The Installation of Officers for Fidelity #192 and Collins #19 will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00pm. Family members and non-Mason guests are invited.
Thursday, September 27 – Stated Communication will be a “Western Dress-Down” themed meeting, meaning no suits, sport coats, neck ties or other “citified” attire, including shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, ragged jeans or slacks with holes, etc. Accepted attire includes collared shirts, blue jeans, cowboy boots, large western belt buckles, bolo ties, and other cowboy or western clothing. Just be reasonable and have a western look.
Brothers of Fidelity Lodge #192,
Summer is coming to an end and it’s time for us to get back to work. Our first meeting is September 13th, and we will have a Back-to-Work Dinner that night. While we were dark we remained busy. We raised brothers Brian Ivers and Nikolas Foster to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. We enjoyed the St. John the Baptist dinner in June, and the annual picnic in August. In July, I put on a financial seminar about investing in real estate. The principal officers also attended the Grand Lodge budget session. And now, with the return of autumn, we’ve plenty of work in store, having candidates waiting for degrees. We have one candidate patiently waiting to become an Entered Apprentice, and two more petitions that will be read at the first meeting. I anticipate two imminent Fellow Craft proficiencies, which means at least two more Master Mason degrees before the end of the year.
The purpose of Labor Day is to celebrate the contributions of America’s workers towards our country’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. As our lodge gets back to work, we too should be reminded of the good work we do in our lodge, with similar aspirations towards achievement. We each were able to experience the joy and beauty of Masonry because brothers before us performed the work. These contributions have gone back through time, ad-infinitum, to the very origins of the institution. We, in turn, should remember that we all have a duty to return that favor, not to those from the past, but to those who are the future of the fraternity. Let’s work hard as we finish out the year so that we might be proud of our accomplishments. This year has been an absolute joy for me as your Worshipful Master, and I am very proud of you all.
We only have six regular meetings remaining before the end of the year. I anticipate some additional specials meeting for degrees. My goal is to have a table lodge in October. Step-Up night is November 8th, followed by elections on December 13th. The decision of the Grand Master of Masons in Colorado, Phil Moss, is that to be eligible for the positions of Junior Warden, Senior Warden, or Worshipful Master, you must beforehand become certified with the District Lecturer. Potential officers must demonstrate that they can open and close the lodge, and move up and down between degrees, in each position. I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks, and I’m excited to get rolling again.
Greg Beaumont, Worshipful Master Fidelity Lodge #192
Fidelity Lodge’s 3rd date night for 2018 will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 at MIMI’s Cafe located at 1450 Fall River Dr. in the Centerra West Shopping Center (same shopping complex as Sportsman’s Warehouse and Target) in east Loveland and on the west side of I-25 on Friday, May 11th beginning at 6:30 PM.
Seating is limited in the private room so make your reservations ASAP since we had to turn away a few couples at our last Date Night dinner. Reservation deadline is Friday May 4
Collins Lodge #19 AF&AM and Fidelity Lodge #192 AF&AM continue a decades-long tradition in recognizing outstanding students, teachers, and programs within the Poudre School District on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 pm at the Fort Collins Masonic Temple.
The Lodges will honor students from 5th, 8th, and 12th grades who have been selected by their teachers for their traits of citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and general positive character that distinguish them as outstanding. This recognition continues a 54-year-old tradition of the two Fort Collins Masonic Lodges.
Brethren of Fidelity Lodge #192 and Collins Lodge #19 are requested to arrive early between 3 and 6 pm to help set up, to assist in the final preparations and hosting of our guests from the community. We expect that over 350 guests will be in attendance.
Fidelity Lodge #192 will be hosting the Grand Master of Masons in Colorado, MWB Phillip Moss, for an official visitation on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Fort Collins Masonic Temple located at 225 West Oak St. in Fort Collins.
A dinner will be held for the Grand Master prior to the official reception beginning at 6:30 PM with wives and non-Masons invited for dinner; however, they will be excused from the Grand Master’s reception during the Tiled Meeting portion which will begin at 7:30 PM. Cost for dinner will be “free will” with a suggested donation of $15.00. Reservations for dinner and a RSVP for dinner by March 5 is most appreciated.