MAY 2022 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

MAY 2022

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MAY 2022

Wednesday, May 4th………..Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….………….……….Fellowship

Start 7:00 pm…….……..……………..Roll Call Dinner

Saturday, May 7th……..…….Capital City Masonic Temple

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

Wednesday, May 11th………Capital City Masonic Temple

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

Friday, May 13th………Watt Avenue Country Club Lanes

Start 5:00 pm……………….…Brethren Social Event

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

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

Wednesday, May 25th………Capital City Masonic Temple

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

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

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

MAY BIRTHDAYS

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

     Jun Mel Castelo Basa Jr.            Scott M. Colvin

     Jeremy Aaron Edwards               Valentino V. Garcia

     Richard D. Hayes                       James T. Wong Jr.

MAY STATED MEETING MENU

Meal prepared by

Brother Leach & Brother Caballero

Main Dish           Spaghetti           

Salad                  House

Bread                  Garlic                                                                                                 

Drinks and dessert will also be provided.  Hopefully, we will see you there.

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

info@capitalcitylodge.org

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brethren,

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make our Roll-Call Dinner a success.  A special thanks goes to Brother Tim Scott and Worshipful Tony Shelton for preparing a fabulous meal.  Between planning, preparation, serving & the ceremony, events like this would never get done without the commitment and selflessness of others.  This event allowed us to honor or Brothers who have passed, with dignity & respect, and for that I am truly thankful.

On the topic of fellowship, I would be interested in getting some feedback from others regarding ideas they might have for events or gatherings, that serve our masonic families.  Some may like to bowl, fish, camp or golf.  Others may simply like to plink away at targets on a local range.  Such opportunities like our monthly breakfasts, can allow Brothers and their families to gather in fellowship with one another, without having to be engaged in an official masonic ceremony.  For those who use the Viber Application Brother Leach addressed in last month’s Trestle Board, it allows for the easy coordination of a day out golfing, or a trip to the coast for fishing.

Finally, for those whose life circumstances have kept them away from the Lodge, I would encourage you to search within yourself for the reason(s) that first led you to become involved in Masonry.  On April 16th, I had the privilege to attend a masonic funeral ceremony at our Lodge.  In keeping with Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, we were able to serve the family of a Brother from another Lodge, who had passed.  At this service, I met a Brother who has been away from Masonry for some time.  What a beautiful opportunity to display to this Brother & his family, what Masonry at its core, is all about.

With no pressure, obligation or commitment to stay for the Stated Meeting, I would like to invite you to come and share a meal with your Brothers.  I think you will find that your Lodge has an inviting atmosphere, and you just might be reminded of those reasons which led you to become a Mason to begin with.  If you are in need of transportation, please let me know, and we will make appropriate arrangements for you to attend.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Master  Kd.12682@gmail.com

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brethren,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. and time spent with family and friends.  As I write this, the Master and wardens are preparing to head off this upcoming weekend in April to attend the “Grand Lodge Master and Wardens retreat”.  We hope to come back with loads of ideas, and exciting news to bring to our Lodge.  Our Goal is to continue pushing on, and not only growing our membership, but trying to reengage the members we have.

Brothers, please reach out to brothers you know, and ask them to Lodge. Ask our brothers, what is keeping them from Lodge and how can we help them.  Please, reach out and let the officers know how we can help too.  I’m sure we can find brothers to assist in carpooling and/or picking brothers up to come to Lodge.  Remember, things you can count on are Stated Meetings and Lodge Breakfast.  These are both great times to engage with your brothers and socialize.

Hope to see everyone at the Lodge Breakfast again this month.  It will be back on the First Saturday of the Month May 7th, 2022, at the same time 8:00 am to 10:00am.

Biscuits & Gravy was a hit last month, and has been added as a new item to our menu. and it was a hit last time.  Thanks again to all the brothers who are, and continue to help out in the Kitchen.  If you are interested in helping us in May, please reach out and let me know.

This Month, we are planning a social event for the brothers. On May 13th from 5:00 pm till whenever, and will be held at Country Club Lanes on Watt Ave in Sacramento.  Many times, we have events and gatherings for brothers & their families and/or friends. But this night, will be about the brethren.  Please come on down and join us for a fun-filled evening of socialization.  At Country Club Lanes, it’s more than just Bowling.  They have a Full Bar, Billiards, Arcades, Snack bar/Cafe, Laser Tag and much more.  Most importantly, it’s a chance to hang out with brothers and catch up.

And Brothers, don’t forget about “Viber”.   If you’re not involved, you are missing out.

