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The Worshipful Master's Jewel, the Square

From the East
WM Dennis Ashley

Thanks to everyone that was involved in Mt. Moriah‘s 70th Anniversary Black Tie Gala, especially Tracy Ashley. The event served multifaceted purposes—to bring awareness to our 70-year existence, to share information regarding the state of our Lodge and to reintroduce Freemasonry back into the community.

My personal thanks is extended to all members for your vote of confidence in me to lead the Lodge during 2018.  Serving in this position has added value to my life and has been a rewarding and wonderful experience.  So, if we ever meet, act or part.

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley,
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Eric Willson

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for granting me the honor of serving as Senior Warden this past year.  We had some rocky moments while preparing for our work, but our ritual was excellent for the most part.  We conducted a lot of degrees, and I hope everyone enjoyed putting them on as much as I did.

This December, should you see fit to elect me as Master of the Lodge, you can expect an installation of officers on the 12th, second Wednesday.  Dinner will be served at 6pm, with the meeting beginning at 7pm.

I was touched by the 70th anniversary Gala the Worshipful Dennis Ashley hosted on behalf of our Lodge.  Thank you to everyone who attended.

Now is the time to prepare for your parts next year, my Brothers.  There are a lot of petitions for membership in waiting.  Let’s make Mount Moriah #39 shine in 2019.

Fraternally,
Eric Willson
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro John Krikorian

Through our Masonic lessons, we learn about the beauty of geometry and how lines, angles, and curves can combine to produce the most aesthetically pleasing results. When on paper, we can make drawings and images that satisfy and delight the viewer. If combined with operative masonry and the correct application of architecture, geometry can produce lovely buildings where every part supports the whole of a stunning edifice.

This is also true of the Lodge. Every Mason, from the newest Entered Apprentice in the north-east corner to the 50-year plus member comes together to form one structure of men whereby the sum is greater than the parts.

As you progress in your Masonic journey, consider how you can use our Masonic lessons to build a moral and ethical foundation for your own life whereby the sum is also greater than the parts. This is the heart of practicing Freemasonry.

Fraternally,
John Krikorian
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

I know that this a hard time of the year because it’s the same time when the Lodges and other organizations dues come due, and that’s the hard part is to come up with the funds to pay them before the end of the year, yet we seem to come with what is needed to stay in good graces.

When you get a chance, take good look at the finished re-topping of the round tables in then Dining room and much and many thanks to the Lodge members that refinished them. They look great and you can see and converse with those at the table.

As you can see, I’ve added our locale Masonic Neighbors that we associate with whenever we are in this building and I thought you should be able to get to know who they are.

Fraternally,
Larry G. Kesler, Sec.

Masonic Square and Compass Pendant

From the East
WM Dennis Ashley

Oh how good and pleasant It is to be back in the quarry with my Brothers! We have an exciting month ahead of us. It gives me great pleasure to announce our GMOV on September 5, 2018.

Also, several educational seminars, two proficiencies, a Master Mason Degree and an abundance of fellowship.

In conclusion, we are planning Mt. Moriah’s 70th year Anniversary on November 17th, 2018 at the MMT Building on Alta Dr. Formal invitations will be sent to all constituent Lodges for an accurate head count. Further details to follow in the coming weeks. I thank you in advance.

Your attendance regarding these matters are Earnestly recommended!

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley,
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Eric Willson

I  am excited to welcome you all back from the summer break.  I hope everyone enjoyed themselves!

Please take a little time to review your parts, if you have any.  Now is also a good time to look forward to next year and the parts you will be performing then.  Feel free to reach out to me or to any well-informed brother if you should need assistance.

Fraternally,
Eric Willson
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro John Krikorian

What is a plumb line? It is a tool made of a cord with a heavy weight attached to the end. It is used by masons to test the perpendicularity of any vertical construct. The plumb line and the structure must be parallel, or it is not true.

Why did God say, I will set a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel? Because the plumb admonishes us to walk uprightly in our several stations before God and man.

For the speculative mason, this means that we must always be in accord with what is true. This is so even when we are in the sight of our friends, or in the sight of no other people at all, which would mean we are solely in the view of the Divine Architect.

Adam Smith, the author of the Wealth of Nations, as well as The Theory of Moral Sentiments tells us that man desires “to be loved and to be lovely.” This means that not only does man require the respect and friendship of his comrades, he also desires to be worthy of that love, respect, and companionship. Every day in Masonry, we should ask ourselves if we are worthy of such a thing and if not, which is often the case, how we can improve to be so? This is core to Freemasonry.

