JANUARY 2022 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

JANUARY 2022

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2022

Tuesday, January 4th……………………………….Via Zoom

Start 7:00 pm………..Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 5th…..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….………….…….………Dinner

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

NOTE:  There will be a “Walkabout” before meeting

Friday, January 7th….……..Capital City Masonic Temple

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

Saturday, January 8th….….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 1:00 pm………………………………….Fellowship

Start 2:00 pm…………………. Installation of Officers

NOTE:  Dinner will be served directly following the Installation of Officers

Wednesday, January 19th…Capital City Masonic Temple

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

JANUARY STATED MEETING MENU

Main Dish             Pot Roast with meat, potatoes and carrots                                      

Bread                   Rolls                                                                              

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

(OFFICERS TO BE INSTALLED IN 2022)

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina)                               Master

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                            Senior Warden

Eduardo Caballero Jr.                                 Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly)                                      Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alicia)                           Secretary    

Valentino V. Garcia                                             Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                        Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                     Junior Deacon

Sean Roper                                                          Marshall

Roy Ridley, PM                                          Senior Steward

Ron Ridley, PM                                         Junior Steward

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                                  Tiler

Tony Shelton, PM (Monica)                                      Organist

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

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 10 brethren!!  May you have many, many more. 

Alexander A. Asuncion, PM

Eduardo R. Caballero

Paul L. Drew

Mark L. Helsley

Lendrith L. Jackson

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM

Roy F. Ridley, PM

Brian W. Schroeder

Howard A. Shaw

Tony L. Shelton, PM

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

Greetings Brethren, this will be my final Trestle Board article as Master.

Ok, for my last Stated Meeting in January, brother Kelly will preside.  I have really enjoyed this last year with all of you.  I am also very excited for our Lodge in the coming year, under Kelly. Especially since 2022 will be our year to celebrate 100 years of brotherhood.

For 2022, brothers Kelly and Robert will be establishing several committees, and will be in need of your assistance.  Our recently entered apprentices are practicing their degree work, and will be advancing early in 2022.

I am looking forward to being the Junior Past Master next year, and also being an active member from the level with my brethren.  Remember that the “Installation of Officers” will be held on January 8th at 2:00 pm.  Please try to come out and support these officers for the upcoming year of 2022. 

Fraternally Yours,

Tony Shelton, PM

Master, (Soon to be Junior Past Master)

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

As our January 5th Stated Meeting will help bring in the new year, I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that will come with my moving up to the East.  I would like to thank Worshipful Shelton for his service this past year.  Also, to those who pitched in to help make 2021 a success, know that Tony, Robert, and I could not have done it without you.  I am mindful of the trust that has been placed in me to lead the Lodge, and I am eager to continue our forward movement of growth and community involvement.

We will have a complete line of Lodge Officers to install this year, and I hope as many Lodge and family members as possible will attend our installation ceremony on January 8th.  A meal will be served after the ceremony has concluded. 

I, along with Robert and Ed, have outlined a series of events throughout this next year.  They will provide opportunities for fellowship and learning, while be mindful about the valuable time of others. 

At the January Stated Meeting, Brother Ed will be conducting a Walkabout.  On the January 19th at 7:00 PM, for the first time in a long time, our District’s OSI meeting will be held at our Lodge.  As a heads up for February, we are planning to have a Superbowl Barbeque at the Lodge.  Our annual Ladies Observance will be held on the 19th of February as well.

As discussed at our last stated meeting, we would like to try something new surrounding our stated meeting meals.  As I’m sure you’re all aware, the meals provided for these meetings are generally prepared and served by a small group of individuals.  For those who might like to cook certain types and/or styles of meals and would like to pitch in, we will have a sign-up opportunity for you to select a month to prepare and serve dinner.  For those who would like to help out, but aren’t quite so handy in the kitchen, we are preparing a series of meal plans for you to choose from.

May all of your holiday celebrations be filled with peace, joy, and brother love, and may health and happiness follow you into the new year.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden, (Soon to be Master Elect)

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

Happy New Year to all.  I hope this finds you well.  Either we all had the time, or will have the time to spend with family this Holiday Season. Not sure when everyone will be reading this, but I do wish that everyone will have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season.  I know this time is special, and I myself look forward to it every year.  While things in life can be crazy and busy, I hope we all take time to spend it with the ones we love and hold dear.

In January, we will be celebrating our “Installation of Officers”, and moving into another Masonic year at Capital City Lodge #499.  I’m looking forward to this day, and hope to see all the brethren there on January 8th at 2:00 pm.

It is exciting to say that the new core of pillar officers in the line, are off to a good start for this new year.  We have already met, and are on the right track for a new and prosperous Masonic year.  Our goal is to try to be as active as we can, with respect to everyone’s time and life’s requirements.  We are planning to utilize every Wednesday for either a practice or get together, for education or degree night.  This will hopefully take the stress off others on other nights of the week.  

Some exciting events to look forward to in 2022, are Bowling nights, Baseball Game at the River Cats, Super Bowl Party and Barbeques.  Events like these we are planning, can always use the help of our brethren.  If any brother has an idea or wants to help participate, please let us know. 

Many exciting things are now happening within our Lodge.  We have gained more brothers, and our membership is growing.  If you haven’t been to Lodge in a while, I encourage you to partake and come on down.

Hats off to Worshipful Tony Shelton on an amazing year. We also welcome Brother Kelly to the East, where the Sun rises.

January’s Stated Meeting will be met with a traditional pot roast  (including meat/potatoes/carrots), and dinner rolls.  Dessert is still to be determined, depending on what is left over from the Holidays.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden, (Soon to be Senior Warden Elect)

A Sojourners Tale

Hello Brothers and Sisters.  Welcome to my first of many articles I am calling “A Sojourners Tale”.  

