The ‘Lunch Leaders’ at Eileen Madson Primary School are Grade 3 students who volunteer during lunch to assist with younger classes. 

Principal Rebecka Riddell-McKay recommended this group, whose members help other students open containers, clean up messes and, with the support of adult supervisors, provide guidance about behaviour. Sometimes they play games with the classes and provide entertainment. Then when lunch is over and the students are getting ready to go outside, the Lunch Leaders help students do up their coats, find missing mittens, and help resolve conflicts as everyone gets ready to play. To thank them for their efforts, these Lunch Leaders are treated to a pizza lunch, which this year was paid for by the generous donation from the Invermere Masons.

Presenter Rick Chapman’s first introduction to Freemasonry was through his father, who belonged to a Masonic Lodge in Vancouver. His next introduction to the fraternity was recently when he retired to Invermere and was looking for ways to be involved in the community. His son suggested the Masons. They both applied and were received into the fellowship. They have met some very interesting people in the Mason fellowship and continue to be supporting members.

In the photo below, three students from Mr. Orr/Mrs. Dawn’s class, Mrs. McLennan’s class, and Mrs. Jacobsen/Mrs. Tagg’s class gratefully accept the cheque from Rick Chapman of Columbia Lodge #38.