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October 2019 Trestle Board

posted Sep 30, 2019, 1:27 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

Hello Brethren,
I would like to remind everyone of some up and coming events for October. First of course is October Stated Meeting this meeting is step up night for next year's Officers moving up the line. Next we have an Oktoberfest dinner on Oct. 8 at 6:30 pm. being put on by eastern star should be a great dinner. Lastly on Oct. 29th 7;30 pm we will be putting on a mm. degree for Chris Ford .Also on Nov 5th stated meeting we will be receiving the district deputy on his last official visit for the year this will also be officer election night...I hope everyone is enjoying this great weather we are having and i look forward to seeing many brethren at our up and coming meetings and events......and part on the square

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

Article title:

“Let’s GROW WEED”

Brethren,
Attention getters. Here is an idea. Wear your Masonic shirt or hat or some bit of accessory that has a Mason’s emblem about it. The title of this article got your attention?” You can in your own way catch the attention of other good men in our community if you wanted to. Try to think of some straight forward approach like asking someone that you’ve just met, are you a Mason? See what kind of reply that comes up. I’m proud to be associated with good men who like to be with others of like conscious. Who doesn’t want to be comfortable around people? It makes no sense not to be in your comfort zone. I say let’s share that idea and have good men want to learn more of what makes a Mason a better man. We all could have moments together saying what I’ve just said. Why not make the effort and have a petition handy in case someone wants to know more about why you became a better man. The days of our secret society can best be described as, “The day we came out in the OPEN”. Now it’s really no secret that some brothers are always willing to speak about Masonry, and it’s more likely they’ve created a speak from what they learned over the years. I admit that my conversation skills could use a bit more experience speaking Masonry. So I am always ready to say to that potential new member, “I know someone who you could speak with about Masonry”, “Would you like to give him a call?” Let’s make some good men better today, and give them what we enjoy in our Masonic walk. Be sure to comment on our trestle boards anytime. Your input / critique is much appreciated.

“AND PART ON THE LEVEL”

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

No article

 

September 2019 Trestle Board

posted Sep 3, 2019, 8:05 AM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

Greetings Brethren,

I hope everyone has had a great summer, I know I have. The weather has been perfect and it has been a busy work season thus far. I would like to extend a special thanks to the brethren and wives who have donated their time and effort to support our Lodge and Lodge activities. Such as the front sidewalk landscaping work; it looks so much better.

The Outdoor Degree was a success. Thanks again Brother and Mrs. Booth for your hospitality. Brother and Mrs. Torbert and Brother and Mrs. Sammis and friends worked many hours. To make the Past Masters' Rummage Sale a huge success. Thank you Brethren and looking forward to September Stated meeting.

And Part,
On the Square

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

No article submitted

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

No article submitted

 

June 2019 Trestle Board

posted Jun 2, 2019, 8:17 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

Brethren,
It seems like the year is moving by quickly, as the old saying goes time flies when your having fun.
I would like to thank this years officers for their continued support and good advice through the first half of my year in the east. As we approach our two months of darkness, I would like to remind the Brethren to check our calendar of events every month for our summer district activities, such as, outdoor degree on July 16th, District Picnic, date still undetermined and Past Masters Rummage Sale August 3-4th

I am hoping for a smokeless summer and looking forward to our return to lodge in September, until then my brethren..Part on the Square.

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

“OBLIGATIONS”
Brethren,
Plenty of activity reporting for Grants Pass Lodge May 2019
Dinner was provided by our Lodge’s Order of the Eastern Star May 7th. It was a tasty traditional fav’. A special gracious thank you for all the dinners you do for the Lodge. Grand District Deputy John Lohrfink gave us insight of our Oregon Grand Lodge, and some of the things that they are doing to promote Masonry in our district. I was impressed with the roll out over the last couple of years of the Grand View, an interactive website, as it takes shape on the Masonic story and message for those who are interested to learn more. It is important to me that we might or should become acquainted with this website. Good idea? Next, we did a Fellow Craft for Rick Webb who is looking up to be our Outdoor Master Mason Degree candidate for 2019. Welcome to a wonderful event - Great going Rick! And,
Ryan Smith has proved up for his Master Mason degree. Super and way to go Ryan... Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to come to the monthly stated meetings and give us updates on your career treks. And not to be forgotten, we are looking to Isaac Hamilton’s hard work for the promo and ticket drawing program marketing of a special rifle. Isaac is a promising new Master Mason who could take us to new levels of Masonry in sharing his experiences along the way.
I support each and every brother for their works, attendance in events, and continued extension of brotherly love. We together find a cohesive bond which was founded on the grip, word, and the principles in the obligation. Thank you brothers John Lorhfink, Rick Webb, Ryan Smith, and Isaac Hamilton for your part in Masonry. Each are important to the rest of our community and to our resolve
to be the best brother for each other. Welcome to your Lodge, a home in Masonry.
I wish all our brethren the best summer that 2019 will offer. See you in September...
and, “PART ON THE LEVEL”.