I had the pleasure of visiting Redding-Trinity Lodge #27. (Redding #254 & Trinity #27 consolidated in 2018 to form Redding – Trinity.)  I went with Loyal Taylor, a past master of the Lodge as his guest.  We had a wonderful dinner of homemade lasagna and green salad.  I was invited to a seat in the Lodge by Worshipful Ron La Salla, who is also a member of Sacramento #40.  I also had the pleasure to sit with the past Grand Commander of the Royal Arch of California Myron Tisdel, and Most Worshipful Bruce Galloway past Grand Master of California. 

Their stated meeting was conducted much the same as ours.  There was good fellowship, and I got to meet up with some old acquaintances of mine. 

Cathlene and I will be traveling south in late January of 2022, and I hope to have some stories of visitations and places we have stayed.

Fraternally,

Matthew Ernst, PM

DECEMBER 2021 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

DECEMBER 2021

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2021

Wednesday, December 1st..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….…..…….…….………Dinner

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

Tuesday, December 7th……Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm………………………Hall Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 8th..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm………………………Double – 1st Degree

Tuesday, December 14th….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm………..Executive Committee Meeting

(Executive Meeting is for Husbands & Wives)

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 5 brethren!!  May you have many, many more. 

Moses A. Cohen   

Jerry L. Clark

Ronald L. Gross   

William A. Koch 

Charles W. Senk

*I am sorry I missed Charles on last year’s birthday list!!

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica)                                Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina)                  Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                             Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly)                                      Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha)                         Secretary                                                                

Valentino V. Garcia                                            Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                       Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                    Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                           Marshall

To Be Determined                                 Senior Steward

To Be Determined                                  Junior Steward

To Be Determined                                                  Tiler

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

DECEMBER STATED MEETING MENU

Main Dish                Ham/Chicken Rotisserie                               

Side Dishes              Green Bean Casserole/Potatoes 

Bread                       Rolls                                                                                       

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

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Greetings Brethren.

Well, we have almost made it to the end of the 2021 year.  Due to Covid-19, we finally received permission from the Grand Lodge to start meeting again in April.  The three pillars then held our first “Zoom” meeting, instead of the normal in-person ones.  Since then, there have been bigger and better meetings each month throughout the year.  We have all managed to follow the state mandated guidelines regarding this pandemic.  Yet in spite of Covid-19, we were finally able to raise brother Alan O’neal to the sublime degree of Master Mason, after waiting for 2 & 1/2 years.

With the opening of our dinning room, we have had the pleasure of meeting several men and discussed Masonry as well as the possibility of joining our Institution.  Then consider the things we have accomplished during these eight months of meetings listed below:

This has set a wonderful stage for the future of our Lodge, which shines bright in all of our lives.

Thank you to all our brethren, for your patience in dealing with the many obstacles we have been presented over the last 3 years, from every direction.  We also appreciate all your support and love for our masonic family & fraternity, by not giving up during this time.  But instead, you rallied behind our officers and supported our attempts in getting our Lodge back on track.

With the addition of our new brethren, we now have the ability to expand the strength of our 2022 line of officers.  We can continue rebuilding the strength of our Lodge for years to come.

As I am now reaching the end of my 2021 term as Master of Capital City Lodge #499, I will soon come down on the level with all my brethren.  I am very excited to see our 2022 officers take action in this upcoming year.  I look forward to providing any help needed to assist them in their endeavors.    

Fraternally Yours,

Tony Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

My brothers, despite the challenges of the past few years, Capital City Lodge has persevered.  Though restricted from meeting, we grew in membership and found opportunities to serve our brothers, their families and our community.  We also partnered with the Elmhurst Neighborhood Association for a successful community pancake breakfast and a “Halloween” candy give-away. 

I am grateful for, and would like to thank, all who stepped up to serve the needs of our Lodge.  This led directly to the successes we experienced in 2021.  I look forward to serving in the upcoming Masonic Year with brothers Leach and Caballero.  Together, we can continue to grow in membership and opportunities for service and fellowship.  Please reach out to Robert, Ed or me with any ideas you might have, that will benefit the Lodge.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

Kd.12682@gmail.com

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

It is an exciting time of year, not only for the Lodge, but for family as well.  I hope that this Trestle Board finds you and your family well.  Moving into the Holiday Season is a time of joy, and time to spend with the family.  I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and are looking forward to the Christmas Season as well.

Speaking of family, the Lodge continues to grow and add to our Lodge family.  I’m excited that during this and next month, we will be initiating more brothers into this wonderful Lodge.  We have been so blessed this year to grow our Lodge.  I hope that the brethren get a chance to come out and enjoy in fellowship, and welcome these new brothers into of our amazing fraternity.  Upon receiving this, we will have already completed our November degrees. Then we will be moving forward to December 8th, where we are also planning a Past Master’s Degree night.

As Worshipful Tony Shelton has described, we have made some huge accomplishments this year alone, with consideration to COVID.  This last half of the year or so, has been extremely busy at the Lodge.  Yet we are still growing, and looking forward to more engagement in the coming year with our brethren.

Congratulations to the officers that were elected this last month.  As we move forward toward Installation of Officers in January, we are all excited to start the new Masonic year.  I’m grateful for Worshipful Shelton’s time in the east, as we have all learned from his wisdom and experience.  Brothers, this is what it means to be a Lodge, to learn and grow from one another.

December Stated Meeting, I’m planning a traditional Christmas dinner with Ham/Rotisserie Chicken, green bean casserole and scalloped/au gratin potatoes. Dessert will be Pie – Apple. I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Merry Christmas to all.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

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NOVEMBER 2021 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

NOVEMBER 2021

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2021

Wednesday, November 03rd..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….…..……….………….Dinner

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

NOTE:  We will do an observance for the “Roll Call” during the November Stated Meeting.

Tuesday, November 9th…..….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm……………..Executive Committee Mtg

Wednesday, November 17th….….Harding-San Juan Lodge

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

Wednesday, November 24th..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm………………..….……Practice at Lodge

Monday, November 29th…….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm……………Double 1st-Degree at Lodge

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 3 brethren!!  May you have many, many more. 

