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Today we uploaded our newest creation with the help of some test lodges. These videos are a new working tool for lodges to use to reach out to their community.

Click the lodge name below to view each of our test lodge videos:

• Big Bear
• Chino
• Corona
• Evergreen
• Rim of the World


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There are no words so great that can express the loss and despair we feel at the passing of our Brother, Worshipful Mark Sandstrom.  Mark has given his talents and untold hours of service, not only to his church, our Fraternity, his Lodge but also to our Division.  Mark always had a warm smile and a kind word to all he came in contact with. I know many who sought him out for guidance and counseling.

Our sympathy, prayers and warmest thoughts are with Pamela , Erik, his family and all that knew him in this time of great sorrow.

His services were today, at the Covina Christian Church.  Many of his fellow ministers spoke about Mark’s life and accomplishments.  The church was overflowing with his many friends and loved ones.

 

Franklin R. Lee

Assistant Grand Lecturer  Division 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members from Fellowship Lodge  #668, High 12, Order of  Eastern Star, DeMolay, International Order of the  Rainbow for Girls and Golden Slipper, honored DeeDee Kelly with a potluck dinner and presented her a plaque of appreciation for 10-years of service as chef and facility caretaker. DeeDee is also a member of OES and her son is a member of the DeMolay Chapter.

Dave Hall

Inspector 818th Masonic District

 

David B. Wehmeyer, Potentate would like to invite all Masonic related youth, ages 11 to 19, to the 21st Annual Costume Halloween Youth Dance, sponsored by Al Malaikah Shrine.  The dance will be held at the Al Malaikah Shrine Expo Hall 700 W. 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007, on Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00PM until 11:00 PM. Enjoy all the great food you can eat, enter the costume parade and contest and have a chande to win great prizes and gifts.  Music will be provided by KROQ Music, "Big Doug" Kirk, an L.A. disc jockey.  Parking is free.    Come and join the Shriners, the DeMolay, Rainbow Girls and the Jobs Daughters for FUN! Check out the website   www.ladj.com/shriners/

ATTENTION!  Please call, e-mail or fax Joe Goldwine with the number that will be coming in your party, so that they can provide enough food.    Joe Goldwine, Youth Dance Chairman (818) 343-1631, fax (818) 343-1648, e-mail Joegoldwine@aol.com

Operation Literacy 2012

posted by admin
July 30, 2012

“There is a tide in the affairs of men”

The Operation Literacy committee presented this year’s Division 8 program, for the Grand Master’s project, “Raising A Reader” on Wednesday June 20, 2012 at the San Bernardino Scottish Rite Center.  The theme of the program was “There is a tide in the affairs of men”, and it was brought to life with guests speakers, a slide presentation, and donations to the Grand Master’s project from Lodges and other supporting groups.

After the welcome by the Master of Ceremonies, Jim Ridley, P.M., San Jacinto Lodge No. 338, Virgil Mink, P.M. from Temescal-Palms Lodge No. 314 gave the invocation. The invocation and benediction were chosen from the 2012 Operation Literacy Prayer Contest submissions.

A toast to the American Flag was given by Van Owen, P.M., Upland-Mt. Baldy Lodge No 419, in his Hero of 76 uniform, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dr. Gabrielle Miller, the National Executive Director for “Raising A Reader” spoke on evaluating interventions for at-risk learners. She brought home the importance of having students reading at grade level by the 3rd grade, and how their program strives to put books in the children’s hands and follow their progress though out a school year.

Mr. John Zickenfoose (Mr. “Z”), who is the Outreach and FFL Coordinator for Corona Public Library, gave his personal testimony on the challenges he had as a young man who graduated from high school, unable to read. His road to literacy began by attending literacy classes at the Corona Public Library. He is now an advocate for literacy for our youth in the community.

The program continued with a presentation, written and produced by the Division 8 Committee that intertwined various narrators and a video about the history and importance of education and literacy in the United States.

The Illustrious Melvin K. Tallon, 33˚, Personal Representative in the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in California, welcomed us to the San Bernardino Scottish Rite Center on behalf of the Scottish Rite. He commented how the Grand Master’s project tied in with their perpetual charity that focuses on assisting children with childhood language disorders.

We then came to the most important part of the evening, when the representatives from the Lodges and other supporting groups presented their donations to the Grand Master, Frank Loui, for his project, “Raising A Reader”. There were donations from 19 Lodges from Division 8 and 3 Lodges from Division 7, who also participated. There were also donations from Moreno Valley Chapter Order of DeMolay and Yucaipa’s Order of the Golden Slipper and High Twelve Club.   The donations presented that evening exceeded $13,000.00.

Division 8’s Inspector at Large, Mark Sandstrom P.M., on behalf of the Division then presented a gift to Jeanie Loui and a crystal engraved plate to Frank Loui. The presentations were followed by the formal introduction of the Grand Master and his remarks.

The programmed was closed with the benediction, given by contest winner Robert Bronner, Fontana Lodge No. 653. Refreshments, fellowship and photo opportunities followed in the dining room.

We cannot overlook the importance of the participation and the donation made by the Moreno Valley Chapter Order of DeMolay and the assistance from the DeMolay from the Sonora League. These young men help not only in greeting the guests, but showed their support to this important endeavor. The Division 8 committee also wishes to send our sincere thanks to the San Bernardino Scottish Rite Center for the use of their facilities and the time they allowed us in preparation and practices for this event.  Our thanks also to our guest speakers for their time and their support of this years’ project.  And finally, but by no means least, the Committee cannot say enough to the Lodges from the Division 8 and Division 7 for presenting their donations, participating in the program, and their continued support of all events the Lodges in our division participate in.

A video of the entire event is available on this web site. Click on the link above under “2012 event was a success!” In the near future we will also be posting smaller sections of the program, for your viewing pleasure.

Franklin R. Lee

A.G.L. Division 8

 

 

Sonora League restarted it's Palm Springs Chapter. This evening at the Moreno Valley Chapter's meeting we Initiated it's first two members along with two new members for the Mo Val Chapter. It was one of the most exciting Masonic Family events I have ever had the honor of attending. There were Masons, Sweethearts, Princesses, Parents and Advisors from, Downey, Temecula, Hemet, my goodness, from all over in attendance. This young people who are running for office gave their election spiel and to be honest after listening to them I couldn't begin to speak. The future of the Masonic Family and our communities will be in good hands. Below is a Facebook post from Master Councilor. Facebook has a number of posts regarding the evening. Being an Advisor I knew I was going to attend an Initiation but did not know that there would be four young men being Initiated. Dad Galba Bright,
League Administrator and Allan Solis did a great job of putting the event together. Thank you for allowing me to share the event and thank tDivision VIII for it's support of Masonic Youth. If you could hear these young men and women speak you would all be as happy as I am tonight. Wow! G-d Bless you all.
Sincerely & Respectfully,
Manny Blanco,
Adult Advisor Order of DeMolay..

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