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November 2020 Trestle Board

posted Nov 4, 2020, 11:01 PM by Robert Bigelow
 

From the East

Worshipful Master Doug Sammis

From the East

Worhipful Master – Doug Sammis

My Brothers, REFLECTIONS It starts with each person’s experiences in life. I’m thoroughly surprised at the amount of memory that is stored in a mind. The problem is access and projection because of distractions. Let’s try a simple experiment. Try to call up something from earlier today and give a moment from your busy day to examine what else was going through your mind. It need not be anything dramatic or even useful. After all this is a simple recall exercise. You can apply such moments of exercises which may help recall more important memories as you may want or need to. Ok, now I’m remembering why I thought of this because the title of this trestle board makes for a perfect lead-in. My Brothers, our experiences in becoming Masons, then calling up moments of how we interact and embrace each other in this Fraternity are mostly made up of positive feelings about one another. For instance, Worshipful Brother Bob (Dad) Hamilton left his mark on many people including this Masonic Fraternity, Family and friends. His passing to the House not made with hands July 19, 2020 is the beginning of a journey that we all share with reverence and best wishes. Reflections in this our best of memories comes as no surprise, for it is how we share the moments leading up to our next journey that make the connections so vital to one another. We celebrated the life of Bob Hamilton on October 10, 2020 when Bob would have been 95 years old. Thank Brother Gorm Svendsen for a wonderful service and send off in his messages to the many that attended. Brother Steve and his Lady Elaine Booth, also as Son in-law and Daughter found a way around having a ceremony at their home with protections from the virus. Thanks to all who gave time and support during their busy day. It was appreciated. November is also filled with thoughts about family. Coming together for the Thanksgiving holiday and preparing for our Christmas times. This year provides challenges in gathering together and I am clear that many of our Masonic Family will be ever bit as careful as we have most the year through. We will have a mask wearing Halloween and another for the November 3rd, Tuesday Stated Meeting beginning at 7:30 PM. Choose your best mask for it will be Election night and you can vote anonymously only if you are a Grants Pass Lodge 84 Master Mason Brother. I encourage all brothers who can attend to please make this meeting.

AND PART ON THE SQUARE

From the West

Senior Warden John Davis

From the West

Senior Warden John Davis

Trestle Board November 2020 Brethren, November is upon us and that means election time. The power of voting is amazing. It allows individuals to make their choices heard and make changes for a better future. It is the same in Freemasonry; we each have a vote and we cast our vote with the thought of what is best for the lodge. The elected Master does his best to lead the lodge and his fellow brothers. It is an amazing amount of trust we place in an individual. It is great to see how each previous Master brought his own style and leadership to the lodge but always with the goal of working with others towards the improvement of Grants Pass Lodge. So although our current political environment may be volatile, remember we are still all brothers and sisters. Get out there, cast your vote, shape the future, and remember to do your best to improve the world we all share.

AND MEET ON THE LEVEL

From the South

Junior Warden Jim Warriner

From the South

Junior Warden James Warriner

Craftsmen, It has been a difficult year for all in our country but also in our Lodge. We must seek friendship, botherhood, and companionship, one of the reasons we became Masons, to keep and strenthen the harmony in our lives. Harmony is after all our strength and support. Those who have the blue “BottleDrop” bags if you can hold them and deposit them between 15 Nov and 1 Dec. the lodge gets a 20% bonus. Elections are upon us and I urge my brothers to vote both in public elections and Lodge elections. Stated Meeting is on election night and a dinner of soup, salad, and bread will be served at 6:30 PM “Look to the East”

AND ACT, BY THE PLUMB

 
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