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 PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
Forty-Ninth Annual Session
OF THE
GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF ODDFELLOWS
Held at New Westminster, British Columbia
13th and 14th June, 1923 NOTICE
Special attention of Subordinate Lodges is called to the following resolutions adopted by the Sovereign Grand "Lodge at the
session held  in Atlanta,  Georgia, in  September,  1874.
HOW TO SECURE MONEY WHEN IN TROUBLE, AND
IMPOSTERS TO BE EXPELLED
Resolved, That a member of the Order in good standing,
evidenced by holding an unexpired visiting card, issued in conformity with the laws of the Order by his Lodge or Encampment, and
having the A. T. P. W., being in distress, or pretending so to be,
and needing money, and who having asked for and received from
a Lodge or Encampment, or a member thereof, a sum. of money
under the assurance and promise that he will return or repay the
same within a given time, or so soon as he returns home, but who
shall neglect to do so for a reasonable time thereafter without a
satisfactory excuse being rendered, shall be deemed guilty of
conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow; and due notice of such facts
having been officially communicated to his Lodge by the Lodge or
Encampment so loaning him the money, it shall be the duty of his
Lodge to notify him of such indebtedness, or loan, and to demand
payment thereof, and if he then refuses or neglects to pay the
same, his Lodge shall prefer charges against him, try him, and if
found guilty, and without sufficient mitigating circumstances, expel
him from the Orders If there be such mitigating circumstances
then to impose such penalty as the Lodge may deem best.
•
Resolved,    That the respective State Grand Lodges cause the
foregoing resolution to be embodied in their proceedings, and the
attention of Subordinate  Lodges especially called to it.
(Proceedings S.G.L. U.S., 1874, pages 6310, 6326.)
The following legislation was enacted by the Sovereign Grand
Lodge at its 1917 session:
An Act to Provide for the Promulgation of Information in Regard
to Fraudulent Claims for Assistance.
Be it enacted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, That any Subordinate Body or Relief Committee of this Order which finds on
investigation that any claim for assistance is fraudulent, shall
report the name of the claimant, with other information in its
possession, to the Grand Secretary or Grand Scribe of the Grand
Body of the Jurisdiction in which such investigation is made, who
shall immediately report the same to the Grand Secretary of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, to be promulgated by him in such manner
and at such times as in his judgment circumstances demand.—
Journal, pages 225, 226, 237.  M. J.  PHILLIPS
Grand Master
1922—1923 PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
Forty-Ninth Annual Session
OF THE
GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF ODDFELLOWS
Held at New Westminster, British Columbia
13th and 14th June, 1923 S (sXeMARK
Printing FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION OF
THE GRAND LODGE, I.O.O.F.,
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Oddfellows' Hall, New Westminster, B.C.,
J-lpf 13th June, 1923.
The Grand Lodge convened at 9 o'clock a.m. on the*
above date, pursuant to notice.
Present:
M. J. Phillips Grand Master
D. H. Proudfoot Deputy Grand Master
W.  W. Walkem Grand  Warden
Fred. Davey Grand Secretar)'-
O. E. Fisher Grand Treasurer
A. E. Harron, P.G.M Grand Representative
Harry  Fooks,  P.G.M Grand Representative
R. Livingstone     Grand Marshal
A. R. Phillips Grand Conductor
J. H. Ashwell Grand Herald
E. A. Morden Grand Chaplain
The Grand Master appointed F. H. Shaw, No. 27, as
Grand Guardian pro tern.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified and
the Grand Chaplain having offered prayer, the Grand Lodge
was declared open for business. 4658
The Grand Secretary reported a quorom present.
It was on motion, Resolved: That the badges supplied
be recognized as proper regalia during the Session.
A letter was read from the Grand Secretary of Alberta,
notifying that Bro. L. I. Stuart, Grand Master, would at-
tend this Session as the Fraternal Delegate from that Jurisdiction. On motion the letter was ordered to be received
and filed.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. A. E. Harron.
P.G.M. and W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., as a committee to
introduce Bro.. Stuart to the Grand Lodge.
The Committee retired and returned with Bros. L. L
Stuart; Grand Master J. A. Tulley, P.G.M. of Alberta ;
May, P.G., Illinois, and McLaughlin of Saskatchewan; who
were introduced to the Grand Lodge and cordially welcomed by the Grand Master„
The Grand Secretary submitted the names of Bros. D.
E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., as Reading Clerk; E. G. Cavalsky,
as Transportation Clerk, and A. E. Harron, P.G.M., as
Custodian of the Secret Work during the Session.
It was moved, seconded and carried—That the nominations be approved.
The Grand Secretary presented the Certificates of the
Representatives elected, also of the Past Grands entitled to
the Grand Lodge Degree, which were on motion referred
to the Committee on Credentials.
The Grand Master appointed the Grand Secretary, Bros.
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., and A. Henderson, P.G.M., to
form the  Committee on  Credentials.
The Grand Secretary presented communications from
"Delta" Lodge No. 21, "Bulkley" Lodge No. 30, "Silver
City" Lodge No. 39, and "Corbin" Lodge No. 64, relating
to the election of substitutes in the place of the Represen- 4659
tatives and alternates originally elected by these Lodges.
On motion these communications were ordered to be referred to the Committee on Credentials.
The Committee on Credentials submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Your Committee on Credentials beg to report that we have
examined the Certificates of the Representatives elect for the ensuing year and find the following duly accredited:
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
Representatives
No. 1 .W. P. Roberts
J.  W. Dobbie
"    2.....J.  Foubister
J.   May
3 Fred Oxenbury
Ralph Wilson
I    4 R.  A.   Ritchie
F. B. Shaver
I    5 J.  R  .Crellin
W. Ritchie     \
I    6 Wm.  Allen
Jas.   King
"    7 J. H. Ashwell
C. Roberts
f    8 R.   Jones
J. McKay
"   9....-R. A. Chute
G. H. Ellis
" 10 W. H. Demore
J.   A.   Alexander
" 11 A.   W.   Watson
' } 12 A.   Anderson
W.   Singer
| 13. S.  Nellies
| 14 G.   Sutherland
R.   A.  Perry
$ 15 Wm. Hall
" 1 . A.  V.   Rowley
W.   Romain
" 17 H. D. Evans
" 18 1. V.  Sauder
" 19 T.  B. Croston
I.  Neills
" 20 J. Vanetta
g 21 H.  R. Wilsnn
" 22 C. N. Borton
" 23 J. C. Smith
Alternates
W. J. Wriglesworth
G.  R.  Hopkins
J.  Hay
J. Pottinger
I. R. Lawrence
J.   M.   Hyslop
J.   Bell
W.   H.   Robbins
J. R. McKinnell
Jno. Scott
Jno.   Lowery
Wm. Ross
V. Woodworth
L. H. Eyres
J.   F.   Morris
T. Deacon
S.  H.  Hosken
J. A. Dowding
T.  Tellefsen
H. W. Hollihead
P. Parker
P. Westman
C. Mcintosh
G. I. Harron
C. E. Atchison
L. T. Smirl
D. C. McMorris
A. G. Shaw
J.   Murchie
W. J. Oliver
R.  Foxcroft
J. E. McConnell
F.   M.   Carmichael
V. De R. Taylor
C. O. Morlock
I.  Lehman Representatives
No. 24. C. S. Burton
| 25. A.   Bidnal
" 26 ....S. Moosher
P.   Gray
:t 27. F. H. Shaw
J.  C. Wildy
" 28 G. Nurse
I 29 C. D.  Mallet
H. V. Shannon
" 30 B.  H. Crossett
" 31 F. H. Godfrey
I 32 S.  Mussalem
" 34 J. T. Wood
" 36......R.  Clemas
J. E. Cummings
" 39 W. P. Rudkin
" 40 F.  Paterson
" 42 R. P. Moffat
W. Soden
" 43 G.  F. Reimaun
O.  H.  Nelson
" 45 W. J. Pearson
G. R. Inglis
" 47...._T.  Biggs
W. Barraclough
" 48 G. F. Marshall
50 E.   Sparrow
" 51 E.   Carder
S. B. Penty
I 52 W. H. Housten
1 54. R. Winstanley
B. Ball
" 55 G. Webster
J. N. White
57 G. B. Drennan
v 58 R.   S. Jackson
" 59.....W.   Hardie
" 60 J. W.  Kinney
D.  G. Houston
| 61 J. T. Macdonald
M.   Sutton
I 62 J.  Yaramko
C. J.  Bockus
" 63 S.'M. Newton
f 64 W.  S.  Murphy
I 65 J.   Mclnnes
66 J. Brown
Alternates
A.  G.  Holmes
V. H. Evitt
J.  Haslett
W.   C.  Revel
C.   B.   Bryson
W. H. Bracher
E. Limbert
F. E. Woodside
C. Antenene
J.  A.  McLuckie
R. McArthur
W. Wenman
E.  Johnston
K.  Martin
E. G. Symms
W.   Hicks
S. Fyles
T. A.  Wallace
C. P. Jones
E. J.  Fowler
G. Bryan
H.  H.  Henderson
J. T. Puckey
T.   Beek
A. E. Man
G.   E.   McMahon
H. J. Swift
J.  Lochore
J.   Huey
J.   W.   Beech
A. E. Huntley
R.  Brealey
G. S. Jenkins
H.  Skillicorn
K. S.  Hogg
H. L. Willetts
T. C. Ringrose
R.  H.  Neelands
D. J. Macdonald
G. R.  Carson
A. J. McNeill
J.   W.   O'Connor
B. Crossett
F. W.  Reger
J. F.  Green
E. Webb
entitled to the 21 H.
22 W
24 E.
25 V.
26 W
Victoria
Columbia
Royal   City
£>ominion
Black Diamond
Harmony
Excelsior
Vancouver
Tatnai
Western   Star
Union
Selkirk
Pittitko
Aaron
Cloverdale
Kootenay
Vernon  Valley
Alt.   Pleasant
Abbotsford
Delta
Ridgely
Island
Fidelity
Pacific
Amity
Cheam
Hastings
Kerrisdale
.Maple Ridge
Rocky   Mountain
Silver   City
Slocan
Key   City
Enterprise
Gateway
Mt.   Fernie
Coronation
Eureka
Penticton
Princeton
Michel
North   Vancouver
Sunshine
Okanagan
Orchard  City
Little   Mountain
Fairview
Grandview
Prince   Rupert
Corbin
Cariboo
Park
Dawson
H. G. Cox, j. Kettleman
20.... H. Peachy, T. Trousdale
R. Wilson, J. S. Lethren
T. Stiles, C. O. Morlock
Chalmer, G. Porter
Evitt, A.   Bidnal
H. Pearson
27 J.  C. Wildy, J.  F. Lower
28 G.  Nurse
29 N. McDonald, W. J. Lindsay
31 J. A. McLuckie, L. D. Griffin
32 R.  McArthur
34. W.  Wenman
39 G. Boudier, G. E. Lovell
40 F. Paterson
42 T. A. Wallace, R. P. Moffat
43 S. Johnston, G. F. Reimann
45 W. J.  Pearson, G. R. Inglis
47 .T. Biggs, W. Barraclough
48......G. F. Marshall
50 E.  Sparrow
51 W. McL. Cooper, G. Street
52 J. Howarth, C. O. Day
54 M   Gaskell, F. Winters
55 R. Brealey, G. S. Jenkins
57...1..G. B. Drennan, A. Carney, M.
58 K. S. Hogg, R. S. Jackson
S. Kirkby, H. F. Le Quesne
W. Kenney, D. G. Houston
Sutton, J. W. Wolfe, S. Young
J. Bockus, J. Yaramko
Love, J.  Irvine
D. Munro, W. S. Murphv
65 J. Mclnnis, J.  F. Green
66 B. Alway, J. Dalziel
la D. A. Currie, T. E. Davin
Signed by the Committee.
59....
60....
61....
62....
63....
64....
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J.
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The Committee on Credentials submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Your Committee on Credentials, to whom was referred the
letters from Delta Lodge No. 21, Silver City Lodge No. 39,
Bulkley Lodge No. 30, and Corbin Lodge No. 64, respecting the
inability of their representatives elect to attend this Session and forwarding the names of substitutes elected in their place, we therefore recommend that Bros. McDiarmid of Delta Lodge, N. Tatrie
of Silver City Lodge, B. H. Crosett of Prince Rupert Lodge for
Bulklev Lodge No. 30, and W. Porter of Corbin Lodge No. 64 be
recognized  as  Representatives  of these  respective  Lodges.
Signed by the Committee.
A letter was read from Bro. J. D. Swanson, P.G.M., explaining that he was attending the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian at Port Arthur as a Commissioner, which he
Presbyterian Church at Port Arthur as a Commissioner,
which he regretted to say prevented him from being present
with us at this Session. He sent his sincere greeting's and
good wishes to all the members; also from Bro. T.W.Robert-
son, Grand Guardian, stating that on account of prolonged ill
health he was unable to be present, but hoping that it wQuld
be a most successful session. These letters were on motion
ordered to be received and filed.
A letter was read from Bro. F. W. Bier, Grand Secretary of Washington, requesting the Grand Lodge to confer
the Grand Lodge Degree on Bro. Wesley D. Gill, P.G., of
that Jurisdiction. Ordered to be received and filed, and the
request granted if the Brother presented himself for the
purpose.
A communication was read from Bro. W. Lucas, Grand
Sire of Australasia, extending on behalf of himself and the
membership of Australasia, fraternal greetings and best
wishes for a successful Session: also expressing- his grate-
fulness for the pleasant time he had in British Columbia
on his way to the meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
at Toronto in 1921.    The Grand Secretary explained that 4663
this letter had been received after the close of the last Session of the Grand Lodge, that he had acknowledged it,
reciprocated the fraternal sentiments contained therein and
promised to submit it to this Session.
Moved, seconded and carried: That the communication
be received and filed and the action of the Grand Secretary
endorsed.
The Past Grands in waiting were admitted and the
Grand Lodge Degree was conferred on the following: J.
W. Dobbie, No. 1; F. Oxenbury, R. Wilson, J. S. Mac-
Donell, and W. H. Parlett, No. 3; G. E. Jardine, No. 5; W.
E. Allen, No. 6; C. Roberts, No. 7; R. Jones, J. A. Harron,
No. 8; S. H. Hosken and G. H. Ellis, No. 9; A. Proctor,
H. S. Lyon, H. W. Hollihead, No. 10; A. W. Watson, No.
11; A. L. Anderson, No. 12; S. Nellies, No. 13; J. M. Mc-
Dougall. D. V. Baker, A. Slater, No. 14; W. Hall, No. 15;
A. V. Rowley, No. 16; I. V. Sauder, No. 18; A. Rennie, J.'
Kettleman, T. B. Croston, No. 19; H. Peachy, J. E. Vanetta,
T. Trousdale, No. 20; A. Bednal, No. 25; P. Gray, W. W.
Pearson. No. 26; J. C. Wildy, W. Hughes, No. 27; H. V.
Shannon, No. 29; J. A. McLuckie, J. T. Hollingshead, No.
31; S. Mussalem, No. 32; F. Paterson, No. 40; R. P. Moffat,
No. 42; O. H. Nelson, G. F. Reimann, No. 43; P. W. Clark,
W. J. Pearson, G. R. Inglis, No. 45; T. Biggs, W. Barraclough, No. 47; G. F. Marshall, No. 48; E. Sparrow, No. 50;
E. Carder, S. B. Penty, No. 51; R. Winstanley, B. Ball, No.
54; R. Brealy, G. S. Jenkins, No. 55; G. B. Drennan, No.
57; R. S. Jackson, No. 58; W. Hardie, No. 59; J. W. Ken-
ney, No. 60; M. Sutton, S. Young, No. 61; C. G. Bockus,
T. Yaramko, A. Watson, W. Bushell, No. 62; G. W. Wilkinson. B. H. Crosset, No. 63; A. F. Green, No. 65; J.
Brown. No. 66.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called. Jl
The Grand Master announced that he would appoint
Special Committees to serve this Session on Resolutions,
Corresopndence, Rebekah Branch and Necrology, and also-
increase the number of members on the Committees to Six. The Grand Master made the necessary appointments to
fill the Committees, which when complete were constituted
as follows:
Finance—J. H. Ashwell, No. 7; S. H. Hosken, No. 9; F. B,
Shaver, No. 4; R. P. Moffatt, No. 42; P. Gray, No. 26; W. Hardie,
No. 59.
Appeals—R. A. Ritchie, No. 4; J. King, No. 6; J. F. Green,
No. 65; W. Barraclough, No. 47; E. Carder, No. 51; J. A. Alexander
No. 10.
Laws of Subordinates—Grand Secretary: R. Winstanley, No.
54; J. Hay, No. 2; C. Roberts, No. 7; J. Brown, No. 66; R. Clemas,
No. 36; W. Hall, No. 15.
Petitions—J. T. Wood, No. 34; J. W. Dobbie, No. 1; R. Wilson,
No. 3; R. Jones, No. 8; J. R. Crellin, No. 5; W. Porter, No. 64.
State of Hie Order—A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; G. Sutherland,
No.  14; P. Parker, No. 12; W. P. Roberts, No. 1; S. M. Newton,
No.  63.
Legislation—R. A. Perry, No. 14; E. Sparrow, No. 50; J.
Foubister. No. 2; J. Haslett, No. 26; A. Anderson, No. 12; J. C.
Wildy, No. 27.
Judiciary—J. A. McKay, No. 8; F. H. Godfrew, No. 31: G. B.
Drennan, No; 57; W. H. Houston, No. 52; J. W. Kinney, No. 60;
.T .B Croston, No. 19.
Mileage and Per Diem—C. J. Bockus, No. 62; N. Tatrie, No. 39;
N. A. McDiarmid, No. 21; C. N. Borton, No. -22; G. Webster,
No. 55; J. C. Smith, No. 23
Printing—Grand Secretary; C. D. Mallet, No. 29; W. Ritchie,
No. 5; J. E. Cumings, No. 36; S. B. Penty, No. 51; J. Yaramko,
No. 62.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits—Grand Secretary; A. V. Rowley, No. 16; T. Biggs, No. 47; F. Oxenbury, No. 3; I. V. Sauder,
No. 18; G. F. Marshall, No. 48.
Correspondence—W. J. Pearson, No. 45; O. H. Nelson, No. 43;
S. Mussalem, No. 32: G. Nurse, No. 28; A. Bidnal, No. 25; B. Ball,
No.  54. 4665
Rebekah Degree—I. Mills, No. 19; G. F. Reimann, No. 43;
W. Allen, No. 6; H. D. Evans, No. 17; G. H. Ellis, No. 9; J. N.
White, No. 55;
Resolutions—H. W. Hollihead, No. 10; G. R. Inglis, No. 45;
W. Romain, No. 16; S. Fyles, No. 42; H. V. Shannon, No. 29; C.
S. Barton. No. 24.
Credentials—Grand Secretary; A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2;
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2; A. W. Watson, No. 11; T. C.
Ringrose, No. 60; R. S. Jackson, No. 58; T. F. Neelands, P.G.M.,
No. 8
Distribution—D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; E. L. Webber,
P.G.M., No. 27; J. Vanetta, No. 20; S. Nellies, No. 13; F. Patterson,
No. 40; J. T. Macdonald, lNo. 61
Necrology—A. E. Harron, P.G.M., No. 55; R. A. Merrithew,
P.G.M., No. 27; H. Fooks, P.G.M., No. 28; W.A.Johnstone, P.G.M.,
No. 26; M. Sutton, No. 61.
The Grand Secretary presented the reports of the Grand
Officers in printed form, which were referred to the Committee on Distribution. 4666
Grand Master s Report
To  the   Officers  and  Members  of the   Grand  Lodge   of British
Columbia, Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
Brethren:
Another milestone is passed; and we are at the dawn of our
Golden Jubilee; which I hope will be celebrated in a manner
worthy of our Grand Order.
I extend to you all a cordial welcome to my own home town,
"The old Capital of British Columbia, The Royal City."
One year ago you honored me by electing me Grand Master
of this Jurisdiction, extending as it does from the 49th parallel,
on the south, to Dawson, Yukon Territory, in the north, and from
the Pacific Coast to Alberta on the east. I also appreciate the
honor of being the first native son of British Columbia, and the
secand in my family to hold this honored position.
STATE OF THE ORDER
I have visited all the lodges in this Jurisdiction except Mt.
Ida Lodge No. 56, Salmon Arm, where I could not arrange a
meeting. However, I took up the matter of merging this Lodge
with that of Selkirk Lodge No. 12, Revelstoke. This has not
materialized as yet. I also had to authorize the mergement of
Boundary Valley Lodge No. 38, Greenwood; with Gateway Lodge,
No. 45, Grand Forks. I did this with regret; but it is for the best
interest of Odd Fellowship. While the Order has not increased
very much in membership, only 121 members for the year ending
December 31st, 1922, I think this Jurisdiction should congratulate
itself, as in comparing our Jurisdiction with several in the
United States, of the same size,, I find we are far ahead in gains.
With the advent of brighter times, I confidently expect to see
our Grand Order, progress in the future in the manner it should.
NEW LODGES
I hatf the pleasure on the 9th of November, 1922, of instituting
a new Lodge, Lakelse Lodge, No. 33, at Terrace, B.C.    In this I 4667
was greatly assisted by the good brothers of Prince Rupert Lodge,
No. 63, who accompanied me from Prince Rupert to Terrace;
leaving the former place at 8 p.m., and arriving at Terrace at
midnight. The brothers of Prince Rupert, afterwards conferred
the initiatory, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degrees on several new members, after which we installed the officers in their respective chairs,
completing about 7:30 A. M. There is also talk of a new Lodge
at Nakusp and Aldergrove, B. C.
THE REBEKAH BRANCH
This Branch of our Order is progressing in a splendid manner.
Several new Lodges have been instituted, one in Victoria, and
one at Grandview, Vancouver, and there is talk of one in Hastings.
This reflects greatly on our good President, Sister George, and
will be a great pleasure for her to look back to, in after years.
I was present at the Instituting of Grandview Lodge, No. 18, on
April 10th, 1923. I also note with pleasure the donation of $25.00
to Home Fund by the good Sisters of Yukon Rebekah Lodge,
Dawson, Y. T., though far away, they have the interest of the
British Columbia I. O. O. F. at heart. This Branch of our. Order
is going ahead by leaps and bounds. This year (up to time of
writing) we have a membership of 2,351 members, Sisters and
Brothers. The members of the Order are appreciating this useful
Branch, and are availing themselves of its efficient service.
PROCLAMATIONS
I issued the usual Proclamations for the celebration of the
Hundred and Fourth Anniversary of the founding of our Order on
this Continent, and also for that of Memorial Day, in- compliance
with the Proclamations of the Grand Sire.
I also received a very forcible Proclamation from the Grand
Sire requesting assistance for the relief of our distressed brethren
in Germany ,a copy of which was sent to each of our Subordinate
Lodges.
The Grand Secretary will report the amounts received in
response to this appeal.
APPOINTMENTS
An invitation was received from the Odd Fellows Relief
Association of Canada, to send a representative from this Jurisdiction  to its Annual Meeting, in Kingston,  Ont.  to oe held on 4668
July 26th, 1922. I appointed Brother P. W. Dempster, PvG.M.,
of Victoria, as delegate. Not being able to attend 'he Grand
Lodge Session of Alberta, held in Calgary, on the 15th • f January,
1923; I appointed Brother A. E. Harron, P.G.M., to repr^sint ihis
Jurisdiction. As the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan is meeing on
the same date as our Grand Lodge, I have not appointed a
fraternal delegate from British Columbia to attend.
On February 27th, 1923, owing to the death of Brother J. O.
Haddock, P.G., and D.D.G.M., of Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23; I
appointed Brother I. Lehman, P.G., of that Lodge, to fill the
vacancy. On April 20th, 9123, owing to the resignation of Brother
H. Allen, D.D.G.M., of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, Ladysmith; I appointed Brother Heyes, P.G., to fill the office.
DAWSON LODGE NO. la
I was unable to visit Dawson City, nor was I able to find any
Brother, from this portion of the Jurisdiction, who was going up
there. I was in touch with a Brother in Vancouver ; but he disappointed me at the last moment. I appreciate my loss in not
being able to visit these good brothers, and enjoying their
hospitality, for which they are noted.
PRESENTATIONS
On September 20th, 1922, I had the pleasure, while in Nelson,
to present a Veteran's Jewel to Brother A. T. Traves, P.G., the
gift of Kootenay Lodge, No. 16. On October 12th, 1922, at Kam-
loops, I presented Brother H. Strevens, P.G., and Brother Robert
Osborne. P.G., with Past Grands collars, the gift of Tatnai Lodge,
No. 9, as a mark of appreciation for services rendered. At a special
visit to M.t. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, I had the pleasure in taking
part in the presentation of a Veteran's Jewel to Brother Cousins,
as a mark of appreciation for services rendered to the Lodge and
his activities on the Vancouver Relief Board, of which he was a
valued member. On my official visit on March 23rd, 1923, to
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, I presented 12 Past Grand Jewels to
the following: Robert Jones, joined Nov. 20, 1908; C. C. Cook,
Feb. 18, 1910; R. E. O'Connor, June 23, 1901; H. Dunwell, Dec. 6,
1912; R. Morton, Aug. 8, 1913; Thos. Deacon, Feb. 18, 1914; J. C.
McAllister, Nov. 29, 1893; W. J. R. Markland, April 18, 1913; J. A.
Harron, Dec. 31, 1909; Alex. Main, Nov. 8, 1912; H. W. Sellars,
Dec. 7, 1917; and W. G. Russell, Feb. 26, 1892. This presentation
of Past Grand Jewels to the Brothers was a mark of appreciation 4669
for services rendered, and continued activities in the Lodge. On
March 20th, 1923, I presented a Veteran Jewel to Brother Irwin
Harron, P.G., of Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, a gift from his Lodge
in appreciation of services rendered. At my own home Lodge,
Royal City, No. 3, on April 6th, 1923, I had the pleasure of presenting Brother Neil McColl with a 25-Year Jewel, Brother W. S.
Smith with a 30-Year Jewel, and Brother Jas. Rogers, P.G., with a
25-Year Jewel. On the same evening I had the pleasure of presenting Brother B. W. Shiles, P.G.M.P.G.R., with a 60-Year Jewel,
something unusual in Odd Fellowship. What wonderful changes
this good Brother must have seen in our Order. A Union soldier
having fought for the North in the Civil War of the United States,
and a pioneer of New Westminster. I hope that he will be long
spared to wear this Jewel, and be of value in the future, as in the
past, in our Order. I was sorry owing to a previous engagement,
I had to decline an invitation to be present at Dominion Lodge,
No. 4, Victoria, B.C., to present Brother J. Wriglesworth, P.G.M.,
with an Honorable Veteran's Jewel (50 years). I only hope the
good Brother may be spared a long time to wear this Jewel and
to be of value in the future, to his Lodge, as in the past. On
April 18th, 1921, I visited Delta Lodge, No. 21, arid had the pleasure
of presenting Brother Leathern, P.G., of that Lodge, with a pair
of gold cuff links, on the eve of his departure for Chicago. This
Brother served several terms as N.G. of Delta Lodge, No. 21. On
April 24th, 1923, at Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, Chilliwack, I had the
pleasure in presenting three 25-Year Jewels to Brothers L. Cross,
W. Hanna and J. Banks. Also a Past Grand's Jewel to Brother J.
Peers, P.G., as a mark of appreciation for services rendered, and
activities in the Lodge. Brother Peers is one of the few remaining Charter members of Excelsior Lodge, No. 7. May he long
continue the good work in his Lodge. On April 30, 1923, I presented 25-Year Veteran Jewels to the following members of Amity
Lodge, No. 27: R. A. Fulton, H. E. Helieson, R. May, P.G.,
P.G.P.; W. C. Coatham, P.G.; C. Craig, P.G.; D. McPherson, P..G./,
J. Dunlop. Dr. G. E. Drew, N. R. Brown, P.G., J. Mosdell, J.
Ferguson, P.G.; J. J. Johnston, P.G.; R. J. Kilpatrick, P.G.
NECROLOGY
It was with deep sorrow, I learned by wire of the death of
Past Grand Sire Pinkerton, which occurred on November 27, 1922,
at Worcester, Mass. We have lost one of the outstanding figures
in Odd;Fellowship, in the death of Brother Pinkerton. I requested
Brother   Davey,   Grand   Secretary,   to   wire   a   wreath   from   this 4670
Jurisdiction, to be placed on Brother Pinkerton's coffin. Death
has also removed Brother G. M. Baird, Grand Secretary of Saskatchewan, which occurred in January of this year. Having met this
Brother on my fraternal visit to Saskatchewan, at Regina, in 1921,
I appreciated him as a grand old man in Odd Fellowship. I
telegraphed sympathy to his widow and family, and also a floral
tribute from this Jurisdiction.
The disaster at Cumberland, B.C., was thoroughly gone into
by myself and Grand Warden Brother Walkem, and while we lost
three Brothers, the local Lodge was able to give relief to the
widows and orphans. I sent a letter conveying my sympathy to
that particular Lodge.
DISPENSATIONS
June 21st, 1922, Dispensation was granted to Molson Lodge, No.
317, to initiate G. H. Rusch, of Bridesville, B.C., as there is no
Lodge in that portion of British Columbia there is no loss to this
Jurisdiction. June 22nd, 1922, Dispensation was granted to Maple
Ridge, No. 32, to have six candidates for that Lodge, receive the
Initiatory Degree in North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, Maple Ridge
Lodge not having the necessary equipment. August 14, 1922,
Dispensation to institute Carne Rebekah Lodge, No. 45, and commission to Sister Grant, P.P., to act as instituting officer. October
10th, 1922, granted dispensation to Orchard City Lodge, No. 59, to
bold a masquerade ball under the auspices of the Order. November 8th, 1922, Dispensation to Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, to
appear in regalia at unveiling memorial on Armistice Day.
November 9th, 1922, Dispensation for the instituting of Lakelse
Lodge, No. 33, Terrace, B.C. December 6th, 1922, Dispensation
to Vernon Valley Lodge to change their regular meeting from
Wednesday 27, 1922, to Thursday, 28th of December, 1922. On
March 3rd, 1923, Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47, applied for a Dispensation to move Charter from one building to another in Fernie.
B.C. I pointed out that it was not required, see Sec. 798 of the
Code. On January 10th, 1923, Dispensation to Pittitko Lodge, No.
13, to solicit subscriptions from Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction, for the erection of a hall. February 9th, 1923, Dispensation to Lakelse Lodge, No. 33, to hold an Odd Fellows' Ball for
purpose of raising funds for regalia, etc. March 26th, 1923, Dispensation for institution of Grandview Rebekah Lodge, No. 18,
and commission for instituting the same was granted to Sister
George, President of the Rebekah Assembly.    On April 21st. 1923, I granted a Dispensation to Corbin Lodge, No. 64, Corbin, B.C.,
to hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, instead of Monday, for
three meetings, commencing Tuesday, May 1st, and including May
8th, and May the 15th, 1923.
RULINGS
Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 32.
Question: Brother Housting, a member in good standing,,
made application to become a member by transfer. The medical
report being unfavorable, the Investigating Committee declined to
act. The application was tabled. The following week Brother
Housting brought another medical examination from another
doctor and presented same at our meeting. An Investigating
Committee was appointed, and a recess was declared. The Committee brought in their report and the ballot was taken and found
favorable. Is it in order that a second applicaation be dealt upon
while the first one is still on the table? Is it possible for the
Investigating Committee to report on an application on trie same
