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Red Deer Man Orange Lodge Grand Master
W. J. Grasby Named At 51st Annual Session Here
W. J. Grasby of Red Deer was elected Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Alberta at the closing session in the I.O.O.F. Temple.
The fifty-first annual sessions opened Tuesday morning, with a large representation from all parts of the province and concluded Thursday.
Election of officers took place on Thursday afternoon, and was conducted by A. D. Trussler, past grand master, of Edmonton. The installation was conducted by W. G. Walford, past grand master, of Edmonton.
OTHER OFFICERS elected were: Deputy Grand Master, James Stead, Lethbridge; junior deputy grand master, Percy N. Blunt, Calgary; grand chaplain, Rev. I. N. Hughson, Red Deer; grand secretary, A. T. Godwin, Calgary; grand treasurer, John Bunyan, Leduc; grand marshal, J. Myler, Edmonton; grand auditors, R. E. Haynes, Edmonton and J. G. Coupland, Calgary; deputy grand secretary, W. G. Walford, Edmonton.
REPORTS were presented on the operation of the Alberta Protestant Home for Children, at Edmonton. The home cares for some 30 to 32 children, and it is filled to capacity at all times. It is operated jointly by the men's and women's branches of the Orange Association in Alberta.
It has been found that present facilities are inadequate to meet the demands of the home, and plans are at present under way to build an extension to the building, which will provide accommodation for an additional twenty children.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2014-09-27