From the East

What a great year this has been for Conejo Valley Lodge so far!  The first three months of 2016 have been very busy for our Lodge.  We have already conferred several degrees, held our annual Widows & Sweethearts Dinner, gathered together for a Men’s Night Out, hosted a Masonic Education Night, had a good showing at the LA Masonic Service Bureau’s Annual Men’s Breakfast honoring the Grand Master, assisted our neighboring Lodge (Simi Valley Lodge #806) with conferring a 3rd Degree and even managed to coordinate our own Stated Meeting Dinners.  And we’re just getting started!  Over the next few months we have a lot planned, including another Masonic Education Night, our annual St. John’s Festive Board, two Grand Lodge Officer receptions, a major golf tournament benefitting Masons4Mitts, more Men’s Night Outs, more degrees and more social events.  Check the Lodge’s web site calendar ( regularly to find out what is happening at our Lodge.


I was very pleased with the turnout we had for Worshipful Jordan Yelinek’s “Managing the Prospect Experience” Masonic Education Night.  We had a packed room with brothers, family and friends representing several different Lodges in our Division!  The presentation was interesting and well received by our guests.  The event went off without a hitch, thanks to the hard work and dedication of several brothers, especially Stephen Wurtzel and Marc Newman PM – Thank you very much!


It is said in the retail world, “the three most important things to being successful are… location, location and location.”  Well, in an organization such as ours’, I believe the three most important things to our success are communication, communication and communication! With our Trestle Board being published bi-monthly, there are many events and degrees that may not be shown.  The best way to learn of these activities is through our web site’s calendar and weekly email blasts.  If you are not receiving the weekly emails, please contact me immediately ([email protected]), so you can be added to the database.


Please remember, Tuesday is Lodge night.  We have a full calendar with events nearly every week.  Come to Lodge and enjoy its privileges!


Stated Meeting Challenges:

April 5 – Bring school supplies (in honor of Public Schools Month)

May 3 – Wear your Lodge tie and lapel pin


Scott Spiegel, PM