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|August, 2002 contributions from Masonic Memos|
|Take a look at the new Colorado Grand Lodge web page at www.coloradomasons.org.
Take some time to explore it.
Each of the 141 lodges in Colorado has a basic web page. Look up your lodge. If it doesn't have anything beyond the basics, such as a local lodge contact or a more sophisticated web page set up, then encourage your lodge to establish a more viable web page. Contact web master WB Neil Beaty, email@example.com for further information.
It has already been shown that lodges with good web pages, such as Denver 5 and Columbia 14, have gained several new
members this year because of their web pages. It was reported at the 5 States Conference in Trinidad on Aug. 17, that 12 lodges have established new web pages since the WB Beaty made his presentation at the Grand Lodge budget session on Aug. 3.
Worthy men can not become Masons if they don't know what Free Masonry is all about and how to find us when they are ready to make that decision. Those that have found lodges via web pages just didn't do it by accident. They had a purpose in mind. They wanted to ASK! And that is a fundamental requirement to becoming a Mason. They did so via the web page. Help put your lodge's best foot forward in the cyberspace world.
Under Upcoming Events on the Grand Lodge web page you'll find some of the Masonic Memos information. So check the web page from time to time to keep current on Colorado Masonic events. Your lodge's special events can be presented on the Grand Lodge web site by providing the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The First Annual Colorado Mason's Band Camp
The Masons of Colorado held their first annual Colorado Masonic High School Band Camp on June 30 - July 4th in Greeley,
Colorado. Band activities were supervised by the music staff and faculty of the University of Northern Colorado and hosted at the campus. Approximately ninety high school students from across the state were selected by their teachers to participate in this unique experience, free to those attending. The Band Camp musicians performed a free concert on July 2 at the Greeley Stampede Rodeo and on the University campus on July 3. The students then marched and performed in the Greeley Stampede Parade on July 4th, winning first prize in the parade competition.
The Colorado Masons and their affiliated bodies provided full scholarships for these Colorado students. Band camp is designed as an opportunity for music students to meet their counterparts from across Colorado. Each student received a cap and uniform shirt as a reminder of this special experience.
Thanks to WB John Russell for the above. Let the drums roll again next year.
Five States Masonic Meeting in Trinidad, Colorado August 16 &
The United Kingdom Trip
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|In Memoriam to M.W. Past Grand Master, Harry C. "Pete" English.
Born March 3, 1912 in Washington, D.C. Died May 17, 2002
After graduating from the D.C. Public Schools he attended Nashotah Theological Seminary (Episcopal) in Wisconsin, Wilson Teachers College, Bachelors Degree; George Washington University (Physical Education) and served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1972 with the rank of Colonel. He also served as Consultant i Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the Eisenhower Administration.
M.W. Brother English was made a Mason in Orlando, Florida in 1944 where he also received his York Rite Degrees and Order. He then joined Egypt Temple AAONMS. He later affiliated with Bethesda Lodge No. 204, in Bethesda, Maryland and Almas Temple AAONMS in Washington D.C. Upon moving to Colorado he was instrumental and became the Charter Worshipful Master of Centurion Daylight Lodge No. 195 in Monument.
M.W. Brother English held many other Masonic memberships and honors in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas.
M.W. Brother English served as Grand Master of Masons in Colorado from January 26, 1988 to January 24, 1989.
From the Denver Post, May 10, 2002: Mason's membership is burgeoning in Cuba.
Cuba's Masons have seen their ranks more than double since the 1980s to 29,000 members in more than 316 lodges. Earlier this year, the Cuban government gave permission for two new lodges, the first since 1967. Officially the Cuban government now says the Masons are linked to some of the nobler moments of Cuba's past. Privately, Masons complain that they are infiltrated with government agents and sometimes receive veiled warnings about their meetings with foreigners, including American diplomats.
GRAND LODGE CORRESPONDENCE
DECISION OF THE GRAND MASTER
Grand Master Joseph E. Hadad issued a Decision on February 4, 2002 which says that the Standard Proficiency will be used except by permission of the Grand Master in those special cases where he deems that the standard proficiency would prove to be an extreme burden to the lodge or the candidate. The use of the Short Form proficiency is prohibited except by dispensation of the Grand Master. Proficiency examinations will be performed in compliance with Sections 194, 195, and 198 of the Book of Constitutions.
Biography, MW Joseph E. Hadad, Grand Master:
The Hadad family moved to Trinidad in approximately 1897 and became involved in the business and social community. The
family business they started is now over 100 years old. Joe was born, raised and attended school in Trinidad. From birth he ha
been a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he still remains active. He became a part of the family business at an early age.
In 1954 Dr. Stanley Biber came to Trinidad and hired an attractive young nurse named Mary Ann to staff his office. Joe injured his toe, went to the doctor, fell in love with the nurse and the rest is history. Joe and Mary Ann were married in 1958 and have one daughter, Renee, who is currently employed in Pueblo.
As a community leader, Joe wondered why he had not been asked to join the Masonic Lodge, so he asked his brother George, who was a member of Trinidad Lodge. When he found out that you had to ask, he quickly petitioned the Lodge and received all of his degrees in 1980. He served as Worshipful Master in 1987, 1988, and 1992. Joe is a member of Eastern Star, Al Kaly Shrine, the Scottish Rite bodies and the York Rite bodies where he has served as presiding officer in Chapter, Council and Commandery. Most Worshipful Grand Master Ben Bell recognized his potential and appointed Joe to the progressive Grand Lodge line in 1994, where he has served with distinction ever since.
Bro. David Via from Virginia is back in Boulder repairing damage to tombstones in Columbia Cemetery. Bro. Via is a renowned restorer of cemetery tombstones and monuments. The Cemetery was started by Columbia Lodge No. 14 in the late 1800s. Of course, there are a lot of Square and Compasses to be seen. And a lot of Boulder's early pioneers are there. The City of Boulder now has the care of the cemetery. Bro. Via commented at lodge the other night that of all the cemeteries across the continent that he has worked on, Columbia Cemetery as had the most on going vandalism. He commented that two of the tombstones he repaired a year ago were knocked over this year. We're not talking little rocks here, but stones of several hundred pounds and more. He had pinned the stones together with 3/4" stainless steel rods and then epoxied the stones together to keep them from being wiggled loose. The epoxy held; the granite rock broke loose. The City of Boulder is already trying to outlaw couches and sofas from front porches so that the CU Students (they get the blame, anyway) won't burn them in the streets as they are want to do. So may we should outlaw tombstones so they (whoever the vandals are) won't knock them over. Maybe the brethren from Columbia 14 should offer a reward for the arrest and conviction of the vandals and maybe stand watch on Halloween.
Check out the article, "Home experiment boosts students" on Page 1, Section B - Denver and the West, of the Sept. 4,
2001 edition of The Denver Post.
A portion of the text says:
Thanks to Vern Ingraham, chairman of the Public Schools Committee,
and the Grand Lodge for providing the grant.
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