MAY 2023 Monthly Trestle Board

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

MAY 2023

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MAY 2023

Monday, May 1st…….………..….………….Rio Linda Lodge

Start Time 7:00 pm…………………..Assist 1st Degree

Wednesday, May 3rd……….….…………Capital City Lodge

Start Time 6:30 pm…………….…..……..……..Dinner

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

Saturday, May 6th……………..……..…..Capital City Lodge

Start Time 8:00 am…….…Monthly Lodge Breakfast

Wednesday, May 10th…….……….…….Capital City Lodge

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

Friday, May 12th…….…………………….Capital City Lodge

Start Time 7:00 pm……………………Campfire Social

Wednesday, May 17th……………Harding-San Juan Lodge

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

Saturday, May 20th……………..………..Capital City Lodge

Start Time 2:00 pm…………….…..……..………Social

Start Time 3:00 pm…….………..…..Roll Call Dinner

Wednesday, May 24th……….…………..Capital City Lodge

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

Wednesday, May 31st……….…………..Capital City Lodge

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

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2023

Robert W. Leach, (Julie)                                      Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon, PM (Sabrena)          Senior Warden

TBD                                                        Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker, PM (Shelly)                             Treasurer

Tony Shelton, PM (Monica)                               Secretary    

Valentino V. Garcia                                          Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM (Tessie)           Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn, (Kristine)                    Junior Deacon

TBD                                                                Marshall

Roy Ridley, PM                                       Senior Steward

Ron Ridley, PM (Sandra)                         Junior Steward

TBD                                                                 Organist

Sean Roper                                                            Tiler

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

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2023

  • On July 29th – Capital City Lodge BBQ – more details to follow.

MAY BIRTHDAY LIST

Happy Birthday to the following 6 brothers!!  May you have many, many more. 

   Jun Mel C. Basa, Jr.       Scott M. Colvin    

   Valentino V. Garcia        Balbir S. Johl

   Robert J. Mellema          James T. Wong, Jr.

MAY STATED MEETING MENU

(We would like to thank our very own “Dynamic Duo” Tim Scott & Tony Shelton, for preparing this month’s Dinner).

   Main Dish:      Shredded Pork Tacos

   Side Dishes:   Chorizo Rice

                        Chips &Queso Dip                       

   Dessert:          Ice Cream 

A variety of drinks 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:            Steve Larson, PM

       Chief Candidate’s Coach: TBD by Master

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brethren,

Finally!!!!  The season of good weather is upon us.  This year certainly has been “one for the record books”, as they say.  The same can be said with our Lodge. 

Each month of this year, we have had great success in our events, such as our Stated Meeting Dinners and monthly Lodge Breakfasts.  At almost every recent event, we have met a potential new member of our Lodge, as well as members who may not come around as often.  In doing so, we have lined up a few potential applicants.  With the assistance of our newly obligated brother Chris Love, we are keeping great track of these gentlemen.  Hopefully soon, they will ask “the question”, and turn in an application. Brothers, I encourage you further to come to our Stated Meetings and the monthly Lodge Breakfasts, because these are the times to socialize and meet members you haven’t, as well as new potential members.

In May, we are looking to have a Campfire Social Event at the Lodge, on Friday May 12th at 7:00 pm.  This event is purely social, so please bring a beverage to share and/or snack if you would like.  We plan to have a short presentation for you, put on by Brothers Chris Love and Daniel Marrujo.  There will also be a fire outside in the courtyard, with tiki torches.  This will be a great time to kick back and enjoy a simple, informal, social evening among brothers.  Hope to see you all there!

Next, and most importantly this month, we are having our Roll Call Dinner on May 20th, to honor our fallen brothers this last year.  Social starts at 2:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 3:00 pm.  Please RSVP to the Worshipful Master, by our Stated Meeting on May 3rd.  We are planning a fantastic meal, and need to have an accurate head count.  If you plan to attend, and bring your spouse, please let us know.  Brother Tim Scott will be our Head Chef for the evening.

Thank you to all the brothers who came out and enjoyed our 2nd Degree for Brother Bryan Lincoln.  It was an evening of great Ritual.  I’m very proud of our Lodge, especially since it has been a few years since we put on a 2nd Degree.  It was also nice to see our Inspector John Knox, who was in attendance for our degree. Worshipful Knox is making progress with his health, and we are just so glad to see him out and about.

See you all in Lodge.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Master 

Rwleach@gmail.com

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Greetings Brethren.

By now, you should have received the Master’s Summons to attend our 2023 Roll Call Dinner.  It is our annual event in which we honor our brothers who have laid down their working tools.  Please set aside some time to attend this event, and join the Master as we pay tribute to those who have gone before us. 

As we continue to look for opportunities to fellowship outside of our monthly stated meetings, the Master has tasked me with organizing a Lodge camping trip.  The goal of this initial trip, is to find a suitable location not far from Sacramento, so that we can assess interest in such events. 

After doing some research on facilities with accommodations for those who like to Glamp, tent camp, or drive and/or pull their house on wheels, I believed the Inn Town Campground in Nevada City has the best facilities, at reasonable prices, for such an event.  Check out their website at https://inntowncampground.com.  I’m looking for an August or September time frame for such an event, and if you we like to participate, please reach out to me at my email address listed below.

Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all who have participated this year in putting together our Stated Meeting Dinners.  In addition to Kevin Laybourn stepping up last month, Tony Shelton, Tim Scott, Robert Leach and Jim Lloyd have also served the Lodge in this manner.  Though I may have missed mentioning others who deserve credit, please know that Robert and I are grateful for your service to the Lodge members and their families.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon, PM

Senior Warden  Kd.12682@gmail.com

FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK

Hello Brethren,

So, this is all you need to know on the Grand Lodge of California:

      The Grand Lodge of California was established in the year1850, here in Sacramento.  This was just a few months before California became a state.  As history shows us, Sutter’s Fort was established in 1839, and called New Helvetia (or new Switzerland).  It was quickly established as a Mining Supply, Agricultural and Trade Colony.  Miners began to arrive on their quest for gold, and several carried military-issued charters.  This was for Masonic meetings to be held in the field.

     Shortly after arriving at Sutter’s Fort, some decided to stay, and then built Masonic Lodges in Sacramento.  After a time, the Grand Lodge of California was relocated for a while, to sleepy river town of Courtland.  Now, it resides at 1111 California Street in San Francisco, California.

     Interesting to note, that when the Lodge in Courtland closed, a deal was made with a buyer to have the ornate stained glass removed and sent to San Francisco.   Here, it was installed within our Grand Lodge in San Francisco.  A reminder of our rich past and devotion to move forward in life, with the pursuit of history of Freemasonry in California.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tony L. Shelton, PM

Secretary

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