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From the East

Matthew Mason - Worshipful Master 

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Washington 20 had another great month. 

 

Our Dos de Mayo stated meeting dinner was catered by Brothers Efrain and Art Vallejo. The fajitas were very tasty and enjoyed by all in attendance.

 

Brother Brandon Jenkins gave another great Entered Apprentice class to help our EAs progress. Brandon is not only helping them with the cipher but also explaining the reasons why Masons do what we do to help them better understand the Gentle Craft. It is Masonic Education at its finest, and he is doing a great job.

 

We ended the month by conferring Brother Jonathon Miller the Second Degree of Masonry and passing him to Fellow Craft. Once again, the Officers gave a great degree ceremony worthy of our Brother as he moves along in this progressive science. We look forward to raising you soon, Brother!

 

As we head into the dark months of June and July, our line Officers are handling the next two Stated Meetings in Advanced Stations. Please come to support them on June 6 and July 11.

 

Please note that the July stated meeting will be on the SECOND Thursday of that month due to Independence Day falling on our normal Stated Meeting Night. We will start dinner at 6:00 PM and the meeting at 7:30 PM as normal.

 

Please start planning to attend our Table Lodge on August 15 at 6:00 PM in the Banquet Room of the Temple. It is a stag event and consists of food, libations, toasts, and fun. Libations will be both wine and non-alcoholic drink charges. A game is played with the toasts and “fines” for violations.

 

Do not worry; the “fines” are voluntary and small, and ALL the money they raised will go to purchasing items needed at the Shriners Hospital school (yes, there is a school at the hospital that is paid for by donations).

 

If you haven't done a Table Lodge yet, it is not to be missed. If you have, I know you’ll be there because you already know how much fun it is. Wor Dongo and Brother Wallach are joining forces to plan the event and the seven-course meal that goes with it.

 

The Master’s Ball (previously Ladies Night) will be held on September 21 at 6:00 PM. Brother Bill Workman is planning a wonderful luau for us all to enjoy. It is a new take on our classic, including as many brothers as possible from our lodge.

 

Please plan to attend with your lady, partner, or just by yourself. Bill has been working on this since the beginning of the year, and I sure am excited about his plans!

 

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From the West

Joseph Wallach - Senior Warden  

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Greetings, Brethren.

 

June is upon us.  The days are getting longer, and the weather is fair. No matter the time of year, however, whether it be the longest or the shortest day, there are still only 24 hours in a day. 

 

We all have three blocks of time dedicated to what we must do, want to do, and need to rest. It is easy to expand one of these blocks of time to encroach upon what should be dedicated to the other two.

 

The days are long and filled with light, and we feel obligated to accomplish as much as possible before the days become short and the light begins to wane. Do not neglect to take the time necessary to rest and recharge yourself so that you are ready for the next day and for what it brings. 

 

When rested, you are at your best, and those around you benefit from what you share in the light of the day. May we all be bright-eyed and well-rested when we next meet at our Stated Meeting.

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From the South

William Workman - Junior Warden  

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Fortitude:  One of the four Cardinal Virtues

 

From the Latin: fortitude, meaning moral strength, courage, force, firmness, and manliness.  

 

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. " ― C.S. Lewis

 

Courage is like the cornerstone of a building on which we erect our Masonic edifice.  Without it, temperance, prudence, and justice cannot fully flourish. Just as a temple needs a solid foundation to stand tall, these virtues rely on courage to guide our actions and decisions.  

After the loss of a friend, courage is like stepping into the unknown, navigating the pain, and choosing to move forward despite the ache in one’s heart. 

When we experience something that causes fear, our hearts race, our palms sweat, and our knees shake, yet within that fear lies an opportunity for courage.  We confront what scares us and discover the strength that we thought we didn’t possess. 

I hope that we all find the courage to navigate our work, relationships, and daily challenges.

 

May courage point us to the path of integrity, resilience, and brotherhood. 

 

May we find the courage to innovate, take risks, and lead with conviction, as well as the courage to stand up for each other, bridge divides, and build the bonds of brotherhood to weather all of life’s storms. 

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JUNE 

• 04 Monthly Executive Committee Meeting (Zoom) Tuesday 06:30 PM 

• 06 Monthly Stated Meeting Dinner (Banquet Room) Thursday 06:00 PM

• 06 Monthly Stated Meeting (Advanced Stations) (LR1) Thursday 07:30 PM 

• 13 DARK or Degree Practice (LR1) Thursday 06:30 PM 

• 19 Bob Taylor's Celebration of Life (Scottish Rite Center) Wednesday 11:00 AM

• 20 DARK or Degree Practice (LR1) Thursday 06:30 PM

• 27 DARK or Degree Practice (LR1) Thursday 06:30 PM 

JULY 

• 04 DARK Thursday Happy Independence Day!

