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1st Quarter Update

January

To kick off the new year, Bro. Stoney, Past Master of Lodge Harry S. Truman was in town visiting and presided over a meeting.

Bro. Kevin, Past Master of Lodge Han Yang, was on his way out of country and attended his final meeting.

Lodge Han Yang also visited Bro. Bob, who was in hospital.

The Prince Hall Masonic Bodies on Yongsan Garrison participated in the Martin Luther King March and Remembrance Ceremony.

Truman Lodge held a Fellow Craft Degree for Bro. Jason.

Rose of Sharon Chapter held a Royal Arch Degree for Comp. Chris.

Truman Lodge held their annual Rabbie Burns Dinner.

Han Yang held a Master Mason Degree for Bros. Mike and Jay, while the Master of II Corinthians Lodge visited along with others.

February

II Corinthians Lodge held a Fellow Craft Degree which was attended by their DDGM and also brethren from Lodge Han Yang, who were reciprocating the recent inter-visitation.

MacArthur Lodge held their installation of officers. Bro. Ken was installed as Worshipful Master.

J.C. LOGAN Consistory No. 114 received a thank-you gift from the young men of Seoul American High School’s Mentorship Program, for the donation presented to them at the Martin Luther King Ceremony.

I was visiting my parents in Nova Scotia during February so I had a chance to visit some bodies.

I attended a Mark Master Mason Degree held by The Hiram Chapter No. 3 on the Registry of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Nova Scotia.

I also had a chance to visit King Solomon Lodge No. 54 on the Registry of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia (G.L.N.S.), established in 1784.

I also attended a meeting at Valley Lodge No. 90, G.L.N.S. during an official D.D.G.M. visit.

The class from the Scottish Rite’s last conferral received their diplomas.

Prince Hall Washington’s Holy Royal Arch held a Red and White Ball for Valentine’s Day.

After what seemed like an eternity, Bro. Nate finally affiliated with Truman Lodge.

Lion of Judah Lodge No. 94 of District 10 PHA Washington presented New Korea Club owner Mrs. Kim with a new BBQ grill, to be used for club and lodge fundraisers.

The District 10 Shriners held a Desert Conference at Camp Henry.

March

II Corinthians held a Master Mason Degree for Bros. Maurice and Christopher.

Comp. Rob affiliated with Rose of Sharon Chapter.

Elect Lady of the East Chapter held a bake sale for charity.

The Widow’s Sons went on a ride up to Seoul.

The Scottish Rite held their installation of Officers. Bro. Carlos was installed as Venerable Master.

Truman Lodge held a Master Mason’s Degree for Bro. Jason.

Lodge Han Yang held a Fellow Craft Degree for Bros. Hoon, UG, and Bert.

Lodge Pusan held a Master Mason Degree for Bro. Sam.

Lion of Judah Lodge held a Master Mason Degree as well.

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3rd Quarter Update

July

Lodge Harry S. Truman held their annual Independence Day BBQ.

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Truman Lodge also presented plaques to The Duke of Tailors, Pak’s Mall, and The Clash for their constant support over the years.

Lodge Han Yang had a going away party for Bro. Lex.

Bro. Kevin met up with some of the Widow’s Sons in Ottawa.

Truman Lodge also held a Fellow Craft degree for Bros. Chris, Harold, and Jon.

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The Korean brethren of Lodge Han Yang got together for a family dinner.

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August

Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Master Mason degree for Bros. Ian and Jon.

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Lodges Han Yang and Truman held a joint Mark Master Mason degree.

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Rose of Sharon Chapter held an Acknowledgement and an Exaltation.

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Truman Lodge also held an Entered Apprentice degree for Bro. John.

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The Widow’s Sons rode over to the Harley Davidson shop and grabbed a bite to eat afterwards.

MacArthur Lodge held a going away party for Bro. Danny.

Truman lodge also held another initiation for Bros. David, John, and Gary.

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September

Lodge Pusan held their installation. Bro. Johan was installed as Right Worshipful Master.

