FROM THE EAST
my favorite quotes from one of our most revered brother Benjamin
Franklin. “Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to
draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The
wages of a Mason are in the dealings with one another; sympathy
begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets
helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason”.
This quote is truly appropriate because in my humble opinion
this lodge is truly rich with those wages. We may not have a large
bank account but we are truly rich with brotherly love and that
makes me extremely proud to be your brother.
Moving forward there is much work to do and it is my honor and
privilege to stand side by side with you and earn those “Masonic
Congratulations Brothers Eric Moller, Jimmy Smith and Joseph
Rouse on becoming Fellowcraft Masons. It was a privilege to
participate in the progression of your journey.
Thank you to the brethren who assisted in the triple 2nd degree on
the 29th. Thank you to all the brethren who assisted the Kona HI
Twelve Club, on their fundraiser.
Troy Gibson WM
the past few months as I had a baby girl and had to travel back and
forth to Oahu, but I’m very pleased to announce that we finally
brought baby Isabella home on Tuesday 5/29/19!! She is doing very
well and mom and I forgot what it’s like to sleep through the night...
I do understand that the lodge has been very active with
conferring a triple second degree. Congratulations to the newly
installed Fellowcraft Masons and my hats off to all the officers and
participating brethren on your hard work and dedication.
I’m looking forward to being more active in lodge once we get
settled in our new arrival at home safe travels to all the brethren
that have plans this summer.
Chris Domino PM
WB Chris Dominno PM, with his daughter Isabella finally home from the
Hospital in Oahu.
Greetings: Let me be so presumptuous as to ask you this personal
question: What led you to knock at the door of Masonry?
I would bet there are several answers to this question, maybe
even several dozen in our lodge alone. As Augustus C.L. Arnold
wrote "Masonry is Friendship, Love, and Integrity - Friendship
which rises superior to the fictitious distinctions of society, the
prejudices of religion, and the Pecuniary conditions of life; Love
which knows no limits, nor inequality, nor decay; Integrity which
binds man to the eternal law of duty". More questions. Has
Masonry lived up to those first impressions you had when you
sought admission? Have you lived up to the expectations of
Masonry? These are questions for each brother to ponder within
himself. Each brother, I believe, should periodically take stock of
his life and actions to see if improvements or changes are
warranted and needed. This is part of the self improvement we
strive for in the Masonic principles. "You get from Freemasonry
just what you put into it" is so often quoted as to make the line
ignorable but no truer statement has ever been made. One may
draw upon the 'Brotherly Love account' only if one has made
deposits to the 'Brotherly Love account". I humbly submit that it is
time for all of us to take stock of ourselves and at the very least
deposit some more 'Brotherly Love' into our Masonic account.
June starts the summer season, and moves from "Flag Day" to
the Fourth of July holiday. We are a patriotic group, and as such
we salute our Grand Old Flag frequently. Please take time to
refresh your memory on proper flag etiquette, and help insure that
wonderful symbol of our United States of America- Old Glory- is
Bob Brogan PM
6/04 Eddie Akana
6/08 Chuck Sundberg PM
6/09 Ben Spencer PM
6/19 Admar Ularte
6/26 Timothy Cooke
6/30 Lee Meyerson PM
6/30 Brian Bott
JUNE MASONIC ANNIVERSARIES
6/23/04 Frank Jung
6/24/15 Charles Neese
6/25/14 Jerry Akers
JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
08 June Kamehameha Day Parade
12 June 6PM Practice 2nd Degree
19 June 2nd Degree
26 June DARK
Shown above are Worshipful Troy Gibson and Brother Ippy Aiona at
the Baptism of the Gibson’s baby Aaliyah.
Pictured above are left to right: Joseph Rouse, Eric Moeller, MW Mike Baker
PGM and Jimmy Smith our new Fellowcrafts Taken on May 29th - a triple
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