BREAKING NEWS!

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This page will be updated regularly, with events, news and other information that occurs between Stated Meetings each month. Check back often to see any new updates!

 

2017 Bend Lodge Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner

On Saturday night, November 4th, Bend Lodge will host this year’s Veteran’s Appreciation dinner at Bend Lodge. Dinner will start at 6pm, and a short program will follow.

Tate & Tate Catering will be taking care of the meal and participants have a choice of one of two entrees: Chicken Picatta or Beef Scotch Tenders

To ensure that we have enough food to cover all attendees, an RSVP is required! Please click on this link, Info@BendLodge.org to send an email to the Junior Warden. In that email, please tell him WHO you are, your CHOICE of entree, and how MANY will be in your party. You can also call or send a text to 541-815-6052.

Due to the cost of the catering, this event is open to adults only, not entire families.

ALL RSVPs MUST be received NO LATER THAN November 1st, 2017!

 

Photos of the Malheur Cave Degree, August, 2017

The Malheur Cave Degree was done in late August, and, as usual, a great time was had by all who attended! 

Grand Marshall Mark Posler posted the following note, and a link to where you can view numerous photos of the weekend’s events:

Hi Everyone-

Here is a link to the photos I took at the Malheur Cave weekend.  They will be available to download for at least two weeks.  You do not need to create a Dropbox account to get the photos.  If you want to save one photo to your computer, click on it to make it big, then click on the Download button in the upper right corner and select the direct download option.  The same download button in the upper right corner of the initial thumbnail page will download the entire set as a ZIP file.  Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think is appropriate.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/odigrsnc8snevut/AADlhwUBIO9SbSRvi3Gl0IWSa?dl=0

Mark Posler

Grand Marshal, 2017-18

 

 

Meet Bend Lodge’s NEWEST Entered Apprentice Mason

On Saturday, February 4th, Bend Lodge welcomed it’s newest Entered Apprentice… Eugene David Fleming Martin III.

Bro. Martin is 18, will graduate from high school this spring, and has already pre-enlisted in the Oregon National Guard. He will deploy to his new duty station later this summer.

Bro. Martin’s EA degree team

Bro. Martin and Bend Lodge WM Ransdall

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Annual Bend Lodge Christmas food basket program a HUGE success!

Thanks to A LOT of hard work by brothers, their ladies and other family members from both Bend and Redmond Lodges, the 2016 Masonic Food Basket Program was the most successful we’ve ever had!

Using recommendations from local FAN (Family Access Network) advocates, approximately 60 food baskets were put together and delivered to needy families. The North Albertson’s in Bend made us a KILLER deal on all the food items, which allowed us to increase the number of overall baskets from past years. Most of these were “standard sized” baskets, which included a turkey, ten pounds of potatoes, canned veggies, butter, gravy mix and rolls. For a number of larger families, a large cooked ham was added to the basket as well.

Several of these baskets went to Redmond-area families, delivered by Redmond Lodge WM Travis Bryan; the main portion went to homes in the Bend area. In addition, 13 food baskets were delivered to COVO (Central Oregon Veteran’s Outreach) and three to the Shepherd’s House.

We even got a little press coverage from KTVZ on the evening news!

A warm and heart-felt “THANK YOU!” to all who helped pull this event off, and to those brothers who made some substantial individual donations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 Bend Lodge Officer Line Installed

In an Installation ceremony at Bend Lodge on December 10th, 2016, the 2017 line of Officers was installed. We were very honored to have WB Gary Bailey as the Installing Master, and MWB John Turner as the Installing Marshal.

(left to right): Senior Steward Trace Harris; Marshal Brian Canady, PM; Chaplain Dave Johnson, PM; Senior Deacon Steve Karpstein, PM; Junior Warden Neil Mackey; Woeshipful Master Wm. Lee Ransdall, PM; Senior Warden Matt Alexander; Treasurer John Pinckney, PM; Secretary Terry Griffith; Junior Deacon Scott Brasher. (Not pictured): Tyler Sean Callahan; Junior Steward Denver Lee; Historian Dale Claypool, PM

(left to right): MWB John Turner, Installing Marshal; WM Wm. Lee Ransdall, PM; WB Gary Bailey, Installing Master

WM Ransdall ponders his first official act as Worshipful Master shortly after being installed…

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WB Dave Johnson honored with 50-year jewel

At the September, 2016 Stated Meeting, Bend Lodge Worshipful Master Canady (left) and Most Worshipful Brother John Turner (right), presented Worshipful Brother Dave Johnson (center) with his 50-year membership jewel.

WB Johnson has a Masonic resume that spans many years and many various venues in Masonry. He was initiated, passed and raised in 1966 in Sunland Lodge #1344, El Paso, Texas. He joined Bend Lodge in 2004, and served as Master in 2008. He served as the President of the Central Oregon Shrine Club in 2005 and was the Potentate of the Al Kader Shriners in Oregon (one of two state-wide Shrine groups in Oregon) in 2014. In addition, he is a 32° KCCH (Knight Commander of the Court of Honor) and a Knight Templar in the York Rite.

Congratulations, WB Johnson, on a long and varied masonic journey!

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