From the East
Greetings from the East! Spring is here. Spring is a season of transformations – temperatures are more pleasant, the trees and flowers are in bloom. It is a time of renewal – the cold weather, short days, and holidays are over – so it is time do those things that we have put off over the winter.
It is also a time of transformation for two of our brethren as they prepare for their Master Mason Degree. Do you remember when you were raised? I do – well, I remember that it was mostly a blur. But I also remember several of the details quite vividly. And I remember the brethren – some have passed, others have been drawn away by the forces of their lives, and others I have gotten to know much better.
On Saturday April 22 we will have a 3rd Degree for our newest brethren. Breakfast will be at 8am and the Lodge will open at 9am. Join us in making this experience something that they will be able to remember. Be a Brother, that in coming years as they look back, that they will be able to say of YOU, my Brother was there for me.
I look forward to seeing you at our Stated Communication on April 11 and at the degree on April 22.
Bill Stout – Master
From the South
It’s almost impossible to believe that it is already April! We have had a lot of happenings lately including a very successful SOI a few weeks ago. For any brother that has an interest in doing degree work I would strongly encourage participating in the next SOI this fall. This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy the fellowship of brothers from other lodges, but also to learn from others mistakes and also learn from others successes as well. As most of you know there is degree work practice held each Tuesday night except for our Stated nights and we can always use more brothers able to participate. As each of you well know, a good degree that is done with precision can make a great impression! I look forward to seeing you all at our next stated and next degree!
Jim Lofton – JW, PM
From the Secretary
To date we’ve received dues payments from just over 85% of our members. Please check your dues card to make cure the year listed is 2017. If there is any doubt as to whether or not you’ve paid, please contact me directly so that I can double check. My contact information listed in this Trestleboard.
Mike Hamrick, PM