From The East
Where does the time go? I hope this Trestleboard finds you well and preparing for the holiday season with your loved ones. As I write this article, I am humbled and awed that my year as Master of the Lodge is coming to a close. It has truly been a rewarding experience and it has been my privilege to serve the lodge for the last five years.
This year we have tried some different things with success. We have catered dinners at the lodge Stated Meetings and I think this has helped to encourage higher attendance and with that higher attendance came a renewed sense of fraternal relations amongst the brethren.
With the lodge’s support we have accomplished what we had set out to do. Thank you everyone for such a great year and lets continue that support into the new year and many more masonic years thereafter.
Please come out to our Annual Installation of Officers Sat. Dec. 12th at 2 p.m. to support our officers advancement and watch as I pass the gavel to Master-Elect Bro. Chad Riffe. I have no doubt that the lodge will have a great and prosperous year as he sits in the East. Congratulations my Brothers!
My profound and heartfelt thanks to my officers, our pillar supports and their ladies this year for their support and hard work. There are many things that go into the making of lodge nights that most brothers never see and it is their efforts behind the scenes, in many cases, that make all the difference.
As my final sign off, I can’t thank you enough! I want to wish you the best and a Happy Hanukkah and a Merry Christmas and may you have the Best New Year! If you need anything or just want to enjoy some fellowship, please feel free to contact me anytime.
Fraternally, Paul Cary, Master
From The West
Brethren, Ladies, Family and Friends: I would like to start off by thanking my brothers for electing me as your Master for the 2016 term. I am looking forward to serving you and the Lodge next year.
A big thank you to all of those that donated turkeys and the fixings to the food locker last month. Your continued support is much appreciated, most especially this time of year. As this is an ongoing project for the Lodge, please continue to donate when you can. The Sunrise Christian Food Ministry greatly appreciates all of our donations.
Our Annual Crab Feed is fast approaching. Our crab comes from Alaska so there will be no threat of cancellation. Mark your calendars for January 9th and get your tickets…we will be having a silent auction again and we expect a great time to be had by all!
I look forward to seeing everyone at our Annual Installation of the 2016 Officers on December 12th at 2pm….Please mark your calendars and save the date!
I hope everyone has very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Fraternally, Chad Riffe, Senior Warden
From The South
Brethren, Ladies, Family and Friends: I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our annual Turkey and Food Drive. The food bank is very grateful for all your contributions; you helped so many needy Citrus Heights families. THANK YOU!
Having our dinners catered by Granite Rock Grill was a great success in 2015, and the program is being continued in 2016. The donation will remain at $15 and will again be payable by cash, check or PayPal through the lodge website. Reservations are required for an accurate headcount, so please check in (contact info below).
As I move to new responsibilities as Senior Warden in 2016, please welcome Jeffrey Robertson, who will be assuming the duties of Junior Warden. I am certain he will serve his new position admirably.
The December 9th Stated Meeting dinner will again be prepared by Rich Gardner of Granite Rock Grill (see below), and the Job’s Daughters have a delicious dessert planned.
I look forward to seeing you at dinner and in Lodge this month!
Fraternally, Brian Evers, Junior Warden
Harding San Juan No. 579