From the East
WM Eric Willson

Welcome back everyone. I hope that you all enjoyed the summer. To those Brothers living in a more forgiving climate…you missed a hot August.

On September 11th, we will be opening on the Master Mason degree for an education. I will be giving it. There will be a couple of examinations being given as well. I hope you all attend. It should be a fun and easy night.

Fraternally yours,
Eric Willson
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro John Krikorian

It’s hard to believe that the fall is rapidly approaching! As we begin our second half of the year, I’d encourage every Brother to consider how you’ve been contributing to the Lodge. How can you talk just one step up to improve yourself and the Lodge more generally? What’s one thing that you can do to make things just slightly better? Learn a new part? Pitch in on meals? Offer a home-bound Brother a ride to Lodge? The very best Masons are always thinking about how to make themselves better. Why not devote this time of year to think about that.

We’ve got a good group of younger Brothers taking degrees as well. I do encourage all of you to attend degree nights and support their progression. The love and Brotherhood that we show each other means so much for these young men.

John Krikorian
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro Dick Wright

Brethren, the summer is almost over. Seems to have gone quickly.  Stated meeting is on September 4, dinner at 6:30.  We are going to have cheeseburgers, fries and salad.  Let me know if you have any suggestions for our future meals even if you desire repeats.  See you all soon.

Dick Wright
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Rob Noland

I have Included in this Trestle board again to remind you about two bylaw amendments adopted some time ago, but not in accordance with Nevada Masonic Code.  Published herein are the current and proposed texts of said amendments.  We will vote on these amendments in September.

PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENT

Current Section

Article III, Of Meetings of the Lodge, Section 1 currently reads as follows:

The Stated Communications of the Lodge shall be held on the first Wednesday in each month, at the hour of 7:30 o’clock p.m.

Proposed Section

If amended, Article III, Of Meetings of the Lodge, Section 1 will read as follows:

The Stated Communications of the Lodge shall be held on the first Wednesday in each month, at the hour of 7:30 o’clock p.m.  If the first Wednesday on a given month shall fall on a U.S. Federal or Nevada state holiday, the Worshipful Master may, at his option and with due and timely notice to the craft, move the stated meeting for that month only to the second Wednesday at the hour of 7:30 o’clock p.m.

The effective date of this amendment, if approved, will be September 5, 2019.

PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENT

Current Section

Article XIII currently reads as follows:

The Order of Business at every Stated Communication of this Lodge shall be as follows:

  1. By order of the Master, the Secretary may post or distribute by hand out, the Minutes of the Lodge.
  2. Reports on Committees on Petitions
  3. Balloting
  4. Recapitulation of Petitions
  5. Reports on Special and Standing Committees
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
  8. Conferring of Degrees

Proposed Section

If amended, Article XIII will read as follows:

The Order of Business at every Stated Communication of this Lodge shall be as follows:

  1. By order of the Master, the Secretary may electronically, distribute by hand-outs or post the Minutes of the Lodge.
  2. Communications
    1. Grand Lodge Communications
    2. Other Communications
  3. Reports of Committees on Petitions
  4. Balloting
  5. Recapitulation of Petitions
  6. New Petitions
  7. Reports of Standing Committees
    1. Cognizance Committee
    2. Delinquency Committee
  8. Reports of Special Committees
  9. Treasurer’s Report
  10. Henderson Temple Association Report
  11. Unfinished (Old) Business
  12. New Business
  13. Conferring Degrees

The effective date of this amendment, if approved, will be September 5, 2019.

Rob Noland
Secretary