Friday, February 27, 2009


I really enjoyed this poem and believe that it could be very you?

Ten Master Masons, happy, doing fine;
One listened to a rumor, then there were nine.

Nine Master Masons, faithful, never late;
One didn't like the "Master," then there were eight.

Eight Master Masons, on their way to heaven;
One joined to many clubs, then there were seven.

Seven Master Masons, life dealt some hard licks;
One grew discouraged, then there were six.

Six Master Masons, all very much alive;
One lost his interest, then there were five.

Five Master Masons, wishing there were more;
Got into a great dispute, then there were four.

Four Master Masons, busy as could be;
One didn't like the programs, then there were three.

Three Master Masons, was one of them you?
One grew tired of all the work, then there were two.

Two Master Masons with so much to be done;
One said "What's the use," then there was one.

One Master Mason, found a brother -- true!
Brought him to the Lodge, then there were two.

Two Master Masons didn't find work a bore;
Each brought another, then there were four.

Four Master Masons saved their Lodges fate;
By showing others kindness, then there were eight.

Eight Master Masons, loving their Lodges bright sheen;
Talked so much about it, they soon counted sixteen.

Sixteen Master Masons, to their obligations true;
Were pleased when their number went to thirty-two.

So we can't put our troubles at the Lodges door;
It's our fault for harming the Lodge we adore.

Don't fuss about the programs or the "Master" in the East;
Keep your obligation by serving even the very least.

-This was furnished by Bro. George CHAVEZ

Five Points Lodge #1137 Anniversary Dinner

Last night I took the whole family to lodge for our 89th anniversary dinner. It was great to introduce them to my new Brothers and give them a tour of our lodge. The presentation was really interesting as it gave me an insight to the wonderful history of our lodge and how far it has come throughout the years. I especially enjoyed looking at a very old book which has invitations and pictures of other anniversary dinners from many years ago. I really wish we could promote our anniversary dinner much more next year for the big 90! I think sending out invitations is a must and preparing a very special dinner to make it an even more memorable night!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tonight I passed my Master Mason Proficiency Exam

Well this was a great relief, for some reason or another this felt like the most difficult of all the proficiencies, maybe because it's the last one. What was unique about this one for me was that on my coach's suggestion, I decided to do my own question and answers. It was nice to hear several compliments from some of the Brethren, saying things like, "that blew me away", "beautiful job" and "that's only the third time I've heard it done that way in 50 years!"

I know I probably made a couple small mistakes or stuck in an extra word here and there. But all in all, I feel very satisfied with my exam, and am glad that I am finally done! Now I would like to look into coaching another Brother and helping him in the way my coaches went way beyond and out of their way to help me.