From the East

fromtheeastjulyWhat a great month June was! As many of you know, we had three major fundraisers going on this month, and I’m proud to report that all three were a great success! The spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Rainbow netted $200 more than needed, the Masonic Homes Steak Fry managed to bring in $361 after expenses, and the Festive Board for the Grand Master’s Project made somewhere around $1,000. Of course, none of this would have happened without your support so pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

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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.”

Worshipful Jerry Murphy is making progress in his recovery. He is looking forward to being well enough to return to lodge. His wife Sandy will be on vacation starting on the 29th of June until the 2nd of July. Please feel free to give Worshipful Murphy a call, or stop by and visit. I know he would enjoy the company while Sandy is away!

Brother James Kovash has been at Saddleback Hospital for the past month dealing with an infection in his esophagus, which is effecting his breathing. He was just transferred to a facility in Westminster for rehabilitation. Please keep Brother Kovash and family in your thoughts and prayers.

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From the South

from the south julyHello from the South!

Hopefully June was an excellent month for all. In addition to Father’s Day, the Summer Solstice, a spaghetti fundraising dinner, and other events, our lodge had one incredibly busy month. On June 13th, we had our Annual Lodge Steak Fry at Bro. Dave Roberts’ house. A big thank you Mamie Wilson for preparing an excellent meal for us, and to Bro. Dave Roberts for allowing us to celebrate in his backyard. The Tin Lizzy Jail made an appearance as well. There was even a surprise development with the Jail: a so-called “Diplomatic Immunity” card. A summary of these cards are that you pay $20.00, and the working theory was that you cannot be arrested at the event, but only if you present the card when the “Sheriff” arrives. These cards were highly popular, though Senior Warden Mike Selix figured out and exploited a loophole in how the card system was designed. Thank you for pointing that out by the way, Mike (Ha-ha). This resulted in me getting thrown in the jail even though I had a Diplomatic Immunity card, but it was all in good fun and raised money for a good cause.

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