February 2nd: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
DESERT STAR CHAPTER 54, O.E.S. BAKE SALE AT DINNER!!!! Yay!!!!
February 9th: Monday
Building Committee Meeting
Topic: User Fees Increase
February 16th: Monday
- Please check our "Web Site" frequently for possible schedule updates -
FEBRUARY Happy Birthdays! PMs/WBs: Charles Hedberg PM, William Herzig, Kenneth Holbert PM, Henry Spomer PM, Jason Stryker PM
BRs: Steven Blumrosen, Richmond Davis, John Freeman, Robert Hayes, Robert Hyslop, Tyler Rivas, Robert Rowell, William Torvik
Please note – the NEW email for the Lodge is: SecretaryAZ56@gmail.com
the NEW phone for the Lodge is: 520-400-4159 (c).
2015 Annual Dues are $93.00, and are now past due. Payments by check or money order, made out to the Lodge, PLEASE. Thanks!
See the Registration link on our main page for Grand Lodge Registrations.and see special information on the Ladies’ activities as well.
Our Website – www.mm56.org
To learn more about Masonry: Visit, or Call 520-400-4159
A Special Note from WM Joy Karr, Desert Star #54:
Also, for all O.E.S. Members, Desert Star #54 holds their Official Visit on Friday, February 20th at 7:30 pm.
If you have not been to a Chapter meeting in a while, now would be a great time to start.
The members would certainly appreciate your support!
- Charles R. Barnes, PM - - Worshipful Master - 2015 -
Congratulations Brother Matthew Wayne Hedrick, our newest Entered Apprentice. I wish that the degree would have gone much smoother.
Help needed! Our youth organizations (Rainbow Girls, Job’s Daughters, and DeMolay Boys) need Advisors. I served as an advisor, Chapter Dad and as Chairman for the Arizona Chapter Order of DeMolay a number of years ago, no - not all at the same time, but I know the rewards that are heart felt in serving. Please get involved with the youth as they are the future of Masonry and other Masonic bodies.
From the Entered Apprentice (a learner of our craft), passing to the Fellowcraft (who adjusts the stone for the builder’s use), and rising to the Master Mason (who uses the trestle board as an instrument to guide the Craft), let us all work on the same building – that which makes us better men and Masons.
- John C. Cayce -
- Senior Warden - 2015 -
Even though we are now well past the winter solstice - and more than halfway back to the equinox, the winter constellations still rule the night sky: Orion, Taurus, (and if your eyes are better than mine) the Pleiades.
Tiny dots on a superfice to our eyes, the stars themselves are actually many light-years apart in the three-dimensional space; only appearing to us as gleaming points on the backdrop of the night. Of course it is our old friend Geometry which has defined their placement in the heavens and informed us of their true magnificence casting their light over the void to sparkle in our fanciful formations of the constellations.
So, with the constancy of the stars and the predictability of Geometry, I hope to see you at the February stated meeting; See you there!
- Patrick S. Zech -
- Junior Warden - 2015 -
Reflecting on my role as a Mason, I surmised that Masonry is much like life: what I put into it is what I get out of it. Being a Master Mason is a lot of responsibility. You must be true to yourself and be reminded every day that in being a Master Mason you reflect upon all of Masonry. You must not just receive brotherly love, but give it and show it towards everyone. You are in a chain of brothers and sisters, which starts in your heart and through your hands, and spreads around the globe. Be careful that you are not a weak link, so that this chain doesn't break because of you.
Masonry is not about getting benefits; Masonry is about what you can do for others. As Brothers we offer each other fraternal affection and respect. Together we will support each other in adherence to this creed, so that we and our communities will be the better because of our fraternity and its principles.
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!