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December 2017

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Greetings from the East,

It is with a heavy heart that I start typing my final Trestleboard for Denver Lodge No.5. I’m reminded of the fable of “Solomon’s Seal” where a sultan requests King Solomon to bring him a sentence that would have the ability to make the happy man sad and the sad man happy. Solomon responds with, “This too shall pass”.

And while I’ll be sad to descend those three steps in the East a final time, I take solace in the amazing, forward-thinking leadership Denver Lodge No. 5 has in its future. I’ve had the pleasure of working with these Brothers throughout the past years and I have great trust in handing over the keys.

It has been a great honor serving the Lodge all these years and in particular, serving as Worshipful Master. I had a great time and I hope you all did as well. We were busy with a lot of work, but there were plenty of fun extracurricular activities to join in on as well. November was no exception. We received the Grand Master’s representatives at our annual Heritage Night. It was great seeing so many faces in attendance.

I was extremely excited at how well our first “Heritage Raising” turned out! Not only was the degree work exceptional, but I feel that the theme and general ambiance of the night was a hit! Thanks again to R.W.B. Kevin Townley for the amazing banjo performance and congratulations to Bro. Sean Murphy and Bro. James Bechtel for winning the costume contest. Most importantly, congrats to the four Brothers Raised that evening, Brothers James Bechtel, David Bralish, Dan Rosales, and Jordan Rice. It wouldn’t have been so successful without everyone’s participation!

Bro. Jonny Aderhold treated us to a D.U. Pioneers hockey game on the 10th and even gave us a tour of the arena! Thanks, Bro. Jonny!

Our first Stated will be our Annual Communicationon December 7th which will be our election night as well as committee reports. Please attend not only to let your voices be heard but also to support our newly elected officers. Please RSVP.

My final meeting as Master will be on December 21st. As it has become customary, this meeting will be an Agape Dinner and my chance to say goodbye and thank you for the honor of serving the Lodge this past year. I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I have. Dinner promises to be excellent and there will be a commemorative glass for those who attend.  Open to Masons only, please. E.A and above. We will hold a brief meeting open on the E.A. degree ta 5:30 pm. The 6:30 pm dinner will be catered and glasses are limited so please RSVP.

The Installation Night for the 2018 officers will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 30th. The installation and dinner will be open to the public. Please RSVP.

For those of you who missed our last Stated, the Lodge once again voted to sponsor a couple tables at the Denver Consistory Burns Night Supper on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. We will cover your meal which begins at 7:00 pm. If you’d like to participate in the Whisky College which starts at 6 pm, then you must reserve with the Consistory yourself and pay the $15 fee. Space for the dinner is limited, so if you’d like to attend and join our tables please RSVP with me. First come first serve.

That’s all for me folks. I wish you all a great holiday season. Next year, you can find me on the sidelines. Stick around, I know we’re going to have a wonderful time.

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.

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.

 

 

Lodge Room

January 2017

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While January marks a new year, I would first like to thank all the Brethren that helped make 2016 a great one. And to the 2017 officer line, thank you for your continued dedication to Denver Lodge No. 5!

Welcome to our new Denver No. 5 website! Anyone can now easily navigate the new, mobile friendly version to pay dues, keep up-to-date with events and the latest news about our Lodge. Explore around! While you’re at it, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

We are hitting the ground running this year with E.A. and M.M. proficiencies on January 5th and Fellowcraft Degree work on January 19th. Let’s all make sure to be there to give these Brothers MORE LIGHT! They have been working hard for it.

As stated during the installation, our newly formed Fraternal Activities Committee is already working hard to bring you some fun events like the golf league, shooting club, and trip to Wyoming, but like anything else, if you do not actively participate, it will not succeed. A Lodge without Brothers, is just an empty room. Please come out and support D5! There is a bowling night scheduled for Saturday, January 14th from 2-4pm at the Denver Athletic ClubWe have also reserved some seats for the D.U. Hockey game on Saturday January 28th at 7pm.

 See Curt Robinson J.W. for more details.

While I am excited to be a part of this Lodge’s long history, in even the smallest way, I am even more humbled and honored to be chosen to lead for one year as Worshipful Master. Brethren, I thank you for that honor.

Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to everyone!

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