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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Quattro Coronati Cigars

Worshipful Brother Timothy Hogan is well known as an author and traveling lecturer. As of last weekend, he has stepped into the shoes of a tobacconist, with a complete line of fraternal-themed Dominican cigars. Introduced at the Colorado Masonic Symposium, Quattro Coronati Cigars are handmade cigars, "made by brethren for brethren."

The Magus is a double corona at 7 x 50. Ten to a box that retails for $144.

The Sanctum is a figurado measuring 5 7/8 x 56. Also ten to a box that retails for $144.

The Agape is a robusto shape. Ten to a box that retails for $144.

The Ruffian, a toro shape, also sells for $144 for a box of ten.

The Gran Solomon is a mighty 7.8 inch cigar with a 63 ring that comes in a box of five cigars, each in its own coffin, for $165. I am told it takes two hours to smoke completely.

The Anthology is a sampler containing two cigars of each shape. Also 10 to a box for $144.

Each box is beautifully decorated and each is a work of art. Shipping is free in the United States, and credit cards are accepted.

Tim's partners in this endeavor are Brothers Eduardo R. Adam and Oliver M. S. Guillet. The tobacco is raised in the Dominican Republic and hand-crafted by the Aging Room, ranked Number 2 in the world by Cigar Aficionado Magazine.

Order online here: http://www.4coronati.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Colorado Masonic Symposium

The Colorado Masonic Symposium was a tremendous weekend of fun and information, and the organizers need to be congratulated. Ben Williams and the Education Committee did a great job of programming, breaks, breakout sessions and meals, on just three months' notice. Visitors came from as far as Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri, and I think everyone was very satisfied with the program. Next year should be even better. Colorado Masons are extremely lucky to have a Grand Lodge that supports Masonic education a top priority. Be proud and sign up early for next year!

Brother Tim Hogan was there to give a great lecture, but also to introduce a line of fraternal cigars that it was agreed are second to none outside of Cuba. I'll post more ordering information once I unpack all of my stuff.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Speaking at Colorado Masonic Symposium This Saturday and Sunday

I'll be speaking at the first Colorado Masonic Symposium next Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, at the Colorado Masonic Center in Colorado Springs. Joining me will be John Palmer, PGM of Tennessee and editor of the Knights Templar Magazine, and author Rex Hutchens, PGM of Arizona.

Tickets are $75 for both days with all meals; $50 for Saturday with meals; $35 for Sunday with meals; $20 for Saturday with no meals; and $15 for Sunday with no meals.

For more information go to http://www.coloradomasonicsymposium.org

Friday, November 14, 2014

WBro. Zeke Lombard of Germania Lodge #46, Louisiana

From Brother Michael R. Poll in Louisiana:
I would like to extend my congratulations to Dr. Azikiwe (Zeke) K. Lombard and Germania Lodge #46, located in New Orleans. This Wednesday (11/12/14), Dr. Lombard was elected to the office of Worshipful Master of Germania #46. WBro. Lombard is the first African-American Mason (that we know of) to be elected Worshipful Master of a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana.
Congratulations, Worshipful Brother Zeke. Well earned!

Mark Tabbert's Blog

Brother Mark Tabbert has started a new blog to chronicle his new book project about the Masonic life of President George Washington. Check it out here: http://georgewashingtonfreemason.org

Monday, November 10, 2014

Masonic Challenge, Help a good man in his new life

A young man who entered WBro. Cliff Porter's life under horrible circumstances needs Masonic help. Go to the website, read his story and make a donation, whatever you can to help.


Sunday, November 09, 2014

Prince Hall GL of Texas Agrees to Visitation

News is coming out of Texas that the MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Texas has voted at their mid-winter session to allow visitation from the mainstream Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM, and is waiting to see if it is reciprocated.

Several years ago, the two grand lodges agreed to recognize each other without visitation. If this gets accomplished, it will be a big step forward in the South.