On April 4th 2009 Cardinal Lodge No 491 celebrated it’s 100th anniversary. The event took place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Cardinal Ontario and featured a sumptuous dinner followed by entertainment and dancing. The guest speaker of the evening was R.W. Bro. Bob Cleary, D.D.G.M. of Eastern District who spoke on the rich history of Cardinal Lodge and its bright future. One of the many highlights of the evening was a surprise visit by our Grand Master M.W. Bro. Allan J. Petrisor. The Grand Master, who was attending a function in Prescott, made time to travel to Cardinal to offer his congratulations and meet with the brethren and guests.
Cardinal Lodge brethren took advantage of a surprise visit by M.W. Bro. Allan J. Petrisor to take a group photo. Pictured here are, The Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Brian Clifford Master of Cardinal Lodge 491, R.W Bro. Bob Cleary D.D.G.M of Eastern District and the Brethren of Cardinal Lodge.
The distinguished head table seen here being introduced by W.Bro Don McQuade included L to R : R.W Bro. Lowell Blaney (District Chaplain) Ada Marie Stewart, R.W.Bro. Bob Cleary (D.D.G.M Eastern District), R.W.Bro. Brian Clifford (Master Cardinal Lodge No. 491), Sandra Clifford, V.W. Bro. John Clemens ( Secretary- Eastern District), Catherine Clemens.