January 2014

ESCALON LODGE #591 F&AM

January 2014

 

FROM THE EAST

   Hello Brothers and Friends of Escalon Lodge #591. Congratulations to Brother Ray Dunne on becoming our newest Master Mason.  We gave Ray the Third Degree on Nov 11 with lots of help from the other Lodges. Michael Faircloth II was master and did an excellent job. All the officers did an excellent job and I thank everybody who participated.

   Our November Stated meeting was Election of Officers and the results are as follows:

          WM: Michael Faircloth II                    JD: Ray Dunne

          SW:  Robert Shannon, PM                  Chaplain:OPEN

          JW:   OPEN                                     Marshal:Ples Due

          Secretary: Douglas Alcorn, PM           SS: OPEN

          Treasurer: Stanton Woody                 JS: Joung Chan Lee

          SD: Athens Salvador                          Tyler:

If you are interested in any ot the open positions, please call Mike or myself.

   Our December dinner and meeting was a Holiday special. We had 38 members and guests. The Blodgett’s provided a special Prime Rib dinner for the occasion and everyone there enjoyed the special treat. It sure was nice to having all the ladies there too. In our Stated Meeting we elected Mr. Robert Bingaman to receive the degrees of Masonry in our Lodge. We also discussed the upcoming Installing of Officers, which will be January 18, 2014 at 2 PM. Hope to see everyone there.

   It has been the honor and pleasure to serve as Master of Escalon Lodge #591 the past two years, but I think it is time to move on. I am very excited about passing it into Michael Faircloth II. I am sure the Lodge will be in very good hands. Thanks to all the Officers that served with me.

Fraternally,

Bob Shannon

Worshipful Master

209-838-6377

 

 

 

FROM THE WEST

   I would like to thank Worshipful Bob for doing a great job in the East this year. I know that being in the East for two years is a row was not his first choice, but I am grateful that he was there.

   It was very nice to have so many people show up for December dinner. (And wasn’t that prime rib great?) Remember that we have a fantastic meal every month before our stated meeting. We would love to see you there and hope that you can come on a regular basis to at least enjoy the good food.

    As many of you know, I will be sitting in the east this year. Installation of officers will be on Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 PM. Look on Facebook for more details to come. I am in the process of putting together a pregame for the upcoming year. If there is anything you would like to see us do as a lodge, keep doing as a loge, or anything at all, I would love your input. You can email your ideas to escalonmasons@gmail.com .

  Hoping that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Michael W. Faircloth II

Worshipful Master

209-985-8975

 

 

Secretary

   I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have prosperity through the New Year. Our new Inspector for 438th district would like to remind us that our District School of Instructions will take place on the last Monday nights during the year (except the May 19th will be Memorial Day) and the Month of July will be dark during summer. Attendance at these meetings is MANDATORY. You should notify the Inspector, Jerry Reese at 209-538-0430. All the meeting will commence at 7:00 PM sharp.

   I now that it is only the first of the month, but our By-Laws state that our dues are due of the 1st of January. We have about half of our dues paid but still need the balance. Escalon Lodge dues amount to $66.50 a year. I will send notices in the first part of February. Thank you for paying prompt. If you have any question, please give me a call or email me at tubaman57@gmail.com .

Fraternally,  Doug Alcorn, PM

 

SO TO CONDUCT ONE’S LIFE AS TO REALIZE ONESELF—THIS SEEMS TO BE THE HIGHEST ATTAINMENT POSSIBLE TO A HUMAN BEING. IT IS THE TASK OF ONE AND ALL OF US, BUT MOST OF US BUNGLE IT.

Henrik Ibsen     Norwegian   1833-1899

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