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Rose of Sharon Chapter held their installation as well. I was installed as 1st Principal, Most Excellent Zerubbabel.

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Truman Lodge held their installation and for the second time, Bro. Chris was installed as Right Worshipful Master.

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Of course, Lodge Han Yang held their installation last. Bro. Kevin was installed as Right Worshipful Master.

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It’s also interesting to note that as a gift, Lodge Han Yang made a donation to the Korean Red Cross in the name of Bro. Martin, the Right Worshipful District Grand Master of the Far East.korrc

MacArthur Lodge held their Annual BBQ and Picnic.

Lodge Han Yang also held a Fellow Craft degree for Bro. Jay, while Bro. Greg visited from the Grand Lodge of Queensland.

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2nd Quarter Update

April

Elect Lady of the East Chapter sold funnel cakes at the CYSS Month of the Military Child Community Fun Fair on USAG Yongsan.

The Scottish Rite held their Spring Reunion and Conferral. Six new Masters of the Royal Secret received the degrees.

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Pusan Lodge held an Entered Apprentice degree for Bros. Hans and Simon.

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The Widow’s Sons went on a ride and hung out at the Caffe Bene in Songtan.

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Lodge Han Yang held a Fellow Craft degree for Bros. Valiant, Greg, Marc, and Mike.

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May

Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Cinco de Mayo event at the lodge building in Noyang-ri.

Lodge Han Yang held their annual Mother’s Day BBQ at MP Hill on Yongsan USAG.

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Lodge Harry S. Truman sold chili dogs at the One Heart Festival in Pyeongtaek.

The Widow’s Sons traveled to Japan and did a ride in Tokyo over the famous Shibuya Crossing

The Hon. George Stillwell presented some awards to the cadets at Seoul American High School.

Presenting the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award to Cadet 1SG Maria Snodgrass, 25 May 2016 at Seoul American High School.

Presenting the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award to Cadet 1SG Maria Snodgrass, 25 May 2016 at Seoul American High School.

Presenting the National Sojourners Award to Cadet Major Molly Rogelstad, 25 May 2016 at Seoul American High School.

Presenting the National Sojourners Award to Cadet Major Molly Rogelstad, 25 May 2016 at Seoul American High School.

Lodge Han Yang held a Master Mason Degree for Bros. Marc, Valiant, and Greg. Bro. Keith Innes also returned to visit the lodge; he is currently active in Australia.

Pusan Lodge held a Fellow Craft Degree for Bros. Hans and Simon.

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Lodge Han Yang had their annual Memorial Day Visit to the Foreign Cemetery in Seoul.

June

Elect Lady of the East Chapter had a farewell gathering for Sis. Von.

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The Scottish Rite met and Bros. Kevin, Carlos, and Eel Hee received their Master of the Royal Secret certificates.

Lodge Harry S. Truman held an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bro. Jon.

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Lodge Han Yang had a visiting EA from Warren Lodge #147, Grand Lodge of NY, F&AM, and also a visitor from Lodge Zur Kette no 430 in Munich under the United Grand Lodge of Germany. There was also a farewell for Almoner Bro. Kurt.

June 22

Lodge Harry S. Truman also held a Fellow Craft Degree and farewell for Bro. Ricardo.

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Elect Lady of the East Chapter also had a farewell for their Worthy Matron, Sis. Dakia.

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II Corinthians Lodge held their District Session and St. John’s Day Observance.

Pusan Lodge held a Master Mason Degree for Bros. Hans and Simon.

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II Corinthians Lodge also held a Family Day Barbecue.

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1st Quarter Update

January

Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Fellow Craft degree for Bro. Ian.

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MacArthur Lodge held their annual installation of office bearers. Bro. Ben was installed as Worshipful Master.

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Pusan Lodge held an Entered Apprentice degree for Bro. Jacob.

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Lodge Han Yang held a Master Mason degree for Bros. Roy, Eel-Hee, and Sunghoon.

