Tidings From The East

This year is flying by and as the year is ending it is time to start thinking about next year. With that said, I would like to point out a few upcoming events that we need to be aware of. The most pressing will be this month’s Arrow to Aerospace Parade on August 17th. We will be welcoming George W. Lininger Lodge to walk with us this year. It would be outstanding to have a great showing from Bellevue Lodge. We will be with our Masonic Family as well as Eastern Star, and the young ladies of Rainbow Girls.

The next event will be Membership Dinner on September 4th. I will address details in the next business meeting and will begin to take RSVP soon.

Others events such as the Rib Feed are in October. We will be putting together a Holiday “Grog Bowl” for the members and their companions in December. Watch the Trestle Board for more information.

In terms of business and ritual we will continue working with Bro. Dimayuga, and Bro. Pickle as they continue their journey through our degrees. We have just a few weeks of fundraising left at the Farmer’s Market and SW Kyle Beckner have done an outstanding job keeping that event rolling through this summer. They are always looking for help especially for these last few weeks of the market. Contact SW Kyle for details. Another opportunity to back the lodge will be coming with Enchilada Night on the last Thursday of the month which will be August 29th from 5:30-8:00. Details you can go to SW Kyle Beckner.

As always, Thank You for the support, I am confident this will be a great year for the lodge. Look well gentlemen and hope to see you later

- W.M. Myron Bell, Jr.

A Note From The Desk Of The Secretary

Join us for the Arrow to Aerospace Parade on August 17. Br. Bill Pickle has graciously agreed to donate the use of his truck and trailer that the Rainbow Girls are planning to decorate and the girls will be walking the parade route handing out literature and candy. I should have more information within the next few days.

The lodge will be having a Rusty Trowel Degree on September 3 at 7 PM. This will be an informal refresher that will give our brethren who have not been to a meeting lately an opportunity to review the words, signs, tokens, and obligations -- and will reinforce the lessons of Masonry. This is a chance to regain what may have been lost in all degrees. We will work in all degrees this evening and guarantee that no one will embarrass you. For brethren who receive the Rusty Trowel degree, the lodge will purchase your ticket to attend the Lodge’s Membership dinner.

Congratulations to Br. Dylan Tardif in receiving the Master Mason Degree in July. Well done young man. Br. Dylan was awarded the Grand Master’s FC Proficiency coin from R.W. Jim Carlton.

Also congratulations to Br. Tracy McClarnon for receiving the Grand Master’s MM Proficiency coin from R.W. Jim Carlton. Br Tracy is the first from Bellevue Lodge to receive all 3 coins. Excellent job Br. Tracy!

Brothers it’s with great sadness that I announce the death of W.B. Dwight Beaton. He was a Past Master of Bellevue Lodge and was a Mason in good standing for over 22 years. W.B Dwight will be deeply missed.

- W.B. Hal Cottrell

Upcoming Events

  1. Dinner (If Needed)

    August 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. FC Degree (If Needed)

    August 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  3. OES

    August 22 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  4. Bellevue Farmers’ Market

    August 24 @ 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  5. Lodge Practice

    August 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  6. Rusty Trowel Degree

    August 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  7. Dinner (If Needed)

    August 28 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  8. MM Degree (If Needed)

    August 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  9. Bellevue Farmers’ Market

    August 31 @ 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  10. Rainbow Girls Meeting

    September 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

August Birthdays

Harry Francis
Harold Noble
Jayson Lucas
Jim Carlton
Mark McDermott
Robert Frederick
Jose Sanchez
Loren Storey
Christopher Tracy
Earl Sonnemaker
Travis Strong
Bill Dodge
Jim Frampton
Larry Strange
Bill Miller
Horace Reynolds

Happy Birthday To You All!