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
You can now charge your Annual Dues for Olive Branch Lodge online
The Annual Dues for our members are $200 plus there is a fee of $6.50 charged by Paypal
for the convenience of processing your dues payment.
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 VIP Pizza with lunch provided on Tuesday November 25 at 12 noon 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 questions
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 November 22 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.
Tuesday December 2nd - 6:30 pm. Stated Meeting Dinner and Past Master 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.
The Dinner is to remember our living Past Masters and is an opportunity to recognize those men who in the past have worked hard and performed the necessary leadership to make our Lodge successful. Here is the list and the first year serving as Master of our Lodge:
Note: Duplicate of years is the result of the consolidation of both the Olive Branch and Corcoran Lodges in 1990
Tuesday December 9- 6:30 pm. Dinner and Fellowcraft Degree
Our dinners start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Fellowcrdaft Degree. $10 cost for the meal, free to first time visitors, and reservations are requested. 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. Only Fellowcraft and Master Masons Upstairs for degree.
Tuesday December 30- 6:30 pm. Dinner and Master Mason Degree
Our dinners start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Master Mason Degree. $10 cost for the meal, free to first time visitors, and reservations are requested. 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. Only Master Masons Upstairs for degree.
Saturday January 3rd. Installation of 2014 Officers
Please plan on attending this open installation of Officers for the ensuing Masonic year. This is an opportunity to witness the men who have pledged to continue this Lodge since its opening in 1883 in Tulare. There will be light refreshments to follow. Exact time to be determined. All Masons, family and friends encouraged to attend.
To learn what is happening at our Lodge go to our links below to view our latest newsletter and calendar:
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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