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

No article submitted

 

May 2019 Trestle Board

posted Apr 25, 2019, 4:20 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

Brethren,
Would like to remind everyone that May 7th stated meeting will also be an official visitation from our District Deputy Right Worshipful Brother, John Lohrfink. Please make every effort to attend.

We will be having a Cinco De Mayo style dinner served by Robin Gilbert and the ladies from Eastern Star, Robin will be serving her famous tacos, yummy in the tummy!

We have some child ID events coming up in May as well starting the Pet Parade in Cave Junction at Jubilee Park on Saturday, May 4th starting at 9 am to 12 noon.

Our annual child ID for Memorial Day Weekend starts May 24th and will run through May 26th. There will be a sign up sheet on the Tylers desk for all brethren who wish to assist.

As the season of labor once again begins I would like to extend my best wishes for all brethren for a productive season and a plentiful harvest.

Part On The Square,

Worshipful Master

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

No article submitted

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

Brethren,
I appreciate everyone who attended the Easter Breakfast. I look forward to every
year. I would like to say a big thanks to the Steve Booth and his family for helping to
decorate the dining room and purchase the food.
Robin and the Order of the Eastern Star have a Navajo taco dinner planned for
our next stated meeting. The suggested donation is $10. I can tell you from past
experience that the tacos are very filling. After the meeting there will be some desert
and coffee.
I would enjoy suggestions for food at our last stated meeting in June before we
go dark.

Thanks,
John Davis
Junior Warden
Davisjt3@gmail.com
541-450-8816

Rogue River Lodge #226 Lunch

Nancy Pugsley

On May 9, 2019 at 12 noon, we will be serving a Mexican Taco Salad lunch with chips/salsa and a Mexican dessert. The cost is $7.00.

Thanks…Nancy Pugsley

 

April 2019 Trestle Board

posted Apr 3, 2019, 9:16 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

No Article Submitted

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

“What did you come here to learn”

My Brothers,
It is time I get behind and push this bus up the hill.

Consider a time when you became involved with Masonry of the most important reason that made you want to take that first obligation at the altar as an Entered Apprentice Mason. We all come from a place where our individuality plays to the reason why we submitted to the rest of the work and became Masons.

Now the stage is set. I met Clay Francis while working at my office one day 13 years ago. He passed a couple of years later at 94 years old. He presented me to Grants Pass Masonic Lodge with my petition and asked me if I believed in God. There was more to the conversation that convinced me to try and find out more about this good man. This story has much of the same earmarks that other now Masons experienced when they felt the relief that there was something more than being good men. People like Clay Francis, Bob Hamilton, Davey Jones, Bob Jones, Greg Gilbert, Tren Acton and many more have, and can share their individual reasons as to why they came to that door knocking. I am humbled by their walk in Masonry. Y’all can see it in their actions towards others in this Fraternity, and don’t have to look very far to see how better men they all are. I feel a bit more of the passions reigned in within me, and yeah, improvement in my walk in Masonry. Asking one to be one was my beginning, but with my ongoing relationship with the many brothers, I am getting to know better what makes this story grow stronger each and every day.

So, thank you my brothers for making this Fraternity everything I hoped it would be. I Hope to be spending more time with you and, “PART ON THE LEVEL”.

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

Brethren,

April is here and so is spring. That means Easter will be here shortly. We will be having our annual Easter breakfast of waffles, eggs, and sausage on April 21 st from 8am to 1130am. The cost for breakfast will be $10. So, bring your families and friends and sit down for some food and good company.

I will also be working on the outdoor degree for July. Please let me know if you
have recommendations or request for the caterer for that event.

I plan to have some light food at 6:30 before our stated meeting on April 2nd.
After the meeting there will be some desert and coffee.

