September 2011 

     Brothers, would you believe that we are halfway through the year.  It has been a busy few months.  Our lodge initiated one and raised five brothers in May.  Timothy Abair was initiated an Entered Apprentice on 20 May. The next day he left for school in NC.  On 17 May, we raised Brs. David Couleas and Phillip Trainer to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.  On 21 May, we raised Brs. James Hammer of El Paso 13 and Joshua Vercruyssen to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.  On 31 May, Br. Bill McKee was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.  Thank you to all the brothers who made all this work possible.  These brothers could not have been initiated or raised without your time and effort.  Thank you.  Thank you also to Dorothee McClyment and Leah Thornburg,  the wives of Brothers Ed and Billy - they fed us well during the degree work.

    In July, your officers gathered at Fountain City Hall to receive a proclamation from Mayor Howells proclaiming August as Masonic Month in the City of Fountain .

    While June and July were relatively quiet months, August was busy.  The 150th anniversary of Masonry in Colorado was celebrated on the 2nd with an open meeting and a video presentation from the Grand Master.  On the 6th we celebrated 25 years in masonry with Brs. Charles G. Puckett, Daniel P. Fox, Delmas Newbern, Jimmy V. Payton, and Leroy F. Gilbert, and 50 years for WBrs. Louis L. Manley and William H. Musgrove and Brs. Melvin E. Harris, Howard M. Lee and Lewis O. Seaburn.  Congratulations to all and thank you brothers for your contributions to Masonry over the years.   August 20th was the annual Masonic Family picnic.  Food and fun was had by all.

    In August we also suffered loss to our lodge.  Br. Joe Browning, Sr., member of Fountain Valley Lodge #191 since 1971 was called by the Grand Architect of the Universe to that Celestial House not made with hands.  Br. Joe passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.  Please keep Br. Joe's wife and family in your thoughts and prayers.

     In other news, Job’s Daughters are looking for recipes for a Job’s Cook Book.  If you would like to donate some recipes e-mail them to

Tom Park WM



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