MWD Message Oct 2014

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TRESTLE BOARD

Sat., Oct. 11, 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast, Clinton Lodge No. 47

10:00 a.m. – Monthly Meeting

 

Dear Brethren; we have established the M.W.D. meeting schedule for the 2015 year and for the remainder of this year. October 11th, Clinton Lodge No. 47; November 8th, Hoover Lodge No. 270 and December 6th, Conrad Lodge No. 271. Breakfasts available from: 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with meetings at 10:00 a.m.

The following items were discussed at our last joint meeting with T.V.L.A., S.L.O.A. and M.W.D.:

1) The need for more family oriented events, especially for our younger members with families.

2) Blue Lodge Association minutes need to be read at lodge meetings.

3) More participation by officers at Saturday morning meetings when the written ritual is available.

4) More events that include our ladies.

5) Next year’s “All Masonic Picnic” is now scheduled for August 22, 2015 at Tadmor Shrine. All lodges and other Masonic bodies are asked to keep that date open.

The November meeting of M.W.D. will be our annual meeting and election of officers.

Fraternally,

Gordon L. Broome, President


Commandry Message Oct 2014

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TRESTLE BOARD

Fri., Oct. 3 – Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

Thurs., Fri. and Sat., Oct. 9, 10 and 11 – Grand Commandery,

Columbus, Ohio

Mon., Oct. 13 – Columbus Day

Thurs., Oct. 16 – National Boss Day

Tues., Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m. – Stated Meeting

Fri., Oct, 24 – United Nations Day

Fri., Oct. 31 – Halloween

 

Greetings Sir Knights! We hope everything is well with you and your family. Looking forward to having you with us at our stated meetings and at the dinners we serve for Scottish Rite on the second Thursday of each month. We could always use your presence or help if you could.

We are going to Grand Commandery in Columbus, Ohio on the 10th and 11th of October. If you would like to be present, contact our Recorder for information.

We will be having a number of special meetings to confer work and also practice the “Full Form” opening and also the Order of the Temple Degree; come and join us. We can always use a few more Knights in the lines and also on the sidelines.

This year will be a little different; our new Grand Commander has stated he wants the “Full Form” opening done before our inspection so, at our stated meeting on December 16th, we will do the “Full Form” Opening. On January 17th, we will have our inspection and than, at our stated meeting in May, our Grand Commander will be present. Please make a special effort to be present at these meetings.

As you know, it takes a brother who is a Royal Arch Mason to become a Knight Templar, so let us invite ore brothers who are not as of yet members of the York Rite Bodies. I am sure they will enjoy their journey through the degrees and orders.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at our stated and special meetings.

Fraternally

Bill Stratton, Commander


Council Message Oct 2014

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TRESTLE BOARD

Fri., Oct. 3 – Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

Fri., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. – Quarterly Arch meeting, Over at 9:30 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 13 – Columbus Day

Thurs., Oct. 16 – National Boss Day

Tues., Oct. 21, 7:45 p.m. – Stated Meeting

Fri., Oct, 24 – United Nations Day

Fri., Oct. 31 – Halloween

 

Hello Companions! I was attending a Boy Scout Junior Leader Training Campout last weekend. One of the things that they tried to instill in the boys was a sense of pride in their unit and how important it is for the unit to thrive. As I thought about this, Masonry came to mind. I believe that the same applies to us in Masonry. In attending meetings and going through the motions a lot of people get really bored (including me sometimes.) In this I would like all your help. Please give me any new ideas or tell me about things that we used to do that you really enjoyed.

I look forward to our Council having a great year. We have a lot of new members who are excited to learn. Please feel free to call me or email me with your ideas. (216) 276-0436 or, Larry.haines@hhgregg.com

Larry, Master


Chapter Message Oct 2014

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TRUSTLE BOARD

Fri., Oct. 3 – Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

Tues. Wed. and Thurs., Oct. 7, 8 and 9 – Grand Chapter, Independence, Ohio

Mon., Oct. 13 – Columbus Day

Thurs., Oct. 16 – National Boss Day

Tues., Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. – Stated Meeting

Fri., Oct. 24 – United Nations Day

Fri., Oct. 31 – Halloween

 

Greetings companions! Time is flying and we have a lot of work to do. Officers should be learning their stations. I will be opening in full form at any time so be ready! We will be merging with the 17th District meaning a lot of changes are coming in the merger.

Better attendance is needed at our meetings, so please attend as degree work is coming and we can use the help. See you at lodge.

