April 4th. 2019 - Ed Butts - "The History of Bodyguards"
Presentation: Ed is the author of a book for young readers on the history of bodyguards, and today he’s going to tell us how that profession evolved from ancient times until the present.
Bio: Ed Butts was born in Toronto, but grew up in Guelph and has always considered it his hometown. He attended the University of Waterloo, and spent eight years teaching at a school in the Dominican Republic. Ed has written more than twenty books for both adults and juvenile readers. They include Simon Girty: Wilderness Warrior, Wrong Side of the Law,The Mad, Bad and Dangerous, and Wartime: The First World War in a Canadian Town. Several of his books have been nominated for awards. Ed has contributed articles to many publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail. He writes a monthly column about Guelph history for the Mercury-Tribune. He is also a contributor to Historica, the online Canadian Encyclopedia. Ed lives in Guelph with his daughter and grandson.
10:00 Refreshments 10:45 Meeting Please note a correction to the Flyer Today's speaker is Ed Butts.
Don Hamilton - Freemasonry Today - April 18th. 2019
Presentation: Don will discuss who the Freemasons are, our relevance in society today and our ideas for the future.
Bio: A native of Guelph, Don was educated in Guelph schools, and worked at the University of Guelph for 32 years, as a Biological Photographer and Graphic Artist. His formative years and early adult years were spent in Scouting, primarily in the Venturer Program for the 14-17 age group. He also served in administrative roles including District Commissioner and Chairman of the Provincial Venturer Advisory Committee.
Don has been a local piper since high school days. He and his family are St. George’s Anglican Church members, and he has played the Carillon Bells since 1987. He led the renovation and enlargement of the carillon which brought the instrument up to 36 bells with an exceptional new keyboard. Guest carillonneurs have remarked that the instrument is now among the finest in North America.
Don joined Trillium Masonic Lodge No. 724 in 1982, and has served as Master twice, and was the Secretary for about years. He is presently Master of the Royal City Daylight Lodge No. 742. He was a founding member of Daylight, and has served as Secretary and twice as Master. He was elected District Deputy Grand Master for Wellington District in 2006 and has served as advisor to the DDGM’s who have followed him. Don has been a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite nearly as long as he has been a Mason and as well as serving several terms “in the chair” of both local bodies, he was made an Honourary 33rd degree Mason in Canada.
9:30 Refreshments 9:55 Meeting
Future general meetings for May 2019: Thurs. May 2nd. Thurs. May 16th. and Thurs. May 30th.
Activities & Events
Coffee/Breakfast 10:am at the Boathouse or theAirPark Café: 50 Skyway Dr.Guelph Airport:519-836-0984
Thurs. April11th. and Thurs. April 25th. This is an informal get together and all RCMC members are welcome.