   By-laws.     I 4330
endeavored to have the latter provision amended by the substitution
of two-thirds for three-fourths, but without success.
The Registrar of Joint Stock Companies informs me that there
are twenty-eight of our Lodges that have obtained incorporation.
He has also furnished me with a sufficient number of copies of the
new Act for all the Lodges of the jurisdiction, and a copy has been
^ent to each, with a circular letter pointing out the changes effected
by it.
PAYMENT OF DUES OF ENLISTED MEMBERS
The Grand Sire having issued a proclamation declaring the
emergency created by the war at an end, and the spceial legislation
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge at its 1917 session permitting Grand
Lodges to pay the dues of enlisted members, abrogated after the
31st December, 1919, our Lodges were notified by proclamation of
the Grand Master that after that date they must discontinue the
payment of the dues of these brothers, and the War Emergency
Relief Committee was also directed not to refund dues of this kind
after that date.
EXCHANGE ON REMITTANCES TO S.G.L.
The rate of exchange on remittances to the Sovereign Grand
Lodge has been very high recently, at one time being seventeen
per cent., and is a serious item in our expenses. Section 256 of the
Code requires that all remittances shall be made at par at Baltimore, and the Grand Secretary issued a circular letter calling attention to that fact. This appears to have had an irritating effect in
some Canadian jurisdictions, as letters have been received from two
Grand Secretaries protesting in indignant terms against this as a
discrimination against Grand Bodies on this side of the line, and
suggesting very drastic action on this account. After consulting
with the Grand Master I wrote Bro. Goodwin pointing out this
hardship and suggesting that it might be possible for the Sovereign
Grand Lodge to follow the expedients adopted by certain merchants
in the United States in order to retain their Canadian customers,
by,opening an account with one of our banks, to which remittances
might be sent, or to open a branch office in the Dominion from
which supplies might be sent and to which accounts might be paid.
Bro. Goodwin has promised to submit the question to the Finance
Committee and the Grand Sire at their next meeting.
Advantage was also taken of a visit by Bro. Joseph Oliver,
Deputy Grand Sire, to draw his attention to the matter, and he has
kindly promised to use his influence to find a method by which
relief can be afforded. 4331
VETERAN JEWELS
The following Veteran Jewels have been issued during the year:
CU
CU
NAME.
cu
NAME.
CU
[A.  Dickinson  	
{R.   Brereton 	
|H. E. Dill, P.G	
I A. C. Aitken, P.G	
|T. L. Bloomer, P.G.
|W. G. Barrie, P.G	
IS. M. Newton, P.G...
Ijas. Dawson 	
|Fred Jeffers  	
j Edward Grant 	
|J. Armstrong 	
|T. K. Needham 	
|A. H. Farrington ....
|D. P. Kempton 	
|D. C. Fraser 	
|W.  Stables  	
|J. Nelson 	
276 |J.
277 |F.
278 |D.
S. Killam, P.G    14
M. Brayshaw, P.G.Nelson, P.G	
M.  Campbell	
seph Ogle  —
A. Squair 	
H. Ferguson, P.G—
J. Holmes, P.G	
E. Mann, P.G	
. H. Lewis, P.G	
Furness. P.G	
J. Martin,  P.G.	
E.    MacKenzie,
P.G.M.     3
A. Aitkin       9
Fraser     26
R. McLennan     57
CONCLUSION
We are meeting this year in the attractive and substantial city
of Nelson, which enjoys a charming location on Kootenay Lake,
and may be regarded as the commercial capital of the interior of
the Province. It is a central point from which a great number of
our Lodges radiate in all directions, in East Kootenay, Rossland,
Boundary, Slocan and Okanagan Districts. It is therefore anticipated that the cost of meeting there will not largely exceed that of
meeting on the Coast.
At the 1900 session of the Grand Lodge, Bro. E. C. Arthur,
P.G.M., representative of Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, moved that the
next session should be held at Nelson, but he subsequently withdrew the motion on account of the probable excessive cost. Since
that date no proposal has been offered to meet there.
We received invitations to meet at Nelson from the local
Lodge, the Mayor and Council, the Board of Trade, and the
Associated Boards of Trade of Eastern British Columbia, and I
have no doubt but that we will be made welcome and hospitably
entertained. 4332
I hope that the meeting will prove beneficial to the local Lodge
and to all the Lodges in the Upper Country; that it will stimulate
their members to make greater efforts for the building-up of their
respective Lodges, and lead to fresh successes for our Order in this
jurisdiction.
Fraternally submitted,
Grand Secretary.
Report of Grand Treasurer      11
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.: |S
I beg to submit the following report of my receipts and disbursements as Grand Treasurer for the past year:
1919 Receipts
June   12, To balance from previous Grand Treasurer  $ 2,394.25
"      12, I    Cash from Interest, Imperial Bank  10.75
1      16, "    Cash from Grand Secretary   318.65
July    11, I    Cash from E. C. Turner, D.D.G.M  229.50
Oct.      2, J    Cash from  Grand  Secretary   13,170.23
Nov.   24, "    Cash from  Grand Secretary   16,754.42
1920
Jan.     17, |    Cash from E. C. Turner, D.D.G.M  355.10
I      23, I    Cash from Grand Secretary  439.01
April 16,    I    Cash from  Grand Secretary   4,630.46
May     7, "    Cash  from  Grand  Secretary   1,226.23
$39,528.60
Disbursements
June 12th, 1919, to May 7th, 1920:
By Paid Orders Nos. 60 to 159, inclusive  $36,504.75
Leaving a balance in my hands of  $ 3,023.85
Fraternally  submitted,
M. J. PHILLIPS,
Grand Treasurer. hOOO
Grand Representatives' Report
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Grand Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge
beg leave to make the following report of the Ninety-Fifth Annual
Session, held at Baltimore, September 15th to 19th, inclusive.
This being the centennial celebration of our Order, it was only
natural and fitting that the meeting place chosen for the event
should be Baltimore, the birthplace of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, as on April 26th, 1819, our Order came into existence
as the great factor in the fraternal life of the American continent.
Baltimore being a beautiful city, splendidly located, and its
beauty enhanced by the splendid parks and breathing places in the
different parts of the city, in which some of our worthy members
names and deeds are perpetuated by the splendid monuments
erected to their memory by brothers, sisters and citizens, is it any
wonder that we are filled with pride to know and to feel a part of
an organization which has made such rapid strides in the development of fraternal principles?
Your representatives feel deeply grateful to the membership of
British Columbia for this great privilege afforded us of visiting the
birthplace of our Order on this occasion and to view many of the
old relics of Wildeys' day, and, as w.e visited the site of the Seven
Stars Tavern, Wildey's and Ridgeley's monuments, and read thereon
the words of appreciation expressed by our membership, we could
only remark that no greater reward could have been won or paid
than this silent tribute, and the great fraternity back of this
expression.
When Odd Fellowship was organized in Baltimore its population was 60,000; today it boasts 850,000, showing a remarkable
growth.
Sunday, September 14th, Devotional Services were held in the
Lyric Theatre at 1 p.m., and an excellent sermon was preached by
Bishop W. F. McDowell, of Washington, D.C.
The Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge opened on Monday,
the 15th, at 9 a.m., at the I.O.O.F. Temple. The welcoming exercises were held at the Lyric Theatre at 8 p.m., presided over by
Grand Sire Henry V. Borst. Addresses of welcome were given by
John B. Spence, Grand Master, of Maryland, and Hon. W. F.
Broening,  Mayor of  Baltimore, responded to by the  Grand  Sire. 4334
The Centennial Oration was delivered by Hon. Alfred S. Pinkerton,
Past Grand Sire of Massachusetts. It was indeed a great treat to
listen to this premier silver-tongued orator deliver his excellent
masterpiece, "One Hundred Years of Odd Fellowship."
Tuesday, 16th, and Thursday, 18th, complimentary excursions
up the Susquehanna River and on Chesapeake Bay were well
enjoyed by all.
On Wednesday, 17th, the parade was held, and such a pageant
was never before staged by our Order. It was estimated that over
25,000 took part, accompanied by fprty-seven musical organizations.
The Patriarchs .Militant portion of the parade drew very favorable
comments from throngs lining the streets. We cannot do better
than to here quote an extract from The Baltimore Star, September
18th issue:
"The Odd Fellows of America have cause to be proud. In
their parade here yesterday they proved the sweeping scope of
their Order as to membership, and the comments along the line of
parade frequently included the remark, 'That is a representative body
of men.' Many Americans fail to appreciate what such splendid
bodies of citizenship mean to this country. In the great fraternal
organizations truly lie the best balance of America. The Odd
Fellows stand for 'Fraternity, Love and Truth.' More Americans
should enlist not only under the banners of the Odd Fellows, but
under those of other big fraternal groups whose teachings are for
fair dealing to their fellowmen, integrity in life, and the upholding
of morality. Unhealthy moves like Bolshevism cannot live under
such banners and such mottoes. One stands for bad and one for
good. As the wonderful host of Odd Fellows moved through the
streets of Baltimore yesterday the conviction was forced home that
America was made safe by such men. Long may they wave and
flourish—their rule means death of injustice, radicalism and other
things that stand against the true liberties of the greatest democracy of the earth. Odd Fellows, you have reason to be proud of
the splendid showing you made on your hundredth anniversary, and
you can know that Baltimore is proud of you, and America as a
whole feels security in your being."
Sessions were held each day from Monday until Friday, inclusive., at 9 a.m., and the usual routine business transacted. We will
not go into the business details only as it affects this jurisdiction.
During 1918 the Subordinate Branch shows a loss of 4,090; the
Encampment Branch made an increase of 1,357; the Rebekah
Branch made an increase of 421. Total membership, Subordinate,
1 690,000.    Total, 2,226,562.    Total relief paid out, $7,168,305.97. 4335
The following amendments to the Code were adopted:—
That section 797 of the Code be amended by striking out the
period at the end and insert a colon, and add thereafter the following: "Provided that Grand Encampments may permit Subordinate
Encampments to hold special meetings for conferring degrees at
neighboring towns within the jurisdiction of the local Encamp-
iment," so that said section, when amended, shall read as follows:—
"Section 797. Cannot hold meetings at separate places.—The
subordinate bodies of the Order shall not have the power or authority to hold their meetings alternately or otherwise at separate
places or in separate towns, and no Grand Body, or Grand Officer
in vacation, shall have authority to grant permission to a subordinate body to hold its meetings in such manner: Provided that
Grand Encampments may permit Subordinate Encampments to
hold special meetings for conferring degrees at neighboring towns
within the jurisdiction of the local Encampment."
A Bill to Amend Section 761  of the  Code  of General  Laws  of
the I.O.O.F.
Be it enacted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge:
That section 761 be amended by striking out the words "five
members thereof" in the third line and inserting in place thereof
the words "one-third, but in no case less than five, of the members
present and entitled to vote," so that the said section, when
amended, shall read:—
"Section 761. Subordinates May Voluntarily Surrender Charter. When after notice duly given to all the members of a Subordinate Body, there shall not be as many as one-third, but in no
case less than five, of the members present and entitled to vote,
who shall vote in the manner prescribed by the law of the Grand
Body having jurisdiction, to return the charter, such Subordinate
Body shall surrender its charter and effects in the manner prescribed by the law."
A Bill to Amend Section 319 of the Code of General Laws
Permitting General Bodies to authorize Rebekah Lodges to set
aside ten (10) per cent, of their income from all sources as a
contingent fund.
Be it enacted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge:
To amend section 319 of the Code of General Laws by inserting the words "and Rebekah Lodges" after the word "Assemblies"
in line 3, page 213, Sovereign Grand Lodge Journal of 1917, so that
the section when amended shall read as follows:— 4336
"Section 319. Grand Bodies may authorize. Grand Lodges
and Grand Encampments shall have power to authoribe their subordinates, and Grand Lodges shall have power to authorize Rebekah
Assemblies andvRebekah Lodges to set aside not exceeding 10 per
cent, of their income from all sources as a contingent fund to be
used in defraying such incidental expenses as will tend to carry
out and ^exemplify the spirit of Odd Fellowship and advance its
interests, though not within the purpose for which such funds are
otherwise required or permitted to be expended. Such special fund
shall not be used for the pleasure or gratification of the individual
members, but may be used in such ways as are calculated to advance
interest in the Order and its 'work."
The following Resolutions were adopted:—
That this Sovereign Body-appropriate such sum as the Grand
Sire and Finance Committee deem advisable for the purpose of
placing a tablet or other suitable memorial to our deceased dearly
beloved brother, Past Grand Sire Robert T. Daniel, on the grounds
of the Orphans' Home of Georgia, when said Home is erected by
the Grand Lodge of Georgia.
That we commend to each of the Grand Jurisdictions that it
erect or contribute to the erection of such memorials on said
grounds as said Jurisdiction may deem appropriate, and we request
the representatives to report this subject to their Grand Bodies
for action.
Resolved, The Grand Jurisdictions having rituals, books of
forms, or secret journals printed in a foreign language, which were
purchased from the Sovereign Grand Lodge, may exchange the
same for similar books printed in the English language.
The Grand Secretary is hereby authorized to make such
exchange without cost to the Grand Jurisdictions.
The Amendment to the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge providing for a change in the age limit from twenty-one
years to eighteen years was defeated by a vote of 126 to 78.
The amendment providing for biennial sessions of the Sovereign
Body was also defeated by a motion to indefinitely postpone.
The following Amendments were introduced and laid over to
be acted on at the next Session:—
Amendments to Article IX., Section 1, and Article Xll„ Section 1 of the Constitution   providing for biennial sessions.
Amendment to Article IX., Section 3, providing that representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge must receive the
Patriarchs Militant degree to be eligible to sit in the Sovereign
Body. 4337
Amendment to paragraph 4, Article I., Section 3, providing that
no person who is not a citizen of the country in which he resides
on the continent of North America shall be eligible to membership
in the Order.
Amendment to Article I., Section 3, providing that the age
limit shall be left to the several Grand Lodges, conditional that
age qualification shall in no event be under eighteen years.
A ceremony for joint installations of Lodges and Encampments was adopted.
It was decided to leave the issuance of a proclamation abrogating the legislation of the Session of 1917 respecting the payment
of the dues of enlisted members in the hands of the Grand Sire.
A Special Committee was appointed to report to the next
Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, the probable cost of purchasing and equipping a home to be known as "The Odd Fellows'
Home for the Treatment of Tuberculosis," to be used for the
benefit  of  all members  of  the  Order,   their  wives  and  children.
The Special Committee on Benefits was continued to give the
subject further  consideration  and report next  Session.
The representatives were treated on many occasions to music
by the bands and orchestras from several I.O.O.F. Homes, and in
this way drawing to our attention the great good being done at
these institutions.
Again  thanking  the  members  for  the  great  honor  conferred
on us.
Fraternally submitted,
J. H. GLASS,
R. A. MERRITHEW,
Grand Representatives.
The Grand Master appointed the following to form the
Committee on Distribution: A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2;
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2, and P. G. Cudlip, No. 4.
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 following distribution of the reports of the Grand Officers to the
respective Committees: 4338
Grand Master's Report
To the Committee on State of the Order—Page 1, part of page
2, re Hall Dedicated; pages 3 4, 5 and part of page 6, re Visit to
Dawson Lodge and Official Visits. The reports of the D.D.G.M.'s
on pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, referring to the condition of
the Order in their districts. Pages 13 and 14, re State of the Order.
Pages 16 and 17, Presentation of Jewels, etc. Pages 21, 22 and 23,
re Circular Letters. Pages 23, 24 and 25, Report of Fraternal Delegate to Grand Lodge of Alberta. Pages 26 27 and 28, re Vancouver
General Relief Board, Odd Fellows' Relief Association and Funeral
Aid Association. Pages 30, 31 and 32, re Installations, Fraternal
Visits* Associate Officers and Conclusion.
To the Committee on Judiciary—Pages 14, 15 and 16, re Dispensations, granted and Decisions. Pages 18, 19 and 20, Proclamations Issued. Page 22, Appointments. Page 25, Trustees' Home
Fund. Dispensations granted and Decisions rendered by D.D.
G.M.'s of Districts Nos. 1, 2, 10, 24, 26, 29 and 31.
To the Committee on Necrology—Page 2, clause 2.   •
To the Committee on Rebekah Branch—'Page 29, clause 20.
To the Committee on Correspondence—Page 28, clause 19. Ill
Grand Secretary's Report
To the Committee on State of the Order—Pages 33, 34 and 35,
re Condition of the Order.    Pages 45, 46, 47 and 48.
To the Committee on Finance—Pages 37 to 44.
To the Committee on Rebekah Branch—Pages 35 and 36, re
Rebekah  Lodges.
Grand Treasurer's Report
To the Committee on Finance.
Signed by the Committee.
Bro. A. Henderson, P.G.M., on behalf, and at the
request of, the Grand Encampment of this Jurisdiction,
conveyed the fraternal greetings of that Grand Body to the
Grand Lodge, which was suitably acknowledged by the
Grand Master.
A request was read from "Choteau" Lodge, No. 11,
Choteau, Montana, that this Grand Lodge would confer the 4339
Grand Lodge Degree on Bro. G. Fowler, P.G., a member of
that Lode:e,
I't  was  on   motion,   Resolved:   That  the  Brother  be
informed that this Grand Lodge regrets that it cannot con-
- fer the Degree on him except at the request of the Officers
of the Grand Lodge of Montana.
The Past Grands in waiting were admitted and the
Grand Lodge Degree was conferred, on the following: J.
Murkar, No. 2; H. Campbell, No. 4; J. J. Doherty, No. 5;
J. R. I-Iovell, No. 7; H. Mulholland, A. G. Duck, No. 12;
II. Burrows, No. 15; li. I). Kenny, E. J. Boyce; W. T.
Choate, T. F. JafTers, T. A. Traves, J. Robertson, S.
Mitchell, and i L. Marshall, No. 16; E. Van Norman, No.
i7; G. Livingstone, No. 18; R. K. Sangster, No. 27; G. W.
Crowe, No. 36; G. A. Rendell, No. 38; D. McKay, No. 39;
A. S. Morley, No. 40; W. D. Gilroy and J. W. Spence, No.
42; II. R. Ragg, No. 43; E. R. Scott, No. 45; E. H. Ward
and J. E. Mars'ham, No. 47; T. Marshall, No. 48; J. A. Dow,
No. 50; W. li. Murfitt, No. 51; W. H. Houston, No. 52;
B. L. Beech, No. 54; G. Gould and O. B. Peers, No. 55;
A. Goldsmith, No. 57; J. C. Richards and W. E. C. Sabine,
No. 59; W. H. Keen, No. 60; S. M. Newton, No. 63; W.
Carter and J. Virgo, No. 64.
The following telegram was read and ordered to be
spread on the minutes and the Grand Secretary directed to
send a suitable reply:
Toronto, Ont., June 8th, 1920.
Fred Davey, Grand Secretary, I.O.O.F.,
Nelson, B.C.
Ontario sends heartiest greetings to the Grand Lodge of British
Columbia and hopes that its deliberations may be productive of
much good for the Order, and for the welfare of the people of your
province. May your session be the best ever, and the current year
surpass all previous ones.
G. M. HERMISTON,
Grand Master.
. •' W. BROOKS/^»
Grand Secretary. 4340
Bro. Choate, No. 16, reported that Bro. R. Dudley,
P.G.M., No. 47,.was in the city for the purpose of attending
the Grand Lodge, and not being in good health, suggested
that a Committee from the Grand Lodge be appointed to
meet him. The Grand Master expressed the sympathy of
the members of the Grand Lodge with the sick Brother and
appointed Bro. Harry White, P.G.M., No. 42, to act as this
Committee.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. Harry White,
P.G.M., No. 42, and P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2, to
retire and introduce the delegations in waiting".
A recess was declared to admit the delegations.
A delegation of Patriarchs Militant in uniform, under
the command of Colonel R. A. Perry, Department Commander, was admitted, and Colonel Perry conveyed the
fraternal greetings of the Department Council P.M. to
the Grand Lodge, which the Grand Master suitably
acknowledged.
Delegations representing the Rebekah Assembly, the
Mayor and Council, the Ministerial Association, and the
Board of Trade of the City of Nelson, also the Associated
Boards of Trade of Eastern British Columbia, were admitted, introduced, and invited to seats on the platform.
Sisters Lottie Tait, President; Minnie Dempster, Vice-
President, and Kate Phelps Simpson, Past President, conveyed the fraternal greetings and good wishes of the
Rebekah Assembly to the Grand Lodge, to which the Grand
Master appropriately responded.
J. A. Macdonald, Esq., Mayor of the City; Rev. H.
Graham, President of the Ministerial Association; E. R.
