Stated Meeting (and Stated Meeting Dinner) will be on June 7. Dinner will be at 7:00 and Stated Meeting at 8:00. We will be having a delicious meal consisting of a garden salad; chicken stuffed with spinach, feta cheese and cranberries; rice pilaf; mixed vegetables; rolls and butter; and cheesecake for dessert. There will be no organized entertainment, so those in attendance will have to entertain themselves or enjoy the fellowship of the others attending.
June will be a busy month for us. We will be passing at least one of our brothers to the degree of fellowcraft. We will also be having our sixth annual Festive Board on June 22; this is open to Masons and non-Masons alike and a large amount of participants ensures that everyone will have a great experience. We will also be hosting a large group of Masons (MGM) for a third degree presentation on June 23. We are expected to perform a portion of the ritual that day, so the attendance of all Officers is expected.
Finally, we will be having our Independence Day celebration on June 30. This will be at our Lodge, but in conjunction with San Marino Lodge. We will be having a BBQ, with food to be provided by pot-luck. Drinks will provided (adult beverages will be donated). Look for a pot-luck sign-up in the near future.
Brother Justin Gracieux was the first to contact me with the correct information as to which Masonic jurisdiction Buzz Aldrin claimed the moon for when he landed on it on July 20, 1969. Brother Aldrin carried with him SPECIAL DEPUTATION of then Grand Master J. Guy Smith, constituting and appointing Brother Aldrin as Special Deputy of the Grand Master, granting unto him full power in the premises to represent the Grand Master as such and authorize him to claim Masonic Territorial Jurisdiction for The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, on The Moon, and directed that he make due return of his acts. Brother Aldrin certified that the SPECIAL DEPUTATION was carried by him to the Moon on July 20, 1969. The California Masonic Symposium will be held in Long Beach on Sunday, June 10. The subject this year is California’s Masonic Pioneers. With that theme in mind, this month’s question is: Who was the first U.S. Governor of California (he was a Mason)? I will buy dinner for the first brother to contact me with the correct answer after the Trestle Board has been published.
Jeff Sorenson Junior Warden