Masons4Mitts has come to LA!
We are partnering with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and their Dodgers RBI Baseball program to provide mitts to deserving boys and girls in some of our most underserved communities. We expect a big year from our team – so let’s show them how Masons can support as fans, as well as members of our community. Our Masons Night at Dodger Stadium will be Monday, August 31st. Come support our Grand Master as he presents a check at home plate. Thanks for all you do!
From the East!…
First and foremost, I wanted to say a big Thank You to Bro. Brad McCall and Bro. Walter McClain for doing such an amazing job with the picnic last month! It was really great seeing so many brethren, friends and family spend time together on such a beautiful day. Hopefully, we will have many more such opportunities in the coming months as well.
This month, Hollywood Lodge will be making a donation to the Masons4Mitts program using the pro-ceeds from our June Festive Board and the budget we had allocated for the Lodge Social Night for a total of $336.79. Most Worshipful Russ Charvonia will present the accumulated total donations for the program on August 31st at Masons Night at Dodger Stadium. Although we are not organizing an official lodge event to attend the game, several brethren are planning on going as a group. If you would like to join them just let one of the Officers know and we will get you in touch.
I have one event left this year that does not have a Chairperson, so if anyone would like to tackle this year’s Table Lodge in December, please let me know as soon as possible.
From the West!…
Hi everybody! How about this weather?
They say August is the month of Happiness. Which makes sense as the last full month of summer. Last month we had some august occasions. We initiated Jawell Samilton. Congratulations my brother, I hope your journey through our mysteries is rewarding and full of light. As always our annual picnic was the event of the season. I would also like to take this time to thank everyone who showed up to the preplan-ning meeting potluck, again thank you all very much. It was a very productive gathering, which gives us a lot to look forward to next year.
From the South!….
July 11th brought us an incredible PicNic for 2015! Brothers Walter McClain and Brad McCall out-did themselves once again. The food was great! Walter made hamburgers which were stuffed with cheese and bacon which went hotcakes! The water balloon fight was short but intense. I think we should double the number of balloons for next year! This was truly an enjoyable event. If you didn’t make it this year we would love to see you there next year!
On July 16th there was a multi-lingual exemplification of the second section of the second degree. The languages included Greek, Armenian, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, French, Tagalog, Mandarin, German, Rus-sian and English. Three brothers from Hollywood lodge participated in this event; Brother Spyros Papas (Greek), Brother Chris Tsai (Mandarin) and myself (Russian). The degree was well received by all in attendance. Worshipful Jeff Yates and Worshipful James Bayhylle did a wonderful job of coordinating this event. There is talk of “taking it on the road”. If this happens I will let you know.
The Lodge Outreach Committee is still looking for more brethren to volunteer! If we can get just 34 members who can make 10 phone calls per month this will be very manageable for all involved. So please my brothers, if you have an hour to spare every month get in touch with me and I will go over everything with you. The lodge will greatly appreciate it!
Please join us for CSA on Thursday August 27th at 7:15 PM in the banquette hall. Brother Bruan Gidwin from Culver City Foshay Lodge #467 will be presenting a talk on “Cleopatra’s Needle”. As always this is opened to Masons only. If you have any questions please contact Brother Geoff Counter.