Greetings brothers and friends. I would like to invite all the brothers that have not been to a Longview Stated in a while to come back and see what is happening at our Lodge. In the past month we have had 2 Entered Apprentice degrees and are looking forward to a couple of more petitions coming at us. With the help of Past Masters George Roberts, Don Talley and Robert Larson we were able to put some new paint on the building. The kitchen is in the middle of a remodel and we have some guest speakers scheduled for the next year. I sincerely hope to see you brothers come back to our stated communications. They are the first and third Thursday of each month. We also have started a ritual practice on the second and fourth Wednesday beginning at 7 pm and lasting until 8 pm. These practices will be covering floor work, opening and closing lodge along with degree work.
I’m reminding you we have a by-laws change vote coming up on Dec. 6. The changes are to Article III Section 3 and Section 4 setting dues to $60 annually and an affiliation fee of $35. If you did not receive a letter about it then the Secretary does not have your correct address and you need to contact him.
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.