October 7th: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
"Move Up Night" For Officers
October 14th: Monday
Degree Work -Team Meeting 7 PM
October 20th: Sunday
ARIZONA MASONIC FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
Presentation On The "Children at Risk Program"
1 PM to 3 PM
POC: WB Henry L Spomer 520-661-2021
Light refreshments, Tucson casual dress
October 21st: Monday
Entered Apprentice Degree 7 PM
October 28th: Monday
Master Mason Degree 7 PM
Past Masters Night
October 31st: Thursday, 2 PM
Walk through of the escort duties process for the upcoming Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master's visitation on November 4th.
Senior Escort...............................WB Jim Wild
Junior Escort................................WB Frank Barnes
Senior Deacon.............................BR John Caycee
Senior Steward............................BR Rod Wagoner
Junior Steward............................WB Hank Knapp
Tyler............................................WB Howard Peterson...**
Tyler assistant.............................BR Tom Fowler......**
(**) Did not ask to be at the practice.
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View a new photo of WB Marvin Hoffman and our newest 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Illustrious WB Jeffrey R. Horton on our "Photos" page, posted October 8th
October 9th, 2013
Good Morning Brothers,
I just received the Email message below:
Good Morning, Don. Thank you to you, Henry and Gil for coming to our board meeting. I have attached 4 photos from the evening and the bike delivery.
We look forward to working with you again!
It was a pleasure to receive four pictures which I viewed for the first time.
My response to Mindy was to insure her that our lodge will continue to work with the schools she represents. That members of the lodge are proud to support the school and furtherance of children's education through the Bikes for Books program.
Click HERE to view the photos on our "Photo" page.
From The Secretary
> (email@example.com) 977-9678 Cell Phone
OCTOBER Happy Birthdays!
PMs/WBs: Michael Brewer PM, WM Donald Milligan PM, William Ruenger PM
BRs: Harold Butler, Michael Ganem, Eric Miller, BR SW Gil Schlierer, William Silvey, Bobby Thomas, Harold Walton, Richard Bail.
>Thanks to Cindy Zech for donating her Bikes for Books winning ticket back to the Lodge Program!
>Next month, BR Robert J. Hyslop will receive his 50 YR Pin and Certificate at his Dual Lodge in California – Congrats!
> See our website September Trestleboard for video links of the Bikes for Books Program delivery coverage on TV!
> See our Website calendar each month for links to all Masonic activities in Southern AZ via the Southern Arizona Masters and Wardens Association link.
Here's a reminder to come to the Lodge for Move-Up Night, where our Officers move to the next higher Position or Station to demonstrate their readiness to be voted upon by the Lodge at the November Meeting. At the Stated Meeting, we will be voting upon a Petitioner for the Degrees of Masonry. If successful, that EA Degree will take place on the 21st of October at 7 PM. We will also vote upon awarding Senior Life Membership to our Junior Past Master.
[Now, a trivia question. What does our Junior Past Master and Sophia Loren have in common? There is a correct answer, but I will accept imaginative answers, as well.]
FYI, the WM, SW, and Chair of Bikes for Books (WB Henry Spomer PM) will accept honors on behalf of the Lodge on October 8th at an evening meeting of the Amphi District School Board. The bikes donated were made possible by the membership; the recognition of our donations (after these many years) is being spearheaded by MS Mindy Blake, Amphi School District Community Liaison, late of Channel 13 KOLD-TV, locally. WB Henry Spomer has been instrumental in gaining her attention and she has reciprocated by bringing notice of our efforts to the community through her contacts in the TV media, to include the AZ Daily Star. You can see some of the tv coverage on links in the September Trestleboard on our website.
On Saturday, October 12th at 1 PM, at El Zaribah Shrine in Phoenix, a Special Communication of Arizona Grand Lodge has been called by the Grand Master to present the rationale for having purchased the new GL Buildings/Offices last year. If you are committed to the Casino Benefit for OES Chapter 48 that same date, please contact WB Henry Spomer of the same who is working on transport from casino to the GL and back.
On Sunday, October 20th, from 1 PM to 3 PM, our Lodge is hosting a presentation (open to the public) of the Arizona Masonic Foundation for Children Program (which most of us recognize as the "Children at Risk" Program). Contact BR SW Gil Schlierer or BR Jay Allen for further information on the program and our participation in it.
