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  1. Events
  2. Officers 2014/2015
  3. Officers 2013/2014
  4. Officers 2012/2013
  5. Officers 2011/2012
  6. Officers 2010/2011
  7. Officers 2009/2010
  8. Officers 2008/2009
  9. Officers 2007/2008
  10. Past T.I.M.'s
  11. Council History

   

Orient Council No. 5
Eastern Jurisdiction of Canada
Royal and Select Masters

Dispensation: February 12, 1934
Chartered: June 24, 1934

The Charter was granted on June 24, 1934 to Orient Council No. 16 at Guysboro, NS.
The Charter was moved to Canso, NS in 1936 - Membership: 10
The Charter was moved to New Glasgow, NS in 1941 - Membership 12
Charter changed from No. 16 to No. 5 also in 1941 - Membership 59

Regular Communications on the Fourth Wednesday of January, March, May, September and November

Meets at the A.D.E. Tri-Lodge
427 Little Harbour Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Driving Directions: From Highway 104 East, take exit 25 to East River Road, turn left (W) on East River Road to New Glasgow; at 6th set of lights turn right (N) on Temperance St. Right (E) to Mountain Road,and almost immediate left (N) to Almont Ave – stay right to Little Harbour Road.Lodge ~ 1 km – Building on right.


Events

November 24, 2010
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Orient Council No. 5 of Royal and Select Masters Celebrated it's 75th Anniversary with a Family Dinner at Ming's Restaurant on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010.
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Photos by Robert H. Meyer
March 25, 2009
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Orient Council No. 5 held its Installation of Officers 2009-2010 on March 24, 2009.
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Photos by Robert Meyer
Dec. 19, 2006
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A delegation of the Supreme Grand Council Eastern Jurisdiction - Royal and Select Masters met at Truro to present Dr. Hancock and Dr. Kitchen with their 50 Year Jewel as members of Orient Council No. 5 at New Glasgow.
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Photos by Robert Meyer

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Officers 2014/2015

2014/15 Officers

Trice Illustrious Master: Ill.Comp. William MacCulloch
Deputy Master: Comp. Vance MacLeod
Principal Conductor of the Work: Comp. Harris MacKenzie
Treasurer: Rt.Ill.Comp. Murray Gardner
Recorder: Rt.Ill.Comp. James Fraser III
Chaplain: Comp. Frank Bowen
Captain of the Guard: Comp. Frank Gammell
Conductor of the Council: Comp. William MacDonald
Organist:Rt.Ill.Comp. Robert H. Meyer
Steward: Comp.
Sentinel: Comp.
Historian: M.Ill.Comp. Earle C. MacDonald

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Officers 2013/2014

Trice Illustrious Master: Ill.Comp. James Fraser III
Deputy Master: Comp. William MacCulloch
Principal Conductor of the Work: Comp. David Condon
Treasurer: Rt.Ill.Comp. Murray Gardner
Recorder: Rt.Ill.Comp. Parker Morris
Chaplain: Comp. Frank Bowen
Captain of the Guard: Comp. Vance MacLeod
Conductor of the Council: Comp. Harris MacKenzie
Organist:Rt.Ill.Comp. Robert H. Meyer
Steward: Comp. Frank Gammell
Sentinel: Comp. William MacDonald
Historian: M.Ill.Comp. Earle C. MacDonald

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Officers 2012/2013

Trice Illustrious Master: Ill.Comp. Troy MacCulloch
Deputy Master: Comp. James Fraser III
Principal Conductor of the Work: Comp. William MacCulloch
Treasurer: Rt.Ill.Comp. Murray Gardner
Recorder: Ill.Comp. Donald S. Duncan
Chaplain: Comp. Frank Bowen
Captain of the Guard: Comp. David Condon
Conductor of the Council: Comp. Richard H. Hawbolt Jr.
Organist:Rt.Ill.Comp. Robert H. Meyer
Steward: Comp. Philippe Roode
Sentinel: Comp. Ray Hiltz
Historian: M.Ill.Comp. Earle C. MacDonald

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Officers 2011/2012

Trice Illustrious Master: Ill.Comp. J. Richard Muise
Deputy Master: Comp. Troy MacCulloch
Principal Conductor of the Work: Comp. James Fraser
Treasurer: Rt.Ill.Comp. Terence S. Read
Recorder: Ill.Comp. Donald S. Duncan
Chaplain: Comp. Frank Bowen
Captain of the Guard: Comp. William MacCulloch
Conductor of the Council: Comp. David Condon
Organist:Ill.Comp. Robert H. Meyer
Steward: Comp. Richard H. Hawbolt
Sentinel: Comp. Ray Hiltz
Historian: M.Ill.Comp. Earle C. MacDonald

