August 2016

Summer is definitely here now but you wouldn’t have guessed it if you were at our Annual Luau in July. It was a little chilly for the second year in a row. I think everyone had a great time. Our thanks to the many brothers responsible for putting on the event and arranging the excellent food and show.

The 1st Degree for Bro. Terry Killgore at the Outdoor Lodge in Union City was well attended, the weather was perfect and the degree team performed admirably. We truly appreciate all the support and warm welcome given to us by our brothers in Siminoff Lodge.

The June 18 Dinner/Theater night was very enjoyable and entertaining. We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the lodge prepared by Scott and Paula Zimmerman and then we walked across the street to the theater and watched the show Play It Again, Sam.

Hiram_medalPlease plan to join us August 13 as we present Bro. Michael Weis with the Hiram Award. He is truly deserving of this honor and we are fortunate to have Mike as a member of this lodge. The Hiram Award is presented to a Master Mason who has served the Lodge and the Masonic Fraternity with devotion over and above the ordinary. It is the official recognition of a Brother by his own Lodge for his devoted service, and is intended for the Brother who, year after year, displays his devotion without receiving special recognition or honor. Every Lodge has many such members; they are the living cement that binds our Fraternity into a true Brotherhood. However, each Lodge can only select one recipient for recognition each year. The award consists of a Certificate and a Medallion, which has the Square and Compass and the letter “G” in the center, all of which are encircled with a laurel wreath. Around this are the words “Hiram Award, Dedicated Service.” The back of the medallion has a representation of the seal of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California.

Lastly, save October 22 on your calendars. We will be conducting a degree at the historic lodge in Columbia, California. You will hear more about this as time gets closer.