November 2018 Trestleboard

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Greetings Brethren,

I’d like to first say “thank you” to everyone from Denver Lodge No. 5 for making the trip to Cheyenne Lodge No. 1 for their 150th year anniversary. A truly delightful time was had by all.

The first recorded meeting of Freemasons in what was to become Denver Lodge No. 5 was held on November 3rd, 1858. To commemorate that glorious time, we celebrate our first meeting in November as our Heritage Night and Candlelight Degree.

This year’s Heritage Night falls on November 1st.Lodge will open on the EA degree at 5:30 pm to take care of business. We will break for dinner at 6:30 pm and afterward, return to Lodge to confer a special Entered Apprentice Degree done by candlelight to recreate the atmosphere our Founding Brethren would have experienced in 1858. We also have the honor of hosting the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Phil Moss and his Officers for their official Grand Lodge visit. As in last year’s Candlelight Degree, while not required, we encourage the Brethren to come dressed in their finest Victorian-era fashion for our period correct costume contest. The winner for “Best Dressed” will have their Denver Lodge No. 5 dues paid for 2019. We encourage everyone to attend this fun annual event. Please RSVP with our Jr. Warden Kevin Trabert.

Our second Stated Communication will be held on November 15th. We will hear proficiencies from two hard working Entered Apprentices. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and Lodge will follow at 7:30 pm. Please plan on attending to support these Brothers as I’m sure we can all sympathize with how nervous they may feel. RSVP with our Jr. Warden Kevin Trabert.

“ Trust in your craft, Enough to admire it, Study it, Perfect it, Breathe it, Never stop getting better at whatever it is that you love to do.”

Kory Wilson W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

October 2018 Trestleboard

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Greeting from the East Brethren,

The year is flying by, but we still have work in the quarries to attend to.

Our first Stated Communication is on October 4th. We will have the great privilege of hearing our Past Master, Van Troi Perozo, give a lecture on the Art of Meditation. We all know our Worshipful Brother, so we should be in for quite the treat. This is one you don’t want to miss. Please plan accordingly and RSVP with our Jr. Warden Kevin Trabert. Dinner will be served at 6:30, and the lodge will open promptly at 7:30.

On October 15th we will visit Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 1 which is located at Colfax and Ash St. in Denver. Lodge will open at 7:30 pm with dinner to follow. This meeting is open to all Master Masons. If you plan on attending, please RSVP with our Jr. Warden Kevin Trabert so Rocky Mountain No. 1 can plan accordingly.

Brethren, our second Stated Communication is on October 18th. We will be having an open discussion on the importance of guarding the West Gate and what that means to us. RSVP with our Jr. Warden Kevin Trabert. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the lodge will promptly open at 7:30 pm.

This year’s Masonic Symposium will take place on October 13-14 at the Highland Masonic Lodge, 3550 N. Federal. If you’ve never attended a Masonic Symposium, I highly recommend you do. It will be two full days of Masonic Education that is sure to enlighten. More details will be available at our next lodge meeting.

Fraternally,

“Never over, Never under, but always on the Level”

Kory Wilson W.M.
Denver Lodge No. 5 A.F. & A.M.

August Trestleboard

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Greeting from the East brethren,

As the heat of the summer months is slowly dwelling down, it’s time for us the head back into the quarries of Masonry.

Our first Stated Communication in August is on August 16th. Dinner will be served and 6:30, and Lodge will open promptly at 7:30. We will be reading the results of two investigations and clearing up any business from the first part of the year. Please RSVP with the Jr. Warden, Kevin Trabert.

August 18th is the annual Eastern Star Masonic Picnic and car show. There will be great food and music. Also, if you have children please bring them as there will be plenty of fun activities for them to enjoy. The address for the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus is 2445 S. Quebec St., Denver. The picnic and car show will begin at 11 am and will to wrap up around 2 pm. Please plan on attending.

Our first Stated Communication in September will be September 6th. We will be conferring the Entered Apprentice degree upon two well-deserving candidates. Dinner will be served at 6:30, and Lodge will promptly be opened and 7:30. Please plan on attending, as these two candidates receive light in masonry. Please RSVP with the Jr. Warden, Kevin Trabert.

On Saturday, September 8th, we will have a Special Communication to confer the Entered Apprentice degree upon three very well deserving candidates. Lodge will open at 9 am with the degrees to start immediately after. Lunch to follow. Please plan on attending, and Please RSVP with the Jr. Warden, Kevin Trabert.

