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John Albert Lindell, PM

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

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Event by Capital City Lodge #499 F&AM

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM PDT 54–93°F Sunny

So back to the great news! Your Executive Committee has already met, and are now working to develop the first in-person meeting at our Lodge. It is scheduled to be held on May 5th

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

In order to attend You must show You are Vaccinated or had a clear Covid test within 72 hours of the meeting.

Those who cant make it, there will be a zoom multicast.

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MAY 2021 MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817

MAY 2021

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MAY 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Officer’s Coaches:                      Matthew D. Ernst, PM

                  Tony L. Shelton, PM

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

MAY STATED MEETING MENU

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

ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2021

Tony L. Shelton, PM (Monica)                              Master

Joseph “Kelly” Dixon (Sabrina)                  Senior Warden

Robert W. Leach (Julie)                            Junior Warden          

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha)                         Treasurer

Vartan Gilian                                                 Secretary

Valentino V. Garcia                                         Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                      Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                   Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                         Marshall

To Be Determined                                Senior Steward

To Be Determined                                Junior Steward

To Be Determined                                                Tiler

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

FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brethren,

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

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

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

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

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

Fraternally Yours,

Tony L. Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Greetings from the West Brehren,

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

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

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

Fraternally,

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fraternally,

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

MAY BIRTHDAYS

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

May 04th       Nicolas G. Rapanos

May 17th       Jeremy A. Edwards

May 20th       Richard D. Hayes 

May 21st       James T. Wong Jr.

May 23rd       Scott M. Colvin

May 25th       Jun Mel C. Basa Jr.    

May 25th       Valentino V. Garcia

May 27th       Melvin L. Dosch

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April 2021 Trestle Board

CAPITAL CITY LODGE #499

FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

4647 U STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA  95817 

APRIL 2021

MONTHLY TRESTLE BOARD

Published monthly by

Monica Hodge

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR APRIL 2021

Wednesday, April 07th…..………..…..….….…Zoom

Start 6:30 pm……………….…..………..Log-in

Start 7:00 pm…….……….…..Stated Meeting

Tuesday, April 13th………………………..….…Zoom

Start 6:30 pm……………….…..………..Log-in

Start 7:00 pm……Executive Committee Mtg

Saturday, April 17th…….…………………….…Zoom

Start 11:00 am……….…. Capital City Lodge

End 2:00 pm..Youth Orders Drive-by Lunch

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to the following 6 brethren for the month of March!  Please join us in wishing each of them a very Happy Birthday and many, many more.

                  April 1st                Clinton E. Abbott

                  April 6th               Robert A. Ward, PM

                  April 10th             John D. Dunnett, Jr.

                  April 13th             Warren W. Michael

                  April 17th             David L. De Benedetti

                  April 25th             Murlin R. Hand

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

Stated Meeting & Dinner…………(At Lodge) Temporarily Discontinued

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           

Mark K. Laybourn, PM (Alisha)                         Treasurer

Vartan Gilian                                                 Secretary

Valentino V. Garcia                                         Chaplain

Virgilio V. Manganaan, PM                      Senior Deacon

Kevin R. Laybourn (Kristine)                   Junior Deacon

Alexander A. Asuncion Sr., PM                         Marshall

To Be Determined                                Senior Steward

To Be Determined                                Junior Steward

To Be Determined                                                Tiler

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

LODGE EMAIL ADDRESS

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FROM THE EAST – THE PILLAR OF WISDOM

Brethren, greeting from the East.

March is here again, and we are hoping for no more surprises like the Covid-19 from last year.  Moving forward with Lodge business, we will have an audit in March, so we can be compliant with Grand Lodge.  Also in March, we will be trying to get brother Aquino ready for his second-degree proficiency.  Brother Kevin is currently working on his proficiency with Past Master Matt Ernst to advance his station as well.  These are all being done within the set perimeters from our Grand Lodge.

I really am going to miss sharing the March Stated Meeting meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage with everyone.  I do think once we get to meet again, that we will need to talk brother James Lloyd into another Cajun meal.  Especially since it was so delicious last time he fixed it for us. 

