From The East
As we enter the fourth quarter we can look back at the year and see that we have accomplished so much. The lodge is alive and thriving! We have had several initiations and affiliations this year. Our dinners have been a huge success and our programs have been heavily attended. This is thanks to the brethren and ladies of the lodge, your continued support of our events has been greatly appreciated. Also, this would have never have happened without the great support team that I have had the pleasure to work with this year. Thank you everyone for your support!
This month is exciting as I before mentioned. Your officers will be making the final push to get qualified for advancement and elections, which are just around the corner, in November. I have seen so much growth from our officers over the last five years and I am so proud of all their accomplishments. I only wish them the best and know they will continue on with great success.
Grand Lodge's Annual Communication is here again and we will be keeping you informed of the legislation and results. This years Communication is before our stated meeting, which will give us the opportunity to report the results to you sooner, rather than waiting until the November stated meeting, as we have done in recent years.
I am thrilled to be attending this year’s Fall Festival as Master of the lodge. It is going to be the best yet! Please plan to attend and enjoy the festivities.
That’s it for now! So until next time, I want to wish you all the best and a Happy Halloween! If you need anything, want to get involved, 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:
Please mark your calendar for October 24th. We will be having our annual Fall Festival at the Lodge again this year complete with a tri-tip/chicken dinner and costume contest! Festivities will begin at 5pm. We are in need of about 35 silent auction items. If you have anything you would like to donate to the silent auction please contact Jen Riffe.
Looking forward…November will be our Annual Turkey Drive and we will begin taking your turkey donations the first of November…exact drop off dates will be announced in the November Trestleboard. And our annual Installation of Officers will be Saturday, December 12th.
Fraternally, Chad Riffe, Senior Warden
The fire suppression hood over the kitchen stove is completed. All of the fire department requests have been done. Thank you Worshipful Jim Poindexter for all of your hard work in seeing that these tasks were handled. American River Lodge No. 795 will start meeting at the San Juan Masonic Center on Fridays in October, their first Stated Meeting is October 2nd.
We are still looking for a church to rent our building on Sundays, we have had a church that has been back three times to check out our facility, let’s hope this turns into something positive. There are no more large projects on the drawing board at this time for our building.
On October 10, 2015, please support Job’s Daughters Bethel 292 and fill your freezer with delicious homemade tamales. Tamales are large, pre-cooked and easy to re-heat. The cost is $10 for a half dozen (6).. Choice of fillings. Call Carol Burns at or Dixie Van Allen.
Fraternally, Tom Tompkins, P.M., President
From The South
Brethren, Ladies, Family and Friends:
Our Fall Festival is fast approaching. Please reserve October 24th to come down to the lodge and celebrate the changing of the seasons. A $25 donation will get you a dinner of tri-tip, BBQ chicken and all the fixins. There will also be a costume contest and Silent Auction. Music will be provided by Dick MacFarlane. Social Activities / Dinner at 5:00 / 6:30 p.m.
If you can donate item(s) for the silent auction, please contact Jen Riffe.
Please make reservations for the Fall Festival by calling Brian Evers (me) or reserve through the lodge website: www.HardingSanJuan.com .
For Stated Meeting dinner, Rich Gardner of Granite Rock Grill will again be cooking for us, and an advance “thank you” to the Job’s Daughters, who will serve the meal, clean up and have a delicious dessert planned.
Get your reservations in for the October stated meeting dinner today. See “What’s for Dinner?” below.
I look forward to seeing you at dinner and in Lodge this month!
Fraternally, Brian Evers, Junior Warden
Please remember to bring your canned food donations for our Community Service Project Food Locker!
We extend our Best Wishes for every happiness on your birthday and every day throughout the coming year.
Congratulations to all the Brethren that were raised in the month of October!