Potter - WM - 2021-12_crop

There is so much that divides us today: 

  ♦  Politics    Covid Rules   Best Jucy Lucy    Vikings vs Packers    Pop vs Soda  

That’s why I’ve chosen as the focus for Braden Lodge for 2022: 

                        F  E  L  L  O  W  S  H  I  P 

     We need to set aside the things that divide us, and stresswhat unites us: breaking bread with one another, learning

from each other, and enjoying the company of those who

bring their unique experiences to share with us all.

     I hope you will join with us on this journey to Masonic

enlightenment -- together!

  WB David W Potter  ♦  Worshipful Master    2022

Greetings from the Master...

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FELLOWSHIP  NIGHT

Thurs  •  Nov 10th

7:30pm  •  Meal Served

BOXING NIGHT
(not the Canadian holiday -- really boxing stuff!)

LOCATION:

Arcana Lodge
920 Lowry Ave NE • Mpls

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STATED COMMUNICATION

Thurs  •  Nov 17th

7:30pm

LOCATION:

Arcana Lodge
920 Lowry Ave NE • Mpls

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PACKING  FINALE

Fri  •  Nov  18th

1pm - 5pm
Final packing and staging for move-out the following day, for those who can make it

LOCATION:

Arcana Lodge
920 Lowry Ave NE • Mpls

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MOVING  DAY

Sat  •  Nov  19th

9am - 5pm  •  Meal Served
LOCATION:

Arcana Lodge
920 Lowry Ave NE • Mpls

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THANKSGIVING

Thurs  •  Nov  24th
C L O S E D

No Lodge Activities -- Enjoy the 

Holiday with Family & Friends

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STATED COMMUNICATION

Thurs  •  Dec  1st

7:30pm • Meal After
Election of Officers

LOCATION:

Minnehaha Lodge
5149 Bloomington Ave S • Mpls

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INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Thurs  •  Dec  8th

6:30pm  •  Dinner

7:30pm  •  Program
LOCATION:

Minnehaha Lodge
5149 Bloomington Ave S • Mpls

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STATED COMMUNICATION

Thurs  •  Dec  15th

7:30pm • Meal After

LOCATION:

Minnehaha Lodge
5149 Bloomington Ave S • Mpls

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People often think one has to be invited to become a Mason. However that is not the case. While a friend may suggest the benefits of membership, we only accept members who join entirely of their own free will. We do have a few requirements: one must be a male over the age 18, believe in deity, be of good repute -- and share a genuine interest in improving yourself.

 

Does that describe you? Then we suggest you come visit us on one of our open events dates (colored in gold on the right). Get a feel for who we are and what we do. Perhaps even visit a few lodges, as each has a different personality. If you like what you see, and think Braden Lodge will be a good fit for you, then fill out a petition -- your first step on your journey towards Masonic enloghtenment!

Making Good Men Better

Welcome to

Braden Lodge No. 168

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
 

What do Masons do?  That is the question whose answer we hope you have come here seeking.  Like the trade guilds of the medieval days, Freemasonry is a gathering of men who work towards creating something. But while other guilds work towards refining wood, metal, or stone, we refine ourselves into better men. When you go through the initiations, you are not given the keys to a building, you are given the blueprints to build your own. We each must build our lives, one brick at a time and Freemasonry allows you to do it within the context of a group of like-minded men with the benefit of ancient knowledge passed down through the ages. We have discussions and educational pieces. We have ceremonies to remind us of our ideals and never forget to seek the guidance of deity. But perhaps more than anything, we form a brotherhood to support, encourage, and learn from one another.

How does one become a Mason?

News

Braden Lodge is moving! Effective Dec 1st, 2022, we will begin holding our meetings and other functions at the Minnehaha Lodge #165 building located at 5149 Bloomington Ave S in Minneapolis, just blocks from Lake Nokomis.
     This action comes after our landlords of the past 8 years at Arcana Lodge proposed a rent increase of 155% (over 2.5 times our current rent), then rejected our reasonable counter-offer of a 14% increase. On Sept 15th, Arcana issued Braden a notice of termination, giving us until Dec 1st to vacate the premises. Our Stated Meeting of Nov 17th should be the last official event at the Arcana building, with move-out scheduled for Nov 18th - 20th.
     We look forward to working with our new neighbors, the Brothers of Minnehaha Lodge, as well as our fellow tenants, Cataract Lodge #2 and several appendant bodies, to further our mission to make good men better thru Masonry!  

Braden  Lodge  Moving  To  Minnehaha Lodge

 
 
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