In recognition of his commitment and dedication to Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and the Valley of Hamilton, the 2023 Fall Reunion Classes are named in honour of Ill. Bro. Robert S. Whitmore, 33°, Immediate Past Sovereign Grand Commander.
A third generation Mason, Bro. Whitmore was initiated into Temple Lodge No. 324 in 1975. He served as Master in 1982 and in 1991-92 served as Grand Director of Ceremonies. In 1998 he was appointed to the Board of General Purposes in the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, serving as Chairman of the Discipline Committee.
Ill. Bro. Whitmore joined Murton Lodge of Perfection in 1976, served as T.P.G.M. in 1994-1995, and as Grand Secretary for 19 years. He is a member of the Hamilton Chapter of Rose Croix and Past C-in-C (Honorary) of Moore Sovereign Consistory. Ill. Bro. Whitmore was elected Lieutenant Grand Commander for the Supreme Council of Canada in 2015 and served as Sovereign Grand Commander from 2018 to 2022.
Ill. Bro. Whitmore was advanced in the Royal Order of Scotland in 1999 and served as Provincial Grand Master of Ontario 2012-2017.
Our golf committee would like to express their gratitude and sincerely thank ‘everyone’ who made our golf tournament a major success! We couldn’t have asked for better weather, or a better group of golfers and the nineteenth-hole provided an ideal setting to end a great day of golfing with friendly banter among friends while enjoying a ‘wee dram’ with our piper (Jim Stewart) during dinner.
Proceeds from the event will be dispersed equally between the Hamilton Learning Centre and the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation to facilitate them accomplishing their goals and objectives. Thanks to ‘everyone’s’ support, we managed to raise $10,800, 2022 and $14,870, 2023.
On Friday 5 May 2023, Ill. Bros. Robert S. Whitmore, 33 °, IPSGC, and Steven E. Warren, 33 °, Active Member, were pleased to present a cheque for $1,000.00 to The Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton. Each year the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation makes $1,000 available to every Valley across Canada to be donated to worthy charities in their local community. The Valley of Hamilton is pleased to support The Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton in their work to provide emergency food, clothing, daily hot meals, and shelter to the most vulnerable members of our community.