1812 Veteran recognition

Pictures from the commemoration of the veterans from the War of 1812. Over the course of the month of September the Fort Erie Heritage Group held 4 separate occasions where 1812 Veterans were acknowledged and commemorated. The W.M., W. Bro. Matthew Stickland with Officers and members of Palmer Lodge and other Lodges of the District attended the ceremony at St. Paul’s Anglican Church cemetery to acknowledge and remember Bro. Lewis Palmer, after whom Palmer Lodge # 372 is named. The photo seen held in some of these pictures, is of Bro. Lewis Palmer, and the only known picture to exist of a veteran from Fort Erie area.

Palmer Lodge will present a copy of the picture and a full setting of Palmer Lodge table ware to both the Heritage Group and the Legion Branch # 71, Fort Erie.

More information about the 1812 War Graves Project can be found here – http://1812veterans.ca/en/index.php

Presentation to V.W.Bro. Michael Davenport

At the last regular meeting of Palmer Lodge, V. W. Bro. Michael Davenport was honoured with the Gold Honour Award by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America and presented by the Governor of Seymour York Rite College # 185, Brett Dickinson and 11 other members of Seymour # 185. Also in attendance the Grand Governor of Ontario R. Em. Dist.Bro. George B. Fairbairn OPC, on behalf of the Governor General M. Pre. Em. Dist. Bro. David G. Walker KCPC KGCY

Officers and Guests at V. W. Bro. Davenport presentation.

R.W. Bro. Trevor Beattie, DDGM of Niagara B District, Palmer Lodge Officers and Guests at V. W. Bro. Davenport presentation.

Members of Seymour College # 185 and V. W. Bro. Michael Davenport at the presentation of the Gold Honour Award.

Members of Seymour College # 185, Grand Governor of Ontario, R. Em. Dist.Bro. George B. Fairbairn OPC and V. W. Bro. Michael Davenport at the presentation of the Gold Honour Award.

Lodge Reno and Repair Updates

The Lodge room is undergoing renovation and repair beginning with the removal of the old carpet and preparing to install a new carpet. The walls are being prepped for paint and the plaster repair. The pictures below is just the beginning.

Palmer Lodge Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Golfer Palmer Lodge Annual Charity Tournament

Golfer Palmer Lodge Annual Charity Tournament

Palmer Lodge Annual Charity Golf Tournament – Saturday, August 23 – 1:00 PM:
Friends, Family, Masons, Guys and Gals welcome – bring a foursome group or we’ll help with that.
Rain or shine we will have a great time. Join us!

  •   Fort Erie Golf Club – 1:00 PM Shotgun start.
  •   Four-person Scramble format (Same as last year).
  •   $ 70.00 per person ($50 golf only/$25 food only).
  •   Contact: Larry Gibson 905-991-8883

Installation of Master and Officers

June 3 was an auspicious evening – with the installation of the Worshipful Master and investiture of the line officers for the upcoming masonic year ( June to June in Palmer). The installation was conducted by W. Bro. Clark Stickland, having the distinction to install his son as Master of the Lodge.

This is especially significant because W. Bro. Clark Stickland has just completed his year as Master of the Lodge. Often a father will have the honour of installing his son as Master of the Lodge, it is rare that they will have followed each other in succession.

Step Up / Junior Officer

April 29, 2014 Palmer Lodge will host an emergent meeting for next year’s officer line to ‘step up’ to the next chairs to show they can complete the work required to open and close the Lodge. It is hoped that a couple of brethren who have been preparing, will also prove their proficiency on this evening.

Fort Degree

The ‘Palmer Lodge Fort Degree’ is returning after having been on hiatus for some seven years. Over the past number of years brethren have inquired if and when the ‘Fort Degree’ will be brought back.

This is the year. With the year 2014 being a remembrance of the end of War of 1812, a celebration of 200 years of peace and friendship between Canada and the United States, it is fitting that we, Masons of Fort Erie also recognize such an auspicious occasion.

Read more here

Official Visit March 4 2014

Official Visit of R. W. Bro. David T. ONeill, District Deputy Grand Master – Niagara District B to Palmer Lodge No. 372. The official visit was originally scheduled for January but had to be postponed due to inclement weather.

Chili Cook-off

Fort Erie Fellow Craft Club - Annual Chili Cook-off

Fort Erie Fellow Craft Club – Annual Chili Cook-off

  • WHAT : The annual Fort Erie FellowCraft Club – Chili Cook-Off
  • WHEN : February 22, 2014 (doors open at 2pm)

  • It’s that time again and the gauntlet has been thrown down. Who makes the best chili in the Niagara area? This contest is open to everyone, especially the ladies. The ‘Wooden Spoons’ are up for grabs. Best overall 1st.,2nd and 3rd., sweetest and hottest are the categories and the winners are selected by your votes.

    Come to Palmer Lodge and enjoy a great afternoon of fellowship, bring your friends and family and enjoy our hospitality, but most of all bring your chili to show your skill and possibly win a spoon. There will be tickets on door prizes, a game of random chance, adult refreshments and much more.