June 2md - 4th: Thursday - Saturday
Grand Lodge of Arizona - 134th Annual Communication
Westin LaPaloma Resort, Tucson, AZ
June 6th: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
June 13th: Monday
Degree 7 PM
Refreshment at break
- Please check our "Web Site" frequently for possible schedule updates -
June Happy Birthdays!
WBs / PMs: John Cayce BRs: Enrique Durazo, Ross Heintz, Larry Henderson, Allen Morgan, William Patton, David Sullivan
Congratulations to our newest Master Mason, BR Wael El-Gamal, Raised to that Sublime Degree on May 31, 2016!
Only EIGHT general members remain with lodge annual dues unpaid for the 2016!
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- John C, Cayce - - Worshipful Master - 2016 -
Way back, I mean like Junior High, when gasoline had lead in it but most drinking water did not and dinosaurs ruled the Earth - a good teacher explained two types of truth to me: apparent truth and revealed truth which were explained as follows: Apparent truth is what we perceive as factual by our own knowledge and observation; we perceive mountains as huge and essentially unchanging masses of rock, we know what a mountain is because we've seen them and maybe even hiked them, etc. Revealed truth is a bit trickier because you have to question what you already know as fact. Revealed truth tells us mountains are indeed huge but they are not unchanging; many a mountain shows ancient beaches on its flanks or has seashell fossils far above where any sea we know ever was.
In Freemasonry there is likewise truth; we all know the rituals of our Craft and how we open and close a Lodge of Freemasons and conduct its business. But there's more; as in more truth, which is knowledge and while it has come to me later than I like to admit it is now obvious there is a vast ocean of knowledge on Freemasonry in which I have barely dipped my feet. We at Marion McDaniel are fortunate to have several very learned Brothers and an ongoing Masonic Education program. In remainder of my stay in the East I'd like to make Masonic Education a priority and in order to further that aim I'm asking all of you, my Brethren, to suggest subjects you'd like to hear more about or, if you wish, subjects you'd like to illuminate the Lodge with. I can promise an attentive ear.
See you at the June Stated Meeting, June 06, 2016!
- Patrick S. Zech -
- Senior Warden - 2016 -
I had a rather hectic day yesterday and felt exhausted, hurried and not in control as the time to leave for a lodge meeting loomed. As I drove home from lodge, I felt energized and awake and aware of the difference my brother Masons make in my life. I reflected on the string of events that had spun my day out of my control and was disappointed that I had allowed myself to get to that point.
It seems that busyness has become a status symbol, a sign that you are in demand and thus important, and, it’s easy to default to the word “busy” to describe your life. When we tell people that we are busy, in many cases what we’re trying to say is, “The activities that consume my day are important. I feel overwhelmed because I am busy, but my busyness is mandatory because I’m contributing so much to the world.” When we feel busy, we feel like we’re winning at life—like we’re doing something right and maximizing our productivity. But our insistence on staying busy can have damaging effects on our mental well-being: more stress, exhaustion, burnout, and an inability to focus on the present. Reflecting on the 24” gauge, I realized this is not a new issue, but one that my brother Masons have been facing for centuries. Our Masonic forefathers had the foresight to give us a tool by which to divide our time.
Attending the funeral of a Brother Mason on Sunday reminded me of the many Brothers we have lost recently and of the words, “and old age is coming to you my Brother, dark shadowed on the swift wings of time”. I, for one, commit to making 2016 a year (by the way, it’s half over!) where I focus on those things that bring me joy and make a difference in the lives I care about the most. I will make sure to consciously carve time out for myself and actually acknowledge my leisure time rather than resorting to “crappy bits of leisure time confetti”.
Relax my Brothers and enjoy the ride!
- Roderic L. Wagoner Jr, PM -
- Junior Warden - 2016 -
Summer is, essentially, here and with it a chance to stop, take a breath and plan the rest of your Masonic Year. Are you planning to travel? Perhaps learn a new part or charge? Begin that long-awaited Lecture? Take a few minutes to write down things that you have left to finish this year and make that plan to finish them.
For Brothers looking for some work to do, I would like to work with one or more willing brothers to share the duties of our Web and Facebook pages. The Lodge got a bit surprised when our former Webmaster announced that he could no longer support us and I don't want us to be left in that position again. Electronic communication is just too important. It would help if you had a little experience ... though Facebook is pretty simple ... and I will be glad to show you how it's done. Please send me an email or see me at the Stated for details.
Finally, don't forget that we have two Social Events coming up; a Pot Luck Social on July 23 and our Ice Cream Social on August 20.
Enjoy your Summer!
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!