Hunter, Esq., on behalf of the Board of Trade, and E. W.
Starkey, Esq., on behalf of tbe Associated Boards of Trade
of Eastern British Columbia, addressed the Grand Lodge,
conveying a hearty welcome to the City and expressing
appreciation of the work of the Order and good wishes for
its success on behalf of their respective organizations. 4341
Replies to these addresses were made on behalf of the
Grand Lodge by the Grand Master, J. H. Glass, P.G.M.;
D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., and A. Henderson, P.G.M. .
The delegations having retired, the Grand Lodge
resumed business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The Grand Master made the necessary appointments to
fill the various Committees, which, when complete, were as
follows:
Finance.—P.  G.  Cudlip.  No.  4;  F.  D.   B.  Hall,  No.  7;  N.  A.
McDiarmid. No. 21; A. G. Gulland-, No. 10; A. Goldsmith, No. 57.
«
Appeals.—C. E. Mahon, No. 61; D. Nunn, No. 29; L. G. Payne,
No. 27; D. McKay, No. 39; F. R. Scott, No. 45; A. McLaren, No. 14.
Laws of Subordinates.—Grand Secretary; R. Livingstone, No. 1;
G. Gould. No. 55; H. Campbell, No. 4; R. K. Sangster, No. 27;
W. W. Srnith, No. 22.
Petitions.—I. R. Lawrence, No. 3; H. Mulholland, No. 12; J.
Lowery, No. 6; W. Sharpe, No. 26; M. Mclntyre, No. 19.
State of the Order.—R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27; P. D.
Edward, No. 60; D. C. McMorris, No. 16; A. McCabe, No. 1; R.
Sanderson, No. 24; H. Dunwell, No. 8.
Legislation.—R. Wilson, No. 3; J. Murkar, No. 2; J. R. Hovell,
No. 7; J. Lee, No. 26; J. C. Smith, No. 23; J. T. McDonald, No. 61.
Judiciary.—T. Embleton, P.G.M., No. 36; T. C. Campbell, No.
9; W. Carmichael No, 5; J. W. Spence, No. 42; J. A. Dillabough,
No. 8.
Mileage and Per Diem.—T. Tellefsen, No. 10; J. T. Wood,
No. 34; W. H. Houston, No. 52; W. D. Gilroy, No. 42; D. Nicholson, No. 6.
Printing.—Grand Secretary; J. G. Hay, No. 2;s T. Marshall,
No. 48; W. H. Bonus, No. 56; J. Virgo, No. 64.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits.—Grand Secretary; H. Burrows.
No. 15; A. S. Morley, No. 40; J. A. Dow, No. 50; J. W. Smith^
No.  13.
Correspondence.—J. F. McKenzie, No. 19; G. Livingstone, No.
18; L. Sortome   No. 46; G. D. Knapp, No. 9; B. L. Beech, No. 54. 4342
Rebekah Degree.—J. W. O'Connor, No. 62; W. J. Windebank,
No. 25; H. S. Andrews, No. 43; J. J. Doherty, No. 5; G. W. Crowe,
No. 36.
Resolutions.—S. M. Newton, No. 63; W. H. Murfitt, No. 51;
W. H. Keen, No. 60; O. B. Peers, No. 55; J. C. Richards, No. 59.
Credentials.—Grand Secretary; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.; T.
Embleton, P.G.M., No. 36; G. A. Rendell, No. 38.
Distribution.^—A. Henderson, P.G.M. No. 2; P. W. Dempster,
P.G.M., No. 2; P. G. Cudlip, No. 4; A. Horwell, No. 28; W. T.
Choate, No. 16.
Necrology.—H. R. Ragg, No. 43; A. G. Duck, No. 12; G.
Williamson, No. 14; W. C. Robertson, No. 66; A. McKinnon,
No. 20.
On motion the appointments of the Grand Master were.
^approved.
It was on motion, Resolved:   That this Grand Lodge
do now adjourn to 2 :30 o'clock p.m. today.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
"AFTERNOON   SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 2:30 p.m. pursuant
to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of representatives present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified to
sit, and the Grand Lpdge .was declared open for business.
Bro. A. E. May, P.G.M., G.R., of the Jurisdiction of
Alberta, addressed the Grand Lodge on the subject of the
proposed Joint Odd Fellows' Home for the Jurisdictions of
Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, and invited
an expression of opinion of this Grand Lodge on the subject
at this Session. It was stated that the Trustees of the Odd
Fellows' Home Fund would deal with this question in a
report to be submitted at this Session, when the matter
could be discussed and dealt with. 4343
The Grand Secretary gave the following notice of
motion, which was referred to the Committee on Legislation :
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
I hereby give notice that I will move temorrow that Section 1,
Article XIII. of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge be amended
by striking out the words "two-thirds" in line ten, and inserting
the words "three-fourths" in lieu thereof, so as to comply with the
requirements of the "Societies Act, 1920," of the Province of British
Columbia.
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
The Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home Fund submitted the following report, which was adopted :
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
We, your Trustees of the I.O.O.F. Home Fund, beg to report
that since the last'Grand Lodge session we have held the four
regular meetings the Rules of the Board call for, and one special
meeting.
At the special meeting for organization, called at the instance
of the Grand Master, in accordance with Article 5A of the Constitution, the following officers were erected: President, C. E. Mahon;
Vice-President, W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M.; Secretary, D. E. Mac-
Kenzie,  P.G.M.
The financial standing, together with the receipts and how
invested, you will find set forth in the Grand Secretary's report, and
the expenditure of your Board so far is nil.
The mortgage securities in connection with that portion of the
funds so invested are in good shape and ample in every respect,
even under the trying conditions passed through since these investments were made and the interest comparatively well paid up.
The balance of the fund, being invested in Victory Bonds fully
registered in the name of this Grand Lodge, requires no other
explanation.
During the year the matter of a Home and the need thereof
has occupied the attention of your Board at all of its meetings, and
the results of this consideration are largely set out and explained
in the Grand Master's report on pages 21 and 22 and also 24 and 25,
and hardly require repeating, but at the last meeting of your Board,
.held   on   May   29th   last,   the   matter   of   amalgamation   with   the 4344
Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan was very thoroughly and
minutely considered, and resulted in the following resolution being
unanimously adopted.
Moved by W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., and seconded by R. A.
Perry, Department Commander:
"That the Board of Trustees of the I.O.O.F. Home Fund beg
to express their sympathy with the idea of amalgamation in the
construction and operation of a Joint Home, when required, providing a satisfactory basis can be worked out and agreed upon;
but in view of the present meagre requirement for such a Home
in this jurisdiction, as has been proven by the reports received by
the Grand Master, in reply to his request for this information, and
in view of the lack of similar information from the jurisdictions of
Alberta and Saskatchewan, your Board would recommend the continuance of negotiations with a view to obtaining all the necessary
information possible on the subject."
Your Board is pleased to refer to the great work of the Home
Fund Campaign Committee, and to compliment them on the success
which has attended their efforts and which so largely augmented
the Fund, the net amount so fa"r reported being $12,415.75, and Bro.
Johnstone has still considerable on hand, which he received too
late to get into the Grand Secretary's report.
The minutes if the several meetings of your Board are on the
Grand Secretary's desk and open for the perusal of any member
of the Jurisdiction who may be interested in the affairs of the Board.
C. E. MAHON,
D. E. MacKENZlE,
R. A. PERRY,
A. E. HARRON,
FRED. DAVEY,
Trustees.
The Committee on Correspondence presented the following report, which was, on motion, received and considered seriatem:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Correspondence beg to submit the following report:
The first part of clause 19, page 28, of the Grand Master's
report refers to the case of Brother E. A.  Gowan, a •member of 4345
Dawson Lodge, No: la, Dawson, Y.T., and we recommend that
this brother's case be taken up by this Grand Body arid provision
made for him, and failing this being done, that it be referred to the
Trustees of the I.O.O.F. Home Fund.
In reference to part 2 of clause 19, page 28, we recommend that
this be referred to a special committee of three members of this
Grand Body, to devise and place before it at its next session a
uniform system of handling the financial affairs of the Lodges of
this Jurisdiction.
Signed by the Committee.
Clause 1 of the report was "considered and the case
referrred to the Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home Fund.
Clause   2   was   considered   and   the   recommendation {
adopted.
The report was then adopted as a whole.
The Grand Master 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 beg to submit the following Supplementary Report:
STATE OF THE ORDER
Re Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46. On receipt of a letter from our
Grand Secretary stating that the mine at Phoenix was being dismantled, I wrote on May 1st to Bro. McDonald, District Deputy,
to send me a report how this would affect Snowshoe Lodge, and
to interview the other two Lodges in his district re amalgamation,
but up to the present have had no reply. On May 5th I wrote to
Bro. N. McLeod, Secretary of Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, to send
me the names and post office address of the members of this Lodge,
so that I could circularize the members, giving them an opportunity
of expressing their wishes either to amalgamate with some other
Lodge or move their charter to some other place.
On June 1st I received from the Secretary a list containing the
names of forty members and their addresses. He stated he would
send the balance as soon as he could locate their post office address.
These communications I will hand over to the incoming Grand
Master. 4346
COMMISSIONS
To Sister Lottie Tait, President of the Rebekah Assembly, to
institute   Fruitvale  Rebekah   Lodge,   No.  41,  at  Mission   City,   on
June 3rd, 1920.
"Was present and assisted at the institution of the above Lodge.
OFFICIAL VISITS
On May 27th I accepted an invitation from the Local Committee on the Home Fund Campaign of North Vancouver Lodge,
No. 55, to visit the Lodge officially, as they were making their final
report on the year's work. It was indeed very gratifying to learn
from the report that my home Lodge had gone over the top in
raising their quota of not only $5.00 per member, but over $6.00,
arid in additiori to this amount they raised by private subscriptions
the sum of $205.00 to assist the widow and five children of a member
of Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63. I have indeed reasons to feel
proud of the splendid record that my home Lodge has made during
the past year. From the report of 1919, it had the largest increase
in membership in the Jurisdiction, clearly demonstrating that when
sociability and fraternity reign supreme, the Lodge is bound to
have success.
On Friday, May 28th, I visited Grandview Lodge, No. 62, the
occasion being its 10th anniversary and annual roll call. Bro.
Jewett, P.G., the first Noble Grand of the Lodge, occupied the
Noble Grand's chair for the roll call, when 50% of their members
answered to their names, an attendance worthy of congratulation.
I received the following letter from Bro. J. A. McKay, Grand
Patriarch:
Vancouver, B.C., July 14th, 1919.
A. E. Harron,
Grand'Master, I.O.O.F. of B.C.
Dear Sir and Brother:—
As I find it will be impossible for me to visit Klondike Encampment, No. la, at Dawson, Y.T:; during my term of office as
Grand Patriarch, and learning that it is your intention to pay your
official visit to the Brethren in that City in the near future, will you
be kind enough to convey the message of F. H. & C. to the
Patriarchs in that City for me; and act in my behalf in giving the
Patriarchs such information and encouragement as they may
require. Possibly I may have an opportunity of returning the service for you, and thanking you in advance.
I am, fraternally yours,
.   '  JAS. A. McKAY,
Grand Patriarch-. ,4347
I furnished the Grand Patriarch with the following report:
North Vancouver, B.C., August 29th; 1919.
Jas. A.  McKay,
Grand Patriarch, I.O.O.F. of B.C.
Dear Sir and Patriarch:—
In reply to yours of the 14th ult, I regret to have to report
that I did not have an opportunity of meeting the Patriarchs of
Klondike Encampment, No. la, officially as an Encampment, but I
am pleased to say that I met and conversed with many of the
Patriarchs, and have been given to understand that the Encampment has suffered many serious setbacks during the last five years.
The Patriarchs were very optimistic as to the future; business conditions are improving in the country generally, and Dawson will be
sure of its share, and with the other leading Fraternal Orders, the
I.O.O.F. is assured of its share, and more particularly the Patriarchal branch will yield an abundant harvest. Delighted to have
had an opportunity of being of some service to the Grand Encampment, and you, as I believe the different branches of our Order
should draw nearer and work more in harmony with each other
than they have in the past.
Fraternally yours,
A. E. HARRON,
Grand Master.
I have received th,e following additional reports from
District Deputy Grand Masters:
Bro. R. J. Glasgow, District No. 33, reports as follows:
Installations held, 2; official visits, 2. Condition of the Order is
somewhat unsettled, but we are working for a revival of interest,
and hope to see a decided change for the better soon.
Bro. R. S. Steeves, District No. 37, reports:
I installed the officers of "Dawson" Lodge, No. la, on January
7th, 1920. Granted Dispensations to ballot for and confer the
Initiatory Degree the same evening, and to attend Divine Service
in Regalia. Condition of the Order in the District good, considering the steadily diminishing population.
It will be very gratifying to the Lodge to receive a visit from
the Grand Master this summer, and a unanimous and cordial wish
is expressed that he may find it convenient to do so.
Fraternally  submitted,
A. E. HARRON,
Grand Master. 4348
The Grand Secretary presented the following supplementary report, and it was on motion. Resolved: That those
portions referring to petitions for Charters for Rebekah
Lodges be referred to the Committee on Petitions, and the
report adopted:
SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
. Since my report was printed I have been -advised by Grand
Secretary Goodwin that the Sub-Committee on Finance of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge has decided that until conditions change
remittances from Canadian Jurisdictions may be by cheque, post
office order, or express order, payable at par at Toronto, Ontario.
This will obviate the present excessive rate of exchange on remittances to Baltimore.
Having been informed that the Grand Sire, Bro. Henry V.
Borst, with his wife, would visit the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan
at its Annual Session on June 2nd, under instructions from the
Grand Master, I wrote the Grand Sire, extending a pressing invitation to him to visit our Annual Session. I have received a reply,
which I will submit to you, in which he regrets he is unable to be
present with us.
I am in receipt of a petition for a Charter for Kaslo Rebekah
Lodge, No. 32, at Kaslo, which will be submitted for your consideration. Bro. Hendricks, on behalf of the petitioners, expresses
the hope that it may be possible for the Lodge to be instituted
during the Session of the Grand Lodge this year.
A petition has been received for a Charter for Fruitvale
Rebekah Lodge, No. 41, at Mission City, and this Lodge was instituted on Thursday evening last by Sister Tait, President fo the
Rebekah Assembly under dispensation from the Grand Master.
I am pleased to report that since my report was printed I have
received $394.25 as interest to the Home Fund. This makes the
value of this fund to date $43,367.15.
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
The Grand Warden retired to the Ante Room and conferred the Grand Lodge Degree on Bros. J. McRae, No. 40,
and W. E. Noble, No. 57. 4349
The Committee on Printing presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Printing beg to report that tenders were
invited for printing the Proceedings, etc., .of this Session, and the
contract awarded to the Victoria Printing and Publishing Co. at the
following prices, viz.: Eleven hundred copies of the Proceedings
at $3.50 per page; furnishing cuts of photographs and inserting
same in Proceedings, $5.50 each; 175 advance copies of Grand
Officers' Reports, $25.00.
The prices are in excess of those paid last year, 50c per page
for Proceedings, $1.00 for cuts and, $1.00 for advance copies of
Grand Officers' Reports.
Signed by the Committee.
Report read from the Committee on Laws of Subordinates, which was adopted.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that
We have approved the following by-laws of Subordinate Lodges of
this Jurisdiction during the past year:
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12—Providing for increased scale of benefits.
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16—Amending scale of sick benefits.
Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18—Striking out specific benefits
after twelve months' sickness and providing for such relief as the
Lodge may deem necessary.
Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20—Increasing scale of sick benefits
reduced during the war.
Michel Lodge, No. 54—Providing for the payment of one dollar
per week benefits after six months' continuous sickness.
Providing for initiations fee to be $10.00 at all ages.
Harmony Lodge, No. 6—Increasing the funeral donation to
$100.00 for member, $50.00 for member's wife or widow. Declined
to approve a provision that where no funeral expense has been
incurred, that the amounts shall be paid to the brother or widow,
being in conflict .with Section 5, Article IV. of the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges,
"Dawson Lodge, No. la—Approved amendment to Article XIX.
of the By-laws re Lodge Physician to attend to members and their 4350
families, also requiring members when sick and requiring benefits
to be treated by a qualified medical practitioner.
Approved amendment to Section 7, Article XIX., fixing the
funeral donation on death of a member at $150, member's wife
$100, and widow of deceased member $75, but declined to approve
of provision that if funeral is conducted by the Lodge and the
expenses do not reach these amounts that the balance be paid to
the relatives or representatives of the deceased, being contrary to
Sction 5, Articles IV. of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges.
Approved amendment providing for the establishment of a
Widow and Orphans' Fund with some slight amendments.
Slocan Lodge, No. 40—Requiring that all applicants for initiation must have resided for six months within the jurisdiction of
the Lodge prior to application.
Grandview Lodge, No. 62—'Providing that no benefits shall be
paid to Third Degree members for the first week's sickness, and
reducing the benefits to $1.00 per week after the payment of 52
weeks' benefits.
Providing that a widow's benefit shall be $75 instead of $1.00
per  member in good  standing.
Signed by the Committee.
The  Committee  on  Finance  submitted  the  following
report, which was adopted:
Victoria, B.C., May 31st, 1920.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Dear Sir and Brothers,—We, your Finance Committee, beg to
report that we have examined the books, papers, etc., of the Grand
Secretary belonging to the Grand Lodge of B.C., also the books,
papers and securities covering the investments of the Odd Fellows'
Home Fund and also those pertaining to the Aged .Odd Fellows'
Fund, and find same correct.
J.  A.  GARDINER,
J. G. HAY,
P. G. CUDLIP,
Finance 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  we   have
examined the portions of the Grand Master's report referred to us 4351
and recommend that the Dispensations granted, the Decisions rendered, the Proclamations issued and the appointments made be
approved.
We also recommend that the Dispensations granted and the
Decisions rendered by the District Deputy Grand Masters be also
approved.
We wish to extend our congratulations to these officers on the
fact that we are thus able to approve all their official acts falling
within the purview of the duties of this Committee, and that there
is nothing calling for criticism or disapproval.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits submitted the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Special Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits beg
to submit herewith abstracts of the reports of the Subordinate
Lodges of this Jurisdiction bearing on this important question.
It will be observed from the Grand Secretary's report that
during the year 1919 there was a substantial increase in the gross
receipts of the Subordinate Lodges over the preceding year, also
in the value of their assets, and that there was likewise a decrease
in the number of brothers relieved, the number of weeks for which
sick bnefits were paid, and the amount paid for the relief of
members. These all have a material bearing on the financial condition of our Lodges.
On the other hand, we would call attention to the fact that the
average cost per member for all Lodge expenditures was $13.56,
which is more than the amount received from our members for
dues. The disbursements for current expenses were $7,200.55 in
excess of those for relief. This would seem to indicate that
economy is urgently required in this direction.
The question of the ratio that should exist between dues and
benefits is engaging the attention of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
and of several of the larger Jurisdictions of the Order and we are
of the opinion that the former should furnish reliable tables for the
guidance of the different Jurisdictions on this subject.
Signed by the  Committee. 1-4
PQ
«
o
to
Q
■*>»
01
o»
o
Q
w
CO
to
<J
to
to
H
to
O
to
CO
to
o
Q
O
to
<
t—i
Q
to
O
PQ
&
CO
to
O
CO
H
to
O
to
W
to
to
O
H
O
<
to
H
CO
PQ
<
w
Pi
H
o
H
P3
H
O
K
I
P5
O
ft
<
AH
*ri
o
"TViOJ,
S5.U8U11.S9AUI
•19*410  PU'B   JU9H
seeaSea pu"B
suoissruipv
S9UQ
sajn^ipuedxa sSpoi;
IIV aoj jequi8j\[ }soo
S9su9dxg SapraoM jo
^.uoaano J9qui9]A[ }soq
jaxran re"+oj, joj
aequiapvL ■iQ'l isoo
J9qui9]fl[
sosuadxg; Sui^jom
jco p.u9jjno
J9I19H   l-B^OJ,
J9H9H retoadg
su'Bqdao jo
UOX^'BOnpa pU"B  J9II3'il
S9tlIUI'Bvg;   P9A10PIM
S9SU9dx[g; reagunjj
s^ggugg >pig
sift-Baa j
pred sjyeuea
3[0Jg   -on
SJ9qui9j\[ jo  -on
JB9i
Tt*
cq
©
CO
LO
o
LQ
CO
cq
CO
00
co
Cq
o
cq
in
©
Cl
O
O
lo
cq
c-
in
oo
Cq
Cq
Tt?
