CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499
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4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR APRIL 2021
Wednesday, April 07th…..………..…..….….…Zoom
Start 6:30 pm……………….…..………..Log-in
Start 7:00 pm…….……….…..Stated Meeting
Tuesday, April 13th………………………..….…Zoom
Start 6:30 pm……………….…..………..Log-in
Start 7:00 pm……Executive Committee Mtg
Saturday, April 17th…….…………………….…Zoom
Start 11:00 am……….…. Capital City Lodge
End 2:00 pm..Youth Orders Drive-by Lunch
Happy Birthday to the following 6 brethren for the month of March! Please join us in wishing each of them a very Happy Birthday and many, many more.
April 1st Clinton E. Abbott
April 6th Robert A. Ward, PM
April 10th John D. Dunnett, Jr.
April 13th Warren W. Michael
April 17th David L. De Benedetti
April 25th Murlin R. Hand
CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499, F. & A.M.
Stated Meeting & Dinner…………(At Lodge) Temporarily Discontinued
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
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
Brethren, greeting from the East.
March is here again, and we are hoping for no more surprises like the Covid-19 from last year. Moving forward with Lodge business, we will have an audit in March, so we can be compliant with Grand Lodge. Also in March, we will be trying to get brother Aquino ready for his second-degree proficiency. Brother Kevin is currently working on his proficiency with Past Master Matt Ernst to advance his station as well. These are all being done within the set perimeters from our Grand Lodge.
I really am going to miss sharing the March Stated Meeting meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage with everyone. I do think once we get to meet again, that we will need to talk brother James Lloyd into another Cajun meal. Especially since it was so delicious last time he fixed it for us.
Due to multiple requests, we are trying to put a small event together to honor our youth orders. I will keep you informed as our plan comes together.
Once again, I am looking forward to the day we can meet in person again. Plans are currently being discussed on how to open the Lodge at this time. We would like to have an Open House with and “Meet & Greet” to show off our newly remodeled Lodge.
In closing, I just want to say thank you to our Past Master Matt Ernst, Sr. Warden Kelly Dixon and Jr. Warden Robert Leah, for making time for us to put together a Covid-19 Widows & Sweethearts event for February 2021. The feedback we have receive so far has been spectacular. Each of the recipients were very grateful that our officers took the time and effort to bring a little smile to their faces.
Brethren, think positive, be well and always remember that many portions of Masonry are communicative and mouth to ear. Do this with those who may show a desire to know more about Masonry, whenever possible.
Tony L. Shelton, PM
FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH
Greetings from the West,
Brothers, we are at a stage in our renovation process in which decisions about the display of pictures, memorabilia, and other items of historical significance need to be made. Prior to our renovations, all such items were taken down and stored. Now that the painting has been completed and new display cabinets have been acquired, we will begin the decision-making process of how to properly honor the Lodge’s history and the legacy of our brothers who came before us.
For a variety of reason, including reminders by my wife that I might be lacking in decorative vision, so I would like to extend an opportunity to others who may want to provide input or participate in this stage of the process. Decisions about the volume, manner, and time frames historical items and memorabilia are to be displayed need to be made. For example, with limited space available in our two display cases, should we identify and permanently display only the most significant items we have, or should we create a display rotation schedule so they can all be viewed. Decisions about the display and/or restoration of pictures and artwork are equally important. I, like I’m sure many others, are anxiously awaiting a return to normal. Until then, if anyone is interested in this opportunity to participate in Lodge’s display and decoration process, please shoot me an email or give me call and I’ll be glad to get you involved.
FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY
From the Station in the South. With March upon us, I look forward to the day that we can return to the Lodge. As things here in California particularly are looking brighter and brighter as we move forward. Things are opening up and the COVID Vaccine program is in full swing. All good things to lead us back to seeing each and every one of you again.
This last month, we had a wonderful event with which it was my pleasure to spend the day with Worshipful Junior Past Master Matt Ernst; as we delivered some care packages as part of our Widows and sweetheart’s Event for Feb. 2021. We started to day off with conversation and planning at the Lodge with Worshipful Tony Shelton and brother Kelly Dixon before we headed out in our respective groups. Events like this are what bring us together. I got to spend the day in great conversation and visiting the widows and sweethearts of our Lodge. All of which seemed to be in good spirits and thanked us for keeping them in our thoughts. One of the biggest comments we got was that everyone loved getting this trestle board. I’m looking forward to more events like this, where we can get the body of the Lodge involved.
Coming up soon, I’m looking forward to being a part of our youth orders program. Not sure what the details are yet, but stay tuned. We are planning a way that we can socially distance, but still honor our youth orders in the area.
Plans for the hopefully near future are going to be a “Return to the Lodge” event, where we are hoping to get all the brethren, family and friends involved. You know that always means good food and conversation, in addition to lots of fun. Please let us know if you have any ideas and/or would like to contribute to the event. This is largely because of the eagerness to get back to the Lodge, but also to be able to have an Open House and show off our newly renovated Lodge. The Hall Board has been hard at work for a while now, in this massive undertaking. Things are looking really amazing.
In closing, I would like to say that I’m happy Spring is right around the corner. As I look forward to the upcoming weather changes and warmer days, I hope you are all able to get out and enjoy these wonderful days we have coming. For me, it means being able to spend more time outdoor with my family, and hopefully do some traveling and camping in the near future.
Robert W. Leach
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