Olive Branch Lodge No. 269 Free & Accepted Masons
Tulare, California - Chartered October 11, 1883
Stated Meetings - First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Where our members want to Educate, Engage and Excel
EVENTS AT OLIVE BRANCH LODGE - GET INVOLVED!
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES--MASONS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE NEEDED !!!!!
We need volunteers to assist with the annual Tulare Christmas Parade on Thursday December 4 at 7:00 pm. There will be a meeting at the Tulare Chamber of Commerce on Monday, September 22 at 4:00pm to assign roles for this committee. Come and be part of this fun and crazy annual event. Contact Steve Presant at 559-804-2248 for any question
Olive Branch Lodge community outreach for Emergency Aid in Tulare. We collected food from five schools last year and will be increasing our outreach this year. Emergency Aid in Tulare desperately needs our assistance. Contact Robert Sutton at 559-686-8846 if you assist.
Saturday October 18 from 8:00 am to 12 noon -Work Day at the Lodge
Come out and help keep this old building looking good and running properly.
Officers Association on Wednesday October 22nd with Dinner at in Tulare at 6:30pm and work by Orange Belt Lodge to follow. Master Mason's only.
Tuesday November 4th - 6:30 pm. Stated Meeting Dinner and Program
Our Stated Meeting dinners start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program. $10 cost for the meal, free to first time visitors, and reservations are requested. Although only Masons may attend the Stated Meetings we have changed the format so that we present after dinner as much of the lodge business we can for all in attendance before going upstairs. Call or Text Steve at 559-804-2248 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for meal reservations. All Masons, family and friends encouraged to attend.
Tuesday November 11- 6:30 pm. Veterans Day Dinner and Program
Our Stated Meeting dinners start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program. $10 cost for the meal, free to first time visitors, and reservations are requested. Our speaker will be a local author, Roger Maraist, as he presents information about a book he has recently completed about his father titled ‘Letters Home From A Fallen Hero’.
'Letters Home From a Fallen Hero' is the riveting account of a son's path to discovery of a fallen hero - the father he never knew. On the day B-25 pilot Lt. Roger Jamison learned his son Roger Jr. was born, his plane was shot down on a mission over Tunisia and crashed in flames in the Mediterranean. Roger grew up believing all crewmen perished. Seventy years later, a series of uncanny circumstances, in a short period of time, across half the country, led son Roger to personal encounters with veterans or their families that flew with his father with the “Earthquakers” of the 12th Bomb Group in North Africa. Their recollections and written accounts along with memorabilia, his father’s letters, eyewitness accounts and even a War Department film showing his dad the day he died and chilling captivation of his plane on fire as it dropped from the echelon were all part of the puzzle to at last reveal his father, his love for Roger’s mother, his strong belief in God and his reflections of a young man in harm’s way. Roger will have books with him for purchase and signing.
Call or Text Steve at 559-804-2248 or send an email to email@example.com for meal reservations. All Masons, family and friends encouraged to attend.
Tuesday November 18- Monthly Masonic Education Dinner and Program at 6:30 pm
Meal Cost is $10.00 and Reservations are requested. Education in Freemasonry is meant to be a lifelong process, furthering our understanding of the fraternity and its relevance to today's world. Speaker to be announced. Call or text Steve Presant at 559-804-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending. All Masons, family and friends are invited.
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RECENT FUN AND SPECIAL EVENTS
2nd ANNUAL OLIVE BRANCH LODGE PICNIC AND HORSESHOE CONTEST WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS
If you did not attend our annual picnic and horseshoe competition on Saturday July 19 you missed out on good food, fellowship, a bounce house for the kids, and of course throwing “U” shaped iron. But don’t worry; we will be back again next July so start practicing your throwing style
Allan Miller, left, Master of the Lodge, and Robert Sutton, right, working on the burgers and dogs.
We played teamsand Ryan (light blue shirt) and his partner Time (green shirt) won. we had prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
A picture of those who took part in the horseshoe contest. The photographer plus three others were camera shy.
Olive Branch Lodge Community Outreach for Emergency Aid in Tulare
Olive Branch Lodge to date has provided boxes at five elementary school to support our local Emergency Aid (https://www.facebook.com/tulareemergencyaidcouncil) and their need for food this time of the season. To date our representative Robert Sutton has picked up food boxes from three schools. One of them, Kohn School on Friday had 35 boxes of food for Emergency Aid. Both the school and Emergency Aid are so appreciative of what the Masons are doing for them this time of year!
Read an article recently posted in the Tulare Advance Register about our Lodge. Well written and received by the community.
Chris Harrell, left, Virgil Shoemaker, center and Steve Presant, right
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