Grand Chapter convenes October 7th 8th and 9th at Independence, Ohio.

Bob Habony H.P.


Delta Message Oct 2014

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Mina Jane Groetz (330) 875-3555 . . . . . Worthy Matron

Johnnie Jones (330) 499-0224 . . . . . . . .Worthy Patron

Patricia Slatzer (330) 484-1548 . . . . . . . Secretary

Margaret Antonosanti (330) 821-4008 . . Sunshine

 

Mailing Address:  1034 Lillian St.. S. W.

Canton, OH 44706

Visit our web site at: www.cantonfreemasons.com

 

TRESTLE BOARD

Fri., Oct. 3 – Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

Fri., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. – Stated Meeting, Short Form Opening

Refreshments: Dawn Thomas

Mon., Oct. 13 – Columbus Day

Thurs., Oct. 16 – National Boss Day

Fri., Oc. 24 – United Nations Day

7:30 p.m. – Stated Meeting, Short Form Opening

Refreshments Following

Fri., Oct. 31 – Halloween

Sat., Nov. 8 – School of Instruction, Canton Masonic Temple

Grand Chapter was held in Dayton, Ohio, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th. We learned a lot and those who were able to attend had a great time. Our own Trevor Sproul was Master of Ceremonies at the Grand Banquet on Saturday evening. Representatives were there from all the youth groups and it was interesting to hear what they had to say.

A get well card was sent to Liz Taylor who was in the hospital in Kentucky. We hope she is feeling much better by now.

A sympathy card was sent to Eric and Heather Norris on the death of Eric’s grandfather. Our sympathy goes out to the Norris family.

Due to the School of Instruction being held on November 8th, we will be having two meetings in October, rather than one. At the time the September bulletin was written, I said we had only 3 meetings, which would be short form, till the end of our term. Since there will now be four meetings, one was in September, two in October and one in November, we had another long form opening meeting in September, to complete the rules for long and short forms.

Mina Jane Groetz, W. M.

Johnnie Jones, W. P.


Trinity Message Oct 2014

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Trestle Board

Thurs., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. – Stated Meeting, Jobs Daughters Visitation

Fri., Oct. 3 – Yon Kippur Begins at Sundown

Mon., Oct. 13 – Columbus Day

Thurs., Oct. 16 – National Boss Day

7:30 p.m. – Stated Meeting, Grand Lodge, Past Masters’ Night

Fri., Oct. 24 – United Nations Day

Fri., Oct. 31 – Halloween

 

Brethren we are already into autumn! This year seems shorter than most. And before we know it, a new Masonic year will be here. With that said I would like to thank everyone for their assistance as well as the nice attendance among brethren, family and friends that we have received.

On the 4th of September, Trinity Lodge held our annual Memorial Service and Awards Night. We had a nice Dinner at 6:30 p.m. prepared by Ill. Bro.Bill Stratton 33rd and his crew. Again thank you.

The Awards were presented by R.W.Bro. Stephen A. Colton, R.W.Bro. Steven S. DeNayer with Wor. Master, Reid McLeod assisting. We congratulate the following for their years of membership: Brothers, Robert L. Morgan and William R. Ramsey, 60 Years; Brothers, James R. Broad, Jerald D. Eppy, Edward C. Streling, Michael E. Toney and Louis S. VanSlyck, 55 Years; Brothers, Thomas A. Love, Thurman S. Miller and Dale E. Walters Sr., 50 Years; Brothers, Edward J. Lantz and Clyde L. Roberts, 45 Years; Brothers, James W. Abbot, Paul C. Critean and Richard H. Smyser II, 40 Years; Brothers, Steven S. DeNayer and Edward L. Radel Jr., 35 Years; Brother Dale W. Hossler, 30 Years and Brothers, Steven L. Fettman and Ronald G. Waltz, 25 Years. Congratulations to all these brethren and all they have done for Masonry.

Our Memorial Service was held shortly after to honor the loving memory of our departed. Brethren: Kenneth E. Sauter, George B. Bayless, Robert C. Parks, Henry J. Beitler, Richard R. Hinterieiter, Edwin Gintling, Robert Weintraub, Richard H. Smyser, Wor. Bro. Jack D. Kull and Brother Ricky A. McLeod, were all remembered at the Altar of Masonry.

Our September 18th meeting had Wor. Bro. Thomas Young, L.E.O., presenting his last Lodge Educational Lecture for this Masonic year. Thank you Tom for all the work you have done this year.

