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May 2017

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Greetings from the East,

We had a busy month in April, but the highlight for me was Raising our Brothers Daniel McCoy and Sean Murphy to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason! The degree team did a great job and I couldn’t be more proud!

Park Hill Lodge No. 148 reciprocated our visit with their own joint communication at the Welton Temple on the 20th. It was certainly great to see them again and we hope this will be a repeated event in the years to come!

Our May calendar is booking up fast. May 1st we will be visiting Lupton Lodge #119 at 7pm. Bro. Dane Barnes will be doing a presentation on Mysticism, Esotericism, and the Occult. The address is 130 Denver Ave., Fort Lupton CO. 80621

Our Stated Communication on May 4th will be the first instalment in our new series of performances by the Denver Lodge No. 5. Thespian Club. Defense of the Ruffians by Bro. Thomas B. Davis will be performed by W.B. Michael Rossi and Bro. Daniel Lamorie. This is promising to be a huge event so please join us! Master Masons only please. RSVP

May 11th will be our monthly Cigar Night at Churchill’s in the Brown Palace. Space is limited so please RSVP.

Our Stated Communication on May 18th will be our Annual Open Scholarship Night. Aside from giving out scholarships, we will also be honouring a few other notable citizens and we have Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger as a keynote speaker. The dinner and the meeting will be open to the public so please invite your friends and loved ones. RSVP

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

Reminder: If you haven’t paid your 2017 dues, please do so or risk suspension!

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Meet Ray

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This is another installment in a series where we will introduce some of our members. These are the up-and-coming leaders of our Fraternity. These are men from all walks of life. Fathers, sons, husbands… and we all call each other Brothers. These are just some of the stories behind Denver Lodge No.5.

Ray Loomis is a husband and father of two. His Daughter Bailey is 8 and Son Blake is 3. He lives in the quiet town of Elizabeth where he also home offices. He works for Thomson Reuters in the legal marketing space. He help attorneys from Denver to Pueblo build their online brand and attract new clients through a wide range of online advertising.

Originally from Ohio, he has had one foot in both states since 1984. Colorado has been his primary home since 2004. When not working he spends his time dating his wife, skiing as much as possible, sport shooting, and playing with his kids. He is also handy with his steel, not just any geek off the street, earns his keep.

We love having Ray and it’s always a huge pleasure seeing him at Lodge. 

Say hi to him at our next meeting.

April 2017

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Greetings from the East,

Congratulations to our newest Entered Apprentices, Brothers James Bechtel and David Bralish! Welcome to the Fraternity! We also welcomed Brother David Meza back to Lodge after a long time away. It’s great to have him back!

You’ll be noticing a new face in the officer line. Brother Michael Rotert will be our new Senior Steward. In the short time he has been a Mason, he has shown the dedication and hard work needed to be a leader at Denver Lodge No.5 . Welcome to the officer line Brother!

Our Joint Communication at Park Hill Lodge No. 148 was a hit! It was great meeting with the Brethren of Park Hill. We also had the opportunity to visit Rocky Mountain Lodge #1 P.H.A. and were warmly welcomed as always. Thanks to all who came out for the Brotherly love!

We will be closing this month up with an Actual Past Master’s Degree for yours truly on Friday March 31st. Dinner is at 7pm with the degree to follow. Open to Past Masters only. Please contact the secretary to RSVP

If you have RSVP’d for the Whiskey Distillery tour at Laws Whiskey, that will be April 1st at Noon. Don’t forget admission is $10 at the door. Admission fees will go towards any purchases in the gift shop.

On April 5th at 5pm we will be having a group fly fishing lesson at Trouts Fly Shop. Space is limited so please RSVP with me. Check out the new Denver Lodge No.5 Rod and Gun Club page!.

There will be a service held for W.B. Ken Lyons at Fort Logan on April 6th at 1pm. Please come express your condolences and see our Brother off to the Celestial Lodge.

For our April 6th Stated Communication we will have our Junior Warden sitting in the East as we open and close on all degrees and hear proficiencies. RSVP.

