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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

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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

From the East
WM Eric Willson

November is quickly approaching.  I hope that everyone has had the opportunity to ponder the Grand Lodge proposals that we will be voting on at the stated meeting.  One is a big commitment, and the other a pretty big change to how much we will transform as a fraternity in the coming decades.

Your individual opinions and the discussion of them will help greatly in determining how our Lodge is going to respond to them.

I look forward to seeing you all.

Fraternally yours,
Eric Willson
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro John Krikorian

Fall is upon us, Brethren. In our Lodge this is usually a busy time as we have our Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday Dinner, Elections, Grand Lodge, an Installation, and our usual course of business meetings. We may even have some degrees in there as well.

This is an ideal time to step up and learn a part, get involved, or try something new in Masonry. We have so many opportunities for you. Don’t hesitate to speak to myself or any of the Brothers to talk about your ideas on how you can improve yourself in Masonry.

John Krikorian
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro Dick Wright

Brethren, November is already upon us.  November 6 stated meeting we’ll be having Pizza and salad.  Family Pot-Luck dinner will be on Wednesday November 20th which is the third Wednesday instead of the forth Wednesday where Thanksgiving covers the fourth Wednesday. The Lodge will provide the Turkeys.

I will have a sign-up sheet for the potluck for the November Family Dinner. The list will be started at the Oct family dinner, and at the same time there will be a sign-up list for the Christmas party (Children Gifts).  Thanks to all of you for continued help.

Dick Wright
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Rob Noland

I’m pleased to report receipt of even more petitions requesting Degree work of Freemasonry recently.

They are testaments of the reputation of the fraternity and Mt. Moriah #39 in particular.  I remind you that the fees for initiation are to accompany the completed petition. These new petitions will be read at the next communication.

Rob Noland
Secretary

From the East
WM Eric Willson

I would like to thank everyone for all of the effort they have put into our Ritual this year. I can only imagine how stressful it would have been to preside over a Lodge that does not have its affairs in order regarding degree work. It has been a true pleasure. As we approach the end of this year, I invite all of you to reach out to the senior Officers and I should you need anything in regards to your future positions.

There will be five Wednesdays this month, and I am excited for the chance to have a degree and an education in the same month! I’ll see you there.

Fraternally yours,
Eric Willson
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro John Krikorian

As fall approaches, we have a lot going on at Mt Moriah #39. We will have a chili cook off, several degrees, education nights, elections, installation, and Grand Lodge. This is a great time to decide how you can get further involved in the Lodge. Do you want to learn a new part? Do you want to assist in a committee? Help with our charitable efforts? Now is the time when things are being sorted out for next year, so be please make your desires known. Any officer would be pleased to direct you.

John Krikorian
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro Dick Wright

Hello Brothers, October brings more good dinners. October 2 at 6:30 is pulled pork sandwiches with baked beans, coleslaw and corn bread. Family diner October 23 at 6:30 is our Chili Cook Off. A variety of chilis and all the fixings. Hope to see you all there.

Dick Wright
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Rob Noland

I’m pleased to report receipt of several petitions requesting Degree work of Freemasonry recently. They are testaments of the reputation of the fraternity and Mt. Moriah #39 in particular. I remind you that the fees for initiation is to accompany the completed petition.

Rob Noland
Secretary

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

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