ROBERT BURNS #243 Trestleboard
From the East
This has been an unusual couple of months due to the holidays, and we should get back on track here in February. I wanted to get a trestleboard out between meetings, so this will be short and to the point.
I think the biggest event to happen is that Robert Burns now has a �Bikes for Books� program at work at Discovery Elementary School in the Mukilteo School District. We should be awarding our first set of Bikes around March 17th. We have partnered up with Snohomish Co. Fire District #1 who, if all goes as planned, will be fitting and providing the helmets for the winning children. This was a really great idea that was brought up by the principal of Discovery Elementary, Rosalynn Schott. We had hoped to have a bicycle shop also involved but that doesn�t seem to be panning out; we will probably be purchasing the bikes through one of the large national stores.
Now let�s see who�s paying attention. One of the things that I would like to work on this year is the �Proficiency in Lodge Management� program through the Grand Lodge. So to get things started I will be asking a few of the questions from the written test every month and I would like the Brethren to find the answers in the Masonic Code, Grand Lodge Proceedings, the Washington Monitor, the Freemason�s Guide, and the Lodge Officer�s Handbook. All of these resources can be accessed on the Grand Lodge website. Bring your answers to the next Lodge meeting and we will compare notes and fill in the answers. Everyone can participate in the written test and this can make it a fun way to go through the 100 questions. So here�s the first few questions:
True or False Reference:_____________________
Days = 0 5 7 10 14 15 28 30 60 90 Ref:_____________________
True or False Ref:_____________________
It�s a great time to be a Robert Burns Mason. Do good onto all and see you all in Lodge on February 5th�
From the South
From the Editor:
Since WB Steve submitted his section of this trestleboard, the District 8 calendars have become available, for $5 each. Please contact him if you would like one.
What: . . . . . . . . . . .Lunch
When . . . . . . . . . . .Last Friday of each Month
Where . . . . . . . . . . 'Oasis' at the Nile
Time . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30 'Til ?
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