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1 In This Issue FROM THE SOUTH/WEST…2 FROM THE DDGM …3 FROM THE PAST DDGM & WYATT’S WALKDOWN…4 ON THE SECRETARY’S DESK AND MASONIC BIRTHDAYS…5 ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS …6 MASONIC JOURNEY…7 UPCOMING EVENTS…8 September 2013 Contact the Lodge Secretary by at: The Lodge regular mail address is: King Solomon Lodge #5 PO Box 1343 Sierra Vista, AZ Our website is: KingSolomon5 WM Kenn Barrett Honoring our heritage… embracing the future We will have a Master Mason Degree on the third Monday of the month, September 16th. This means that members who usually take part in the Third Degree will need to step up and notify our Junior Warden, Art Montgomery, of which parts they can fill. Brother Ben Headen will be our candidate. Again, our meeting dinners are at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon and the Crystal Palace Saloon. Each stated meeting dinner (the first Monday of the month) will be at the Crystal Palace, and each degree meeting dinner (the third Monday of the month) will be at Big Nose Kate’s. Easy to remember. We are looking at by-laws changes in the near future, including dues and perpetual membership changes. So be sure to attend our stated (business) meetings to have your say. The Labor Day weekend brought “The Rendezvous of the Gunfighters” to Tombstone. Gunfight groups from across the country came to Tombstone to compete. This year’s event also featured a Steampunk parade on Saturday and a Saturday evening ball with costume contests – a nd we had winners from among our Lodge family – including my wife and Bro. Rick Chimielewski and his wife in different categories! Congratulations to them all! PS - For those who do not recognize the term “Steampunk,” it is retro-futuristic. Think Jules Verne or H.G. Wells. What if science were more advanced in the Victorian age, using steam power?

2 2 The Planning Committee has unanimously agreed to recommend to WM Kenn and the brethren that our dues be increased to $75 per year effective January 1, A presentation to this effect was made at our stated meeting on Monday, September 2. We also addressed the status of the perpetual memberships for our lodge. The information we have received thus far indicates that the Worshipful Master for the year, with the consent of the brethren, can suspend the issuing of such memberships for the year he is in the East. Do you think this is a good idea? Let us know. With the departure of WB Frank from the West, Br. Bob Pennell has been added as a member of the Planning Committee since he will be the Junior Deacon pro-tem. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 at Huachuca Lodge. A final note concerns our Masonic education programs. The planning committee received several recommendations that we improve our education programs. At this point, I would just like to make mention of what is available at this time. Both Huachuca Lodge 53 and Camp Stone 77 have been putting on such programs for some months now. All of them that I have attended have been enlightening and informative. On Saturday, July 27, Camp Stone sponsored an excellent presentation of astronomy as it relates to Masonry. It was presented by PM Larry Behers, a professional astronomer from Tucson. Needless to say, he really kept our attention for about 90 minutes. Many of us wanted him to return around Christmas time for his presentation titled, “Star of Bethlehem.” He made the presentation and his demonstrations on a level that we could all understand. It was Great! If you are not receiving information on these education programs, please let me know. Hopefully, we can find a way to improve the communication of these fine programs. FROM THE SOUTH/WEST Art Montgomery Junior Warden/Senior Warden Pro Tem

3 FROM THE DDGM Time is flying my Brothers we are looking at only a few months before elections and installations. Summer seems to have flown by at warp 7. If you are planning on joining or progressing through the line in your lodge you must consider focusing on the certification process. If you have not considered it you should look at your lodge and analyze the status of the chairs. Some have had to step out because of family or professional reasons. We need to support our lodges and step up to fill in empty slots. A lodge cannot retain its charter if it cannot fill the offices of the lodge. We need everyone to consider a position from Tyler to Master. The requirements for the South is to open confer and close a degree. To sit in the West again you must to do another degree. To sit in the East the third degree must be completed and a lecture given. It is not that difficult. Come talk to me and I will answer any questions you have and I stand ready to support you in your efforts. Every Tuesday at Huachuca # 53 there are practice sessions sometimes with all three rooms being used. These sessions are for all four lodges in District # 11 and conducted by WB Andy Anderson with many brothers in support. I encourage all to come and practice to improve yourselves in Masonry. Campstone #77 and Huachuca # 53 continue to have regularly scheduled education meetings with a variety of approaches. Huachuca # 53 had an excellent guest speaker, WB Larry Behers, an astronomer, who explained the significance of astronomy to Masonry. King Solomon # 5 and Perfect Ashlar # 12 have discussions over a meal prior to Stated meetings. Each lodge has a different approach to education and by attending each one you will learn more about Masonry. Is it not one of the reasons we became masons to gain further light through Masonry? Travel often, work with your Brothers and live the Masonic life. Fraternally, Bruce Wood 3

