OFFICERS MESSAGE

TRESTLEBOARD

NEWS & EVENTS

NEW MASTER MASONS

The September 2015 Bulletin PDF is now available.

 

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MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER

UPCOMING MASONIC EVENTS

What is Freemasonry?

It is the oldest, largest and most prestigious fraternity in the world. We are like a civic club, a charitable institution and a fraternity – all rolled into one.

 

We're like a civic club in that we do a large number of community and statewide projects. We're like a charity in that we support many worthwhile causes. But mainly we are a fraternity of men doing good things for each other, and bringing men of good morals and ethics together in our community.

 

What is the Mission of Freemasonry?

To promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences. To teach the great principles of brotherly and love, relief truth. And to give outward expression of these things through fellowship, compassion and concern, finding ways to serve G-d, family, country, neighbors and self.

 

What Do Masons Do?

The most important thing we do is take care of each other and our families. We are a fraternity. That means we help other Masons, treat them in special ways, support them no matter where they live, and build friendships all over the world. Not very many organizations do that today. And we help others. That is why we give almost $2 million a day to charity, and most of our money goes to help kids. We rank among the top 10 best-liked charitable groups in America. Yet we also teach leadership skills and help men lead an ethics-based life. We promote good relationships and strong family values. We try to do something to strengthen the family unit every day.

 

What do you get out of it?

A great amount of pride. A sense of belonging to an organization that exists all over the world. Being part of a great heritage. Sharing an identity with the great men of the past – and of today. Sharing a special bond with men from all walks of life, and creating life-long friendships with them. Being a member of an organization that believes in toleration – that lets each man think for himself and express his own opinions, without worrying about being wrong.

OFFICERS MESSAGES

 

Read two very special artices by
Steve Eberhardt, P.M., Secretary and Gerard E. Deprest, Assistant Secretary.

WOR. STEVEN L. EBERHARDT, P.M.

BRO. GERARD E. DEPREST

NEWS & EVENTS

  • SICK AND DISTRESSED

    Bro. Rafael Barajas’ wife is still suffering from the effects of her cancer diagnosis; keep her in your prayers.

     

    Wor. Stepan Varsam’s wife Rita has been facing some health issues, send a card or give her a call.

     

    Bro. Leo Witz  is still recovering from his recent fall, but you might want to give him a call to tell him you are thinking about him, and keep him in your prayers as he and his family continue to care for his wife in a care facility in the valley.

     

    Bro. Ellis Miles has recently been experiencing some health problems, and has broken his ankle, you might send him a card, and  keep him in your prayers.

     

    Wor. Gordon Perry has been having health problems, keep their family in your prayers.

     

    Bro. Cal Frieling has recently recovered from some health problems, make sure you pat him on the back and give him a hearty hand shake at the next meeting.

     

    Bro. Sprartak Kazanjian has had some recent health problems, and is looking forward to coming back to lodge soon.

     

    Bro Fred Gray had some heart issues, but is back in lodge and well on the mend.

     

    Bro Michael Debusk is out of the hospital from recent surgery and is home recovering, call or send a card to tell him you are thinking of him.

     

    Wor. Ralph Morton is home from the hospital and has been cleared of his cancer scare - thank goodness for the good news - give him a call and congratulate him.

     

    Our brother Fred West’s wife had a fall recently; for those of you who know him, he is a deeply valued member of our fraternity, and of our lodge in particular, keep them in your prayers.

     

    Keep our members who have family members in the Middle East in your prayers as they face the dangers there, and also our elder members. Let us know if you have any health issues, or know of any of our members who are suffering sickness or distress, so that we can send a card or give a call to check in on them.

  • HOME LODGE EVENTS

    This year's recipient for the Hiram Award is

     

    Bro. Moses Gazazian

     

    Bro. Moses has worked tirelessly in every committee that he has served on as well as displaying overall good character as an outstanding Mason, Brother, friend, and role model. He has shown us that passion drives the Brotherhood and "with great sacrifice, comes great reward!"

