...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Excellence was the Order of the Day

Tonight was an excellent night at Arcadia Lodge. The first section degree team headed up by Right Worshipful Brother Bill Yungclas brought our Brother Fellowcraft, Trevor Owens, into the Lodge for his demonstration of the modes of recognition. He did an excellent job. Then we were called from Labor to Refreshment to open a Lodge of Master Masons so as to raise him to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.

Brother Owens was then seated on the sidelines while the Past Master's Club from Za Ga Zig Shrine entered the room and were introduced by Most Worshipful Brother Bud Erickson. They assumed the stations and places and an excellent second section was given to a suitably impressed Brother. After the degree our Brother was presented with a trowel as a gift from the Past Master's Club, a Grand Master's pin and a Potentate's pin. An excellent Charge was given by Bud and all were impressed. He signed the by-laws and received his white leather apron which had first been presented to him at his initiation. There was an excellent feeling in the room and we had Brothers from several Lodges in attendance.
Brother Owens mentioned in his remarks how pleased he was to be a member of the oldest Brotherhood in the world.

Following the meeting we had an excellent lunch of Barbeque pork sandwiches prepared by Junior Warden David Baker who will be giving his 'take" on tonight at his Blog. As soon as he gets home. It was really an excellent night at Arcadia. Remember you are loved. Hugs, j

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