Iowa Freemasonry is a personal journal of a Freemason in central Iowa. This blog documents my Masonic research interests, experiences, and reflections. Welcome!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Two Degrees at Operative Lodge #308 in Polk City, Iowa

Operative Lodge #308 in Polk City, Iowa conducted degrees for Varney Sackey and Joseph Mozena on Wednesday, August 26. Varney was a candidate for the Entered Apprentice degree and Joseph was passed to the Fellow Craft degree. 

The night was one I'll always remember. I was in the East for the first time conferring the Second Section of the Fellow Craft degree.

Congratulations to Brothers Varney and Joseph. Welcome to Operative Lodge #308!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fellowcraft Exam passed

I passed the Fellowcraft degree exam this past Monday (Aug.24) thanks to the help of my mentor Darrell Fremont. The exam consists of reciting from memory the 2nd degree men pass through to become a Freemason. Next up- the Master Mason degree!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Entered Apprentice exam passed!

It’s been a long road, but I finally passed my Entered Apprentice examination yesterday at the South Central Iowa MI-DL Club. The exam required me to memorize the entire Entered Apprentice degree which is about an hour long. Thanks to the help of Brother Darrell Fremont I was able to do it!

Next is the Fellowcraft and then the Master Mason degree. If I’m able to memorize all three, I’ll then earn my Masonic Instructor certification.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Installation at Operative Lodge #308 Polk City, Iowa

The 2015 officers of Operative Lodge #308 in Polk City, Iowa were installed on Saturday, January 3 at 1:30PM. Most Worshipful D. Dean Johnson PGM performed the installation as Installing Master and Right Worshipful Mike Aves PDGW was Installing Marshall. John Whitaker PM and Jim Trotter PM served as Installing Chaplain and Secretary.

Scott Nemmers is the new Worshipful Master at Operative Lodge #308 for 2015. Scott is pictured below speaking to those present at the ceremony and also presenting the 2014 Master Keith Gordon with his Past Master's pin.

Visitors included the Masters from Auburn-Union Park #592 in Des Moines and King David Lodge #407 in Altoona. In addition, Jean Koss, the Worthy Matron of Polk City's Eastern Star Chapter attended and brought greetings to the new officers.