     

    Worshipful Rick Weiser

    proudly invites you to attend on

     

    Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM

     

    Van Nuys Masonic Center

    14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405

     

    Dinner selections are T-Bone Steak or Salmonwith vegetables, baked potatoes, dessert, and coffee

     

    Dinner donations are $15 per person

    No Checks or Cash at the Door!

     

    Please see Bro. Jerry Deprest, Assistant Secretaryor call (818) 980-8370 for further details and to let

    Bro. Deprest know who you would like to sit with.

     

    Space is limited, so reserve your place for what should be an outstanding event!

  • DUES INFORMATION

    HOME LODGE DUES INFORMATION

    Delinquent dues notices have gone out. If you are more than a year behind in your dues contact the secretary or assistant secretary to get help, or to get in good standing. We will be reading the names of brethren to be suspended for non payment of dues in our may stated meeting.

     

    If those brethren are not in good standing by our June stated meeting, they will be suspended, so that the lodge will not have to bare the burden of paying the grand lodge per capita tax on them. We will work with you if you are in trouble, so take a minute to call us.

     

    Yearly Dues & Petition Fees

    Dues for the 2015 term are: $90.00

    Petitions for membership are: $425.00

    Petitions for affiliation are: $130.00

    Petitions for out of state affiliation are: $285.00

     

    Lifetime Membership

    ANY MEMBER OF HOME LODGE TO PAY THE PRORATED FEES AS PRESCRIBED IN
    THE MASONIC GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA F.&A.M.’S MASONIC CODE: 27020

     

    The following is the fee schedule for the year 2015:

     

    Under the age of 49 is 21 times the annual dues: $1,890.00

    50 to 54 is 19 times the annual dues: $1,710.00

    55 to 59 is 17 times the annual dues: $1,530.00

    60 to 64 is 14 times the annual dues: $1,260.00

    65 and older is 11 times the annual dues: $990.00

  • IN MEMORIAM

    IN MEMORIAM

  • CANDIDATES COACHING

    CANDIDATES COACHING

     

    Wednesday night is Lodge Night. Wednesday night is, COACHING NIGHT.

    Proficiency coaching is available to all EAs, FCs and MMs
    from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Please contact Wor. Steve Varsam P.M. at (818) 515-0093 for more information.

  • GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME

    As a California Mason, you are committed to the enduring health and relevance of this great organization. Our fraternity champions public education and provides industry-leading care for vulnerable seniors and families, and we are engaged community leaders. Making a legacy gift to our Masonic charities changes lives.

     

    A ‘planned’ gift, or ‘legacy’ gift, can help you achieve your personal, financial, and estate planning goals. For example, a legacy gift can provide the donor with an income for life as well as a charitable income tax deduction, and make a profound difference in Masonry.

     

    What is the Cornerstone Society?

    The Cornerstone Society is reserved for those Masons who choose to include the Masonic charities in their estate plans.

     

    The simplest way to become a Cornerstone Society member is through a bequest. But there are a variety of giving options available, such as trusts and charitable gift annuities. The method you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and needs. It is always a good idea to first consult your attorney and/or tax advisor for financial advice and expertise.

     

    How Do I Start?

    Please contact Greg Cherry to learn more at (310) 968-8369 or gcherry@freemason.org.

NEW MASTER MASONS

Home Lodge is very honored to have these new Master Masons join the history of our Lodge.

Congratulations Brothers.

Brother Hayk Dilanian

 

Brother Marcus Garsdean

 

Brother Robert Thompson

Brother Kevork Daldalian

 

Brother Bob Hakimfar

CONTACT & LOCATION INFORMATION

HOME MASONIC LODGE NO. 721 F. & A.M.

14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405-2214

Home Lodge Contact Phone Number: (805) 529-7510

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