From the East
Thanks to everyone who attended March's stated
meeting and helped congratulate Wor. Jim Poindexter on receiving the Golden Veterans Award 50-year Pin.
Congratulations to Bruce Gavin on receiving his Third Degree, and to John Williamson on receiving his first degree.
Congratulations to Wor. Tom Tompkins, P.M. who will receive the Hiram Award at our April Stated Meeting. The Hiram Award is the highest award that a Lodge can confer upon one of its members. Please don’t miss this event!
Remember that the 4th Saturday of each month is our
“Best $5 Breakfast West of Reno” served at the lodge from 8-10 a.m. It's a great way to start the weekend.
Thanks to Chad and Jennifer Riffe for hosting our
Lodge Leadership Committee meetings in their home!
A huge Thank You to our anonymous donor who has given $3000.00 dollars to the Grand Lodge "Raising a Reader" program.
Watch this Trestleboard for events and news about
you and your Lodge!
Fraternally, Tom Angello, Master
From the West
We have had a huge success over the recent months
with membership coming from the website. We hope to continue this success! Please check out our new website: www.hardingsanjuan.com. We have many features on the site, from buying your next dinner to watching videos and more.
The Grand Lodge has several new features on their site www.freemason.org. You can now search through the lodge vault and view past minutes and more. Please keep in mind that we are steadily updating this all the time. There is also a candidates education feature on the site which is open to all masons from EA’s to MM’s. You can learn a lot by taking the classes the Grand Lodge Provides.
Next month the Grand Lodge will be hosting the the
Wardens and Masters retreat, which can be very informative for the leadership of the lodge. Those of us that will be attending hope to bring back much needed tools in help our fraternity grow and prosper. I look forward to giving a report to you at the May stated meeting.
Our food closet is always in need of additional
donations. Please remember to bring items every time you visit the lodge. This is such a great program that we have going on here, that it should be shared with your friends and family. We take donations from everyone!
Fraternally, Paul Cary, Senior Warden
From the South
Thank you to everyone who came out to our March
stated meeting and dinner. We had great food, provided by the Ben Ali Patrol. We had a wonderful program, where Wor. Jim Poindexter P.M. received his 50 year pin.
The April Stated Meeting dinner will be on Wednesday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. Job's Daughters, Bethel 292 will be hosting the dinner. Please see “What’s for Dinner?” below for details. Please remember to call, email me or use our
friendly Lodge website to make your reservations in advance for this wonderful dinner. You can now pay for your dinner in advance via our PayPal system.
Tom Tompkins P.M. will be receiving the Hiram
Award, so please join us for dinner and help show how much we appreciate all of Tom’s dedication to the lodge.
Fraternally, Chuck Oldes, Junior Warden
What's for Dinner?
April 9th at 6:30 p.m.
The Stated Meeting dinner menu: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Veggies, Salad and Dessert.
- See more and Purchase your dinner Here!
There will be no ladies program for the month of April 2014
The Hall Board Directors held their regular business
meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday March 13, 2014. The Capital Improvement Committee Chairman Bob Jackson presented a report of Short and Long term recommendations. The report was very well thought out and sets some ambitious and thoughtful goals. Of the short term recommendations to be completed in 2014, the Board authorized Management to proceed with costs to improve the south side parking lot
lighting and replace the decaying double doors on the east side of the building. They also approved the demolition of the existing patio cover for safety reasons as it is starting to fall apart from decay. The replacement as to what form will be discussed and considered at a later date.
I have not had any response to my request for members interested on being a part of the Hall Board. Our present secretary will be leaving the Board in December and we need a member with the ability to take over maintaining the books, paying the bills, collecting the rent, making required written reports to the Lodge, complete and submit Federal and State Information Returns in order to keep our tax exempt status and other miscellaneous duties including taking meeting minutes. Our Board elections are at the November Stated Meeting so time is of the essence.
Fraternally, Don Bagley, P.M., President
BUY A MITT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Call James Watt, P.M.
Once again, Northern California lodges are teaming up
with the Giants Community Fund to provide baseball mitts
for more than 20,000 at-risk youth in the Junior Giants
Teams of lodges in six areas are competing to give the
most mitts. Support your team at: Masons4Mitts.org