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    News from Canada Lodge U.D., Kandahar

    Meetings Held - August 11, 2014 and August 12, 2014

    It has been almost a year since I provided an update on Canada Lodge U.D., and I thought it might be timely to give you a short update. V.W. Bro. Rick Fulford is in his last few months at Kandahar Air Field, and the exact date of the closure of the military presence in Kandahar, while not known exactly, is also coming to a conclusion shortly. With the fantastic support of Grand Lodge, the members of Canada Lodge have been very active Canada Lodge Meeting-2014-08-11since the first meeting on March 4th, 2010. To date, a total of 73 degrees have been conferred (44 First Degrees, 17 Second Degrees, and 12 Third Degrees)!! The most recent Canada Lodge meetings on August 11th and August 12th conferred the Master Mason degree on 2 candidates that have had all 3 degrees conferred with Canada Lodge, and the photos of these are attached. There is no doubt that the presence of Canada Lodge in Kandahar has been a very welcome relief for many serving military members, both from Canada and also from many of our Allies.

    As for the immediate future for Canada Lodge, most of the shops and businesses that had been erected at Kandahar Air Field have been closed down, and many of the compounds are empty and the wooden structures have been demolished. Canada Lodge is meeting at a Canada Lodge Meeting-2014-08-12restaurant which is owned by the Dutch; however, it could be the next to be demolished. If and when that happens, this will exhaust the options for a venue for meetings. When and if that happens, V.W. Bro. Fulford, always the optimist, has promised the continuation of Canada Lodge, albeit only for coffee and fellowship.

    Reported by:
    V.W. Bro. Rick Fulford,
    Worshipful Master, Canada Lodge U.D. , and

    R.W. Bro. Bill Lewis,
    Grand Lodge Liaison, Canada Lodge U.D.

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