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Freemasons held ceremony at Mausoleum near Roche Harbor

The local Freemasons of San Juan Lodge No. 175, presented the 56th annual Second Degree Conferral at the McMillin Mausoleum in Roche Harbor, Mike Otis, Master of the Lodge, presiding.

Photo by Darren Olshefsky

John Wickham, with the assistance of four lecturers and a number of officers, conferred the Second Degree on a candidate from Goldstream Lodge No. 161 of Langford, B.C. and a candidate from San Juan Lodge, as is the tradition.

The Mausoleum was built, in part, to exemplify the Second Degree Masonic teachings on architecture, the five human senses, and the liberal arts and sciences, particularly geometry.

The Lodge extends its thanks to the Roche Harbor Resort for the access to conduct this private event once each May since 1967.

The Freemasons are perhaps the world's oldest fraternity, working to make good men better, since 1498 AD (or earlier).

Next event at the Masonic Lodge is the Grad Night Association fundraiser on Wednesday, May 25, 2002 which is open to the public. The spaghetti dinner, at $20 a plate, runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, with a Dessert Auction starting at 8 p.m.

Please attend and support this effort to provide a safe Grad Night for our new high school graduates, in 2022 and beyond.

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