Masonic Lodge Charlotte NC – March 2015

From the East

My Brothers,

What, March already? Wow, the year is flying as we slipped the brunt of heavy winter weather blanketing much of the eastern seaboard. Our degree work has been fast and furious with a team of Fellow Craft heading toward a Master Mason degree in the offing, and a brand new Entered Apprentice just starting to peek into the light. Candidates and their coach have worked hard, and degree team members have been fantastic and flexible with their schedules – Thank You!

We need to be ready for several events in the near term: our March Stated, the Spring School of Instruction (mid-month), the Grand Master’s official visit (end of the month), a Master Mason degree that will be on us before we know it, and those of you who would like to join Scottish Rite this spring let us know if you need an application. The Scottish Rite Spring Reunion is April 24th & 25th.

We practice each Tuesday evening – and I would like to see more of us there. Have you wanted to take part in a degree, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a Tuesday evening practice and learn a part! We are very happy to have you with us – especially as we ready ourselves for a 3rd Degree for three brothers.

Pay close attention to the Secretary’s message to pin down those event dates, and we’ll see you in lodge!


John Harder – Master

From the Secretary


We are quite busy, as the Master observes, particularly this month. Please note the Masonic Happenings dates on the next page, but also note that we will be scheduling and conducting a Master Mason degree before the next Trestleboard is published. I believe that the desire is to schedule this for an upcoming Saturday, likely late-March or early-April. I will certainly send out an email to those for whom I have an email address, but if you are receiving this Trestleboard via mail, that means that I do not have an email address for you.

If you wish to receive notification of the degrees, and perhaps even receive future Trestleboards via email, please drop me a note to get on that distribution list. I also try to post information on our Facebook page, so if that is your preference, please search for and “Like” Phalanx Lodge Masonic Lodge 31 on Facebook, so that you’ll receive new posts.


Mike Hamrick, PM