Brethren, your degree team has been hard at work. Congratulations Bro. Jeff Anders on becoming our newest Master Mason.Also we had a well attended 2nd Degree for Bro. Scott Robinson. In addition to our degrees our officers will be practicing in Advanced Stations this summer.
Please join Grand Master John L. Cooper III on Saturday, June 21st for the State Capitol Cornerstone Re-Enactment Ceremony. All Masons welcome to participate. Details at www.freemason.org.
Watch this Trestleboard for events and news about you and your Lodge!
Fraternally, Tom Angello, Master
From the West
Summer is here and the days are only getting hotter. As the Senior Warden it is my duty and privilege to attend the recent Master & Wardens retreat. I gained valuable information to help me as one of the lodges many officers. One of the many things we learned was Solomon's Wheel. This served as a unique tool for all of us, we learned that each lodge faces it's own hardships, yet at the same time we all share very familiar obstacles. Coming together as we did, we learned to give and take from each other clues on how to combat these challenges. I appreciate you sending me to the retreat and thank you all for your continued support.
We have several degrees going on in the month of June. Brothers Anthony Hodges and Michael Nichols will be raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason. We also have a double second degree happening. This month has already started off amazing, we have three new applicants, which means after the June Stated Meeting we may have a triple first degree. As always we appreciate your attendance and your continued support.
One of my duties is to promote Masonic education. Some of you may already know that we have a local Research lodge; Golden Compasses Research Lodge's mandate is to conduct research, hold discussions, gather and preserve Masonic information, maintain a library, supply papers or speakers at the request of lodges, and conduct a program of general service to the Craft in the field of Masonic Education and Information. On June 20th they are holding an educational event called Masonry & Magic with speaker S. Brent Morris. I will be attending this event and would highly recommend it to you all. Please contact me if you would like more information.
Don't forget to join me and your fellow brethren at the upcoming lodge Picnic on July 19th. See you all there!
Fraternally, Paul Cary, Senior Warden
Let's Play Ball!
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 program.
Teams of lodges in six areas are competing to give the most mitts. Support your team at: Masons4Mitts.org
From the South
Brethren, Ladies, Family & Friends: We had a wonderful turn out for the May Stated Meeting and Dinner. A big thanks to the Rainbow Girls Camellia Assembly 108 for serving a great meal. The girls love to have side liners, so please come out and thank you all for your continued support.
As June begins so does summer vacations for most, may you all have safe travels. We have a wonderful dinner planned for this month. The Stated Meeting dinner will be on Wednesday, June 11th at 6:30 p.m. Vi Lewis and Pat Gore will be providing our meal this month. You can bet it will be one of the best meals of the year. Please see “What’s for Dinner?” below for details.
Fraternally, Chuck Oldes, Junior Warden
What's for Dinner?
June 11th at 6:30 p.m.
The Stated Meeting dinner menu: Ribs, Beans, Bread, Salad and dessert.
Sign up to bring your potluck contribution. We need side dishes, hors d'oeuvres , chips and dip, salads, deserts and non-alcoholic beverages. Please provide your own drinks.
The lodge will provide all the hotdogs and hamburgers!
At the May 8, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting the Directors were informed by the Building Maintenance Manager that the replacement of the back doors and parking lot lighting was still in progress being held up by getting a City Building Permit for the parking lot lights and difficulty in getting a reasonable bid on the door replacements. He told the Board that he was going to purchase the material for the back door replacement and had located a person to do the installing.
He also recommended and it was approved by the Board to have an electrical contractor install a 220 volt receptacle on the patio side of the south dining room wall. This would be the first step in getting a permit to install new parking lot lights. The replacement of a patio cover was discussed at length resulting in a lack of consensus. I appointed a committee to research some options and report back to the Board at our July Meeting. In the meantime we will use a pop-up cover when necessary. Thats all for now.