January 5, 2021
Education Officer Joe West presented “In Token of Your Sincerity” by Mitchell L. Hensley, KCCH Executive Secretary, Albert Pike Masonic Center, Valley of Little Rock, Arkansas. It was an interesting take on the path of Brother Harry Truman to become President of the United States and some of what he faced along the way. Afterwards, we had an interesting discussion about him. Tom Miller was able to expand more on the business and political life of one of his favorite Presidents.
Brothers signed sympathy cards to Brother Wayne Spies and Dianna Spies on the passing of their mother Bettie. Her friendly enthusiasm and strong support for Jeptha Lodge will be greatly missed.
Greg Westra reported that the posters to attract new members will be ready at the next meeting.
Brian Sohl reported that Joel Vipond is retiring.
Santa Visits Hudson!
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.