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The Masonic Book Club Is Restarted!

The Masonic Book Club (MBC), formed in 1970 by Brothers Alphonse Cerza and Louis Williams, has been restarted fifty years later by the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ USA, to continue the MBC mission of printing fine Masonic books. After forty years of service to the Craft, the directors in 2010 decided to dissolve the original MBC. In 2017 MW Barry Weer, 33°, the last president of the MBC, transferred the MBC name and assets to the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ USA. The revived Masonic Book Club has the goals of publishing classic Masonic books and of supporting Scottish Rite SJ USA philanthropies. Membership is open to anyone 18 years or older interested in the history of Freemasonry and allows them to purchase MBC editions at a pre-publication discount.

The club originally was limited to 333 members, but the number eventually expanded to nearly 2,000, with 1,083 members when it dissolved in 2010.

The new MBC will have a different business model from the old. Most significantly, there will be no dues; being a member entitles you to purchase books at a prepublication discount. An editorial committee (Arturo de Hoyos, S. Brent Morris, and others) will select the books using survey feedback from MBC members. The first publication should be announced in early 2021 with anticipated shipment 3–4 months later.

For more details, check out the Masonic Book Club page


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Appreciation

The Second Annual First Responders Appreciation BBQ was hosted by the brothers of Richland Masonic Lodge No. 283

Our sincere thanks to everyone who turned out and helped make this day happen, most especially the representatives of Richland Police and Fire, the Kadlec medical community, West Richland Police Department, and Benton County District as well as the folks at KNDU who gave us a mention in the local media.

The Lodge served 136 hamburgers and 72 hot dogs to 125 first responders and guests in appreciation of their service in our communities.

2nd Annual First Responders Appreciation BBQ