Viber Messenger: Chats & Calls

Please fill free to ask one of the Pillars of the lodge for assistance in setting up “Viber”. You can send a message to my phone at 916-591-0137, and I can send you an invite to download and join “Viber”. Or you can go ahead and download “Viber”, and add me as a contact. Simply, message me in Viber. and I will add you to the Main Lodge Communication Group. The App is available for Apple and Android smart phones. which most of us have these days. If you are having issues, please let us know at a lodge meeting or event, and one of us would be happy to help.

Please 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.  For this month, we will continue to provide some masonic lessons.

Let Temperance chasten, Fortitude support, Prudence direct you, and let Justice be the guide of all your actions. Be especially careful to maintain, in their fullest splendor, those truly Masonic ornaments, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.  These are a few very simple masonic codes and principles to live by, but somehow too complicated to execute.

To make it simple, I would like to share a story:

One day, a tourist found himself in a very simple laid back seaport town.  He especially liked the view from his window overlooking the ocean.  The unlimited supply of fresh air, and the relentless sound of cascading waves as they break upon contact with the nearby rocks.  Each morning he would sit down on the front porch of his hotel, while drinking his coffee, and watch the people on the docks catching fish.  He noticed one person in particular, an elderly fisherman who would sit in the same spot, at the same time of the day.  After observing him for a week, the tourist noticed that the fisherman would go home after he caught two fish, regardless of what time his last catch would be.  Unable to contain his curiosity, he went over to the fisherman.

  Tourist: “Hello.  Why do you only catch two fish, and then go home?”

Fisherman: “Since our children are all grown up, it’s only me and my    wife at home.  So, two fish are all we can eat in a day.”

  Tourist: “But you can catch more!”

  Fisherman: “And why would I do that?”

Tourist: “So you can sell the extra fish, and buy more fishing poles, rods & hooks to catch more fish.”

  Fisherman: “But why would I do that?”

Tourist: “Well, so you can have more fish to sell, and have more money.  Then you can buy a boat, and hire people to work for you.  

So, then you don’t have to sit and fish here anymore, every single day.”

Fisherman: “Yes, I can probably do that, but I don’t want to.  You see, I would not want to become a businessman and count money all day, which I might eventually lose.  Nor would I want to manage people, and tell them what to do.  They could end up not following my instructions.  Fishing is what I love, and that’s what I’m going to do.  That is why I’m here every morning.”

There is a lot of lessons we can learn from this story.  I may not be a fisherman, but I think I understand what it feels to be one.  Most often in our lives. we are burdened by the things we think we need to do or accomplish, same as masonry.  Sometimes we forget the real reason why we joined.  

Along the way the fuel that burns inside that propels each mason to attend stated meetings, degrees and fellowship had somehow died down. Many lodges had either surrendered their charter or merged with other lodges, trying to find a solution, and perhaps just delaying the inevitable.  Or maybe just failed to see the most obvious solution.  The journey to seek the master’s lost word, is an individual quest.  However, our Lodge is our vehicle to aid us in our quest, and what fun it would be to spend it with our brothers.

I believe Capital City Lodge is stronger now than ever before.  It’s on what I can feel, on the verge of a masonic membership revival revolution.  We must continually seek that which we lost, and in doing so, join our fraternal brothers to move forward in an era of change.  If our conviction is strong, and we believe that what we are doing is right, then with a united front we move forward into the future.  And, although we may find different answers to the same question, we are together in our quest.  Wearing those truly masonic ornaments, Brotherly love, Relief and Truth. And so if someone asks, we can answer, I am a mason and that’s what I wanted to be!

Fraternally,

Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM

Junior Warden  ejrcaballero@hotmail.com

A Sojourners Tale #3

Welcome to this installment of a Sojourners Tale.  Cathlene and I are having a wonderful time with our travels, throughout the southwest.

One of our stops was in William’s Arizona, which is considered the gateway to the Grand Canyon.  It is listed as the last town bypassed by Interstate 40, on the old Route 66.  While we were there, I looked up Williams Lodge #38, which was re-charted in 1929.

From there, we moved on to Roswell New Mexico where we visited the International UFO Museum.  This stop was very interesting, along with many other interesting exhibits. No, we did not meet any aliens, (yet). While visiting there, I looked up Roswell Lodge #18. The lodge just happened to be hosting and Eastern Star Event, and I was fortunate enough to meet the lodges Sr. Warden Richard Glenn.  He was Gracious enough to give to us a tour of his lodge. The lodge’s current location is it’s third, and he informed me that the legendary Pat Garrett was believed to have been a member of the lodge.  But most, if not all of the lodge records, where lost in the fire when the previous lodge burned down.

