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Grand Master's Edict No. 2

posted Apr 3, 2020, 2:28 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 2:28 PM ]

This is for all Masons to read and comply.

Please see attached message.

Carson 1 Annual Poker Tournament - Canceled - COVID-19

posted Mar 31, 2020, 9:34 AM by Alan Power   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 9:35 AM ]

To All the Brothers HTML view]

 I would like you to know that the poker tournament will be postponed due to the shut down of businesses. We will not have the time to gather raffle prizes as scheduled. 

If you have any questions please contact me or Terry. Thank you for your help.


Forrest Mack

Master, Carson Lodge No. 1

Special Note from the Grand Master of Masons of Nevada

posted Mar 26, 2020, 1:14 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 1:14 PM ]



I hereby order all Masonic meetings in the State of Nevada closed between now and April 17 in compliance with Governor Sisolak's order to close all nonessential businesses for thirty days, which specified meeting halls as nonessential.

God bless you, your families and friends,

Louis Castle

Grand Master
The Grand Lodge of F.&A.M. of Nevada

2020 Masons on the Mountain event - Escurial 7

posted Mar 26, 2020, 11:53 AM by Alan Power   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 11:54 AM ]

Every five years, the members of Escurial Lodge No. 7 observe the tradition of holding a Meeting in a high mountain valley above Virginia City.  Masons from all over the country join us for this historic ceremony, usually involving the performance of an outdoor Third Degree.  Following the meeting, the participants return to the lodge hall for a BBQ, refreshments and fellowship.  The next observance will be on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. 


Traditionally, two Masonic Lodges, Virginia 3 and Escurial 7 met in the same lodge hall on “B” Street.  In May of 1875, fire destroyed the business district, including the lodge building.  Following this, the Masons met in the Odd Fellows hall.  In September, a second fire took out this building.  Construction of a new Masonic hall was under way when, in October, the third “great fire” took most of the town, including that building.  With no other place to meet, the Masons resolved to meet in a vale on top of Mt. Davidson, under the canopy of heaven. This communication was attended by over 300 Masons, and began a tradition that is still observed every 5 years by Escurial Lodge 7.


Planning is under way for the 2020 event, and registration has begun.

Masons who desire to participate are encouraged fill out the attached form and submit with payment to the lodge as early as the planning of their personal schedules permits.

Registration fee includes transportation to and from the meeting site, light breakfast, and meal following, commemorative certificate, and commemorative pin.  Registrants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations.  A list of nearby motels and hotels will be made available on request.

2018 Grand Lodge Resolutions

posted Aug 22, 2018, 2:36 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Jan 30, 2019, 12:00 PM by Alan Power ]

The pdf attachment below lists the Grand Lodge Resolutions for the State of Nevada for 2018.

Resolution Voting Results:

    Resolution 1: Was not presented on the floor as the sponsor for the resolution was not present to present it.
    Resolution 2: Did not have enough votes to pass at 90% but had enough to lay-over for a vote in the following year. (Now requiring a 2/3's vote to pass)
    Resolution 3: Did not have enough votes to pass at 90% but had enough to lay-over for a vote in the following year. (Now requiring a 2/3's vote to pass)

How to leave a Legacy to your Lodge

posted Nov 2, 2014, 4:19 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Apr 9, 2016, 1:44 PM ]

What a wonderful gift it is to leave a legacy to support those things in life that we loved and cared about. Leaving a legacy to Freemasonry expresses a love for the craft that cannot be expressed in any other way. I urge you to consider leaving a legacy so that others may continue to experience the Brotherhood that is Freemasonry. Help ensure its survival in the future and its growth by your thoughtful gift. 

Our regular article “Leaving a Legacy” has prompted the question: How do I Leave a Legacy? (Answer below)

The easiest and most common way to achieve this is through a “bequest” - the property or money that you promise in your will (or trust) to give to another person or organization after you have laid down your working tools.

Sample wording to include Carson Lodge No. 1 or any other organization in your will you may choose:

(For Carson Lodge's Unrestricted Use)

You may designate your bequest be applied to Carson Lodge’s unrestricted purposes (an “unrestricted bequest”). The funds will give the Lodge flexibility to meet its greatest needs at the time your bequest is realized.

“I give to Carson Lodge No. 1, F & A.M, a Nevada non-profit corporation located in Carson City, Nevada, the 
sum of $___________ [or property described herein] [or ____ percent (____%) of the rest of my estate] to be held and applied for the use of Carson Lodge No. 1, F & A.M. for its general purposes.”

(For a Purpose You Designate Such as a Scholarship)

You may instead designate a specific purpose for your bequest (a “restricted bequest”). For example, your bequest may be earmarked to fund a scholarship, or support building maintenance or another purpose that advances the programs of Carson Lodge.

“I give to Carson Lodge No. 1, F & A.M, a Nevada non-profit corporation located in Carson City, Nevada, the
sum of $___________ [or property described herein] [or ____ percent (____%) of the rest of my estate] to be
applied for the following purpose:________________ .”

As you review your financial and estate planning we hope you will consider the future of Carson Lodge No. 1 in a plan that meets your philanthropic and financial goals.

Scheduling at Carson Lodge No. 1

posted Dec 5, 2012, 4:20 PM by Alan Power   [ updated Sep 27, 2015, 3:35 PM ]

Carson 1 has a new consolidated system of scheduling.  If you plan a change to Carson 1’s schedule, it will be accomplished via e-mail.  All adds, changes, and deletes will be accomplished by sending an e-mail to the following: scheduling@carson1.com this will automatically send copies to all of the principal officers.

The secretary will verify if the time and date is open, confirm it with the webmaster, and respond back to the person applying for the schedule change.  Once the confirmation is complete, the schedule change will be added to the on-line calendar.  

A note of caution here: the official calendar is now the calendar on-line at http://www.carson1.com/calendar  Do not assume that because something was written on the calendar in the dining room that your schedule is confirmed – it may not be.  Also, if there are any event moves or cancelations, please provide these updates to scheduling@carson1.com as soon as possible to release the time and date for someone else (its just courtesy).  

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Alan Power, Web Master

Carson Lodge No. 1 Coin - also celebrating 150 years of Masonry in Nevada

posted Mar 23, 2012, 8:52 AM by Alan Power   [ updated May 20, 2019, 11:49 AM ]

Please see the attached order form to order your Carson Lodge No. 1 Masonic coin. Just fill in your information electronically and print out the form.

This coin also celebrates 150 years of Masonry in Nevada and Carson Lodge No. 1 as the first Lodge.

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