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December 2017 Trestle Board

posted Nov 28, 2017, 8:21 AM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 10:57 AM ]
From The East
Worshipful Master Steve Booth

Brethren,

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. December is here and 2017 will be over soon. Where did the year go? I was told that the older you get the faster time goes. Well, I guess they are right.

My year as Master went by much faster than I thought it would. Looking back we got some things done; six dinners and several degrees. I would have liked to do more degrees but did not have the petitions coming in. We bought new chairs for the dinning room they sure make that room look better. My officer line was GREAT a lot of help to get me though the year THANK YOU BRETHREN!

We still have some things to do in December. We have a Christmas dinner on the 12th. Brother Chris Smith has a nice dinner lined up. This is the evening we celebrate our Brethren that have done outstanding things for our lodge. We will be presenting awards and the Job’s Daughters will have their annual bake sale. There will also be a gift exchange, women bring a women’s gift, men a men’s with a $20 limit, please join the fun. Please RSVP to me if you will be bringing children so we can make sure they all receive a gift. Please come join a fun evening of fellowship and share the Christmas joy.

On the 19th, we will go caroling to a couple of nursing homes. We have invited the Job’s Daughters and DeMolay to join us. Please invite family and friends to join us. After caroling we will return to the lodge to share in a warm meal.

Thanks for a great year.

And Part,
On The Square

Worshipful Master
Steve Booth


From the West
Senior Warden Keith Trahern

Greetings from the West, Brethren! 

I apologize with my late article. 

First and foremost I would like to Thank WM Steve Booth. I have known Steve for many years, but to be able to work with him over the last few years has been a real honor. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Lodge.

Those that came to the Installation Thank you. I think it came out great and we had all Officers in attendance. If I did not thank everyone or did not do things right I apologize. I was a bit overwhelmed with emotion as my Father, a past master, was installing me and my Grandfather was Past Master of GP #84. I got home that day and got thinking of Shoulda coulda woulda’s. Words cannot describe what an honor it is to sit in the East. Guess that is part of this learning curve moving through the chairs. Regardless, I am still extremely thankful for WM Steve Booth and WB Greg Gilbert guiding me through the process and I hope to be as helpful to Chris Smith and Doug Sammis this next year. 

With that said I am looking forward to this next year I am hoping we can continue fixing up the Lodge as Greg and Steve have been working on. I look forward to a fun, productive year and hope to continue the work of all of those before me.

Thank you, 

And Meet,
On the Level

Fraternally yours,
Keith C. Trahern
Senior Warden

From the South
Junior Warden Chris Smith

“That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commenced with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.”
Albert Pike

Brethren,

I would like to thank you all who attended the Thanksgiving dinner this year, we had a great turnout and of course, a superb dinner catered by Terrel Blalock's catering service.

Since I am on the subject of dinner, we have a Christmas dinner coming up on December 8th at 6:30 pm. The Jobs daughters will also be having their bake sale that night and I know they will have some delicious treats to choose from. This will also be our awards night.

This will be my last article as Junior Warden and I must say, just as at every station of the lodge there has been certain unspoken life lessons experienced or perhaps confirmations. These are all a part of that great journey to the east, but as in all journeys, sometimes, we run into road blocks or detours but we eventually arrive at our destination. Perhaps, by taking that detour, we may experience things we might not otherwise, thus making us wiser and stronger.

Remember that time, patience, and perseverance can accomplish all things and the Temple will yet be completed.

Act by the Plumb,
Junior Warden
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