We have some new candidate petitions coming in and I hope each brother welcomes any new candidates they meet. I would encourage inviting them to coffee and lunch at the Goldminer.

Thanks,
John Davis
Junior Warden
Davisjt3@gmail.com
541-450-8816

 

March 2019 Trestle Board

posted Feb 28, 2019, 12:29 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

Brethren,

February was an active month for lodge visitation. We attended Belt lodge for their stated meeting on February 7th. WB Steve Lyons is doing a fine job of leading his lodge in the paths of truth and wisdom, and of coarse the dinner before the meeting was very good.

We also made a visit to Warren lodge for the EA degree. There were WMs and side liners from five lodges at that degree . It was a great honor to participate in the great and good work of Warren lodge that night. Thank you MWB Art Borland presiding WM.

I would also like to thank the brothers from 84 who attended these visitations. By doing these visits we lay the cement which bonds the stones of brotherhood together in our masonic society.

We will be attending Medford lodge for their dinner and stated meeting r on March 7th The carpool will be leaving GP.lodge at 5:45 to make it to the dinner by 6:30pm. the meeting starts at 7:30pm.

We will be conferring the FC degree upon brother Rick Webb on March 26th at 7pm so brethren mark that on your calendars and please attend and show your support for the craft.

And part on the square

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

No article submitted

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

Brethren,

March is upon us and with that spring will be right around the corner. I encourage everyone to start planning a garden. I, for one, will be looking forward to starting my garden. I feel that the act of growing my own food encourages self-reliance and sense of accomplishment.

I will have some light food at 6:30 before our stated meeting on March 5th. After the meeting there will be some desert and coffee. Please let me know if you have any request for any light food or desert before our stated meeting in April.

We will also be conducting an Entered Apprentice degree on March 12th. I will have some light food before the meeting and something sweet to follow the meeting.

As I work on your physical nourishment please continue to nourish your heart and soul by surrounding yourself with family and friends.

Thanks,
John Davis
Junior Warden
Davisjt3@gmail.com
541-450-8816

 

February 2019 Trestle Board

posted Jan 28, 2019, 12:50 PM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 12:58 PM ]

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

Brethren,

It's time we start showing our support and appreciation for our fellow Brothers at our other district Lodges . Therefore, I have scheduled one Lodge visit a month for the next 4 months. The first being Belt Lodge on Thursday February 7th at 7:30 pm. The car pool will leave Grants Pass Lodge at 6:30 pm. Medford Lodge in March, Ashland in April and Shady Cove in May.

It is important that we stay bonded with our Brothers to keep the fraternity strong. Also I would like to start promoting our Dusty Mason Degree to be held on Saturday April 13th at 10:00 am this is for Masons who may have not been to Lodge for a long time and might need a refresher course on signs and passwords etc. Stated Meeting this month will be busy for we have several presentations including Brother Scott Smith's reading of the third degree. We will also be having dinner at 6:30.

I am looking forward to seeing many Brothers in Lodge in the coming months.

And Part,
On The Square

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

“Brothers as one and all.”

My Brothers,

As I get to know one brother after another in my time with Masonry, it is this: you my fraternity and family are all one brother through our obligations that we honor from the same altar. Yeah, you might say I walk funny, talk funny, act funny, but I am proud to be your brother. So I say the best rule for being a brother is your ability to have a conversation about differences on the level should you get a little sideways feeling the way someone might walk talk or act funny or maybe not so funny. This is part of the design of our Fraternity. Right?

I watch brothers like those I learn Masonry from, guys like Bob Jones, Bob Hamilton, and Robert Bigelow.

Each have different personalities, like Bob Jones who creates word pictures within Masonry. He is a life learned teacher not confined to narrow philosophies. I believe he pulls from a vast bank of resources which he uses for his interesting conversations. He also works very personally with each brother who seeks his counsel. He indeed makes good men better.

Bob Hamilton is quite the icon of Grants Pass Lodge. Now the eldest of members, he is revered for the brothers to whom he so provided the essence of brotherly love. He has always shown consistent Masonic charity that all of this fraternity would be proud to emulate. And, he has works in the history of Grants Pass Lodge for his many years that each one of us benefits from. He is known to brothers in the lodge as Dad. We can all show our appreciation and tell him what you remember most. He often times shares moments in his Masonic history that will keep you coming back for more.

