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Freemasons Lodge 2020 Event Calendar

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. GOALS FOR THE 2020 -2021 YEAR
  2. JANUARY
  3. FEBRUARY
  4. MARCH
  5. APRIL
  6. MAY
  7. JUNE
  8. JULY
  9. AUGUST
  10. SEPTEMBER
  11. OCTOBER
  12. NOVEMBER
  13. DECEMBER

 

GOALS FOR THE YEAR

Today, Blue Lodges stand in a unique crossroads of civilization, where societies have information, communication and technology at arm’s reach. With these powerful almost mythological tools… One would think that our capacity to understand each other would be at an all-time high.

Yet, what we find that with all these powers at our finger tips: science, politics, religious beliefs, social and economic topics, and our ability to debate these topics and come to group consensus as human beings and brothers have never been more broken and fractured.

The Answer to the Conundrum of societies inability to unite under common goals, to listening to each other, to find common friendship and brotherly love is one of the greatest gifts that Masonry must give to the world.

But if we don’t outwardly project this content, outside the walls of our lodges, then the light that we could give to the world to fix it will lay entombed, here for some future generation to find.

My goals for Freemasons Lodge 363 this year are to preserve the great work we’ve done up to this point, but to also help rethink and re imagine our lodge in ways that help our light shine outside the lodge room.
 
Our Lodge’s technology capabilities, our ability to quantify our social, web and email metrics, understanding our content and marketing strategies and how these things reflect in our recruitment efforts of new brothers are all things we are going to solidify this year in 2020. 

We will be planning more family events with our wives, sons and daughters, and finally we’ll establish a good cadence for our own masonic education.

I’m excited to work towards these goals with the lodge and it’s principal officers.

Fraternally, and All The Best,

Worshipful Master Damon Sanchez

 

 

JANUARY

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

January 1st is a Holiday.  We will not have a Stated Meeting on this day, with the hope that brothers will find the comfort of friends, family and the day off of work.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
JANUARY 1st STATED MEETING
MOVED TO JAN 22nd
  Stated Meeting  
JANUARY
22nd
DEGREE NIGHT   Master Mason Degree

 

FEBRUARY

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

February, we have a few traditional events around the concept of FeBREWRY. Where we take some tours of different breweries around Milwaukee

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
FEBRUARY
5th
STATED MEETING   Stated Meeting  
FEBRUARY
15th
FELLOWSHIP – BREWERY TOUR   Brewery Tour  
FEBRUARY
26th
DEGREE NIGHT   Entered Apprentice

 

MARCH

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

Monthly Stated Meeting followed by Degree Night on the fourth Wednesday.  On March 21st we will be heading to the Public Museum for a Family Event.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
MARCH
4th
STATED MEETING Stated Meeting followed by a Past Master’s Lecture  
MARCH
15st
FAMILY – EVENT Public Museum walk about, with family and friends.  
MARCH
25th
DEGREE NIGHT Master Mason Degree

 

APRIL

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

April Showers Bring….. Our Regular Stated Meeting and Cigars on a Friday?…  We’ll be heading over to Little Havana afterwards for Cigars.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
APRIL
1st
STATED MEETING   Stated Meeting  
APRIL
5th
FEAST OF THE PASCAL LAMB  
APRIL
17th
FELLOWSHIP – FISH FRY AND A CIGAR NIGHT   TBD – more information to come
APRIL
18tth
MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER’S TESTIMONIAL DINNER   TBD – more information to come
APRIL
22nd
DEGREE NIGHT   Entered Apprentice Degree
APRIL 24th/25th SCOTTISH RITE SPRING REUNION  

 

MAY

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

Cinco DeMayo – let’s partake in Spanish Culture.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
MAY
2nd
SCOTTISH RITE LADIES TEA TBD
MAY
6th
STATED MEETING Stated Meeting followed by a lecture about Spanish Masonic Lodges  
MAY
23st
FELLOWSHIP
– ARCHERY, TARGETING or FISHING
The plan would be to get together on
Saturday and go do something outside: fishing target
practicing, archery etc.  
MAY
27th
DEGREE NIGHT Entered Apprentice

 

JUNE

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

In June the weather starts to clear up, so let’s take Masonry outside.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
JUNE
3rd
STATED MEETING Stated Meeting and Charity Afterwards  
JUNE 5th/ 6th ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS  
JUNE
13th
FELLOWSHIP & FAMILY – FRISBEE GOLF TBD  
JUNE
24th
DEGREE NIGHT TBD  

 

JULY

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

July is a great time of the year. Holidays, Vacations and hot weather.  Milwaukee has a vibrant Art Community and with in that community are people who know their history.  Let’s get together and bring Masonry to that community by support Gallery Night.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
JULY
1st
STATED
MEETING
Stated Meeting and Live at the Lakefront
JULY
17-18th
FELLOWSHIP – HEADING
OUT TO
GALLERY NIGHT IN
THE THIRD WARD
A group of us get together and head out to Gallery Night in the Milwaukee.  
JULY
22nd  
DEGREE NIGHT TBD  

 

AUGUST

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

Heading to the Zoo for a Family Event Friends Event.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
AUGUST
5th
STATED MEETING Stated Meeting with 5min – 8min educational topic EA, FC, MM depending on material  
AUGUST
21st
FAMILY – EVENT
WE’RE GOING TO
THE ZOO
Family and Friends Event at the Zoo.  
AUGUST
26th
DEGREE NIGHT TBD  

 

SEPTEMBER

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

Heading out to the Golf course, Friendship and Brotherhood. More to come on this event the closer to the date.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
SEPT
2nd
STATED
MEETING
Stated Meeting with 5min – 8min educational topic EA, FC, MM depending on material  
SEPT
12th
LET’S GO
GOLFING
MASONIC STYLE
  TBD  
SEPT
23rd  
DEGREE
NIGHT
  TBD  

 

October

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

Stated Meeting as usual with an educational session followed by Oktober Fest Outing and Pumpkin Beer to Lakefront Brewery

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
OCTOBER
7th
STATED
MEETING
Stated Meeting with 5min – 8min educational topic EA, FC, MM depending on material  
OCTOBER
10th
OKTOBER FEST
BEER OUTING
TBD  
OCTOBER
18th
CORN MAZE
FAMILY FRIENDS
EVENT
Let’s plan to head to a corn maze, either in Slinger or Kenosha
OCTOBER
28th
DEGREE NIGHT   TBD  

 

NOVEMBER

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

With Veterans day being in this month, let’s plan to visit the VA, and get involved in the Veterans Day parade again.

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
NOVEMBER
4th
STATED
MEETING
Stated Meeting with 5min – 8min educational topic EA, FC, MM depending on material  
NOVEMBER
7th
VISIT TO
VA HOSPITAL
  TBD  
NOVEMBER
25th
DEGREE NIGHT   TBD  
 

DECEMBER

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

It would be great to wrangle together Canned Goods at he end of the

EVENTS OF THE MONTH

DATE TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION
DECEMBER
2nd
STATED MEETING
– FOLLOWED BY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Stated Meeting and Christmas party  
DECEMBER
18th
CHARITY DONATIONS,
TO A FOOD BANK- HUNGER TASK FORCE
Let’s plan to donate food to the hunger task
force of Milwaukee.
DECEMBER
12th
2012 OFFICER INSTALLATION   TBD