MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD
CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499
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4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817
MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD
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FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM
Greetings from the East and welcome to November.
Hail Brethren! Its election time for not only federal, state and local governments, but for our Lodge as well. November 4th at 7:00 pm, (our normal meeting night), we will have a “Zoom” meeting for the election of officers and other business. Following several guide lines, this is how your officers and I are going to proceed:
- The meeting will start at 7:00 pm.
- Shortly thereafter, I will ask everybody to identify themselves for the roll.
- We will then go directly into the business meeting, without the normal Masonic opening.
- I will be asking for a financial report, so we know where we are money wise.
NOTE: If any of you want a report on the Grand Lodge legislation, please let me know ahead of time so I can present it. Otherwise, it is available on the Grand Lodge web site at Masons of California.org.
- Once this business is completed, we will go into the election of officers, (if enough of us join the meeting). Then we will set our elected officer’s core for next year. I am still waiting for info on how we are going to install our officers.
- After the election of officers is complete, I will ask our own Hiram Abif (Kelly Dixon) for a report on the status of our hall renovation projects.
- At this time, I will open the floor for discussion.
I hope to see or hear from you on November 4th at 7:00 pm.
Matthew Ernst, P.M.
Master, (916) 995-0629, firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH
Greetings Brethren from the West.
I know it is hard to believe, but another year has passed and it is now time for our elections of officers. Yes, another first, since we are now having a “Zoom” Stated Meeting along with the election of officers. If you wish to participate and are not familiar with Zoom meetings, then you can contact brother Kevin Laybourn at email@example.com for further instruction.
The worshipful master Matthew Ernst may have further communications on this matter, so make sure you all check your e-mails.
It has been a very nice fall so far. The temps are falling, so hopefully
the California Fire Season will be ending soon.
We are all looking toward moving forward in 2021, especially since it will be our Lodge’s 100th anniversary as a charter Masonic Lodge. Let’s hope in 2021 we can get back to something like our normal operation, and once again be able to assist all people within our means.
Thank you in advance for your continued help in all of these 2020
Tony L. Shelton, PM
Senior Warden, (916) 240-0709 Nautilas2010@yahoo.com
FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY
Greetings from the South.
On Tuesday, November 3rd, election day will be upon us. It is the day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, set aside by Congress in 1845 to elect the person who will lead our Nation for the next four years.
On Wednesday, November 4th, we will be meeting to select our Lodge’s leaders for our 100thyear anniversary in 2021. I’m guessing we could all agree that these events will be remembered for their unprecedented animus and circumstances. For those with a discerning eye, regardless of one’s political position, this national election season has produced a division within our Country which has divided families and fractured friendships. As for our stated meeting, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, who could have imagined we would be selecting our leaders in a virtual stated meeting and not in a tiled Lodge room.
As we individually prepare for any emotional or technological challenges which may arise during these leadership selection processes, I would like to suggest that you consider the following passage of prayer which might help us keep these matters in their proper perspective.
“Great Architect of the Universe!…………Grant that the sublime principles of Freemasonry may so subdue ever discordant passion within us – so harmonize and enrich our hearts with thine own love and goodness – that the Lodge at this time may humbly reflect that order and beauty which reign forever before thy throne. Amen”
Junior Warden, (916) 601-0525 Kd.firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday to the following 3 brethren!!
November 04th Samuel D. Johnson
November 07th Gregory M. Leong, PM
November 10th Robert W. Leach