• 09 Monthly Executive Committee Meeting (Zoom) Wednesday 06:30 PM

• 11 Monthly Stated Meeting Dinner (Banquet Room) Thursday 06:00 PM

• 11 Monthly Stated Meeting (Advanced Stations) (LR1) Thursday 07:30 PM 

• 18 DARK or Degree Practice (LR1) Thursday 06:30 PM

• 25 DARK or Degree Practice (LR1) Thursday 06:30 PM 

• 30 Monthly Executive Committee Meeting (Zoom) Tuesday 06:30 PM

JUNE

BIRTHDAYS

  • 01 Brian Schoenborn (Master Mason)

  • 01 Joseph Mayo, IV (Master Mason)

  • 04 James Lenau (Master Mason)

  • 07 Richard Entrican (Master Mason)

  • 10 Nico Montero (Master Mason)

  • 20 David Thomas (Master Mason)

  • 22 Ronald Speno (Master Mason)

  • 24 Matthew Mason (Worshipful Master)

  • 25 David Cameron (Past Master)

  • 25 Larry Afzal (Master Mason)

MASTER MASON ANNIVERSARIES

 

  • 06 Erick Leutholtz (16 Years)

  • 11 Kamyl Assè (11 Years)

  • 17 George Jamison, Jr. (Past Master) (42 Years)

  • 18 Christian Wheeler (09 Years)

  • 19 John Lowrey (34 Years)

  • 20 William Workman (Junior Warden) (05 Years)

  • 21 Jeffrey Hardiman (Past Master) (16 Years)

  • 22 Frank Werner (24 Years)

  • 23 Richard Hixson (Past Master) (19 Years)

  • 24 Steven Anders (48 Years)

  • 24 Brian Schoenborn (14 Years)

  • 25 Devin Gray (09 Years)

  • 26 Fred Bloom (32 Years)

  • 27 Jared Dailey (11 Years)

  • 28 Eric Hixson (Past Master) (Treasurer) (24 Years)

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Join us

to celebrate the life of

Bob Taylor

 

an incredible Brother, Friend,

Husband, Father, and Human

2/27/1945 to 4/25/2024

 

Let’s remember this incredible Freemason

by sharing our happiest memories of him on

 

Wednesday, 6/19/2024

11:00 AM

 

Sacramento Scottish Rite Center

6151 H Street

Sacramento CA 95819

 

Catered by Sampino's

Washington Lodge No. 20 F. & A. M. 

Mission Statement
 
To practice and promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a worldwide 
brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences. 

Through Masonic principles and tradition, and by the outward expression of these 
through its fellowship and compassion, Washington Lodge No.20 Free & Accepted Masons provides ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbors, and self in an environment that contributes to the enrichment and betterment of its members, mankind, and its communities. 

Freemasonry is

Kindness in the home,

Honesty in business,

Courtesy in society,

Fairness in work,

Pity and concern for the unfortunate,

Resistance toward evil,

Help for the weak,

Forgiveness for the penitent,

Love for one another and,

Above all, reverence and love for God.

Freemasonry is many things but

Most of all:

Freemasonry is a way of life.

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Fortitude

The Myth of Resilience, and the Secrets of Inner Strength

We're endlessly being told that if we want to succeed in life, we must be tough and stubborn. If we struggle, it's because we're weak and uncertain.

 

Bruce Daisley thinks this is simply untrue, and in his new book, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Joy of Work takes the notion of resilience apart, explains how it really works, and puts forward a new program for building self-confidence, courage, and tenacity. He calls it Fortitude.

In this book, Daisley disproves the myth that only extraordinary people are successful, shows how to achieve a sense of control through simple mind exercises, and demonstrates how we can draw on those around us to empower ourselves and build our inner strength.

 

Offering empirically tested advice, Fortitude sets out a practical path to greater self-confidence and courage, not just for the elite few but for us all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bruce Daisley is a best-selling author and technology leader from the UK. He has become regarded as one of the most respected thought leaders on workplace culture and the future of work. His prior business career saw him spend over a decade running Twitter in Europe and YouTube in the UK.

Bruce’s second book, Fortitude, became a smash top five bestseller in the Sunday Times charts—the Financial Times described it as ‘the best business book of the year.’

 

It followed the remarkable success of his debut title, The Joy of Work, which was a Sunday Times number-one business bestseller. The Financial Times named it Book of the Month, and it was shortlisted for CMI Management Book of the Year. 

In his business career, Bruce Daisley was awarded ‘Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media’ by New Media Age and was rated as the top leader in the UK tech sector by Campaign Magazine.

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Washington Lodge No. 20 F. & A. M.
2024 Officers


Matthew Mason
Worshipful Master

Joseph Wallach

Senior Warden

William Workman

Junior Warden
 

Eric Hixson (PM)

Treasurer


Francisco Marques (PM)

Secretary


Ramey Packer

Chaplain

Brandon Jenkins

Senior Deacon


Kevin Hall

Junior Deacon

Christopher Hamilton

Marshal Arts Instructor

Nicholas Johnston

Senior Steward


James Dimmitt

Organist

 

Martin Buff

Tiler

Mauro Lara (PM)

Junior Past Master

D. Edward Entrican (PM)

Treasurer Emeritus

Jared Yoshiki (PM)

Officers' Coach

Joseph Dongo (PM)

Head Candidates' Coach


David Lagala (PM)

Inspector 414th Masonic District

Brandon Jenkins

Hall Association Board Director

Past Masters (1852-2023)

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