OO
00
cq
OO
in
OB       CI
co    oo
© Tt*
TJ*
CO
©
cq
Cq
lo
00
o
CO
co
tr
io     ©
Ol        O
cq     ©
o
CO
CO
Tt*
oo
© T-t
CO      CO
LO     •■*
oo
tH       CO
CO
©
Tt*
cq
CO
in
CO
in
ti*
©
Tt*
co"
IO
•O i-H
t- ©
CO ©
in co
cq co
oo
cq
CO
Cl
CO
c<r
cq
in
oo
oo
co
oo
oo
ci
to
©
co
CO
Cl
in
co
o
o
©
o
©
© t-
© m
© co
co co
io
<N1
Cq
tH
cq
CO
Tt*
©
tr-
©
OS
ci
co
in
T-H
Cl
in
in
co
CO
m
en
CO
CO
in
00
©
cq
cq     t-.
cq     ©
in
00
co     ci
t-       00
CO       tH
©
OS
OS
oq
CO
oo
©
00
co
CO
CO
m
00
m
cq
CO
©
©
oo
CO
00
to     co
kO
«o-
CO
oq
©
©
CO
©
CO
t-
©
cq
OS
co
cq
©
00
CD
m
cq
00
00
CO
in
T—4
tH
40-
cq
tH
J-l
cq
CO
iH
CnI
T-l
cq
cq
i—i
TH
CO
i-H
©
CO j
T—t
©
Cl
CO
OS
CO
m
00
00
CO
©
CO
CO
in
60-
CO
Ut
CO
t-
CO
©
©
c~
t-
©
T-H
•*
00
©
cq
©
CO
CO
00
CO
CO
co
cq
in
©
ia
CO
©
©
©
CO
t-
CO
©
©q
cq
m
00
■*
in
©
i-H
in
i—i
'0
io
■*&
*^*
m
m
©
©
00
©
CO
©
l—l
Cs)
©
CO
©
CO
1-1
IO
l>-
OS
CO
©
OS
cq
CO
oo
tr
CO
IO
1-1
Cl
co
1-1
©
OS
LO
1—1
IO
T|l
OS
T—I
lO
CO
cq
1—1
IO
00
cq
69-
io
CO
co
1—i
IO
•<*
OS
CO
©
Tt*
Tt*
©
CO
cq
cq
IO
IO
cq
cq"
CO
CO
1-1 ©
© Tt*
CO i-i
CO T-l
©
oo
t-"
c-
lO
1—1
co
IO
00
IO
IO
cq
©
©
Tt*
t-
©
CO
©
CO
IO
CO
00
CO
cq
Tt*
cq
Tt*
cq
Tt*
©
Tt*
©
Tt*
Tt*
©
Tj*
1-1
Tt*
©
OS
IO
IO
©
CO
t-
IO
1—1
©
cq
©
CO
Tt*
CO
cq
IO
-CO
IO
CO
CO
CO
IO
CO
CO
cq
CO
cq
CO
©
IO
©
1—1
Tt*
-cq
CO
CO
-An
tH
cq
©
1-1
tH
cq
CO
cq
cq
Cq
cq
co
cq
©
©
©
©
©
©
Cl
cq
©
TJ*
©
©
©
CO
©
CO
LO
LO
00
1—1
LO
©
cq
in
©
cq
8
©
T-l
cq
00
LO
©
©
Tt*
©
cq
Tt*
©
cs
m
oo
m
00
CO
^*
oo
CO
LO
«e-
cq
cq
CO
T-l
cq
1-1
CO
1-1
OS
CO
in
i-i
LO
©
©
00
LO
Tj*
©
©
LO
cq
©
CS
CO
Tt*
LO
©
OS
CO
CO
OS
cq
©
CO
00
CO
00
CO
©
©
TJ*
iH
Tt*
cq
cq
©
CO
CO
cq
o
LO
CO
cq
CO
Tf
CO
CO
CO
Tt*
in
aS
- OS
Tt*
CO
LO
CO
LO
©
CO
tH
cq
LO
cq
©
©
©
OS
©
CO
©
IO
©
CO
cq
CO
cq
©
©
Ol
T-l
©
cq
Tt*
LO
1—1
CO
CO
T—1
CO
CO
Tt*
cq
i-H
00
Tt*
cq
Cl
cq
Ol
Cq
iH
CO
LO
CO
CO
co
CO
00
cq
CO
Tt*
00
1-1
CO
t**
tH
CO
©
LO
Tt*
©
CO
Tt*
in
©
CO
©
E-
00
00
©
CO
cq
©
©
cq
CQ
CO
©
Tt*
©
co
Cq
co
cq
LO
cq
©
CO
in
oo
oo
CO
00
cs
oo
00
CO
CO
oo
CO
Tt*
Tt*
Tt*
LO
LO
in
LO
LO
LO
Tt*
iH
Tt*
1-1
©
Tt*
©
©
TJ*
CO
in
LO
cq
LO
LO
i-l
CO
LO
©
Cq
CO
Tt*
LO
cq
tr
©
tree
©
©
CO
©
cq
00
tH
00
CO
©
cq
©
cq
Ol
©
LO
LQ-
00
co
co
©
CO
ee
tr-
LO
00
Tt*
IO
to
©
t-
t-
©
©
©
CO
©
cq
tH
Cl
CO
i-H
Ol
Tt*
tW
Cl
LO
1-1
CS
©
i-H
©
©
OS
iH
©
03©Tt*o
5©© cq
©
CO
CO
02
02
Pi
a>
, <B
01
01 <&
>sC^5
r*-f-> 03 TJ
£-oi
><!
3(Sf*H
^ o 3-3
<D S-> U L*
pooo
HVio-m-i
§ ^ ^ u
h(I)ID(D
uBBB
. <D <D 0> d)
ftsas
rH    S*   U
0)01(1)
gftftft.
O 02 02 03
—< o o o
02 o O O
CD CD <D 0
CJ3 CjD OJD bJD
ci ci c6 aj
rH   U   ?H   S-<
CD CD O" 0
> > t> > 4353
S
CO
Tjl
o
OS
CO
CM
Tjl
Ir-
1-1
OS
CO*
CO
<M*
T-l
iH
CO
69-
IeJ
o
OS
OS
OO
TH
OS
rr-
CM
CM.
cd
(M*
TH
11
TH
LO
§F
■jd
L>
00
LO
T-l
£~
°.-
T-l
CM
OS
.
CO*
CO*
CM*
!
13
LO
69-
t-i
1
m
tH
?>
00
CO
<m
o
T-l
tH
T-l
CM
■
•
as
CO
CO
"^   ^b
Ti
Tt*
69-
T—1
-'r*
00
iH
Os
LO
OS
Ol
T-l
©
TH
tH
.•
OS"
LO
CO
CM
T-l
Tt*
69-
T~H
<-*
CD
(M
CO
T**
?>
CO
©
CO
tH
tH
\              Ol
LO
CO*
1—1
_tH __
Tj*
,69-
T-i
1                                   -
Scj
00
OS
km.
CO
tH
00
Cl
CO
"*.
OS _i_4,
.
CO*
<D*
CM*
TH
TJH
69-
T-l
1
■ .c
W
LO
OS
.Ci -.^aSt
LO
t>
cq
CO
T-l
tH
■
OS
LO*
W5
T—1
T-i
T3
TJ*
69-
rH
'     *
_r*
T-l
iH
CM
T-(
CO
CO
OS
fc-
TH
<M
■
Ol
LO*
LO
T-i
r-t
*T3
T*<
69-
T-l
Dp
T-l
T-l
CM
O
CO
CO
OS
r>
T-l
CM
Ol
LO
LO*
i—i
tH
Til
Tj*
69-
T—1
"1   t*rl
co bo
per
for
pre-
ears
per|
cur-
nses
yrs;
u »--*
0) \rt
*^* i_ c
q->                        •***»
■»-»»-■ SJ2
fcs
<y ©
y <l>"^
tfi    L,V.
w o &
P   T-l
o     .£? O
a «t5 th
_Q    02
?,^  ai  bC
o
° u
02 rr
<u"§ £
u^ r-* ^
02 .-, u bfl '
02     gf
O)
0) ,£>
02 TJ
bo c ex
bcT*       <l>
bC c
bO o>
•2 & bo-?
£   02  ^^
vera,
men
r e ii
prec
4-.   02
-o a  ...
«i   D   c   1
> ex.s >
K          02   r*    O   42
"»          >   G   *-"    °
fcp
r-1   O.
<
<
< 4354
The Special Committee on War Emergency Relief submitted the following report, which was adopted and the
Committee thanked for their labors:
REPORT   OF   WAR  EMERGENCY   RELIEF   COMMITTEE.
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Special Committee on War Emergency Relief beg to
submit a final report of its work during the past year, together
with an itemized statement of its receipts and expenditure during that period.
The Committee was appointed at the 1916 Session of the
Grand Lodge, it has therefore been in operation for Four years.
During that time it has received from the Grand Lodge the sum
of 25 cents from the Per Capita Tax for the years of 1916
and 1917, also one dollar per member special assessment levied
at the 1918 Session. The twenty-five cents allotted to the Committee at the 1919 Session was not received as the Committee
saw that it would not be required and it was therefore paid
to the Oddfellows Home Fund Instead.
The total receipts of the Committee during the four years
have been as follows: From Grand Lodge, $9,453.80; interest
Merchants Bank, $274.65; refunds by Lodges. $12.00; total,
$9,740.45. The payments- made were refund of dues to Lodges,
$8,165.25; printing and stationery, $23.75; postage. War Stamps
on cheques and sundries, $15.32; total payments, $8,204.32; leaving a balance in the hands of the Committee for disposal by
the  Grand  Lodge  of $1,536.13.
Since the decision of the Grand Lodge at its 1918 Session
to assume the payment of the dues of our enlisted members,
every faciltiy has been afforded the Lodges to present their
claims to the Committee for refunds of these dues. Forms of
claim were sent to each Lodge every three months and on
their receipt were carefully scrutinized and checked, and if found
correct were paid without undue delay. Two hundred and
twenty-five cheques were  issued in paying these  claims.
The Committee has been approached by two or three
Lodges to consider their claims for assistance in the payment
of benefits, but, when asked to submit statements as to their
financial standing and their ability to "meet these claims so as
to comply with the instructions laid down for the guidance of
the Committee by the Grand Lodge at its 1916 Session, these
requirements were not complied with. 4355
In consequence of the Proclamation of the Grand Sire, declaring the emergency created by the war to be at an end,
and annulling the legislation of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Session of 1917, permitting Grand Bodies to undertake the payment
of dues and benefits of their enlisted members, also directing
that such payments should cease jon the 31st of December, 1919,
which was communicated to this Committee by the Grand
Master in his Proclamation of December 2, 1919, we have not
paid any dues for these members beyond the end of the year 1919.
In looking back over the past six years nearly, since the
Great War commenced, and remembering the gloomy forebodings felt by many of our members as to the liabilities that were
probable to ensue to our Lodges, and considering the number
of our members that were engaged in that great conflict and
the casualties that they sustained, we arrive at the conclusion
that from a financial standpoint we have much to congratulate
ourselves on. Provision was made that all these Brothers,
about 1,200, should be kept in good standing whilst fighting our
battles, and this has been done at the small cost of one dollar
to   each   member.
We have endeavored to perform the duty assigned us to
the best of our ability and in accordance with the expressed
wishes and instructions of the Grand Lodge and we trust that
our work has been to the satisfaction of the Lodges of ^he
jurisdiction.
Receipts.
1919
May   13    To Balance per last Report  $3,955.40
Sept.    2      p    Cash   refund  by   Sunshine   Lodge,   No.   57,
Dues of Brother Manown  6.00
Oct.   31      1    Interest, Merchants Bank  49.25
Nov. 25      |    Cash Refund by Royal City Lodge, No. 3,
Dues of Bro. J. McCormack  3.00
1920
April 30      "    Interest, Merchants Bank...  28.30
$4,041.95 1919
May 15
Aug.
26
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
15
4356
PAYMENTS
By Kootenay Lodge, No.- 16 Refund of Dues $
Michel Lodge, No. 54	
Victoria Lodge   No. 1         |
Columbia Lodge, No. 2	
Royal City Lodge, No. 3	
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
Black Diamond Ldg., No. 5
Excelsior Lodge,  No. 7	
Western Star Lodge, No. 10
Union Lodge, No. 11	
Selkirk  Lodge,   No.  12	
Pittitko Lodge, No.  13	
Aaron Lodge, No. 14	
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16	
Duncan Lodge, No. 17	
Vernon Valley. Ldg., No. 18
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19
Ridgely Lodge, No. 22	
Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23	
Island Lodge, No. 24	
Fidelity Lodge, No. 25	
Pacific Lodge   No. 26	
Amity Lodge,. No.  27	
Hastings Lodge, No. 29	
Rocky Mtn.  Lodge,  No.  34
Gateway Lodge, No. 45	
Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46.	
Coronation Lodge, No. 48....
Eureka Lodge,  No.  50	
Penticton  Lodge, No. 51	
Princeton Lodge, No. 52	
Michel Lodge, No. 54	
North Vanc'r Lodge, No. 55
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57.:	
Okanagan Lodge, No. 58	
Orchard City Lodge   No. 59
Little   Mtn.   Lodge,   No.   60
Fairview Lodge, No. 61	
Grandview Lodge, No. 62....
Caribio Lodge, No. 65	
Park'Lodge, No. 66	
86.25
9.00
73.00
43.00
26.00
63.00
69.00
14.00
66.00
6.00
37.50
25.00
39.00
90.00
14.00
9.00
45.00
18.00
7.75
42.00
6.00
72.00
44.00
12.00
60.00
33.00
16.00
21.00
15.00
12.00
9.00
9.00
27.00
9.00
15.00
36.00
47.00
72.00
30.00
66.00
6.00
Forward -  $1,399.50
^gmm 4357
1919
Aug.
16
Bi
tt
21
ft
Oct.
21
tt
a
21
tt
a
21
it
it
21
n
a
21
tt
tt
21
tt
ft
21
tt
a
21
tt
tt
21
it
tt
21
a
n
21
ft
it
21
ft
tt
21
tt
it
21
tt
tt
21
tt
tt
21
tt
tt
21
ft
ft
21
tt
a
21
tt
Nov.
4
a
tt
4
it
tt
4
a
a
4
tt
tt
4
tt
tt
4
tt
1920
Feb.
3
tt
a
3
tt
tt
3
it
tt
3
tt
it
3
n
tt
3
n
a
3
tt
tt
3
it
tt
3
tt
a
3
it
it
3
tt
PAYMENTS—Continued
Brought forward  $1,399.50
Cheam Lodge, No. 28 Refund of Dues         21.00
Harmony Lodge,  No. 6  | " 42.00
Victoria  Lodge, No.  1,  " " 36.00
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  27.00
Black Diamond Ldg.,#No. 5 " " 9.00
Excelsior Lodge,  No. 7  3.00
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12.*  | " 21.00
Pittitko Lodge, No. 13  " " 11.00
Duncan Lodge, No. 17  " I 3.00
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19 " jf 9.00
Island Lodge,  No.  24  " " 10.00
Slocan Lodge, No. 40  " " 24.00
Key City Lodge, No. 42  " | 57.00
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43  1 % 30.00
Gateway Lodge, No. 45  | " 14.00
Eureka Lodge, No. 50  | " 6.00
North Vanc'r Lodge, No. 55 " | 18.00
Mt. Ida Lodge, No. 56  % " 3.00
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57  " " 12.00
Little Mtn. Lodge, No. 60.... " " 10.00
Park Lodge, No. 66  | | 4.00
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16  1 I 48.75
Cheam Lodge, No. 28  | " 14.00
Princeton Lodge, No. 52  " " 3.00
Michel Lodge, No. 54  1 " 11.00
Orchard City Lodge, No. 59 | " 24.00
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43  | I 6.00
Victoria Lodge, No. 1  " " 24.00
Royal City Lodge, No. 3  | | 2.00
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  i | 21.00
Western Star Lodge, No. 10 " " 57.00
Pittitko Lodge, No. 13  " | 6.00
Aaron Lodge, No. 14 '..... " | 24.00
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16  " " 26.25
Duncan Lodge, No. 17  " I 3.00
Vernon Valley Ldg., No. 18 " " 9.00
'Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19 " % " 3.00
Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23  " | 6.00
Forward | •.  $2,067.50 1920
Feb.    3
a
2      I
n
2      |
tt
2      |
tt
2      "
tt
2      "
tt
v2           "
tt
2      I
it
' 2      "
tt
2      "
tt
2      |
May
11      "
«<
ii   A
tt
ii   1
it
ii   |
tt
ii   |
tt
ii   |
tt
ii   "
tt
ii   1
4358
/I:    PAYMENTS—Continued • •   IP
Brought forward  $2,057.50
By Cheam Lodge, No.  28 Refund of Dues 6.00
Hastings Lodge, No. 29         |           " 5.00
Silver City Lodge, No. 39....        |            1 39.00
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47....        |            | 54.00
Eureka Lodge,  No.  50        "           % 6.00
Princeton Lodge, No. 52         "            | 3.00
North Vanc'r Lodge, No. 55        "            | 9.00
Fairview Lodge, No. 61         "          ." 36.00
Prince Rupert Ldg., No. 63        "            " 162.00
Cariboo Lodge, No. 65..„        "           % 27.00
Park Lodge, No. 66         "            | 4.00
Harmony Lodge, No. 6         |           1 18.00
Rossland Lodge, No. 36         |           " 12.00
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43....        I            " 20.00
Okanagan Lodge, No. 58         |            | 27.00
Little Mtn. Lodge, No. 60....        " .         " 3.00
Fairview Lodge, No. 61         "           " I 2.00
Fred Davey, Postage, etc  15.32
Balance   1,536.13
. $4,041.95
Examined and found correct.
P. W. DEMPSTER,
GEO. McCANN,
JAS. BELL,
Auditing Committee.
Fraternally submitted,
A. HENDERSON, Chairman,
FRED DAVEY, Secretary,
W. H. CULLIN, Treasurer,
P. W. DEMPSTER,
GEO. McCANN,
ROBT. LIVINGSTONE,
JAS. BELL,
Committee.
The War Emergency Relief Committee presented the
following supplementary report, which was adopted: 4359
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Special Committee on War Emergency Relief beg to
report that since its report was printed claims for refunds of dues
paid for enlisted members have been received from Dominion
Lodge, No. 4, for one member overlooked, for 18 months, $18.00,
also from Vancouver Lodge, No. 8 for 27 members extending over
five quarters, from October 1st, 1918, to December 31st, 1919, aggregating $221.00. Queries have arisen in connection with the latter
claim, and explanations have been asked of the Lodge.
Authority is requested to pay these claims if found to be
correct. If paid in full the balance in the hands of the Committee
will be reduced to $1,297.13.
Signed by the Committee.
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 desires to report as
follows:
We are pleased to be able to report a continued progress in
this branch of our Order, not only in this Jurisdiction, but through
the whole Order.
One Rebekah Lodge has been instituted during the past year;
the membership has increased from 2,426 to 2,666, showing that
the usefulness and need of this branch as a valued support to Odd
Fellowship in this Jurisdiction is appreciated.
The record of the work of the Rebekahs throughout the
Province has proved fully to us that they are imbued with those
qualities which should characterize all Odd Fellows.
As a Conimittee we have been pleased to observe for ourselves
and learn from others of the help and inspiration given by the
President, Sister Tait, and of the careful and painstaking manner
in which she has carried on her work. She has been particularly
helpful both when present and in assisting in the instituting of
new Lodges.
In connection with the special Home Fund effort it has been
very evident throughout the Jurisdiction that our Sisters of the
Rebekah Lodges have been able, faithful and willing workers, and
by holding entertainments, such as socials, whist drives, dances, etc.,
have been successful in collecting and forwarding considerable contributions to this Fund. 4360
In conclusion, we would ask that all brothers who have not
yet joined a Rebekah. Lodge would give earnest consideration to
this branch of our Order, of the good work they are doing, the
benefits to be derived from being connected with them. We are
pleased to note the great interest that our Grand Master has given
to this branch of the Order, and we hope that the example set by
him will be followed by the members of our Grand Lodge, and
particularly our Grand Master.
Signed by the Committee.
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 having carefully"
examined the report of the Grand Master, beg to submit the following report on the portions referred to us:
We wish to compliment the Grand Master on having visited
the whole of the Lodges of this extensive Jurisdiction, including
"Dawson" Lodge, No. la, at Dawson, Y.T. We wish also to commend his efforts to promote a fraternal sociability amongst the
members of both the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges and their
families on the occasion of these visits, also his thoughtful action
in visiting sick members who were prevented from meeting him in
the Lodge Room. Such efforts cannot fail to have a beneficial
effect on our Order.