One of the good men in our lodge, a brother who works behind the scenes and sometimes in front. Robert Bigelow is one of the youngest Worshipful Masters for Grants Pass Lodge. He has a skill set that enables him to create e-websites for the Lodge and an online calendar which he monitors. Robert was brought up in DeMoLay which makes him an asset to our Lodge in his Masonic service years. He has two children which he includes in his walk in Masonry. He has brought them to meetings and other events at the lodge after working his day job. Way to be, Papa Robert.

It makes me feel connected and grounded in life to know brothers who have gone the same way in becoming Masons. The strength in our bindings from the same obligations we took makes for a very worthwhile Fraternity.

Please send your comments or a simple reply that you are getting your trestle board to: seniorwarden@gpmasoniccenter.org

And Meet,
On The Level

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

Brethren,

I would like to start by thanking everyone who attended Keith Trahern’s Past Master Roast; always a good time with friends, family, and food.

I have a dinner planned on February 5th at 6:30 before our stated meeting. We will be having spaghetti, salad, and some cake will be available after the meeting. Please let me know if you have any request for any light food or desert before our stated meeting in March.

I would like to share some information about Corn; one of the Masonic wages. Most of rituals and history surround ancient Israel and discusses the importance of nourishment. You may find humorous then to know that corn or maize was only transported back to Europe and Asia after the discovery of America. So why is the word “Corn” used over a hundred times in the Bible; what food item was actually being referenced? Upon my research it is generally believed that “Corn” also meant barley, grain, or just nourishment. Think of this brief lesson in history as nourishment for the brain.

As I work on your physical nourishment please continue to nourish your heart and soul by surrounding yourself with family and friends.

And Act,
By The Plumb


 

Job's Daughters Bethel 13

Elaine Booth
Grants Pass Bethel #13, International Order of Job's Daughters, invites all Masons and family to a game night February 11th, at 6:00 PM.
Please bring your favorite Valentine treat to share and enjoy some laughs.

 

January 2019 Trestle Board

posted Dec 28, 2018, 9:49 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Chris Smith

Due to our first stated meeting of the ensuing Masonic year coinciding with the New Years holiday I have rescheduled the meeting for the following Tuesday the 8th at 7:30 pm. Food and beverage will be served before the meeting at 7:00 pm. I am looking forward to a year of enlightenment as we will be having educational presentations on Masonic symbolism and principles at each stated meeting. We will be having our annual past master dinner celebrating Worshipful Brother Keith Trahern's successful year as Master of the Lodge. It will commence at 6:30 pm January 22nd at Elmer's Restaurant. My Brothers it is my greatest honor to serve as Master of the Lodge for 2019 and I am very grateful for the confidence reposed in me by my brethren. Until we again meet on the level...HAPPY NEW YEAR...Worshipful Master Chris Smith

And Part,
On the Square

From the West

Senior Warden Doug Sammis

“Get to know your Brother.”

My Brothers,
Jon Torbert was Mason of the month during this past year. He was acknowledged by Oregon Grand Lodge for distinguished conduct in Masonic ethics and morals. Some from our home lodge say he does a great King Solomon for the Master Mason degree. I was one of many as his raised Master Masons at Grants Pass Lodge # 84.
Jim Lester creates outstanding Masons every time he passes his wisdom and knowledge to new good men who want to be even better. His work is best known by those who continue to grow in proficiencies of the craft. He provides a basis for those who would go onto improving oneself in Masonry.
Chris Smith is a product of his abilities to memorize lectures and much more of the Masonic degree work. As he has time to volunteer his talents to other lodges for their degree works, he becomes a legend proving how Masons meet on the level. He is a direct descendent of the Brothers listed above and now is our Lodge’s Worshipful Master for the ensuing year of 2019. It is my pleasure to follow his leadership and add to his successful and promising year.
I hope more of our brothers will make attendance at stated meetings and show how we appreciate Jon Torbert, Jim Lester and Chris Smith for promoting our Grants Pass Lodge #84 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons as one of the best in our State. I believe this will be a great year for Masonry.
Brothers, each month I may write about a few more I wish to acknowledge for the benefit of reasons why we are a fantastic fraternity. So tune in and let me know if you are getting and reading the trestle boards. Click here seniorwarden@gpmasoniccenter.org , and feel free to comment. I really would enjoy feedback regarding what is important to you about our lodge. Thanks....

