Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – September 2022

Greetings Brethren, family, and friends of Lodge 542! Despite the unexpected heatwave that is currently upon us, we are heading for the Autumnal Equinox, which is the beginning of the Fall season. Besides the change of seasons, this Equinox symbolizes balance. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on...

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Brother Dennis Hadley

Senior Warden’s Message – September 2022

Greetings from The West.  In our constant pursuit to be better men and better Masons we sometimes stumble. After all, we are only human. I have created a story which should help illustrate what I mean.  One evening after a Stated Meeting at their Lodge the Brethren gathered outside to...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Address August 2022

Brethren and friends, Autumn is nearly upon us. Personally, this marks my favorite time of year – the heat (eventually) lets up, the holidays begin in earnest, and the world as a whole seems to take on a slightly more relaxed demeanor. It is also the point when the year...

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Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – August 2022

Greetings Brethren, family, and friends of Lodge 542! I hope y’all are doing well. This month we celebrated our Second Annual Hot Wings Competition at the Lodge. 15 of us signed up… and most of us survived. This annual tradition started last year under the direction and initiative of Worshipful...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Address – July 2022

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ~ Bro. Samuel Clements, aka, Mark Twain “The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Address – June 2022

Greetings, Brethren and guests! First, please allow me to open with a small apology for putting this article out a month behind schedule – June was quite the month for me (as it seems it was for many of us,) and served as a personal reminder of something I’ve heard...

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Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – July 2022

Greetings Brethren, family, and friends of Lodge 542! Last month, we had the honor of welcoming the Principal of Coldwater Elementary School, Cynthia Braley, to our Stated Meeting Dinner. Our Lodge has partnered with Cynthia for over 10 years in a literacy program for elementary school kids in the neighborhood....

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Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – June 2022

Greetings Brethren, family, and friends of Lodge 542! The previous month gave me the unique opportunity to experience Masonry from present, past, and future perspectives. I witnessed the revival of one of our current traditions, spoke with a Past Master who ran the Lodge back in the 1970s, and will...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Message – May 2022

Greetings, brethren! As some of you may know, May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In the spirit of this, and to both celebrate as well as shed some light on what may be a lesser-known corner of Masonic history, I’m going to take this time to highlight some important...

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Brother Dennis Hadley

Senior Warden’s Message – May 2022

In thinking what to write about this month I keep coming back to our May Stated Meeting and the discussion that took place. While I can’t divulge the details of the discussion, I can say that it had a very big impact on me and the way I think about...

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