It is pleasing to note the satisfactory condition of the Order
in this Jurisdiction, as contained in the reports before us, and the
hopeful and optimistic predictions from all districts as to the
encouraging prospects for the future.
We approve of the Grand Master's action in issuing the circular
letter to the Lodges, asking for certain information bearing on the
question of the necessity for an Odd Fellows' Home in this Jurisdiction, believing that this Grand Lodge should be fully informed
on this subject before embarking on such an onerous undertaking.
While the replies to the questionnaire seem scarcely to warrant the
Grand Lodge in undertaking the establishment of a home at the
present time, there still remains the fact that relief of some such
nature is necessary now, and we would recommend the,Trustees of
the Home Fund to keep this in mind when considering the important question of a Home, whether it be sectional or in conjunction
with our sister jurisdictions to the east of the Province. 4361
It must have been a very pleasing function for the Grand
Master to dedicate the Hall of his own Lodge free of debt and to
witness the burning of the mortgage on that occasion.
We endorse the action of the Grand Master in presenting the
claims of the Funeral Aid Association to the attention of our
members on his official visits. This Association has met with
marked success, due no doubt to the fact that it is economically
and efficiently administered, and that its objects appeal to our
members as deserving of support.
We commend the Grand Master for stepping into the breach
and taking steps to reorganize the General Relief Board at Vancouver. The work-of this Board is too important and essential to
permit it to languish, much less to become defunct and we trust
that the new Board will show that zeal and devotion which its
important functions deserve.
In conclusion we wish to give expression to the thought which
impresses us in perusing such reports as that submitted by the
Grand Master and many of his predecessors in that office. It is
that the membership of our Order seldom realize the debt of gratitude they owe to these zealous and enthusiastic brothers who devote
so much of their time and submit to so much inconvenience, and
possibly expense, in carrying out the duties of -their office, and
this with no hope of reward except the consciousness of having
faithfully performed their duty and the approval of. their fellow
members.
Grand Secretary's Report
The favorable comparisons of the reports of the Subordinate
Lodges for 1919 with those of the preceding year, as indicated by
the Grand Secretary, are very gratifying.
The work of the General Relief Committees at Victoria and
Vancouver, as shown in the report, is most commendable, and
worthy of recognition.
We approve of the action of the Grand Secretary in obtaining
copies of the new "Societies Act" and forwarding one to each
Lodge of the Jurisdiction, and we urge on all that come under the
provisions of the Act to comply with all its requirements. We
would also recommend those Lodges that have not been incorporated under the Act to do so, and thus secure a legal status.
With respect to the exchange on remittances to the Sovereign
Grand Lodge from Canadian Jurisdictions, we are pleased to know,
from the Supplementary Report of the Grand Secretary, that a
satisfactory solution has been found to this difficulty, . 4362
We commend the zeal of the Grand Secretary in the performance of the onerous duties devolving upon him, and recommend
that the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered him at this time,
as a slight recognition of our appreciation of his services.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Legislation presented the following
report, which was adopted :
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to report that we have
considered the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the
Grand Lodge, and that we find there is no ylegal objection to the
adoption of the same, provided the Grand Lodge sees fit to do so.
With respect to the amendment proposed to the Constitution
of the Grand Lodge by the Grand Secretary, we recommend that
it be dealt with in the same manner as an amendment to make the
Constitution conform to any legislation of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, namely by giving one day's notice to do so.
Signed by the Committee.
It was moved by R. A. Perry, No. 14, and seconded by
C. E. Mahon, No. 61, and carried:
"Thac the balance of money remaining in the War Emergenc}'
Relief Fund be placed to the credit of a Special Emergency Relief
Fund, to be used by the Trustees of the Home Fund to care for
and. give relief in such amounts as they may deem advisable to
cover such,cases as may be referred to them by this Grand Body."
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, to whom was referred the
Supplementary Report of the Grand Master, beg to recommend as
follows:
That clause one on page one, re "State of the Order," and also
the whole of page two, re Official Visits, be referred to the Committee on the "State of the Order" and that the second clause, on
page one, re Commissions, be referred to the Committee on
Judiciary.
Signed by the Committee. 4363
It was moved, seconded and carried:  That this Grand
Lodge do now adjourn to 7:30 o'clock this evening.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
EVENING SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 7 :30 p.m. pursuant
to adjournment, the Grand Officers and 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 and Representatives was called.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. Glass, P.G.M., G.R.;
Harry White, P.G.M., and the Grand Warden as a delegation to convey the fraternal greetings of this Grand- Lodge
to the Rebekah Assembly now in Session in the city.
The Grand Lodge was closed in the Grand Lodge
Degree and reopened in the Third Degree. The Third
Degree members in waiting were admitted.
A School of Instruction was opened and the manner in
which a visiting brother should De examined in order to
obtain admission to a Subordinate Lodge was illustrated by
Bros. Macdonald, No. 61, and Gulland, No. 10.
The secret work of the Subordinate Lodges of the
Order was exemplified by Bros. McCabe, No. 1; Hay and
Murkar, No. 2, and Campbell, No. 4, the reading from the
Secret Work being done by Bro. D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.,
No. 3.   '...'■     ' : '■■ ~ l||!lf
The Third Degree members having retired, the Grand
Lodge was closed in the Third Degree and reopened in the
Grand Lodge Degree, and business was resumed.
The following communication was read and, on motion,
the same was referred to the Committee on Legislation: 4364
Nelson, B.C., June 9th, 1920.
F. Davey, Grand Secretary,
Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Dear Sir and Brother:—
Find attached the legislation adopted at this Session of the
Rebekah Assembly for approval of the Grand Lodge of B.C.,
I.O.O.F.
Fraternally yours,
FRANCES A. WALKER..
Secretary.
1. That Sec. 5, Rebekah Assembly Constitution, be amended to
read as follows: "Each Rebekah Lodge in good standing shall be
entitled to one representative for its membership of one hundred or
under, and one additional representative if its membership exceeds
one hundred in number. Representatives must be Past Noble
Grands in good standing in a Rebekah Lodge who have answered
at Past Noble Grands' roll call at) least two-thirds of thfe regular
meetings of the Lodge during the Assembly year."
And that Rebekah Lodge 'Constitution, Article 5, Section 12, be
amended to read as follows: "Each Rebekah Lodge in good standing shall be entitled to one representative to the Rebekah Assembly
for its membership of one hundred or under, and one additional
representative if its membership shall exceed one hundred in good
standing according to its report on the thirty-first of December
preceding the date of election. Representatives must be Past
Noble Grands in good standing in a Rebekah Lodge who have
answered at Past Noble Grand's roll call at least two-thirds of
the regular meetings of the. Lodge during the Assembly year. The
"election must take place the first regular meeting of the Lodge in
M'ay, and shall be conducted in the same manner as the election
of officers. A new Lodge having no Past Noble Grand may elect
a qualified member from a sister Lodge. Each Lodge shall at the
same time elect one alternate for each representative elected, and
in case a representative shall be unable to attend a session of the
Rebekah Assembly, then the alternate receiving the highest number
of votes may attend in her place, and have all the powers and privileges of a representative. No member of a Rebekah Lodge which
has not paid the per capita tax or forwarded to the Secretary of the
Assembly the report of the Lodge for the preceding term, or has
from any cause been deprived of its good standing as a Rebekah
Lodge, shall be admitted or recognized as a member of the
Assembly while such disability or default of said Lodge shall
continue." 4365
2. That Article 4, Clause 3, Rebekah Lodge Constitution, be
amended to read as follows: "To hold regular and special meetings
as provided by the by-laws, and to hold special meetings at the
request of the President of the Rebekah Assembly, at which the
regular business of the Lodge shall be transacted."
3. That Article 3, No. 3, be amended from "Should the candidate be elected, etc.," to read as follows: "Should the candidate be
elected he or she shall become a member on signing the Constitution and By-laws, in a proper membership book kept for the purpose, and paying the dues provided by the by-laws, etc., etc."
4. That Article 9 of the Constitution of Rebekah Lodges be
headed "Miscellaneous," and that the following clauses be added
under this heading:
"(a.) The President of the Rebekah Assembly, Assembly and
Grand Lodge Officers, when visiting Rebekah Lodges officially,
shall be introduced immediately after the Lodge is open.
,."(b.)= Children above the age of two years shall not be admitted
to the Lodge room during Lodge session."
And that the present Article 9 be number 10, and present article
10 be numbered eleven.
5. Section 38, Revenue, Rebekah Assembly Constitution, be
changed as follows, the present clause to be lettered "(a)," and
that an additional clause "(b)" be added: "That this Assembly set
aside 10 per cent, of its revenue to form a contingent fund."
.6. That Constitution of Rebekah Assembly, Section 23, be
changed to read as follows: "The President shall not hold office
in a Rebekah Lodge, nor shall a District Deputy President hold
the office of Noble Grand or Recording Secretary in a Rebekah
Lodge."
7. That Section 6, Article 3, Rebekah Lodge Constitution, be
amended to read as follows:
"TRANSFER CERTIFICATES
"To Whom Issued
"Section 1. 'Members of the Order who shall change their
residence from the territorial jurisdiction of their Rebekah Lodge
to the territorial jurisdiction of another Rebekah Lodge, or who
■may be transferred from the territorial jurisdiction of one Rebekah
Lodge to another by a change of territorial jurisdiction in which
they shall reside, and who shall be in possession of an official certificate  or visiting card showing their dues paid not less  than four - 4366
weeks in advance of date of the application for membership, and
who shall desire to unite with the Rebekah Lodge at the place of
their new residence, may do so by making application in regular
form, accompanied by their official certificate or visiting card and
a fee of twenty-five cents. If elected to membership, the Secretary
of the Rebekah Lodge shall immediately send notice'of such election, together with a. fee of twenty-tive cents, to the Rebekah Lodge
issuing the official certificate or visiting card, and request this Lodge
to issue a transfer certificate for the member. The Rebekah Lodge,
upon receiving such request and fee, shall, unless charges be pending against such member, issue such transfer certificate without
ballot and send at once to the Secretary of the Rebekah Lodge
making such request.
"Upon receipt of such transfer certificate the member shall be
entitled to sign the Constitution and become a member of the new
Rebekah Lodge without the payment of any additional admission
fee, and the Rebekah Lodge issuing such transfer certificate shall,
upon receiving notice from the new Lodge of the date of the signing of the Constitution of such Lodge, refund to such member all
dues paid in advance of such date. The fee of twenty-five cents
must be paid by the applicant. The law applies to members who
shall change their residence from one city to another as well as
from one Province to another. But it does not apply where there
are two or more Lodges in the same city (territorial jurisdiction)
and the member does not change his residence."
8. That By-laws, Rebekah Assembly, Section 2, shall be
amended to read: "The Marshal and Conductor shall prove every
person present in the semi-annua 1 pass word of the Rebekah
Degree and the pass word of the Assembly Degree, and no one
shall be permitted to remain who cannot prove themselves in these
pass words. No representative shall absent theirself from the
sesions of the Assembly unless excused by the President."
9. That Article 5, Section 7, of the Rebekah Lodge Constitution be amended to read: "Officers shall be elected at the last
regular meeting of May and November of each year, and be installed at the first regular meeting in January and July of each
year, provided the installing officer be present. If absent, the
Lodge may, by vote, defer it until the next regular meeting or call
a special meeting for the purpose at the request of the District
Deputy President."
The hour provided by law for the election of officers
for the ensuing year having arrived, nominations were
invited, and the following were offered:
pli- 4367 J
For Grand Master: Harry Eooks, No. 28, was nominated by P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2.      '.; ;|f    ,
For Deputy Grand Master: J. D. 'Swanson, No. 9, was
nominated by R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27.
For Grand Warden: M. J. Phillips, No. 3, was nominated by J. W. O'Connor, No. 62. • !    ■-
For Grand Secretary: Fred Davey, No. 1, was nominated by D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3. /    ;       -
For Grand Treasurer: O. E. Fisher, No. 51, was nominated, by A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; D. H. Proudfoot,
No. 16, was nominated by D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3;
J. Turvey, No. 7, was nominated by F. D. B. Hall, No. 7;
D. C. McMorris, No. 16, was nominated by S. Mitchell, No.
16; C. E. Mahon, No. 61, was nominated by O. B. Peers,
No. 55; W. F. McKenzie, No. 19, was nominated by T.
Te'llefsen, No. 10; J. W. O'Connor,. No. 62, was nominated
by J. A. Dow, No. 50; T. Tellefsen, No. 10, was nominated
by W. G. Gulland, No. 10.      'f /ff    . ||
For Grand Representative: Harry White, P.G.M., No.
42, was nominated by J. H. Glass, P.G.M., No. 51..
The Grand Master appointed Bros. A.- E. May, P.G.M.;
O. E. Tisdale, Grand Secretary; W. B. Burnett, Deputy
Grand Master, Alberta; F. W. Warren, T. W. Steele and
T. W. Stedman to act as Tellers.
The Grand Master declared the following elected by
acclamation to their respective offices, viz.: Harry Fooks,
No. 28, as Grand Master; J. D. Swanson, No. 9, as Deputy
Grand Master; M. J. Phillips, No. 3, as Grand Warden;
Fred Davey, No. 1, as Gran4 Secretary, and Harry White,
P.G.M., No. 42, as Grand Representative, the latter for two
years.
A ballot was spread for the election of Grand Treasurer
and the following result announced: Number of votes cast,
132 ; necessary to choice, 67. Bro. Fisher received 14 votes ;
Bro.   Proudfoot,  62  votes;   Bro.   Turvey,   15  votes;  Bro. 4368
McMorris, 7 votes; Bro. Mahon, 21 votes; Bro. McKenzie,
4 votes; Bro. O'Connor, 5 votes, and Bro. Tellefsen, 4 votes.
Neither candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast, a
fresh ballot was spread, the voting being confined to the
three candidates receiving the highest number of votes, in
accordance with the Constitution, and the following result
announced:   No. of votes cast, 130; necessary to choice, 66.
7 7 J 7
Bro. Proudfoot received 86 votes; Bro. Turvey, 19 votes,
and Bro. Mahon, 25 votes.
It was moved by Bro. C. E. Mahon, No. 61, seconded
and carried, That the vote of the Grand Lodge for the
election of Bro. Proudfoot as Grand Treasurer be declared
unanimous.
Bro. D. H. Proudfoot, No. 16, was then declared duly
elected as Grand Treasurer.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 9 o'clock
a.m. tomorrow.
SECOND  DAY
Thursday, June 10th, 1920.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9 o'clock a.m. pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of
representatives present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified, and
the Grand Chaplain having invoked the Divine Blessing,
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives  was called.
The Committee on Legislation presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to report that we have
considered the amendments to the Constitutions of the Rebekah
Assembly and Rebekah Lodges referred to us, and beg to recommend as  follows: 4369
(1.) That the proposed amendments to Section 5 of the
Rebekah Assembly Constitution, and Section 12, Article 5 of the
Constitution of Rebekah Lodges, providing that representatives to
the Assembly "must have answered at Past Grands' roll call at
least two-thirds of the regular meetings of the Lodge during the
Assembly year," be not approved, as it adds another qualification
which is not in accordance with the requirements of the law for
representatives to other Grand .Bodies.
~We would also recommend that the provisions be made identical
in the case of the Rebekah Assembly Constitution, and that of the
Rebekah Lodges respecting the election of alternates.
(2.) That Clause 3, Article 4, Rebekah Lodge Constitution, as
amended be not approved, as Section 790 of the Code provides that
no business shall be transacted at special meetings other than that
for which the meeting is called.
(3.) That the amendment to Article 3, No. 3, of the Rebekah
Lodge Constitution be approved.
(4.) That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of
Rebekah Lodges adding new Article 9, be not approved, (a), providing that the officers of the Rebekah Assembly or Grand Lodge
shall be admitted after the Lodge opens; and (b), that children
over 2 years of age shall not be admitted to the Lodge during its
sessions: The former can be regulated by the "Order of Business"
of a Lodge if so desired, and the latter because there should be no
provision in the Constitution for the admission of children of any
age.
(5.) That the amendment to Section 38, Assembly Constitution,
providing for the setting aside of ten per cent, of its revenue to
form a Contingent Fund, be approved.
(6.) That the amendment to Section 23 of the Assembly Constitution, providing that the President nor D.D.P. shall not hold
office in a Rebekah Lodge, be approved.
(7.)  That   the   amendment   to   Section   6,   Article   3,   of
Assembly Constitution, re transfer certificates, be approved.
the
(8.) That the amendment to By-law No. 2 of the Assembly be
approved. We would recommend that the word "themselves" be
struck out and the words "himself or herself" inserted in lieu.
(9.) That the amendment to Section 7 Article 5, of the Rebekah
Lodge Constitution, respecting election of officers, be approved.
Sighed by the Committee. 4370
A bill was read from "Kootenay" Lodge, No. 16, for
ribbon supplied and printing same for badges, $10.25, and
two days' rent of Eagles' Hall for Grand Lodge Session,
$35.00; total, $45.50, which was referred to the Committee
on Finance, to be paid if found correct.
An offer was read from the Victoria Printing and Publishing Co. to print the Constitution and By-laws of Subordinate Lodges, which was referred to the Committee on
Printing".
A communication was read from Bro. J. H. L. Morgan,
Vancouver, submitting the first issue of the "B.C. Odd
Fellow," a monthly paper devoted to Odd Fellowship in
British Columbia, soliciting the assistance and co-operation
of the members of the Grand Lodge to make same a success,
and asking for the insertion of a card of the Grand Lodge,
also to be allowed to address the Grand Lodge on the
subject. It was moved, seconded and carried, That the
Grand Master set aside a time for hearing Bro. Morgan.
The Special Centennial and Peace Memorial Home
Fund Campaign Committee submitted the following report,
which was adopted, the Committee thanked for their efforts
and requested to continue its operations for another year:
Vancouver,. B.C., June 5th,  1920.
To the Officers and Representatives of
the Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
The Centennial and Peace Memorial Home Campaign Committee respectfully report:
As authorized and instructed by this Grand Lodge at its last
regular session to continue the work of this Committee organized
January, 1919, for the purpose of collecting by individual subscriptions to the I.O.O.F. Home Fund, the sum of $25,000.00, your
Committee have to acknowledge a sense of disappointment at not
having reached its objective. A perusal of the report of the contributions by the several Lodges will show a great discrepancy in
the apparent appreciation of the worthiness of this enterprise of
the Grand Lodge. 4371
It is worthy to mention that several Lodges have subscribed
liberally, and it will be noticed that two Lodges, viz., Mt. Fernie,
No". 47, and North Vancouver, No. 55, exceeded $6.00 per capita of
their membership as at January 1, 1919. The latter-named Lodge
heads the list with $6.15 per capita of their membership at that date.
Your Committee are of the opinion that organized effort on the
part of the Committee of some Lodges, and the lack of it in the
case of other Lodges, is the reason for much of the disparity,
rather than the lack of sympathy with the cause.
The net cash proceeds of the Campaign, dating from the
organization of the Committee, January, 1919, has reached the sum
of $14,137.45, as shown by the Treasurer's report attached.
A. E. HARRON,
Chairman of Committee.
W. A. JOHNSTONE,
Sec-Treasurer of Committee.
REPORT OF TREASURER OF CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Cash Debtor
To Subordinate Lodge Contributions  $11,922.30
I    Rebekah Lodge Contributions       2,203.51
I    Joint Lodge Donation   294.15
|    Bond Interest   5.50
I    Bank Interest  ,  58.91
  $14,484.37
1919 W Cash Contra
Aug.    8—By Cheque to Grand Secretary ... $10,465.75
Nov.    8— I    Cheque to Grand Secretary       1,800.00
I     11— I    Bonds to Grand Secretary  150.0C
"    Printing Accounts  jj  287.80'
I    Postage and Stationery   41.80
"    Exchange     16.32
"    Balance in Bank        1,722.70
  $14,484.37
SUMMARY STATEMENT
Net Cash Proceeds   $14,137.45
Total of Expense    346.92
$14,484.3': 4372
The hour fixed by law for the selection of the place for
holding the next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge, having
arrived, invitations were read from- "Black Diamond"
Lodge, No. 5, to hold it at Nanaimo, accompanied by letters
from the Mayor of the City and the Nanaimo Board of
Trade; also from "Excelsior" Lodge, No. 7, to hold it in
the City of Chilliwack, supported by telegrams from the
President of the Board of Trade and the President of the
Chilliwack branch of the Retail Merchants' Association of
Canada.
It was moved and seconded: That the invitation to
meet at Nanaimo be accepted.
It was moved and seconded as an amendment, That
the word "Nanaimo" be struck out and the word "Chilliwack" inserted in lieu.
The amendment was put and declared lost. The
original motion was then put and declared to be carried.
