From the Grand First Principal
Once again it is the time of year when our thoughts are directed toward the Holiday Season and all the Festive Joy it has to offer.
It is a time when we spend precious moments with family and loved ones as we celebrate holiday traditions in our own unique and individual way.
It is also the time of year when we reflect upon the year past, extend kindness to our fellow man and make resolutions for the New Year
During this busy Festive Season, let us not forget those less fortunate.
Take the time to visit a person who might be sick or shut in; Make a donation to your local food bank or charity; Give a portion of your time or pocket change to a Community Relief Group or just simply give a smile and warm greeting to a stranger. It is these little things that will make the season special for all.
To our service men and women who may not be home with their families for Christmas, our thoughts are with you and your families as we pray for your safe return.
Finally, Charlene and I extend to you and your family all the best during this special season and wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.
Mike & Charlene Bowman
From the Grand Second Principal
Glory to God in the Highest, on earth peace and good will to all.
Remember to teach the true meaning of Christmas. Do not put Santa front and center, for he is but a humble servant of the One that is, and I bow down to Worship Him, our Lord our God.
Be ye all of one mind - May the blessings of the season be upon you and yours.
Brian & Carol VanSickle and Family
New Website Launched The new Grand Chapter website was launched just prior to the Grand Executive Fall session in Ottawa. The new website has private and public areas. To access the private areas, which feature content from districts, credentials are needed which can be obtained from your Chapter Scribe E. Since the credentials were just recently distibuted, please allow some time for the Grand Superintendent of your district to communicate these credentials to each Chapter. A process has also been put in place to allow for personal credentials. - R. Ex. Comp. Paraag Suchak, Webmaster
The Fall Grand Chapter Executive meeting was held in District 13, hosted by Ottawa Chapter No. 222, on Walkley Road, on Saturday October 26, 2013 All committees of the Grand Executive were represented at the session. The day's proceedings started off at 9 am, and were concluded by 1 pm following a tour of the beautiful building. There were several visitors also present. All visitors (Ex. Companions) are welcome and encouraged at these sessions, but only members of the Grand Executive are able to vote. The next Grand Executive session will be held on Thursday, April 10th in Woodstock, prior to the Grand Convocation.