CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499
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4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MARCH 2023
Wednesday, March 1st……….….………Capital City Lodge
Start Time 6:30 pm…………….…..……..……..Dinner
Start Time 7:00 pm…….……..……….Stated Meeting
Saturday, March 4th……………..…..…..Capital City Lodge
Start Time 8:00 am…….…Monthly Lodge Breakfast
Wednesday, March 8th…….…………….Capital City Lodge
Start Time 7:00 pm……………………..Ritual Practice
Wednesday, March 15th…………Harding-San Juan Lodge
Start Time 7:00 pm………….…………….OSI Meeting
Wednesday, March 22nd……….………..Capital City Lodge
Start Time 7:00 pm……………………..Ritual Practice
Wednesday, March 29th……….………..Capital City Lodge
Start Time 7:00 pm……………………..Second Degree
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2023
- On 04/22/23 – Hiram Award for Brother Tim Scott, at Harding-San Juan Lodge, to begin at 4:30 pm.
- In May 2023 (date TBD) – The Roll Call Dinner Master’s Summons.
ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2023
Robert W. Leach, (Julie) Master
Joseph “Kelly” Dixon, PM (Sabrena) Senior Warden
TBD 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
Roy Ridley, PM Senior Steward
Ron Ridley, PM (Sandra) Junior Steward
John Knox, PM Grand Lodge Inspector for the 410th Masonic District
MARCH BIRTHDAY LIST
Happy Birthday to the following brother!! May you have many, many more.
MARCH STATED MEETING MENU
(Dinner will be prepared by the infamous Brother Tim Scott and Brother Tony Shelton).
Main Dish: Corned Beef & Cabbage/Veggies
Dessert: Will be a surprise once again.
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: Steve Larson, PM
Chief Candidate’s Coach: TBD by Master
FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM
Well, we had a fairly busy start to the new masonic year in February. It was a very successful first Saturday Breakfast, followed by our annual Sweethearts and Ladies Luncheon. The ladies left the luncheon with a wonderful Capital City Lodge gift of an engraved sweetheart’s glass and some chocolates.
During the day, we learned a lot about the Masonic Homes from a presentation by a Masonic Homes representative. We received information about the great benefits that each Mason has access to, by just being a part of this great fraternity. My brothers, it is so important that each Mason knows about these benefits, as well as a great resource at www.masonichome.org. Here they will explain all the benefits and resources available.
Next, the Super Bowl Party this year was a big hit. We had a great crowd, with members from other lodges in our very own district, which included Harding San Juan & Rio Linda. I’m hoping brothers, that as we continue this event, it may grow into more of a district event. It was also amazing to try the variety of different foods and snacks, that we all got to share. Even the beverages were good too.
The Month of March is our Youth Order observance, and we plan to help sponsor a Prospect Party for our Local Job’s Daughter’s Bethel number 291. These girls have worked so hard, and like all youth orders, are struggling with membership. Please reach out if you know of any young girls or ladies, who you think would benefit from membership in Job’s daughters. Once again brethren, please remember the Masonic youth orders. Job’s Daughter, DeMolay and Rainbow for Girls are our future in Masonry. I am not sure yet on the date in March, but the officers of the Lodge will be helping them make this a success.
Last, but certainly not least, the Lodge was very fortunate to have a successful double First Degree in the Month of February. I would like to welcome Brothers Chris Love and Daniel Marrujo to our fraternity. I would also like to extend a thank you to the brothers from Harding-San Juan & Rio Linda Lodges for helping us out. We really appreciate their efforts, and Brother’s Love and Marrujo bring an excitement to masonry that has been unseen in a long time.
I would like to end by encouraging everyone to try and make the March Stated Meeting. Not only to meet the new brothers, but also because we are having “Corned Beef and Cabbage” for dinner!
Robert W. Leach
FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH
Let me first welcome Brothers Chris Love and Dan Marrujo, to the fraternity. Capital City Lodge is certainly a better place with the two of them as members. I was honored to be a part of their initiation, and look forward to being a apart of their Masonic journey.
In addition to the double first degree, the Lodge had our Sweethearts and Ladies Luncheon, a monthly breakfast, and a Superbowl party all in the month of February. To everyone who help put on these events, thank you for your assistance. A special thanks goes out to Brother Tony Shelton for arranging a Masonic Services Bureau presentation, at the Sweethearts and Ladies Luncheon.
I’m looking forward to our March Stated Meeting meal of corned beef and cabbage. I think the version I prepared last year fell a little short of the mark, and I’m sure this year’s version will be something to savor. Also in the month of March, we will be having a Second-Degree Ceremony, passing Brother Bryan Lincoln to the degree of Fellowcraft.
Finally, we will be participating with our Job’s Daughter’s Bethel, as they put on a prospect party. When the date is finalized, Worshipful Leach will put out the information. So, when the date is identified, and if it meets with some of your free time, please consider helping support Job’s Daughters in their endeavors to increase membership.
Kelly Dixon, PM
Senior Warden Kd.firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK
It is now March, and we have a traditional observance from Ireland.
Did you know that in London,
a Lodge was meeting holding their meeting in a Library. Part of this Library was under repair, and a young girl named Elizabeth St. Leger was currently napping there.
She was suddenly awakened, after hearing voices behind the wall. Upon removing two bricks, she was able to view some men doing a ritual, and was able to observe a ceremony taking place from behind the wall.
A sudden noise from without the room, alarmed the Tyler of the Lodge. When he went to investigate it, he found a young girl. But it just so happens, that he is the butler of her home. Among the men who came out to see about the alarm was her father, and he was also a mason of this Lodge.
Since she under stood the solemnity of this event, it was agreed by all the men present, to make her a mason. It is also believed that she was initiated sometime between 1710 and 1718. Elizabeth was married in 1713, and continued to attend Lodge with her husband. She lived from 1693 until 1773, when she finally passed away. Elizabeth was never the Master of the Lodge, but was an active member until she passed away. To date, her picture still hangs in the Lodges of Ireland, with the caption below reading “The First Lady of Masonry”.
And now, you know the rest of the story!
Tony L. Shelton, PM
Photo from our recent Entered Apprentice Degree.
Congratulations to our new Brothers Chris Love and David Marrujo