From the East

fromtheeastaugustWow, talk about some crazy weather lately! As much as I love the rain, I could do without all the humidity. I’m happy to report however, that the weather for our annual picnic was just perfect. Not too hot and definitely not too cold.

Except during the time Mike Selix and I were having a water fight. That ice water certainly cooled things down! Speaking of water, James added a new twist to our water balloon fight by throwing in a giant slingshot! He said it was an event for the kids to catch the balloons but I saw him aiming at them…

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From the West

MikeSelix1Greetings from the west Brothers and Sisters! I hope this message finds you all well. Here is an update regarding our, “Circle of concern around the center.”

Brother Mike Williams was admitted to the hospital with a stomach infection, the doctors have ran several test and feel that it will run it course! Please keep Brother Williams, and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Worshipful Shawn Greenfield has been moved to Fairview in Orange for rehabilitation, after a short stay in the hospital following his auto accident. He was injured in the auto accident, which required him to have surgery on his right leg. His car was destroyed along with many of his personal items when the car caught on fire. Please keep Worshipful Greenfield in your thoughts and prayers.

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What Happened With The Dues Motion?

Although it seems counterintuitive, I’m pleased to announce that at our July 7th stated meeting, the resolution to change our dues structure passed with 38 yes votes, (83%), to 8 no votes, (17%). That means that starting January 1st, 2016 total dues should be $83, ($40 to the lodge and $43 per capita to Grand Lodge). The exact total cost will depend on any motions being voted on at Grand Lodge in October.

As you can imagine, this has sparked some interest in purchasing life memberships. According to section 809.320 of the California Masonic Code, the cost of a Life Membership would be:

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