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From the East

To all the Brethren of Mount Moriah , thank you all for stepping up the last few weeks to cover some open chairs. I’ve always known Mount Moriah to be the best lodge but the way everyone has helped out really shows what Freemasonry is all about. I hope to see you all in lodge this month and wish for you all to have a great summer.

Delvin Bourn, Worshipful Master

From the West

I’m starting to sound like a broken record player but each month I am blown away by the amazing degrees everyone has been putting on these past few months. With the third degree coming up this month, if you would like to have a part, please let me know. Hope you all have a great summer, see you in September!

Kevin Webster, Senior Warden

From the South

Our efforts and dedication to confer so many degrees in a short amount of time, considering all the circumstances will be rewarded with a well-deserved vacation.

The Hawaiian party-dinner-meeting at our lodge became a tradition and on June stated meeting we encourage you to wear a shirt in accordance with the specific of the night: Hawaiian!

Happy Summer Break! Enjoy your vacation!

Vasile Cristian Gliga, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

We have just about made it halfway through the year and I know as soon as we get back together in September things will really start to speed up. I hope everyone has a safe and happy summer and I look forward to seeing everyone when we return.

Eric Holder, Secretary

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From the East

To all the Brethren of Mount  Moriah , Spring is in the air and as a we are extremely busy with many degrees . All the officers are stepping up  to get all the work completed. I want to a Thank everyone for all the support. In a few months we will take a well-deserved break. That way we can rest up. Hope all will come to all the degrees we have.

Have a wonderful month

Delvin Bourn, Worshipful Master

From the West

I can’t thank you all enough for the hard work everyone has been putting to perform all the degrees these past few months. This month we have a Fellowcraft and Entered Apprentice degrees. As usual I am looking to fill spots so if you’re interested in helping, please contact me.

Kevin Webster, Senior Warden

From the South

I am happy to say that our meetings and degrees are extremely enjoyable and educational. I appreciate all the guidance from the East and West and all the support of the brethren of our Lodge.

In terms of refreshments, the emblem of our dinners will remain the soup.

A few days remained until the next workshop held by our ladies: Wineglass decoration. An attendance confirmation at elenamgliga@yahoo.com or (626) 379-0137 will help us plan accordingly.

As we all know, the culture of a Lodge is based on inter-personal communications, therefore we encourage any additional program that involves our ladies or veterans. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Vasile Cristian Gliga, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

It’s been an exciting last few weeks and I am looking forward to the next few as we continue to put on some excellent degrees and welcoming new brothers. As we get closer to summer, if you’re planning on traveling don’t forget to let me know so we can contact grand lodge and inform them of your travels.

Eric Holder, Secretary

From the East

As Spring is in the Air, we are starting a busy time we have many degrees to finish up before summer. I want to thank Kevin, Cristian , Bedford as well Dick , From now on we will have a least 4 people ready to sit in East. We are doing a great Job.

Delvin Bourn, Worshipful Master

From the West

Brothers, thank you for all you hard work and isn’t great to get back to lodge. We have several degrees in the near future, and I am looking to fill spots. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in filling a position.

Kevin Webster, Senior Warden

From the South

A new month begins and we already have the mindset and the necessary momentum for a great Stated Meeting and more degree conferral meetings. It Is my responsibility to ensure that you enjoy good refreshments and healthy food. As you may have noticed, our signature soups are an important part of our dinners for this Masonic year.

The two artistic glasses presented during our last Family Dinner were just a sample of what our ladies will be decorating at the Mother’s Day workshop in May. An attendance confirmation at elenamgliga@yahoo.com or (626) 379-0137 will help us plan accordingly for supplies and… wine… glasses.

Thank you and, oh!… pay attention to the first day of the month! Good brothers know why!

Happy April’s Fool Day!

Vasile Cristian Gliga, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

Spring is finally here! We have a busy next few months before the summer break. Don’t forget to send in your dues if have yet to do so or you can always pay online through our website.

Eric Holder, Secretary

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From the East

Hope all is doing well in this fine month. We finally are going back to work, and we have quite a few degrees to do. If you’re getting ready for degree, please let your coach know where you’re at so we can schedule the degrees. We have a lot of work to do and getting all these degrees caught up. Hope to see you all soon on our stated meeting take care.

Delvin Bourn, Worshipful Master

From the West

We are back! Luckily, the Grand Master has lifted all Masonic restrictions effective 3-1. Now Mount Moriah can do what it does best, degree work. We have several Master Mason Degrees and a Fellow Craft as well as an Entered Apprentice degree. Our first scheduled degree is on March 9th and all parts have been filled. I am looking for volunteers for the next Master Mason Degree and the Fellow Craft Degree. Worship Master Delvin will be going over the schedule at our next regularly scheduled meeting. I look forward to seeing everyone there and some fellowship afterwards.

