Saturday, October 6, 2018

Minnesota Royal Arch Festival #3

On October 6, 2018 the Grand Royal Arch Masons of Minnesota conducted its third One Day to the Royal Arch Festival this year. It was held at the Minnesota Scottish Rite Minneapolis Valley.

The One Day Festivals are my personal favorites for it's a chance for me to get all caught up with Past Grands I haven't seen in awhile.I'm always impressed with the papers someone is writing, presentations someone is giving, restorations of Lodge, Chapter furniture and knick knacks.
I'm fascinated with the current Grands and Officers and with all the activities and projects they are concocting. 
I'm very interested with the Brothers. I love to hear what roles they are taking in their lodge and Chapters. I like to hear what parts they are working on memorizing from the rituals. 
Most of all, I enjoy hearing the heart warming stories of whos having a baby or a new Grandkid, a new job, or a new car. Everyone asked kiddingly when I was getting my new hearing aid...ha  

We become better men through Freemasonry by applying the lessons learned in our Rituals. We become better together thru our social interaction with each other. Finding more light, becoming better men together is what Freemasonry is all about. 

My Grand Master couldn't make it, and we missed him.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Conference of Grand Masters

On October 1, 2018 I had stopped in at the Grand Lodge Offices for a cup of coffee with the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Minnesota Ed Halpaus, and Most Worshipful Grand Master of Prince Hall Masons of Minnesota Joe Gonzalez.
We have known each other for a couple of decades, so we have many shared passions to talk about. The majority of the conversation was about Masonic Education, books, foreign jurisdictions running the gambit from the Congo to France, and of course membership.

We don't have a chance to get together often, but the time spent is precious. The coffee was pretty good too.