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The mission of the Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia is to encourage the active practice of the Masonic Principals of Benevolence and Charity, and to promote a positive image of Freemasonry in the Community.

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Grand Master’s Christmas Message

My Brothers,
Christmas is the occasion to extend the message of love, sincerity and care.  As we approach the Christmas Season many will not be able to spend time with loved ones as they may be serving their country in hostile lands or their jobs may prevent them from being where they want to be.  During this season of giving let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things and the things in life that really matter.  Take time to take in the quiet moments spent with friends and loved ones. 

There will be many who will be spending the season alone or on the streets.  For us who have so much to be thankful for, let us pause and remember that distinguishing sign of a Freemason’s heart – those acts of Charity.  Let us celebrate the season and let the spirit of Freemasonry, peace on earth and goodwill to all.  May the blessings of the holiday linger in your home and stay with you throughout the year.

My wife Linda and I and our two daughters wish you all the blessings of love, peace and happiness that the true meaning of Christmas brings.

Sincerely & fraternally

Paul E. Frank,

Grand Master


December 2014 Nova Scotia Freemason

Vol. 4 Issue 3 of The Nova Scotia Freemason is now available. It can be downloaded from this link.
An archive of all editions of the Nova Scotia Freemason can be found at this link.
The Nova Scotia Freemason is published electronically bi-monthly, June, August, October, December, February, and April. Deadline for submissions is the 15th day of the preceding month. The deadline for the next edition is January 15, 2014. Submissions can be made by contacting the Grand Lodge office or by using the Contact page on the Grand Lodge website.


Update to Five Year Strategic Plan for Grand Lodge

The Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) of the Board of General Purposes (BOGP), in collaboration with District Elected Representatives (DERs), is continuing with efforts to lead development of a Five Year Strategic Plan for the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. A number of revisions to the process and timelines have been made and we want to make sure the fraternity is updated on this important initiative.

The BOGP approved the LRPC’s proposal to develop a multi-year strategic plan for Grand Lodge back in February of 2014. The objective is to engage the Masonic fraternity throughout the province to identify key priorities and actions that assist with guiding the future direction and decision making of Grand Lodge.

Over the past few months, the LRPC has been undertaking research to identify issues, challenges and opportunities for the fraternity to discuss and consider as we develop a strategic plan. Research includes a review of documentation from previous planning processes, past reports of standing committees of Grand Lodge, along with a review of material from other jurisdictions. The information collected during this phase of the project will inform the creation of a Discussion Paper which will be shared with lodges for review in early 2015. The issues identified in the discussion paper will form the basis of district workshops being planned throughout the province next year. The LRPC will be working with the District Elected Representative in your area to plan and communicate details of these workshops.

As engagement and input of the fraternity will be essential to the success of the strategic planning process, the LRPC is strongly soliciting the active participation of Lodges and their members in this important discussion. After the Discussion Paper is shared during the first week of January, 2015, we will be asking Lodges to review and discuss its findings to help prepare and inform the brethren in advance of district workshops tentatively scheduled to take place from April September, 2015. Further information on the workshop in your area will be communicated by DERs as details are confirmed.

It is our hope that the LRPC can complete its work and present a final plan for approval at the Grand Lodge Annual Communication in June of 2016. We welcome and encourage all members of the Masonic fraternity to participate in this process as it is your opportunity to have a voice in the development of a Five Year Strategic Plan for Grand Lodge.

Your support and input into this process would be sincerely valued and appreciated.


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