night they were appointed to act on, If not., what could the Lodge
do in, view of the ballot being taken and found favorable?
Answer: The Investigating Committee was appointed and
accepted appointment. They must report to .the Lodge, and if
medical report is against candidate, the candidate's application
must go to ballot. The appointment of a second committee was
irregular. A Committee can report the same night as appointed;
but it is better to take a week and make their report and get such
information as they can.
Brother J. O. Fleming, D.D.G.M.,
District No. 6, Vancouver, B.C.
I have to report with considerable regret that Vancouver Lodge
No. 8, has in face of my warning and emphatic refusal to permit
or sanction any copies being made of the Joint-Installation Ceremony, done so. They borrowed one or two copies of the ceremony from Bethel Rebekah Lodge and forwarded one to me. This
was afterwards taken from me by Miss Bruce as they required it
for themselves. I do not want to stand in the way of having this
Joint-Installation, and am willing to do all I can to further it, but
I don't like the attitude of the Lodge, who informed me through
their Secretary over the phone, that they could copy the ceremony, as it was public, and they would assume all responsibilities.
What am I to do in the circumstances? Answer:    Refer  to   Section  907  of  the   Code,   General   Laws,
dbpted by S. G. L., September 23, 1915, Page 411.
Fairview Lodge, No. 61. Question: Brother T. H. Wright, P.G.,.
of Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34, Golden, B.C., has made application for membership in this Lodge as a non-beneficiary member
by transfer. This was referred to an Investigation Committee,,
who reported they could find no authority in our by-laws to permit
us receiving non-beneficiary members. Notice of motion was
made according to our By-laws to make provision in our By-laws
for the right to receive non-beneficiary members. Motion for the
Amendment to By-laws was lost after the question being raised
whether the authority had been given by the Grand Lodge of
British Columbia, pursuant to Code, Sec. 495-498. The application
being put in order, and medical examiners certificate attached,
have we the authority to accept into this Lodge this Brother,,
should he pass ballot?
Answer: I must point out to you that provision is made in
Sec. 4, Article 2, of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges, for
the admission of non-beneficiary members, on such terms as the
By-laws provide. .1 also found that provision is made in the
By-laws of your Lodge in Article 3, for these members to pay
dues in each half year, amounting to $1.00, but nothing for the fee
to be paid on admission. In the General Laws of the Order as
laid down in Chapter 4, Page 73, of the Code, re Transfer Certificates, applies to non-beneficial members. My opinion is .that it
was not contemplated when this law was enacted, that it should
so apply, as no mention is made of them, whereas with respect to
visiting cards, there is a special form laid down by Sec. 110^ of
the Code, adopted in 1917, for non-beneficial members. I see no
harm can be done in permitting the transfer of this member from
one Lodge to another when they change their place of residence,
as it involves no beneficial liabilities in the receiving Lodsre. If
the member is objectionable in any way, you can refuse to accept
him at the ballot box.
Lakelse Lodge, No. 33. Question: Will you advise us as soon
as possible whether a liquor vendor is eligible for membership in
the I. O. O. Hi
Answer:   No,  refer you  to Sec. 477
General Laws.
(Y), Page 223, Code of 4673
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43. Question: Herein enclosed a doctor's certificate of one of our worthy Brothers, namely H. W.
Edwards, residing in Edgerton, Alta. The doctor's certificate, not
reading to the liking of a number of our brothers, they instructed
me to write the Grand Secretary of Alberta to make investigation,
for which you will notice the reply. Now, we would like your
ruling as to whether we should pay benefits or not. I might mention that this brother has been a continual beneficial member for a
number of years.
Answer: I do not consider this brother to be entitled to benefits, and would refer you to Section 16a, of the Code of General
Laws 1915.
Okanagan Lodge No. 58 asks—Is one of our Brothers who' is
at present sick with rheumatism, the result of Overseas services,
and will no doubt be more or less recunrent, whilst not lasting for
more than a month at any one time? Can you advise if there is
any definite ruling covering such  cases?
Answer:   I cannot find anything in the Code of General Laws*
governing this case ;   but the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges,
Sec. 2, Page 17, would govern this case.    That portion as to continuation of previous sickness.
HOME FUND
I have been present at several meetings of the Trustees of this
fund. The affairs are in good shape, interest well paid up, and the
securities good. The Board, early in the year, met and decided to
sell some bonds which we are holding, and buy Grand Trunk
Railway Bonds, guaranteed by the Dominion Government to the
amount of $30,000.
A circular letter was sent all the Lodges of this Jurisdiction by
Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63, Prince Rupert, B.C. I sent the following questionaire to all the Lodges of this Jurisdiction, so that
this matter could be brought up intelligently at the Grand Lodge
meeting. The further report on this fund will be covered by the
report of the Trustees of the Oddfellow's Home Fund. 4674
Office of Grand Master,
New Westminster, B.C., 13th March, 1923.
To the Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge of B.C. I.O.O.F.:
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
At the last meeting of. the Trustees of the I.O.O.F. Home Fund
the question of the need of a Home was discussed. It was decided
that some definite information should be had from the Lodges
in the Jurisdiction as to whether the establishment of a Home
would be justified. With that end in view I enclose you a questionnaire, to which I trust you will give mature consideration and
return to me at the  earliest possible moment.
I would also ask particularly that in the event of your finding
you have any perspn eligible for a Home, that you be absolutely
sure you have their consent to enter it if one is provided, and state
so on  the  questionnaire
Yours in F. L. T.,
M. J. PHILLIPS,
Grand Master, I.O.O.F.
 Lodge, No  I.O.O.F.r
., 1923
M. J. Phillips, Esq.,
Grand Master, I.O.O.F.,
New Westminster, B.C.
Dear Sir and Brother:
In response to your letter of 13th March, 1923, I am instructed
to forward the following replies to your questions re Odd Fellows'
Home.
Yours fraternally,
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? 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?
Question (4).    Give any information or remarks on the subject
that you have to offer.
Answer     -
VISITATIONS
With the exception of Dawson Lodge No. la, Dawson, Y.T.r
and Mt. Ida Lodge No. 56, Salmon Arm, the latter not being able
to get the Brothers together, also Boundary Valley Lodge at
Greenwood, which amalgamated with Gateway Lodge at Grand
Forks, T have visited all the other Lodges in this Jurisdiction. I
regret not being able to go to Dawson; but time would not permit.
The only joint meeting I was obliged to hold was in the City
of Victoria. Time would not permit me making three trips to the
Capital City, for which I was very sorry, as I always enjoy a visit
to my native city. I wish to thank the P.G.M.'s and G.L. Officers
for the great assistance rendered me and to Brother Tom Choate,
of Nelson, during my visits to East and West Kootenay's. I would
suggest that the Jurisdiction be divided amongst the other Grand
Officers,  and the  D.G.M.'s  for  visitation purposes.    One realizes. 4676
the wide extent of this Jurisdiction, after having visited all the
Lodges, and if we are going to live up to the teachings of our
Order "meeting on a common level," let us try to practice what
we preach.
The following Lodges were visited:
1922.
Sept. 12    Pittitko Lodge, No. 13, Merritt, B.C.
"     13    Princeton Lodge, No. 52, Princeton, B.C.
Okanagan  Lodge,. No.  58, West  Summerland,  B.C., accompanied  by J.   H.   Glass,  P.G.M.,  and  O.   E.  Fisher,
Grand Treasurer.
Penticton Lodge, No. 51, Penticton,  B.C.
Gateway Lodge, No. 45, Grand Forks, B.C.
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, Nelson, B.C., accompanied by
Brother D.  Proudfoot,  D.G.M.
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, Kaslo, B.C.
Silver City Lodge, No. 39, Sandon, B.C., accompanied by
Brother W. P.  Rudkin, D.D.G.M.
Rossland Lodge, No. 36, Rossland, B.C., accompanied by
Brother Thomas  Embleton, P.G.M.
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, Trail, B.C.
Slocan Lodge, No. 40, Slocan City, B.C., accompanied by
Brother D. H. Proudfoot,  D.G.M.
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47, Fernie, B.C., accompanied by
Brother J. W. Robertson, Grand Guardian.
Michel Lodge, No. 54, Natal, B.C.
Corbin Lodge, No. 64, Corbin, B.C.
Key City Lodge, No. 42, Cranbrook, B.C., accompanied
by Brother H. White, P.G.M.
Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34, Golden, B.C.
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, Revelstoke, B.C.
Eureka Lodge, No. 50, Enderby, B.C.
Coronation Lodge, No. 48, Armstrong, B.C.
Orchard  City  Lodge,  No.  59, Kelowna,  B.C.
Vernon Valley Lodge, No.' 18, Vernon, B.C.
12    Tatnai  Lodge,  No. 9,  Kamloops,  B.C.,  accompanied by
Brother J. D. Swanson, P.G.M.
Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, Ashcroft, B.C.
Prince  Rupert  Lodge,  No. 63,  Prince  Rupert.  B.C., accompanied by Brother A, R. Phillips, Grand Cond., and
H. M. Hale, D.D.G.M.
Bulkley Lodge, No. 30. Smithers, B.C.
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Cariboo Lodge, No. 65, Prince George, B.C. it
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Joint Meeting of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, Columbia Lodge,
•No.  2,   and   Dominion   Lodge,   No.   4,   accompanied  by
Grand   Secretary,   Fred   Davey, W..  H.   Cullin,   P.G.M.
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., and R. Livingstone, Grand Marshal.
Black   Diamond   Lodge,   No.   5,   Nanaimo,   B.C.   accompanied by Brother J. R. KcKinnel, P.G.P.
Union Lodge, No. 11, Cumberland, B.C., accompanied by
Brother Alex Cleland, P.G.P.
Duncan Lodge, No. 17, Duncan, B.C.
Harmony  Lodge,  No. 6,  Ladysmith,  B.C.,  accompanied
by Brother W. W. Walkem,  Grand Warden.
Island Lodge, No. 24, Eburne, B.C.
Park   Lodge,   No.   66,    McKay,   B.C.,   accompanied   by
Brothers  D.  E.  MacKenzie,  P.G.M.;   R.  A.  Merrithewr
P.G.M.;  E.  C. Turner,  Grand Patriarch, and J.  Hyslop,
D.D.G.M.
Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, Cloverdale, B.C., accompanied
by Brothers R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M.; D. E. MacKenzie,
P.G.M.; E. C. Turner, G.P.; W. Flannagan, D.D.G.M.,
and J. Hyslop, D.D.G.M.
Maple Ridge, No. 32, Port Haney, B.C., accompanied by
Officers and Members of Harmony Encampment No. 2.
Ridgley Lodge, No. 22, South Vancouver, B.C.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, Vancouver, B.C., accompanied by Brother W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M.; W. Law, P.G.M.
and A. E. Harron, P.G.M.
Aaron Lodge, No. 14, Vancouver, B.C.
Western Star Lodge, No. 10, Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, Vancouver, B.C.
Pacific Lodge, No. 26, Vancouver, B.C.
Hastings Lodge, No. 29, Vancouver, B.C.
Abbot'sford Lodge, No. 20, Abbotsford, B.C.
Kerrisdale  Lodge,  No. 31,  Kerrisdale,  B.C.
North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, North Vancouver, B.C.,
accompanied by Brothers A. E. H? -ron, P.G.M., and E.
A. Morden, Grand Chaplain.
Little Mountain, No. 60, South Vancouver, B.C
Grandview Lodge, No. 62, Vancouver, B.C.
Delta Lodge, No. 21, Ladner, B.C.
Fairview Lodge, No. 61, Vancouver, B.C. 4678
23 Fidelity Lodge, No. 25, Mission, B.C.
24 Excelsior  Lodge, No. 7, Chilliwack, B.C.,
by Brothers E. L. Webber  P.G.M., and H.
26   Cheam Lodge, No. 28, Agassiz, B.C.
accompanied
'ooks. P.G.M.
REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
I beg to submit a resume of the reports of the District Deputy
Grand Masters, which have been received.
District No. la. J. R. Murray reports having installed the officers of Dawson Lodge, No. la, on July 4th, 1922, and on January
23rd, 1923. On June 28th, 1922, granted a dispensation to Dawson
Lodge, No. la, to hold the Installation of Officers, in conjunction
with Yukon Rebekah Lodge, No. 1, on July 4th, 1922, semi-public
Visited Dawson Lodge, No. la, officially, July 5th, 1922, also January 3rd. 1923. Only one Lodge in this District, Dawson Lodge,
No. la. owing to the decline of the population in the Yukon, our
roll is now only 92 members; but finances are in good shape, and
very little sickness or death among our members. We own our
own hall, which is insured for $2,500.00. The I.O.O.F. is very
highly esteemed in the Yukon Territory. We have hopes that the
Mayo Silver Camp, 130 miles from Dawson, will soon be large
enough to have a Lodge of the I.O.O.F.
District No. 1, Victoria, B. C. Alex. McCabe reports having
installed the officers of Victoria Lodge No. 1, on July 10th, 1922;
Columbia Lodge, No. 2, on July 12th, 1922, and Dominion Lodge,
No. 4. on July 13th, 1922. Also joint installation of the three
Lodges on January 15th, 1923. All Lodges had full complement of
officers. Granted a dispensation for holding a dance on New
Year's Eve. Visited with the Grand Master a joint meeting of th*
three Lodges on January 22nd, 1923.
Decisions rendered.
Question: Is it necessary for re-elected officers to be regularly
installed?
Answer: Yes.
Question: Is it the Vice Grand's duty to appoint members of
committees?
Answer:   Yes. 4679
The Order is in good condition and making steady progress.
District No. 2. J. M. Hyslop reports the following installations: joint installation of Royal City Lodge, No. 3, and Amity
Lodge, No. 27, on July 10th, 1922, at Amity Lodge, No. 27, meeting.
Park Lodge, No. 66, at McKay, on July 17th, 1922; also joint in
stallation of Royal City, No. 3, and Amity, No. 27, on January 12th,
1923, at Royal City Lodge No. 3 meeting. Also Park Lodge, No.
66, Mckay, on January 17th, 1923. Dispensations, None; official
visits, Four.
Decisions Given to Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
No. 1.—When an application for membership is read is it neces
sary to have a motion to accept the application and have a com
mittee appointed or has the N.G. the authority to appoint a com
mittee without the formality of a motion?
Answer—Constitution, Page 9.
The Noble Grand as soon as application is .read, which appli-'
cation must be made out on proper form and properly signed and
witnessed shall forthwith refer same to a committee of three members for investigation and in doing so he does not require a motion
of the Lodge.
No. 2.—When a committee of investigation on an application
for membership has made its report is it necessary to have a
motion to receive the report and order a ballot spread or has the
N. G. authority to order a ballot spread once the report is read
without the formality of a motion?
Answer—Art. 13, Sec. 518 of the Code:
The Noble Grand has the authority to order ballot spread without the formality of a motion, immediately on report of investigating committee being read.
Xo. 3.—When balloting on candidates for membership or degree
is it necessary for the V.G to examine the ballot box before the
ballot is taken ?
Answer—Art. 13, Sec. 519 of the Code:
The Noble Grand of a Subordinate Lodge's duty is to supervise
all ballots that shall be cast and declare the result thereof and it
is not necessary that the V.G. should examine the ballot box before ballot is taken. 4680
Condition of Order very satisfactory. Degree Work in all
ILo.dges   being  exceptionally  well   carried   out.
Remarks—A series of Fraternal visitations carried out in the
District during the winter proved very successful and needful to
the   Lodges.
District No. 3. John Scott reports the officers of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, installed on July 12th, 1922, and on January
10th, 1923, No Dispensations. lOfficial visits July 26th, 1922, and
February 8th, 1923. No decisions. Condition of the Order favorable
District No .4. William Heyes reports the officers of Harmony
Lodge, No. 6, were duly installed by my predecessor, Brother H.
Allen, P.G, on July 22nd, 1922 and January 22nd, 1923. No dispensations granted during the year. Official visits, None; Decisions rendered, None. Oddfellowship in this District maintains
an even tenor, and the younger members are showing keen inter
est in the work of the Order. Several members have been added
to the roll and only one suspended for non payment of dues.
Visitations from the Encampment and Rebekah Lodges have been
made, and much appreciated.
District No. 7. John White reports the following installations: Aaron Lodge, No. 14, July 5th, 1922; Mount Pleasant
Lodge, No. 19, July 18th, 1922; North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55,
July 20th, 1922; North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, January 4th,
1923; Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, January 9th, 1923; Aaron
Lodge, No. 14, January 10th, 1923. Dispensations—July 5th, 1922,
Dispensation to Aaron Lodge, No. 14, for public installation;
also on January 10th, 1923, for joint installation with Bethel
Rebekah Lodge, No. 20; December 8th and 29th, to North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55, for box social and Christmas tree for the
children: also on January 4th, 1923, for public installation. Decisions, None. Condition of the Order in the District, very good
financially and fraternally.
Accompanied   the   Grand  Master   on   his   official  visits  in   my
'District. ,
District No. 9. H .L. Gillard reports the installation of officers
in Ridgley Lodge, No. 22, and Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60, at
the regular time. Dispensations, None. Official visits to Ridgley
Lodge,  No. 22, eight times, and  Little  Mountain,  No.  60, every 4681
night. Visited Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60, with the Grand
Master. Decisions, None. Condition of the Order in the District
very good. Both Lodges taken in new members. Ridgley Lodge,
No. 22, expects to have a new hall before the end of the year,
which should improve conditions there. Would recommend that
this District be enlarged to cover three Lodges.
District No. 14. W. H. Flanagan reports installations of officers
of Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, on July 3rd, 1922, and January 22nd,
1923. Dispensations, None. Official visits, Two. Decisions, None.
Condition of the Order very good.
District No. 15.    W. T. Choate reports: Installations, Two. Dispensations,  None.    Official visits, Three.    Decisions, None.    Con
dition of the Order good, membership steadily increasing, finances
in good shape, all debts paid and some money in the bank, and
visitors well looked after by the Lodge.,
District No. 17. W. Hunter reports, installations, six; Vernon
Valley Lodge, No. 18, Coronation Lodge, No. 48; Eureka Lodge,
No. 50; Mid-summer and January terms. Dispensations to Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18, to hold Joint Public Installation; to
Coronation Lodge, to hold public installation; to Eureka Lodge,
to hold installation on special meeting. Official visits, ten. Con
ditions of the Order: Vernon Valley Lodge in excellent condition,
a large increase in membership. Coronation and Eureka Lodges
are both active and a good interest showing by all members; but
owing to times being quiet have been unable to take in any new
members.
District No. 22. William M. Goheen reports: Installation of officers of Bulkley Lodge, No. 30, July 7th, 1922 and January 5th, 1923.
Dispensations issued Nov. 14th, 1922, to Bulkley Lodge, No. 30,
to hold annual ball December 1st, 1922. Official visits on February 23rd, 1923, to examine officers of the Lodge as to their duties
and instruction in Degree work. Condition of the Order: There
is only one Lodge, Bulkley, No. 30, in the District; but is is doing
fine work on almost every meeting. Degree work put on in good
shape for a small Lodge.
District No. 24. K. Martin reports: Joint installations of the
officers of Enterprise Lodge No. 43, Adinah Rebekah Lodge, No. 8;
Rossland Lodge, No. 36; Deborah Rebekah Lodge, No. 13, at Rossland, July 1st, 1922, and again at Trail on January 9th, 1923. Dispensations   Two, for public installations.    Decisions, None.    Con- 4682
fldition of the Order at Trail is good, they having taken in seventeen members from July, 1922, to May 8th, 1923. Rossland very
-quiet.
District No. 26. W. P. Rudkin reports: Joint installation of
.officers of Silver City Lodge, No. 39, and Silver Queen Rebekah
Lodge, No. 39, July 7th, 1922, and January 9th, 1923. Dispensations issued for joint installation, to wear regalia at divine service
twice, t© wear regalia at anniversary dance, April 26th, 1923.
Official visits. July 7th, 1922, and January 9th, 1923, to install
.officers at joint installation. Visit, September 22nd, 1922, with
Grand Master. Decisions, None. Condition of the Order, very
-promising; members very active and enthusiastic. Some increase
in membership, attendance good, meetings harmonious and instructive.
District No. 33. C. F. Sherwin reports the installation of the
officers of Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, on July 19th, 1922. and January 10th, 1923. Granted Dispensations for joint installation of
the officers of Sunshine Lodge, No. 57, with those of Kaslo Rebekah Lodge, No. 32, on July 19th, 1922. Made two official visits.
Condition of the Order in the District, very good. Lodge has
bought a large three-story building and fitted the upper story for
Lodge purposes. Recommends Brother J. Loftus, P.G., as his
successor as  D.D.G.M.
District No. 35. H. M. Hale reports installation of officers of
Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63, in July, 1922, and joint installation
in January, 1923. Dispensation granted to wear regalia at Rebekah anniversary ceremony, and to hold joint installation in
January. Official visit* July 2nd, 1922, and on January 2nd, 1923.
Condition of the Order, fairly good, with new members coming
-in   about   one  every  two weeks.
District No. 36. F. W. Reger reports: Installation of officers
of Corbin Lodge No. 64, on July 10th, 1922 and January 8th, 1923.
Dispensations to Corbin Lodge, No. 64. for pubKc social on
'September 4th, 1922; October 13th, 1922; January 19th, 1923, and
February 23rd, 1923. To confer two degrees on one evening,
"March 12th, 1923, and April 23rd, 1923. Decisions, None. Con-
edition  of the Order in District, Good/
The official visit of Bro. M. J. Phillips, G.M., in October;
the first visit of a G. M. in three years. These visits
mean a great deal to the smaller isolated Lodges and are keenly 4683
looked forward to. I trust every endeavor will be made by future
G.M.'s to continue these as they mean much more to these Lodges
than to the large city Lodges.
District No. 39.—S. Mussallem reports the officers of Maple
Ridge Lodge No. 32, were duly installed on January 3rd, 1923.
Dispensations, None. Official visit, accompanying the Grand
Master on his official visit, March 14th, 1923. Condition of the
Order, good; Brothers very enthusiastic and perfect harmony
prevailing.
It is extremely noticeable that a much better feeling fraternally, is existing in this nighborhood since the inception of this
Lodge.
CONCLUSION II
I wish to again thank the Grand Lodge for the high honor it
has conferred on me; and also to thank you all for the many
courtesies shown me during my term of office. I desire to thank
the Grand Secretary, Brother Fred Davey, for his courtesy and
assistance during my term of office. I think this Jurisdiction is
to be congratulated on the good showing it has made considering the trying times we are passing through; and comparing it
with Jurisdictions of the same size, south of the 49th parallel.
We anticipate better times and our Grand Order will then come
into its own.    Once more thanking you one and all.
Fraternally  submitted,
M.  J.  PHILLIPS,
Grand   Master. 4684
Grand  Secretary s Report
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
I beg to submit a report of the work of this office for the past
year and of the condition of the Order in this Jurisdiction on the
31st December, 1922.
"Lakelse" Lodge, No. 33, was instituted by the Grand Master
at Terrace, B.C., on the 9th November,  1922.
"Carne" Rebekah Lodge, No. 45, was instituted at Victoria,
B.C., on 25th August, 1922, by Sister M. J. Grant, Past President,
with 38 members.
"Grandview" Rebekah Lodge, No. 18, was instituted at Vancouver, B.C., on 10th April, 1923, by Sister E. L. George, President of the Rebekah Assembly, with 49 Charter members and 28
Initiates, on the night of institution, making a total of 77 members
to start with.
"Boundary Valley" Lodge, No. 38, Greenwood, has merged into
"Gateway" Lodge, No. 45, Grand Forks. The exact date of this
mergement is not known, but the Charter and Rituals of "Boundary
Valley" Lodge were received on the 22nd March, 1923.
It is also understood that "Greenwood" Rebekah Lodge, No. 18,
Greenwood, has been merged into "Banner" Rebekah Lodge, No.
25, at Grand Forks, but no official notice of same has been received
at this office. Its number "18" has been appropriated by Grand-
view Rebekah Lodge, Vancouver.
An enquiry has been received from Brother J. W. Crockett,
P.G, of Nakusp, B.C., as to the steps to be taken to institute a
lodge there. The required information and a form of Petition for
a Charter were sent, but nothing further has been received on the
subject.
It will be observed from the accompanying statement, that
notwithstanding the many adverse conditions prevailing, there was
an increase in the membership of the Subordinate Lodges, of 121,
during the year 1922. 4685
The Rebekah Lodges also show an increase of 37 Brothers and
187 Sisters, total 224; in the number of members for the year.
The amount expended for relief by the Subordinate Lodges
of this Jurisdiction since the institution of the Grand Lodge in
1874, to the end of 1922, a period of 48 years, exceeds One Million
Dollars. This is exclusive of the sums paid by the Encampments
and Rebekah Lodges for this purpose.
STATISTICAL
Statement Showing the Work of Last Year as Compared
With the Year 1921
Increase   Decrease
No. of Lodges, 31st Dec, 1922	
Less Boundary Valley Lodge No.
38, merged into Gateway Lodge
No.   45,   since 1	
No. of Members, 31st Dec, 1922	
Initiated  	
" Admitted by Card
Admitted as A.O.
| Reinstated   	
Withdrawn   	
Deceased   	
Expelled  	
I Suspended   for
Cause   	
Resigned   	
."" I Ceased Member
ship  by  N.P.D.
Rejected  	
"      Degrees   Conferred   	
I      Past Grands  	
Receipts  from—
Dues    * -	
Admissions and Degrees 	
Rents and Interest on Invested
Funds   	
All  Other  Sources  	
Total Receipts —	
60
121
20
$77,481.90
$11,644.25
$40,997.32
17
64
$134.93
$1,900.47
$6,716.35| $2,141.20
5136,839.821 $1,141.79
284
$3,034.81 4686
ST ATI STICAL—Continued
No.  of  Brothers   Relieved ..   721
Widowed Families Relieved 56
Brothers  Buried     61
Weeks' Sick Benefits Paid„„ 6568
Amount Paid for—
Relief of Brothers  I $35,488.48
Relief of Widowed Families   $2,166.99
Relief of Orphans   $69.00
Education   of  Orphans   j
Burying the Dead  ~-| $6,516.64) $2,425.84
Special   Relief „..| $3,481.71
I Increase I Decrease
104
4
21
775
$1,231.55
$15.75
$3.86
$47,722.82
$384.33
$30,799.28)$17,442.67
$49,071.17  $3,383.86
$819,102.92
Total Amount Paid for Relief	
Amount Expended on Property or
Investments    	
Amount Paid for Current Expenses
Total Value of the Assets of Subordinate   Lodges   	
Average Duration  of Sickness per
Sick   Member I 9 w., 18 h.
Average duration of Sickness per
Member    | 6 d., 10 h.
Average Amount of Benefits Paid
to each Sick Member  I	
Average Amount of Relief Expend- ■
ed per Member	
Average Cost per Member for Current  Expenses   --
Average Cost per Member for all
Lodge Expenditures other than
on  Property and Investments....
Average   Amount   of   Assets   per
Member    —	
Total Amount of Relief Paid since
the Institution of the Grand
Lodge in 1874 $11,016,176.70]
$3,284.95
$49.22
$6.65
$6.84
$13.49
$114.10
16hrs.
$73,139.97
1 d. 23 h.
$0.35
$0.37
$0.72
$6.30
$12.32 4687
REBEKAH LODGES
No. of Lodges 31st December, 1922  45
No. of Members—
Brothers   1111
Sisters     2431
Total     3542
No. of Members Initiated —«
Brothers  121
Sisters  281
No. of Members Admitted by Card-*-
Brothers     32
Sisters     104
No. of Members Reinstated—
B rothers    | _. 5
Sisters    „  21
l^o. of Members Withdrawn—
Brothers     28
Sisters     92
No. of Members Deceased—
Brothers     10
Sisters     7
No. of Members Suspended—
Brothers    J  88
Sisters    -„  124
Receipts from—
Dues    1  $7,315.54
Admissions    2,174.25
Rents* and Interest   455.92
All Other Sources  |  4,825.82
Total   Receipts    $14,771.53 4688
Amount Paid for—
Relief of Members   $    167.95
Relief of Widowed Families   67.50
Relief of Orphans   42,20
Special   Relief    282.85
Total Relief    $   560.50
Amount Paid for Current Expenses   $ 1,120.78
Invested Funds of Rebekah  Lodges  -v.  $12,033.6&v 4689
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Cash Received and Paid to Grand Treasurer

