Greetings brothers and friends. I hope this message finds everyone well. I just wanted to update you on some of the happenings in Longview Lodge #263 in the upcoming few weeks. On Thursday, May 3 we received a visit from Most Worshipful Grand Master Warren Schoeben for a Hiram Award presentation for WB Ray McDermott. This was a closed Masonic tiled meeting and brother Masons from around the state visited us that evening. It proved to be fun, educational, entertaining, and humbling.
We will have our masonic family potluck barbecue on Sunday, May 20, from 12 noon to 6 PM. This will be located in Victoria Park, Longview, which is located about three blocks behind the Longview Masonic lodge to the west, on the corner of Ninth and Delaware. This is a potluck barbecue so please, prepare to bring a side dish, whether salad, dessert, or beverage, to share with everyone. If you are unable then it's even more important that we see you there. The Lodge will be providing hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken, cutlery, and bottled water. We hope to see you there. Please RSVP Worshipful Master Greg Keller at 360-560-7332 via text or phone call. We will be holding our officers elections the last day before we go dark, which will be the June 17 meeting. This will give the incoming master time to plan and hold installation prior to the Masonic installation rush in the months of November and December. We are also in the planning stages of a series of dance lessons that will be initially electronically based at the Longview Lodge. I am inviting suggestions for the different styles and routines at this time. Based on the desires of the participants we will search YouTube for the best lessons to use. That will decrease costs. This is available for members' families or non-members of all ages and we are currently looking at all forms of dance that we are physically capable of learning.
We have more distributions for Bikes for Kids this month, so check back frequently for dates and times.
Thank you, more to come very soon.
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.