SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SENIOR AND JUNIOR WARDENS WILL BE HELD AT THE MAY STATED MEETING
From The East
May is here and we have almost finished half of the year. We can look back at the beginning of this year and be truly excited with what we have accomplished.
May also brings us Memorial Day. Please remember those brave men and women that have fought and died for our Great Country. May we never forget them and their sacrifice.
Let us not forget to think of our Mothers this month
and wish them the best Mother's Day they can possibly have. May our Mothers who have passed be remembered always.
April was a very busy month. After qualifying for their
advanced stations at the end of April we are ready for a special mid-year election and installation of Junior and Senior Wardens and the rest of the line officers who will “step up”. After this month we will be practicing for next year qualification and regular advancement again.
Several officers attended the Master and Warden retreat in April. We look forward to applying what we learned.
With the advancement of the officers, we are looking
for brothers that have the commitment and drive to pursue the Oriental Chair. This is a great honor to go where all Past Masters have gone before. If you have the time and energy to commit to the officers line, please let me know!
This month we celebrate our Youth Orders at the lodge. Please join your fellow brethren and me at the May stated meeting. We will have a youth activity this month. Let’s show our support and fill the sidelines with as many as we can. Please don't forget to support our Youth throughout the year by attending their functions.
May was proclaimed Champion Civility Month by
Grand Master Russ Charvonia. You can find out more information on this at the Grand Lodge website and the Civility Toolbox website at www.civilitycenter.org.
That’s it for now! So until next time I want to wish you all the best and a Happy Memorial Day and Mothers Day and if you need anything, want to get involved, or just want to enjoy some fellowship please feel free to contact me anytime.
Fraternally, Paul Cary, Master
From The West
Brethren, I thank you, once again, for the opportunity
to serve as Senior Warden of this Lodge. As planned, I now step aside and other officers will step-up in their journey to the East Please take a moment to thank them for the great work they do. It is a huge responsibility to just be able to advance one chair. But the officers are advancing two stations this year. Keep up the good work my Brothers.
Once again I ask for your help. The ladies of the leisure club need material. Look around your closets. Do you have some yards of material or blankets or old sheets that you can donate to their cause? Contact me if you have something you would like to donate.
Fraternally, John Scofield, P.M., Senior Warden
We extend our Best Wishes for every happiness on your birthday and every day throughout the coming year.
Congratulations to all the Brethren that were raised in the month of May!
BUY A MITT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Once again, Northern California lodges are teaming up with the Giants Community Fund to provide baseball mitts for more than 20,000 at-risk youth in the Junior Giants program.
Teams of lodges in six areas are competing to give the most mitts. Support your team at: Masons4Mitts.org
From The South
Brethren, Ladies, Family and Friends: Thank you all for quite possibly a record setting turnout for a stated meeting dinner last month. Rich Gardener of Granite Rock Grill served an awesome Salmon dinner to 71 folks and continues to do an amazing job on the catering! Thank you to the Job’s Daughters and Carol Burns for providing the scrumptious dessert and Worshipful Tom Tompkins for helping them clean up after our meal. I’d also like to thank my wife, Jennifer, for helping me out with collecting the money and making sure all my duties were handled in my absence. I also want to thank everyone for the amazing turnout that we have had at the last four dinners and for calling and making reservations. It has truly made the transition to having a caterer very seamless. So…get your reservations in for the May stated meeting dinner today…see “What’s for Dinner?” below.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 20th at 11 a.m. We will be having the Annual Masonic Family Picnic again this year. The picnic will be held here at the Lodge. The Lodge will be providing the hamburgers and hotdogs and entertainment for the kids and we need you to bring your favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert to share potluck style! Please call Jennifer Riffe at (916) 205-1174 to RSVP so we can get a head count and let her know what side dish you will bringing! If you aren’t sure what to bring she will be keeping a list and have some ideas for you. Please join us…it is sure to be a great time!!!
I look forward to seeing you at dinner and in Lodge this month!
Fraternally, Chad Riffe, Junior Warden