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Posted on Jul 28, 2021 by Brad Meyer

Last year, after a lifetime of independence, Frank Siaca found himself without a home. For almost a decade he had been living happily in Panama, an expat from California, attending local lodges and making ends meet thanks to the comparatively low cost of living. Then medical concerns forced a change of plans: He had to return to the U.S. to get the care he needed. Stateside, he didn’t have the resources to live on his own. It kicked off several difficult years, as Frank...

Returning to Lodge

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Posted on Jun 16, 2021 by Brad Meyer

It's with great pleasure that we announce the return to Lodge after 15 months of COVID-19 induced Zoom meetings.  The Grand Master has issued a new directive allowing us to return to face-to-face meetings in compliance with California and Santa Clara County COVID-19 rules.  This means that we can gather once again and return to the fellowship of the lodge.   Our first meeting will be a lodge practice meeting on Thursday, June 24th, at 7:00 pm.  This will...

Honoring the Flag

We are all proud Americans and displaying our national symbol is one of the ways we show that pride.  We fly the flag in front of our homes, and we waive the flag during parades and other events.  And, over the years, those flags can become very tattered and worn.  You just can’t throw that flag away.  So, what can do with it once it becomes worn, faded, and tattered after serving its ceremonial duty?  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a...

Social Isolation and Loneliness

Communication coronavirus COVID-19 loneliness social isolation

Posted on Mar 22, 2020 by Brad Meyer

In these days of Coronavirus and COVID-19 we are being asked to socially distance ourselves from others and stay home as much as possible.  This important measure can help prevent the spread of this virus and hasten the end of the global pandemic we're all facing. However, this can have a side effect of creating social isolation, particularly with people 60 and older, people who live alone, and people who live with severe chronic health conditions. Social isolation and...

Communications in Trying Times

Communications Corona Virus Covid-19 Masons of California Relief

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 by Brad Meyer

This is a Facebook post from W. Gary  Charland, President and CEO of the Masonic Homes of California.  Some food for thought to help keep social distancing from becoming social isolation in these trying times of Covid-19.   Brethren, These are, clearly, exceptional times. Our fraternal bonds are never more important than they are right now, as we grapple with the COVID-19 health emergency. As you know, all non-essential gatherings are postponed or cancelled...
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