- June to September 2014 -
June 2, Monday
June 6, Friday
June 14, Saturday
July - Dark
July 7, Monday
August - Dark
August 29, Friday
September 5, Friday
September 6, Saturday
The Summer is upon us and we will be taking our annual Summer break. It’s been quite a year so far and we’ve really earned the break.
Let me recap a few of the things that have made the first half of the year a busy one. In January we had our first Widow’s dinner at 32 that I can remember. In February we raised eight new MM’s and had our George Washington observance. In March we had our event with Brent Morris. April saw the Scottish Rite reunion and May had our GMOV and our annual visitation with our sister lodge in Downey. This, in addition to our regular degree work and our monthly dinners.
Sadly, there is no rest over the Summer as we are going to be doing our remodeling of the dining room. I have my overalls and tool belt ready.
I would like to thank all of the officers and the brethren for their enthusiastic participation so far this year. It’s been an incredible experience and I look forward to finishing strong. We will have a few events over the Summer. We are going to do a Super Saturday on June 14th to clear the deck before the break and we will have our summer BBQ on Friday evening, August the 29th at 6:30 just like a family dinner. On September the 6th we will be hosting the benefit to celebrate 150 years of Masonry in Nevada. It should be a huge event and a great way to break in our new dining room.
I’m starting to run on here so I’ll close by saying THANK YOU to everyone for all of their contributions this year. There are so many it’s hard to mention them all by name or I would be here all day and use up all of the space.
I’ll see you all at the lodge.
As the Vegas Summer bears down upon us, we all do our best to cope with the inevitable heat. At the same time we all take a break from our usual Friday night routines as the Lodge goes dark and we spend more time with family and friends, watch the latest release on Netflix, catch up on our reading, or any number of potential options.
I will admit that the Summers are bitter sweet for me. I enjoy the extra down-time to relax and spend with my family... but at the same time, I miss the connection with my fellow brothers. There’s something so comforting about getting together with my Masonic brethren, finding out how everyone is doing, going through the ritual, and sitting down for a delightful (albeit late) meal. The routine brings about a sense of calm and serenity that is hard to find in today’s age of electronic immediacy.
This Summer will be a little different, though, as I’m sure many of us will be showing up at the Lodge to help with the renovations to the dining hall. I know I plan to be there as much as my schedule will allow, and I hope to see many of you there as well.
A reminder: if there are any brothers who wish to work on their degree work over the Summer, by all means, let me know and I will be happy to assist. Be it learning something new or brushing up on something old, whether it be as short as the working tools or as long as conferring a degree... I’m happy to help with all of it.
I hope everyone has a delightful time over the Summer break. Be good. Be true... and by all means, make sure you have some fun!
I look forward to seeing you at Lodge!
It’s May and another busy month is upon us. We start things off in the traditional manner with our Stated Meeting on the 2nd, and of course Florian will be conducting the Masonic Discussion Group at 6:30pm on Monday May 5th.
May 9th will see our Grand Master MW John M. Buffington at Vegas 32 for his official visit with his GL team in attendance. Note - no degree work on this night.
May 16th will see some Misters become Brothers as we are conferring the EA degree. Then we will be conferring a MM degree on Friday, May 23rd.
We will round out the month of May on Friday 30th with another great family dinner. Then the officers of Downy Lodge #220 will be rolling into town on Saturday, May 31st, upon which they will be conferring a MM degree with California ritual. Be sure to come and join our brethren from Downey Lodge and make them welcome for this traditional annual event.
Once again I wish to thank the crew who regularly and diligently turn up to put on our meals. They make it all possible.
Please check your dues card. If it doesn’t say 2014 on it, then you are in arrears. If you have not paid your dues please do so. I will be sending out reminders for those who have not paid. If you are more than 2 years in arrears then you will probably recieve a letter from the Grand Lodge notifying to that if your dues are not paid by September 2014, you WILL be dropped for Non Payment of Dues. Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly!
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