Revised October 30th, 2020
October has been a great month for Denver Freemasonry! At our first stated communication, we initiated three new brothers in our fraternity. Many thanks go out to the brethren that participated in the degree work that made the evening a success! On October 10th we held a charity 5K Run/Walk and Food Drive at Sloan’s Lake in the beautiful fall weather. Almost 20 brethren, prospects, and family participated and we collected 430 pounds of non-perishable food that we donated to Soldier’s Angels, a non-profit organization that distributes food to needy veterans. The bulk of Soldier’s Angels work comes around the holidays, so stay tuned for another volunteer opportunity for us to donate our time to help this worthy cause. I want to recognize Brother Tim McDowell for his efforts putting together the event and finding the veterans charities for us to support this year! At our second stated communication, we voted on amendments to the Denver #5 by-laws. Five amendments passed and one was withdrawn so that the Scholarship and Education Committee could refine the amendment and resubmit it to the lodge.
We continue to have an average of 10 prospective members at each of our dinners, which means we’ll have several more initiations to perform over the next 6 months. That also means we have a great need for brethren to volunteer additional time to be mentors for these new members as they journey through the degrees. Our posting program continues to be one of the best Denver; however, it takes a lot of time to teach and mentor and the more seasoned Masons we have that can volunteer some time on Wednesday nights, or even to do phone posting, the more we can take off the shoulders of the Posting Committee. Please contact James Bechtel if you’re interested in helping out with posting.
Due to the increased Covid-19 restrictions, we must wistfully transition our meetings to virtual format for the month of November. We will continue to monitor the situation and transition back to in-person meetings as soon as possible.
Our next virtual communication is on November 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. This lodge meeting is our annual Heritage Night celebrating the first lodge meeting held in Denver on November 3, 1858. We will have a guest speaker, WB Patrick Dey, who will be giving a presentation on MW Lawrence N. Greenleaf who was Worshipful Master of Denver #5 in 1866, 1868, and 1869, and Grand Master of Colorado in 1880. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting information.
Our second virtual communication is on November 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Stay tuned for more information. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting information.
Posting in person will be on a limited basis in order to comply with current restrictions. Please contact James Bechtel for scheduling.
I pray the Grand Architect of the Universe will guide us through these uncertain times and return us to normal in the near future.
Denver Lodge #5 A.F. & A.M