April 2021 Trestleboard

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Hopefully, everyone’s backs are healed up from shoveling snow after that last storm! Even though it doesn’t quite feel like it yet, Spring is here! 

We have had a productive March.  Bros. Joshua Fraedrich and Connor Gould were passed to the degree of Fellowcraft.  We’re proud of you Brothers!

April looks to also be busy.  Our first meeting of the month is on April 1st.  We will be opening early before dinner to tend to some business, then after dinner, we will be initiating three candidates into the Fraternity.  Make sure you attend this meeting and as always, RSVPs are required for dinner.  You can make your reservation at this link

On April 10th, we will be attending the Boulder Polar Plunge.  This event is being held at the Boulder Reservoir again this year.  If you signed up for this event and haven’t received an email about it from the organizer, please reach out to WB Tom Shotts at tomshotts@comcast.net.  We have printed new t-shirts for the event as well.  

Our second meeting on April 15th will consist of hearing two proficiencies and then cutting out early to enjoy a beer after Lodge.  We did this after the last meeting and it was a great opportunity for fellowship.

The deadline is closely approaching to submit applications for our Annual Scholarship Night.  The applications and essays are due to the Lodge by April 15th.  If you know of anyone who is attending college or a trade school in the Fall, please make sure they turn in an application.  Scholarship Night will be on May 20th.  

March 2021 Trestleboard

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Greetings from the East!

Brothers,

February has been a great month for Denver Lodge No. 5.  We were able to meet in-person for the first time in 2021 and it felt great to be back in the Lodge room with all of you!  We have been taking precautions to make it a safe environment.  We are still taking temperatures at the door, spacing out in the dining room and the Lodge room.  You are welcome to wear a mask during the meeting as well.  We still ask that you MUST MAKE A RESERVATION.

We had two proficiencies at the last meeting.  Bro. Connor Gould did a great job on his EA proficiency and Bro. Joshua Ruegsegger, J.D. dazzled us with an excellent MM long-form proficiency.  I’m very proud of you both!

Coming up in March things are not slowing down.  We will be opening Lodge early on March 4th at 5:30 pm to hear another EA proficiency and handle some business.  Then after dinner, we will be doing two FC Degrees.  This will be our first time doing degree work this year and we are excited to get back to work.

On March 18th, we will be hearing a presentation from Pablo Colomban, P.M. titled “That Other American Revolution Led by Masons”.  Dinner will be at 6:30 pm and Lodge will open at 7:30.

A couple of reminders:

The scholarship application due date has changed.  The new date is April 15, 2021.  If you know any students that are going to college or trade school in the Fall, please encourage them to apply for the scholarship.  The link to the application can be found online here.

This is a second reminder about paying your dues.  If you have not yet sent a check or paid via Paypal on our website, please do so as soon as possible!

The Boulder Plunge is taking place on April 10th from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm. This is always a fun family activity so bring out the kids and loved ones. This event is also open to any prospective candidates. And if you don’t want to brave the cold waters, they will also be holding a 5k that you can participate in. If you are interested in participating, please contact WB Tom Shotts.

I look forward to seeing you all in March!

Michael Rotert, W.M.

February 2021 Trestleboard

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Greetings from the East!

I hope this message finds everyone happy and healthy!

Denver Lodge No. 5 has a lot going on this month.

We have a large number of prospects that have been attending our meetings, both in-person on online.  A number of them have put in petitions so we will be looking forward to doing a lot of degree work in the coming weeks.  If you are interested in being involved with putting on these degrees, we would love to have you.  Please reach out to me if you want to be involved.

Our first meeting is on February 4th via Zoom.  We will again open the meeting at 6:30 pm for prospects and then at 7:00 pm, the meeting will be opened to Masons only.  I am going to present a lecture I have been working on called “Truths in your Toolbox”.  If you haven’t already, please contact WB Pablo Colomban to be added to the Zoom list. He will send out a link to the meeting via email a couple of days before the meeting.

We are going to open back up to an in-person Lodge meeting for our second meeting on February 18th.  This is going to be a busy meeting.  We have a lot of proficiency work that has been delayed and a lot of business to take care of.  We want to make sure the building is a safe place to meet.  We will be taking temperatures at the door and will be allowing for social distancing in the dining room.  It is also very possible to spread out in our Lodge room.  You are welcome to wear a mask during Lodge if this makes you feel more comfortable.  As always, there will be hand sanitizer available.  I also want to reiterate that if you are not feeling well, please do not come to Lodge.  We miss seeing everyone in Lodge and want everyone to feel comfortable in attending our meetings! Due to Covid restrictions, your RSVP is required with the Junior Warden so that we can make proper arrangements.

A few last notes…if you have not yet paid your dues, they are now late.  Please use the PayPal tab on our website or send a check to the secretary.  Let’s help save Bro. Secretary from having to send you a late notice.  Also, the scholarship applications are now available to download on our site.  If you know of someone who is interested in applying for the scholarships, we are accepting them now until May 15th.

Hope you all have a great month and I hope to see you soon!

