June 1st - 3rd: Thursday - Saturday
* Grand Lodge of Arizona - 135th Annual Communication
Sheraton Crescent Resort, Phoenix, AZ
June 5th: Monday
* Stated Meeting
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
June 19th: Monday
* EA Degree
Diegree 7 PM
Refreshment at break
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* Multi-Lodge Instruction - EA Degree
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June Happy Birthdays!
WBs / PMs: John Cayce, PM
BRs: Enrique Durazo, Ross Heintz, Larry Henderson, Allen Morgan, William Patton, David Sullivan
BR Frederick Warren Jones was presented his 50 Year Regalia by WM Pat Zech, 5/15/17.
We note the Passing to the Celestial Lodge of BR Glenn Foster Randall, 5/17/17.
PLEASE – 10 Members of our Lodge have not paid their $94.00 2017 Annual Dues and are now in excess of 150 days OVERDUE. Make check or Money Order payable to Marion McDaniel Lodge for $94.
First item: 10 of 84 Lodge Members (14%) have not paid their 2017 Annual Dues & are now 150+ days OVERDUE. It is unacceptable that a Brother in our Lodge cannot submit his Annual Dues by their due date of December 31 – let alone leave them unpaid for five to eight months (or more). This holds especially true for Brothers who are Dual Members of another Lodge or Masonic Appendant Body. Six months is the statutory time allowed by Grand Lodge for payment of Lodge Annual Dues and it is more than enough time to pay your dues or request a hardship waiver. I intend to submit a change to the Lodge By-Laws internally rolling suspension effective dates to June 30th (6 months), back from the Stated Meeting date in October. For Dual Members, NOTE!, a Suspension by one automatically causes suspension in other joined Lodges. It is time to fix this!
Second item: Our Annual Dues will move automatically from $94 to $99 for calendar year 2018 PLUS any pass-through change in fees from the Grand Lodge Proceedings, upcoming. The senior leadership in the Lodge has discussed the need to increase further the annual dues over time through By Laws Change. This will be discussed in September and October’s Stated Meetings. Anticipated By-Laws Changes will be submitted for vote in either November or December (for subsequent ratification by Grand Lodge in June 2018). Your email comments and suggestions on both items are welcomed by the Secretary and Lodge Board of Directors.
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~ Patrick S. Zech ~ ~ Worshipful Master - 2017 ~
Summer is here and many of us are spreading to different points of the compass as the lodge goes dark. As Masons, I believe we are charged to be in a constant state of learning. Albert Pike wrote, “Knowledge is the most genuine and real of human treasures; for it is Light, as Ignorance is Darkness.” I challenge you to keep vigilant in your quest for knowledge. In celebration of his recent birthday, I leave you with a quote from Brother John Wayne who obviously felt the quest for knowledge was important by challenging us to learn every day, “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”
~ Roderic L. Wagoner Jr ~
~ Senior Warden - 2017 ~
Our Calendar Year is now approaching its Meridian and we're about to get a rest from our labors. Or are we? I attended a meeting last week in which Proficiency was one of the main subjects that we discussed. Step-up night is October 2 and with the pending legislation on proficiency, we Line members should all think about being ready for that test of our readiness. Have you reviewed or done the next chair's part yet? Would you like to? Perhaps we could order Pizza and go through this over the summer. Something to consider so that we don't lose our edge over the summer. See you at JUN Stated!
~ David A. Brown ~
~ Junior Warden - 2017 ~
Over the course of this year I have had the opportunity and pleasure of participating in several candidate investigations and coaching new and upcoming masons. What I have enjoyed the most from these opportunities is hearing these men's stories and experiences. I have learned something new from each and every one of these encounters. We all have experienced something in our lives that others are sure to learn from. I encourage you all to sit down with your brethren and really listen to their experiences and see the beauty that is freemasonry.
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!