Woodstock, NB – On Saturday, October 1st, Monument Lodge of Maine and Woodstock Lodge No. 11 of New Brunswick co-hosted an “International Masonic Meeting” in Woodstock. This gathering revived a pre-pandemic tradition of joint meetings between the two districts.
Six representatives from Monument Lodge, including Worshipful Master Mark Cassidy, accounted for over 25% of attendees. Cassidy served as co-host alongside the Master of Woodstock Lodge. A luncheon preceded the event.
Speakers included Worshipful Master Hans Erdman and Past Master Ken Moir of Woodstock Lodge, who discussed how Masonic lessons can be found in everyday objects, serving as reminders of obligations and guidance. Dick Rhoda of Monument Lodge spoke about religious tolerance, relating it to Masonry’s acceptance and integration of immigrants from diverse backgrounds into lodges and communities.
The meeting highlighted the enduring fraternal bond between these lodges and their commitment to cross-border exchange of Masonic ideals. Reviving this tradition after its pandemic hiatus demonstrates the strength of connections across borders when united by common values and purpose.