CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499
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4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR JUNE 2021
Wednesday, June 02nd…..….Capital City Masonic Temple
Start 6:30 pm………………..……….….………..Dinner
Start 7:00 pm…….……………..….…..Stated Meeting
Tuesday, June 8th…………….Capital City Masonic Temple
Start 6:30 pm………………….….…..………..Check-in
Start 7:00 pm……………..Executive Committee Mtg
Wednesday, June 16th……….Capital City Masonic Temple
Start 6:30 pm………………..……….…………Check-in
Start 7:00 pm…….……………….…..Officer Coaching
NOTE: Zoom will still be available to you if needed.
CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499, F. & A.M.
Stated Meeting Dinners………….Will begin in May 2021
Stated Meeting………………First Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Officer’s Coaches: Matthew D. Ernst, PM
Tony L. Shelton, PM
Chief Candidate’s Coach: Matthew D. Ernst, PM
JUNE STATED MEETING MENU
Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. Drinks & Dessert will also be served. We look forward to seeing you there.
ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021
Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica) Master
Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina) Senior Warden
Robert W. Leach (Julie) Junior Warden
Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha) Treasurer
Vartan Gilian Secretary
Valentino V. Garcia Chaplain
Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM Senior Deacon
Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine) Junior Deacon
Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM Marshall
To Be Determined Senior Steward
To Be Determined Junior Steward
To Be Determined Tiler
John Knox, PM Grand Lodge Inspector for the 410th Masonic District
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FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM
May was our first SSP compliant, in-person meeting that included dinner. It was really awesome to be back in the Lodge. Thanks to all who attended or Zoomed in. We read and voted on an affiliation from brother Tim Scott. Congratulations Tim, we would like to welcome you to our Lodge my brother.
As of May 19th, our officer’s coach Worshipful Matt Ernst, has resumed ritual practice scheduled for 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of this month. After being off for about one and a half years, I think we could all benefit from these practices. With being closed this long, many things have backed up at the Lodge. We have degrees to do, a 50-year pin presentation and a Roll Call dinner to put on at this time. These are all on the front burner, just to mention a few.
The month of June Stated Meeting also has a very special twist. We are going to carry-on our tradition from 2019 and have a “Hawaiian Shirt & Shorts” meeting. Our Junior Warden Robert Leach is planning a special themed dinner for us.
We have received an interesting proposal. With our new Lodge floor, we could have a two-table “Checkers Tournament” at our Lodge. The players would have to serve ice cream to the winning team. I have asked several coordinate bodies, and they all love this idea. Keep this idea in mind.
To accomplish this during a short year, we will not be going dark for July and August. It will be business as usual. We still have to catch up and prepare officers & the Lodge for our 100-year celebration in 2022.
Again, it is great to be back and available to meet & conduct the business of our Lodge. I look forward to seeing
you all in the near future at the Lodge once again.
Tony L. Shelton, PM
FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH
From the West Brothers,
As some of you may know, in April we suffered the unexpected passing of Brother John Lindell, Past Master of Capital City Lodge No. 499. I wanted to take this opportunity to express my condolences to John’s family, friends, and Masonic brothers. As Past Master of our Lodge, long before I came on the scene, I can only imagine the loss felt by his those closest to him, his family, friends and those whom he recommended to become a Mason.
I came to know John when I began handling the finances for our Temple Association. Brotherly love was exhibited by him each time I would call for financial advice. John would take time out of his busy schedule to speak with me, in person or over the telephone. He would patiently explain a variety of historical issues, along with present-day and future concerns for our association’s financial well-being. Not once did I feel as if he was annoyed by my questions, or that the advice he provided me wasn’t morally and ethically based.
On occasions, I would call John about Masonic matters unrelated to finances. In keeping with our obligation, in addition to helping me along in my own Masonic journey, John would speak truth to the issues we discussed and keep them in strict confidence.
I will miss my friend John, as will many others. In honoring his memory as well as all that he has done for Masonry and Capital City Lodge. I will endeavor to exhibit those Masonic traits he so willingly exhibited to me.
FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY
Greetings from the South Brethren,
I hope my brothers are having a great start to this Summer. This is the best time of year to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. With the pandemic moving forward and things are opening up, we are ecstatic to be able to see one another again. We were able to have our first-in person Stated Meeting and dinner. It was incredible to see each other again.
This month we are planning an “Hawaiian Theme”, where the brothers are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt and shorts. Sandals are encouraged. We will be having a traditional Hawaiian meal, which will most likely be Teriyaki Chicken, Rice and a Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. I sure hope to see you all there.
The Lodge is planning several upcoming degrees, now that we are able to move forward with them. I am very excited to get back to some ritual work. This month, through the efforts of Worshipful Matt Ernst, we had a Ritual Practice to work off some ritual dust. All in all, we had a good time and many more to come. Ritual my brothers, is what separates us from most others. It’s what ties the meaning and brings us together. We have a few brothers who are going to be starting their masonic careers, and some who are progressing. I hope that we can have great turn outs for them in the near future.
Now is the time to start thinking about the growth of our Lodge. Now is also the time to invite brothers to return to the Lodge and to encourage others who may seek engagement with Masonry. We need to not only grow our membership, but our engagement as well.
Stay tuned for more degree plans coming up, and hopefully some fun summer events. I would like to see us doing more fun activities. I’m not sure what that looks like yet, but let us know what you would like to see from your Lodge. It’s not just about the officers. We are here to help and support the brethren, so for this June at the Stated Meeting, let us know what you would like to see.
Happy Summer! I wish you and your family well.
Robert W. Leach
Happy Birthday to the following 4 brethren for the month of June! Please join us in wishing each of them a very Happy Birthday and many, many more.
June 10th Michael L. Sellick, PM
June 16th Martin L. Walker
June 18th Enrique Gutierrez
June 23rd Pete P. Marcellana
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