Trustees: Norble L. Derrington II (Buck) Michael W. Woods Robert J. Anderson, PM (Bob)
Hall Association Board: Bud Gurney, President Bill Anderson, Vice President John Baxter, Secretary/Treasurer George W. Hains Bob Anderson, WM Buck Derrington, SW
Auditing William C. Penca, PM Robert McCarthy
Sickness & Distress Norble L. Derrington, SW (Buck)
Widows Michael D Woods
Public Schools Jason Cochan
Constitution Observance Walter Ouimette
Trestleboard Bob Anderson, WM Bob Kennedy, PM
Delinquent Dues Paul T. Davidson
Charity Master & Wardens
Candidates’ Coaches Jimmy A. Poe (805) 735-1121
Funeral Masters & Committee Bud Gurney
Masonic Education William Penca, PM
Finance and Fundraising Elected Officers Robert McCarthy (805) 736-7305
Lodge Web Site Creation &
Maintenance Open for anyone interested
FROM THE WEST:
Today, Brethren, we are at a crossroads. The view from the west is a look retrospectively, on our lives as world citizens, as Americans, as Masons. We look over our shoulders at the good old days. Back when times were good, when our country was prosperous, when our lodge was a gathering place for people of all ages, different backgrounds, and different opinions. Those days were truly golden. When we could gather and share our views and do so respecting one another.
Times have changed. Many of us cling to our memories. The challenge before us, today, is how we can change to meet the new challenges of a new age. Many issues divide us. These issues of a world in turmoil and a people struggling to find common ground are not much different from the issues affecting our fraternity. How can we navigate these waters? Perhaps we should focus on those values which unite and not those that divide us. We can choose to set aside the issues that split us while maintaining our core values and respecting and celebrating different views and opinions of one another.
Change is never easy and almost never happens over night. We have to work at it. We can look to the basic teachings of the craft. To the words we speak at the opening, closing, and the teaching we speak of at the initiation of a new member. These words are not just words but lessons to live by. If we feel the need to look somewhere for guidance may we look to the very lessons we pass down from generation to generation from Mason to Mason.
Buck Derrington, Senior Warden
March Raising Anniversaries
1 – Aaron E. Basham, E.A. (1976) 6 – Bernard A. Sandberg (1917) 9 – Sherman A. Hansen (1936) 12 – Robert W. Newberry (1965) 16 – Raymond W. Gregory (1943) 18 – William J. Wagner (1929) 22 – Robert E. Eckert (1932) 24 – Antonio P. Salandanan (1957) 29 – Delbert M. Jepsen (1929) 30 – Leroy K. Aandal (1927) 30 – Robert G. Gould (1948) 31 – Andrew Keim (1978)
Those members with March birthdays are cordially invited to a complimentary dinner at our March Stated Meeting.
1946 – George D. Hains, Jr., SW (64) 1952 – John A. Payne (58) 1953 – Norble L. Derrington, PM (57) 1957 – James C. Axtell (53) 1958 – Donald L. Crowe (52) 1958 – Roland B. Leonard, PM (52) 1962 – James M. Phillips, PM (48) 1963 – Leonard B. Kelsey (47) 1964 – Robert W. De Leve (46) 1970 – Alan E. McEwen (40) 1976 – Michael W. Axsom (34) 1976 – Gaylen D. Little (34) 1976 – James E. Falerios (34) 1995 – Kenneth L. McCarthy (31) 1995 – Marvin T. Hardin (31) 1980 – David R. Miley (30) 1982 – William R. Holmes (28) 1983 – Henry L. Dufrene (27) 1995 – Howard G. Mann (15) 2005 – Chaz R. King (5) 2006 – Michael L. Burford (4) 2008 – Albert P. Gsell (2)
If you need a ride to Lodge, call the Secretary at 805-704-7822.
We congratulate these brethren on the anniversary of their raising. These 22 members represent 798 years of Masonic life.
Remember that March birthdays and all widows are invited to eat at our Stated Meeting Dinner for free. Please call our secretary, Bob Kennedy, if you need a ride.