November 2017

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Greetings from the East!

I’d like to congratulate and welcome our newest Entered Apprentices, Bro. Will Berry, Bro. Andy Tuitele, Bro. Ben Allen, and Bro. Gareth Alexander. The degree itself was superb and the turnout on the sidelines truly inspiring. Thank you all!

We had a great Stated Communication on October 5th at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Home and enjoyed our time with the Brethren there. I hope it’s something we can repeat in the years to come.

November is a special month for Denver Lodge No. 5. The first recorded meeting of Masons, and what would become Denver Lodge No. 5, was held on November 3rd, 1858. And so, every year in the first week of November, Denver Lodge No. 5 commemorates their heritage. We have some exciting events planned for this year.

At our first Stated Communication on Thursday, November 2nd we’ll be receiving the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Vernon R. Turner, and his Grand Lodge Officer Line. We will also have a presentation on “frontier life” by Brother John “Ramrod” Russell and will be presenting a 25-year member pin. This meeting will be open to the public so please invite your friends and families. Bro. Ramrod’s presentation is a hit with the kids so make sure to bring them along! Come join us for this special event! Lodge will open at 5:30 pm on the MM degree to take care of some Lodge Business.  Dinner will be at 6:30 pm. Presentations will begin at 7:30 pm. RSVP.

Continuing with the heritage theme, I’m excited to announce the first ever Denver Lodge No.5 Heritage Raising on Saturday, November 4th. We will be Raising four Brothers to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason while trying to create an atmosphere similar to the one perhaps experienced by our Founding Brothers. Our Labors will be done by candlelight alone, the fare will be one typically found in the 19th century West, and Right Worshipful Brother Kevin Townley will provide musical entertainment during dinner. We will also be treated to a special toast by W.B. Nick Freeburg. Lodge will open on the Master Mason Degree at 3:00 pm. We will Raise three Brothers before we break for dinner at 6:30 pm. Lodge will return to Labor at 7:30 pm for the final degree in long form. As a bonus, while not required, we encourage all attendees to come dressed in Victorian-era fashion. We will choose a winner by vote for “Best Dressed” and I will pay for their 2018 Denver Lodge No. 5 Dues. Come celebrate not just Denver Lodge No.5’s long history, but Colorado Freemasonry at large! RSVP

On Friday, November 10th, come out and join us for Denver 5 Rink Night and watch the DU Pioneers take on St. Cloud State! The game starts at 7:05 pm.  Open to Denver Lodge No.5 Members and family only. We have limited seats available and they’ll fill up fast. First come, first serve. RSVP.

Our second Stated Communication on Thursday, November 16th will be reserved for hearing some proficiencies and catching up on various Lodge business. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm and Lodge will open at 7:30 pm on the E.A. degree.

That’s all for now, but check our website and Facebook page regularly for new events and updates.

See you at Lodge!

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

October 2017

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Greetings from the East!

The temperature is dropping and the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing! I love this time of year. September was another great month at D5. We started it off with an enlightening, historical presentation by W.B. Van-Troi Perozo. We also had a Joint Communication with the six Welton Street Temple Lodges to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England. We saw hard work come to fruition with three Brothers doing their Fellowcraft Proficiencies and are now ready to be Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. We had the pleasure of hosting Brethren visiting us from Brazil and England amongst other places. The Golf League had a Happy Hour outing at Park Hill Golf course and we had a blast! If you are interested in joining the league, please contact me.

We keep the momentum going in October with a lot of fun activities. For our first Stated on October 5th, we’ll be meeting at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement home. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm with Lodge opening at 7:30 pm on the Master Mason Degree.

We will be initiating four new Brethren at our second Stated on October 19th.  We will be starting at 5 pm with a break for dinner at 6:30 pm. Join us as we bring Light to these new Brothers!

Denver Lodge No.5 will be sponsoring some Brethren to attend this year’s Colorado Masonic SymposiumOctober 14th-15th. If you are interested in attending, please contact Bro. Michael Rossi, P.M.

We also have plans for a Hockey game at DU, a night at the Colorado Ballet and a cigar night in the next few weeks. Contact me for more details.

I don’t want to jump too far ahead, but our Heritage Week is coming up in November. We will celebrate Denver Lodge No. 5’s long history in Colorado, first at our Stated Communication on November 2nd. This will be an “Open to the Public” meeting as we receive the Grand Master. Then on November 4th, we will be having our first Denver Lodge No.5 Heritage Raising. You won’t want to miss either one of these events. If you are interested in participating in the Master Mason Degrees, please let me know as the cast sheet is filling up fast.

That’s all for now, but check our website and Facebook page regularly for new events and updates.

See you at Lodge!

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

September 2017

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Greetings from the East,

Welcome back to Light! I hope everyone had a great summer. I, for one, am happy to get back to Lodge! Not that we have been idle, mind you. We Passed three Fellowcrafts in July (Bros. Dan Rosales, David Bralish and James Bechtel) and Raised two Master Masons in August as part of the annual Ghost Town Raising. Congratulations to our newest Master Masons, Bro. Duncan Kish and Bro. Michael Sullivan.

We had plenty of fun summer activities with the D5 Golf League and the Rod & Gun Club. We also had the opportunity to attend the first ever “Fraternity in the Quarry” at Coors Field. Denver Lodge No.5 even got a shout out on the big screen during the 5th inning! If you are interested in joining the Golf League, Rod & Gun Club, or have an idea for any fun events, please let me know.

Coming up for our first Stated on September 7th, WB Van-Troi Perozo will give us a brief look into the lives of the original officers of Colorado’s oldest Masonic Lodge, Denver Lodge No.5 and their impact in Colorado Freemasonry. This promises to be an excellent topic that any Colorado Mason will enjoy, not just Denver Lodge No. 5 members. Come celebrate Freemasonry’s long history in the Centennial State. RSVP

It has been 300 years since four Lodges in London came together and established the world’s first Grand Lodge in 1717. On September 16th 2017, 300 years after this historic meeting, the six Lodges that meet at the Welton Street Temple will come together for a joint meeting to commemorate this illustrious event.  Please join us in celebrating the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. RSVP

We have reserved our September 21st Stated for the purposes of hearing some proficiencies and other Lodge business. As always, dinner will be at 6:30pm and Lodge will begin at 7:30pm. I look forward to seeing all of you again!

See you at Lodge!

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

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.

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.

Jonny Aderhold Picture

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.