4 4 My congratulations to Huachuca Lodge #53 and Camp Stone Lodge #77 on their outstanding education program for the month of August, really was informative and fun. Congratulations also to the Tuesday Ritual practice crew who start their seventh year of providing this very important program. We started this program after the Grand Lodge Annual meeting in June of 2008 to help all Masons with ritual work, certification, changes made to the ritual during the Grand Lodge sessions and general discussion about how things work in lodge and other bodies as well. They have been busy and don't plan on stopping now so come join the Tuesday Ritual crew and practice the ritual. I'm sure if Masters and Wardens invited this crew to one of their education training days they would accept? Has your Lodge scheduled an open house yet? There are many activities scheduled for the remainder of the year and beyond and hopefully you will be able to support what you can. The SV York Rite Bodies will be holding a Christmas Observance on December 8 starting at 4 PM. This observance is open to all and it is hoped that you will attend. Travel safely and oh yeah see you in Lodge! Andrew Anderson 33 Andrew M. Anderson FROM THE PAST DDGM The historic Fox Theater in Tucson hosted the premier of the new Western movie, "Hot bath an' a Stiff Drink." Lots of Tombstone locals were in the movie and were in attendance at the premier. It was a gala occasion, well covered by the local news media. The Tombstone Chamber of Commerce is running new radio ads promoting the Rendezvous of the Gunfighters, and also has new bill board signs on Highway 10. WYATT’S WALKDOWN

5 ON THE SECRETARY’S DESK 5 MASONIC BIRTHDAYS Isn’t it pleasant when a friend does you a favor just to be nice? An onerous task is lightened by helping hands? Doesn’t it feel good to know that you were the source of that favor or that helping hand? Well, here’s your opportunity to obtain that special glow by PAYING YOUR DUES EARLY! As Secretary sending out all those notices (and follow-ups) (and follow-ups to the follow-ups) is where I earn my paycheck and spend a lot of Lodge money on postage, cards, envelopes and the like. Help your Lodge! Reduce our costs! Give a Secretary a break! Send in your $68.00 for 2014 to our Lodge PO box before we have to track you down! Additionally, in case you are ever in a position to need the information, you may learn from a recent contretemps around changing our Stated Communication date. Our Lodge bylaws allow us to do so to meet contingencies, such as coinciding with a national holiday. However, the Arizona Masonic Code requires that members of a Lodge intending to make such a change must give the members at least 30 days advance notice. Lesson learned is to plan ahead on those occasions. Sorry for any confusion arising from that learning experience. In the spirit of planning ahead, please note that our Lodge will once again be parading during Helldorado Days on Sunday, October 20 th and we hope for a good turnout! That’s a hint… Pete Criscuolo Secretary The following members of King Solomon Lodge #5 were raised in the month of August. Wish them a “Happy Birthday” when you see them! Preuss Rodney Towns, Sierra Vista, AZ Williams Robert Myron, Sierra Vista, AZ Irvin John Roland, Peoria, AZ McGovern John Bernard, Hereford, AZ Montgomery Arthur Jean, Sierra Vista, Az Louzy James Kenneth, Sierra Vista, Az Waldron John David, Waterloo, NY Waldron Leonard Dale, Sierra Vista, AZ Cox John Ross Keene, McNeal, AZ Flora Jr George Joseph, Sierra Vista, AZ Fernandez John Anthony, Sierra Vista, AZ Kuriger James A., Sierra Vista, AZ

6 SCOTTISH RITE 6 ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS COCHISE MASONIC HIGH TWELVE CLUB #703 Our monthly meeting for September 13 will be held at the VFW in Huachuca City starting at 5:30 PM. The usual steak dinner with all the trimmings is on the menu. We will have reports from all the activities over the summer break and the up coming AZ High Twelve Annual Meeting in Green Valley on September 21st. Our 2nd VP Tom Jones has lined up an interesting program so come early enjoy dinner than a good program. We started the new High Twelve year so dues are due, $22.00, unless you want to donate to the Wolcott Scholarship Foundation Fund which will cover your club dues. November is elections for Club Officers and if you are interested in serving please let the Club President Dave O. Kremer know, thank you. We will also have special awards presented at the meeting and they are always welcomed. Installation is scheduled for December 13, our regular meeting night. Hope you will attend. Any questions give me a call at (520) Well my brothers the summer has coming to an end. Masonic Lodges will be in full swing for the month of September and so will the local clubs. The Cochise Scottish Rite Club will be supporting these organizations. On September 26 th at 6:30 we will be in Tucson for Lodge of perfection. Carpooling is available from Huachuca 53. On October 5 th is the Honors Luncheon for K.C.C.H. and 33 rd Degree inductees. We are honored to have Brother Gene Bull and WB Bruce Wood receiving their Red Caps and WB Don Rodgers receiving his 33 Degree White Cap. October 12 th is our last club meeting before the Reunion on Nov 1-2, Nominations will be held and elections for club officers for the year October 13 is a Special Honors Luncheon at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, $22 per person and casual dress. OPEN TO ALL. November Lodge Stated Meetings are also elections for their officers please attend and vote. Tom Jones SHRINE Well Monsoons are slowing down and football is in the air again. September is upon us and the yearend sprint starts for us all. The Club will be having a new trial meeting place at the Manda Le on Sept 21 st at 5pm. If it works out we’ll have the POV there in October also. Sabbar Temple will require all members and guests to show their Blue Lodge Dues Cards from now on. This is a result of actions taken in Indianapolis at the International meeting, in regards to Arkansas Temples accepting non masons for membership. Sabbar will also be having discussions about the Onion Sales future. Sell again, take a break or drop the fund raiser. Over $2000 was lost having to give away unsold onions. Until next month travel safely