Michael Rotert WM

 

 

June 2019 Trestleboard

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Summer is almost upon us!!!  Wow!  What a first 6 months!!!  We have done a lot so far and I want to thank all of you for your dedication to Denver Lodge No. 5.  We will be holding a special to raise two more brothers on May 30th:  Michael Sparrow and Brenton Moland.  Dinner at 6:00 PM, followed by the Master Mason’s degree at 7:00 PM.  Please RSVP with Michael Rotert, JW.

Congratulations to Brothers Stephen Carlson, Richard Melady, Brian Umbarger, and Will Berry who were raised to the Master Mason degree!  Brother Joshua Ruegsegger was initiated into the craft.  Also, Congratulations to Brother Tim McDowel who became a proficient Fellow Craft.

Scholarship night was a huge success with over 100 people attending.  Denver Lodge No. 5 awarded 12 scholarships to worthy students who will be continuing on with their educational journey.  Awards for Police Officer of the year, Matt Kandt and Community Service, Pati Sawyer Boex were given.  Margaret Newby and Mason Sellers were our guest speakers and gave inspirational speeches to all who attended.

As summer approaches, our fraternity will be continuing to be active: Not dark, but dim.  Posting will continue on Wednesdays at the Welton Masonic Temple on the 5th at 6:30 PM.  Please reach out to Brother James Betchel, SS if you have questions on or about posting.  The Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus Golf Tournament will be on Friday, July 19th.  Eight Brothers from D5 will be participating to bring brotherly love and most of all, help with charity with this fantastic event.  Denver 5 will be sponsoring hole No. 5 again this year.  The Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus picnic will be August 17th from 10AM to 2PM.  It will be at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus.  Please come and enjoy!  I will be planning a cigar night this summer.  If you are interested in attending, please reach out to me and I will put your name on the list.  ccurtisrobinson@yahoo.com

Our first Stated Communication on June 6th will be a business meeting to read suspensions and include proficiencies.  Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and lodge will start at 7:30 p.m.  Please RSVP with Michael Rotert, JW.

Denver Lodge No. 5 will be having a Stated Communication on August 1st.  We will be having a step up night and Brother Michael Rotert will be going up and down the degrees as Worshipful Master.  Our meeting will include proficiencies.  Dinner will be a 6:30 PM and lodge will start at 7:30 PM.  Please RSVP with Michael Rotert, JW.

“Masonry aims at the promotion of morality and higher living by the cultivation of the social side of man, the rousing in him of the instincts of charity and love of his kind.  It rests surely on the foundation of the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God”  -William Howard Taft

C. Curtis Robinson III, WM
Denver Lodge #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 2017

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First off, congratulations are in order for Brother Jordan Rice and Brother Daniel McCoy, who received their Fellowcraft Degrees! And a job well done to the D5 degree team! You have once again exemplified our amazing ritual work.

At the time of writing, the 2017 Grand Lodge session has not begun, but your Principle Officers will be in attendance and we will report back to you with all the details and any news.

We had a lot fun in January at events like the cigar night, family bowling and the DU hockey game. Thank you to all who came out! The Lodge also sponsored two tables at the annual Burn’s Dinner at the Denver Consistory. A good time was had by all as usual and we look forward to being there again next year. Bring on the haggis!

January was a busy month and I expect February to be no different! At our first Stated Communication in February, we are lucky to have W.B. Nick Freeburg give a talk on a topic of importance to all Masons, the Art of Memory. For our second Stated Communication, we will once again be on the FC Degree to pass two Brothers.

Other fun activities going on in February will be cigar night (Feb. 9), game night (Feb. 11) and billiards (Feb. 23). We’ve had great turn-outs in January, so please RSVP here so we can be sure to have enough room for everyone. We are constantly adding activities so check the website for updates.

We will also be visiting our Brothers at South Denver Lodge No.93 for their Stated Communication on February 21st. They will be raising a Brother to the Master Mason Degree.

Don’t forget that scholarship applications are out now and can be downloaded on our website. The deadline for applications is April 7th

Thank you all for a great January. Now let’s make February even better!

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

NOTICE

We have a few spots available on our D5 Golf League. Please contact our Junior Warden to reserve a spot for group lessons.

The Denver Lodge No. 5 Rod and Gun Club is also taking names for our first event, a fly fishing 101 class. We will set a date once we have a list of names. Please contact Pablo Colomban W.M.

We’re looking to set up a distillery tour at Laws Whisky in Denver. This event will take place in March but we need to start taking reservations. Again, please contact Pablo Colomban W.M.

2017 scholarships

2017 Scholarship Applications Available Now!

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Hey Colorado students, 2017 scholarships applications are available now to download!

Denver Lodge No. 5 awards scholarships annually in memory of the late W.B. Arvin V. Lankenau, Past Master. An eligible applicant is anyone wishing to attend a College or Trade School within the State of Colorado and sponsored by a Master Mason who is a member in good standing of Denver Lodge No.5, A.F. & A.M.

Application deadline is April 7th 2017, so make sure you get started today!

Download the application.