We are planning a Past Masters' Night on Monday, October 28th and will conduct a Master Mason Degree that evening. I hear we have some over-cooked, freezer-burned steaks to get rid of that night, so PMs, bring your extra set of grinders.
Finally from this bully pulpit, I announce a production of "The Sound of Music" being performed October 11th & 12th, 7 PM and again October
18th & 19th, 7 PM at the AZ School for the Deaf and Blind, on Speedway, just west of I-10. Tickets are $15 with a portion going to the School and to the Boy Scouts of America
(Special Matinee, October 19th at 2 PM)
Your Secretary's Daughter is the Mother Superior and brings down the house with "Climb Ev'ry Mountain". Tickets through me or through
Blue Alley Productions
There should be tickets also at the door.
[Show me your ticket stub and maybe I can slip your name into the minutes somehow. Huh. Did I really say that? Well, she IS in the OES.]
From Worshipful Master Donald E. Milligan PM
We have all heard or seen such comments or phrases as, "YOU ARE THE LODGE", "HOPE YOU SEE ME AT LODGE, PILGRIM !" or such. Well I must report that if you have not been to one of our Master Mason conferrals during the past month, you have truly missed some great degree work.
The lodge officers have routine tasks assigned to accomplish during the course of their duties but we have been most fortunate to have those who normally support from the sidelines join in the work and do a great job. To me this is the way lodge degree work should be. Those who can, or are willing to learn, just volunteer and step into floor work or a vocal position.
It is amazing how you receive wages of reward in accomplishing such a small but powerful job in the elevation of a brother traveling up the degree ladder. One recent degree conferral night our lodge came about as close as possible to being perfect in all areas of work. It was great just to say we were there to observe or participate in such good work.
Accomplishments like this are strived for but rarely met which makes it that much more enjoyable when achieved. Our Wardens’ Night was a great sight to behold and be involved in due to the strong relationship with other Tucson lodges whose members participated to achieve a great Master Mason degree conferral.
Now that fall is upon us and there is just a little tinge of cooler weather, please make it a point of coming to lodge as often as you can possibly do so. All of the camaraderie, socialization and Masonic communication make us better grand-fathers, fathers, sons, and husbands by having done so. We have more masonic work to be done. Therefore, I solicit the elevation within yourself by encouraging you to "see me at lodge, Pilgrim!"
Quote: "All that is really worth the doing is what we do for others" - Lewis Carroll
PS: October Stated Meeting is Officer Move-Up Night. Please come observe, support, and enjoy their work !
From the West: BR Gilbert A. Schlierer, Senior Warden
The monsoon is over. The holidays are on the way and it's likely to be a busy fall. Here in Lodge there is much to do.
We just concluded a month where we raised two new Master Masons, conducted a very successful Wardens' Night with participation from five other Lodges in Tucson...complete with a FREE steak dinner! Kudos to all.
As we move into Fall there is still much to do with the election of a new slate of Officers for the coming year and their installation. There will be many decisions to be made and plans to be considered. I know you want to be there for all of that.
It's time to return to Lodge and I look forward to seeing all of you there.
View a Great Video !! of the Tucson Scottish Rite Temple, produced by Brother Gilbert
From the South: Charles R. Barnes PM, Junior Warden
I have been traveling, and while I was in El Paso having a taco, I was thinking I needed something for the trestleboard.
Now this got me to thinking about what my Father (WB Frank Barnes SR PM) told me as a youth and I quote, "You do good work - just not a lot of it." However, this summer the Lodge has done a lot of work - and good work at that!
My hat is off to all who have participated and to those who were the recipients of the work.
I look forward to our next Stated Meeting !
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge – Bring It Back HOME !
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|- Special Communication -|
AZ Grand Lodge Summons All Lodge Officers & Members
Pursuant to a resolution passed at the 131st Annual Communication, Grand Master William A. Garrard will convene a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge of Arizona F&AM on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1 PM for the purpose of receiving a report from the real estate purchases committee.
The special communication will be conducted at the El Zaribah Shrine Temple, 552 N 40th St Phoenix
ARIZONA - Click HERE for an Information Flyer -
Presentation On The
"Children at Risk Program"
Sunday, October 20th
1 PM to 3 PM
Marion McDaniel Lodge 56 Dining Room
3959 E Mabel St, Tucson
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