Brethren and friends, it simply amazes me how fast 2018 has flown by! It has been both an honor and a privilege to serve you again as Master of Acalanes Fellowship Lodge #480. At our Stated Meeting on November 6th, the Brethren elected the Officers who will lead the lodge in the ensuing 2019 Masonic Year and beyond. We are truly blessed to have such an excellent corps of dedicated Officers who love our gentle craft and the lodge members and extended families they serve.
In November Acalanes Fellowship Lodge conducted two 3rd Degrees. Congratulations to Brothers Reynold Dandan, and Andre Sternang! I was extremely pleased with the work our excellent ritualists performed.
At our Stated Meeting on Tuesday December 4th, we will again have a United States Marine representing the Contra Costa Country Toys for Tots Program in attendance. He will be in dress blues to meet with you and accept any new unwrapped toys or cash donations we bring. The toys and cash donations will benefit children in need in Contra Costa County who might otherwise not have any toys during the holidays. Any new (unwrapped) toy from infant to teenager would be greatly appreciated. Please plan on attending our upcoming December Stated Meeting Dinner and donate generously to this very important cause.
Our annual installation of officers is scheduled for Saturday December 8th at 5 PM with dinner following at 7 PM catered by Zimm’s Catering. Please be sure to RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
The 2018 Masonic year will conclude with our annual end-of-year Sweethearts luncheon scheduled for Saturday December 15th at Acalanes Fellowship lodge with a reception starting at 11:30 AM and lunch served at noon.
I look forward to seeing you all again soon!