Fraternally,
John Krikorian
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

Here’s an event that has come to my attention that I thought that any Patriotic person would possibly want to attend.

The next Honor Flight Welcome for Southern NV Welcome Home is scheduled for Sun 9 Sept Suggest meeting at 3:30 pm · McCarran International Airport 2nd level – bring Flags and Welcome Home signs.

Fraternally,
Larry G. Kesler, Sec.

The Worshipful Master's Jewel, the square

From the East
WM Dennis Ashley

What a pleasure it was to see and meet new Brethren and receive more Light in Masonry. I’d like to give a special thanks to all those who assisted in the assembly of the NMLC. Mt. Moriah proficiency work is second to none; it is an education piece in itself. If you ever have an available Wednesday and we are doing proficiency work, I encourage you to attend. I’d also like to thank Worshipful Brother Chuck Barone, Most Worshipful Mike Hoaglin, and Worshipful Brother Eric Holder on their education workshops. All 3 left you yearning for “More Light”. If you like esoteric Masonic discussions, you should attend our education workshops.

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley,
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Eric Willson

On looking at what the Master has planned over the next few months, I am excited at the amount of education in the schedule.  This has been a great year for it so far.  I would like to encourage all Brothers to try to take the time to attend the lectures.  The work that goes into them is extensive, and I feel that they truly delve into what it means to be a Mason.  Come and Enjoy them!

Fraternally,
Eric Willson
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro John Krikorian

 

I was glad to see that everyone enjoyed the family dinner last month. I was afraid that we would have leftover food, but everything seemed to go!

Your principle officers will be making a pilgrimage to Northern Nevada in June for the Nevada Masonic Leadership Conference in Reno. We hope the Brothers that attended in Las Vegas fond it a useful experience and a great time.

As the summer is nearly upon us, I hope each of you has an enjoyable and healthy break.

Fraternally,
John Krikorian
Junior Warden

Masonic Square and Compass Pendant

From the East
WM Dennis Ashley

April is going to be a very exciting month for us! I’d like to first welcome brother Syed Naqvi to the Fraternity, may your Journey be Blissful.  Secondly, we are unveiling a new Mt. Moriah commemorative Masonic Coin.  Lastly good Masonic fellowship and more Masonic Light from another one of our Esteemed members.

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley,
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Eric Willson

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to travel to the other lodges in the last couple of months.  This is the first year that I have really made the effort, and I’ve found it as rewarding as I’m sure many of you have.

Sitting on the sidelines at another Lodge is a great way to meet other Masons throughout the valley and state.  It also serves as an excellent opportunity to reflect on our own Lodge.  Seeing how others do things is a good way to constructively judge our own work and social customs.

As we approach the summer, I hope that we, as a Lodge, will continue this new habit we’ve developed and continue to make Mt. Moriah a greater presence on the Masonic stage.

Fraternally,
Eric Willson
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro John Krikorian

Last month, we visited our Brothers at Acacia Lodge for their GMOV, and it was a great time. As many of you know, I travel for work and every time I visit a new city, I always try to attend a lodge meeting. It’s been one of the highlights of my Masonic journey.

Accordingly, I’d encourage every Brother to visit other Lodges. We often say to others that ours is the largest and oldest Fraternity in the world, but that means little if you never go outside your lodge. Take the opportunity to see how Masonry operates and meets in new places in Nevada, in the US, and even abroad in the world, should you ever have the chance. You won’t regret it!

Fraternally,
John Krikorian
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

Well brethren, you will notice there is a new look in the Trestle Board this Month. Although it’s still has much of the information that you need to keep in touch with your officers and brethren who are working for your lodge.

Fraternally,
Larry G. Kesler, Sec.

Masonic Square and Compass Pendant

From the East
WM Dennis Ashley

We have plenty of work in the quarries ahead of us this month that must be completed. I would like to thank all the Brethren for a very enthusiastic February; traveling to our constituent lodges, practicing on Saturdays and your unwavering Degree work.

I would also like to welcome our newly made Master Masons to further light in Masonry, which will undoubtedly find its way into the fabric of your life. Also, congratulations to our newly accepted Candidate who is as anxious to receive the Three Degrees of Freemasonry that we are about to confer upon him starting on March 21st. March 28th we will have an education lecture
from one of our esteemed members of the Fraternity, with an open forum discussion during and after. Spread the word and invite as many Masons you know and absorb as much light as possible.

