All of our hard work paid off last month, and we very successfully initiated Brother Yuri into our Fraternity. I congratulate the officers on their excellent work, and especially those filling new positions for the first time: Brs. Irving and Alaeddin! I thank all of the brethren in attendance — we had a great turnout for that important milestone in Br. Yuri’s Masonic journey, and I was very pleased to see so many brethren enjoying fellowship (and dessert) upstairs following the conferral. It was a truly memorable evening in our pursuit of Brotherly Love.
Our June Stated Meeting will be on the 6th. You and your family are invited to join us for dinner before the meeting. We will be enjoying a salad, roasted chicken, and dessert for only $5. Please RSVP with Annie by Friday, June 2.
This month’s District School of Instruction will be hosted by Phoenix Lodge on Monday, June 8, and is focusing on the first section of the Master Mason degree. Attendance is mandatory for all officers, and highly encouraged for all of our Master Masons.
We will host an open practice on the 13th. We foresee another 1st degree conferral in our near future, in addition to raising Br. Alaeddin to the sublime degree within the coming months. This practice will be a great opportunity to brush up on some of the fundamentals of our ritual work, as well as a chance for some of our members to sit down with their mentors and work on their degree proficiencies.
Join us on the 20th for dinner and a screening of the film Contractor’s Routine. This drama/thriller film was produced, directed and written by Yuri, our newest Entered Apprentice. After the screening, we’ll have the opportunity to discuss the themes of the film while enjoying dessert and fellowship. This is a unique opportunity to witness the artistic talents of a brother within our very own lodge!
Our Summer Table Lodge will be on the 27th. Join us as we celebrate not only the Feast of St. John the Baptist (a traditional day of great significance among Masons), but also the 300th anniversary of the founding of the very first Masonic grand lodge! All Masons are invited to join us as we break bread, deliver warming toasts, contemplate thought-provoking readings on Masonic history, and revel in jovial fellowship among the Brethren of Golden Gate Speranza Lodge. Reservations are absolutely necessary to ensure that we have enough food for everyone. Please submit your reservation online (at: www.ggs30.org/summertablelodge) or by contacting me immediately.
July will be a short month, as the 4th falls on a Tuesday this year. July 4th will be the only dark Tuesday this year. Please enjoy the evening with friends and family, and join us the following week for our Stated Meeting.
Our July Stated Meeting will be on the 11th. You and your family are invited to join us for dinner before the meeting. We will be enjoying a salad, swiss steak, and dessert for only $5. Please RSVP with Annie by Friday, July 7.
We’ll be hosting a Prospects Night on the 18th. This will be a great opportunity to meet some of the men interested in joining our Fraternity and to share your own Masonic experience. Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M., followed by an informational presentation on both our Fraternity in general, as well as our lodge in particular.
Our July Lodge of Education will be on the 25th. As always, we’ll have a great meal, tasty beverages, rousing toasts, and (most importantly) thoughtful presentations and discussions on topics of Masonic interest. May’s Lodge of Education featured presentations on the theme of “The Circumpunct” (also known as that “certain point within a circle ... supported by two perpendicular parallel lines”), including presentations by our own Br. Luis Martinez, as well as a guest presenter: Br. Rich Campbell of Pacific Starr-King Lodge. This month’s Lodge of Education promises to be another thought-provoking addition to our Masonic Education program, and an exciting opportunity to further our philosophical, ethical, and spiritual development. Please RSVP via the Lodge App, or by calling or emailing me by the preceding Friday.
If you have any questions, or have any suggestions for Tuesday evening activities (or even just meal/beverage preferences), please feel free to contact me. We’ve been very happy with the growing level of participation at our lodge, and that’s all possible because of the feedback we receive from our brethren. Let us know how we can improve your Masonic experience.