Please allow me to provide you an update of activities at your lodge. The members of Sheffield Lodge have been busy as we head into summer.
On May 5, we co-hosted a MoChip child identification event with three other lodges. It was a busy day with over 65 children in attendance. Thank you to all of the brothers and families who joined us to assist for this important event.
On Saturday, May 12 we held a special communication and raised two new Master Masons. It was a great event and we were honored to welcome RWB Carl Terry, a past master of Sheffield Lodge, who celebrated his 90th birthday by welcoming two men into Freemasonry.
Five members of Sheffield Lodge traveled to Sedalia, Missouri on Saturday, June 2 to attend and assist with the Grand Master’s Chance to Advance (C2A) class. We assisted in raising 15 new brothers.
The special investigative committee that was appointed to discuss possible lodge consolidation with Kansas City Lodge #220 has continued to meet. At this time they have identified some obstacles to such a consolidation and we may put the topic on the back burner for now. However, the committees from both lodges believe it is worthwhile to continue to pursue activities together, such as joint participation in social and civic events and attendance at each other’s stated meetings. As Freemasons we need to actively assist and help one another, and this includes across lodge lines.
To that end, the committee has established a Festive Board, or joint dinner, to be conducted in observance with St. John’s day on June 24th. This dinner will be held at 6:00pm at the Historic Kansas City Masonic Temple and is open to all members of both Sheffield Lodge #625 and Kansas City Lodge #220.
At our stated communication on Thursday, June 14th we will have our annual election of officers. Please plan to attend and help us choose the officers who will lead your lodge for the coming year. As we do not meet in July or August, the new officers are installed in early September so they can be in place before the annual communication of Grand Lodge.