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Juvenile Diabetes walk

Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM Comments comments (0)

South Miami Lodge Team, headed by Bro. Chaplain Lee Popham, participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk, held at Metro Zoo, Saturday March 21st.


We had a good workout, the children enjoyed some of the Zoo exotic displays, and a bite together at the end of the walk.


Special thanks are due to all who participated and donated to JDRF.

Oldest Lodge & oldest minutes

Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 22, 2009 at 6:51 PM Comments comments (0)

The Oldest Masonic Lodge in the World

The oldest Masonic Lodge in the world is the Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1, Edinburgh, Scotland...sometimes known as Mary's Chapel.  In July, 1949, it observed its 350th anniversary of its establishment.  This year Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1 will be 410 years old.

Oldest Masonic Lodge Minutes

Oldest Masonic Lodge Minutes - July 31, 1599:  Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1 has records to prove its long time existence as the Oldest Masonic Lodge.  Most impressively, its first 5 pages of minutes incorporate the Schaw Statutes which are dated December 28, 1598.  Six months later, on July 31, 1599, are to be found the minutes which confirm the lodge's claim as having the oldest existing Masonic minutes. It must be noted, however, that from these minutes there exists no conclusive evidence that the lodge was actually constituted on this date.



Moon Lodge

Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 22, 2009 at 6:33 PM Comments comments (0)

A century ago there were more than 3,000 Masonic lodges, which can be  described as "Moon Lodges"; in 1954 there were fewer than 500. These  lodges meet on the day of the full moon for practical reasons; the brethren  had light to travel home after dark. The advent of electricity, streetlights, and  the automobile made the reason for meeting on such nights antiquated  through unique. Minnesota had a number of these Lodges. Accacia Lodge  #51 still meets on the Wednesday of any week that has a full moon in it..   


Courtesy: W:. Mitch Leiberman.


Masonic Thought, Sam Salama

Posted by sml308 on March 21, 2009 at 12:19 PM Comments comments (0)

Which Are You?”author unknown

Courtesy of Oriental Lodge No. 33, Chicago, Illinois

Are you an active member, the kind who would be missed,
or are you just contented that your name is on the list? 

Do you attend the meetings, and mingle with the flock,
or do you stay at home and criticize and knock?

Do you take an active part to help the work along,
or are you satisfied to be the kind that “just belong”?

Do you ever go to visit a member who is sick,
or leave the work to just a few and talk about the clique?

There is quite a programme scheduled that I’m sure you’ve heard about,
and we’ll appreciate if you, too, would come and help us out.

So come to the meetings often and help with hand and heart.

Don’t be just a member, but take an active part.Think this over, member; you know right from wrong.

Are you an active member, or do you just belong?