From the West – Oct 2017

Greetings Brethren from the Station of Strength,

The month of October hosts some great events in masonry. Most likely, we’ll have two second degrees on the 18th. The last I checked, we have nobody who can perform the charge from heart which is an opening for you (the reader of this notice) to make a manual contribution to your lodge and we would all (especially the candidates) appreciate the work.

Those of you future members of El Bekal Shrine have an opportunity to be initiated at the October 8th Ceremonial at 10:30am if you get your applications in to me quickly (no promises if handed in by the 6th). Monday Night Football continues to be a celebrated event at the Shrine and continues during each Monday this month at or around the posted game time. Bring your 5 bucks for all you can eat and wear a funny shirt (everybody else seems to do the same). If you are able bodied and stick around after the game, expect to help clean up and take a load off of yours truly. Lastly, all friends are welcome to join the Shriner Halloween Party on Sunday October 29th at 1pm.

Don’t forget that the OC York Rite continues to meet (until the end of the year) on the 3rd Monday and Saturday of the month. Starting in the new year, all three bodies will probably meet on the 3rd Saturday mornings due to the traffic on Monday nights causing members conflicts. The De Molay young men continue their efforts on the 2nd and 4th Mondays and the Bethel ladies continue their efforts on the 3rd Monday. Both of our local valleys of the Scottish Rite meet on either the first Monday 2nd (OC) or the second Tuesday 10th (Long Beach). On Sundays in Long Beach, they host a friendly at the Hiram Fellowship Center where they BBQ in the noontime bliss. The house on premises used to host Shrine activities as well as the York Rite but it has been rehabbed into a gorgeous fraternity house with available sleeping arrangements for visiting brethren.

Lastly, an ambitious brother submitted a blueprint of the Washington Monument to the Lego Company which in turn gets included as a possible future Lego kit but it needs your votes. As masons, we will pay a small portion of our dues to fund the ongoing renewal efforts of the temple and this offers an interesting campaign to market this great endeavor and achievement of masons to commemorate our great leader. Go to http://ideas.lego.com and search for “House of the Temple” to get started. You’ll need to register first but it takes a whole 5 minutes to complete. I personally think it would be fun for each lodge to donate this future hopeful Lego kit to our De Molay chapters and perhaps even help put it together operatively. Tell your friends that exciting things are happening through Masonry!

Fraternally & Sincerely,

Brandon Cook
Senior Warden

From the East – Aug 2017

My Brethren,

My brothers, we have had a few technical glitches in the last two Trestle Boards, so we will attempt to bring events up to date. On June 21 st we celebrated our Past Masters Night and conferred the Third Degree on Brother Joshua Franco. It was a great evening enjoyed by all, Welcome Br. Franco upon your attainment of the sublime degree of Master Mason. I am sure you will be very successful in your journey down your Masonic path.

On July 19th we conferred the Third Degree on Brother Johnnie Nix, he has worked hard and strong to attain his status as Master Mason.

Be sure to greet both of our newest Master Masons when you see them, wish them well and revel in their attainment. The exemplification of the Master Mason Degree signals a bridge we have all crossed or will in the near future. Lets turn out and demonstrate to our brothers our support as they advance up the ladder of Freemasonry. We all fondly remember our degrees, your support for our new brothers is a good way to show it.

Our Chaplin Brother Craig Holoboski has achieved the Cross of Honor for his distinguished service to De Molay. It is an honor well deserved and conferred on a most worthy brother. We all join in and congratulate him on this Honor.

As the Masonic year moves forward, we have had new Brothers join our ranks, and several excell in the advancement, we are indeed to have the fellowship and love displayed by our Brothers in Masonry. During the coming months we will continue to further our goals and aspirations of Anaheim Lodge 207 on our journey along this Ruff and Rugger Road, one which we gladly journey with one another.

Please join us for our stated meeting on August 2nd. Until then my brothers remember “Real Men Wear Aprons”.

Robb Morris Master

From the West – Aug 2017

Greetings Brethren from the Station of Strength,

I trust everyone is enjoying their summer. The lodge continues to remain active in conferring degrees, officer’s qualifications, schools of instruction and recently a fellowship night.

In August, we are expecting to have a 1st degree later in the month.

For the good of the order, El Bekal Shrine has their annual Family Picnic on Sunday 13th at 11am.

I’d also like to congratulate Wor Holobowski (Dad Craig) on his Distinguished Service Award from De Molay.

See ya’ll around the lodge.

As always, the online lodge calendar remains consistently accurate and can always be relied upon for Masonic events.

Brandon Cook

Senior Warden