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IT IS OUR SAD DUTY TO
ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF:
Brother Harry L. Roupe
Brother Richard H. Piatt
Please welcome our newest Master Masons, front left Brother Jason Falvo, Brother Tyler Goodwin, back left Brother Chad Ross, Brother Frank Bockstoce and Brother Mark Kennison. All received their degrees at the 29th District One Day Class in Chartiers Lodge No. 297, Canonsburg, PA on Saturday, October 24, 2015. We congratulate and welcome our newest Master Masons to the fraternity and to Sunset Lodge.
|Washington City Mission||Masonic Center Social Hall|
The Washington City Mission was extended an invitation to use the Masonic Center's kitchen and dining facilities to feed their residents until they complete the rebuilding of the burned out areas of their building on W. Wheeling Street. The Masonic Temple Preservation Association made the invitation as a gesture of goodwill to the community service organization and the Mission as of August 5th has started to move into our building and ready the kitchen for their specific needs. They provide three meals a day to the over 100 residents they now serve. They start serving breakfast around 7am and finish evening dinner by 6pm. The nine Masonic bodies meeting in the Center will not be adversely affected by this temporary relocation and it was felt that this was the right thing for us to do.
It is anticipated that the Mission will be using the our building for the next 12 to 16 months as they make their renovations to restore their building to the now required building codes. According to Jerry Oxford, Director of Mission Initiatives, the Masonic facility more than meets the Mission's needs and they are very pleased at being able to use our facility which is so close to their own building on W. Wheeling St.
We welcome the Mission and their residents to our facility.
Congratulations to our Brothers John M. Breitigan and Nathan W. Ray on achieving the prerequisites for eligibility as Master Builders from the Grand Master at the June Communication on Saturday, June 20th at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center. Our Brothers are the first in the 29th District to achieve this high distinction bestowed by the Grand Lodge for 1st year members who complete the Master Builders Course requirements on the Grand Lodge Web site.
Shown at left are Brothers Matthew A. Boice, P.M., Breitigan, David L. Moore, District Deputy Grand Master, Ray, and George E. Silvers, P.M.
We are extremely pleased with the progress of these two new Brothers and look forward to more great things from them as they continue their journey in Freemasonry. For more information on the Master Builders Award contact the Secretary.
Sunset Lodge was represented at the recent arts and crafts exposition at Trinity Area High School on Tuesday January 13, 2015. We presented two $500 cash grants. One was given to the art department and the other was given to the school orchestra. These grants are the result of the new "Arts Grant Program" launched by the Lodge under the direction of Brother Matthew A. Boice, Past Master. Money for these grants reflects donations from Lodge members and from the several fund raising activities the Lodge has been engaged in over the past year including our clay shoot, progressive raffle and Masonic Clock raffle. The grants were presented by Bro. Boice, assisted by Bros. Joseph J. DeThomas, Junior Warden, and John Breitigan, Chaplain.
|Orchestra Check Presentation: Left to right, Mr. John McCarthy, music teacher, Brother Joseph DeThomas, Even Berry, Brother John Breitigan, Sara Setto, Mrs. Carol Lee, Assistant Principal, Dr. Michael Lucas, Superintendent, Brother Matthew Boice.|
|Art Department Check Presentation: left to right, Mrs. Carol Lee, Assistant Principal, Brother John Bretigan, Mackenzie Sheppard, Makayla Plants, Brother Joseph DeThomas, Mrs. Sherry Knight, Arts Department Head, Dr. MIchael Lucas, Superintendent, Brother Matthew Boice.|
On Friday evening, January 30, 2015, the Lodge made it's presentation of a $1,000 check to the Prexie Performers of Washington High School at a packed house just prior to the final performance of "Face on the Barroom Floor."
|Check Presentation: Left to right, Isaac Pleta, crew member, Sarah Boice, assistant director, Ali Jackson, crew member, Brother Zachery T. Goodwin, Brandy La Quatra, director, Laura Wicker, crew member and Brother Matthew A. Boice, P.M.|
>>Pictures of Temple basement renovation project.. click to view slideshow.
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>>The Masonic Center has a low power information radio transmitter installed and operating on 1620 AM for passerby's to tune in. The radio gives out information about who meets in the building and other pertinent facts about the Fraternity.
>>COMPUTER SYSTEM ROLLOUT... The new Grand Lodge Membership and Financial online system will be launched to all Pennsylvania lodges by this December 12th.
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The origin of these terms, descriptive of Speculative Freemasons, goes back into the very beginnings of the history of the Order; indeed, behind the history of the building Craft in Europe.
But it is only in keeping with the antiquity of the teachings of Freemasonry. Many of our symbols and their meanings go back to the very childhood of the race. Through these a direct relationship may be traced in mind, heart and ideal; if not in written document, to such diverse ages and places as China four thousand years ago, the priesthood of ancient Egypt and the Jews of the Captivity.
Answer: When he can look out over the rivers, the hills and the far horizons with a profound sense of his own littleness in the vast scheme of things, and yet have faith, hope, charity and courage. When he knows that down in his heart every man is as noble, as vile, as divine, as diabolic, and as lonely as himself, and seeks to know, to forgive and to love his fellowmen.