Free & Accepted Masons
Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.
Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.
As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Consuelo Lodge No. 325, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.
Greetings my brethren! As April came to a close, I have to say it was a banner month in a few different ways.
As the Master, I try to keep an eye on everything and everyone. I always want to do my best serving my brothers. If title and position had a certain pay rank, I think I would be the highest paid Steward.
Another month goes by and I can’t believe as time flies by. I guess it’s because I’m busy with taking care of the lodge and my brothers. But it’s a good feeling when I can help someone in some way. Perhaps that’s a lesson that we all should learn and always improve upon in life. We are obligated to help one another, and our teachings reminds us of that important lesson.
California masons’ partnership with raising a reader has brought crucial literacy training to nearly 600 classrooms – and we’re not close to done yet!
It’s already February of 2019, and I can’t believe January disappeared in a blink of an eye. I can say in January we had many successes, at least I think so.
We started the year off right with a fun installation filled with friends, brothers, and family and some good music to set the tone for the officers and the members.
As we start the New Year, we are all busy with our families and friends, celebrating either with a large party or just with the ones we love. I hope that you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and the new year will be prosperous, healthy, and wonderful for you.
Last Sunday, October 21, Most Worshipful Brother Stuart A. Wright was installed as grand master of Masons in California. We look forward to a year of growth and prosperity under his leadership, inspired by his theme: “Freemasonry… the difference is you.”
July 2018 was a month for recognizing dedicated Brothers for their long and faithful service to the lodge, our youth groups and Masonry in general.
At the close of our June Stated Meeting, my term as Worshipful Master of Consuelo Lodge arrived at the midpoint – Tempus Fugit! At the January installation of 2018 Officers, we announced several Lodge goals and priorities to accomplish in 2018. Now, at the halfway point, it is appropriate to review and report the progress we have made toward those announced goals.
The Brethren continued to support our Youth Groups, again your Master, Brothers and families attended Job’s Daughter, Rainbow for Girls and DeMolay meetings in May. Please come and support these fine youth organizations. They surprise and delight at every meeting!
If you’ve been seeking an excuse to see the country, there’s no better time than the present. The lens of Freemasonry offers a fascinating perspective!
The Brethren continued to support our Youth Groups, again your Master, Brothers and families attended Job’s Daughter, Rainbow Girls and DeMolay meetings in April. Please come and support these fine youth organizations.
The Brethren continued to support our Youth Groups, again your Master, several Brothers and families attended Job’s Daughter, Rainbow Girls and De- Molay meetings. We need you there! Thank you to all Consuelo Brothers and Families attending the DeMolay Officer Installation. The installation was well done and interesting.
This $2500 scholarship is being offered to the 2018 graduating seniors from the Escondido Union High School District; Escondido High School, Orange Glen High School, San Pasqual High School, Del Lago Academy, and Valley High School.
My Brothers, thank you for the opportunity to enter your service for 2018. I am both excited at the possibilities and humbled by the magnitude of the responsibilities as Master.
My Brothers, the end times are here! Well, for me as Master of the Lodge, that is… Elections are upon us at this upcoming Stated Meeting on November 16th. Make sure you attend and support my successor, Brother Ross Douglas for Master in 2018, and all the other officers as they advance or are appointed!
When the pressures of recession
Make us concentrate on greed,
Take heed, a Worthy Mason
Cares about another’s needs.
This month I thought I’d share an interesting thing that has happened to me TWICE this year… wherever I go I’m wearing something that identifies me as a Master Mason. Whether it’s a shirt or my usual go-to, a hat, I make it clear that I’m a Mason.
As we approach the “Dark” month of August and begin to close out this year, I humbly look back and reflect on some great candidates and some even greater ritual! The officers line has really answered the call to excellence and I sincerely hope to see more of you in attendance as we finish up the ritual work for the remainder of the year! I am happy to announce that Brother Jim Forster was chosen as our Mason of the Year!
This month I will offer for your contemplation this old poem by Brother Bruce H. Hunt.