October 5th: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
October 16th & 17th: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
Roof Work Party
Contact JW Pat Zech for details
October 18th: Sunday
Visitation to Arizona Chapter - DeMolay
At Marion McDaniel Lodge
Meeting - 6 PM
October 19th: Monday
Double EA Degree
Degree Start 6:30 PM
Contact SW John Cayce for details
- Please check our "Web Site" frequently for possible schedule updates -
October Happy Birthdays!
BRs: Brothers: Harold Butler, Michael Ganem, Eric Miller, William Silvey, Shayn Sukta, Bobby Thomas, Harold Walton. WB/PMs: Michael Brewer PM, Donald Milligan JR PM, William Ruenger PM, WB Gilbert Schlierer PM.
Please note – the NEW email for the Lodge is: SecretaryAZ56@gmail.com
the NEW phone for the Lodge is: 520-400-4159 (c).
OFFICIAL NOTICE: LODGE OFFICER ELECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT NOVEMBER 2ND STATED MEETING!!
Our Website – http://mm56.org
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- Charles R. Barnes, PM - - Worshipful Master - 2015 -
History sounds good this month. Did you know that in 1826 William Morgan was presumed murdered by the Free Masons in fear that the secrets of Free Masonry would be disclosed? [Ed Note: This was in Batavia, New York in the Finger Lakes region – thirty miles from your Secretary’s birthplace. That area of NY was the center of the emergent Anti-Masonry Movement, which became a bona fide political party circa 1847.]
In Harmony Lodge #1, Andrew Jackson was made a Mason. In 1806 Jackson, in a formal Letter, challenged Charles Dickinson to a duel because of an article that Dickinson wrote in a local news paper. Having knowledge of his skills he waited for Dickinson to fire first and was hit in the chest but remained alive and under the rules of a duel, Dickinson had to remain still while Jackson took his shot. Dickinson was shot and did die at the duel. More to learn about both these gentlemen so look it up!
Now to the future: Remember in Sunday, October 18, we are going to visit the DeMolay boys at the Lodge (the 3rd Sunday of the Month) Be there, please, - it would mean a great deal to them!
- John C. Cayce -
- Senior Warden - 2015 -
Recently, while practicing the FC Lecture, I had occasion to ponder that noble science, Geometry. Like most of us I had my last class in the subject back before I could drive - although parts of it have stuck with me (geometry, that is). Sure, I can still bisect an angle, calculate sine, cosine, tangent, and so forth; but what is knowledge without application? Are these just isolated, useless facts cluttering up an already cluttered mind? Happily, no. Take a moment and see if you can find where geometry touches your life; it took me a couple of minutes but I found a few - from the swept area of a ceiling fan to the coverage area of a floor cleaner. Ponder the commonplace miracle of geometry in your daily life for a moment. Then take another moment to reflect on the Fraternity that so reveres geometry and our good fortune to have it in our lives. As always, looking forward to seeing you at the October meeting.
- Patrick S. Zech -
- Junior Warden - 2015 -
The swift wings of time continue to beat and October is upon us! The holidays are just around the corner and many consider the holidays to be the season of giving. We as Masons, however, are challenged to give on a continual basis.
St. Paul said (Gal vi,10) “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith”, or as we are taught in Masonry, “Especially a Brother Mason”. We are taught that “…charity extends beyond the grave, through the boundless realms of eternity”. The dollar I hand to the homeless will not take me to the boundless realms of eternity! The charity taught by the lodge is charity of thought, charity of the giving of self. Relief comes in many shapes and forms: sometimes financial, yet moreover, it comes in the form of a kind word, a helping hand, or attentive ear joining an empathetic heart; the only salve that will begin to heal a wound. These indeed extend beyond the grave.
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!