From the South – May 2018

Greetings from the Station of Beauty

Brethren, I had the opportunity to attend the Master and Wardens retreat the weekend of April 13th, we had a ton of fun and received great information and ideas.  I do want to encourage every one of our brethren, in good standing, to attend our stated meetings, degrees and the other extracurricular activities so we can share and talk about these ideas and how we can move forward with our lodge, after all, we are the flagship of Masonic lodges in Orange County.

 

Brief history lesson;

Throughout history, we have been able to date Freemasonry back 300 years. In the 18th century, Masons were not meeting in masonic buildings like we have today. Masons met in taverns and they named their lodges after the name of the tavern. For example; “the lodge of The Goose and Gridiron” met in a tavern called The Goose and Gridiron. They would meet in rooms located above the taverns for their meetings, rooms that were smaller than our library in our lodge. Three of these groups, that met in the Goose and Gridiron tavern, came together to form a Grand Lodge of London and Westminster.  Stay tuned next month for another Brief history lesson.

As we move into the month of May, we will be having Mexican tacos for dinner. We will have a great menu serving beef and chicken with beans and rice on the side. You will be able to make your own tacos with many sides to choose from; cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce. Please join us on May 2nd for our monthly stated dinner and join us for our stated meeting.

 

Fraternally,

Luciano Leon

Jr. Warden