Message from the Venerable Master – November 2018


Welcome to the month of November.  The year is coming to a close quickly, I can’t believe how fast it has gone by.  Some interesting facts about the month of November: In any given year, November starts on the same day of the week as March and ends on the same day of the week as August.  There is no mention of the month of November in any of Shakespeare’s plays or sonnets.  November 2 is the only day of the year that was the birthday of two US presidents: Warren Harding (born 1865) and James Polk (1795).  November is the only month when more rain usually falls on London than Paris.  “If there’s ice in November to bear a duck, there’ll be nothing after but sludge and muck” (old weather lore).  The Anglo-Saxons called November ‘Blotmonath’ after the blood of slaughtered cattle.

Please Join us at our stated meeting Monday 11/5/2018 where two significant things will be happening… First we will be having our Cap and Ring Ceremony along with some much improved food.  If you missed dinner last month you missed a great meal! We have changed caterers and if last months dinner was any indication these aren’t going to be meals to miss!

Here are your Masonic Tidbits for the month of November:

  • On November 4th 1752 Worshipful Brother George Washington was Made an Entered Apprentice in Fredericksburg Lodge, Virginia. 
  • On November 28th 1911 Brother Franklin D. Roosevelt was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

Don’t forget to change your clocks on the 4th at 2:00am, remember spring forward, and fall back.  In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation is the keeper of daylight saving time.  Brother Lyndon Johnson received his first degree on October 30, 1937. After receiving the degree he found that his congressional duties (elected in 1937) took so much time he was unable to pursue further Masonic degrees.


Scott Davis, 32° KCCH
Venerable Master