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Lodge Harry S. Truman also held a Master Mason degree which was followed by a Burns Supper.

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The Widow’s Sons participated in the Yongsan Road Dragon’s Annual Polar Bear Run.

The Seoul Shrine Club met on Yongsan Garrison and elected their new officers for the year.

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February

The Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Han Yang, along with a small deputation, visited II Corinthians Lodge #96, Prince Hall Affiliated, Washington and Jurisdiction.

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Lodge Han Yang also had an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bros. Marc, Mike, and Greg.

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Bro. Keith returned his Fellow Craft proficiency at MacArthur’s regular stated meeting.

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Truman Lodge held an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bro. Harold.

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Lodge Han Yang got together at Little Cuba to enjoy some cigars and rum.

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Lodge Han Yang also said farewell to Bro. Lex, who had supported the lodge for several years.

Along with the District Grand Master of the Far East and Bros. Derek and Julien, I attended the 2016 International Scottish Masonic Conference in Penang, Malaysia. The District Grand Lodge of the Middle East held their Centenary Re-dedication, and I had the pleasure of meeting Bro. Charles, the Grand Master Mason of Scotland.

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March

As a way to inform traveling brethren of our presence, Lodge Harry S. Truman erected a banner outside the main gate of Osan Air Base, at the entrance to the Shinjang Shopping Mall.

Mar 3

The Right Worshipful Master of Han Yang played a very gracious host to Brethren visiting from the Grand Lodge of Japan.

Lodge Han Yang also did an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bros. Bertie and Valiant. Brethren especially enjoyed meeting visiting Bro. Darran from Danycoed Lodge #8127 EC, Caerphilly, Wales UK, who gave a very spirited and well done charge for the degree.

The Seoul Shrine Club made a contribution to the 2016 Seoul American High School Girls Athletic Sport Banquet.

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The Scottish Rite held their annual installation of officers.

Truman Lodge got a piano! The secretary is learning the songs to be used during ceremonies.

Truman Lodge also held a St. Paddy’s Day Party and Past Master’s Dinner.

Lodge Han Yang elected Bro. Sangmin as the new Worshipful Junior Warden.

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And finally, Pusan Lodge held a regular business meeting as well as a 1st degree practice which was supported by visiting brethren.

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4th Quarter Update

On October 6th, MacArthur Lodge held a Master Mason Degree for Bros. Pavao and Formosa.

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On October 10th, Elect Lady of the East Chapter helped with Yongsan Garrison’s Fall Festival Fun Run.

On October 17th, the Widow’s Sons held their 6th annual Task Force Smith Memorial Ride.

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On October 24th, Lodge Pusan held an Entered Apprentice Degree in the Korean language for Bro. Cho.

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On October 28th, Lodge Han Yang held a Fellow Craft Degree for Bros. Tom, Eel-Hee, and Roy.

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On October 31st, Lodge Pusan hosted a dinner for the Brothers of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Group.

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Also on October 31st, Lodge Han Yang did their annual Halloween Fundraiser for the Raphayel House, a home for severely mentally and physically handicapped children in Seoul.

On November 3rd, MacArthur Lodge and the Scottish Rite had a going away dinner for Bros. Jim, Dexter, and the Hon. Carl.

On November 14th, the Scottish Rite held their Fall Conferral for Bro. Han.

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On November 20th, I attended the installation of Keystone Chapter No. 354 on the Roll of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland, at the Scottish Rite Temple in Manila, Philippines.

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On November 21st, Lodge Harry S. Truman held their annual Thanksgiving Pig Roast.

Meanwhile at my mother lodge, a presentation of a cheque for the sum of 1200.00 dollars was made to the Kingston Elementary School for their Robotics program. Markland Lodge #99 AF&AM along with the Grand Lodge of Masons in Nova Scotia supported the program.

