Welcome to our newly initiated Brother Steve G!
We had a great first degree this morning, with Brothers from Kelso #94, Longview #263, Castle Rock #62 and Centralia #63 helping out.
Brother Steve has already met with his coach and started on his proficiency. We'll have a second degree for him in no time!
The Cowlitz Freemasons Mother's Day event is tomorrow and we have a sold-out event!
If you're on our guest list we're looking forward to seeing you.
Remember to bring some extra cash - we have a few raffle drawings and a 50/50 draw.
See you tomorrow!
Our meeting included the somber, an in-Lodge funeral ceremony for our late Brother George Le Suer. He was raised in November, 1963 and laid down his tools in March, this year.
And our meeting included happier news, the first reading of a petition for the degrees of Masonry.
We went light on other Lodge business in order to turn the Lodge over to Brother Ryan Stubbins (Centralia #63 and Little Falls #176). His topic was fascinating - how ancient astronomy is encoded into the symbolism of Masonry. We had a lively discussion on various aspects of his talk and look forward to his next visit.
What does the Hiramic legend have to do with ancient astronomy and the precession of the equinoxes?
Join us for a fascinating presentation by Brother Ryan Stubbins (Centralia #63 and Little Falls #176)!
Who - open to Masons
Where - Longview Lodge #263, 823 7th Ave, Longview
When - 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2023 (dinner 6:30 by donation)
Don't miss it!
VWB John Lawson, Kennewick #153, drove all the way to Longview to be our guest speaker. His topic: the Closing Charge. He went into great depth and we had an interesting discussion.
What is the Closing Charge? The Worshipful Master usually recites it as part of the closing of our meetings. It has an awful lot of Masonry in one paragraph.
If you missed it, check out his book!
Last year's Mother's Day event at Longview Lodge was a great success. This year, we're planning a larger event. Join us!
Who - Masons, wives, families
What - a fun thank you to our families for supporting Masonry
Where - Kelso Lodge #94, 204 S. Pacific in Kelso
When - Noon on Sunday, May 7 (a week before Mother's Day)
How much - just $10/person in advance to cover costs (kids free)
Space limited. Reservations required. Let us know ASAP how many in your party so we can plan meals, raffles etc. Call now to reserve your spots:
Here's a quick note to start off our blog.
Your four Masonic Lodges are busy with Masonic and public events this fall. Masonic events include our annual election and installation of Lodge officers.
Our public events include morning coffees at Kelso Lodge #94 (Mondays and Saturdays) and breakfast at Longview Lodge #263 (Thursdays). Come by to say hello and get your questions answered.
And we're starting to organize our booth at Longview's fourth Solstice Lantern Walk in December. See you there!
Check our calendar for more info.