June 1, 2021
We will discuss Grand Lodge session items next meeting. We will discuss a time for a golf outing next meeting. We then proceeded with courtesy Master Mason Degree work for Joshua Dosdall with changes as follows:
1st Section Master - Galen Jansen
1st Section Sr. Warden - Brian Sohl
1st Section Jr. Warden - Rusty Langel
1st Section Sr. Deacon - Nicholas Huber
1st Section Jr. Deacon - Steve Weidner
Jr. Steward - Ron West
King Solomon - Ron West
King of Tyre - Matthew Dosdall
1st Craftsman - Randy Smith
2nd Craftsman - Tom Lewis
Fellow craftsmen - Greg Westra, Tom Miller, Larry Clark
3 Ruffians - Rusty Langel, Dave Hansen, Galen Jansen
Graveside Soliloquy - Galen Jansen
Graveside Prayer - Tom Lewis
History Lecture - Steve Weidner
Slide Lecture - Brian Sohl
Charge - Brian Sohl
Following the work numerous Brothers offered their congratulations to Brother Dosdall and for the joint effort by the two Lodges on his behalf. Brother Dosdall thanked all for the experience.
Education Officer Joe West shared a poem fitting for the evening called “Last Night I Knelt Where Hiram Knelt” by Pat M. Armstrong, which was found on Masonic-lodge-of-education.com
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.