First Principal’s Message – December 2016


It has been just less than a month since my installation at Pacific Rim Chapter No. 44 in Sooke. The partnership between Tzouhalem and Pacific Rim for these joint installations has proven to a great success and the excellent presentation of this last installation just proved the point. Our sincere thanks to all Companions of Pacific Rim.

Just a bit of a med update from me, as most of you already know, I am undergoing a regime of Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer (which I am assured they cut out last September), I am in the midst of my 3rd. Treatment and can only say it is akin to be struck by a small truck every two weeks. But the discomfort aside, all is going well.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the January 17th. Meeting. I have been informed that R.E.C. Alex Muir, Grand Superintendent Dist. #1, will be in attendance to Install R.E.C. Danny Dyke as Director of Ceremonies, E.C. John Fenmore-Collins as Scribe Nehemiah and Historian and R.E.C. Dick Nesbitt as Tyler.

It is my objective this year to carry on from our immediate Past 1st. Principal, E.C. Art Graff, and recruit at least five new companions. You can all help by lobbying any M.M. you know and exemplify the benefits and rewards of achieving a Royal Arch Degree.

It is also an objective to encourage all of you to come out to our meetings. The Chapter simply can not function with out you! Let’s do this for ourselves and at the same time show Grand Chapter we are the best on the Island.

My Best Wishes to all of you and your families for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year.

E.C. Paul Philcox, 1st. Principal, Tzouhalem #26

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