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Officers 2010/2011

Trice Illustrious Master: Ill.Comp. G. Parker Morris
Deputy Master: Comp. J. Richard Muise
Principal Conductor of the Work: Comp. William MacKay
Treasurer: Rt.Ill.Comp. Terence S. Read
Recorder: Ill.Comp. Donald Duncan
Chaplain: Comp. Frank Bowen
Captain of the Guard: Comp. Troy MacCulloch
Conductor of the Council: Comp. James Fraser
Organist:Ill.Comp. Robert H. Meyer
Steward: Comp. William MacCulloch
Sentinel: Comp. David Condon
Historian: M.Ill.Comp. Earle C. MacDonald

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Officers 2009/2010

Trice Illustrious Master: Ill. Comp. Donald S. Duncan
Deputy Master:
Principal Conductor of the Work:
Treasurer:
Recorder:
Chaplain:
Captain of the Guard:
Conductor of the Council:
Steward:
Sentinel:
Historian:

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Officers 2008/2009

Trice Illustrious Master: James F. D. Mitchell
Deputy Master: Donald S. Duncan
Principal Conductor of the Work: G. Parker Morris
Treasurer: Terence Read
Recorder: Murray Gardner
Chaplain: Arnold Hatfield
Captain of the Guard: J. Richard Muise
Conductor of the Council:
Steward: Troy MacCulloch
Sentinel: Ray Hiltz
Historian: Earle C. MacDonald

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Officers 2007/2008

Trice Illustrious Master: A. Randlolph Hubley
Deputy Master: James F. D. Mitchell
Principal Conductor of the Work: Donald S. Duncan
Treasurer: Terence Read
Recorder: Murray Gardner
Chaplain: Arnold Hatfield
Captain of the Guard: G. Parker Morris
Conductor of the Council: J. Richard Muise
Steward: William McKay
Sentinel: Olaf Grosvold
Historian: Earle C. MacDonald

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Past T.I.M.'s

1934 Rt. Ill Comp. J. C. Dunning
1935 Rt. Ill Comp. J. C. Dunning
1936 V. Ill. Comp. H. D. Cunningham
1937 V. Ill. Comp. H. D. Cunningham
1938 Rt. Ill. Comp. Rev. J. E. Shooby
1939 V. Ill. Comp. H. MacLaughlan
1940 V. Ill. Comp. H. MacLaughlan
1941 V. III. Comp. H. MacLaughlan
1942 V. Ill. Comp. D. F. Fraser
1943 M. III. Comp. G. D. MacDougall
1944 V. Ill. Comp. J. R. Murray
1945 Ill. Comp. H. B. Wilkes
1946 Rt. Ill. Comp. H. MacDonald
1947 Rt. Ill. Comp. J. J. Muir
1948 V. Ill. Comp. A. G. Baillie
1949 V. Ill. Comp. W. Jollymore
# 1950 Ill. Comp. A. W. Porter
1951 V. Ill. Comp. J. R. Anderson
1952 Ill. Comp. J. W. MacLellan
1953 Ill. Comp. J. W. Logan
1954 V. Ill. Comp. H. E. Bury
1955 Rt. Ill. Comp. K. G. Fraser
1956 V. Ill. Comp. Dr. E.E.I Hancock
1957 V. Ill. Comp. J. W. Heighton
1958 V. Ill. Comp. J. R. Muir
1959 Ill. Comp. W. E. Harris

1960 V. Ill. Comp. Dr. P. F. Kitchen
1961 V. Ill. Comp. R. Crockett
1962 Ill.Comp. G. A. Dean
1963 V. Ill. Camp. H.B. Cox
1964 Rt. Ill. Comp. F. A. Tupper
1965 Rt. Ill. Comp. J.W.A. Dunbar
1966 M. Ill. Comp. F. C. Morrison
1967 Ill. Comp. J. C. Bentley
1968 Ill. Comp. S. Mack Fraser
# 1969 Ill. Comp. L. G. Lorraine
1970 V. Ill. Comp. J. F. MacIntyre
# 1971 Ill. Comp. Dr. W.A. Hyslop
1972 Rt. Ill. Comp. Rev. H. D. Thomas
1973 Rt. Ill. Comp. B. H. Lawrence
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1974 Ill. Comp. M. Freeman

1975 V. Ill. Comp. S. E. Chisholm

1976 Ill. Comp. F. J. Dorrington
1977 Rt. Ill. Comp. Pierce Taylor

1978 Ill. Comp. J. J. Reddick
1979 V. Ill. Comp. E. A. Chisholm

1980 M. Ill. Comp. E. C. MacDonald
1981 Rt. Ill. Comp. G.E. MacNeil
1982 Rt. Ill. Comp. Rev. F. J. Dunbar
1983 Rt. Ill. Comp. F. N. Horne
# 1984 V. Ill. Comp. N. A. Prowse
1985 V. Ill. Comp. W. S. Lewis
1986 M. Ill. Comp. E.R. Mosher
1987 V. Ill. Comp. J. R. Hale
1988 V. Ill. Comp. R. D. Amon
1989 V. Ill. Comp. D. J. Russell
1990 Ill. Comp. H. M. Brown
1991 Ill. Comp. C. E. Fraser
1992 Ill. Comp. R. W. Fraser