From Whom Received

Lodge—
Victoria,          No.
1
$   194.25
$  131.00
$     17.22
$    342.47
Columbia-
2
187.50
123.00
22.12
332.62
Royal  City
3
170.25
111.50
i      51.62
333.37
Dominion
4
116.25
75.00
|      35.93
227.18
Black Diamond "
5I
226.50
150.00
276.46
652.96
Harmony
6
162.00
106.50
78.00
346.50
Excelsior
7
101.25
70.00
39.67
210.92
Vancouver
8
294.00
190.50
I      10.73
495.23
Tatnai
9
126.75
85.50
5.98
218.23
Western Star
10
279.75
181.50
25.99
487.24
Union
11
66.75
41.50
2.18
110.43
Selkirk
12
!|     131.25
88.50
14.10
	
233.85
Pittitko
13
63.75
48.50
24.17
1             	
136.42
Aaron
14
117.00
76.00
7.44
200.44
Cloverdale
15
63.00
43.50
17.03
123.53
Kootenay
16
121.50
77.50
6.84
205.84
Duncan
17
41.25
25.50
I       19.17
85.92
Vernon Valley   "
18
51.00
36.50
30.97
....
118.47
Mt. Pleasant      "
19
114.00
70.00
14.78
	
198.78
Abbotsford
20
33.00
26.00
|       18.13
77.13
Delta
21
24.00
22.00
57.20
f      103.20
Ridgely
22
46.50
31.50
9.93
.   ..	
87.93
Ashcroft
23
21.00
12.50
7.93
.,	
41.43
Island
24
60.75
40.00
2.93
103.68
Fidelity                 "
25
25.50
16.50
7.73
49.73
Pacific
26
|     192.75
|     127.0C
)|       8.30
328.05
Amity                   "
27
225.00
151.00
165.27
541.27
Cheam
"28
35.25
22.00
18.88
76.13
Hastings
29
72.75
55.50
35.84
1             	
164.09
Bulkley
30
34.50
24.50
7.58
	
66.58
Kerrisdale
31|
1
32.25
I
24.00
.84
	
57.09
Forward |$3,431.25|$2,284.50|$1,040.96|
|$ 6,756.71 4690
FINANCIAL STATEMENT—Continued.
1
1
From Whom Received
Tax Term Ended
30th  June,  1922.
Tax Term Ended
♦ 81st Dec,  1922.
Supplies,   Surety
Bonds, Etc.
Home Fund.
Total.
Forward
1
$3,431.25
$2,284.50
$1,040.96
$ 6,756.71
Maple Ridge
32
21.00
78.03
	
99.03
Lakelse
33|
63.33
63.33
Rocky M't'n
34
39.75
27.50
9.71
76.96
Rossland
36
104.25
64.00
3.80
172.05
B'nd'ry Valley   "
38
25.50
16.50
33.83
75.83
Silver  City
39|
39.00
24.50
30.91
94.41
Slocan
40
36.00
23.00
28.53
87.53
Key   City
42
125.25
90.50
22.25
238.00
Enterprise
43
136.50
89.50
10.03
236.03
Gateway
1   45
66.00
42.50
29.02
137.52
Mt.   Fernie
47
124.50
85.00
8.23
	
217.73
Coronation
48
24.00
15.50
34.43
	
73.93
Eureka
[    50
30.00
20.00
11.68
61.68
Penticton            '
51
78.75
52.00
20.53
151.28
Princeton
"52
42.75
29.00
10.16
81.91
Michel
54
79.50
51.00
10.61
141.11
N.   Vancouver   '
55
126.00
82.50
17.42
225.92
Mt.   Ida
56
19.50
13.00
1.12
	
33.62
Sunshine
57
50.25
33.00
32.62
115.87
Okanagan
•'    5£
S      24.00
20.00
13.33
57.33
Orchard   City   f
'    59
|      45.0C
>      32.50
23.12
100.62
Little Mount'n
"   6C
)|     130.5(
)|      86.0C
)        3.93
1     	
220.43
Fairview
!   61
196.50
126.50
10.18
	
333.18
Gran dive w
62
77.25
52.50
36.07
1     	
165.82
Prince  Rupert "
63
57.00
34.50
19.98
111.48
Corbin
"64
46.50
34.00
19.80
100.30
Cariboo
(   65
67.50
42.50
19.18
129.18
Park
66
60.00
39.50
10.03
!
109.53
Dawson
la
70.50
44.50
19.50
134.50
Olive   Branch
|
Rebekah
1
10.00
10.00
Carne Rebekah
'  45
1
10.00
|
10.fr)
Grandview
Rebekah
'   18
1
10.00
10.00
Forwarc
[$5,353.50
1
($3,577.00
|$1,702.32
........
|$10.632.82 4691
FINANCIAL STATEMENT—Continued.
Ended
1922.
i-i
>>
DO d
irt
From Whom Received
Tax Term
30th  June
, Tax Term
31st Dec,
Supplies,
Bonds, Et
Home Fui
Total.
Forward	
Sundry   Persons	
|$5,353.50
|$3,577.00
$1,702.32
61.50
■
	
$10,632.82
61.50
Royal B'k—Interest
Treasurer's   acct. ..
	
52.55
mk'.	
52.55
B'k of Montreal Int.
Treasurer's acct. ..
89.30
.
89.30
Imperial B'k of Can.
ada—Withdrawal
I    6,122.62
6,122.62
Bank of Montreal—
WitRdrawal-Emer-
gency  Relief Fund..
200.00
200.00
Dominion Govt., Int.
on     Bonds,     Aged
Oddfellows   Fund	
64.75
64.75
VernonValley Lodge
No. 18,   Donation ..
16.50
16.50
Vanc'ver Past Noble
Grands Club, Dona
tion    —	
25.00
25.00
Yukon   Rebekah
Lodge,   Donation	
25.00
25.00
W.    H.    Gallagher
Interest   	
1          3.20
3.20
Dominion Govt. Int.
on   Bonds	
1    1,933.25
1,933.25
B- C. Govt., Interest
on   Bonds	
210.00
228.00
210.00
A. J.  Morgan, Int	
228.00
F. Shackleton, Int	
167.20
167T20
G.  A.  Macey,   Int	
*
114.00
114.00
A    Perry,   Int	
187.15
204.63
187.15
R.  A.  Randall,  Int...
204.63
A.   &   E.   K.   Baker
Part Pri n. & Int	
1   2,635.86
i   2,635.86
Grantham Property
Rent   	
h.	
\      149.60
149.60
Total	
($5,353.50
1
|$3,577.00
($2,170.42
($12,022.01
($23,122.93 ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER
Date
«H     .
o *-
9
Al3
O u
Zo
In  Whose   Favor.
May 17|378| Imperial Bank of Canada
27\379\Sovereign Grand  Lodge..
June    1 380 Fred DaVey, Grand Sec._
1 381|Oddfellows'   Union	
1|382|B. C. Telephone Co	
5 3831 Entertainment Committee
7|384|Imperial Bank of Canada!
I5j3851Grand   Treasurer „|
I      I
17|386| Empress Hotel 	
Description.
Amount
387JE.  G. Cavalsky	
388!C.   Ely	
389IA.  Henderson, P.G.M	
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sovereign Grand Lodge..
Fred Davey, Grand Sec...
Oddfellows'   Union	
B.  C.  Telephone  Co	
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sovereign Grand Lodge..
Sweeney&McConnell, Ltd
Sovereign Grand Lodge..
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Oddfellows'   Union _
B.  C. Telephone  Co	
Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co.
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Imperial Bank of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
Deposit (Home Fund) ($ 38.00
Supplies   I 60.87
Salary,  1  month   1 125.00
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office..! 35.00
Rent, Telephone  I 6.00
Badges, G. Lodge Session—| 75.40
Deposit (Home Fund  I 47.50
Mileage and per diem—Ses-|
sion, 1922  ( 2,606.64
Expenses,   Fraternal   Dele- |
gates    1 40.70
Transportation   Clerk I 15.00
Janitor.   Session   1922 !| 20.00
Expenses,   Fraternal   Dele-|
gate to G. Lodge, Sask ( 134.75
Deposit   (Home   Fund) | 16.50
Supplies    | 10.19
Salary,  1  month   I 125.00
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office.-l 35.00
Rent, Telephone  i 6.00
Deposit (Home Fund)   | 105.00
ISupplies    j 17.50
Ptg.  & Supplies for  Stock..| 104.78
Supplies    _ j 5.60
Salary, 1 month  I 125.00
Rent,  Grand Secy.'s Office..| 35.00
Rent, Telephone  I 6.00
Printing Proceedings, etc | 616.60
Supplies    j 4.50
Deposit  (Home Fund)  f 892.00
Deposit  (Home Fund  -1 47.50
Deposit (Home Fund)   I 464.68
|Deposit   (Aged  Oddfellows'!
Fund)    | 20.00
Advance for Expenses  ! 200.00
Salary,  1  month   | 125.00
IPostage, Customs, Duty, etc.| 97.28-
I Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office..! 35.00
Rent, Telephone   6.00
Grand Lodge  Card   I 10.00
Forward ;..($ 6,314.99 469;
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
Date
o f*
ZO
In  Whose  Favor,
Description,
Amount
1922
Sept. 21
27
Oct.
Nov.
(t
«
a
6i
2
2
2
6
6
9
18
24
27
27
1
1
1
1
1
9
13
13
25
1
1
1
1
7
7
11
11
"     15
"     16
19
"     22
"     27
1923
Jan.     2
2
Dec.
414|B. C. Oddfellow
415|Sovereign  Grand  Lodge..i
416| Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
417|Oddfellows'   Union	
418|B.   C.  Telephone  Co J
419(lmperial Bank of Canada
420(Sweeney&McConnell, Ltd
4211 Sovereign Grand Lodge..
422jlmperial Bank of Canada
423(lmperial Bank of Canada
424|M. J.  Phillips,  G.M	
425|Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co...
426|Imperial Bank of Canada
427(Imperial Bank of Canada
428IFred Davey, Grand Sec'y
429|Oddfellows'   Union	
430|B. C. Telephone Co	
431|Sweeney&McConnell, Ltd
432(Sovereign Grand Lodge-
+331 Sovereign Grand Lodge..
434|Sovereign Grand Lodge..
435|Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
4361 Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
437|Oddfellows'   Union	
4381B.   C.  Telephone  Co	
439llmperial Bank of Canada
440|General     Relief     Board
Vancouver
441
442
Imperial Bank of Canadaj
Grand Sec'y, Mass	
443(lmperial Bank of Canada
444|Imperial Bank of Canadaj
445|Imperial Bank of Canadai
446(Sovereign Grand Lodge..
4471R. P. Clark & Co	
Forward	
Grand Lodge Card 	
Supplies    1	
Salary,   1  month  	
Rent,  Grand Secy.'s  Office..|
Rent, Telephone   !
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Printing, Circulars, etc. 	
Supplies   	
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Advance for  Expenses 	
Ptg. Forms of Reports, etc.j
Deposit   (Home   Fund)	
Deposit   (Aged  Oddfellows'l
Fund   	
Salary,   1  month  	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s  Office.
Rent, Telephone 	
Printing Circulars, etc	
Supplies   	
Supplies   	
Supplies   	
Salary,   1   month  	
Postage and Sundries 	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s  Office..j
Rent, Telephone 	
Deposit  (Home Fund) 	
Relief,  Bro.  Ros^nholme ....
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Wreath,   Funeral   Past   G'd
Sire Pinkerton 	
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Deposit (Home Fund)  	
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Supplies   	
Purchase Dom. Govt. Bondsl
448lFred Davey, Grand Sec'ylSalary,   1  month  	
449|Oddfellows'   Union  |Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office..!
6,314.99
10.00
10.38
125.00
35.00
6.00
1,800.00
10.23
8.30
38.00
25.00
150.00
62.50
746.62
12.37
125.00
35.00
6.00
29.26
12.83
1.20
36.89
125.0Q
36.28
35.00
6.00
561.10
180.00
25.00
20.00
105.00
301.30
3.80
21.84
6.122.62
125.00
35.00
Forward...
I
-[$17,223.51 so
Whose Favor.
1923    I
Jan.     2 450]B.  C. Telephone  Co I
3 4511Imperial Bank of Canadaj
l9 4521 Sovereign Grand Lodge..
22|453|Imperial Guarantee Co	
I
454! Sweeney &McConnell,Ltd|
221455
23|456
457
458
4694
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
Description.
Amount
Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co.l
M. J. Phillips, G.M	
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Sovereign  Grand Lodge.-!
Oddfellows'   Union j
B.  C.  Telephone  Co j
|Sweeney&McConnell,Ltd'
Sovereign Grand Lodge.-i
Imperial Bank of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Oddfellows'   Union	
B.  C.  Telephone  Co	
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sweeney&McConnell,Ltd
Sovereign Grand Lodge..
D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.1
F. J. Reynolds, P.G.M	
E.  Harron, P.G.M..... I
Sovereign Grand Lodge..
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'yi
Oddfellows'   Union \
B.  C.  Telephone  Co	
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sweeney&McConnell, Ltd!
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
Sovereign Grand Lodge..'
Imperial Bank of Canada!
Department Council P.M
Forward |$17
Rent, Telephone  J
Deposit   (Home   Fund) 1
For Supplies  I
Premium on Surety Bonds„|
Binders   and   Bookkeeping |
Sheets,   etc   !
Addressed  Envelopes   1
Balance  of Allowance  and |
Postage    -	
Salary,   1   month  	
For   Supplies   	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s  Office-
Rent, Telephone 	
Binders, Circulars, etc	
For   Supplies   	
Deposit, (Home Fund) 	
Deposit (Home Fund) *	
Deposit   (Aged  Oddfellows'
Fund)   	
Salary,   1  month  	
Rent.  Grand Secy.'s Office..!
Rent, Telephone  (
Deposit  (Home Fund)  !
Binders, Ledger Sheets, etc.]
For Supplies  I
Relief, Bro. Gowran  I
Wreath, Funeral Grand Sec;
Baird     (
Fraternal   Delegate,   G.L.,
Alberta   (
For Supplies  * j
Salary,   1  month   j
Rent, Grand Secy.'s  Office..!
Rent, Telephone  I
Deposit  (Home Fund)  j
Printing   Circulars    f
Postage, Customs Duty, etc.l
For Supplies  '
For Supplies 	
Deposit  (Home Fund)  \
Grant    I
Forward $20,969.16
,223.51
6.00
68.40
19.65
126.00
261.00
8.50
270.00
125.00
115.75
35.00
6.00
42.50
144.64
893.87
137.50
20.00
125.00
35.00
6.00
60.00
89.83
12.78
100.00
10.90
7725
57.41
125.00
35.00
6.00
60.00
20.90
255.11
209.66
67.00
38.00
75.00 469;
AMOUNT DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
Date
In  Whose  Favor.
Description.
Amount
1923
April 19 486
"     19,487
1     21 488!
I'     24 489|
May    l'490|
1491!
(1
1 492
(t
1 493
(<
1 494
a
1 495
«
1 496
«•
1 497
1
Imperial Bank of Canada
West.  Passenger Assn	
Sovereign Grand Lodge-
[Sovereign Grand Lodge..
ilmperial Bank of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
Oddfellows'   Union	
B. C. Telephone Co.	
Imperial Bank of Canada
Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co.
Forward	
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Deposit for Reduced Fares
For   Supplies   	
Representative Tax 	
Deposit (Home Fund) 	
Deposit (Aged Oddfellows'
Fund)   	
Salary, 1 month 	
Postage and Sundries 	
Rent, Grand Secy.'s Office ..
Rent, Telephone 	
Deposit  (Home Fund) 	
Printingf Forms 	
|$20,969.16
I        56.43
25.00
85.00
150.00
911.63
12.38
.! 125.00
.! 12.97
I 35.00
I 6.00
.| 239.10
| 8.50
|$22,636.17
SUMMARY
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report  $ 4,787.18
Cash received and paid to Grand Treasurer per foregoing
statement        23,122.93
$27,910.11
Less Orders drawn on Grand Treasurer as per
statement       22,636.17
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer  $ 5,273.94 4696
STOCK ACCOUNT
Dr.
Balance per last report      $  264.88
Goods bought during the year        1,414.37
Profit on goods sold during the year          24.14
Goods sold during the year —	
Value of Stock on hand  -	
Cr.
$1,046.75
656.64
$1,703.39   $1,703.39
ODDFELLOWS' HOME FUND
Receipts
Total value of this Fund per last Report  $52,760.85
Interest and Repayments on Mortgages as per Statement 3,686.44
Interest, Imperial Bank of Canada „ „   47.70
Interest, Dominion Government Savings Bank _  .48
Interest, Dominion Government War Bonds  1,933.25
Interest, B. C. Government Bonds  210.00
Grant from Grand Lodge Funds  1,785.87
Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18, Donation „  16.50
Past Noble Grands  Club, Vancouver, Donation  25.00
Yukon Rebekah Lodge, Dawson, Y.T., Donation   25.00
W.  H.  Gallagher,  Interest  3.20
Interest due  on  Mortgages   $949.63
Less—Interest  Overpaid          16.95 932.68
$61,426.97
Less—Repayment   Principal   Baker   Mortgage.. $2,500.00
Interest unpaid last year „     1,021.67
Accrued Interest on Bonds purchased..          50.62 $3,572.29
$57,854.68 4697
How Invested
On   Mortgage     $11,355.69
Dominion  Government War  Bonds,  1917  Issue  5,500.00
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1918 issue  3,150.00
Dominion Government War Bonds, 1919 issue  29,602.00
Province  of  British  Columbia   Bonds  3,343.20
Deposit,  Imperial   Bank  of  Canada .-  2,706:32
Deposit, Dominion Government Savings Bank  ' 17.15
Grantham Property   2,176.99
In  hands  of  Grand  Treasurer  3.33
$57,854.68
AGED ODDFELLOWS' FUND
Receipts
Total value of this fund per last Report     $1,303.27
Interest—Dominion  Government  Bonds  64.75
Interest—Imperial  Bank of Canada  3.00
Total Value of this Fund     $1,371.02
——————
How Invested
Dominion Govt.  Bonds—Matures March 1st, 1937  $     800.00
Dominion Govt. Bonds—Matures Nov. 1st, 1934 ~         418.50
Deposit—Imperial  Bank  of  Canada  152.52
$1,371.02 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
Receipts
Balance  per  last  Report	
Interest—Bank of Montreal.
Payments
General  Relief  Board,  Vancouver,  for  Relief
of  Bro.  Rosenholme,  of  Prince  Rupert
Lodge, No. 63     $   100.00
Trustees  Oddfellows'  Home  Fund  for  Relief
of Bro. Gowran, of Dawson Lodge No. la 100.00
Balance on Deposit—Bankof Montreal         807.88
$  980.03
27.85
$1,007.88
$1,007.8S 4699
TRIAL BALANCE, 1st May, 1923
Cr.
[Royal  City  Lodge,  No.  3	
|Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5	
[Harmony   Lodge,   No.  6	
I Tatnai Lodge, No. 9	
|Selkirk  Lodge,  No.   12	
IPittitko Lodge, No. 13	
j Aaron Lodge, No. 14	
(Duncan Lodge, No. 17	
jVernon Valley  Lodge,  No.  18...
(Mt.   Pleasant  Lodge,  No.  19	
I Delta   Lodge,   No.   21	
[Ridgeley  Lodge,   No.   22	
|Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23	
(Fidelity Lodge, No. 25	
I Pacific  Lodge,  No.  26	
|Hastings Lodge, No. 29	
I Bulkley   Lodge,   No.   30	
ILakelse   Lodge,   No.  33	
| Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34.
j Silver   City  Lodge,   No.  39	
iSlocan   Lodge,   No.  40	
| Key City Lodge, No. 42	
(Enterprise  Lodge, No. 43	
IGatewaV   Lodge,   No.  45	
[Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47	
I Coronation   Lodge,  No.  48	
[Eureka  Lodge,  No.  50	
[Penticton   Lodge,   No.   51	
IPrinceton Lodge, No. 52	
INorth Vancouver Lodge, No. 55.
ISunshine   Lodge,  No.   57	
lOrchard City Lodge, No. 59	
[Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60...
IFairview   Lodge,   No.  61	
[Grandview Lodge,
62.
334
I Prince  Rupert  Lodge, No. 63.
I Corbin Lodge, No. 64	
I Cariboo Lodge, No. 65	
j Park Lodge, No. 66	
(Sovereign Grand Lodge	
[Stock    	
Furniture
and
Regalia.
Forward.
1  .—
$        8.50
1     ]
249.70
50.00
$        2.00
1.00
.20
.25
.23
19.30
.65
	