Our next stop was Fredericksburg Texas.  While visiting there, we came across Fredericksburg lodge #794 AF & AM Chartered in 1896.  Since there was a stated meeting that evening, I contacted the lodge Secretary Brother Fred Ayers, who invited me to break bread with them as well as to attend that evening’s stated meeting. In my conversation with Brother Fred, I found out that we had a Sacramento connection of Worshipful Daniel Scott, the Past Potentate of Ben Ali Shrine.  He is also now a Past Master of the Fredericksburg lodge, and Dan is now severing as their Sr. Steward. I was warmly greeted by Worshipful Don Kaiser and his officers, and I must say the Ancient Free and Accepted is different and yet the same.  It was nice to sit in lodge with the brothers, and Worshipful Dan asked me to pass on his greetings from Fredericksburg.

That’s all I have for now, until next time…….

Matthew Ernst, P.M.

MORE TO COME, AS WE CONTINUE ON OUR JOURNEY!!

APRIL 2022 MONTHLY TRESTLEBOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

APRIL 2022

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR APRIL 2022

Saturday, April 2nd………….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 2:00 pm…………….………….……….Fellowship

Start 2:30 pm…….……..……………..Roll Call Dinner

Wednesday, April 6th……….Capital City Masonic Temple

Start 6:30 pm…………….………….…….………Dinner

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

Saturday, April 9th………….Capital City Masonic Temple

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

Wednesday, April 13th……..Capital City Masonic Temple

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

Saturday, April 16th……..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,….Garcia Bend Park

Start 10:00 am……………………..Youth Order Event

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

Start 7:00 pm………….……………………OSI Meeting

Wednesday, April 27th……..Capital City Masonic Temple

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

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

info@capitalcitylodge.org

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

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

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

Clinton E. Abbott           Warren W. Michael

David L. De Benedetti    Alan W. O’neal

John D. Dunnett Jr.      Robert A. Ward, PM

APRIL STATED MEETING MENU

(Meal prepared by Brother Jay Del Rosario)

Main Dish           Rib Stew   

Vegetables          Potatoes/Carrots/Red Bell Peppers

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

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brothers, welcome to Spring.

On April 2nd, we will be holding a Roll Call Dinner to honor the brothers of our Lodge, who departed this life in 2021.  We will also be honoring brothers who passed in years prior to 2021, whose passing we recently learned of.  Brother’s Tim Scott and Tony Shelton will be preparing a meal worthy of such an event, and I look forward to seeing you there.

We are also holding a Youth Orders event on April 16th; the details of which Brother Caballero will address in his article.  The youth of today are the members of our Masonic Organizations in the future.  With that in in mind, if you have time on the 16th, I encourage your attendance at this great opportunity to support and impact the lives of our youth.

On April 9th, the 2022 International Conference on Freemasonry will be held in Berkeley, CA.  The event cost is $30.00, and an optional lunch can be purchased for an additional $20.00.  Information can be found on the Grand Lodge Website.  If you are interested in attending, please reach out to me so that we can make arrangements for possible carpooling.

Included with this Trestle Board, is a “Member Update Form”.  Over the years, some member information has become outdated.  When Grand Lodge switched to iMember 2.0, it seems like some of our member’s information was lost in the shuffle.  If you could kindly fill out the inserted form and mail it in the self-addressed, stamped envelope.  This will greatly improve our ability to effectively communicate with our membership.

Finally, I would like to thank Brother Jay Del Rosario, who has graciously volunteered to provide us with our meal for April’s Stated Meeting.  It will include rib stew, potatoes, carrots and red bell peppers.

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Master  Kd.12682@gmail.com

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Brothers, Happy Easter to all!!!!

It’s spring time again and with warmer weather coming, we can look forward to some outdoor Lodge activities.  This next Month, we are planning a Masonic Youth Event for the Jobs, Rainbow and DeMolay in our area.  More details to come from Worshipful Ed Cabellero, your Junior Warden. I’m particularly excited about this event as I’m a Senior DeMolay myself, and it will be nice to visit with the youth of today.  Hopefully, the future of our great institution.  This is why it is so important to support these groups and help them grow, because they are our Future!!!!

Another great, successful event in Lodge history is finally coming back, the monthly Lodge Breakfast.  We had such a great turn out in March, as well as time to visit with brothers & family.  My thanks to the many brethren who jumped in and helped out with either cooking or cleaning up.  As we have all heard, “many hands make light work”.  This event will give us a great opportunity each month, to come together as a Masonic family and catch up.

During this month, our breakfast will be on April 9th, which is the 2nd Saturday of April.  It will start at 8:00 AM, and then continue on until 10:00 AM or so.  Since the Lodge is also holding our “Roll Call Dinner” on April 2nd, we had to move our “Breakfast Event” to the following Saturday.