Samuel D. Johnson

Gregory M. Leong, PM

Robert W. Leach

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica)                                Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina)                  Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                             Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly)                                      Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alicia)                         Secretary                                                                

Valentino V. Garcia                                            Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                       Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                    Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                           Marshall

To Be Determined                                 Senior Steward

To Be Determined                                  Junior Steward

To Be Determined                                                  Tiler

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

 NOVEMBER STATED MEETING MENU

Main Dish             Ham and/or Turkey                  

Side Dishes          Potatoes and Corn

Bread                   Rolls                    

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

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Greetings Brethren.

Well, it is November already, and my time in the East is almost over.  This year has been very eventful for our Lodge.  To start with, as of October 13th, the Lodge is enjoying 100 years of continuous membership as part of the Grand Lodge of California.  In April of this year, the Lodge was reopened for meetings, and we were once again able to come together for fellowship.  We are still working on renovations in and about the Lodge. 

Recently, our secretary pointed out that with new this technology, we have come from the 12th century into the 20th century.  Most of the new technology we are now using, is geared toward rentals during our off-times at the Lodge.  This will better help the Lodge to support itself in the future.  We have tried to reestablish our commitments to our members and their families.

There are two end-of-month events for October.  We will be assisting the Elmhurst Society in hosting a Pancake Breakfast the morning of October 30th.  Then on October 31st, we will be celebrating Halloween on the front steps of the Lodge, by handing our gift boxes full of candy, for the neighborhood children.  Please come out and help unite us in supporting these two events for our local community.

We have been very lucky to be adding several new members this year.  If you have time, we are doing a triple First-Degree on October 22nd and a double First-Degree in November.  We hope to see you there. 

During the November Stated Meeting, we will hold the “Election of Officers” for 2022.  Also, we will have an observance of the “Roll Call”, to honor our departed brethren.

December will be a slow month for the Lodge, due to the Holidays.  But we will be gearing up for the “Installation of Officers” on January 8th, 2022.  Please try to attend this important event.  It will be a great time for the brethren, and all their families are invited to join in the fun.

Thank you all again on behalf of Capital City Lodge #499, for your continued support in dealing with Covid-19 restrictions, as well as the beautiful remodel we now may all enjoy.  Please remember my brothers, that no matter what you do in life, masonry is truly in all of our hearts and is shared regularly with all people throughout our world.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

I would like to thank all of those who participated in helping us get ready for our 100th-Year Anniversary Open House.  It could not have been done without the selfless actions of so many.  We achieved completion of many projects that were envisioned almost two years ago, including the complete exterior painting of our home.  I hope all who attended enjoyed the food, fellowship and displays of our Lodge’s history.  I look forward to the future as we continue to grow together. 

We have initiated four new members in October, and will initiate two more in late November.  I would encourage all members of our Lodge, to look to the future and see where they may be able to carve out some time in the coming year.  This way you will be able to attend a meeting or two, and provide some ideas on how we can better serve our membership and the community.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

Kd.12682@gmail.com

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

I am happy to report that it has been a proud month for Capital City Lodge #499.  We have recently voted on 5 new brothers to join the fraternity. Of those 5, we have just initiated three new brothers as of the night of October 22nd.  I would like to welcome and congratulate brother Steve, Jay & Bryan for joining the brotherhood.  I am sure this was already said to them, in various ways, Friday night.  It is my hope that each of you will get a lot out of Masonry in your future ahead.  I was filled with joy, as I’m sure the rest of the Lodge was, to be able to initiate two out of the three candidates.  A big “thank you” to Worshipful Matt Ernest, for stepping in for the remaining initiate.  Also “thank you” to all the brothers who showed up & participated in the degrees.  Each of you demonstrated to us, what brotherly love truly means!

I was deeply saddened that I was unable to make it to our “Celebration & Open House” for 100 years in Masonry, here at Capital City Lodge.  Unfortunately, I was stuck on the road heading back from Nevada seeing family and what not.  I heard that it was a blast, and filled with memories to come.  I also heard that next year will be our official celebration with Grand Lodge.  I can’t wait to share that with all of you.

I’m particularly excited about the end of October, as Worshipful Tony has talked about our “Halloween” event. My two boys and family will be showing up, and it’s a great way to show our family & friends what Masonry is all about.  I know we are all looking forward to the candy, refreshments and gift baskets as mentioned, but let us remember that it’s also about reaching out to our community as well.  I’m looking forward to the social part where we can share brotherly love, as well as spend time with family and friends too.  I look forward to seeing everyone there.

The Stated Meeting for November will be a Thanksgiving- style dinner, with mostly all of the traditional fixings. Oh, and did I mention that there will be PIE!!!!!!!

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

info@capitalcitylodge.org

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OCTOBER 2021

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2021

Wednesday, October 06th…..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….…..……….………….Dinner

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

Saturday, October 09th……..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 5:30 am………………….….……..Meet at Lodge

Start 9:00 am…….……….Grand Lodge of California

Saturday, October 16th……..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 4:30 pm………………….….…..…..…..Check-in

Start 6:30 pm………………….100-Year Open House

Wednesday, October 20th……….Harding-San Juan Lodge

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

Friday, October 22nd……..…Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm………………………Double-1st Degree

Sunday, October 31st…..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm……..…Treats for Neighborhood Kids

NOTE: The Executive Committee Meeting has been canceled this month, due to the Grand Lodge trip.

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica) Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina) Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie) Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly) Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha) Secretary

Valentino V. Garcia Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine) Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM Marshall

To Be Determined Senior Steward

To Be Determined Junior Steward

To Be Determined Tiler

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

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 8 brethren!! May you have many, many more.

Richard Goulden

Josh H. Costa

James D. Lardner

Stanley Fortier

Richard E. Markwell

Benny F. Fong

Kevin R. Laybourn

Allan D. Snider

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Greetings Brethren.

As our year is now on track, time is disappearing as 2021 is coming to a fast close.