46.32
.15
	
6.25
2.00
.50
	
23.40
.15
3.00
	
1.20
	
12.20
	
10.15
	
.05
.65
	
31.58
[    	
.40
!    	
7.75
	
10.00
3.18
i
.25
[          1.60
1.50
.50
	
.25
.05
|            .30
5.08
5.00
	
1.03
[
4.40
12.14
[      656.64
1    1,089.73
1$ 1,773.84
$    495.39 TRIAL BALANCE, 1st May, 1923—Continued
Forward	
Profit and Loss 	
Imperial Bank of Canada (Home Fund)....
Do.        (Aged   Oddfellows'   Fund)....
Aged Oddfellows' Fund	
Bank   of   Montreal   (Emergency   Relief
Fund)    ,	
Dominion  of Canada  (Aged Oddfellows'
Fund   	
Fund)   	
Oddfellows'  Home Fund—K	
Dominion of Canada (Oddfellows' Home
Fund
Dominion   Govt.   Savings   Bank   (Oddfel
ows'   Home   Fund)	
Govt.    British    Columbia     (Oddfellows'
Home   Fund)  	
J.  Morgan	
Shackleton   	
A. Macey	
Perry    „	
A.   Randall	
&  E.  K.  Baker	
Grantham  Property
Grand Treasurer
|$ 1,773.841$    495.39
  6,549.06
2,706.32     	
152.52     	
1,371.02
807.88
1,218.501
807.88
57,854.68
38,252.001
17.15
3,343.20
1,983.75
2,200.00
1,000.00
4,116.85
1,999.30
55.79
2,176*99
5,273.94
| $67,078.03 j $67,078.03
ODDFELLOWS' HOME FUND
This Fund as shown by the attached statement now amounts
to $57,691.91, a gain of $4,931.06 during the year. Among the receipts will be noted donations from "Vernon Valley" Lodge, No.
18; the Past Noble Grands Club of Vancouver, B.C., and one from
"Yukon" Rebekah Lodge, No. 1, Dawson, Y.T. The latter is
noticeable from the fact that this Lodge is not attached to this
Jurisdiction, but is working under the immediate jurisdiction of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Under directions from the Trustees of the Fund, $6,000 of
Dominion Government 5lA per cent, bonds, maturing November
1st, 1934, were purchased at $101.20, with accrued interest. 4701
The Trustees have also decided to sell the following Bonds belonging to this Fund, which are now at a premium, viz.: $3,150
Dominion Government 1933 5]/* per cent.; $5,500 Dominion Government 1937, 5J/2 per cent; $3,500 B. C. Government 1941, 6 per
cent, and sufficient Dominion Government 1934, 5^2 per cent, with
the available money on deposit in the Bank, to make up a total of
$20,000.00, and with it to purchase Grand Trunk Pacific Bonds,
guaranteed by the Dominion Government, maturing in 1962, bearing interest at 3x/z per cent., to be bought at $66.70 per $100.
I have received a notice from Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63,
that its Representative at this Session will move a resolution calling for the immediate building or purchase of a Home and its
equipment and operation.
GENERAL RELIEF COMMITTEES
The following is an abstract of the reports of the two General
Relief Committees in this Jurisdiction, rendered in compliance with
the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge.
Vancouver   Victoria
Number of Brothers Relieved        90 14
Amount Paid for Relief      $6,741.47      $717.65
Amount  Paid  for  Management  Expenses         437.97 67.30
Total amount of Receipts       7,485.29        874.00
SURETY BONDS
Surety Bonds for the Financial Officers of the Subordinate
Lodges have been obtained from the Imperial Guarantee and Accident Insurance Co. of Canada, for the year 1923, under its contract
with the Grand Lodge. Bonds for the Grand Secretary and Grand
Treasurer for $1,000.00, have also been obtained for the current
year. A Bond for the Secretary-Treasurer of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery Board of Vancouver for $500.00, has also been included in the
schedule with the consent of the Surety Company.
The aggregate amounts of the Bonds for the Subordinate
Lodges, are: Treasurer's, $17,800.00; Financial Secretary's, $8,900.00;
Trustees, $21,200.00; Total, $47,900.00. Amount received for
Premiums, $135.52; Paid for Premiums, $121.00; Paid for Printing
Book of Official Receipts, $12.50; Profit, $2.02. 4702
INCORPORATION OF LODGES
I have assisted in obtaining incorporation under the Societies
Act of the Province for Maple Ridge Lodge, No. 32, and Princeton
Lodge, No. 52.
Enquiries have been received from other Lodges as to the
steps requisite to obtain incorporation and they have been strongly
advised   to   secure   it,   especially  where   they  are   owners   of   real
estate.
UNIFORM SYSTEM OF BOOKKEEPING
In accordance with the Resolution adopted at the last Session,
prices were obtained for the Binders and Sheets as recommended
by the Special Committee on Uniform System of Bookkeeping, and
the contract awarded to the lowest tendered, Sweeney & McConnell
Ltd., of Victoria. Supplies have been obtained by ten Lodges and
two encampments, as follows: Thirteen Binders, 1,950 Sheets
"No. Iff 335 Sheets "No. 2"; 370 Sheets "No. 3"; 420 Sheets
"No. 4', and 30 Tagged Sheets to indicate the different sections.
CUSTOMS DUTY ON SUPPLIES
The Sovereign Grand Lodge refunds to us the customs duty we
pay on goods obtained from it, on presentation of the receipts for
the amounts paid. The Dominion Government have for some time
past charged a sales tax of 6 per cent, on these articles, which have
been included on the receipts and reclaimed from the Sovereign
Grand Lodge. Recently the Grand Secretary has questioned this
sales tax, and claimed that he was not authorized to refund it, as
it was a domestic tax and not confined to goods imported. He
has, therefore, debited our account in the books of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge with $11.95 Sales Tax, and in future it will not be
allowed. This will reduce the profit on the sale of our supplies,
unless there is an addition  made to their selling price.
Bro. Brooks, Grand Secretary of Ontario, is endeavoring to
induce the Committee on Printing and Supplies of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, to permit such supplies as can be made in Canada,
to be purchased there and he is in hope of succeeding in his efforts.
If he does it will save Grand Secretaries a good deal of work and
trouble. It is to be hoped that bur Grand Representatives will
render Bro. Brooks any assistance they can give in this matter. 4703
RELIEF OF DISTRESSED BROTHERS
An appeal was received from the Grand Sire for voluntary contributions to aid distressed Brothers and their families in Germany,
issued in compliance with a resolution of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge at its last Session. Copies of this appeal were sent to all
the Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction and the following
amounts have 'been received in response to the same, and have been
forwarded to the Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
as directed:
Cariboo   Lodge,   No.  65     $15.00
Bulkley Lodge, No. 30       12-50
Ashcroft Lodge,  No. 23       10-00
Corbin Lodge, No. 64      25.00
Dawson Lodge, No. la.,      25-°°
$87.50
AMENDMENT GRAND LODGE CONSTITUTION
The amendment to the Constitution of the Grand Lodge by the
addition of new Article Villa, respecting Funds and Property,
adopted at the last Se*ssion, has been approved by the Grand Sire.
This amendment with all others made to the Constitution to
date, have also been filed with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies in  conformity with the Societies Act of the Province.
This should obviate any trouble in the future respecting the
right of the Grand Lodge to acquire, hold or dispose of property,
and the authorities to sign the requisite documents in connection
with it.
The Constitution of the Grand Lodge has not been printed
since 1912. There was a number of spare copies printed then, but
these have gradually disappeared, until there are very few copies
left. I am oftentimes asked -for a copy, and they are needed frequently when submitting amendments to the Sovereign Grand
Lodge for approval, or to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
for registration purposes.
There have been several amendments made since it was last
printed, and I would suggest that a Committee be appointed to
make any necessary revision and to report to the next Session,
when, if thought advisable, it could be printed in complete form. 4704
PROCEEDINGS OF SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE
An epitome of the most important business transacted by the
Sovereign Grand Lodge at its last annual Session at Detroit.
Michigan, on September 18 to 22, 1922, was prepared, in compliance
with a standing resolution of the Grand Lodge,, as soon as the
daily journals were received and sent to the Lodges on the 6th
October last.
One of the most important subjects dealt with was the proposal to erect an Oddfellows Temple at Baltimore, estimated to
cost about a million dollars, and to assess all Jurisdictions Ten
Cents per member annually for ten years, to pay for the same.
This proposal caused so much adverse criticism that it was abrogated at the 1922 Session, and a more moderate scheme adopted,,
to be met by realizing on some of the assets of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge.
In July last I received a demand for the payment of the Semi-
Annual Assessment of Five Cents per member on our membership
on 31st December, 1921, amounting to $352.90, but in view of the
fact that no provision had been made in the estimate of Expenditure
for this year at our last Session, for this payment, and the probability of the whole matter being reconsidefed at the forthcoming
Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, this demand was not complied with. 470:
VETERAN JEWELS
The  following Veteran Jewels  have  been supplied  during  the
year:
*—i
6*
Z%
NAME
NAME
446
447
448
449
450
451
452
453
454
455
456
457
458
459
460
461
462
|Fred Downey, P.G.....
[Noah Abrahamson	
|G. B. Taylor, P.G.	
|G. A. Rendell, P.G	
|Rd.   Cousins,   P.G	
|J. V. Purviance, P.G
|H.  McKenzie	
|D. R. Hattie, P.G	
|J. Manning 	
ijoseph Banks, P.G....
|W. Hanna	
|L.  W.   Cross	
|W. H. Gardiner, P.G
iRobt. May, P.G	
|D.  McPherson,  P.G..
R.  A.  Fulton |
!R. J.  Kilpatrick, P.G
45
57
38
38
19
40
39
17
42
7
7
7
27
27
27
27
27
Mosdel   I 27
[.   E.   Helliesen | 27
J.  Johnston,  P.G | 27
V. C. Coatham, P.G..-I 27
7l  Mackie,   P.G    27
|  R.  Brown,  P.G I 27
Dunlap I 27
J N. Boycs I 15
r.  E.  Drew | 27
.   Ferguson,   P.G I 27
473 |C.   T.   Craig j 27
474 |J. T.  Currie,  P.G     6
475 |J.   McNab,   P.G |    6
476 |M.  Dunsmuir,  P.G |    6
477 iWm. Biggs  1    6
478 |L. Griffiths  |    6
ill i
i
A Honorable Veteran Jewel was presented to Brother J.
Wriglesworth, P.G.M^ by "Dominion" Lodge, No. 4, on the 6th
April, last. Brother Wriglesworth is our Senior Past Grand Master and it is singular that the three Honorable Veteran Jewels of
this Jurisdiction are held by Past Grand Masters: Brothers B. W.
Shiles. P.G.M.; J. H. Glass, P.G.M., and J. Wriglesworth, P.G.M.
Three Veteran Buttons have been procured during the year,
and one Official Watch Charm.
OBITUARY
The Order sustained a great loss in the death of Bro. A. S.
Pinkerton, Past Grand Sire, who passed away at his home, Worcester/Mass., on the 27th November, 1922. Bro. Pinkerton was a
distinguished and able Brother and a commanding personality in
the Sovereign Grand Lodge. With the approval of the Grand
Master a wreath was laid on his bier as a tribute of respect from
this Grand Lodge. 4706
Our Sister Jurisdiction of Saskatchewan, was called upon to>
mourn the loss of its esteemed Grand Secretary, Bro. G. W. Bair.dr
who died suddenly in his office at Regina, on the 29th January,
Under instructions from the Grand Master, a wreath was
procured for the funeral on behalf of this Grand Lodge.
This Jurisdiction has also lost a number of members of this
3 rand Lodge since we last met. Among them are: Bro. T. C
Gray, P.G.M., who died at Red Deer, Alberta, on the 16th November, 1922, and Bro. H. J. Raymer, P.G.M. and P.G.R., who died at
Camrose, Alberta, on the 24th December, 1922 and was buried at
Winnipeg.
No information was received at this office of the deaths of these
two Brothers until the receipt of the Reports of their respective
Lodges, so that there was no opportunity afforded to extend any
recognition at their funerals on behalf of the Grand Lodge.
Bro. Raymer was a Past Grand Master of the Jurisdiction of
Manitoba, but affiliated with "Rossland" Lodge, No. 36, and served
as Grand Representative of the Grand Encampment of this Jurist
diction in the years 1902 and 1903.
JUBILEE
On the 25th April next, the Grand Lodge will have been instituted fifty years. I merely mention this in case it should be
thought advisable to celebrate this Jubilee event in any special
manner. CONCLUSION
n presenting this, my Fortieth Report as your Grand Secretary,
I wish to acknowledge the invariable kindness and consideration
that has been extended by my Brethren during that long period. I
believe that I am to-day the Senior Grand Secretary, by length
of service in that office, in the whole Order.
It has been a source of pleasure to me to perform the work of
this office and to watch the Order grow and prosper in this Jurisdiction; I am fully convinctd that it has a bright and noble future
before it, and that it will keep pace with the growth in the population of this Province.
With the fervent wish that it may prove a boon and a blessing
to its individual members, and to the community at large.
Yours fraternally,
Grand Secretary. 4767
Grand Treasurer s Report
GRAND TREASURERS' REPORT
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
I  beg to  submit  herewith  a report  of my  Receipts and  Disbursements as Grand Treasurer for the past year.
Receipts
1922.
June 15—To Balance from previous Grand Treasurer.... $ 4,787.18-
15— "    Cash from previous Grand Treasurer  52.5S
|     24— |   Cash  from  Grand Secretary  S98..22
Sept.   6— "   Cash from  Grand Secretary  4,294.13
8— "   Bank   of   Montreal—Interest  2.00
Nov.    3— "   Cash   from   Grand  Secretary  3,215.40
"     18— "   Bank   of   Montreal—Interest  25.40
1923.
Jan.     5— "   Cash from Grand Secretary  7,783.52"
Feb. 27— "   Cash from Grand Secretary  4.047.91
April 30— "   Bank of Montreal—Interest  61.90
May    9— "   Cash  from  Grand  Secretary  3,041.90
$27,910.11
Payments
1922.
June 15, 1922, to May 9, 1923—By paid Orders 378 to 497
inclusive      $22,636.17
Leaving a balance in my hands  $ 5,273.94
Fraternally submitted,
;|J    O. E. FISHER, ^>|
Grand Treasurer. 4708
Grand   Representatives   Report
To the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows of British Columbia:
Your Grand Representatives beg to submit the following report of the proceedings of the Ninety-eighth Annual Communication of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, held in Detroit, Michigan,
September 18th to 22nd, inclusive.
For the second time in the history of our Order the Sovereign
Grand Lodge met in the beautiful city of Detroit. Great progress
has been made in the growth and development of the city in the
twenty-three years that have intervened between the first meeting
and the session of 1922. At the first meeting, Detroit was one of
the smaller cities of the United States, but is now well up in the
front rank." With the exception of New York it is probably the
best advertised city of the North American continent owing to its
vast manufacturing industries, especially in the automobile line.
To think of an automobile instinctively suggests Detroit. Wihile
this wonderful growth and development has been taking place in
Detroit, an equal growth and development has taken place in our
Order. When the Sovereign Grand Lodge met there in 1899, there
were 24.767 Subordinate Lodge members, 3,242 Encampment members, and 14,037 Rebekah members in the Jurisdiction of Michigan,
whereas the report for December 31, 1921, shows that there are
93.632 Subordinate Lodge members, 26,816 Encampment members,
and 61,019 Rebekah members, with one of the most live and progressive Departments of Patriarchs Militant under the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, with a membership of 2,244 officers and chevaliers.
The brethren of Michigan, and especially of the city of Detroit,
entertained the Sovereign Grand Lodge in a. splendid manner, and
we would be pleased to go into detail as to the many courtesies
which were extended to the Brothers and Sisters during this session, but owing to the fact that this report will be exceedingly
lensrthv we are unable at this time to express our gratitude for
the splendid entertainment which was given, but our hearts will
alwavs record the fraternal greetings which were extended to u<*
bv the great Jurisdiction of Michigan. 4709
We wish to especially mention the magnificent parade. It
was a great demonstration, and made a great impression upon
those who were fortunate enough to witness it
EXTRACTS FROM REPORT OF GRAND  SECRETARY
In presenting his annual report of the business and other--
transactions of his office for the year ending July 31, 1922, the
Grand Secretary takes much pleasure in calling attention to the
progress made by the Order, numerically and financially. For
the calendar year ending December 31, 1921, all branches of the
Order show an increase-in membership, notwithstanding the business depression that has prevailed throughout the world. The
Encampment branch, all things considered, has made a splendid
showing, the gain being almost as great as that of the Subordinate
lodges; while the increase in Rebekah membership is the largest
ever reported, bringing the total membership well over one million.
Correspondence on file in the Grand Secretary's office indicates
that for the first half of the year 1922 satisfactory progress has
been made and, unless conditions unforseen prevent, the report for
the present year will show substantial grains in all .branches. The
Grand Secretary acknowledges the uniform courtesy which marked
the transaction of all business between himself and Grand Sire
Oliver, deceased, and which has continued during the administration of his successor, our present Grand Sire.
For the year ending December 31, 1921, the net increase in
membership has been divided as follows: Subordinate membershipr
38,886; Encampment membership, 32,302; Rebekah membership,
Sisters, 66,751;'Brothers, 34,188; Patriarchs Militant   membership,.
4,052.
The total expenditures of Subordinate lodges for relief in 1921
were $7,660,354.71, as compared with $7,541,914.31, and the total
receipts were $27,449,420.27, as compared with $27,601,590.59 for
1920
During the fiscal year ending July 31, 1922, the sale of supplies,,
etc., from the Grand Secretary's office, has amounted to $180,436.68,
and the net profit on supplies, etc., has been $25,455.90.    The assets
of The Sovereign Grand Lodge have increased $25,455.90. Statistics of the Order Throughout the World from 1830
to December 31, 1921.
Including Australia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway,
Sweden and Switzerland.
Initiations in Subordinate Lodges  5,106,430
Members  Relieved   :  5,464,523
Widowed Families Relieved  -  402,021
Members Deceased   597,429
Subordinate  Encampments    3,578
Total   Relief    $209,285,883.68
Total Revenue    $509,285,883.68
Condition of the Order Throughout the World
December 31, 1921.
Sovereign  Grand  Lodge   1
Quasi-Independent Grand Lodges (Australia, Denmark,
Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland)  7
Grand   Lodges     68
Grand   Encampments     58
Subordinate   Lodges    —       17,010
Subordinate Encampments          3,578
Rebekah   Lodges            9,900
Lodge Members  1,972,601
Encampment   Members        350,634
Rebekah Lodge Member*   1,026.779
Total  Number of Persons belonging to the Order  2,676,582
Total Relief paid in 1921   $7,660,354.71
Total Receipts of Subordinate Bodies for 1921. ^..$27,449,420.27
Total Expenses for Grand and Subordinate Bodies for
1921    $16,159,512.67
Invested  Funds  of Grand and Subordinate  Bodies,
December 31,  1921 $90,859,203.50
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON NECROLOGY
To the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows:
The Past Grand Sires, acting as a Memorial Committee, respectfully submit the following: 4711
"There be some who have left a name behind them, and whose
remembrance is sweet."
And that can be truly said of CI. T. Campbell, thirty-second
Grand Sire of this Order, the first Canadian to be chosen, and
long the dean of this body.
Born of Scotch ancestry in London, Ontario, December 27,
1843, he died there February 2, 1922. His was a long and useful
career. In 1865 he was graduated from the Homeopathic Medical
College of Cleveland, and soon after entered into the active practice of an ancient profession, in which he not only gained the confidence of the community in which he lived, but honor and distinction. He became a member of the Board of Examiners of the
Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, member of Ontario
Medical Council, Vice-President and President of the Canadian
Medical Council, Lecturer on Sanitary Science at the London
Normal School and at the Victoria Hospital School for Nurses. So
briefly we record the annals of the busy professional life, a story
more completely told by the lips, and more lastingly recorded in
the hearts of those he served.
His earlier training had been in journalism; he never lost his
love for it, and during all his life time was a frequent contributor
to the secular and fraternal press. His story of the early days
of our Canadian fellowship reveals a wealth of knowledge fascinatingly told.
A student of Canadian history, he was one of the founders
and for a tme President of the London and Middlesex Historical
Society. He wrote frequently and well of the city, county and
dominion, and but recently there came from the press his comprehensive chronicle of the "Pioneer Days in London," his last
material gift to the city of his birth and life. And London honored
him. For many years member of the Board of Education, he also
served as Alderman and Mayor, and for five years was a post-
office  inspector.
He was a member of Victoria Rebekah Lodge, and of the
Royal Arcanum, active in Masonic life, and in every movement for
the public good. He was twice married, first in 1869 to Miss E.
A. Drake, and five years after her decease to Miss Charlotte
Tyrell, wftp, with an adopted daughter, survives him. We honor
the man who in public and in private life gives of his best to neighbor, city and state, but here in this gathering, cherishing all the 4712
accomplishments of Brother Campbell, let us dwell on his career
as an Odd Fellow—his connection with a fraternity that afforded
free scope for his generous love of man. Initiated in the Dominion Lodge September 18, 1867, he quickly passed the chairs and
-entered the Grand Lodge of Ontario in 1870. Here he in 1879
took his seat as Grand Representative. For eleven years he held
that position, and by fidelity, courage, and faithfulness so won the
confidence of his associates that in Topeka in 1890 he was chosen
Deputy Grand Sire. On the first day of the following July, owing
to the physical disability of the Grand Sire, he assumed the duties
of Grand Sire, presided at the session of 1891 and so continued
to act until January 4, 1892. His duties were perplexing and often
-embarrassing, but he discharged them so acceptably that he be
came Grand Sire in his own right amid the hearty acclamation
of his brethren. Under his leadership the Order ever followed
Tiigh ideals. He believed in brotherhood—in this fraternity—in its
power to serve mankind, in its duty to so serve, and he never
dared to limit  its  future.
For many years the nestor of the Past Grand Sires, he was
ever our kindly counselor and leader. We sincerely mourned his
absence of the last few years, an absence of compulsion, never of
desire. Last year at Toronto he came to us. Who. that was present, will ever forget that slight figure seated at the left of the
"Grand Sire, nor what he himself termed his farewell. Conscious
that he was approaching the portals of another world, his last
message to us was one of confidence, hope, cheer. If we loved
Dr. Campbell, let us take that message to our hearts—make his
Tiopes  come true.
His last public service to the Order was his installation into the
ioffice of the presiding Grand Sire. May his generosity and wisdom
descend upon the young chieftain he called to power. The average
man is not a happy man when barred from active life. It requires
courage to calmly wait while the lifeblood slowly ebbs and evening
shadows deepen, yet Brother Campbell faced the future with the
-undaunted courage and abiding faith in the glory of the coming
day. On a holy Sabbath day, with the cky in mourning, with a
vast concourse of brethren gathered round his bier, multitudes of
flowers decking his couch, with the solemn ritual of the Order he
loved and served, hi* brothers laid him down  to rest and sleep. 4713
So he lived and so he died—silent the tumult—a Christian gentleman p'asses to his reward
ALFRED S. PINKERTON,
JOHN B.  COCKRUM,      |
FRANK C. GOUDY,
HENRY V. BORST.
To the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
In accordance with the expressed desire of this body the
Committee of Past Grand Sires presents the following memorial
of William Harte Leedy:
Born October 10, 1855, in Cass County, Indiana, he passed
from mortal life at his home in Indianapolis, March 29, 1922.
A product of the public schools, ambitious and self reliant, he
at the early age of eighteen entered the employ of the Logans-
port Journal. Here he learned the printers' trade. Nine years
later he became manager and editor of th Indianapolis Newspaper
Union. He served one term in the legislature of his state, and
for a time was a Park Commissioner in the city where he lived.
January 27, 1884, he became a member by initiation of Indianapolis Lodge No. 65 and retained that membership throughout his
life. The same year he joined the Metropolitan Encampment and
Fidelity Rebekah Lodge. When the Patriarchs Militant was organized, he speedily enrolled.,To a man like Brother Leedy Odd-
fellowship made a special appeal. He beheld in it a means of
helping others. He loved its social life, its forms, its ceremonies,
its broad benevolence. From the beginning enamoured of its
work, he entered the Grand Lodge of Indiana in 1887, almost at
once was elected Grand Warden, and became Grand Master in
1890. Two years later he was seated here and served for three
years. In 1902 he again became Grand Representative and so remained until his  death.
For more than twenty-five years he served Indiana as Grand
Secretary and Grand Scribe, and no man ever served her better.
He was a model secretary—accurate, capable and ever ready at
the Order's call.
In the Sovereign Grand Lodge he served on important committees and his earnest experience coupled with his great love
for the Order made him a leader here as at home.    As chairman •of "State of the Order" he exerted a strong influence ever for
-good. He was one of the best ritualists in the body, and he loved
Odd Fellowship so well that he could not with patience hear it
criticized. He was ever its champion and defender. He was one
■of the most influential members of this body and that influence
will long remain. He was twice married. Three daughters survive. His home life was a happy one, made so in large part by
that loving personality he knew so well. A delightful companion,
a true Friend, an Oddfellow in spirit and in truth was the brother
whom we loved and who loved us, and to whose memory we render
this inadequate tribute.
ALFRED S. PINKERTON,
JOHN B. COCKRUM,
FRANK C. GOUDY,
HENRY V. BORST
To the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
We, your Committee on Memorial to the late Grand Sire,
Joseph Oliver, respectfully report:
It is with great sorrow and deep feeling that we are called
upon to mourn the loss of our executive head during his term
of office.
Joseph Oliver, as Grand Site, had earned a truly enviable
position in the hearts of all earnest Oddfellows, and by his exemplary life had earned a position with all his fellow men that was
greatly to be envied.
He was called by the "Grim Reaper" on Sunday morning,
January 8, 1922. On the Tuesday afternoon following, bis remains
were laid to rest with the honors of the Order in the beautiful
city of Toronto, Canada, where he had lived for many years.
Brother Oliver was born in Erie, Wellington County, Orttario.
on November 7, 1852, but his family moved to Toronto when he
was but three years old. He began his career as a carpenter and
by industry and frugality acquired the means of engaging in the
umber business, and became the head of the Oliver Lumber Company, under which name he built up an extensive wholesale lumber
msiness, in which he associated fo?s two sons in later years. 4715
He early became interested in civic affairs, serving Toronto
in various public offices from time to time. From 1889 to 1894
he served as Alderman, in 1904 as Comptroller, and during the
years 1908 and 1909 as Mayor. In all of these public offices he
served with characteristic energy and devotion to the best public
interest and won to an unusual degree the confidence and love
of his  fellow citizens.
He was one of the active members of the Board of Trade of
Toronto, and for many years took an active part in the affairs
of the Canadian National Exposition, serving as its president
during the years 1914 and 1915.
Brother Oliver joined Queen City Lodge No. 56, I.O.O.F. of
Toronto, on February 12, 1873, was elected Noble Grand in December, 187j6, and entered the Grand Lodge in August, 1877; he joined
Toronto Encampment, No. 8, in 1873, and became a charter member of Rehobath Encampment, No. 50, and was elected its Chief
Patriarch in July, 1878. He entered the Grand Encampment of
Ontario in August, 1881, was appointed Grand Marshal of that
body the same year, and became its Grand Patriarch in 1884. He
served in the Sovereign Grand Lodge as Grand Representative
from the Grand Encampment in 1885, 1886, 1887 and 1888. In
August, 1891, he was elected Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge
of Ontario and became Grand Master in 1903. He served as a
representative in the Sovereign Grand Ladge from the Grand
Lodge of Ontario from 1912 to 1920, when he was elected Deputy
Grand   She
Brother Oliver was also Past Master of McKinley Orange
Lodge; Past Master of Zetland Lodge, F.A. & A.M., and of Wilson
Lodge, F.A. & A.M. and also a member of the Royal Templars and
of the Cyrene Preceptory Knights Templar and of the Mystic
Shrine.
Brother Oliver was loved in the business world and in the
civic, church and fraternal life. He was married November 25,
1873, to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Woodley, who with their
children, Elizabeth Gertrude, Joseph Ormsby, William Franklin,
and Lillian, live to mourn his loss. He was a kind, devoted, and
indulgent husband and father. His home was open to all his
friends, brothers and relatives, and he was a dispenser of true,
genuine hospitality. He was of a genial disposition, always endowed with the qualities that attached men to him. He was honest and straightforward in his dealings with men.
He took up the duties of Grand Sire in 1920 and went to work
with determined efforts to carry out the duties of his office and
he gave his undivided attention to the work of the Order from
the time of his installation until his death. He undertook to help
wherever it was necessary that he give his attention as Grand
Sire. We are informed that he did not confine his work to the
visitation of the Grand Jurisdiction, but during the intermission
visited subordinate lodges and responded to calls of this character from subordinate bodies in his own and nearby provinces.
He was devoted to the interests of this great Order and unselfishly gave of his time and means in its interests, hte wa a
citizen loved by all the people of his acquaintance and generally
throughout the great Province of Ontario where he lived. He
did all that he could for others at all times. His untimely death
is due, in our opinion, in a large measure to his determinedly performing the duties of his high position of Grand Sire when he was
physically unable to do so. His advice and counsej was always
of the best. He will be missed from our councils, he will be
mourned by those who knew' him best. The loss is great in every
way to all.
