On August 15th, 2019, while Ashler lodge No. 121 continues it’s progress through the renovation, Ashler Lodge had their stated meeting in the space below the Lodge room below at Graham’s RoyalTea.
On July 18th 2019, Ashler Lodge held Lodge in the stripped down Lodge room. It made for a very interesting evening.
The dinner was held at the Hop and Hound where we had burgers and hot dogs.
On July 4th, 2019, Ashler Lodge No. 121 was represented well!
Happy Retirement to WB Steve Hofer! After 22 years, WB Steve hung his cooking apron on the door and is giving up the old 3am-3pm work shift. Good luck to him in his future endeavors! Bro. Dale Miller Spent an hour or two celebrating with him yesterday and he told Bro. Dale Miller that he looks forward to joining us in the newly remodeled lodge in the fall!
Maywood Elementary Bikes for Books Presentation 2019:
Maywood used their Read EVERYWHERE Challenge to award their bikes this year. Please see the attached photos that shows the challenge requirements. Ashler’s flagship Bike for Books school has a very strong reading program attendance and thanks Ashler for their generosity!
Woodmoor Elementary Bikes for Books Presentation 2019:
A big thanks to WB Mike Olson for supporting Woodmoor Elementary and Ashler Lodge No. 121 in this year's Bike for Books activities. Woodmoor does two programs, one in the early spring and one later in the school year and awards to one winner at each program.
Woodside Elementary Bikes for Books Presentation 2019:
A big thanks to WB Chris Elsworth for supporting Woodside Elementary and Ashler Lodge No. 121 in this year Bikes for Books activities. The winners took part in a read-a-thon fundraiser in their bid to win the bikes. Justin won the 24" with $352 raised and Lucy won the 20" with $750 raised. The Principal had some excellent words about the program and the support that Ashler Lodge has offered to their school. They are excited for a continued partnership in the coming years.
It was announced that Steve’s Cafe was closing so that WB Steve Hofer (PM 1988) could begin to enjoy retirement. So here's to all the years serving the Lodge and the Community. Thanks PM Steve! All the best in your retirement! ...Our last Breakfast at Steve's.
On June 13th, 2019. Ashler Lodge No. 121 passed Bro. Stephen Metz to the degree of a Fellowcraft!
On May 27th, 2019 Shelton View Bikes for Books Presentation happened and here is an update by the school liaison:
The Read-a-Thon was very successful for Shelton View – in part to the great donations from the Ashler Lodge! Here are some of the awesome results from the event: Total Minutes Read: More than 10,000 minutes!The two bike winners were very excited to receive the bikes and they were handed out by the office. The two winners were Mercer (1st grade) and Priscilla (3rd grade).
On May 18th, 2019, many of the brothers of Ashler Lodge No. 121 gathered at American Legion Carnation Post 199 to celebrate WB Jim Greimes (PM 1986) 95th Birthday! Happy WB Jim!
On May 9, 2019, Ashler Lodge No. 121 initiated it’s newest Entered Apprentice, Boris Fedounine!
The beautification of the Ashler Lodge is moving along with the new awnings above Graham’s RoyalTea and on the south side of the building
On April 20th, 2019, the streets of Bothell are now cleaner after the Ashler Lodge Street Clean Up team picked up everything from banana peels to boxed wine.
On the evening of March 28th, 2019, Ashler Lodge No. 121 had 22 brothers were on hand to participate in the initiation of three new brothers Quinn Cochrane, Daniel Echo, and Stephen Metz.
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington recently made this video with a few others!
On March 8th, 2019, WB Kevin Haagen and Bro. Micheal McKamey were on hand to see Ethan and Isabel win bikes at the first ever giveaway for bikes at Wellington Elementary School in Woodinville, WA. On hand were Principal Brian Matthias and Librarian Jenny Young to congratulate the two winners!
On January 19th, 2019 WB Dan Southerland was given the Grand Master’s Achievement Award for his distinguished service to Freemasonry in our Jurisdiction. WB Dan said, “Am truly honored and humbled on receiving this high honor. So incredibly hard to believe I am in with a league of such giants of men. Thank you so much to all my Brothers who have guided me in my journey that will never end. I especially bow to great mentors and brothers Richard Beers, Ronald L Swasey, and Chris Haynes and to my biggest why, Cristal Southerland for your unending support. Thank you for all.”
