WLN20 VIRTUAL STATED MEETING

Thursday, 11/05/2020 • 7:30 PM

 

Script for Opening and Closing

Approved by GM Arthur Weiss on October 19, 2020

 

Officers: The following officers are needed to and open and close the lodge: Master, Senior Warden, Secretary, and Chaplain.

 

Paraphernalia: The following paraphernalia should be present and visible during the meeting: The Holy Bible, Charter, and the American Flag. The Holy Bible should be open at the start of the meeting without ceremony. If the square and compass are used, they should be separated.

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ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

MASTER

SENIOR WARDEN

JUNIOR WARDEN

TREASURER

SECRETARY

TEMPLE BOARD

CEMETERY BOARD

CLOSING

 

OPENING

 

MASTER – *(gavel rap) Brother Senior Warden, are all present Masons?

SENIOR WARDEN – Worshipful Master, all present are Masons.

 

MASTER – Brother Secretary, is there a quorum present to conduct business?

SECRETARY – Worshipful Master, there is a quorum present.

 

MASTER – Brother Chaplain, you will lead us in prayer. (WM removes hat)

 

CHAPLAIN – Great Architect of the Universe in Thy name we have assembled, and in Thy name we desire to proceed in all our doings. Grant that the sublime principles of Freemasonry may so subdue every discordant passion within us, so harmonize and enrich our hearts with Thine own love and goodness, that the Lodge at this time may humbly reflect that order and beauty which reign forever before Thy throne. Amen.

 

RESPONSE – So mote it be. (WM replaces hat)

 

MASTER – I now declare Washington Lodge No. 20 open for the transaction of business. *

 

MASTER – The brethren will kindly repeat with me the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of our Country. (Master removes hat before and replaces it after the Pledge of Allegiance.)

 

MASTER – Brethren, I remind you that no signs are to be given during this virtual meeting.

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

  1. Reception of Applications

  2. Miscellaneous and Unfinished Business

  3. Reports of Special Committees

  4. Bills & Communications

  5. New Business

 

 

ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

MASTER – Brethren, the hour has arrived for the Annual Election of Officers.

MASTER

 

MASTER – Nominations are now open for the office of Master.

 

DAILEY – Worshipful Master, I wish to place in nomination, the name of Brother FRANCISCO MARQUES to serve as Master for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

MASTER –     Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

 

DAILEY – Worshipful Master, I move that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Brother FRANCISCO MARQUES to serve as Master for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

BURNETT – Worshipful Master, I second this motion.

 

MASTER – Brethren, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Brother FRANCISCO MARQUES to serve as Master for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

Are you ready for the question?

 

SECRETARY – Question!

 

MASTER – All those in favor of the motion say “aye.” Response.

                  Those opposed, “no." Response.

 

MEMBERS VOTE

 

MASTER – The vote is unanimous; the motion is carried.

 

MASTER – Brother MARQUES, you have been elected to serve as Master of this Lodge for the ensuing Masonic year. Will you serve?

 

MARQUES – Worshipful Master, (any affirmative answer.)

 

MASTER – I hereby declare you elected. *

 

 

SENIOR WARDEN

MASTER – Nominations are now open for the office of Senior Warden.

 

JOHNSTON – Worshipful Master, I wish to place in nomination, the name of Brother RUSSELL TOMAS to serve as Senior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

MASTER –     Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

 

JOHNSTON – Worshipful Master, I move that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Brother RUSSELL TOMAS to serve as Senior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

LARA – Worshipful Master, I second this motion.

 

MASTER – Brethren, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Brother RUSSELL TOMAS to serve as Senior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

Are you ready for the question?

 

SECRETARY – Question!

 

MASTER – All those in favor of the motion say “aye.” Response.

                  Those opposed, “no." Response.

 

MEMBERS VOTE

 

MASTER – The vote is unanimous; the motion is carried.

 

MASTER – Brother TOMAS, you have been elected to serve as Senior Warden of this Lodge for the ensuing Masonic year. Will you serve?

 

TOMAS – Worshipful Master, (any affirmative answer.)

 

MASTER – I hereby declare you elected. *

 

JUNIOR WARDEN

MASTER – Nominations are now open for the office of Junior Warden.

 

LARA – Worshipful Master, I wish to place in nomination, the name of Brother NICHOLAS JOHNSTON to serve as Junior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

MASTER –     Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

 

LARA – Worshipful Master, I move that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Brother NICHOLAS JOHNSTON to serve as Junior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

TOMAS – Worshipful Master, I second this motion.

 

MASTER – Brethren, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Brother NICHOLAS JOHNSTON to serve as Junior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

Are you ready for the question?

 

SECRETARY – Question!

 

MASTER – All those in favor of the motion say “aye.” Response.

                  Those opposed, “no." Response.

 

MEMBERS VOTE

 

MASTER – The vote is unanimous; the motion is carried.

 

MASTER – Brother Secretary, you will cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Brother NICHOLAS JOHNSTON to serve as Junior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

SECRETARY – Worshipful Master, the unanimous ballot of this Lodge has been cast for Brother NICHOLAS JOHNSTON to serve as Junior Warden for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

MASTER – Brother JOHNSTON, you have been elected to serve as Junior Warden of this Lodge for the ensuing Masonic year. Will you serve?

 

JOHNSTON – Worshipful Master, (any affirmative answer.)

 

MASTER – I hereby declare you elected. *

 

 

TREASURER

MASTER – Nominations are now open for the office of Treasurer.