Our second Stated Communication in September will take place on the 20th. We will be conferring the Master Mason Degrees upon Brother Will Berrett. As all Master Masons remember that joyous time, let us all plan on attending and supporting our Brother. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and Lodge will promptly open at 7:30. Please RSVP with the Jr. Warden, Kevin Trabert.

“If you want to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today”

Kory Wilson, W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

April 2018 Trestle Board

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Greetings from the East Brethren,

Spring has again sprung before us Brethren, and let us plan accordingly.

I want to first congratulate the brothers that received their Fellow Craft degree at the joint communication with Highlands 86. The degree team again excelled and a good Masonic day was had by all.

Our first stated communication April 5, we will be conferring the Entered Apprentice degree upon three well-deserving candidates. The lodge will open early at 5:30 to ensure we have ample time to devote to the candidates. Please plan accordingly, your attendance will be greatly received as these candidates are prepared to receive light. RSVP with Jr. Warden Kevin Trabert.

Brethren we will be visiting East Denver Lodge # 160 on April 11. Lodge opens at 6:30 and they are located at 1370 Grant St. the southeast corner of 13th and Grant. After their stated communication, they typically go out to dinner. Please RSVP with Sw. Curt Robinson.

Our stated communication on April 19th we will have an open discussion on the True Passion of life. We will discuss what we as Mason are truly here to do. This will be open to all degrees. We will also hear Brother TJ Ward give his account on this subject. Please RSVP with Jr. Warden Kevin Trabert.

Brethren our scholarship application deadline has been extended to April 17, so if you know a well deserving student let’s get those applications in.

“Do not go where the path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Kory Wilson, W.M.
Denver Lodge No. 5 A.F.& A.M.

February 2018 Trestleboard

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Greetings from the East Brethren,

First and foremost I would like to congratulate Brothers Gareth Alexander, Will Barry, and Ben Allen on the completion of their Entered Apprentice proficiencies. Excellent job Brothers. They will be receiving their Fellow Craft degree on March 10 at Highlands Masonic Temple. More info coming soon.

As we get started with the month of February, our first Stated Communication on February 1st will include proficiencies on the Entered Apprentice Degree and the Master Mason Degree. These Brothers have worked extremely hard to get this done, let’s make sure we’re there to fully support their hard work. Dinner at 6:30 pm and Lodge will open at 7:30 pm. RSVP with Kevin Trabert, JW.

Our second Stated Communication on February 18th will be Past Master’s night. We will have the honor of paying homage to some  Worshipful Brothers who have set the standard, not only in Denver Lodge No. 5, but in Masonry itself. Worshipful Brothers and Brethren check your calendars and please plan on attending. Dinner at 6:30 pm and Lodge will open at 7:30 pm. RSVP with Kevin Trabert, JW.

Brethren, if any of you would like to participate in this year’s Polar Plunge, time is running out. The plunge is March 3rd at the Boulder Reservoir. If you would like to participate, please get in contact with Worshipful Brother Tom Shotts for more information. I would like not to have to withdraw our participation in the plunge this year, but we need more Brothers to make it happen.

“Your trust being in God, your faith is well founded”

Kory Wilson, W.M.

Denver Lodge No. 5 A.F. & A.M

January 2018

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Greeting from the East Brethren

January is again upon us, the mark of a new year and new opportunities.

I would first like to congratulate Worshipful Brother Pablo Colomban on a excellent year in Masonry. You are the perfect example of what Freemasonry is in Colorado. Great job, and to the 2018 officer line thank you excepting your new positions. I can’t wait to get to work with such a fine group of brothers.

As we get started this month, our first meeting on January 4th we will have proficiencies from some very hard working brothers who have put in a lot of work to get this done, let’s make sure to be there to help them receive More Light.

As it was mentioned in the installation the theme for this year is Brotherly Love. Our meeting on January 18th will be an open discussion on what Brotherly Love truly means in Freemasonry. Please join us for this discussion.

January 25 -27 will be the annual Grand Lodge meeting. Your principal officers will be attending, and will return with a full report.

January 20th will be the annual Burn’s Dinner at the Denver Consistory. For those unfamiliar with this event are in for quite the experience. Please RSVP with Cathy soon as seats are filling fast. She can be reached at (303)861-4261

Again I’m very humbled to serve as your Worshipful Master for the 2018 year. Thank you Brethren for such a great honor.

May You Live Upon The Level, And Part Upon The Square.

Kory Wilson, W.M.

Denver Lodge No. 5 A.F & A.M.