On January 17th, 2019, 41 brothers were on hand at Ashler Lodge as we had the official visit of MWB James Kendall, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington. MWB James Kendall also presented WB Jim Greimes his 40 year Pin and WB Vinny DiGiulio is 45 year pin respectively. As for the 2019 Annual Chili Cook-Off winner, the brethren voted for Chili #3 and the award went to Bro. Doug Metzler as he took home the top prize.
We at Ashler Lodge No. 121 want to thank Bro. Will Etue for getting our Main St. blade sign hung just below the awning to the entrance of the Lodge.
On November 28, 2018, WM Chris Elsworth and WME Bob Guild represented Ashler Lodge No. 121 in presenting a Landsdowne Portrait of George Washington to the Secondary Academy for Success in Bothell. The second picture is 4 students that passed the Immigration test as an extra credit assignment for one of their classes and wanted to take a picture with George Washington. The Lansdowne portrait is a life-size portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. It depicts a 64-year-old Washington in his last year as President of the United States. The most famous copy is the one in the East Room of the White House.
At the Stated Meeting on September 20th, 2018, WM Chris Elsworth recognized the eleven Ashler Past Master’s in attendance.
On September 13th, 2018, Ashler Lodge #121 welcomed and initiated Bro. Paul and Edmund into Ashler. 28 brothers were on hand to support!
On June 28th, 2018, 20 brothers were on hand to welcome Yu Ting Lin as the newest EA of Ashler Lodge #121!
On May 21st, 2018 Br. Bob Guild and Br. Dale Miller attended the Bikes for Books giveaway at Frank Love Elementary.
On May 19th, 2018. the brothers of Ashler hit the streets of Bothell and gave it a thorough street clean up with one of the largest turnouts or a street clean up in a long time
On May 17, 2018. Ashler was grateful to see MWB Chuck McQuery, Honorary WB Wally Hertlein, WB Dick Morgan, and WB Jim Greimes. Always good to see them in Lodge!
On May 10th, 2018, Ashler Lodge and Mill Creek Lodge #243 performed two EA degrees and initiated Oleg and David as the newest Entered Apprentice Masons.
On April 27th, 2018, Br. Bob Guild and WB Kevin Haagen attended the awards assembly at Kenmore Elementary where two students were awarded their bikes!
April 19th, 2018, Woodin Elementary had a small presentation of the winners of Bikes for Books. Bro. Dale Miller made the presentation to represent Ashler!
WB Roger Kaltenbach, WB Chris Elsworth, Bro. Dale Miller , and Bro. Sean Loyer attended the Bikes for Books Giveaway at Crystal Springs Elementary on April 18th, 2018.
WB Kevin Haagen was on hand on March 28th, 2018 at Silver Lake Elementary for the first ever Bikes for Books giveaway. Michael and Araceli were the winners at Silver Lake Elementary’s first year doing Bikes for Books with Ashler. These kids were so nice and well spoken. They were very deserving according to Ms. Sand the librarian.
On March 16th, 2018, Grady and Silas were the big winners at the Bikes for Books give away at Maywood Hills Elementary!! Bro. Dale Miller and WB Kevin Haagen were in attendance as Grady and Silas won their bikes!
A big thank you to WB Wayne, WB Roger, and WB Mike who attended the West Hill elementary Literacy Night on Friday March 3rd, 2018 where the bicycles that the Lodge donated for their Bikes for Books program were awarded.
On January 25th, 2018, Ashler Lodge initiated Sean Loyer as an Entered Apprentice Mason.
On January 18th, 2018 Ashler Lodge had the official visit of MWB Warren R Schoeben, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington. MWB Warren was also the judge for Ashler's Annual Chili Cook off in which Br Jack Huang took home the top prize.
On January 6th, 2018, the brothers of Ashler Lodge built the bikes that will be given away to the 11 schools Ashler supports for the Bikes for Books program.
On December 2, 2017, during the 116th Installation of Officers, the members of the AshlerTrestle Board dedicated the painting now hung in the South to WB Jim Greimes, Past Master of Ashler Lodge in 1986.