On September 15th, we were able to raise brother Alan O’neal to the sublime degree of Master Mason. This is after a 2&1/2-year lockout due to Covid. We really appreciate your patience brother. On September 22nd, saw a 1st degree in our Lodge for our newest brother Derrick Ensminger. He is now ready to start on his Masonic journey. A special thanks to brother Kelly Dixon & brother Robert Leach, for taking charge and conducting an excellent 1st degree for brother Derrick.

On October 9th, we will be going to the Grand Lodge Communications. If any Master Mason would like to come with us, we still have a couple of empty seats available. On October 16th, we are kicking off our “100-Year Celebration. Our Senior Warden Kelly Dixon, will supply more information on this event. On October 22nd, our Lodge will be having a triple-1st degree. This will be a Friday event, and it will be longer than a regular degree, but worthy of your time my brothers. Our Junior Warden Robert Leach, will provide more information as well as his meal plan for the night.

We will also be having a double-1st degree on November 10th, for a father & son duo who will be joining our family.

November is an election month, and will signal that my time in the East is almost over. I cannot convey loudly enough, my pleasure in being able to have this year, with so many of you, my brethren.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

At long last, we are ready for our Open House celebration. We are recognizing our 100th year as a Masonic Lodge, and would like to share our Lodge renovations with family, friends, and neighbors. By now, you should have received the Open House invitation in the mail. But just in case it got misrouted, this event is being held on October 16th, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

Though a few minor projects may remain, our building will have a number of upgrades including a fresh coat of paint, new flooring and new seating. Words cannot adequately express the extent of my gratitude, to the brothers who have supported our vision & endeavor of these renovations with their time, talents and energy. It has been a long journey, and we have overcome a number of obstacles.

Please know that your brothers have worked hard to make our home an inviting place to in which to fellowship. As such, I can only assume our efforts have created the environment which recently led to six individuals seeking admission into our Lodge, to become members of our ancient and honorable fraternity.

It is my sincere desire that each member of Capital City Lodge #499, will set aside some time to attend this significant event. I, along with the Worshipful Shelton & Brother Leach, look forward to greeting you on this event. Then showing you around the Lodge, and sharing in our vision of its future.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

If you have not had the pleasure of attending a recent meeting and/or a degree, I am excited to let you know that we have 5 more brothers who are going to be getting their First-degrees soon. We just had a first-degree for our newest brother (Derrick Emsinger), on September 22nd. Please join me in issuing a huge welcome to him as well. Also, a shout out to brothers from GDML Number 853, for helping us to make this degree a success. They were able to bring about 4 brothers in to help fill the chairs and perform amazing parts for the degree. Again, thank you brothers!

Next, on Friday October 22nd, we are planning a triple-1st degree that will run into the evening. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm, and the degrees at 7:00 pm. We will be serving up Hamburgers & Hot dogs, along with sides. Cake will follow for dessert. This will be a very exciting and eventful night, to welcome in three new brothers to the Lodge.

Some of the brethren have been very active and involved with the cleanup & remodel of our Lodge building. Lots of incredible things have happened and are planned to happen, in the near future. As the Junior Warden, I am working on getting a brand new 65” TV and Sonos Sound bar installed in the Dining Hall. This, my brothers, will allow us to have more and better entertainment for future events like games and movie nights. Or maybe just hanging out and catching the game.

This month for our Stated Meeting, we are going to be serving BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and/or green salad and an ice cream sandwich of sorts. Looking forward to seeing all the brethren there, as we have some voting to do for new members.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

info@capitalcitylodge.org

OCTOBER STATED MEETING MENU

Main Dish Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Salad Coleslaw and/or Green Salad

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

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

Wednesday, September 01st..Capital City Masonic Temple

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

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

Saturday, September 04th….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 2:00 pm………………….….…..………..Check-in

Start 3:00 pm………..Golden Veteran Award Dinner

Wednesday, September 08th Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm………………….….…..………..Check-in

Start 7:00 pm……………..Executive Committee Mtg

Wednesday, September 15th Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm………….…OSI Meeting/Third-Degree

Wednesday, September 22nd Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 7:00 pm………………..…….……….First-Degree

SEPTEMBER STATED MEETING MENU

Main Dish Lasagna/Fettuccini

Salad/Bread Caesar/Garlic Bread

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

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica) Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina) Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie) Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly) Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha) Secretary

Valentino V. Garcia Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine) Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM Marshall

To Be Determined Senior Steward

To Be Determined Junior Steward

To Be Determined Tiler

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

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 13 brethren!! May you have many, many more.

William D. Alger James D. Lloyd

Christopher T. Clarke Melvin Q. Mate

Angelito De Dios Mostajo Joe F. Stastney

William J. Dreher Billey C. Tuttle

Matthew D. Ernst, PM Larry G. Wells

Lucien A. Grondin Rami J. Zreikat

John R. Grudnoske

We send out our apologies to Tim Scott for missing him on the list for August birthdays!!

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Greetings Brethren.

Well, August at the very least was challenging. With the state reactivating the inside mask requirements, which at our last stated meeting, we complied for the good of the order. However, on August 7th a few of us who participated at an off-site event, were exposed to the new Covid (Delta) variant. Unfortunately, 5 out of 7 exposed were confirmed positive with this new variant. This slowed all of us down, since we were forced to quarantine for a couple of weeks per County CDC mandates. Now I am happy to say that all infected parties have recovered and are doing well. A special thanks goes out to Kelly Dixon and Robert Leach for stepping up & handling the Lodge business during this time.

Getting September started, we have scheduled the Golden Veteran Celebration for brother Thomas H. Brown on the 4th of September at 2:00 pm. With all of these Covid delays, he has been very patient in waiting to receive his much-deserved dinner presentation at the Lodge. Also scheduled in September is a Third-Degree for brother Allan O’neal. It will be held on the 15th, at 7:00 pm. He has also been very patient with the Covid related delays we have experienced this year. September 22nd has been slated for a First-Degree at 7:00 pm for Derrick Ensminger. This is a “Full Tuxedo or Black Suit” Event. As usual the Stated Meeting will be held on the 1st, and the Executive Meeting is on the 8th.

