Greetings from the East!
I’m sure most of you are in the same mindset I am this time of year. If I’m not at work or a Lodge event, I’ve been outside raking leaves. The weather has made this annual chore much more tolerable this year. I’m still struggling with it still being dark at 7am, but we only have one more week of that and then it’ll be dark at 4:30pm. Not sure which is worse.
Denver 5 has been very busy over the last few weeks! On October 21st, we Raised Brothers Vincent Naranjo and Mitchell Jouse to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The degree teams did excellent work and they were great degrees. Congratulations to the Brothers!
Denver 5 opened a Lodge on October 27th to hear some proficiencies and practice for receiving the Grand Lodge Officers. When we arrived, there were different Lodges using every Lodge room in the Welton Temple. There were degrees being put on in the 4th floor Lodge room, another Lodge was practicing degree work and then we had the last 5th floor Lodge room. It was so great to see so many Lodges and Brothers doing their work. It is so great to see that Masonry is alive and well in Denver!
November is a special month for Denver 5. Our Lodge was established in November of 1859 and November is the month that we celebrate our annual Heritage Night. This year Heritage Night is being held on November 4th. We will be receiving the Grand Master of all Masons in Colorado along with members of the Grand Line. This is an open meeting, which means you are welcome to bring your significant other and your kids. It’s a great opportunity for them to see the Welton Temple and meet your Brothers and their families. It is very important that you RSVP for this event to ensure that we have enough food for dinner. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm with the open Lodge starting at 7:30pm. You can RSVP here.
Another tradition at Denver 5 is our Heritage Raising. The Heritage Raising differs from our normal Raising as we attempt to recreate what it might have been like to be Raised in 1859. The Heritage Raising will take place on Thursday, November 11th. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm, with the Lodge opening at 7:30pm to Raise two Brothers. I have personally been looking forward to this all year. This event is only open to Master Masons. Again, it is important that you RSVP for this event. You can RSVP here.
Our last meeting in November is on Thursday, November 18th. This is going to be a quick meeting as it coincides with the Scottish Rite Reunion. A number of us who help with the Reunion or are taking part in the Reunion will be at the Consistory all day long and I’ve worked the Brothers of the Officer Line hard enough the last couple of months, so we’ll just have a quick business meeting and head over to a local bar to enjoy a beer and some fellowship. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm with the open Lodge starting at 7:30pm. You can RSVP here.
I look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events and hope everyone has an excellent Thanksgiving holiday!
Michael Rotert W.M.