Monthly Archives: March 2013

Exciting April Month

April will be an extremely busy month: Tuesday, April 2:  Second Degree (All Fellowcraft and Master Masons are invited) Thursday, April 4:  Stated Meeting Saturday, April 6:  Traveling to Keystone Lodge in Milton (one of our oldest lodges) Wednesday, April … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Planting

Past Masters, Masters and candidates yet to be read, joined together on March 13 to plant a Pomegranate tree at the lodge, symbolically representing the wealth of candidates we are blessed with. It also serves as a reminder that we … Continue reading

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Winds of March

As has happened in many years past… in blow the Winds of March at our third stated meeting of the year. It also blew in a full house! Over 50 brothers came to partake in the delicious bean dishes, pork … Continue reading

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March Cigar Night Biggest Yet!

Our March Cigar Night returned to the lodge, and we had our biggest attendance yet…over forty in attendance. This event occurs every second Wednesday of the month, and it is open to everyone. It is always a good time, so … Continue reading

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DeMolay at Modesto 206

As Modesto #206 moves Beyond the Lodge, we reach out to the boys and developing men in our community. It has been awhile, but we are re-instituting a chapter of DeMolay. Northern California DeMolay Association Building Tomorrows Leaders Today DeMolay … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Planting remarks

  Thank you all for coming… This week is Arbor week in the State of California. I wanted to take this opportunity to plant a Pomegranate tree to celebrate the fecundity of our lodge, receiving so many new candidates who … Continue reading

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On Advancement and Masonic Proficiencies

Advancement and Masonic Proficiencies In order to advance from one Masonic Degree to the next it is necessary that a candidate pass a satisfactory examination on certain aspects of our Ritual. Every Master Mason has traveled this path and achieving … Continue reading

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3rd degree at Escalon

Recalling my own raising nearly 9 years ago by my Modesto brethren at the Escalon lodge, I was happy to be present at brother Lee’s raising. There were 5 current Masters present at this important day in Bro. Lee’s masonic … Continue reading

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Master and Wardens Retreat

Every year, the Grand Lodge of California holds a number of retreats for the leaders of its constituent lodges. Last year, they started to hold the Wardens’ retreats and the Masters’ retreats concurrently which has allowed all the pillared officers … Continue reading

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Sweethearts Dinner

We had our Sweetheart Dinner on Valentine’s Day this year, February 14th, that fell on a Thursday, which doesn’t happen too often. The dinner was well attended with about 55 guests, including our Special Ladies. Dinner included rosemary chicken, oven … Continue reading

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