For October, keep in mind that we have an “Open House” on the 16th. This will be our 100-year Kick-Off. Also, in October we will have a “Triple” First-Degree at the Lodge. It will start at 10:00 am, and last all day. Lunch will also be provided. Lastly, on October 30th (set-up) & the 31st (event), we will be holding a “Halloween Evening at the Lodge” for the local community. We will have baskets of candy for the kids, and hot & cold beverages for the adults.

Ok, I am now worn out having listed all of these various scheduling for the next two months. But I am looking forward to hearing from all of you to assist at these many events if possible.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

In addition to the number activities planned for the Lodge, we will begin the process of painting our “home” in September. We will be adding a fresh coat of paint, and making repairs to any exterior cracks on the building. While the exterior color of the Lodge will remain the same, I have been asked about the possibility of applying an accent color around the windows and trim of the building. Anyone who may have an opinion on the matter, or an idea of an acceptable accent color, please let me know so that I can present any suggestions to the Temple Board.

I will be helping out with the Stated Meeting Dinner in September, and have planned an Italian style meal with includes Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccini, salad and garlic bread will be on the menu. A variety of ice cream with multiple toppings will be available for dessert.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

From the South, I’m please to say that our membership is growing. It is a great time for the Lodge right now, in the fact that we have at least 4 or more men that have started their masonic journey. This means lots of First Degree’s coming up, and I’m excited to be part of that. I mentioned 4 new members, but I’ve heard all kinds of numbers too. Brothers have talked about others who have shown interest in joining our great fraternity. Given time brothers, all good things will come together.

With that said, we are planning a First Degree to kick off the season of first degrees. It will be for Mr. Derrick Ensminger on September 22nd at 7:00 pm. As the Worshipful master mentioned, it will be a Tuxedo/Black suit event in the evening. Then in October, we are hoping to plan a triple or so first degrees on a weekend. This will include a BBQ lunch, breakfast snack and coffee to start. Events like this is what we are about, where the Lodge can come together to socialize and welcome new brothers in. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make our September Stated Meeting, but Brother Kelly Dixon has so graciously volunteered to make the dinner a success. I will defer to his wisdom on a dinner select for you all, and I’m sure it will be fantastic.

In closing, I just wanted to jump back and say we had a fantastic time at the Checker’s Tournament with the Youth Orders. It was really nice to see the youth and their advisors too. We played the weirdest game of checkers I’ve ever seen, and Ice Cream with “ALL” the fixings was the end game. There were no losers that day I assure you. I hope everyone has a great September, and I’m looking forward to the Halloween Party next month. Especially about getting all the kiddos involved. This should be a great turn out.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2021

Wednesday, August 04th…….Capital City Masonic Temple

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

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

Tuesday, August 10th…….….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm………………….….…..………..Check-in

Start 7:00 pm……………..Executive Committee Mtg

Wednesday, August 18th.……..…Harding-San Juan Lodge

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

Wednesday, August 25th……Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm………………..……….…………Check-in

Start 7:00 pm…….……………….…..Officer Coaching

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

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ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica)                              Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina)                  Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                            Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly)                                    Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alicia)                         Secretary                                                              

Valentino V. Garcia                                         Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                      Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                   Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                         Marshall

To Be Determined                                Senior Steward

To Be Determined                                Junior Steward

To Be Determined                                                Tiler

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

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 8 brethren!!  May you have many, many more. 

   Bassam Abughazalah          August 04th

   Robert F. Ackerman             August 05th

   Thomas H. Brown                August 05th

   Sean M. Roper                     August 06th

   Joseph K. Dixon                           August 11th

   Pete H. Wanzenried, PM       August 11th

   Ronald K. Ridley                  August 16th

   Charles L. Centers, Sr.         August 29th

AUGUST STATED MEETING MENU

Main Dish            Tri-tip/Chicken   

Salad                   Potato/Macaroni/Green                                    

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

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Greetings Brethren,

After our long shutdown with Covid-19, the Lodge is getting back on track, and applications for Masonry show that we are getting very busy.  I urge all of you to contact the officers of our Lodge, and see what help you may be able to offer toward getting this work done for our new brethren.

In addition, there will be several special things coming up like a Youth event, the Golden Veterans event as well as the Roll Call event.  We will also need assistance for these.  Since our 100-year university is fast approaching, we will also need our senior members help with the Lodge history information. 

We are also receiving requests to help operate the child ID Booth around town, and at community events.  This is a great way for us to be recognized within our community.  I urge you to assist us so that the community can get to know us as well.

In closing brethren, we are a fraternal organization that believes in strong ties within our communities.  This can only be accomplished if we all come together to support these many endeavors.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony Shelton, PM

Master

 FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

October 13, 2021 marks our Lodge’s 100th Year Anniversary.  As we plan for an open house celebration, I am looking for anyone who may have photographs of past Lodge events.  It is my hope to obtain copies of as many photographs as possible for inclusion in a slideshow presentation. 

If you have any photographs you would like to share, please contact me so arrangements can be made to obtain copies of them. 

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon, Kd.12682@gmail.com

Senior Warden

  FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

Exciting things are happening.  I’m pleased to say that the Lodge is working really hard on bringing in new brothers.  This month we should be reading a few, (4-5 or so), new petitions for membership.  The Lodge officers are hard at work preparing to do all these first degrees coming up soon.  

I know it’s been some time, but we all can use the practice.  I encourage not only the officers, but anyone to come down to the Ritual practices and like me, learn something new.  I’d would also like to thank our Officer’s coach Matt Ernst, for his dedication to these Ritual practices.  

I am looking forward to the Checker’s Tournament we have scheduled with our local Job’s Daughters Bethel, at the end of July.  Which by the time you read this, we will know the winner.  I hope all who can, will show up and watch the games.  It is an exciting time to be able to get back to our fun activities. Oh, did I mention there was going to be ice cream served up by the losers.  So, we shall see who the lucky group will be!!!!

