June 2022 Trestleboard

Pablo Colomban Events, Master's Message Tagged

Greetings from the East!

The official days of summer are so very near. The kids are out of school and the days, as well as the nights, are heating up despite late-season snow that breaks everyone’s tree branches. We had a lot of fun at the annual scholarship night and handed out 13 scholarships and redecorated the fifth floor by officially hanging the portrait of Henry Bromwell that was donated to and restored by the temple association last year. The next time you’re at the Welton building, pop up to the fifth floor and check out the new artwork.

We have only one Stated Communication on June 2nd to read suspensions. Since this will be a Masons-only night, we will not have dinner open to prospects and non-masons. This will be a quick meeting to read suspensions and finish any remaining business we have left open. Also, let’s forgo the suits for casual wear. In the theme of the quick informal nature of this meeting we’re going to order pizza for dinner so please RSVP, so we know how much to order.

We may be dark after this meeting on June 2nd but there will be many things happening this summer. In the pipe, there will be several visitations, a few degrees, hopefully, a summer BBQ and several other fellowship building events, an officer’s workshop, and if reception is good the continuation of Masonica in August. Be on the lookout for correspondence related to any of these events in the very near future.

Fraternally yours,
James Bechtel

May 2022 Trestleboard

Pablo Colomban Events, Master's Message, Trestleboard Tagged

Greetings from the East

Firstly, congratulations to Brother Donald Stewart on receiving your first degree in Masonry! I hope you enjoy your journey. The Polar Plunge with the nonexistent “polar conditions” was still a lot of fun and the money donated went to a great cause.

Our first communication on May 5th we will be hearing several proficiencies from hard-working brothers on several degrees. So, we will be opening on the first degree but need to step up to the third degree to hear them all. As always please RSVP for dinner.

Our second communication on May 19th will be our annual scholarship night. This is an open night so please bring your family and friends along. Denver 5 officers we will be opening early at 5:30 to take care of any business before dinner. With a usually larger than normal turnout for this event is really, really important that you RSVP for dinner. 

Summer is approaching fast, and with it, Denver 5 goes dark for the months of June, July, and August. We do this out of tradition but rather than going dark it feels appropriate to say we go dim. There is more work to get done and there are several fun events planned and in the works for continued fellowship throughout the summer months. For instance, the Scottish Rite Clays for a Cause is happening on May 27th. So be on the lookout for communications informing you of all the summer happenings.

Fraternally yours,
James Bechtel