Greetings, Brethren!

We have an exciting month in store for you, including a Fellowcraft degree conferral, some fun for the whole family as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and our first of this year’s four table lodges.

March Events

We will have our stated meeting on the 7th, including an official visitation from our district inspector.  You and your family are invited to join us for dinner before the meeting.  We will be enjoying salad, a ham dinner, and dessert for only a $5 donation.  Please RSVP with Annie by Friday the 3rd.

On the 14th, Bro. Alaeddin will be passed to the degree of Fellowcraft.  All Fellowcraft and Master Masons are encouraged to join us on that special day for a delicious home-cooked meal followed by a memorable conferral of the second degree.  Bro. Alaeddin has worked hard to get to this point, and we’re excited to see him continue his journey through Masonry.

As a much-needed respite from laboring in the quarries these last few months, we’ll be hosting our Spring Table Lodge on the 21st.  All Masons are invited to join us for a chef-prepared seven-course meal, warming toasts (with a keepsake toasting cannon), thought-provoking readings of Masonic interest, and jovial fellowship among the Brethren of Golden Gate Speranza Lodge.  The dinner menu will include: a savory radicchio and pear salad, potato and parsnip soup, roasted romanesco broccoli with white cheese sauce, Wagyu boneless ribeye steak, fresh peas with mint, sesame tahini & blood-orange curd sandwich cookies, and clementine posset.  Reservations are absolutely necessary, and we’re very quickly running out of available seats, so please submit your reservation online (at: or by contacting me immediately.   

Finally, we’ll be closing out the month with a (slightly belated) St. Patrick’s Day Bingo night on the 28th.  We’ll be enjoying the traditional corned beef and cabbage (one of my favorites), for only $5 per person.  Masons may invite up to three guests.  All money received will be donated to a local public school.  Please RSVP with Annie by Friday the 24th.

I’ll close with another poem of Masonic interest, by Robert Lee Sharpe:

A Bag of Tools

Isn't it strange
That princes and kings,
And clowns that caper
In sawdust rings,
And common people
Like you and me
Are builders for eternity?
Each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass,
A book of rules;
And each must make-
Ere life is flown-
A stumbling block
Or a stepping stone.

Keep gaveling away at that ashlar, my Brethren.  We hope to see you soon.


Michael Ramoneda
Junior Warden