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.

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

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.

May 2017

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Greetings from the East,

We had a busy month in April, but the highlight for me was Raising our Brothers Daniel McCoy and Sean Murphy to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason! The degree team did a great job and I couldn’t be more proud!

Park Hill Lodge No. 148 reciprocated our visit with their own joint communication at the Welton Temple on the 20th. It was certainly great to see them again and we hope this will be a repeated event in the years to come!

Our May calendar is booking up fast. May 1st we will be visiting Lupton Lodge #119 at 7pm. Bro. Dane Barnes will be doing a presentation on Mysticism, Esotericism, and the Occult. The address is 130 Denver Ave., Fort Lupton CO. 80621

Our Stated Communication on May 4th will be the first instalment in our new series of performances by the Denver Lodge No. 5. Thespian Club. Defense of the Ruffians by Bro. Thomas B. Davis will be performed by W.B. Michael Rossi and Bro. Daniel Lamorie. This is promising to be a huge event so please join us! Master Masons only please. RSVP

May 11th will be our monthly Cigar Night at Churchill’s in the Brown Palace. Space is limited so please RSVP.

Our Stated Communication on May 18th will be our Annual Open Scholarship Night. Aside from giving out scholarships, we will also be honouring a few other notable citizens and we have Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger as a keynote speaker. The dinner and the meeting will be open to the public so please invite your friends and loved ones. RSVP

See you at Lodge!

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

Reminder: If you haven’t paid your 2017 dues, please do so or risk suspension!

April 2017

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Greetings from the East,

Congratulations to our newest Entered Apprentices, Brothers James Bechtel and David Bralish! Welcome to the Fraternity! We also welcomed Brother David Meza back to Lodge after a long time away. It’s great to have him back!

You’ll be noticing a new face in the officer line. Brother Michael Rotert will be our new Senior Steward. In the short time he has been a Mason, he has shown the dedication and hard work needed to be a leader at Denver Lodge No.5 . Welcome to the officer line Brother!

Our Joint Communication at Park Hill Lodge No. 148 was a hit! It was great meeting with the Brethren of Park Hill. We also had the opportunity to visit Rocky Mountain Lodge #1 P.H.A. and were warmly welcomed as always. Thanks to all who came out for the Brotherly love!

We will be closing this month up with an Actual Past Master’s Degree for yours truly on Friday March 31st. Dinner is at 7pm with the degree to follow. Open to Past Masters only. Please contact the secretary to RSVP

If you have RSVP’d for the Whiskey Distillery tour at Laws Whiskey, that will be April 1st at Noon. Don’t forget admission is $10 at the door. Admission fees will go towards any purchases in the gift shop.

On April 5th at 5pm we will be having a group fly fishing lesson at Trouts Fly Shop. Space is limited so please RSVP with me. Check out the new Denver Lodge No.5 Rod and Gun Club page!.

There will be a service held for W.B. Ken Lyons at Fort Logan on April 6th at 1pm. Please come express your condolences and see our Brother off to the Celestial Lodge.

For our April 6th Stated Communication we will have our Junior Warden sitting in the East as we open and close on all degrees and hear proficiencies. RSVP.

Our April 20th Stated Communication will be held for the purposes of Raising Bros. Sean Murphy and Daniel McCoy to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. RSVP

Scholarship applications can still be downloaded on our website. The deadline for applications is April 7th.

Reminder: If you haven’t paid your 2017 dues, please do so or risk suspension! You can pay online here.

See you at Lodge!

Pablo Colomban, W.M.

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

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January 2017

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While January marks a new year, I would first like to thank all the Brethren that helped make 2016 a great one. And to the 2017 officer line, thank you for your continued dedication to Denver Lodge No. 5!

Welcome to our new Denver No. 5 website! Anyone can now easily navigate the new, mobile friendly version to pay dues, keep up-to-date with events and the latest news about our Lodge. Explore around! While you’re at it, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

We are hitting the ground running this year with E.A. and M.M. proficiencies on January 5th and Fellowcraft Degree work on January 19th. Let’s all make sure to be there to give these Brothers MORE LIGHT! They have been working hard for it.

As stated during the installation, our newly formed Fraternal Activities Committee is already working hard to bring you some fun events like the golf league, shooting club, and trip to Wyoming, but like anything else, if you do not actively participate, it will not succeed. A Lodge without Brothers, is just an empty room. Please come out and support D5! There is a bowling night scheduled for Saturday, January 14th from 2-4pm at the Denver Athletic ClubWe have also reserved some seats for the D.U. Hockey game on Saturday January 28th at 7pm.

 See Curt Robinson J.W. for more details.

While I am excited to be a part of this Lodge’s long history, in even the smallest way, I am even more humbled and honored to be chosen to lead for one year as Worshipful Master. Brethren, I thank you for that honor.

Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to everyone!

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