Sadly and with deep sorrow we record this statement historically and otherwise and most sincerely our hearts go out to his
family and those most intimately associated with them. We can
offer them no consolation. We can, however, point to his good
deeds and clean life with the pride we feel, and suggest to those
most dear to him that his life and its example is as high a testimonial of his worth as can be put in words. They may not be
comforted by anything we may say, but they may be assured that
no greater honor can come to any of us than the record of having
done well the many things in life's opportunities that are helpful
to  our  fellow men.
Such was the record of our dear Brother Oliver. No words
of ours can add lustre to his career; no sentiments here expressed
can be as endearing as will be the deeds and work of his gentle,
nature throughout his entire life. He is gone; his chair at our meetings is vacant. The inspiration of his life and service to his fellow man is as bright and
■shining as the stars. He has gone to his reward, leaving behind
him a history of good deeds and gentle tenderness to all his associates. No sorrow is greater than that produced by the death of
•one we love. We must comfort ourselves in the recollections
■of his good works. We bid him good-bye and await the comin<
of the morn when we §hall again be with him in the eternal association where death does not enter.
Dear friend, Oliver, farewell. This tribute is not an empty
sentiment, but the attempted expression of full hearts that miss
you most keenly.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows has lost in Brother
Oliver one of its strongest supports, most earnest advocates and
most untiring workers. He lived to exemplify the teachings of
Odd Fellowship, and therefore, as a testimony and a tribute of
the love and respect in which he is held by the entire membership
■of our great Order.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SOVEREIGN GRAND
LODGE I.O.O.F*, that in the death of Brother Oliver our Order
has lost a Grand Sire who performed the duties of his high office
with great ability; that we have lost a brother who was in every
sense true to the principles and teachings of our ritual; that his
community and country have lost a distinguished member and
citizen; and that his family has lost an indulgent and kind husband
and   father.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Oliver and other members of the family in
their  bereavement.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this memorial and this
resolution be spread upon the minutes of this Sovereign Grand
Lodge, and that a copy hereof be furnished under the seal of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge to Mrs. Oliver.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that as a tribute of respect
to our late Grand Sire, the Charter of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
be draped in mourning for a period of sixty days.
Respectfully submitted,
ALFRED S. PINKERTON,
JOHN B. COCKRUM,
FRANK C. GOUDY.
HENRY V. BORST.
...:a*Gjpfe. 4718
The Grand Representatives from British Columbia received
the following Committee assignments: Harron—.Constitutions;
Fooks—Distribution of Grand Officers Reports; McKinnell—
Patriarchal Branch of the Order. At the close of the session the
Grand Sire in his appointments of committees, appointed Repre-<
sentative Harron on the Special Committee of The Revision of
the Rebekah Installation Ceremony.
The following officers were elected:
LUCIAN J. EASTIN  Grand Sire
HERBERT A. THOMPSON  -Deputy Grand Sire
J.  EDWARD  KROH   Grand  Secretary
WILLIAM H. COX  Grand Treasurer
Switzerland
Past Grand Master Emil Huziker, of Switzerland, was in attendance at the Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. He was
introduced by the Grand Sire and delivered an address which was
highly appreciated. In the parade he was assigned an automobile
all by himself, which simply bore the inscription. "Switzerland."
Our Homes
The report of the Committee on Odd Fellows' Homes will be
of interest to our membership.
Your Committee on Odd Fellows' Homes, to whom were referred the reports of the several Homes in the different Jurisdictions, beg leave to make the following report:
There are now 58 Homes maintained by the Order, nine of
which have made no report for 1921, and others which have made
only a partial report. Owing to these facts, the statistical part
of this report will necessarily be more or elss incomplete; and
your committee would earnestly urge upon every Home Board
the necessity of making full and complete reports to the Grand
Secretary every year, otherwise a lot of valuable information will
be lost to The Sovereign Grand Lodge and thus to the Order
generally.
Your committee are pleased to report the establishment ot a
new Home in Australia, at a cost of about $13,000. This Home
is located at Manly, Queensland, and at last report was caring for
seven  residents. 4719
The incomplete reports show that the 48 Homes are caring
for 4,940 residents, and there have been admitted to these Homes
since their inception 16,917 orphans and aged Brothers and Sisters.
The original cost of these Homes for 1921 was $1,288,926.84,
an average per resident of $260.91. It is pleasing to note just
here that the average cost of maintenance per resident for 1921
shows a decrease of $5.93, as compared with the cost in 1920
The first Home was established in Meadville, Pa., in 1872; the
latest Home was founded at Manly, Queensland.
The Juisdiction of Pennsylvania has seven Homes, six of which
report 467 residents (the seventh making no report as to number
of residents), and leads all other Jurisdictions in this part of our
work.
Nevada reports only three residents, this being the smallest.
There are employed in the several Homes 95 Matrons and
Suprintendents, who are doing splendid work
Nearly every Jurisdiction in which Homes are located reports
that the maintenance of such Homes is being taken care of by way
of a per capita tax on the membership.
Your committee note with pleasure that mention is made in
the Grand Secretary's report that a number of Jurisdictions are
raising funds for the establishment of Homes in the near future.
They also have information that Manitoba is now erecting a Home
at the cost (when completed) of $150,000, and expect to open the
same the beginning of 1923.
For further statistical data we would recommend the close
study of the Grand Secretary's report on Homes.
New Legislation
In the matter of New Legislation the following Bill relative
to applications was passed:
Be it enacted by the Sovereign  Grand Lodge:
That Section 503 of the Code be amended by inserting in the
sixteenth line, after the word "I", the words "Am of full white
blood and—" 4720
And that following the last paragraph, there shall be added
the following: "Provided, however, that every form of application
shall contain the statement. "I am of full white blood."
So that when amended the section shall read as follows:
Section 503. Form of application. When a person shall desire admission to any branch of the Order, either by initiation or
bv anv form of card, he shall make application therefor in writing,
which may be in the following form:
To the officers and members of No	
working under the jurisdiction of the Grand -
of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the	
I respectfully request admission into this by
 and in consideration of such admission I promise
and agree that, if elected, I will conform to the Constitution and
By Laws of your  and those of the Grand  ot
  and that I will seek my remedy for all rights on
account of said membership or connection therewith in the tribunals of the Order only, without resorting for their enforcement in
any event or for any purpose to the civil courts.
I am of full white blood and was born at :.  in
 on the day of ^ ; my
occupation  is my  residence	
Any wilful misrepresentation in the above statement shall work
a forfeiture of all benefits under the bv-laws of this 	
Dated   at -	
Witness  Signed	
This form shall not be mandatory and Grand Bodies shall have
the right and power to adopt such form as they shall determine
appropriate to their laws, provided, however, that every form of
application shall contain the statement, "I am of full white blood."
The following bill relative to collective balloting was passed:
Be it enacted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge:
That Section No. 517 of the Code of General Laws be amended
by inserting the word "meeting" in the third line thereof, the following:.
"A collective ballot may be taken upon all such petitions, but
should one or more black balls appear in said collective ballot then
said collective ballot shall be void and," so that said section shall
read: 4721
"When more than one petition for membership shall be before
any Subordinate Body of the Order for action at the same meeting
a collective ballot may be taken upon all such petitions, but,
should one or more black balls appear in said collective ballot, then
said collective ballot shall be void and a separate ballot shall be
cast upon each petition "
Transfer Certificates
Be it enacted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge:
That a new section be added to the Code, providing for the
form of Transfer Certificates, to be known as Section 156^, providing for the completion of the transfer of a member from one
Lodge or Encampment to another by attaching a stub to the
certificate now provided, which shall read as follows:
(Fill in, detach, and return to lodge issuing Transfer Certificate.)
"This certifies that Brother has on this date become
a member of Lodge No located at	
Jurisdiction of , by signing the Constitution and By-
Laws of this Lodge.
"In witness whereof we subscribe hereto our hands and seal
of said Lodge, this, the day of 19	
"(Seal of Lodge)  Noble Grand
 Secretary.
Be it further enacted:
That this section shall apply to the Encampment and Rebekah
branches of the Order, and that the stub may be made applicable
to said branches, and that this act to take effect when the supply
of certificates on hand for each branch of the Order becomes exhausted, and with the printing of a new supply.
A Bill for an Act to Amend the Section 6 of the Rebekah Degree
Code, Prescribing Qualifications  of Membership
Be it enacted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge:
That Section 6 of the Rebekah Degree Code, relating to qualifications for membership, be amended by amending sub-section
(2) of said Section 6 by inserting after the words, "Odd Fellows,"
in the first line of said sub-section, the following:
"Of Degree of Truth," so that said section when amended
shall read as follows: "Sec. 6. The persons herein specified shall be eligible to membership in a Rebekah Lodge of this Order, subject to the laws
relative to residence of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and of the
Grand Lodge of the Jurisdiction in which application is made;
and conditioned, further, that all female applicants shall be white
women who have attained the age of 18 years (except tnat the
said age limit shall not apply to applicants who are the wives
of Oddfellows), who believe in a Supreme, Intelligent Creator and
Ruler of the Universe, and who are of good moral character.
"(1) All persons who have received the Rebekah Degree.
"(2) All Odd Fellows of the Degree of Truth in good standing, their wives, daughters, sisters and mothers. Also, the daughters, sisters and mother of deceased Odd Fellows who at the time
of their death were members of our Order.
(3) All unmarried white women.
"(4) In Jurisdictions not on the continent of North America,
all white females over 21 years of age shall be eligible to admi1*-
Watch Charm
The Sovereign Grand Lodge provided for a Watch Charm and
this will be available to the membership through the offices of the
various Grand Secretaries as soon as the Committee on Supplies
can prepare the design and have the same manufactured.
Juvenile Branch
Representative Bruock of California, for the Special Committee
on Juvenile Branch, to whom was referred the above matter at
the annual session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of 1921, reported favorably upon the proposition for an association of boys
between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one. The special committee was continued to work out the details and prepare their
ritualistic work and to prepare a bill and to present the same at
the next session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge to be held r»
Cincinnati.
Association of Rebekah  Assemblies
The Committee on Rebekah Degree submitted its report, which
was adopted. We herewith submit the report less the Constitution. 4723
Your Committee on the Rebekah Degree, to whom was referred the resolution passed by the Association of Rebekah Assemblies, and, referred to this body as Resolution 21, page 205, Proceedings of 1921, and continued for further consideration of this
committee until this session. Report 65, page 242, Proceeding of
1921, report that after a careful consideration we find the following
facts:
That said Association was formed at Atlantic City during the
session of the Body in 1914, by representatives from various
Rebekah Assemblies:
That membership and representation in said Association by the
Assemblies were purely voluntary;
That since said time other Assemblies have affiliated with said
Association until now 44 Rebekah Assemblies are members of, and
have representatives in attendance at the meeting of said Association now in session in this city, and that all of said Assemblies
' have bv vote expressed an earnest desire that this Grand Body
recognize said Association as a legal organization, and that it be
given a definite standing in the Order.
That this Sovereign Grand Lodge has at various sessions recognized the existence of said Association by receiving delegations
from said Association and by sending to said Association representatives from this Grand Bodv bearing the greetings of this Grand
Body to such Association, and by the enactment of Section 319a
of the Code during the session of this Grand Body of 1918. by
which Rebekah Assemblies were authorized to create a fund to
be used in paying the expenses of representatives to said Association.
We further find that since the organization of this Association
it has by its work:
Brought the various Assemblies into closer relationship with
each other and through suggested policies has increased the
efficiency- of the Rebekah Degree, decreased suspension, and increased the membership of that branch of the Order, and has
aroused a more enthusiastic and effective effort in the support
of our Homes and the relief work of the Order, and in many other
ways has benefited the Degree. For these reasons we believe that the granting of the request
of the Association as contained in said resolution and giving it a
recognized and legal status would be of benefit to the Order.
Therefore for the purpose of so doing w*» submit herewith
the following resolution and recommend that it be adopted by
this Grand Body:
RESOLVED, That the Association of Rebekah Assemblies, as
now organized is hereby recognized as a central body working
under the jurisdiction of this Sovereign Grand Lodge, under the
name of "Association of Rebekah Assemblies, I.O.O.F.." that said
Association is hereby authorized to prepare, adopt, and transmit
to this Grand Body for its consideration a constitution in which
it may provide for the election of representatives by the various
Assemblies of the Association; prescribe the qualifications for
membership in such Association; provide for such officers as may
be necessary to conduct the business of said Association, fix their
terms of office, define their duties, and fix their qualifications; determine the time and place of holding the meetings of the Associa
tion and otherwise to provide in said constitution for the maintenance and operation of said Association. That said constitution shall not become effective until approved by this Grand Body.
Upon the approval of such constitution by this Sovereign
Grand Lodge the said Association shall receive a charter from the
Sovereign Grand Lodge confirming its powers.
The said Association shall have the right to use all, or such
parts of the Assembly Degree as will be necessary to its needs and
purposes. It may prepare and adopt suitable ceremonies for opening and closing the meetings of said Association and for the installation of its officers; but such ceremonies shall not become
effective until submitted to, and approved by this Grand Body.
Said Association shall not have the power to legislate, but it
may and shall be its duty, to make recommendations to the Sovereign Grand Lodge respecting the needs of the Rebekah branch
of the Order. It shall have power to receive reports from the
Assemblies joined in membership, to disseminate information to
the various Assemblies, and to promote by recommendation and
counsel a harmonious observance of the objects and principles of
Odd Fellowship as exemplified and practiced by the Rebekah
branch of the Order. 4721
All recommendations from the said Association to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and all matters to be submitted by said Association to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, shall be transmitted to the
Sovereign Grand Lodge through the Grand Sire.
Said Association shall have no right to levy assessments upon
the separate Rebekah Assemblies or to receive contributions from
such Assemblies except as provided by Section 319a of the Code,
enacted at the session- of the Sovereign Grand Lodge in 191-8
(Journal, 1918, page 491.)
That nothing in this report, or no action taken by the Sovereign Grand Lodge thereon, or the granting of a constitution or a
charter to said Association shall be construed as denying to the
Sovereign Grand Lodge the right to revoke said charter at its
pleasure and to dissolve said Association, but such right and power
is hereby reserved to the Sovereign Grand Lodge to be freely exercised by it
Tuberculosis
A bill was offered providing for the construction and operation
of one or more Tuberculosis Sanitariums in the United States.
The Bill was not adopted.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge, however, later in the session,
adopted a Resolution directing that a committee of five members
be appointed to make an investigation of the Tuberculosis problem, the work being done by other organizations in this matter,
and the advisability of the Odd Fellows erecting and operating
a Tuberculosis Sanitarium, which committee was directed to report
at the session of 1923.
Life Membership
The Special Committee on Life Membership presented its report, and recommended that the matter should not now be the
subject of legislation. The report of the committee was adopted
and the Commission was discharged.
Funeral Ceremony
The Special on Funeral Ceremony presented its Report. The
same Special Committee was continued and directed to report
next vear. 4726
Committee on Side Degrees
The Committee on Side Degrees submitted its report and the
report was not adopted. The Special Committee was continued
for another year and directed to report at the next session.
Constitutional Amendments
All pending Constitutional Amendments which were called up
for action by the session were declared not in proper form and
therefore no  actinon was  taken.
"Your Representatives, in accordance with instructions from
the last Session of our Grand Lodge, introduced a Bill to permit
Grand Lodges to assist members of the Order in need in cases
where their Lodges are not financially able to do so, which was
referred to the Committee on Legislation, the Committee reported
adversely to its adoption, and the report was adopted.
Amendments to the Constitution
The following amendments were presented, which will come
up for consideration at the session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
in 1923.
Amendment to Section 3 of Article XIII. of the Constitution
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
The amendment provides that Grand Representatives from a
Grand Lodge shall be entitled on legislation and enactment of laws
relating to and affecting the ritual or ritualistic work of the Order,
on questions pertaining to finances of the Sovereign Grand Lodge,
and in the election of Grand Officers, to two votes each where
the number of members returned in the last annual report of the
Grand Lodge shall be not less than 40,000 and one vote for each
and every additional 40,000 members returned in such annual report.
Amendment to Section 1 of Article II. of the Constitution
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
This amendment provides that, in addition to being a Past
Grand in good standing, and a member of a Subordinate Lodge,
and a Rebekah Lodge in good standing, and having received the
Royal Purple Degree, a Representative shall have received the
Patriarchs Militant Degree before taking his seat in the Sovereign
Grand Lodge. 472;
Amendment to Section 1 of Article II. of the Constitution
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
This amendment provides that the retiring General of the
Patriarchs Militant shall be a member of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge until his successor be retired.
Amendment to   Section   3   of  Article   I.   Constitution
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
This amendment provides that, in the Dominion of Canada, the
age qualifications shall in no event be under 18 years of age.
Amendment to Section 1 of Article V. of the Constitution
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
This Amendment provides that the Deputy Grand Sire shall
perform the following duties:
"Make such visitations and perform such other duties as the
Grand Sire may direct, or the Sovereign Grand Lodge may prescribe, the expenses whereof may be paid by the Sovereign Grand
Lodge in such amount and manner as it may provide."
Amendment to Sub-division 7 of Section 3 of Article I. of the
Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
The proposed amendment to Sub-division 7 would read as
follows:
"To organize and enact laws for the government of such other
branches or departments of the Order as may be deemed necessary
or advisable, to which persons under the age of 21 years may be
admitted and to abolish the same by a majority of two-thirds of
the votes  cast."   %M
Amendment to Section 2 of Article III. of the Constitution
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
This amendment provides for the annual election of officers
in the Sovereign Grand Lodge instead of every two years-
Sovereign Grand Lodge Building
The Committee on Judiciary, in passing upon the Grand Sire's
decision as to the legality of the assessment levied at the session
of 1921, reversed the decision, and the Sovereign Grand Lodge
approved this decision, to the effect that the Sovereign Body did —
4728
not have power to levy an assessment for such purposes in the
manner in which the legislation was passed.
This action disposed of this question.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge, however, decided to establish
an Administration Building at Baltimore, Maryland, for the use
of the executive officers of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, at the
expense of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
This will not require an assessment from the Subordinate Lodges
but the funds necessary for the erection of the building will be
available for the regular revenue of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
This seemed to be a happy solution and everyone was well satisfied.
Annual Budget
The Finance Committee submitted an estimate of receipts and
expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923:
Estimated   Receipts     $177„904.26
Expenditures   ..„ -     160,137.43
The following officers were duly Installed:
Grand Sire  Lucian J. Eastin, of Missouri.
Deputy Grand Sire  Herbert A. Thompson, of Michigan.
Grand Secretary  J. Edward Kroh, of Maryland.
Grand Treasurer  William H. Cox, of Kentucky
The Grand Sire and Grand Secretary announced the following
appointments,   which   were   confirmed   by   the    Sovereign    Grand
Lodge, and the officers were regularly installed:
Grand Chaplain  Rev. J. A.  Lucas, Of Illinois.
Grand  Marshal   W.  C.  Collett,  of  Massachusetts.
Grand Guardian  Elmer Cutting, of Iowa.
Grand Messenger C. C. Hill, of New Mexico.
Assistant Grand Secretary Edgar B. Pohlam, of Maryland.
Grand Sire Eastin appointed G. M. Hermiston, of Ontario,
General  Commanding Patriarchs Militant.
We have served to the best of our ability. We thank you for
the opportunity and the honor. ^j*
Fraternally submitted,
A. E. HARRON,
HARRY FOOKS,
.  . Grand Representatives. 4729
The Committee on Distribution presented the following
report which was  adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend the distribution of the Reports of the Grand Lodge Officers to the following Committees:—
GRAND MASTER'S REPORT
To the Committee on State of the Order—Page 1 and part of
Page 2, part of Pages 3 and 4 re "Dawson" Lodge No. la and
Presentations;  Pages 10 to  13, inclusive, re "Visitations."
Those portions of the Reports of the District Deputy Grand
Masters on Pages 13 to 18, inclusive, relating to the condition of
the Order in their respective Districts. * "Conclusion" at Page 18.
To the Committee on Judiciary—Page 2 and part of Page 3
re "Proclamations" and "Appointments"; Pages 5 to 8, inclusive,
re "Dispensations" and "Rulings." Page 8, circular letter Prince
Rupert Lodge, re "Home."
The Dispensations and Decisions of the following District
Deputy Grand Masters of Districts Nos. 1, 2, 7, 17, 22, 24, 26, 33,
35 and 36.
To the Committee on Rebekah Branch—Page 2, re "Rebekah
Branch."
To the Trustees of Oddfellows Home Fund—Pages 8, 9 and 10,
re "Home Fund."
To the Committee on Necrology—Part of Pages 4 and 5, re
""Necrology."
GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT
To the Committee on State of the Order—Pages 19, 20 and 21,
"General Relief Committees," on Page 36. Page 37 and part of
Pgea 38. Page 39 and part of Page 40, re "Veteran Jewels." Part
Page 41, re  "Jubilee"  and "Conclusion."
To the Committee on Rebekah Branch—Pages 22 and 23.
To the Committee on Finance—Pages 24 to 30, inclusive. Part
of Page 31. Page 32, re "Aged Oddfellows Fund." Pages 33 to
35,  inclusive.    Page 36, re "Surety Bonds." 4730
To the Trustees of the Oddfellows Home Fund—Pages 31 and
part Page 32.   Pages 35 and 36, re "Home Fund."
To the  Committee on Printing—Page 38,  re "Grand  Lodge
Constitution.
To the Committee on Necrology—Part of Pages 40 and 41, re
'Obituary."
GRAND TREASURER'S REPORT
The whole of this report to the Committee on Finance.
Signed by the Committee.
The Grand Master presented the following- Supplementary Report which was referred to the Committee on Distribution :
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Since my report was printed I have received the following
reports of District Deputy Grand Masters:
District No. 3—J. B. Cross reports: Installing of officers of
Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 34, for the present term, at the regular
times. One dispensation granted to appear in regalia at the funeral
of our late Bro. Capt. F. P. Armstrong. One official visit made.
Condition of the Order in the District fair, with a brighter prospect ahead.
District No. 5—Victor Woodworth reports: Joint installation
of Ruth Rebekah Lodge in July, 1922, and Joint installation with
Ruth Rebekah Lodge in January, 1923. Dispensations: December
5th, 1922, dispensation to ballot on the application and confer the
initiatory degree on W. S. Duthie. Accompanied the Grand Master
on his official visit to Excelsior Lodge No. 7. Decisions: April
24th, 1923. decided that the contingent fund cannot be used to pay
the tranportation of lodge members on a visit to a neighboring
Lodge, such visits tending to promote interests of the Orden
Condition of the Order in District No. 5, excellent. Remarks:
Joint installations aid new officers to getting a thorough understanding of the duties of their office.   • 4731
District No. 6—J. O. Fleming reports: Installations. Vancouver Lodge No. 8, on the 13th of July, 1922; Western Star Lodge
No. 10, on the 11th of July, 1922; Hastings Lodge No. 29, on the
10th July, 1922; Pacific Lodge No. 26, on the 9th July, 1922; Vancouver Lodge No. 8, on the 5th of January, 1923; Hastings
Lodge No. 29, on the 9th of January, 1923; Western Star Lodge
No. 10, on the lltlh of January, 1923; Pacific Lodge No. 26, on
the 9th of January, 1923. Dispensations: Dispensation to Pacific
Lodge No. 26, for whist drives monthly during October, November, December, January, February and March. Dispensation to
Vancouver Lodge No. 8 for joint installation with Mizpah Rebekah
Lodge No. 2, on July 13th, 1822. Official visits, two. Condition
of the Order, good; Hastings Lodge having an increase in membership of 24 in term ending 30th December, last, Recommendations: 1 would recommend that Lodges be warned not to make
copies of the ritualistic work, installation ceremonies, etc., as I
have found Lodges doing so, as they believe they could make
copies of public installations, or odes.
District No. 8—C. G. Bockus reports: Installations: Officers
installed in each Lodge in July, 1822, at regular time. Joint installation was held of the four Lodges on January 11th, 1923,
in Lodge Room of Fairview Lodge No. 61..Dispensations: Granted
dispensation to Fairview Lodge No. 61 to hold monthly dances during Oct., to April 1923. Granted dispensation to Kerrisdale Lodge to
hold social and dance in January, 1923. Official visits: Visited
each Lodge in the District. Each Lodge in the District is doing
as well as can be expected, and all Lodges are showing activity.
Fairview Lodge No. 61 and Grandview Lodge No. 62 have both
moved into their new halls, which have been completed during the
year, and with new quarters they should both add to their membership.
District No. 10—W. J. Ellis reports: Installations: July, 1922,
installed the officers of Tatnai Lodge No. 9, and in January, 1923,
held a joint installation of the officers of Tatnai Lodge No. 9, and
Excelsior Rebekah Lodge No. 23. At the latter ceremony I was
assisted by District Deputy President Sister Kilpatrick. Official
visits, none. Condition of the Order, good. Membership increasing, much interest is shown and kept up by competitions in the
work of the Lodge, which we find increases the attendance greatly.
District No. 12—Phillip Parker reports: Two installations. No
dispensations.    No official visits.    No decisions.    Condition of the 4732
Order in the District excellent, adding to its membership a good
quality of young men.
District No. 13—R. Jackson reports: I have held two installations, granted one dispensation to confer two degrees, on one
night, when the Brothers came from Kamloops. Have made two
official visits. Decisions, none. Condition of the Order is progressing, and we have made our one hundred members. We are
also about to build a new hall for ourselves.
District No. 30—Kenneth S. Hogg reports: Installations: On
the 10th of July, 1922, the officers of Penticton Lodge No. 51 and
Okanagan Lodge No. 58. Joint installation at Penticton. Joint
installation January, 1923, could not be carried out and I authorized
Brother T. B. Williams, P.G., to install the officers of Penticton
Lodge No. 51, which he did on the 8th of January, 1923. Installed the officers of Okanagan Lodge No. 58, on the 15th of
January, 1923. No dispensations. Two official visits, and one at
Penticton on the visit of the Grand Master in September. No
decisions. .Condition of the Order, making steady progress in
this District in spite of financial stringency. In both Lodges
business transacted with dispatch. Degrees conferred in an impressive manner, rituals almost altogether done away with. Lodges
of this District held a very enjoyable picnic on the 3rd of June,
and intend making this an annual affair.
District No. 31—T. S. Hughes reports the installation of
officers took place at the ordinary times. Granted a Dispensation to Princeton Lodge No. 52 to hold an annual ball. Condition of the Order in the District, good.
