|FROM THE EAST
Aloha Brethren, I will start by congratulating and thanking
all of the officers that were installed at the Installation of
Officers Ceremony; it was a special event I’m sure for all of us
including me as I was honored to have my grandfather,
Brother Dom Domino, who has been a Mason now for 60
years, in attendance. I can only hope that one day that all
brethren can experience in one way or another, what it feels
like to have such great heritage in masonry! I thank all the
Hawaii Grand Lodge officers who attended and were a part of
such a special event.
In December, our lodge typically goes dark and I hope all
the brethren are enjoying the holidays and safe travels.
In January, we will be back to business with our Stated
Meeting on January 3rd and getting right into a second degree
ceremony on the 17th for our entered apprentice Brother
Michael Olson who gave his proficiency at our December
stated meeting, good job Brother Michael.
(A little education and History)
The Point within a Circle denotes St. John the Baptist,
whose "day" is June 24th and St. John the Evangelist, whose
"day" is December 27th. They are the 2 Patron Saints of
Masonry. While many Master Masons are aware of the
celebration of these 2 days, few realize why it is cause for
celebration within their lodge.
The Saints John: Little is known about either of the Saints
John in the Masonic sense. What we do know is that:
St. John the Baptist:
St. John the Evangelist:
There is no historical evidence that either of the Saints John
were ever members of the Craft of stonemasons, but because
of their righteous lives and their strength of character, both of
these Godly men have been adopted as the 2 Patron Saints of
The symbolism of the point within a circle is:
1. Point = The Individual Brother.
2. Circle= The boundary line of his duty to God
and to man, beyond which a man should not allow his
passions, prejudices or interests to betray him.
FROM THE WEST
Aloha my brethren, I take great pleasure in serving the craft
another year. I would also like to congratulate Brother Mike
Olson on his first degree proficiency and look forward to his
second degree on the January 17th. I urge all brethren to
attend Brother Michael Olson’s FellowCraft Degree.
I look forward to more growth as a man and a mason. All
the help afforded to me from the brethren is truly appreciated.
I hope everybody had a joyous Holiday Season. I am look
forward to the upcoming year. It’s time to get to work!
Troy D Gibson, Sr.
FROM THE SOUTH
Aloha brethren, Thank you for all you do for our fraternity.
• Chicken parmesan on a plate of pasta
• Slices of garlic bread.
• Dessert will be provided.
We have a lot of work this coming year and we all need to
do our part. There is floor work to be learned and much
memory to be worked on. This work is essential if we expect to
We are lucky to have many Past Masters who can assist us,
the new guard for 2018. Hopefully we do not overwork them.
Kona lodge will be conferring a 2nd degree on January 17.
We encourage all Masons to attend and make this, our first
degree for 2018, be a fabulous experience for our future
Brethren come enjoy a good meal. Make new friends and
rekindle old friendships.
01/18/17 James Lysiuk
01/26/10 Ben Spencer PM
01/26/11 Jorge (Adrian) Villasenor
1/30/75 Ronald Rumley
01/02 Elmer Jenson
01/07 Jaron Goodspeed
01/14 Nicco Colprit
01/16 Richard Denison
01/21 Lawrence Jones PM
01/23 Gordon Poire
01/24 Joe Zapataoliva
01/25 Jim Rath
01/29 Jim Stephens PM
At Kona Lodge
THE TRESTLE BOARD
|"One Man Can Make a Difference!"
"Be That Man!"