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley,
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Eric Willson

February was a busy month for the Lodge. Several visits to other Lodges and two degrees was quite the schedule to keep.

Thanks go out to everyone who helped out and jumped through the hoops as problems arose and changes were needed.
March is looking to be scheduled out as well.

Please let me know if there are any parts you’ve been learning or wanting to learn. We always need more ritualists.

Fraternally,
Eric Willson
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro John Krikorian

While there are many virtues discussed in our work, I always come back to Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Our goal is to bring men together on the level and inspire that sense of honest and genuine affection for one another. We look beyond the differences that divide the profane and build connections that enrich each of us.

In my interpretation, relief proceeds from Brotherly Love. If my Brother suffers, do we not also suffer? To improve ourselves and
each other, we must have a care to ensure that we are properly oriented in our attention. When profane troubles such as sickness and distress arise, they pull our attention, focus, and efforts away from the noble pursuits of our order.

Nothing can separate a man from himself more than dishonesty. This is why truth is one of the three virtues we practice. In all our doings and contemplations, we must constantly endeavor to seek truth for ourselves, our Brothers, our families, and the wider world.

Fraternally,
John Krikorian
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

Brethren; I have been in this office for one year now and it seems to be running a little easier. I‘m still working on tweaking it a little more by keeping better records. I always like to leave you with some sort of education information so here’s mine for March:

David Garrick (1717-1779)
Regarded, as the greatest actor in the history of the English stage. Born Feb. 19, 1717 in Hereford, England, of Huguenot descent, he met Samuel Johnson while a student at Lichfield grammar school and became his first pupil at Edal. In 1737 he accompanied Johnson to London, where he made his reputation by acting in Richard III, Oct. 19, 1741. His success
continued in other Shakespearean plays and he became co-manager of Drury Lane Theatre in 1747. Amassing a fortune, he retired to Hampton in 1776. He enjoyed the friendship of Dr. Johnson and his circle of distinguished persons of that day. A Mason, he is thought to have belonged to St. Paul’s Lodge No. 194. This lodge has Garrick’s snuff box which, the old minutes state, “replaces one presented to the lodge by Bro. David Garrick.” He died Jan. 20, 1779.
By Bro. Jerry C Townsend

Fraternally,
Larry G. Kesler, Sec.

The Worshipful Master's Gavel

From the East
WM Dennis Ashley

I hope you find as much enjoyment in reading the Trestle Boards from our other lodges around Southern Nevada as I do. I purposely find time to read each and they are always meaningful and fulfilling. It gives me a broader perspective on Masonry as a whole; but it also gives me a more intimate look into that particular brother’s heart. And it just so happens to be an inestimable gift to us.

This time the Greatest Light in Masonry directed me to expound lightly on listening. So here’s my interpretation:

The people most likely to gain knowledge are those who are willing to listen. It is a sign of strength not weakness to pay attention to what others have to say. People who are eager to listen continue to learn and grow throughout their lives. If we refuse to become set in our ways, we can always expand the limits of our knowledge.

It’s becoming quite clear to me, that my Mentors goal for me, as a Mason, was more than merely to see that I profess my Faith or attend Lodge regularly. But more importantly it is to see that I’ve become more mature in the practice of Masonry. And for an important point I THANK YOU earnestly!!!

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley,
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Eric Willson

I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday season. The dinners were a huge success, and it was fun seeing so many people attending.

The lodge has a lot of new members and incoming petitions this year. Degree work is going to be a regular event in the coming months. I feel there is nothing more fun and exciting than putting on a degree. The more expertly executed, the more pride and pleasure we take in them. Lets all go the extra mile this year in learning our work!

Fraternally,
Eric Willson
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro John Krikorian

We have a very full calendar of degree work and other meetings coming up, which is delightful to see. Each evening that we meet, there are always Brothers that we want to greet, questions about Lodge business that we must conduct, and rituals to prepare for. It can always be quite busy before the gavel falls.

But I would ask every Brother to take just a moment and consider something new each Lodge night. Whether it be the splendor of our rituals, or the beauty of our various charitable efforts, or simply the companionship of your Brothers, take the time to see something new in Masonry for yourself and for the Brothers around you. Being deliberate and thoughtful about your Masonic journey will only increase the significance of each night, not only to you, but to the Brothers around you as well.

Fraternally,
John Krikorian
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

The Worshipful master has indicated that he would like the education programs to the Lodge to come from the heart if at all possible.

