From the East
The shortest month of the year is upon us. The month of February brings us many Presidents birthdays and the wonderful holiday of Valentines day. Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan were all born during February. Let us not forget our loved ones during this month. Keep them close and when ever you have the chance tell them you love them.
We had some great fellowship at the Crab Feed, it was a huge success! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped put it together and thank you to all those who came out and enjoyed it.
Ladies let us entertain you! So please join us after the February stated meeting dinner and program for some fun games. We have some great things going on, so come on down and check it out!
I would like to see more of our brethren get involved at the lodge, and one way to do that is the investigative committee. If you have any interest in participating let me know. If you are assigned to an investigating committee, please discharge your duty in a timely manner. Give your prospective brother a call and make arrangements to meet him at his home, preferably when his family will be around. Please take the time to try to get a feel for him to see if he would be a good fit for our Lodge. Encourage him (and his family) to ask questions, to also make sure that our Lodge would be a good fit for him.
Encouraging our prospective members and newly initiated brothers to attend lodge functions, is a key role we must all play. I would like to see our brothers paired with a newer member and become a mentor. This is in addition to the assignment of a coach. The Mentoring Program consists of assigning a well educated Brother to a Candidate, to act as his mentor, educator, and companion for a period of up to one year, thereby, creating an active, educated, and working Brother. If your interested in becoming a mentor for this program please let me know.
Here is a look forward at our upcoming calendar. February 28th will be our monthly lodge breakfast. March 21st we will be having our annual Sweethearts program. June 20th will be our annual lodge picnic.
Thats it for now! So until next time I want to wish you all the best and if you need anything, want to get involved, or just want to enjoy some fellowship please call.
Fraternally, Paul Cary, Master
From the West
Greetings from the West. Brethren our food locker donations have slowed down. This is an ongoing project for the entire year. Please we need your help. Your donations go to the Sunrise food locker across the street. This locker helps those less fortunate in the Citrus Heights Area. Won’t you please help us?
We have some degrees planned for this month. On Feb 2nd won’t you join us as we raise Brother Julius Cadorna to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason? Then on February 16th we will Pass Brother John Senuca to the Fellowcraft Degree and looking forward to Monday March 2nd we will initiate Brother Darrell Redding’s grandson (Brandon) to the Craft. This will make 3 Generations of Redding’s in our Lodge. Please mark your calendar and join us for these degrees.
In this Month of Masonic History on Feb. 7th 1981 the Grand Lodge of Alaska was organized. On Feb. 9th Harry S. Truman received his 1st degree, On Feb 11th in 1988 a group of Masonic Leaders met with President Ronald Reagan. The Grand Master of Wash. D.C. presented him with a certificate and the Scottish Rite and Shrine Bodies made him an Honorary member of those bodies. On Feb. 11th 1909 U.S. President William Howard Taft received his 1st Degree, Feb. 18th in 1811 The Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in Wash. D.C. was formed. On Feb 22nd in 1887 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle received his 2nd degree and on Feb 23rd in 1853 the Grand Lodge of Minnesota was formed.
I hope you find this information interesting. I will try to mix up different topics each month.
Fraternally, John Scofield, P.M., Sr. Warden
We extend our Best Wishes for every happiness on your birthday and every day throughout the coming year.
From the South
Brethren, Ladies, Family and Friends: Thank you all for such a fabulous turnout at the January stated meeting dinner. I am so happy to say that we had 54 dinner reservations for our first catered meal! Rich Gardener of Granite Rock Grill did an amazing job on the food and we are excited for February’s dinner! Please see “What’s for Dinner?” below for the menu & the contact information to get your reservations in.
Remember, reservations are required! For your convenience the Lodge website has been updated with all the stated meeting dinners for 2015 so that you can register at any time…for one dinner or for all the dinners!
Thank you to the Job’s Daughters and Carol Burns for providing the scrumptious dessert and a huge thank you to Worshipful Tom Tompkins for helping the Job’s Daughters and Carol Burns with clean up after our meal. The Sweetheart Dinner will be held on March 21st this year so please mark your calendars and be on the lookout in the March Trestleboard for all of the details.
I look forward to seeing you at dinner and in Lodge this month!
Fraternally, Chad Riffe, Junior Warden
Harding San Juan No. 579