Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – February 2022

Brethren, our Lodge began a new chapter this month, after we voted to move from the temple in North Hollywood to the one in Van Nuys. I know this change elicits different emotions from the Brethren, but it is already in motion, and we need to go along with it....

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What makes a Lodge a Lodge?

What makes a Lodge a Lodge? What gives each Lodge its unique characteristics? Is a Lodge a building? When members of a Lodge meet in a place other than their usual meeting place, are they not still a Lodge? Lodge 542 has had several meeting places in its 100-year history:...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Message – January 2022

Greetings, brethren, and welcome to 2022 (hopefully not pronounced “Twenty-Twenty, II”). We at last find ourselves in the New Year – a time of beginnings and endings, comings and goings, meetings and partings. Indeed, the very month we find ourselves in was originally named for Janus (or Ianus, pronounced ee-yan-oos,)...

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Brother Dennis Hadley

Senior Warden’s Message – January 2022

Hello Brethren,  Well, here we are. Our lodge is in the last year of its first century and boy, have we been through a lot. And, in true Masonic fashion we have not only survived, but are stronger than ever. As we start 2022 I thought we should all take...

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Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – January 2022

Brethren, I hope this message finds you well and that you – and your family and friends – had the opportunity to enjoy the holidays. I am excited to move into this new year and continue moving forward with making good men into great Masons and sharing fellowship with each...

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Civilization In Our Minds

by Walter M. Macdougall, PGM This author’s first Short Talk Bulletin article was published in 1965, when he was Master of his Lodge. During the past 65 years, Brother Macdougall has written, taught, been a faculty member at the University of Maine, and served as Grand Master of the Grand...

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Master’s Message – March 2020

Dear Brethren, Last month we Initiated Brothers Chad Mcmurray and Matt Dugan. Congratulations to you! It is an honor and a privilege to call you my Brothers. I am looking forward to the rest of your journey both as Masons and as upstanding citizens. I hope you get out of...

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In the Hands of Man

He who creates a poison, also has the cure. He who creates a virus, also has the antidote. He who creates chaos, also has the ability to create peace. He who sparks hate, also has the ability to transform it to love. He who creates misery, also has the ability...

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