Tidings From The East

August has brought us many new degree nights, and September is looking to be the same. We will not be having an EA degree, but we are planning 2 FC on the 2nd Wednesday of September. Brother Ben Pickle has been an EA for a while now due to his work schedule. We are planning a special Friday night degree to make him a FC. Please keep a look out for more details on this.

With these times we are trying to keep things as normal as we can while still maintaining the safety of all. We will be having our Membership Dinner September 2 nd which we will be recognizing Brother Charles Davis for over 60 years of service to the fraternity. In September we will be work on presenting Brother James Ronni for 65 years of service and Brother Lloyd Dowding for 50 years of service, while practicing social distancing. Well done Brothers and thank you for all your years of service to the Fraternity

Unfortunately, we did not hold a Rusty Trowel degree due to health concerns. I would like to remind everyone that we practice Tuesdays at 6pm. Practice is open to all. If you would like to come down and learn about a degree, we are always happy to work with you, as a kind of mini one on one Rusty Trowel. If you are interested in learning a part to take part in during a degree, we are always looking for new members to learn and do new parts.

Work continues to be done on our buildings. I would like to thank everyone who bought a shirt and supported our building fund. We raised $600 that will be used to continue to improve our buildings. It is our hope that we can maintain our buildings to keep them in lasting condition for future generations of Masons. Some of the latest projects done were: Automating the lights in the dining hall bathrooms, updating more exit signs and lighting, restoring our mailboxes, patching a hole in the side of the building, and continue work on preventive maintenance.

Lastly, I encourage you all to visit our website often to keep up with our events. Under the about tab we have an event calendar with our events and times. https://www.bellevuelodge325.org/events-calendar.

- W.M. Kyle Beckner

A Note From The Desk Of The Secretary

Did you forget to RSVP to the Lodge’s membership night on Sept 2, 2020? Don’t fret! Come join us. Dinner will at 5:30 PM catered by our own W.B. Kyle Beckner. The business meeting to follow. Most Worshipful Grand Master Ron Stites and his lady Tammi will be attending along with Right Worshipful Jim Carlton. Cost is $10 per person.

As summer 2020 comes to an end and the days are getting shorter, the lodge continues to have many men seeking admission into our fraternity to unite with us in our good works. We have many brothers still working their way through the degrees. If you are interested in helping us with degree work, we will gladly accept! Not sure what you would like to do? Stop by the lodge on Tuesday nights or at the business meeting and discuss the available opportunities with one of the lodge officers.

The time has come again to begin talking about paying your dues. I will be sending out a reminder in the October trestle board and mailing dues notices in November. Please remit your dues as soon as possible to assist me in getting information to the Grand Lodge in a timely manner.

If you have not heard yet, Trick or Treat Olde Towne has been cancelled for 2020. I know this is an event that many of our brethren like to participate in. The sponsor hopes to be able to start again in 2021.

- W.B. Hal Cottrell

Upcoming Events

  1. Friendship Night

    October 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Lodge Practice

    October 27 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  3. Dinner (If Needed)

    October 28 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  4. Degree Work (If Needed)

    October 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  5. Grand Cross of Color

    November 8
  6. Craft Retreat

    November 13 @ 8:00 AM - November 15 @ 5:00 PM
  7. Thanksgiving Pickle Family dinner

    November 26 @ 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

September Birthdays

Chris Davis
Chip Davis
Robert Clatterbuck
Raymond Maxwell
Scott Fausch
Lloyd Dowding
Scott Lambries
Martin Olsen
Richard Palmer
James Beard
Carl Ester

Happy Birthday To You All!