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December 2020 Trestle Board

posted Nov 24, 2020, 1:02 AM by Robert Bigelow

From the East

Worshipful Master Doug Sammis

My Brothers, Quantum Physics Life, the definition of …. Quantum Physics allows for particles to be in two states at the same time. It is the system which works best in order for the type of universe we live in to function well and support the physical foundations of our lives. So, the Great Architect of the Universe provides words that can be used to unravel the mysteries of Life. We wish that it was that simple, right? As Masons we are taught that our goal for being among humankind is to be kind, charitable and do good deeds, among other things. Can we practice being in two states at the same time? Masons do while, “Making good men better”. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the celebration of ringing in the new year is around the corner. Our year of trials will almost be historical. Future Masons and their families will look upon this and come away with a sigh of relief that it is over. Our focus shall always be to embrace our Brothers in friendship, love, and tradition. A recap of accomplishments for the year includes the installation of our new Lodge heating and air conditioning system, a new center tile square in the lodge room, a third photograph row for past masters in the dining room, a bottle drop program for youth programs and Child ID, and a high gloss floor treatment for the dining – kitchen—and lobby floors. Due to restrictions imposed during the virus outbreak, installation of Officers for the ensuing year will be held in a closed Master Mason Degree Ceremony December 1, 2020 in the Grants Pass #84 Lodge room at 7:30 PM. It is with the most regard that I mention with pride that our officer’s line is strong and moving ahead, and adding our newest member, Darren Anselm as Junior Steward. Congratulations to John Davis for succeeding as Worshipful Master elect. In closing, I want to sincerely thank each and every member of my team for their support during a unique and trying year. I appreciate all our Masonic brothers for staying with us and attending meetings when possible. I pray for the health and safety of all our families as we get through the Holidays.


From the West

Senior Warden John Davis

Brethren, Let me first start by saying thank you for electing me as Master for the upcoming year. I still remember my first time at a stated meeting. The discussion, the friendship, and of course, some pie afterwards. I will do my best to serve all you, the lodge, and my community. I reflect back at my recent deployment in Africa over the last year and how it has shaped me. As I return to my normal life, I look at what habits and actions were having a positive influence on my life. I like reflect on that information and adjust those routines that were not improving me as a man as I move forward in life. I have reflected on the 24-inch gauge and have considered how do my actions fit into my life. What needs to be balanced? I would encourage all you to reflect back over the last year. Did you accomplish what you planned to do? Is your health better or worse? What could you have done different? I look forward to finishing out 2020 as your Senior Warden and serving as the Worshipful Master for 2021. I ask everyone to look after your health and the health of your family.


From the South

Junior Warden Jim Warriner

My Brothers,
I look back on my year as your Junior Warden with mixed emotions. The family dinners, the holiday diners, the lack of degrees conferred, all hindered our efforts for Brotherhood. We however persevered, and I believe became closer as Brothers.
Texting, phone calls, emails, and an occasional lunch increased our bond and accomplished tasks that were on the agenda. There is a new HVAC system (I'm anxious to see the utility saving), we have another row in the PM gallery to record our lodges existence for many more years, we have a new Mosaic pavement, and all the hard floors have been cleaned and waxed.
Our lodge is ready for 2021 and to return to the Masonic work we have all missed and as your Senior Warden elect I look forward to assisting Brother Davis and Brother Morton lead us through a bright 2021.

“Look to the East”