From the West – February 2019

Greetings Brethren from the West,

We have been quite busy at Anaheim Lodge 207 with degrees. Going into February, we are turning it down just a bit for this month. Stated meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th and we hope to see you there. For our brethren, we want to focus on Practice! Practice! Practice! Because like the old saying goes; Practice makes Perfect! I want to encourage our brethren, new and longtime members, to join us in our practice. However, it’s always recommended that our officers attend the practices. It’s always best to know the Due guard and Signs of all degrees for Master Masons or if you are a FC or an EA, its great way to know or learn how to properly give the Due Guard and sign of your respective degree. Practices are not only to make our ritual better, but it can also be used as a kind of Masonic Education. During practices, questions are always asked either about ritual or about the meaning of signs, emblems, etc. Mostly everything we do in the lodge room and everything you see in the lodge room has meaning, so attending our practices and our events are a great way to learn about them. Our practices are always going to be scheduled so visit our website, or check out the calendar in the Trestle Board every month to see when we have practice.

And as always, I want to encourage our Brethren to attend our events (such as the Sweetheart’s Dinner), stated dinners and degrees. Everyone is welcome to attend and remember, only Master Masons can attend all 3 degrees, Fellow Crafts can attend the first and second degrees and Entered Apprentices can attend only the first degree. All brethren, from the youngest Entered Apprentice to Master Masons are able to attend all stated meetings.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Fraternally,

Luciano Leon

Senior Warden

From the East – January 2019

Greetings from the East,

I would like to start by saying thank you to the members of Anaheim # 207, for giving me the opportunity to lead this lodge for the year 2019. I am looking forward to building on the solid foundation that was established by our many great Past Masters by enjoying those traditional activities we all look forward to, as well as trying a few new fun things.

What is a lodge and what does it provide? Is it that place you can give freely of yourself, while asking for nothing in return? Is it where traditions are meaningful and morals and ethics are practiced? The place that you are able to express yourself dramatically while learning the lessons we are taught? Maybe it’s a place to have some fun, enjoy some good company and – if you’re lucky – you can even learn some new cooking skills!

If all this sounds like something you want to be part of, then get in the car, summon an Uber or call a friend, and find your way down to Anaheim Lodge this year. Anaheim Lodge #207 has a wonderful history of making truly great men out of good men. We support those that work hard and extend our hand towards those that struggle to help them up.

We don’t gather here – among our equals – to feed egos, we would, instead feed those that are hungry. And we would prefer to do so anonymously; we don’t need to hear our name called just because we do that which should be expected of us as men. Good men. Great men. Freemasons.

 

Fraternally,

Kevin Stibich

Master, Anaheim Lodge #207

 

From The West – January 2019

Greetings Brethren from the station of Strength,

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As we begin another wonderful year here at Anaheim lodge, I would like to first thank the brethren for their continual support of our officers. I also want to congratulate the installing officers for the incoming year. This year, we will be focusing on events that we have done before as well as new events! So stay tuned for more information as we work on the details. We will also be working on plans for next year, since next year will be the 150 year anniversary of Anaheim Lodge.

This year, we have brethren that have stepped up to become first time officers! I want to extend my gratitude to Brother Ernie Ramirez, Senior Steward; Brother Mason Washington, Junior Steward and Brother Tony Garcia, Tyler.

This year is going to bring us together as brethren as we have done in previous years. It’s up to all of us to keep everyone engaged in our lodge. We are looking forward to delicious dinners that will be provided by our Junior Warden Bro. Ash Nalbandyan. I would also like to ask the brethren to help our with the dinners whenever they can, so far as you can do so, without serious injury to yourselves J We encourage all brethren and their families to join us at stated dinners, events and social gatherings that we will be putting together this year. I look forward to seeing all of you this year.

 

Fraternally,

Luciano Leon

Senior Warden