Saskatchewan/Canada – Affliction facing many service clubs today, 111 year-old club folds


Saskatchewan/Canada - Affliction facing many service clubs today, 111 year-old club folds

(by Sherri Solomko, SASKTODAY.ca, June 24, 2022)

 

After 111 years of service, Unity’s Kilwinning Masonic Lodge goes dark.

When a service club goes dark, what does that mean? It means they are closing their doors due to lack of members. It’s an affliction facing numerous decades-old service clubs today.

A lodge spokesperson said, “Many members have stayed loyal to the mother lodge but now live far away. Of the local membership, a number of them are snowbirds so are away for five months or more. With an aging membership, a decline is also due to longtime members passing away. This leaves the lodge too short of members for a proper meeting program.”

At one time, Unity’s Masonic Lodge had between 40 to 50 active members. Those days are gone.

Did you know Shriners and Masons are somewhat related? To become a Shriner, one should be a Mason. A common phrase is said that Shriners were the playground of freemasonry. People were…

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 Saskatchewan/Canada - Affliction facing many service clubs today, 111 year-old club folds

 

 Saskatchewan/Canada - Affliction facing many service clubs today, 111 year-old club folds
 

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