Mt Moriah #39 - F&AM - Henderson, NV

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Mount Moriah #39 is now dark for the summer. Our next meeting will be our Stated Business Meeting on Wednesday, September 4th. We will have dinner at 6:30 with the meeting to follow at 7:30.

 

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Image of a sunset taken in Hawaii

On Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30PM, Mt Moriah #39 will hold a Hawaiian-style Luau at 6:30 with the Stated Business Meeting to follow at 7:30. Dinner is open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, and prospective members. The Meeting is open only to current and visiting Brothers. Dress is Hawaiian/Aloha shirt and slacks for the meeting.

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From the East
WM Eric Willson

I would like to thank everyone who put so much work into getting us through this first half of the year.  It has been a pleasure to govern the Lodge.

While we are dark for the summer, please feel free to reach out to me for anything.  I am always happy to meet with any of you, for any reason.

Remember!   June stated meeting is a Hawaiian Shirt night!   Do not cause confusion in the Craft by showing up out of uniform.

Fraternally yours,
Eric Willson
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro John Krikorian

Brethren, as we go dark for the summer, we should consider how we can best serve the Lodge in the remainder of the year. Think carefully about your goals in Masonry and how you can best serve them in the Lodge. There are many areas that could use your help. We have charitable works, ritual & degrees, coaching new Brothers, improving the physical Lodge, and many others. The best way to get involved is to let your wishes be known and your Lodge leadership will work with you to find a place that is rewarding for you and will enhance your Masonic journey.

John Krikorian
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro Dick Wright

I hope everyone has enjoyed your meals for this year.  June 5 stated meeting will be a Hawaiian theme including dress, aloha shirts.  We will be having Kalua Turkey which looks and taste like Kalua Pig, fried rice, Asian style salad, veggies and deserts. Hope to see you all there.

Dick Wright
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Rob Noland

Included in this Trestle board are the 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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Here are some upcoming events at Mount Moriah Lodge #39.

  • Wednesday, May 29 at 7PM – Master Mason Degree
  • Wednesday, June 5th starting at 6:30PM – Dinner at 6:30 with the Stated Business Meeting to follow at 7:30. Dinner is open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, and prospective members. The Meeting is open only to current and visiting Brothers. Dress is Hawaiian/Aloha shirt and slacks for the meeting.

The Lodge will then be dark for the summer. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 4th.

Also, mark your calendars. There will be a DGL workshop on September the 14th, 2019 at the Masonic Memorial Temple from 9am to 2pm.

On Wednesday, May 15th, there is no meeting. On Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30PM Mount Moriah #39 will hold a family dinner in honor of our Masonic Widows. All Masons, Masonic Widows, prospective members, invited guests, and friends are welcome.

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May 8th at 7 PM Mount Moriah #39 will hold a Master Mason degree. All Master Masons are welcome.

Trestleboard of Designs

Here are some upcoming events at Mount Moriah Lodge #39.

  • Wednesday, May 1st starting at 6:30PM – Dinner at 6:30 with the Stated Business Meeting and the Grand Master’s Official Visit to follow at 7:30. There will be two By-Law amendments voted on at this meeting. Dinner is open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, and prospective members. The Meeting is open only to current and visiting Brothers. Dress is suit and tie for the meeting.
  • Saturday, May 4th at 9AM – There will be a practice for the Master Mason Degrees at the Lodge.
  • Wednesday, May 8th at 7PM – Master Mason Degree
  • Wednesday, May 15th – Dark
  • Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30PM – Family dinner. All Masons, prospective members, invited guests, and friends are welcome. Casual dress.
  • Wednesday, May 29th at 7PM – Master Mason Degree

Also, mark your calendars. There will be a DGL workshop on September the 14th, 2019 at the Masonic Memorial Temple from 9am to 2pm.

From the East
WM Eric Willson

We put on a great Entered Apprentice degree last month.  Afterwards, once I had returned home from the lodge, I found myself pondering the working tools lecture I had heard yet again that night.

While trying to cut down on the superfluities of life sounds simple and straight forward, identifying what is unnecessary and what is truly important to your mental and even spiritual well-being not be.  And once something is knocked away, it might not be easily found again.  Quiet contemplation is a must in all decisions.

Fraternally yours,
Eric Willson
Worshipful Master


From the West
Bro John Krikorian

We’ve been improving our Degree Work and I thank all the Brothers who stepped up to assist and learn new work. One of the benefits of learning new parts is that it deepens and extends your appreciation and understanding of the work.

I’ve heard some of those lectures a hundred times, but it wasn’t until I started to learn one, that I felt like I truly started to understand it.

As we start thinking about the summer, I challenge each of you to identify some of our work that you would like to learn and get started! If you need a suggestion, I or any other officer would be pleased to discuss some suitable options.

John Krikorian
Senior Warden


From the South
Bro Dick Wright

Hope all of you are well, are you hungry? May 1 Stated Meeting dinner will be at 6:30 and we’re having cheese burgers, fries and salad, and of course cookies.  May 22 will be family dinner and we’re having meatloaf, green beans, cornbread and salad.  All of course subject to change.  See you there.

Dick Wright
Junior Warden


From the Secretary
Bro Rob Noland

At the stated meeting, we will vote on two amendments to the Lodge bylaws.  The text of them was attached to last month’s Trestle board.  One proposed amendment will allow the Lodge to reschedule its stated meeting to the second Wednesday of the month when the first Wednesday falls on a holiday.  This situation will occur next year on the New Year’s holiday.

The second proposed amendment adds more specificity to the agenda of the stated meeting.  This will better enable the Worship Master to schedule certain topics at a particular place in the meeting.

Both amendments serve the Lodge by allowing more flexibility while ensuring order.  I ask for your affirmative vote.

Rob Noland
Secretary

On Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30PM, Mount Moriah #39 will hold family dinner. All Masons, prospective members, invited guests, and friends are welcome. Casual dress. Please note that the Lodge will be dark on Wednesday, April 17th.

Holy Bible, Square, and Compass, arranged for the first degree on Psalm 133.

On Wednesday, April 10th at 7PM, Mount Moriah #39 will hold an Entered Apprentice Degree. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.

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