On November 30th, 2017, Ashler Lodge #121 raised Br. Isiah Brazil to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
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On October 26th 2017, Ashler Lodge #121 passed Br. Isiah Brazil to the degree of a Fellowcraft Mason.
On October 12, 2017, Joshua Connery was initiated into Ashler Lodge.
On September 29th, 2017, the old lamp that has been under the awning to the entrance of Ashler was retrofitted as a corner street lamp off the corner of the building. Special thanks go out to Br. Dale Miller and Br. Micheal McKamey.
On September 21st, 2017, eleven Past Masters of Ashler Lodge #121 spanning from 1986 through 2016 were present at Ashler's Stated Meeting / Past Master's Night!
On August 25th, 2017, Ashler wrapped up another successful year at Bothell's Music in the Parks serving hot dogs and refreshments to the community.
At the August 2017 Stated Meeting, Ashler celebrated another "Wear Your Favorite Jersey Night"
On July 27th, 2017 Ashler Lodge raised Br. Jack Huang to the sublime degree of a Master Mason!
Br. Nathan Poppink is currently serving on the CGC Healy. He has kindly shared a website of the goings on of the CGC Healy. So keep Br. Nathan in your thoughts! Please find our most recent blog of the CGC Healy here
On July 25th, 2017, Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume declared it 'Steve's Cafe Day' during the recent July City Council Meeting. Ashler Lodge PM (1988) Steve Hofer and his wife Marlene receive a hearty round of applause (and some laughter) as they are celebrated and acknowledged for 20 years of operation and service to the City of Bothell. Thank you Steve and Marlene for ALL you do for our community!
WB Jim Greimes made an appearance at the Anacortes 4th of July parade
Bothell Children's Concert Series sponsored this year by Ashler Lodge kicked off with support from Job's Daughters #77 and Rainbow Girls Assembly #47. There are two more concerts this year and the dates can be found on the calendar.
On July 6th, 2017, Isiah Brazil was initiated as an EA into Ashler Lodge
On July 4th, 2017, Ashler Lodge was well represented in the City of Bothell's 4th of July Parade.
On June 25th, 2017 Ashler Lodge served dinner at Bothell's United Methodist Church community dinner. Kudos to Brother Doug Metzler and his wife Eileen for making an excellent chicken curry & rice dish & vegetables that everyone absolutely loved! The chicken curry was served with sides of fresh green beans, cooked baby carrots, baguette bread, garden salad, and chocolate & vanilla-strawberry cakes for dessert.
On June 22nd, 2017, Brother Marcus Martin was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason and became an official member of Ashler Lodge #121
On June 14th, 2017, Brother Nathan Poppink was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason and became an offical member of Ashler Lodge #121
On June 14th, 2017, Br. Doug Metzler was on hand for the Bikes for Books presentation at Frank Love Elementary.
MEDITATION FOR PEACE
*OPEN TO PUBLIC* Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 2:00 pm
The Rosicrucian Day of Peace is held worldwide on the fourth Sunday in June each year, and its spirit is applicable year-round. The beautiful Meditation for Peace, dedicated to the Rosicrucian ideals of peace and tolerance, brings awareness to what each of us can do to create peace in the world.
*This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.* Feel free to invite friends and family to join us on this special day. There will be social time before and afterwards, so please bring snacks and beverages if you would like.
Location: Ashler Masonic Lodge #121 10035 1/2 Main Street Bothell, WA 98011
Michael Maier Pronaos hosts Pronaos Convocations once a month on Sunday, special programs, spiritual discussions and events for the benefit of Rosicrucian AMORC members and others who wish to participate. Members should visit Michael Maier Pronaos on regular meeting days and seekers should find the scheduled open meeting on the calendar pages and take the opportunity to visit. You can also view the Michael Maier Pronaos Pages for additional program information, schedule changes and articles. Michael Maier Pronaos Website
On May 18th, 2017 at Ashler's Stated Meeting, WB Jeff Sorensen dedicated the Masao "Bill"Yaguchi memorial to WB Bill Yaguchi's daughter Kathy Yamamoto, granddaughter Stacy and son-in-law Mas Yamamoto.
On May 5th, 2017, Ashler Lodge sponsored the District 2 Youth Appreciation Night @ The Scottish Rite Center in Shoreline. This is what happens when Ashler Brothers sponsor a Youth Appreciation Night. Great Time!
