Archives for Master

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
Read More

Categories: News.

From The East

Brethren , ladies, and friends, we received a formal reply from our Eastern Star chapter that this year will be their last for preparing the stated meeting dinners. I want to thank them for their many years of service. Our Stated Meeting Dinners are an important part of our Lodge life. To our new visitors and applicants they are a window to our lodge and often form their first impression. For me they provided an elegant touch to our lodge dinners that I haven’t seen in other lodges. Results from the Stated Meeting Dinner Survey are in: I received 9
Read More

Categories: News.

From the East

We will be trying to improve our Stated Meeting Dinner experience and we would like your opinion (everybody is supposed to have one). So take the effort and help us out with the survey that will be distributed during the dinner. Supporting our veterans was proposed at our February stated meeting and brothers showed their support. Acting on this support, Arthur Ruditzky, Edwin Escamilla and I attended the Ventura County Military Collaborative, where over 100 organizations provide services and support to our veterans. Our lodge’s offering is unique among all of these organizations, for we are the only ones endeavoring
Read More

Categories: News.

From the East

Brethren, As the end of the year quickly approaches and . the new line of officers prepare to take the reins, I . am forced to look back and reflect upon my year as your Master and the state of our Lodge. Was this a successful year, and if so, why? Is the Lodge in a better state then when I was installed? Did I accomplish everything I wanted to do? These are difficult questions to answer, especially within the confines of a Trestle Board article. Simply put, I would say – “yes.” I think all who were active in
Read More

Categories: News.

From the East

Brethren, Conejo Valley Lodge is busy! Our 2015 officers have already qualified on the 1st Degree for next year and are well on their way to qualifying on all three degrees. We conferred several degrees over the summer and will resume degree conferrals after the 2015 officer qualifications conclude in October. Additionally, we have held several social and Child ID events in the past months and have many more scheduled for the remainder of the year (See calendar for details). We will have the honor of presenting two brothers their Golden Veterans (50-year) pins at up-coming Stated Meetings – Brother
Read More

Categories: News.

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
Read More

Categories: News.

From the East

JUNE STATED DINNER & MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, JUNE 10th at which time we will be switching to summer attire (Lodge or Hawaiian shirt and slacks). The Lodge will be dark on Tuesday, June 3, as we will be hosting a polling place for the elections. Conejo Valley Lodge is doing great so far this year. We have conferred many degrees, including four 3rd Degrees, and have several more calendared for the coming weeks and months. We have hosted a very successful Masonic Education Night presented by our Sr. Grand Warden, Right Worshipful M. David Perry, and held many social
Read More

Categories: Masonic Events and News.

From the East

Brethren, What a great year this has been for Conejo Valley Lodge so far and what an honor it is for me to be serving as your Master!  The first three months of 2014 have been very busy for our Lodge.  We have already conferred almost 10 degrees, held our annual Widows & Sweethearts Dinner, gathered together for several Men’s Night Outs and hosted a Masonic Education Night with the Sr. Grand Warden of California.  And we’re just getting started!  Over the next few months we have a lot planned, including our annual St. John’s Festive Board, an outing to
Read More

Categories: News.

From the East

Brethren, With every New Year comes a changing of the guard in our Lodge. I am honored to be the one asked to serve in the East for 2014. Once again, I would like to thank the installing team: Most Worshipful David Doan and Worshipfuls Art Weiss and Buster Smith for a terrific job on January 4th. Brother Stephen Wurtzel, Worshipful Marc Newman and all those who helped make the day so special for my family, and me, I cannot begin to express my appreciation for the work you put in. We have a tremendous calendar for the year with
Read More

Categories: News.