The Special Committee appointed last Session on the
case of Bro. F. Parker, of Harmony Lodge, Portland,
Oregon, presented the following report, which was adopted:
Vancouver, B.C., June 1st. 1920.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee to whom was referred the correspondence re
Bro. Frank Parker and Harmony Lodge, No. 106, of the Jurisdiction
of the Grand Lodge of the State of Oregon, begs to report that it
has perused the communications and has also interviewed Bro.
Parker.
Briefly, Bro. Parker's statements are as follows: He enlisted
with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces almost immediately after
the declaration of war and went to France. He was afterwards
invalided home and sent to a hospital at Regina, where he was
looked after and visited by members of our Order there. He
then went to Portland and visited his Lodge, which made him a
donation of $25.00. After a time he returned to Canada, residing
in Vancouver. He was in good standing in Harmony JUodge, No.
106 ,at the time of enlistment. After his arrival in France, he says
he received a letter from the  Secretary of Harmo/iy Lodge,  the 4373
wording of which led him to believe that his dues would be paid by
Harmony Lodge, No. 106, while he was serving in France. This
letter he is not able to produce, nor has your Committee been able
to locate any person who has seen it. At the suggestion of Bro.
Parkier, a letter was directed to a P.G.M. of Saskatchewan in search
of the letter, or a declaration that he had seen the letter or knew
its contents. The reply received indicated that he had not seen the
letter, and the only knowledge he had of it was the information
given him by Bro. Parker.
Bro. Parker admitted that he did not remit any dues while
overseas, and since the Lodge has not-paid them he became non-
beneficial. At some period of his stay in Regina he remitted
sufficient to pay up his arrears, and has kept his dues paid up up to
the present time.
Bro.  Parker has recently moved to the State of Washington.
Your Committee does not see how Harmony Lodge can be
compelled to pay benefits for the period in dispute.
Fraternally submitted,
A. E. HARRON, Grand Master.
WALLACE LAW, P.G.M.
W. H. BROWN,  P.G.M.
The Committee on Petitions submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
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 the Institution of Rebekah Lodges at
Kaslo and Mission City, B.C., and find that all the legal requirements have been complied with. We therefore recommend that
Charters be issued for Kaslo Rebekah Lodge, No. 32, at Kaslo,
B.C., with the following charter members, viz.: Brothers W. H.
Dunn, Allan W. Anderson, C. F. Sherwin and Robt. Hendricks, and
Sisters Annie Dunn, Grace A. Benzies, Elizabeth A. Hendricks and
Sarah A. Carney; also for Fruitvale Rebekah Lodge, No. 41, at
Mission City, B.C., with the following charter members, viz.: M.
Morrison, H. K. Noble C. A. Paton, J. Bowie, W. J. Windebank,
C. P. H. Tibbies.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on State of the Order submitted the
following report, which was adopted: 4374
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on "State of the Order," to whom was
referred clauses 1 and 2 of the Supplementary Report of the Grand
Master, beg to report, re Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, Phoenix: That
we approve of the action of the Grand Master in this matter, and
commend to the attention of his successor the completion thereof.
That the splendid record of North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, in
connection with the Home Fund is worthy of conmendation, and
we recommend that recognition of the zeal and liberality of this
Lodge be taken by this Grand Lodge, and that the Grand Secretary
be authorized to convey by letter our appreciation of the result of
their efforts.
That the reference to the Roll Call of Grandview Lodge, No. 62,
is worthy of congratulation, and the attendance thereat worthy of
emulation by all Subordinate Lodges in the Jurisdiction.
We recommend the acceptance of the Supplementary Report as
it relates to "State of the Order."
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 we have considered that part of the Grand Master's Supplementary Report
remitted to us.
We approve of his action in granting a commission to Sister
Lottie Tait to institute a Rebekah Lodge at Mission City, and
recommend that his action be indorsed.
Signed by the Committee.
A communication was read from Bro. W. Brooks
Grand Secretary of the Jurisdiction of Ontario, forwarding
copy of a resolution re amendment to Article I„ Section 3,
paragraph 4, of the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, reducing the age limit for admission to membership
in the Order from 21 years to 18 years, within the Dominion
of Canada; which had already been adopted by the Grand
Lodges of Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec, and asking that
this Grand Lodge take, similar action. 4375
A communication was also read from Bro. Geo. M.
Baird, Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan,
stating that the Grand Lodge of that Jurisdiction declined
to adopt a similar resolution.
It was on motion, Resolved: That the communications
be received and filed, and that the resolution be adopted by
this Grand Lodge, and the Grand Officers 'be authorized to
sign same, affix the seal of the Grand Lodge to it, and forward it to the Grand Secretary of Ontario as requested.
The following proposed amendment to the Constitution
of the Grand Lodge, of which notice had been given to the
Subordinate Lodges in accordance with the provisions of
the Constitution, was read:
ARTICLE II.
Section 4, line 7: Strike out the words "Each Past Grand" and
insert in* lieu thereof, "each representative only."
Line 8:   Strike  out the  words "one,"  and "only."
The section amended to read as follows:
"Section. 4. Each elective and appointed officer, except the
Grand Master, who is not also a representative, and each representative shall be entitled to one vote. The Grand Master shall
be entitle to vote in all cases of a tie. In case of the absence of
any representative, the representatives of his Lodge present may
cast the vote of the absentee, provided they have his written
authority to do so.
"In the election of Grand Officers, each representative only, in
attendance at the annual communication, shall be entitled to vote."
J|-   . ARTICLE III.
Section 4, line 6: Strike out the word "all" and insert in lieu
thereof, "representatives to the Grand Lodge only."
Line 7: Strike out the word "all" and insert in lieu thereof the
word "they."
The section amended to read as follows:
"Section 4. The election for elective officers of the Grand
Lodge shall be held at nine o'clock p.m. on the first day of the
Session, by ballot, in the following manner: ■$& 4376
"When open in that order of business, each Past Grand present
having the privilege to nominate, there shall be provided a ballot
box, in which to deposit the ballots, with two tellers; and representatives to the Grand Lodge only shall proceed to vote; and when
they have voted the Grand Master shall proclaim the ballot closed,
and the tellers shall immediately canvass the votes, and if there be
no choice for the officer balloted for, a new ballot shall be immediately ordered, which ballot shall be confined to the three having
the greatest number of Votes (provided there are three voted for),
and if there then be no choice, the ballot shall be confined to the
two receiving the greatest number of votes. Any Past Grand qualified, having received a majority of votes, shall be declared elected,
and" shall be installed into his respective office on the last day of
the session. Provided that in all cases where only one person is
in nomination for an office, he may be declared elected by
acclamation."
HENRY W. HANKIN, P.G.,
EDWARD J. FOWLER, P.G.,
WILLIAM J. EVANS, P.G.,
Representatives of Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, Trail.
K. MARTIN, P.G.,
p. r. Mcdonald, p.g.,
Representatives of Rossland Lodge, No. 36  Rossland.
P. PHILLIPS, P.G.,
D. H. PROUDFOOT, P.G.,
Representatives of Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, Nelson.
It was moved and seconded that the proposed amendment to the Constitution be adopted. The vote was taken
and the following result announced: For the resolution, 19
votes; against, 50 votes. Not receiving the requisite two-
thirds vote, the resolution was declared to be lost.
The Grand Secretary moved the amendment to Section
1, Article XIII of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge,
notice of which was given yesterday, and the same being
seconded, was adopted by a unanimous vote.
The Committee on Printing presented the following
report," which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the offer
of the Victoria Printing & Publishing Co., to print the Constitution 4377
and By-laws of the Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction, beg to
recommend that the same be accepted for one year without any
financial liability on the part of this Grand Lodge. We would also
recommend that the offer be also extended to cover the By-laws,
etc.,  of Subordinate Encampments  and  Rebekah  Lodges.
Signed by the Committee.
A report was read from the Funeral Aid Association,
I.O.O.F. of B.C., and it was moved, seconded and carried:
That the report be received and such portions as the Committee on Printing shall decide, be printed in the proceedings of this Session:
The  Odd  Fellows'  Funeral  Aid Association  of  B.C.—Report  of
Secretary
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—
The following is a report of the business and affairs of the
I.O.O.F. Funeral Aid Association for the year 1919-20:
The following officers were elected at the last annual meeting:
President, Bro. E. C. Turner, P.G.; Vice-President, Bro. M. J.
Phillips, Grand Treasurer; Secretary, Bro. W. C. Coatham, P.G.;
Treasurer, Bro. T. H. Barbaree, P.G.; Directors, Bros. H. Dunwell,
P.G.; W. C. Robertson, P.G.. and D. E. McKenzie, P.G.M. No
changes have taken place in the Board during the year. We have
held fourteen regular and four special meetings.
On May 31st last year the net membership was 1,006, and we
have accepted 326'applications; we have lost by suspensions 17, by
expulsion 1, and by death 2; total 20. This leaves a net membership of 1,312 on May 31st, 1920.
Two death claims of $250 wer"e paid during the year, that of
the late Bro. J. W. Dickinson, of Tatnai, No. 9, who resided at
Duncan; and that of the late Bro. T. W. Sanders, of Black Diamond,
No. 5. In each -case the claim was paid to the widow. The Board
has levied one assessment and one expense call, which were sent
out on January 1st. The average annual cost of membership has
been reduced to $1.75 per member.
Since the Association was instituted on August 25th, 1910, thirty
death claims have been paid, amounting to $7,500. We have now
1,482 names on the roll and have lost in the ten years by death,
suspensions, etc., 170, leaving 1,312 members. 4378
The arrears of assessments amount to $87.00, and the arrears
of expense calls to $46.25. The assessments paid in advance amount
to $30.00, and the expense calls paid in advance amount to $19.75.
The members of the Board gratefully acknowledge the generous assistance they have received from the Grand Master, the
various local Directors and other Odd Fellows.
Respectfully submitted,
W. C. COATHAM,
Secretary.
The Treasurer's report showed a balance of cash on
hand, deposited in the Royal Bank of Canada, amounting
to $1,751.54. |f:    '||   ' . W
The Committee on Necrology presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Necrology beg to submit the following
report:
In submitting this report, your Committee are reminded of the
scene in which they received their first introduction to Odd Fellowship, when the end of mortal life is so vividly portrayed, and the
candidate is told in solemn words to contemplate the scene and
meditate upon the end of all men. Irrespective of their creed, color,
or social position, all must go at the command of death; none can
hesitate or bargain with that silent messenger. This certain
knowledge of our end should be an incentive for us to work for
the good of humanity while we have health and strength, and thus
fulfil that great tenet of our institution to which we as an Order
look forwar^ with such ardent zeal, and for which the world at
large is in such dire need at this time, namely, the law of Universal
Brotherhood, of Friendship, Love and Truth, in reality as well as
in name.
We are pleased to report that the hand of death has not taken
from us during the past year any officers of the Grand Lodge, but
with regret we have to report that eighteen Past Grands have
passed away from this jurisdiction to that Supreme Grand Lodge
where death is no more, but all is life, beauty and joy.
In addition to the above-named Past Grands, we report with
the most sincere regret that to our present Roll of Honor of Odd
Fellows who gave their lives in the cause of humanity and
righteousness in the Great War, the names of nine more brothers
must  be added.    We  do  not  know  how much  they  might  have 4379
accomplished for the good of our Order had they been spared to
us, but we do know that they gave their lives and their all in the
service of true friendship, and for the cause of universal brotherhood and everlasting peace, and we would respectfully recommend
that their memory, and that of all brothers who fell in the war, be
kept fresh and green by a special ceremony of commemoration on
Decoration Day—for we feel that as we decorate the graves of our
brothers who die in our midst, so we should never fail to remember
those whose mortal remains lie buried in far distant lands.
We would respectfully recommend that the names of the
deceased Past Grands and Soldier Brothers be printed upon
memorial pages of the Proceedings of this Session of the Grand
Lodge, and that the sympathy of this Grand Body be extended to
their relatives, that they may share with us the glorious certainty
of the Resurrection to Eternal Life, where we again will meet in
Friendship, Love and Truth.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Appeals presented the following
report, which was adopted: g||
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
We, your Committee on Appeals, beg leave to report that no
appeals have been  placed before us for our consideration.    It is
therefore a matter of congratulation to our Grand Order that peace,
harmony   and   good   fellowship   prevails   throughout   the   whole
Jurisdiction.
Signed by the Committee.
Bro. J. H. L. Morgan, P.G., addressed; the Grand Lodge
respecting the publication of the "B.C. Odd Fellow," and
asked the support of the membership of the Order in connection therewith.
It was on motion Resolved: That this Grand Lodge
recognize the "B.C. Odd Fellow" as its official organ, and
that a card containing the names and addresses of the
officers of the Grand Lodge be inserted therein.
The Delegation to the Rebekah Assembly reported that
it had performed the duty for which it was appointed.
Bro. W. McBride, Grand Warden and Fraternal Delegate from the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, addressed the 4380
Grand Lodge and conveyed to it the fraternal greetings of
the members of his Jurisdiction; to which the Grand Master
responded in appropriate terms.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That this Grand
Lodge do now adjourn to 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
Afternoon Session
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 2 o'clock p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of
respesentatives present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified, and
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
A resolution was submitted, authorizing Fred Davey,
Grand Secretary, and D. H. Proudfoot, Grand Treasurer, to
J    7 7 7
operate an account at the Royal Bank of Canada, at Nelson,
B.C., on behalf of the Grand Lodge, and was, on motion,
adopted.
The following telegram was read from Dr. Sanford,
the Grand Chaplain, and was ordered to be spread on the
minutes:
New Westminster, B.C., June 10, 1920.
A. E. Harron, Grand Master,
I.O.O.F.  Convention,  Nelson,  B.C.
Regret exceedingly that, owing to college closing exercises
today, could not attend Grand Lodge. Best wishes for successful
gathering.
A. M. SANFORD.
The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem submitted
the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to report that
we have examined the certificates presented by the Officers and
Representatives in attendance at this Session, and find that they
are entitled to the amounts stated against their respective names: 4381
NAMES
Location
•3
©"
CQ
i—i
>>
p
B
1-1
o
-i-H
P
m
•
u
o
<D
%
&
§
Officers
A. E. Harron, G.M	
H. Fooks, D.G.M	
J. D. Swanson, G.W.—
Fred Davey, G. Sec...
M. J. Phillips   G.T	
J. H. Glass, G.R	
R. A. Merrithew, G.R
Representatives
R.   Livingstone  	
A. McCabe 	
J. G. Hay 	
T   Murkar .—
R. Wilson 	
I. R. Lawrence 	
P. G. Cudlip 	
H. Campbell 	
W.  Carmiehael 	
J. J. Doherty 	
D. Nicholson ~	
J. Lowery 	
J. R. Hovell 	
F. D. B. Hall 	
H.  Dunwell  	
J. A. Dillabough 	
T. C. Campbell 	
G. D. Knapp 	
A.  G.  Gulland 	
T. Tellefsen 	
H.   Mulholland	
A. G. Duck 	
J. W. Smith 	
Roy A. Perry 	
G. Williamson 	
Harold Burrows 	
W. T. Choate 	
D. C. McMorris 	
F. Van Norman 	
G. Livingstone 	
W.  F.  McKenzie 	
M.  Mclntyre  	
N. A. McDiarmid 	
W.  W.   Smith  	
J. C. Smith 	
North   Vancouver
Agassiz   	
9|Kamloops  	
1 Victoria 	
3 New Westminster
51 Princeton   	
27|Vancouver   	
Victoria  	
Victoria	
Victoria 	
Victoria 	
New Westminster
New Westminster
Victoria 	
Victoria  	
Nanaimo  	
Nanaimo 	
Ladysmith   	
Ladysmith   	
Chilliwack   	
Chilliwack    	
Vancouver   	
Vancouver   	
Kamloops	
Kamloops 	
Vancouver   	
Vancouver   	
Revelstoke   	
Revelstoke    -	
Merrltt 	
Vancouver   	
Vancouver   	
Cloverdale   	
Nelson 	
16 Nelson 	
Duncan   	
Vernon   	
19|Vancouver	
19 Vancouver	
21 Ladner    	
22 South Vancouver .
23 Ashcroft   	
Forward.
2
1
$    8.001
2
8.00|
2
8.00
1  2
8.00
2
8.00
1  2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
1 2
8.00
2
8.00
2
s.oo
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.0O
2
8.00
1  2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00|
2
8.00|
2
8.0OI
2
8.00|
2
8.00|
2
8.00
2
8.00f
2
8.0OI
2
8.00|
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
1
I
|$336.0O|
586|
275
41.04$
35.44
25.04|
47.68
40.40
20.96
41.04
47.68
47.68
47.68
47.68
40.40
40.40
47.68
47.68
44.24
44.24
45.44
45.44
36.64
36.64
41.04
41.04
25.04
25.04
41.04
41.04
14.72
14.72
31.84
41.04
41.04
40.96
46.88
22.00
41.04
41.04
42.64
41.04
28.80
49.04
43.44
33.04
55.68
48.40
28.96
49.04
55.68
55.68
55.68
55.68
48.40
48.40
55.68
55.68
52,24
52,24
53.44
53.44
44.64
44.64
49.04
49.04
33.04
33.04
49.04
49.04
22.72
22.72
39.84
49.04
49.04
48.96
8.00
8.00
54.88
30.00
.49.04
49.04
50.64
49.04
36.80
$1,533.12|$1,869.12 4382
NAMES
CD
bo
O
P
o
6
Location
t3
(1)
1—*
to
>>
p
|
0
>
o
0)
p
CQ
6
<D
<X>
|
PH
l
0>
bo
CD
P
<;
Eh
O
Eh
R. Sanderson 	
W.  Sharpe 	
J. Lee 	
R. K. Sangster ..
L. G. Payne 	
A. Horwell 	
D.  Nunn   _	
J. T. Wood 	
T.  Embleten 	
G. W. Crowe 	
G. A. Rendell 	
D. M.cKay 	
A. S. Morley 	
W.  D.  Gilroy ....
J.  W.  Spence
H. R. Ragg 	
H. S. Andrews
F. R. Scott 	
L. Sortome 	
E. H. Ward 	
E. Marsham 	
T. Marshall  	
J. A. Dow 	
W. H. Murfitt ....
W. H. Houston ..
B. L. Beech 	
G. Gould 	
O. B.  Peers 	
W.  H.   Bonus  ....
A. Goldsmith 	
J. C. Richards —.
W. H. Keen 	
P.  D.  Edward ....
C. E. Mahon 	
J. T. McDonald
J. W. O'Connor
S.  M.  Newton  ..
J.   Virgo   	
W. C. Robertson
24
26
26
27
27
28
29
34
36
36
38
39
40
42
4£
43
43
45
46
47
47
48
50
51
52
54
55
55
56
57
59
60
60
61
61
62
63
64
66
Forward	
Marpole  *.	
Vancouver   	
Vancouver   	
New Westminster
New Westminster
Agassiz   	
Vancouver   	
Golden 	
Rossland 	
Rossland  	
Greenwood 	
Sandon 	
Slocan   	
Cranbrook	
Cranbrook   	
Trail     ,.
Trail    	
Residence Trail   ...
Phoenix 	
Fernie	
Fernie   	
Armstrong   	
Enderby   	
Penticton   	
Princeton   	
Natal   	
North   Vancouver
North  Vancouver
Salmon  Arm  	
Kaslo   	
Kelo'wna	
South Vancouver...
South Vancouver-
Vancouver   	
Vancouver   	
Vancouver   	
Prince Rupert 	
Lorbin   	
McKay    	
Total	
$336.00|
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
1   2
8.00
2
8.00
1   2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
1  2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
1  2
8.00
2
8.00
o
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
2
8.00
1
$648.00|
513
513
513
505
505
443
513
274
55
55
118
83
44
150
150
46
46
46
119
213
213
260
250
262
330
235
513
513
248
54
326
513
513
513
513
513
1054
255
509
$1,533.12
41.04
41.04
41.04
40.40
40.40
35.44
41.04
.    21.92
4.40
4.40
9.44
6.64
3.52
12.00
12.00
3.68
3.68
3.68
9.52
17.04
17.04
20.80
20.00
20.96
26.40
18.80
41.04
41.04
19.84
4.32
26.08
41.04
41.04
41.04
41.04
41.04
84.32
20.40
40.72
$1,869.12
49.04
49.04
49.04
48.40
48.40
43.44
49.04
29.92
12.40
12.40
17.44
14.64
11.52
20.00
20.00
11.68
11.68
11.68
17.52
25.04
25.04
28.80
28.00
28.96
34.40
26.80
49.04
49.04
27.84
12.32
34.08
49.04
49.04
49.04
49.04
49.04
92.32
28.40
48.72
$2,532.40 $3,180.40
Signed by the Committee.
