May 4, 2021
A graveside service for Hobie Cole will be held on Friday, May 14, at 11:00 AM. Brothers who wish to arrive in a group should meet at the Lodge at 10:30.
Galen Jansen and Ron West delivered a bicycle to Easter drawing winner Brooklyn Vande Kamp. Galen was later told that she rode it until dark!
We will walk ditches next Tuesday, May 11. Meet at the Lodge at 6:00 PM.
MM Degree work was conducted for Patrick Sullivan. The Examining Committee of Ron West, Randy Smith, and Dave Hansen recommended that he be declared proficient. WM so declared. Secretary reported that the $20 fee was collected and the MM Degree was conferred on Brother Patrick Sullivan. with the following officer changes:
- WM 1st Section - Galen Jansen
- Jr. Steward - Ron West
- King Solomon - Ron West
- King of Tyre - Brian Sohl
- 1st Craftsman - Randy Smith
- 2nd Craftsman - Tom Lewis
- Ruffians - Cal DeRuyter, Dave Hansen, and Galen Jansen
- Fellowcraftsmen - Arlan Verburg, Randy Porter, Carter Horner, Greg Westra, and Tom Miller
- Soliloquy - Galen Jansen
- Graveside Prayer - Tom Lewis
- Craftsmen Roll Call - Randy Smith
- Sea Captain - Carter Horner
- Wayfaring Man - Duane Van Noort
- Historical Lecture - Joe West
- Slide Lecture - Brian Sohl
- Charge - Brian Sohl
Following the work, several Brothers rose and offered their congratulations. Patrick thanked the Brothers for their efforts on his behalf and received a warm round of applause.
District Master Larry Clark and Paul Peacock, both visiting from Elk Point Lodge, were recognized.
Education Officer Joe West again referred to a “freemasonfordummies.blogspot.com” dated April 22, 2021, by Brother Christopher Hodapp. It gave an update on the situation in South Carolina Masonry introduced during our previous meeting.
Brian Sohl, Ron West, Duane Van Noort, Dave Hansen, Tom Miller (& Greg Westra taking the picture)
Not Just a Man. A Mason.
How Do I Join?
Freemasonry is available to men of good character who believe in a Supreme Being. We are closed to avowed atheists and agnostics. There are no restrictions relating to race, creed, or religion.
To begin, contact a Mason by telephone, by e-mail, or in person. He will be happy to answer your questions, or refer you to someone who can.
If you decide that Masonry is right for you, the next step is to request a Petition for Degrees of Masonry, which will ask for some basic information, such as your name, age, occupation, and place of residence.
Your sponsor will present your petition to the Lodge, which will consider your request. When your petition is accepted, you will face a three-step initiation. Each step opens doors to new knowledge and deeper understanding.
These initiation rites are solemn and wholesome, intended to convey basic moral truths and principles of morality that are accepted by good men everywhere: the Golden Rule, tolerance, gratitude to the Almighty for His many blessings, love of and respect for ones family, charity towards all men, and patriotism. Upon taking part in the the first step, called the Entered Apprentice degree, you will advance to the second degree, known as the Fellowcraft, and, ultimately, raised to the Master Mason degree.