There are occasions when this will not happen when a “Canned” programs is done in order that we get some sort of education during the Communications’.

What does it mean to be Political, it means that all to do with citizenship of a man’s life to a neighbor and as a member of his community. All that it requires is that he is a freemason, in no sense a slave, a bondsman or someone that has lost his right of citizenship; he’s his own master, free from discharge his Masonic duties without outside interferences. He must be of “good report” in otherwise have a good reputation from those that know him best. Must be a good citizen that obeys as is expressed in the “Old Charges” to a “Civil Magistrate” and to keep from getting involved in rebellions and mobs in defiance of tranquility of public order.

Fraternally,
Larry G. Kesler, Sec.

From the East
WM Dennis Ashley

Greetings from the East,

First, I’d like to say Happy New Year to you and your families wherever dispersed. Secondly a new year brings new work to be done. Our welcoming committee has had multiple inquiries about our Lodge, and by the looks of things, I see new members joining real soon. So, let’s set a good example of how Masonry is practiced.

I highly recommend all Masons attend DGL night, our Most Worshipful Mike Hoaglin is going to open the floor for discussion on our openings, closings, and degree work. If there’s any questions that you may have about your position in Lodge, or any other; this will be the time and place.

Thank you in advance!!!

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley,
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro Eric Willson

I heartily thank you all for electing me to serve as Senior Warden in 2018. We have a lot of Brothers entering and progressing through the line, and I look forward to seeing everyone grow into their roles.

Worshipful Ashley has placed a strong emphasis on ritual work this year. It is my hope that you will all make the time to either practice or assist others in practicing this year. We have a lot of past Masters with plenty of experience in almost every role. I encourage you to reach out to them.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in January. Enjoy the rest of the Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Fraternally,
Eric Willson
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro John Krikorian

I am touched and honored that you have elected me to the South. I will do my best to exemplify the pillar of beauty and supervise the hours of refreshment. Accordingly, we will continue having a casual dinner before each stated meeting.

I am busy planning the menus for the 2018 brothers stated & family dinners,
I ask you to think about all the senior Brethren that came before us and taught each of us in turn as we progressed through the degrees. Has each of us met, or even surpassed the efforts of our past and departed Brothers? I call upon each of us to always challenge ourselves to assist the next generation of Brothers in ways that exceed the help that we ourselves received.

There are no more poignant moments in Masonry then when we show Brotherly Love for our newer members and assist them in smoothing out their ashlars. All words of wisdom, kindly spoken, to a new Brother will make all the difference in the world!

Fraternally,
John Krikorian
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

Brethren

Looks like we have a great slate of officers for 2018 to run the Lodge, I’m sure that they will get it done efficaciously.

Looks like we are going have a few newer faces around the lodge when we begin our degrees because I have had many new inquiries on how to become a Mason. It’s just a matter of just getting more of our members to sign the line on those that have or are going to fill out petitions for the degrees.

I want to thank Brother Snowden for all his help last year for he made it very easy to work alongside him.

Fraternally,

Larry G. Kesler, Sec.

From the East
WM Tony York

Greetings from the East,

As the Sun must set each day in the West so my time as the temporary guardian of the East has come to an end. This year did not travel in a manner and method that I foresaw when delivering my remarks during my Installation BUT that isn’t to say that I didn’t have a GREAT year and truly loved the fellowship of the year. I want to thank the Grand Master, my officers, and my committee members for their endless support and friendship. I thank my fellow Brothers for electing me and trusting me with such an important job. I thank the Past Masters for your wise counsel and brotherly love. Lastly, I appreciate everyone’s display as living example of the Fraternity through your execution of your Obligations/Officer Oaths and through your skillful operations of the Working Tools as Free and Accepted Masons. It has been my humble honor to be your Worshipful Master. November was a very busy month with a very successful GMOV Homecoming, and truly enlightening Grand Lodge filled with the pride of our Grand Master’s successful year and plenty of fellowship. As we look forward to 2018, I am excited for our soon to be elected and appointed officers and pledge my support to your cause. And now the day has come and, so I take my final curtain ……..and turn this Trestle board over to a new Master. May the Great Architect of the Universe Bless and keep you until again we have the opportunity to meet in our great journey of life.

Fraternally,
Anthony (Tony) York W.M.


From the West
Bro Dennis Ashley

Greetings Brethren,

I attended the 153rd annual Grand Lodge Communication this past month, and what an amazing feeling I get after such events. There were several instances where lifelong friendships were decided upon immediately after communicating. I most certainly received further Light in Masonry. Thank you!

