We would like to assure all of you that the Brothers at Home Lodge No. 721 take the health and well-being of our community, our Brothers and Ladies and our Home Lodge families very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the effects of the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will practice social distancing. We have temporarily closed the Lodge to protect and care for those who work with us, our Brothers our families and the public.
We miss seeing all of you at Home Lodge and as soon as this is over we look forward to seeing everyone at Home Lodge once again.
We are all in this together.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our lodge family and our communities as needed.
For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov or your local health department's website.
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“Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.”
“All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
“Courage is the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.”
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.
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Dear brethren, ladies and, friends:
I hope everyone is doing well, remains healthy and, safe.
August is here and we have four months left in the year. Typically this is my favorite time of the year because I spend most of these last four months of the year at home with family. Some of the California trees begin to change colors, the weather gets cooler, and it seems like everything begins to slow down a little.
August has always signified a “start” or “beginning” for me; the start of a new school year, the start of the end of the year; the start of multiple holidays to come.
It’s been a difficult first half of the year for all of us. The world seems like it’s been going through various levels of Jumanji (Robin Williams version) as each months passes. However, I would encourage us all to look forward to a better rest of the year. Let us look for the positivity in our day rather than the negativity surrounding us. Let’s try to do something nice for ourselves and, extend a kindness to a stranger each day.
Our outcomes for everyday, had always been in our hands. We can blame a pandemic, riots, etc as much as we want, but a part of our lives is entirely dependent on what we do individually. I certainly understand that so much is out of our hands for our day to days but, just as much is still with in them.
I always wanted to thank certain brothers whose efforts have made a huge difference this year. Thank you to Scott for always keeping our members informed; thank you to Rick for making sure the lodge stays afloat and current; thank you Moses for making sure we remain financially stable; thank you Mike David for keeping our prospective members engaged; thank you Mike Egbert and Orlando for keeping our communications alive and well. Thank you Jerry for everything you do (honestly the man does a lot for us, more than anyone can count).
I know there are many more of you, so I’m thankful for you all, working to keep the lodge moving forward.
I pray for and love you all. I cannot wait to see everyone’s face, hear the laughter, and sit in lodge together again.
Home Lodge, No. 721
Dear Brethren and Home Lodge Ladies,
Being in lock down for almost 5 months I feel like it’s been forever; not being able to meet at Lodge has been very difficult for me. I miss my brothers, I miss stated meetings and everything related to my Lodge, our Lodge.
I remember when I set foot in Lodge for the first time. I didn’t know anyone but a couple of friends who brought me to Lodge. I didn’t want to make friends. I just wanted to be a Freemason and wanted to know everything about the Fraternity. However, as I started coming to stated meetings, I got to know so many brothers and now I have so many brothers I love, brothers who don’t see my religion or my skin color or my political views but rather see what’s in my heart. I feel so happy to be around all of you. You make me so happy and I can’t wait to see all of you again.
May G_d bless you all and your families.
Fraternally from the South,
WORSHIPFUL ANDRE ALADADYAN
PETER VOGELSANG, SENIOR WARDER
ORLANDO SALA, JUNIOR WARDEN
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>> UPDATED DUES INFORMATION FOR 2020 <<
HOME LODGE DUES INFORMATION
Our dues for 2020 are $103.00 per member, due on or by the 1st day of January. If you are not at the very least in possession of a 2018 dues card (haven’t paid your dues for 2019) we will be sending you a notice of possible suspension, beginning in March. If you have not paid your dues in arrears or made proper arrangements, we will be suspending you in May of 2020. Many brethren have asked what that means. It means this, if you are suspended for nonpayment of dues, your name will be read in lodge the night you are suspended, the other Masonic bodies will be notified of your suspension (per the CMC) and you will become suspended in those bodies as well until you are back in good standing with your blue lodge. Bringing yourself back into good standing involves the following process-you must pay your dues in arrears, then you are put up to a vote of the brethren for reinstatement, then the other bodies are notified upon your reinstatement.
Yearly Dues & Petition Fees For 2020
Dues for the 2020 term are: $103.00
Petitions for membership are: $425.00
Petitions for affiliation are: $130.00
Petitions for out of state affiliation are: $285.00
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 2020:
Under the age of 49 is 21 times the annual dues: $2,163.00
50 to 54 is 19 times the annual dues: $1,957.00
55 to 59 is 17 times the annual dues: $1,751.00
60 to 64 is 14 times the annual dues: $1,442.00
65 and older is 11 times the annual dues: $1,133.00
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 email@example.com.
OUR BROTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED TO THE SUBLIME DEGREE OF MASTER MASON
Home Lodge is very honored to have these new Master Masons join the history of our Lodge.
Brother Christopher G. Berberian
Brother Avetis Petoyan
Brother Geronimo Legaspi
Brother Boris Lunares
Brother Anthony Hatchett
Brother Thomas S. Austin
Brother Justin Bruce
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HOME MASONIC LODGE № 721 F. & A.M.
14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405-2214