7 UPCOMING REGULARLY SCHEDULED AND SPECIAL EVENTS MASONIC ACTIVITIES FOR SEPTEMBER SABBAR Shrine stated meeting, dinner at 5:30 PM. 10 Mt Moriah Lodge #19 stated meeting at 7 PM. 11 Huachuca Lodge #53 TBA 11 King Solomon Lodge #5 planning Comm. meeting at 5 PM. 12 Willcox Lodge #10 stated meeting at 7 w/ dinner at 6 PM. 13 Cochise Masonic High Twelve Club #703 a 5:30 meeting at the VFW in Huachuca City. 14 Camp Stone Lodge #77 stated meeting at 9:30 w/ breakfast at 8:30. All are welcomed. 14 CHIP event. POC Jim Elliston King Solomon Lodge #5 MM degree at 7 PM. Dinner at Big Nose Kate's 5:30 PM. 17 Downtown Lodge UD stated meeting. POC Pearl of Venus #6 OES stated meeting at 7 PM. 17 Adoniram Council #14, Cryptic Masons stated meeting at 7 PM. 17 Coronado Chap #20 Royal Arch Masons stated meeting at 7 PM. 18 Huachuca Lodge #53 Education night. Starts at 6 PM. 19 Electa Chap #51 OES stated meeting at 7 PM. 20 George W. Prioleau Lodge #13 PHA stated meeting at 7 PM. 21 Huachuca Shrine Club meeting at 5:30 at Mande La restaurant. 21 AZ High Twelve Assoc. Annual meeting in Green Valley starts at 11 AM. POC Andy Huachuca Lodge #53 Saturday clean up. 23 San Pedro Lodge #55 stated meeting at 7 PM. 24 Burning Taper Commandery #15 Knights Templar stated meeting at 7 PM. 24 Cochise Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Study session, starts at 6 PM. 25 Huachuca Lodge #53 TBA 26 Tucson Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection dinner at 6:30, stated meeting at 7:30 PM. All are welcomed to dinner and RSVP a must. POC Tom Jones Camp Stone Lodge #77 Education at 9 AM w/ breakfast at 8 AM. 28 Willcox Lodge #10, Perfect Ashlar Lodge #12 and San Pedro Lodge #55 will conduct an outdoor MM Degree at the Escapul Ranch. Start time is early POC your lodge secretary. RSVP if eating steak lunch. SPECIAL EVENTS FOR OCTOBER Tucson Scottish Rite Honors Day 10 AM Knights Commander Court of Honour Investiture and 1PM Thirty-Third Degree. Lunch open to all at 11:30 RSVP a must to POC Tom Jones Tucson Scottish Rite Special Honors Luncheon at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, cost $22.00 open to all. 7

