Thursday, April 26, 2012

Work On The 1st Degree Wednesday, May 2nd @ 7 PM

This is a reminder that Ogden Lodge will have work on the 1st Degree this coming Wednesday, May 2nd, at 7 PM with a meal to follow.  We hope you can all come out to join us.  We always have a very good time.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ogden To Hold 1st Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run

The planning for Ogden's 1st Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run are well underway.  The event will be held at Homer Lake on September 15th at 9 AM.  The course is 4.25 miles.  There is a link above which will soon have much more information, and the registration form. 

This is a "fun run"--you can run it or walk it.  We'll continue to post updates as they become available.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Special Thanks From Family Of Bro. Frank Hays

We received a card of thanks from the family of Bro. John "Frank" Hays who passed away last month--he was 100-years-old!  The family asked for me to share this with everyone . . .

April 6, 2012 
Dear Members of the Ogden Masonic Lodge, 
Please accept this donation in memory of John F. Hays.  Our family appreciated the [Masonic Funeral Rites].  Please extend our thanks to all who participated.  Also, a special thanks to those who were pallbearers: Tom Barrett, Curt Bolding, Todd Creason, Stephen Hooper, Paul Noerenberg, and Denver Phelps 
The John F. Hays Family

And I'd also like to thank the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville and several local lodges for helping us out with this request.

Thanks For All The Help This Morning!

We had work on the 2nd Degree in Ogden this morning, and the turn-out was outstanding!  I think we had over twenty all together.  We'd like to thank everyone that turned out to support our candidate, and put on what was a splendid degree.

Here's some more pictures:

JW Steve Guess doing a fine job with the meal

We like to keep an eye on this bunch . . . 

WB Greg Knott waiting for things to get started

Our DDGM Ray Cummings (third from left) was there, and you'd
think everyone would be on their best behavior--
but he's usually the one causing the problems!
 Thanks again everyone!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Work On The Second Degree: Saturday, April 14th 10 AM

Ogden Lodge No. 754 will have work on the 2nd Degree on Saturday, April 14th at 10 AM.  I'm sure there will be donuts and coffee upon arrival, and refreshments afterwards.  We hope you can join us.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Masonic Dues Card

I hold in my hand a little scrap of paper 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in size. It is of no intrinsic worth, not a bond, not a check or receipt for valuables, yet it is my most priceless possession. It is my membership card in a Masonic Lodge.
It tells me that I have entered into a spiritual kinship with my fellow Masons to practice charity in word and deed; to forgive and forget the faults of my brethren; to hush the tongues of scandal and innuendo; to care for the crippled, the hungry and the sick, and to be fair and just to all mankind.
It tells me that no matter where I may travel in the world, I am welcome to visit a place where good fellowship prevails among brothers and friends.
It tells me that my loved ones, my home, and my household are under the protection of every member of this great Fraternity, who have sworn to defend and protect mine as I have sworn to defend and protect theirs.
It tells me that should I ever be overtaken by adversity or misfortune through no fault of my own, the hands of every Mason on the face of the earth will be stretched forth to assist me in my necessities.
It tells me that, and a great deal more, this little card, and makes me proud yet humble, that I can possess this passport into a society of friends and brothers that are numbered in the millions.
And finally, it tells me that when my final exit from the stage of life has been made, there will be gathered around my lifeless body, friends and brothers who will recall to mind my virtues, though they be but few, and will forget my faults, though they may be many.

How was that for a subtle reminder to pay your dues if you haven't yet?