October 6th: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM (Master Masons Only !!!)
OES Bake Sale/Auction Prior To Stated Meeting
October 10th: Friday
Delivery Of Bikes To Amphi School District
"Bikes For Books Program"
October 20th: Monday
Fellowcraft Degree 7 PM
October 21st: Tuesday
Visitation To Green Valley Lodge 71
Dinner 6 PM
Stated Meeting 7 PM
18090 S La Canada Dr, Sahuarita, AZ
October 28th: Tuesday
Noon - Lodge Building Visit
BR Steven Kurasky 865-405-1408
- Please check our "Web Site" frequently for possible schedule updates -
Our new Facebook "Group" page is growing fast. It has 20 photo albums with over 400 photos taken over an 8 year period, plus our current events postings.
If you have a Facebook page, just click the link below.
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- Marion McDaniel 56 "Bikes For Books" -
- WB Henry Spomer -
On Friday, October 10th, lodge members will be delivering 26 bicycles to the Amphi School District for their elementary schools reading program.
This is but one of our greatly appreciated programs and it makes many kids jump up and down when they see the bikes coming into their school. Brothers Pat and Henry will load the bikes Thursday at noon and the delivery will start the next morning at 8:30.
We should have some pictures and news coverage to follow. We received a good price from the Walmart store on north La Cholla and we thank them for their assistance.
Here is a little News Media coverage on Marion McDaniel Lodge # 56 Bikes for Books program. KGUN 9 coverage of Bikes for Books October 10, 2014.
Henry Spomer, PM #56
- Marion McDaniel 56 Educational Events -
- WB Henry Spomer -
We had a great EA education night on September 29th. Several other lodges had EAs there and liked it so much they went thru the program twice. They asked when the next education night will be and to let them know.
Thanks to all who attended and a special thank you to all who helped put it on. A very special thank you to Bro Pat Zech for doing the Lodge Etiquette. It was very well presented and taken in by all who attended. WB Randy Yager our DDGM added a few remarks and points of instruction to top things off. Again thank you everyone.
WM Gil thank you for allowing me to set up this program.
Henry Spomer, PM #56
Secretary's Angle >X<
BR SD Pat Zech 520-477-9324c heads a team of Brothers to assist our Brethren in fixing things, making accessibility ramps, etc., or helping with general clean up around the home exterior. The Lodge recognizes that some of us can use a hand now and again and that many hands make light work. Give him or the Secretary a call at 520-977-9678 if you would like some help.
Do not let pride get in the way of Brotherly Love! If you canít ask a Brother, who can you ask?
OCTOBER Happy Real Birthdays!
Brothers: Harold Butler, Michael Ganem, Eric Miller, William Silvey, Shayn Sukta, Bobby Thomas, Harold Walton.
WB/PMs: Michael Brewer PM, Donald Milligan JR PM, William Ruenger PM, WM Gilbert Schlierer.
OCTOBER STATED MEETING WILL BE OPENED AND CONDUCTED ON THE MASTER MASON LEVEL. ATTENDANCE WILL BE LIMITED TO MASTER MASONS, ONLY.
OCTOBER 6th: Stated Meeting Ė 7 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert.
OCTOBER 20th: Fellowcraft Degree - 7 PM
OCTOBER 21st: Visitation To Green Valley Lodge 71
Dinner 6 PM, Stated Meeting 7 PM, 18090 S La Canada Dr, Sahuarita, AZ
LODGE OFFICER ELECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT NOVEMBER 3RD STATED MEETING!!
- Gilbert A. Schlierer WM - 2014 -
We've moved into Fall officially and there is plenty to do to successfully complete this year at Lodge.
We were lucky to be able to combine the official visit of Most Worshipful Grand Master Mike Manning with the presentation of a 50-year pin for Worshipful Brother and Past Master Dr. Seneca Erman who was Master of Marion McDaniel Lodge when BR John Wayne became a Mason.
We have also conducted a visitation to San Pedro Lodge 55 in "beautiful downtown Benson".
Hopefully coming this Fall, there will be more Petitions, Degree work, and more visitations to our brother Lodges.
These are all events you don't want to miss.
I look forward to seeing you in Lodge.
S&F, Gil Schlierer, Worshipful Master
- Charles R. Barnes PM -
- Senior Warden - 2014 -
Needed - volunteers for the upcoming term. Officer positions are restricted to Master Masons, but Committee participation may include Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft Masons.
If interested please see me at the next Stated Meeting.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Charles R. Barnes PM
- BR John C. Cayce -
- Junior Warden - 2014 -
As Masons we are encouraged to study the liberal arts of mathematics, rhetoric, logic and so on; so here's a couple of interesting bits from math, art, and natural science. Ever hear of the Fibonacci Series? [Ed Note: Are you kidding me?]
It's an interesting mathematical progression which artists have used since the Renaissance to give paintings perspective and it's pretty simple to do. Start with one and one, which gives two. Now just keep adding the last two numbers in the line to get the next: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13 and so on. What's also kind of interesting is when you take the last number in line and divide it by the one before it (i.e.: 11 by 8).
As you do this repeatedly, the ratios will 'home in' to a number near 1.667, the 'golden ratio' in nature, which is found everywhere from the succession of chambers in a nautilus to the arrangement of petals in many flowers. Like nature, Masonry has its own 'special' numbers; enjoy a momentary pause to see how many you can identify and their significance in Masonry and our lives as Masons.
October is coming - see you at the Stated Meeting! I promise NO onions on any sandwich I ever bring to the lodge Ö :-).
Sincerely and Fraternally,
BR John C. Cayce
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge, Bring It Back HOME!
From Worthy Matron Joy Karr of OES Desert Star Chapter 54
October 3rd: (Friday)
Desert Star #54 invites all brothers, their wives and families to attend a special presentation for "Honor Master Mason Night" and enjoy fellowship afterwards. All Lodge Brothers are encouraged to attend. Meeting time 7:30 PM.
Dress for OES Stated Meetings is "nice casual" for non-OES Lodge Members.
Non-OES Masons can expect to stay about 20 minutes for the events taking place at OES Chapter Stated Meetings of October 3rd and November 7th.
Marion McDaniel Lodge Stated Meeting: Following this meal, bring your money clips to participate in Desert Star #54ís Fall Bake Sale/Auction benefiting Service Dogs. Goodies ranging from breads to pies all made from hand by the best bakers around! These are yours for the winning bid.