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April 2017 Trestle Board

posted Mar 24, 2017, 4:47 PM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 4:49 PM ]

From The East
Worshipful Master Steve Booth


Brethren

April looks to be busy with the grand visitations. The district deputy will be at our April Stated meeting on the 4th. The Grand Master’s official visit is April 18th. Our JW Chris Smith has been working hard to plan a special DINNER to make it a nice event. Please invite your wives as a special program is being planned for them. Please plan on attending and be sure to get your name on the sign-up sheet.

Lodge #84 will be hosting Easter Breakfast on the 16th of April, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.. This event has been held at our lodge for over 60 years. I will be counting on all brethren to help out, to be there and to invite their family. This is the kind of event you can bring friends and non-masons for yummy breakfast and wonderful fellowship.

Happy Easter!

And Part,
On The Square

Worshipful Master
Steve Booth


From the West
Senior Warden Keith Trahern

Brethren

    Many of you have been here in the Wardens Chairs and have to write something for the Trestle Board. So what I am about to say might not surprise you. I thought and looked hard to add something and just thought “Man I have got nothing”. So I will add something a little more personal of “What is on my mind and heart”

As Masons we are to help distressed Worthy Master Masons but what does that really mean? I look around my life and I see many that are distressed. Financially, wives are sick, or the Mason themselves are sick, personal struggles and just overall general LIFE. Most men and Masons will not admit or divulge that they are struggling. Call it Pride, Honor, Old School or whatever. I believe we need to keep on the watchful eye for ways to help each other and still let them keep their pride and honor. I know I was raised to honor your parents and In general someone that is older than you. No matter how they act to keep our selves with in due bounds. Many times we look at society today and think that still is not the case, but I have been around enough youth to know that it is still there. Society has just gotten bigger and the kids that are disrespectful are just more prevalent. I just know I pray for our Lodge, the Masons and their families, Society, and our Country. Like I said, really didn’t know what to say, just had to say what was on my mind and heart. 

With that, here is a quote from George Washington
“Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promoted of the private and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advocate the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them a deserving brother.”

And Meet,
On the Level

Fraternally yours,
Keith C. Trahern
Senior Warden

From the South
Junior Warden Chris Smith

"There is a certain grave beauty in the practice of masonic etiquette. The masonic life as it is lived out in our assemblies is a conscious work of art, with each and every part coordinated to every other, and instinct with the feeling of the whole; if a man enters into a system without preparation or forethought, and trusting only his instincts, his manner will strike an awkward note, like a discord dangling across a strain of music; but if he has trained himself in his part and caught the spirit of the whole, the genius of freemasonry will shine through his actions, will express itself through ritual, symbol, law, philosophy, fellowship and daily deed. To have oneself thus become a part of a great living whole is a kind of satisfying pleasure nothing else can give, a participation of a very life of beauty, appreciated as much by the beholders as by the actor. This ability to confer pleasure upon ones fellows when gathered in communication or in a ceremony is not the least of etiquette's rewards".
- W. Henry G. Meecham
Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New York


Hail Brethren,
The chill and darkness of winter are being swept away by the warm spring rains, and April is upon us.
We have a few events this month, of course, the first is our monthly stated meeting on April 4th at 7:30pm. We will have a pot roast dinner prior to the meeting, so if you are hungry please show up at 6:30 to share a meal with us.

Second, our Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 16th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Third, on April 18th at 6:30 pm, we have the official visitation of Grand Master, Art Borland to a dinner and lodge meeting. We have put together an amazing evening of music and dinner by candlelight along with a fun little craft class for your ladies and guests while we are in lodge.


We will be enjoying a nice sit down dinner with candlelight ambience, so be sure to bring a guest if you like. Beautiful guitar music will be provided by our newest EA, Jeff Dinicola while we dine. In addition, there will be a fun craft class for your ladies and guests to enjoy while we are in lodge by my sweet lady, Candy Rosenberg. All supplies will be provided and lots of fun to be had.

We have put a lot of effort into this evening and would love to see a great turnout. It is important to support the lodge and show our hospitality to our guest, the Grand Master. Please be sure to add your name to the Dinner Sign Up Sheet and include any guests to ensure we have everything that we need to make it a wonderful evening for all. You can find the sign up sheet on Tyler's desk.


Act By The Plumb,
Junior Warden Chris Smith
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