CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499
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4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
Saturday, September 3rd………………..Capital City Lodge
Start Time 8:00 am……….Monthly Lodge Breakfast
Wednesday, September 7th…………….Capital City Lodge
Start Time 6:30 pm…………….…..…….………Dinner
Start Time 7:00 pm…….……..……….Stated Meeting
Wednesday, September 14th…………..Capital City Lodge
Start Time 7:00 pm……………………..Ritual Practice
Wednesday, September 21st…..Harding-San Juan Lodge
Start Time 7:00 pm………….…………….OSI Meeting
Wednesday, September 28th…………..Capital City Lodge
Start Time 7:00 pm……………………..Ritual Practice
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY LIST
Happy Birthday to the following 11 brethren!! May you have many, many more.
William D. Alger Christopher T. Clarke
William J. Dreher Matthew D. Ernst, PM
Lucien A. Grondin James D. Lloyd
Melvin Q. Mate Angelito De Dios Mostajo
Joe F. Stastney Billey C. Tuttle
Larry G. Wells
ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2022
Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrena) Master
Robert W. Leach (Julie) Senior Warden
Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM (Jeralyn) Junior Warden
Eric Schlenker, PM (Shelly) Treasurer
Tony Shelton, PM (Monica) Secretary
Valentino V. Garcia Chaplain
Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM (Tessie) Senior Deacon
Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine) Junior Deacon
Sean Roper Marshall
Roy Ridley, PM Senior Steward
Ron Ridley, PM Junior Steward
Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM (Myra) Tiler
John Knox, PM Grand Lodge Inspector for the 410th Masonic District
SEPTEMBER STATED MEETING MENU
Main Dish: Pot Roast Beef
Vegetables: Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
Dessert: Ice Cream
A variety of drinks will also be provided. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499, F. & A.M.
Stated Meeting………………First Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Officer’s Coaches: Loren Robinson, PM
Chief Candidate’s Coach: TBD by Master
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FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM
Recently, over breakfast with a longtime friend, he jokingly commented about me belonging to “that cult.” I’m sure most Masons have heard such comments, made in jest by friends and family alike. I’m guessing most are simply repeating what they have heard from others, and that they simply have no understanding of our fraternity. While I quickly “jabbed back with some quip” about his less than successful football team, the Minnesota Vikings. I wonder if there was a more appropriate comment that I could have made, which may have ignited further conversation about Masonry.
I wonder if I had followed up and said, “It is organized as a fellowship of men, a system of morals, a philosophy taught by degrees through the use of symbol, story, legend, pictures and drama. It has served as a center of union among differing backgrounds, cultures and countries. It also serves as the means of conciliating true friendship among persons, who because of differences, may have otherwise remained at a perpetual distance.”
I could have told him that President Harry S. Truman (a Mason), is attributed with this quote. Now, if a Mason can be at the helm of this great nation when World War II came to an end, don’t you think Masonry can play just as critical of a role in bringing a “Green Bay Packers fan” together to share a meal with a “Minnesota Vikings fan”. Then I could say, “And to think, you actually believed I belong to a “cult. No wonder your team can’t win a Super Bowl!! Now, who’s paying for breakfast?”
Are you prepared for the unexpected opportunity to discuss Masonry? I hope I am!
FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH
From the West, as I’m writing this month, I’m reflecting on this past weekend where I was involved in a Lodge project. A project for the Hall Board, where we are in the beginning stages of the basement renovation, and going through our archives. I was able to spend a wonderful Saturday with Worshipful Dixon and Shelton, doing what we Masons do. That’s chatting and fellowship. Even though it was over a long slaving day of hard labor and saw dust. We were able to get the first phase of our cabinet archives built in the basement. I bring this up because I feel these are the important events at the Lodge, where we can get together with brethren and join in fellowship. I encourage you to get involved, come down to see the changes we are making and join in the fellowship.
As I begin planning for next year, as a potential candidate for the Masters chair, I’m realizing that it takes a village to run this Lodge. I will begin to ask you now if you are interested in being more involved, or would like to take an officer’s position. Please reach out and let me know. I truly feel that if each brother takes a piece of the puzzle, no matter how large or small, we will grow. Remember brothers, this is your Lodge too. An old saying, (an oldie but a goodie), I learned from my days in DeMolay. “You get out of “it”, what you put into it”. That “it”, can be lodge, work, friends, family or whatever your passion is.
Brothers, I again look forward to seeing you all at the Lodge Breakfast on the first Saturday of this month, September 3rd from 8am to 10am. Remember, friends and family are always invited. I know this may be a busy weekend too, as it’s also Labor Day weekend. But, if you can’t make it, I hope all is well and you’re able to spend some quality family time with your loved ones.
Viber Messenger: Chats & Calls
Please fill free to ask one of the Pillars of the lodge for assistance in setting up “Viber”. You can send a message to my phone at 916-591-0137 and I can send you an invite to download and join “Viber”. Or you can go ahead and download “Viber” and add me as a contact. Simply, message me in Viber and I will add you to the Main Lodge Communication Group. The App is available for Apple and Android smart phones which most of us have these days. If you are having issues, please let us know at a lodge meeting or event and one of us would be happy to help.
Please reach out with concerns, questions or ideas. Fill free to reach out to any officer.
Robert W. Leach
Senior Warden Rwleach@gmail.com
FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY
Greetings from the South brethren.
For our September Stated Meeting, our Senior Warden, Brother Robert Leach, has graciously volunteered to prepare “Pot Roast Beef”. We will also be serving mashed potatoes, green beans, a garden salad and ice cream for dessert. We will all look forward to this opportunity to share a delicious hot meal, and have a warm conversation to continually forge the bond of friendship & brotherly love in our Lodge.
Whenever the months start to hit the (Bers), it is generally a signal for me to start working on my list for Christmas presents. This process is usually a very stressful event for me, considering I almost always end up with a very long list. Especially since most of my family are overseas. For a Masonic Lodge like ours, it is also a signal to start preparing for our last yearly quarter, as well as the advancement of our officer’s line up in the Lodge. As a Masonic Lodge, it is everyone’s responsibility to have a continuous progression. A vibrant, healthy Lodge ensures an unbroken line of officers. All the events, activities and the future of our Lodge relies on the full cooperation of its members.
Let me share a short story with you.
Who Did It?
This is a story about four people. The first one is named “Everybody”, the next is “Somebody”, then there is “Anybody” and lastly “Nobody”.
With an important job to be done, Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was very sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about this, since it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody would not do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody, when actually Nobody had accused Anybody.
As we continue to make great plans for our Lodge, we must always remember that it is everybody’s responsibility. Brotherly Love, Relief & Truth, never under, never over, but always on the level.
Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM
Junior Warden email@example.com