CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499
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FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM
Greetings from the East.
Welcome Brothers and Sisters to fall. Even with all that’s happening with COVID-19, the summer has flown by and now we have Halloween fast approaching. The Lodge is still dark along with many other things, and the annual communication is still happening via zoom. If you wish to participate, you can register on-line at the Grand Lodge web site. You will need your dues card, since it has your member number on it.
To be very honest, other than the annual communication, not much is happening for the Lodge at this time. Your executive team and I are still waiting to hear from our inspector and A.G.L., as to how the Lodges are going to proceed with the elections and installations. The last I spoke with Worshipful Knox, he was unsure as to what direction was being taken. I can tell you however, that the bills are being paid for both the Lodge and the Hall Board.
I do my best to not be political in my articles, but I would encourage all of you to study your ballots and vote anyway you see fit. It was one and still is one of the most important freedoms and privileges that we have been given. There is a proposition on the ballot “Prop 15” which could adversely affect the Lodge.
That’s all I have for now. Be safe, and if you are having difficulties and the Lodge can help, please don’t hesitate to call any of the officers for assistance.
May the blessing of heaven be upon us all.
Matthew Ernst, P.M.
Master, (916) 995-0629, email@example.com
FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH
Greetings Brethren from the West.
As worshipful Matt has stated, Fall is here and yet it still feels like Summer. October would have your officers still practicing their parts in preparation for the upcoming elections. This is true, for we are all diligently working with the inspector to take on our advanced stations within the Lodge line.
Please remember that no matter how many times we have served, we all still need to qualify in order to advance, COVID-19 or no COVID-19. These duties have not been suspended at this time.
Brother Kelly Dixon has the Lodge projects moving forward, so we can be ready to reopen the Lodge when permitted.
Be of good cheer my brethren, and we will all get back together as soon as possible.
Tony L. Shelton, PM
Senior Warden, (916) 240-0709 Nautilas2010@yahoo.com
FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY
Greetings from the South.
Brothers, I send you greetings from the Black Hills of South Dakota. As I contemplated the topic of my article for this month, I could not help but to reflect upon the monument at Mount Rushmore that Sabrena and I visited.
Each of the men honored by this monument, two of whom were Masons, had qualities and characteristics that are to be admired. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. They were men who I’m sure, had all the same shortcomings associated with being a member of the Human Race. They served their country with zeal and sacrifice. It does not matter if we agreed or disagreed with the ideologies, religious views or politics. What matters is that they served, and committed a large portion of their lives fighting for what they believed in.
As a result of their service, you and I today live in a free country. It is my concerted opinion that we can honor the service and sacrifice of the aforementioned men by participating in the selection of our leaders, and the establishment of laws which govern us. On November 3, 2020, please exercise your rights and freedoms by voting. Whom or what you vote for or against, is a private and personal matter. Yet by voting, we can participate in shaping the direction our country moves in, and ensure that the liberties and freedoms established by our country’s forebearers are secured for the generations of Americans who will come after us.
Junior Warden, (916) 601-0525 Kd.firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday to the following 9 brethren!!
October 04th Richard Goulden
October 18th Josh H. Costa
October 18th James D. Lardner
October 20th Daniel E. Hand
October 21st John A. Lindell
October 23rd Richard E. Markwell
October 24th Benny F. Fong
October 27th Kevin R. Laybourn
October 30th Allan D. Snider