May 25, 2019
Brother Joel Robinson received the 2nd of Masonry on Friday, April 19th. WB Everett Thompson was in the East and also did the working tools. He was ably supported by WM Troy Luginbill in the West and Bro. Howard Hanna in the South. VWB Jesse Petersen guided Bro. Joel on his journey. WB Ken Peck gave the MC lecture and it was done to perfection. The charge was done by WM Troy. After the degree refreshments were served by the ladies of the Ferndale Order of the Eastern Star.
Memorial Day Masonic Service
On Monday, May 27th at 6:30 am, a Masonic service was conducted in memory of the many Masons interred in the Lynden Cemetery. Each of their gravesites had a Masonic flag on it. This was a very short ceremony at which the name of each departed brother was read followed by a single chime in his memory. Very moving!
Late May and early June are the dates in which five scholarships for $1,500 are awarded at presentation ceremonies to deserving high school seniors in the Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Meridian and Nooksack Valley school districts.
Educators of the Year
The Superintendent of Schools in each of the Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Meridian and Nooksack Valley school districts has selected an Educator of the Year. The presentation of a $750 award is made in late May and early June to each Educator at the regular monthly meeting of the School Board of Directors in each district. The board members at all districts are very gracious and effusive in their praise of the recipient whose family and friends are present.
Bikes 4 Books
44 bikes are presented to young readers at 22 schools in the same school districts as shown in the Scholarships and Educators of the Year presentations. These are always fun events with 300 to 400 children, families and faculty in the gymnasium. All of these events, Scholarships, Educators of the Year and Bikes 4 Books, are wonderful occasions to create Masonic awareness.
Change in date for June Stated Communication
W. Master Troy Lubinbill has changed the date of the June Stated Communication from Thursday, June 13th to June 27th due to the conflict of the earlier date with the Grand Lodge Annual Communication. The Lodge will be tyled at 7:00 pm. Please note that the Lodge is dark in July.