This past Thursday, January 20, 2011, we opened the Lodge of Sorrows for 2011 with Jesse Williams under the hat, and a lot of excitement for things to come. Though some of these things are inviolable secrets (at least until we start them), on the agenda for this year is setting up a scholarship fund, as well as new, innovative fundraising programs.
One of the great things about Braden is our roster of brothers is full of active, professional creatives who are willing to donate their time and effort for the betterment of the lodge, and each ourselves. This, we hope, will lead to a series of creative projects for the 2011 year, not the least of which is a full-length three act comedy play, penned by our LEO, adapting it from a more or less lost performance he dug up. Pretty damn cool! A good time will be had by all.
Also, Bro. David Potter has agreed to man the kitchen again, assisted by our dedicated Junior Warden and Stewards, and each Thursday night promises delicious meals (Last Thursday was taco night! OMG Tacos!). This is especially good as Braden prides itself on setting a terrific Table Lodge. We’ll be having three this year, all open to the public.
And lastly, we’ve started this blog. While our website revamp is in capable hands, we thought a more direct channel to the public at large, freemasons and muggles both, that would update everyone on the week-to-week activities of Braden Lodge would give everyone a better idea about what we get up to.
We hope it becomes an active chronicle of what we know is a fantastic, 21st century Masonic lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.