CHARLIE FORONDA 707-3151879 WORSHIPFUL MASTER
RITCHIE OBLANCA 707-3158961 SENIOR WARDEN
ROBERT BARRETT 707-446-3123 SECRETARY
KEN MILLER 707-326-5580 INSPECTOR 129TH DISTRICT
March 14th Stated Business Meeting/Dinner
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
21st Officer School of Instruction
Suisun Lodge No. 55
Master Mason Degree 2nd Section
TBD Degree Work
TBD Table Lodge Dinner
July 15, 2017 Suisun Lodge Golf Tournament
Paradise Valley GC, Fairfield
August 19, 2017 Lodge End-of-Summer Dinner
Suisun Lodge No. 55
Hi Dennis - here's what's been happening in the Suisun Lodge No. 55 Mobile App.
Lodge Website Address
Donations Donations Donations
Yes we are in need of every members help. As many of you are aware our roof is leaking and needs attention. We raised money in the past for this worthy cause but unfortunately the Heating/Air Conditioner unit failed. Monies were diverted to replace the unit to keep the lodge open and rented. Another issue also plaguing our lodge is “The Homeless”! Yes they are sleeping on our doors steps and littering the grounds. So now in addition to many other needs we have to install fencing and gates. When the litigation regarding the cemetery burial sites is resolved we will have funds to put towards these two projects and maybe room for new carpeting. But all this is going to take funds we do not have at this time. Again we have to count on all the members, annual renters and others for help. Please help your lodge by donating whatever you can spare, $10.00, $20.00 or more. You can mail a check to Suisun Lodge NO. 55, (remember it is non-taxable gift) and noting at the bottom “donation” or use your Iphone App at the very top of this message to submit your donation.
AS THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST……………
If you have not been to the lodge in a while, rediscover the joy of what drew you to the craft. Joining us by coming out for dinner and sitting in your lodge provides simple pleasure in fellowship with brothers*.
So far we are off to a great start. The year is in full swing and the programs are picking up steam. In the absence of a Junior Warden, the joint teamwork of the Worshipful Master and the Senior Warden performed the First Degree Conferrals.
In the month of January we successfully conducted two initiations upon Bro. Robert Molera and Bro. Pablo Tamoro. Many thanks to WB Joey Bertulfo and Bro. Edgar Bajada who filled in the office of Senior Deacon and Junior Warden station respectively as we all know we don't have a Senior Deacon and a Junior Warden. Last month we received application from a new candidate and two more applicants turned in their petitions. This month a Second Degree Conferral is already scheduled and I am inviting those who are interested to participate in the passing and raising of our incoming candidates. Let us take these conferrals as an opportunity to help our future brothers to become better men.
March 14, 2017. -Stated Meeting & Inspector Official Visit.
March 21, 2017. -School Of Instruction. Remember: only the Inspector can excuse you from being absent.
March 28, 2017 -Second Degree Conferral.
TBA -Table Lodge Dinner (The Ceremony of The Seven Toast)
*Good fellowship is an important aspect of Masonry. The bonds that unite Masons together grow stronger with each shared moment, event, and discussion.
Bro. Charlie Foronda
AS THE SUN IS IN WEST……
PROFICIENCY AND ADVANCEMENT
Prior to advancement to the Fellow Craft, or second degree, every Mason in California must be able to answer certain questions and reach a required level of proficiency in the work of the Entered Apprentice degree. The proficiency requirements will be explained in detail by your assigned candidate’s coach, Masonic Formation representative, or the senior warden of your lodge. The purpose of the requirements is to teach each candidate the language of Freemasonry, fix in his memory the teachings and structure of the degree, impress upon his consciousness the different points of the obligation, and to teach the value of our ancient methods of learning and contemplation.
The questions must be answered to the satisfaction of the master and it is highly encouraged that the candidate read his answer to the essay question in open lodge in the form of a brief formal presentation. You will be apprised of all the requirements for advancement to the next degree and suitable assistance will be afforded you to accomplish them.
THIRD DEGREE ANNIVERSERY
George Cordodor PM 62
Kirk Sheldon 47
William Neal 44
William Jewer PM 43
Joseph Read 32
Benjamin Latonio 28
William De los Santos 24
Fredrich Pamintuan 14
Tracy Scott 14
Robert Littleton 11
Michael Lange 09
James Ziegelman 09
Mark Sotelo 02
Additional Lodge Activities
O.E.S., Suisun Chapter #2
Second Thursday of the Month
7:30 PM Meeting
Montezuma Shrine Club
Third Thursday of the Month
6:00 PM Business Meeting
7:00 PM Club Meeting
The King is in th House
PAST MASTERS ARE VIDEL AND ESSENTIAL PART OF A LODGE
Famous/Notable American Masons
William “Bud” Abbott of the Abbott & Costello comedy team
Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Astronaut
Eddy Arnold, Country Singer
Gene Autry, Movie Actor and Singer
Daniel Carter Beard, Founder of the Boy Scouts
Mel Blanc, American Voice Actor
Eddie Cantor, Entertainer
Kit Carson, American Adventurer
Walter Chrysler, Founder of Chrysler Corporation
Tyrus Cobb, Baseball Star
William F. Cody, aka Buffalo Bill
Nat King Cole, Singer
Samuel Colt, Colt Revolvers
Leroy Cooper, Astronaut
Davy Crockett, Adventurer, Folk Hero
Erasmus Darwin, English Physician, Philosopher
Cecil B. DeMille, Movie Director
Jack Dempsey, Hearyweight Boxer
Bob Dole, U.S. Politician
James “Jimmy” Doolittle, General
Richard Dreyfuss, Actor
Duke Ellington, Musician
John Elway, Quarterback, Denver Broncos
Douglas Fairbanks, Movie Actor
W. C. Fields, Comedian, Actor
Dr. Walter Fleming, Founder, Co-Founder of the Shiners
William J. Florence, Co-Founder of the Shiners
Gerald Ford, President of the United States
Benjamin Franklin, Statesman and Inventor
Clark Gable, Actor
James A. Garfield, President of the United States
John H. Glenn, Jr., Astronaut and U.S. Senator
Virgil Grissom, Astronaut
To Be Continued………….