District No. 34—Bro. C. T. Hubbard reports: Installations:
Orchard City Lodge No. 59, on July 11th, 1922, and January 9th,
1923. Dispensations: Joint installation on July 11th, 1922, of
Orchard City Lodge and Kelowna Rebekah Lodge No. 36. Condition of Order, very good. Attendance at Lodge meetings very
ying and on the increase especially during the winter months.
gratif
Re HOME FUND  QUESTIONAIRE
A full report of this will be included in the "Home Fund Committee" report. I would suggest to this Grand Lodge that some
means be devised for relief of urgent cases, so that some relief can
be given Lodges who are not in a position to render same. In
my opinion this would relieve the situation, and not impair the
usefulness of this fund for the future. 4733
VISITATIONS
I visited Royal City Lodge No. 3, and Amity Lodge No. 27,
a, joint-visitation on May 28th, 1923, accompanied by Bro. E. C.
Turner, Grand Patriarch; Bro. D. E. McKenzie, P.G.M., P.G.R.,
and Jas. Hyslop, D.D.G.M. I had a splendid visit to my Home
Lodges and witnessed some splendid degree work, spending a very
enjoyable evening.
In my previous report, I made a slight mistake. On 'my
official visit to Excelsior Lodge No. 7, Chilliwack, B.C., I stated
that I presented a Veteran's Jewel to Bro. J.Peers, P.G. This
should be a P.G. and P.C.P. jewel. This worthy Brother has held
the office of Financial Secretary for over thirty years; my apologies
to this good Brother.
Fraternally submitted,
M. J. PHILLIPS,
Grand Master.
The Grand Secretary presented the following Supplementary Report which was referred to the Trustees of the
Oddfellows Home Fund.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
I beg to report that the sale of Dominion Government and
British Columbia Government Bonds and the purchase of Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway Co.'s Bonds, guaranteed by the Dominion
of Canada, under instructions from the Trustees of the Oddfellows
Home was completed on the 25th May, 1923, with the following
result: 4734
Bonds Sold
$3,500 B.C. Bonds 6% @ $106 $3,710.00
Accrued Interest from 15th Dec, 1922....      92.63
 !—   $3,802.63
$3,150 Dominion Govt. 5y2% due 1933 % $104.75.. 3,299.60
$5,000 Dominion Govt. 5%% due 1934 @ $102.45.. 5,122.50
Accrued  Interest  from  May  1,  1923  on
$8,150          29.47
$5,500 Dominion Govt. 5% due 1937 @ $102  5,610.00
Accrued Interest from 1st March, 1923       64.79
—■ $14,126.36
Withdrawn from Imperial Bk. of Canada 2,525.67
$20,454.66
Bonds Purchased
Grand Trunk Pacific Ry.  Co., due 1962, 3%—
£6,200:0:0 @ $4.86 per £=$30,132 @ $66.70 $20,098.05
Accrued Interest from 1st Jan., 1923       356.61»
  $20,454.66
This transaction has resulted in the following appreciation in
the values  of the  Bonds  sold:
B.C. Bonds $3,500, purchased @ $95.52 $ ■  $  366.80
Dominion Govt. 1933 Bonds $3,150, bought at par  149.60
Dominion Govt.  1934 Bonds $5,000 bought @ $93  472.50
Dominion Govt. 1937 Bonds $5,500, bought @ $96
cost   $5,265.37     '344.64
$1,333.54
The total value of the Oddfellows Home Fund, with the increment, on account of the above transactions, to date is $59.-
132.27.
The Baker Mortgage of $2,500 has been paid off and a release
executed.
I am pleased to report that I have received a communication
from Mr. C. A. Mix, of Grand Forks, B.C., stating that he is the
Executor under the will of the late Bro. W. O. Easton under the
provisions of which a bequest  is left to be  divided between the 4735
Home Fund of this Grand Lodge and the True Blue and Orange
Orphan's Home, the amount coming to the Home Fund being
something over $400.00. Mr. Mix asks to be informed who are
the proper persons to reecive this money and sign a release for
the same, and I have furnished him with the desired information.
Fraternally submitted,
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
The Grand Master declared a recess to receive a visit
from His Worship the Mayor of the City.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. W. A. Johnstone,
P.G.M., No. 26; T. F. Neelands, P.G.M. No. 8, and D. E.
MacKenzie, P.G.M., No.- 3, to retire and introduce His
Worship
The Committee returned and introduced to the Grand
Lodge T. S. Annandale, Esq., Mayor of the City of New
Westminster, a delegation from the Rebekah Assembly,
consisting of Sisters Cozens, P.P., and Motion, Vice-President; A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2, representing the Department Council and J. R. McKinnell, P.G.P., representing
the Grand Encampment. These were accompanied by a
strong escort of the Patriarchs Militant in uniform, under
the command of Captain C. Snider.
The Mayor addressed the Grands Lodge and extended
a very cordial welcome to the City, he also spoke in a very
appreciative manner of the work and objects of the Order.
The Grand Master returned thanks on behalf of the
Grand Lodge to the Mayor for his hearty welcome to the
city and for the kind words he spoke respecting its work.
Sister G. Motion, Vice-President, conveyed the fraternal
greetings of the Rebekah Assembly to the Grand Lodge,
which were suitably acknowledged by the Grand Master. 4736
Bro. J. M. Hyslop, D.D.G.M., of District No. 2, extended
a very cordial welcome to the Grand Lodge on behalf of
the Subordinate Lodges of the District, to which the Grand
Master suitably responded.
Bro. A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2, on behalf of the Department Council, Patriarchs Militant, tendered the fraternal greetings of that Department to the Grand Lodge, to
which the Grand Master and Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M.r
No. 27, replied on behalf of the Grand Lodge.
The Mayor and the several deputations, accompanied
by their Escort, retired, when the Grand Lodge resumed
business.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. A. Henderson,.
P.G.M., No. 2, and P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2, as a
deputation to convey to the Rebekah Assembly, now in
Session in the city, the fraternal greetings and best wishes
of the Grand Lodge.
It was on motion Resolved: That the Grand Lodgfe do>
now adjourn until 2 o'clock p.m. to-day.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 2 o'clock p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of
representatives being 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 communication was read from the Victoria Printing-
and Publishing Co., submitting prices for printing the Constitution and By-Laws of the Subordinate Lodges, which
was referred to the Committee on Printing. 4737
The Committee on Distribution submitted the following:
report which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.E.
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend the allocation of the Supplementary Report of the Grand Master to the
following  Committees:
To the Committee on Judiciary—The dispensations issued by
D.D.G.M.'s, Districts No. 3. 5, 6. 8, 12, 13, 31 and 34.
To the Home Trustees—The recommendation re use of Home
Fund for relief. *
To the Grand Secretary—The correction necessary re the
Jewels presented to Bro. J. Peers, P.G.
Signed by the Committee.
A communication was read from Bro. F. J. Squires, P.G.,
from the Pas, Manitoba, respecting his suspension by
"Grandview" Lodge No. 62. It was moved, seconded and
carried: That the communication be received and referred
to Grandview Lodge No. 62 for consideration and report.
A communication was read from Bro. T. Tellefsen, P.G.,
stating that he had taken over the publication of the B. C.
Oddfellow and asking for financial assistance in order to
make it a success. It was on motion Resolved That the
communication be received .and referred to the Finance
Committee.
A communication was read from a Committee of the
Department Council, Patriarchs Militant, conveying its
fraternal greetings, thanking the Grand Lodge for past
favors and asking for a continuance of the same.
On motion the communication was ordered to be received and referred to the Committee on Finance.
A communication was read from "Enterprise" Lodge
No. 43, respecting the appointment of a District Deputy 4738
Grand Master for that District, which was, on motion, referred to the incoming Grand Master.
The following- motion was received and referred to the
Committee on Legislation.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
We beg to move that this Grand Lodge assess each subordinate-
Lodge of this Jurisdiction 2J^ cents per member every six months
to help defray the expenses of Vancouver and Victoria Relief
Boards. Two ecnts to Vancouver Board and one half cent to
Victoria Board.
J. A. McKAY, No. 8.
J. W. DOBBIE, No. 1.
The following Majority and Minority Reports were read
from the Committee on Legislation:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Your Committee on Legislation has considered the proposal
to levy an assessment on the membership of this Jurisdiction for
the purpose of assisting to meet the expenses of the General
Relief Board of Vancouver, and beg to report that the Grand
Lodge has not the power to levy such an assessment. The purposes for which an assessment may be levied are laid down in
Section 1, Art. VIII. of the Grand Lodge Constitution and are
limited to meeting its own expenses and for the purposes of an
Oddfellows Home	
We are fully aware of the good work that this General Relief
Board is doing, as well as by that of Victoria, and would recommend that the matter be referred to the Committee on Finance for
their generous consideration in the shape of a grant to assist in
meeting the expenses of these Committees.
ROY A. PERRY,
JAS.  C. WILDY,
E. A. SPARROW,
A. L. ANDERSON,
Majority   Committee  on   Legislation. 4739
We the undersigned concur in the first portion of this report"
up to "purposes of an Oddfellows Home," but are opposed to the-
portion commencing "We are fully aware," and recommending
consideration by the Finance Committee, and recommend that it
be left to the discretion of tlhe Subordinate Lodges and Relief
Boards.
J. HASLET, No. 26,
J. FO-UBISTER, No. 2,
Minority Committee on Legislation..
It was moved, seconded and carried: That the consideration of these reports be deferred until to-morrow morning
at 11 o'clock.
A communication was read from the Secretary of the-
Rebekah Assembly, submitting a report of the Committee
on Legislation, which had been adopted by the Assembly,,
also Decisions and Recommendations of the President of
the Assembly last year, which were not dealt with by the
Grand Lodge last Session on account of lack of time.
On motion the report of the Assembly Committee on
Legislation was referred to the Committee on Legislation
and the decisions and recomendations of the President last
year to the Committee on Judiciary.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
We respectfully submit the following items of Legislation which
have been approved at this Session of the Rebekah Assembly:
(1) That a new section be added to the Constitution of the-
Rebekah Assembly to be numbered 12a, and to read as follows:
This Assembly may at each Annual Session nominate and elect a.
representative to the Association of Rebekah Assemblies.
(2) We respectfully call attention to Section 38a of the Constitution of Rebekah Assembly which reads;: "A Rebekah Lodge
which has not been instituted for a period of three months prior
to the expiration of a term shall be exempted from the payment of
Per Capita Tax for that term, otherwise it shall be liable to pay
said tax." 4740
an
This, in our opinion, conflicts with the Code Section 263d, and
should be automatically deleted.
(3) Page 602, Clause 4a—To provide that members who are
more than thirteen weeks in arrears for dues shall be prohibited
from balloting on application for membership, voting at election
of officers or representatives to the Rebekah Assembly, or on any
question that comes before the Lodge.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q.—Does the regular fee of $5.00 for initiation govern a deposit of withdrawal card or dismissal certificate?
A.—The initiation fee of $5.00 is a law made in the Rebekah
Assembly and approved by the Grand Lodge. A deposit of withdrawal card or dismissal certificate is a local law, by-laws governing fee for same.
Q.—What is the standing of a Past Noble Grand who is' reinstated?
A.—When she allows herself to be reinstated she forfeits all
honors as Past  Noble  Grand.
Q.—Is a dispensation required to open Lodge before time
specified in by-laws?
A.—No dispensation required. No money transaction to take
place before time specified in by-laws.
RECOMMENDATIONS
No. 1. Owing to our increased membership, the duties of our
Assembly Secretary have greatly increased. I therefore recommend
that she be  recompensed  accordingly.
No. 2. That all Noble Grands, in putting motions before the
Lodge, omit the title of P.N.G.
No. 3. That the Warden and Conductor address the Noble
Grand from the Altar, after proving all present in the password.
No. 4. That all minutes approved by the Lodge be signed by
the Noble Grand.
No. 5. That the names of the movers and seconders of all
motions be recorded on the minutes. 4741
No. 6.. That all District Deputy Presidents perfect, themselves-
i.n the unwritten work to enable them to properly instruct their
Lodges.
No. 7.    That one dollar ($1.00)  be asked for and taken from
each initiation fee, in order to place this Assembly upon a firmer"
financial basis.
No. 8.    That all Lodges introduce something under the Good
of the Order to interest the members.    By so doing it will avoid-
many suspensions. .
No. 9. That the Three Links on the P.N.G. standard Jewel be-
made smaller.
No.  10.    That a list of the members in arrears be given the
Noble Grand in order to know who is entitled to the password.
No. 11. That all Secretaries, when instructed by the Lodge to-
write for dispensations, must state for what purpose required.
Bro. P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., submitted the following'
report as Representative of this Jurisdiction at the Annual-
Meeting of the Oddfellows' Relief Association of Canada,,
which was on motion ordered to be received and printed in
the proceedings of this Session, and the Association commended to the membership of this Jurisdiction.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Being   appointed   your   Representative   to   the   Forty-Eighth
Annual Meeting of the Oddfellows Relief Association of Canada,.
I beg to present the following report:
The meeting was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25thr
and 26th, 1922.    Besides the officers of the Association there were--
present, representatives from all the Jurisdictions of the Dominion.
At Tuesday's meeting, the printed reports of the Officers of
the Association were distributed to the delegates and the Sessional
Committees appointed. I had the pleasure to be placed on the
Committee on the Extension of the Work.
In the evening the delegates were treated to a very enjoyable-
trip by steamer on Lake Ontario. 4742
Wednesday morning, President Brother Nickle, gave a very
concise and comprehensive address on the work of the Association
for the past year, which showed very satisfactory progress.
We were then welcomed to the City of Kingston by Alderman
C. C. Nash, in the absence of Mayor Corbelt. He gave the dele-*
gates a hearty welcome to Kingston and congratulated the Association on its excellent past record and the good progress it had made
with its work in the last year.
The assets of the Association at the end of the year 1921, were
the large sum of $2,406,682.51. The claims paid in 1921 amounted
to $347,967.63, being a little less than tihe previous year.
I most heartily recommend every Brother in B.C. that can do
so, to join the Association and help with the good work it is doing
for the Order, both in providing for deceased members' families
and dependents.
As your Representative I received a very cordial welcome
from the officers and members of the Staff. I had the pleasure to
convey to the Annual Meeting the greetings of the Grand Lodge of
British  Columbia.
It gives me great pleasure to have had the honor of the ap,-
pointment  as  your  Representative by your  Grand  Master.
Fraternally submitted,
P. W. DEMPSTER.
The following notice was given to amend the Constitution of the Grand Lodee:
Vancouver, B.C., June 13th, 1923.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Sirs and Brothers:
We, the undersigned Representatives to the Grand Lodge, beg
to give notice that at the next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge
we will move to amend Section 1, of Article II. of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, by striking out the words "Second Wednesday of June" in the second line of said Section  1, Article II. 4743
and insert in lieu thereof the words "third Wednesday of July,"
so that when amended it shall read.
Article II.—Sec. 1.—The Grand Lodge shall hold regular
Annual Communications to begin on the third Wednesday of July
in each year at such hour as the Executive officers shall,determine,
due notice thereof being given to all Subordinate Lodges at least
two weeks prior to the meeting of the Grand Lodge, and shall
continue to meet at such hours as1 may be agreed upon from day
to day (Sundays excepted) until the close of the Session.
Submitted in F.L.T.,
JAS. A. McKAY, Vancouver Lodge No. 8.
F. H. GODFREY, Kerrisdale Lodge No. 31.
M.  SUTTON,  Fairview  Lodge No.  61.
Bro. A. E. Harron, P.G.M., submitted the following
Yeport which was ordered to be received and printed in the
Proceedings of this Session.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
At the invitation of the Grand Master I was privileged with
the honor as well as the extreme pleasure of attending the
Eighteenth Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of the Jurisdiction of Alberta, held in the City of Calgary, on February 15th and
16th, 1923, as fraternal delegate from the Grand Lodge of British
Columbia.
Arriving in the City of Calgary on Tuesday, February 13th,
it was my privilege to visit the Rebekah Assembly, where I was'
introduced by the Grand Secretary, Bro. O. E. Tisdale, P.G.M.,
and received a most cordial welcome from the President. Sister
Clara McPherson, on behalf of the officers and members of the
Assembly. It was my privilege to address the Assembly and convey the greetings from this Grand Jurisdiction. It was also my
privilege and pleasure on behalf of the Assembly to present to
Sister McPherson, the retiring President, a beautiful Past President's jewel.
It was also my privilege to visit the Grand Encampment and
convey greetings to that Grand Body. 4744
On Wednesday evening, February 14th, a special session of the
«Grand Lodge was held for the purpose of conferring the Grand
Lodge  and  Past  Grands'  Degree.    Following a  favorable  report
"by the  Credential  Committee seventy-seven Brothers were introduced and received the Grand Lodge Degree.
Thursday morning I visited the Grand Lodge and was introduced by Past Grand Masters Tisdale, French and Henderson, and
received a most hearty welcome from Grand Master, Bro. Cope.
I had the privilege of addressing the Grand Lodge and extending
the greetings from this Jurisdiction. I assisted with the Election
of Officers as one of the Scrutineers, when the following officers
were elected: Grand Master, Bro. L. I. Stuart, of Ponoka; Deputy
Grand Master, Bro. Dr. McPherson, of Ryley; Grand Warden,
Bro. Ross; Grand Secretary, Bro. O. E. Tisdale, P.G.M. (re-elected)
Treasurer, Bro. G. W. Henderson, P.G.M. (re-elected); Grand
Representative, Bro. E. L. Cope, P.G.M. The following Fraternal
Delegates were present: Grand Master Thos. A. Sharp of Ontario,
and Deputy Grand Master W. J. McGill, of Saskatchewan. At the
Installation of Officers it was my privilege and pleasure to act as
Grand Marshal, also on behalf of the Grand Lodge I presented
to the retiring Grand Master Brother Cope a Past Grand Master's
jewel.
On Thursday evening the Decoration of Chivalry was »con-
ferred on Past Grand Master Major Burnett, by Major J. J. B.
Little and staff. Following the Decoration of Chivalry it was my
privilege to present each of the two winning Rebekah Degree
Staffs with a silver cup.
During my  stay  in  the   city  I   was   the  guest  of  the  Grand
Lodge, and was the recipient of the greatest hospitality possible
for which I am truly grateful, and in conclusion I wish to take this
-opportunity of thanking the Grand Master for the honor he conferred on me on this occasion.
Fraternally submitted,
A. E. HARRON, P.G.M. 4745
The Finance Committee submitted the following report,
which was adopted:
Victoria, B.C.,  May 30th,  1923.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Finance Committee beg to report that we have examined
the books of the Grand Secretary for the year ending May 1, 1923,
and  find  same  correct.
We have examined the securities held by the Grand Lodge
for investments of the Oddfellows Home Fund, Aged Oddfellows
Fund and Emergency Relief Fund, consisting of Dominion Government Bonds, British Columbia Government Bonds, Mortgages and
deposits in the Imperial Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal and
Dominion Government Savings Bank and they agree with the
various accounts as shown on the books of the Grand Lodge.
The interest on Mortgages with one exception, is paid up to
date, and the Fire Insurances on the buildings are fully covered.
The report of the Grand Secretary is a correct abstract of the
Books of the Grand Lodge.
We have also examined the report of the Grand Treasurer and
find it agrees with the Grand Treasurers account in the books of
the Grand Secretary.
P. THOMPSETT,
F.  E.  ANDERSON,
R. LIVINGSTONE.
The Finance Committee presented the following report,
which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Finance  Committee beg to report having examined the
books and vouchers of the Grand Treasurer and find them to be
correct.
Signed by the  Committee. 4746
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates presented the
following report, 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 considered the following By-Laws and amendments to
same of the Lodges of this Jurisdiction that have been submitted
to us with the following results:
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We have approved complete By-Laws of Cheam Lodge No. 28
"Maple Ridge Lodge No. 32, and Lakelse Lodge No. 33.
.Amendments to By-Laws—
Royal Cfty Lodge No. 3—Striking out Clause VI. of Art. XI.
-providing a Nurse Assessment at $2 per diem.—Approved.
Western Star Lodge No. 10.—Art. 1, Sect. 1; Altering time of
meeting.—Approved.
Cloverdale  Lodge No.  15—Changing night  of meeting from
'Saturday to Monday.—Approved.
Ridgely Lodge No. 22.—Declined to approve amendment making the payment of Sick Benefits optional with the Lodge by substituting the word "may" for "shall" in Sec. 1, Art. 24.
Fidelity Lodge No. 25.—Providing that any two of the officers
^authorized to sign cheques, may do so.—Approved.
Mt. Fernie Lodge No. 47.—Providing for the  Entrance Fees
and  Dues  of Non-Beneficiary members.—Approved.
Penticton Lodge No. 51.—Striking out two-thirds and inserting
-three-fourths majority required to amend By-Laws, to conform to
the Societies Act of the Province.—Approved.
North Vancouver Lodge No. 55.—Increasing the salaries of
the Recording and Financial Secretaries.—Approved.
Okanagan Lodge No. 58.—Altering night of meeting from
IFriday to  Monday.—Approved.
Fairview Lodge No. 61.—Altering night of meeting from Friday to Thursday.—Approved. ||§ 4747
Grandview Lodge No. 62.—Making provision for borrowing
money on notes, debentures, mortgages or otherwise, for any purpose that Lodge funds may be used.—Approved.
Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63.—Provision for Entrance Fees
and Dues of Non-Beneficial Members.—Approved.
Signed by the Committee.
The  Committee  on  Printing submitted  the  following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Printing beg to report that tenders were
invited for the supply of Binders and the Loose-Leaf sheets required as recommended by the Special Committee on Uniform
System of Bookkeeping and authorized by last Session of the
Grand Lodge, and the work awarded to the Sweeney & McConnell
«Co.,  Ltd.,  the  lowest  bidders.
Tenders were, also received from four firms for printing the
Proceedings, etc., of this Session and the contract awarded to T.
R. Cusack, at the following prices: Printing 1,100 copies of the
Proceedings at $3.45 per page; 175 copies of the Reports of the
Grand Officers for $24.50; supplying cuts of photographs and insertion in the Proceedings, $8.00 each. These prices are lower in
the first two cases than those paid last year. |
Signed by the  Committee.
The  Special  Committee on  District Associations presented the following report:
Victoria, B.C.,
27th April, 1923.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C, I O.O.F :
Your Special Committee, appointed at the last Session for the
purpose of investigation and report to this Session as to the 'advisability of organizing the Jurisdiction into District Associations 4748
for the purpose of holding district meetings and otherwise furthering the work of the Order, have given the question careful consideration and beg to report as follows:
There is no general law of the Order which provides for or
authorizes the formation of District Associations of Lodges, in
fact, Grand Sire Gowdy, by his decision No. 27, 86L, Session 1917,
ruled that such Associations of Rebekah Lodges are not recognized
by the Order, they may not be opened in the Rebekah Degree,
nor use the signs or pass-words, nor exemplify the work of that
Degree, this must all be done in a Rebekah Lodge, and this decision was aproved by the S.G.L.
This ruling was affirmed and amplified by Decisions Nos. 46,
47, 48, 49 and 50 of the 1918 Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge,
but No. 50 provided that the Secret Work and Exemplification of
the Rebekah Degree whenever given at such District Association
meetings, must be given by and under the control of the local
Rebekah  Lodge  at  regular or special meetings  thereof.
These decisions, although rendered respecting Rebekah Associations, apply with equal force and effect to other branches of the
Order, and in view of them we are not able to recommend that
such Associations for the Subordinate Lodges be authorized in
this Jurisdiction.
At present the Jurisdiction is divided into 39 Districts, and a
District Deputy Grand Master appointed to each. There are two
Districts with four Lodges each, four with three each, six with
two each, and twenty-seven with only one Lodge. These groupings have been made to meet the wishes and convenience of the
Lodges embraced in them, and the Lodges are as a rule within easy
distance of one another. In the case of the single Lodge Districts, the Lodges are located too far from any other Lodges to be
conveniently attached to them.
The D.G.M. is generally recommended by the Lodges of the
District. He acts as the agent of the Grand Lodge and the representative of the Grand Master in the District, and is invested with
certain executive and judicial powers.
This arrangement seems to have worked satisfactorily in the
past, and there have been no general demand for a change. If any
fresh groupings of Lodges are desired, we feel certain the Grand
Lodge would agree to the same. 4749
We would recomend that where there are Districts comprising
more than one Lodge, that the D.D.G.M. be required at least once
a year to convene a joint meeting of the Lodges under the auspices
of one of them at a regular or special meeting and at which he
would preside, so as to furnish an opportunity for consideration
and discussion of any matters concerning the District or of the
Order in general, at which the secret work could be exemplified.
A question box might be used, and the meeting made the means
of promoting the social and fraternal spirit of the Order, and to
facilitate the interchange of ideas between the members of the
different Lodges in the District.
We are of the opinion that this would meet the objects desired
and at the same time would not conflict in any way with the laws
of the Order.
FRED DAVEY,
W. H. CULLIN,
A. HENDERSON,
Special Committee.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That the report be
not adopted and that this Grand Lodge places itself on
record as being in favor of District Associations where
practicable.
Bro. Jake Harding, P.G., of the Jurisdiction of Washington, stated that he was instructed by the Grand Lodge
of that Jurisdiction to convey the fraternal greetings of its
members to the members of this Grand Body.
The Committee on Rebekah Branch submitted the following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B..C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Rebekah Degree beg to report as follows:
1st.—We are pleased to note that the Rebekah Branch of the
Order is keeping up its record in striving to maintain the high ideals
for which it has been instituted and that the membership throughout the Jurisdiction are active in promoting the welfare of the
Order.
2nd. We note with pleasure that the present membership is
2,351, this is a net gain of 215, being made up of 32 Brothers and
183  Sisters, but regret that  during the year it  was necessary to 4750
suspend 212  members,  otherwise  the  net  gain  would  have  been
larger.
3rd.—There have been two Lodges instituted since the last
Session of the Grand Lodge, namely, "Carne" Rebekah Lodge No.
45, Victoria;   "Grandview" Rebekah Lodge No. 18, Vancouver.
4th.—The Financial Statement makes a very favorable showing. Invested funds of Rebekah Lodges standing at $12,033.68,
indicating a healthy condition in this branch of the Order.
In concluding—The Committee appreciate the keen interest
manifested by our Grand Master in the Rebekah Lodges and feel
that particular mention should be made of same at this time.
Signed by the  Committee.
The Committee on Statistics, re Dues and Benefits submitted the following report, which was adopted and Representatives recommended to bring the same to the attention
of their respective Lodges.
To the Grand Lodge of B..C, I.O.O.F.:
Your committee on Statistics-re Dues and Benefits, beg to
present you with an abstract, in tabulated form, of the reports of
the Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction for the past ten years,
and another table showing the averages as shown in these annual
reports for the past ten years. It will be noted from the latter
table that there has been a steady increase in the averages for the
periods under review.
There is no doubt but that the segregation on the Annual Reports from the Lodges, of the expenses connected with property
and other investments from what may legitimately be termed
working or current expenses of the Lodges, has relieved the latter
item to a considerable extent.
The fact disclosed by this report that the average expenditure
of our Lodges last year, under all'heads, shows an average of
$13.49 per member, proves conclusively that with such Lodges as
are dependent solely on Dues and Admission Fees for their revenue,
there is not sufficient margin to accumulate a reserve, which all
Lodges should endeavor to create, in order to ensure stability
and  permanency.
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The Committee on Petitions presented the following
report, which was adopted: m
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have
examined the petitions for Charters of Subordinate and Rebekah
Lodges referred to us and recommend that Charters be granted
to the following, the legal requirements in each case having been
complied with:
To Lakelse Lodge No. 33, located at Terrace, B.C., with the
following   Charter   members:
Alfred Coldwell Fowler, P.G.. Edward T. Kenney, Henry S.
Creelman, James H. Young, Joseph McLaren and  Harry King.
To Carne Rebekah Lodge No. 45, located at Victoria, B.C.,
with the  following  Charter members, viz.:
Bros. A. S. Killam, P.G.; R. Livingstone, P.G.; E. Tuck, P.G.;
S. V. Bowers; J. Wilby, P.G.; C. A. Taylor, H. F. Doane, A. F.
Youngs. Sisters: A. A. Killam, P.N.G.; G. E. Livingstone, P.N.G.;
