Remembering Brother Dean Dennis: A Tribute to a Remarkable Life

Written by Br. Billy Kozuh, Junior Deacon, and WB Scot Baker, PM Brother Dean Dennis, a distinguished member of the Masonic community, recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy that spans decades of service, dedication, and remarkable accomplishments. Born on May 1, 1927, his life was marked by unwavering service, remarkable achievements, and a passion […]

A Degree of Firsts

Written By Brother Billy Kozuh, Junior Deacon On Wednesday, March 20th, PVST #29 experienced a Degree of Firsts. A Degree of what? Don’t you mean a First Degree? Well, okay, yes. It was a First Degree, but it also represented many firsts for this year’s officer line. On this night, all of the Officers moved […]

2024 George Washington Oratorical Contest

Written by Brother Billy Kozuh, Junior Deacon On February 17th, Paradise Valley Silver Trowel was proud to uphold a cherished tradition that has spanned over 50 years: the George Washington Oratorical Contest. Originating in the Rosevelt School District, where Worshipful Brother Rob Reimer served as principal for an impressive 35 years, this contest has stood […]

Traveling for Lodge of Instruction

Written by Brother Eddie Vela, FC My experience as a Fellow Craft Mason at Chandler Lodge #15 on January 24, 2024, was a very memorable moment for me as this was the first lodge I visited after becoming an EA in the fall of 2023.  Upon entrance, signing in, and being properly vouched for by […]

Our First Degree of 2024!

Written by Brother Billy Kozuh, Junior Deacon On Wednesday January 10, our Lodge had the pleasure of passing our Brother Eddie Vela to Fellow Craft.  This was a momentous event for myself for a couple of reasons.  First, I have been mentoring Brother Eddie and it is wonderful to see his dedication to our Craft […]

Installation of 2024 Officers

Written by Brother Billy Kozuh, Junior Deacon On Saturday, December 16, 2023, the members of PVST #29 gathered for the installation ceremony of the 2024 officers.  A special and heartfelt thanks to the installing officers which comprised the Installing Master Antonio Lugo PM, Installing Marshal Michael Gatti PM, and Installing Chaplain Scot Baker PM.   Our […]

Welcome to the Newest Scottish Rite Members

Written by Brother John Alamshaw, 33° PVST #29  Brothers Jovan Boskovski and Nicholas Gregory attended the Orient of Arizona Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite fall 2023 Reunion November 3 and 4, 2023 in Phoenix Arizona. Ten degrees were presented to the new candidates culminating in a capping ceremony and dinner. Congratulations to the New Masters […]

Greenway Middle School Teacher Appreciation BBQ

Written by Junior Warden Mike Kosatka As some of you may know there has been a tradition at our lodge to assist the Greenway Middle School during their time of having their Parent Teacher night. These dedicated teachers are there from early morning until late in the evening and we as a Lodge band together […]

 Home Away from Home Dinner

On July 12, 2023 the members and candidates of PVST took a break from our normal Lodge building and enjoyed a wonderful meal at one of our favorite local restaurants, Valle Luna.  We had a wonderful turnout and enjoyed delicious food, cold refreshing beverages, and excellent conversations.

Yard Cleanup

Brothers and candidates alike gathered in fellowship for an evening of yard work.  The spring rains had fueled giant weeds, and we quickly found our yard surrounding the Lodge had been overtaken.  Thankfully, many hands made for light work, and the conversations and comradery made the time fly by.  Before we knew it, our yard […]