The Master's Word
May was a very productive month for our lodge. We traveled to Naval Lodge #87 in Vallejo to confer the 2nd degree on Brother Junior De Morais. Then later this month we raised Brother Bob Anderson to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Congratulations to both of our brethren on their advancement.
The program for the June state meeting will be to honor a teacher from Claremont Middle School for her outstanding achievement. This was originally scheduled for our April meeting.
We are scheduling a first degree for June 21st in anticipation of our electing a new candidate.
The Grand Lodge has scheduled a Masonic Symposium for Saturday, June 11th. It will take place at the Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The subject will be "The African American Fraternal Experience". If you are interested in more information or attending this event, check the Grand Lodge website, www.freemason.org, for more information and registration.
Traditionally our lodge is dark in the month of July. We will have a stated meeting as usual on the first Tuesday with a special "summer dinner". There will not be a program at this meeting. The lodge will be dark on the remaining Tuesdays.
On Friday, July 22, we will have a work party in the evening at the lodge to prepare for the annual BQ the following day. Dinner will be provided and there will be great fellowship.
July 23, beginning at noon, will be our annual Summer BBQ featuring fantastic bar-b-qued steaks will all the trimmings as well as refreshments. This is one of our highlighted events of the year and always a lot of fun for our families. I hope to see all of you there.
Finally I'm pleased to announce that we will have our "Lodge App" ready very soon. This app is like Facebook for our lodge only. You will be given instructions on how to install it on your smart phone so you will be able to stay in close touch with all of the activities at the lodge as well as stay in touch with your brethren.
If you have not been to lodge in a while, come on down and pay us a visit. We always look forward to seeing brethren that we have missed for some time.