I want to thank all of you who attended the first annual Masonica event this past weekend! We had excellent workshops and presentations given by many different Brothers. I know I learned a few things this weekend and hope you did as well! One of the highlights of the evening was receiving an original painting of W.B. Henry P.H. Bromwell. W.B. Bromwell was a prominent Mason and played a big role in the early days of Denver as well as Denver Lodge 5. I have in turn donated this painting to the Welton Temple Association so that this historical piece can be properly displayed in the Temple. The after-dinner entertainment was amazing as W.B. Michael Rossi and Bro. Dan Lamorie presented the play “Defense of the Ruffians”. I want to thank everyone who helped put on this event and joined us on Saturday!
It is now time to get back to work! September is almost here and that means that it’s time to put down the sunscreen and dust off your suit and tie. Lodge meetings are back! We are going to start our September meetings with a step-up night for Bro. James Bechtel S.W. He will be opening, stepping up and down, and closing the Lodge. We will have a handful of proficiencies throughout the night. Please come join us and support Bro. James while he runs the show this Thursday. Please RSVP for dinner with Bryan Cummings J.W.
After this meeting, we will have seven proficient EA’s who are excited to be passed to the Fellowcraft degree! We are going to need to break the degrees up over two nights. The first night of degrees will be during our September 16th meeting. We will hold a special on September 18th to complete the rest. Again, we ask that you RSVP with the Junior Warden for both events. We hope you can join us and help us in bringing these Brothers more light.
I hope Summer has been treating everyone well. I can tell that Fall is approaching as my Masonic calendar is starting to fill up.
First off, I would like to thank all the Brothers that attended Brother Richard Trabert’s funeral and Celebration of Life on Friday, July 30th. It was great to see everyone there and to be able to pay a final farewell to our Brother.
Our plans for the Masonica event on August 28th are all coming together. The speakers, dinner and play are all taken care of, but I know that there will be some last-minute details that we will need help with. If you are available, please reach out to me directly and I’ll put you to work. Also, please reach out to Brothers from other Lodges to let them know about the event. There is a link on the website to RSVP ( http://www.denver5.org/masonica/ ). There is no cost to attend the event and with the attendance capped at 100 people, you will want to make sure that you get signed up!
I’m happy to announce that the Denver Consistory is going to be having a Fall Reunion. This Reunion will take place from November 18-20. If you don’t know what a Reunion is, this is the event that takes place twice each year to confer the Scottish Rite degrees. It is open to all Master Masons in good standing. There hasn’t been an in-person Reunion since the Fall of 2019 due to the pandemic, so it is exciting that this event will be moving forward. If you have any questions about this, you can reach out to me directly.
As I have been laying out the calendar for the remainder of the year, we are going to be doing a lot of degree and proficiency work, so grab your clear text, go sit in the hammock and get to studying. We have a large group of proficient EA’s that are all eager to get passed and raised before the end of the year.