— 4383
The  following  resolution   was   moved,   seconded  and
carried:
In view of the unanimous adoption of an expression of
sympathy with the idea of co-operation in the construction and
operation of a Joint Home for the Jurisdictions of Alberta,
Saskatchewan and British Columbia when required, providing a
satisfactory basis can be worked out and agreed, upon.
Be it resolved: Tharthis Grand Lodge authorize the Trustees
of the Home Fund to send two of the members of their Board to
attend the Grand Lodge of Alberta at its next Annual Session, to
meet a similar committee from each of the Jurisdictions of Alberta
and Saskatchewan to consider and investigate the matter of a tentative scheme with a view of carrying into effect the idea as expressed
above, and report at the next Session of this Grand Lodge.
The  Committee  on  Finance  submitted  the  following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Finance beg to subinit the following estimate of revenue and expenditure of the Grand Lodge for the
coming year:
REVENUE
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer  $ 3,045.90
Per Capita Tax on 6,485 members at $1.25, 75c payable
30th June, 1920, and 50c payable on 31st December,
1920          8,106.25
$11,152.15
EXPENDITURE
Grand Secretary's Salary  $1,500.00
Grand Master's Expenses   600.00
Sovereign Grand Lodge   Representative Tax  150.00
Rent, Grand Secretary's  Office  420.00
Telephone, Grand Secretary's Office  66.00
Printing     550.00
Premium on Bonds   5.00
Postage and Sundries, Grand Secretary  200.00
Postage and Sundries, Grand Master  20.00
Past Grand Master's Jewel  35.00
Card "Independent Odd Fellow" and "B.C. Odd
Fellow"  ".:  20.00 4384
Mileage and Per Diem, this Session  3,180.40
Rent of Hall, this Session, etc       45.55
Odd Fellows' Home  Fund, 15c per member on
6,485  members        972.75
Grant to Patriarchs Militant        75.00
       7,839.70
Leaving a balance at the end of the year of     $3 312.45
You will note that your Committee have increased the salary
of the Grand Secretary from $1,200 to $1,500 and submit same for
your favorable consideration.
Signed by the  Committee.
The  Committee  on  Finance  presented  the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
We, your Finance Committee, beg to report that we have
examined the books and papers of the Grand Treasurer and find
same correct.
Signed by the  Committee.
The  Committee  on  Finance  presented  the  following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
We, your Finance Committee, beg to recommend that the sum
of $150.00 be given the Grand Secretary for faithful and arduous
work while acting for the last four years as Secretary to the War
Emergency Relief Committee; that the above-named sum be
deducted from the balance before being placed at the disposal of
the Home Fund Trustees to be used as a Special Fund as designated by this Grand Lodge.
Signed by the  Committee.
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
x 4385
thanks of this Grand Body to the Rebekah Assembly, Kootenay
Lodge, No. 16, the Patriarchs Militant, the Mayor and the Corporation of the City of Nelson, the Ministerial Association, the_
Nelson Board of Trade, the Associated Boards of Trade, the Nelson
Auto Club, and any others the Grand Secretary may deem advisable,
for the expressions of good-will, courtesies extended and hospitality
shown during this Grand Lodge Session.
Signed by the  Committee.
Bro. J. D. Swanson, Grand Warden, gave an interesting
verbal report respecting his visit to the Session of the Grand
Lodge of Saskatchewan last week as Fraternal Delegate
from this Jurisdiction.
Bro. H. Campbell, No. 4, stated that he had picked up
a ten dollar bill in the hall last evening, and there "being no
claimant for the same-, he generously donated it to the Odd
Fellows' Home Fund.
The report of the Special Committee on Control of the
Investments of Subordinate Lodges, laid over last Session
for one year, was taken from the table and read. It was
moved, seconded and carried: That the further consideration of the report be postponed indefinitely.
The Grand Lodge was closed in the Grand Lodge
Degree and reopened in the Third Degree.
The Third Degree members in waiting having been
admitted, the Grand Master appointed R. A. Merrithew,
P.G.M., No. 27, as Grand Marshal, and P. W. Dempster,
P.G.M., No. 2, as Grand Guardian, to assist in the installation of the Grand Officers.
The Grand Secretary called the names of the Officers
Elect and of the Appointed Officers, who as their names
were called, took their position in front of the principal
chair, and having been duly obligated were installed in_their
respective chairs as follows: 4386
Harry Fooks Grand Master
J. D. Swanson Deputy Grand Master
M.J.Phillips Grand Warden   %£$,■■..
Fred Davey   Grand Secretary
D. H. Proudfoot Grand Treasurer
Rev. H. R. Ragg, M.A Grand Chaplain
R. Living-stone Grand Marshal
W. Carmichael Grand Guardian
J. T. Wood Grand Herald
The Grand Master also appointed Bro. C. E. Mahon,
No. 61, as Grand Conductor, but the brother was not present
to be installed into office. 4387
The  Grand  Master also  appointed   the  following  as
District Deputy Grand Masters for the ensuing year:
NAMES
Lodges in District
Jas.   Bell  	
A. R. Slater .:	
J. R. Crellin 	
James  King  	
F. D. B. Hall 	
H.   Dunwell 	
M.  Mclntyre 	
R. Sanderson 	
E. E. Elliott 	
W. R. Moncrieff .%
John Williams 	
D.   Rabbitt   	
J. W. Smith  ....
J. Crosby 	
W. H. Watkins ....
F. Van Norman ..
T. Robertson 	
A. McCallum 	
A. D.  Paterson ....
J. O. Haddock 	
R. Crichton Boyes
J.  Bowyer 	
S. Neil 	
Kenneth  Martin  ..
W.  Fleming 	
D. McKay 	
A. S. Morley 	
W. D. Gilroy 	
G. Fisher 	
J.  C. Richards 	
W. H.  Houston ...
J.   Virgo   	
R. J. Glasgow 	
A. Goldsmith  .'.
J. A. Hillard 	
A. M. Patterson ...
Fred Hickling 	
Nos.
1, 2 and 4
3, 27 and 66
5
10, 26 and
19 and 55
61 and 62
and 60
29
48 and 50
and 43
45 and
and 54
58 and
46
59
The  Grand  Master   also  appointed  the  following  to
constitute the Standing Committees for the ensuing; year:
i& j
Finance.—P.  G.  Cudlip,  No. 4;  R. Livingston.  No.  1;  W.  H.
Cullin, P.G.M., No. 4: W. Farquhar, No. 2; J. R. Hovell   No. 7. 4388
Appeals.—C. E. Mahon, No. 61; D. F. Nunn, No. 29; E. C.
Turner, No. 3; J. W. O'Connor, No. 62; L. G. Payne, No. 27.
Laws of Subordinates.—Grand Secretary; J. G. Hay, No. 2;
J. A. Dillabough, No. 8; F. R. Scott, No. 45; H. Campbell, No. 4.
Petitions.—I. R. Lawrence, No. 3; T. C. Campbell, No. 9; W. F.
McKenzie   No. 19; O. B. Peers, Xo. 55; W. Sharpe, No. 26.
State of the Order.—A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; J. Lowery,
No. 6; H. Mulholland, No. 12; W. T. Choate, No. 16; W. W. Smith,
No. 22.
Legislation.—R. A. Perry, No. 14; P. D. Edward, No. 60; H. S.
Andrews, No. -43; E. H. Ward, No. 47; H. Burrows, No. 15.
Judiciary.—T. Embleton, P.G.M., No. 36; W. Carmichael, No. 5;
F. Van Norman, No. 17; W. H. Houston, No. 52; J. C. Richards,
No. 59.
Printing.—Grand Secretary; A: McCabe, No. 1; J. Murkar,
No. 2; D. McKay, No. 39; G. A. Rendell, No. 38.
Mileage and Per Diem.—O. E. Fisher, No. 51; T. Tellefsen, No. 10;
S. M. Newton, No. 63; J. T. Wood, No. 34; B. L. Beech, No. 54.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits.—Grand Secretary; P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2; J. Virgo, No. 64; W. C. Robertson, No. 66; A.
Goldsmith, No. 57.
Credentials.—'Grand Secretary; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.,
No. 3; A. E. Harron, P.G.M., No. 55; J. C. Smith, No. 23; R.
Sanderson, No. 24.
Distribution.—W. H. Bonus, No. 56; J. W. Smith, No. 13;
A. S. Morey, No. 40; J. T. McDonald, No. 61.
Uniform System of Book-keeping.—W. H. Brown, P.G.M.,
No. 8; E. C. Turner, No. 3; R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27.
Bro. Major W. B. Burnett, D.G.M., Alberta, and Bro.
W. McBride, G.W., Saskatchewan, on behalf of the Grand
Lodge, presented Bro. A. E. Harron, P.G.M., with a Past
Grand Master's Jewel, and expressed the hope that he would
be long spared to wear it. Bro. Harron expressed his thanks
to the Grand Lodge for this present.
The Third Degree members present having retired, the
Grand Lodge was closed in the Third Degree and reopened
in the Grand Lodge Degree. It was on motion Resolved: That the appointments of
the Grand Master be confirmed.
A communication was read from the Rebekah Assembly
forwarding legislation adopted by that Grand Body for
approval-by the Grand Lodge, viz.:
To add to Clause 4, Article IV. of the Constitution of
Rebekah Lodges, after the word "Fees" in line one, the
words "providing they be not less than Five Dollars ($5.00)
for Sisters and Brothers."
On motion the above legislation was approved.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That the Grand
Secretary be directed to inform the Rebekah Assembly that
all matters referred by the Assembly for consideration by
this Grand Lodge must be received not later than ten o'clock
a.m. of the second day of the Session.
No further business offering, it was moved, seconded
and carried: "That this Grand Lodge do now adjourn sine
die."
The Grand Lodge was then closed in due form.
Grand Secretary.
Past Grand Masters in attendance at the Session: A.
Henderson, No. 2; D. E. MacKenzie, No. 3; T. Embleton,
No. 36.; R. Dudley, No. 47; H. White, No. 42; P. W. Dempster, No. 2; J. H. Glass, No. 51; R. A. Merrithew, No. 27. 4390
Wioll of itXtttor
Members Who Have Been Reported During the Year to Have Died
on Active Service During the Great War:
S'. W. Lorrimer, died on service February 13th, 1919.
F. C. Gillen, died on service June 7th, 1919.
J. A. Butterworth, killed in action October 8th, 1916.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
D. Johnson, killed in action, Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
H. J. Linford, died of wounds, Pittitko Lodge, No. 13.
T. Hutton, killed in action, Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20.
Oliver Gordon, died on service, November 6th, 1918, Amity Lodge,
No. 27.
J. M. Welch, died on service, Cheam Lodge, No. 28.
D. M. Affleck, killed in action, Penticton Lodge, No. 51.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb  true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe. 4391
M 9@emorfam
CHARLES HAYWARD, P.G.
Died 9th July, 1919
W. H. HUXTABLE, P.G.
Died 18th November,   1919
Victoria Lodge, No. 1
FRED NORRIS, P.G.
Died 5th October, 1919
Columbia   Lodge,   No.  2
W. R. GILLEY, P.G.
Died 25th January, 1919
GEORGE TURNER, P.G.
Died 26th April,  1919
G. CUNNINGHAM, P.G.
Died 6th November, 1919
Royal City Lodge,  No. 3
P. A. BABINGTON, P.G.
Died 17th November, 1919
Dominion Lodge, No. 4
J. CARROLL, P.G.
Died 1st November, 1919
J. NEWTON, P.G.
Died 6th December, 1919
T. SANDERS, P.G.
Died ,26th December,  1919
Black Diamond  Lodge,  No. 5
m
To die is landing on some foreign shore,
Where billows never break, nor tempest roar;
'Ere well we feel the friendly stroke 'tis o'er. 4392
In S©emoriam
A. B. McKENZIE, P.G,
Died 9th April, 1919
Excelsior Lodge,  No. 7
SIBRE CLARKE, M.D., P.G.
Died 12th May,  1919
Tatnai   Lodge,   No.  9
J. A. PRITCHARD, P.G.
Died 26th February,  1919
Union Lodge, No. 11
L. F.  OGILVIE, P.G:
Died 27th May, 1919
Cheam   Lodge,   No.  28
C. R. S. STONIER, P.G.
Died 26th January, 1919
Silver City Lodge, No. 39
J. L. McEWING, P.G.
Died October, 1919
Mt.  Fernie  Lodge,   No. 47
O. McPHERSON, P.G.
Died 5th May, 1919
Coronation Lodge, No. 48
L. A. BROWN, P.G.
Died 7th May, 1919
Mt.  Ida  Lodge,  No. 56
There's nothing terrible in death;
'Tis but to cast our robes away,
And  sleep  at  night without a breath
To break repose till dawn of day. to
I'B'+Oi
sooanos
jatftO  uiojjI
}S8jo:tut
pu"B s^uoh
H^OOOlfilOOlOt-t-lfiONOOOlOlOOlOlOOOlfl^lfljOO
MixSoO-WloSt-lOWOOWlflOOONOOONt-lOONlfSIOSt-O
iMTtiTjieqiooiMO-^oiflifi^ootcHCRioioco eo-os co os-co tH co © t-h
M»Or-IO^t-MlOl-CnTJ.t-HH(X)OOC-r-IOOO-*HIM<C001MeQ
1(5 CO to H IO Ol HlO cqCiC-COlOCOlO-'tf''* OOH ■* -* ■* IO tH t- CV
cq eOi
ICC
< CO Cq LO
cq
CQ
,oq
1<M
oia
cqcq
©o©
ooo
• -*©   "ooooco   'ec
C-t-I    'CO'*©    '
00<
."*
€«•
00-*
(MM
ooiaooNt-oot-ioo
lOoooot-oowteoiflNo
'CT<CO00CD0000<3i©lOCqT—I©
•CqcqcOT-IOOlOOOlO-'tf'-*1-'*'©
'MtfJMNNO       ■* iH
LO© IO©©
cq t-i cqioio
■OOO -T-lT-lt-
■ ccco • viao
■ t-o -iH     cq
OlfilDO
T-lt-C-O
•<D00C-<3S
■IOcoCOco
•COCq "*
suoissxuipv
O O © O O O O O © O O O O 1SU5Q
IfllflOOOOOOOlOOOONHO
<COt-lfllOO!Ot-10t-T|ilOff:000;M
T-nro<35COLOcq-*'a3COT-iooocc>-*iooo
■*cq<m     cq tH     lqt-ico     cq     cqi-i
oo
IO      OOOOOo
cq     0000O0
*t-iio   *oo   " co co oo co t-cq
■oocq   * t-   " co co -^ oo ■* o
cocq     cq
sana
SpU'BJE)  ^SBd!
P8JJOJUOO   S08JS9Q
ooooiooiflooiaooiooooioooioooooi
mOlOt-lflWIfilOOOO'i'OOOOOOt- ©© ©© '
>cqoo-
cqiococooiot-T-ieoT-icq<35cqoococqt-t--*cocqo<35eoocqcqcoco
COlOCOCOCqCqT—It—(OOlCqiOlOOOT—IO". OOt— t-(D^OO01O0>C0'*l>
■*(NHO03OC0H00iat0«D,*t-WTH'*N00HN(MIN'*H10C0'*'*
cq ■
HCq       T-H
cq
*o
,3s
pa^oofoa
TOOi
ooiocot-ioiocqoooait-iD-cococo-*i>-cq
ioioio-*co"*-<*l"*coiococoT-HT-icqcocqcq
^
cqcoo"*cocococn
t-i cq t-i t-i cq     -* ■*
oo
T-H
Oi
t-05lOTt< IO
t-i -*1 r-i cq tH
CO
oo©
05 cq co
|
ON
cq t-i
cq
T—1
• oo   •
°-
CO
CO
• CO ex
OO)
IO cc
cq
CO
XTd'N •uiOMPSS'Bao
popuodsns
peuSisoa
ponodxa
POS-BOOOQ
uAJ^jptfatM
<a
^jodo-g; ^.s^i joxia
<u
CO
p9}T3}SUtO,a;
•q 'V si3 pottiuipv
pjBO £q po^iurpv
T-Hoot-t-ajcoot-oico-^ioiooaicsoocoaiOt-iococqiOT-icqt--*
•* oo © lq ~ ooocq-*iooo-*c-co-*ioio-*'*cocoiOcot-cquoco-*oo
cq cq tm t-i cq t-i t-i co t-i co     i—i     t—:     •>—i t-i cqcq
•OqcOCO-"*
•co cocq,
cocqcocq   -t-It-Ii
■T-HT-icq cq
oocq
•ooT-icq   -cq   -t-i
suon'Biq.T13!    i-"
c-1—r-i coa;iocqo5C5a5cot--*05iocq
• t-i oo cq as tH oo
cq
CO
^aoden ^stst; aoxig;
<? CD
ojd a)
2 (D
CD
>>
b^ en £' 02
w J5> co «^>j 02 m
!>>
02 02 >>02 J2>a{>s
>>!
^k
fl c
ce
2g
^ fl co
•rj^m
a>
o o 2,22^
B si B > f*
& CC3 f3 CD ©
<D
^2 S-i S.3
•H.2 CO
■fi >Sfi h fl.Q'd 3^
d ° © 3 co a3,Q c3 o co
co
>
O1^   02 O
O .    02 O
, 02 C t^rfP!
22 o3 <» tvocd
*^§i>^;<j|>
'02
T-icqeo-^uscot-ooosOT-icqco^iocot-oooiOT-icqco-^iococ-oooi
T-iT-iT-iT-iT-<T-iT-iT-iT-iT-icqcqcqcqcqcqcqcqcqcq
«2D
fl r k«
0)
flog ©2
oS.oS X oJ c3
tc
fl ©^ ce oq 3
^ <0t!
C^i. 02
.+J - 02
5*to«g-5SscS*g reioi
J-1
o
to
O
Si
O
u
co
• »H
i *o
cu
°   §
■go
1 I
c en
ro i-i
I   of
CD    K*9
W>  -
O  o
_}  CO
GO
tH
H
O
H
soojnog
J91RO    UIOJ^
isaja^ui
pu-e s^uay;
saaaSao: pub
suoissiuipY
©
CO
©
CO
©
LO
en
eo
O
cq
&0-
© © LO IO © © © 00©LOLQ ©0©©00©Cq©OLOLOOOOOCOLOLb©'
co o trco©Lo©oo©cqeooLOLOiooiC5oo©©cq©©os ©'cq co ©
U3Mcqoocqrhcocqt-t-©c)0©ooLOOo-*cot--*Tt<cqcocqT»<t-T-iTH
r-it-cq © c— LOco©Lo©oococqLOcocq©LO©c*-©©©cocq©T-ico
co t-i lo tj< co © cq t-oo oo oo cq lo lo lo oo     ■* cq co -"t1t- © co cq © c- oo
sanQ
Spu-BJf)   }SBd
pajjajuoo saaoSao:
pa^oafay;
TOOi
'CE'dTN "uiaMPSSBao
papuadsng
CD
cu
T3
0
Si
co
to
A
C
o
o
c
<
I
a
CD
CO
CD
«+■!
O
o
cd
«-•
CO
<
pauSisag
paiiadxa
pes-eaooa;
UAVBJPUqiM
jaoday; ^sbt; aojjg
pa^.'Bi.sutaH
'O 'V sb pa^rrapv
pj^o iCq pa}}nxipv
suorrBi^IU!