And Meet,
On the Level

From the South

Junior Warden John Davis

Brethren,

Happy New Year! Let me start off by thanking you for electing me your Junior Warden for 2019. I look forward to serving the lodge. As the plum reminds us to demonstrate upright behavior; I will work hard as example to others in the lodge and our community.

I plan to continue to provide some lite food before stated meetings and a dessert immediately following the meeting. If you have any special requests for food and drink please bring it up to me; I am available for contract through email, phone, or text. I will continue to plan a few special dinners throughout the year. I look forward to continuing the Easter breakfast as well.

As I work on your physical nourishment please continue to nourish your heart and soul by surrounding yourself with family and friends.

And Act,
By the Plumb

 

December 2018 Trestle Board

posted Dec 1, 2018, 10:07 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Keith Trahern

Brethren,

Greetings from the East.

Well this will be my last Trestle Board Article. We had our Elections and I am very excited to see Brother Chris Smith take over as Worshipful Master of the Lodge. He has the great help from the upcoming SW Doug Sammis and JW John Davis. Both are already planning the next things for the upcoming year. I also want to congratulate our newest EA Rick Web for taking the first step in Masonry. I went to the Shriners Christmas Party and had a great time and the food was excellent.

We have some upcoming Events that I hope you don’t miss.
--Dec 9th, 2018 at 5:30 pm will be the Installation of our new Officers.
--Dec 11th, 2018 at 6:30 pm is our Christmas Dinner
Please advise JW Doug Sammis if and how many will be attending.

Last Month I hit on something close to my heart about the Masonic family and how we help each other. So this month I am going to ask a favor. With Thanksgiving and Christmas there are many charities that are helping those in the community and God bless them. What I am asking is to look for what I call the “Working Poor” and many of elderly that just can’t get out or afford much. Most times the working poor are those that working hard, but really can’t afford much for themselves or their families and don’t qualify for assistance. Many times both the elderly and the working poor are too prideful to let anyone know they are struggling. With our Masonic Charity hearts we need to be watchful for them and try to help. Some of the ways is a small something from us or I have been approached by several local churches that are looking for specifically these types of cases. So please let me know and I can pass it on to them. I think it is up to us to be the example.

In all my Trestle Board Articles the quotes at the end are from famous Masons. I just find them inspiring.

“Freemasonry is a science of symbols, in which, by their proper study, a search is instituted after truth, that truth consisting in the knowledge of the divine and human nature of God and the human Soul.”

Dr. A. G. MacKey

With that said I want to thank everyone, especially my Officers for a great year.

And Part,
On The Square

From the West

Senior Warden Chris Smith

Brethren,
I would like to begin by saying I am grateful for the confidence reposed in me by my brethren by electing me Worshipful Master for 2019 and I would especially like to thank those who have given me their time and support through my Masonic journey to the East. It will be my honor and greatest privilege to serve the lodge as Master through the ensuing year. The annual Installation of Officers will held on Saturday evening December 8 at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served after the ceremony at no charge there will be a choice of pot roast or baked chicken with scalloped potatoes and Caesar salad.

This is an open installation so family members and friends are invited.

Until we meet again my brethren,

And meet,
On the level

From the South

Junior Warden Doug Sammis

Brethren,
Greetings from the South.

Your Lodge has been and will always be your extended home, home for my brothers and sisters, and their families (most welcomed). I can remember how I felt about our Fraternity when I took my oath and became a Master Mason. I began some years later after working as Treasurer to move up in the stations beginning as a Junior Steward. It was preparing me to move on to Senior Warden and support Chris Smith in his year as Master of his Lodge. As important as this position is, my Brothers who follow are as worthy of my support as Chris, for they will be preparing our Lodge in better and different ways to secure our extended home with their own personalities for the ensuing years. I pray Lord that you continue to bless our Lodge Home.

It is now December 2018. Let us enjoy coming together at our Lodge for the holiday. We will celebrate Christmas / Hanukkah at the Lodge for dinner on the 11th of December, which is on a Tuesday beginning at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM. I hope that the word gets out to all our brothers, sisters, and widows to come for this free dinner. If you know some who do not get email, would you please let them know? I would like to get a count so we will have enough food. This year Papa Terrell’s BBQ has agreed to prepare our dinner. Please reply to and click on the following email address: juniorwarden@gpmasoniccenter.org and type your name and how many are coming.

