From The East

Brethren,

Well September is approaching fast, and that means getting the kids to school, returning to a focus on work and the myriad other things that can drive us to distraction and even irritation. It is also a good time to acknowledge those around you that you love. You will be surprised how a little acknowledgement can calm the waters for you and for them.

Are you a teacher or a wannabe. We have many new members who are eager to learn more about Masonry and its lore and symbols. I am looking to start classes to educate these newer members. I’m thinking once a week discussion groups focused around a topic rather than a lecture. If you are interested please contact me.

And finally, from now thru October your officers will be moving to advanced stations to qualify for next year. Please come out to participate and share your ritual knowledge. You might be surprised at the depth of your Masonic understanding and I know we will be.

Sincerely and fraternally,
Joe Lucchesi

From The West

Brethren,We’re [already!] into September and thoughts of cooler weather may be on your mind? Fortunately for us (or me) our “Indian Summer” occurs in September and October! Having recently been on vacation to Hawaii, I really miss the weather there, so any reminders I can get would be good!

On September 14 and 15, we will be participating in the Outdoor 3rd degree, occurring in Half Moon Bay. If you haven’t been to one, these are not to be missed! Good fellowship and food the night before (on Friday the 14th) and the degree after breakfast on Saturday, the 15th
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Our very own Bro. Woodhams will be raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason there! We will be having a degree team comprised of members from our Lodge, as well as San Mateo, so we will make this one great!

Each month, we go to our local District School of Instruction (DSI, or DSOI). At each DSI, I find that I always will learn something new – from the “cues” we can use to improve our Ritual work, to some of the reasoning behind why we do what we do in Lodge. The education we learn at DSI is not only good for the Lodge officers, but to all of the Brethren, who can take and share new ideas with others. Please come to the DSI meetings, if you so desire, (they are always listed in the Trestleboard, for your convenience). You might find out that, when you leave, you have learned something! Masonry is a continuing education that one can always learn new things. As a lifelong learner, this Lodge has continually provided me with valuable lessons that I can take home and use to further subdue my passions and improve myself in Masonry.

Fraternally yours,
David M Patterson, PM
Senior Warden,
Peninsula Masonic Lodge #168

From The South

Hello from the South,

Hello from last but best!

Lots o’ activities this month. Come and meet our youth groups in support of youth night. The lodge will put on a great dinner in honor of these young individuals. We also
have an outdoor 3rd Degree, if you haven’t been to one before or have not attended one in a while, you know these are rarer than unicorns.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

JW
Shan Zhou