October 2nd: Monday
Stated Meeting ~ Move Up Night
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
Official Visit ~ RWB Boyd Robertson, JGW
October 19th: Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Lodge of Instruction at Tucson #4, 3590 N. Country Club Rd
For Master Masons (“especially Stewards, Deacons, Wardens, & Wannabes”) refreshments will be served. Conducted by WB Leigh Creighton DDGL District 6 & WB Michael Gatti DDGM District 12. This is an excellent opportunity to hone floorwork skills, ritual, and duties! DO IT!
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>October Happy Birthdays!
WB/PMs: Michael Brewer PM, William Ruenger PM, WB Gilbert Schlierer PM
BRs: Brothers: Harold Butler, Wael El-Gamal, Michael Ganem, Eric Miller, William Silvey, Shayn Sukta, Bobby Thomas, Harold Walton
>Our By-Laws must change to be consistent with GL Statutes regarding declaring 10 or 12 Stated Meetings. We will be re-submitting them as a 10 month Stated Meeting Lodge. This and other By-Laws discussion will take place at the OCT Stated Meeting.
>PLEASE NOTE: OFFICER & TRUSTEE ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH.
>OFFICIAL VISIT of RW JGW BOYD ROBERTSON at Stated Meeting, OCT 2.
>Come to Lodge and welcome our newest Master Mason (9/18/17), BR Joshua Sticht!, and our “youngest” Entered Apprentice (9/25/17), BR Adrian Jarvis! See you at the Stated Meeting.
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~ Patrick S. Zech ~ ~ Worshipful Master - 2017 ~
What a powerful brotherhood we belong to! Reflecting on our “lesser lights”, I refer to the rule and guide of our faith Gen:1 16-18 “
16 - God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
17 - God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18 - and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good”.
And these are what we refer to as our “LESSER LIGHTS”?
It’s hard to believe it is October already. It seems like the first 9 months of 2017 has been a blur! Lots of changes took place at the lodge this year already and there is still a lot to do. I look forward to seeing the returning Brethren from their summer travels. I want to congratulate Br. Josh Sticht on becoming a Master Mason. As usual, Josh has jumped in with both feet and is already participating in ritual work. I congratulate our “youngest” Entered Apprentice, BR Adrian Jarvis, upon starting his journey in Freemasonry. I also want to acknowledge Brothers David Brown and Matt Hedrick on obtaining Proficiency Cards in anticipation of continued service to the lodge. I would be remiss also, in not thanking our Brothers that have been stepping up into new roles for degree work as we have at least five Brothers that will be needing degrees soon and more petitions in the works.
Education Week is rapidly approaching and we welcome any ideas you may have for ways we as a lodge can reach out to schools in our area and make a difference. Last, but certainly not least, I want to congratulate Downtown #86 on the newly transformed lodge room in the Shrine building.
~ Roderic L. Wagoner Jr ~
~ Senior Warden - 2017 ~
We now begin our busy season where everyone looks at the calendar and realizes that they have three months to complete everything on their list from the beginning of the year. Yikes. Take a deep breath and hang on!
Thank you to those brothers that I moved up in the degree parts. It seemed a rough and rugged road but everyone did an admirable job and it's always easier after the first time. And, to WB Gil for stepping in on third base and to WB Jeff for always being there for the lecture. Brothers, we need to build out our cast of lectures and charges!
Fund raising: We're going to need to up our fund raising efforts next year. To that end, WB Jeff mentioned the Scottish Rite Parking Lot. I tried it on a Sunday 12-2 shift (because I could do it myself) and it wasn't at all difficult. A busy day would take two people because there are two lots. A really busy day (like Downtown Saturday Night or such) would occupy more than 2 hrs but you would make more money. My point, Brothers, is that it's another way to bring money into the Lodge and you don't have a long time commitment. Give it some thought.
Also, please be thinking about what you would like YOUR Lodge to accomplish next year ...
~ Stephen C. Harrington, PM ~
~ Secretary - 2017 ~
Brethren, on behalf of our Pedestal Officers, members of the Lodge need to step up and step in to assist and observe our Degree work. The Lodge has a mighty few who do wonderful things, but more participation is essentially necessary in order to flourish and grow stronger in Masonic basics. As we ready for a new progression in the Officer line, remember that they cannot do our work alone; this is your Home Lodge: Come Back Little Sheba.
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!