Our April 20th Stated Communication will be held for the purposes of Raising Bros. Sean Murphy and Daniel McCoy to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. RSVP

Scholarship applications can still be downloaded on our website. The deadline for applications is April 7th.

Reminder: If you haven’t paid your 2017 dues, please do so or risk suspension! You can pay online here.

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.

Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

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Meet Michael

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This is another installment in a series where we will introduce some of our members. These are the up-and-coming leaders of our Fraternity. These are men from all walks of life. Fathers, sons, husbands… and we all call each other Brothers. These are just some of the stories behind Denver Lodge No.5.

Michael Rotert lives in Westminster, Colorado and is a proud husband, father of four boys and Mason.  He owns and runs an importing business that is also located in Westminster.  When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, shooting and designing and building furniture.

He has been a Brother at D5 since April 2016.  He enjoys many aspects of Freemasonry, particularly the fellowship with the diverse group of Brothers in our lodge. Masonic and philosophical discussion, degree work and promoting the Craft are just some of the things he enjoys about being a Mason.

Since he has joined Denver Lodge #5, he has proven to be a big asset to the Fraternity helping out with degree work and on the Fraternal Activities Committee. We’re glad to call him “Brother.” 

Say hi to him at our next meeting.

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Meet Scott

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This is another installment in a series where we will introduce some of our members. These are the up-and-coming leaders of our Fraternity. These are men from all walks of life. Fathers, sons, husbands… and we all call each other Brothers. These are just some of the stories behind Denver Lodge No.5.

Scott was born and raised in New Jersey and now resides in Erie, Colorado. He is  married to the love of his life, Holly, and is a father of two, Brooklyn (4) and Bronx (3).

Professionally, Scott provides computing and technology education consultation services. He is also a Trustee for the Town of Erie and serves as a liaison to Erie’s Historic Preservation Board.

Scott enjoys music, vinyl records, playing guitar/drums/etc., history, technology, and computing. He is also a big fan of sushi.

Scott was initiated into Freemasonry at Denver Lodge #5 on October 11, 2014. He currently serves as Denver 5’s Marshal and sits on the Finance and Community Outreach committees.

Scott is a dedicated Brother… always happy to lend a hand and tell a joke. We look forward to seeing him at every event.

Say hi to him at our next meeting.

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Meet Ariel

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This is another installment in a series where we will introduce some of our members. These are the up-and-coming leaders of our Fraternity. These are men from all walks of life. Fathers, sons, husbands… and we all call each other Brothers. These are just some of the stories behind Denver Lodge No.5.

Meet Brother Ariel Breitman. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1993. At 15 years old, Ariel moved to New York City to train for a career in professional ballet. After working with The Washington Ballet in DC for one year, he received a job offer with the Colorado Ballet in 2014.

Ariel was raised by Brotherhood Lodge No. 126 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June of 2015.

Masonry for Ariel has been a life changing experience. After joining Denver Lodge No. 5 in 2016, Breitman has met countless friends and Brothers, offering some of the most valuable, meaningful and profound relationships he has ever had. Through his connection with Colorado Ballet, Ari enjoys introducing Brothers to his lifelong passion and profession.

Ari has been a tremendous asset the Fraternity and it’s always great to see him.

Say hi to him at our next meeting.

 

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Meet Sean

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This is the first installment in our new series where we will introduce some of our members. These are the up-and-coming leaders of our Fraternity. These are men from all walks of life. Fathers, sons, husbands… and we all call each other Brothers. These are just some of the stories behind Denver Lodge No.5.

Meet Sean. He is one of our newest Fellowcrafts and a great guy all around. We’ll let him introduce himself in his own words.

I have lived in Colorado since 1998. I am a father of 3. Being a father has proved to be more challenging, rewarding, and enriching than I have ever thought. I love to cook, hike, snowboard, and listen to music. Music is dear me, as is my vinyl collection. From Miles Davis to Jane’s Addiction and everything in-between… Nothing beats it.

Freemasonry and the Brothers of Denver No. 5 have been a wonderful addition to my existence. I look forward to sharing space and breaking bread with these gentlemen on the first and third Thursdays for Lodge and then to congregate outside of Lodge for some great and memorable times! Brothers in every sense of the word. It is a diverse group of guys and a group that you will find it hard not to strike a meaningful conversation with. 