On April 29th, 2017, Brother Jack Huang and Nathan Poppink were passed to the degree of Fellowcraft Masons
On April 27th, 2017, 25 brothers were in attendance to see Br. Sopheak Sib being raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason!
This past week, we want to thank Br. Dale Miller for the face lift to the front door of the Lodge. It looks awesome! Before and after photos below.
The winners of the Bikes for Books at Kokanee Elementary for 2017.
This past week of April 3rd-5th, 2017, Br. Micheal McKamey was on hand to see the Bike for Books drawing at Woodin Elementary.
On March 30th, 2017 Ashler raised Br. Andrew Connor to the sublime degree of a Master Mason
On the week of March 27th, 2017, the winners of Crystal Springs Elementary received their bikes.
On March 24th, 2017, WB Roger Kaltenbach was on hand at Shelton View Elementary to be present at the Bikes for Books drawing and bike giveaway.
On March 22, 2017, WB Dan Southerland, WB Jeff Sorensen, WB Wayne Donelson, WB Fred Wagner, Br. Chris Elsworth, Br. Bob Guild, and Br. Micheal McKamey presented Br. Wallye Hertlein with his honorary Past Master's apron!
During the week of the 18th of March, WB Gary McPherson and WB Ron Swasey posed with the District 2 travleing Gavel at the leadership Conference in Pasco, WA
On March 12, 2017, the brothers of Ashler Lodge #121 were getting all the prep work done for the Bothell Community Dinner at the Bothell United Methodist Church The menu was chicken and sausage jambalaya with green salad and fruit salad.
On March 4th, 2017, the brothers of Ashler took to the streets of Bothell to tackle the quarterly cleanup in our Adopt a Street.
Over the past few weeks, Ashler Lodge #121 has been represented by WB Wayne Donelson and Br. Jody Bossert for West Hill Elementary and Woodside Elementary Bikes for Books presentation.
On February 9th, 2017, Ashler Lodge initiated Br. Nathan Poppink.
On January 19th, 2017, MWB Jim Mendoza visited Ashler for 2017 Ashler's Chili Cook Off. Congratulations to Andy Connor on winning the Chili Cook Off!
On January 12th, 2017, Ashler Lodge initiated Br. Karl Beavers and Br. Jack Huang.
On December 16th, 2016. WB Kevin Haagen, WB Jeff Sorensen, and WB Gary McPherson received a plaque from Lisa Echert and the City of Bothell for Ashler's involvement with Music in the Park, Bothell Campout, Safe Halloween, and 4th of July Parade for 2016!
On December 3rd, 2017, Ashler Lodge #121 installed it's officers for the 2016-2017 year.
On Thursday December 1st, 2017, WB Bill Yaguchi's Memorial arrived.
On November 22nd 2016, Br. Bob Guild, Br Mohammad Mostafavinassab, and WB Kevin Haagen traveled to Langley Lodge #218 to visit WM Carl Fjelsed and the brethren on Whidbey Island.
On November 10th, 2016, we raised Brother Sorin Oprea to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
On October 10th, WB Jim Greimes, Mohammad Mostafavinassab, WB Gary McPherson and WM Kevin Haagen had the opportunity to get an executive tour of the Boeing plant in Everett and als0 got to experience the Future of Flight museum.
On September 15th Stated Meeting we honored Ashler's Past Masters. From Left to Right. WB Dan Southerland, WB Roger Kaltenbach, WB Gary McPherson, VWB Chris Haynes, VWB Richard Beers, WB Wayne Donelson, MWB Charles McQuery, WB Dick Morgan, WB Mike Olson, WB Ron Brittain, WB Jim Greimes.
At the August Stated Meeting, Ashler had 27 brothers in attendance as it was wear your Favorite Jersey Night!
Bothell Music in the Park is still going strong throughout the Summer! August 5th, 2016 we saw the largest crowd so far this year as people came out to see Creme Tangerine, the Beatles tribute band.
On July 21st, 2016, Ashler Lodge #121 welcomed MWB Jim Mendoza, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington and and the mayor of Bothell Andy Rheaume to Ashler's Hawaiian Shirt Night / Spamapalooza. Winners were MWB Charles McQuery and Br. Don Schumer!