Thursday, October 26, 2006

Junior Officer's Night




Tonight was, as the title of the blog entry suggests, Junior Officer's Night. THis is a night wherein the Jr. Warden, Decon and Steward serve as WM, JW and SW respectivly.

Tonight we also had the initiation of Mr. Philip Clark, who I went to high school with. Hopefully Phil enjoyed himself, and will enjoy the other two degrees.

-Nate

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My New Book

We had a regular business meeting tonight (I filled in again as SD) and Lodge voted to have the history that I'm working on published! Now, it's just a matter of contacting the publishing company!

-Nate

PS: Here's a seperate Blog where I'll post parts of my Lodge history. Enjoy!

http://hpl766.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

New Book


Just picked up a new book about masonry. It's title is very provacative, as is most Masonic books. "The Secrets of Freemasonry" by Michael Bradley seems interesting, and from what I have been able to skim through, also seems informative. There's a lot of basic info in here about Blue Lodge stuff, but it's never a bad idea to brush up on Blue Lodge info. I'll let you all know what it's like once I read it!

-Nate

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Past Master's Night


Tonight was a very fun meeting. We had Past Master's night wherein the Past Masters of Poland Lodge are invited to attend, and they sit in on the degree work. We had FC degree and it went very well. It was great to see so many member there, and to see Past Masters doing degree work (albeit a little shakey).

Do any of your other Lodges do somthing similar? And, do you all have any funny/interesting stories?

-Nate

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Latest Update


Yes, again, I know I havn't updated in a while, and let's face it, I probably won't be able to every week (but I'll try my hardest). Anyway. . . I started into YR tonight and it was amazing! There is so much to learn about the craft, and so many gaps filled in by the YR ceremony.

For those of you out there in YR, I have to choose my M, but I'm not sure what. Anyone have suggestions out there? Let me know. . . .

Monday, August 28, 2006

Update!

Yes, I know, it's been a while since the last update. Labor Day will have a raising ceremony at a near-by Lodge, and I'm going to try to get some pcitures from that. Also, Lodge starts back on Sept. 7th, and there will once again be activity to report on.

Unfortunatly, I'm also starting school again, so I'll be busy with that too. I'll try as best I can to keep things updated.

-Nate

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

NBC's Treasure Hunters

I've been following a tv show recently called Treasure Hunters, on NBC. It's a reality show wherein 10 teams comete to find clues that will lead to a treasure.

In the opening sequence the announcer mentions somthing about a treasure hidden by our forefathers and concealed by a society still in existance today. Also, along with the tv competition, there is an online puzzle game wherein people can win $20,000.

What does all this have to do with Masonry? The online game, and I suspect the tv show as well, is heavily steeped in Masonic symbols. I don't knmow how exactly it ties into Masonic ritual, history etc. . . but I'm excited to see things play out.

All those interested check out http://www.nbc.com/Treasure_Hunters/ for the online game, team profiles etc. . .