The presentation took place on Monday November 23 at a regular lodge meeting in the Masonic Hall in Kingston. The cheque was presented by Rob Butler The Junior Warden who was in charge of the fund raising drive and Richard Haynes the Worshipful Master in front of several masons of Kings, Annapolis and Digby county’s.

The Teacher and students accepting the cheque were Mr Nick Baskwill and Bradon Bushell, Cameron Fowler, and Evan Brake.

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On December 3rd, I attended the installation of Lodge Star in the East No. 640 on the Roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland in Yokohama, Japan.

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On December 5th, the Illustrious Joe received his 33rd Degree from a team of 33rd Degree brothers who came from Tokyo. Dinner was held afterwards at the Hartell House.

On December 10th, Elect Lady of the East Chapter held a going away party for Sis. Felicia, PM.

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On December 12th, Lodge Han Yang visited the Hoesim Children’s Welfare Comprehensive Town Orphanage and distributed Christmas gifts to the children there.

On December 19th, Lodge Han Yang held their annual Christmas party at Little Cuba in Sinchon.

On December 20th, Lodge Harry S. Truman visited the Song Yook Orphanage in Songtan and distributed Christmas gifts to the children there.

 

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Summer Update

On July 4th, Brethren from Lodge Han Yang and Lodge Harry S. Truman attended the re-installation of Bro. Martin Thomas as District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of the Far East Scottish Constitution in Hong Kong.

On July 11th, Lodge Han Yang held a Committee of Enquiry as well as a Meet and Greet for prospective candidates at the new 3 Alley in Itaewon.

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On July 25th, Pusan Lodge held an Entered Apprentice Degree.

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On August 6th, Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Master Mason degree for Bro. Ethan.

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On August 9th, Lodge Han Yang held a General Committee meeting at Little Cuba.

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On August 22nd, the Widow’s Sons held a meeting at the lodge building in Pyeongtaek.

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And on August 26th, Lodge Han Yang held an Entered Apprentice degree for Bros. Roy, Eel Hee, and Jay.

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Bi-Annual Update

January

The Scottish Rite held their Annual Installation.

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Elect Lady of the East Chapter participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Walk on Yongsan Garrison.

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Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Master Mason Degree and their annual Rabbie Burns Night.

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MacArthur Lodge held an Entered Apprentice Degree.

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February

Lodge Han Yang held their annual Valentine’s Date Night.

Lodge Han Yang also held an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bros. Pierre, Sung Hoon, and Tom.

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March

Lodge Han Yang held their annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser for the Give Out Love Orphanage.

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Lodge Han Yang also held an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bros. Jared and John.

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Elect Lady of the East Chapter held a bake sale and raffle outside the Yongsan Post Exchange.

MacArthur Lodge held their Annual Installation with Bro. George being installed as Worshipful Master.

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II Corinthians Lodge held a Zumba Fitness and Dance Night for the local kids on Yongsan Garrison.

April

Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Master Mason degree for Bro. Jean Mel.

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The Order of the Easter Star PHA Washington and Jurisdiction held their Far East District Session.

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The Widow’s Sons had a meet up at the lodge in Pyeongtaek.

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Lodge Han Yang and Lodge Harry S. Truman held a joint Fellow Craft Degree.

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May

Lodge Han Yang held it’s annual Mother’s Day Picnic.

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The Scottish Rite held their Spring Conferral.

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MacArthur Lodge held their Annual Masonic Awareness Night.

Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Master Mason Degree for Bros. Cory, Dominic and Craig.

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Lodge Han Yang observed Memorial Day and visited the foreigner’s cemetery in Seoul to honor deceased brethren.

Lodge Han Yang also held a Master Mason Degree for Bros. Jared, Tom, and Pierre.

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The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction medal and certificate was presented to Cadet Jason Hyde during the Pass-In-Review ceremony at the Seoul American High School parade field. Jason is a 2nd year cadet, who is a dedicated member of the color guard, drill team and exhibition drill team as well as being an excellent student.

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Lodge Pusan held a Master Mason Degree for Bro. Nathan. Right Worshipful Masters from both Lodge Han Yang and Lodge Harry S. Truman were in attendance.

