|FROM THE EAST
Aloha my brothers, I am starting with thanking our brethren from Kilauea Lodge
for being such gracious hosts for their first degree. I also would like to thank WB
John Nordblum PM for allowing me to sit in the east and the officer line for putting
on a fantastic degree to initiate out new brother Scotty Duggan. The experience
was absolutely top notch and mahalo for the privilege.
Kona Lodge continues to be very active and a heartfelt thank you to the officers
and members of Kona lodge. We truly have a team effort approach and I am
grateful to each and every one of you.
Personal thanks, specifically to our Junior and Senior Wardens, for organizing
the logistics of our Annual Kona Lodge Picnic.
To my fellow lodge officers your dedication to the craft is exemplary. Our
annual picnic was a hit as usual and it couldn’t happen without that team approach
that I spoke of earlier. The food was fantastic and the fellowship was the highlight.
On a sadder note on Saturday, July 27th, we said good-bye to one of our long time
members, Gordon Poire. His Tribute of our Affection was commenced at the Fish
Hopper Restaurant, at 2:00PM. Brother Gordon was an active member in the Kona
Shrine Club, the Scottish Rite, and Kona Lodge until his long time illness which led
to his passing. “Soft and Safe to thee my brother be thy resting-place” Amen!
Officiating were MW Michael P. Baker Sr. PGM and WB Dan Miller PM.
In closing I would like to encourage each and every one of you to come down
and join us and meet some of the newer brothers (there are quite a few). We
remain busy and that is a positive thing. I am looking forward to seeing all of you
Aloha Brethren, It was another great and pleasant afternoon at our annual Kona
Blue Lodge potluck and I want to say thanks to all that helped prepare, cook and
bring our favorite dishes especially Mrs. Betty Meyerson’s cherry cobbler, if you
never had it you don’t know what you’re missing, and to the Kokua (help) crew for
setting up and breaking down our event, very much appreciated!!
To all our traveling brethren and family members, mark your calendars and join us
for monthly stated dinner and we’ll be having a first degree at the end of this
month so brethren, please come and celebrate the important event and Masonic
Chris Domino PM
FROM THE SOUTH
"It has not been my fortune to know very much of Freemasonry, but I have had
the great fortune to know many Freemasons and have been able in that way to
judge the tree by its fruit. I know of your high ideals. I have seen that you hold your
meetings in the presence of the open Bible, and I know that men who observe that
formality have high sentiments of citizenship, of worth, and character. That is the
strength of our Commonwealth and Nation.” Calvin Coolidge
"Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instructions
in religion.” Albert Pike
II Samuel 11 States: "And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar
trees, and carpenters, and masons; and they built David a house".
There are many more references to David and Solomon, and as Masons we strive
for enlightenment. Enlighten yourselves and read more; become conversant in
See you at the August Stated Meeting!
Bob Brogan PM
8/10 Stephen Furbush
8/10 Terry Miller
8/12 Roland Pacheco
8/13 Harold Erickson
8/22 Kazuo Todd
08/13/14 Stephen Furbush
08/20/14 Troy Gibson
08/23/04 Eddie Akana
08/23/03 Eduardo Sariol
08/23/03 Admar Ularte
08/28/91 Jim Rath
08/14 Officers Practice
6:00 First Degree
08/21 First Degree
THE TRESTLE BOARD
|"One Man Can Make a Difference!"
"Be That Man!"