Monthly Archives August 2014

Child ID at the Ventura Count Fair!

For several years now the California Freemasons have been dedicated to providing the Child ID as a free service for the parents of young children. The Child ID program was created to help parents take a proactive step towards keeping track of information that could potentially help save valuable time in recovering a child who has been abducted. The City of Ventura was very generous for donating the booth space to for Masons in and around Ventura County to provide this free and wonderful service to many parents. Since the Ventura County Fair started this year, the Masons of Conejo
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From the East

Brethren, Is the glass half-full or half-empty?  Are we halfway through the year or do we have half-a-year to go?   My feeling is that we have half-a-year to go!  We have already accomplished a lot this year, but we still have so much more in the remainder of the year that we can’t slow down now! On Saturday, July 19th, we have our first inaugural Conejo Valley Masonic Bodies Joint BBQ.  This will be a great opportunity for the Lodge, Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters and DeMolay to come together as one family.  See enclosed flyer. On Saturday, July 26th, our
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From the West

As I bicycled my way from East to West across this con tinent, one word constantly surfaces: relief. There is no wonder why it is one of the key tenants of our institution. On many rural roads I saw abject poverty along the way. At home we are continuously exposed to solicitations by phone, profuse mailings, TV advertisements, requests by youth organizations and fundraisers. So much so that we are numb to the requests. So, who do you decide to give to? And How much? The bicycle trek was dedicated to raising funds for Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis ALS Research (Lou
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From the South

I have accepted a job in the Law Department of Frontier Communications (telecommunications company) in Stamford, CT. I hope to return to LA, work permitting, to visit family and to attend a few Lodge meetings. I have asked myself: “what draws a man to become a Mason?” Mere curiosity, perhaps, knowing that a grandfather was a Mason. A better question might be: “What keeps a man a Mason?” I ask because at some basic level, Masonry is almost trite. Are not the moral truths in Masonry just what we already were taught in Sunday School, or have long known: Brotherly
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From the Secretary’s Table

Brethren, summer is here, school is out, vacation time is coming and going, and your Lodge is alive and well. All that means that we are approaching the time of dues notices. They will be sent out in October. If you have not yet paid your 2013 or 2014 dues and in order to avoid having also to pay the 2015 dues, a large one time expenditure, please make your payments for 2013 and 2014 now. The Lodge is able to operate and contribute to the community only if its members are responsible and pay their dues. If you need
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