December 2014

Christms Bulb


       Hoping that all of you and your families are having a fantastic holiday season.  Thanksgiving is now past, and I know I have a LOT to be thankful for.  If I started to list the items I am thankful for here you would be reading until next year.

November also means Election of Officers.  I am humbled by the fact that the brothers of our lodge have elected me to serve another year as Master.  I suppose they are hoping that I can get it right if I try again.  I am also very thankful that Worshipful Brother Robert Shannon, PM has been elected to serve as Senior Warden again this year.  His knowledge and hard work have been so important to me and the lodge for a long time.

Next up is Christmas!  In celebration of this wonderful holiday we will be having prime-rib dinner for just the usual price of $5.  We will need to know if you are planning to be there for the dinner or there may not be enough food for all.  Please email or call me if you are going to come and how many will be in your party.  209-985-8975  A great big thank you to the Blodgetts for always preparing a great meal.

I am excited to get into a new year.  I know it will be a challenging one and I am confident that we are all up to the challenge.

God Bless you and yours this Christmas.

Michael W. Faircloth II, WM



   Hello from the west. Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. We do have so much to be thankful for. Now we can look forward to Christmas and New Year’s. This is such a busy time of the year.

Congratulations to Matt Due on receiving his Second Degree of Masonry. He received his Second Dree on Dec 1st and all the officers involved did an excellent job.

We are looking forward to our Stated Meeting this month because once again the Blodgett’s are preparing a special prime rib dinner. Please come out and enjoy a great dinner and some even greater fellowship. Since this is a special dinner, we will have reservations. If you are going to come and if you want to bring your family or a guest, please call myself or Michael Faircloth ii to make your reservations.

We are looking forward to January 24, 2015 for our Installation of Officers. Please mark that day on your new calendar for 2 PM Installation Ceremony

Bob Shannon   HM  838-6377       Cell  247-3004


Secretary’s Rambling


The invoices for 2015 dues will be mailed by the end of the week. I am still working on learning the new Lodge software.

The elections have be counted and Michael Faircloth II has won the contest to be the Worshipful Master for 2015. The elected officers will be Robert Shannon, PM as Senior Warden; Treasurer as Stanton Woody; Secretary will be Douglas Alcorn.  The appointed officers sitting in are: Senior Deacon is Raymond Dunne; Junior Deacon is Ples Due: Martin Coburn will be Chaplin: and Joung-Chan Lee will be Senior Steward. There are more officers to be filled.

Upcoming dates: Oak-Summit Installation on January 17, 2015, Escalon Installation on January 24, 2015 and Riverbank Installation on January 31, 2015.

There are still members of Escalon that need to pay their dues.

The next School of Instruction is scheduled on 7:00 PM on January 14, 2015. These Schools are for all Master Masons and required for all lodge officers.


“The wise man has his follies no less that the fool, but it has been said that herein lies the difference: the follies of the fool are known to the world, but are hidden from himself; the follies of the wise are known to himself, but hidden from the world. “

Caleb Colton, English  1480-1832


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