A.F. & A.M. G.R.C in the Province of Ontario (Instituted 1922)
29 South Terrace Street (corner Maple),
Lancaster, Ontario, Canada, K0C 1N0
Meets: Third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
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History of Martintown Lodge A.F and A.M No. 596 G.R.C
First Meeting, under dispensation, March 2, 1922.
First Regular Meeting, March 9, 1922.
Consecration of Lodge Sept 22, 1922.
W.M. A.G. Gordon
S.W. H.S. Kinloch
J.W. H.M. Grant
Chap. C. Campbell
Treas. T.R. Craig
Sec. D.H. McDougall
S.D. G. Butzer
J.D. D.A. Grant
I.G. N. Loynachan
Tyler J.R. May
Most of the Charter Members were also members of Lancaster Lodge #207. The Worshipfull Master was from Shilo, Sask. and the others from Maxville Lodge and one from Brighton.
The buildings included: 1st – Main Street Martintown, 2nd – Former Munros Mills Public School, Glen Roy Road, 3rd – Martintown Community Centre, 4th – Presently renting from Lancaster Lodge.
MEMBERS ACHIEVING GRAND LODGE RANK:
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER:
D. S. McIntosh 1939-40
K. N. McDermid 1958-59
S. Blackadder 1978-79
J. Ward 1998-99.
ASSISTANT GRAND CHAPLAN:
Rev. Robertson Millar 1959-60
D. A. Ross 1940-41
A. G. Gordon 1959-60
K. C. Gordon 1970-71
Special mention is made of the following members who are worthy of emulation and praise. They have gone that extra mile to accomplish something which has reflected positively on their Lodge and Community.
V. W. Bro. Duncan A. Ross: First person to be initiated in Martintown, March 9, 1922.
Worshipful Master 1927, Secretary from 1930 to 1944. Had a political career serving on council of Charlottenburg Township and also as MPP at Queen’s Park fron 1919-23.
W. Bro. John McLennan: Initiated in Martintown Lodge April 13, 1922.
Worshipful Master 1930. A very successful Ayrshire farmer, he spent several years in local politics, including a term as Reeve of Charlottenburg Township.
W. Bro. Kenneth M. Barton: Initated Nov. 11, 1937.
Worshipful Master 1945. A respected and successful businessman in Martintown for many years. He was very active in community affairs and served on council in Charlottenburg including a term as Reeve.
Rt. Wor. Bro. Stuart Blackadder: Initated Nov. 8,1956.
Worshipful Master 1966-67. A very successful farmer, he served on the local school board for several years. He being an advocate of perfection of the work, demanded that everyone should do likewise to the best of their ability. His influence gave Martintown Lodge the reputation of being second to none in the quality of work in the Lodge.