Archive for 2014

Masonic Square and Compass Pendant

Mt Moriah #39 will have our Stated Meeting next January 7th at 7:30 PM.

  • The HTA will meet at 6.
  • A meal will be served at around 6:30 in the Lodge Hall.
  • Officers must be present by 7 for a short meeting.
  • The Lodge will open on the first degree of Freemasonry.
  • Visiting Brothers are welcome!
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The Holiday Party for 2014 was held last Wednesday, December 17th. Everyone enjoyed the great dinner and then there was a surprise visit from Santa!

Santa and Kids 2014

Santa and Kids 2014

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Santa's Visit

Santa’s Visit

Our annual Christmas dinner and party will take place this next Wednesday, 12/17, at 6:30.

  • If you are bringing a child under the age of 12, please ensure that the Junior Warden has been informed ahead of time.
  • The dinner will be pot luck, but 3 entree meats, and stuffing have already been spoken for. Please do bring a side dish or a dessert.
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On Saturday, December 13th, Mount Moriah #39 held our annual installation of officers.

The installation was well-attended and hearty congratulations to all the new officers!

Installation 2014 - Cake

A wonderful meal was served afterwards!

Installation 2014 - Master and Installing Officer

Here is our newly installed Master, Pat Welsh, and the Installing Officer, Worshipful Brother Eugene Sullivan.


Holy Bible, Masonic Square and Compasses

This Wednesday, December 10, Worshipful Master Keir Hales will present Masonic Education at 7PM. The topic will be Esoteric Masonry.

Masonic Square and Compass Pendant

Reservations are now being accepted for the Nevada Masonry Sesquicentennial Dinner.

The Las Vegas dinner will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Orleans Hotel.

  • Reception – 6 pm
  • Banquet – 7 pm
  • Program – 8 pm

The event is open to all Masons, Ladies and Guests. Registration forms can be found here.

Trestleboard of Designs

November 2014

11/5 Stated Meeting 7:30pm
11/19 Thanksgiving Family Dinner 6pm
11/26 HTA 6PM

December 2014

12/3 Stated Meeting 7:30pm
12/10 Education Lecture By Keir Hales 7pm
12/13 Installation of Officers for 2015 at 11 AM
12/17 Christmas Family Dinner 6pm

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

From the East


At the beginning of the year, I felt quite overwhelmed with my new responsibility as the Worshipful Master. Past masters consoled me by saying how quickly the year would go by, and indeed it has. I have been submitting entries to the trestle board for three years now, and this will be my last Trestle board entry. I need to thank every one in the lodge for their help and support throughout the year, as we have all endeavored to make Mt Moriah a remarkable lodge to be a part of. Wise direction from the navigators in the North, and eager rowing from the West and South, have made the job of captain of the ship from the East both a pleasure and an honor.

As we go headlong into the busy celebration season of the year, may we do so armed with the three tenants of Masonry, which are, Friendship, Morality and Brotherly love. For the real message of the season is Charity in our deeds and always remembering our brothers in our devotions to deity in our hearts.

So Mote it Be
Keir Hales
Worshipful Master

The chairs in the west, with jewels and aprons waiting.

From the West


Hello Brethren! The Fall weather is upon us and I freely admit that this is my favorite time of the year. I wait with anticipation for the baking pies, roasting meat and time with family and friends that will make fond memories. We are still collecting donations for our local food banks warm clothing and non-perishable food items are always in need by those less fortunate than ourselves. Should a brother who cannot make it to Lodge like to contribute to our efforts, please contact the S.W., J.W. or S.D. our contact information is in the Trestle Board.

In closing, our annual meeting is upon us once again. Let us remember our Brothers in prayer while we are making important decisions regarding our Fraternity


Pat Welsh
Senior Warden

The chairs in the South, with jewels, aprons, rods, pillars, and gavel.

Greetings from the South


November is a month of giving thanks to all of those that have helped you, supported you, or brought joy into your life. This month we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving dinner on the 19th. The Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, and I will be providing the three main meat choices for the dinner. The rest of the dinner will be potluck. Please let me know what you plan on bringing so we can balance out the spread.

Again, thank you for allowing me to be your JW this past year and I hope to keep serving you in every way. December also brings our Holiday Dinner and annual visit of Santa as we celebrate Christmas and gift giving to the children and grandchildren of our lodge brothers. So that Santa is prepared, please call me and let me know how many children of your family may be present. Thank You.

Eric Holder
Junior Warden