February 2022 Monthly Trestle Board

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

FEBRUARY 2022

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2022

Wednesday, February 2nd…Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….………….…….………Dinner

Start 7:00 pm…….……..…….………..Stated Meeting

Wednesday, February 9th….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm…………………………….Ritual Practice

Sunday, February 13th…….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 2:00 pm….Social Starts for Super Bowl Party

Start 3:30 pm……………………………………Kick-Off

Wednesday, February 16th…….Harding-San Juan Lodge

Start 7:00 pm………….……………….…..OSI Meeting

Saturday, February 19th…..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 1:00 pm…………….………….…………Greetings

Start 1:30 pm……..Sweethearts & Ladies Luncheon

Wednesday, February 23rd..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm…………………………….Ritual Practice

 FEBRUARY STATED MEETING MENU

(Meal to be prepared by brother James Lloyd)

Main Dish            Chicken Gumbo

Side Dish             Rice

Bread                  Rolls                                                                                           

Drinks and dessert will also be provided.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2022

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrena)                           Master

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                            Senior Warden

Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM (Jeralyn)             Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly)                                    Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alicia)                          Secretary    

Valentino V. Garcia                                          Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM (Tessie)           Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                    Junior Deacon

Sean Roper                                                      Marshall

Roy Ridley, PM                                       Senior Steward

Ron Ridley, PM                                       Junior Steward

Tony Shelton, PM (Monica)                                 Organist

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM (Myra)                      Tiler

John Knox, PM              Grand Lodge Inspector for the          410th Masonic District

FEBRARY BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 7 brethren!!  May you have many, many more. 

Steven R. Larson, PM

Phillip L. Chew

Harvard A. Holley

Rodney E. Thompson

Martin Amezcua

George A. Schlumbohm

Vartan Gilian

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499, F. & A.M.

Stated Meeting………………First Wednesday at 7:00 pm

       Officer’s Coaches:            Loren Robinson, PM

       Chief Candidate’s Coach: TBD by Master

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

info@capitalcitylodge.org

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brethren,

With sincere humility, I would like to thank all those who placed their trust in me to lead Capital City Lodge #499.  As Master of the Lodge, I do not take lightly the responsibilities of such a position.  Over the past few years, our Lodge has experienced membership growth, engagement and community service.  Additionally, we have seen many improvements to our Lodge’s facilities.  With the support of our Senior and Junior Wardens, I am committed in continuing down this path of growth, engagement and service.  Brother Robert Leach, Worshipful Ed Caballero and I, are all looking forward to providing a Lodge environment that serves the needs of our members.  We will continue to move forward with new opportunities for service to our community.

For those of you who participated in putting together our “Installation of Officers” on January 8th, I can’t thank you enough.  It was a great experience for me personally, and many who attended also commented about the excellent meal.  The bacon wrapped Brauts, which were cooked to perfection by Brother Tim Scott, are worthy of any “Green Bay Packers fan”.  I will perform some taste test comparisons, as I head to the Frozen Tundra of Wisconsin for some playoff football action.  Go-Packers-Go!!!

Looking forward, we will be putting together a number of events throughout the upcoming year.  In February, we are having a “Superbowl Barbeque” at the Lodge, as well as our annual “Sweethearts & Ladies Luncheon”.  If any of our brethren have some ideas or experiences associated with Lodge events which may lead to improved Masonic experiences, please reach out to Robert, Ed or myself.  We would love to hear your ideas.

In closing, I would like to extend an open invitation of two-way communications.  If you my brothers, want to pass along any ideas or advice; are in need of assistance; want to shoot the breeze, please feel free to contact me.  I am here to serve you and our Lodge, and am very committed to my obligation as Master of this Lodge.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Master

Kd.12682@gmail.com

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

For all of you that attended our 2022 “Installation of Officers”, it was a pleasure to see you there.  It’s also a pleasure to get to work with Worshipful Dixon and Worshipful Caballero this year.  I’m excited about all the great things we have in store for the Lodge this coming year.

First off, we will be utilizing every Wednesday.  If it’s not our stated meeting the first Wednesday, or our Officers School of Instruction the third Wednesday, we will either be having a practice or degree.  What this means is consistency to help the Lodge move forward. 

We have plans to help our “Entered Apprentices” advance, as well as to utilize this time for other advanced degrees in preparation for their time to advance.  Such great times in

our Lodge to have all these new brothers, but they need our support.  So even if you have “been through the chairs” so to speak, it is always a great time to gather and help your brothers out.  Plus, a good refresher of what makes us who we are.

This Month, we are bringing back the Super Bowl Party at our Lodge.  We used to use just a projector playing the game, but this year, we are planning on using all four TV’s and the projector.  Woo-hoo!!!!!  The officers are also planning a menu of Hot Dogs and/or Brats as the main course, and are asking each brother to bring a side dish, appetizer or something to share with everyone.  Especially since potluck style is the best!!  Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30pm on February 13th, and social hour & pregame festivities should start about 2:30pm or so.  Please bring something to relax with like a cool beverage or camp chair, and let the fun begin.

Also, this month we are having our Annual Sweethearts and Ladies Luncheon.  Please see the details in the Trestle Board for more clarity. The food will be delicious, as we are having Chicken Cordon Blue, rice pilaf, asparagus and a side salad. This will be followed up by cheese cake for dessert.

As we are going to have somewhat of a busy month, I sure hope to see as many brothers as possible that can make it out to these events.  We are working on getting the Lodge moving forward, and back to being active.

I would also like to reiterate and add, that the officers are looking for input in what happens in our Lodge.  Please reach out with any concerns, questions or ideas, and fill free to contact any of our officers.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Senior Warden

Rwleach@gmail.com

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Greetings Brethren.

I would like to encourage all the brethren to look forward to a year of positivity and hope!  One that the “Great Light of Masonry” shine bright on the station of our worshipful master in the East; that he may lead the Lodge with wisdom, morality and justice. 

I would like to start the new year with a short masonic education on why do we refer to our masonic lodges as “The Blue Lodge”:

Most of our more knowledgeable brethren know the answer already, but for the younger ones, the short answer can be found in the “Walkabout” portion under resources in “imember”.  The color blue is emblematic of friendship, a characteristic peculiar to our ancient craft lodges as well as our lodges today. It validates our core belief and practices that masonry is not a religion, nor it is political.  Therefore, our symbolic teachings are acceptable to all man under the blue canopy of heaven.  This reinforces the fact that regardless of your creed, culture or geographical location, when you look up, you will be looking at the same blue sky or blue canopy of heaven.  It teaches us to lean towards acceptance, rather than rejection, inclusive rather than exclusive.  As the color blue is emblematic of friendship, it is in our character to admonish with friendship, and in “the friendliest manner, to bring about a reformation”.

Stay safe brethren.

Fraternally,

Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM

Junior Warden

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