Kevin Webster, Senior Warden

From the South

Let’s all exclaim with joy “VIVA the Return to In-Person Meetings”! As predicted, and furthermore, desired by all, we are finally getting back to our regular program, and, dear brothers, I will make sure to add flavor to it!

Therefore, the 100% home-cooked meatball soup will not miss from the family dinner, along with vegetarian and vegan options. Also, delicious crêpes filled with chocolate and ice cream will be our royal treatment at the stated meeting dinner.

As previously mentioned, our ladies are encouraged to participate in different thematic workshops planned throughout the year. One such activity is the creative workshop dedicated to Mother’s Day, during the first week of May. Further details will be announced once the time comes closer.

Happy Spring everyone!

Vasile Cristian Gliga, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

We’re back! I am so thrilled to be having meetings again. It was getting quite lonely coming into the building keeping things up to date. Look forward to seeing you all in lodge!!

Eric Holder, Secretary

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From the East

Hope all is well from the east.  Well, it looks like we had another little bump in the road as the numbers of Covid are rising her in the state of Nevada.  If you didn’t know the Grandmaster of Masons in Nevada has ceased all operations until further notice. The secretary and I are staying in contact with the Grand Lodge so as soon as the restrictions are lifted, we will get back to work. I know the brothers are ready to get their degrees, they’re chomping at the bit, and we will get them as soon as we can. Thank you all for your patience.

Delvin Bourn, Worshipful Master

From the West

Here we go again. Hopefully, we will be able to resume Masonic activities and more importantly, Masonic fellowship soon.  I hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this latest wave of covid cases. As soon as we have a date that we can resume Masonic activities, I will be getting ahold of all the brothers that want to participate in a Master Mason and Fellow Craft degree.  I also wanted to thank all the brothers that agreed to participate in the Master Mason degree that was unfortunately cancelled. I also want to thank our Worshipful Master, Delvin Bourn, for all his hard work during this difficult time.

Kevin Webster, Senior Warden

From the South

I hope you and your beloved ones are healthy and safe during this COVID break.

I want to express my gratitude for the educational zoom meetings planned by our Worshipful Master Delvin Bourn and I look forward to starting our Masonic activities in person in safe conditions.

Yes, we all miss our social interactions. One of the best parts of getting back to normal is that as soon as we begin our regular meetings, we will, of course, enjoy our awaited social meetings/family dinners with delicious food.

Additionally, our ladies are encouraged to participate in different thematic workshops planned throughout the year. One such activity is the creative workshop dedicated to Mother’s Day, during the first week of May. Further details will be announced once the time comes closer.

Stay safe and healthy!

Vasile Cristian Gliga, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

I hope everyone is doing well and everyone is staying safe. I really hope we get back to lodge as soon as possible. I am going to use this time to try and update all our brothers’ information on Grand View so be on the look out for a message asking for your current address, phone, and email. If you did not receive your dues notice, please let me know so I can get it sent to the correct address.

Eric Holder, Secretary

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From the East

Thank you for what I would call a wonderful and accomplished year. In some eyes it was short but so much was done with all your help. It felt like a long year. As these are my last comments in the trestleboard, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Richard (Dick) Wright, Worshipful Master

From the West

Brothers,

It has been a great pleasure to serve as Senior Warden for Mount Moriah Lodge #39 this past year and I would like to thank you all for the help and patience you have giving me to make it as enjoyable as possible. We have had many new brothers and prospective brothers that have been coming to our great Lodge and keeping us busy with degree work and your help in filling all positions necessary has been very much appreciated. I really can’t thank you all enough. The friendship and brotherly love you have shown to new members will continue to help us grow and prosper in the following years to come. Happy holidays to all, God bless!

Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Senior Warden

From the South

Brethren,

This will be the last month I will be in the South. I hope everyone enjoyed the meals we prepared this year. We tried to make them the best we could. I am looking forward to moving to the East next year, if you’ll have me! I hope everybody had a fantastic Thanksgiving and are getting ready to have a great Christmas.

Delvin Bourn, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

It is time for me to say farewell as Secretary of Mount Moriah #39. It was a fun five months. I only have one injury to report and it was completely my fault. The paperwork is caught up…mostly…and I’m excited to pass the torch to the next eager participant.

Eric Willson, Secretary

From the East

Brethren, we are continuing to stay busy. November will be no different and is Thanksgiving to boot. Just as a reminder: the December stated meeting is election of Officers. I again thank all my Officers, PMs, and Master Masons for all your help and cooperation. This year would not be so successful without you. I do wish more of you would return to Lodge.

Richard (Dick) Wright, Worshipful Master

From the West

Brothers,

It is so good to see the practice time that the Officers are putting in for the degree work. Once again, I would like to thank the brothers that have been stepping up to help out on not only the degrees but our stated meetings as well. We will be seeing more 3rd degrees in the near future and we all know how important it is to make sure we do our parts well. I encourage all master masons to join in the practices we will be having for the 3rd degrees as we do have a good time doing them. As always, God bless, stay safe, and enjoy life.

Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Senior Warden

From the South

Brethren,

I hope all is well with everyone. We have a few degrees this month and I hope we can get as much participation as possible and really give these brothers the best experience we can. I also hope everyone has enjoyed the meals so far this year. This month we will be having meatloaf for the stated meeting dinner. Also, on October 8th we are planning a Master Mason getaway at Duck Creek. Anyone with good ideas for the meals they want me to prepare there should contact me as soon as possible!

Delvin Bourn, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

It is almost December. Dues for 2022 will be sent out soon. Remember that they can be paid through the website, or through cash or check with me. See you all in Lodge!

Eric Willson, Secretary

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From the East

Brethren, we are having a very productive summer and making up the time lost from being dark at the beginning of the year. I thank all of you for attending and participating in the stated meetings and degrees. We are continuing for the upcoming months. October 13th will be a second degree and all officers will move up to the next position. Let me know if you need help with your ritual. Family dinners are going well with really good food. See you all at our next meeting.

Richard (Dick) Wright, Worshipful Master

From the West

Brothers,

It is so good to see the practice time that the Officers are putting in for the degree work. Once again, I would like to thank the brothers that have been stepping up to help out on not only the degrees but our stated meetings as well. We will be seeing more 3rd degrees in the near future and we all know how important it is to make sure we do our parts well. I encourage all master masons to join in the practices we will be having for the 3rd degrees as we do have a good time doing them. As always, God bless, stay safe, and enjoy life.

Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Senior Warden

From the South

Brethren,

I hope all is well with everyone. We have a few degrees this month and I hope we can get as much participation as possible and really give these brothers the best experience we can. I also hope everyone has enjoyed the meals so far this year. This month we will be having meatloaf for the stated meeting dinner. Also, on October 8th we are planning a Master Mason getaway at Duck Creek. Anyone with good ideas for the meals they want me to prepare there should contact me as soon as possible!

Delvin Bourn, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

This is the first Trestleboard I have put together, so please reach out and let me know how horrible of a job I’ve done! Or how good of a job.

Everyone should double check to see if they have their 2021 dues cards. If you do not, please reach out to me so we can figure out the next step. Thanks!

Eric Willson, Secretary

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From the East

Brethren, As we continue our journey through this warm weather, I thank you all for your faithful attendance. We will continue with the same activity continuing with our degrees. As we have brethren ready, we will advance them. Again, thank you for your support.

Richard (Dick) Wright, Worshipful Master

From the West

As we continue our Masonic travels through the summer months, I would like to say how thankful I am for all the help the brothers have given to make sure that all the parts for the degrees are filled. We have a lot more degrees coming up and I encourage anyone who would like to have a part to contact me.

It’s wonderful to see so many more men joining us for dinners and wanting to become members of our Masonic family. It’s the kindness you show visitors that will keep the seats filled in our great Lodge.

Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Senior Warden

From the South

As Junior Warden I am glad to see many of our brethren coming to Family Dinner, which we hope you all enjoy.

We are having Hawaiian Night on July 28th and would love to see everyone in Aloha shirts and skirts. We are having Kalua pork, teriyaki chicken and many other dishes. There will also be hula dancers to entertain us. Please come and enjoy fellowship with us.

Delvin Bourn, Junior Warden

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From the East

Brethren, we are back in business and doing well. As I said earlier last month, we will not be dark for the summer, in order to catch up on degrees. However, I need to push our candidate brothers to work hard in order to progress.

Thanks to W. Keir Hales and to W. Worshipful John Krikorian for their well-prepared education nights.

For Master Masons, Lodge polo shirts are here in all sizes. Only $25 each.

I look forward to seeing each of you at Lodge.

Richard (Dick) Wright, Worshipful Master

From the West

‘I am a Mason’

If you are reading this, you are probably a Mason. I may not know you, but I believe if we met, we could form a friendship. As a Mason, I can be generous and will offer help when needed and can do so. As a Mason, you can trust me with a secret. As a Mason I believe in my morals and values. I sometimes must remind myself of my obligations of being a Mason and I always feel a better person afterwards. It’s a crazy world we live in but let’s share our brotherly love and support for not only each other but co-workers, friends and, of course, family members with a hug, handshake or a kind word.

‘I am a Mason,’ and proud of it.

Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Senior Warden

From the South

I hope all is well with the brethren. We had a great turnout for our first Family dinner in sixteen months.

The Grand Master’s Official Visit went well, too. I have great menus planned for the rest of the year. A big thank you goes to our Stewards, Bedford and Steve, and the other Brothers that helped, Let’s have a great Year. And look forward to great meals.

Delvin Bourn, Junior Warden

From the Secretary

I am happy to be back in Lodge and, as such, to remind you that dues for 2021 are payable. Thanks to those who have paid. The dues amount remains $111.00. Thanks.

Rob Noland, Secretary

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