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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

The Worshipful Master's Station in the East with Jewel, Apron, and Gavel.

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

From the East

Brethren, I want to thank you for your faith in me to be your Worshipful Master for this year. Although it appears that my year is short, it really is not.

You may recall that we were suspended in December, January and February. To compensate for time lost, I do not plan to go dark this summer. We have many individuals who want to become Masons and, as such, we have a lot of degree-work ahead. I want to devote the rest of this year to keeping up with it. If you have summer plans, please let the Senior Warden know so he can get someone to fill in for you. And enjoy your vacations.

I would also like to return to having family dinners as soon as possible. By hosting family dinners, we involve wives and families, not only as an extension of Masonry, but socially as well. In previous years, the family dinners became occasions for wives and families to know each other and look forward to being together again.

Thank you for your support.

Richard (Dick) Wright, Worshipful Master

From the West

I would like to thank the brothers for electing me to the West and look forward to a rewarding year for all.
It does look like it will be a busy year for degrees. I am sure, with your help, we will continue to have degrees we are all proud of. If you have a part in any of the degrees and for any reason you cannot make it, the more notice you can give me to fill the position will be greatly appreciated. And, if you would like to have a part, please do not hesitate to ask.

Wishing all the best as we move forward.
Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Senior Warden

From the South

Thank you for electing me to be the Junior Warden for this year. I appreciate your confidence in me.

When we can start providing meals, we will provide tasty, high-quality meals. Please let me know of any food allergies our members have.

Let us have a great year in Masonry.

Delvin Bourn, Junior Warden

From the East

Brethren, I want to thank you for your faith in me to be your Worshipful Master for this year. Although it appears that my year is short, it really is not.

You may recall that we were suspended in December, January and February. To compensate for time lost, I do not plan to go dark this summer. We have many individuals who want to become Masons and, as such, we have a lot of degree-work ahead. I want to devote the rest of this year to keeping up with it. If you have summer plans, please let the Senior Warden know so he can get someone to fill in for you. And enjoy your vacations.

I would also like to return to having family dinners as soon as possible. By hosting family dinners, we involve wives and families, not only as an extension of Masonry, but socially as well. In previous years, the family dinners became occasions for wives and families to know each other and look forward to being together again.

Thank you for your support.

Richard (Dick) Wright, Worshipful Master

From the West

I would like to thank the brothers for electing me to the West and look forward to a rewarding year for all.
It does look like it will be a busy year for degrees. I am sure, with your help, we will continue to have degrees we are all proud of. If you have a part in any of the degrees and for any reason you cannot make it, the more notice you can give me to fill the position will be greatly appreciated. And, if you would like to have a part, please do not hesitate to ask.

Wishing all the best as we move forward.
Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Senior Warden

From the South

Thank you for electing me to be the Junior Warden for this year. I appreciate your confidence in me.

When we can start providing meals, we will provide tasty, high-quality meals. Please let me know of any food allergies our members have.

Let us have a great year in Masonry.

Delvin Bourn, Junior Warden

From the East
It’s been great to see all of you in September. We had a full month; I was very proud of you for the degree work especially. Two major events that are of interest are the Nevada Masonic Leadership Conference (NMLC) and the Grand Lodge Communications. I would encourage all Master Masons to attend both. Read more about the NMLC here: https://nmlc.nvmasons.org/ You can read about the Grand Lodge meeting here: https://nvmasons.org/ac/ I hope to see you all there.
Fraternally yours,
John Krikorian, Worshipful Master

From the West
Brethren, it’s so good to be able to meet again. I want to thank all of you for the support that you have been giving. We are going to be very busy doing degrees from now on; a lot of new people are wanting to join us. There has been a growing interest in Free Masonry. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Fraternally,
Dick Wright, Senior Warden

