Greetings brothers and friends.
It's been a while since I wrote about what is going on over here at Longview Lodge #263.
Well, most of you have heard that I took a job in Spokane. The job, interview and offer came at me by surprise. It was also a lot quicker than I ever would have thought that the state could move. I am now working for DSHS at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake but I am in constant communication with our Sr. Warden and will still be making the trip to Bremerton for the Grand Communication. The hospital has made sure that I have the time off for Grand Lodge and for our family reunion in June.
A couple of us got together and set up the cabinets in the kitchen to where they are going to be mounted. I believe that WB Bob Larsen will be taking the lead in painting and hanging them. We also spent a bit of the breakfast fund and picked up a new stove. Next time your in the Lodge, go back and take a look.
Elections are just around the corner. They will take place at the second stated in June. This should give the incoming Master time to set up his installation.
Don’t forget that we have been challenged to bring 20 Masons to walk in Longview’s Go Fourth Parade this year. The incoming Grand Master has promised that he and as many of his team that can be, will be there to walk with us!
Last, and certainly not least, a Great Big Shout out to our Fellowcraft Roy Gawlick on another exemplary “proving up”. SW Rob is setting up a MM degree as we speak.
Again, I thank you, the members of our Lodge for giving me the honor and pleasure of being Master.
Freemasonry is the oldest fraternity in the world. Our members are supported and educated by the ideals set forth in the organization to become better men and citizens of the community. Our 'products' are morality and civility.
Longview Masonic Lodge is a fraternal organization founded in Longview in 1925. Our lodge is committed to providing a meaningful family and community based experience for our members that so many find lacking in our modern society.
We promote reading through our "Bikes for Books" program in the Longview elementary schools. We instill community service and scholarship through our "Junior Achievement" and Masonic Scholarship programs in Mark Morris and RA Long.
We encourage men of good morals and their families to be our guests, but please, contact us first! We are not so much a 'secret society', but rather, one that respects the privacy of our members and guests.