That’s why we’re are going to do our extreme best to bring the Silver State Award home to Mt. Moriah Lodge #39. It will require an extra effort along with maintaining our usual Obligations. If I assume the position of Master of this Lodge, it will be a goal of mine this year and it is Paramount we obtain it.

And once again thank you sincerely for your vote of confidence entrusting me with preserving the reputation of the Fraternity. Here listed are 8 qualities of a good leader that I found reading the Greatest Light in Masonry.

  1. Diligence
  2. Has trustworthy messengers
  3. Doesn’t penalize people for Integrity
  4. Listens before answering
  5. Able to Discern
  6. Listens to both sides of the story
  7. Stands up under Adversity
  8. Stands up under Praise

Also, our installation will be on December 9, 2017. Appetizers will start at 5pm, followed by the ceremony at 6pm, with an encore dinner immediately after. I would love for all available Masons in the area to attend.

Earnestly
Dennis Ashley


From the South
Bro Eric Willson

Happy Holidays everyone. It has been a great year to serve as Junior Warden. The last meal I will prepare will be for December. We’ll be doing hot dogs and assorted dressings. I hope everyone is prepared for their news roles in 2018. Make sure you’re ready!

Sincerely,
Eric Willson


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

The Importance of Our Ritual

One of the great appeals of Freemasonry, both to the profane and to the Mason, is its antiquity. The Order can trace an unbroken history of more than two hundred years in its present form (the Mother Grand Lodge was formed in 1717), and has irrefutable documentary evidence of a much longer existence in simpler forms. Our present rituals — the plural is used advisedly, as no two jurisdictions are as one on what is correct in ritual — are the source books from which we prove just where we came from and, to some extent, just when. If we alter our ritual, either intentionally or by poor memorization, we gradually lose the many references concealed in the old, old phrases which tell the story of whence we came and when. Time is relative to the observer; what is very slow to the man may be very rapid to nature. Nature has all the time there is. To drop out a word here, put in a new one there, eliminate this sentence and add another one to our ritual seems to be a minor matter in a man’s lifetime. Yet, if it continues long enough, in a very few score years, the old ritual will be entirely altered and become something new.
We have confirmation of this. Most parts of the ritual are printed. These printed paragraphs are practically the same in most jurisdictions. Occasionally, there is a variation, showing where some committee on work has not been afraid to change the work of our fathers. But the printed portion of our work is substantially what it was when it was first brought to this country more than two hundred years ago. The secret work is very difficult in many of our jurisdictions. Some of the differences in ritual are accounted for by different original sources, yet even in two jurisdictions which sprang from the same source of Freemasonry, and originally had the same work, we find variations. These variations show that mouth-to-ear instruction, no matter how diligent it may be, is not wholly an accurate way of transmitting words. In spite of us, alterations creep in by the slow process of time and human fallibility, how much faster will the ritual change if we are careless or indifferent? The farther away we get from our original source, the more meticulously careful must trustworthy Masons be to pass on the work to posterity as we receive it.
The Mason of olden times could go to his source for re-inspiration — we cannot. Ritual is the thread which binds us to those who immediately preceded us, as their ritual bound them to their fathers, our grandfathers. The ritual that we hand down to our children’s children will be their bond with us, and through us the historic dead. To alter that bond intentionally is to wrong those who come after us, even as we have been wronged when those who preceded us were careless or inefficient in their memorization of the ritual. The Entered Apprentice, then, should not be discouraged if the ritual ‘comes hard’. He should fail not in the task, nor question that it is worthwhile, for on what he does and on the way, he does it depends in some measure the Freemasonry of the future. As he does well or ill, so will those who come after him do well or ill. LODGE RESOURCES MANUAL – A LODGE MANAGEMENT GUIDE – ME 44 – Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario March 2009 But, we must not leave him to solve all his problems by himself, we, his mentor, his sponsor, his Brother, we must ensure that he knows that we will proceed with him along his Masonic travels.

Originally by R.W. Bro. David Bruce, St. Aidan’s Lodge No. 567

Image of the Master's Gavel

From the East
WM Tony York

Greetings from the East,

It has been great to get back at the Lodge and to see everyone at the Dinner and Lodge events. Lots of great events occurring in Lodge and would love for you to come see the happenings. We are very excited to have a Master Mason Degree on October 18, 2017 presented by all Past Masters. If you are a Past Master (open to all PMs not lodge specific) and would like to be involved, it is not too late please contact Eric Holder PM to participate.