L. G. Tuck, P.N.G.; M. V. Paget, H. G. Paget, B. Bowers, P.N.G.;
H. E. Hubbard, S. E. Youngs, S. Wilby, P.N.G.; E. M. McLagan,
P.N.G.; E. M. Doane, P.N.G.; A. Foster, M. F. Stewart, P.N.G.;
A. Youngs; H. M. Grant, P.N.G.; M. L. M. Scalpen, P. McConnell,
C. McCann, A. McCann, P.N.G.; E. H. Evans, H. L Nicholson,
J. V. Whidden, R. Kent, E. M. Poole, P. B. Merryfield, A. M.
Redgrave, C. S. Jackson, L. F. Painter, M. Wilby, V. Bickle.
To Grandview Rebekah Lodge No. 18, located at Vancouver,
B.C.,  with  the  following   Charter  members:
Brothers—A. J. McNeill, P.G.; F. H. Taylor; W. S. Cook,
P.G.; Frank Farrow, A. Duncan, S. G. Young, P.G.; A. McAfee,
J. T. Giddings, R. J. Nevill, J. W. O'Connor, P.G.: G. Biswanger,
R. S. Merritt, P.G.; L. H. Dilda, W. McCubbin, P.G.
Sisters—F. McNeill; B. Taylor, P.N.G.; A. A. Cook, P.N.G.;
A. F. Perry, P.N.G.; E. Macdonald; O. M. Tibb; M. Farrow; R.
G. McQuillan; R. E. Cowx, P.N.G.; J. Owen, P.N.G; M. Young;
N. F. McAfee; J. Geddings; A. V. Nevill; M. Hanna; K. Biswanger;
J. Thompson; L. M. Morrison, P.N.G.; L. D. Harris; A. Dilda,
P.N.G.; E. M. Garbe; L. Moore; S. Merritt; A. V. Wood; F. B.
Cross;  N. Acheson,  P.N.G.;  L.  Smith;  H.  M.  Mclntyre, P.N.G.; 4754
M.   McGubbin,   P.N.G.:   L.   M.   Pomeroy;   E.   Robertson,   P.N.G.;
18 M. Wilson, A. J. Ferris; M. Pilling; K. Logan.
Signed bv 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 to whom was referred certain
portions of the Grand Master's report beg to report as follows:
We recommend that the Proclamations issued and the appointments made by the Grand Master be approved.
We recommend that the Dispensations issued be approved,
witih the following exceptions, viz.: To Maple Ridge Lodge No.
32, for six candidates for membership in that Lodge to be initiated
in "North Vancouver'" Lodge No. 55. This is contrary to Section
528 (c) of the Code. All members elected to membership must
be initiated by the Lodge electing them.
To "Vernon Valley" Lodge No. 18 and "Corbin"' Lodge No.
64, to change their nights of meeting.
See Section 794 of the Code.—The nights of meeting of a
Lodge can only be changed by an amendment to its By-Laws.
The following rulings being inconsistent with law should be
reversed:
To "Maple Ridge" Lodge No. 32, that Investigation Committees may report the same night of their appointment, is contrary to Section 1, Art. III., of the Constitution of Subordinates
which requires that these Committees shall report at the next
regular meeting after appointment.
To "Lakelse" Lodge No. 33—The answer "No" to the question as to whether liquor vendors are eligible to membership in
the Order should be changed to "Yes." It is assumed that the
class referred to are those appointed by the Provincial Government under the law at present in force respecting the sale of
liquor. If so the clause of the Code quoted by the Grand Master,
Section 477 (y) clearly shows that they are eligible.    This was the 4755
decision <of Bro. J. D. Swanson, P.G.M., in his report to the last
"Session as given to Kootenay Lodge No. 16 (see Page 4534 of
fhe Proceedings, 1922) which was approved by the Grand Lodge.
We also recommend that the Dispensations issued and the
.decisions rendered by the District Deputy Grand Masters be approved, with the following exceptions: The D.D.G.M. of District
No. 26 granted Dispensations for the wearing of regalia in public
ton three occasions. These officers are not authorized to grant
dispensations for this purpose, they can only be grantee! by the
•Grand Master.
The D.D.G.M. of District No. 36—To confer two degrees on
one  evening.    This is in excess of authority given these officers.
Article V., Section I. of the .Constitution permits Lodges by a
two-thirds   vote   to   confer   more   than   one   Degree   at   the   same
meeting.
With reference to the circular letter mentioned by the Grand
Master, isisued by Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63 to the Lodges of
the Jurisdiction respecting an Oddfellows Home, we would point
out that this action is contrary to Section1 925 of the Code which
prohibits the issuance ©f such a letter without the permission of
the Grand Master,
Signed by the Committee.
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 that portion of the Grand Secr-ettary's report referring to the printing of
the Grand Lodge Constitution, beg to recommend that the suggestion of the Grand Secretary that a Special Committee be appointed at this Session to make a revision of the Constitution so
as to bring it up-to-date and to incorporate all amendments that
have been made thereto since it was last printed and to report at
the next Session of the Grand Lodge be adopted.
With reference to the offer of the Victoria Printing & Publishing Co. to print the Constitution and By-Laws of the Subordinate Lodges   we would point ottt thai as each Lodge undertakes 4756
this work, the Company should address its offer direct to the
Lodges. We would ask to be relieved from any further consideration of the subject. »
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 State of the Order to whom was referred
certain portions of the Grand Master's report, beg to report as
follows:
We wish to congratulate the Grand Master on the fact that
he is the first Native Son of British Columbia to fill that honorable position; also that he is the second member of the same
family to serve in that capacity, his brother, J, E. Phillips, having
been Grand Master in 1892. These circumstances mast have added
to the pleasure felt by the Grand Master at being, elected as the
head of this Jurisdiction.
We agree with the Grand Master that the condition of the
Order as shown by the reports of the Lodges and the fact that
there was a gain of 121 members during the year 1922, is cause
for thankfulness and congratulation in view of the adverse conditions through which our Province has been passing.
The reports, both of the Grand Master and the District
Deputies, as to the condition of the Order, are most cheering and
encouraging, and we have not <the slightest doubt but that with an
improvement in business and economic conditions that our Order
will continue to grow and orosper.
|
We are pleased to know that the Grand Master was able to
visit all the Lodges of the Jurisdiction with the exception of **Mt.
Ida" No. 56, Salmon Arm, and Dawson No. la. Dawson, Y.T.
Some of these visits in Northern B. C. at the commencement of
last winter, were made, we understand, under unpleasant and
arduous conditions. We compliment the Grand Master on the
fadt that he was able with the assistance of the Brothers of Prince
Rupert Lodge, to institute Lakelse Lodge No. 33, at Terrace, B.C.
whilst on this trip. 4757
While it is desirable that Dawson Lodge No. 1 should be
visited, yet in view of the great distance and expense involved it
is not to be expected that t'his Lodge should be visited every year.
It is to be regretted that it became necessary to merge
Boundary Valley Lodge No. 38 with Gateway Lodge No. 45 at
Grand Forks, owing to cessation of mining at Greenwood, but we
agree with the Grand Master that the mergement was the best
step to be taken under the circumstances. With reference to
the unsatisfactory condition of Mt. Ida Lodge No. 56, Salmon
Arm, we would recommend 'that the nearest Lodges be asked to
co-operate in an endeavor to resusticate this Lodge.
It must have been a pleasant feature of the Grand Master's
visit to the Lodges to make the presentation in so many cases
of Past Grands and Veterans Jewels, and other gifts, to worthy
Brothers, in recognition of valuable and unselfish services rendered
by them to their respective Lodges. It is well we think that this
spirit of appreciation and recognition pervades our Lodges
We were particularly pleased to learn of the presentation
of a 60-year Honorable Veteran Jewel to our good Brother B. W.
Shiies, P.G.M., and of a 50-year similar Jewel to Bro. J. Wriglesworth, P.G.M., these are the two senior living Past Grand Masters
of this Grand Lodge. We note from the Grand Secretary's report
that the three Honorable Veteran Jewels in this Jurisdiction are
held by Past Grand Masters.
With respect to certain portions of the Grand Secretary's
report referred to us, we beg to report as follows,
We have dealt with the condition of the Order in <the Jurisdiction as shown by the reports of the Subordinate Lodges in our
report on the Grand Master's report and need not repeat our remarks on this subject ihere.
We are, however, impressed by the statement of the Grand
Secretary that since the institution of this Grand Lodge in 1874,,
just 49 years ago, there has been paid out to its members by our
Lodges the enormous sum of over One Million Dollars for relief.
To this must be added the sums paid for relief by Encampments
and Rebekah  Lodges.
This has been dispensed in a quiet and unassuming manner,
without ostentation, the blowing of horns or boasting. When we
add to this the visits paid to the sick, the cheering and comforting 4758
words given in grief and distress, and the numerous other acts of
kindness which accompanied tfaem, we have an aggregate of
benevolent work that it is impossible to estimate.
The work of the General Relief Committees is worthy of all
praise. They are a valuable auxiliary to our organization and
are indispensible to  its  efficiency as  a system.
re agree with the Grand Secretary as to the advisability of
r  Lodges, especially those  owning real estate, being incorporated under the laws of the Province.
The" reconsideration by the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the
decision of the 1921 Session respecting the building of a Temple
at Baltimore, and the adoption of a more moderate and less expensive building at its last Session, was in our opinion a very
wise   and  prudent   step.
We concur in the suggestion of the Grand Secretary that our
Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge should support
any measure that would lead to the obtaining by the Sovereign
Grand Lodge of such supplies for the use of all the branches of
our Order in the Dominion, that can be made in Canada, at as
favorable terms as in the United States. This would obviate any
difficulty now experienced in importing these goods from the
United States.
With respect to the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary
of the institution of this Grand Lodge, which occurs next year,
we are of the opinion that such an interesting event should be
recognized and celebrated in some fitting and special manner,
especially in view of the splendid record of achievement previously
referred to in this report. We make no specific recommendations
in connection with this celebration; very much of its success will
depend on the members of the Lodges of the City in which it is
decided to hold the meeting next year, but we do think that the
efforts of the local Lodges should be assisted in a substantial
manner from the funds of the Grand Lodge.
We wish to congratulate Bro. Davey upon the completion
of 39 consecutive years in the office of Grand Secretary, and alsa
to congratulate the Grand Lodge upon having so capable a secretary. We feel that the prosperous condition of the Order in
British Columbia owes much to the unfailing energy and efficiency
of Bro. Davey.
Signed by the Committee. 4759
A communication was read from Bro. Hill Montague,
P.G.R., Richmond, Virginia, enclosing the following Resolution introduced at the Sovereign Grand Lodge Session at
Detroit, Michigan, last September, with the report of the
Committee on State of the Order on same, and requesting
that it be presented at this Grand Lodge Session for endorsement.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That this Grand
Lodge endorses the sentiments contained in the Resolution
and commends the work of the Near East Relief.
Resolution   (4):
WHEREAS, the recent reports from Near East Relief show
continued suffering among the people of Armenia, especially the
children, who are the innocent surviving victims of the terrible
massacres and deportations planned and carried out by the Turks
during and since the great World War; and
WHEREAS, the overwhelming defeat of the Greek army by
the army of Turkey within the past few weeks has rendered the
situation of the people of Armenia more desperate than at any
time since the end of the World War; and
WHEREAS, American philanthropy, administered through
Near East Relief, chartered by the United States Congress, is all
that stands between certain death and the complete annihilation
of this once 'happy and contented people; and
WHEREAS, Armenia has given more Christian martyrs to
the world than all the nations combined, being the oldest Christian
nation, now appealing to the strongest Christian nation, for just
a chance to live;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That this, the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, Independent Order of Oddfellows, now assembled
in annual communication, hereby endorses the relief work of the
Near East Relief, and commends to its membership the efforts
of the Near East Relief to alleviate the desperate condition of
Armenian children and save the remnant of this oldest Christian
people. 4760
Report (96)
To the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the
Independent Order of Oddfellows:
Your committee on State of the Order to whom was referred
Resolution No. 4, by Rep. Goodrich, of Virginia, referred to the
subject of Near East Relief, has carefully considered the resolution,
and recommends that this Sovereign Grand Lodge commends to
its membership the efforts of the Near East Relief to alleviate the
sufferings of the Armenians and other peoples who have been
subject to outrages at the hands of the Turks.
Signed by the Committee,
The Committee on Necrology submitted the following'
report, which was adopted; the members present remaining
standing in silence, with bowed heads for a short time.
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Necrology beg to report as follows: '
Since we last met in Grand Lodge Session the Supreme Ruler
has in His great wisdom seen fit to call to their reward those
whom he has deemed to have finished their work with us, together
with those of other Jurisdictions. Among those most notable in
which our Order has suffered loss is Brother Alfred S. Pinkerton,
Past Grand Sire. Those of us who have had the pleasure of hearing
his good counsel in the Sovereign Grand Lodge will best realize
the loss our Order has sustained. Always a Brother of most
kindly principles and ever ready to guide the destinies of Odd-
fellowship, we mourn the loss this Order has sustained and live
in the hope that Bro. Pinkerton has gone to a reward which his
life has entitled him to.
Our Sister Jurisdiction of Saskatchewan has suffered the loss
of one of its distinguished members, in Brother G. W. Baird,
'Grand Secretary, who has now gone to his reward to enjoy the
result of his labor in the Grand Lodge above, from whence no
traveller returns.
We also regret to have to record the loss to our Order in
Bro. T. C. Gray, P.G.M., and Bro. H. J. Raymer, P.G.M. and P.G.R., together with a number of members of this Lodge, all of whom
in their turn have rendered good and faithful service to this Jurisdiction. Society in general, and our Order in particular, will feel
the loss of these Brothers, but recognizing that God in His wisdom
doeth all things well, we bow our heads in silent submission and
mentally register again our vows to so live that when for us the
call comes we may meet our Father and hear the welcome plaudit:
""Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of
thy Lord."
In view of the splendid services rendered to their respective
Lodges and to our Order in general, we would respectfully recommend that these names be included in a Memorial page in the
Proceedings of this Session as a token of esteem and affectionate
remembrance.
Signed by the Committee.
It was on motion resolved: That the Grand Secretary
be directed to wire the fraternal greetings of this Grand
Lodge to the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan now in Session
at Moose Jaw.
ifc>
Communications were read from the Mayor of the City
of Vancouver, the Publicity Bureau and the Board of Trade
of that City, also from the Representatives of the Lodges of
the City and its vicinity, inviting the Grand Lodge to hold
its next Annual Session in Vancouver. It was moved,
seconded and carried: That the communications be received and laid on the table until to-morrow morning at
Ten o'clock.
It jyvas on motion resolved: That the circular letter of
Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63, addressed to this Grand
Lodge, advocating the immediate establishment of an Odd-
fellows Home, a copy of which has been sent to the Lodges
of this Jurisdiction, be considered at Seven o'clock this
evening.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That the Grand
Lodge do now adjourn to Seven o'clock this evening.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly. 4762
EVENING  SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at Seven o'clock 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 Trustees of the Oddfellows' Home Fund submitted
the following report:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
At   the   last   Session   the   following   members    were    elected
Trustees:
W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M.; R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M.; R. A.Perry, P.G.; C. E. Mahon, P.G.; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.; who
together with the Grand Master and the Grand Secretary constitute the present Board.
During the past year several meetings were held, including"
the statutory one at which the officers for the year were elected,,
viz.:
Chairman—C.  E. Mahon.
Vice-Chairman—W.  A.  Johnstone.
Secretary—D. E. MacKenzie.
Growth of the Fund
The Home Fund has been increased since last report by the^
sum of $6,371.42, made up of the items set forth in the Grand
Secretary's report, together with the premium received through
the sale of the Bonds to purchase Grand Trunk Pacific Dominion
Government Guaranteed Bonds, which transaction took place after
the Secretary's books were closed, making the total value of the
Home Fund now $59,132.27.
Mortgages
Of the original eight mortgages held, amounting to $16,200.00,
two have been repaid and one taken over. This latter property
is* rented for more than the mortgage was producing and will
realize the amount against it, leaving a total of $11,355.69 still
invested in first class mortgages, with all the interest owing paid
up.    The balance of the Fund is invested in Government Bonds, 4763
Conversion of Bonds
After mature consideration, having dwelt exhaustively with
the matter at two meetings of the Board, it was finally decided
to sell twenty thousand dollars worth of the Government Bonds
then held and invest the proceeds in Grand Trunk Pacific Dominion
Guaranteed 3% 1962 maturity bonds, price 66.70. This with accrued interest made an investment of $20,454.66 with a maturity
value of $30,132.00, an increase of $9,677.34, and besides this an increase of $1,333.54 was obtained for the bonds sold over the price
paid when they were originally purchased, they having all gone up
above par value, while some of them were purchased below par.
The  investment worked out as  follows :
£6,200, or $30,132—
Dominion of Canada guaranteeing G.T.P.
■3% Bond, due 1962—Price 66.70  $20,098.05
Accrued  Interest  from January  1st  356.61
  $20,454.66
$3,150—1933—
Victory   Loan   Bonds  M   104.75  $ 3,299.60
$5,000—1934—
Victory  Loan   Bonds  @   102.45  5,122.50
Accrued   Interest   on  $8,150  29.47
$5,500—1937—
5%  War  Loan  @  102  5,610.00
Accrued Interest   64.79
$3,500—
Province of British Columbia  3,710.00
6%  Bonds  due 1941, price  106—Accrued
Interest   from   Dec.   15th  92.63
Withdrawn   from   Bank   to   balance  2,525.67
  $20,454.66.
The increase received from the sale of our Bonds was made up
as  follows:
Dominion Government Bonds
1941—6%$3,500.00, Bought at 95.52, sold at  106 $ 366.80
1937_5%_ $5,500.00.    Bought @ 96.    Sold @ 102.25  344.64
1933—5y2%—$3,150.00. Bought @ 100. Sold @ 104.75  149.60
1934—5^%—5,000.00.    Bought @ 93.    Sold @ 102.45  472.50
Total  increase  received , $1,333.54 4764
Emergency Fund
Your Trustees after careful consideration and investigation
made a grant of $100.00 towards the relief of Bro. Rosenholm, of
Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63, through the General Relief Board,
Vancouver, and a grant of $100.00 towards the relief of Bro. E. H.
Gowran, Dawson Lodge No. 1A, through the General Relief Board,
Seattle. The former Brother, although blind, is now employed in
a broom factory in Vancouver, and the latter Brother is a permanent invalid located at Ballard, Washington. Leaving a balance
in this Fund of $807.88.
Home
In view of the various suggestions-contained in a circular
letter sent to all the Lodges by Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63, and
in a resolution received from Victoria Lodge No. 1, your Trustees
took the matter up with the Grand Master who advised that a
questionriaire be sent to the various Lodges, which was accordingly
done, and the replies .received showed that there are five Lodges
reporting a total of six members, one only of which agreed and
expressed his willingness to enter a Home if one were provided.
In view of this report from the whole Jurisdiction your Trustees
do not think this Grand Lodge would be justified in either building
or establishing a Home at the present time. We do recommend,
however, that some means of relief be afforded by this Grand Lodge
to those members whose circumstances are such as may be found
to be requiring assistance. Since your Trustees held their meet<-
ing some few further replies were received, none of which contained any additional names, but enquiry found another one of
the six already reported, was now in Hospital, a paralytic case,
and should he  chance to  recover would be  willing to go  into a
Bequest Form
On the suggestion of the Grand Secretary a bequest form was
authorized to be included in the Grand Lodge Proceedings last
Session. The Grand Secretary reports he has been advised by the
Executor of the Estate of the late Bro. W. O. Easton, to the effect
that this Brother has bequeathed money to the amount of something over four hundred dollars to this Fund.
Donations
Your Trustees wish to extend thanks to "Vernon Valley"
Lodge No. 18, Past Noble Grands Club, Vancouver, and "Yukon" 4765
Rebekah" Lodge Xo. 1, Dawson, Y.T., for donations received during the year.
The latter, as is pointed out by the Grand Secretary, not being
attached to this Jurisdiction, certainly exhibits a most commendable
and fraternal spirit.
Fraternally submitted,
M.  J.  PHILLIPS,  G.M.
C. E. MAHON, P.G., President.
D. E. MACKENZIE, Secretary.
R. A. MERRITHEW.
R.  A.  PERRY.
W.  A. JOHNSTONE.
FRED DAVEY,' Grand Secretary.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the report be
considered in connection with the letter of "Prince Rupert"
Lodee No. 63.
i&
The letter from Prince Rupert Lodge Xo. 63 was read
advocating the purchase of a house and opening it as a
Home at once.
It was moved and seconded: That the report of the
Trustees be adopted and the recommendations contained
therein be considered in conjunction with the proposals
contained in the letter from Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63.
It was moved and seconded as an amendment: That the
proposals contained in the letter from Prince Rupert Lodge
No. 63 be adopted.
After some discussion the amendment was withdrawn
and the resolution to adopt the report of the Trustees was
carried.
It was moved and seconded: That the proposals contained in the letter from Prince Rupert Lodge No. 63, be
adopted. 4766
It was moved and seconded as an amendment: That the
matter be left in the hands of the Trustees to devise
methods so that relief can be given from the fund until
such time as the opening of a Home is justified.
It was moved and seconded as an amendment to the
amendment: That the matter be laid on the table until tomorrow morning-, that in the meantime the. Trustees with
Bros. Newton, No. 63, and Mussalem, No. 32, with three
others to be nominated by the Grand Master, form a committee to consider the question and report thereon.
The amendment to the amendment carried, and the
Grand Master appointed Bros. Barraclougjh, Hall and
Wilson as additional members of the committee.
The Grand Warden conferred the Grand Lodge Degree
on the following Past Grands, in the ante-room: G. W.
Turner, No. 3; J. Reid, No. 8; W. K. Burns, A. M. Conk-
trite, H. O. Brown, J. C. MdCardie, W. B. Yeandle, No. 10;
C. E. Atcheson, G. C. Derby, No. 14; J. Scott, L. T. Smirl,
J. Flanagan, No. 15; J. H. R. Christie, No. 16; C. S. Caton,
No. 19; F. Carmichael, No. 20; W. T. Stiles, No. 22; F. A.
Tomsett, G. Porter, A. Holmes, A. Baylis, E. J. Ettinger,
E. J. McDonald, Xo. 24; W. H. Godfrey, || Mosher, No. 26;
A. E. Bruce, J. H. Hare, J. M. Helliesen, J. F. Lower, J.
Mills, No. 27; W. R. Crozier, N. McDonald, F. C. Wood-
side, C. Antenene, No. 29; D. Martin, No. 48; H. G. Bull,
No. 55; F. L. Faulkner, J. W. Wolfe, H. P. White, F. S.
Howard, No. 61; F. W. Hawes, J. L. Lambert, No. 62;
H. L. Halpin, J. Dalziel, B. Alway, J. Burnie, C. B. Hutton,
No. 66.
The hour for the election of officers for the ensuing
year having arrived, the Grand Master appointed Bros.
Stuart, Grand Master, and J. A. Tulley, P.G.M., of Alberta,
as Tellers, with Bros. D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., W. Law,
P.G.M., and H. Fooks, P.G.M., to distribute and collect
the ballots.
Nominations were invited and the following- were offered •
For Grand Master—D. H. Proudfoot, No. 16; nominated by
P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No. 2.  •£";.•  .■..'*•"••'.. j
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T. C. GRAY
Grand Master
1894—1895 4767
For Deputy Grand Master—W. W. Walkem, No. 6;
nominated by W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10.
For Grand Warden—O. E. Fisher, No. 51; nominated
by H. Fooks, P.G.M., No. 28. I
For Grand Secretary—Fred Davey, No. 1; nominated by
J. W. O'Connor, No. 62.
For Grand Treasurer—C. E. Mahon, No. 61; nominated
by W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10. J. T. MacDonald, No. 61;
nominated by D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3. J. H. Ashwell, No. 7; nominated by E. L. Webber, P.G.M., No. 27.
R. A. Perry, No. 14; nominated by G. Sutherland, No. 14.
R. Livingstone, No. 1; nominated by J. W. Dobbie, No. 1.
J. W. O'Connor, No. 62; nominated by W. A. Johnstone,
P.G.M', No. 26. Jf
For Grand Representative—A. E. Harron, P.G.M., No.
55; nominated by W. T. Choate, No^ 16.
The Grand Master declared that where there was only
one nominee to an office the following were duly elected by
acclamation, viz.: D. H. Proudfoot, No. 16, as Grand Master; W. W. Walkem, No. 6, as Deputy Grand Master; O.
E. Fisher, No. 51, as Grand Warden; Fred Davey, No. 1,
as Grand Secretary; A. E. Harron, P.G.M., No. 55 as Grand
Representative for two years.
A ballot was spread for the election of Grand Treasurer
and the following result announced:
Number of votes cast, 297; necessary to choice, 148.
C. £. Mahon, No. 61, received 64 votes; J. T. MacDonald,
No. 61, 74 votes; J. H. Ashwell, No. 7, 21 votes; R. A.
Perry, No. 14, 93 votes; R. Livingstone, No. 1, 16 votes;
J. W. O'Connor, No. 62, 28 votes; spoiled one vote.
Neither of the candidates receiving a majority of the
votes cast, a fresh ballot was spread, confined to the three
names receiving the highest number of votes, and the following result announced: 4768
Number of votes cast, 294. Necessary to elect, 148,
C. E. Mahon, No. 61, received 67 votes. J. T. MacDonald,
No. 61; 92 votes. R. A. Perry, No. 14; 133 votes. Spoiled,
2 votes.
Neither candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast,
a fresh ballot was spread, the name of Bro. Mahon, being
dropped, and the following result announced:
No. of votes cast, 290.    Necessary to elect, 146.
R. A. Perry, No. 14, received 165 votes J. T. MacDonald, No. 61, received 123 votes.    Spoiled, 2 votes.
R. A. Perry, No. 14, having received a majority of the
votes cast, was declared duly elected as Grand Treasurer
for the ensuing year.
It was on motion resolved: That the Grand Lodge do
now adjourn to 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
SECOND DAY
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 10 o'clock a.m.; the
Grand Officers and a quorum of representatives present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified to
remain, and ^he Grand Chaplain having addressed the
Throne of Grace, the Grand Lodge was declared open for
business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The time appointed in the Constitution for selecting the
place of meeting of the next Annual Session of the Grand
Lodge having arrived, it was on motion Resolved: That
the next Annual Session of this Grand Lodge be held in the
City of Vancouver.
The Annual Report of the Oddfellows' Funeral Aid
Association of British Columbia was read and it was on 4769
motion Resolved:   That the report be received and a synopsis of it printed with the Proceedings of this Session.
To the Officers and Members,
I.O.O.F. Funeral Aid Association of B.C.:
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Herewith I beg to submit the Thirteenth Annual Report of
The  British Columbia I.O.O.F. Funeral Aid Association.
The Officers of this Association, re-elected at the last Annual
Meeting, held in Victoria, were Brothers E. C. Turner, President;
M. J. Phillips, Vice-President; W. C. Coatham, Secretary; A. B.
McAdam, Treasurer; A. E. Harron, W. C. Robertson, and W. J.
R. Markland, Directors.
During the year your Board has held nine regular and seven
special meetings.
On May 31st,. 1922, we had 2,115 names on the roll and a net
membership of 1,881. During the year two were (reinstated and
266 applications were accepted (209 Brothers and 57 Sisters) making a membership of 2,381 and a net membership of 2,149. Of these
31 were suspended for non-payment of calls, 6 members died in
standing and one out of standing, leaving a present net membership
of 2,111 members. The gross increase for the year was 288 and the
net increase was 230. We have members in 57 Subordinate and
27 Rebekah  Lodges.    The annual cost per member is $1.70.
In 13 years we have levied 18 Assessments and paid 47 Death
claims, totaling $11,750. Last year we paid six claims amounting
to $1,500.
The arrears in Assessments are $362 and Expense Calls $185.75,
which total $547.75. Calls paid in advance amount to $49.00 and
$27.50, total $76.50.
The names of last year's deceosed members are Brothers
Hugh McLean, Tatnai No. 9; David Beath, Hastings No. 29;
Charles Wilmot, North Vancouver No. 55; D. E. Clindinin, Dawson
No. la; Helmer Swanson, Rocky Mountain No. 34 and John H.
Sears, Mount Pleasant No. 19.
The members of the Board take this means of expressing their
due appreciation of the able assistance they have received from the 4770
past and present Grand Lodge Officers and from the various LocaE
Directors and other members of the Order throughout the Jurisdiction.
Fraternally submitted,
W.  C. COATHAM,
Secretary.
The financial statement accompanying the report showed the
receipts to the General Fund for the year to be $1,360.25, and the
expenditure $971.52, leaving a surplus of $388.73. $250 of the
surplus was transferred to the Reserve Fund.
In the Benefit Fund the receipts were $1,788.43, which included one assessment on the members .for the'year. Six Deathi
Claims were paid amounting to $1,500.00.
The surplus to this Fund amounts to $2,093.09.
The Reserve Fund showed a surplus of $1,328.38.
The Treasurer's statement showed a balance of cash on hand*
deposited in the Royal Bank of Canada of $3,724.72.
The   total  Assets,   including  balances  in   Bank   and  inventory
of office furniture and supplies, amounts to $4,167.92.
The statement was certified bv the auditor to be correct.
The representatives of Little Mountain Lodge No. 60'
submitted the following amendment to the Constitution
