The last week of June we had our Second Annual Masonic Chili Cookoff at the Coachella Masonic Lodge. This is a new tradition in the lodge where every year we hold a chili testing for all our Masonic family to enjoy. We had a record number of participants with well over 30+ people in attendance. Nine cooks came forward from blue lodge, concordant bodies and masonic family to present their best chilis for taste testing. Would our reigning champion be able to defend his title as Chili Master? Or was an upset in the works?
Back in February we went down to Mecca to participate in the Grand Lodge Raising-A-Reader program. Several brothers and officers came to the Mecca Elementary School for the ceremony. It was great to see all the eager children receive their book bags. What an exciting time as we saw the fruits of Grand Lodge programs make a positive impact in our own backyard. Click the button below to view the pictures.
Worshipful Master - Kirk Weiss, PM
Senior Warden - Bernard Shannon
Junior Warden - Clint Atherton
Treasurer - Ruben Leija
Secretary - Fred Wolf, PM
Asst Secretary - Ray Sherman
Chaplain - Bill Sullivan, PM
Senior Deacon - Mark Escobedo
Junior Deacon - David Hertzing
Marshal - Bruce Guthrie
Senior Steward - ---
Junior Steward - John Hardcastle
Tiler - Dean Holm