Now for the Trestle Board: Thursday, October 2nd, we will have our Stated Meeting and also a visitation from the Jobs Daughters. Brethren please come out and see the hard work these young ladies strive for and continue to accomplish.

Our Thursday, October 16th Meeting will be our annual Past Masters Night. These Past Masters always assist us in order for the officers to attend Grand Lodge that evening. They are still the knowledge and history of Trinity Lodge and are always there for all of us.

Our Thursday, November 6th Meeting will be our Annual Stated Meeting and election of officers. Come out and assist us with the election of our up coming officers. If you have not attended lodge recently, now is the time to come back and visit old Brethren as well as old friends; we always have room for anyone that would like to attend..

Fraternally, Reid A. McLeod W.M.


McKinley Message Oct 2014

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TRESTLE BOARD

Fri., Oct. 3 – Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

7:00 p.m. – Special Meeting, Tentative Degree Work

Fri., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. – Stated Meeting, Program, “Judo vs. Masonry”

Mon., Oct. 13 – Columbus Day

Thurs., Oct. 16 – National Boss Day

Fri., Oct. 17 – Grand Lodge

Fri., Oct. 24 – United Nations Day

7:30 p.m. – Stated Meeting

Fri., Oct. 31 – Halloween

Greetings Brethren! It’s time for the leaf blowers already. Why is summer so short? If I can’t be boating it might just as well be cooler but, I really do enjoy the month of October. It’s actually one of my favorite months. October, as you know, is a busy month for the fraternity; a new Grand Master and in our case, a new District Deputy Grand Master. All I can say about that is who ever it may be, they have some “BIG” shoes to fill literally, and a “tall order to fill” literally. You all have seen R.W.Bro. Mike Bailey. I have enjoyed the time I have spent with him and he was a great District Deputy Grand Master. Thank you for your service to the fraternity and to our lodge. Hearty thanks also to, McKinley Lodge’s own, R.W.Bro. Gust Goutras as well; for installing me and mentoring me through the years and his dedication to our fraternity. And, R.W.Bro. Steven Colton, thank you for your service. These three men really helped all of the lodges do well these last three years and I’m sure they have found excellent replacements, because if they didn’t, we know where they live; LOL. I’m sure R.W.Bro. Lengler will get them up to speed.

I’m sure your wondering about what the heck I mean about “Judo vs. Masonry” for our program on the 10th. Well guess what? Come to lodge and find out!

Since I have the microphone here, I would like to chime in on a couple of things about “My” view of our fraternity and its future. The basic concept of our fraternity is “Making Good Men Better, through the practice of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.” Every Mason knows this, but as an officer and as Master you dig deep into the ritual and I have come to realize that the “Ideals of Masonry” are almost perfect. The only problem is that human beings are not. One of the best tenants of our institution is the diversity of our brethren, my favorite line is; “the internal and not the external qualifications of a man is what Masonry regards.” Most of us interpret that as status, wealth or power and when we are together we are all the same. But is that entirely true? Are we all the same? We all have the same goals in mind, we all love Masonry. Unfortunately sometimes are diversity is our “Achilles Heel.” So, let’s dig deeper into the above line; let’s look at our faces in lodge not our clothes, our hearts. What do you see? Think about it? Our elders and our younger members, I’m 46, my J.W. Warden is 33; we have many members in their twenties and many in their seventies and eighties; it doesn’t get much more diverse than that. I have heard the word “Change” thrown around a lot lately and not in a good way and right now our lodge and our fraternity are on a “cusp” of change. Some may view it as out with the old and in with the new, some love change, some hate it, but it doesn’t have to be scary or horrible. These changes are cyclic and have happened throughout the hundreds of years our fraternity has existed. For example: how about learning the ritual from mouth to ear, without a book, I’m sure many Masons hated that change, 200 years ago would this Bulletin even existed? 50 years ago fathers never even asked their sons to join they had to wait for the son to ask them. Throughout these cycles our ideals haven’t changed, just the way we communicate them, that’s all. It’s not the end of the fraternity or the world. If we need to make changes to keep it going then, “So Mote it Be,” it doesn’t need to happen overnight, it can happen gradually and not everyone will like it, but if “Facebook” and texts work, why not use them? Phone calls and newsletters work too. To me it doesn’t matter how the light is spread, just that it is spread. I respect our elders and value them and in no way do I want them to feel slighted. If it wasn’t for them we would not exist, but on the other hand, we won’t exist in the future without “tempering” the way we communicate and operate. The fraternity will survive as long as we keep our ideals just the way they are. Perfect.

Respectfully

Mark J. Gold, W.M.