of Subordinate Lodges, which was referred to the Committee on Legislation.
'&j
That   Section   1,   Article   IV.,    Constitution    of    Subordinati
Lodges,
be amended to read as follows:
Section 1. The fees of this Lodge shall be twenty dollars for
initiation; five dollars for admission by live Withdrawal Card;
ten dollars for an Ancient Oddfellow, or by deposit of Dismissal
Certificate; five dollars each for the First, Second and Third
Degrees to the Lodge fund: Provided that for initiates from 31
to 40 years of age, inclusive, $1.00 additional for each additional
year  shall  be  charged;  from 41   to  50 years,  inclusive, $2.00 ad- 4771
ditional for each additional year;  over  50 years, $5.00  additional'
for each additional year; and such amount of dues to the Lodge-
fund as  shall be  determined by the By-Laws,  which shall in no-
case be less than $12.00 per year.    Balance of Section to read as
at  present.
The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following
report .which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the supplementary report of the Grand Master containing the reports
of the D.D.G.M.'s of Districts No. 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 31 and 34,
recommend that the decisions of these officers be approved, with
the following exceptions:
Dist. No. 6.—J. O. Fleming's recommendation re copying the
ritualistic work for installation ceremonies, etc., is not clear; this-
committee see no objections to copying portions of this work for
public   installation   ceremonies.
Dist. No. 13.—R. Jackson had no power to grant a dispensation to confer two degrees at one meeting, as same may be done
by a two-thirds majority vote of the Lodge.
Signed by the Committee.
The Special Committee appointed last evening on the
Oddfellows Home Fund, presented the following report,
which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Special Committee beg to recommend that this Grand
Lodge place to the credit of the Trustees of the Home Fund the
amount of the interest on this Fund the previous year, from year
to year, and that said Trustees be empowered to use same for the
means of relief to such members as they may find to be requiring
assistance in accordance with the recommendation made in the
said Trustees report and adopted by this Grand Lodge.
Signed by the Committee. 4772
The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem submitted the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to report that
we have examined the Certificates submitted by the Officers and
Representatives in attendance at this Session and find that they
are entitled to amounts stated against their respective names:
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Signed by the Committee.
Bro. L. I. Stuart, Grand Master of Alberta, addressed
the Grand Lodge and conveyed the fraternal greetines of
the members of that Jurisdiction.
The Grand Master responded and reciprocated the kind
sentiments on behalf of the members of the Order in British
Columbia. The Committee on Resolutions presented the following
report which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Resolutions beg to recommend that the
Grand Secretary be instructed to .write letters expressing the
thanks of this Grand Lodge to the Mayor and Corporation of the
City of New Westminster; to the Officials of the Masonic Order
for the use of their hall by the Rebeka'h Assembly; to the Committee of the Exhibition Grounds for the use of their buildings at
Queen's Park for the conferring of Degrees; to the Committee of
District No. 2 for the splendid entertainment afforded to us, and
to any others that the Grand Secretary may deem advisable,
especially to the management of the Westminster Paper Mills,
and the Canada Western Cordage Plant. All in appreciation of
the expressions of goodwill, courtesies extended, and splendid
hospitality shown its members during this Grand Lodge Session.
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 recommending the
approval of the Decisions 1 to 9, inclusive, as (per printed lisit
attached, as rendered by the President of the Rebekah Assembly.
We agree that Section "38a" of the Constitution of Rebekah
Assembly should be deleted, as same should comply with the
Code of General Laws (See Sec. 263d, Page 122.)
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Legislation presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., LO.O.F.:
Your   Committee  on  Legislation,  to  whom  was  referred  the 4776
-proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Rebekah Assembly, beg to report that we approve of the proposed addition as
Clause No. 12a: Re-election of Representatives to the Association
.of Rebekah Assemblies, vide Constitution for Association of
Rebekah Assemblies, adopted last Session, of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, Pages 564 and 565, Proceedings 1922."
With respect to the ,'proposal to prohibit members in arrears
for Dues voting or speaking in their Lodges, we would state that
this would be in conflict with a decision of the Grand Sire in 1916.
■which was approved by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, at Page 551
of the Proceedings of the Session of 1916, which provides that
-members in arrears for Dues, and not suspended from membership,
.are entitled to vote and speak if present in the Lodge.
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 to whom was referred the
-proposed amendment to the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges,
Section 1 of Article IX., dealing with Initiation and Degree Fees,
"beg to report that we can see no legal objection to the adoption
-of the same.
It becomes, therefore, a question of policy for the Grand
Lodge to decide, wliether or not the proposal is in the best interests
•of the Order in this Jurisdiction, we submit the matter therefore,
without recommendation.
Signed by the Committee.
Tne Majority and Minority Reports of the Committee
♦on Legislation laid over last evening, were taken from the
table.
It was moved and seconded: That the minority report
be adopted. On being submitted to the vote the motion
-was declared to "be lost It was  moved  and seconded:   That the  report of the
majority of the Committee be adopted.—Carried.
The representatives of Little Mountain Lodge No. 60,
moved that Section 1 of Article IV. of the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges be amended in accordance with the
submission made this morning.
The motion on being submitted to the vote was declared
to be lost.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That the Grand
Lodge do now adjourn until seven o'clock this evening.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
EVENING SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 7 o'clock 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.
On motion, the calling of the Roll was dispensed with at
this Session.
The following telegram was read from the Grand Lodge
of Saskatchewan and was ordered to be received and noted
on the minutes:
Moosejaw, Sask., June 14, 1923.
Fred Davey, Grand Sec, I.O.O.F.,
New Westminster, B.C.:
Wire received and much appreciated. Kindly accept fraternal
greetings   and   best   wishes   for   a   prosperous   Session   from  this
Grand Body.
F. D. GRAY,
Grand Secretary. 4778
The Committee on Finance subnlitted the following report  which  was  ordered  to  be  received  and  considered
rseriatem:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your   Committee   on   Finanec   beg   to   submit   the   following
Estimate of Revenue and Expenditure of the Grand Lodge for the
«ensuing year:
Revenue
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer  $ 5,273.94
Per Capita Tax on 7179 members at $1.00 (Payable 50
cents on 30th June, 1923, and 50 cents payable on
31st  December,  1923)           7,179.00
$12,452.94
Expenditure 	
' Grand Master, Allowance for Expenses  $     800.00
(Deduct $200.00 if Yukon trip not taken.)
* Grand Secretary—Salary        1,500.00
Sovereign  Grand  Lodge—Representative  Tax  150.00
Rent—Grand Secretary's  Office           420.00
"Telephone—Grand Secretary's Office   72.00
Printing    700.00
Premium on Bonds—Grand Sec. and Grand Treas  5.00
"Postage and Sun'dfies—Grrand Master   20.00
Postage and Sundries—Grand Secretary  _  200.00
Mileage and Per Diem—this Session   2,158.08
Grand Lodge Cards in B. C. Oddfellow and Independent
Dominion   Oddfellow   \  20.00
P.G.M. Jewel  40.00
Grant to Patriarchs Militant —-  75.00
Expense Fraternal Delegates .    80.00
Janitor—this Session  \  20.00
' Transportation   Clerk    15.00
Oddfellows Home Fund at 25c per member   1,794.75
■ Grand Lodge Badges—this "Session    75.00
• Special Relief—to Vancouver General Relief Board   75.00
.•Special Relief—to "Victoria'General Relief Committee  25.00
$8,244.83
Leaving a Balance at-t&e end of-the year   $ 4,208.11 4779
Your Committee beg to submit the following recommendations
for the consideration of this Grand Lodge:
First—That the Mileage be increased to (10) cents per mile.
Second—That Per Diem be increased from (4) four dollars to
(5) five dollars.
Third—That this Grand Lodge pass Legislation empowering
General Relief Boards to charge 5% on the relief paid against the
Lodges to which relieved Brothers belong to cover cost of administration.
This Committee does not feel justified in making any grant to
the ''B.C. Oddfellow" at this time.
Signed by the Committee.
The Estimate of Revenue and Expenditure for the coming year was considered and adopted.
The proposal to increase the Mileage and Per Diem
paid, was declared out of order, as it requires an amendment
to the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge.
The recommendation that the Grand Lodge pass legislation empowering General Relief Committees to charge
Pive per cent, on the amount of relief paid to cover cost of
•administration, was not adopted.
On motion the Report of the Committee as amended,
was adopted.
Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M., introduced the following
Brothers from the Jurisdiction of Washington, who were
cordially welcomed to the Grand Lodge, viz.: Bros. Glover,
P.G.; Foot, P.G., and Cameron, P.G.
The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.
£
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred the decisions of the President of the  Rebekah Assembly last year and 4780
which  were  not   considered   at   the   last   Session   of  this   Grand
Lodge, through lack of time, beg to report as follows:
We recommend that the answer to the first question be approved—re fees for-admission.
That the answer to question No. 2—re Standing of a P.N.G.
who is reinstated to membership, be not approved. The rank and
honors of a Past Noble Grand are awarded for service rendered
in office, and although they are necessarily inoperative whilst the
'holder is under suspension, they are revived when the holder is-
reinstated to membership.
With respect to the decision respecting dispensation to open
Lodge before the time specified in the By-Laws, we would point
out that the By-Laws can only be amended in the manner provided therein and until they are so altered there is no authority
to any officer to grant a Dispensation for the purpose.
With regard to the Recommendations of the President, we
cannot pass judgment on any of them until their adoption by the
Rebekah Assembly and then only when they are in conflict with
law.    On these grounds we decline to express an opinion on them.
Signed by the Committee.
The following notice to amend the Constitution and
Rules of the Order of the Grand Lodsre was given and or-
dered to lay on the table until the next Annual Session.
We hereby give notice that at the next Session of this Grand
Lodge we will move the following Amendment to the Constitution:
To amend Sec. 4 of Article III. by striking out the words:
"nine  o'clock  p.m.  on   the  first  day,"  and inserting  the  words:
'Ten-thirty o'clock a.m. on the second day."    The Section when
amended to read:
Sec. 4.—The election for Elective Officers of the Grand Lod«-e
shall be held at Ten-thirty o'clock a.m. on the second day of the
Session, by ballot, in the following manner.
To amend 12th Rule of Order, Page 19, by striking out the
words: "And nomination and Election of Officers." When amended to read: "12th Miscellaneous Business." 4781
To add the following words after the word "Session," bottbm
Page 19: "And' the Nomination and Election of Officers at 10130
o'clock a.m."
When amended to read as follows:
Second Day
The selection of the place of meeting of the next Annual
Session of the Grand Lodge shall take place at 10 o'clock (a.m)
of the second day's Session and the nomination and election of
Officers at 10.30 o'clock a.m.
ROY  A.  PERRY,  Aaron  Lodge  No.  14.
JAS. A. McKAY, Vancouver Lodge No. 8.
I. W.  MILLS,  Mt.  Pleasant  Lodge No.  19.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That whereas on
the 26th April next, the Grand Lodge will have been instituted Fifty years, that Bro. Fred Davey, Grand Secretary, be requested to compile a sketch of the history of the
Grand Lodge during that period for presentation at the
next Annual Session of this Grand Body.
It was on motion Resolved: That a hearty vote of
thanks be tendered the Lodges of the City for the use of
the Hall for the holding of this Session of the Grand Lodge,
and also for the entertainment provided and the exemplification of the First Degree for the benefit of the members
of this Grand Body.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That the Grand
Secretary be instructed to write letters to Bros. R. Dudley,
P.G.M., and J. H. Glass, P.G.M., expressing the regret of
the Representatives at their inability to attend this Session
of the Grand Lodge and conveying their fraternal greetings.
The Grand Master appointed Bro. Wallace Law, P.G.M.
as Grand Marshal and Bro. A. Henderson, P.G.M., as Grand
Guardian, to assist in the installation of officers for next
Tear. 4782
The Grand Secretary called the names of the Elective
and Appointed Officers, who took their stand in front of the
principal chair and having been duly obligated were installed into their respective chairs, as follows:
D. H. Proudfoot, No. 16 As Grand Master
W. W. Walkem, No. 6  " Deputy Grand Master
O. E. Fisher, No. 51  " Grand Warden
Fred Davey, No. 1  "      H        Secretary
Roy A. Perry, No. 14  "      "        Treasurer
W. Barraclough, No. 47  "      "        Marshal
P. Parker, No.  12  \      "        Conductor
J. H. Ashwell, No. 7  "     "        Guardian
R. Cousins, No. 19  |      "        Herald
Rev. T. H. Wright, B.A., No. 61... |      jf        Chaplain       .   .
D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3, on behalf of the Grand
Lodge presented Bro. M. J. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 3, with a
Past Grand Master's Jewel, in recognition of his services as
Grand Master during the past year. Bro. Phillips suitably
responded.
Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M., No. 27, on behalf of the
Grand Lodge presented Bro. P. W. Dempster, P.G.M., No.
2, with a Past Grand Master's Jewel, to replace one stolen
from him.    Bro. Dempster returned thanks for the same. 4783
The   Grand  Master   appointed   the   following   District
Deputy Grand Masters for the ensuing year:
Lodges in District
F. B. Shaver 	
A. G. French 	
G. E. Jardine 	
Wm. E. Allen 	
C. Roberts 	
C. D.  Mallett 	
I.   Foxcroft  	
J.  S. Ashton 	
Jas.  Beck	
M.   T.   Royds   	
W.  B eve ridge 	
R.   Robertson  	
S. Nellies 	
W.   Hall  	
G. H. Colwell 	
J.   Murchie   	
I.  V.  Sauder 	
F. M.   Carmic'hael   	
Wm.   Gerrie    [    19
I.  Lehman        20
D. W.  Elliott  I    21
W. J. Service  [    22
S.  Mussalem  I    23
S.   Neil   I    24
C. J.   Minton   f    25
G. Boudier    I    26
Wm.  Hicks  1    27
F.  G. Morris       28
W.   S.   McPherson   „      29
Thos.   Biggs   I    30
T.   B.   Williams  [   31
J.   Howarth        32
H. E. W. Harbell  -    33
John  Loftus        34
Wm.  Hardie        35
H. M. Hale  I    36
W. S. Murphy  1    37
John Mclnnis       38
D. A. Currie  I    39
S.   F.   Mills   I   40
|Nos.    1, 2 and 4
"     3, 27 and 66
8, 10, 26 and 29
14, 19 and 55
24, 31, 61 and 62
22 and 60
9
11
12
13
15
16
17
18, 48 and 50
20 and 25
and 43
and 54
and 58 4784
The Grand Master also appointed the following to form
the Standing and Special Committees for the coming year:
Finance—F. B. Shaver, No. 4; J. W. Dobbie, No. 1; J. Hay,
No. 2; R. P. Moffatt, No. 42; P. Gray, No. 26.
Appeals—D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; J. F. Green, No. 65;
J. A. Alexander, No. 10; E. Carder, No. 51; C. Roberts, No. 7.
Laws of Subordinates—Grand Secretary; A. Henderson, P.G.M.,
No. 2; W. P. Roberts, No. 1; E. Sparrow, No. 50; P. Parker, No. 12.
Petitions—W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10; R. A. Perry, No. 14;
Wm. Porter, No. 64; G. Sutherland. No. 14; F. H. Shaw, No. 27.
State of the Order—A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; J. A. McKay, No. 8; F. H. Godfrey, No. 31; W. H. Houston, No. 52; C. N.
Borton, No. 22.
Legislation—,E. L. Webber, P.G.M., No. 27; N. Tattrie, No. 39;
R.  Cousins, No. 19; J. C. Smith, No. 23; G. Haslett, No. 26.
Judiciary—H. Fooks, P.G.M., No. 28; J. T. Wood, No. 34; G.
Sutherland, No. 14; C. S. Barton, No. 24; E. Carder, No. 51.
Printing—Grand Secretary; R. A. Ritchie, No. 4; J. Foubister,
No. 2; R. Clemas, No. 36; J. Brown, No. 66.
Mileage and Per Diem—W. T. Choate, No. 16; S. M. Newton,
No. 63; F. Paterson, No. 40; A. V. Rowley, No. 16; I. Mills, No. 19.
Statistics—Re Dues and Benefits—Grand Secretary; C. G.
Bockus, No. 62; J. W. Kenney, No. 60; G. B. Drennan, No. 57; J.
N. White, No. 55.
Credentials—D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; W. H. Brown,
P.G.M., No. 8; E. L. Webber, P.G.M, No. 27; Wm. Porter, No. 64;'
B. Ball, No. 54.
Distribution—A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; A. E. Harron,
P.G.M, No. 55; H. Fooks, P.G.M, No. 28; P. W. Dempster, P.G.m!
No. 2; R. A. Merrithew, P.G.M., No. 27.
It was moved, seconded and carried: That the appointments of the Grand Master be approved. 4785
It was on motion Resolved: That this Grand Lod°e do
now adjourn sine die.
The Grand Chaplain offered prayer and the Grand Lodge
was closed in due form.
hott*
BRITU
JNIBIA.
B
Grand Secretary.
The following Past Grand Masters were in attendance
during the Session, viz.: A. Henderson, No. 2; W. Hogg,
No. 10; T. F. Neelands, No. 8; D. E. MacKenzie, No. 3;
W. Law, No. 10; E. L. Webber, No. 27; W. A. Johnstone,
No. 26; P. W. Dempster, No. 2; R. A. •Merrithew, No. 27;
A. E. Harron, No. 55, and H. Fooks, No. 28. 4786
3n flfcemoriam
*
H. SIDDALL, P.G.
Died 11th March, 1922
Victoria Lodge No, 1
JOSEPH SEARS, P.G.
Died 30th June,  1922
Columbia Lodge  No. 2
J. E. INSLEY, P.G.
Died  25th April,  1922
J. C. McARTHUR, P.G.
Died  7th October,  1922
Royal City Lodge No. 3
K CAMERON, P.G.
Died  13th January,  1922
Dominion Lodge No. 4
J. HOSKINS.
Died 26th August, 1922
Harmony Lodge, No- 6
The glories  of our blood and state
Are shadows, not substantial things,
There is no armor against fate;
Death lays his icy hands on kings;
Sceptre and crown
Must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade. 4787
3n flDemortam
*
WALTER J. WRIGLESWORTH, P.G.
Died  24th July,  1922
Vancouver Lodge,  No. 8
P. A. GIBSON, P.G.
Died  20th May,  1922
H. McLEAN, P.G.
Died   6 th  July,   1922
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9
T. C. GRAY, P.G.M.
Died 16th November, 1922
Western Star Lodge, No. 10
D. BEATH.
Died 1st November,  1922
Hastings Lodge, No. 29
H. J. RAYMER, P.G.M.
Died 24th December, 1922
Rossland  Lodge,  No.  36
Not a  moment flies
But puts its sickle in the fields of life,
And mows its thousands,  with their joys and
cares. 4788
In Memoriam
G. F. WEIR, P.G.
Died   9th  May,   1922
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43
J. J. KOLLMAN, P.G.
Died  25th May,  1922
Enterprise Lodge, No. 43
C. WILLARSON, P.G.
Died 26th March, 1922
Princeton Lodge, No. 52
A.  G. MILES, P.G.
Died  August,   1922
Grandview Lodge, No- 62
A. H. ALLISON, P.G.
Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63
N. P.'ANDERSON, P.G.
Died  15th April,  1922
Cariboo Lodge, No. 65
He is not dead, this friend—not dead,
But in the path that mortals tread,
Got some few trifling steps ahead,
And nearer to the end;
So that you, too, once past the bend,
Shall meet again, as face to face this frien<
You fancy dead.        INDEX
Aged  Oddfellows   Fund   	
Alberta,  Fraternal Delegate to —
Alberta,  Fraternal   Delegate,  from
.4668,
Badges  as   Regalia   -	
Baird, Bro. G. M., Grand Secretary, Sask., death of-46/0, 4706,
Balloting.   Collective    - —
B.C.   Oddfellow  4737,
Bequest,   form   of    ~	
Bonds, sale of  4673, 4700, 4733,
Bookkeeping,  Uniform   Ssystem   	
""Boundary Valley," Lodge No. 38, Mergement of  4666,
"Carne"  Rebekah  Lodge  No. 45,  Institution  of	
Ceremonies,  Copying  of    .4671, 4731,
Committees, Appointment of  4658, 4663, 4664, 4766,
Constitution, Grand Lodge, Amendments to  4703, 4742,
Subordinate Lodge, Amendments to....4770, 4776,
Cumberland, Disaster at 	
Customs, Duty on Supplies  4702,
""Dawson"  Lodge No.  la, visits to,  „ 4668,
Dempster, P. W.,P.G.M., Representative t_- Oddfellows Relief
Association    4667,
Dempster, P. W., P.G.M., Presentation of P.G.M. Jewel to	
Department Council, P.M.  Deputation from 	
Department  Council,  P.  M. Greetings from  	
District Deputy Grand Masters, x\ppointment of  4668,
District Deputy Grand Masters, Reports of   4678,
Dudley, R., P.G.M., Greetings to  %
Emergency Relief Fund  4698,
"''Enterprise' Lodge No. 43, re Bro. Andrews  	
""Enterprise" Lodge No. 43, District Deputy Grand Master	
Fraternal   Delegates   	
Funeral Aid Association of B.C.
Funeral   Ceremony  	
.4658.
Page
4697
4743
4658
4658
4760
4720
4779
4789
4763
4702
4684
4684
4771
4784
4780
4777
4670
4758
4757
4741
4782
4735
4737
4783
4730
4781
4764
4673
4737
4668
4768
4725 INDEX—Continued
Page
General Relief Committees, Assessment for  4738, 4776
Charges   by     4779
Reports   of    4701
Germany, Relief of Distressed Brothers in „ 4667, 4703
Glass, Bro. J. EL, P.G.M., Greetings to   4781
Grand Encampment of B.C., Deputation from   4735
Lodge   Degree   4663, 4766
Jubilee of 4706, 4758
Place  of Meeting of  4761, 4768
Sketch  of History of   4781
Master,  Appointments  by  4667, 4668
Decisions   by    4671
Dispensations  issued  by   4670
Presentations  made by    4668
Proclamations   issued   by     4667
Reports   of    4666, 4730
Visits  by  4666, 4673, 4733
Officers, Appointment of  4657, 4658
Election   of     4766
Installation   of     4781
Representatives,  Report  of    4708
"      Secretary,  Reports  of  4684, 4733
Treasurer,  Report  of   4707
"Grandview" Rebekah Lodge No. 18, Instigation of   4684
Gray, Bro. T. C, P.G.M., Death of 4706, 4760
"Greenwood" Rebekah Lodge No. 18, Mergement of-  4684
Harron,   Bro.   A.   E.,   P.G.M.,   Fraternal   Delegate  to   Grand
Lodge of Alberta  4668, 4743
Incorporation  of  Lodges   .  4702
Initiation of Candidate in Lodge electing  4670, 4754
Jubilee  of  Grand  Lodge   4706, 4758
Juvenile  Branch  of the Order  .-.  4722
'-Lakelse" Lodge No. 33, Institution of  4667, 4684
Life Membership in the Order   4725
Liquor Vendors, Admission of  - 4672, 4754
Lucas, Bro. W., Grand Sire Australasia, Greetings from  4662
Mayor Allendale, Visit of  i -.   4735
Membership, Form of Application for  4719
Memorial Pages    4786, 4787, 4788
Mileage and Per Diem, Increased Rates for   4779
"Mt. Ida" Lodge No. 56, Assistance to  ~  4757 INDEX—Continued
Page
Near East Relief  ~   — 4759
Non-Beneficial Members, Transfer of   4672
Oddfellows Home Fund  4696, 4700, 4734, 4762, 4771
j      Bequest   to    4734, 4764
Donations   to   4700, 4764
| 1 1     Trustees   Report on   _  4762
I "       Questionnaire respecting ..4673, 4674, 4732, 4764
Oddfellows Relief Assn. of Canada, Representative to—4667, 4741
Patriarchs, Militant Department Council, Deputation from— 4735
Patriarchs, Militant Department Council, Greetings from.  4737
Phillips, Bro. M. J., P.G.M., Presentation of P.G.M. Jewel to.. 4782
Pinkerton, Bro. A. S., P.G. Sire, Death of  4669, 4705, 4760
President   Rebekah   Assembly,   Decisions   and   Recommendations   of    4740, 4779
"Prince Rupert" Lodge No. 63, re Oddfellows Home 4673,
 .- 4755, 4761, 4765
Questionnaire, re Oddfellows Home  4673, 4674, 4732, 4764
Raymer, Bro. H. J., P.G.M., Death of  4706, 4760
Rebekah Assemblies, Association of  .—  4722
"       Assembly, Constitution, Amendments to  4739, 4775
" I Delegation from .     4735
Deputation  to  ,. 4736
Lodges, Qualification for Membership in    4721
" |        Institution   of    „ _  4667
Statistics  re   _  4687
Reports,  Committees—Credentials     4659, 4662
Distribution 4729, 4737
" District   Associations    _ 4747
" I Finance  4745, 4778
Home   „  4771
" " Judiciary     4754, 4771, 4775, 4779
Laws of Subordinates  „ 4746
Legislation   4738, 4775, 4776
Mileage and Per Diem   4772
Necrology   4760
Petitions     4753-
Printing    4747, 4755
Rebekah Branch   4749
Resolutions      4775
State of the Order   4756
Statistics, re Dues and Benefits   4750
District Deputy Grand Masters  4678, 4730
it INDEX—Continued
Page
Report, Funeral Aid Association of B.C  4768
Grand Master  4666, 4730
I I        Representatives  4708
Secretary    4684, 4733
Treasurer     4707
I        Home Trustees   4762
Representatives, Election of   4658
Robertson, Bro. J. W., Grand Guardian, Absence of   4662
Saskatchewan, Grand Lo-dge of, Greetings to and from....4761, 4777
Side  Degrees  4726
Sovereign Grand Lodge, Proceedings of   4704
Squires, Bro. F. J., Communication from  : 4737
Stock Account   4696
Stuart, Bro. L. I., Grand Master, Alberta  4658, 4774
Surety Bonds  \  4701
Swanson, Bro. J. D., P.G.M., re Absence of   4662
Transfer Certificate, Stub to be attached to   4721
Trial   Balance     4699
Tuberculosis. Sanitarium   4725
Veteran  Jewels,   issued    4705
Victoria Printing & Publishing Co., Offer of  4736, 4755
Visitors  4658, 4779
Vote of Thanks  4775, 4781
Washington  Grand  Lodge   re  Grand Lodge Degree to  Bro.
W. D.  Gill   4662
Washington Grand Lodge, Greetings from   4749  PAST   GRAND   MASTERS,   GRAND   LODGE   OF   BRITISH
COLUMBIA, I.O.O.F.
1—J-   S.   Drummond 1874.
4—John   Weiler 1875.
8—J. P. Davies   . i 1876.
3—R.    Roberts     1877.
2—W. J   Jeffree   ....1878.
9—Charles   Go wen     1879.
J.   Wriglesworth     i .1880.
B.   W.   Shiles    1881.
20—Henry  Waller    1882.
11—Alexander   Phillips    1883.
21—W.   D.   McKillican    1884.
7—Wm.   McColl     1885.
5—Frederick  Carne    1886.
10—Joshua   Davies 1887.
|    re-elected. 1888.
12—J.   H.   Meldram    ... pS.. 1889.
16—E    Quennell    1890.
14—J.  E.   Phillips    1891.
13—J.   E.   Phillips    1892.
19—James   Crossan    1893.
23—T-   C.   Gray 1894.
18—W.   E.   Holmes    1895.
H.   B    Gilmour    1896.
W.   H.   Morton    1897.
A. Henderson   1898-
17—D.   Welsh 1899.
6—W.   E.   Johnstone    1900-
W. Hogg    1901.
15—A  Graham    1902.
E   C. Arthur, M.D 1903-
T. P.  Neelands    1904.
D.  E. Mackenzie    1905.
22—F.   E.   Simpson    1906.
T. Embleton  1907 i
H.  T. Fulton    1908.
Wallace Law    1909.
E   L. Webber  1910.
W. H. Cullin  .1911.
W. A Johnstone 1912.
R. Dudley   1913.
H.   White   '. 1914.
P. W. Dempster 1915.
W. H   Brown 1916.
J. H. Glass  ...-. 1917.
R. A Merrithew    1918.
A.  E. Harron    1919.
Harry  Fooks    1920.
J   D. Swanson  1921.
KM. J. Phillips   1922.
1—Died 6th   February,   1884.
2—Died 18th March,  1885
3—Died 24th December, 1897.
4—Died 6th  September, 1899.
5—Died 7th April,  1905.
6—Died 25th August,  1904.
7—Died 12th June, 1907.
8—Died 20th  September,   1879.
9—Died 8th  December,   1892.
10—Ceased Membership.
11—Died 22nd November, 1900.
12—Died 24th   February,   1905.
.Victoria Lodge, No.  1.
.Victoria Lodge, No-  1.
.Columbia  Lodge,  No.  2.
.Victoria Lodge, No.  1.
.Columbia  LodgeA No.  2.
.Victoria Lodget No.  1.
.Dominion Lodge,. No. 4.
.New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
.Columbia Lodge& No.  2.
.Victoria Lodge, No-  1.
.Dominion Lodge, No.  4.
.New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
.Victoria Lodge, No.  1.
.Victoria Lodget No.  1.
.Victoria Lodge, No.  1.
.Columbia  Lodge,  No.  2.
.Black  Diamond  Lodge, No.   5.
. Dominion  Lodge,  No.  4.
.New Westminster  Lodge,  No.   3.
.Black  Diamond   Lodge, No.   5.
.Western Star Lodge, No  10.
.Victoria Lodge, No.  1.
.Western Star Lodge, No  10.
.Black  Diamond  Lodge,  No.   5.
• Columbia  Lodge,  No.  2.
.Royal City Lodge, No.  3.
.Vancouver Lodge,  No.   8. '
.Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
• Victoria Lodge^ No.  1.
.Kootenay Lodge, No. 16.
• Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
.Royal  City Lodge,  No.   3.
.Key City Lodge, No. 42.
.Rossland Lodge, No. 36.
.Harmony Lodge,  No.   6.
. Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
.Amity Lodge, No. 27.
• Dominion Lodge,  No,   4.
• Pacific Lodge,  No.  26.
.Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47.
• Key City Lodge, No. 42.
.Columbia  Lodge,  No.  2.
.Vancouver Lodge,  No.   8.
.Penticton Lodge, No. 51.
.Amity Lodge, No   27.
.North Vancouver Lodge,  No.  55.
.Cheam Lodge, No,  28.
.Tatnai Lodge, No.  9.
Royal  City  Lodge,  No.   3.
13—Died 23rd March,  1907.
14—Died 30th   January,   1908.
15—Died 13th   August,    1909.
16—Died 26th   April,   1912.
17—Died 14th February, 1914.
18—Died 13th   July,   1914.
19—Died 18th   April,   1915.
20—Died 7th May, 1916.
21—Died 5th March,  1919.
22—Died 23rd November, 1920.
23—Died 16th November, 1922 ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, I.O.O.F.
D. H. PROUDFOOT, Grand Master  Nelson
WL W. WALKEM, Deputy Grand Master Ladysmith
O.  E.  FISHER,  Grand  Warden -Penticton
FRED DAVEY, Grand Secretary 1323 Douglas St., Victoria
R. A. PERRY, Grand Treasurer _ .Vancouver
W.  BARRACLOUGH, Grand Marshal  Fernie
P.   PARKER,   Grand   Conductor -  Revelstoke
J.  H. ASHWELL,  Grand  Guardian...,  Chilliwack
R. COUSINS, Grand Herald,.   Vancouver
REV. T. H. WRIGHT, B.A., Grand Chaplain -Vancouver
H. FOOKS, P.G.M., Grand Representative Agassiz
A. E. HARRON, P.G.M., Grand Representative....North Vancouver
The   next   Annual   Session  of  the   Grand   Lodge   of  British
Columbia   will   be  held  at  Vancouver,  commencing  Wednesday,
the 11th day of June, 1924.
SUPPLIES
The following rates will be charged for Supplies, all orders for
which must be signed by the Secretary, bear the Seal of the Lodge,
and be accompanied by the necessary amount to pay for the same.
Remit by Money Order or add exchange to cheques.
Subordinate* Lodge   Rituals  -  $3.00
Visiting   and   Withdrawal   Cards,    Transfer    and    Dismissal
Certificates - ~ -    .20
Book of Forms  .'. ."i™ .v _.   1.00
Book of Odes with music   - —. 1.00
Code   of  Laws     2.50
Lodge  Odes   ,   „..  „..    .08
Odes with music, Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges       .12
Anniversary   Odes    „...„. ..'..^ 08
Funeral   Hymns   with   Responses II-  -_.-* S-JS;;08
Funeral Ceremony   | „ _ 60
Anniversary   Ceremony   .': ^.   -1|*50
Memorial and Decoration Ceremony  60
Officers'   Roll   Book      ~ .  - 1.50
Question   Book   ||g „  \2$
Order on Treasurer's Book, 250 orders     1.75
Subordinate  Lodge  Floor Work  - 70
Black Book | ....„  2.00
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100 75
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100
with tyame and number of Lodge printed thereon  (not .
less than 500)   85
Secret Work in Cypher, Subordinate Lodges  60
Attendance  Register    3.00
Certificate of Membership on plate paper  1.00
Constitution Book and Roll of Members   3.00
Veteran  Jewels,  each   - 10.00
Veteran Button   l.§6|
Official Watch  Charm   ;. fg  12.50
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Subordinate Lodge, each 65
Joint  Installation   Ceremony   -^  „ 75
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart  „  3.00
Petitions for membership with medical certificate are furnished
by the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, and are supplied
to Lodges free.

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