November Stated Meeting

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 AT 6:30 AM

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November Stated Meeting

Capital City Lodge #499

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Come hang out with the brothers and have a good meal!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!!!!!!!

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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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OPEN HOUSE & CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER

OPEN HOUSE & CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER

Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

4647 U Street, Sacramento, California

October 13, 1921 – October 13, 2021

The brethren of Capital City Lodge #499, in celebration of 100-years as a Chartered Masonic Lodge, cordially invite families, friends and community members to our Open House.    

Please join us for fellowship, friendship, refreshments and appetizers.  Feel free to stop by and check out our beautiful renovations, and to catch up on what is going on in the Lodge.

Brothers will be available in the Library, Lodge Room and Kitchen/Dining Room, to speak with you on our renovation’s projects and the Lodge’s history.

BRIEF HISTORY OF

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

In October of 1920 – Like-minded brothers began to discuss the possibility of forming a new Masonic Lodge in Sacramento, California.

In February 1921 – They met under the Ledger in the Registry of Discussion, a Grand Lodge Dispensation was then granted and a meeting location was identified.  They began to meet for the purpose of establishing a new lodge in Sacramento.

October 13, 1921 – October 13, 2021

In October 1921 – The Grand Lodge issued a Charter for Capital City in Sacramento, establishing it as the 499th Lodge in California.

In February 1970 – Through a generous donation of a Lodge member & Master Mason (Charles Goethe), Capital City Lodge secured its current location at 4647 U street in the Elmhurst community of Sacramento.

In August 1971 – Capital City Lodge’s new home was dedicated by Most Worshipful Grand Master Herbert Huebner.

In 1973 – Capital City Lodge’s Past Master (Raymond Ebbage), was elected as Most Worshipful Grand Master for the State of California.

In 1986 – Capital City Lodge’s Past Master (John W. Driskell), served as Most Worshipful Grand Master for the State of California.

In 2019 – The Lodge Restoration Project was implemented, and still continues to this day.

In October 2021, Capital City Lodge will celebrate 100-years as a Charted Masonic Lodge.

October 13, 1921 – October 13, 2021

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM                                             Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon                     Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach                            Junior Warden

Eric Schlenker, PM                                 Treasurer

Mark K. Laybourn, PM                           Secretary

Valentino V. Garcia                                   Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM             Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn                          Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                Marshall

John Knox, PM                 Grand Lodge Inspector

    for the 410th Masonic

    District

October 13, 1921 – October 13, 2021

OCTOBER 2021 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

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OCTOBER 2021

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

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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Golden Veteran Celebration for brother Thomas H. Brown

Brother Thomas H. Brown Receiving his Golden Veteran Award From Worshipful John Knox, Inspector of the 410 Masonic district of California
Brother Thomas H. Brown Receiving his Golden Veteran Award From Worshipful John Knox, Inspector of the 410 Masonic district of California
Brother Thomas H. Brown Receiving his Golden Veteran Award From Worshipful John Knox, Inspector of the 410 Masonic district of California
Brother Thomas H. Brown Receiving his Golden Veteran Award From Worshipful John Knox, Inspector of the 410 Masonic district of California
Worshipful John Knox Addressing the crowd
Brother Kelly Dixon and His wife Sabrina Dixon. Monica Hodge and her Husband Worshipful Tony Shelton. Worshipful Eric Schlenker. Worshipful John Knox
Brother Thomas Brown’s Family
Brother Tim Scott Barbequing for the dinner

September 2021 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

SEPTEMBER 2021

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

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

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

info@capitalcitylodge.org

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July Stated Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021 AT 6:30 PM PDT

July Stated Meeting

Details

Event by Capital City Lodge #499 F&AM Capital City Lodge #499 F&AM

Stated meeting July 7th.

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.

JULY 2021 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499
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JULY 2021
MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD
Published monthly by
Monica Hodge

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

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