Among the officers of the Lodge, we have found “Viber” (our new communication tool), to be very useful in the workings of the Lodge.  It’s allowing us to better communicate among the brethren, for committee work and among the officers as well.  We are creating one large group meant for Lodge general communication such as announcements & event changes, for everyone to be a part of.  Then brothers can join other smaller groups, if they are part of a work group or committee in the future.

Viber Messenger: Chats & Calls

Please fill free to ask one of the Pillars of the lodge for assistance in setting up “Viber”. You can send a message to my phone at 916-591-0137 and I can send you an invite to download and join “Viber”. Or you can go ahead and download “Viber” and add me as a contact. Simply, message me in Viber and I will add you to the Main Lodge Communication Group. The App is available for Apple and Android smart phones which most of us have these days. If you are having issues, please let us know at a lodge meeting or event and one of us would be happy to help.

Please 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.  

We are now in the month of April, and time travel is indeed like a blink of an eye. For this month, I have decided to continue to provide masonic insights to get a better understanding of our craft.  To those that were newly initiated or raised at the beginning of the year; it is either they have a better understanding of what they have gotten into, or they realized it’s not for them and decided to just not show up in the Lodge.

Masonry-A Progressive Moral Science

Why call it “progressive moral science”?  Have you ever heard of the saying “if it’s not broken then don’t fix it”, or “we have always done it like that since I can remember”? If we take the literal meaning of words and phrases in our cipher, we find that sometimes they contradict each other. For example, “As all brothers have done, who have gone this way before”. I would say this is not very progressive, for it teaches us to do the same thing our ancient brothers have done in the past.  If we do this, we are going to be left behind.

To get a better understanding of the phrase “masonry is a progressive moral science”, we must understand the words by their selves. Perhaps some of us remember science as our project in grade school, dissecting plants or mixing chemicals in the lab.  According to Wikipedia, science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions, on any particular subject. It is an intellectual and practical activity that surrounds the study of any topic. But why progressive? If we notice, progressive moral science is not really discussed until you get to the 2nd degree. This is because we need to build a strong foundation in the first degree. A better understanding about the subject matter, and more importantly, a conscious awareness of one’s own self. If you know yourself better, then you can view yourself in different ways, and project yourself in a better light. A triangle’s strongest foundation is at the base, this is where we build from and progress from.  Although we can learn from others and follow what they have built, an architect must draw his own designs, in order for him to make himself a better person. The continuing search for knowledge, and to use that knowledge to build a better person, one must know if the building is weak and faulty, he can always go back to the base and build again. A better one this time. This I believe, is why masonry a progressive moral science.

It is my hope that we will continue to build brothers who are proficient and knowledgeable in the esoteric form of our works, so that in return, we will share our knowledge also as well as unselfishly devote our time to guide each other on our journey.  We must use these tools provided to us in order to build our own building, and our “moral, spiritual and masonic edifice”.

Speaking of building, we will endeavor to host an event to benefit our youth order, namely Rainbow for girls, Job’s daughter and Demolays. It is inevitable that our youth are future pillars of our community. It is not only our moral and ethical duty, but it is empirical that we influence their building blocks to ensure a sustainable society based upon the moral and social virtues of our institution. This event will be held in Garcia Bend Park on April 16, 2022, with a start time of 10:00 am.  Some of the brothers including myself, will be at the park earlier to make preparations. We will be serving burgers and hotdogs for everybody. We will also have music sound system, and games for the youth. I would like to encourage everyone to attend, and your support for this endeavor. I believe this event will provide not only an opportunity, but a venue connecting our Lodge’s involvement in the community and other members of our institution as well. We will provide constant updates as the days progress, and with the guidance of our Worshipful Master Kelly Dixon.  May we continue good stewardship and fraternal brotherhood.

Fraternally,

Eduardo Caballero Jr., PM

Junior Warden  ejrcaballero@hotmail.com

A Sojourners Tale #2

Greetings brothers and friends. Looking at this picture below in March of 2022, can you guess where I am?

Would you like a few clues?

  1. This Lodge holds some of its meetings below sea level.
  2. The Lodge itself is 4,150 above sea level.
  3. In the past, it has had both Rainbow & Masonic Grand Lodge officers.

As Cathlene and I travel the country this year on our new adventures, I will be occasionally sending out pictures along with bits of history on the Lodges we find on our travels.  Since we are finally on the road now, we will do our best to keep in touch. 

If you know where I am in the picture shown above, just drop me an email at mernst@winfirst.com.

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

SuperBowl Party!

We are having a 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. For any additional questions ask Brother Robert Leach.

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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

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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

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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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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

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