Due to multiple requests, we are trying to put a small event together to honor our youth orders.  I will keep you informed as our plan comes together.

Once again, I am looking forward to the day we can meet in person again.  Plans are currently being discussed on how to open the Lodge at this time.  We would like to have an Open House with and “Meet & Greet” to show off our newly remodeled Lodge.

In closing, I just want to say thank you to our Past Master Matt Ernst, Sr. Warden Kelly Dixon and Jr. Warden Robert Leah, for making time for us to put together a Covid-19 Widows & Sweethearts event for February 2021.  The feedback we have receive so far has been spectacular.  Each of the recipients were very grateful that our officers took the time and effort to bring a little smile to their faces.

Brethren, think positive, be well and always remember that many portions of Masonry are communicative and mouth to ear.  Do this with those who may show a desire to know more about Masonry, whenever possible.

Fraternally Yours,

Tony L. Shelton, PM

Master

FROM THE WEST – THE PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Greetings from the West,

Brothers, we are at a stage in our renovation process in which decisions about the display of pictures, memorabilia, and other items of historical significance need to be made. Prior to our renovations, all such items were taken down and stored. Now that the painting has been completed and new display cabinets have been acquired, we will begin the decision-making process of how to properly honor the Lodge’s history and the legacy of our brothers who came before us.

For a variety of reason, including reminders by my wife that I might be lacking in decorative vision, so I would like to extend an opportunity to others who may want to provide input or participate in this stage of the process.  Decisions about the volume, manner, and time frames historical items and memorabilia are to be displayed need to be made. For example, with limited space available in our two display cases, should we identify and permanently display only the most significant items we have, or should we create a display rotation schedule so they can all be viewed. Decisions about the display and/or restoration of pictures and artwork are equally important.  I, like I’m sure many others, are anxiously awaiting a return to normal. Until then, if anyone is interested in this opportunity to participate in Lodge’s display and decoration process, please shoot me an email or give me call and I’ll be glad to get you involved.

Fraternally

Kelly Dixon

Senior Warden

FROM THE SOUTH – THE PILLAR OF BEAUTY

Brethren,

From the Station in the South. With March upon us, I look forward to the day that we can return to the Lodge.  As things here in California particularly are looking brighter and brighter as we move forward.  Things are opening up and the COVID Vaccine program is in full swing.  All good things to lead us back to seeing each and every one of you again.  

This last month, we had a wonderful event with which it was my pleasure to spend the day with Worshipful Junior Past Master Matt Ernst; as we delivered some care packages as part of our Widows and sweetheart’s Event for Feb. 2021.  We started to day off with conversation and planning at the Lodge with Worshipful Tony Shelton and brother Kelly Dixon before we headed out in our respective groups.  Events like this are what bring us together.  I got to spend the day in great conversation and visiting the widows and sweethearts of our Lodge.  All of which seemed to be in good spirits and thanked us for keeping them in our thoughts.  One of the biggest comments we got was that everyone loved getting this trestle board. I’m looking forward to more events like this, where we can get the body of the Lodge involved.

Coming up soon, I’m looking forward to being a part of our youth orders program.  Not sure what the details are yet, but stay tuned.  We are planning a way that we can socially distance, but still honor our youth orders in the area.

Plans for the hopefully near future are going to be a “Return to the Lodge” event, where we are hoping to get all the brethren, family and friends involved.  You know that always means good food and conversation, in addition to lots of fun.  Please let us know if you have any ideas and/or would like to contribute to the event.  This is largely because of the eagerness to get back to the Lodge, but also to be able to have an Open House and show off our newly renovated Lodge.  The Hall Board has been hard at work for a while now, in this massive undertaking.  Things are looking really amazing.

In closing, I would like to say that I’m happy Spring is right around the corner.  As I look forward to the upcoming weather changes and warmer days, I hope you are all able to get out and enjoy these wonderful days we have coming.  For me, it means being able to spend more time outdoor with my family, and hopefully do some traveling and camping in the near future.

Robert W. Leach

Junior Warden

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Topic: Capital City Masonic Temple Board Meeting
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