American River Lodge #795

February 2021

Due to COVID-19 and "Stay-at-Home" orders to reduce proliferation of the pandemic, We will be having Stated, and other, meetings via Zoom Video Conference.  

From the East

      The stated meeting for the month of February is a virtual meeting, so we will once again be working from home. This stated meeting is, however, a very important meeting in that we have a lot of business to cover.  Many of you know we have been given a gift that may, and probably will, affect the future of the lodge and what or where we are going. I feel that this is one of the most important meetings we have had in recent times, so if you can please try to make it.  If you have any trouble with getting online for the meeting please let us know so we can try to help.


     I would like to leave you all with this quote:


“Freemasonry has promoted fellowship, it has nurtured brotherhood, it has practiced charity. It has education, it has been founded on truth and the cardinal virtues. But what is Masonry’s greatest mission in life today? What should be the thrust of modern Masonry? Those are the answers we are presently seeking, and on our success in finding the answer depends the future of our Fraternity.” – L. L. Williams 

Fraternally yours


Scott Morrison Sr.
Worshipful Master

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From the West

 

     Not much has changed since last month, the pandemic persists and we still cannot meet.  We do have two important dates to recognize this month.  We celebrate the birth of George Washington, our first President and prominent Mason of his day on the 22nd and of course Valentines Day on the 14th.  To our wives, sweethearts and widows we wish you a Very Happy Valentines Day!  We love, respect and appreciate you more than you know! 


Fraternally
Tom Awalt
Sr. Warden

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From the South

 

     Dinners are still on hold until further notice. In addition to the virtual stated meeting the lodge is still hosting a web "get together" on the other Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to talk with the brethren and see what everyone has been up to contact Brian Vierria at brian.vierria@gmail.com and he can give you all of the information you need to join in.

     Lodge dues are now past due. If you haven't already paid your dues please help your lodge out by doing so.

     If any brother or widow is in need of supplies or a ride to get the Covid-19 vaccine please call, text or email and we will do everything we can to assist you.

(916-505-8389, 1gvoetsch@gmail.com)

     Stay safe my brothers and soon we will be able to meet again.

      If you are interested in participating in any of the lodge functions, keep an eye on the website calendar (https://www.americanriverlodge.org/calendar) for upcoming events. If there is an activity or project that you think the lodge would be interested in doing give us a call or send us a note.

Fraternally,

Greg Voetsch Jr.

Jr. Warden

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Ladies Corner

Honored Lady.


Colleen Morrison
916-280-9991

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Calendar for February


Friday's 7:00 - 9:30 pm ……………Video Conferences  

- See calendar for details.

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                                 2021 Officers

Master……….................................Scott Morrison Sr PM

Senior Warden….…………….…Tom Awalt PM

Junior Warden…............................Greg A. Voetsch Jr PM

Treasurer………........................….Brian Vierria

Secretary…….……………...…….Scott Morrison Jr PM

Chaplain…….................................Jamie Martinez

Senior Deacon……......……..........Steve Larson PM

Junior Deacon…………................Steve Rankin

Marshal……....................................O'Bryant Hall

Senior Steward..............................Joe Johnson

Junior Steward…...........................You?

Tiler..................................................Tom Wentz PM

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Editor…………………...…………Steve Metheny, PM

 501-4495 steviejake@gmail.com 

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American River Lodge #795 

Organized May 14, 1959

Chartered September 28, 1959

Stated Meeting First Friday

www.americanriverlodge.org

5944 San Juan Avenue

Citrus Heights, CA 95610