The Secretary’s Desk

Brothers,

Duval Lodge has been working hard with new brothers coming into the fraternity.  We just had seven candidates initiated on Sept. 26, 2020.  Additionally, we recently had three brothers passed to the degree of Fellowcraft, and five raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

It would be great if you could take time and come out and meet these Brothers and show up at these degrees. We need your help!

Congratulations to Bro. Edwin Bunag and his degree team for the EA degree, and for our newly-initiated Brothers Jonathan L. Guzman, Angus D. Mcphaul, Michael D. Milner, Garry D. Pelton III, Rodney L. Rexrode, Sean P. Schoephoerster and Cesar S. Villanueva Jr.

Please be on the lookout for details about our Christmas party here at the Lodge.

Fraternally,

W⸫ Bill Watson, PM
Secretary

The Secretary’s Desk

My Brothers,

The second dues notices have been sent out.  If you haven’t paid yet, you urgently need to pay or contact the lodge right away before you become NPD.

We will be passing five brothers to the degree of Fellow Craft and will be initiating seven new Entered Apprentices this month.  So please, show your support by attending these degrees!

A big thank you to the Widow Sons for putting on the recent Fellow Craft degree for us, and a big thank you to our District Instructor for the work that he is doing not just for us, but for all the Brothers and Lodges in our District.

At the stated communication on Sept. 1, 2020, we elected Bro. Robert Martinez Jr. as Junior Warden to fill the chair of Bro. Shaun Delong, who was called to the Celestial Temple on June 3rd following a courageous 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  Until his official election and installation on September 1st, Bro. Martinez had been serving in the position pro tem.  But our Grand Master recently gave us dispensation to hold the election and officially install him Junior Warden for the reminder of the term.

That same night we also elected two new candidates to receive the degrees of Masonry, a candidate for dual membership, and candidate for reinstatement.  We were also priviledged to have our newly raised Brothers perform their Master Mason Catechism that night as well.  It was a Busy night our first meeting back!

Finally, I want to remind everyone: please do not forget about the Christmas Party!  We need to start planning this NOW!  The party is scheduled for December 18th, 2020, and is for the whole family and friends.

Fraternally,

W⸫ Bill Watson, PM
Secretary

The Secretary’s Desk

Brothers,

A few things to bring up.  First: please note we will be having a Master Mason degree on Saturday, July 25th for the following Brothers: Cody Charles, Thomas Kyle, Patric Taylor, Dino Lawrence Vasquez, Widel Decias, Elton Shawn, and Leon Rice. So please make a note of this.

We will be Dark in August but will be practicing the EA degree on Saturdays at 5pm.

I sent out dues notices for 29 brothers and so far I have received dues from 10 of them. Please, if you need to make payments call me and we can work something out. For you brothers that are perpetual membership your dues have been paid but do not forget the LYPMGS, The Masonic Home of $7.30 or the $5.00 building fund.  Yes, this is voluntarily, but would help out greatly.  Also for you 50-year members, thank you for your contributions and please, for the ones that have not, if you can spare it then please do so willingly.

Looks like September is going to be busy with 7, maybe 8 candidates being initiated Entered Apprentices.  On August 26th, we have 4 Entered Apprentices that will be passed to the Fellow Craft degree.  On September 8th, the Widow Sons will be putting that degree on here at Duval Lodge.

Please plan to attend the meetings and the degrees and show your support.

Have a safe 4th of July!

Fraternally,

W⸫ Bill Watson, PM
Secretary

The Secretary’s Desk

Brothers,

I want to thank you all for the vote of confidence in me to fill such great shoes as our past Secretary, Worshipful Brother Will Sanders has done for so many years.  Please keep him in your prayers along with his wife and family.  Our past secretary is not in good health at all and he needs our prayers!

Just as a “head’s up!” I recently had to suspend three brothers for non-payment of dues, which I hated to do.  Please Brothers, during the year please do not neglect to pay your 2020 dues.

Also as a reminder, please note the dates we have listed on our Lodge calendar.

We have five candidates we are investigating now, and we have four other petitions out for other candidates that are seeking admission.  What a great way to start a new Masonic year!

Fraternally,

W⸫ Bill Watson, PM
Secretary

The Secretary’s Desk

Brothers,

The year is starting very good with four new Master Masons and two new Fellowcraft.  It would be great if you could put Duval Lodge on your calendar and attend some of these meetings.  Let us hear from you!  Come and support the Lodge and our new brothers!

Yours in Faith,

W⸫ Willard O. Sanders, PM
Secretary

The Secretary’s Desk

My Brothers,

So far we are having a very good year!

We have four Entered Apprentices coming along and we will have three new Master Masons raised this month. They will be raised at Arlington Lodge on 25 April, 2017. Please come have dinner and enjoy seeing your new brothers raised.

On a not so good note, we still have brothers who have not paid their dues for this year. Late notices have been sent. Your Lodge dues pay to keep the lights and water on, along with other bills when due. Please remember you Lodge and your obligation.

Become active in your Lodge and you will be surprised how good you will feel.

Yours in Faith,

W⸫ Will Sanders, PM
Secretary

The Secretary’s Desk

My Brothers,

There are two things essential in the proper running of your Lodge: dues and bodies in the seats at every meeting.  Without your timely payment of dues, we cannot pay our fiscal obligations.  Without you in the Lodge, we cannot properly maintain Lodge business.  If you have not as yet paid your 2017 dues, please do so at your earliest convenience.

On a somber note, as reported in the last Trestle Board, we lost two of our “50 Plus” members to the Celestial Lodge.  I ask the brethren to pray for us all.

Please come, fill a seat and enjoy the fellowship!

I hope to see more of you in Lodge!

Yours in Faith,

W⸫ Will Sanders, PM
Secretary