March 2nd: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM - St Patty's Feast!
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
March 9th: Monday
Building Committee Meeting
March 16th: Monday
EA Education Night
Guest presenter - Aaron French (Tucson #4)
!! NEW DATE !!
March 23rd: Monday
FC Degree - Exemplified by the Arizona Military Degree Team
Dinner 6 PM
Degree 7 PM
March 27 - 29th: Friday - Sunday
Grand Lodge Officer's Retreat @ Holiday Inn in Casa Grande, AZ
Open to All Masons!
- Please check our "Web Site" frequently for possible schedule updates -
MARCH Happy Birthdays! PMs/WBs: Henry Knapp, PM; BRs: Erik Christensen, Louis Escalante JR, James Ganem, Ralph Holbrook, William McNay, James Mick (93!), Bradley Miller, Robert Ozier, Calvin Schilt (93!), Kieth Sweatland, Patrick Zech.
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 two months 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.
The Lodge mourns two fallen Brothers: Nickolas G. Mamula (12/28/14) and F. Robert “Bob” Morris (2/21/15). May the Supreme Being welcome them into the joyful Celestial Lodge above, as good and faithful servants.
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- Charles R. Barnes, PM - - Worshipful Master - 2015 -
Brother Wyatt Austin Saul, you are on the way to all the mysteries of Masonry. You had the privilege of watching Brother Mat Hedrick give hive his proficiency at the end of your first degree and what a great job was done by all. The degree in itself was fantastic, the lectures better than I have seen, and the team as a whole gets a “Hats Off” award. Great Job all!
The passing of Brother Bob Morris to the Celestial Lodge, above, is very sad news; my heart and thoughts go to out to the family. BR Bob had many stories to tell and seemed to be the center of attention at Stated Meeting dinners. Over the years he would pull me aside and, with kindness, counsel me. This was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. His dedication, love of our fraternity, and wisdom will be sorely missed. May the Great Architect of the Universe appoint his soul to Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist, and may he carry on our work in the star-decked canopy, above.
- John C. Cayce -
- Senior Warden - 2015 -
Greetings from Los Angeles, Brothers! Yes, it's huge, yes, the traffic defies description and it is not very hard to get lost on the maze of freeways although I managed to avoid that one - well, sort of if we don't count a less than legal U-turn. The people are welcoming and the conference I'm attending is great (assuming you like Linux a lot) but arriving here did leave me feeling a little out of water. That is until I saw the familiar square and compasses on a building as I went by. It reminded me of the familiar admonition that in every land and every clime there are Masons to be found. Los Angeles' open friendliness seemed a bit warmer and deeper knowing that no matter where we might travel we will find Brothers. We had a great EA degree on 02/16/2015 and an EA proficiency second to none in my experience. Congratulations to both Brothers! As always, I’m hoping to see you at the Stated Meeting.
- Patrick S. Zech -
- Junior Warden - 2015 -
I hear often, “I don’t have enough time.”
We are inculcated during our EA degree to divide our time into three parts: “Whereby we find a part for the service of God and a distressed worthy Brother, a part for our usual vocation, and a part for refreshment and repose”. My growth as a Mason has taught me that, “the service of God and a distressed worthy Brother” comes in many shapes and forms.
Whether it manifests itself in being a better father to a child, husband to a wife, a better friend or coworker, a better Brother to a fellow Mason, or spending time to improve ourselves, we are admonished to gauge our time to keep a healthy balance in our lives and continue, “fitting our minds as living stones for that spiritual building…”.
PJ Baily wrote “We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not figures on a dial.”
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!