Thursday 22nd June promises to be a special evening at an especial meeting of Monolithos Lodge 8475 in Leamington Spa.
The members of Acalanes Fellowship Lodge No 480 under the Grand Lodge of California will be demonstrating a second degree ceremony as it is practised in California.
W Bro Harry Burt, Worshipful Master of 480, is an ex-pat Coventrian, and when the opportunity to visit England during the 300 years celebrations arose, it was too good an opportunity to miss.
Acalanes Fellowship Lodge #480 of Free and Accepted Masons is a composite of three separate lodges: Fellowship Lodge #480, Fortitude Lodge #624 and Acalanes Lodge #723. Today, Acalanes Fellowship Lodge maintains an enthusiastic membership and remains a successful lodge in Central Contra Costa County. Two of the lodge’s Past Masters, Most Worshipful E. Arthur Haglund and Most Worshipful Alvin Weis, have each served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of California, in 1984 and 1999 respectively. Several other lodge members have served as officers of the Grand Lodge over the years, including Very Worshipful Allan Casalou (Past Master), the current Grand Secretary, and Worshipful Gary Charland (also Past Master), who currently serves as Vice President of the Masonic Homes of California. - You can read their latest newsletter here.