8 MASONIC JOURNEY – by Bro. Pete Giese Masonic conversations seem to gravitate around two subjects--- dues and the appendant bodies of our craft. Dues discussions often end with the agreement that lifetime or perpetual memberships may not be a healthy financial stream for any lodge. Increases in dues should be made in small increments on a frequent basis. Fifteen and twenty year hiatus between dues increases result in lodges functioning on a very weak dollar and produce pandemonium with the announcement of huge dues increases. Discussions of the appendant bodies usually surface the question of the need for more light and the squabble that energy and commitment devoted to such bodies are drained from the Blue Lodge. The need for more light is a personal matter of choice that can be only answered by the individual Brother. The benefit of membership in our craft can best be described with the axiom; you get what you put into it. As we journey through life, we find periods that distract us from Lodge attendance and participation --- our profession, family considerations, health and a host of other obstacles can become hindrances. The imperfections of life, at times, can conflict with the lessons of the Twenty-four Inch Gauge. Conversely, there are periods of life when the adventure of seeking more light can be neatly fitted into the aforementioned working tool. Recently, your reporter arrived at the conclusion that further light and participation could easily be installed into my properly divided obligations. The undertaking would not conflict with the duties owed to my dearly loved Blue Lodge. A decision was made to petition the Scottish Rite for further light. Why the Scottish Rite? The choice was not made after a long study or a philosophical outreach, but rather it was a “follow your friends” type of conclusion. It appeared that most of the true worker bees of the lodge, close associates and members of our lodge car pool were affiliated with the Order. Several trips were conduced to various Scottish Rite meetings and functions in a guest status that instilled a strong need to belong. Yes, admission into this august body was a tremendous uplifting and very rewarding experience. Most noticeable was the smooth efficiency and progression of the entire production. It rivaled military precision and kept one’s attention riveted to the unfolding lessons. The performers were truly outstanding, inspirational and they delivered with great enthusiasm. There were no parrots uttering soon to be forgotten words. All details, down to the tone of the actor’s make-up were magnificent ---nothing was overlooked. This well orchestrated event will long be cherished and remembered. Simply put, considerable light was gained on this two-day voyage. As the Scottish Rite draws from the entire State, this was an opportunity to meet a wide- range of interesting people and gain new friends. As Brother Will Rogers stated “I never met a Mason that I didn't like.” Another note made was that the Order has an opportunity for each member to participate and encourages participation. So, if you should pause for a moment and give consideration to obtaining more light in our beloved craft ---first, ask yourself if the commitment will fit into your twenty-four inch gauge that we are taught to divide into three equal parts. Then seriously consider the Scottish Rite. It is considered a great honor to serve in the Scottish Rite for fifty years and such members are honored with a distinguishing blue prayer hat. Approaching nearly three quarters of a century on this earth, your writer is eagerly pursuing the previously mentioned distinct honor. Impossible? Hey, you never know. Only the Supreme Architect of the Universe knows when the journey commences to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns. 7

9 UPCOMING REGULARLY SCHEDULED AND SPECIAL EVENTS MASONIC ACTIVITIES FOR SEPTEMBER SABBAR Shrine stated meeting, dinner at 5:30 PM. 10 Mt Moriah Lodge #19 stated meeting at 7 PM. 11 Huachuca Lodge #53 TBA 11 King Solomon Lodge #5 planning Comm. meeting at 5 PM. 12 Willcox Lodge #10 stated meeting at 7 w/ dinner at 6 PM. 13 Cochise Masonic High Twelve Club #703 a 5:30 meeting at the VFW in Huachuca City. 14 Camp Stone Lodge #77 stated meeting at 9:30 w/ breakfast at 8:30. All are welcomed. 14 CHIP event. POC Jim Elliston King Solomon Lodge #5 MM degree at 7 PM. Dinner at Big Nose Kate's 5:30 PM. 17 Downtown Lodge UD stated meeting. POC Pearl of Venus #6 OES stated meeting at 7 PM. 17 Adoniram Council #14, Cryptic Masons stated meeting at 7 PM. 17 Coronado Chap #20 Royal Arch Masons stated meeting at 7 PM. 18 Huachuca Lodge #53 Education night. Starts at 6 PM. 19 Electa Chap #51 OES stated meeting at 7 PM. 20 George W. Prioleau Lodge #13 PHA stated meeting at 7 PM. 21 Huachuca Shrine Club meeting at 5:30 at Mande La restaurant. 21 AZ High Twelve Assoc. Annual meeting in Green Valley starts at 11 AM. POC Andy Huachuca Lodge #53 Saturday clean up. 23 San Pedro Lodge #55 stated meeting at 7 PM. 24 Burning Taper Commandery #15 Knights Templar stated meeting at 7 PM. 24 Cochise Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Study session, starts at 6 PM. 25 Huachuca Lodge #53 TBA 26 Tucson Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection dinner at 6:30, stated meeting at 7:30 PM. All are welcomed to dinner and RSVP a must. POC Tom Jones Camp Stone Lodge #77 Education at 9 AM w/ breakfast at 8 AM. 28 Willcox Lodge #10, Perfect Ashlar Lodge #12 and San Pedro Lodge #55 will conduct an outdoor MM Degree at the Escapul Ranch. Start time is early POC your lodge secretary. RSVP if eating steak lunch. SPECIAL EVENTS FOR OCTOBER Tucson Scottish Rite Honors Day 10 AM Knights Commander Court of Honour Investiture and 1PM Thirty-Third Degree. Lunch open to all at 11:30 RSVP a must to POC Tom Jones Tucson Scottish Rite Special Honors Luncheon at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, cost $22.00 open to all. 8


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