In closing my brothers, good things are happing at the Lodge and it would be wonderful to see more of our brothers again.  I know some of you can’t always make it, but when you do it’s sure great to see you all.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

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

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

Officer’s Coaches:                      Matthew D. Ernst, PM

                  Tony L. Shelton, PM

   Chief Candidate’s Coach:           Matthew D. Ernst, PM

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR JULY 2021
Wednesday, July 07th…….….Capital City Masonic Temple
Start 6:30 pm………………..……….….………..Dinner
Start 7:00 pm…….……………..….…..Stated Meeting
Tuesday, July 13th………..….Capital City Masonic Temple
Start 6:30 pm………………….….…..………..Check-in
Start 7:00 pm……………..Executive Committee Mtg
Wednesday, July 21st…….………Harding-San Juan Lodge
Start 7:00 pm…….……………….………..OSI Meeting
Wednesday, July 28th…….….Capital City Masonic Temple
Start 6:30 pm………………..……….…………Check-in
Start 7:00 pm…….……………….…..Officer Coaching
Saturday, July 31st……….….Capital City Masonic Temple
Start 1:30 pm………………..……….…………Check-in
Start 2:00 pm………..…Jobes Checker Tournament
NOTE: Zoom will still be available to you if needed.
CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499, F. & A.M.
Stated Meeting………………First Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Officer’s Coaches: Matthew D. Ernst, PM
Tony L. Shelton, PM
Chief Candidate’s Coach: Matthew D. Ernst, PM

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021
Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica) Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina) Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie) Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker (Shelly) Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha) Secretary
Valentino V. Garcia Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine) Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM Marshall

To Be Determined Senior Steward

To Be Determined Junior Steward

To Be Determined Tiler

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

JULY BIRTHDAYS
Happy Birthday to the following 6 brethren!! May you have many, many more.


Donald L. South July 09th
Noel P. Carlos July 10th
Douglas N. Conrad July 10th
Tyler S. LeTellier July 11th
Merritt L. Davis July 22nd
Mark K. Laybourn July 25th

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Greetings Brethren,

We have met all of the criteria to enable us to once again meet in person within the Lodge, which is where brothers should assemble.  Now is our time to take charge toward moving our Lodge forward into the future.

Our 100-year Anniversary is in October of this year, but the observance of this grand event will take place next year during worshipful Dixon’s term.  Brothers who would like to take part in our 100-year historical gathering, should contact Senior Warden Kelly Dixon to offer any assistance you may be able to provide next year.  In keeping with the above thought, let me update you on some of our particulars so far:

Jobes Daughter Checker Tournament – on July          31st located at the Lodge from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

It will be followed by an Ice Cream Social in honor

of our Jobes Daughters.

Golden Veteran’s Dinner – on September 4th 

located at the Lodge from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  This

is for our 50-year presentations.

We are also scheduling a 3rd degree for brother Alan O’neal, as well as a 2nd degree proficiency for brother Roman Aquino.  Once his degree has been completed, we can then schedule his 3rd degree.  We also have a 1st degree candidate being investigated at this time.  As soon as it is ready, we will notify the brethren.

On October 16th, we are planning our “Grand Re-Opening of the Lodge Ceremony”.  This will also include the start of our 100-year celebration.  Details regarding this event will be sent out to you as soon as possible.  There are several more events to schedule for the end of this year.  As the events are firmed up properly, notice will be given.  In providing advance notice of coming events, the “Installation of Officers” will be January 8th of 2022, and held at the Lodge at 3:30 pm until done.

Brethren, being off through the Covid-19 pandemic has put us behind on many items that now need our attention.  To accomplish these event goals, we will need your attendance, as well as your assistance in these matters.  Please feel free to contact any one of our officers to volunteer.

Again, now is the time if you have any prospective members.  Please let me know, and together we can start their Masonic journey with our Lodge.  Thank you all again in advance for helping and/or assisting us this year.  Together we can get back on track, and make 2022 a wonderfully successful year for our Lodge.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony L. Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

As we emerge from a long period of COVID restrictions, I encourage all of our membership, their families and guests, to join us for dinner prior to the July stated meeting.  I, along with the Pillars of our Lodge, look forward to getting back to normal.   It will be nice to have the ability to meet face-to-face without state mandated restrictions. 

I will be filling in for our vacationing Junior Warden, and have planned a traditional 4th of July meal of hot dogs and hamburgers.  These will be accompanied by potato salad, chips and French Onion dip.  Cold watermelon will be served for dessert.  Apple pie and vanilla ice cream may also make an appearance.

While each of us may choose different celebratory activities, please take a moment on Sunday, July 4th, to reflect on the blessings and freedoms we all enjoy.  Freedoms which, because of those who came before us, have sacrificed allowing us to live in the greatest nation the world has ever known.  While many of us know about the 56 patriots who signed on the Declaration of Independence “dotted line,” never forget the estimated 6,800 patriots who were killed in action, as well as the many others who died during the fight for our nation’s freedom.  Light some fireworks, or lift a toast to all of the Patriots of this great nation, who have served our country so that we can celebrate!!  May God bless you all during this holiday celebration, and may God bless the United States of America! 

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

Happy Summer!!! That time of year is now here, where we can get out and enjoy this wonderful weather.  For myself, I will not be at the July Stated Meeting because I will be taking my boys on their first real camping trip over the 4th of July weekend.  I hope that all of you are well, and can enjoy our Independence Day celebration.

Lots of fun things are coming ahead, as Worshipful Shelton has outlined above.  I’m looking forward to things being open, and I can enjoy our fellowship again.  Also, I can’t wait for the 1st annual Checkers Tournament coming up on July 31st.  There is going to be some interesting characters there!!  The Golden Veteran’s Dinner is in July too.  We can celebrate our brothers’ accomplishments and enjoy an evening of fellowship.

