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January 2018

posted Dec 28, 2017, 4:30 PM by Robert Bigelow

Greetings from the East, Brethren!

Again I first and foremost I would like to Thank WB 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.
I am sorry if I have not been around a lot in the last Month. As you know I had the Installation early because of Thanksgiving and I wanted everyone to spend it with family. My bride and I spent 10 Days in Hawaii with 150+ Young Marines the first part of December. As soon as we got back it has been getting caught up with work, Christmas, dealing with the Flu, Etc. Anyway. Long story short, I am back on my feet and ready to run.

Officers Meeting is going to be Thursday Dec 28th. 6:30pm

Stated Meeting has been moved to January 8th and we will have an Official Visit from the Dist. Deputy.
Meeting time is 7:30pm. Our JW is planning on a Dinner prior to the meeting.

Goals for the upcoming year. “Honor the Past and look to the
Future” Seemed to me like a great theme to me.
I really look forward to working with our Officers as we have a
great lineup.
Things I think we should be working on. Fellowship, bringing back Masons that have not been showing up,
including the Families. Steve started having some fun things and Fellowship this year and I want to continue that and try to expand on it.
Other things I want to work on:
-Keep our meetings to about an hour
-Work on our communication
-Have some fun family things to do.
-Continue working on our Degree work
-Be a face in the Community.
-Work on Basic proficiency.
Anyway. That is a few things that have been on my mind. I hope to stand up and be the Worshipful Master Of the Lodge you expect me to be.

Thank you,
And Part,
On The Square

Worshipful Master
Keith Trahern

December 2017

posted Nov 28, 2017, 8:16 AM by Robert Bigelow

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

October 2017

posted Sep 26, 2017, 3:34 PM by Robert Bigelow

Brethren,

    October calendar looks to be real full. October 3rd is stated meeting; this is step up night so the officers for 2018 can get a feel for the next year. Also that night is tentatively OV with DD RWB Brian Beaudin. October 10th will be an Oktoberfest dinner by the OES at 6:30 please come show your support. Remember this is an event to invite your family and non-Mason friends. October 17th a Fellowcraft degree is planned for Brother Entered Apprentice Ryan Smith at 7:30. October 24th will be officers meeting at 6:30.
    The Shrine Circus is coming to town on October 26 & 27, please come join the fun. The Job’s Daughters have a tentative initiation planned for the 28th at 2:00, watch for confirmation.
    I can see the end of my year as Master, two more stated meetings, the year has gone so fast. November 7th stated meeting will be election night; I hope we get a good turn out. Thank you to all the Brethren who have helped this year.

Part on the Square

Worshipful Master Steve Booth

September 2017

posted Sep 1, 2017, 4:14 PM by Robert Bigelow

Brethren,

Summer was busy! June was Grand Lodge; we had three lodge members and a couple of
wives that attended. Congratulations to Most Worshipful Grand Master Myles McMillan.
Our Lodge building did not have a very good summer, in July we were vandalized four
different days. The glass doors and sidelights were broken. They have now been
replaced. But there is still some clean up work to be done. Wouldn’t it be great if
everyone could learn to subdue their passions?

In July the Outdoor Degree was held, Congratulations to Isaac Hamilton on being raised
to Master Mason. Thank you to all who attend it was a nice evening with dinner, degree
and an impressive ceremony retiring several lamb skin aprons done by Jon Torbert.
The summer ended with a very successful Past Master’s Rummage sale. A big thank you
to Greg Gilbert and his crew, job well done! Thank you to all that donated items.

Thank you all those that staffed the ID trailer this summer at the Frog O Fair, Pet Parade
in Cave Junction and the back to school at Parkway Christian Church. Also a big Thank
You to those that keep this trailer stocked and computers working.
The Job’s Daughters will be holding an initiation on Sept. 23, time to be announced.
Please come support our youth. The girls had an exciting fun time attending Supreme
Session outside of Philadelphia come hear their stories.
Back to labor soon see you then.

And Part,
On the Square

June 2017

posted May 25, 2017, 9:38 AM by Robert Bigelow

Brethren

May 20th was the Masonic Cemetery cleanup day we had ten brothers and family members show up to help. The place looks great! I would like to THANK everyone who helped. It was a lot of work, my back is still sore. On May 22nd the Job’s Daughters used their meeting time to go out to the cemetery and put flags on all the Veteran’s graves. What a great way for the young ladies to honor our Veterans.

Also on May 20th the Job’s Daughters held an initiation and official visit. We now have two new Jobbie girls, please be sure to welcome them and their families at our social events.

Grand Lodge is June 1st and 2nd I look forward to providing a full report with the next Trestle Board. Officers’ s please look ahead and plan to attend next year as this is a fun and educational event.

And part,
On the Square

May 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 10:01 AM by Robert Bigelow

The Worshipful Master apologizes for not having an article written for this month. He asks that you all please pray for the continued health and recovery of his father-in-law, WB Bob Hamilton.

April 2017

posted Mar 24, 2017, 4:44 PM by Robert Bigelow

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

March 2017

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:24 AM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 11:58 AM ]

Brethren

I am very excited about our new members it is awesome to see a younger generation joining our order. I look forward to getting to know our new members and sharing fellowship!

Speaking of fellowship I would like to thank those that attended our Valentine's Dinner. It was very nice. Our Jr. Warden Chris Smith put together a wonderful dinner and the Job’s Daughters provided decorations. The Job’s Daughters also did a great job serving drinks and doing the dishes. But I am very disappointed! We only had 20 people show up and only 3 officers, we get more officers at the Gold Miner for lunch. It seems like a waste of money and effort. I would like to hear some ideas on how to get more people to come to our dinners, or maybe we discontinue dinners? I would like more support from my officers, they should be setting an example for the rest of the brothers.


And Part,
On the Square

February 2017

posted Jan 23, 2017, 10:51 AM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 10:58 AM ]

Brethren,

The stormy weather we had in January caused many challenges for everyone. Due to the weather the stated meeting scheduled for the 3rd was changed to the 10th . At the stated meeting we voted on a petition for degrees from Jeff Dinicola. Jeff is the father of our newest Jobbie his family is a wonderful addition to the Masonic family. We will be doing degree work in February and March. February 21 will be the FC degree for Isaac Hamilton, Feb 28 EA for Ed Pogue and March 14 EA for Jeff Dinicola.

The Past Master's roast was on the 17th it was well attended and a lot of fun, I hope we were not too hard on WB Greg. Thank you for the wonderful year, you did a great job.

On February 14th we will be having our Valentine’s Dinner. Please plan to attend and bring your Sweetheart. This is a good opportunity to invite prospective members and those who we don’t see often, reach out to our brothers offer a ride or just encourage them to attend. Please let us know if you are attending so we have proper head count.

And Part,
On the Square

January 2017

posted Dec 28, 2016, 11:54 AM by Robert Bigelow

Brethren,
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebration. December was a busy month for my family, three days after the installation we went to Disneyland for 6 days. Christmas made it especially fun our 7 year old granddaughter, she really enjoyed it, it was an awesome time. I apologize for missing the Christmas dinner, congratulations to Brian for receiving the Hiram award. Thank you to all who made the Jobs Daughter’s bake sale a big success, the girls felt bad because several were unable to be there due to illness. I hope everyone enjoyed the goodies.
I would like to invite you to the Jobs Daughter’s installation of officers it will be held Jan. 9th at 6:00. We have received three new petitions so they will be doing an initiation soon. It is very exciting to see the growth that is happening.

I would again like to thank Greg for all his help preparing me for the upcoming year.

And Part,
On the Square

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