March 2022 Monthly Trestle Board

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

MARCH 2022

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MARCH 2022

Wednesday, March 2nd……..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….………….…….………Dinner

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

Wednesday, March 9th……..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:00 pm………………………Hall Board Meeting

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

Start 7:00 pm………….……………………OSI Meeting

Wednesday, March 23rd……Capital City Masonic Temple

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

Wednesday, March 23rd……Capital City Masonic Temple

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

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

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

Pericle Georgallis

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2022

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrena)                           Master

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                            Senior Warden

Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM (Jeralyn)         Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker, PM (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

MARCH STATED MEETING MENU

(Meal prepared by Worshipful Kelly Dixon)

Main Dish           Corned Beef

Side Dish            Cabbage

Bread                  Rolls                                                                                          

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

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,

As we close out February, I would like to thank all who participated in putting together our Super Bowl barbeque and Sweethearts and Ladies Luncheon.  These events required planning, hard work and the efforts of many.  For that, I am truly grateful.  Though my beloved GB Packers were not involved in the game, I enjoyed the back and forth bantering between those who cheered for the Bengals and those who cheered for the Rams.

Unfortunately, I was sidelined from attending the Sweethearts and Ladies Luncheon in person, due to COVID But, through the use of technology (Zoom), I was able to address those who attended.  Looking back over the past few years with restricted in-person events, what a great opportunity to serve those who have supported our membership over the years.

For our March Stated Meeting, I will be personally preparing and serving our meal.  If anyone wishes to pitch in with a helping hand, please let me know.  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we will be having a traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage meal.  As for dessert, I will be working on something unique, though I think the color green will be central to its theme.

To honor our brethren who entered that “Celestial Lodge” above in 2022, where the Great Architect of the Universe presides, a Roll Call Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 2nd.  Brother Tim Scott will be preparing our meal, and the attendance of all Capital City Lodge members and their guest is expected.  This event is also an opportunity to reunite brethren, who may not have seen each other in some time.  There is no ritual involved, so no one needs to be concerned about that or what degree they may have completed.  Please RSVP to our Junior Warden, Brother Ed Caballero, no later than March 25, 2022.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Master

Kd.12682@gmail.com

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

First off, I would like to give a big shout out to the brethren who attended the Super Bowl Party and Sweethearts and Widows Luncheon in February.  Thank you!!!!!  We really appreciate the help and support by just showing up and pitching in.  It really helps make it a success. We were able to kick off these two events just a week from each other. What a success to the start of a new Masonic Year.  A special “thank you” goes out to the ladies who showed up and had a good time. We were able to send them home with a box of chocolates and bouquet of flowers.

A special thank you to Worshipful Ed Caballero, who dusted off his rusty IT skills in Zoom & computer tech, to help us have a live feed for the Worshipful Master at our Luncheon.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Master had to remote in from an undisclosed location; secret base, hidden trail, or was it the presidential Yacht?  We will never know.

A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our brethren.  If you don’t know already, we are having Corn Beef & Cabbage with all the Irish fixings. I look forward to seeing you all there. Please remember that we are trying to have Ritual Practice and/or a casual get together every Wednesday.  The two exceptions being our Stated Meeting (1st Wednesday), and being Officers School of Instruction (3rd Wednesday).

Also in March, we are starting the monthly Lodge breakfast back up.  In the past, this has routinely been the first Saturday of the Month.  Tentatively, we are planning a traditional American breakfast of eggs, sausage, hashbrowns and pancakes.  The offices are looking for any brothers with ideas, to contribute to & help out with this event.

One of the challenges we continually face as a Lodge, is communication.  The officers have been looking into new forms of Technology, in order to help bring our Lodge closer together.  One of these forms that we are leaning more heavily too, is an app called “Viber”.  This app allows us to post chat groups with our Lodge members, so that we have the most up-to-date information.  We can do groups based upon general announcements.  Smaller groups will include communication for committees like the Executive Committee, who will be trialing the app this Month, and so on.  I believe it’s going to be a great way to help our Lodge be more interactive, and encourage the brethren to be more involved.  It will be a long road, but one worthy of instituting.  Please stay tuned, as we bring more information in the near future.

We encourage all brethren, to reach out with concerns, questions or ideas.  Fill free to reach out to any officer.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Senior Warden

Rwleach@gmail.com

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Greetings Brethren.

It is the third month of the year!  I can say with certainty, that our Lodge has had a really good start, and it’s just warming up. 

For this month, I would like to share some general information about Masonry.  It is my hope that we will rekindle that fire within each and every Mason’s heart.

Did you know?

Freemasonry is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the world?  As a fraternal organization, Freemasonry unites men of good character, even though they are of different religions, ethnic or social backgrounds.  They share a belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind.

Is Freemasonry about religion?

Freemasonry is not a religion, and certainly not a cult.  In no way is the fraternity meant to replace anyone’s religion; rather its universal teachings of charity and brotherly love are meant to supplement one’s personal faith in God, and creed of one’s choice.

What is it like being a freemason?

The Masonic life is a journey of our own growth as human beings, and be of service to humanity.  The Freemasons of North America alone, contributes over 2$ million a day to charitable causes.  So why not be a better dad, a better son, a better husband, a better friend, a better man and be a Freemason!

You should know that some notable Freemasons in US history includes:

George Washington – 1st United States President

Arnold Palmer – Legendary Golfer

John Wayne – Renowned Actor

Walt Disney – Pioneer of Animated Cartoon Films

Col. Sanders – Founder of KFC

Babe Ruth – Baseball Legend

Thurgood Marshall – US Supreme Court Justice

Shaquille O’neal – Basketball Hall of Fame Member

Steve Wozniak – Apple Co-founder

Buzz Aldrin – United States Astronaut

One would wonder, how did these individuals from all walks of life, become a freemason?  What drives each of them?  The answer can be found in every Mason’s heart, and I for one am proud to call them my brother!   

Fraternally,

Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM

Junior Warden

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