September 1st: Tuesday
Petitioner Discussion - 7 PM
September 8th: Tuesday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
September 15th: Tuesday
Masonic Round Table - Educational Discussion - 7 PM
What Masonry is ~or~ What is Masonry?
- Please check our "Web Site" frequently for possible schedule updates -
September Happy Birthdays!
BRs: David Brown, Russ Erman, Harvey Jurkowitz, Thomas Kelly, Kenneth McColley, Patrick McColley, John Mealka, Douglas Pepiot, Samuel Talvy, Gregory Walker, Bruce Whitney, Walter Williams, Charles Wooke, Robert Zipay
WB/Past Masters: William 'Bil' Hole, Jeffrey Horton, James Jameson, Bobby Ratledge
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 NINE months past due. Late individual members will receive FINAL Suspension Warning this month (September). Failure to make payment this month will result in Suspension, effective October 5, 2015. Payments shall be made by check or money order, to: Marion McDaniel Lodge, PLEASE. Thanks!
Our Website – http://mm56.org
To learn more about Masonry: Visit, or Call 520-400-4159
- Charles R. Barnes, PM - - Worshipful Master - 2015 -
It's time to reenroll in the Fry's program; if you are not enrolled it is time to get enrolled! This is free money for the Lodge so please do so! The lodge's acct # is 80352. If you forgot got your password they will set you up with a new one, it's easy even for someone like me.
Did you know China was introduced to Masonry in the eighteenth century by The Grand Lodge of England? Save this Day October 18th! The Third Sunday in October, The DeMolay boys will get a visit from us!
I, and on behalf of the Barnes family, would like to thank you for your thoughts and prayers on the passing of Kimberly, (John's Wife) last month. W.M. Charles
- John C. Cayce -
- Senior Warden - 2015 -
As the summer heat passes to the autumn heat, which is a little less intense but still keeps us from having to look at snow-blowers in the catalogs, we can now see the days getting just a little shorter as we head for the autumnal equinox. Hardware and astronomy aside, it also means we, your Lodge, are coming out of the 'dark' and resuming our monthly meetings. For those who did not make it, the Lodge had a very enjoyable Ice Cream Social with the tireless work of WB Rod and others. If you missed this one, make a note of it and plan to attend next summer - it really is that much fun. And speaking of fun, our Stated Meeting is set for TUESDAY, September 8th - remembering that the 'usual' Monday is Labor Day. As always, looking forward to seeing you there.
- Patrick S. Zech -
- Junior Warden - 2015 -
I hope everyone enjoyed their summer. I can't believe we are already into September and only a few months remain in the year.
I was doing some reading on our craft recently and am constantly amazed at the rich history of the fraternity. As my studies advance I am constantly reminded of the fact that throughout history, every active Mason has within himself the ability to improve his Lodge--to move it forward. Our Fraternity is a Society of Friends and Brothers. Our ritual and ceremonies are intended to provide a shared, common experience that is the beginning of a lifetime of Friendship. Too often, Freemasons focus on the "problems" of Freemasonry rather than on the true glory of it--the making and keeping of friends among those who otherwise would have remained at a perpetual distance. Our rules, like our ritual, are fairly straightforward. However, like our ritual, our rules often become an unfortunate stumbling block for those who are not willing to familiarize themselves with them. Yet within the basic framework established by our ritual and rules, there is much work left to be done to make a Lodge complete. Its adornments, be they successful or failures, are left to the Brethren of a Lodge to create. Like our operative forefathers who actively sought the skills and new techniques developed at other successful building sites, so should the Masons of today look to successful Lodges to learn how to do things a little differently or a little better. The desire to get back to the basics of the good old days is a classic desire of mankind. Whenever the road becomes difficult, mankind looks back to what it believes was the Utopia of a bygone day. I believe that our lives, like our lodges, are lived in direct proportion to what we put into them. My life (and lodge) can be of my choosing or it can be what happened to me on the way to my death. Freemasonry has been able to pass on its gift of friendship from one generation to the next, not because it has held onto a ridged orthodoxy, but because the symbology of Freemasonry is such that each generation is able to adapt it to its own needs. Freemasonry of the post Second World War era was not the Freemasonry of the Civil War. Freemasonry of the Westward Migration was not the Freemasonry of the American Revolution. No, every generation has found in Freemasonry and made of it, that which it needed to continue on the rough road of life. It is important that we, as today's generation do the same.
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!