Thanks to those who have acknowledged seeing the trestle board last month. It always helps to receive your email, saying that you got it. So, please feel free to add any ideas and or comments as well. This outreach can always be made better. Please Email your reply to: juniorwarden@gpmasoniccenter.org or call 541-476-3357 - leave your name and say you saw this month’s trestle board.

And Act
By the Plumb

 

November 2018 Trestle Board

posted Oct 31, 2018, 10:30 PM by Robert Bigelow

 

From the East

Worshipful Master Keith Trahern

Brethren,

Greetings from the East.

Fall is in the air and we are starting to see the beginnings to the end of the year and the end of my term as WM. First of all I want to apologize for not getting my Trestle Board article out last month. Apparently, none of the Wardens did. Which reflects badly on me. Again, I give my sincerest apologies. We have the elections and the official visit from our District Deputy RWB John Lohrfink coming up in November during our stated meeting.

I recently found and watched a new series on Netflix called “Inside the Freemasons”. It is based out of England, but it gave me some great ideas. One of which I am going to work on trying to help those coming up behind me. Which is having our Masonic Families come together more often with things like pot lucks or just plain gatherings and inviting our whole family. Yes, we need to be there to support each other in bad times, but we are and should be supporting each other during the good times. The show also made me reflect on growing up around the Masonic Family. On more than one occasion I had people Masonic Family there to support and guide me. It is said that individuals join an organization, not primarily because of an understanding of or particular goals of the organization, but rather because they are familiar with an individual who belongs to that organization, and respects and admires the individual. With me I look to my father. I was in DeMolay growing up, but had not joined Masonry. I look back and wonder why I had not many years before. Freemasonry does take good men and does make them better. Our lessons once instructed, understood, and put into practice, can not help but to make the individual better, regardless of their social or economic standing in society. We believe in the equality of all men. The actions of our members speak louder than any words, any bequests or donation of funds we could grant. So looking forward. I encourage us to continue to support each other.

A deep Thank you for all those that have supported and encouraged me and my family through the years.


“The secret of Masonry, like the secret of life, can be known only by those who seek it, serve it, live it. It cannot be uttered; it can only be felt and acted. It is, in fact, an open secret, and each man knows it according to his quest and capacity. Like all things worth knowing, no one can know it for another and no man can know it alone.”

William Howard Taft


And Part,
On The Square

From the West

Senior Warden Chris Smith

Dear Brethren,
This month I would like to talk a little on faith. With how intensely the world is changing around us, we must keep believing that we have a place in this evolution, and never stop pushing forward in knowing that we will make it out the other side.

Faith encompasses hope for unseen truth, belief of truth, and activity. It is, in short, a word so broad as to be useless for precise discussion. Faith used to deserve the activity of planting a field in the hope of harvest, strictly consisting of the "assurance of things hope for, while "not seen." In essence, planting the seed of faith.

November 6th- District Deputy will be present for his official visit. Officers, please remember to wear proper attire (tuxedos).

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Grants Pass Lodge #84 Annual Installation of Officers on December 8th, 5:30-8:30pm. Dinner will be provided after the installation. Please feel free to invite family and friends, be sure to add them to the guest list so we can ensure plenty of food for everyone.

December 11th- 6:30 pm Christmas Dinner at the Lodge. Family and friends welcome.

And Meet On The Level,
Senior Warden
Chris Smith

From the South

Junior Warden Doug Sammis

Brethren,
Greetings from the South.

November 2018, and “Thanksgiving”. This is a special time of year where we can reflect on the goodness of our walk with one another. We make our own connections throughout our lives for those we surround ourselves with which helps us complete our unique circle of life. I enjoy the phrase , “The Great Architect of the Universe”. It fits in my belief along with family, friends and my Masonic fraternity adding a fullness in the light of Masonry.

Our Lodge is a haven for those who would think of it as they would as another personal home. Take a moment and give thanks for all the blessings that can be bestowed upon you in our Fraternity. I am grateful for my brothers in this home (Lodge).

Would all those who read this letter send back a reply either by email or phone the Lodge with a simple comment or just to say you saw this? Email your reply to: juniorwarden@gpmasoniccenter.org or call 541-476-3357 - leave your name and say you saw this month’s trestle board.


And Act by the Plumb

 

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