Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – May 2022

Greetings Brethren and friends of Lodge 542! It is starting to feel like summer outside… and inside too if you live in The Valley! Summer marks the end of school year and I am sure kids are restless to get out. I hope this is a special summer for them...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Message – April 2022

Greetings, Brethren! A happy April to you, along with the many days of observance and remembrance it brings. I’d like to open this month’s address with an amusing conversation I had recently: I was showing this year’s challenge coin to a friend of mine – the one that lists the...

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Brother Dennis Hadley

Senior Warden’s Message – April 2022

Hello Brethren, Well, it’s April already. We have now been at the Van Nuys Masonic Center for three months and after some hesitation and doubts, it’s going much better than any of us thought it would. We still have quite a ways to go, however, with regards to making ourselves...

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Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – April 2022

Greetings Brethren and friends of Lodge 542! The previous month has been pretty busy with Masonic activities. I helped the Lodge execute a massive outreach call effort, attended a Masonic leadership conference with our Master, WB Ingram, and coached two Brothers to fulfill the requirements of their Entered Apprentice degrees...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Message – March 2022

Greetings, brethren. Hard to believe we’re a quarter of the way through the year already – not that anyone is counting, especially the Worshipful Master (we never do anything like that). In the blink of an eye, spring will be upon us. While in practical terms, spring in the great...

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Brother Kirby Burke

Junior Warden’s Message – March 2022

Investing in the Next Generation of Masons In our last Stated Meeting, an address to the Brethren from our Worshipful Master resonated with me and encouraged me to expand on it. Worshipful Brother Dillon reminded the Master Masons of the Lodge that it is their duty to mentor our new...

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Brother Dennis Hadley

Senior Warden’s Message – March 2022

Greetings from the West, On Tuesday, March 8th our Lodge will perform what is known as the Ceremony of Obligation Renewal. It was written my WB Randy Brill who, at the present time, is the Deputy Grand Master of California Masons. Coincidently, DGM Brill will be in attendance at the...

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Worshipful Dillon Ingram

Master’s Message – February 2022

On Moving, Growth, and the Future of the Lodge Greetings, Brethren! We find ourselves in the month of February, notable for, among other events, the Lunar New Year (happy Year of the Tiger!), Black History Month, 2/2/22, Valentine’s Day, and, of course, one of my personal favorite holidays, Feb. 15th...

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Brother Dennis Hadley

Senior Warden’s Message – February 2022

Greetings from the West, As February is recognized and celebrated as Black History Month I thought I would share some information about Prince Hall Masonry. On March 6, 1775, Prince Hall and 14 men of color were made masons in Lodge #441 of the Irish Registry attached to the 38th...

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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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