Celebrating 161 Years of Freemasonry
TRESTLE BOARD PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JULY AND AUGUST BY SUISUN LODGE NO. 55, P. O. BOX 2544, FAIRFIELD, CA 94533
ERNIE MERCADO 707-642-0862 WORSHIPFUL MASTER
CHARLIE FORONDA 707-315-1879 SENIOR WARDEN
RITCHE OBLANCA 707-315-8961 JUNIOR WARDEN
ROBERT BARRETT 707-446-3123 SECRETARY
DICK HIXSON 925-935-6033 INSPECTOR 129TH DISTRICT
June 14th Stated Dinner/Business Meeting
6:30 pm/8:00 pm
21st Officer’s School of Instruction
Suisun Lodge No. 55
July 16, 2016 Suisun Lodge Golf Tournament
Paradise Valley GC, Fairfield
Lodge Website Address
AS THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST……………
Brethren, I relate some significance of June. The First Degree Conferral of Mr. Luis Carrillo will be on June 17th. I want to thank those who for participating on Mr. Luis Carrillo's 1st degree conferral.
Remember Fathers Day’s is June 19. Some brethren are celebrating their birthdays this month of June and greetings to the celebrants.
Belated thanks for your participation of Brother Oliver Pasuelo's 3rd degree raising. Excellent performance by everybody. I was elated! We, my brethren who always combine our efforts in raising our brothers are changing a good man to be a worthy brother.
Fraternally Worshipful Master Br. Ernie Mercado
AS THE SUN IS IN THE WEST………..
GUARD WELL THE WEST GATE!
Those who are charged with the duty of investigating the character and other qualifications of applicants for the privileges of Masonry hold positions of distinction and trust. Of all the committees appointed by the Worshipful Master, none is more important to the preservation of this great Fraternal Order Way of Life than this committee, whose duty is to determine the fitness of a candidate prior to balloting on his petition.
They are, of necessity, the inspectors to examine the material wherewith to add wisdom, strength, and beauty to the Universal Masonic Temple. Carelessness, indifference or negligence in the discharge of this responsible duty are of the nature of misdemeanors.
Every member in the Lodge is part of the Investigating Committee, especially the voucher of the petitioner. The member who vouches for a profane should be certain of his fitness for membership. Also, it is the duty of every Master Mason who is aware of something which would cause a profane to be unfit for membership, to inform a brother of that Lodge or the Investigating Committee, so these things can be Verified or clarified. For it is the responsibility of every member to exercise scrupulous care in guarding the door of Masonry from gaining access and introducing Godless ideology. It is our duty as Masons, to jealously examine a profane Is fitness for membership, for on this examination rests the honor, glory, and reputation of our institution.
Every member and the Investigating Committee is urged to constantly bear in mind that membership in the craft is much too priceless to be shared without due consideration. So think and act for the good of Masonry at all times.
(From the Masonic World Educational Center)
Bro. Charlie C. Foronda
AS THE SUN AT MERIDIAN HEIGHT………….
Our stated dinner will start promptly at 6:30 pm. All members, wifes, friends and guests are welcome to attend. Cost is $10.00 and dress is casual. No pajamas.
RSVP. 707-342-0862 or you can also email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Additional Lodge Activities
Royal Arch, Chapter 43
First Wednesday of the Month
6:00 PM Dinner
O.E.S., Suisun Chapter #2
Second Thursday of the Month
7:30 PM Meeting
Montezuma Shrine Club
Third Thursday of the Month
6:00 PM Business Meeting
7:00 PM Club Meeting
Vacaville Commandery #38
Second Friday of the Month
7:00 PM Club Meeting