The public is invited to attend a dinner to be held at the Masonic Lodge in Hudson at 6:30 P.M. on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
The price of the dinner will be $10 per person, which will help cover the cost of complementary meals for our guests.
Following the dinner, the Lodge will honor our Ladies and the Widows of our deceased Brothers and enjoy a 50-Year Master Mason presentation.
We are once again privileged to have Brother Darrel Draper as our featured speaker. Two years ago, you may recall, Brother Draper captivated us by portraying Theodore Roosevelt so convincingly you forgot it wasn’t really Teddy. This year he joins us as George Droulliard, an important member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition (read about him by clicking the following link www.draperhistory.com
We hope you and your Lady will be able to attend and enjoy an evening of fellowship with your friends in the community (THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!).
PLEASE RSVP as soon as possible or by May 1, 2019, to assist our caterer.
Dave Hansen, Sec.
Bob Iverson, Robert Schaber, and Charles Vipond were recognized as Memorial Life Member of Jeptha Lodge.
Alan Miler (40 years), Dave Hansen (35 years) and Ron West (25 years) were on hand to be recognized on their five-year anniversaries and each spoke on what Masonry meant to him.
Mike Ingebrigtson is building a new Masonic funeral wreath to replace our current wornout wreath.
We decided to forego the George Washington Party this year and replace it with a family picnic sometime in May or June.
Education Officer Joe West used the February 2019 Short Talk Bulletin, “A Panergyric to George Washington” for his program. Washington was a humble, mostly self-taught man in many fields, with the dedication and courage to do what was needed.
How Do I Join?
Freemasonry is available to men of good character who believe in a Supreme Being. We are closed to avowed atheists and agnostics. There are no restrictions relating to race, creed, or religion.
To begin, contact a Mason by telephone, by e-mail, or in person. He will be happy to answer your questions, or refer you to someone who can.
If you decide that Masonry is right for you, the next step is to request a Petition for Degrees of Masonry, which will ask for some basic information, such as your name, age, occupation, and place of residence.
Your sponsor will present your petition to the Lodge, which will consider your request. When your petition is accepted, you will face a three-step initiation. Each step opens doors to new knowledge and deeper understanding.
These initiation rites are solemn and wholesome, intended to convey basic moral truths and principles of morality that are accepted by good men everywhere: the Golden Rule, tolerance, gratitude to the Almighty for His many blessings, love of and respect for ones family, charity towards all men, and patriotism. Upon taking part in the the first step, called the Entered Apprentice degree, you will advance to the second degree, known as the Fellowcraft, and, ultimately, raised to the Master Mason degree.