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

 

From the East – April 2018

“Friend, Compatriot, Neighbor, Acquaintance,” some of the many descriptions of people we know, all good and well meaning.  However I find my self preferring the title of  “My Brother” when addressing or meeting a fellow Freemason.  It has a ring to it that gives me great pleasure and satisfaction.  To be a part of an organization that values “Brother Hood” as one of its principal  tenets can only be one of the greatest feelings for any person, especially for me towards another Freemason.

We have two of our brothers who will be recipients of  “Golden Veterans Pins” in the very near future, celebrating 50 years of Masonic membership and service,  Brother George Cesped and Brother John Elwell, We extend our heartfelt congratulations and affections to both of you.

My Brothers, we are currently involved in “the Raise a Reader”  program in conjunction with Grand Lodge.  We could use a few more contributions from our Lodge to help advance this noteworthy program.  Helping to teach a child to read is a most noble cause.  Lets all see what we can do.  If you are able to help, no matter the size of the contribution, please mail it to the Lodge and we will add it to the other contributions we have collected.

My Brothers, your attendance at Stated Meetings is very important to the life blood of the Lodge.  Come see what is happening and rekindle old friendships as well meet some of the new members, remember “we Meet, Act and Part on the square”.  Hope to see you at the Stated meetings, come, enjoy dinner, enjoy the time with your Brother Masons.

Here it comes guys–“Remember. Real Men Wear Aprons”

Robb Morris

Worshipful Master   🎩

From the South – April 2018

Greetings from the station of Beauty.

Brethren, we enter April knowing it is Public Schools Month. Public schools have been struggling since the 1920’s. In the 20’s, there was a shortage of teachers, during that time Masons proclaimed Public Schools Week. Today, we proclaim Public Schools Month in order to raise money for our local schools, which to this day, they are still struggling. The donations will go towards getting new materials such as books. Brethren, lets do our part and donate to this great cause, so far as you can do so of course, without serious injury to yourself of family. If you would like to donate, see myself or our Senior Deacon. Please join us on April 4th for our monthly stated dinner and stated meeting, we will be providing a delicious meal. We are going to be having Spaghetti with meat sauce, served with grilled chicken and a side of Cesar Salad and of course some desert.

Fraternally,
Luciano Leon

Junior Warden