The Stated Meeting of Texas Lodge no.46 F&AM was held on the 2nd Saturday of the 12th day this Month of March, as it has been done since 1854. The Lodge was opened on the first degree of Masonry, at 10:10am
- Raymond E. Hill IV PM sat in the East.
- Richard Bartlett PM sat in the West.
- Dr. Kevin Herrick PM, sat in the South.
- Matt LeBaron Sr. Deacon
- BJ McCuiston PM Jr. Deacon
- Jack Swallow Marshall
- Loren McKechnie Secretary
- John Densem Treasurer
Additional brethren and guests addended, as detailed in the Tyler’s register.
Knock, Knock…..Who comes here? There was an alarm at the door, which the Jr. Warden ascertained to be not an eavesdropper but none other than our Worshipful Inspector of the 353 Masonic District of California Brother Mark Breckenridge Past Master. He received a proper welcome to the Lodge, and took a seat in the East.
Our Worshipful Kevin Herrick PM shared with the Lodge some sad news, that of the passing of his Mother who was a resident of the Masonic Home in Union City, CA. He took it upon himself, to do as masons do, and make the best of the trials and tribulations of life, and share with the Lodge the wonderful benefits the Fraternity has extended to his family.
He reminds us, that the fraternity’s central cause is that of Hope, Relief and Truth. All of which, the amazing staff at the Masonic home exude each and every day and have done for the past 125 years.
Dr. Kevin requested, that “if you have any giving in your heart” consider donations to this most worthy of cause, so that it may be there to continue benefiting Masons, their widows and mothers, 400 years from now. Being a member of the Cornerstone Society, Dr. Herrick shared that the society welcomes Estate Giving at any level, and the funds go to providing critically needed care. The Masonic home offers, Doctors services, Dental care, living quarters and a wide range of services including Assisted living, Alzheimer care, and also some “in home offsite services” as well. With 300 residents on the 300 acre campus, attended to by 300 caregiving staff, it is a battery of 3X3X3 times 100. Or a ratio of 1 person to 1 caregiver, to 1 acre of land.
It was noted that our Worshipful Brother Hans Straub is also in residence at the Union City Masonic Home with his wife llse (pronounced “Else”, and that he would love to receive a phone call from you. With the Pandemic for the past 2 years, they have had far fewer visitors, and have not been able to get out as much.
Please Wor. Brother Hans Straub a ring at 510 476-6340
Every man’s life ends the same way.
It is only the details of how he lived and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.
Stanley A. Ball
Grand Sword Bearer 2003-2004
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons
of the State of California
Born March 27, 1941
Entered into rest February 14, 2022
A memorial service will be held
at a later date
Cards of condolence may be sent to
Mrs. Carolyn Ball
521 Chase Street
Sonoma, CA 94576
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the California Masonic Foundation
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Officers to be installed
- John Densem
- Robert Robbins
- Jack Swallow
- Charles Beylacq
- Steven Marshall
Worshipful Inspector of the 353 Masonic District Visit:
Our Worshipful Inspector Mark Breckenridge PM extends the good word of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of California Brother Jeffrey M. Wilkins. The Inspector paid us this special visit today, in order to share some words of advice from the Grand Master, in hopes of bringing California Lodge’s back from the doldrums that were sewed by COVID-19. Inspector Breckenridge noted that Texas Lodge is a special place, and he is most pleased with how the Lodge is undertaking its work. So much so, that he refrained from reading this part of the official communications.
Secretary of Texas Lodge no.46 F. & A.M. of California
Raymond E. Hill IV
Master of Texas Lodge no.46 F. & A.M. of California