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December 2017

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Greetings from the East,

It is with a heavy heart that I start typing my final Trestleboard for Denver Lodge No.5. I’m reminded of the fable of “Solomon’s Seal” where a sultan requests King Solomon to bring him a sentence that would have the ability to make the happy man sad and the sad man happy. Solomon responds with, “This too shall pass”.

And while I’ll be sad to descend those three steps in the East a final time, I take solace in the amazing, forward-thinking leadership Denver Lodge No. 5 has in its future. I’ve had the pleasure of working with these Brothers throughout the past years and I have great trust in handing over the keys.

It has been a great honor serving the Lodge all these years and in particular, serving as Worshipful Master. I had a great time and I hope you all did as well. We were busy with a lot of work, but there were plenty of fun extracurricular activities to join in on as well. November was no exception. We received the Grand Master’s representatives at our annual Heritage Night. It was great seeing so many faces in attendance.

I was extremely excited at how well our first “Heritage Raising” turned out! Not only was the degree work exceptional, but I feel that the theme and general ambiance of the night was a hit! Thanks again to R.W.B. Kevin Townley for the amazing banjo performance and congratulations to Bro. Sean Murphy and Bro. James Bechtel for winning the costume contest. Most importantly, congrats to the four Brothers Raised that evening, Brothers James Bechtel, David Bralish, Dan Rosales, and Jordan Rice. It wouldn’t have been so successful without everyone’s participation!

Bro. Jonny Aderhold treated us to a D.U. Pioneers hockey game on the 10th and even gave us a tour of the arena! Thanks, Bro. Jonny!

Our first Stated will be our Annual Communicationon December 7th which will be our election night as well as committee reports. Please attend not only to let your voices be heard but also to support our newly elected officers. Please RSVP.

My final meeting as Master will be on December 21st. As it has become customary, this meeting will be an Agape Dinner and my chance to say goodbye and thank you for the honor of serving the Lodge this past year. I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I have. Dinner promises to be excellent and there will be a commemorative glass for those who attend.  Open to Masons only, please. E.A and above. We will hold a brief meeting open on the E.A. degree ta 5:30 pm. The 6:30 pm dinner will be catered and glasses are limited so please RSVP.

The Installation Night for the 2018 officers will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 30th. The installation and dinner will be open to the public. Please RSVP.

For those of you who missed our last Stated, the Lodge once again voted to sponsor a couple tables at the Denver Consistory Burns Night Supper on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. We will cover your meal which begins at 7:00 pm. If you’d like to participate in the Whisky College which starts at 6 pm, then you must reserve with the Consistory yourself and pay the $15 fee. Space for the dinner is limited, so if you’d like to attend and join our tables please RSVP with me. First come first serve.

That’s all for me folks. I wish you all a great holiday season. Next year, you can find me on the sidelines. Stick around, I know we’re going to have a wonderful time.

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

November 2017

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Greetings from the East!

I’d like to congratulate and welcome our newest Entered Apprentices, Bro. Will Berry, Bro. Andy Tuitele, Bro. Ben Allen, and Bro. Gareth Alexander. The degree itself was superb and the turnout on the sidelines truly inspiring. Thank you all!

We had a great Stated Communication on October 5th at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Home and enjoyed our time with the Brethren there. I hope it’s something we can repeat in the years to come.

November is a special month for Denver Lodge No. 5. The first recorded meeting of Masons, and what would become Denver Lodge No. 5, was held on November 3rd, 1858. And so, every year in the first week of November, Denver Lodge No. 5 commemorates their heritage. We have some exciting events planned for this year.

At our first Stated Communication on Thursday, November 2nd we’ll be receiving the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Vernon R. Turner, and his Grand Lodge Officer Line. We will also have a presentation on “frontier life” by Brother John “Ramrod” Russell and will be presenting a 25-year member pin. This meeting will be open to the public so please invite your friends and families. Bro. Ramrod’s presentation is a hit with the kids so make sure to bring them along! Come join us for this special event! Lodge will open at 5:30 pm on the MM degree to take care of some Lodge Business.  Dinner will be at 6:30 pm. Presentations will begin at 7:30 pm. RSVP.

