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Widows Night June 2013

Fellow Masons, here below is our Widows Night Event. For those that could not attend, it was a very festive night.

The Gallery photos of the event are here.

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AM I A BUILDER?

AM I A BUILDER?

I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town.

With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell,
They swung a beam and the sides fell.

I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled
And the kind you would hire, if you had to build?”

And he gave me a laugh and said, “No indeed,
Just common labor is all I need.

I can easily wreck in a day or two
What other builders have taken a year to do.”

And I thought to myself as I went my way,
“Which of these roles have I tried to play?”

Am I a builder that works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square.

Am I shaping my deeds to a well made plan,
Patiently doing the best I can?

Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing down.”

THE TOAST TO THE VISITORS

THE TOAST TO THE VISITORS

Tonight I have the pleasure
To all I must confess
To Give to you this toast
To Our Visitors and Our Guest

The fellowship that you bring tonight
Is something that can’t compare
You know we like to see you
And glad that your always there

The Harmony, the chat and jokes we have…
With our old and new found friends
We wish it could last for hours
And somehow never end.

But ……. all good things must come to an end
And we go our separate way
We hope you enjoyed yourself tonight
And return again someday

And now I ask the members
To raise a glass in cheer
To toast to all our visitors
Who Supported us this year.
By Mike Bauer

Thanks for visiting the page

UP IN THE WORLD

UP IN THE WORLD

The lodge with the highest meeting place on the globe is Roof of the World Lodge No. 1094, of Oroya, Peru. The elevation of the lodge room in the Andes Mountains is 14,167 above see level. The closet competitor in the United States is Corinthian Lodge No. 35 at Leadsville, Colorado elevation about 10,200 feet.

MOON LODGES

A century ago thee were more than 3,000 Masonic lodges which can be described as “Moon Lodges”; in 1954 there were fewer than 500. These lodges meet on the day of the full moon for practical reasons; the brethren had light to travel by at night. There may have been some symbolic meaning also. The advent of electricity, street lights, and the automobile made the reason for meeting on such nights antiquated through unique. Many Grand Lodges now require lodges to meet on fixed days of the week.

The Greatest Honor

 

“Although I hold the highest civil honour in the world,
I have always regarded my rank and title as a Past Grand Master of Masons the greatest honour that had ever come to me”
– Harry S. Truman

I SAT IN LODGE WITH YOU

 

I SAT IN LODGE WITH YOU

There is a saying filled with cheer,
Which calls a man to fellowship.
It means as much for him to hear
As lies within the brother grip.
Nay, more! It opens wide the way
To friendliness sincere and true;
There are no strangers when you say
To me: “I sat in lodge with you.”

When that is said, then I am known;
There is no questioning nor doubt;
I need not walk my path alone
Nor from my fellows be shut out.
Those words hold all of brotherhood
And help me face the world anew
There’s something deep and rich and good
In this: “I sat in lodge with you.”

Though in far lands one needs must roam
By sea and shore and hill and plain,
Those words bring him a touch of home
And lighten tasks that seem in vain.
Men’s faces are no longer strange
But seem as those he always knew
When some one brings the joyous change
With this: “I sat in lodge with you.”

So you, my brother, now and then
Have often put me in your debt
By showing forth to other men
That you your friends do not forget.
When all the world seems gray and cold
And I am weary, worn and blue
Then comes this golden thought I hold
You said: “I sat in lodge with you.”

When to the last great Lodge you fare
My prayer is that I may be
One of your friends who wait you there
Intent your smiling face to see.
We, with the warden at the gate,
Will have a pleasant task to do;
We’ll call, though you come soon or late:
“Come in! We sat in lodge with you!”

MiCHiP (Child ID)

MiCHiP (Child ID)
Saturday, April 27 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Mall of Monroe, Monroe Lodge 27 will hold a Child ID Program. Any member wishing to help out is encouraged to arrive around 9am to set up tables and computers.

 

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