From the East – July 2019

Greetings Brethren,

July is already upon us! Come out and join us for the July Stated meeting dressed in your favorite Hawaiian shirt and kick of the summer festivities at Anaheim Lodge! There is lots to talk about during our business meeting, including a motion to revise our bylaws for application fees and annual dues increases.

Having just finished a very busy June calendar, July is a chance to sharpen our ritual saws at our first degree practice. If you always wanted to participate in making a mason, then consider this as your invitation to join the officers as we perfect our craft.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at Anaheim in July as we make another Mason or join the effort in MAGA (making Anaheim Great Again).

Fraternal Regards,

Kevin Stibich, Worshipful Master

From the West – July 2019

Greetings Brethren,

The month of June has been extremely busy for us at Anaheim Lodge. To recap the events, we had 2 nights of great and memorable degrees. Starting with the first degree on June 12 when we had the pleasure of initiating Brother Mark Bullock into the fraternity. It was a great turn out and we had the honor of having a few member from Long Beach Lodge and Solomon Staircase Lodge present at the degree.

On June 19, we had a Double Second Degree. We had the pleasure of conferring the second degree of Masonry upon Brother Martin Geotina and Brother Patrik Eskandari. They successfully returned their first degree proficiencies. We once again had the pleasure of having a few member from Long Beach Lodge and Solomon Staircase Lodge.

Congratulations to Brother Mark Bullock on his way to his new lifelong journey. Congratulations to Brother Martin Geotina and Brother Patrik Eskandari on moving forward on your journeys. We look forward to more degrees with all of you.

Even though we have had great degrees this past month, there are still those who have yet to advance. I want to encourage those who have not, to continue to work on your proficiencies. If you do need help, please reach out to your coach. If you do not have your coach information, please contact us and we will guide you to the right person.

On June 8, we had the opportunity to attend the Job’s Daughters International Belthel 5 Semi Annual installation of Officers. It was a great ceremony with a great turnout from other Bethel’s, Anaheim Lodge, Solomon Staircase Lodge amongst other lodges. Congratulations to Patience Davis on being installed as Honored Queen for the ensuing term. Congratulations to the installing officers. It truly was a great installation.

As you may have noticed, we have been working on improving our communication. We now have 2 Trestle Board versions. One that is send out via snail mail, which is limited to the information that we put on it. The second version is a more robust and has a lot more information regarding events and programs, and is accessible online through our website and it is send out via email. We have also started sending weekly emails to all brethren to remind them of the upcoming events for that week. If you are NOT receiving any of these emails, please contact W.M Kevin Stibich; SW Luciano Leon or JW Ash Nalbandyan.

Thank you for Reading,

Fraternally,

Luciano Leon, Senior Warden

From the South – July 2019

Greetings from the Station of Beauty!

             I cannot believe we are about to enter July! It has been a true honor serving each and everyone of you and I am looking forward to ending this year with a bang! June stated meeting was  a big hit, where we served a baked potato bar, which included amazing chili and all the fixins’ with it! July we celebrate our countries independence and the true meaning of freedom, so for July we will be service burgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and bratwurst with all the sides that go along with it! It is definitely one Stated Meeting not to miss!

            As Freemasons, we are taught to practice charity throughout our lives. One project I am personally supporting is the Raise a Read Campaign. Raising A Reader’s mission is to engage caregivers in a routine of book sharing with their children from birth through age eight to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, and the literacy skills critical for school success.

Through a network of more than 2,900 locations, Raising A Reader reaches more than 126,000 children and families each year. Since our inception in 1999, we have helped 1.625 million families build and maintain reading routines in their homes, with special attention to those at highest-risk for educational failure. Every year the Grand Master himself comes to Anaheim and awards the Orange County School District a check to donate to help all children in the district to read.

Since it happens in Anaheim, and we are the Anaheim Lodge, I am throwing a Pancake Breakfast on August 17, from 7am – 11am. Only 10$ gets you unlimited Pancaked and other breakfast foods that makes the best start to any morning! All proceeds are going to be donated to this program. Come and help fight illiteracy!

Fraternally,

Ashot Nalbandyan,

Junior Warden