I wanted to provide you with a brief update on the activities of your lodge. Sheffield Lodge #625 has been active as we enter into the busy part of the Masonic year.
Sheffield hosted an installment of the 18th district Lodge of Instruction on October 25th. This session was very well attended and included a wonderful dinner of barbecue prepared by our Junior Warden, WB Steven Holbrook. I believe everyone enjoyed themselves and participated in a good learning experience.
We continue to work through the schedule of the Lodges of Instruction, and Sheffield has exhibited pretty good turnout. Ivanhoe Lodge #446 seems to be well on the way to taking the attendance trophy, but we could use all available brothers to attend to make sure our lodge has a good showing. Remaining sessions are Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00pm hosted by Kansas City Lodge #220, which meets at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple, 1330 E. Linwood Blvd, and the last session is November 15th at 7:00pm hosted by Temple Gate Lodge #299 at our own historic Kansas City Masonic Temple, 903 Harrison Street.
We completed the first degree for our newest brother at our last stated communication on October 26th. We plan on conferring his second degree at our next meeting on Thursday, November 9th, and hopefully his third degree at our stated communication on December 14th. We could use a good turnout and some assistance with both of these degrees.
I would like to remind everyone that per the lodge by-laws Sheffield Lodge only has one stated communication in November and December. We do not meet on the 4th Thursday in either of those months as the November meeting would always fall on Thanksgiving and the December meeting falls close to Christmas.
Thank you to those brothers who continue to diligently support our lodge with their efforts and regular attendance. If you haven’t attended in a while we would love to see you. If you are a member of another lodge and would like to join us for a meeting we’d love to see you.