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 WARDEN
ORLANDO SALAS, JUNIOR WARDEN
HOME LODGE №721