Continuing with the heritage theme, I’m excited to announce the first ever Denver Lodge No.5 Heritage Raising on Saturday, November 4th. We will be Raising four Brothers to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason while trying to create an atmosphere similar to the one perhaps experienced by our Founding Brothers. Our Labors will be done by candlelight alone, the fare will be one typically found in the 19th century West, and Right Worshipful Brother Kevin Townley will provide musical entertainment during dinner. We will also be treated to a special toast by W.B. Nick Freeburg. Lodge will open on the Master Mason Degree at 3:00 pm. We will Raise three Brothers before we break for dinner at 6:30 pm. Lodge will return to Labor at 7:30 pm for the final degree in long form. As a bonus, while not required, we encourage all attendees to come dressed in Victorian-era fashion. We will choose a winner by vote for “Best Dressed” and I will pay for their 2018 Denver Lodge No. 5 Dues. Come celebrate not just Denver Lodge No.5’s long history, but Colorado Freemasonry at large! RSVP

On Friday, November 10th, come out and join us for Denver 5 Rink Night and watch the DU Pioneers take on St. Cloud State! The game starts at 7:05 pm.  Open to Denver Lodge No.5 Members and family only. We have limited seats available and they’ll fill up fast. First come, first serve. RSVP.

Our second Stated Communication on Thursday, November 16th will be reserved for hearing some proficiencies and catching up on various Lodge business. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm and Lodge will open at 7:30 pm on the E.A. degree.

That’s all for now, but check our website and Facebook page regularly for new events and updates.

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M. K

October 2017

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Greetings from the East!

The temperature is dropping and the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing! I love this time of year. September was another great month at D5. We started it off with an enlightening, historical presentation by W.B. Van-Troi Perozo. We also had a Joint Communication with the six Welton Street Temple Lodges to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England. We saw hard work come to fruition with three Brothers doing their Fellowcraft Proficiencies and are now ready to be Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. We had the pleasure of hosting Brethren visiting us from Brazil and England amongst other places. The Golf League had a Happy Hour outing at Park Hill Golf course and we had a blast! If you are interested in joining the league, please contact me.

We keep the momentum going in October with a lot of fun activities. For our first Stated on October 5th, we’ll be meeting at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement home. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm with Lodge opening at 7:30 pm on the Master Mason Degree.

We will be initiating four new Brethren at our second Stated on October 19th.  We will be starting at 5 pm with a break for dinner at 6:30 pm. Join us as we bring Light to these new Brothers!

Denver Lodge No.5 will be sponsoring some Brethren to attend this year’s Colorado Masonic SymposiumOctober 14th-15th. If you are interested in attending, please contact Bro. Michael Rossi, P.M.

We also have plans for a Hockey game at DU, a night at the Colorado Ballet and a cigar night in the next few weeks. Contact me for more details.

I don’t want to jump too far ahead, but our Heritage Week is coming up in November. We will celebrate Denver Lodge No. 5’s long history in Colorado, first at our Stated Communication on November 2nd. This will be an “Open to the Public” meeting as we receive the Grand Master. Then on November 4th, we will be having our first Denver Lodge No.5 Heritage Raising. You won’t want to miss either one of these events. If you are interested in participating in the Master Mason Degrees, please let me know as the cast sheet is filling up fast.

That’s all for now, but check our website and Facebook page regularly for new events and updates.

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.

September 2017

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Greetings from the East,

Welcome back to Light! I hope everyone had a great summer. I, for one, am happy to get back to Lodge! Not that we have been idle, mind you. We Passed three Fellowcrafts in July (Bros. Dan Rosales, David Bralish and James Bechtel) and Raised two Master Masons in August as part of the annual Ghost Town Raising. Congratulations to our newest Master Masons, Bro. Duncan Kish and Bro. Michael Sullivan.

We had plenty of fun summer activities with the D5 Golf League and the Rod & Gun Club. We also had the opportunity to attend the first ever “Fraternity in the Quarry” at Coors Field. Denver Lodge No.5 even got a shout out on the big screen during the 5th inning! If you are interested in joining the Golf League, Rod & Gun Club, or have an idea for any fun events, please let me know.

Coming up for our first Stated on September 7th, WB Van-Troi Perozo will give us a brief look into the lives of the original officers of Colorado’s oldest Masonic Lodge, Denver Lodge No.5 and their impact in Colorado Freemasonry. This promises to be an excellent topic that any Colorado Mason will enjoy, not just Denver Lodge No. 5 members. Come celebrate Freemasonry’s long history in the Centennial State. RSVP

It has been 300 years since four Lodges in London came together and established the world’s first Grand Lodge in 1717. On September 16th 2017, 300 years after this historic meeting, the six Lodges that meet at the Welton Street Temple will come together for a joint meeting to commemorate this illustrious event.  Please join us in celebrating the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. RSVP

We have reserved our September 21st Stated for the purposes of hearing some proficiencies and other Lodge business. As always, dinner will be at 6:30pm and Lodge will begin at 7:30pm. I look forward to seeing all of you again!

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.
Denver Lodge No.5 A.F. & A.M.