Unity Lodge #18

From the East

June 02, 2022

Greetings, my brothers. June is here and it is a time for summer activities, family vacations and spending time with family and friends. I want to talk a bit about safety. When we are out enjoying our outdoor activities, sometimes we can take some risks that we wouldn’t normally take. As of this writing, I lost a friend tragically this last weekend while scuba diving at Bear Lake. He was a member of Amity Lodge #23 in Brigham City, Ogden York Rite, Scottish Rite and was just elected as president of the William A. Powell Sr Chapter #556 of National Sojourners. I tell you this because I care for each and every one of you. We are friends and brothers and I want to see everybody return safely this fall.

On a lighter note, mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 22 nd . We will be having our annual table lodge for Saint John the Baptist Day. As you will remember from your EA lecture, he is one of the patron saints of Masonry, so we honor him with a table lodge on or near his birthday. So bring a cannon to use for toast. Our brother Junior Warden, WB Denny Wilcox, is making the dinner arrangements and we will announce them at the meeting on June 1 st . Dress for the evening will be business casual.

If you recall, last month I asked a question about Memorial Day; it was not originally called Memorial Day, what was the day originally called. I said I would announce it in lodge last month but totally forgot as we got into other topics of discussion. Well, it was called Decoration Day from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags.


Timothy L. Stenner, PM, WM