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Matthew Howze

Meet Matthew

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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 Matthew Howze. We’ll let him introduce himself in his own words.

I grew in Washington state and followed my family to Colorado in 2009. I love the great weather and outdoor activities. In my free time I am usually working out, going for a bike ride, or just hangout with friends and family.

After working in the dental industry for 10+ years I changed careers and am now in architectural design. The change has been a fun challenge.

I joined Freemasonry for the Brotherhood, the history and the integrity of the organization and members. I could not be more happy with the support and lessons I have learned. 

Matthew has a great future at Denver Lodge No.5. We’re lucky to have him. Say hi to him at our next meeting.

Duncan Kish

Meet Duncan

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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.

J. Duncan Kish is Colorado native who grew up in Greenwood Village and attended Cherry Creek High school. He later graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver, with a B.S. in Chemistry. Duncan currently resides in the Golden Triangle neighborhood with his Fiancé and works in sales at a small Denver-based company.

Duncan has long been interested in Masonry, in large part due to his father, JD Kish, a Brother of George Washington Lodge No.161 in South Denver. Duncan was initiated and passed at Holland Lodge No.1 in Houston Texas back in 2016. But, due to fortuitous circumstances, he was able to relocate back to his home state where he can continue his Masonic journey at Denver Lodge No.5.

In his spare time, Duncan enjoys hiking the outdoors—often in Grand Lake, Colorado– relaxing with friends, and playing golf. His biggest passion, however, is flying. Duncan obtained his student pilot’s license when he was sixteen, and since then splits his time between the ground and the sky. He frequently can be found around Centennial airport on the weekends either flying or just watching planes.

Duncan always has a smile on his face and we’re excited to have him back in Denver!

Say hi to him at our next meeting.

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Meet Kory

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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 Kory Wilson. He is our Senior Warden for 2017 and a great Brother and friend. We’ll let him introduce himself in his own words.

I’m native of Colorado, growing up in the Denver metro area currently residing in Northglenn with my wife Delfina and two sons Amare (9) and Jadin (15). I have been an avid basketball fan for as long as I can remember.

I began my Masonic journey in 2010 at Denver Lodge No.5, and became a Master Mason 2011. In 2014 I decided to take my Masonic education a step further, and joined the Scottish Rite at the Denver Consistory, where I became a 32nd degree mason. Currently I sit in the west as Senior Warden.

In my free time, I’m usually at some body of water fishing or enjoying watching my sons participating in sporting events.  

Kory has a great future in the Fraternity and has proven himself to be a successful leader. Say hi to him at our next meeting.

Summer 2017

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Greetings from the East,

It is hard to believe that summer is upon us and my year in the East is almost half over. It certainly feels like its going by too fast and there is hardly enough time to get everything done. But we’re having a good time trying, aren’t we?!

In the month of May we visited Lupton Lodge and it was great to see what those Brothers are doing to revive the Lodge there! We were also treated to a performance by W.B. Michael Rossi and Bro. Daniel Lamorie who put on “Defense of the Ruffian,” a one-act play. They did an amazing job and I hope to put on another play soon. We had a great turn-out for scholarship night with about 80 people coming to support nine promising college students. We also honored Stephanie Walsh, our Teacher of the Year and Trooper Nicholas Hazlett, our Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

The fraternal activities are thriving with great turn-outs at the cigar nights and a golf outings. With the weather warming up, now we can look forward to more outside activities like shooting and fishing.

While we are technically “dark” for the summer months, we still have plenty of work to do. June 1st we will be holding a Stated Communication to hear proficiencies and the final reading of names for suspensions. If you know of a Brother who is late with his dues, please urge him for a speedy payment! Pending the proficiencies, we may be having a Fellowcraft Degree sometime in July. We will notify everyone once a date is set. June 10th is the annual Ghost Town Raising at Nevada Lodge. If you haven’t attended before, come out for a real treat! On June 16th we will be participating once again in the annual Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus Golf Tournament. We sponsored hole #5 and we have four Brothers participating this year.  Speaking of the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus, mark your calendars for their annual picnic and car show on August 19th. Denver 5 always has a strong presence and I hope to see you all there. On August 17th  we will be holding a Master Mason degree. If you would like a part, please let me know.

That’s all for now. Have a great summer and I hope to see you at Lodge soon!

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

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Meet Jonny

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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 Jonny Aderhold a Colorado native. Born in 1975, Jonny grew up in Greeley Colorado then moved to Denver Colorado at the age of 10.

In Jonny’s early years he was interested in music while training to become a black belt in Taekwondo.

Jonny’s interest in music grew as he played with multiple musical groups some of which can be heard here https://soundcloud.com/jonnyaderhold under the alias Jonny Maze.

Jonny and his wife Adi have two children oldest named Xander and youngest Breanna. They currently live in Parker Colorado. Jonny is head of the IT department for the University of Denver’s Athletics Division where he’s been for over 16 years.

Jonny became a Freemason March 21st 2013 at Denver lodge No. 5. Becoming a brother within this Fraternity was important to Jonny after studying it’s history and having ties to the Fraternity through his Grandfather. Because of this, he has met Brothers for life.

Say hi to him at our next meeting.

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.