1993 Rt. Ill. Comp. T. S. Read

1994 Ill. Comp. A. H. Hatfield
1995 Ill Comp. B. L. White
1996 Rt. Ill. Comp. C. J. Collicott

1997 Ill. Comp. H. W. Gordon
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1998 Rt. Ill. Comp. C. S. Smylie

1999 Ill. Comp. E. C. Decker

2000 Ill. Comp. F. Roy Smith

2001 M. Ill. Comp. George O'Leary

2002 Ill. Comp. M. F. Gardner
2003 Ill. Comp. John G. Palmer

2004 Ill. Comp. Hugh D. Palmer
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2005 Ill. Comp. R. G. Salmons

2006 Ill. Comp. Robert H. Meyer

2007 Ill. Comp. A. Randolph Hubley

2008
Ill. Comp. James F. D. Mitchell
2009
Ill. Comp. Donald S. Duncan

2010
Ill. Comp. G. Parker Morris

2011Ill. Comp. J. Richard Muise

2012
Ill. Comp. Troy MacCulloch

† Deceased - # Demitted - Suspended
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Council History

Orient Council No. 5 now has the distinction of being in existence for seventy-five years.

Minutes of a meeting dated November 8, 1933, are as follows:

A number of Royal Arch Masons in this district, being desirous of receiving further light in Masonry, applied to the Most Puissant Gran Master of Cryptic Rite Masonry of the Eastern Jurisdiction, for a Dispensation to form a Council of Royal and Select Masters at Guysborough, N.S., to be known as Orient Council. There not being a constitutional number of Royal Arch Masons to form a Council, the Most Puissant Grand Master by warrant appointed Companion S.D. Burrill, Past Deputy Grand Master for Nova Scotia, as his special representative, to proceed to Guysborough and confer degrees on enough additional candidates to form a Council. Rt. Illustrious Companion Burrill, accompanied by Comp. H. S. Teason, Recorder of Chebucto Council No. 4, also Companions Charles Bellamy, John C. Dunning, and Herbert D. Cunningham of Chebucto Council but living in this area, conferred the degrees on Royal Arch Masons George C. Horton, Leslie R. Croucher, Harold MacLaughlin, Cecil D. Boyd, Harvey H. Rattary and Rev. J. Earl Sheeby.

The name having been chosen and a constitutional number of Royal and Select Masters being present, Rt. Illustrious Companion Burrill proceeded to open Orient Council, Under Dispensation, with the following Officers:

Trice Illustrious Master                     J. C. Dunning
Ill. Deputy Master                              H. D. Cunningham
Principal Conductor of the Work      C. Bellamy
Recorder L. R. Croucher

The following Officers having been chosen, they were duly installed by Rt. Illustrious Companion Burrill, assisted by Companion Teakson as presenting Officer:

Trice Illustrious Master                     John C. Dunning
Ill. Deputy Master                              Herbert D. Cunningham
Principal Conductor of the Work      Charles Bellamy
Treasurer                                           Harold MacLaughlin
Recorder                                            L. R. Croucher

A dispensation was issued to Orient Council dated February 12th, 1934, which was to remain in force until the formal warrant would be executed and delivered; and until the new Council would be constituted and its Officers installed.

At the December 5th, 1933 Assembly of Orient Council, the Most Puissant Grand Master, Most Illustrious Companion Hoyt made an Official Visit. He read the inscription on the Charter and then presented the Charter to the Illustrious Council of Orient Council No. 16. He then declared the dispensation under which the Council had been working Null and Void.

The last Assembly of Orient Council to be held at Guysborough was on July 12th, 1935.

A Dispensation was received to hold an Emergent Assembly of Orient Council No. 16 at the Town of Canso on September 25th, 1936.

As eight members of this council resided in Canso and only three members resided in Guysborough, it was decided to seek permission to re-locate from Guysborough to Canso.

Permission was granted to re-locate the Assemblies for Orient Council to Canso. Regular Assemblies were held at Canso until November 25th, 1938.

On June 4th, 1941, an Emergent Assembly of Orient Council No. 16 was held at New Glasgow, N.S. At this Assembly, applications for membership were read from eight Royal Arch Masons and from three members of other Councils for Affiliation.

When Orient Council re-located from Canso to New Glasgow, the membership increased and a new sense of interest was experienced. This was mainly by new members from the area, some of whom were very prominent Masons and served in high office in other bodies of Masonry. Those same Masons went on devoting their interest to Orient Council.

Earle C. MacDonald
Historian
January 27th, 2010

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