It is with regret that Holland Lodge #1 recognizes the passing of one of its own, Brother Alfred Gerald Platt, a true national war hero. Brother Platt was one of our featured guest speakers at Holland Lodge's November 2011 Stated Meeting, honoring our veterans. A copy of Brother Platt's Celebration of Life [...]
Brethren, Please make plans to attend Holland Lodge's Community Builder Award Presentation and Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on May 18th. This meeting will be open to the public.
Brethren, This month has just flown by. It is amazing how fast the time goes by when you are having fun. This month we have had a few new brothers join the fraternity. As these brothers begin their journey, I encourage you all to come out and meet these new [...]
I may not have the mystic powers of the great Karnack (Ed McMann, for those of you that don’t remember Johnny Carson), but I do predict a lite month at Holland lodge due to the “Road Eh O”. I myself have been mandated to attend an event with my boss. [...]
Brethren, Another month has come and gone, bringing us to the three- quarter mark in this Masonic year. For some reason, time appears to be slipping through the Hourglass as rapidly as it did at the beginning of the year. The Lodge has been very busy this past month, initiating two Entered Apprentices and reinstating “Esoteric Mondays”. Despite the pull of the Rodeo, the remainder of March should mirror February in Lodge activity.
My Brothers. I feel it prudent to recognize our young Masons regarding their enthusiasm, zeal, cooperation, energy and dedication to Masonry in general. I applaud their recognition to esoteric achievement. Although, (in my opinion) esoteric work in Masonry is not everything, it is an integral part of a well-organized active [...]
THERE IS ONLY ONE CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF IMPROVING, AND THAT'S YOUR OWN SELF. Brethren, January has been a very eventful and fun time for Holland Lodge. We started the month by presenting a 50-year Masonic Service Award to Brothers Joe Crabb and Don Patterson, [...]
Brethren, We have had a super busy month in January. I encourage everyone to come out and see. Since our last stated meeting in early January, we have had lots of exciting things happening around the lodge. The Wednesday after our stated meeting, we received the Grand Master of Texas [...]
“THE ILLUSTRIOUS ANCIENTS, WHEN THEY WISHED TO MAKE CLEAR AND TO PROPAGATE THE HIGHEST VIRTUES IN THE WORLD, PUT THEIR STATES IN PROPER ORDER. BEFORE PUTTING THER STATES IN PROPER ORDER, THEY REGULATED THEIR FAMILIES. BEFORE REGULATING THEIR FAMILIES, THEY CULTIVATED THEIR OWN SELVES. BEFORE CULTIVATING THEIR OWN SELVES, THEY PERFECTED THEIR [...]