FEBRUARY, 2018

FEBRUARY IS AN EXCITING MONTH
WE HAVE THE WEEKLY TEMPLE NIGHT THEN WE HAVE A TOUR OF THE MASONIC TEMPLE. MOVIE THEN A LUNCH, QUILTING AND BOOK CLUB ALSO WE HAVE AN ONGOING PROJECT TO HELP A REFUGEE SCOUT TROOP SEE BELOW FOR DATES AND TIMES

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE SNACK PACK PROJECT. WE MADE 297 SNACK PACKS TO GIVE TO THE GRANITE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION. THEY WHERE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. SEE THE PICTURES ABOUT THE SNACK PACK PROJECT AND THE WORKSHOP BELOW

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TEMPLE NIGHT

BRASS SPONSOR: Dianne Yancey and or BRASS Committee Members

WHERE: Salt Lake Temple

WHEN: February 7th, February 14th, February 21st, February 28th- Every Wednesday Night
Meet at the Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m., then go to the 7:00 pm session.

Come meet with BRASS Committee members to renew your spirituality.

More information contact Dianne Yancey at 801-662-8124

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MOVIE AND LUNCH

BRASS SPONSOR: KEN ALLRED

DATE AND TIME: Friday, February 9th Shows start as early as 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning.

WHERE: Century 16 3300 South and State in the morning and then go to the Amber restaurant for lunch.

The food is great and not too expensive. Close enough to walk from the theater parking lot.

Right now, I cannot get information about movies showing on this date but will keep you posted.

It looks like “The Greatest Showman” might be nearing its’ run sometime this week.

And as good little Mormons, we will not go see an “R” rated movie. Hopefully something good is still out there.

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MASONIC TEMPLE TOUR

BRASS SPONSOR: DIANNE YANCEY – 801-662-8124
DATE AND TIME: FEBRUARY 15, 2018 AT 11:00 AM
LOCATION: 650 E. s. Temple
click here for map: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.768305,-111.87026,18z?hl=en
WHERE TO MEET UP: Meet in the Front Lobby.
PARKING: There is parking on the side or back.

WHAT IS THE MASONIC TEMPLE?
The Salt Lake Masonic Temple is the Masonic headquarters for Utah, and is Salt Lake City’s best example of Egyptian Revival Architecture. It was completed in 1927, and is located in the South Temple Historic District of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Salt Lake Masonic Temple consists of several Lodge rooms, greater and lesser Halls, numerous lounges, a banquet hall, an auditorium, a library and administrative offices. The Temple is currently home to the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah; five Salt Lake City Masonic Lodges (Wasatch Lodge No. 1, Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 2, Argenta Lodge No. 3, Salt Lake Lodge No. 17, and Progress Lodge No. 22) The Orient of Utah of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; the Grand York Rite Bodies of Utah, and constituent Salt Lake York Rite Bodies; El Kalah Shrine; as well as the Grand Bodies for the ladies and youth organizations.

The building remains in continual use since it opened in 1927 and is maintained and operated by the Salt Lake Masonic Temple Association.
The primary function of the building is the performance of the various rituals of the several Masonic organizations in Salt Lake City, and to provide a convenient location for administrative functions of the Utah Masonic family. The building is available for use by non-Masonic entities and persons.

History
Sphinx in front of SLC Masonic Temple The decision to build the Salt Lake Masonic Temple took shape in the fall of 1920 as the Masonic population in Salt Lake City had outgrown the existing Temple then located at the intersection of 2nd East and 1st South. The architect and Building Committee traveled to other cities reviewing existing Masonic Temples for favorable and unfavorable elements. Ultimately the committee resolved that the Salt Lake Masonic Temple be unique and not copied from existing Temples. By 1925 the plans had been completed, the land was purchased, and the interior furnishings arranged. Much of the discussion preserved from the planning meetings centers on the amount of Masonic symbolism built into the Temple, and how it should be concealed, if at all.

Features
Egyptian Room at Salt Lake Masonic Temple
The Salt Lake Masonic Temple has been considered Salt Lake’s best example of Egyptian Revival architecture. The Egyptian motif was chosen for several reasons: 1. the Egyptian style was the height of fashion at the time; 2. existing Temples largely followed elements of the classical orders of architecture, so the Egyptian motif would ensure a unique Masonic experience; and 3. it provided ample opportunity to incorporate Masonic symbols without disclosing their presences or disrupting the visual harmony of the edifice.

The exterior of the Temple is composed of “Temple Brick”, a brick face specifically designed for the Salt Lake Masonic Temple, that subsequently became a popular decorative architectural element.

Salt Lake Masonic Temple Lodge Room Decoration
Gothic Room at Salt Lake Masonic Temple
Light is perhaps the most significant symbol of Freemasonry, and the architect incorporated many Egyptian references to Light into the design of the Temple. Allusions to the Egyptian god Horus (then considered by Egyptologists to be a god of Light) occupy much of the building, including the cornice at the main entrance. There are three entrances to the Temple, alluding to the three Lights of a Masonic Lodge. The main entrance from the north of the building; as north is deemed a place of darkness in Masonic ritual, hence those coming through the front door are traveling toward light.
The funerary ramp located west of the main entrance is surmounted by a scarab, the Egyptian symbol of resurrection and immortality, and together with the seven acacia flanking the ramp allude to Masonic belief in a Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul.
The main entrance is approached by a staircase of three flights respectively consisting of three, five, seven and nine steps. The staircase is flanked by two sphinxes. Each sphinx holds a single sphere, one celestial, one terrestrial, and each is arranged to contemplate its sphere.

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QUILTING DAYS - ALL ARE WELCOME

BRASS SPONSOR: Mary Evans 801-326-9550
WHERE: LDS HOSPITAL Huntsman Education Center Auditorium
8th Avenue and C Street Salt Lake City
WHEN: Starting January 23rd and Every 4th Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

COST: Free, buy your own lunch.

All Quilters are welcome and needed!! Valet parking is available. Bring a Quilt you are working on. If you don’t know how to quilt this is the place to learn. No you do not have to be there the whole time.

Link to Map
https://www.google.com/maps/search/LDS+Hospital+8th+Ave+%26+C+Street/@40.7784606,-111.8822249,17z/data=!3m1!4b1

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BOOK CLUB

BRASS SPONSORS: Donene Polson and Ken Allred

WHERE: Anderson-Foothill Branch City Library 1135 South 2100 East

WHEN: Starting MARCH 1, 2018 Meet at 7:00 p.m.

BOOK: Mary Fielding Smith – Daughter of Britain

AUTHOR: Don C. Corbett

Link to Map
https://www.google.com/maps/place/1135+S+2100+E,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84108/@40.744452,-111.8323597,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x875260750a50b4dd:0x775c920ebb54a60!8m2!3d40.744448!4d-111.830171

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HELPING THE REFUGEE SCOUT TROOP

BRASS SPONSOR: Mary Evans at 801-326-9550.

We are collecting Scout Uniforms for the Burmese Jungle Refugee Scout Troop 1262 program. Money Donations would also be welcome to help them BUY uniforms and other scouting activities.