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June

Rose of Sharon Chapter held an Excellent Master and Royal Arch Degree.

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August Update

On August 9th, Lodge Han Yang held a General Committee Meeting at JR Southern Style BBQ to plan for the upcoming installation in September.

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On August 16th,  The Widow’s Sons held a ride and meeting at Gecko’s.

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On August 23rd, Pusan Lodge held a 2nd degree.

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And on August 27th, Lodge Han Yang held a 2nd degree for Bros. Kyle and Sangmin. Congratulations.

Also, Lodge Han Yang heard tell of a brave young boy in Ohio and wanted to show their support for him:

Bro. Dennis – Michelle and I went to high school together. This is a great story about her son and I was so humbled to be able to share it with the Brethren of my Masonic Lodge, Lodge Han Yang #1048 S.C.. As a retired police officer, there are not many times in ones career that you get to make the “Good News” phone call to a mother or father. Normally I would say job well done little man, but these were not the actions of a little man, they were of a true man that can hold his head high, knowing that he has done the hard right over the easy wrong.

Michelle – Stew asked if he could go to the park with his two friends which are brothers and I said yes. 30 minutes later I get a call from the Kettering Police Dept. “This is The Kettering police Department, Can I speak to Michelle Fisher Please?” This is her. “Are you the mother of Stewart Cox?” My heart sinks to my stomach! “Yes I am.” Officer, “I am just calling to let you know Stew is fine and not in any trouble. However his friend is sitting here in in my cruiser in hand cuffs! He is being arrested for Vandalism, Destruction of Government Property and disrespecting an officer. His friends mother wanted me to call you and let you know that she had to go back to work and couldn’t call you herself, but Stew was not involved in this at all! Stew is on his way back home on his bike and will fill you in! I, his friends mother and the witnesses just wanted to let you know that Stew did everything he could to stop his friend. And you should be proud of him!” 10 minutes later his friends mom calls me and says the same thing the officer just said. She said she also told Stew that he is welcome to hang out with her other son anytime but the oldest one will do nothing but get him into trouble. He has been unbearable the past couple months.” Proud of my Stew but also saddened for his friends mother. They are such a sweet family.

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July Update

On July 8th, MacArthur Lodge had a Master Mason’s Degree.

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On July 9th, Lodge Han Yang had a business meeting.

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On July 17th, Truman Lodge had a Master Mason’s Degree. Congratulations to Bro. Willie for getting raised.

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On July 19th, The Widow’s Sons went to the Boryeong Mud Festival.

On July 20th, Lodge Han Yang had a degree practice at Bro. Augusto’s bar, Little Cuba.

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On July 23rd Lodge Han Yang had an Entered Apprentice Degree. Congratulations Bro. Kyle on your initiation.

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And on July 26th, Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Table Lodge. That is, a tyled meeting with food served.

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June Update

On June 1st, Lodge Harry S. Truman volunteered at the Song Yuk Won Orphanage, cooking and serving hamburgers to the orphans.

On June 5th, Bros. Qais and Willie got passed to the 2nd or Fellow Craft Degree at Lodge Harry S. Truman.

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On June 7th, Elect Lady of the East Chapter had a cupcake sale on USAG Yongsan.

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On June 11th, Bro. Julien affiliated with Lodge Han Yang. We now have 4 active Canadians!

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On June 14th, Elect Lady of the East Chapter had a going away luncheon for Sis. Keli.

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Also on June 14th, Lodge Han Yang held a summer kickoff dinner date cruise evening.

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On June 21st, Bro. James got patched into the Widow’s Sons.

On June 25th, Bros. Qais and Justin got raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason at Lodge Han Yang.

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On June 28th, The Shriners held a car wash over at USAG Yongsan.

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Also on June 28th, Lodge Harry S. Truman held a grill and chill at the lodge, and Bro. John was also patched into the Widow’s Sons.

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