I’m particularly excited that we are getting so much interest in our Lodge right now.  There are a few brothers that need to advance in their degrees, but also new inquires to this great fraternity.  We have started looking into scheduling degrees, and working with our Masonic district to accomplish these tasks.  I’m excited that brothers are choosing to move up, and that new brothers are joining. That means we are growing our Lodge.  Great times ahead.

In closing brethren, remember that the Lodge can use your help.  It takes a body of brothers to sustain a Lodge, not just a few.  If you’re interested in returning to Lodge or helping out in any way, please let us (the officers) know.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR JUNE 2021

Wednesday, June 02nd…..….Capital City Masonic Temple

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

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

Tuesday, June 8th…………….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm………………….….…..………..Check-in

Start 7:00 pm……………..Executive Committee Mtg

Wednesday, June 16th……….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm………………..……….…………Check-in

Start 7:00 pm…….……………….…..Officer Coaching

NOTE:  Zoom will still be available to you if needed.

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

Stated Meeting Dinners………….Will begin in May 2021

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

Officer’s Coaches:                      Matthew D. Ernst, PM

                  Tony L. Shelton, PM

   Chief Candidate’s Coach:           Matthew D. Ernst, PM

JUNE STATED MEETING MENU

Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. Drinks & Dessert will also be served.  We look forward to seeing you there.

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica)                              Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina)                  Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                            Junior Warden          

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha)                         Treasurer

Vartan Gilian                                                 Secretary

Valentino V. Garcia                                         Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                      Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                   Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                         Marshall

To Be Determined                                Senior Steward

To Be Determined                                Junior Steward

To Be Determined                                                Tiler

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

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

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FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brethren,

May was our first SSP compliant, in-person meeting that included dinner.  It was really awesome to be back in the Lodge.  Thanks to all who attended or Zoomed in.  We read and voted on an affiliation from brother Tim Scott.  Congratulations Tim, we would like to welcome you to our Lodge my brother.

As of May 19th, our officer’s coach Worshipful Matt Ernst, has resumed ritual practice scheduled for 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of this month.  After being off for about one and a half years, I think we could all benefit from these practices.  With being closed this long, many things have backed up at the Lodge.  We have degrees to do, a 50-year pin presentation and a Roll Call dinner to put on at this time.  These are all on the front burner, just to mention a few.

The month of June Stated Meeting also has a very special twist.  We are going to carry-on our tradition from 2019 and have a “Hawaiian Shirt & Shorts” meeting.  Our Junior Warden Robert Leach is planning a special themed dinner for us. 

We have received an interesting proposal.  With our new Lodge floor, we could have a two-table “Checkers Tournament” at our Lodge.  The players would have to serve ice cream to the winning team.  I have asked several coordinate bodies, and they all love this idea.  Keep this idea in mind.

We are also planning an “Open House” to reveal our newly remodeled Lodge.  As these plans firm up, we will keep you advised as to the details.

To accomplish this during a short year, we will not be going dark for July and August.  It will be business as usual.  We still have to catch up and prepare officers & the Lodge for our 100-year celebration in 2022.

Again, it is great to be back and available to meet & conduct the business of our Lodge.  I look forward to seeing

you all in the near future at the Lodge once again.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony L. Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

From the West Brothers,

As some of you may know, in April we suffered the unexpected passing of Brother John Lindell, Past Master of Capital City Lodge No. 499.  I wanted to take this opportunity to express my condolences to John’s family, friends, and Masonic brothers.  As Past Master of our Lodge, long before I came on the scene, I can only imagine the loss felt by his those closest to him, his family, friends and those whom he recommended to become a Mason. 

I came to know John when I began handling the finances for our Temple Association.  Brotherly love was exhibited by him each time I would call for financial advice.  John would take time out of his busy schedule to speak with me, in person or over the telephone.  He would patiently explain a variety of historical issues, along with present-day and future concerns for our association’s financial well-being.  Not once did I feel as if he was annoyed by my questions, or that the advice he provided me wasn’t morally and ethically based. 

On occasions, I would call John about Masonic matters unrelated to finances.  In keeping with our obligation, in addition to helping me along in my own Masonic journey, John would speak truth to the issues we discussed and keep them in strict confidence.

I will miss my friend John, as will many others.  In honoring his memory as well as all that he has done for Masonry and Capital City Lodge.  I will endeavor to exhibit those Masonic traits he so willingly exhibited to me.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Greetings from the South Brethren,

I hope my brothers are having a great start to this Summer. This is the best time of year to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  With the pandemic moving forward and things are opening up, we are ecstatic to be able to see one another again.  We were able to have our first-in person Stated Meeting and dinner.  It was incredible to see each other again.

This month we are planning an “Hawaiian Theme”, where the brothers are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt and shorts.  Sandals are encouraged.  We will be having a traditional Hawaiian meal, which will most likely be Teriyaki Chicken, Rice and a Hawaiian Macaroni Salad.  I sure hope to see you all there.

The Lodge is planning several upcoming degrees, now that we are able to move forward with them.  I am very excited to get back to some ritual work. This month, through the efforts of Worshipful Matt Ernst, we had a Ritual Practice to work off some ritual dust.  All in all, we had a good time and many more to come.  Ritual my brothers, is what separates us from most others.  It’s what ties the meaning and brings us together.  We have a few brothers who are going to be starting their masonic careers, and some who are progressing.  I hope that we can have great turn outs for them in the near future.

Now is the time to start thinking about the growth of our Lodge.  Now is also the time to invite brothers to return to the Lodge and to encourage others who may seek engagement with Masonry. We need to not only grow our membership, but our engagement as well.

Stay tuned for more degree plans coming up, and hopefully some fun summer events.  I would like to see us doing more fun activities.  I’m not sure what that looks like yet, but let us know what you would like to see from your Lodge. It’s not just about the officers.  We are here to help and support the brethren, so for this June at the Stated Meeting, let us know what you would like to see.

Happy Summer!  I wish you and your family well.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 4 brethren for the month of June!  Please join us in wishing each of them a very Happy Birthday and many, many more.

