Tidings From The East

Gentleman, I want to start off by saying thank you for allowing me to serve you all as your Worshipful Master this year of 2019. It has truly been an honor and a blessing. As I retire from this position I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work and dedication that many of you have given to this fraternity. It's you gentlemen that make this Lodge great. Without you we would not be able to have the accolades that we have, this Lodge is as good as its weakest brother and our weakest brother is above exceptional. I could go on and on about all the tremendous things that we've done this year. Buuuuttttt no one likes a long winded Master. I also like to thank my officers for the hard work that they had given, at times I feel like I might have asked them to do more than what they we're required to and to all the families for giving up time, for allowing the men of this lodge to be involved, and helped it grow.

This month of December we do not have too much going on although we will have an Entered Apprentice Mason degree so please join us in our last EA degree of the year and welcome the gentlemen who petitioned into our Lodge properly. There's also a possibility of a Fellowcraft Degree. With the holidays upon us we will not be having a Master Mason degree nor will the business meeting be on our traditional date and time. I will discuss the arrangements of our next business meeting and our newly-elected Worshipful Master we'll discuss his plans for the installation at our December business meeting. Month of November we had our 1st Pancake Feed and & participated with Light up Bellevue both of which are events we need to do again when the time comes. However, I want thank the brethren and families that were involved in these events and helped make them a great time.

Again, I cannot express how much gratitude and thanks to you gentlemen. You have made this year a great one and I will look back on this year with great fondness. I hope that my year can be deemed successful and that all of you know that I have done my best to help lead this Lodge

As always brethren look well and I hope to see you soon!

- W.M. Myron Bell, Jr.

A Note From The Desk Of The Secretary

Once again brethren it is my pleasure and honor to serve as your Secretary in 2020. I appreciate the vote of confident and support that I get from each and every one of you.

Also congratulation to the newly elected officers for 2020. The 2020 installation of Officers will be on Sunday, Jan 5 at 2 PM. This will be open to the public and we encourage family members and friends to attend. There will be a reception following in the dining facility. Please plan on attending and showing your support for the 2020 officers.

As I look back over 2019, I am proud of the accomplishments that the lodge and W.B Myron Bell, Jr. has achieved this year. We had many successful fund/friend raiser events, social events, and informal get-togethers. The officers worked hard at learning their respective ritual parts and help our new masons upon their journey to light in Masonry. I’m so excited to see many of our new brothers stepping up to begin their journey to the East, and many of them striving to achieve the Grand Lodge’s Artificer award.

Just a reminder that if you have not already paid your 2020 dues please do. I will continue to remind you for the next couple of months. You can pay your dues online by logging onto the https://www.bellevuelodge325.org/ and then clicking on the Brethren tab and Pay Dues. A big thank you to everyone who has paid their dues. This makes my job easier.

"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." -Valentine Davies, 'Miracle on 34th Street'

- W.B. Hal Cottrell

Upcoming Events

  1. Dinner (If Needed)

    December 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. EA Degree (If Needed)

    December 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  3. OES Meeting

    December 12 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  4. Rainbow Girls’ Christmas

    December 15
  5. Lodge Practice

    December 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  6. Dinner (If Needed)

    December 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  7. FC Degree (If Needed)

    December 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  8. York Rite/BARC

    December 19 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  9. Christmas Eve

    December 24
  10. Christmas

    December 25

December Birthdays

Rick Baker
Terrance Ashley
Curt Foerster
Keith Neal
Jonathan Wright
Jeff Martin
Robert Buckley
John Drap
Joe D’Amico
George Bellairs
Leon Gildersleeve
Earl Lierly
Robert Fisher
Noah Britt
Joe Pacheco
Christian Evers
Bobby Lingerfelt
John Fikkers
William James
Frederick Strong
Danny Iiams
Michael Kegley
Arlen Stiefvater
Dan Coil

Happy Birthday To You All!