The Chair in the South, with jewel, apron, pillar, and gavel.

Brethren, I bring you Greetings from the South:

If you have missed the last few family dinners, you have been missing good food, great fellowship, and a very exciting time in the life of our lodge. So, what can we do to help get you and your family to be part of it? I would love to talk to you about what has got us re-energized about our recent family meals – 702 355-5765!

As we go dark for summer, please plan for these 4 future events: June 3rd – Food & Fellowship – 630pm (Stated Meeting – 730); September 2nd Food & Fellowship -630pm (Stated Meeting – 730); September 6th Annual BBQ/Pool Party – all day; September 16th Family Dinner.

As a reminder the “Food & Fellowship” menu is Cheeseburgers/Hamburgers, fries, chips, salad and dessert. We look forward to seeing you; please arrive early, as I have to stop serving food at 7 so we can get into Lodge on time.

Our next family dinner will be September 16th and will be the annual “Chili Cook-off.” Bring in a crock of your best Chili ( or non-chili soup if you prefer) to share and we will provide salad, bread and dessert.

May your Summer be blessed and may your plans for June 3rd/September include the lodge as we seek continued Fellowship. It is already May and soon we will all be off enjoying the Summer and our tremendous weather. This month will be your last chance to join us for “Food & Fellowship”, Lodge, and family dinner until September. I hope your May plans include this Masonic Lodge and our calendar of events.

I take this part of my column to share a bit of education. In my pursuit of American History and especially Presidential facts, I have found myself a fan of President Theodore Roosevelt. I picked him several times for a variety of projects throughout my education but it is not until my masonic journey began that I recognized that he too was a Mason. I found it interesting that of all the facts that I came across and still can recall that one never popped out to me. But, now when I look back from my Masonic perspective that fact not only stands out but I appreciate his “Masonic Character” in his words, quotes and action from a different perspective due to my masonic journey. I leave you with this point: As we grow as educated Masonic men, it is always important to continue to grow and be open to new ideas, perspective and experiences.

MAY your masonic journey always be open to new education and experiences!

Fraternally,
Tony York
Junior Warden