|FROM THE EAST
Aloha my brethren, I am very pleased to report that the joint third degree we
participated in for our brethren in Kilauea lodge went splendidly. Many thanks are
in order to the brethren who made the journey and participated in the momentous
occasion. To my knowledge this is the first time in many years that Kilauea lodge
was able to host a third degree and they were very gracious hosts. Brother
Hannigan prepared a wonderful lunch and all the brethren did wonderfully on their
We are truly one lodge that just happens to meet in two separate locations. I
hope that if any of you find yourself in Hilo on a Tuesday you get the opportunity to
visit with the brethren. They are enthusiastic and passionate about the craft and it
is infectious. To me this is the best example of what Masonry is about and I hope
all of you get to experience the fraternal experience we just had.
As our Masonic year comes to a close I have had the opportunity to reflect on
this record-breaking year of degrees and activity of our lodge and I am truly
grateful for each and every one of you. I hope to see all of you soon in lodge and
as always it is my great honor to serve the will and pleasure of the brethren.
Troy D Gibson Sr, PM
FROM THE WEST
Aloha Brethren, It was a very special month for the lodges on the Big Island as the
Kona and Hilo Lodges collaborated and held a fantastic 3rd degree for our newly
raised brother Doug Hoomanawanui. The officers, some of us never having
participated in a degree together, worked as if we have been conducting degrees
for years. The support we show for each other is truly remarkable and we will keep
the efforts to maintaining the brotherhood we share. I also thank the chef, brother
Chris Hannigan, who did a pork loin and it was absolutely cooked to perfection.
That time of the year again and we will be nominating the officers’ line for
coming year 2020, so again. Please attend and support the nominated brethren.
To all our traveling brethren and family members, mark your calendars and join us
for monthly stated dinner in which our very own MW Mike Baker is cooking his
traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings so please come and celebrate the
Chris Domino PM,
GREETINGS FROM THE SOUTH
The year was 1717. Speculative Freemasonry in London England was
organized by the formation of the Grand Lodge. But what about Masonry in
America? The constitutions were adopted by the Grand Lodge in 1723, and granted
the Grand Master the right to issue deputations for organizing regular lodges. The
first granted by England was dated June 5, 1730 to Daniel Coxe appointing him
Provincial Grand Master of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Printer and Editor of the "Pennsylvania Gazette" wrote
in 1730, "As There are several lodges of Free Masons erected in this Province - -"
there can be little doubt that lodges existed in America before official recognition
by England. Another letter written by the Kings tax collector at the port of
Philadelphia, in 1715, mentions "Masonic Brethren".
Before the Grand Lodge of England instituted reforms, a competent number of
Freemasons were always authorized to assemble and perform the rites of Masonry
by a prescriptive right. That's the way Masonry has been passed from generation
to generation since ancient times.
Why is this important? It is an important part of history, Masonic History. It
points us to the very origins of our heritage in ancient times, way before
Speculative Masonry was conceived in England. And it should lead all of us to
further explore Masonry's history and to be proud of the great gift Masonry has
been to history.
Get involved, read about our ancestors, and be proud of their impact on
"Masonry is too great an institution to have been made in a day, much less by
a few men, but was a slow evolution through long time, unfolding its beauty as it
grew. Indeed, it was like one of its own cathedrals which one generation of
builders wrought and vanished. And another followed, until, amidst vicissitudes of
time and change, of decline and revival, the order itself became a temple of
Freedom and Fraternity." (Joseph Fort Newton)
See you in Lodge,
11/10 John Caudell
11/18 Mick Ventrella
11/21 Bob Foerster
11/25 Shane Howell
11/26 Cory Luke
11/12/14 Nicco Colprit
11/13/13 Kazuo Todd
11/21/00 Kristoffer Strauss
Nov 13 2nd Degree (Tentatively)
THE TRESTLE BOARD
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