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

Brethren

The summer break is upon us, and personal time will be abundant.  It will be wise of us to use this time to practice on our proficiency and rituals!  Many brothers have indicated that they are willing to donate their time and resources to us as needed, I will definitely be taking advantage of this opportunity.  Every single education seminar I’ve attended, whether on a Grand scale or picnic table, I’ve come away fulfilled.  I encourage each over the summer to: IMPROVE YOURSELF IN MASONRY!!!

In closing, PRACTICE & POLISH!!!

Sincerely,
Dennis Ashley
Junior Warden

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

Greetings from the South-

Brethren

As we know the widows dinner is approaching, and I certainly would like for Mt. Moriah Lodge #39 to leave a memorable and lasting impression on these fine ladies who have quietly and humbly supported our craft.
So let our attitude and conduct speak volumes!

Our menu will consist of:

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Roast Beef with Roasted Potatoes,
  • Carrots and Celery
  • Smothered Chicken
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Sweet Peas
  • Cake and Ice Cream

And not to mention a tremendous amount of Fellowship.

In closing, PRACTICE & POLISH!!!

Sincerely,
Dennis Ashley
Junior Warden

The Junior Warden's Station in the South

As the Sun gains momentum in the days ahead, so should we; Mt. Moriah Lodge #39.

As our summer break approaches, in May I’ve planned an exciting BBQ menu for the Widow’s Dinner, with specifics to follow next month.  So plan to visit and enjoy fellowship, for more than an hour or two.

As for this months menu:
Mixed Green Salad
Caesar Salad
Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Sautéed Vegetables
Desserts

Also, we’ve received accolades for the work that we put out and it’s POSITIVE!!!
So practice and polish, remember our resources are put in place for our betterment.  So we have to walk and act as such.

Sincerely,
Dennis Ashley
Junior Warden

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

Brethren,

From the South, as we all know we have a GMOV this month, which is
highly anticipated. So I am going to keep this short and sweet. Per
request (well a few things), the Grand Masters’s menu will consist of the
following: Cole Slaw, Mixed Green Salad, Potato Salad, Hot Dogs, kielbasa links, 2
Chili’s (with & without) beans, Chicken with Grilled Peppers and Onions, Chips, Cheese & Sauerkraut. And we can’t forget GOOD FELLOWSHIP.

Also, the Family Dinner will be: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, And a host of
accompaniments (Chef Dia’s Style)

In closing, I’m gonna ask a few opened ended questions that we can all ponder in search of light in Masonry!!!

1. What’s the level of fellowship in your lodge?
2. Is your lodge really committed to Leadership Development?
3. Does your lodge have significant financial resources and support
programs?
4. Does your lodge control the quality of lodge leaders, (Relevancy)?
5. Does your lodge create an environment that inspires the will to
do more?

Dennis Ashley
Junior Warden

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

Brethren,

I’m most certain that a good time was had by all that attended the January fellowship dinner. Gentlemen I strongly encourage you to partake in our dinners, sit with and gain some knowledge from some of our more experienced Masons. I guarantee you will come away with added value.

As February approaches we have several other meaningful events such as the Valentines dance on Saturday the 6th between 6-9pm held right here in our lodge. It affords us the opportunity to show a great appreciation to our ladies for the undeniable support they give us daily. As previously mentioned we will be attending Acacia lodge #49 for our George Washington Observance Dinner this month on the 10th; I would love for us to show up in strong numbers, it reflects well on the lodge. Brethren, the KITTY is there to help supplement the Junior Warden’s fund (just a reminder)!!!

Practice and Polish; remember it is our duty to convince the world that by becoming a Master Mason you have become a better MAN. I truly appreciate the vote of confidence you have in me as Junior Warden, and look forward to continuing to serve the office with the level of respect expected.

In closing BROTHERLY LOVE.

Dennis Ashley
Junior Warden

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

Brethren,

From the south, where BEAUTY is found, as well as great refreshments. I am certain that everyone who attended the Christmas Dinner was thoroughly impressed by the dinner, but more importantly THE FELLOWSHIP.

Speaking of fellowship; Two Past Grand Masters, One Sitting Grand Master, and One Deputy Grand Master, Brethren we are truly blessed with the wisdom that surrounds us. So, use your RESOURCES wisely. Our lodge is gaining momentum, people are talking about the good work we do. So let’s keep raising the bar and let’s PRACTICE and POLISH to become that perfect ashlar.

From the kindness of her heart and for her love of cooking, Chef Dia, my wife Tracy, and Betty Snowden has volunteered their time so that we may refresh ourselves very very well. So if you happen to see them in passing, kindly thank them and let them know we appreciate them as well. Our January menu will consist of either: an authentic Mexican meal or pulled pork, pulled chicken, baked beans, green beans, cole slaw and homemade cookies. PRACTICE and POLISH should be our new catchphrase, we do have the talent!

Dennis Ashley
Junior Warden

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

Brethren, I bring you Greetings from the South

Is it possible that October is already here? The year has flown by and we have reached the last full month of lodge events before the holiday shortened lodge events of November and December. On October 7th, we will be having Food & Fellowship at 6:30pm prior to the Stated Meeting. 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 700 so we can get into Lodge on time. Our next family dinner will be October 21st and we will be having meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, bread and dessert a special dish prepared by a special guest chef. I hope that your October plans include the lodge as we seek continued Fellowship.

Fraternally, Tony York Junior Warden

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

Brethren, 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.

On September 2nd, we will be having Food & Fellowship at 630pm prior to the Stated Meeting. Serving Cheese/Hamburgers, fries, chips, salad and dessert.

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

May your plans for September include the lodge as we seek continued Fellowship.

Fraternally,
Tony York
Junior Warden

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

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

Brethren, I bring you Greetings from the South:

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!

On May 6th “Food and Fellowship” continues at 630 as I will be serving hamburgers, Fries, chips, salad and dessert for those who would like to have “Food and Fellowship” before the meeting. Please arrive early, as I have to stop serving food at 715 so I can get into Lodge on time. Our family dinner for this month will be on the May 20th and will be a BBQ of a variety of meats (Pork, Beef, & Chicken,) and with all the fixings.

May the month of May bring you to the lodge for a continuation of great fellowship

Fraternally,
Tony York
Junior Warden

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