From the East – Nov 2016

Masters JewelBrethren,

Just a reminder Brethren, at Nov. 2nd Stated Meeting, we will have the Election of Officers for the Ensuing Masonic Year.  I encourage all Brothers to attend and Master Masons of Anaheim Lodge to cast your vote.

Congratulations to Brother Ash Nalbandyan, on being Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason and to Br. Aiden Johnson, who was Passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft this last month.

A very grateful thankyou to W. Br. Brian Messenger, Past Inspector of the 1034th Masonic District, for his outstanding support of our lodge for the past nine years. Our officers past and present can heartily vouch for Br. Brian’s consistent encouragement and support over the past years. The newly elected and appointed officers will be honing their ritual through the end of this year in preparation for a very busy 2017.  We have not only a new inspector but are in a new inspectorial district as of October 30.  Please welcome, W. Br. Jack C. Pham, Inspector of the 901st District of the Grand Lodge of Masons in California.
Thomas Horngren, HA, as many of you already know, passed away on October 1st.  Tom was a 60 year Master Mason and received his Golden Veteran Award on February 22, 2006.  He was awarded the Hiram Award on September 12, 2001.  He served Anaheim Lodge as Secretary in 1982 and 1983.  He served on the Audit Committee for many years.  Tom was very active in Long Beach Scottish Rite and was a 33rd Degree.  He was also a member of the Tin Lizzies of El Bekal Shrine for many years. Tom also served as a Trustee of the Masonic Service Bureau of Orange County for many years.

A Celebration of Life was held today, Tuesday, November 1 at 4:00 PM at the Orangethorpe United Methodist Church, 2351 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton.  Masonic services were performed by Worshipful Merritt Read.  A private commitment service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital of Los Angeles or a charity of your choice.

We also regret with great sadness to report the passing of Wor. Mike Black on Sunday, October 30th. Masonic services will be held at Rose Hills Cemetery at 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601 at the Hillside Chapel on Monday, November 7th at 9am. His masonic bio and/or further information will be provided at a later date.

Sincerely & Fraternally,
Hugo Ramos, HA

Master

From the West – Nov 2016

Sr Warden JewelGreetings my Brothers,

Well it’s that time of year again.  My Brothers, the annual elections will be at our November Stated Meeting.  This is an important meeting; attendance is really important to our lodge.  We will be setting the agenda for our coming year as well as showing support for our Brethren who give of their time to help keep the ideals of Free Masonry alive and well in Anaheim as well as the other Lodges.
The 167th Communication of Grand Lodge will be closing just prior to this important meeting. I am confident that many ideas will be coming home with me, to report to our Brethren.  Our craft survives and improves from the input of our brethren.
The officers are diligently working to qualify for their positions for the ensuing Masonic year.  Its hard work but well worth it.  Thanks are in order to the 2016 Officers for their fine work in the last year.  Some will be continuing in the pursuit of their Masonic career, some will be retiring, a great big Thank You is in order for all of them.  I feel that we need to realize the work we do is important, but that does not mean we cannot have fun doing it.
We need to remember our brothers that are having problems with their health, or times in their lives when we see a great shift as to what we consider the perfect life we envision for ourselves to what cards we have been dealt.  Remember our brothers in need and our obligation to assist them in any manner we are able to do.
As I end my year as Senior Warden, please allow me one more time to say, “Real Men Wear Aprons”.

Fraternally yours,

Robb Morris

Senior Warden

From the East – Oct 2016

Masters JewelBrethren,

We have a busy month in October with our Stated Meeting this Wednesday. Remember dinner is at 6:30pm. On the 12th, there is Master Mason Degree for Brother Ashot Nalbandyan at 7:00pm and the following week, Oct. 19, we will have a 2nd Degree for Brother Aiden Johnson.

The Officers will be travelling to San Francisco Oct 28 through 30 to attend Grand Lodge 167th Annual Communication. We will discuss the pending legislation at our stated meeting. Please let the Officers attending know of your position on this important legislation.

Just a reminder Brethren, at Nov. 2nd Stated Meeting, we will have the Election of Officers for the Ensuing Masonic Year. I encourage all Brothers to attend and Master Masons of Anaheim Lodge to cast your vote.

This last month on Friday evening September 9th, W Merritt and Kim, W Phil Collins, W Heinz Feuerbach, John and Agnes Porter, Luciano De Leon and I attended a special program held by Long Beach Pyramid # 43, Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots. This is a masonic related organization that many Masons belong to. Their leader, called the Toparch, was W Mike Williams. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was W Mike Selix, who would be installed as Toparch the next day. The event was the 1st Annual Sciots Cornerstone Award for Service to Masonry. A very nice dinner was served with entertainment by Clarence Ulrich. Following the dinner, 10 Masons were honored for their service to Masonry. Two of the honorees were W Larry Griffin, PM and our own W Kevin Stibich, PM. They were presented with a very nice pin, certificate and engraved cornerstone. Congratulations to all for the special evening. Merritt was kind enough to prepare this report for the lodge.

I am saddened to report that Brother Tom Horngren, HA, passed away today, October 1. I will send out notice via the lodge website and email when the arrangements for the Memorial Service for Brother Horngren
is complete.

Fraternally,
Hugo Ramos, HA
Master

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