^jodaH l-S'B'T aojja
^-i CD
bfico
PI
o
»rH
+->
eg
CD
O
CD
R
CD
CO)
*3
fl+4
c3«
CD
B
c<3
o
co
t-
©
cq
LO
LO
cq
cq
oo
LO
-*
«9-
00
CO
©
oo
cq
00
cq
cq
©
©
©
CO
00
CO
©
co
00
cq
cq
©
cq
©cq LO
©t-co
' LO t- GO
©
LO © © ©LO©
cqLOLOLOcq ©
■ cq t- © •* -* tH
lo t-i cq lo lo
T-l co
©00
looo
' LO t-
'cqi-i
co
©LOLOLOLOOO
©t-cq t-cq ©
■©©OOtHCO©
"lo© t-i cq ©oo
to©
<» LO
•OO^h
•©cq
*       CO
© © 00©© LO
th © ©©©cq
LO©cq t-OO©
t-^t< cq lo cq-^
cqcqT-T
00©
COLO
• co©
• LOtH
CO
LO©
CO©
• cqco
•coco
©
LO
•E-
. t->
• cq
cq     lo©©oo
oo      cq ©OO t-
co©<5
r-ILO10
cq
cq
©
00
co
cq
t-
cq
©
CO
00
©
•*
cq
•■*   -t-oou
©    • COt—^
©   . T-icq ©
T-l-*cq    • r-i
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©
©©©©©©©O©©©©©©©©
Cq©LO©T-ICqLOLO©CqLO©t-!©©LO
-*1 cq  t-i lo lo ■* cq co lo cq t-i-* t-i t-tH
t-i  th t-i  t-i   cq   cq   ■*
©
©
©©©© ©©o
©©©© ©©©
'cq©r-l©
'Lococq •*
■ cq cq hh
• ©T-icq
" CO©00
• co cqcq
©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©L0©©©©©©©©©10©©
LO©©©©©LO©©©©©LO©©t-©<—><=><=><=><=<-5=>><^r~-t=>IO
>©©00©©LOt-OLO
oO©oooooo©coLOcqT-icqLOcq
© © © cq © coco ©a: © St "
cqt-i-icqi—iLOoieo-*cqcq
0©-*©00©©LOLOOOT-l©LOTt<
■rh OS © © ■* t- CO rt< t—I © t—I ■* © t-*
cqcq-*©     co t-i rh oo © © ■* cq lo co cq
.. JOOTOU3 6NT-1UN|U3GN4T-lC3^'<T,<^>UU^<«JlQLQwr3T—|g3tO-7
©ai©cq©coeo©a:©^t<©oot-Ttia5©©-*t-co'*T-i©TH-*|©t-
—tin rr\ en ^rH rsn M __j rvl rxi ^4. c~\        ^O t—" —M r/"1 <~^ r(-1 ^^ ^ >t-> c***?<■
cocoT-it-t-T-i©o500©©cqcoco
rHMOJHH-*COHH«)lNHHH
i©r-icq
i cq tH cq
COT-l"*T-l©Tt<t-00t-
' t-i cq co cq rH T-l- t-I
cocq   • oo © c- ■* cq ■* xt< ■* t-i co   -cqco
r-i    • rH cq      t-i cq cq    -t-I©
©CD
•*co
yi-<*1
CO-*1 -*
■* oocq
•*oocqcqLooocqLo©Locqt-t-©cot-t-t-Tj<©ov .,-     _ .
•*THLOLOC0LOLO<»O5t-C0CqLOLOt--*CqLOCqCOCq0000t---<l<C75©-*
35-*©T-lt-Ti<THT-l
• cq-
rH"*
-* lo cq t-cq tH OO r-l r-i OO    •COr-l
cq
iH
ci
>> cd co ^ t>> o3 ^ X ci3 >s ^ d     o3 cc3
rr   CO _,   rn  TO  S  m n-l  CO  m  K*i rr,  rr.
OOtHt-It-1
cqco
©OJ© 5(1
LO
CM
LO
00
c-
t-^
CO
©
oo
as
co
cq
-*
©
<o
LO
©
Oi
00
cq
co
co
oo
00
cq lo
©
CO
oo
t-©©
LO
LO
©
cq
02 f^!?™^
CO crj d"-
k*> cr3 cS
cq
G^'dCC 02 w^ m
S'O 0!2 ?-• b  « 02
3
CD
!3 P! 55
3 5^3
r<B2'OJ202'5'02a2
h t. ™ lD ^ Co ^i
>>>>rr3
r>»
>>
c 3:
S ro s ^ «_ ce< ^
S'TS'rt
02
f><EH'H§EHfHS^FHH§rHfe'HrHi>rxi'HtH'H*ilrH§
„:2<L> 3 Pi "2 CD ^
o3 cd
21 02 02
TO CO CO
02.^ M
0
113
cc]
o
^3
bo
o
13
>d o
S ^ e S A
^-olgdg
^5 02 CO PI X
O o Sh cc3 °
cc5 ccS ci
02
o
i
PI    Pi PI
o >>o o
f-( ^3 +-> +J
CD+Jt^ O CD
■2 cq Srj o
, CD
. >
■ Pi
: oH
>d
PI
cd
CO
t>
pi
o
o
Pi
eg
S CO CD
CD CD
CD
ft
Pi
• CO
: be
. o
. CO
•o
Sh CO i> > > w
®fl        P,Pi/1,-^!>iS
flfe-rnOOCDpiCD'yO
g S-C P!.S^ti S^ g O-g g gfl^ AM £
CO O cq CO p CO 0 CO cCt Sh O t-i P. CCi
PI
CQ
"3
+->
o
PI
Sh
O
CO Sh PI © Sh
■*cooo©©cqcoLO©t--oo©T-icqTj<io©c--oo©©T-ic<icoTt<LO© d
CO-CO CO CO ■* ■*■*■*•*'*■* LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO CO CO ©©©© CO j-1
o-
CO
PI
pi
o
CD
*e6
ill
^m Pj
O 02 pi
OOO
5i
CD
•2t»o
CD"
O
o o
Sh
o
!>
pi
o
o
R
cd
fiǤ
&fe SQr® ch S O ©-j} ^>dS c8 f3
CO CO R
'-t->+J O
R c8 fl
O CD+J
O R CD
o-
02 R.R.2
Sh
CD
.-ft
CO >
-o
R o
CD Co ,
R
o
02
Sh Sh O CO CO C3
snRgsa^
•^ c8Jh Sh Sh
co reioi
saajnog
aaq;o  uioa^
©00©LOLOTjlOLOLO-rt<©©©LOLOLO©LOrHLOO©-LOC^-0©LO©eO
t--*Locqt--*t-cq©T-ioooOLOt-t--#©t-t-cqo Lo=cq-cq o co © lo lo
coc«LOCo©OTHCTOWco-*^r^ocoT-i-*©©t--T-iooLOcqc?qLOt--«o-*'
•*c^©cq©T-i©©coT-icq©©osTH©cqcoco©©<^U5cqioi>eoT-)cq
lo t-i lo © ©-oo Loco-*cq©©©oo-*©co©©cqcqeocq-*r-i o^c-cq to
00 -*"tH t-1 Cq Hrl NHlfl       H t-H r-i rHr-i
6*3-
LO LO©
cq cq ©
coco-*
t-i-* T-l
loooolo ©
t-©LO©cq lo
'HlflNH® '•*
cq         lo "lo
©lo
©o
co©
'c-c-
isaja^ui
Pub s^uay;
lolqloolo©©lo©©lolo©lq©
cqt-©LO©oooot-©Locqt-©t-oo
©©©t-     ©©©co
©©loci     OOLOLOC-
©cq
© ©
-5HtH
€/=!•
•LO©©LOr-l-'i<Cq00LOt-©T-ILO©t- • © 00 t- ©     •©© CO LO
• o oo cq t- co© © -* cocq t-i cq     -*t- -cq©©       .iohwi>
• t—it(<©t}<-^©      -* T—icq      t-© • t—I      T-l _^s • ooT—IT—I
co
saajSaQ puB
suoisspjjp^
©©©©©©©LO©©©©©©©©©
LOLO©©LQ©©Cq©LO©©LO©LO©©
oOTjiwoot-cqLO-^LocqLOLOLOocqT-icq
■*00LO00©©-*LOC— COCq T-i T-H©CO0OCq
•*cocqT-i cq     co     t-ItHt-i
"to©
"©LO
"cq
©©©
©©©
"ooo©
•eo^cq
cmt-i
«©•
sana
SpUBJf)   }SBd
ci     pajiajuoo saaoSaa
82
#3
V
pa^oafaH
TOOi
'd'd'K "uiaHPasBao
o m
papuadsng
pauSisay;
panadxa
pasBaoaoii
UABJPU4IM
} jo dan ^sbt; jojjs;
pa^B^suxa'ji
"O 'V s"6 P^WTOPV
pjBO .£q pe^tuipv
suoi^buiui
1 jo dan }sbt jooaa
bo
■R o
bo co
g£
.R CD
5 to
©©©LO©05LO©©©©LO©©©©0©t-I©©©LO©©©©©©
•^i©Locq©©©©t-©©LO©©©cqoooo©©Lot-©©LOLO©o
Loc»io©-*T-iLO-*co©cq©co^TH-*t-t-©t^T-icqt>.co-*T-iT-ieoco
C«-#CO-*©eO©C~LOCOT-l©LO©L^©©CO©LO-*THOOT-lT-1-rHCqC©-r-i
-*LOTHOOoocq-^LOo^r^-*TH^t-cqcocqT-iC)OT-iT-icq —
■*t-IOO-*
€/5-
©COCqC^T-ICOC005COT-l©COLOt-eOCOCOT-ILO©COTHLO«Ot--©CqOOC>
lo lo lo -* co -* ■* tji co © co co t-i r-i cq co cq cq -* ,_! cq,_) ,-j cq  -^lOHrt
©©COLOC-05©CO©T-I CO-t- -tf1 LO
-*cqcocq     t-i  lo   cq t-h
rq©
t-co©-^T-i-*-*©c!ioOT-i©ooco©t--Loeot-©©©coeo«ocooot-cq
LO-*©CO©00©CO-«*'LOOO-*'t-CO-<*LOL6-*-H^COCO LO CO D- CM LO CO ^ 00
cq cq cq t-i cq t-i r-i co t-i co  t-i  t-i  t-i   t-i cqcq
cqc-cq   •-*-*!
• ©cqcq   -1-1   •t-"-*eoio
cqcq-rHT-it-
• cq cq
-*-*tHtH
t-t-i cq t-co © cq © co tH t-i lo •* lo   .tj<t-i   .cocq
•Cq
>* •    ►*> ; ^     •}>>>>•>>>>•>>
c0'k.cc3 "   " k^   " ^.     _3       *c8c8     c8 co   ' c8
>»02      ,2 02!>j2>      >>£      £ 5" m CO >> 02 02 ■*? 02 02 t» 02 r» >, >> ^.S 2>
d 2 ^2 ^^"3^^2^22^2200. 2^^
13
0c3SfirB'gis6gtfS,gCC«flR'gRB^C'g5««g"«J
02
.§??!?§ IS §.§§12** sis Sisgs*    -
S^feEH^^FHfeSfHfefH-H^M^liiiHri^^^EH^
o o
c8 c8t
■d
'Si W *h       Sh C CD
o£o2?**2c3,Sh
y  t-J O  Ei  ** jj
>>
Ib.2
jai.E'-'2C)^PH^
Rt^ItJr, §R,S>Sh
>;
o o
Cdr0J308C0C03C0CDcCi12C0PiCDC0rQc8
1A ert !*»• Oft i"Ts /"-i <_-J f?G ft^ -^H i/»\ Ct*» »*— ort *-^v /"-i -^ i
>.? >
Rt^.2R
o1^ caO
o . m o
„ R t> co R
gr| c8 CD bflo8
1Si>*2;<j*>
THcqeo^LO©t-oo©©THcqco-*LOCDt-ooai©T-icqco-*LocDt-oo©
>®?:     t-i tHt-ItMtHth tHt-It-i iHcq c^ cqcqCMcqcMcqcMcq
flO>     R
§•20-5 0
Sh O R
CD .«
>>*
W o VJ
CD dr-;4J
^    >> -   --to
HboOR'SStJci'n
■3*2*5^2 § ass
00
cq
OS u
o
<mm
to
d
6
M
cd
rQ
6
3
i—i
o
o
J3
CQ
• iH
+J
• TH
x)
tt
CD
3
rH
(+4
o
H->
R
CD
O
bjo
o
**?
"1
o
1
J
OS
r-t
*d
a*
G
CO
t-l
Sh
CD
o
ja
#\
B
(0
CD
CD
u
bfl
CD
o
Q
rl
+■»
CO
T-l
o
CO
+J
08
*«
li
CD
T3
TJ
l-i
Jh
O
to
-Q
3
CO
CO J2
+->
<+4
G
O
O
CO
£
■*•>
u
o
«lH
P. CO
V
«
O
J3
»-*
+»
t5
3
c
c
<
• rH
6
CD
CO
CD
rC
01
fH
Pk
i—i
H
O
H
TOOi
saojnog
jaq^O uioj.j
+saja+uT
Pub s^uay;
saajSaQ pub
suoisspaip'v
sanQ
CD
08
I-i
-M
(0
tQ
<
SpUBJ£)   +SB<J
pajjaiuoo saaj^aa
pa+oafan
©
©
©
LO
CO
©~
co
<o-
© © 00 O O LO LO © LO ©©LO©©LOt-©©©©LO©00Cqo0©T-l©
t-i r-m»jto©© E-LOt-t-LOLO©©it-cq©LO©Loooeoco©TF©'*Lo
-* t— © t-i th t-1-1- ©©•* lo cqco cm lo cq eo oo r-i cq lo lo oo © co co t-
c-oo©©LOLoootoooeo© oo-*©■<}< oo^ot-iooOLO© T-i©Locqt-
-*|T-icqLOcocqT-icO'H<Tticq-*-*t-^*©     -^     *# <m r*-LO co tj< eo co oo
00
O
©
LO
©
LO
'a'd 'N 'uiaT/i pasBao
papuadsng
paogisan
panadxa
pasBaoaQ
UAJBJPTJq.IM
^jodan +sbt; aojjg;
po^B^suian
'O 'Y sb pa^uipv
pjBQ iCq pa^iuipv
suoiiBtjraT
^jodan ^sbi jojaa
o to
R
.JH CD
fcCco
R
o
•r-t
c8
o
o
I-I
<D
.R
R
i
CO
bo
■d©
Rh"1
CO
a
c8
©
cq
©
t-
CO
©
©
LO
00
cq"
T-l
69-
LO
cq
•*
-*
cq
co
&9-
LO
cq
© © LO
©LOC-
r-l©eo
©I TH
in ©
cq©
"cqio
•*
eo
lo cq     ©
t-LQ        ©
t-©
' CO©
©LO©
©00©
-©rriTjl
' ©LO
cq©
coo
©o
cq©
LO©
T-l LO
LOt-
' Tjl CO
©©CO©©LO
T-H©LOLO©©
©©LOt-©eo
© cq co co coco
COtOT-lr-l
©
to
• cq
• co
to
©
•to
• -*
©
©
• to
•CO
©
©
• to
.©
©©©CO
©©CO rH
•-#-*-# t-
• ©©-<*< LO
T-icq
00© © ©
©©cq©
• cm t--* ©
■ cq t-i t-cq
©
o
©©©©©©
©©©©©©
LO        LO©©LOt-LO
" CN»T-i©co©cq
tHt-I-* 00
©©©©©©©
©LOLO©©©©
* © CO t— CO tO LO T-l
" © CO LO CO © t- T-l
" r-i t—I cq t—I i—i       CO
©©©LO©©
©©©cq©©
' cq oooo t-© oo
' cq © co t—--* •*
COLO
©©
©©
© ■*
' ©CO
©
©
CO
t-
00
cq"
cq
ee-
©©©©©©0>©0©©©©©©LO© ©©©©©©©©©©©
©LOO©©LO©LO©t-©©©©©t-©LO©LO©©©©LO©©©
oi©©-*cocqt-cqcq-<i<TH:co©-;*,©cocqt-oOLO©©T-i©oo©ooco
©©co-H^cqost-eoto©©oo©©cOT-i-<*<eot-©to©co-*cococoto
T-i©THCocqLot-coco©T-i      -     --   . - - -    .-.,-.-....
i coco cot-
cot—©to co co-* co coeoto
co     eo t-oi ■* cq cq co co ■*
-*
t-
©
OOLO©t- 00 COCq ©© ©OOr-1 © t-Cq LOr-leO©t- COLO COO0t-1©t-(©
tH co w tH t-i co eo cq cq cq t-i t-i t-i t-h rH cq t-i cq     rH cq eo cq -r-i t-i t-i t-i r-i
CO
00
CO
• eo t— © r-i T-i oo   • •* co cq lo cq cq t-
T-lT-l-*cq ■ 1—11—I -«*i       t-It-IlO
•^©©tH-"*©©©-*1
loos T-iT-icqcq
t-i     cm t- cq t-1- tH ■* oo oo eo t- © t-i t-i lo t-i t- © a* t-i lo oo © cq -# c- © oo
i'..>,,-j i        os     •^THtotoeoeocoooc)Ot-coeo©©t-cDcqLOcq©^©oot--*oo©eo
l^+^lli © ,_( ^^ ^ ,_, ^(K t-H
CO
©
co
cq
oo     co
CM
OS
cq
co
cq
cocq   •©-
CM
-*CO     •LO"*
■ cq
r-iLO^weocM
cq
to ■* © cq •** co lo
>>   •    • .    . . >s
C8
02
©T-l     ."tfOST-lLO
CO
CO
CO
©
T-T
©
OS
t-
co
6»_
©
LO
cq
cq
00
©
LO
O
OS
00
©
CO
«o-
cq
LO
OS
t-
oo
to
oo
cq
©
CO
cq   •cqcqTHco
cq
LO
■ cqcq
T-icq   «eo
cqeo
iThtOT-iT-icq-^co©
iH CM
oo
t-
©
cq
J  >s>s
!>» cr3 cc3
^ >s ^
>>>s
CO CO
1313
cq m
a <$ _
<j)jc8'6'd5'cciidJr?co,d^ U'd ^"d 13 o >, & 'd 'd ^ c8 J? c8 53 <£
2TO,r-iO202j2'ao2i2 — o>n-lroaifVMro^H •vtt-i w> 03 'VrriWirl — —
Sh Sn'd S fn'd
C^l30202^'O02jar!02l3^!02!j0202!H ^'73 02 02 Tj'tO £! rQ r- a
Rd^^^i3^^dH^mdfHco^pHRco^tjtHcoiii3h;sHSH
"^ R
CD o
02SHSH^a2SH^__j?HCf2  —  fm ^" rjirl^l'  H l^rt  »' i "rrlrrl
©3BR©RR"RroRri3 3 rj'd'O co 3 RS co R co^^
'■HfHfHgfHfH;
-d
CO
Sh
O
«l-l
^5
bo
R
O
t-,
PQ
rr)
'13 o
slE
o R,o
CO
Sh
o
■d
rrtM S^ S R"^ S
V  m  /i-i  n  CO  _J  -J
02 CD
O O Sh
R Xcac8cd
CC3 " Sh  Sh  c
bo
o >>o o
CD+j1J CO CD_
RctS^ch'cI^
^ gl3 fl.S+J f-i^ 02
CD Sh  R O "?h H © (jj C3
CO    .
> .
R
c8<j
P
rR2
• Sh
• CD
• >
: r
. o
. o
• R
CO
C0t>
R
S£,R
St2-S
R.2o
Sh   Sh   3
2£tf
• CD
: bo
. o
. CD
•o
-   - ►. R
ii^-sscdg
rp.S-s-h.5W>
d  03   Sh   O   Sh ,9  C8
02
"3
4->
O
fH
13
R
co
Sh
o
-*©ooo>©<>qcoLO©i>,C)0©T-icq-*LO©t-ooos©T-icqoo-*LOco rf
COeOCOCO-*^|-HH-HH^H-H^^tlLC5LOLOLOLOlOlOLOLO©©CO©©©©r_1
l=:
VI
o
R
c8
+-»
R
R
o   ..
^ 02
CO 02
o o
PhPh
CD
CD Pi
rH
CD
r>
R
o
o
R
co
>
R
"3
Sh
CD
-ft
.."5 ^ c?tR gts otT-2-S  -»** co£ bo*gS coV-
cc3     cdcd^ro^^2tR*^     <«S^h-hshR
OoRrffl^oRcDSH^O+jrj^sH+^cosH^OoSdc^
i!R
jhOR
R O
a cd
R>
R b ^ *- CO
bn
05
o
i—l
C5
T-l
tl
t-l
m
CD
ii
O
6
CD
O
CD
CO
A
CD
CO
T-l
0
CO
rl
*o
CD
CD
08
C
C
to
iH
I 2
CD    CD
1     rC
CO
CO ©©CO ©OS ©
n*
©©©©LO ■*©©©©©©© T-l ©©t-©LOCO t-                 LO        .
