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December 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Brethren! As we come to the close of a very unorthodox year, It is a good time to count our blessings and take note of the positive things that happened to us this year. We raised no less than 4 brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason....
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November 2020 Newsletter

I would like to thank you for electing me as your Worshipful Master. I am humbled that you would place your faith in me to lead the lodge for the next year. St. James has over 176 years of history – a history to be proud of.
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August 2016 Newsletter

HOME — such a simple seeming 4-letter word, and yet it has the power to immediately conjure up memories of places and people from long ago. I’d be willing to bet that when most of you read that word at least a flash of a specific place passed quickly through your mind. For some it...
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June 2016 Newsletter

We have recently changed to using a free email distribution service that will more effectively help us manage our email contact lists, put together mailings on a variety of topics, allow greater involvement of the officers, and easier turn over from one Master to the next with no loss of communication.
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April 2016 Newsletter

Freemasonry has adopted a derivative of the seven classic Cardinal Virtues; the last three being Faith, Hope and Charity (Brotherly Love). As long as we remain a Freemason, by whatever definition we may use, we believe that all people are entitled to hope until it comes to fruition. Fruition simply means the plan hoped for...
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March 2016 Newsletter

From the Ancient Greek, as told by Aristoxenus, two Pythagoreans travel to Syracuse, the Kingdom of Dionysius I. While there, the first Pythagorean, Pythias, is accused of plotting against the tyrannical King and sentenced to die. He asks to be allowed to return home to settle his affairs and say goodbye to his family, but...
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February 2016 Newsletter

Allen E. Roberts, President of the Philalethes Society from 1984 – 1986, wrote, “Good management is the key to Freemasonry’s Growth.” Roberts further wrote, “I firmly believe it is [Freemasonry] the one ORGANIZATION in existence that can bring about the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God throughout the world.”
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January 2016 Newsletter

Our Grand Master, M:W: William J. Mollere, presided over a session that featured a number of notable things. For the first time ever, electronic voting was used in the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. Each voting delegate was given a electronic device with which to record their votes. This eliminated the usual shouting of votes, restricted...
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November 2015 Newsletter

Brethren, Elections were held at the first meeting in November and I would like to thank everyone that attended and made their voices heard. I would also like to congratulate all of the newly elected and appointed officers of St. James. I wish you the best for the upcoming year and hope that you enjoy...
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