Sean has a great future in the Fraternity. Say hi to him at our next meeting.

March 2017

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Greetings from the East,

I’d first like to congratulate Brother Sean Murphy, who we Passed to the Fellowcraft degree at our second stated communication in February. And a job well done by our degree team!

The unseasonably warm weather has invigorated the Brethren and we have a lot of activities planned for March. For our first stated meeting on March 2nd, we will be having a joint communication at Park Hill Lodge #148.(4819 Montview Blvd) This is a great opportunity to visit another Temple building and Lodge that we would otherwise not be able to attend since they meet on the same night as Denver #5.

On Saturday March 4th we will be “freezin’ for a reason“ once again at the Boulder Reservoir Polar Plunge. Even if you are not taking the dip, come out and support. See W.B. Tom Schotts for details.

On Monday March 6th, at 6:30pm we will be visiting Rocky Mountain Lodge #1 F&AM, PHA. (4200 E. Colfax.) If you haven’t had a chance to visit a Prince Hall Lodge, you are missing out! Contact Kory Wilson SW to RSVP

We will be holding a special communication on March 10th to do Master Mason proficiencies and vote on a petition.

We are exciting to be taking part in the annual Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday March 11th. It’s always been a lot of fun to hit the Downtown Denver streets and especially to promote the Fraternity. Details will be out soon.

At our second Stated Communication on March 16th, we will be initiating three candidates into the Fraternity. These are great guys that we have come to know and we are excited to have them join us!

Don’t forget that scholarship applications are out now and can be downloaded on our website. The deadline for applications is April 7th.

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

February 2017

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First off, congratulations are in order for Brother Jordan Rice and Brother Daniel McCoy, who received their Fellowcraft Degrees! And a job well done to the D5 degree team! You have once again exemplified our amazing ritual work.

At the time of writing, the 2017 Grand Lodge session has not begun, but your Principle Officers will be in attendance and we will report back to you with all the details and any news.

We had a lot fun in January at events like the cigar night, family bowling and the DU hockey game. Thank you to all who came out! The Lodge also sponsored two tables at the annual Burn’s Dinner at the Denver Consistory. A good time was had by all as usual and we look forward to being there again next year. Bring on the haggis!

January was a busy month and I expect February to be no different! At our first Stated Communication in February, we are lucky to have W.B. Nick Freeburg give a talk on a topic of importance to all Masons, the Art of Memory. For our second Stated Communication, we will once again be on the FC Degree to pass two Brothers.

Other fun activities going on in February will be cigar night (Feb. 9), game night (Feb. 11) and billiards (Feb. 23). We’ve had great turn-outs in January, so please RSVP here so we can be sure to have enough room for everyone. We are constantly adding activities so check the website for updates.

We will also be visiting our Brothers at South Denver Lodge No.93 for their Stated Communication on February 21st. They will be raising a Brother to the Master Mason Degree.

Don’t forget that scholarship applications are out now and can be downloaded on our website. The deadline for applications is April 7th

Thank you all for a great January. Now let’s make February even better!

Pablo Colomban,
W.M.Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

NOTICE

We have a few spots available on our D5 Golf League. Please contact our Junior Warden to reserve a spot for group lessons.

The Denver Lodge No. 5 Rod and Gun Club is also taking names for our first event, a fly fishing 101 class. We will set a date once we have a list of names. Please contact Pablo Colomban W.M.

We’re looking to set up a distillery tour at Laws Whisky in Denver. This event will take place in March but we need to start taking reservations. Again, please contact Pablo Colomban W.M.

2017 scholarships

2017 Scholarship Applications Available Now!

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Hey Colorado students, 2017 scholarships applications are available now to download!

Denver Lodge No. 5 awards scholarships annually in memory of the late W.B. Arvin V. Lankenau, Past Master. An eligible applicant is anyone wishing to attend a College or Trade School within the State of Colorado and sponsored by a Master Mason who is a member in good standing of Denver Lodge No.5, A.F. & A.M.

Application deadline is April 7th 2017, so make sure you get started today!

Download the application.