     June 10th                            Michael L. Sellick, PM

                 June 16th                            Martin L. Walker

                 June 18th                            Enrique Gutierrez

                 June 23rd                            Pete P. Marcellana

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John Albert Lindell, PM

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Initiated Entered Apprentice 4/21/93, Passed to the degree of Fellowcraft 6/23/93. Raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason on 08/25/93. Hiram Award Recipient. Worshipful Master of Capital City Lodge in 1999. Was born October 27th 1947. Call from Labor to the Celestial Lodge Above April 26th, 2021.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MAY 2021

Wednesday, May 05th ……….Capital City Masonic Temple

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

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

Tuesday, May 11th ………..….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm………………….….…..………..Check-in

Start 7:00 pm……………..Executive Committee Mtg

NOTE:  Zoom will still be available to you if needed.

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

Stated Meeting Dinners………….Will begin in May 2021

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

Officer’s Coaches:                      Matthew D. Ernst, PM

                  Tony L. Shelton, PM

   Chief Candidate’s Coach:           Matthew D. Ernst, PM

MAY STATED MEETING MENU

Chicken & Beef “Street” Tacos, Drinks and Dessert will also be providedWe look forward to seeing you there.

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica)                              Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina)                  Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                            Junior Warden          

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha)                         Treasurer

Vartan Gilian                                                 Secretary

Valentino V. Garcia                                         Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                      Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                   Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                         Marshall

To Be Determined                                Senior Steward

To Be Determined                                Junior Steward

To Be Determined                                                Tiler

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

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brethren,

In case you haven’t heard yet, the Grand Master has made the official announcement that as of April 15, 2021, the Masons of California may now meet at our Lodge again.

Along with the May Trestle Board, you will be receiving two additional notifications.  The first steps for our Lodge are being completed and implemented per the established guidelines we have been given.  I am sending out a letter from me to all the brethren and tenants of our Lodge.  It will explain what we

must do in order to meet our compliance with the Grand Lodge.  The other notification which is required by Grand Lodge.  at this time is the SPP (Site Specific Protection Plan) Outline.It will be our rule and guide for all those who wish to re-enter our Lodge.  Please read these documents thoroughly, and call me if there are any questions.

So back to the great news!  Your Executive Committee has already met, and are now working to develop the first in-person meeting at our Lodge.  It is scheduled to be held on May 5th.  Our brother Junior Warden (Robert Leach) will be planning the meal.  I will let him elaborate on this for you.

Zoom will continue to be a part of our Stated Meetings at this time.  If you don’t feel good or have a temperature, we ask that you don’t come into the Lodge.  Please utilize Zoom for the safety of all brethren.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony L. Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Greetings from the West Brehren,

I think the light of day is beginning to shine on what seems to have been a long, dark night.  Though we may have a number stipulations placed upon us, I am grateful for the opportunity meet with my Masonic family.  To share a meal and fellowship with one another, in the Lodge that we call home.  As our brothers who came before us, we have faced adversity and have persevered.

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all who have stepped up to make our home a more modern and inviting Lodge for all of our members.  Though all of the planned renovations have not been completed, I am confident you will be more than satisfied with the progress that has been made.  For those who are able to attend our stated meeting on May 5th, I look forward to greeting you at the door.  For those who cannot, we will have Zoom options if you wish to participate remotely. 

If you have any questions about attending the stated meeting or participating via Zoom, please reach out to myself or any of the other Lodge Pillars, so that we can get you plugged in as appropriate.  I’m excited about May’s Stated Meeting, and I hope to see you there.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

My brothers from the South, the time has come that we have been waiting for. The Lodge is now open for in-person meetings, following the guidelines set forth.  This doesn’t mean that it’s going to be easy, and there are still many challenges ahead.  But we are closer than we once were to being fully open.  More on this to come from our Master Worshipful Shelton.

We are hoping to have a “Cinco de Mayo” style dinner in place on the May Stated Meeting Dinner.  I can’t wait to share stories and brotherly love once again.  Looking forward to seeing all who can make it.

This last month in April 2021, the Lodge had a wonderful event a (Youth Order Luncheon).  We had a great turn out. The young ladies from Jobs, and young men from Demolay came out to visit along with their adult advisors.  As well as a few other members from Masonic bodies. They all were overjoyed as this was one of the first events for this year.  We have all been unable to attend since the COVID pandemic started. We did give tours of the building and the remodeling we have been laboring on.  Everyone seemed so thrilled with this accomplishment.  Worshipful Matt Ernst and Master Worshipful Tony Shelton gave tours of the building, and I wanted to thank them for that.  We prepared bagged lunches of ham and turkey sandwiches, with mostly all the fixings.  Everyone sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather & fellowship from a distance.  The Lodge was even able to interact with members of the local community and our neighborhood.

A special thanks to the committee who met, helped plan and invested the time in making this event possible.  The Luncheon Committee was – Tony Shelton, Kelly Dixon, James Lloyd, Matt Ernst and to the ladies who helped, Cathlene Ernst and Monica Hodge.  Thanks you guys for all your service in helping set up and preparing the lunches.

I know we still have a way to go but I’m looking forward to getting back to some ritual work, and bringing the Lodge alive again.  Pushing forward, we need more brothers to get involved.  What I’m looking forward to the most are more events like degrees and seeing my brothers again.  We have a lot of work, lots of brothers that need to move up and hopefully new brothers to come in.  Keep a look out for people might be a good fit for masonry.  Our lodge needs more membership more than ever.

I wish you and your family well in the Month of May and beyond.

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

MAY BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 8 brethren for the month of May!  Please join us in wishing each of them a very Happy Birthday and many, many more.

May 04th       Nicolas G. Rapanos

May 17th       Jeremy A. Edwards

May 20th       Richard D. Hayes 

May 21st       James T. Wong Jr.

May 23rd       Scott M. Colvin

May 25th       Jun Mel C. Basa Jr.    

May 25th       Valentino V. Garcia

May 27th       Melvin L. Dosch

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