SOLIS-JACQUES – Worshipful Master, I wish to place in nomination, the name of Worshipful ERIC HIXSON to serve as Treasurer for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

MASTER –     Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

 

SOLIS-JACQUES – Worshipful Master, I move that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Worshipful ERIC HIXSON to serve as Treasurer for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

BUFF – Worshipful Master, I second this motion.

 

MASTER – Brethren, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Worshipful ERIC HIXSON to serve as Treasurer for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

Are you ready for the question?

 

SECRETARY – Question!

 

MASTER – All those in favor of the motion say “aye.” Response.

                  Those opposed, “no." Response.

 

MEMBERS VOTE

 

MASTER – The vote is unanimous; the motion is carried.

 

MASTER – Worshipful HIXSON, you have been elected to serve as Treasurer of this Lodge for the ensuing Masonic year. Will you serve?

 

HIXSON – Worshipful Master, (any affirmative answer.)

 

MASTER – I hereby declare you elected. *

 

 

SECRETARY

MASTER – Nominations are now open for the office of Secretary.

 

HIXSON – Worshipful Master, I wish to place in nomination, the name of Worshipful JESSE SOLIS-JACQUES to serve as Secretary for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

MASTER –     Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

 

HIXSON – Worshipful Master, I move that the Treasurer be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Worshipful JESSE SOLIS-JACQUES to serve as Secretary for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

BUFF – Worshipful Master, I second this motion.

 

MASTER – Brethren, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the Treasurer be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Worshipful JESSE SOLIS-JACQUES to serve as Secretary for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

Are you ready for the question?

 

TREASURER – Question!

 

MASTER – All those in favor of the motion say “aye.” Response.

                  Those opposed, “no." Response.

 

MEMBERS VOTE

 

MASTER – The vote is unanimous; the motion is carried.

 

MASTER – Worshipful SOLIS-JACQUES, you have been elected to serve as Secretary of this Lodge for the ensuing Masonic year. Will you serve?

 

SOLIS-JACQUES – Worshipful Master, (any affirmative answer.)

 

MASTER – I hereby declare you elected. *

 

 

TEMPLE BOARD

 

MASTER – Nominations are now open for the Masonic Temple Association of Sacramento.

 

HARDIMAN – Worshipful Master, I wish to place in nomination, the following names to serve in the Masonic Temple Association of Sacramento for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

FRANCISCO MARQUES

RUSSELL TOMAS

NICHOLAS JOHNSTON

MAURO LARA

CRESTON WHITING-CASEY

MATTHEW MASON

DAVID MINKE

 

MASTER –     Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

 

HARDIMAN – Worshipful Master, I move that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for the members hereby nominated to serve in the Masonic Temple Association of Sacramento for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

JOHNSTON – Worshipful Master, I second this motion.

 

MASTER – Brethren, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for the members hereby nominated to serve in the Masonic Temple Association of Sacramento for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

Are you ready for the question?

 

SECRETARY – Question!

 

MASTER – All those in favor of the motion say “aye.” Response.

                  Those opposed, “no." Response.

 

MEMBERS VOTE

 

MASTER – The vote is unanimous; the motion is carried.

 

MASTER – Brethren, you have been elected to serve in the Masonic Temple Association of Sacramento of this Lodge for the ensuing Masonic year.

MASTER – I hereby declare you elected. *

 

 

CEMETERY BOARD

 

MASTER – Nominations are now open for the Masonic Lawn Association.

 

TOMAS – Worshipful Master, I wish to place in nomination, the following names to serve in the Masonic Lawn Association for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

DAVID CAMERON

FRANCISCO MARQUES

 

MASTER –     Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

                        Are there any other nominations?

 

TOMAS – Worshipful Master, I move that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Worshipful DAVID CAMERON and Brother FRANCISCO MARQUES to serve in the Masonic Lawn Association for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

JOHNSTON – Worshipful Master, I second this motion.

 

MASTER – Brethren, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the Secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of this Lodge for Worshipful DAVID CAMERON and Brother FRANCISCO MARQUES to serve in the Masonic Lawn Association for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

Are you ready for the question?

 

SECRETARY – Question!

 

MASTER – All those in favor of the motion say “aye.” Response.

                  Those opposed, “no." Response.

 

MEMBERS VOTE

 

MASTER – The vote is unanimous; the motion is carried.

 

MASTER – Brethren, you have been elected to serve in the Masonic Lawn Association for the ensuing Masonic year.

 

MASTER – I hereby declare you elected. *

 

 

CLOSING

 

MASTER – Is there any other business to come before this lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons?

 

MARQUES – (Brief remarks, presents roll of Appointive Officers.)

 

MASTER – Is there any other business to come before this lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons?

                  There being none, we will proceed to close.

 

MASTER – Brother Chaplain, you will lead us in prayer. (WM removes hat)

 

CHAPLAIN – Supreme Grand Master! Ruler of Heaven and Earth! Now that we are about to separate, and return to our respective places of abode, wilt thou be pleased so to influence our hearts and minds, that we may each one of us practice out of the lodge the great moral duties which are inculcated in it, and with reverence study and obey the laws which thou hast given us in thy Holy Word. Amen.

 

RESPONSE – So mote it be.

 

MASTER – May the blessing of Heaven rest upon us and all regular Masons.

May Brotherly love prevail, and every moral and social virtue cement us.

Amen. (WM replaces hat)

 

RESPONSE – So mote it be.

 

MASTER – I now declare this lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons to be closed. *