|FROM THE EAST
Happy New Masonic year brethren, I want to start with
congratulating Brother Ippy Aiona receiving the Hiram Award,
and Worshipful Brother Ben Spencer PM on receiving the
McKee Award. You men truly are worthy recipients and it was
a pleasure to be a part of you receiving them.
I also thank everyone who attended and helped make our
installation a memorable event. I believe a good time was had
by all in attendance. A special thank you goes out to my
installing team: Worshipful Brother Michael Janovsky PM,
Brother Troy Gibson Jr and our very own Most Worshipful
Michael P. Baker Sr. PGM.
We have set forth our agenda for the year and much work
needs to be done as usual. Having said that, with such
upstanding brethren and officers, I have the utmost
confidence we will succeed in all our endeavors.
I thank all of you for the vote of confidence to serve as
Master of our lodge and look forward to serving the will and
pleasure of the fraternity.
FROM THE WEST
Aloha Brethren, congratulations to all the Brethren who
advanced to their new positions in the officer line and
especially to our new Master of the Lodge, Worshipful Brother
Troy Gibson Sr., I know the lodge will be prosperous with the
dedication that you bring to the fraternity.
I thank all the Hawaii Grand Lodge Officers for attending the
Hilo and Kona Lodges officer installation. It is always an
honor to have you here and share your Masonic wealth.
Congratulations to Worshipful Ben Spencer PM as he was
the recipient of the McKee Award and to Brother Ippy Aiona
who received the Hiram Award. You both have shown an
unsurpassed dedication to the fraternity and we truly
appreciate your support for our lodge, MUCH MAHALO!
Please come and join us at our January monthly Stated
Meeting and Dinner, it is our privilege in accepting all traveling
brethren and their families to come and experience our Kona
Lodge Ohana (family).
ON THE MENU:
• Rosemary roasted pork loin
• Mashed Washington Red Potatoes /Gravy
• Salad w/dressings of choice
• Garlic Bread
• Dessert – Apple pie ala mode
FROM THE SOUTH
Greetings from the south: Consider some of the ancient
building 'projects': The Great Pyramid of Giza - 2580-2560 BC;
the walls around Jerusalem; the wall around the ancient city of
Nineveh (modern day Mosel).
The Great Pyramid of Giza was constructed of limestone and
granite. The Jewish historian Josephus describes the first
Jerusalem wall as having 60 towers and being nearly 120 feet
tall. The walls around the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh
were constructed of a 20 foot high stone retaining wall topped
with 49 foot thick mud brick walls. It stretched for over 7 miles
around the city, nearly 2 1/2 miles along the Tigris River, with
15 main gates.
What group or groups of workmen with the building skills
necessary to work on these huge building projects were
available? How were they summoned? How were they
There are lots of questions, lots of speculation, and lots of
research. Does this pique your interest?
Bob Brogan PM
01/01 Ryan White
01/02 Elmer Jensen
01/07 Jaron Goodspeed
01/14 Nicco Colprit
01/23 Joe Zapataoliva
01/25 Jim Rath
01/29 James Stephens PM
01/20/10 WB Ben Spencer
01/26/11 Adrian Villasenor
01/18/17 James Lysiuk
11/01/17 Roland Pacheco
JANUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
01 16 6PM Degree Practice 1st
01 22 6PM Degree Practice 1st
01 23 FIRST DEGREE
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