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September 2017 Trestle Board

posted Sep 1, 2017, 4:25 PM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 4:28 PM by Robert Bigelow ]
From The East
Worshipful Master Steve Booth

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

From the South
Junior Warden Chris Smith

Virtues Are the Working Tools of Life

To be moral and upright is the product of good virtue. Just as the builder has the primary working tools to build his edifice; the square, the level, the plumb, the 24 inch gauge in life, the four cardinal virtues are the working tools of our spiritual building.

Imagine trying to build a house by pacing off the measurements of the foundation or eye balling the rafters into position what confusion and anxiety that would cause, it seems almost insane. When the working tools are used properly it is almost impossible to err. Thus, the finished product will be strong and beautiful. That is why the virtues are so important and are the working tools of our daily lives.

It takes temperance and especially fortitude to subdue our passions. It takes prudence to apply our passions in a proper manner and above all it takes a just mind to know how, when and why to apply the first three of the cardinal virtues.

And Act,
By the Plumb

Chris Smith
Junior Warden
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