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June 2018 Trestle Board

posted May 30, 2018, 8:18 PM by Robert Bigelow

From the East

Worshipful Master Keith Trahern


Greetings from the East.

Very excited to announce an UPCOMING dinner and Special Presentations we have a 50 Year Degree Pin and two 60 Year Degree Pins to Present. One of which is my Father. Quite an Honor to give that to him while I am sitting in the East. RWB John Lorfink will be presenting them. We also have
a Scholarship that we will be handing out.

Dinner is served at 6:30pm and we will open the Lodge at 7:30pm and Immediately go to Refreshment to invite everyone in for the Presentations. We are having Papa Terrals BBQ Cater this event and the Cost is $10 per person. I hope you can make this special occasion.

Here are the Details:
June 5th, 2018
6:30PM Dinner
Stated Lodge Meeting at 7:30.
Presentation about 7:40pm
Cost $10 Per Person
Pulled Chicken and Pulled Pork
With fixings

On the 15th of May we did an EA Degree for Warren Lodge, and it came out good. Next month in June on the 19th we will be doing two more for them. This is a very exciting time to see.

We have our Outdoor Degree coming up but the date has been changed to July 24th, 2018. Please mark your calendars to be there!

Grand Lodge starts June 6th. I am looking forward to going.

“There are parts of a ship which taken by themselves would sink. The engine would sink. The propeller would sink. But when the parts of a ship are built together, they float.”

And Part,
On The Square

From the West

Senior Warden Chris Smith

Greetings Brethren,
I found this article from an unknown author that I thought may be good food for thought.


I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town
With a ho-heave-ho and a hearty yell.
They swung a beam and the sides fell,

I asked the foreman, "Are these men skilled
And the kind you would hire if you had to build?"
And he gave me a laugh and said, "no, indeed."
Just common labor is all I need,

I can easily wreck in a day or two.
What other builders have taken a year to do.

And I thought to myself as I went on my way,
which of these roles have I tried to play.

Am I a builder that works with care,
measuring life by the rule and square?

Am I shaping my deeds to a well made plan,
patiently doing the best I can?

Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
content with the labor of tearing it down?

- Unknown Author

Brethren virtues are the working tools of life, and like all tools they have to be taught, learned and practiced to be effective. Without the proper use of working tools of virtue, we are simply getting by and not reaching our full potential,.

I hope everyone has a great summer and looking forward to the lodge re-illumination in September.

Until then, meet on the level.

From the South

Junior Warden Doug Sammis

Greetings from the South.

What is your favorite location in your home lodge? Mine is down in the southwest near the ship captain wall. From here you can see the operations of the entire lodge room. All though I am certain that the dining hall holds good cheer, frivolities, and the stories, “oy vey”!! Oh and let’s not forget the great food.

I remember the most recent Ocho de Mayo dinner provided by our Order of the Eastern Star, Robin Gilbert (Chef) and her grand staff did a fabulous meal. We indeed acknowledge and thank the Order of the Eastern Star for their work.

This next treat - dinner for June Stated will be at refreshment during the 50 and 60 year jewel presentations. Please arrive in honor of our Masonic ceremony and good food.

Is there anything more our brothers should know about our membership, its health status for both Masons and their Ladies? Please share with our office and officers where we might best take care of those who could use our involvement. Prayers always notwithstanding.

Lastly my Brothers, I again request a simple click on reply back to me to let me know you had the chance to get the Lodge trestle board and thanks for your courtesy.

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