I take this time to share a quote attributed to our Brother Benjamin Franklin – “Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are in the dealings with one another …..” Isn’t this still true today my brothers…It is in our relationships that we find the true treasures of this world.

Just a reminder, the 153rd Annual Communication of the Nevada Grand Lodge is quickly approaching and will be held November 13-14, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Please come and support of our Brother and Most Worshipful Grand Master Gerald Ogle. Registration information is available at Nevada Grand Lodge website.

Fraternally,
Anthony (Tony) York W.M.


From the West
Bro Dennis Ashley

Greetings Brethren,

Occasionally I’m asked what interested me in joining our organization. My answer usually was to better myself; but after being a Mason for a while I now
know it was meant for me to put my mind, hands and heart to work in ways that will bring pure joy and satisfaction to myself and family. No question!

When a man volunteers as a member of Freemasonry he accepts the responsibility to make something happen. Volunteering is synonymous with American greatness, it is also a unifying force for a community. We have both the facility and the capacity to be important in our community, and as many active Masons are retired we certainly have the time.

The important goal is make the community feel as if they are part of the
organization, understanding our goals and missions, and why their husbands,
fathers and brothers are members, though they recognize membership may not be open to them.

The evidence is clearly in our favor “fellowship” and “involvement in the community” yields great results!


From the South
Bro Eric Willson

Greetings from the South. We all have a busy schedule ahead of us this holiday season, both at lodge and at home. As we go about our business, try to keep in mind that fellowship and fun should always be at the front of our thoughts. And what better time or place for fellowship than our monthly meals!? This month we will be having cheeseburgers prior to the stated meeting. The second Wednesday is our family dinner, and will consist of several soups along with a sandwich and salad bar. Invite your families!


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kesler, PM

I hope that your saving up your Pennies, Nickels, Dimes & Quarters because I will be sending out the Dues Notices in November for the year of 2018.

Yeah, I Know what you’re thinking, is that’s all he thinks about is money, well we have lost enough members this year for NPD, So I need you all to be thinking about your money situations get the dues in early this year because your 2017 dues cards run out on December 31st of this year.

Antique Square and Compass on a white background

From the East
WM Tony York

Welcome back, we are excited to resume our year and get back to our degree work, social events and lodge activities.  As our Fall calendar is very full of pending degrees and events, I have provided our projected calendar for the remaining of my year as Master of Mount Moriah.

As I pause to reflect on my year and look forward to the fall, I would like to thank the brothers for their support and assistance. I am keenly aware that I am a temporary custodian of the East and only as successful as the level of support of my officers and my fellow Brothers!!

Thank you everyone for your efforts in making my year successful. As we move forward I encourage you to come and get involved with the lodge. If I can help you be involved with the lodge or event, please let me know how I can support you in this endeavor.

For those that are able, please consider making plans to attend this year’s Grand Lodge Sessions, November 12-14, at the Orleans in support of our Brother and Most Worshipful Grand Master Gerald Ogle. Registration information will soon be available at Nevada Grand Lodge Website.


From the West
Bro Dennis Ashley

It is time for us to resume work and what a full schedule we have this month.  We each have a duty to, behave in an orderly fashion, work true and faithfully, learn and expand on our basic obligations while promoting the benefits of Masonry in society.  We will always recognize, adhere to and promote that the preferment among MASONS is grounded on Worth and personal merit only.

I have a newfound enthusiasm for Masonry while anticipating your legitimate trust, of my worthiness to place the advancement of the lodge into my care.  I have retained a belief after careful study that a lodge led by capable and enterprising officers will remain functional and fully vibrant.  Engaging our more experienced Brothers about preparing the lesser informed Brother for leadership is more important now more than ever.

Let’s make Freemasonry meaningful and purposeful in our community, at the same time letting our Grand Lodge know a lodge officer’s job is no sinecure; and let’s devote the time, energy and effort that the duties and responsibilities of Masonic office requires. Welcome back All.


From the South
Bro Eric Willson

I hope everyone had a great summer!  The heat was over the top this year.
The dinner this month is on the 13th, of Sept. 2017 at 6:30 PM and we will be having fried chicken with assorted sides.  Invite your friends!  I look forward to seeing you all.


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kessler, PM

The 2018 Dues Notice will be sent out this year in November, because the year 2017 cards will run out on December 31, 2017, in this way we will get the dues paid on time. This is when the dues notices wear originally sent out not in the spring or summer like they had been sent in years past.

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