From the South
Brethren,
It has been wonderful to see the brothers at lodge again. I will try and spice up our dinners for the month of October. I’m still trying to figure out the best way to provide meals and refreshments in the safest manner without boring us with pizza’s or sandwiches each time. I’ll read up on the Governor’s allowable safety practices and see what I can come up with that I hope you will like. Stay safe and well!
Fraternally,
Tim Michaels, Junior Warden

From the Secretary
Brethren,
Things change. If you have moved, changed your telephone number, or have a new email address please let me know. You cannot receive “the word” if the Lodge cannot reach you. My Lodge email is secretarymm39@lvcoxmail.com
Fraternally,
Rob Noland, Secretary

The Worshipful Master's Gavel

From the East
WM John Krikorian

We had a great start to our year with our Stated meeting being moved due to our new By Laws change so no one’s holiday was inconvenienced. We also had a degree night and a wonderful Family Dinner courtesy of our Junior Warden.
I hope all of you are enjoying the addition of music to the Lodge and our focus on the Ritual Work thus far. I’ll be working with Brothers as needed throughout the year to assist them in developing their skills in the work.
If you would like to learn a part or a new role in the ritual, please contact me or any Officer and we’d be pleased to assist you.

Fraternally yours,
John Krikorian
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Dick Wright

Brethren, thank you for all your help. We have many degrees coming up which is a good thing. If you have any desire to give parts in the future degrees, such as tools lecture or any parts in the third degree, please let me know. Ritual is very important, and you don’t have to be in an officer position to participate. Many of us would be available to coach. Thanks again.

Dick Wright
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro Tim Michaels

I am excited for our next family dinner as we will be having chicken in white gravy over biscuits, green salad, jello salad, corn, potatoes and deserts.  I would like to thank you all for the donations in the kitty and the many kind words I heard regarding our last meeting/dinner and hope to continue to provide meals that will be enjoyed by all.  I wish you all good health and am looking forward to seeing you, your family and friends on the 22nd. As always, should you have any special dietary needs, please let me know as I would be happy to try and accommodate.

Tim Michaels
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Rob Noland

Thank you to the many brothers who paid their dues for 2020. We did receive several dues letters back as undeliverable.  Please contact us if you did not get your dues notice.

Rob Noland
Secretary

From the East
WM Eric Willson

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. This year passed very quickly. I want to thank all of the Officers that supported me these last twelve months. The meetings went smoothly, for the most part. I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that was put into our events, degrees, and ritual.

I would also like to thank all of the brethren who are not Officers, but whose very presence made our degrees successful. Your friendship and advice has been such a blessing, and I hope that you will continue to bestow it on our next Master.

I’ll see you all at the elections and installation!

Fraternally yours,
Eric Willson
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro John Krikorian

It honors me deeply that you have placed your trust in me and selected me to sit in the East this year. We are planning a full year of exciting events and meetings. There will be many opportunities to get involved and participate in areas of Masonry that may interest you. Seek out that part of our craft that speaks to you and reignite your passion for our fraternity.

John Krikorian
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro Dick Wright

It’s been a fun year providing food for you. I hope that you enjoyed it.
We are going to end this year on December 4th at our stated meeting with Tri-tip Steak, Baked Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Salad and variety of Desserts.

Thank you for your support especially on Thanksgiving Potluck Family Dinner.
Our Christmas Family Dinner will be on the 18th and it also will be a Pot Luck, with the three principal officers providing the Meats.

Dick Wright
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Rob Noland

Wow, what a busy month is December! Amid the tinsel and the mistletoe, please don’t forget about 2020 dues. Same price: $101.00. What a bargain for all the lodge does!

This year we get see some of the results of Grand Lodge’s “Grandview” system that has pre-printed our names as well as our Grand Lodge record number on our dues cards. Please make your check payable to Mt. Moriah #39. PayPal option is still available, but not preferable. Lodge officers are reminded that, to hold office, they must have a dues card for the year they serve.

I proffer my best wishes for the holidays and look forward an increase in ritual participation and membership in 2020

Rob Noland
Secretary

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