1 02
cd t?
cq © ©co c-eo©cq ©©lo ©©r-i©©o©©©©©co©-»rc»c—coco           ps
-H^©©t-t-cq©os©©coco'*©©©©©>©©©tooo©©"^<©©Lr
)               00
r} co
Cq©©Cq©©LOLO©©©COLOT—llOOOOOlflOHlflv.> -<i< C3 LO <—' L-
LO   •
o w
t-©©-*©eooOr-i©©co-*a5t-©©©oo©t-co-*-H<©cT500-^,-*-H;
t-
© © © ©"© co lo ©-*©cq"oocq cqiooocq ©lo     t—     cocq     ©©©ec
•*
oo © t-i © oo t-i cq cq tH ©     t-i              t-i     cqcq                   r-i     T-icqT-i
T-l                                                                 T-H
OS
t-
60-
cq©os-#©T-ioo-HH©to©-H/i©-H^©coto©>T-i lo-"* ©osooooooloos©
'   LO
©ost-©cq©os©co©eo©T-iT-iLOcqT-i©-H<osLOt—©t—ioo ©.t- cq lc
cq
sasuadxg;
coeoco-*cq©LOos©©LoeocoooeoT—it—©cot—looot—It—it-cqeooo©
LO
cqt-©THco©T-i©t-ooeoc/q(»to~*TH©©©t-c©Lo©ooT-HT-icoT-ica
OS
+U3JJUQ
t-© oo © cq t-i ■* to t-i © os co-* cq t-i cq co cq © t-h;     to cq co t-i lo oo co lc
CO
cq t-T t-T    t-Tth i-Tcq                  r-T    cq         cq                          r-i i-H
t-
«V9-
fe-
LO©0©©©©©©-#©©©LO©©tO©t-©©tOLO©©©©©©
cq
cqtoto©LOLQ©-#©©©oo©cq©©©©t-©©T-it-LO©eoeo©o
-*
LOcocqcoLOTHcqLO©cOLOcqcqt-t-©T-ico©-*©cqcqoOT-ieOT-iLOcq
cq
iaiiaH I'B+o.i
©©oocqcqosoocqcq©LOco-*'©LOcotocq1—iT-ios©©o5©cq-*00r-i
-*
-* LO © t-CO CO 00 OO LO LO LO tH t-00 LO ■* LO-* Cq        Cq CO -*■ Cq        CO©"^<T-l
©
oq"cq\-i     T-Tcq"    cq"    cq     r-T                          t-i                          t-i t-i
oo
cq
«©•
LO©©              ©        ©       ■*©©       ©                            ©                                          ©
©
CqLOLO             ©       ©       OS©©       ©                          ©                                      ©
T-l
jaxiay; iBioadg
©CMt-1     '     *LO     "LO     '00OS©     'LO     '                      ©     '                          .     "©     '
cqiooo   '   *©   't-   "H/r.o   '■*   '             "eo"                      "i-H
OO
OO
ft
-H^ Cq                                                           T—1         T—1         T—1
CO
o
««-
€0-
©©©©©©©©©©©©         ©     ©                   to          ©©©
LO
TS  PAID
©©©©©©©©©©©©                      ©            ©                                          I-I                      ©©O
-I-l
pBaa aq+
LO © tO©LO©LO OlOOO ©     •     " LO     "©     '     '     '     ' LO     "     * T-H © LO     "     "
T-l
Suiting;
-hi t-i t- to t- t-i t- © cq oo t-i ©   '    *co   "lo                 "t—   '     cococq
H/HMHMH        Cqcq        t-It-I            'r-i     'r-i                                                              Cq
©
6<3-
CO
S9-   ,
8
suBqdJQ
•
|
O
jo  uot+Bonpa
•
OS
©
©
sireqdJO
 Oj	
OS
jo janan
60
cq
©                         ©©               ©©©     ©                    ©     ©     ©©©
©
sainuiB^
paAopi^.
©                                ■* ©                    ©©©       ©                          ©       ©       LOCO©
CM
"©     *     •            •     'COLO     "     *     '©©©     * LO     '                   '©     "LO     "©COLO     '
CO
" to   "   *            ' cq t-i   *   '   "oolo-h/1   " cq   '             '-*   "t-i   '©cqcq   '
-*
jo jaqan
cq
1   i
69-
©©©©©©©©©©©©© LO©©tO© t-©©©LO©        ©©©©
1      cq
©©©©LOLQ©©©©©00©Cq©©©©t-©©©t-LO       OO©©©
OS
{
sjaq+ojg
-#T-icoco©©oo-*©©cocq cqcqcqos©co©-*|c> t-cqco   • ©eo©cq
T-l
-jo jai[9H
os lo csj t-lo oo t-cq oo co cq co t-h t-i oo co t-cq oo i—i os oo c> oo   .-h*os©t-
t-
LO©coLO©Ti<t-THcqco-H^as©©eo-*co-*TH     cq^H-^ciq   . os co •* t-i
©
T-icq             cq     cq     cq                                   t-i                              t-i
cq
ee-
«o-
pxBd" s+gauaa
-tf1 T-H © CO © 00 LO © co oo cq ■* CO CD i—i cq LO -* OS t- © OS T-l ©       Cq©T-H©
<o
t-h cq cq lo © os co t- t-©eoeo©©cocq in cq ©     -*co-h<-*   •ocotr-
oo   .
pioiS
s^aa^ jo  "om
paijng
-#-"*< iH r-i r-i 00 i-l CO       MrlHH             i-H       i-l Cq                                    • Cq Cq
cq
■
to •* •«*< oo t- r-i t-i cq -*     cqi-i         cq     cq                   r-i              t-c*t-i
LC
igv
s
jaq+ojg jo "ojs[
pa/
tan9H sannxreji
os                       cq t-i              t-i cq 1*1     t-h                   i—i     tH     cq-^T-i
©
-CQ
P<
3AtoptA\ jo  -ojsi
paAaxian
os© © © ©oot-cqooto     © oo r-i © t-■* to © co to t-i co co     r-ieot—LO
cq co cq cq t-i cq i-i rf     -*1   • t-i     ,-it-It-i          t-i                   t-i   • cq •*
s
jaq^ojg jo -o]s[
->*
THcqeo-*tocot-co©©THcqeo-HHLocot-oo©©T-icqco-*LOcet-oo©
iHt-(iHtH t-i t-k t-i iHi-HT-icqcq cqcq cqcqcqcqcqcq
CD
X2
fc
|
• •
£to
•
8E
I
13
d
Sh
13 R
rJ
o
g
4> ._>
c8
co^
o°
g
c<3
1
cc
T
c
c
cc
E
iP:
r
>s
+J
m
'_   P
C6"P
'   >.P
o c
a
d
>5p
c
Sec
a S-
c
4
1
>R£
co rr
w
R
02 C
^1
c
, P
* CD
13 r
i
if
> p
> E
erhon Vail
t.  Pleasari'
bbotsford
Pita	
i b
>*s
•4-
i
i
l
>
>
1CP
!>
:±
If
■   • 0
b
coS
! CD o
!R o
Sh
O
PR
l
0
1
1
1
1
\
|
•c
p
C
iWJr
te
l>
E-
i>
_y~
>u.
IP-
i<
!c
>t<
:c
lt>£<
\Q
IP*
5<
i V
ll-
ifi
(P
<<
{oH
i LO
t-i eoco©co©
T-|
©©©00©©rJlr-l©©THOO
cc
© ©
000c
tOCO'*C:
-H;
—. 02-
OS
-*cq©©T-i©©©os©oo©©oot-©©t--H^LOeo©cqLocoeo©c:
cq
tf'tf
00
©LOoo©©©Tt<oo©cq©©©coco©©LOT-icqoscqcooocq©t-c
-*
+j CD
LO
cqcqt-©cq©<3scqoscqto©Looooo©to©t—tOT-io5coeocot-©o
t-
O  02
t-
os©t-cqoscq©-*eocococooo©©Looot-©©©LO-<*<©©os-HHt-
T—1
•\
-H1
octT-it--*ffqooi!tiTircoT-icq"cq     -^locoS-T^    cnTco-^co     cqTr-Tcqoc
CO
to
©
t-
rH                                          r-i
cq
OS
O
69-
«o-
LO
©LO©t— LO©eooo""tf,T-i©©oocqLoooLOT-i©-#oot-©i—losoeqc
os
o
cq
T-i©r-i©©t-co©©tocqcoit|©i—loocqcqcqt-t— © © © t-© t-o
cq
sasuadxg
LO
©co©LOt—cq-^cqoocqcoosost—cqt—ost—i—it—co-*lcocq©t-eo"<*
r-i
r—1
OS
cq©t—i—io5©©cqoo©cqcqco©ooeot—oseocqLO©co-Hi©cocoT-
©
^.uaJjnQ
©
00 i-H -I** ©-* © co.coLOi—ito cq co t-i -*1-     cqT—itoto©cooscococo©
LO
^
t-
t—1                        rH             tH                  t—I       r-i       t—1             t—1                                    t—
t-
08
cq
•r*
X»
£
69-
69-
cq
©©©©©©LOC0©©©©©©©©©tO       ©©©©©©©©©
-*
-#
©cq © ©©©©cq©©© ©© ©©©©co     ©to©©©©©©o
t-
3
cq
cq co © co 00 © ■* co t-i cq co t-lo © t-i T-t © lo   • ©lo©os©© cqcq-T-
©
1—1
jaiiaH I'BtOlL
-*
00 © -hi -nn t- cq © eo ■**" t-1— 1—1 ■**! 001— co © ©   • cq ©-* © lo 00 cq cq lc
t-
0
eo
riri       CO T-l LO r-l LO LO LO r-i rH CO       CO t- i-l i-l    • Cq OS © LO       rH iH       t-
CO
0
00
cq
rH                          tH             r-i
©
,3
CO
• »H
«o-
69-
©
©©       ©       ©IO             ©             ©                                                   ©                    ©       O
1                OC
iH
©©       ©       ©OO             O             O                                                   ©                   ©       IT.
cq
•tH
Ph
O
jaiian iBpadg
CO
00
©lo    "co   "©r-i   *    "© "'    "cq   *                                •©   "    "   'LO    ' 1-
tocq   '©   'loco   *   "t-i   "   "os   •   ••«•••   • ^   •   •   .^   -^
1          cq
t-
tt
*a
CO
1-T
'r-i    '                 '     'r-i t-
1          ©^
cq
MH
CD
R
1
OS
69-
O
LO
©©©©         0     © 0 0     0     ©              © ©     ©     ©     c;
LC
)
ri
Q
■    M
T-l
©     ©©©         ©     ©©©     ©     ©              to ©     ©     ©     0
©
CD
4-»
pBact aqj
T-l
•©     *t—LO©     "     "00     "LO©LO     *LO     '©     '     -     "©©     *©     "©     - C
>          cq
cUI
H
<
SuiAing
T-l
"©     '©LOLO     "     "CO     't-COOO     "t-     'LO     "     *     'CqOO     "LO     "LO     "C
©
-u
O
Ph
©
" l-l     '                          *     " r-l     '                                                      '     "     ' T-H t-i     '            *            * C.
to
0
O
CO
-<*
t-l
C
cd
Ih
Zfl
69-
69-
1
rH
1
0
suBqdJO
.
05
rH
jo   uoiq.Banpg[
•
•
O
Ih
CD
<1
©
©
09
CD
CD
U
suBqdao
OS
OS
OS
OS
bjO
jo jaqaH
cq
69-
cq
69-
O
CD
©©        cr
HH
©
©                 ©©©©        ©    cr
©
r—1
cq
©©              ©        ©                            ©©©©              ©        C
cq
CD
-t-»
saripjiB^
CO
"©©     '     "©     "CO     "     *     *     *©©LOLO     "     "©     "LC
CO
4-»
CO
paAopiM
"c-oo   '   "cm   " cq   •   *   *   'Locqcq        •   "co   " t-
to
01
3
rH
CO
jo jaqan
cq
 i-l    "    '          "t-I    *    *    "    "      r-i                '    '
OS
T-T
3
t-l
T3
69-
1    «©-
cq
OOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOlfi      ©©©©©©©©0
- ©
0
CD
OS
©cq©©©ocqcq ©©©©©©©©© co     ©©©©©©©©lc
t-
Xi
sjaq^oja
1-1
cq 00 © © eo co cq eo "* cq 00t-00 © eo i-H © 10   • © to to th © os t- cq -^
cq
3
t-
co co-* lo cq cq t-co cq 00 os to-*100 t-© to ©   -t-cocq©     ooT-icqt-
1-1
CO
to
jo jaqaa
cq"
l-l©              T-H rjl © LO CO Cq               r-i        T-lt-        i-H     •t-1©-hilO        r-i              <M
rH                            T—1               t—1
00
1-4
CD
Lh
Ee^s^:
cq
CO
111
CD
&9-
69-
-H
piBd s^ijauaa
co
os os it? 00 os © iH eo ©cq-# cqcq-* os co© eo     ©©cooo     lo©loc5
co
CD
t-l
0
«4H
00
T-H©            cq t-© t—CO LO T-H rH LO t-I LO © t-I T-l    'COCqt-00    -co            ■*
©
«+-i
O
;>P*S
sjiaa^i. jo   "om
paxjng
cq
cq                   cq          cq                                              1-1
00
to
to
4->
LO
r-i              r-J         r-i     T-iT-icq     t-i     r-i              cqco                       T-
©
CO
u
0
a
CD
rX
s
jaq^ojg: jo "ON
                 	
pa^
^Il8H saxntuBd
OS
cq
rH                                             r-i CO             CO       Cq                          i-l Cq r-i                    r-i       C\)
©
-CH
P<
JAlOpi^   JO   "OJST
r—1
paAaqaa
CO
-*LOr-icq©©T-i©©©coeococqeo ©i-l 00     ©lo-*©     ©cqcq©
t-i                   cq     i-ico                       cq            •     T-icq
OS
t-
3
s
jaqjoja jo "ojsi
-*
CD
3
-*©ooos©cqcoLO©t-oo©T-icq-*Locot-ooos©T-icqeo'*LO© od
H
.
eoeocoeo-*-HH-H^Tji^iTfir^iLOLOLOtoLOLOtOLOLoco©©©©©©T-
1
H
CD
O
13
*
.3
4->
B
d
PT>
•
.
02
"cd
+->
0
O
13
r~t
O
•
Sh
•
•M
«(H
R
>>
CO
d
>>
be
d
4>
r<
Eh
CD
crj
1-1
+j
CO
<
>3 0
§*£§
cd^
co°
r;
cd
bo
P>
0
ffl'
d
fH
O
>>
4-
4
-. K
S-
>
cr
4
'p
s-
4
P
T"
*fe
c
H-
P
c
+-
R
O
O
R
cd
!>cc
4
P
i
b
cd
r*>+J
+f R
CO
ft
3
Ph
c
m
CO
Sh
O
£
^dv u su ^^ 02^ S^og'S.c-g.ccs 5 cord $.5°    g
^sJwRCOCJ ^   CD CD t?        O CO-M 2^h+jMD2 R ^J ^ U C cX2."2jts! fe
O 02 R > CO >,+J+j 0    .£ShP!.50Sh    • P! C3 Olj-R C(3.R Ih Sh Sh P
o o 0= ° co R co 3+^ o R co £<:~. O+i 3^ uH cd $h Sh 0 c8 cc? cc
t
PhPh
ma
01
X
H
e
XL
§
c
H
P-
P-
"§
^^
a:
c
c
rHft
c
P-
c
c
IP
Ip  INDEX
Age of Admission, Reduction of	
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund 	
Alberta.. Fraternal Delegate from 	
'* it tt j. T">      _ £
to, Report of 	
Anniversary of the Order, Celebration of at Baltimore-
Badges, Purchase   of  ^.	
in Lieu of Regalia 	
"B.C. Odd Fellow," Official Organ 4370,
Bonds of Officer's 	
Borst, Mrs., Wife of Grand Sire   Letter froim 	
By-Laws, Etc., of Lodges. Printing of 437"0,
Campbell, Bro. H., Donation to Home Fund 'by	
Candidates to Be Balloted for 	
Charters, Subordinates. Surrender of —	
Committees, Appointment of 4277, 4283, 4337, 4341,
Constitution   Grand Lodge, Amendment to 4344. 4375,
Rebekah Assembly,     |  4364,
Rebekah Lodge, "  4364,
Contingent Fund, Rebekah Lodges 	
Daniel, R. T., Late Grand Sire, Memorial Tablet to	
"Dawson" Lodge, Visit to  , '.....4287,
Deaths  j	
District Deputy Grand Masters, Appointment of	
Dudley, Bro. R., P.G.M., Illness of |	
Emergency Relief Fund   Establishment of	
Funds,  Subordinate  Lodges,  Illegitimate Use of 4299,
Fowler, Bro. G., Grand Lodge Degree to	
Funeral Aid Association of B.C 4312,
General Relief Board, Vancouver	
Committees, Reports of '.	
Gowen, Bro. E. H., Dawson Lodge, Case of 4312,
Grand Encampment, Greetings from 	
"      Lodge Constitution, Amendment of 	
Degree 4279, 4283, 4338, 4339,
I Disbursements   of  - ,	
I      Place of Next Meeting 	
Receipts  of 	
Page
4374
4326
4282
4307
4333
4370
4276
4379
4329
4282
4376
4385
4299
4335
4387
4376
4368
4368
4335
4336
4346
4286
4387
4340
4362
4300
4338
4378
4310
4329
4344
4338
4344
4348
4323
4372
4321 INDEX—Continued
Page
Grand Master, Appointments by  4307
I      Decisions  of  -  4299
Dispensations by   4298
"      Fraternal Visits and Greetings by -  4315
Installations by  -  4314
|      Official Visits of   4288
Proclamations  by   -.-■ 4302
|      re Associated Officers  ----- 4316
I      Visits to Rebekah Lodges by -  4313
Officers, Election of   4366
"      Installation of     4385
Secretary, Grant to  4384
Increase of Salary of   4384
Sire, Communications from  4280
t "      Visit of  - 4280, 4348
Halls, Dedication of  1  4286
Harron, A. E., P.G.M., Presentation of Jewel to  4388
Home, Candidates Eligible for   4305
Fund, Campaign. Committee, Report of .—  4370
Continuation of   4370
Receipts, etc., of  - \ 4326  4329, 4348
Trustees, Meeting of   4309
Report  of   4343
Joint for Three Jurisdictions 4305, 4308, 4342, 4383
for Tuberculosis Patients of Order  4337
Lodge Investment's, Control of    4385
May, A. E., P.G.M., Alberta, Address of j  4342
Memorial Pages  - .... 4391, 4392
"North Vancouver" Lodge, No. 55 4346, 4374
Odd Fellows' Relief Association, Agent for'B.C... -  4311
Officers, Grand Lodge, Appointment of -4276, 4277
Ontario, Am'endment Constitution S.G.L - .4374
I Greetings from   4339
Parker, Bro.  F.,  Case of   4372
Past Grand Masters in Attendance  4389
Patriarchs Militant, Delegation from.  4340
Rebekah Assembly Constitution, Amendments to  4364
Delegation  from    4340
to    4363
Time Limit to Receiving Cairunrunications
from  4389
Lodges, Amendments to Constitution of 4364, 4368
'" Contingent Funds of   4335
Institution  of 4346,  4348, 4389 INDEX—Continued
Rebekah Lodges, Reports of	
Visited by Grand Master.
Reports of Committees—Appeals 	
Credentials   	
Correspondence  	
Distribution    4337,
Finance  4350, 4383,
Home Campaign Fund 	
Judiciary   4350,
Laws of Subordinates 	
Legislation   4362,
Mileage and Per Diem 	
JN ecrology	
Parker,  Bro. F	
Petitions	
Printing  ^  4349,
Rebekah  Degree 	
Resolutions   	
State of the Order 4360,
Statistics re Dues and Benefits	
War Emergency Relief  4354,
Reports, District Deputy Grand 'Masters  4290,
Fraternal Delegate to Alberta	
I 1 " Saskatchewan 	
Funeral Aid Association of B.C	
Grand  Master  4285,
Representatives	
Secretary   4317,
Treasurer 	
Home Trustees 	
Roll of Honor, Members Died on Service	
Royal Bank of Canada, Account With	
Sanford, Dr., Grand 'Chaplain, Telegram from	
Saskatchewan, Grand Lodge of, re Age Limit \	
| | Fraternal  Delegate  from 4283,
School of Instruction  4298,
"Snowshoe" Lodge, No. 46  . 4345,
"Societies Act" of B.C -	
Soldiers' Dues, Cessation of Payment 4302, 4330,
Sovereign Grand Lodge, Amendment to Constitution of	
I 1 Exchange on Remittances to 4330,
Steele, Bro.. G. W., Lethbridge, Grand Lodge Degree to	
Stock Account 	
Tellefsen, Bro. T, Offer of. 4312,
Page
4319
4313
4379
4277
4344
4362
4384
4370
4374
4349
4368
4380
4378
4372
4373
4376
4359
4384
4373
4351
4358
4347
4307
4385
4377
4345
4333
4348
4332
4344
4390
4380
4380
4373
4379
4363
4374
4329
4337
4374
4348
4283
4325
4345 Page
Thanks, Votes of  |  4384
Trial Balance   4327
Uniform System of Accounting, etc 4312, 4345
Veteran Jewels and Tokens  4300, 4331
Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., Offer to Print By-Laws,
etc  4370, 4376
Visitors   4284
Welcome, Addresses of  4340  

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.bcbooks.1-0222274/manifest

Comment

Related Items